How people live and relax in Chicago; visits to Chicago sites including Millennium Park, Lake Point Tower, Adler Planetarium and the John Hancock Center; the global search for utopian communities; hotelier Ian Schrager.
How families eat dinner; White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford; Bill Geist learns how to be a TV chef; celebrities opening restaurants.
The progress of war on the front lines; the effects of a possible extended conflict; Kurdistan; McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.
Humor in American society; television humor; 'The Simpsons'; Jerry Lewis; Buster Keaton profile; Bill Geist presents a personal essay on taking up the game of golf.
Reflection on the 20th century; predictions for the new millennium; guests Laurie Anderson, David Russell and J. Michael Strazinsky; reports by Dan Rather, Charles Osgood, Bill Geist, Andy Rooney, Morley Safer, John Leonard and Ed Bradley.
Country singer Alan Jackson; the history of Grey Gardens; a treasure hunt in the high country of the Rocky Mountains; the last free-standing Howard Johnson's restaurant, located in Lake George, N.Y.; getting model ships into bottles.
Comic Jerry Seinfeld; shaker furniture; balancing the past and future in Charleston and Savannah, S.C.; photographer Abe Morell; old products become new again; high-end low-cost products; window washers; low country sweetgrass baskets.
Actor Jeremy Piven; David Placek, who makes a living naming new products; the meaning of the American Dream; U.S. Mind head sculptor Don Everhart; the future of the penny; Detroit-based company Shinola; Vietnam's floating marketplace.
Couples who met young, split up and then found each other again later in life; a couple who have been married for 81 years; aphrodisiacs; singer John Legend; sex researchers Dr. Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson; the jewelry of Cartier.
Emoticons; a builder in Indonesia crafts homes out of bamboo; tennis player Venus Williams; an 11th century castle in Tuscany; sculptor Ra Paulette; Salemtown Board Co. co-founder Will Anderson; duct tape.
The fashion and interior designs of tennis star Venus Williams; duct tape; New York's priciest apartment buildings; upscale mobile homes; artist Ra Paulette; designer Thatcher Wine; Salemtown Board Co. co-founder Will Anderson.
The latest science in cardiac resuscitation; comics Joan Rivers, Gilbert Gottfried and Susie Essman; author Mitch Albom; professional daredevils Rex and Melissa Pemberton; a trip to the Dead Sea; digital afterlife.
Singer Shakira; how malls are changing with shopping habits; bitcoin; a company that rents chickens and coops to people; Spirit Airlines; the proper way to tip.
The efforts of marketers to get Americans to appreciate healthier foods; the art of arranging food on plates; the trend towards meatballs, macaroons and kale; actor Kyle MacLachlan; chef Lidia Bastianich; efforts to improve military food.
Lee Cowan anchors from Rumson, N.J.; hamburgers and hot dogs; manscaping; author Nora Roberts; ants; tree houses; singer Adam Levine.
Business ventures built on sharing products or homes; Good Housekeeping's seal of approval; rapper 50 Cent; Revolution founder Steve Case; the increased popularity of erotic romance novels.
The popularity of food in America; actor John Goodman; the history of gin; pasta; high-end yogurt; food expiration dates; wasted food; Goo Goo Clusters; Bill Geist attempts to eat a 72-ounce steak.
Different types of barbecue; the history of the ball; President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama; the Coca-Cola bottle; tree houses; croquet; kayaking.
The popularity of credit card and digital transactions; reports from Columbus, Ohio, where many big names in consumer products test new items on local consumers; successful family businesses; businesswoman Iman; financial adviser Suze Orman.