The father, Nick Candela, says: "Without CBS, and without the courage of the people... It just takes one person... Without their courage, you know, it wouldn't have happened."
Call it a "Without a Trace" miracle.
Says the show's star, actor Anthony LaPaglia, "I always used to say if they find one kid, it would be worth, you know, the ordeal of making TV."
There was an emotional family reunion in New York, as Candella was reunited with his two children.
"The Insider" spoke exclusively with the father and his kids on Tuesday. That show's host, Pat O'Brien, filled in viewers of The Early Show Wednesday.
"I knew," Candela said to "The Insider, "when it was the FBI at 7 o'clock in the morning, that they had found the kids."