Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

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RECAP: JULY 17

Host: Jane Pauley

Watch the full July 17 episode!

COVER STORY: Gabby Giffords and her ongoing fight | Watch Video
When Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman in 2011, she began a path towards recovery that is ongoing, as she struggles with a brain disorder known as aphasia. Her improbable and inspiring journey, as both a victim and an advocate for gun legislation, is captured in a new documentary, “Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down.” Correspondent Ben Tracy talks with Giffords and her husband, Senator Mark Kelly, and with filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, about her resilience, her musicality, and her optimism that our country’s plague of gun violence can be addressed.

To watch a trailer for “Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down” click on the video player below:


Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down | Official Trailer | Only In Theatres starting July 13 by
Briarcliff Entertainment on
YouTube

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Abstract artist Sean Scully at work. 

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ART: The geometry of abstraction by artist Sean Scully | Watch Video
Colorful grids and stripes woven together represent the signature style of the celebrated artist Sean Scully, who is the subject of a career retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Correspondent Serena Altschul talks with the 77-year-old Scully about his inspirations, from the post-impressionism of Van Gogh to the exotic geometry of mosaics in Morocco.

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HEALTH: Studying the effects of long COVID | Watch Video
More than two years into the pandemic, researchers still have few answers about why as many as 1-in-5 adults infected with COVID have experienced a symptom suggestive of long-term effects. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook talks with doctors looking at ways to diagnose and treat patients with long-COVID; and with patients who are striving to get back to their pre-COVID health.

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Cindy Wilson, Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson and Fred Schneider, of The B-52s. 

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MUSIC: The B-52s: We “never set out to change people’s lives, but it happens that way” | Watch Video
Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson and Fred Schneider, along with brother and sister Ricky and Cindy Wilson, were friends in Athens, Ga. Their hobby – playing music together – exploded into a career, as the band The B-52s. Since the late 1970s, the group has inspired such musicians as Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl.  But the death of Ricky Wilson almost ended the band for good.  Ahead of their farewell tour, the surviving members catch up with correspondent Kelefa Sanneh.  

To watch The B-52s perform their 1989 hit “Love Shack,” click on the video player below:


The B-52’s – Love Shack (Official Music Video) by
RHINO on
YouTube

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MEDAL OF HONOR: A Vietnam veteran’s epic poem of war | Watch Video
Soldiers often write memoirs about their time in combat. One Medal of Honor recipient, retired Green Beret John Duffy, has written an epic poem about one of the biggest battles of the Vietnam War. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Duffy about “The Battle for ‘Charlie.'”

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Monty Norman, composer of the iconic James Bond theme.     

FROM THE ARCHIVES: “First Ex” Ivana Trump (VIDEO)
Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump, died on Thursday. She was 73. In this interview broadcast on “Sunday Morning” on October 8, 2017, she talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about her life before and after she and her husband divorced; her thoughts about Trump’s second and third wives, Marla Maples and Melania Trump; and other topics that she also addresses in her memoir, “Raising Trump.”

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At the Manuscript Café in Tokyo, the customers are writers, who can’t leave if they haven’t met their work goals for the day. 

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POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: This Tokyo café serves an antidote to writer’s block | Watch Video
Procrastination is not on the menu at Tokyo’s Manuscript Café, whose only customers are writers and creatives trying to finish their books and other projects by deadline, thanks to the gentle nudging of the café’s proprietor and all the coffee you can drink. Correspondent Liz Palmer reports.

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Actors Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, c. 1958. The two, who met while appearing together on Broadway in William Inge’s “Picnic,” were married for 50 years. 

Courtesy of Newman/Woodward family and HBO Max


MOVIES: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward: “The Last Movie Stars” | Watch Video
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were that rarity: a happily-married Hollywood couple. But the story of their life together was partly myth, as explored in the new HBO Max docuseries, “The Last Movie Stars.” Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz talks with actor Ethan Hawke, the series’ director, and with Paul and Joanne’s daughter, Clea Newman, about how the couple’s seemingly perfect life had its share of turbulence off-screen, and what made the couple’s stardom and marriage unique. 

To watch a trailer for “The Last Movie Stars” click on the video player below:


The Last Movie Stars | Official Trailer | HBO Max by
HBO Max on
YouTube

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HARTMAN: 
Kind hearts and open doors (Video)
In January of last year, when Gean LeVar’s husband died in their Glendale, Arizona, home, the house was in such terrible condition that police were forced to condemn it. Widowed and homeless in one day, LeVar was taken in by neighbors across the street, who “adopted” their new grandmother. Steve Hartman reports.

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Author Jason Reynolds meets fans at a middle school in Ronan, Mont. 

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BOOKS: Jason Reynolds on stories told for, and by, young readers | Watch Video
Jason Reynolds, the prolific and bestselling author of young people’s literature, uses his own childhood experiences to encourage kids to use their imagination to tell their stories. “Sunday Morning” anchor Jane Pauley talks with the poet about writing stories, and the complicated conversations they can evoke.

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MILEPOST: 
An addition to the “Sunday Morning” family (Video)
We are happy to introduce the newest member of our “Sunday Morning” family: Rosabelle Darling Belton, born July 12, to “Sunday Morning” producer Robbyn Rose McFadden.

     
NATURE: Yosemite’s Vernal Falls (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Vernal Falls in California’s Yosemite National Park. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.      


WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

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On the first night of their two-night stand in Chicago, Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha – perhaps forgetting he is 31 years older than when the band first performed together – jumped on stage at the United Center during “Bullet to the Head,” and hurt his foot. He pushed through, sitting for the rest of both shows rather than cancelling. 

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GALLERY: Live music is back on stage 2022
Concerts are back on track, with rock, heavy metal and country artists returning to live performances.


Here Comes The Sun: Sen. Raphael Warnock and Henri Matisse’s “The Red Studio”

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Sen. Raphael Warnock and Henri Matisse’s “The Red Studio” (Video)
Senator and Reverend Raphael Warnock sits down with John Dickerson to discuss his hope to be re-elected this fall. Also, Rita Braver visits a new installation at the Museum of Modern Art, featuring Henri Matisse’s painting “The Red Studio.”


RECAP: JULY 10

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL JULY 10 EPISODE!

     
COVER STORY: “Greedflation”: Is corporate profit-taking driving prices higher? | Watch Video
There are two commonly-accepted aspects of economics that determine prices: supply and demand. But some say a third factor is companies’ pursuit of increased profits in the midst of supply-and-demand chaos stirred by war and pandemic. Correspondent David Pogue talks with former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and economist Mike Konczal about the legitimacy of corporate avarice.

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  • Robert Reich, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Mike Konczal
  • Larry Summers
  • Sugar Hill Creamery, New York, N.Y.
  • Rocket Vodka, El Dorado Hills, Calif.
  • Kimman’s Co., York, Pa.
  • Franklin Eyewear, Ridgeland, Miss.

MUSIC: The Hollywood Bowl – An icon celebrates 100 | Watch Video
Nestled in a canyon above Los Angeles, the Hollywood Bowl, an amphitheater where such celebrated artists as Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles have performed, has been the quintessential Southern California destination for music fans. Correspondent Luke Burbank looks at the Bowl’s history and a century of music to remember. 

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#METOO:  Ken Auletta on the fall of Harvey Weinstein | Watch Video
Journalist Ken Auletta spent years investigating Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who would ultimately be convicted for sexual abuse after numerous allegations. CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl talks with Auletta about his book, “Hollywood Ending,” and the movie industry’s culture of silence. Stahl also talks with former Weinstein assistant Rowena Chiu, who claims her boss tried to rape her.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence”

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ART: Art of the African diaspora | Watch Video
Works of artists from Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean from the 17th through 21st centuries are on display in a new exhibition: “Afro-Atlantic Histories,” the most comprehensive look at the interplay of art between Africa and the Americas ever held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Correspondent Rita Braver pays a visit.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor James Caan, an Oscar-nominee for his performance as Sonny Corleone in “The Godfather.”

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Straight talk from James Caan
This week the Oscar-nominated actor famed for such classics as “The Godfather,” “Brian’s Song,” “Misery” and “Elf” died at age 82. In 2021 he talked with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz.

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022

      
HARTMAN: 
One upstanding dog (Video)
After losing a leg in an accident, Dexter, a Brittany Spaniel in Ouray, Colorado, has surprised its owner by taking adaptive behavior to a whole ‘nother level. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on how Dexter’s upright locomotion has proved an inspiration.

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: A fountain of creativity for Americans in Rome (Video)
Sitting atop a hill overlooking Italy’s capital, the American Academy plays host to a range of artists, composers, writers and scholars who gather in this distinctly Italian setting aimed at stimulating creativity and collaboration. Correspondent Seth Doane explores the history of the Academy and finds out how Rome is inspiring the mostly American fellows to foster new work and ideas.

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MOVIES: “Where the Crawdads Sing” – Bringing a bestselling phenomenon to the screen | Watch Video
Delia Owens’ debut novel, which has spent 166 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, was plucked from obscurity by Reese Witherspoon when the Hollywood star enthusiastically added the story of a Southern girl raising herself in the marshes of North Carolina to her Hello Sunshine Book Club. Now she’s produced an adaptation of “Crawdads,” one of the most eagerly-anticipated movies of the year. Owens and Witherspoon – two tomboys from the South who bonded almost immediately – talk with correspondent Lee Cowan.

To watch a trailer for “Where the Crawdads Sing” click on the video player below:


WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING – Official Trailer (HD) by
Sony Pictures Entertainment on
YouTube

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COMMENTARY: ER doctor on the aftermath of gun violence – on the body, and the community | Watch Video
Dr. Megan Ranney, the dean of public health at Brown University and an emergency room physician, talks about the importance of treating gun violence the same way we treat other public health crises – before it lands people in the ER.

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BOOKS: Dwayne Betts on living a life of second chances | Watch Video
At 16 Dwayne Betts was imprisoned for a carjacking. With time on his hands, he began writing. Now an accomplished poet, playwright and memoirist, as well as an attorney, he has also founded a non-profit, Freedom Reads, that provides libraries to inmates. Correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with Betts about his mission after prison.

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THE BOOK REPORT: New summer fiction and nonfiction | Watch Video
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles offers his picks of new titles.

READ AN EXCERPT: “Tracy Flick Can’t Win” by Tom Perrotta

READ AN EXCERPT: “The Latecomer” by Jean Hanff Korelitz

READ AN EXCERPT: “Trust” by Hernan Diaz

READ AN EXCERPT: “Rickey,” on the life of baseball legend Rickey Henderson

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NATURE: Rainbow trout (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us swimming with rainbow trout at Missouri’s Roaring River State Park. Videographer: Scot Miller.     


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GALLERY: Live music is back on stage 2022
Concerts are back on track, with rock, heavy metal and country artists returning to live performances.

“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov and Marcel the Shell (Video)
Dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov sits down with Anthony Mason to discuss his role in “The Cherry Orchard” at Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. He also voices his opinion on the ongoing war in Ukraine. Also, David Pogue meets the creators of Marcel the Shell, an animated character who stars in the film “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.”


RECAP: JULY 3

Guest host: Lee Cowan

WATCH THE FULL JULY 3 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Welcome to a summer of travel hell | Watch Video
After two years of the pandemic, airlines are struggling to keep up with pent-up demand, as staff shortages, canceled flights and bad weather make Summer 2022 a miserable time for air passengers. CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave talks with aviation experts and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about why the airline sector is not meeting public expectations. 

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HISTORY: Heads of state – A walk among giant presidential busts | Watch Video
Dropped onto a swampy field in Croaker, Va., they’ve become an accidental tourist attraction: gigantic, decaying busts – some 20 feet tall, and weighing several tons each – of every U.S. president from George Washington to George W. Bush. Correspondent Rita Braver visits the giant presidential sculptures that are turning a lot of people’s heads. 

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NEWS: Sherri Chessen on her 1962 abortion, and the fate of Roe: “We can’t go back to willow sticks and knitting needles” | Watch Video
Years before Roe v. Wade protected a woman’s right to choose, an Arizona mother of four faced giving birth to a child with a congenital disorder after having taken thalidomide. With abortion unavailable to her, Sherri Chessen traveled to Sweden for the procedure, her every move followed by a breathless media. Now 89, Chessen talks with CBS News correspondent Major Garrett about her choice (which she said “any mother would do to save her own child from suffering”), and her belief that the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe is awakening “a great dose of anger” among women.

NATURE: Remarkable friendships from the animal world | Watch Video
Correspondent Lesley Stahl visits Funny Farm Rescue, a not-for-profit New Jersey sanctuary for retired, abused or neglected animals, where interspecies friendships are formed and predators become pals.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including artist Margaret Keane, known for her paintings of children with “big eyes.”

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022
     

VETERANS: Remembering WWII Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams | Watch Video
During the Battle of Iwo Jima, in the face of powerful enemy resistance, Marine Cpl. Hershel “Woody” Williams succeeded in destroying several heavily-defended machine-gun pillboxes, and was awarded the Medal of Honor. But his service to his country, and his gallantry, did not end there. In this “Sunday Morning” profile that originally aired on May 30, 2021, Williams (who died on June 29 at the age of 98) talked with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin about his efforts for Gold Star families. 

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HARTMAN: A first birthday (Video)
Abraham and his brother, James, found their way from a Sierra Leone orphanage to their new family outside Charlotte, North Carolina, and have been wide-eyed with wonder ever since. But 12-year-old Abraham says his first birthday in America means much more. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: The Doobie Brothers: “These are the better days” | Watch Video
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, who’ve been playing together for more than half a century, don’t let old resentments get in the way of a new album and tour. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with members of The Doobie Brothers – Michael McDonald, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee – about the band’s longevity, and about their first studio album in more than a decade, “Liberté.” (This story was originally broadcast on October 3, 2021.)

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SCIENCE: “Engine Trouble”: How greenhouse gases threaten our world (Video)
The Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to strictly regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants makes the effort to counter climate change much more difficult. In this “CBS Sunday Morning” video essay, writer and narrator Robert Krulwich explains why rising levels of carbon dioxide in our air since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution pose an existential threat to us and our planet. Based on the work of Aatish Bhatia. Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton. Music by Buck St. Thomas.

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  • “Engine Trouble,” supported by “This American Life”
  • Written and narrated by Robert Krulwich, based on the work of Aatish Bhatia
  • Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton
  • Music by Buck St. Thomas

COMMENTARY: Douglas Brinkley: Let us celebrate patriots who put country over party | Watch Video
With Independence Day upon us, the presidential historian says truth-tellers are what guard our Constitution, as demonstrated by January 6 Committee vice chair Liz Cheney, and former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, whose testimony this week speaking out against fellow Republicans’ actions during the insurrection is helping protect our nation from the enemies of democracy.

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NATURE: Red wolves (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among red wolves, a critically endangered species, near Pamlico Sound in eastern North Carolina. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.      

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi and artist Romero Britto (Video)
Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi sits down with Nancy Giles to discuss the importance of being anti-racist. Also, Faith Salie talks with artist Romero Britto about his incredible works of art.


RECAP: JUNE 26

Guest host: Lee Cowan

WATCH THE FULL JUNE 26 EPISODE!

      
COVER STORY: How Supreme Court conservatives are reshaping Americans’ rights | Watch Video
In overturning its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade on Friday, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court has removed federal constitutional protections for women and turned the question of abortion rights over to state legislatures, precipitating bans on the procedure in many Republican-led states. CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford talks with law experts who say the conservative legal movement’s decades-long battle to upend the right to privacy underpinning Roe will not stop with abortion; and with an anti-abortion rights advocate who believes banning abortion will benefit women.

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ART: A true duck dynasty: Wildlife artists Jim, Robert and Joe Hautman | Watch Video
For his paintings of waterfowl, artist Jim Hautman has won the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual duck stamp contest a record six times. Close behind are his brothers, Joe Hautman (five-time winner) and Robert Hautman (three-time winner). Correspondent Conor Knighton talked to the self-taught artists about the siblings’ artistic rivalry.

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MUSIC: Toto on the many lives of “Africa” | Watch Video
Since 1982 the song “Africa” has become a worldwide sensation – one of a string of hits that Toto has had over the last 40+ years. The band’s founding members Steve Lukather and David Paich, along with longtime singer Joseph Williams – serious musicians who don’t take themselves too seriously – talk with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about a song that was almost dropped, and how Toto has continued to hold the line and supply the love.

