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. Tina Vaughn 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: a comic strip about life as a graduate student.
Quick: Who were the first 5 Presidents? Name all the foods you had for Thanksgiving dinner. What's your credit card number? Paul Mellor can tell you. Ok, he doesn't know your credit card number, but Paul has an amazing memory, and he can easily remember strings of numbers. This weekend, he participates in the annual USA Memory Championship in New York. Also in this episode: one of our occasional series, "Tough Jobs." Today, a luggage handler tells about his job.
Jim Sadwith was a boarding school student in the 1960s when he first read "The Catcher in the Rye." He immediately saw himself in the character of Holden. Jim's dream had been to become an actor, and now his dream was to play Holden Caulfield on stage. So he wrote a play based on "The Catcher in the Rye"—and he set out to find the reclusive J.D. Salinger to get his permission to perform it. Also in the show: A man finds luck at the track.