Bernie Taupin

Courtesy of Bill Lowe Gallery

You'll find it at the steps of the Capitol, hung from front porches, draped over the caskets of fallen soldiers, and splashed across bathing suits and ball caps: the American flag. It's a symbol of patriotism, unity and power — and a central component of artist Bernie Taupin's work.

Does the name sound familiar? Well, you might include some of his other work, which includes songs like "Tiny Dancer," "Candle in the Wind," and "Rocket Man."


Daryn Kagan covered everything from wars to the red carpet at CNN. Now, she chases down positive news stories. She joined On Second Thought to unpack some uplifting news stories to head into the weekend.