Elizabeth Murray quit her dream job to volunteer in Monet's garden in Giverny, France. Also in this episode, art school student Chris Nissen knocks on the door of the famous, but publicity-shy artist, Andrew Wyeth.
Millions will flock to New York City this holiday season to enjoy the Radio City Rockettes perform their classic holiday show. It's a New York tradition, one Tina Vaughn knows well. She got to live out the dream of dozens of young girls who want to grace the Radio City stage as a real Rockette dancer. Also in the show: A parent navigates the logistics of gift giving.
When Andrew Porter started as a writer, his success seemed charmed. He got into a prestigious writers workshop, got a story published in a national magazine and soon after found an agent. Late one night when he was nearly done writing his first book, he came home to find his apartment burglarized. All of his writing - computer, backups, printed copies - was gone.
Rachel Zucker was on the phone with a friend the day before President Obama's inauguration, when the two poets had a eureka moment. They decided to find 100 poets who would sign up to write a poem for each of Obama's first 100 days in office.
In 1948, 28 Mexican citizens being flown by the U.S. to their native country perished in a plane crash in California. Woody Guthrie protested their anonymity and decades later historian Tim Hernandez set out to find their names.
Dick Gordon talks to the father-daughter duo, Blair and Steve Hansen, about the ups and downs of tackling music as a family business. Also in this episode, we continue to follow the fate of one detainee at Guantanamo, Mr. Al Ghizzawi. His attorney, Candace Gorman, has the update.
This summer marks the 20th anniversary of the 1988 Iran Massacre, when thousands of dissidents and activists were imprisoned and executed by the theocratic state. Iranian activist Shahla Talebi survived the massacre. Also in this episode, Nancy Poole started working in a piano shop mostly to keep herself afloat during a rough time. Then she fell in love with a piano - a rosewood grand concert piano she nicknamed "Big Red."