Elizabeth Samet teaches literature at West Point. She says the cadets are always a little surprised when she reveals her interest in Civil War history, in particular, what she’s learned from reading the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant.
Twenty-year-old Gerrin Hayes just dropped out of high school. He says growing up in a crack house made it impossible to focus on studying. But Gerrin still has hope. He has a mentor, Craig Zeno, who once was a dropout himself, and he makes a strong case for the value of school.
Climb up 130 feet into the crown of a rainforest tree in New Guinea and wait. And wait. Wildlife photographer Tim Laman tells Dick about his journey to photograph every species of the Birds of Paradise. It took him 8 years and 18 expeditions to do it, and there are still a few he was not able to capture. The feathers and colors are hard to believe.
Susie Ray, a painter in London, recently opened a gallery where she displays what she calls her "original copies" – copies she’s made of Monet, Degas and others that are so close to the original, they’ve fooled art dealers and Sotheby's.