Gloria Vanderbilt's tales of sex and romance can be a little shocking. As the heiress, artist, fashion designer and author told correspondent Erin Moriarty in this interview originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" November 7, 2004, Vanderbilt gained a share of the family fortune as a child, but she lost what she really wanted: a relationship with her mother. It started her, she said, on a life-long search for love.
How did Father's Day come about? It was thanks to a woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, who in 1909 proposed a day to celebrate fathers, like the widowed Civil War veteran who'd raised Dodd and her five brothers. But unlike Mother's Day, the idea was slow to catch on, and it would take decades for dads to get their due. Correspondent Nikki Batiste talks with retired NFL star Tony Gonzalez, a 2019 Father of the Year Award recipient, and with photographer Dave Engledow, the self-proclaimed "World's Best Father" (and he has the pictures to prove it).
They became famous as the privileged pair of Harvard athletes who believe Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook. Now, entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have shifted their focus from social media to cryptocurrency, becoming among the first bitcoin billionaires, and launching a digital currency exchange mobile app, Gemini. Wired Magazine editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson talks with the Winklevoss twins, and with Ben Mezrich, author of "Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption."
Comedian Tim Allen, star of the hit sitcom "Home improvement" and the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" animated films, talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the difficult past (including the loss of his father to a drunk driver) that led to a stellar standup career; the struggles with addiction problems that almost ended it all; and the happiness of being sober for more than 20 years.
It was the moonshot of the 19th century – crews working East from Sacramento and West from Omaha to build the Transcontinental Railroad, meeting on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. To help mark the project's 150th anniversary, the 7,000 horsepower Union Pacific steam engine #4014, built in the 1940s, has been restored. John Blackstone takes a ride, and talks with descendants of Chinese immigrants who were key to completing the 1,776-mile-long railroad.
Since its debut in 2009, Minecraft has become one of the bestselling video games of all time, remarkably without guns or blood! More than 91 million people play it every month. But it's more than a Lego-like universe in which players create things; teachers are seeing the benefits of playing Minecraft in their classrooms. David Pogue visited a middle school in Basking Ridge, N.J., and the Minefaire gathering for Minecraft enthusiasts; and talked with YouTube celebrity JeromeASF, for whom Minecraft videos aren’t just a passion, they're a calling.
Since 2002, almost two out of every three firefighters who died on the job died of cancer, as smoke from today's fires produces an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals. But many first responders diagnosed with cancer are being denied workers' comp benefits. Tony Dokoupil talks with firefighters who are battling more than just flames.