To watch the official music video of “Africa” (because you can’t hear the song too many times), click on the player below:


Toto – Africa (Official HD Video) by
TotoVEVO on
YouTube

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VIDEO: “Recess Therapy,” where little kids answer big questions (Video)
What is on the minds of kids ages 2-8? Armed with a microphone, Julian Shapiro Barnum finds out in his viral online series “Recess Therapy,” in which children discuss such weighty issues as climate change, money, and peeing in your pants. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with Shapiro Barnum about why kids still say the darndest things.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including James Rado, co-creator of the Broadway musical “Hair.” 

DYI: Restoring a cruise ship with a storied past | Watch Video
Built in the 1950s to carry tourists on day trips from the German port of Hamburg, the cruise ship looked bound for the scrap heap, until Chris Willson found the Aurora for sale on Craigslist. Today, his 293-foot ship (which once played a Bond villain’s yacht) is parked in Stockton, Calif., surrounded by blueberry fields, and is being carefully restored. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports.

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ART: Recreating Matisse’s “Red Studio” | Watch Video
Henri Matisse’s landmark painting “The Red Studio” documented the artworks displayed in his workspace just outside Paris as it existed in 1911. For the first time since then, almost all the individual pieces depicted in his painting have been reunited for an installation at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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SUNDAY’S BEST: The cool power of Peggy Lee | Watch Video
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Peggy Lee (1920-2002), known for such hits as “Fever” and “Is That All There Is,” demonstrated an alluring command over an audience with her sultry voice and precise stagecraft. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with biographer Peter Richmond and with Lee’s granddaughter, Holly Foster-Wells, about the singer’s artistry, and her rise from a painful childhood in North Dakota, to becoming a leading writer and vocalist of jazz, pop and torch songs. (This story was originally broadcast on February 6, 2022.)

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ARCHITECTURE: The whimsical, living architecture of Tulum, Mexico | Watch Video
In Tulum, Mexico, the self-taught architect Roth created one of the area’s most popular resorts, the Azulik, and a nearby artists’ community, which were designed to incorporate the evolving natural world. Correspondent Manuel Bojorquez takes “Sunday Morning” on a tour.

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HEADLINES: E-cigarettes, gun legislation, and Surfside anniversary (Video)
Host Lee Cowan recaps some of the week’s developments, including an FDA order involving Juul e-cigarettes; the first major Federal gun legislation since the 1990s, signed by President Joe Biden; and the one-year anniversary of a building collapse in Surfside, Fla., that killed 98 people.

        
COMMENTARY: A court’s decision, and when a right becomes a crime | Watch Video
Columbia Law professor Carol Sanger says the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, which nullifies the precedent of Roe v. Wade, means women now face the imminent removal of an established right, touching on the most intimate aspects of family life – and face a new era of woman-shaming.

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NATURE: Texas birdlife (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among hummingbirds and songbirds in the Texas Hill Country. Videographer: Scot Miller.       

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Journalist and author Katy Tur and artist Joan Mitchell (Video)
Journalist and author Katy Tur sits down with Tracy Smith to discuss her upbringing and her new memoir, “Rough Draft.” Also, a new exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art celebrates the life of abstract artist Joan Mitchell.


RECAP: JUNE 19

Host: Jane Pauley. 

WATCH THE FULL JUNE 19 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Juneteenth: America’s second Independence Day | Watch Video
On June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Union Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston that all enslaved people in Texas were now free. The day would become commemorated as Juneteenth, but for the now-free African Americans, the future was uncertain. CBS News’ Mark Whitaker takes a personal journey to Jewett, Texas, where his great-grandfather became a free man, and meets with relatives for whom Juneteenth has taken on a special meaning.

MEDICINE: The COVID frontlines: How NYC doctors faced the outbreak | Watch Video
The staff at an elite ICU in New York City had seen many emergencies, but nothing close to the start of the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020. CBS News’ Lesley Stahl sits down with doctors from New York-Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Hospital, and with journalist Marie Brenner, author of “The Desperate Hours,” to pull back the curtain on the inner lives, struggles and triumphs of doctors who were living in what felt like a war zone.

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MOVIES: Meet Marcel, a tiny shell – and now a big movie star | Watch Video
When comedian-actor Jenny Slate and filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp created the voice of a tiny animated character – a seashell with a googly eye, shoes, and a winning personality – they could not predict that their quirky short films would become viral hits online, nor that the one-inch-tall shell would star in a feature-length movie, the heartwarming adventure “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.” Correspondent David Pogue talks with Slate and Fleischer-Camp about Marcel’s sweet, funny quest to find his family; and with “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl, who plays herself in the film.

To watch a trailer for “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” click on the video player below:


Marcel The Shell With Shoes On | Official Trailer HD | A24 by
A24 on
YouTube

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MUSIC: A.J. Croce on reconnecting with his father, Jim Croce | Watch Video
The singer-songwriter lost his dad in a plane crash before he turned two, temporarily lost his sight when he was four, and lost his wife to a heart condition. Now 50, musician and songwriter A.J. Croce is turning to the music that his father, Jim Croce, had made famous, and in the process is embracing his father’s legacy – and his own. Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports.

     
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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including political commentator and columnist Mark Shields.

OBITUARY: Scenic designer Victor Paganuzzi, creator of iconic “Sunday Morning” set, dies at 90
His nearly 50-year career at CBS ran the gamut from “Jackie Gleason” and soap operas, to news broadcasts, elections, inaugurations – and a familiar morning program.

ARCHIVES: From 2011: “Sunday Morning” set designer Victor Paganuzzi (Video)

SPORTS: A sports bar of their own | Watch Video
Jenny Nguyen found it difficult to watch women’s sports at sports bars, which predominantly showcase broadcasts of men’s games. So, she founded the Sports Bra, a watering hole in Portland, Ore., and the first one in America that exclusively shows women’s sports on all its TVs. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports.

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HARTMAN: One graduate’s lofty goal (Video)
After 18-year-old Jake Thibeault was paralyzed in a hockey game, he made an extraordinary prediction to the head of school at Milton Academy outside Boston: that he would walk at graduation. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on how a student schooled others on setting goals.

STAGE: Mikhail Baryshnikov on “The Orchard” and Putin’s war | Watch Video
At the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov stars in an adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” a story whose themes of loss and freedom echo with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about the production, and how the dancer, who has remained largely non-political since his 1974 defection from the Soviet Union, says he can no longer stay silent on what he calls Putin’s war.

To watch a trailer for the live + immersive production of “The Orchard” click on the video player below:


The Orchard – J Hecht & M Baryshnikov Live, Immersive | Online – Trailer by
Show One Productions on
YouTube

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SCIENCE: “Meet the Fossils”: Ancient life that powers our world (Video)
When we burn fossil fuels to power our homes and cars, we’re burning the remains of ancient life – plants and animals that were transformed over millions of years into coal or oil. And we are using up that resource at a rapid rate. Writer and narrator Robert Krulwich explains how, in this “CBS Sunday Morning” video essay, based on the work of Aatish Bhatia. Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton. Music by Buck St. Thomas.

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  • “Meet the Fossils,” supported by “This American Life”
  • Written and narrated by Robert Krulwich, based on the work of Aatish Bhatia
  • Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton
  • Music by Buck St. Thomas

U.S.: San Francisco Mayor London Breed on the city’s challenges | Watch Video
Four years ago, London Breed, who grew up in poverty in San Francisco, became mayor. Since then, she has been forced to address the city’s problems of homelessness and rising property crimes, issues that have frustrated residents and tourists, and which may be making this famously liberal city a little less tolerant. Correspondent John Blackstone talks with Breed about meeting the city’s myriad challenges.

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NATURE: Stingrays (Extended Video)
We travel this morning to the waters off the island of St. Croix. Videographer: National Geographic Explorer, ocean activist and longtime friend of “Sunday Morning” Ziggy Livnat, who passed away this week.       

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MOVIES: 2022 Tribeca Festival: Highlights to watch in theaters or at home
More than 100 fiction and non-fiction features will unspool at the New York City festival, with many available for home viewing through June 26 via the Tribeca At Home platform. Check out some choice picks.

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Actor Jeff Bridges and McDonald’s ice cream machines (Video)

Tony Dokoupil sits down with comedian Michael Che to talk about “Saturday Night Live” and his love for stand-up comedy. Also, Faith Salie heads to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the coat President Lincoln wore when he was assassinated. 


RECAP: JUNE 12

Host: Jane Pauley. 

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COVER STORY: Watergate at 50: The political scandal that changed Washington | Watch Video
Fifty years after the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at Washington’s Watergate complex, we are still piecing together the story of a crime, and a coverup, that brought down a presidency. CBS News’ Robert Costa talks with journalist Garrett Graff, author of “Watergate: A New History,” about what we are still learning of a political tragedy, and in what ways the unfolding scandal has shaped Washington today. 

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FLAG DAY: A grand old flag maker | Watch Video
Since 1847, Annin and Company has been the oldest and biggest flag manufacturer in the U.S., churning out tens of thousands of Star-Spangled Banners a day. “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley reports.

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POLITICS: Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock: The preacher and the politician | Watch Video
The Georgia Democrat, who is both pastor at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and a U.S. Senator in Washington, talks with CBS News’ John Dickerson about the lessons learned from his father; using politics as a tool for progressive change; and how – facing reelection this fall – he seeks to convince Georgians to continue to have faith.

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TV: Creating “Evil,” with laughs | Watch Video
Having created two hit series, “The Good Wife” and its spinoff, “The Good Fight,” married producers Robert and Michelle King have come up with something more sinister: the critically-acclaimed “Evil,” featuring scary stories laced with absurdity and humor about the presence of evil in mundane settings. The Kings talk with correspondent Serena Altschul about their religious backgrounds, and about creating a show described as a cross between “The X Files” and “Ghostbusters.”

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  • “Evil” on Paramount+; New season debuts June 12

     
PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Jim Seals, half of the ’70s soft-rock duo Seals & Crofts.

BOOKS: Katy Tur writes “Rough Draft” of her family story | Watch Video
As a child, broadcaster Katy Tur would often fly in her parents’ helicopter while her mom and pilot dad helped report news from above Los Angeles. But she says life with her demanding father was often given to fits of rage. As she writes in her new memoir, “Rough Draft,” Tur tells the story of her parents, and about a dramatic change that came as a shock to her. Correspondent Tracy Smith reports.

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HARTMAN: A young baseball fan’s perfect pitch (Video)
Eleven-year-old Ellee Dowdy, from Amherst, Virginia, eats, sleeps and talks baseball. But she didn’t know girls could pursue a broadcasting career doing play-by-play until she listened to a Baltimore Orioles game called by announcer Melanie Newman – part of the first all-female broadcast crew in history last year. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on what happened when a young girl reached out to a pioneer. 

TV: Taylor Sheridan, the creative cowboy behind “Yellowstone” | Watch Video
Called one of the most important western writers in decades, Taylor Sheridan created the hit TV series “Yellowstone” and its prequel, “1883” (along with the prequel’s upcoming sequel, “1932”). Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Sheridan (who is as cowboy as they come), and with “Yellowstone” star Kevin Costner, about a return of the drama of the west.

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ART: The intense life of abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell | Watch Video
During her lifetime artist Joan Mitchell (1925–1992) wasn’t as celebrated as her male peers. But as evidenced in a new exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the abstract expressionist created startlingly colorful and lyrical works that reflect the intensity of a life lived on her own terms. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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BOOKS: Ibram X. Kendi on the importance of being antiracist | Watch Video
The professor and author of the bestselling “How to Be an Antiracist,” Ibram X. Kendi, talks with correspondent Nancy Giles about confronting the dangers of racism; protecting young people from harmful ideas; and the parenting values behind his new books, “How to Raise an Antiracist” and the children’s picture book, “Goodnight Racism.”

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  • ibramxkendi.com
  • “How to Raise an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World), in Hardcover, Large Print Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available June 14 via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound
  • “Goodnight Racism” by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc (Kokila), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available June 14 via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound
  • Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University
  • Virtual Black Heritage Trail Tour (National Park Service)

      

MILESTONE: Farewell to “Sunday Morning” director Nora Gerard (Video)
The entire “Sunday Morning” family says goodbye this week to our longtime director, Nora Gerard, who has made our program shine – sunny skies or stormy weather – for eleven years. And as her virtuoso performance draws to a close, we send along applause, gratitude, and our heartfelt best wishes. 

       
NATURE: Horses on the Outer Banks (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” leaves us with wild horses along the Outer Banks near Corolla, North Carolina. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.       

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MOVIES: 2022 Tribeca Festival: Highlights to watch in theaters or at home
More than 100 fiction and non-fiction features will unspool at the New York City festival, with many available for home viewing through June 26 via the Tribeca At Home platform. Check out some choice picks.

2022 Tribeca Festival: Highlights (Part 2)

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Comedian Michael Che and Lincoln’s coat (Video)
Tony Dokoupil sits down with comedian Michael Che to talk about “Saturday Night Live” and his love for stand-up comedy. Also, Faith Salie heads to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the coat President Lincoln wore when he was assassinated. 


RECAP: JUNE 5

Host: Jane Pauley. 

WATCH THE FULL JUNE 5 EPISODE!

      
HEADLINES: Pomp and circumstance at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee | Watch Video
Correspondent Mark Phillips reports on the weekend’s festivities as Britain honors the beloved 96-year-old monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

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  • Her Majesty the Queen (royal.uk)
  • “Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II” by Robert Hardman (Peghasus Books), in Hardcover, Large Print, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound
  • robertlacey.com
  • “The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 2: Political Scandal, Personal Struggle, and the Years that Defined Elizabeth II (1956-1977)” by Robert Lacey (Crown), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons

          
EXHIBIT: Beatles exhibit captures the magic behind the music | Watch Video
A Beatles exhibition at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, featuring one-of-a-kind artifacts and instruments, explores the creation of some of pop’s most indelible songs, during the period leading up to the band’s breakup. “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley reports.

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HEADLINES: Russia’s invasion after 100 days: Ukraine continues to fight back | Watch Video
The war for Ukraine has turned into a slugfest of dueling artillery, with heavy losses by both Russian and Ukrainian forces. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with retired Gen. David Petraeus, and with American veteran volunteer Mark Hayward, about control on the ground and the Ukrainian offensive to retake Russian-occupied territory.

SPORTS: Baseball that’s gone bananas (Video)
There’s no crying in baseball, but there are a lot of laughs, when the Savannah Bananas bring their circus antics to the ballpark. The Georgia-based Coastal Plain League team has attracted millions of fans with their TikTok videos, which show batters on stilts or players in kilts. Correspondent Kris Van Cleave checks out the playful play-by-play.

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NEWS: Rep. Liz Cheney describes Jan. 6 “conspiracy” as “extremely broad … well-organized” | Watch Video
Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, one of two Republicans on the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 insurrection and its attempt to overturn Donald Trump’s election loss, talks with CBS News’ Robert Costa about what the upcoming hearings will reveal to the American people about the threat to democracy. She also says there is a GOP “cult of personality” around Trump, and that there are too many people in the Republican Party “who are not taking their responsibilities seriously.”

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Ann Turner Cook, who in 1931 became world famous as the first “Gerber Baby.”

BROADWAY: Playwright Michael R. Jackson on “A Strange Loop” | Watch Video
The musical nominated for 11 Tony Awards features an unlikely protagonist: A young, queer Black man working as an usher in a Broadway theater, writing a musical about a young, queer Black man working as an usher in a Broadway theater. The show’s writer and composer, Michael R. Jackson, talks with correspondent Rita Braver about mining his own life for a tale of change and self-acceptance.

Don’t miss the 75th annual Tony Awards, broadcast on CBS and Paramount+ live on June 12!

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HARTMAN: An Afghan family reunion years in the making (Video)
Six years ago correspondent Steve Hartman first met Baset Azizi, a musician from Afghanistan, who fled to the U.S. as a teenager. Since then, Azizi has interned on Capitol Hill, and graduated from college with honors. All that time, his family was back in Afghanistan, until they fled following the fall of Kabul. Finally, just a few weeks ago, Azizi’s family arrived in the U.S. for an emotional reunion.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Jeff Bridges on surviving cancer and COVID | Watch Video
The Oscar-winning actor, who’d led a seemingly charmed life as the star of such hits as “Crazy Heart” and “The Big Lebowski,” talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about his terrifying health crises – from his diagnosis for lymphoma, to spending five weeks in the hospital with COVID-19 contracted while undergoing chemo – and how he emerged with a greater feeling of connection. 

To watch a trailer for the new series “The Old Man” click on the video player below:


The Old Man | Official Trailer | FX by
FX Networks on
YouTube

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FAST FOOD: A fix for McDonald’s soft-serve machines? | Watch Video
As broken McDonald’s soft-serve ice-cream machines became a national punchline, tech startup Kytch developed a device that helped McDonald’s franchisees get their machines back online. And that’s when the fight over soft-serve began to really heat up. Correspondent David Pogue has the story of how McDonald’s ice cream machines became the center of a multi-million-dollar lawsuit.

