Actor Christopher Reeve (1952-2004), who rose to fame in the “Superman” films and was paralyzed in 1995 during a horseback-riding accident, is profiled. Among those commenting: Margot Kidder; Treat Williams; William Hurt.
Profiling Britain's Princess Diana (1961-97), whose adult insecurities are attributed to a privileged but unhappy childhood following her parents' divorce. Included: home movies and archival clips, illuminated by telling interviews with friends and colleagues.
Prodigies are profiled. Included: The 5 Browns, a quintet of brothers and sisters who are piano virtuosos; teen composer Jay Greenberg; and and Sho Yano, a 14-year-old in his second year of medical school.
Included: pianist Leon Fleisher, who had lost the use of his right hand for 30 years and regained it; Michael Marcum, an ex-convict who became an assistant sheriff and an advocate for prisoners; and Tim Street, who wrote a letter offering his forgiveness to the man who murdered his father, an Army chaplain.
Profiling people who overcame physical and mental disabilities. Included: Rick Curry, who was born without a right forearm and founded the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped; mentally disabled couple Donna and Ricardo Thornton, who were married and had a child; and Joey DiPaolo, who contracted AIDS at the age of 4 and went on to promote AIDS awareness.
Included: high-school principal Bob Fazio, who goes door to door to find students who didn't show up for school; John Beltzer, who composes songs for mentally ill children; and Craig Keilburger, who was 12-years-old when he began campaigning against child slave labor. Host: Steve Hartman.