This weekend is a big deal for horse racing fans - it's the Belmont Stakes. Julie Shapiro has a love letter to her favorite horse, Zenyatta. And Rachel Louise Snyder looks into the practice of courtship on horseback in Kazakhstan.
[FROM THE ARCHIVES] Diana Nyad talks about her ongoing attempt to swim from Cuba to the U.S. She has tried three times and failed. Update: It's Labor Day weekend 2013 and Diana Nyad is attempting her goal again.
There’s a big fight this weekend in Kansas City. It’s called Cage Fight for a Cause: Tribute to America’s Heroes. The event is a chance for fighters to tangle and raise money for the families of the victims of September 11. Laura Marcusse will be there as a competitor. Laura is one of the few women who compete in this brutal sport. And this weekend, Laura will be in the cage for her very first mixed martial arts fight in front of an arena crowd. Also, the story behind the PR campaign “Gay? Fine by me."
Team USA is competing this week in the 2008 Homeless World Cup in Australia. It's a four-against-four street soccer tournament, played by men and women who have experienced homelessness. Also in this episode: an update with Vito Martinez, the man who is entering the priesthood after a career in used car sales.
Mack Cleveland was recruited by college basketball powerhouses like Arizona and Michigan State. But he couldn't get along with his coaches and was benched for much of his senior season. He played college ball, but lost his chance to play for the NBA. Mack has found his calling now in working with kids who have the same issues he had. One of the young prospects Mack has helped is Ivan Johnson. Also in this epsiode: photographer Art Shay.
Chances are almost every American kid who's been a high school athlete in the past 25 years has seen the basketball movie Hoosiers. Steve Hollar was one of the local kids hired to act in the film, but before that, Steve lived a real life version of the same story. Also in this episode, Tierra Rogers was forced to stop playing for UC Berkeley.