In the 1960s, Ford Motor Company embarked on building a supercar that could beat the Italian automaker Ferrari at one of the world's most prestigious car races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That effort (and the story of the car designer and driver behind it) is now told in the new movie "Ford v. Ferrari." Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with stars Matt Damon (who plays Carroll Shelby, the automotive artist hired to defeat Ferrari) and Christian Bale (who plays legendary driver Ken Miles) about the quest to create a finely-tuned weapon of speed.
During her 35 years as a nurse, Lori Wood has been a hero many times over. At the time Jonathan Pinkard, a 27-year-old autistic man, met Wood, doctors in Newnan, Ga., told him he had heart failure and needed a heart transplant. Being homeless, there was no way he could get on a transplant list – until Wood took matters in hand. Steve Hartman reports.
Irma Rombauer wrote and published the first "Joy of Cooking" in 1931. Updating "Joy" has been a family tradition, passed down through the generations. Serena Altschul talks with Irma's great-grandson, John Becker, who is co-author, along with wife Megan Scott, of the latest edition of one of the most successful cookbooks ever published.
Time marches on, even for royalty. As the hit Netflix series "The Crown" returns for its third season, the young and glamorous Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, played to critical acclaim by Claire Foy and Matt Smith, are out; the more mature Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies are in. Mark Phillips spent time on the set with Colman and Helena Bonham Carter (who co-stars as Princess Margaret), and with series creator and writer Peter Morgan, to discuss the show about a family in extraordinary circumstances.
"During Hollywood's Golden Age, German immigrant Marlene Dietrich electrified audiences, defying the expectations of traditional women's roles in her films and in her life. And when the United States went to war, so did Marlene Dietrich. But it was her fiercely patriotic support for her adopted homeland that led Adolf Hitler to label her a traitor. Mo Rocca previews an excerpt from the audiobook of "Mobituaries." To hear this special episode in full, go to art19.com.
Two actors who appeared in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump," which featured harrowing scenes of combat in Vietnam and the anguish of veterans upon their return home, would themselves serve the military after the movie wrapped. Gary Sinise, who played Lt. Dan, formed the Gary Sinise Foundation to aid returning service members, while Michael Conner Humphreys, who played Tom Hanks' character as a child, would sign up for the Army and be deployed for 18 months in Anbar Province, Iraq. Twenty-five years after the film's release, Mark Strassmann talked with Sinise and Humphreys about the film's impact on their lives.