August 3, 2001

The wooden boats of the past evoke mystery and feelings of nostalgia, but since cheaper plastics came along, wooden boats could have faced extinction. Journalist Michael Ruhlman talks about the handful of boat craftsmen who pursue wooden boat building, and how they do it. His book is "Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard".

It's important to treat babies born with flattened heads early, to prevent jaw and skull deformities later in life. Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a helmet that reshapes the baby's head. Orthotist Ammanath Peethambaran talks about the device.

Travel advisor Joe Brancatelli joins Todd to discuss airline and travel issues. He talks about how American Airlines has created more room in coach, possible legislation which would cap the number of alcoholic drinks bought on planes, and his tips for leisure travelers. Brancatelli is the travel advisor for "biztravel.com".