Living legend Diahann Carroll is a groundbreaking actress with many firsts to her name, including being the first African-American to win a Tony. She also originated many leading lady roles, such as the title role in her sitcom Julia as the first African-American actress to star in her own sitcom. Diahann talks about growing up in New York, the prejudice she endured, creating the role of Dominique Deveraux in the primetime television soap opera Dynasty and being a breast cancer survivor.
If you know the music of Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Jackson 5, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and Stevie Wonder (just to name a few), then you know Berry Gordy Jr. He is the founder of the legendary Motown Records and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee behind all those superstars and their Billboard hits.
The music icon talks about his life growing up in Detroit, his early experiences as a songwriter and, of course, the rise of Motown. Plus, Berry opens up about his love affair with Diana Ross, their behind-the-scenes stories and spinning out some of music's most recognizable number one hits.
Oscar®-winning actress and humanitarian Susan Sarandon talks about her first big break, when she auditioned for an independent film on a whim, which led her to Hollywood and eventually landing leading roles in big feature films, such as Annie Savoy in Bull Durham, Louise Sawyer in Thelma & Louise and Sister Helen Prejean in Dead Man Walking. A New Jersey native and the eldest of nine siblings, Susan opens up about attending a strict Roman Catholic school as a child, which, she explains, shaped her worldview and led to her future social and political activism.
Plus, the mother of three talks candidly about becoming pregnant after doctors told her she wouldn't be able to have kids, aging in a business that is tough on women past a "certain age," and why she believes relationships need to evolve, even if it means parting ways.
The Grammy award-winning artist, producer and actor Lenny Kravitz talks about how his mixed cultural background influenced his signature retro music style and how he challenged the industry with his unconventional image. Raised in an interracial family—his mother, Roxy Roker, is best known for her character Helen Willis on the hit '70s sitcom The Jeffersons, and his father, Sy Kravitz, was an NBC News producer of Russian-Jewish descent—Lenny opens up about his upbringing and how his father's infidelity affected him as a young boy.
Plus, Lenny reveals more about his marriage to actress Lisa Bonet and his relationship with their daughter, Zoë.
Singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks discusses her mother's recent passing, her legendary musical partnership with Lindsey Buckingham, and Fleetwood Mac. Plus, Stevie opens up about the mistakes she's made, including marrying her best friend's husband and her struggle with addiction.
Legendary journalist Tom Brokaw talks intimately about dropping out of college, the major stories he has covered in his career, the challenges he and his fellow journalists faced on 9/11, and taking risks in life.