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SCIENCE: “Oceans Give, Oceans Take”: Their role in climate change (Video)
As greenhouse gases warm the Earth, our oceans play a significant role in absorbing heat that helps regulate rising temperatures. But as writer and narrator Robert Krulwich explains, there is a huge price to pay for heating the oceans. He explains why in this first of a series of “CBS Sunday Morning” video essays, based on the work of Aatish Bhatia. Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton. Music by Buck St. Thomas.

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COMMENTARY: January 6 hearings: Can our Union survive? | Watch Video
Never before had a U.S. president pushed to overturn an election. The Select Committee hearings into the violent attack on Congress by Trump supporters, and about the ongoing struggle between the will of the voters and election deniers, may determine whether forces of democracy or of chaos prevail. CBS News’ John Dickerson reports.

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NATURE: Loons in Massachusetts (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” leaves us with the call of the loons on a lake in Hubbardston, Massachusetts. Videographer: Doug Jensen.       

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: “POTUS” on Broadway and doughnut shops (Video)
Rita Braver sits down with the cast of the Broadway play “POTUS.” Also, Elaine Quijano explores the roughly 80% of doughnut shops in Southern California that are owned by Cambodian refugee families.


RECAP: MAY 29

Host: Jane Pauley. 

WATCH THE FULL MAY 29 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Protecting our national parks from overcrowding | Watch Video
Over the past decade, the number of visitors to our national parks has increased 34%, forcing many parks to require reservations, timed entry passes, and shuttle buses in order to limit crowds and traffic. This Memorial Day Weekend (one of the busiest weekends of the year), correspondent Conor Knighton looks at how some of our national parks are dealing with becoming too popular.

EXTRA: National Parks with timed-entry permit policies

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GUNS: Sandy Hook shooting: The unprecedented $73M settlement with gunmaker Remington | Watch Video
Francine and David Wheeler, whose son Ben was among the 26 students, teachers and staff killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., are one of nine families who accomplished the unthinkable: they sued Remington Arms, which recently settled the lawsuit for $73 million, the largest payout by a gun company to victims of a mass shooting. Correspondent Tracy Smith looks at the legal strategy used against an industry that was viewed by many as protected from liability over gun violence.

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HEADLINES: Texas school shooting – Grief, vigils and outrage (Video)
As the city of Uvalde, Texas mourns the 19 children and two teachers who were murdered last Tuesday, days of false and conflicting statements by authorities finally gave way to an admission that law enforcement failed to respond rapidly to the shooter. In Houston, some politicians backed out of the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, as protesters chanted outside. Correspondent Omar Villafranca reports. 

ART: Miami is artist Romero Britto’s canvas (Video)
Miami’s sidewalks and skyline glitter with the smile-evoking imagery of Brazilian-born artist Romero Britto, whose vivid pop-art style has decorated city vehicles, hospitals, parking meters, even lottery tickets. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with Britto, who first came to public attention via a vodka ad, and whose colorful creations have made it to the Super Bowl, the World Cup, and the Olympics.

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U.S.: After the Camp Fire: Rebuilding Paradise | Watch Video
In America nearly 50 million homes are in areas that are prone to wildfires. But residents of Paradise, Calif., who lost their homes to the devastating Camp Fire in 2018, are not giving up. Correspondent Ben Tracy looks at how the community is being reborn, using building materials that are designed not to burn.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Ray Liotta, remembered for the films “Field of Dreams” and “Goodfellas.”


HARTMAN: A Memorial Day tradition: Taps Across America (Video)
On Memorial Day, at 3 p.m. local time, musicians across the country will participate once again in a new tradition, honoring America’s fallen heroes with the playing of “Taps.” Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

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WORLD: What can Australia’s reaction to a mass shooting teach us about guns and gun control? | Watch Video
In 1996, just 12 days after 35 people were killed in a mass shooting in Port Arthur, Tasmania, the government of Australia enacted strict gun control legislation, including a ban on the sale and import of all automatic and semi-automatic rifles and shotguns, and a gun buyback program. Since then, there have been only one mass shooting in Australia, and gun homicides decreased nearly 60 percent.  Correspondent Seth Doane talks with Australian politicians, and with a victim and gunowner, about the sweeping changes. (This story was previously broadcast on March 13, 2016.)

MOVIES: Long live the King! “Elvis” lives | Watch Video
In director Baz Luhrmann’s epic musical biopic, Austin Butler brings Elvis Presley to life, from young rock idol to movie star to Vegas lounge act. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Butler about becoming a pop culture icon; and with Luhrmann about how Elvis’ ultimately tragic life still holds enduring appeal. 

To watch a trailer for “Elvis” click on the video player below:


Baz Luhrmann’s ELVIS | Official Trailer by
Warner Bros. Pictures on
YouTube

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INTERVIEW: Angela Davis on her revolutionary causes | Watch Video
The activist, professor and writer has spent more than five decades advocating against oppression, white supremacy and police violence. Five decades after she was tried and acquitted on conspiracy, kidnapping and murder charges, Angela Davis is advocating for the abolishment of prisons. She talks with correspondent Lilia Luciano about expanding the possibilities for social change.

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COMMENTARY: “Who will go for us?” Memorial Day, and honoring those who gave all | Watch Video
USAF Chief of Staff Gen. C.Q. Brown, Jr. on honoring the sacrifices of U.S. service men and women who died protecting the freedoms we all enjoy.

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NATURE: Arlington National Cemetery (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Arlington National Cemetery, where on this Memorial Day weekend members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment have placed more than 200,000 flags at graves of the fallen. Videographer: Brian Fuss.

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MOVIES: Colin Cantwell, designer of “Star Wars” spaceships and Death Star, dies at 90
The artist’s concept sketches and prototype models for the X-Wing, TIE fighters and the Star Destroyer, as well as the Empire’s “ultimate weapon,” helped set the aesthetic for George Lucas’ space epic.

“HERE COMES THE SUN”: The Marvel Universe and Challenging Puzzles (Video)
Author Douglas Wolk explains the depth of the Marvel Universe to Luke Burbank. Also, Martha Teichner meets author and puzzle expert A.J. Jacobs, who illustrates his curiosity for puzzles. 


RECAP: MAY 22 “BY DESIGN”

Jane Pauley hosts our annual design show, presented from Santa Barbara, a California town known as the American Riviera.

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BY DESIGN: Montecito’s El Fureidis, a Gilded Age treasure in Santa Barbara | Watch Video
Built in 1906 in the Montecito Hills above Santa Barbara, Calif., El Fureidis, the Mediterranean-inspired home of real estate tycoon James Waldron Gillespie, is an oasis of tranquility and class, in a lush 10-acre property. Jane Pauley takes us inside.

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  • El Fureidis, Montecito, Calif. (Riskin Partners Estate Group)

COVER STORY: Self-tracking your health data | Watch Video
Experts say devices like smartwatches that continually monitor your health data can also give you early warning about medical problems before a doctor might. Correspondent David Pogue looks at how self-tracking data may one day help detect conditions like infectious diseases, type II diabetes, heart conditions or even cancer.

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BY DESIGN: A history of Santa Barbara | Watch Video
The city on California’s southern coast would evolve dramatically over the course of four centuries, from the home of Chumash Indians to a Spanish settlement and mission, to an oceanfront jewel whose architecture and lifestyle have become the epitome of the California Dream. Jane Pauley takes a walk through the history of the “American Riviera.”

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ART: Land artist Jon Foreman, whose canvas is a beach (Video)
Artist Jon Foreman finds inspiration in nature and a receding tide, using rocks that he finds or raking and combing the beaches of Wales into spectacular designs that are destined to be washed away. Correspondent Seth Doane reports on the stunning art that is hardly timeless.

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TRIPTYCH OF HOUSEHOLD DESIGN #1: The one tool your kitchen can’t do without | Watch Video
Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with Epicurious senior editor Emily Johnson about the history of the kitchen gadget that is indispensable – the can opener.

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INTERIOR DESIGN: Designing plant walls for home and office | Watch Video
“Green walls” are alive with plants that bring color and oxygen indoors. Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh talks with Stacy Coleman, owner of Plant Wall Design, the New York-based company that builds and maintains living walls.  

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AGRICULTURE: Vertical farms: A rising form of agriculture | Watch Video
In downtown Jackson, Wyoming, a small plot of land, 30 by 150 feet, produces 100,000 pounds of produce a year, thanks to a farm that soars in the air. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the growing industry of locally-sourced vertical farms for urban communities. 

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SPORT DESIGN: The evolution of surfboards | Watch Video
Originally a sport of Hawaiian royalty, surfing was taken to the next level once surfboard designers started making boards shorter and lighter. Correspondent Tracy Smith looks at how design, paired with the perfect wave, propelled the sport into the popular culture.  

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BY DESIGN: Inside Bellosguardo, a reclusive heiress’ historic home | Watch Video
Built in the 1930s, high above the Santa Barbara coast, the mansion known as Bellosguardo was the summer home of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, who instructed her staff to never change a thing – and they didn’t. Jane Pauley pays a visit to a fabled home constructed from a Gilded Age fortune, which will open its doors to public tours for the first time later this year. 

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INTERIOR DESIGN: The art of wallpaper (Video)
Heidi and Christian Batteau are the husband-and-wife duo behind Assemblage, which creates bespoke, handmade wallpaper using ancient Italian techniques. Correspondent Nancy Giles looks into the history of wallpaper, and talks with interior designer Sheila Bridges about bringing more diversity to the walls – and ceilings – of a 21st century home.

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MUSIC: Kenny Loggins on savoring the moments | Watch Video
Even at 74, Kenny Loggins’ voice sounds as youthful as his songs, which have a habit of making us feel young, too. The singer talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about touring; the mudslides that struck his neighborhood in Montecito, Calif.; his new memoir, “Still Alright”; his songwriting collaborations with artists like Michael McDonald; and how being a father affected his music.

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WORK FROM HOME: Martha Stewart on spring cleaning your home office space | Watch Video
After two-and-a-half years of working from home, your office-away-from-office can do with some refreshing. Multimedia lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart offers some organizing tips.

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TRIPTYCH OF HOUSEHOLD DESIGN #2: The beauty that is the paper clip | Watch Video
Collector and author James Ward is obsessed about one of the most utilitarian devices we know: the humble paper clip. But paper clips are more than just tiny wire sculptures that stick papers together; they are, Ward tells correspondent Susan Spencer, miniature pieces of art.

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FASHION: Thrift shopping: Making fashion more sustainable (Video)
Secondhand shopping, also known as upcycling, is one of fashion’s fastest-growing trends. Correspondent Serena Altschul looks at how getting new use from unwanted clothes is becoming a $35 billion market.

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ARCHITECTURE: Home sweet home, made from shipping containers | Watch Video
In 2016 Zack and Brie Smithey built their dream home in St. Charles, Missouri: a three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, 3,000 sq. ft., two-story structure made out of eight shipping containers. Now, they’re helping other people build container homes. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with homeowners who refuse to be boxed into traditional notions of home construction. 

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TRIPTYCH OF HOUSEHOLD DESIGN #3: The scoop on ice cream | Watch Video
Correspondent Susan Spencer visits the Museum of Ice Cream in New York City to find out why a perfectly-shaped ball of ice cream is the best way to enjoy the treat, thanks to the invention of the ice cream scoop, dreamed up by African-American businessman and inventor Alfred Cralle back in 1897.

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NATURE: California Coast (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us along the California coast, where birds – and not just surfers – enjoy the waves. Videographer: Luke Thomas. 

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MOVIES: Abortion, Russia among documentary topics of Human Rights Watch Film Festival
10 films, along with discussions featuring filmmakers and activists, will be presented May 20-26, both in-person in New York City and nationwide via streaming.

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Actresses Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda and Crystal Bridges Museum
Actresses Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda sit down with Tracy Smith to discuss “Grace and Frankie,” getting older and the importance of female friendships. Also, Martha Teichner visits Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, opened by Alice Walton.


RECAP: MAY 15

Host: Jane Pauley. 

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HEADLINES: Man arrested in Buffalo mass shooting that killed 10 (Video)
It was a busy Saturday afternoon at Tops Supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., in a predominantly Black neighborhood, when a gunman started firing, his weapon’s barrel bearing a racist message. Ten people were killed, and another three wounded, before an 18-year-old white man wearing body armor was arrested, for what was the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. this year. Correspondent Nancy Chen reports.

      
COVER STORY: Paths to avoid crippling student debt | Watch Video
Student debt has become a national crisis, with 43 million Americans carrying more than $1.7 trillion in debt. With some questioning the value of a college degree, efforts are being made to eliminate college from many corporations’ job requirements, while promoting skills training for “new-collar jobs.” Correspondent David Pogue talks with Wharton School of Business professor Peter Cappelli; Ken Frazier and Ginni Rometty of the OneTen Coalition; and with young people taking different approaches to higher education and the workforce.

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HISTORY: Abraham Lincoln’s coat, and its hidden, bloody stories | Watch Video
Currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is the coat worn by President Abraham Lincoln on the night he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with the Costume Institute’s head curator Andrew Bolton about the treasured object that speaks to tragedy in our nation’s history.

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TV: Michael Che on controversial comedy: “As long as people are talking it’s not all that bad” | Watch Video
“Saturday Night Live” star and writer Michael Che, the first Black anchor of “Weekend Update,” and star of the HBO series, “That Damn Michael Che,” says standup is his first, and deepest, love – and calls comedy something of a magic trick. Che talks with CBS News’ Tony Dokoupil about growing up a “very curious” child; taking in feedback online (even when it hurts); and why he’s “just trying to grow up and not get killed.”

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Fred Ward, remembered for the films “The Right Stuff,” “Henry & June” and “Tremors.”  

WORLD: José Andrés on operating in a war zone | Watch Video
Chef José Andrés and his non-profit World Central Kitchen have provided a vital lifeline in disaster areas, serving more than 60 million meals, from earthquake-ravaged Haiti to hurricane-battered Houston. Now they are giving aid in Ukraine, the first time chef Andrés and his people have operated in a war zone. Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Andrés about his mission; and with director Ron Howard about his new documentary profiling Andrés and his organization, “We Feed People.”

To watch a trailer for “We Feed People” click on the video player below.


We Feed People | Official Trailer | Disney+ by
National Geographic on
YouTube

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COMMENTARY: Rita Braver on her 50 years at CBS News | Watch Video
As she marks a half-century at the news organization, the veteran broadcaster talks about her tenure as a producer, a White House reporter, and a correspondent for “Sunday Morning,” covering newsmakers and global events, and the inspiring stories of everyday people.

MUSIC: Lionel Richie on his “amazing ride” | Watch Video
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, lead singer of the Commodores, solo artist, and “American Idol” judge is being awarded the Library of Congress’ 2022 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Lionel Richie talks with correspondent Kelefa Sanneh about his 50-year career, from opening for Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, to his solo success, and how a new generation of fans sees him.

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HUMOR: Garrison Keillor talks about #MeToo and a return to Lake Wobegon | Watch Video
Writer Garrison Keillor is perhaps best known as the force behind the wildly-popular radio program, “A Prairie Home Companion.” But after retiring from the show, Keillor was accused of sexual misconduct, causing Minnesota Public Radio, the show’s distributor, to sever ties. They have since settled the matter and signed a confidentiality agreement. But Keillor has never stopped writing, and is now back on the road entertaining his audience. Keillor talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about the allegations of inappropriate behavior, aging, and his new books: “Serenity at 70, Gaiety at 80,” and his latest collection of tales from Lake Wobegon, “Boom Town.”

READ AN EXCERPT: “Boom Town: A Lake Wobegon Novel” by Garrison Keillor

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POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: Japan’s tatami mats, a home-grown tradition | Watch Video
In Japan, grass-and-straw tatami mats – once a privilege reserved for the elite – have been a key feature of architecture since the Middle Ages, crafted by gifted artisans. But now, with cheap knockoffs and changing lifestyles, the industry is at a crossroads. Correspondent Lucy Craft reports.

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NATURE: Bison at South Dakota’s Custer State Park (Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Custer State Park in South Dakota, where bison and their young calves are roaming. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.
     

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Author and screenwriter Delia Ephron and dumpster art (Video)
Author and screenwriter Delia Ephron sits down with Dr. Jon LaPook to discuss love, the loss of her sister and her triumph over cancer. We also have a story about a man who stumbled across millions of dollars’ worth of art.


RECAP: MAY 8

Host: Jane Pauley. 

