When Diahann Carroll was a young child, her parents struggled to keep their family afloat. They left her with her aunt in North Carolina while they built a better life back in New York, an abandonment that haunted Diahann for most of her life.
Singer Alicia Keys says she never understood the phrase "you know when you know" until she met her husband, recording artist and producer Swizz Beatz. Watch as Alicia opens up about her husband and what she's learned about motherhood from her son, Egypt.
Ted shares a list of voluntary initiatives he believes would help save the world
Goldie Hawn says dancing was the most extraordinary experience of her life.
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.
In 2001, a newcomer named Alicia Keys made her national television debut on an Oprah Show episode about women who sing.
Growing up, Lionel Richie was told by one of his teachers that he had a serious problem: He was too sensitive. Instead, Lionel saw his sensitivity as a gift, using it to write some of the most iconic love songs of all time. Find out why Lionel says there are no other words to replace the simple phrase 'I love you.'
In 1985, producer Quincy Jones gave Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson the deadline of a lifetime: In one day, they were to write a song to help end famine in Africa. Watch as Lionel reflects on creating the song that would become a worldwide phenomenon.
When singer Alicia Keys hit it big, she knew she was finally living the dream she always had for herself.
As a new college graduate, journalist Tom Brokaw was newly married to a doctor's daughter and desperate for a job. Watch as Tom reflects on starting out making $100 a week in Omaha, Nebraska, and from there going on to cover the civil rights movement in Atlanta, rubbing elbows with celebrities while reporting in Los Angeles, and finally covering international stories with NBC News in New York City. Plus, hear why Tom says that, through it all, he and his wife always kept one thing in mind: "We are still just two kids from South Dakota."
Cindy reveals what she learned from their high-profile, four-year marriage.
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.
Grammy award-winning country star Tim McGraw says it's not the big stage, the smoke or the lights that make a performance. Watch to see what two qualities Tim says an artist needs to be great.
By 1959, Berry Gordy had become known for his songwriting talent, but he had his sights set on something bigger: owning his own record company. Watch Berry describe how he turned $800 and a small Detroit studio into Motown's first headquarters, and hear about Berry's 'assembly-line approach' that helped create some of music's biggest stars.
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