Skeptics and believers discuss the possibility of reincarnation; former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger; an art exhibit focuses on views through an open window; actor Rob Lowe discusses his personal life and his career.
Model Christy Turlington discusses health issues mothers face; actress Betty White talks about her career, personal life and animal rights; Italian chef Ettore Boiardi; singer Aretha Franklin.
British Prime Minister David Cameron; profile of musician Phoebe Snow; remembering actor Cary Grant; the royal wedding; pole dancing.
Observing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War; royal weddings of the past; attorney Gloria Allred; a profile of singer Mavis Staples.
Difficulties with filing income tax returns; actress Molly Ringwald; the glory days of Long Island's Gold Coast; actor Robin Williams; correspondent Bill Geist gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Family pets; author Dean Koontz discusses his career and his muse; actress Isabella Rossellini; bats; the Middle Georgia Koi and Goldfish Show.
Unemployed workers over 50; assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.; comic Chris Rock; board games.
The 30th anniversary of the Reagan assassination attempt; artist Ed Ruscha; actor Russell Brand discusses his upcoming film "Arthur"; remembering actress Elizabeth Taylor; Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
Nonnuclear energy options; artist Ed Ruscha; a factory fire that claimed 146 lives changed labor history; actors Jason Patric, Brian Cox, Chris Noth, Jim Gaffigan and Kiefer Sutherland.
Cell phone apps; actor Daniel Radcliffe discusses his role in Broadway's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"; author Stacy Schiff ("Cleopatra"); a 100-year-old skier.
A profile of media mogul Tyra Banks; a woman who creates art from dryer lint; the changing face of America's retirees; advertising icons; the value of gold.
Sad movies; examining the work of photographer Herb Ritts with model Cindy Crawford and singer k.d. lang; author John le Carré discusses his work; hairstylist Vidal Sassoon talks about celebrity hairstyles and haircuts that are easy to manage.
The city of Prichard, Ala., refuses to pay its retired employees' pensions; designer Elie Tahari; actor Jesse Eisenberg; 100-year-old skiier Lou Batori.
Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; new realities of marriage; actor Jesse Eisenberg; boom boxes; musician Herb Alpert.
Privacy and the Internet; The Black Eyed Peas discuss their upcoming performance at the Super Bowl; writer Aaron Sorkin talks about his career and personal life; Bill Geist teaches his grandson how to enjoy the Super Bowl.
Actor Geoffrey Rush; stuttering; actress Hailee Steinfeld; artist Roy Lichtenstein.
Decrease in hand writing; former inmate pursues a law career; actress Natalie Portman; 40,000-piece train set.
President John F. Kennedy's inaugural address; actress Hailee Steinfeld; The Allman Brothers Museum; terrariums.
Bullying; ventriloquist Terry Fator; a profile of author David Sedaris; actor Javier Bardem.
Looking back on 2010; profile of film critic Roger Ebert; entertainer Paula Abdul; a town that will lower a possum to ring in the New Year; remembering jazz musician Billy Taylor.
The last Kodachrome film lab closes; the Chateau Marmont; a tribute to those who have passed away this year.
E-books; actor Matt Damon ("True Grit"); the evolution of cookie recipes; profile of author David Sedaris.
Internet coupons; musician Leon Russell; holiday gadgets; the life and career of actor Dick Van Dyke.
Foreign students come to the U.S. for a better education then return home after graduation; actor Matthew Morrison; actor Steve Martin; department store display windows.
An anonymous donor who helped Depression-era families afford holiday gifts; writer Andy Borowitz; actress Molly Ringwald discusses her career and her book, "Getting the Pretty Back"; musician Lionel Richie.
The recent history of dieting; what makes the po-boy popular in New Orleans; the Vegetable Orchestra's instruments are carved out of vegetables; comparing breakfast to brunch; well-known cheesecake bakeries.
The effects of germ-killing on one's health; former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush discuss their time in the White House; actress Diane Keaton; a man wants to give corduroy respect.
Customer service; a profile of Loretta Lynn; actor James Franco discusses his role in "127 Hours"; White House photographers; former TV-show host Dick Cavett.
Scientists believe there is a way to turn nightmares into sweet dreams; a profile of escape artist Houdini; director Clint Eastwood; people who want to tour celebrity-filled cemeteries.
Projecting damage from the major earthquake predicted to strike the western U.S.; the double life of writer Lee Child; fountain pens that are sold for thousands of dollars; the legacy of President Eisenhower; a profile of musician Keith Richards.
How New Jersey became a punchline for the rest of the country; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi; singer Tom Jones; Samuel Clemens' autobiography is released a century after his death; volunteer firefighters put their lives at risk for the community.
A medical procedure that saves thousands of lives annually; rumors of murder and conspiracy surround the death of author Stieg Larsson; ex-governors who are vying for their old jobs in the midterm elections; two self-proclaimed grammar policemen.
Efforts to prevent suicides by young adults; a man who survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge; Legos are a popular toy among adults; Julian and Sean Lennon discuss their late father, John; author Philip Roth visits his childhood home.
A profile of singer Katy Perry; actress Marlo Thomas works to raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital; interior designer Kelly Wearstler; stone skipping tournament in Pennsylvania.
The 75th anniversary of the completion of the Hoover Dam; actress Jamie Lee Curtis; director Oliver Stone; discovering what makes daredevils tick.
Combating bedbugs; classic cars at Pebble Beach, California; a tour of Boston with director Ben Affleck ("The Town"); upcoming films; Attorney General Eric Holder.
A soldier who lost his sight in a car-bomb attack fights to become the Army's first active-duty blind officer; BMW experiments with ways to keep its aging workforce productive; artist Mary Whyte; the popularity of reality TV.
Visiting some farmers' markets across the U.S., including one surrounded by the New York skyline; the effect Hurricane Katrina had on America's confidence; the designers behind Google's home page illustrations; a profile of author Kitty Kelley.
Searching for the American dream house; a revolutionary airplane that is being compared to a sports car; the evolution of refrigerators; hairdresser Frédéric Fekkai; the Hartland Mansion in Las Vegas.
Memorable letters sent from summer camp; a man who turns ordinary water into works of art; director Rob Reiner; trekking across the Sonoran Desert in search of the perfect hot dog.
Arizona's controversial immigration law; professional water polo player Ignacio Figueras; singer Barbra Streisand; a theater camp for kids.
The wedding of Chelsea Clinton; President Barack Obama discusses joblessness and improving the nation's economy; the origins of Doo-Wop music; a profile of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
How robots are used to build cars and perform surgery; women who drive motorcycles; a profile of performer Wayne Newton; comics read excerpts of celebrity autobiographies.
The number of overweight people in America concerns the government; art inspired by the human body; plus-size models; actress Valerie Bertinelli discusses weight loss.
Celebrations for the 50th anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird"; comic Joy Behar; a profile of singer Merle Haggard; voiceover artists.
The history of volunteer fire departments in America; a man tries to revive an old steel town in Pennsylvania; Norman Rockwell's works inspire filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas; competitive eating champion Joey Chesnut.
How chemical reactions in the brain lead to affairs of the heart; singer Susan Boyle; caring for a dog; making a living as a professional escort in Los Angeles.
Profiling attorney Kenneth Feinberg, currently under government consideration to manage the BP oil spill escrow fund; Bill Gates Sr., father of the Microsoft chairman; caring for a spouse who has Alzheimer's; how the zipper got its start.
Dierks Bentley performs; capital punishment; artist Mary Whyte; actress Angela Lansbury; the 32nd annual "Masters" of blind golf.
The popularity of online shoe shopping; basketball players Larry Bird and Magic Johnson discuss their fierce rivalry and enduring friendship; the history of the space-saving Murphy bed.
Vacations days in the United States; musician Merle Haggard; an Ohio man puts flags on the graves of fallen veterans every year; Warren and Peter Buffett discuss the relationship between fathers and sons.
Searching for a dream house; a new plane with a revolutionary design; the evolution of refrigerator design; hairdresser Frédéric Fekkai; the Hartland Mansion in Las Vegas.
The worldwide popularity of TV crime shows; touring some of the world's most-spectacular fountains; a teenage girl is sentenced to life in prison without parole; comics read from celebrities' autobiographies.
The history of the Robin Hood legend, including the real Sherwood Forest; actress Bebe Neuwirth; greeting card illustrator Sandra Boynton; the social science behind siblings' relationships.
A profile of fashion designer Donna Karan; the film "Birdemic" unintentionally achieved a cult following; the lives of two men named Wes Moore; the history of the tequila.
The artists who create Google's home-page illustrations; a profile of author Kitty Kelley; Wilbert Rideau, sentenced to death row in 1961, becomes an award-winning journalist; how people make decisions then deal with the consequences.
Astronomer Frank Drake; chocolate chip cookies that have become popular with the Cleveland Indians; a profile of actor Sam Waterston; nurturing bonsai plants has become a popular pastime in America.
Racial and ethnic profiling; voice acting; singer and entertainer Vic Damone; children who lose one or both of their parents.
A guide to the thousands of saints in existence; a profile of character Dame Edna; Mo Rocca overcomes his fear of team sports by playing basketball; gospel music performers; works of religious art.
The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy; women and motorcycles; TV show host Joy Behar; a 101-year-old ticket taker from Iowa's Lake Robbins Ballroom.
The numerous applications of Muzak; Joe Ades is a street vendor by day and Park Avenue socialite by night; actor Ben Stiller; gardening tricks to fool Mother Nature.
Actress Tallulah Bankhead, known for her offstage antics, is the subject of a new Broadway production; a profile of singer Wayne Newton; Henrietta Lacks, a farm worker born of slaves, is at the center of an important breakthrough.
Actor Sean Penn discusses his effort to help Haiti recover from January's earthquake; author Neil Gaiman; voiceover artists; 3-D is the future of home entertainment; celebrity impersonators vie for recognition at the Reel Awards.
The middle class in America; fashion Web sites that provide easy access to the latest fashions; the strategy behind Hyundai's success during the recession; a profile of model Kathy Ireland; unique entrepreneurs.