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COVER STORY: A frontline in the fight over abortion | Watch Video
The border between Missouri (where abortion is extremely difficult to access) and Illinois (where abortion rights are codified) has come to mark one of the great divisions in America today. Correspondent Martha Teichner travels to a frontline in the debate over abortion, and visits a first-of-its-kind Regional Logistics Center helping women from across the country access abortions.

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COVER STORY: Roe v. Wade and the Supreme Court’s legitimacy | Watch Video
Nearly 50 years after the U.S. Supreme Court established a constitutional right to abortion in Roe v. Wade, the current Supreme Court appears ready to overturn that right. Correspondent Jim Axelrod looks at how the leaked draft of Justice Sam Alito’s opinion (which would eliminate constitutional protection for abortions) demonstrates the court’s willingness to insert itself into controversial culture war issues.

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Notes for Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up in Blue,” at the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Okla. 

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MUSIC: Bob Dylan Center: Exhibiting the voice of a generation | Watch Video
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a former paper warehouse has been transformed into the Bob Dylan Center, a repository for 100,000 items from the singer-songwriter’s collection. CBS News’ John Dickerson visits the center, where exhibits featuring Dylan’s original manuscripts and notebooks offer a window into the painstaking craft of one of America’s foremost musical artists. 

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  • Bob Dylan Center, opening May 10 in Tulsa, Okla.
  • bobdyland.com (Official site)
  • “Sixties: Teens Recycle the Era” by Robert Siegel was originally broadcast on NPR’s “All Things Considered” on August 7, 1987. © 1987 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. Any unauthorized duplication is strictly prohibited.

BUSINESS: How doughnut shops became a sweet American Dream | Watch Video
Roughly 80% of doughnut shops in southern California are owned by Cambodian refugee families, who came to this country seeking shelter from genocide. Correspondent Elaine Quijano explores these immigrants’ stories of resilience, reinvention and success, wrapped in a distinctive pink doughnut box. 

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Phil Rosenthal (left) and Ray Romano. 

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TV: Phil Rosenthal and Ray Romano’s recipe that became “Somebody Feed Phil” | Watch Video
On the hit Netflix series “Somebody Feed Phil,” Phil Rosenthal eats his way around the world to discover what makes food, and the people who cook it, so captivating. The idea for the show came from an encounter years ago with comedian Ray Romano (star of the hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which Rosenthal created). Rosenthal and Romano talk about their bond, and the transformative power of travel, to CBS News’ Dr. Jon LaPook. 

READ AN EXCERPT: “Somebody Feed Phil the Book” by Phil Rosenthal

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including country singer Mickey Gilley, whose honky-tonk was popularized in the film “Urban Cowboy.”

       
HARTMAN: Remembering the losingest racehorse (Video)
Not long ago, friends and fans gathered to pay their final respects to one of the most unlikely celebrities in sports: Zippy Chippy, a grandson of Kentucky Derby royalty, but who himself had a perfect 0-for-100 record. Correspondent Steve Hartman looks back at why Zippy Chippy – who never won a single race – was in fact an inspiration to all.

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The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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WASHINGTON: The Lincoln Memorial at 100 – How a monument to history became a part of history | Watch Video
On May 30, 1922, a majestic memorial to the “Great Emancipator” was dedicated in Washington, D.C., in front of a large, segregated crowd. Correspondent Faith Salie tells the story of how the Lincoln Memorial – symbolically carved from stone from across the United States – would only later become a symbol of inclusion, and a powerful platform for the healing of racial divides. 

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  • Lincoln Memorial (National Park Service)
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.
  • Scott Sandage, professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Salamishah Tillet, professor, Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.     
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A scene from the Broadway comedy “POTUS.” 

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BROADWAY: The new comedy “POTUS”: All the president’s women (Video)
The Broadway play “POTUS” tells the comical story of the women who surround an incompetent, lecherous president, and how they wield power. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with stars Vanessa Williams, Rachel Dratch, Julianne Hough, Julie White, Suzy Nakamura and Lilli Cooper; director Susan Stroman; and playwright Selina Fillinger, making her Broadway debut. 

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COMMENTARY: Gwyneth Paltrow on the joys and stresses of motherhood | Watch Video
The Oscar-winning actress, and the founder and CEO of the lifestyle brand Goop, talks about the emotional highs and lows of becoming a mother, from the experience of giving birth, to postpartum depression, and the diaper tax, which increases the cost of a necessity into a luxury class. 

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David Gergen, author of “Hearts Touched With Fire: How Great Leaders Are Made.”

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POLITICS: David Gergen on the state of our democracy: “We can’t continue on the path we’re on; it’s unsustainable.” | Watch Video
David Gergen, long an advisor to presidents from both parties, believes the older generation currently running the show in Washington should step aside for younger leadership. He talks with CBS News’ Robert Acosta about his new book, “Hearts Touched With Fire: How Great Leaders Are Made,” and about the current state of American democracy. 

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NATURE: Mother fox and her kits (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” shows us a vixen with her paws full, in Paradise Valley, Montana. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.      

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The Ernest Tubb Record Shop has been a landmark in Nashville since it opened in 1947. 

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SUN SPOTS: Nashville’s historic Ernest Tubb Record Shop closes its doors | Watch Video
Opened in 1947 by the father of honky tonk music, the famed country-only store was the birthplace of the long-running radio program “The Midnite Jamboree.” Earlier this week, the Ernest Tubb Record Shop closed its doors for the last time. “Sunday Morning” digital producer Roman Feeser reports.

ARCHIVES: From 2001: Carly Simon on hearing the music again (Video)
Singer-songwriter Carly Simon, who’s recorded 13 Top 40 hits and won an Oscar, is a 2022 inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In this “Sunday Morning” profile that was broadcast on January 28, 2001, Simon talks with correspondent Rita Braver about her confessional music.

ARCHIVES: From 2007: Annie Lennox on breaking new ground (Video)
Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Annie Lennox, renowned both for her work as part of the Eurythmics and for her solo career, is a 2022 inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In this “Sunday Morning” profile that was broadcast on September 30, 2007, Lennox talks with correspondent Mark Philips about why she doesn’t believe in standing still – as an artist or a humanitarian.


Here Comes The Sun: The stars who played iconic “First Ladies,” and cryptocurrency 101

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RECAP: MAY 1

Host: Jane Pauley. 

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COVER STORY: Maury Povich + Connie Chung: A newsworthy love story | Watch Video
After 31 years hosting his talk shows famous (and infamous) for their titillating topics, 83-year-old Maury Povich has announced his retirement, with the last original episodes of “Maury” airing this September. Povich and his wife, broadcaster Connie Chung, talk with correspondent Mo Rocca about their lives on- and off-camera.

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HEADLINES: Switchblade drone: How the “kamikaze” anti-tank weapon works | Watch Video
A one-time use unmanned aerial vehicle, the Switchblade drone is a powerful weapon that can dive bomb its targets, such as tanks and artillery nests, at a range of up to 30 miles. So far, 700 Switchblades – large and small – have been supplied to Ukraine for use against Russian forces. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with the CEO of Switchblade manufacturer Aerovironment, Wahid Nawabi, who as a child in Afghanistan saw the effects of an invading Russian army – and the power of innovative defense technology.

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BOOKS: Our puzzling addiction for puzzles (Video)
Over the last two years, bestselling author and puzzle aficionado A.J. Jacobs has allowed correspondent Martha Teichner and “Sunday Morning” cameras to follow him as he conducted research for his new book, “The Puzzler,” about his quest to solve the world’s most baffling puzzles – from the simple (!) Rubik’s Cube and chess problems, to the legendary MIT Mystery Hunt, and a mystifying sculpture housed at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va.

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SPORTS: Naomi Osaka on finding her voice | Watch Video
By the age of 23, Naomi Osaka – winner of four Grand Slam tennis titles – had become the highest-paid female athlete in the world, ever. And when she withdrew from the French Open last year – citing depression and anxiety – she lost none of her corporate sponsors. Instead, she opened up a much-needed conversation about mental health. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Osaka about drive, strength, vulnerability, and measuring success without a scoreboard.

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BOOKS: Douglas Wolk, master of the Marvel Universe | Watch Video
The story arcs of Marvel comic books, published over the last several decades, involve thousands of characters and a half-million pages, becoming what author Douglas Wolk calls the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction ever created. Wolk undertook analyzing this ongoing epic – the “biggest story ever told” – in his book, “All of the Marvels.” He talks with correspondent Luke Burbank.

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PASSAGE: Remembering Naomi Judd (Video)
We learned Saturday of the passing, at age 76, of country music legend Naomi Judd, mother of Ashley and Wynonna Judd. The mother-daughter team of Naomi and Wynonna recorded fourteen #1 songs, including “Girls’ Night Out” and “Mama, He’s Crazy.” Jane Pauley looks back. 

      
HARTMAN: MLB player and young fan with cancer inspire each other (Video)
Watching eight-year-old Chloe Grimes hit liners and throw heat, you’d never guess the young ball player is also fighting cancer, and has been, off and on, since she was two. Her grit proved an inspiration to her favorite player on the Tampa Bay Rays, Brett Phillips. But inspiration is proving to be a two-way street. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: Miranda Lambert on her new album “Palomino,” and singing truth | Watch Video
The singer-songwriter has won more Country Music Awards than any other woman – and as she shows in her latest, highly-anticipated album, “Palomino,” Miranda Lambert continues to sing truth. She talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about music and marriage during a pandemic, and what she discovered about herself during very strange times.

PREVIEW: Miranda Lambert on writing sad songs: “You don’t have to be tortured to be good.”

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FASHION: Thom Browne: Reinterpreting fashion | Watch Video
According to fashion designer Thom Browne, no one thought it was a good idea when he began his own label in 2001. But today he is one of America’s most successful designers, noted for his suit pants that expose men’s ankles, and for Michelle Obama’s 2013 Inaugural gown. Correspondent Alina Cho visits a Thom Browne fashion show in Paris, and speaks with Vanessa Friedman, chief fashion critic of The New York Times, about why Browne gets such attention.

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COMMENTARY: Oprah Winfrey on the larger pandemic affecting U.S. health care | Watch Video
COVID has exposed the prevalence of racial disparities in our healthcare system, costing lives. 

Watch executive producer Oprah Winfrey’s special, “The Color of Care,” on racial health disparities, premiering May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on The Smithsonian Channel.

HEADLINES: Putin’s war creates schism in Russian Orthodox Church | Watch Video
Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, has framed President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in holy terms: as a defense of conservative values against a morally corrupt West. Now, the war has prompted dissent within the Orthodox Christian faith. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with Orthodox adherents who say the message from their church’s Moscow leadership and the Kremlin’s war propaganda are one and the same.  

     
NATURE: Bighorn sheep in Idaho (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among Bighorn sheep along the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. Videographer: Hank Heusinkveld.
      

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: First sister Valerie Biden Owens and a Black culinary exhibit (Video)
Valerie Biden Owens sits down with Norah O’Donnell to discuss how she has supported her big brother, Joe, over the years. We also take you to a new exhibit called “African/American: Making the Nation’s Table,” located in the Museum of Food and Drink in New York City, where we learn how Black culture shaped American cuisine.


RECAP: APRIL 24, “The Money Issue” 

Our annual special broadcast looks into the many ways we earn, spend, invest, waste, lose, and go without money, hosted by Jane Pauley.

COVER STORY: How Rust Belt company towns evolve in the age of e-commerce | Watch Video
E-commerce has changed the way Americans shop, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs picking and packing those products in giant warehouses that dot the landscape of cities and towns across America, many of which haven’t seen well-paying blue-collar jobs in decades. Correspondent Lee Cowan visits Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley to see how one community is adapting to the challenges and opportunities of this new age.

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ART: Crystal Bridges Museum, and a town’s resurgence (Video)
More than six million people have visited the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art since it opened in 2011. Alice Walton’s beautiful oasis for the best art the second-richest woman in the world could buy has transformed the once-sleepy town of Bentonville, Arkansas, into a thriving artists’ community. Correspondent Martha Teichner reports.

WEB EXTRA: Artist Griffin Loop’s giant paper airplane (YouTube Video)
Artist Griffin Loop talks with “Sunday Morning” correspondent Martha Teichner about his 50-foot steel version of a paper airplane, a public art piece which has landed in Bentonville, Ark., home of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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SOCIAL MEDIA: Ryan’s World: How a kid in Hawaii became a YouTube millionaire | Watch Video
When the Kaji family, of Honolulu, shared a video of their three-year-old son, Ryan, with family, they had no idea that it would go viral – and launch a YouTube, TV and toy franchise worth millions. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Ryan, now 10, and his parents, about the secret of getting billions of views of month with their new family business.

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LABOR: The resurgence of unions and the fight against Amazon | Watch Video
America’s second-largest employer fought hard against unionization efforts at its Staten Island, N.Y., warehouse. But “team members” there voted to unionize – an example of younger employees’ interest in improved working conditions, and the increasing fortunes of labor collectives, despite corporations’ union-busting tactics. Correspondent David Pogue reports.

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ROYALS: Tina Brown on Britain’s royals: “It’s a great family saga” | Watch Video
How will Britain’s monarchy transition from the now-96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II when her reign ends? And what has the estrangement of Prince Harry done to the royal family? Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with royals watcher Tina Brown, author of the new book, “The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – The Truth and the Turmoil.”

WEB EXTRA: Tina Brown on when Charles becomes King (YouTube Video)
Editor Tina Brown, author of “The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – The Truth and the Turmoil,” discusses with “Sunday Morning” correspondent Mo Rocca the prospects facing Prince Charles, who is due to ascend to the throne following the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

BOOK EXCERPT: Tina Brown on the House of Windsor in “The Palace Papers”

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MUSIC: Bringing back the hits: Mining music catalogs for gold | Watch Video
Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh looks at how music catalogs are becoming extremely valuable properties. He also talks with Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, of the band Air Supply, whose ’80s hits, including “All Out of Love,” are finding new life in unexpected ways.

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FOOD: Shef, delivering home-cooked meals to your home (Video)
The new online marketplace Shef connects customers with food entrepreneurs – many of whom are immigrants or refugees – working out of their homes. Correspondent Lilia Luciano looks at how Shef is offering opportunities to aspiring chefs (75 percent of whom are women) preparing cuisine from nearly 100 countries.

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HOME: Zillow, bringing unreal real estate to your screen | Watch Video
Zillow, the largest online real estate marketplace, makes your potential next home – whether a towering castle or an underground bunker – just a click away. And now, social media sites like “Zillow Gone Wild” are helping make the most outlandish properties go viral. Correspondent Nancy Chen talks to experts about how to boost a listing’s online curb appeal.

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TV: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on “Grace and Frankie,” age and activism | Watch Video
On the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie,” Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play two feisty octogenarians who see old age not as a death sentence, but as a victory lap. The two old friends talk with correspondent Tracy Smith about aging, working together, and how Fonda, who raised millions as an exercise entrepreneur, gave most of it away.

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WINE: How German winemakers turned disaster into hope (Video)
Last summer, floods inundated western Germany, killing nearly 200 people and devastating the Ahr Valley. Local winemakers whose vines were decimated raised money by selling “flood wines” – bottles whose labels were soiled by mud. The effort has raised $5 million to support the local industry, and raised awareness about winemaking in the region. Correspondent Seth Doane reports.

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BUSINESS: Day care dilemma: Getting child care to work | Watch Video
Since the COVID pandemic, child care for young children in the U.S. has gone from bad to worse, with thousands of programs closing across the country, and centers struggling to hire new staff. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with childcare providers fighting to make ends meet, and with working parents searching for options.

WEB EXTRA: The crisis in child care today (YouTube Video)
Lea Austin, executive director of the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, at the University of California, Berkeley, talks with “Sunday Morning” correspondent Rita Braver about the state of child care in the United States, and how it affects children, families, and child care workers.

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BOOKS: American history on the auction block | Watch Video
Rare books and papers detailing the exploration of the New World and the founding of the United States, from the collection of book dealer William Reese, will be auctioned beginning next month at Christie’s in New York City. The lots include Paul Revere’s engraving of the 1770 Boston Massacre; and the first New England broadside of the Declaration of Independence. Correspondent Serena Altschul looks at some priceless history up for sale.

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NATURE: South Carolina falls (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us under waterfalls on the Reedy River near Greenville, South Carolina. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.      

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IN HIS OWN WORDS: Heavy metal and bluegrass guitarist John 5 on his musical obsessions
The virtuoso guitarist, who grew up watching “Hee Haw,” is as adept at shredding rock riffs as he is country and jazz. In this online exclusive, John Lowery (whose stage name is John 5) talks with CBS News’ Jake Barlow about his musical obsessions. (With video.)

