Anderson Cooper's Private War
CNN's leading man seeks life-and-death crises not only because it's his job, but because the resilience of survivors helps him cope.
It's been 30 years since Peter Benchley wrote the bloody bestseller 'Jaws.' In fall 2005, when he learned monster great whites were circling an island off Baja, he couldn't resist going eyeball-to-eyeball with them. What he didn't expect, though, was the most harrowing shark encounter of his life.
Long before he became the world's richest and most paranoid man, Howard Hughes was a daredevil pilot, Hollywood's biggest playboy, and the designer of the largest airplane ever. Now, on the eve of the new movie 'The Aviator,' it's time to rediscover the lost years of an American icon.
Reinhold Messner has been hailed as the greatest mountain climber of all time. But for his entire career he has been mesmerized by the obscure peak that was his first major summit, where he lost his brother under circumstances that have been debated ever since. Later this year Messner will once again journey to the mountain that has tortured him for the past 35 years – and may haunt his legacy forever.
Why the 63-Year-Old American Rock Icon Still Won't Back Down
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