As the heiress, artist, fashion designer and author told Erin Moriarty in this interview originally broadcast on Nov. 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
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150 years ago, crews working west from Omaha and east from Sacramento (including thousands of Chinese laborers) constructed a 1,776-mile-long railroad across an untamed frontier
With a sense of adventure, the writer restored her 300-year-old house, making it the star of an international bestseller
The sculptor's finely-detailed, expressive works are conjured from the subtle neurological connections between the artist's brain and hands, now afflicted with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease
The designer's company, which makes some of the most exclusive clothing in the world, has raised the fortunes of the Italian town of Solomeo by upholding "the moral and economic dignity of the human being"
George Takei became a star voyaging through the galaxy on board the Starship Enterprise. But the actor and activist's journey began at an Arkansas internment camp at the dawn of WWII
On tiny Cuttyhunk Island in Massachusetts, 13-year-old Gwen Lynch is the only student in a one-room schoolhouse, built in 1873 to teach the children of fishermen. And this year, with Lynch leaving the island for high school, friends and family flocked to witness Cuttyhunk Elementary's last graduation ceremony ever
The star of "Home Improvement" and the voice of Buzz Lightyear talks about a difficult past that led to a stellar career
Reunited, Nick, Joe and Kevin have their first-ever #1 hit, a new album, and a new documentary that explores their family ties that, for a time, were frayed
Four decades after her signature song, "I Will Survive," hit #1 and became an anthem of endurance, the 69-year-old singer has released her first gospel album
At 32 he is the youngest conductor of a major orchestra in the United States, and he's done what most orchestras are desperate to do: increased the audience, young and old
The "Cry Pretty" singer says, after a year of despair, her personal agony led to a remarkable moment after she "told God how I felt"
The actor talks about his new Showtime series, "City on a Hill," fame, and the connections that bring us several degrees closer to one another
The Tony-nominated star of "The Book of Mormon" has authored a memoir about his "fumbling toward adulthood"
In Mo Rocca's latest podcast, Harvey Updyke, Jr., a die-hard Crimson Tide fan, opens up about why he poisoned the beloved 80-year-old Toomer's oak trees on the campus of his school's rival