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SEASON THREE


Episode 3001: “The Power of One”
Host Leeza Gibbons introduces people who are truly making a difference in our world. Meet two people whose simple ideas are changing the world.

Episode 3002: “Ways of Wisdom”
Host Leeza Gibbons wants to know, “What makes you wise?” Basketball great Kareem Abdul Jabbar says we must know the past to appreciate the present. Then, Judi Dench, Desmond TuTu and Clint Eastwood take part in the extraordinary “Wisdom Project”. Hear from them and others including Maya Angelou on the importance of sharing what you know.

Episode 3003: “Renovate, Innovate, Elevate”
Host Leeza Gibbons asks, “When are you at your best?” Jane Fonda shares her secrets to improving with age in an intimate one on one with Valerie Bertinelli. Get in step with Judith Jamison, an innovator who changed the look of dance in America. Then, meet an inspiring woman who is building ovens that save lives.

Episode 3004: “Survive & Thrive”
Host Leeza Gibbons encourages you to turn your obstacles into stepping stones. Boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard thought he was down for the count, now he shares how he won the biggest fight of his life - outside the ring. Meet a supermom who is going the distance to help her child and others who suffer from drug addiction. Plus, find out how one homeless man went from living on the streets to running a successful non-profit.

Episode 3005: “The Art of Reinvention”
Host Leeza Gibbons reveals why change is possible. Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Rita Moreno shares tips on reinventing your life. Meet a couple who gave up everything to pursue their dream of starting a cooking school in Italy. See how one woman is making cremation urns to die for. And take a tour of the National Museum of African Art.

Episode 3006: “Share Your Passion”
Host Leeza Gibbons introduces people who are living their passion. Go to band camp with violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and a group of phenomenal prodigies. Millions of children read his books, now learn the secrets to finding the right words with The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle. And a group of talented Bell Ringers chime in.

Episode 3007: “Then & Now”
How does life from yesteryear compare with today? As one of the Supremes, Mary Wilson helped make music history at Motown. What was it like then and now? Chita Rivera continues to be one of the brightest lights on Broadway. See what makes her shine. And take an unforgettable spin on the carousel of a lifetime.

Episode 3008: “Big Ideas”
Host Leeza Gibbons explores the power of a good idea. Discover what the “greatest living inventor” is up to next. Meet Dean Kamen. What’s it like to own your own private train car? Climb aboard to find out. And why is shuffleboard hitting the big-time again?

Episode 3009: “The Art of Adapting”
Host Leeza Gibbons introduces a few folks who have fruitfully adapted to big changes in their lives. He’s been rockin’ hard with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for years, but guitarist Nils Lofgren is now dancing to a new tune. Not even MS can stop one woman from climbing the world’s highest mountain. And a blind painter has the right touch.

Episode 3010: “Secrets of Success”
Host Leeza Gibbons asks, “What does it take to be successful?” For M*A*S*H actor Wayne Rogers, it’s never taking your eye off the ball…and he has the good ideas and business know-how to back him up. For rock photographer Ken Regan, it was an all-access pass to Dylan, Jagger and other music greats. And for Wanjiru Kamau, success is measured in American smiles imported from Africa.

Episode 3011: “Take a Detour”
Host Leeza Gibbons ventures off the beaten path. Actress, author and foodie Linda Evans talks career, love and recipes. Meet a teacher who turned to making soap out of goat milk. What does it take to live your life with purpose? And lift off with a high flying photographer.

Episode 3012: “Repair the World”
Host Leeza Gibbons looks at how to make the world a better place. Journalist, author and playwright Janet Langhart Cohen discusses her biography, “From Rage to Reason”. Operation Gratitude sends custom care packages to troops overseas. And Hug Wraps keep cancer patients warm and in high spirits.

Episode 3013: “VIP Tour”
Host Leeza Gibbons guides us on a behind-the-scenes excursion. Frank Sinatra Jr. gives a private tour of the iconic Los Angeles Capitol Records building while telling stories of his famous father. The Kodachrome King discovers America in a shoe box and a couple of Grannies go on an urban safari.