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: “The Godfather” anniversary and some true rock stars (Video)
It’s been 50 years since “The Godfather” premiered in 1972. Tracy Smith found out from famed director Francis Ford Coppola that the classic almost never got made. We also take you inside a display of dazzling gems – you might even call them rock stars.

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022
A look back at the esteemed personalities who’ve left us this year, who’d touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.


RECAP: APRIL 17

Host Jane Pauley. 

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COVER STORY: A wrongful conviction, and Joyce Watkins’ day in court | Watch Video
In 1988 Joyce Watkins and her boyfriend, Charlie Dunn, were wrongfully convicted of a terrible crime: the murder of Watkins’ 4-year-old great-niece, Brandi. Although the assistant medical examiner had made a critical mistake in their report, Watkins and Dunn’s appeals were all denied. Now, more than three decades later, an unusual partnership of prosecutors and defense attorneys has brought about what the 74-year-old Watkins has long prayed for: exoneration. CBS News’ Erin Moriarty reports.

WEB EXTRA: Joyce Watkins on what she lost because of a wrongful conviction (YouTube Video)
Watkins talks with correspondent Erin Moriarty about what the experience cost her beyond 34 years of her life.

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POSTCARD FROM ITALY: Forging traditions – Italian bell makers (Video)
In the village of Agnone, in Southern Italy’s Molise region, is a family business that has been operating since the 1300s. Correspondent Seth Doane visits one of the oldest bell foundries on Earth, to see how Pasquale Marinelli’s family crafts and forges bells by hand, as they have for 27 generations.

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HEADLINES: U.S. arms to Ukraine: Is it enough? | Watch Video
The Biden administration has ratcheted up its support to Ukraine, with shipments of weapons, ammunition, body armor, and other equipment to defend against Russia’s onslaught. But is it enough to support Ukrainian forces fighting for their nation’s existence? CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with leading military experts who discuss American aid so far, and whether a 21st century Berlin Airlift will be needed.

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BOOKS: Delia Ephron on love, cancer, and a second chance | Watch Video
Author and screenwriter Delia Ephron, who is no stranger to romantic storylines, has lately been living one – having lost her first husband, she married a man she’d first dated half a century ago. But their wedding occurred in the hospital, where she was undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. CBS News’ Dr. Jon LaPook talks with Ephron about her memoir, “Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life”; about a gut-punch of a medical prognosis; and how love kept her going.

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ART: The mystery of Frances Hines, and a dumpster full of art treasures | Watch Video
In 2017 a barn cleanout in Connecticut revealed a treasure trove of artworks, by an obscure artist who’d died the year before. Now, experts say the dumpster art could be worth millions. Correspondent David Pogue delves into the intriguing tale of how a skateboarding mechanic became a detective in order to uncover the identity of Francis Hines, an expressionist who experimented with wrapping buildings, objects and paintings.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including comedian Gilbert Gottfried.

       
LAW: Suing over climate change – Taking fossil fuel companies to court | Watch Video
With the expense of mitigating the effects of climate change becoming more onerous, more than two dozen cities, counties and states are suing more than 40 fossil fuel companies, accusing them of making false and misleading claims about climate change. The lawsuits are modeled after those brought against tobacco companies in the 1990s. Correspondent Ben Tracy looks at a new legal movement taking on the fossil fuel industry.

READ AN EXCERPT: “The Rule of Five,” on arguing climate change before the Supreme Court
Harvard Law professor Richard J. Lazarus writes about the most important environmental cases ever decided by the nation’s highest court: restricting greenhouse gas emissions from new cars.

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SUNDAY SHORT: “Sunday Morning” cameraman Efrain Robles, U.S. citizen (Video)
It happened this past week: our “Sunday Morning” cameraman Efrain Robles became a United States citizen. Jane Pauley reports.    

BROADWAY: Billy Crystal back on stage as “Mr. Saturday Night” | Watch Video
In 1992 Billy Crystal directed his first movie, “Mr. Saturday Night,” about an abrasive stand-up comic. Back then, Crystal required hours of makeup to play the 73-year-old washed-up comedian Buddy Young, Jr. Now, thirty years later, Crystal has turned the film into a Broadway musical – and the 74-year-old finally gets to act his age. Correspondent Tracy Smith sits down with the still-youthful Crystal. 

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RELIGION: Inside the Latter-day Saints’ Washington D.C. Temple | Watch Video
For decades the towering marble edifice that is the Washington, D.C. Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has posed a mystery to those outside the faith. Now, after a major renovation, CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe takes a tour inside the temple, before a public open house that will welcome all to visit a building dedicated to reverence and contemplation.

WEB EXTRA: The Latter-day Saints’ Sealing Room (YouTube Video)
David Bednar, an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Susan Bednar, explain to CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe the symbolism of the temple’s Sealing Room, where rituals are held to make relationships eternal.

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COMMENTARY: A Passover prayer: We must use our freedom to liberate the oppressed | Watch Video
Steve Leder, senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, reminds us of the human imperative to alleviate suffering around the world.

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COMMENTARY: An Easter prayer: The power of peace to create a more just world | Watch Video
Sharon Kugler, University Chaplain at Yale, on the importance of addressing aggression, poverty, ignorance and violence that oppresses and destroys our human family.

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HARTMAN: Multilingualist to the max (Video)
Forty-six-year-old Vaughn Smith, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, has a skill most people don’t know about – and very few can emulate. Although a carpet cleaner by trade, Smith’s real gift is for words – he’s learned about 40 different languages, so far. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

NATURE: Great horned owl chick (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Titusville, Florida, where a great horned owl chick is being cared for by Mom and Dad. Videographer: Doug Jensen.       

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THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews of new titles by Washington Post book critic Ron Charles | Watch Video
Recommendations from our book reviewer of new fiction and non-fiction titles for the spring.

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MUSIC: Alicia Keys, Ricky Martin, Queen among additions to National Recording Registry
Music by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Max Roach, The Four Tops and Wu-Tang Clan, speeches by FDR, and a Marc Maron-Robin Williams podcast are among recordings to be preserved by the Library of Congress. Listen to audio excerpts. 

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Sandra Bullock on her most cherished role, and pianist Jeremy Denk (Video)
Sandra Bullock’s sunny disposition always seems to shine through in her blockbuster movies and despite past tabloid trouble. She talks about all of it with correspondent Tracy Smith. Then, we hear from award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk.


RECAP: APRIL 10

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HEADLINES: What are the prospects for pursuing Vladimir Putin for war crimes? | Watch Video
Investigators have already begun compiling masses of evidence of war crimes committed against Ukrainian civilians by Russian forces. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Ambassador Beth Van Schaack, and with Richard Goldstone (chief prosecutor for the international tribunal that convicted Serbian leaders for ethnic cleansing in Bosnia in the 1990s), about the pursuit of justice, and whether Russian President Vladimir Putin himself might face indictment and arrest for war crimes.

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COVER STORY: Bill Browder on Putin, the Magnitsky Act, and unmasking Russian money laundering | Watch Video
As an early investor in Russian companies following the breakup of the Soviet Union, financier Bill Browder learned firsthand how Vladimir Putin’s government operated like an organized crime operation. And when his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was tortured and died in a Russian prison for pursuing justice against government fraud, Browder went on a mission to fight money laundering, in Moscow and around the globe. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with Browder, author of “Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin’s Wrath.”

READ AN EXCERPT: “Freezing Order,” on Putin, money laundering and murder

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FINANCE: “Crypto for dummies”: The how, what and why of virtual currency | Watch Video
Bitcoin is just one of thousands of digital currencies on the market, that have proven a boon for speculative investors. But what can you actually use crypto for? As of now, not much, says correspondent David Pogue, who looks into the problems cryptocurrency has to overcome before it’s ready for the mainstream.

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LITERATURE: “The game is afoot” at a NYC Sherlock Holmes exhibit | Watch Video
Not so “elementary,” the collection of Sherlock Holmes memorabilia assembled by lifelong Holmes fan Glen Miranker includes rare editions, illustrations, and private notes and correspondence from Holmes’ creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Correspondent Faith Salie visits the exhibition, “Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects,” at New York City’s Grolier Club, to deduce the public’s timeless fascination with the immortal detective.

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BROADWAY: Barbra Streisand, Beanie Feldstein, and the original “Funny Girl,” Fanny Brice | Watch Video
After 58 years, the very first revival of the musical “Funny Girl,” about famed Ziegfeld Follies comedienne Fanny Brice, is opening on Broadway, starring “Booksmart” actress Beanie Feldstein. Correspondent Mo Rocca explores how Barbra Streisand’s performance in the original stage production and 1968 movie made her a superstar; and talks with Feldstein about Brice’s influence on generations of female comic actresses, and why she’s been preparing to play Brice her entire life. 

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including singer and actor Bobby Rydell (“Bye Bye Birdie”).

MUSIC: The Randy Rainbow story: How his satirical songs went viral | Watch Video
His music videos lampooning politicians and culture warriors have made comedian Randy Rainbow (truth: his real name) a social media sensation. Correspondent Rita Braver goes behind the scenes of Rainbow’s viral videos, produced in his bedroom with a cast of one (joined by presidents, lawmakers and media figures), that are renowned for their musicality and political bite.

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TV: Michelle Pfeiffer, Viola Davis and Gillian Anderson on playing first ladies (Video)
A new 10-part series on Showtime, “The First Lady,” explores the private lives of some of the most revered public figures in American politics. CBS News’ Lesley Stahl sits down with Michelle Pfeiffer (who plays Betty Ford), Viola Davis (Michelle Obama), and Gillian Anderson (Eleanor Roosevelt) about how they approached the roles of women who used the often-hidden power of their positions to change the course of history.

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The First Lady (2022) Official Trailer | SHOWTIME by
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HARTMAN: A blind drag racer’s singular vision (Video)
In 2012 drag racer Dan Parker, of Columbus, Ga., suffered a traumatic brain injury so severe it blinded him. But that didn’t stop him from pursuing a world record. And his efforts have inspired correspondent Steve Hartman’s 12-year-old nephew, Ted, who says sometimes his blindness feels insurmountable.

      
MUSIC: Woody Guthrie and the songs of America | Watch Video
When he died in 1967 at just 55, Woody Guthrie left behind more than 3,000 songs, whose plain words and simple melodies continue to tell the story of a nation. “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley looks back at the life of the folk artist who sang of America’s destitute and dispossessed, of miners, sharecroppers and factory workers, and of farmers whose soil had turned to dust – in short, about Americans’ perseverance and possibility. His music is now captured in a New York City exhibit at the Morgan Library, “Woody Guthrie: People Are the Song.”

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NATURE: Wood frogs (Extended Nature Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among wood frogs spawning in the Sourland Mountain Preserve near East Amwell, New Jersey. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.  
      

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RECIPE: Cuban-Style Picadillo Empanadas from The Salty Cubana
April 8 is National Empanada Day! Nashville-based chef Rita Martinez offers “Sunday Morning” viewers her take on a savory treat that reminds her of growing up in Miami’s Little Havana. (With video instructions.)

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: A candid chat with comedian Amy Poehler, and a restaurant with history (Video)
Amy Poehler is always funny, but Luke Burbank got a bit of her serious side, too. And Martha Teichner goes to a Savannah restaurant with a rich, complex history. 


RECAP: APRIL 3

Host Jane Pauley. 

WATCH THE FULL APRIL 3 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: What is Putin’s endgame now? | Watch Video
Just over five weeks into Russia’s stalled war in Ukraine, what is clear is that it will end in a negotiated settlement – but to whose advantage? CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with retired Gen. David Petraeus about what Vladimir Putin might hope to achieve after failing to capture Kyiv, and what peril Ukraine’s military faces as the Kremlin concentrates its firepower on the eastern part of the country. 

MUSIC: The blurred lines surrounding music copyrights | Watch Video
When two songs share a melody, some chords, or even just a vibe, can the songwriter be taken to court? Correspondent David Pogue looks at how music copyrights have become an increasingly disharmonious area of litigation.

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BOOKS: First sister Valerie Biden Owens | Watch Video
Wherever young Joe Biden went, little sister Valerie was sure to follow. She would eventually run her brother’s campaigns for the U.S. Senate and his first two bids for the presidency. Valerie Biden Owens talks with CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell about her family’s story of tragedy, sorrow, resilience, and purpose, and why she believes President Biden is the right person at the right time for the job.

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FOOD: Redefining soul food and the history of American cuisine | Watch Video
Since before we were a nation, African Americans have had an extraordinarily important, yet little understood, impact on the development of American cuisine. Correspondent Maurice DuBois talks with Houston chef Chris Williams, historian Jessica B. Harris, and food expert Charla Draper about Black culinary influencers; and visits a New York City museum exhibit on food history, “African/American: Making the Nation’s Table.”

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MOVIES: Viva Ann-Margret! | Watch Video
The actress and singer who came to fame singing “Bye Bye Birdie” isn’t ready to say farewell just yet. Ann-Margret, the star of such hits as “Viva Las Vegas” and “Carnal Knowledge” (which earned her an Oscar nomination), talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about her transcendent six-decade career, from her childhood in Sweden where she dreamed of being an entertainer, to her status as a sex symbol, to becoming a Hollywood grand dame. 

GALLERY: Ann-Margret

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including photographer Patrick Demarchelier. 

MUSIC: Pianist Ruth Slenczynska on her life in music (Video)
Hailed as one of the greatest child prodigies since Mozart, pianist Ruth Slenczynska played her first concert when she was four. Nearly a century later, Ruth is still making music, putting out a brand-new album at 97 years old, aptly titled “My Life in Music.” She talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about the notes of her life, both high and low – from a difficult childhood, to her relationship with Rachmaninoff, playing a duet with an American president, and the experience age has gifted her.

You can stream Ruth Slenczynska’s album “My Life in Music” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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MUSIC: Jon Batiste on the healing power of music and love | Watch Video
The same day the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” bandleader received 11 Grammy nominations – the most by any artist this year – the love of his life was beginning chemotherapy treatments for her second battle with cancer. Jon Batiste and bestselling author Suleika Jaouad talk with correspondent Jim Axelrod about how their world was turned upside-down, and how they met adversity with an act of defiance.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Jon Batiste, Suleika Jaouad announce they were secretly married

READ AN EXCERPT: “Between Two Kingdoms” by Suleika Jaouad

You can stream Jon Batiste’s album “We Are” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

For more info:

  • jonbatiste.com
  • “We Are” by Jon Batiste (Verve Records)
  • “American Symphony” by Jon Batiste, premiering May 7 at Carnegie Hall, New York
  • Follow Jon Batiste on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube
  • suleikajaouad.com
  • “Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted” by Suleika Jaouad (Random House), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • Suleika Jaouad’s “Life, Interrupted” columns in The New York Times
  • Follow Suleika Jaouad on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

COMMENTARY: Charles M. Blow on “The Slap” as a cultural Rorschach test | Watch Video
The New York Times columnist examines the myriad takes about Will Smith’s physical and verbal confrontation against comedian Chris Rock during the Academy Awards broadcast.

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MUSIC: Maren Morris on how she became fearless | Watch Video
Since her arrival in Nashville as an unknown songwriter nearly a decade ago, Maren Morris has become a country music star, with such hits as “My Church,” “The Bones,” and this year’s Grammy-nominated “Chasing After You” and “Better Than We Found It.” Morris talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about her new album, “Humble Quest,” and what the past two years – from the pandemic to the birth of her son to social media trolls – have taught her about courage and humility.

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HARTMAN: Reviving an old love song (Video)
Sixty-two years of wedded bliss almost didn’t happen for Mort and Susan Block, of Kennett Square, Pa., except that Mort, a Navy sailor, composed a song for his love. More than six decades later, Mort’s sheet music was spotted by his grandson, Matt Block, who gathered some of the best studio musicians in the country to take that dusty old love song and make it sing. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on how a love song originally intended for an audience of one has now been played on social media more than a million times.

      
NATURE: Dauphin Island (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to Dauphin Island off the Gulf coast of Alabama. Videographer: Scot Miller.     

      
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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: A rare, revealing interview with Peter Dinklage and a story about trash turned into treasure
Leslie Stahl sits down for a rare interview with the fiercely private star of “Cyrano.” We also have a sparkling story about sea glass.  


RECAP: MARCH 27

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL MARCH 27 EPISODE!

HEADLINES: Volunteers continue to sign up to defend Ukraine (Video)
As Vladimir Putin’s forces appear largely stymied in the face of Ukrainian counterattacks, Ukraine’s resistance is being fueled by tens of thousands of volunteers, and by armaments boosted by supplies from NATO countries. Correspondent Holly Williams reports. 

