A seven-year-old who reads Robert Frost and breezes through college calculus. A 15-year-old who may be a female Tiger Woods. A 16-year-old who already has a Number 1 country song. They're all prodigies, and you'll meet them this Thursday, when CBS News 48 Hours shows you what it's like to be a young genius.
Life can sometimes be very difficult for these child prodigies. Their unique talents can put enormous pressure on them. Other children taunt them as freaks, adults sometimes see them as threats, or as curiosities. Sometimes being normal is an elusive dream.
Aired: 16 Dec 1998