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.
As society evolves, Susan Sarandon says, she has noticed that strictly defined gender roles and designations have begun to dissolve. In this video, she explains why she feels this change is a good thing, and shares how certain socialization concepts can be troubling for men in particular.
Lenny Kravitz recounts one of his grandfather's character-building exercises and how it helped him achieve success as a musician, producer and actor.
When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, legendary journalist Tom Brokaw was the only one of the Big Three American anchors on the scene.
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'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts, a survivor of breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), says her life went on to be better than she ever could have imagined. Watch as she explains why, and how yours can too.
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.
If supermodel Cindy Crawford was forced to choose between work and family, she says it would be an easy choice; she'd opt to be a stay-at-home mom to her two children. Watch as Cindy opens up about the validation and confidence she feels by being good at her job.
The movie theater became Morgan Freeman's safe haven growing up in rough Chicago
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.
In this exclusive video, Oprah explains why she calls author and poet Dr. Maya Angelou the 'quintessential teacher,' and opens up about why she feels Dr. Angelou's love for life is so contagious.
To the world, Lionel Richie is a music icon. At home, he's simply dad. Watch as Lionel opens up about how his three children keep his life balanced. Plus, find out what having children made Lionel realize about his own parents.
Actress and singer Vanessa Williams admits she's had her fair share of struggles in life, but she refuses to let them change who she is. Find out why she believes embracing the future brings new things into her life.
"I never dreamed that in 2014 we would still be running up against racism," legendary actress Cicely Tyson says.
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