    
HEADLINES: Another Russian quagmire – The shadow of Afghanistan | Watch Video
In 1979 the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan to install a puppet regime. Ten years later, the Soviet army’s last forces withdrew, defeated by Afghan rebels who’d been armed by the CIA. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin looks at how the Kremlin’s failure so far in capturing the Ukrainian capital and installing a puppet government has produced a new quagmire for Russia, exposing weaknesses in its military and creating a question mark over Vladimir Putin’s future.

COVER STORY: Breaking through Russia’s digital Iron Curtain | Watch Video
Inaugurated during the Cold War, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty pierced the Iron Curtain via shortwave radio, presenting news broadcasts to countries where freedom of the press was under assault. Today, its mission is even more critical, as it counters Kremlin propaganda about the war against Ukraine with uncensored news for Russian audiences via the Internet. Correspondent Christina Ruffini examines how the organization is evading a new generation of Russian censors.

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ALMANAC: The 1952 premiere of “Singin’ in the Rain” | Watch Video
Seventy years ago, the film regarded as perhaps the greatest Hollywood musical ever – a Technicolor love letter to Hollywood starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds – debuted.

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ART: Where museum guards pick the art | Watch Video
Museum guards probably spend more time with art on the walls than anyone else, but are rarely asked for expert opinions. At the Baltimore Museum of Art, a new show, “Guarding the Art,” was organized not by the museum’s curators, but by its very own security staff. Correspondent Kristine Johnson talks with guards who are offering their perspectives on the museum’s collected works. 

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FINANCE: Meet a Russian oligarch hit by sanctions | Watch Video
Targeted by the U.S. and its allies with sanctions because of their ties to the Kremlin, Russian oligarchs have found their accounts frozen and assets seized. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with Mikhail Fridman, a Ukrainian-born Russian oligarch now living in London, who cannot use his ATM card and resides in a mansion he can’t sell. Fridman explains why he believes sanctions are not the answer to punishing Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin. Doane also talks with Tom Burgis, author of “Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World.”

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SPORTS: Diving into the debate over trans athletes | Watch Video
University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas, a transgender woman, has smashed Ivy League records in the pool since switching from the men’s team to the women’s. Her winning streak has reignited a fierce debate: do trans women have an unfair biological advantage in sports? And are competitive fairness and trans inclusivity mutually exclusive? With 22 states recently introducing bills that would ban trans women and girls from sports, correspondent Lee Cowan talks to advocates and experts on both sides of this contentious issue.  

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COMMENTARY: Douglas Brinkley on Madeleine Albright, a “Hammer of Democracy” | Watch Video
The historian remembers the trailblazing Secretary of State and U.N. Ambassador, who promoted NATO enlargement while antagonizing despots around the world.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Madeleine Albright’s pins (Video)
Former Secretary of State and Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright died on Wed., March 23, 2022, at the age of 84. In this “Sunday Morning” story that aired September 27, 2009, CBS News’ Katie Couric talked with Albright about how her decorative brooches became a part of her diplomatic arsenal (sparked by a comment from Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein). They also visit an exhibit featuring more than 200 of Albright’s pins at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

MOVIES: Buster Keaton, the “Great Stone Face” | Watch Video
He was a vaudeville performer from the age of four, a silent-film star in his 20s, and the writer and director of some of the greatest comedy films ever made. Yet Buster Keaton never quite achieved the fame of Charlie Chaplin, and, at the peak of his success as an independent filmmaker, he signed a studio deal that he would call “the worst mistake of my life.” Correspondent David Pogue talks with biographer Dana Stevens, and with comic actor Bill Irwin, about Keaton’s artistic ingenuity, his physicality, and his innovations that inspire filmmakers to this day.

For more info:

  • Bill Irwin
  • Dana Stevens, Slate
  • “Camera Man: Buster Keaton, the Dawn of Cinema, and the Invention of the Twentieth Century” by Dana Stevens (‎Atria Books), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • “Buster Keaton: A Filmmaker’s Life” by James Curtis (Knopf), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • Keaton Talmadge
  • Kaufman Astoria Studios
  • “Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase” by Marion Meade (Da Capo Press), in Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • The International Buster Keaton Society
  • Buster Keaton (Turner Classic Movies)

          

MOVIES: “The Godfather” at 50: The making of a classic | Watch Video
When “The Godfather” opened in March 1972, director Francis Ford Coppola’s drama about a mob family forever changed how we look at gangster films. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Coppola, and with stars Robert Duvall, James Caan and Talia Shire, about the making of a classic that movie lovers could not refuse.

GALLERY: “The Godfather”: The 50th anniversary
CBSNews.com’s David Morgan looks at the making of a timeless landmark of American film. 

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COMMENTARY: Advice to parents of young kids: It only gets worse | Watch Video
After years of standup in which he’s complained about his five young children, comedian Jim Gaffigan has discovered something truly terrifying: being the father of five older children.

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GEOLOGY: Gems: Beauty set in stone (Video)
They took millions, even billions of years to form, but gemstones can capture our awe in a flash. Correspondent Faith Salie visits the recently-reopened Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, where visitors can eye these beautiful superstars of geologic history. 

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OSCARS 2022: David Edelstein asks, “Why does this thing still exist?” | Watch Video
Everyone, it seems, is angry at the Academy Awards, and for many reasons; our film critic offers his predictions for this year’s award-winners, and for what he believes might be the most freakishly riveting Oscar ceremony yet.

COMPLETE CBS NEWS COVERAGE: The Academy Awards

      
NATURE: Elk in North Carolina (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among the elk and turkeys at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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OSCARS 2022: Listen to the five best song nominees
Hear the five songs up for this year’s Academy Award, including performances by Billie Eilish, Beyoncé, and Van Morrison.

“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Ryan Reynolds and artist-teacher Shirley Woodson (Video)
Actor Ryan Reynolds is still finding himself in a way, both in life and in his latest film. We also have a story on artist Shirley Woodson, who’s celebrating a one-woman show in her hometown of Detroit that’s been a long time coming. 


RECAP: MARCH 20

Guest host: Mo Rocca.

WATCH THE FULL MARCH 20 EPISODE!

    
HEADLINES: Russian missiles strike Ukraine military barracks, dozens feared dead (Video)
Rescuers in the southern city of Mykolaiv raced to save survivors after three Russian missiles hit a barracks where about 200 Ukrainian soldiers slept. Dozens are feared dead. Meanwhile, Ukrainians are praying for a miracle in Mariupol, the besieged southern port city, where drone footage reveals extraordinary destruction and sheer loss of human life due to Russian bombardment. Correspondent Charlie D’Agata reports the latest from the war’s frontlines. 

HEADLINES: Why Russia’s tank war stalled in Ukraine | Watch Video
As the Russian invasion enters its fourth week, Ukrainian resistance has so far foiled Vladimir Putin’s plan to take the capital of Kyiv with a lightning strike using his vaunted tank army. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of CENTCOM, about why Russia’s tanks have failed – and what it means for Ukraine going forward.

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COVER STORY: The plight of Ukrainians fleeing Putin’s war | Watch Video
Three million people have left Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, creating a refugee crisis that the world is scrambling to address. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks at what Ukraine’s refugees are facing beyond their country’s borders, and how the current situation compares to past refugee movements.

GALLERY: The plight of Ukrainians fleeing Putin’s war
Three million people have left Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, creating a refugee crisis that the world is scrambling to address.

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MONEY: What makes gas prices go up and down? (Video)
Last week U.S. gas prices hit a record high, which adds to the cost of just about everything we buy. But is the Russian invasion of Ukraine – and the U.S. ban on Russian oil – to blame? Not entirely, correspondent David Pogue learns, as he checks with experts, including a gas station manager, about what accounts for price volatility at the gas pump.

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BROADWAY: “Putting It Together”: An ode to the art of making art | Watch Video
Director James Lapine’s New York Times bestselling book chronicles the creation of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical, “Sunday in the Park with George.” Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Lapine, the show’s director and book writer, and with original stars Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters, to connect the dots of how this musical exploration of an Impressionist painting broke new ground for a Broadway musical.

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WASHINGTON: Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson? | Watch Video
The highly-esteemed Circuit Court of Appeals judge, nominated by President Biden for the Supreme Court, stands just five feet one inch tall, and is poised to knock down one more barrier. “48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with longtime friends of Ketanji Brown Jackson, who explain why they believe Jackson’s nomination (if confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court) is a testament to her brilliance and passion for the law.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor William Hurt, an Oscar-winner for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” 

      
HARTMAN: Stroke victim regains the power of giving hugs (Video)
After a massive stroke eight years ago, Kevin Eubanks, of Paragould, Ark., lost the ability to use his left arm – and he has missed hugging with both arms ever since. Now, four occupational therapy students at Arkansas State University have gotten together to invent a piece of adaptive equipment to allow Eubanks to hug his grandchildren again. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

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HEALTH: The pandemic’s mental health fallout | Watch Video
Unresolved grief is just one aspect of how COVID-19 has created widespread mental health suffering – a second pandemic, as it were. Particularly affected are children: More than 140,000 of them have lost a parent or a caregiver. Correspondent Susan Spencer looks at some of the psychological scars from COVID, and what steps are being taken to address them.

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MOVIES: Why Sandra Bullock is taking a pause from movies | Watch Video
The Oscar-winning actress has starred in more than four dozen movies, but she says her latest, the comic adventure “The Lost City,” will be her last for a while. Sandra Bullock talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about her movie, her Austin café, and why she’s stepping away from in front of the camera.

To watch a trailer for “The Lost City,” click on the video player below:


The Lost City | Official Trailer (2022 Movie) – Paramount Pictures by
Paramount Pictures on
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COMMENTARY: Mo Rocca on one of the joys of spring (Video)
With the new season upon us, the “Sunday Morning” correspondent reflects on a childhood lesson about nurturing.

MUSIC: Pianist Jeremy Denk on the rigors of practice | Watch Video
CBS News correspondent John Dickerson sits down with the acclaimed classical pianist Jeremy Denk, recipient of a so-called MacArthur “genius” grant, to talk about Denk’s new book, “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” in which the performer professes love for what many music students actually hate: practice. 

READ AN EXCERPT: “Every Good Boy Does Fine” by Jeremy Denk

For more info:

  • “Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons” by Jeremy Denk (Random House), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • jeremydenk.com
  • Bing Concert Hall, Stamford, Calif.
  • Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Indiana University Archives
  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio
  • Thanks to the family of photographer Louis Ouzer, and the Sibley Music Collection, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
  • New Mexico State University Library Archives & Special Collections
  • “At Home with Music” video footage courtesy of Joshua Bell, Inc., Park Avenue Artists, and Dramatic Forces

     
NATURE: Sandhill cranes in Nebraska (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to the Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Nebraska, where sandhill cranes are on a break from their long trip north. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

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GALLERY: “The Godfather: – The 50th anniversary
A timeless landmark of American film, Francis Ford Coppola’s explosive drama of a mob family, which premiered in March 1972, was an offer no moviegoer could refuse. CBSNews.com’s David Morgan looks at the making of the classic film, and at its legacy.  

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Joseph Yoakum
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have waited patiently to finish a play they started working on two years ago. We also have a story on the often unheralded artist Joseph Yoakum, whose backstory is as colorful as his work. 


Here Comes The Sun: Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Joseph Yoakum

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RECAP: MARCH 13

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL MARCH 13 EPISODE!

HEADLINES: Russia expands its brutal attack on Ukraine (Video)
As the war enters its third week, Russia’s indiscriminate shelling of cities is leaving a path of death, destruction and despair, as its forces proceed towards the capital Kyiv. But Ukrainian forces continue to mount a fierce resistance. Correspondent Charlie D’Agata reports. 

     
COVER STORY: What Russians can see of their war against Ukraine | Watch Video
With the clampdown on independent news and social media within Russia, Vladimir Putin is restricting what Russian citizens know about the invasion of Ukraine. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports on the propaganda and misinformation that is painting a false picture of the war being waged by the Kremlin.

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HEADLINES: Protesters in Russia risk arrest to speak out against war | Watch Video
Since Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, more than 13,000 Russians protesting in the streets have been arrested. Correspondent David Pogue talks with a young woman detained for demonstrating against the war; and with a former Parliament Member, forced to leave the country, who describes Putin’s efforts to eradicate dissent.

FOOD: Hamantaschen, a cookie bursting with history | Watch Video
Hamantaschen, a triangular-shaped cookie served during the Jewish holiday of Purim, celebrates the spirit of resilience. Correspondent Faith Salie bites into the history of this treat, and of how it came to be associated with the Biblical tale of Esther – and a notorious villain.

RECIPE: Apple Hamantaschen from Breads Bakery

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TV: Amy Poehler on the hard work of comedy | Watch Video
Ever since she was a child growing up in Burlington, Mass., Amy Poehler knew she liked making people laugh. And she’s become very good at it – as a member of the Second City improv troupe, a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” and the star of “Parks & Recreation.” The actress and producer talked with correspondent Luke Burbank about her comedy career, including her latest project: directing the documentary “Lucy and Desi.”

To watch a trailer for the documentary “Lucy and Desi,” click on the video player below:


Lucy and Desi – Official Trailer | Prime Video by
Prime Video on
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BOOKS: Harvey Fierstein on “I Was Better Last Night” | Watch Video
Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein recounts his life as a performer in his new memoir, “I Was Better Last Night.” He talks with correspondent Rita Braver about coming out as gay as a teen; his roles in the Broadway shows “Torch Song Trilogy,” “La Cage aux Folles,” “Hairspray” and “Fiddler on the Roof”; and overcoming a serious drinking problem.

READ AN EXCERPT: “I Was Better Last Night” by Harvey Fierstein
In his new memoir the Tony-winning actor and playwright recalls his film roles in “Mrs. Doubtfire” opposite Robin Williams, and “Death to Smoochy” with Edward Norton and Jon Stewart.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including “Sesame Street” actor Emilio Delgado.     

MUSIC: Keith Richards on the Rolling Stones and a solo reunion | Watch Video
The guitarist of The Rolling Stones, and frontman of Keith Richards & the X-Pensive Winos, talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about his solo career; writing new music with Mick Jagger; the passing of the Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts; and how he kicked his most persistent addiction.

WEB EXTRA: Keith Richards & the X-Pensive Winos perform “999” (Video)


Keith Richards & the X-Pensive Winos perform “999”

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To hear Keith Richards perform “Demon,” from the remastered “Main Offender,” click on the player below: 

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HARTMAN: Pep talk: Children’s telephone hotline goes viral (Video)
In need of some encouragement? Students at West Side Union Grade School, in Healdsburg, Calif., are providing just that in recorded messages on a free telephone hotline, Peptoc. The art project, the brainchild of teachers Asherah Weiss and Jessica Martin, has gone viral, getting up to 9,000 calls per hour. Correspondent Steve Hartman talked with the teachers, and with some of the students whose unscripted, motivational gems are being shared. 

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  • Peptoc Hotline: (707) 998-8410

MOVIES: Will Smith on building a legacy | Watch Video
Global superstar Will Smith, nominated for an Oscar for his performance in “King Richard,” sits down with “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King to talk about his inspiring life’s journey – from his complicated relationship with a disciplinarian father, to his early years as a rapper and TV star in “Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” to becoming a big-screen box office champion.

For more info:

  • “King Richard” now playing in theatres and available On Demand
  • “Will” by Will Smith with Mark Manson (Penguin), in Hardcover, Large Print Trade Paperback, Spanish Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • Follow Will Smith on Twitter and Instagram

     
HISTORY: Explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship found (Video)
Last week archeologists discovered the wreck of Endurance, the vessel from Ernest Shackleton’s fabled Antarctic expedition of over a century ago, nearly two miles below the surface of the icy Weddell Sea. Jane Pauley reports.

      
EDUCATION: Taking the masks off: Schools look beyond COVID (Video)
Pandemic protocols and remote learning have taken their toll on teachers, students and parents. As masks start coming off in classrooms across the country, correspondent Martha Teichner looks at whether schools can truly get back to normal – and how to measure collateral damage from the battle to educate kids during COVID.

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NATURE: Yosemite National Park (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us for a walk on the wild side, at California’s Yosemite National Park. Videographer: Lance Millbrand. 

     
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THE BOOK REPORT: New fiction and non-fiction titles | Watch Video
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles offers his picks of new fiction and non-fiction titles for the spring, including the latest novel from Anne Tyler.

BOOK EXCERPT: “French Braid” by Anne Tyler

BOOK EXCERPT: “Booth” by Karen Joy Fowler

BOOK EXCERPT: “Mercy Street” by Jennifer Haigh

BOOK EXCERPT: “The Impossible City” by Karen Cheung      

“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Fran Lebowitz and Ritchie Torres

RECAP: MARCH 6

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL MARCH 6 EPISODE!