Reasons that people run late; the mystery of a lost world in Brazil; the Japanese horticultural tradition of bonsai; a profile of singer Grace Jones; a trio of fascinating characters.
The science of attraction; singer Susan Boyle; actor Jeff Bridges ("Crazy Heart"); pets; comic Mo Rocca.
Reality television; director Garry Marshall discusses his new film, "Valentine's Day"; the Lingerie Bowl.
The proliferation of celebrity news on the Internet; the Black Eyed Peas; a profile of actor Colin Firth; former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
The destructive nature of sex addiction; singer Melody Gardot; filmmaker Nancy Meyers discusses being a woman with clout in Hollywood; three Minnesota towns vying for the honor of being the coldest place in the contiguous United States.
Actor Harrison Ford; baking bread with a world-renowned Parisian baker; the legacy of Charles Darwin.
Where America Stands; photographer Chris Marley; actor Stanley Tucci; The Manhattan Transfer; electronic readers.
Comparing 2009's place in history with that of 1959; actress Patricia Clarkson; the legacy of lyricist/singer Johnny Mercer; a final look at 2009.
Vocal group The Manhattan Transfer; a profile of Moses; the role of nostalgia in everyday life.
Actress Sophia Loren discusses growing older; singer Sting returns to his childhood home in England; a one-of-a-kind police officer; Christmas sweaters.
Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, offers a tour of the vice presidential residence; Paul McCartney talks about his years with The Beatles; animator Willis Pyle, who worked on classic Disney films like "Bambi"; holiday movie review.
Stigmas and hardships endured by people out of work; actress Angela Lansbury discusses her career; glee clubs; pingpong.
Push-pin art; The Second City Theater in Chicago; National Geographic's collection of photographs; musician Tom Petty talks about his career.
Nearly 50 million Americans do not know where their next meal is coming from; the evolution of macaroni and cheese; cooking for one; chef Bobby Flay makes sliders; a Philadelphia teacher prepares students for careers that will lead to a better life.
Cell phone applications; U.S. Army art collection; traveling the Silk Road in Asia; musician Keith Urban.
Why some people decide not to get the H1N1 vaccine; a collection of 15,000 pieces of art belonging to the U.S. Army; author Neil Gaiman; actress Patricia Clarkson; noises.
Basketball players Larry Bird and Magic Johnson discuss their relationship; the science behind magic tricks; zombies in popular culture; actress Gabourey Sidibe discusses her role in the new movie "Precious."
America's obesity epidemic; art inspired by the human form; the battle against childhood obesity; the fashion industry responds to expanding waistlines; Duke University fights the battle of the bulge; actress Valerie Bertinelli; comic Mo'Nique.
The pros and cons of a litigious society; actress Hilary Swank discusses her upcoming film, "Amelia"; singer Andy Williams; yo-yoing.
Free giveaways may be bad for companies; singer George Jones; author Barbara Taylor Bradford; what to expect on the road in the near future; International Camel Races in Virginia City, Nev.
The role religion, mysticism and spirituality play in Americans' lives; the latest in chair technology; functionally illiterate Americans; the annual stone-skipping tournament in Franklin, Pa.
Singer Barbra Streisand; status of Ford Motor Co.; illiteracy; the Walt Disney Family Museum.
Exploring the wonders of the U.S. national parks; model and polo player Ignacio Figueras; author E.L. Doctorow discusses his new novel, "Homer & Langley"; looking for companionship at the dog pound.
Actor Dennis Quaid discusses electronic medial records; the end of "Guiding Light"; poetry; upcoming fall films.
How the world has changed since 1979; the scientific, spiritual and cultural impact of the sun; how thirtysomethings view the world; scientists' predictions for the future; remarkable people.
Retirees are redesigning their homes and lives; touring the first Frank Lloyd Wright home built in California; the apartment of museum curator Klaus Biesenbach is a tribute to minimalism; designer Tommy Hilfiger.
Author Patti Davis talks about her complicated relationship with her mother; a rural Wisconsin bookstore with a million volumes; high-speed rail travel; a profile of the band Wilco.
National health care legislation; kaleidoscopes; director Quentin Tarantino; Les Paul.
California gets a dose of harsh economic reality; music festivals, a staple of summer; actress Shirley MacLaine; the World Elk Calling Championships.
Singer Pete Seeger talks about his music; the art of competition; poisonous plants; writer and director Judd Apatow.
The fading line between human and animal intelligence; how basic animal instinct motivates humans to run with the herd; former TV personality Bob Barker; comic Sarah Silverman; an in-depth look at rats.
A tribute to Walter Cronkite; inventions of 1959; folk singer Pete Seeger; poisonous plants; director Judd Apatow.
The debate about the legalization of marijuana in California; the life of actress Doris Day; J. Crew Chairman and CEO Mickey Drexler talks about the company's updated image; the 100th anniversary of the NAACP; clotheslines re-emerge in back yards.
The world of television punditry; tracing the route of explorer Henry Hudson; musician Sheryl Crow talks about her life and career; designer Kenneth Cole has a fashion empire but secretly dreams of playing professional baseball.
The line between human and animal intelligence; the herd mentality and what makes humans follow it; comic Sarah Silverman talks about her career; a close look at rats.
President Barack Obama talks about the importance of family; actors Johnny Depp and Christian Bale ("Public Enemies"); actress Lynda Carter talks about her new album; abandoned parrots; Ziggy Marley talks about his father's legacy.
California's debate on the legalization of marijuana; the surprising benefits of choral performances; the family feud over the fortune of socialite Brooke Astor; actor Dennis Hopper talks about his life and career; street graffiti artist KAWS.
Producer Norman Lear; architect R. Buckminster Fuller; comic Rosie O'Donnell; "Tim Hortons."
Members of the Dave Matthews Band discuss the death of band mate LeRoi Moore; sending pictures by cellphone; actress Edie Falco.
A plastic surgeon helps disfigured soldiers; Green Day's latest album garners critical acclaim; sculptor Andrew Rogers; the sudden popularity of TV shows offering medical advice; the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde.
How retirees are redefining the way they live; a plastic surgeon rebuilds the faces of disfigured soldiers; the first Frank Lloyd Wright house in California; a tribute to minimalism; designer Tommy Hilfiger.
Motherhood; singer Lionel Richie discusses his life, his music and his daughter, Nicole; cleansing diets; the International Hustle and Salsa Competition; the evolution of telescopes.
Exploring the science of amnesia; singer Marianne Faithfull talks about her life, career and relationships; highly anticipated summer films; frames as works of art; old Hollywood lives at the King Ranch in southern Texas.
Eating a vegetarian diet; YouTube; detoxing; producer Norman Lear.
Profiles of people who served time for crimes they did not commit; Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) has been called the new face of the GOP; the Hallmark Hall of Fame series; actors David Carradine, Bruce Dern and Rip Torn; a 92-year-old newspaper deliverer.
Actor Michael Caine; the human capacity for forgiveness; looking back at the shootings at Virginia Tech; chef Bobby Flay prepares eggs; a New Jersey podiatrist photographs flowers.
Growing rage directed at captains of Wall Street; a Broadway revival of "Hair"; becoming a world champion record-holder; basketball coach Bob Hurley works with inner-city youth.
The future of the nation's print media; a new exhibit of works by Paul Cezanne at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; percussionist Vic Firth talks about his thriving drumstick business; author Patti Davis.
Inside Mensa, a club for those with a high IQ; mistakes and their role in invention; a 13-year-old animal-calling prodigy; the Broadway revival of "West Side Story."
Once-thriving Las Vegas may have hit the end of its winning streak; visiting some of the firms voted Best Companies to Work For by Forbes magazine; entrepreneur Vic Firth; how former presidents can profit from their status; how to look busy at work.
Multiple personality disorder; a profile of musician Van Morrison; a clock that will tell time for 10,000 years; designer Anna Sui.
Basketball coach Craig Robinson; Phoebe Snow performs; the unique nature of the snowflake; actor Tom Selleck ("Jesse Stone: Thin Ice").
Why people go to the movies in tough financial times; actor Ernest Borgnine; a visit to Mumbai, India, the setting for the film "Slumdog Millionaire"; street artist Shepard Fairey; memorable Oscar upsets; Hollywood acceptance speeches.
Actress Kate Winslet; cartoonists who focus on love and marriage for the New Yorker; arranged marriages; where old spies go to retire; the gift of pearls; why Americans revere Abraham Lincoln.
President Abraham Lincoln; artist KAWS; actress Florence Henderson; changes since the program's first broadcast; doo-wop music.
Marking the 30th anniversary of the show by examining the ways the world has changed since it was first broadcast in 1979; highlights of Charles Kuralt's On the Road series; actress Penélope Cruz ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona").
A storied Texas ranch evolves into an agri-business while preserving the family identity; actor Frank Langella ("Frost/Nixon"); how surrogacy has changed; finding a pet through computer matchmaking.
Moments from past inaugural ceremonies and speeches; Bush officials discuss security information prepared for the Obama administration; examining a theory that presidents age faster than other people; poet Elizabeth Alexander; singer Mariah Carey.
Actress Glenn Close; the guilt of breaking New Year's resolutions; following a team of elephant-polo players; the legacy of President George Bush; the anniversary of Brides magazine.
Actor Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler"); lame-duck presidencies; making education lead to lasting peace in war-torn regions; doo-wop music; designers Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Michael Feinstein performs; people who died in 2008; sky dining daredevils.
Belief in angels; actor Dustin Hoffman discusses his film career; actress Kristin Chenoweth; eating with daredevil diners; Bill Flanagan shares his favorite music of 2008.
The success of the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression; the career of actor Robert Wagner; billionaire Larry Ellison is determined to win the America's Cup; making holiday treats with the Gingerbread Lady.
A report on the stop-loss policy, which forces personnel to remain in the military past their terms of enlistment; the life and fortune of socialite Brooke Astor; actress Amy Adams ("Doubt"); journalist David Frost.
