Connie Francis, a singing legend from the 1950s and 1960s, has known a life and career filled with highs and lows. At 83, hers is a story of survival and triumph.
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Some call Clyde Butcher the Ansel Adams of our time due to his breathtaking photographs of the Florida Everglades. At 79, he’s still capturing this national treasure in photographs.
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Scott Hamilton has faced stage 4 cancer and three brain tumors. He lost his high-profile broadcasting gig to two younger people. He was adopted and grew up pursuing a sport his family could barely afford. Through it all, one thing has never changed — he’s an eternal optimist. Get his tips for finishing first in your life.
Charmaine Gilbreath had a dream. And nothing, not even age, was going to stop her. She retired at 63 and enrolled at The DAVE School to study digital animation and special effects with some of America’s top teachers and experts. From there, she found herself overcoming obstacles inside the classroom and out, but she never gave up on her goals.
Your past may be the key to your future health. A top researcher explains says the precision medicine revolution has not only arrived, it’s changing the very nature of health-care in this country. Find out how to help your doctors best help you.
The Emmy-nominated Surviving & Thriving is back! In this episode, you’ll meet men and women who have overcome some of life’s most incredible challenges. Their examples will share a message that none of us can ever hear too much — hope is always attainable. No matter what you’re facing.
At the age of 76, Ms. Vi has achieved something she’s dreamed about for years — she’s a college graduate.
He’s the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, a 6-time NBA champion and that’s just the short list of statistics that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar can claim. See what he says about lessons learned from the great coach John Wooden, as well as the ways that he himself is Surviving & Thriving.
Despite grueling treatments, experimental drug protocols, surgeries and battles with four types of cancer, triathlete Tony Handler has never given up and continues to beat Mr. Cancer every time he crosses the finish line.
Charlotte Stewart, who played the beloved and wholesome teacher Miss Beadle on the Little House series, rips the petticoats off her “good girl” image and reveals that in her real life, things weren’t so G-rated. From road trips with Jim Morrison to partying with Bill Murray, she’s dishing the dirt and explaining how it’s never too late for any of us to start over again.
Connie Curry laced up her first pair of skates at the age of 60, only to become a championship figure skater by the age of 77. She explains how it’s just the latest thing she’s learned to do throughout her life, including not learning how to read until she was in college due to a serious health challenge. She’ll inspire you to keep growing!