Episode 3014: “Keep Love Alive”
Host Leeza Gibbons learns why love can make a good day even better. Meredith Vieira & Richard Cohen share their personal and inspiring love story. See how the Peace Corps brought one happy couple together and how they’re now paying it back in full. One lawyer’s real love is magic, and Dr. Pepper Schwartz shares hot tips on how to make love last.

Episode 3015: “Shifting Gears”
Host Leeza Gibbons meets some inspiring folks who are changing direction in their lives. NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon is racing for a new cause: to end hunger in America. A self-made street photographer captures memories of a lifetime. An IT man from the big apple reinvents himself, and now he’s trying his hand at making pizza. And take a cruise down memory lane on historic Route 66.

Episode 3016: “Bitter Sweet: The Diabetes Dilemma”
Host Leeza Gibbons discusses the problem of diabetes in America. Millions have it and millions more are at risk. See how a renowned doctor, a former beauty queen, an acclaimed actor and a forward-thinking chef are all working to change the direction of this debilitating disease.

Episode 3017: “Tell Your Story”
Host Leeza Gibbons asks, “What’s your story?” Music icon Barry Manilow narrates his life as a Las Vegas showman and health advocate. Comedy writers Dave Barry and Alan Zwiebel share their secret to good story-telling. Plus, a unique artist unmasks and preserves the powerful stories of Holocaust survivors.

Episode 3018: “Find New Meaning”
Host Leaeza Gibbons unlocks the secrets to finding new meaning in life. Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart talks about his life on and off the stage. Former NBA coach Eddie Jordan now helps kids create new hoop dreams. Two young war veterans continue to serve by building houses for fellow vets. And some leathered-up ladies hit the road on two wheels.

Episode 3019: “The Real You”
Host Leeza Gibbons introduces celebrities’ true selves. Actress and sex symbol Raquel Welch talks about her career, life and philanthropy. Pro wrestler Mick Foley shows his more sensitive side as a volunteer helping victims of abuse. And Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino talks about his life on and off the field.

Episode 3020: “Less is More”
Host Leeza Gibbons discovers how little you actually need to be happy. Expatriates are living large with less. Celebrity Chef Ming Tsai cooks up a delicious, healthy and incredibly cheap meal. And meet the man who vowed to live with only the essentials.

Episode 3021: “Live to 100: Do You Dare?”
Host Leeza Gibbons tips her hat to centenarians. An intimate conversation with Mr. 100 himself, Willard Scott, on what it takes to live for a century. See how modern medicine and replacement body parts are helping people live longer and fuller lives. And can you afford to live to 100?

Episode 3022: “The Meaning of Money"
Host Leeza Gibbons asks “What is the meaning of money in your life?” Money maven Suze Orman shares her financial freedom philosophy. Pay a visit to fashion icon Diane Von Furstenberg to unlock how she makes money, spends it and gives it away. And financial Feng Shui: Can changing your outlook improve your income? Plus, wise money words from Ben Stein.

Episode 3023: “A Mission to Remember”
Host Leeza Gibbons explores the latest findings in Alzheimer’s research. Maria Shriver makes it her mission to help Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers. One man climbs seven summits to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research. Listen to how music therapy can help reduce the ravages of Alzheimer’s. And can speed reading exercise your brain and boost your defense against Alzheimer’s?

Episode 3024: “Go Extreme”
Host Leeza Gibbons meets people who are pushing their limits. Fly high and discover how trapeze is taking people to new heights. Ride along with an extreme mountain unicyclist as he unlocks balance in his life. And an endurance king run 90,000 miles with no end in sight.

Episode 3025: “Your Finest Hour”
Host Leeza Gibbons wants to know, “What was your finest Hour?” America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh reveals what saved him from suicide. A generous doctor offers free hip replacements to low-income patients. And meet the first class of women to graduate from the prestigious U.S. Naval Academy.

Episode 3026: “Buck the Trend”
Host Leeza Gibbons introduces men and women who are carving their own path. Go backstage with the iconic cast of TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland. Soar high with the winged sport of pigeon racing. And discover how living off the grid in a house made of hay can lead to the good life.