Singer Sheryl Crow discusses her career and life on the road with her 19-month-old son; this year's presidentially pardoned turkey goes to Disneyland; "Milk"; profiles of three people who make their communities a better place to live.
How Americans adapt to changing economic times with food; the origins of the Caesar salad; musician Boz Scaggs talks about making wine; Tom Colicchio talks about "Top Chef"; a visit to the Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Ariz.
Actor Dennis Hopper talks about his career; the town of Oxford, Iowa, shows its age; musician Steve Miller; experts discuss whether sex addiction is real; rival figure skaters Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir fight for the spotlight.
A man who treats wounded war veterans to an all-expenses paid vacation to Las Vegas; actor Daniel Craig discusses author Ian Fleming; musician Elton John; bocce ball.
The meaning of patriotism; Alfred Hitchcock masters the suspense-thriller genre; TV personality Bill O'Reilly talks about politics, TV and his new book; a mayoral race that is for the dogs.
Journalist Tina Brown talks about her new online magazine; health care proposals of the presidential candidates; renting pets; actress Estelle Parsons talks about her life and career.
Animal intelligence; a Kentucky mayoral race that could go to the dog or another four-legged candidate; what motivates humans to run with the herd; comic Sarah Silverman; the lowdown on rats.
The role Barack Obama's race may play at the ballot box; actress Debra Winger; innovative stamps from Bhutan; singers Robert Plant and Alison Krauss discuss their unlikely musical collaboration.
Causes of Capitol gridlock; the Friars Club, birthplace of the celebrity roast; actress Shirley MacLaine discusses her career and her new endeavors; singer David Byrne offers ideas on things from music to bicycle racks.
People exonerated after erroneously being convicted and imprisoned for murder; a Harvard student runs away to join the circus, then forms his own; actress Debra Winger; a piggy bank auction in Pennsylvania; the annual Hobo Convention.
Warner Brothers marks its 85th anniversary; actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus talks about her career and her off-screen activism; artist Damien Hirst defies convention; Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Graydon Carter; memorable television theme songs.
Artist Jeff Koons; actor Ralph Fiennes ("The Duchess"); the annual Hobo convention in Britt, Iowa; home schooling; Japanese bento boxes.
A town in Colorado that has been a haven for people who want sexual reassignment surgery; the designs of architect John Lautner; plaid is back as a fall fashion trend; author Chris Buckley; a preview of "Burn After Reading"; annual Chile festival.
Working at Google; actor Terrence Howard talks about his music career; actress Elizabeth Taylor remembers her many star-crossed romances; Burning Man Festival; the latest research in cancer treatment; comic Mo Rocca; fresh lobster.
Political conventions of the past and present; comic Rita Rudner; actor Ed Begley Jr.; chess boxing.
The growth of China as an economic powerhouse and its effect on the U.S.; the National Enquirer's efforts to be more than a supermarket tabloid; searching for cow pies in Oklahoma; TV host Craig Ferguson; musician David Byrne.
Psychotherapy is a billion-dollar industry in the United States; comic George Lopez's search for the American dream; sports that are not up to Olympic standards; enormously popular thinning undergarments.
The anniversary of the Interstate 35 bridge collapse in 2007; discussion of Chinese Dictator Mao Zedong; downsizing; author Stephanie Meyer; Spanx; musician Steve Winwood.
Businessman Richard Branson discusses his success and philanthropic goals; artist Jim Dine; rising gas prices are encouraging Americans to seek alternative forms of transportation; a review of "Mad Men."
The state of the nation's economy; craftsman Lou French creates works of art by assembling stones into fireplaces, patios and fences; models for almost every body part; actress Kyra Sedgwick; investing in lunar real estate.
The history of the FBI, marking its 100th year; artists who love carousels; the life of actress Doris Day; director Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight").
Members of Congress, primarily, see the valuable art in the Capitol; popularity of vanity license plates grows; debate over the existence of UFOs; author Richard Ford; singer David Crosby talks about his life and his music.
Wear and tear is having an effect on the National Mall in Washington; the art of hand bookbinding; a museum of paintings on velvet; increasing popularity of tribute bands.
The 64th anniversary of the GI Bill; Suze Orman offers financial advice; wind power in West Texas; artists and tunes for summer listening; review of the film "Wanted."
Gay marriage; hats as a statement of individuality; actor Steve Carell ("Get Smart"); the son of a sharecropper rises to success; the daughters of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II talk about "South Pacific."
Examining the infatuation with lists; singer Alanis Morissette talks about the pressures of success; a day traveling with the Stanley Cup; the record-breaking run of Secretariat.
A Filipino man's journey from homelessness to stardom; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz; the roots and history of the lawn mower; actress Whoopi Goldberg; the life and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy.
The history of the Arlington National Cemetery; actress Karen Allen on her life since her role in the first "Indiana Jones" movie and her return to the big screen; Woodstock; "Sex and the City: The Movie" is reviewed; a stay-at-home vacation.
A tour of the environmentally friendly home of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus; the designer clothing line of Sean "Diddy" Combs; the virtues of living small; the latest generation of competitive swimsuits; the home of the future.
Multiple births; two books by the former lovers of John Lennon and Bob Dylan; comic George Lopez; singer Neil Diamond; a million volume bookstore in Wisconsin.
An interview with comic Rita Rudner; fingerprints are not always a reliable means of identification; a firm has created a human exoskeleton to provide strength to people; artist George Rodrigue features a blue dog in his artwork.
Mental health becomes a $100 billion-dollar industry; photographer Gregory Crewdson reinvents the art form; the world of hand models; an interview with Craig Ferguson; the resurgence of burlesque.
The nation's water supply; the mystery and romance of the full moon; comics Samantha Bee and Jason Jones ("The Daily Show"); a man markets a cologne based on a scent once used by Pope Pius IX.
Aging boomers who continue their workouts; artist Hunt Slonem is inspired by parrots, monkeys and rabbits; husband-and-wife songwriting team Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson; Phil Keoghan travels in Scotland.
GPS systems may play a role in air traffic control; an interview with actress Julie Andrews; marking progress in race relations since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; sneakers as collectible art; writers Jonathan and Faye Kellerman.
The meanings of words like healthy, natural and organic when used on labels; transforming a New York pier into a show for contemporary art; members of the rock group R.E.M.; remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; the anniversary of a familiar song.
The ability to regrow injured body parts; the history of the peace symbol; musician Lenny Kravitz; actor Gabriel Byrne ("In Treatment"); one man's quest to create a complaint-free world.
A high-tech missile defense system; the quilt industry; the renovation of President James Madison's home in Virginia; a profile of actor James Earl Jones.
The effects of sleep deprivation; increased demand for French wine prompts officials to consider redefining the boundaries of the Champagne-Ardenne region; musician Quincy Jones talks about his career; shoes as collectible art.
A controversy over tithing in U.S. churches; sidewalk artist Julian Beever; musician Herbie Hancock; satirical newspaper The Onion.
Musician Elton John; the New York Philharmonic visits North Korea; film critic David Edelstein; a profile of actress Jessica Lange; film costumes; Hollywood memorabilia; America's missile defense system.
How to marry a millionaire; Illinois-based Caterpillar is a heavyweight in the global economy; a game of bridge with billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates; money maven Suze Orman; musician and investor Kenny G; lunar real estate.
How steroids became a drug of disgrace in organized sports; director Julian Schnabel; designer Todd Oldham talks about the works of artist Charley Harper; squirrels in London; singer k.d. lang; pizza delivery.
The consequences of the weakening U.S. economy, both here and abroad; artist Hunt Slonem; actress Nicole Kidman; author Armistead Maupin; ice fishing.
The historical impact of presidential oratory; artist Jim Denevan; presidential politics in Las Vegas; musician David Crosby; the AVN Adult Movie Awards.
The effect of the Writer's Guild strike on the entertainment industry; the homes of Hunt Slonem; Laura Linney; Banksy's works.
Politician Charlie Wilson; new technology at the Consumer Electronics Show; the comeback of absinthe to the U.S.; a profile of Daniel Day Lewis ("There Will Be Blood").
A salute to soldiers who died serving their country; things people will do to get more frequent-flier miles; British artist J.M.W. Turner; remembering those who died in 2007.
Religious freedom in the U.S.; an exhibit of paintings by Dutch masters; an executive gives up life behind a desk to serve coffee; a profile of songwriter James Taylor; a New Jersey dance troupe prepares to perform "The Nutcracker."
Learning to be a good conversationalist; accomplished writers who are also talented painters; the musical career of Brian Setzer; actress Keira Knightley; department store Neiman Marcus' 100th anniversary.
Holiday gifts available at museum gift shops; author Khaled Hosseini ("The Kite Runner"); singer Michael Bublé; the art of Martín Ramírez; the history of "Alvin and the Chipmunks."
People seek second careers allowing them to give back to society; actor Josh Brolin; wind power usage on the Texas plains; director Francis Ford Coppola discusses his career and California wines; a family of musicians forms a band.
Stories of hope and human kindness; the origins and history of plaid; movie reviews; Steve Martin talks about his autobiography; American ruins; consumer complaints.
Enrollment is up at the French Culinary Institute in New York; the pecking order for A-list eateries; meals on a movie set; the rich history of spices; the hot new trend of fasting at a spa; corn's role in the daily diet; Hot Dog University.
Scientific advances to slow the aging process; writers' works of art; a profile of singer Alicia Keys; neckties and young men; a stonemason demands perfection.
Homes that use solar energy; singer Joni Mitchell talks about her music; the price of meteorites; a review of "Bee Movie"; backstage at famed Le Lido cabaret in Paris; author Jon Katz talks about the joys of canine companionship.
The science of dreams; the career of singer Neil Sedaka; actor Anthony Hopkins discusses his life and his latest film; a Rhode Island pumpkin-growing competition; the history of Harper's Bazaar.
Artist Frank Stella; one of the largest collections of rare cameras and photos in the world; singer Chaka Khan; a Midwestern town copes with the loss of its main source of income.
