Four decades ago, John McEnroe stormed onto tennis' genteel courts, smashing conventions (and occasionally rackets), to become one of the sport's reigning champions. The tennis star whose temper tantrums on the court were as virtuosic as his athleticism talks about always taking it to the line; how his anger played off the court; and about his new book, "But Seriously." Susan Spencer reports.
As a kid, Sian Pierre Regis said, he didn't really appreciate all that his mother, Rebecca, a single mom, had sacrificed for her kids. But when she lost her job as a housekeeper at a Boston hotel at age 75, Sian Pierre started showing his gratitude in the sweetest possible way: He took her bucket list, and together they started ticking off items one by one. Steve Hartman reports on the mother-and-son adventure of a lifetime.
At age 24 Amy Silverstein developed a life-threatening condition and received a heart transplant. She survived with that heart, and wrote an acclaimed book, "Sick Girl," but 25 years later it, too, began to fail. She is now on her third heart, and has written a moving new book, "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends," about how her family and friends' support kept her alive. Lee Cowan reports.
The standup comic, whose acerbic wit and political topics helped break new ground in the 1950s and '60s, used humor as part of his activism, and taught his children by his example on and off the stage. Erin Moriarty talks with Dick Gregory about how he used comedy to tell harsh truth about civil rights and American society.
A teenage girl fell about 25 feet from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below in an effort to catch her before she hit the ground. Police say she sustained no serious injuries. Loren Lent saw it happen and spoke with CBS affiliate WRGB-TV.
In this web extra, tennis great John McEnroe (never a shrinking violet on the court) and his wife, rock singer Patty Smyth, talk with correspondent Susan Spencer about McEnroe's number one priority these days: to become a better person. He also explains his family's divergent opinion on how that's progressing.