 

SEASON TWO


Episode 2001: “Healthy Inside and Out”
Host Leeza Gibbons offers creative ways to being healthy inside and out. Pop icon Olivia Newton-John speaks on early breast cancer detection. Plus, the Mayo Clinic Diet will show you how to eat all the food you love and still lose weight. CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo helps keep you fiscally fit. And let your inner artist out with expressive drawing.

Episode 2002: “Better Safe Than Sorry”
Is it better to be safe than sorry? The big questions are asked. Is Big Brother Watching you? Is it time to start rating your doctor? How do I avoid those “work from home” scams? Plus, actor Dennis Quaid works to curb medical mistakes and superstar chef Guy Fieri has some creative ways of satisfying your cravings without tipping the scales.

Episode 2003: “Create the Good”
Host Leeza Gibbons introduces some amazing individuals who are healing our world. See how baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. is still a hit on and off the field. Plus, a group of war vets visits the memorials built in their honor. A local Queens man feeds thousands of hungry men and women. And discover how clowning around can be a vehicle for good.

Episode 2004: “Second Chances”
Former Monkee Peter Tork jams and talks about life after the band. Meet an acclaimed brain surgeon whose hands weren’t always on the mind. Plus, a devastated town rebuilds using green technology. And discover a creative use for all that annoying junk mail.

Episode 2005: “What Matters Most”
Opera superstar Denyce Graves shares her voice with those who aspire to follow in her musical footsteps. Plus, remember drive-in movie theaters? The state of movie-going isn’t what is used to be. And Cheech Marin has a new passion that’s bringing him artistic acclaim.

Episode 2006: “What’s Next
Host Leeza Gibbons looks at how 50 can be a starting point for a new direction in life. Actress Valerie Bertinelli talks about her career, marriage and struggle with weight. Meet a family of self-sufficient farmers who are living green in the heart of the city. Plus, a look at how one Nashville waitress is refocusing her life to make it in country music. And is plastic surgery the answer to a harsh job market?

Episode 2007: “The Work You Love”
Film director Rob Reiner takes us on a fascinating trip through his career. Career expert Kerry Hannon has tips on jumping into your second act of life. Meet a couple of retired doctors who are now making chocolate and living the sweet life. Celebrity chef Michel Richard cooks the perfect roast turkey. And join an elite team of first responders who love their job so much…they’re willing to die for it.

Episode 2008: “Hungry for Answers”
Host Leeza Gibbons reveals creative solutions to America’s hunger problems. Photographer Michael Nye reveals the faces of hunger in America. Discover a place where free food is served with a side of dignity. Plus, a group of young gleaners learn the value of a good deed. And The Sauce Boss stirs up hope.

Episode 2009: “Opening Doors”
Meet some extraordinary people who are paving the way for others. Actor Jimmy Smits unlocks the door for the next generation of Latino artists. A deconstruction company gives things and people a second chance at life. A local man rehabilitates ex-gang members and a marriage boot camp ensures couples are on the right path to a happy relationship.

Episode 2010: “No Boundaries”
Nothing can stop them now. Take to the floor with the Queen of Swing, who’s been jiving over barriers for decades. Meet a female umpire who is calling all the right shots. Fall in with an army-style boot camp for cancer victims and survivors. And take to the skies with a family of wing walkers.

Episode 2011: “Strike Back at Stroke”
Leeza Gibbons hosts this special edition of My Generation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in America. Find out if you are at risk and what you can do to prevent it. Go behind the scenes at a stroke comeback center that offers free rehabilitation to stroke survivors. Plus, Henry Winkler gets personal helping stroke victims.

Episode 2012: “Ties That Bind”
Host Leeza Gibbons turns to the special connections found in families. NFL star Bradie James plays tough on the field, but off the field he’s all about family. A Latino household keeps alive the tradition of raising Paso Fino horses. Plus, a family of fiddlers plays to the same beat. And Grandma gets a tattoo.

Episode 2013: “Follow Your Dreams”
Be inspired and follow your dreams with host Leeza Gibbons. Bestselling author Nora Roberts is doing what she loves. Ever thought about selling your stuff and hitting the road? One couple did just that. Take flight on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride. And what do cops and teddy bears have in common? More than you think.

 

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