I spent the early part of this week with two superstars and their children
for a special "20/20" Mother's Day salute, which will air on May 10.
First, I sat down with Diana Ross, still slim and glamorous, and her five
children - yes, five children: three grown daughters and two adorable
young sons. I'll tell you more about this later but for now, just know
that all of us ended up in happy tears.
I next interviewed Whoopi Goldberg and her daughter, Alex. Whoopi gave
birth to Alex when she was 19. Alex gave birth to her first child at the
age of 15. What a story they both have to tell - but again, more of that
Here's another heads up. In addition to the Mother's Day program airing
10-11 p.m. Eastern Time on May 10, we will also be reprising the program I
so much loved doing, called "Born in My Heart". The program is about
parenting and adoption, and it features many of my colleagues - including
Connie Chung and Rosie O'Donnell - with their adopted children, and my
own daughter, Jackie. This will also be on May 10, preceding "20/20" at
9-10 p.m. Eastern Time. I will tell you more about both programs as we get
I have also been working on a 90-minute special that will air on
Wednesday, May 8 from 9:30-11 p.m. (I have been kind of busy.) This
program is called "Beyond the Glare", and I went back to some of my most
sensational interviewees to see how they are doing now. You will hear from
Mariah Carey, Sarah, Duchess of York, Donna Rice, Kato Kaelin, Greg
Louganis and Macauley Culkin. What a line-up! Each talks about their
worst time and gives advice on how to survive the glare - even when
nothing seems to be going right.
This week on "20/20", John Stossel kicks off a new series that we are
calling "The Family Fix", looking at problems and suggested solutions.
The first report in this six-week series deals with the stress children
put upon the relationships between parents, including sex. If you have
children, I can tell you that you'll find this story both interesting and
useful. And if you don't have children, it will give you new sympathy for
Brian Ross reports from Rome that, even as American cardinals and the
Vatican promise to crack down on alleged pedophilia, some Vatican
officials have failed to fully investigate a prominent church leader. His
report is startling. And John Miller has the intriguing tale of the sperm
that escaped prison. It's a jaw-dropping, true-life story involving a
mobster behind bars, his pregnant wife, and how she got that way.
So do watch: Friday at 10 p.m. Eastern Time. And let me know what you
think of the program, and your reactions to this e-mail. You can reach me
Many thanks to Bill Murray.
Thursday 25 April 2002
by Mimi L. from
I was referring to your post, yes. But I'm glad we are on the same page about "maintaining it". Honestly, I don't ask for her to be spotless and wholesome. I don't mind her glamorous, slightly over the top image. I have no problem with her saying "dahlin", in fact I actually like it, I don't mind her criticizing her own videos too. But I did think ... read more (Friday 29 May 2015; 21:30)
Re-release "Merry Christmas" album (53,861)
by Ardis from Earth
Wow. I wonder if we will get a new Christmas song out of this. Very interesting. (Friday 29 May 2015; 21:28)
Re: JD's comments about MC (53,860)
by Ardis from Earth
I hear what he is saying, but Mariah is going to do what she wants. It seems like she has this vibe about her now like "Love me or hate me, take it or leave it. It is what it is." You know, I kind of like it. Why should she work so hard to put this image out there that people are expecting of her? Even if she did do that, you can bet that there wou... read more (Friday 29 May 2015; 21:24)
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