Sexually active senior citizens; helping young children maximize their intellectual potential; owners of dogs with obsessive-compulsive disorder; a heart study of Framingham, Mass., residents.
Life-changing inventions result from accidents; aerial photographer Bobby Haas tours the Alaskan wilderness; writer Ken Follett; Lynne Cheney gives a tour of the vice-presidential residence; a Tennessee elephant sanctuary.
Twins separated at adoption reunite; the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik launch; a profile of actor Gene Autry; musician Annie Lennox; the Burning Man festival in Nevada.
The proliferation of life lists; Chad Pregracke is trying to clean up the nation's rivers; a New York woman wants the kazoo named the national instrument of the United States; singer Queen Latifah.
The future of electric cars; Hugh Hefner, Ben Bradlee, Norman Lear and Helen Thomas discuss life after 80; a profile of singer KT Tunstall; director Sean Penn and actor Emile Hirsch discuss the new film "Into the Wild."
The future of electric cars; the importance of insects; musicians who make their living in tribute bands; a woman's crusade to have the kazoo named the country's national instrument.
Job satisfaction at Southwest Airlines; a profile of Kit Carson, a settler of the American West; former teen idol Paul Anka; the Iowa State Fair.
The life and legacy of Princess Diana; a pigeon breeder says the birds have underappreciated talents; Pattie Boyd, ex-wife of musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton; what a messy office indicates about its occupant.
Prescription drug ads and their effect on U.S. prescription spending; the history of the lawn mower; the life of Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx; a bluegrass band in North Carolina.
Personal coaches help maximize an individual's potential for success; a visit to Richard Branson's private island; the inner workings of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List; getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Older women paired with younger men; audio books increase in popularity; filmmaker John Waters ("Hairspray").
"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"; women in music; license-plate art; actor Robert Redford talks about the 25th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival; a rebroadcast of a Charles Kuralt interview with Lady Bird Johnson.
Celebrating the Color Field artists of the 1960s; sound work on the "Transformers" movie; singer Don McLean; athletes' salaries.
Sugar consumption and related issues like obesity and diabetes; fathers whose sons have followed in their footsteps; Bob Seger talks about his latest album; wedding cake designer Sylvia Weinstock.
Actor Liev Schreiber discusses his Broadway play, "Talk Radio"; the summer of 1967; escorting the Stanley Cup for a day.
People who have a long commute to work; women injured in combat discuss what it means to be a woman at war; actor Kevin Costner discusses playing a serial killer in his new movie.
The changing history of the cover girl; an interview with singer Josh Groban; traveling salesman; William Berloni trains dogs for the Broadway stage.
How breakfast has changed; summer movies; a New Mexico company launches the deceased's ashes into space.
Tennis player Renée Richards discusses her double life; online etiquette; a California man regains his vision after 42 years; actor Mo Rocca.
The American middle class; glass creations; actor Liev Schreiber; businessman A. Alfred Traubman discusses his scandalous life; a documentary features essays written by American soldiers; a dog's artwork.
The business of Bible publication; portraits of former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; actor Brian Dennehy; photographer Sam Fentress discusses his new collection of works, "Bible Road."
Controversy over vaccines; the musical "Jersey Boys" may become a movie; actor Richard Gere and author Clifford Irving discuss the new movie "The Hoax"; Stave puzzles.
The positive thinking movement; actress Vanessa Redgrave portrays author Joan Didion; Internet celebrities; Stevie Nicks discusses her upcoming album and her career; the proliferation of brackets.
The history of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list; a wine auction; people with an appreciation for pigeons; actor Liev Schreiber; a memory contest.
The downswing in print media prompts editors to plan for a new age in media consumption; Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is the youngest mayor of a major U.S. city; comic David Steinberg; a roller rink with an organist.
Phobias and their causes; a tour of the Morgan Library created by financier J.P. Morgan; a profile of talk-show host Nancy Grace; the works of Hollywood photographer David LaChapelle.
Celebrities profiting from marketing techniques; a profile of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann; actress Jennifer Holliday; how to get a star on Hollywood Boulevard.
TV personality Jim Cramer; the ad agency behind GEICO auto-insurance commercials.
Trying to get a spot on "American Idol"; fashion designer Zac Posen; actor Alan Arkin; extravagant wedding cakes.
America's passion for gambling; the clothing of socialite Nan Kempner; actor Forest Whitaker discusses his portrayal of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin; a group of football fanatics who have never missed a Super Bowl.
Iraq War deserters seek asylum in Canada; Bob Seger talks about his new album; the unusual business model at Patagonia Inc.; messy desks and creative people.
Big American automakers; musician Bob Seger talks about his new album; weather-forecasting.
Human memory; the unusual weather throughout most of the country; author Hampton Sides talks about frontiersman Kit Carson; "Stomp the Yard" movie preview.
Over-the-top celebrations; art dealer Ambroise Vollard; Ben Stein, a speechwriter for President Ford; people looking forward to the end of 2006.
A place where injured U.S. soldiers go to recover; an exhibit of dollhouses; composer Irving Berlin's daughter talks about his life; entertainers who work with the USO discuss the program.
Author Art Buchwald ("Too Soon to Say Goodbye"); the fountains of Rome; singer José Feliciano; LEGO toys.
The Muppets promote understanding; silhouette as art; singer Johnny Mathis; a visit to a store promoted as the world's largest emporium.
The season's must-have gifts; former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) discusses his book; Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, talks about Islam and his first original album in 28 years.
The highly profitable business of comedy; a search for the picture-perfect Thanksgiving turkey; a new film about Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's death; singer Eric Clapton.
Personal responsibility; the editors of Gourmet magazine seek the perfect turkey; actor Robert Redford talks about the 25th anniversary of the Sundance Institute; comic Lewis Black.
The art of photo manipulation; the history of the wristwatch; classic film monsters and why they endure; the growing popularity of tattoos; playwright Neil Simon looks at comedy in America; a visit to Monowi, Neb.
The number of prescriptions filled in America is increasing; the Hygiene Hypothesis; Dean Karnazes tries to run 50 marathons, one in each state; holistic therapies for pets; hypochondria; history of TV doctors.
Author Arianna Huffington; the history of eating-implements; singer Sting; National Taxidermy Championship.
The rapidly growing U.S. population; the effect of Palm Springs, Calif., on landscape, architecture and interior design; Rod Stewart talks about fame, family and retirement; a mystery in Hayward, Wis.
Growing awareness of environmental issues in the U.S.; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; talk-show host Larry King; the style of interior decorator Dorothy Draper.
The life of former Louisiana Gov. Huey Long; increasing competition to get into the nation's top colleges; singer Natalie Cole; World War II veterans visit the memorial in Washington, D.C.
Advertising in unexpected places; what is coming up in movies, museums and playhouses around the country; American artists in Paris in the 19th century; comic Martin Short talks about family, fame and his Broadway show.
Workaholics; artist Michael Kalish; the American obsession with manicured lawns; singer Kenny Rogers; a visit to the Iowa State Fair.
Women across America; the story of former actress Dolores Hart; columnist Robin Givhan; actress Susan Sarandon; drag-racer Melanie Troxel.
The life of the honeybee; oak trees are native to 49 states; Lassie makes a comeback; drive-in movie theaters in Texas.
Slackers; actress Patti LuPone; the popularity of "South Park"; concrete enthusiasts.
American businesses have learned that good design is crucial to the bottom line; traditions behind the Japanese kimono; toilet designers; visits to Cher's home in Malibu and Robert Altman's Manhattan apartment; designer dogs.
Sept. 11 widows push the government to look into its actions on that day; foreign-policy experts discuss the war on terror; architect Santiago Calatrava; singer Toby Keith.
The growth and influence of the Hispanic population in the United States; the Dada art exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington; musician Jon Bon Jovi; miniature books.
Celebrities who volunteer for worthy causes; coping with clutter; musician Carlos Santana; swearing.
Searching the Internet for organ donors; making a good cup of coffee; author Tab Hunter; Texas biodiesel fuel dealer Carl Cornelius.
Blogging; the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Neil Diamond; the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.
Defining happiness; Mexican-style wrestling; the anniversary of the bikini; actor Kris Kristofferson.
The possible resurgence of nuclear power; Mercedes-Benz creates luxury cars, racers and limousines; a history of Superman, America's first superhero; actor Robert Duvall.
A father's changing role in the U.S., Italy and Japan; Texas lawyer Dick DeGuerin discusses his famous cases and his upcoming defense of former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas); singer Paul McCartney talks about life before and after the Beatles.
Authorities accuse private investigator Anthony Pellicano of illegally using wiretaps; author Tom Standage; singer Billy Joel; Wisconsin mailboat.
The effects of battlefield medicine on medical advances on the home front; the historic Willard InterContinental Washington hotel; talk show host Merv Griffin; rap artist Darryl McDaniels; a summer vacation community untouched by time.
The secrecy of government information vs. the public's right to know; rap artist Darryl McDaniels talks about his life and career; the history of CARE Packages; lost luggage found in Scottsboro, Ala.
The importance of design to U.S. business; the Japanese kimono; designers of toilets; Cher's home in California and Robert Altman's Manhattan apartment; so-called designer dogs include labradingers and chiweenies.
The lives of women in Traverse City, Mich., and across the United States; 1950s starlet Dolores Hart gave up her budding Hollywood career to become a nun; fashion writer Robin Givhan; actress Susan Sarandon; drag racer Melanie Troxel.
The frequency of medical misdiagnosis; summer film preview; singer Paul Simon; train watching at the Folkston Funnel.
Misdiagnosis; Munch at MoMA; Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass); singer James Blunt; cow chips.
The business of gossip; profile of artist Paul Cezanne; throwing cow chips in Beaver, Okla.; profile of Cyndi Lauper.
Whether it is appropriate to teach the Bible in public schools; musician Glenn Schifano works with children who have life-threatening diseases; a profile of Spanish artist Francisco Goya; the great San Francisco earthquake.
