In the series finale, Harry Smith investigates the poor pay of Goodwill employees. Also: the story of Celeste Corcoran, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombings; a portrait of fashion designer Stella McCartney, daughter of Paul McCartney; an inside look at Brooklyn's Hasidic Jewish community.
A 2013 explosion in Kansas City is investigated, with emphasis on the heroic actions of a passing motorist. Also: a look at a drug called Omegaven; a close-up on the artisanal movement in the food industry; a portrait of photographer Rick Guidotti and an exploration of his work.
Brian Williams conducts a group interview with six amputee survivors of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Also: a portrait of Joanna Coles, new editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine; a look at the artisanal movement in the food industry; a close-up on a photojournalism student who documented her unplanned pregnancy.
A report on the devastating tornado in Oklahoma; an exploration of how a raise in income can lead to a termination of public benefits; a look at power networks for women; and a close-up on a filmmaking class at the Perkins School for the Blind in Boston.
The emergency-response system's handling of domestic-violence cases is investigated by Kate Snow. Also: a talk with Zach Galifianakis; and an interview with Marc Fucarile, who was injured in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Domestic violence, protection orders and gun issues are explored. Also: a look at bionic limbs through the experiences of Celeste and Sydney Corcoran, who survived the Boston Marathon bombings; a portrait of transgender author Jennifer Finney Boylan; efforts to preserve the rainforest in Ecuador.
Interviewed: Celeste and Sydney Corcoran, a mother and daughter who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombings; Jackie and Warren Hance, parents of three daughters who were killed in a 2009 car accident. Also: profiles of actors who star in TV commercials.
Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of the late Steve Jobs, discusses her advocacy of young undocumented immigrants. Also: a chat with volleyball player Gabrielle Reece; a dietary supplement available for purchase that the FDA has deemed illegal; a talk with Change.org founder Ben Rattray.
Charting the Masked Marauders, a fictional 1969 supergroup. Concocted by a rock critic, the band supposedly featured John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan. Also: a drug-treatment center allegedly linked to the Church of Scientology; adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); news items from the week.
Kate Snow investigates identity thieves who steal tax refunds. Also: Harry Smith profiles Miami Heat owner Micky Arison; and Savannah Guthrie interviews Cate Edwards, daughter of John and Elizabeth Edwards.
Brian Williams interviews the Emanuel brothers: Chicago mayor Rahm, agent Ari and doctor Zeke. Also: juveniles who are locked in adult prisons; an elementary school in Lebanon, Tenn., that is home to 15 sets of twins; and news items from the week.
The struggle of women to balance work and family is explored via an interview with former CFO Erin Callan. Also: Kate Snow spotlights the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival; Mary Carillo examines panic attacks, with insight from golfer Charlie Beljan.
Brian Williams explores poverty in the U.S. by visiting Camden, N.J.; Richard Engel interviews author Gianluigi Nuzzi, who casts light on the secrets and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Also: a portrait of Kevin Plank, CEO of the Under Armour sports-apparel company.
The battle for female ski jumpers to compete in the Olympics. Also: A foundation to help survivors of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing is investigated; author Judy Blume is interviewed; and the satirical media outlet the Onion is spotlighted.
Computer hacking and cyber threats are investigated; the Oscar Pistorius case is explored. Also: claims that contaminated water caused male breast cancer in marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina; efforts to save pandas from extinction in China.
Efforts to save pandas from extinction in China. Also: Harry Smith spotlights a faith-based game show; and Kate Snow profiles prosecutor Kym Worthy, who seeks justice for female victims of crime in the Detroit area.
The story of Polish pilot Tad Wrona, who successfully landed a Boeing 767 without landing gear in Warsaw in November 2011; an interview with author Chrisanna Northrup ("The Normal Bar") and her husband, Mark; a report on young sisters who are endurance runners. Also: a faith-based game show; the week's news.
Interviews with Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry, stars of the Oscar-nominated 2012 film "Beasts of the Southern Wild"; a visit with Dr. Eric Topol, who discusses health care; a portrait of TV pitchman Ron Popeil; a talk with Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman.
Filmmaker Paul Haggis ("Crash") speaks out about leaving the Church of Scientology. The segment includes insight from author Lawrence Wright ("Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief") and former Scientology clergy members. Also: commentary on Lance Armstrong; efforts to help children in the slums of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kate Snow's report on the risks of text messaging while behind the wheel includes profiles of two families with loved ones involved in distracted-driving crashes. Also: Jenna Bush Hager interviews "1600 Penn" star Josh Gad; and Natalie Morales chats with Mayo Clinic obesity researcher James Levine about the health dangers of a sedentary job.
Freed reporter Richard Engel and his crew talk about being held captive in Syria; Ann Curry explores how the Sandy Hook school shooting inspired a viral cause to commit acts of kindness; Pastor Rick Warren discusses a diet-and-fitness program. Also: a portrait of author James Patterson; marriage proposals at Rockefeller Center during the holidays; hot news topics.
An interview with Susan Rice; an update on a survivor of the July 2012 movie-theater shooting in Colorado; how an increase of income can lead to the loss of benefits. Also: Chobani Greek Yogurt CEO Hamdi Ulukaya is profiled; children's-book author Mary Pope Osborne is interviewed.
Ann Curry profiles educated, employed people who are homeless. Also: sibling NFL players Husain and Hamza Abdullah, who put their football careers on hold to pursue their religious faith; holiday-shopping trends; and hot news stories.
The scandal surrounding David Petraeus is explored; Richard Engel travels to Yemen in search of an Al Qaeda munitions expert. Also: a man who went to prison for mortgage fraud; the use of virtual reality to help hospital patients overcome pain; hot topics.