Debbi Fields

Mrs. Fields Cookies can be found in hundreds of cities across America, and around the world. It’s one of the largest names in the snack food industry.

It all started back in 1977, when Debbi Fields and her husband started a small business selling homemade-style cookies.

It grew into a major enterprise, which Debbi Fields sold in 1993.

When I met her in 1996, she had just published a book of dessert recipes — traditional classics ti which she had added the Mrs. Fields touch.

So here now, from 1996, Debbi Fields:

Debbi Fields is 63 now. She is spokesperson for the Mrs. Fields brand. She lives in Tennessee.

Bob Greene


Tomorrow, August 6th, is the 75th anniversary of the first-ever use of a nuclear weapon in war, when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.

At the controls of the B-29 called the Enola Gay was a young pilot named Paul Tibbetts.

After the war, Tibbetts returned to a very humble and private life in Ohio.

Bob Greene

As the 1990s were drawing to a close, Chicago Tribune columnist and author Bob Greene was finally, after years of trying, to get Paul Tibbetts to talk about his history-making flight.

The result was Greene’s book “Duty.”

So here now, from 2001, Bob Greene.

Paul Tibbetts died in 2007 at age 92.

Bob Greene is 73 now. He left thre Chicago Tribune in 2002. His last book was publsihed in 2009.

Barack Obama

A few years before he was an Illinois state senator, long before he became a U.S. Senator and years before the nation elected him our first African-American president, Barack Obama was a law professor and community organizer.

Barack Obama
Photo: Official White House Photographer

Just before he went off to law school, Obama traveled to Kenya to learn more about his father, and to try and put some perspective on his mixed-race heritage.

The result was his book “Dreams From My Father.”

So here now, from 1995, Barack Obama.

Tomorrow, August 4th, is Barack Obama’s 59th birthday.