When Diahann Carroll was a young child, her parents struggled to keep their family afloat. They left her with her aunt in North Carolina while they built a better life back in New York, an abandonment that haunted Diahann for most of her life.
Watch as surfer Laird Hamilton looks back at his childhood.
Singer Alicia Keys says she never understood the phrase "you know when you know" until she met her husband, recording artist and producer Swizz Beatz. Watch as Alicia opens up about her husband and what she's learned about motherhood from her son, Egypt.
Life is full of ups and downs, and during the low points, it can be difficult to see past the immediate challenge. Susan Sarandon says she has learned about the magic that exists in some of life's most unexpected moments. Watch her share how her career has been affected by her willingness to recognize these types of opportunities.
In 1967, Susan Sarandon married her first husband, Chris Sarandon. The two were together for seven years before separating, and in this video, Susan explains their atypical approach to the relationship. Plus, hear what Susan has learned about constantly evolving relationships.
Growing up in New York City during the '70s, Lenny Kravitz had a front-row seat to the dynamic shifts in culture, music and art that were taking place. Watch as the rockstar recounts his childhood experiences in nightclubs, Broadway theaters and jazz lounges.
In this all-new season, masters will be sharing the greatest lessons they've learned, from triumphs and failures to disappointments and heartbreaks. Tune in to the season premiere, featuring Justin Timberlake, on Sunday, May 11, at 10/9c. Plus, find out more about the all-star lineup, including Whoopi Goldberg, Tim McGraw, Robin Roberts, Billy Bob Thornton and Barbara Walters.
Vanessa Williams says that when she was 10 years old, she was sexually molested by an older girl she met on vacation with a friend's family. Although she suppressed her feelings, Vanessa says, the shame of the abuse haunted her.
As a new college graduate, journalist Tom Brokaw was newly married to a doctor's daughter and desperate for a job. Watch as Tom reflects on starting out making $100 a week in Omaha, Nebraska, and from there going on to cover the civil rights movement in Atlanta, rubbing elbows with celebrities while reporting in Los Angeles, and finally covering international stories with NBC News in New York City. Plus, hear why Tom says that, through it all, he and his wife always kept one thing in mind: "We are still just two kids from South Dakota."
Stevie Nicks lost her mother in December 2011. Watch as the Fleetwood Mac singer reveals details about their close relationship and shares her advice for people who still have their parents in their lives.
Oprah may be many things, but there's one thing she is not: lucky. Watch to find out why Oprah says luck does not exist and why she believes, instead, that everything that happens in life is preparing you for something greater.
Multiple Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw sits down for an emotional conversation about his childhood, the family secret that would change his life forever, his marriage to Faith Hill and what he's learned from fatherhood.
Grammy award-winning country star Tim McGraw says it's not the big stage, the smoke or the lights that make a performance. Watch to see what two qualities Tim says an artist needs to be great.
News anchor Robin Roberts says she had a wonderful childhood. Hear the inspiring message she wants to give those who may have grown up under different circumstances.
From her short hairstyle on the television series 'East Side/West Side' to her cornrows in 'Sounder,' legendary actress Cicely Tyson's natural hair inspired a movement.
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