HEADLINES: As Russia expands offensive, Ukrainians refuse to bow down (Video)
Russia has unleashed punishing artillery and air strikes across multiple cities in Ukraine, turning residential neighborhoods into ruins. The indiscriminate shelling and soaring civilian death toll has drawn international condemnation, but Russian forces continue to bear down on Kyiv. CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata reports from the besieged capital. 

     
COVER STORY: How far will Putin go – and how far will America go to stop him? | Watch Video
No one can possibly know for sure what Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin – who has launched a full-scale invasion of neighboring Ukraine – may do next. But how might Americans be forced to sacrifice in hopes of saving Ukraine’s fragile young democracy? And will Putin’s weapons of warfare (cyber or nuclear) target the U.S. and the West? “Sunday Morning” senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with Russia experts Fiona Hill and Nina Khrushcheva (great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev), retired Gen. Keith Alexander, and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

For more info:

  • Nina Khrushcheva, professor of international affairs, the New School
  • General (Ret) Keith Alexander, National Security Institute, George Mason University
  • Fiona Hill, senior fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
  • “There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century” by Fiona Hill (HarperCollins), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • Leon Panetta, Center for Strategic & International Studies

CORONAVIRUS: Lessons from the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic | Watch Video
The Spanish influenza pandemic, which killed 675,000 Americans a century ago, is often referred to as the “forgotten flu.” Also forgotten: the lessons it might have taught us for how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the cost, in lives, of ignoring history. 

For more info:

  • John Barry, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University
  • “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” by John M. Barry (Penguin), in Trade Paperback, Large Print, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • Martha Lincoln, Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University
  • The Wayside Restaurant, Bakery & Creamery, Montpelier, Vt.
  • Rock of Ages, East Barre, Vt.
  • Marked by COVID

     
TECHNOLOGY: The social media war between Ukraine and Russia (Video)
Russia was supposed to be a master of online propaganda and cyber-warfare. But in their war against Ukraine, scrappy Ukrainians are running rings around their vastly larger opponent, using social media platforms to humiliate the invaders, inform the populace, and win support from the rest of the world. Correspondent David Pogue reports.

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MOVIES: Samuel L. Jackson loves his job | Watch Video
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction,” will receive an honorary Oscar later this month for a stellar career that includes more than 150 films. He talks with “Sunday Morning” contributor Kelefa Sanneh about his love of popcorn movies, the business of Hollywood, and his new TV miniseries, “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey,” based on the book by Walter Mosley.

To watch a trailer for “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” click on the video player below:


The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ by
Apple TV on
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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including TV fashion journalist Elsa Klensch.       

ARTS: Sea glass: How trash becomes a treasure (Video)
What was once garbage – bits of glass, such as soda bottles, that have washed up on beaches – has been transformed by nature into sea glass, a precious item that is often transformed once again by humans into jewelry and decorative art. Correspondent Conor Knighton reports.

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BOOKS: Dolly Parton and James Patterson on “Run, Rose, Run” | Watch Video
Two of the biggest names in their respective fields not only share a cause, but a byline. Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton and bestselling author James Patterson talk with correspondent Lee Cowan about the novel they have co-written, “Run Rose Run”; how it corresponds to their advocacy for literacy; and how their artistic collaboration sparked a blooming friendship.

READ AN EXCERPT: Dolly Parton & James Patterson’s “Run, Rose, Run”

For more info:

  • “Run, Rose, Run” by Dolly Parton and James Patterson (Little, Brown), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available March 7 via Amazon and Indiebound; also available in Audio format, read by Dolly Parton, Kelsea Ballerini, James Fouhey, Kevin T. Collins, Peter Ganim, Luis Moreno, Soneela Nankani, Ronald Peet, Robert Petkoff, Ella Turenne and Emily Woo Zeller
  • Album: “Run, Rose, Run” by Dolly Parton (Butterfly), available March 4 via Amazon
  • dollyparton.com
  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
  • jamespatterson.com
  • The Bluebird Café, Nashville

       
WAR: Ukraine vs. Russia: A modern-day David vs. Goliath story | Watch Video
Correspondent Mo Rocca looks into the Biblical tale of David and Goliath, and talks with Rabbi Steve Leder about how it is evoked in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s defiant stand against Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose military is attempting to crush his neighboring country.

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SCIENCE: Inside the labs of Pfizer | Watch Video
Correspondent Alina Cho talks with Dr. Albert Bourla, the chairman and CEO of Pfizer, about the development of his company’s coronavirus vaccine, an effort he writes about in the book “Moonshot: Inside Pfizer’s Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible.” They also discuss his feelings about COVID misinformation and vaccine hesitancy.

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COMMENTARY: John Dickerson on Zelensky’s leadership, and of making courage contagious | Watch Video
The Ukrainian president’s defiance against the invading Russian army has done more than just help protect his country; it has helped bolster the strength of other democracies much older than Ukraine’s.       

      
NATURE: Otters in Maine (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” visits otters on the hunt for fish at a pond in Portland, Maine. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.      

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SUN SPOTS: Patsy Cline’s “Dream Home” | Watch YouTube Video
The legendary country music superstar’s home outside Nashville, recently on the market, has been restored to its mid-century look. “Sunday Morning” digital producer Roman Feeser took a tour.

     
“HERE COMES THE SUN”: 
Chevy Chase and a world-famous candy store
Chevy Chase’s deadpan delivery turned him into a Hollywood heavyweight. But he’s no stranger to conflict, in both his personal and professional life. We also take you inside a New York City candy shop that dazzles the eyes and the taste buds.  


RECAP: FEBRUARY 27

Guest host: Lee Cowan

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HEADLINES: Ukrainians united in their resolve to stop Putin’s war machine (Video)
Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, is now a war zone, but the Ukrainians’ resistance is determined – and may have taken Moscow by surprise. Ukraine claims it’s killed or injured more than 3,000 Russian troops and captured around 200, though the numbers are unconfirmed. Correspondent Holly Williams offers a front-lines report.

       
HEADLINES: Defending against “a dictator on the prowl” (Video)
As Europe faces the most brutal conflict on the continent since World War II, it’s clear the impact from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war will not be contained within Ukraine’s borders. CBS News’ Margaret Brennan talks with the former U.S. envoy to Ukraine, Ambassador Kurt Volker, about the strength of the Western alliance, and the limits of diplomacy.

HEADLINES: The history of Russia’s subjugation of Ukraine | Watch Video
Three decades after gaining its independence from the Soviet Union, Ukraine is again fighting for its freedom after Russia’s President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of its neighboring country. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about the long history of oppression of the Ukrainian people by Czarist and Soviet forces (including the “Holodomor” famine perpetrated by Stalin), and now by the military of Putin.

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HEADLINES: Inside the mind of Vladimir Putin (Video)
Russia’s full-scale attack on Ukraine this past week again demonstrated President Vladimir Putin’s hunger for power, and his willingness to crush those he sees as a personal threat. Lee Cowan talks with Brookings Institution senior fellow Angela Stent, and with New Yorker editor David Remnick, about the autocratic leader’s disdain for international law, and the isolation that is making him even more dangerous.

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LIFE: Savannah restaurant serves up common ground on race | Watch Video
Built in what was once a segregated bus terminal in Savannah, Ga., The Grey is a destination restaurant that defies preconceived notions about Southern cooking. It also offers its partners, restaurateur and entrepreneur Johno Morisano and James Beard Award-winning chef Mashama Bailey, a setting for conversations about race, which grew into a book: “Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant.” They sat down with correspondent Martha Teichner to discuss their quietly provocative endeavors.

RECIPE: Mashama Bailey’s Chicken Country Captain
The James Beard Award-winning chef from The Grey, in Savannah, Ga., offers “Sunday Morning” viewers her slowly-braised curried chicken in a rich broth.

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INTELLIGENCE: The life of a CIA shadow warrior | Watch Video
Ric Prado spent 24 years with the Central Intelligence Agency working undercover with anti-communist rebels in Central America, and in operations against communist insurgencies in Peru and the Philippines, before tracking a rising financier of terrorism named Osama bin Laden. The retired agent talks about his new book, “Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior,” with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Black Ops: The Life of a CIA Shadow Warrior”

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PASSAGE: Remembering Dr. Paul Farmer (Video)
Lee Cowan looks back at the life of global health care advocate Dr. Paul Farmer, who dedicated his life to improving health care for impoverished peoples the world over.

CARNIVAL: King cakes, a treasured taste of Mardi Gras | Watch Video
In New Orleans a longstanding tradition of Carnival is the king cake, a multi-colored sweet treat. Correspondent Kris Van Cleave talks with Matt Haines, author of “The Big Book of King Cake,” and with some of the bakers who help satisfy New Orleanians’ Mardi Gras craving.

RECIPE: Mardi Gras King Cake
This recipe for a sweet Carnival tradition is courtesy of the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute.

WEB EXTRA: King cakes, and the origin of the plastic baby (YouTube Video)
New Orleans writer Matt Haines, author of “The Big Book of King Cake,” talks with correspondent Kris Van Cleave about the history of a Mardi Gras tradition, the king cake, and about a traditional treat hidden inside – a treat you don’t actually eat.  

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MOVIES: Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy on time travel and “The Adam Project” | Watch Video
Ryan Reynolds, the star of “Deadpool” and “Free Guy,” and “Stranger Things” director Shawn Levy, have teamed up on a new time-travel film, “The Adam Project,” about a fighter pilot from the future who meets his 12-year-old self. Reynolds and Levy talk with correspondent Tracy Smith about friendship, anxiety, and the famous mutual friend who helped bring them together.

To watch a trailer for “The Adam Project” click on the video player below:


The Adam Project | Official Teaser | Netflix by
Netflix on
YouTube

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HARTMAN: A gift that puts college dreams within reach (Video)
Correspondent Steve Hartman meets some Chicago high school students whose hopes for a college education far exceed their abilities to pay for it. Enter businessman Pete Kadens and former Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, whose initiative, Hope Chicago, aims to redress inequities in a young person’s access to higher education.

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ART: Artist Shirley Woodson: Life captured in bold strokes | Watch Video
There’s a lot going on in Shirley Woodson’s vivid paintings. And at 85, this artist and former schoolteacher is being celebrated with her first one-woman show at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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OPINION: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a test for America | Watch Video
CBS News correspondent John Dickerson says standing up to Putin’s lawless violation of another country’s sovereignty – an attack on the values of self-determination and freedom – is a test of American ideals and morals. 

     
NATURE: Seals in Massachusetts (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” leaves you today with seals sunning at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts (with some snowy owls looking on). Videographer: Michael Clark.

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newburyport, Mass.
      

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Actress Christine Baranski and a look inside the homes of Architectural Digest (Video)


Here Comes The Sun: Actress Christine Baranski and a look inside the homes of Architectural Digest

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RECAP: FEBRUARY 20

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: How free speech is under attack in the U.S. | Watch Video
America was built on the premise of free speech, but today’s news is filled with examples of limiting people’s expression – from prohibitions against misinformation, to book bans and state laws restricting how teachers can discuss such topics as racial injustice, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Correspondent David Pogue talks with writers and academics about free speech and a corresponding climate of self-censorship; and with a New Hampshire history teacher who says, “The ghost of Senator McCarthy is alive and well in some of our state house hallways.”

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HEADLINES: 
Fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine (Video)
With up to 190,000 Russian troops massed near Ukraine’s borders, the U.S. and its allies are now bracing for a land war in Europe. There has already been an escalation of violence in the eastern part of Ukraine, where the military has been fighting Kremlin-backed separatists. Correspondent Holly Williams reports on the latest.

HEADLINES: Defense Secretary Austin: Russia “poised to strike” Ukraine (Video)
In a threatening show of force, Russia test-fired nuclear-capable weapons, intercontinental and submarine-launched ballistic missiles, as President Vladimir Putin moved his nation’s military into attack positions around Ukraine. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the latest.

MUSIC: Tears for Fears returns with “The Tipping Point” | Watch Video
Performing as the group Tears for Fears, English pop rockers Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith had hits in the 1980s with such songs as “Shout” and “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” But after an acrimonious split in 1991, the two didn’t speak to one another for nine years. They have since reunited, and are about to release Tears for Fears’ first album in 17 years, “The Tipping Point.” Correspondent Tracy Smith sits down with Orzabal and Smith – soon to embark on a U.S. tour – to find out how their musical collaboration helped heal a personal tragedy.

“The Tipping Point” by Tears for Fears (Concord Records) will be released February 25. To watch a music video for the album’s title track, click on the player below:


Tears For Fears – The Tipping Point (Official Music Video) by
TearsForFearsVEVO on
YouTube

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ART: The revelatory art of Joseph Yoakum | Watch Video
Joseph Yoakum (1891-1972) didn’t start creating art until he was in his 70s. Self-taught in his use of ballpoint pens, colored pencil and pastels, Yoakum (who claimed Native American ancestry, and whose mother was a formerly-enslaved African American) created fanciful landscapes, now currently on view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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PASSAGE: Satirist P.J. O’Rourke (Video)
Humorist and political commentator P.J. O’Rourke died this week at the age of 74. Jane Pauley looks back.

BUSINESS: Byron Allen on the road to media mastery | Watch Video
Four years ago, comedian and media mogul Byron Allen became the first Black American to own a 24-hour mainstream cable news network when he purchased The Weather Channel for $310 million – in cash. Now, Allen is preparing a bid to buy the Denver Broncos, which – if successful – would make him the NFL’s first Black majority owner. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Allen about his entrepreneurial spirit, and his success at increasing minority ownership in broadcasting. 

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HARTMAN: A snowman that melts hearts (Video)
At Southshore Charter Academy outside Tampa, teacher Robin Hughes realized that most of her students had never seen actual snow – it hasn’t snowed in Central Florida in 45 years. So, she reached out to her sister in Kentucky who agreed to ship Hughes a snowman. Steve Hartman reports on how the snow-deprived children gave the snowman, nicknamed Lucky, a very warm reception. 

STAGE: Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick: The show does go on | Watch Video
Two years ago, Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker were set to star in a New York revival of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” when COVID-19 shut down Broadway theatres (and practically everything else). Now, the show is finally set to open, and two years after interviewing the husband-and-wife duo, “Sunday Morning” anchor Jane Pauley sits down once again with Parker and Broderick to talk about the unprecedented hiatus.

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HISTORY: Franklin Pierce – America’s handsomest president? | Watch Video
No survey of America’s worst presidents would be complete without our 14th president, Franklin Pierce, whose reputation for amiability and good looks (and his introduction of perforated postage stamps) was offset by his support for the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act, which led to clashes between pro- and anti-slavery forces. Correspondent Mo Rocca looks at the legacy of a president whose actions in office brought the nation closer to civil war. 

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COMMENTARY: How the killings of two Black sons ignited social justice movements | Watch Video
New York Times columnist Charles Blow reflects on the similarities between the 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till and the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, and how they each sparked protest movements led by mothers with tears on their cheeks but steel in their spines.

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NATURE: Eagles in Washington state (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” leaves you today among bald eagles on the Nooksack River in northern Washington state. Videographer: Mike Griffith.
      

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OLYMPICS: The sport of Olympic pin trading
Collectors go for the gold in what is one of the most competitive of Olympics events: trading hard-to-find pins that commemorate the Games. “CBS Sunday Morning” producer Roman Feeser provides the play-by-play.

CBS NEWS SPECIAL: “Here Comes the Sun” (Video)
It seems like Andrew Garfield can do it all, from blockbuster hits to teaming up with Lin-Manuel Miranda for his most recent role in “Tick, Tick … BOOM!” Also: We take a peek behind the counter at some of New York City’s bodegas, where the proprietors are drinking a special kind of coffee. 


RECAP: FEBRUARY 13

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Do you believe in true love? | Watch Video
Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with romance novelist Tia Williams, “Moonstruck” screenwriter John Patrick Shanley, photographer Jodi Cobb, and psychology professor Arthur Aron about the reality and stages of love (lust, romantic obsession, and attachment), and how to keep love alive.

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HEADLINES: Tensions escalate as Russia increases forces at Ukraine border (Video)
With the Russian army putting on a show of force just north of Ukraine, President Joe Biden made what may well be a last-ditch attempt to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to call off his tanks. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the latest.

VALENTINE’S DAY: New York’s sweetest shop: Selling candy since 1937 | Watch Video
At Economy Candy, a third-generation shop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, it’s impossible not to feel like a kid in a candy store, faced with thousands of varieties of sweets. Correspondent Martha Teichner reports. 

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VALENTINE’S DAY: Double proxy weddings: Montana marriages without being there | Watch Video
A quirky Montana law that has been on the books since it became a territory allows people who are a Montana resident, or an active member of the military, to get married without being in the state. Recently, the number of double proxy weddings has taken off, where two stand-ins say “I Do” on behalf of couples far from Big Sky Country. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports.