The power of meditation; brothers Chris and Martin Kratt go on an animal adventure; the Rev. Pat Robertson and his wife; drive-in movie theaters in Texas.
The growing problem of sleeplessness in the United States; root causes of the recent rioting in major French cities; basketball player Grant Hill shows off his museum-quality art collection; architect and designer Michael Graves; miniature books.
Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and author William Bennett discuss the war in Iraq; author Anne Rice; singer Kenny Rogers; the smallest St. Patrick's Day parade.
Muslim-American families use humor to cope with the atmosphere of suspicion; gossip columnist Liz Smith; rocker Steve Winwood discusses living the high life; underwater hockey.
Hollywood's tendency to produce films with messages; portrait artist David Hockney; director Tim Burton; St. John Restaurant, near London.
Abundance of electronics choices; construction of logos; profile of entrepreneur Robert Johnson; 28-year-old moves into a retirement home.
Good manners; screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana; a rare rock 'n' roll memorabilia collection; underwater hockey.
Maintaining a healthy sex life later in life; 25th Annual Romance Writers of America Convention; entertainer Barry Manilow; director Tim Burton; chivalry.
Historical and cultural obstacles for a female president of the U.S.; looted Italian art in U.S. museums; actor Kris Kristofferson; the Super Bowl of Electric Football in Baltimore.
President Jimmy Carter discusses life after the White House; navigating the new Medicare prescription-drug plan; performer Rosanne Cash.
How Muslims in the United States deal with discrimination; feminist Gloria Steinem; designer Giorgio Armani; the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas.
Scientists work on special training programs designed to help sufferers of brain related injuries; author Tom Wolfe; the Art Basel fair in Miami, Fla.; performer Bonnie Raitt.
Author James Surowiecki and others discuss how people act in groups; author Tom Wolfe; roller derby; getting in shape.
How mankind relates to the passing of time; the world of mapmakers and map dealers; a final farewell to those who died in 2005; events, people and trends of 2005.
Helping children in need during the holidays; frequent buyer programs; TV personality Regis Philbin; Renaissance artist Fra Angelico; gifts.
A look at the Mormon religion; director Norman Jewison; holiday gift ideas; singer Donovan; wind-up music boxes.
The video game and movie industries work together to maximize profits; author Maureen Dowd; actor Tommy Lee Jones; the legend of King Kong.
Companies cutting benefits and pensions leave workers to fend for themselves; actress Teri Garr; documentary filmmaker Micah Garen; the popular animated series "South Park."
Good news from across the country; the discovery of Beethoven's missing manuscript "Grosse Fugue"; artist Grant Wood; singer John Fogerty; the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Ala.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry extravaganza; money-saving superstores; food critics; Italy's fast food; chef Rachael Ray; chef Bobby Flay; high-tech food; gourmet dog food.
A group works to change the rules so terminally ill patients can access experimental drugs; the life and work of artist Andy Warhol; the making of Bruce Springsteen's album "Born to Run."
Changes in demographics force advertisers to refocus their efforts; musician Neil Diamond; actor Billy Crystal; a visit to Austin, Texas.
Attempts to make sense out of human existence and predict what lies beyond death; cartoonist Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks"); interview with musician Santana; the pet industry trade show in Las Vegas.
The debate between Darwinism and intelligent design; Hurricane Wilma; a profile of artist Grant Wood; author Tab Hunter; the Irish bowl.
How going to the movies has changed through the years; artist Grant Wood; the life of author Truman Capote.
Home theaters; author Stephen King; Christopher Kennedy Lawford talks about growing up a Kennedy; the 100th anniversary of pizza being sold in the U.S.
The changing idea of privacy in America; Ten Chimneys, the Wisconsin home of theater legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne; actress Gwyneth Paltrow; Carl Cornelius of Carl's Corner, Texas.
Hurricane Rita coverage; music and literature due out this fall; the Iowa State Fair.
The plight of the growing population of poor people in the U.S.; 100th anniversary of actress Greta Garbo's birth; musician Paul McCartney; stunt flier Nancy Lynn.
The affect of scarce oil supplies on U.S. citizens; recovery efforts from Hurricane Katrina; the debate over the Sept. 11th, 2001 memorial; humanity.
The latest on Hurricane Katrina; the long-term impact of the storm on New Orleans.
The growing problem of methamphetamine addiction and how Oregon is dealing with it; author Michael Stadther ("A Treasure's Trove"); a profile of singer Eartha Kitt; the Miniature Golf Masters National Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The battle to save America's architectural landmarks; the burgeoning business of designer underwear for men and women; a profile of musician Kinky Friedman; office makeover.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, the birthplace of the atomic bomb; benefits of chocolate; interview with singer Nancy Sinatra; National Scrabble Championship in New Orleans.
The process of confirming Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts; author Gloria Vanderbilt ("It Seemed Important at the Time"); photo booths; the Rev. Al Green; enormous ball of paint.
The Senatorial debate regarding the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts; artist John Currin; singer/songwriter Carole King; cupcakes.
A new generation of online entrepreneurs; the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas; poker; Kenny Chesney performs; lobsters.
The Army's efforts to boost flagging enlistment figures; the home of author Edith Wharton undergoes a $50 million restoration; movie producer Richard Zanuck and his wife, Lily; singer/author Rupert Holmes.
Seeing the United States through the eyes of those in other nations; the works of artist Gilbert Stuart are on display in the National Gallery of Art in Washington; the skateboarding craze; the creator of the world's largest ball of paint.
Modern life's ever increasing demands on Americans' free time; a profile of artist Eva Zeisel; the history of author H.G. Wells' classic, "War of the Worlds"; the Waltworth II mail-boat operating in Lake Geneva, Wis.
The image of fathers in the media; seventh generation circus performer David Larible; musician Ringo Starr and his book "Postcards From the Boys."
General Motors announces it will cut 25,000 jobs and close plants; the Hartford, Conn., home of author Mark Twain; the Rev. Al Green; a dachshund race in Buda, Texas.
Stem-cell research in the United States; actress Kathleen Turner; profile of author Caleb Carr; musicians Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina reunite for an album and tour.
The Boeing Co. and its chief rival, Airbus; fashion designer Ralph Lauren's classic car collection; sex adviser Sue Johanson; celebrity Merv Griffin.
The growing traffic congestion in the United States; a profile of painter Amadeo Modigliani; musician Bruce Springsteen; collectible hubcaps.
The good life through the eyes of people in various walks of life; the Rockefeller family estate north of New York; Ralph Lauren's collection of classic cars; boxer-turned-entrepreneur George Foreman; the yachting life on the Riviera.
Creative ways to juggle career and motherhood; the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Coco Chanel exhibit; director Ridley Scott ("Kingdom of Heaven"); a Mamapalooza concert.
The state of real estate; Pantone, the company that coordinates colors; Lisa Marie Presley; a product search for QVC.
R.W. Apple discusses his new book; actor William Shatner talks about his busy career; five young composers compete to score a silent film.
Discussion of a new bankruptcy law considered by the president; the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum; singer Al Green; Lawrence, Kan.
The alternative minimum tax; interview with actor Gene Wilder; author Malcolm Gladwell ("Blink"); College Corner, Ind., and College Corner, Ohio.
The life and legacy of Pope John Paul II.
The right-to-die case involving Terri Schiavo; the Nomadic Museum; entertainer Carol Channing; sugar-coated marshmallows.
The future of Boeing Co. and its current battle with the European company Airbus; the history of sourdough bread; celebrities' trials; swamp-buggy races.
Possible gender differences may affect the way learning skills develop; an interview with first lady Laura Bush; signs indicating the possibility of peace in the Middle East; actress Lauren Bacall; the University of Illinois.
The government's use of the principle of eminent domain to force private property owners to relinquish their lands; a profile of singer John Fogerty; Martha Stewart's release from prison; actor David Hyde Pierce.
Paparazzi; screenwriter Robert McKee; singer Nancy Sinatra; fans of the film "Sideways" flock to California's Santa Ynez Valley to sample its wine.
Older people changing perceptions about age; filmmaker Roger Mayer and his efforts to preserve film; Kinky Friedman, candidate for governor of Texas; California safari.
The reasons behind, and the reality of infidelity; interview with Mary Chapin Carpenter; actor Alan Alda ("The Aviator"); artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude's public art extravaganza, "The Gates," in Central Park.
New energy at the FCC; President William J. Clinton; director Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby"); lawn bowling.
The controversy surrounding the death penalty; director James Cameron ("Aliens of the Deep"); singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett; deported Norwegian immigrant Trygve Bauge.
The eBay phenomenon; creative solutions to Americans' increasing imperviousness to advertising; the creator of the Viking Range; entrepreneur Barry Diller; investing in fine art; inventors and the future of invention.
The latest advances in televisions, music players and high-tech gadgets; Stax Studios in Memphis, Tenn.; Salvatore Ferragamo began his career making shoes for U.S. film stars; the Towing Hall of Fame in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Americans' obsession with weight loss; the world's largest museum of contemporary art; actor John Travolta; how a cartoon makes it into the pages of The New Yorker.
The Broadway trend of shows based on songs of pop groups; paying last respects to those who died in 2004; commentary.
America's burgeoning credit card debt; artist Andy Goldsworthy; author Daniel Handler; actress/novelist Carrie Fisher; author Sam Posey discusses model trains.
The history and health benefits of chocolate; the comeback of aluminum Christmas trees; composer Andrew Lloyd Webber; a reindeer rental agency.
The popularity of digital music players; the Art Deco legacy; sex counselor Sue Johanson; Linda Ronstadt performs; the world's oldest school.
Life after cancer treatment; actor Colin Farrell; imported Japanese sake; humanitarian organizations in Iraq.
Eat Drink and Be Merry.
Voice actor Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants"); cooking programs in Tuscany, Italy; a profile of scientist Alfred Kinsey; the Miniature Golf Masters Championship.
Heiress/author Gloria Vanderbilt discusses her life; director Robert Zemeckis ("The Polar Express"); millionaire-turned-restaurateur David Rockefeller.
Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux discusses fear; Stan Winston, creator of some of the scariest creatures to come out of Hollywood; author Brian Hicks; a tour of the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.
Demolishing old homes in desirable suburbs to build newer, bigger ones; artist Robert Indiana; actress Annette Bening discusses her latest film; the centennial of the New York subway system.
Cutthroat competition in the airline industry; why puppets have become one of the hippest trends on Broadway; singer Celine Dion discusses her collaboration on "The Miracle Project"; an annual sheep event in Idaho.
A debate of the corporate practices of U.S. drug manufacturers; opinions of Bob Dylan as singer and poet; advice columnist Amy Dickinson; a 4-year-old's paintings are selling for thousands of dollars.
The occupational hazards involved in being a reporter in Baghdad; 50th anniversary of the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts; musician Ringo Starr's book "Postcards From the Boys"; National Scrabble Championship in New Orleans.
The effects of political humor; golf in China; actor Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos"); upcoming jazz releases; the Iowa State Fair.
The designers from "Trading Spaces" make over Bill Geist's office; fall fashions; singer/songwriter Phil Collins; upcoming jazz music releases; classical music and dance; fall movie report; Chicago's new Millenium Park.
Efforts to reform the CIA; the romance of tall buildings; advice columnist Amy Dickinson; a new trend on Broadway.
Labor in the Untied States compared to other countries throughout the world; Broadway trends; Iowa State Fair.
A history of political protests; autism; the film "Open Water"; singer Michael McDonald discusses his career; in search of the mothman in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Martha's Vineyard; island of Gigha; the Bahamas; Iceland; singer/songwriter Julio Iglesias' home at Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic; Hong Kong.
Chaos, confusion and controversy surround the next generation of computerized voting machines; the burgeoning business of designer underwear; the life and art of Robert Rauschenberg; the Florida chicken wars.
The increasing popularity of organic food; the trend toward documentary films; a recent exhibit of photographs of the human hand; college students singing a capella; Hispanic women caught between family traditions and the future.
The state of the war on terror; a profile of Sargent Shriver; country singer Dolly Parton; fried pork rinds as a dietary aid.
The popularity of spas; news producer/author Mary Jane Clark's mystery novels; classical music phenom Hayley Westenra; New York City's Central Park; beach towns.
Executive compensation; "Dangerous Liaisons" art exhibit; history and science of aspirin; Moonshine Store hamburgers.
The political and ideological divides within the United States; the 50th anniversary of rock n' roll; singer/songwriter Cole Porter; the world watermelon seed-spitting and eating contest.
The history of military drafts and the implications of its possible reinstatement; new music; MPAA's outgoing president, Jack Valenti; columnist Amy Dickinson; retired striptease artists gather for a reunion.
Men's health; profile of artist John Currin; interview with singer/songwriter Patti Scialfa; rare birds in New York City.
Alzheimer's disease and stem cell research; director Steven Spielberg and actor Tom Hanks ("The Terminal"); Postcard; actor Michael Imperioli; summer travel.
Executive compensation; profile of actor Michael Imperioli; trends in Broadway musicals; a reunion of retired striptease artists.
Military drafts; the Satellite Sisters; the life of philanthropist Doris Duke; Broadway understudies; extreme ironing.
People who present themselves as something they aren't for reasons of race, religion or sexual orientation; musician Jackson Browne; TV host Sean Hannity; doggie dancing.
Martha's Vineyard faces a transition from fabled retreat to overcrowded resort; a visit to the island of Gigha, off the coast of Scotland; genetic research in Iceland; a look inside the home of Julio Iglesias in the Dominican Republic.
Advice for men regarding women's health; a photographic history of Cuba, Kansas; the Orchestra Baobab in Senegal; comic/talk-show host Al Franken; writer Eudora Welty's garden.
The radio industry; 4-minute mile record breaker Roger Bannister; the film industry in Bombay, India; American art at the Whitney Museum; a wiener-dog race.
The impact of fashion, product design and urban planners on obesity; polio vaccine pioneers; a profile of artist Edouard Manet; world's largest ball of paint.
Gas prices; Gauguin Tahiti exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Tokyo's famed lost and found; comic Rain Pryor; whistling.
A former monk acts as an ethics adviser to business executives; good news; Times Square's 100th anniversary; largest and oldest American-built pipe organs.
China's booming economy; author Toni Morrison ("Love"); actor Jeff Bridges discusses his photography; using sex is to sell opera and classical music; French baguettes.
Google, the Internet search engine; record turntables take on new life at Boston's Berklee College of Music; actress/playwright Sarah Jones ("bridge & tunnel"); Bill Geist visits the Chicago Cubs during spring training.
The state of Social Security; a legendary dog race from 79 years ago; interview with folk singer Joan Baez; a game of basketball where players ride donkeys.
Two wounded members of the U.S. armed forces return from Iraq; architect Stanley Tigerman; Playing for Peace uses basketball to bridge divides in places like Northern Ireland and South Africa; singer Gloria Estefan.
The Internet affects the election process; a 200-year-old house is moved from China to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass.; the life and work of photographer Diane Arbus; singer/songwriter Ricki Lee Jones.
Artistic license and films based on history; the poker fad; interview with singer Dolly Parton; Watersmeet, Mich..
Combining religion with medicine; a stone and brick exhibit at the National Building Museum; director Jim Sheridan ("In America"); chickens in Key West, Fla.
Hypnosis as a medical treatment; George Washington's decision to free his slaves; online dating; Oscar-nominated director Peter Jackson.
History of aspirin; hand-drawn animation's future; musician Michael McDonald; musician Jimmy Sturr.
Advertisers spend millions on Super Bowl ads; off-beat stories of Super Bowl XXXVIII; musical group Train's popularity grows; actress Carrie Fisher discusses her life and new book, "The Best Awful."
Highlights from the show's past 25 years include memorable interviews and stories.
Democratic presidential race; actor William H. Macy ("The Cooler"); musician James Brown; Martha Stewart's upcoming trial.
North American International Auto Show; director Sofia Coppola ("Lost in Translation"); Steuben Glass; a health-food executive begins serving a prison sentence for mislabeling doughnuts as low-fat.
U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan; profiling actor Charlie Chaplin; author Alexander McCall Smith uses Botswana as the backdrop for his detective novels; photographer Diana Walker captures candid moments of U.S. presidents.
America's appetite for self-improvement; the 30th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act; champagne country in France; final respects to some of those who died in 2003; correspondent Bill Geist's opinion of 2003.
The ballet "The Nutcracker"; the Smithsonian's new Air and Space Museum Annex; holiday music, movies and books; actor Andy Griffith.
Opening of the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum annex; author Gore Vidal; actor William H. Macy ("The Cooler").
Splurging on big-ticket items; an American exhibition of works by Rembrandt van Rijn; electronic gifts; the Rev. Al Sharpton; Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra.
Department stores; pianist Lang Lang; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Betsy Johnson Ebeling discuss their lifelong friendship; John Leonard reviews two feature films, "The Missing" and "In America."
The evolution of Gourmet magazine; Ben & Jerry's ice cream; the history of coffee; author Diana Kennedy; chef Bobby Flay.
Previewing President George W. Bush's upcoming trip to London; painter James Rosenquist; chefs Scott Peacock and Edna Lewis discuss their friendship; actor Will Ferrell ("Elf"); "Jerry Springer the Opera."
Right-to-die case of Terri Schiavo in Florida; singer Tony Bennett's friendship with painter Everett Raymond Kinstler; cell-phone etiquette; extreme ironing.
A sociologist discusses the power of friendship; musicians Daryl Hall and John Oates; an artist refuses to let a near-fatal stroke end her career; Ig Nobel presentation ceremony.
Some people want to buy inexpensive prescription drugs from across the border; famous windjammer; singer Vince Gill.
Baby boomers face retirement; actor Hugh Jackman ("The Boy From Oz"); Walt Disney Concert Hall; Mother Teresa's beatification.
Counterfeiting; cameras record an ordinary week in the United States; sculptor John Magnan; memorial to Fred Tuttle.
Individuals compete for MacArthur Fellowships; California recall election; political parties vie for control of Iraq; MLB player Bernie Williams is a classically trained guitarist; author Dennis Lehane ("Mystic River").
City overturns its smoking ban; Darby Bailey; Romare Bearden profile; Chris Bangle; Mothman Festival.
Theories of life existing elsewhere in the universe; musician John Mellencamp; fashion designer Bob Mackie; tailgate parties.
The fascination with celebrities; TV producer/author Stephen Bochco; artist Seward Johnson; book critic Janet Maslin; fall music releases; choreographer George Balanchine's career.
A city overturns its smoking ban; Jim Axelrod profiles legendary golfer Francis Ouimet; cryonics; visiting the Weeki Wachee Mermaid Theater in Florida.
The rebel-besieged capital of Liberia; cell phone etiquette; violinist Leila Josefowicz; founder of Tree Climbers International Peter Jenkins.
The continued fighting in Iraq; fashion designer Bob Mackie; Irish women say they were sentenced to a life of servitude by the Roman Catholic Church; owning a chicken.
Gov. Gray Davis (D-Calif.) faces a recall vote in October; shoe designer Manolo Blahnik; photographer William Klein; singer/songwriter John Mayer; Bill Geist visits the Barbecue Church in Huntsville, Texas.
Corporate scandals; fashion designer Diane vonFurstenberg; summer music; a weeklong air show in Oshkosh, Wis.; Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club.
David Pogue of The New York Times reports on the effort to curtail commercial e-mail; the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibits the influence of Greco-Roman dress; the 150th anniversary of Central Park in Manhattan; bird-watching in the Big Apple.
Legalizing gay marriage; U.S. founding father John Adams; singer Don McLean; porches; Walter's Hot Dogs, Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Massachusetts residents consider a proposed wind farm on Nantucket Sound; Attorney General John Ashcroft; singer Gladys Knight; summer wines; a cruise ship for computer buffs.
