Unconventional paths to success are discussed. Guests include Tom Stern, “CEO Dad” author and creator, and Victoria Rowell, a former ballerina who became an actress and author (“The Women Who Raised Me”).
Marriage is the topic of the day for guests Marilu Henner and her husband Michael Brown. Also: clips from Michael Apted's documentary, “Married in America 2”; tips on saving relationships from Dr. Robi Ludwig.
Naomi discusses the ways she and others deal with change, and shares how hepatitis C affected her. Guests: CNN's Nancy Grace; Don McElwain, author of a cookbook written in his wife's memory; and Jesse Billauer, a paralyzed surfer who started a foundation for spinal-injury victims.
Naomi and guests discuss the differences between the sexes. First, Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy (Fox News Channel) face off in a couple's game; then, author Nora Vincent shares her experiences after dressing in drag for her book, “Self-Made Man.”
Family members share stories about tough decisions made for the good of those they love. Guests include James Cavallo, a Pennsylvania police officer who turned in his son for a bank robbery; and Deborah Tannen, author of “You're Wearing That?” Singer Pam Tillis also performs.
Advice on how to protect children includes a segment on the idolization of wild young celebrities. In addition, Naomi welcomes Louis Yuhasz, founder of a fund to combat child obesity; and chef Ann Cooper cooks up healthy fare for the younger set.
A discussion about how surviving devastating events can inspire personal growth features singer-songwriter Josh Kelley, who talks about his October 2006 tour bus accident and performs the song “Just Say the Word.” Kelley also discusses his relationship with actress Katherine Heigl (“Grey's Anatomy”).
Home is the theme of this installment, in which Naomi offers a tour of her hometown---Franklin, Tenn. In addition, an adventurer describes his Hometown Invasion Tour; and a makeup artist relates how he is reinventing a Mississippi hamlet.
A conversation about aging features insight from the book “Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully” and insight from actress Ellen Burstyn and magazine editor Barbara O'Dair. Also: a portrait of a 75-year-old skydiver.