A holiday-theme show features past interviews with Beyoncé, Lenny Kravitz, Donny and Marie Osmond, Tony Bennett and Mitch Winehouse (remembering his daughter, Amy). Also: Il Divo and 2011 "America's Got Talent" winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., perform.
Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty (R), pollster Kellyanne Conway, commentator Mary Matalin and Iowa radio host Steve Deace assess the GOP presidential race. Also: Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker, authors of "Quiet Strength," on the NFL's Tim Tebow.
Michael Jackson's legacy is explored in segments about the King of Pop's estate and the projects it's involved with, including Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Immortal tour. Also: an update on Dr. Conrad Murray's trial.
Jason Baldwin and former Arkansas death-row inmate Damien Echols, two of the recently released West Memphis Three, discuss their release and their lives in prison. The trio's 1994 convictions for the murders of three Cub Scouts have been called into question. Also interviewed: Echols' wife, Lorri Davis.
Remembrances of 9/11 from survivor Lauren Manning, the author of "Unmeasured Strength"; and Howard Lutnick, the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial firm that lost 658 employees when the Twin Towers fell.
Assessing the turmoil on Wall Street: personal-finance experts Carmen Wong Ulrich and Dave Ramsey, Leigh Gallagher (Fortune), James Fallows (The Atlantic), Kai Ryssdal (American Public Media's "Marketplace") and Ali Velshi (CNN).
The HBO film "Too Big to Fail" is discussed with the cast, including James Woods, and New York Times financial journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, whose book of the same name inspired it. Also: CNBC personality Joe Kernen and his daughter Blake, authors of "Your Teacher Said What?!"
The Charlie Sheen situation is discussed with Mackenzie Phillips and Daniel Baldwin; the NPR controversy is discussed with Andrew Brietbart and NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard. Also: Todd Bridges; the family of a boy accused of killing his parents.