Scientists try to find an effective remedy for depression, which affects many Americans; a robot talks and expresses emotions; Nancy Giles reviews Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's book, "Living History"; Richard Roth profiles singer Enya.
Ford Motor Co.'s new management team; Little League ballpark; Bob Simon interviews Daniel Ellsberg about leaking the Pentagon Papers; pampered pets; retired strippers gather for a reunion.
Nuclear safety; photographer/author William Claxton ("Photographic Memory"); actress Bernadette Peters ("Gypsy"); Janet Maslin reviews summer books; Tuscany, Italy; thoroughbred Zippy Chippy holds the modern record for losing.
Conflicting information in women's health issues; drops in funding for the nation's cultural institutions; summer movie preview; Dr. Ruth Westheimer is profiled; history of the ukulele.
Memorial Day; author/puppeteer Carroll Spinney ("The Wisdom of Big Bird"); orchids; home theaters; a salute to Bob Hope on the eve of his 100th birthday.
Changing styles and changing times; history of Monticello, Va.; Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater; mail order homes; home decorator Chris Madden; musician Yanni.
Bill Whitaker reports on reality television; columnist Heloise; author Caroll Spinney ("The Wisdom of Big Bird"); Architectural Digest editor Paige Rense; author Eugenia Zukerman ("In My Mother's Closet").
Transience in two American towns; modern "bomb" shelters; Ray Charles profile; author James Swain; the 30th Annual International Whistlers Competition.
The real estate market; Dr. Jack Kessler advocates increased funding for research on human stem cells; Anthony Mason interviews Jordan's Queen Noor; Bill Geist reports on Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem.
Wyatt Andrews reports on rebuilding Iraq; Hugh and Marty Downey operate a relief agency in Africa; monk/artist Jerome Tupa; Rikers Island inmates' gardens; Martha Teichner remembers American war dead.
The economy in light of an ongoing war; art exhibit; Charles Osgood speaks to the cast of "A Mighty Wind."
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome outbreak; post-war Iran; "Get Smart" exhibit.
The progress of war on the front lines; the effects of a possible extended conflict; Kurdistan; McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.
The role of the United States as the world's only superpower; Irish tenor Ronan Tynan; actor Adrien Brody ("The Pianist"); winter festival in Nederland, Colo.
Possible war with Iraq; director Martin Scorsese ("Gangs of New York"); Leonardo da Vinci exhibit; Paris.
Genetic therapies revolutionize health care; actress Julianne Moore; stargazing; talk show host Michael Essany, 20.
Anthony Mason reports on music industry sales; Russ Mitchell interviews sound pioneer Dr. Amar Bose and his son, Vanu; Bill Flanagan previews the Grammy Awards; hydrogen cars.
Oklahoma and Florida introduce programs to strengthen marriages; actors Kirk and Michael Douglas; online dating.
Short history of war; interviews with Kirk and Michael Douglas; Liza Lou creates large artworks with glass beads; Towing Hall of Fame in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Economic downturn may lead to state budget cuts and tax increases; restaurant owner Danny Meyer; singer/songwriter Jon Mayer; Super Bowl Sunday.
Global warming; author/sex therapist Judy Kuriansky; a house in China comes to Salem, Mass.; TV personality Michael Essany.
Detroit's North American International Auto Show; musician Chuck Leavell's tree farm; an exhibit of quilts at the Whitney Museum; fruitcake toss.
Noise; pianist Peter Cincotti; champagne; retrospective of 2002.
Large churches; protected land; holiday books and movies; profile of Mannheim Steamroller; cats visit Santa.
The economy and consumer confidence; CDs, books and gadgets as gifts; playwright Nora Ephron; Santa Claus School.
Correspondents report on weapons inspections in Iraq; Bob McNamara interviews country music duo Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn; Charles Osgood profiles photographer Richard Avedon; the teddy bear turns 100.
Champagne tasting; chef/author Patricia Wells; food stylist Victoria Granof; history of the cocktail; the Immigration Act of 1965.
Bob Orr reports on new safety measures at airports; Rita Braver interviews Tony Curtis; limb-lengthening surgery; turkey race.
Psychology of the American teenager; rebuilding Afghanistan; singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge; a history of Islam; world-class pool players.
Three families cope with the current state of the economy; author Salman Rushdie; the Museum of Sex in New York; psychology of American teenagers; the Vacuum Cleaner Collectors Club.
Mark Phillips analyzes Saddam Hussein's game plan; author James Patterson ("Beach House"); the music group Chicago; photographer Galen Rowell; school-bus demolition derby.
Correspondents preview fall movies, music, books, television shows, technology and trends; Laura Diaz interviews Raquel Welch.
Ground Zero emergency workers, a burn victim and a coroner recall the events of Sept. 11, 2001; choosing a symbol to mark the site of the World Trade Center; the healing power of music.
Mika Brzezinski reports on the fate of Hershey, Pa., as Hershey Foods goes up for sale; a profile of artist Thomas Eakins; conductor Leonard Slatkin; Bandaloop.
Thousands of Christian rock fans gather for the Creation Festival; Rita Braver interviews singer-songwriter Carly Simon; Glen and Bessie Hyde disappear in 1928 while forging the Colorado River.
Brian Wilson; Cheech Marin; reporter Ray Summers interviews people who help restore old movie houses in Portland, Ore.
A lawsuit targets the fast-food industry; status report on Afghanistan; baroque artist Artemisia; Elvis Presley's fame; a women supports her family by entering and winning contests.
The United States' domestic security; bluegrass band Nickel Creek; Osh Kosh, Wis., hosts 12,000 planes and 800,000 spectators; festivals in the United States celebrate everything from coffins to cow chips.
Status reports on the stock market, conflict in Afghanistan, and U.S. national security; author Jackie Collins; architect Frank Gehry; paint-by-numbers.
Cryonics; the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.; a woman supports her family by winning jingle and poetry contests; cabaret workshop.
Fresh water becomes more scarce; composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim; dealing with telemarketers; a woman collects cans to fund a town swimming pool.
Business ethics; U.S. involvement in Afghanistan; Hollywood/military connection; profile of composer Richard Rodgers; painter Wayne Thiebaud; Philadelphia.
The U.S. Postal Service raises stamp prices; "Guiding Light" celebrates 50 years; profile of photographer Walker Evans; drive-in movie theaters; an elderly man receives a high-school diploma and attends a prom.
A report on Amtrak; subway musicians debut at Lincoln Center; a profile of Sid Caesar; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis exhibit.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; author Caroline Kennedy ("Profiles in Courage for Our Time)"; Marina Picasso, granddaughter of Pablo Picasso; summer television.
Surgical and non-surgical body enhancements; summer movies; tattoos; Brad Oscar and Steven Weber ("The Producers").
West Point celebrates 200 years; "cheese guy" Steve Jenkins; buying a digital camera; playwright Arthur Miller; hot CDs.
Family dinnertime; mother/daughter writing duo Jeanne Raye and Ann Pratchett; artist Emilie Brzezinski; actor Richard Dreyfuss; Bill Geist visits Chicago and Missouri.
Recent research on sleep; the Whitney exhibits the work of new American artists; movie critic John Leonard reviews "Spider-Man" and "Hollywood Ending"; a profile of singer Gladys Knight.
Psychics say they advise the FBI and Wall Street executives; history of the ukulele; surrealism exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; comedian Alan King; Bill Geist travels and observes Americans.
Surveillance cameras and Fourth Amendment rights; ukulele exhibit at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center in Connecticut; surrealism exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; school-bus demolition derby in Bithlo, Fla.
Author Calvin Trillin ("Tepper Isn't Going Out"); John Leonard reviews "Big Trouble" and "High Crimes"; Bill Flanigan previews new albums by Loudon Wainwright and Leonard Cohen.
Political, religious, cultural aspects of Islam; author Adriana Trigiani; exhibit at the Museum of Natural History; daffodils bloom in New York; the Neue Museum displays German and Austrian art.
The stature of black actors in Hollywood; Steven Spielberg re-releases "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial"; the Kodak Theatre is the new home of the Academy Awards; profile of musician John Phillips; mystery writer George Pelecanos.
The Justice Department reviews Oregon's Death With Dignity Act; the Girls Scouts celebrates its 90th anniversary; former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight; guitarist Liam Clancy.
People are still recovering six months after the Sept. 11 attacks; Osama Awadallah is released after 3 months in federal custody; a new play about firefighters at Ground Zero stars Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver.
Remote viewing; Symbionese Liberation Army court case; director Ron Howard; a 19-year-old produces his own television show.
The growing 100-plus age group; aging; Detroit car designer Bob Lutz; celebrating photographer Ansel Adams; Grammys preview.
Sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer; profile of Johnny Cash; weddings in Las Vegas on St. Valentine's Day.
The rapidly growing AARP targets baby boomers; the history and myths related to pearls; composer Burt Bacharach; Bill Geist's ideas for the next generation of reality TV shows.
Possible terrorist attacks using "dirty bombs"; the U.S. Women's Hockey Team; actress Bea Arthur; redesigning office cubicles.
Salt Lake City prepares for the 2002 Winter Olympics; photojournalist Shepard Sherbell chronicles the collapse of the Soviet Union; Chilean novelist Isabel Allende; lava-rocks superstition; Sissy Spacek.
Year-end review; ballerina Lauren Anderson calls football games for a radio station; Mario Cuomo; remembering people lost in 2001.
Merchandising gifts; children's books illustrators; singer Nancy Wilson; an exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa., features illustrations from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
College sports; an expedition dies searching for the South Pole; illustrators of children's books; holiday music; comfort food.
President George W. Bush's popularity soars after the Sept. 11 attacks; Dean Kamen invents a two-wheel, automotive scooter; the Rockettes perform in a Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall.
Norwegian delicacy lutefisk; Pearl Harbor and other infamous events in American history.
Fear of flying; author Edmund Morris; Julia Child.
Billy Bob Thornton; Andrew Carroll collects wartime letters; Sen. Tom Daschle; holiday movie-preview.
Actress Kate Burton; Bill Geist visits an attraction near Rochester, N.Y.
