In what he calls the strangest story of his career, correspondent Steve Hartman meets up with an old colleague, veteran investigative reporter Brad Brown, who had a bizarre tale to tell, involving Brown's mother, Janet, and the apparent message that showed up on his iPhone three days after she died.
"War Paint," the new Broadway musical about cosmetic icons Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, earned four Tony nominations, including for its stars, Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone. Richard Schlesinger interviews the actresses, along with biographer Lindy Woodhead and the show's writer, Doug Wright, for the behind-the-scenes story of the competitive beauty magnates.
Chances are, if you're Johnny Mathis, you've been revealing your feelings in song for a long time, having recorded his first #1 hit back in 1957. The singer, who has a new album of the "Great New American Songbook," produced by Babyface, talks with a misty Nancy Giles about his wonderful, wonderful six-decade career.
"The last thing I remember before the blast was my mom laughing," said Kiyanni. That blast was a suitcase bomb in Brussels Airport last year, just as Air Force Lt. Col. Kato Martinez, his wife and children were checking in for a trip to Disney World. The explosion killed Martinez's wife, Gail, and seriously injured two of their children. Now they are recovering their wounds, though only some of the scars are visible. David Martin met with the Martinez family at their home outside of San Antonio to take the measure of how a communications officer who worked with Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan adjusts to becoming a single parent, and how he and his children have found strength together.
Our complete Mother's Day broadcast, hosted by Jane Pauley, includes: David Martin's story of an Air Force Lt. Col. facing life after the death of his wife in a terror attack; Nancy Giles' profile of legendary singer Johnny Mathis; Lee Cowan's interview with actress Goldie Hawn; Anthony Mason's story of a photographer whose new book documents her parents' simultaneous battles with Stage IV cancer; Richard Schlesinger's exploration of the fascinating story behind the Broadway musical "War Paint"; and Jennifer Mayerle's perusal of the traditions of scrapbooking.
The legendary singer talks about his controversial 1982 magazine interview in which he stated that homosexuality was "a way of life that I've grown accustomed to." He tells Nancy Giles why he wasn't concerned about the potential impact on his career, despite receiving death threats. "It bothered me that it bothered people!" he laughed.
In this web extra, the Tony-nominated stars of the Broadway musical "War Paint," Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, talk with correspondent Richard Schlesinger about their real-life characters, cosmetic icons Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, and about the high theatrics of the business magnates' lives.