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.
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.