Rumors about the Sept. 11 attacks; John Leonard reviews films; musical artist Enya; latest development in the war on terrorism.
Chicago adjusts to the nation's altered state; the state of women in Afghanistan; an exhibit of Renaissance artists of Florence.
National Museum of American History exhibits an 18th-century house; John Leonard picks TV hits for the new season; aftermath of the attacks.
Musician Willie Nelson.
Continued coverage of the World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist attacks.
The increase of computer viruses; restaurant-guide creators Tim and Nina Zagat; tribute to film critic Pauline Kael; painter Wayne Thiebaud; drive-in movies.
Raising the minimum wage; writer Amy Dickinson; the pollution of Big Bend National Park; U.S.T.A. Super Seniors National Grass Championships; exhibit at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; ballroom championships.
Using DNA technology in crime solving poses ethical questions; legendary performers sing the blues in Salinas, Kan.; the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; American vacations.
Genealogy; profile of novelist Rémy Rougeau ("All We Know of Heaven"); Big Bend National Park; profile of country singer Trisha Yearwood; Bill Geist visits Lumberton, Miss.
The Mojave Desert cross is at the heart of a lawsuit; hair braiding; novelist Paul Theroux ("Hotel Honolulu"); Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart; humorist Bill Geist visits the home of Mike the Headless Chicken.
Byron Pitts views the changing faces and facades of Harlem; author James Ellroy ("The Cold Six Thousand"); Bill Geist reprises a profile of Ron Popeil; Charles Kuralt's 1990 interview with Eudora Welty.
The debate over stem-cell research grows; novelist Amy Tan; a woman collects bottles and cans for 30 years to raise funds for a community swimming pool; profile of Sophia Loren.
Billions of dollars of damage remain in the wake of tropical storm Allison; school children were buried alive then rescued; profile of Lord Anthony Snowdon; profile of Carl Reiner; mathematicians.
Bill Geist offers fitness advice; black flies; Michael Chabon ("The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay"); profile of Liza Minnelli; fireworks.
Biographer David McCullough ("John Adams"); movie review; news correspondent Phil Jones; remembering Jack Lemmon; Charles Spencer; Louis Armstrong's career; Hanlontown, Iowa.
California and Texas square off over energy crisis; jazz vocalist Jane Monheit; a 46-year-old UFO sighting; buying art online; Cal Ripkin retires; Carroll O'Connor and John Lee Hooker remembered; Mary Pickford; chimpanzees in North Carolina.
Collecting; vintage automobiles; Louis Ciardulli lives 33 years with a rare bone disease; Reba McEntire; a 15-year-old investigates the sinking of the USS Indianapolis.
A report on the McVeigh execution; summer arts and leisure.
How one-time millionaires and dot.com companies are coping with faltering economy; tech art on display at the San Francisco Museum of Art; NASCAR phenomenon; Polly Bergen.
World War II monument controversy; tribute to Bob Dylan; "Pearl Harbor" film review; slow food movement; World War II and Memorial Day thoughts; efforts to save The Senator movie house in Baltimore.
Humor in America; television humor; behind the scenes with the writers of "The Simpsons"; Jerry Lewis on stage; tribute to silent-film comedian Buster Keaton; taking up the game of golf.
Elderly drivers; Oklahoma City memorial; a woman raises 10 children by writing jingles and winning contests; views on the death penalty; the producers of the Broadway hit "The Producers"; Philadelphia, home of the cheese steak.
Larry Small, director of the Smithsonian Institution; gospel music; tour the Hearst Castle in the Santa Lucia Mountains; George Carlin.
Dogs; Jacqueline Kennedy's dresses; Julie Andrews; profile of Sid Caesar; paint-by-numbers exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution.
Smokers fight for their rights; playwright Ken Ludwig; Henry Moore art exhibit; Sen. Jesse Helms; a photo exhibit features hot-dog vendors.
U.S. relationship with Canada; religious art form in Russia; Viscount David Linley; Chicago photography exhibit; Northern Indiana Center for History in South Bend.
Confidentiality of personal medical records; author Martin Goldsmith; head of the Smithsonian Institution, Larry Small; high-school students demonstrate their opera knowledge at the Met.
Testing schoolchildren, aptitude tests; graphic-art designer Milton Glaser; Jonathan Daniels Humanitarian Award; National Poetry Month.
How movie companies campaign for an Oscar; U.S. missile defense system; homemade ice rink; 24th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament; visit a cowboy college; film director Ang Lee.
The Japanese economy; Wall Street; backyard ice rink; Chase Manhattan Bank donates computers to students at Ditmas School in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.
President Bush plans to direct federal money to charities; photographer Mary Ellen Mark; farewell to winter; a rivalry existed between inventors Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell.
Science, history and ethics of cloning; caricaturist David Levine; animal tracks in the snow in Nebraska; a profile of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor; history in the office.
Las Vegas; black photographers; truffles in Italy; author Susan Cheever; husband and wife mystery writer team; famous on-screen pairs; International Downhill Shovel Racing competition in Angel Fire, N.M.
Causes and treatment of pain; Trey Anastasio from musical group Phish; profile of the Grammy Awards; Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow; Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Entertainment industry strikes; rags-to-riches story of Madame C.J. Walker; Trey Anastasio from musical group Phish; Ed Harris and Amy Madigan; visit the 27th Annual World Championship Downhill Shovel Races.
Amazon.com layoffs; singer Reba McEntire; author Norman Mailer and his wife of 26 years, novelist Norris Church Mailer; disappearance of the great American diner.
Women in sports; alternatives to the Super Bowl; interview and performance by Carly Simon; advertising.
California lights; conductor, Constantine Orbelian; Garrison Keillor's radio show "A Prairie Home Companion"; report on inaugural ball; humorist outtake on George W. Bush's inaugural speech; living in a converted missile silo.
The confirmation process for Cabinet members; President Clinton's legacy; Calvin Trillin; author Sherrie Tucker discusses her book "Swing Shift"; ice hotel in Quebec.
Daimler/Chrysler merger; animal intelligence; Ken Burns documentary "Jazz"; children's author Peter Sis.
Netscape's Jim Barksdale; children's author Peter Sis; Richard Hatch; drummer Mickey Hart; notable figures of the 21st century.
Prospects for peace in the Mideast; interview with Yoko Ono; Darlene Love; travel from the Everglades in Florida to Hawaii.
Telemarketing agents; society of singers; pastry chef Wayne Harley Brachman; Peter Sis; 100th anniversary of Lionel trains; food preparation.
Telemarketing agents; "Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church"; pastry chef Wayne Harley Brachman; eligible bachelor from Maine.
Diversity in America; the Art Nouveau exhibit in Washington's National Gallery; restaurants; Martha Stewart; Bill Nash in Kosovo.
The idea of monetary reparations to blacks; KC's Restaurant in Cleveland, Miss.; Emmylou Harris; signs of age fifty; writer Michael Dibdin.
The new president's task; chef Julia Child; Cybill Shepherd; the tango.
Historical 2000 presidential election; Secret Service agents who sacrificed their lives; Sen. Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.); Lily Tomlin; the tango.
The presidential race; campaign songs; film reviews; a Texas congregation cheers for wrestlers; political quilts; Trisha Yearwood; tribute to comedian Steve Allen; the Middle Ages.
The abortion pill; New York's Bowery; the site of Edgar Allan Poe's death; maximizing candy intake on Halloween.
Republicans and Democrats try to win the state of Ohio; New York's Bowery; San Francisco Opera; wreckage from the USS Monitor; trucker Richard McGrew.
Military defense; country music showcase; author Val McDermid; Fairmount, Ind.; trucker Richard McGrew.
Gov. George W. Bush proposes oil drilling; author Brian Jacques; octogenarian lives at sea; Sally Field; "Mike the Headless Chicken."
Literary picks; movie previews; music samples; Emmylou Harris profile; various art forms.
Alzheimer's disease research; the Pissarro family of artists; man collects music-related items; massacre at Olympic games in Munich 28 years ago; eyeglass fashion.
World War II monument in Washington, D.C.; painter Alice Neel; PBS documentary "More Powerful"; Great Barrier Reef in Australia; synagogue in Auschwitz, Poland; unsuccessful race horse.
America's teacher shortage; changes in tennis; musician Steve Earle; Aborigines in Australia taken away from families.
Forest fires in the West; Philadelphia's Mount Carmel Baptist Church; veterinarian Billy Karesh; soprano Charlotte Church; Rocky Mountain National Park.
Robert J. "Shad" Northshield is remembered; Levittown, Long Island; sport utility vehicles, barbecue and little league baseball; feng-shui; The Home Depot; musician Graham Nash.
Germ warfare; columnist Dave Barry; Edward Teller profile; reviews of "Place Vendome" and "Steal This Movie"; Paradise Island in the Bahamas; photographer Arnold Newman, 82; Lexington, Ky.
Power and glamour at the Democratic National Convention; Tennessee fiddle camp; surfing in Yakutat, Alaska; profile of Tipper Gore; cow photographer's makeovers.
Buying art online; musical group Moxy Fruvous; author Dominique Lapierre; the Hayden Planetarium; Moxie epicenter Lisbon Falls, Maine.
Technology's impact on leisure time; the importance of political conventions; musician Sting; Texas First Lady Laura Bush; reviews: "What Lies Beneath" and "Ultraviolet."
Presidential campaigns in Missouri; author Janet Evanovich; profile: James Taylor; Japanese kamikaze pilots remembered; goats in Denver; summer reading.
Social Security debate; art collectors Etta and Claribel Cone; Miami music teacher Doug Burris teaches valuable lessons; profile: Smokey Robinson; Des Moines farmers; Headless Chicken Festival in Fruita, Colo.
Genetic engineering of food; Amistad sails; author J.K. Rowling; Patti LaBelle is profiled; Hal Wright, 96, delivers newspapers by airplane.
Spanish is the official language in an American city; author Sebastian Junger; Antoine de Saint Exupery; composer George Gershwin; reality-based television.