Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matthew Rutherford Story

Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matthew Rutherford Story

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Pictured: Matt Rutherford

Once labeled a "youth-at-risk," 30-year-old Matt Rutherford risked it all in an attempt to become the first person to sail alone, and nonstop around North and South America.Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matthew Rutherford Story, airing Saturday, July 29. 2017 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-WORLD, is the story of Matt's death-defying voyage and the childhood odyssey that shaped him. Matt Rutherford's childhood was fraught with obstacles. He grew up in an obscure Christian cult, struggled with ADHD and learning disabilities, went to drug rehab at the age of 13, and lived on the streets and in juvenile detention. While attending a special high school, Matt discovered that he actually liked to learn and developed a passion to see the world.

This program is part of MOVE TO INCLUDE, a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.