Nathan Sawaya trained in law, but his work is in building – with Lego bricks. He has amassed more than 1.5 million colored blocks in his New York City studio to make things such as lions and people. Sculpting curves out of bricks? No problem.
Dick talks with Alma Cousin who was a real-life maid in Jackson during the time of the The Help’s setting, along with Elizabeth Hays, one of the white children she cared for. Also in this episode, By day, “The Lady Aye” works as a copywriter for a major department store in New York City. But by night, she is one of the world’s few female sword swallowers.
The fields of Immokalee, in Florida are infamous for the way agricultural workers are treated. Some make $10,000 a year. Gerardo Reyes is a fruit picker and organizer there who is helping to change Florida’s tomato industry. Also in this episode, when the massive Texas wildfires came to their ranch, Diane and Chris Lacy were, as they put it, "an hour from pavement" branding some cattle.
Teara Banks and her family are among those still waiting for an economic recovery. They wound up homeless and had no choice but to live and sleep in their minivan. Mom and dad were up front, two children slept in the middle seats, the littlest one slept on the floor. Thirteen year old Teara had the backseat.
Scott Hornoff was a Rhode Island police officer when he was charged with murder in 1996. He was sentenced to life in prison but was eventually exonerated in 2002 after another man confessed to the crime. Since his exoneration he has been unable to find work in this country so he has become a private security consultant working in Afghanistan.
Today, Dick talks with Phil Pouls. Phil was a long-haul trucker for 25 years. From arriving to pick up produce that hadn't yet been picked, to cooking macrobiotically on the road, Phil knows what life on the road is like. In fact, he lived in his truck for 6 years.
Mortgage fraud is at an all-time high. According to the F.B.I., cases of mortgage fraud have nearly doubled in the past 3 years. The Brown family were victims of a mortgage scam. When Bridget and Bruce put their home up for sale, a con artist answered the ad. They did a background check, but it didn't matter. After they closed the deal, his checks started bouncing. Later in the program, Dick talks to Jerome Mayne. Jerome says he never thought he'd get in trouble for processing questionable documents that the realtor gave him about a potential buyer.
A new program at Fort Bragg aims to rehabilitate wounded soldiers by putting art brushes in their hands. When Soldier Ivan Pineiro received a shoulder injury in Iraq, he thought his ability to create art was over. Then he met Craig Bone. Craig is an artist, who also found his way back to art after a wartime injury. The two men are now creating art together through the Wound Also: a follow-up with Terrance Mensah. Terrance was 11 years old when he was first on the show, and he was being bullied
Richard Garriott self-funded a flight in 2008 to the International Space Station, where he spent 12 days. Now, he’s helping design another form of space tourism that would launch people in rockets for a long sky dive back to land.