Accomplished people from various walks of life share lessons they have learned as they look back over their lives. The idea, says Oprah, is to "allow people to learn from people who are mastering this thing called life."
Before he was a U.S. congressman, John Lewis was one of the pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement. Lewis reflects on his life of activism and his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and offers wisdom for the ongoing fight for justice and equality.
Gladys Knight reflects on coming of age in the music business, the harsh reality of touring in the segregated south during the 1950s, finding her own voice late in her career, and learning to understand the kind of commitment marriage requires.
R&B superstar Usher Raymond IV catapulted from breakout teen performer to multi-platinum music sensation and sex symbol. Usher details how he dealt with fame at a young age and the role that family has played in shaping his career and life along the way.
At over seven feet tall, NBA hall-of-famer and four-time champion Shaquille O'Neal was born to play basketball, but that doesn't mean it was easy. Shaq leaned on his loving mother and disciplined stepfather who shaped and guide him every step of the way.
Hip-hop legend, Grammy winner, TV and film star, devoted husband and father: LL Cool J has accomplished it all. But to hear him tell it, LL says he couldn't have done any of it without learning to forgive, a lesson he was taught by his mother.
Standup comic, TV host, radio host and bestselling author Steve Harvey's journey to success has been anything but easy. Steve discusses the highs and many lows—including years of homelessness—that ultimately paved his road to stardom.