Watch as surfer Laird Hamilton looks back at his childhood.
Growing up in rural South Dakota, legendary journalist Tom Brokaw discovered his passion for news at an early age. Through it all, he remained grounded, which he credits in part to the values he learned as a child. 'I've often said that I had my father's balls, my mother's brains and their common heart,' he says. Watch as Tom reflects on his nearly 'perfect parentage' and why even as a boy he always wanted to know what was going on beyond the Great Plains.
In 1997, Diahann Carroll was diagnosed with breast cancer. While undergoing radiation treatment, she allowed reporter Connie Chung to follow her around with a news crew to raise awareness about the disease. Watch as Diahann discusses the reluctance she felt before deciding to share her experience.
Goldie Hawn says dancing was the most extraordinary experience of her life.
Life is full of ups and downs, and during the low points, it can be difficult to see past the immediate challenge. Susan Sarandon says she has learned about the magic that exists in some of life's most unexpected moments. Watch her share how her career has been affected by her willingness to recognize these types of opportunities.
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In 1967, Susan Sarandon married her first husband, Chris Sarandon. The two were together for seven years before separating, and in this video, Susan explains their atypical approach to the relationship. Plus, hear what Susan has learned about constantly evolving relationships.
Goldie had to find a way to define God to her inquisitive child.
Watch as she reminisces about the all-girl group she joined when she was 9 years old and how she eventually went off on her own.
In 1998, supermodel Cindy Crawford married entrepreneur Rande Gerber. The couple started out as friends, which Cindy says encourages a certain level of respect between partners. Watch as Cindy shares why she and Rande, the father of her two children, will always be friends, no matter what.
Stevie Nicks lost her mother in December 2011. Watch as the Fleetwood Mac singer reveals details about their close relationship and shares her advice for people who still have their parents in their lives.
The summer after she graduated from high school, aspiring model Cindy Crawford booked a job with Italian Vogue in Rome. Watch as she recounts how a hairstylist chopped off her ponytail and dyed her hair orange. Find out how this experience taught Cindy to be her own advocate.
The movie theater became Morgan Freeman's safe haven growing up in rough Chicago
NBA All-Star Grant Hill reveals how he almost died for the game he loves.
Growing up in Manhattan, Diahann Carroll was exposed early and often to the theater scene and was drawn in instantly. Watch as the actress and singer discusses theater's importance to all classes of New Yorkers. Plus, hear how Diahann learned to ignore the people who discouraged her passion for singing and began following her own internal compass.