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SPORTS: The agony of defeat: Lessons from football fandom | Watch Video
Loss, whether in football or politics, is never easy. Sports fans, however, may offer a civics lesson on accepting a heart-wrenching outcome. “Sunday Morning” senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay, New Orleans Saints superfan James Carville, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about the unwritten rules of football and American civic life.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including movie special effects master Douglas Trumbull. 

NATURE: A “dating app” for zoo populations | Watch Video
Data from zoos and aquariums across North America is being used to create matches for breeding – an animal dating app, if you will – to help species survive while maintaining genetic diversity. Correspondent Rita Braver looks behind the scenes of animal matchmaking.

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COMMENTARY: Super Bowl Sunday: Jim Gaffigan on the pageantry and the gluttony | Watch Video
The “Sunday Morning” commentator opines on today’s very American holiday – a mix of blood-pumping patriotism, violence and commercials, enhanced with foods we actually enjoy.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: I’m still Chevy Chase, and you’re not | Watch Video
Even at 78, a year to the week after a near-fatal heart failure, comedian Chevy Chase is serving up improvisation (and, perhaps, a little bit of introspection) in his conversation with correspondent Jim Axelrod. The two discuss Chase’s rise from breakout star of “Saturday Night Live” to a string of hit films, including “Fletch” and the “Vacation” series, and the sitcom “Community.”

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ADVERTISING: How lawyers’ ads became a billion-dollar industry | Watch Video
“Injured?” If you’ve turned on a TV in the past four decades, you’ve seen appeals from attorneys claiming that they will fight for YOU. But it was once a crime for lawyers to hawk their services. How did commercials selling legal advice become legal – and so pervasive? Correspondent Conor Knighton reports on the rise of lawyer ads, some of which may be judged as simply bonkers.

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COMMENTARY: Josh Seftel’s mom on crushes and that first kiss (Video)
In honor of Valentine’s Day, filmmaker Josh Seftel checks in once again with his mother, Pat, to ask some timely questions.

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NATURE: Gannets in New Zealand (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning at Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand, with gannets, who mate for life. Videographer: Jaime McDonald. 
     

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PARTIES: Super Bowl menu ideas and recipes
From burgers, hot dogs, tacos, BBQ and wings, to salsas and cocktails, here are some tempting recipes from top chefs, cookbook authors and restaurateurs to go with watching the Big Game on Sunday.


Remembering movie FX master Douglas Trumbull by
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MOVIES: Remembering movie FX master Douglas Trumbull (YouTube Video)
Douglas Trumbull, a visual effects supervisor and director responsible for the fantastic imagery in such films as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Blade Runner,” died this week at the age of 79. In this online exclusive “Sunday Morning” web producer David Morgan looks back at his legacy.

CBS NEWS SPECIAL: “Here Comes the Sun” (Video)
Kristen Stewart skyrocketed to fame with the “Twilight” saga. She talks about that journey, her newest role playing Princess Diana in “Spencer,” and turning the perils of fame into insight. Plus: the enduring influence of architect extraordinaire Frank Gehry.  


RECAP: FEBRUARY 6

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: What’s the right way to think about the left-handed? | Watch Video
Even though an estimated ten percent of the world’s population is left-handed, scientists have not definitely figured out why. Southpaw correspondent Rita Braver talks with some famous lefties (including former President Bill Clinton, and World Series winning pitcher Sean Doolittle) about functioning in a world dominated by the right-handed; and with researchers who think differences in brain structure between those who are left-handed and right-handed may have implications in the treatment of disease.

For more info:

  • Lefty’s: The Left Hand Store, San Francisco
  • President Bill Clinton, Clinton Foundation
  • david-wolman.com
  • “A Left Hand Turn Around the World: Chasing the Mystery and Meaning of All Things Southpaw” by David Wolman (‎Da Capo Press), in Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • Follow Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) on Twitter
  • Akira Wiberg, Ph.D., University of Oxford
  • Professor Gwenaëlle Douaud, University of Oxford
  • Professor Dominic Furniss, University of Oxford
  • Psychologist Charlotte Reznick, Imagery for Kids

      
ALMANAC: The day Elizabeth became queen | Watch Video
On February 6, 1952, 70 years ago today, Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, ascended to the British throne by the death of her father, King George VI. Jane Pauley reports.

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ART: A Block Island treasure hunt | Watch Video
Since 2012, visitors have scoured Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island, in search of hidden treasure: hand-blown glass orbs. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks to glass artists Eben Horton and Jennifer Nauck, who create the delicate prizes, and joins other “orbivores” (orb hunters) on the prowl. 

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MUSIC: Molly Lewis, the whistler (Video)
The name Molly Lewis is now on a lot of people’s lips, thanks to her unusual musical gift: whistling. She talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about her new record, “The Forgotten Edge.”

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MILEPOST: Honoring America’s WWII “Ghost Army” (Video)
This week President Joe Biden signed a bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to some unsung heroes of World War II: the so-called “Ghost Army” – top-secret military units that deployed inflatable tanks and artillery, decoy soldiers, and fake communications to fool enemy forces. Jane Pauley reports. 

     
PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Howard Hesseman, star of the sitcoms “WKRP in Cincinnati” and “Head of the Class.” 
     

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: Put on hold: An Italian town without cell service | Watch Video
The village of Galliano di Mugello, in Tuscany, is a little more tranquil than many Italian towns, because it has no cell phone service. But it’s not alone, as Italy ranks near the bottom of the European Commission’s index of digital competitiveness. Correspondent Seth Doane pays a call to a medieval town whose residents face challenges fostered by the “digital divide.”

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U.S.: Uncovering the history of Seneca Village in New York City | Watch Video
In the early 19th century Seneca Village, in the middle of Manhattan, was home to the largest number of free Black property owners in New York City before the Civil War. Irish and German immigrants moved in, too. But in 1853, when Central Park was in the planning stages, the city used eminent domain to take control of the land, displacing the settlement’s residents. Correspondent Faith Salie looks at efforts to unearth the unique history of Seneca Village, and to find descendants of those evicted.

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MUSIC: The cool power of Peggy Lee | Watch Video
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Peggy Lee (1920-2002), known for such hits as “Fever” and “Is That All There Is,” demonstrated an alluring command over an audience with her sultry voice and precise stagecraft. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with biographer Peter Richmond and with Lee’s granddaughter, Holly Foster-Wells, about the singer’s artistry, and her rise from a painful childhood in North Dakota, to becoming a leading writer and vocalist of jazz, pop and torch songs.

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COMMENTARY: Forget standing desks: Bed desks are the way to work | Watch Video
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, correspondent Luke Burbank has become part of a silent but cozy majority: those who prefer working horizontally.

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MOVIES: Alana Haim on filming “Licorice Pizza” | Watch Video
Singer Alana Haim’s first performance as an actress, playing a young woman who is a teenager’s object of affection in “Licorice Pizza,” has been acclaimed as one of the most exciting screen debuts in recent memory. Correspondent Anthony Mason talks with Alana Haim, and with her sisters, Danielle and Este (who together form the Grammy-nominated band HAIM), about playing together as family, and how their history with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (director of several Haim music videos) led to this critically-acclaimed role.

To watch a trailer for “Licorice Pizza” click on the video player below:


LICORICE PIZZA | Official Trailer | MGM Studios by
MGM on
YouTube

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NATURE: Iguanas (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday at Curacao’s Christoffel National Park, where it’s the day of the iguanas. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.     

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THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews of new titles by Ron Charles | Watch Video
The Washington Post book critic offers his picks among new releases.

Book excerpt: “Putting the Rabbit In the Hat” by Brian Cox

Book excerpt: “Olga Dies Dreaming” by Xochitl Gonzalez

Book excerpt: “I Will Die In a Foreign Land” by Kalani Pickhart

Book excerpt: “To Paradise” by Hanya Yanagihara

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RECAP: JANUARY 30

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Bryan Stevenson on teaching history and the pursuit of justice | Watch Video
Attorney Bryan Stevenson, author of the bestseller “Just Mercy,” has helped to save 145 wrongly-convicted prisoners from execution, but these days the man behind Montgomery, Alabama’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice might be better known his other job: educating Americans about the legacy of slavery and racial violence in this country. Stevenson talks with correspondent David Pogue about confronting history as a first step in healing, and gives a tour of the brand new Legacy Museum in Montgomery.

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U.S.: Welcome to Buc-ee’s | Watch Video
It’s a Texas institution with a national footprint: a chain of road stop convenience stores the size of the Lone Star State, with a smiling cartoon beaver mascot and a devoted following. Correspondent Luke Burbank travels to Buc-ee’s to find out why customers are so driven to visit. (Is it the award-winning bathrooms?)

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ARCHITECTURE: The playful architecture of Frank Gehry (Video)
At 92, famed architect Frank Gehry is not resting on his substantial laurels. The designer behind such landmarks as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, talks with “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker about his creative process, and how aerospace technology has enabled him to turn his playful ideas into reality.

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MUSIC: Preserving jazz in the Big Easy | Watch Video
In good times and bad, New Orleans musicians have been schooled and raised in a unique culture, one that was severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, when the streets of the Big Easy were unnaturally quiet and empty, and much of the music moved online. “Sunday Morning” senior contributor Ted Koppel meets with musicians back out in front of audiences and sharing their music while perpetuating a French Quarter tradition of street performance; and with the creative director of Preservation Hall, which was founded to help preserve a unique American legacy: the New Orleans jazz artist. 

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us recently, including musician Dick Halligan, co-founder of the rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears.

U.S.: A Kentucky diner that’s a safe haven for storm victims | Watch Video
Ms. Becky’s Place has been a welcoming spot for generations of residents of Dawson Springs, Ky. Now, after the town was devastated by tornadoes in December, the diner has reopened, returning a sense of normalcy, and a source of comfort, to a town still reeling from the deadly storms. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti talks with proprietress Beck James, who is helping keep her battered community on its feet.

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GAMES: Spelling out the Wordle craze | Watch Video
Correspondent Faith Salie fills us in on the new puzzle game that’s taking the world by storm, one letter at a time.

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MOVIES: Kristen Stewart on committing to Princess Diana | Watch Video
Actress Kristen Stewart has won raves for her performance as Princess Diana in the movie “Spencer,” about the royal’s life outside the range of photographers’ cameras. Stewart talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the stress she felt becoming her character, as well as the tabloid frenzy over her “Twilight” stardom, and her wedding plans.

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SPENCER – Official Trailer – In Theaters November 5 by
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TECH: Projection mapping: Art and technology illuminated (Video)
Art and technology come together with a technique known as projection mapping, in which buildings are painted with light. Correspondent Serena Altschul talks with Ryan Uzilevsky, of Light Harvest Studio, about their epic creations projected upon very unique canvases.

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FOOD: Michelle Zauner’s recipe for consoling grief: A taste of home | Watch Video
When musician Michelle Zauner lost her mother to cancer, she found comfort in the aisles of a Korean-owned grocery store chain, H Mart, where she would shop for the ingredients of dishes that reminded her of home. Correspondent Hua Hsu talks with Zauner, lead singer of the band Japanese Breakfast and author of the New York Times bestseller “Crying in H Mart,” about finding solace from loss in a bowl of kimchi. 

BOOK + AUDIO EXCERPT: “Crying in H Mart” by Michelle Zauner (includes her recipe for Kimchi Jjigae)

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NATURE: 
Trumpeter swans in New York (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday among trumpeter swans braving winter’s chill near Cayuga, New York. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

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MOVIES: Sundance Film Festival 2022: Opening highlights | Part 2 | Part 3
For the second year in a row, the Utah-based festival (which runs through January 30) is a virtual event, with world premiere documentaries and narrative films streaming online. CBSNews.com’s David Morgan offers some of the highlights.


RECAP: JANUARY 23

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: The billion-dollar question: Can you be TOO rich? | Watch Video
The richest one percent of Americans now owns 16 times the wealth of the bottom 50 percent. That disparity has brought to light questions about the need for billionaires – and their need for even more money. Correspondent Mark Whitaker talks with activist Abigail Disney and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy about whether acquiring a billion or more dollars is a valued goal; and with professor Ingrid Robeyns, who proposes the concept of “limitarianism” – determining a moral limit to how much wealth one can accumulate.

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HEADLINES: What are Putin’s intentions in Ukraine? | Watch Video
Nearly eight years after Russia invaded and took control of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, 100,000 Russian troops have recently built up along the border of Ukraine. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with former U.S. ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder and retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges about what President Vladimir Putin hopes to gain with a possible invasion, and what the consequences may be – for the Kremlin, for Europe, for NATO, and for Washington.

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U.S.: Taking the plunge (Video)
Members of the South End Rowing Club test their bodies and minds by swimming in the murky and very cold waters of San Francisco Bay, braving currents, boats, sea life and hypothermia. Correspondent Luke Burbank, eager to prove his mettle, joined in.

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MOVIES: James Hong: An actor’s guide to longevity | Watch Video
During his 92 years, James Hong has racked up more film and TV credits than nearly anyone. Even more impressive, the actor did so while confronting demeaning stereotypes in Hollywood. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz talks with the constantly-working Hong about a career that began with entertaining U.S. troops during the Korean War, and extended to such treasured films as “Chinatown” and “Big Trouble in Little China.”

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including the rock singer and actor Meat Loaf (“Bat Out of Hell”).

MAGAZINES: Architectural Digest – A century of style | Watch Video
Bold-faced names like tennis star Maria Sharapova and rocker Lenny Kravitz have pulled back the curtain on their homes for Architectural Digest, the magazine that showcases the work of the very best design in the business. Correspondent Serena Altschul looks back at the first hundred years of Architectural Digest, and visits the Condé Nast archives, to see how the magazine that has celebrated style for a century continues to evoke home.

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HARTMAN: American youth to the rescue (Video)
In rural Sackets Harbor, N.Y., where COVID-19 affected the local volunteer ambulance service’s ability to respond to calls, local high school students took the required training and picked up the slack. Correspondent Steve Hartman talked to some of the teenagers who are stepping up to aid their community. 

TELEVISION: The answered prayers of Christine Baranski | Watch Video
As a child she performed Broadway tunes to a statue of the Virgin Mary. And during her five-decade career in films, TV, and on stage, two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Baranski has played characters who are sophisticated, smart and savvy. Correspondent Mo Rocca sits down with Baranski, who stars in “The Good Fight” and the new HBO series, “The Gilded Age,” about her rich life on- and off-screen.

WEB EXTRA: “Break a leg”: Christine Baranski on starring in “Mame” post-surgery (YouTube Video)
In this web exclusive, Tony Award-winning actress Christine Baranski talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about how a knee injury didn’t get in the way of her starring in a Kennedy Center production of the musical “Mame.”  

To watch a trailer for “The Gilded Age” click on the video player below:


The Gilded Age | Official Trailer | HBO by
HBO on
YouTube

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MUSEUMS: The Smithsonian looks toward the “Futures” (Video)
“Futures,” a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C., features technology, art, and interactive displays that delve into the many forms that the future may take. Correspondent David Pogue pays a visit.

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COMMENTARY: Terence Smith on his encounter with Sirhan Sirhan’s father | Watch Video
The foreign correspondent and former “Sunday Morning” journalist, author of the new memoir, “Four Wars, Five Presidents,” talks about discussing the murder of Senator Robert F. Kennedy with the father of Sirhan Sirhan.

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NATURE: British Virgin Islands (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday deep in the warm waters of the British Virgin Islands. Videographer: Nedra Gurry.

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MOVIES: Sundance Film Festival 2022: Opening highlights
For the second year in a row, the Utah-based festival bows as a virtual event, with world premiere documentaries and narrative films streaming online. CBSNews.com’s David Morgan offers some of the first days’ highlights.


RECAP: JANUARY 16

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: President Joe Biden: The first year | Watch Video
The 46th president’s first year in office is being measured by opposing forces – both by legislative wins, and by the economic headwinds of the continuing pandemic. CBS News’ John Dickerson talks with experts about the presidency’s “return to normalcy”; the chaos surrounding the withdrawal from Afghanistan and COVID-19 testing; the contrasting news of low unemployment and rising inflation; and how Joe Biden’s temperament may be the most powerful tool being wielded by the Oval Office.

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Is it art? Visitors to the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., examine objects by French modernist Marcel Duchamp. 

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ART: Marcel Duchamp and the meaning of art | Watch Video
The French-born artist Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) stirred controversy with his provocative pieces that questioned the very concept of what “art” actually is. Correspondent Rita Braver visits the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum for an exhibition of Duchamp’s “readymade” pieces that blur the distinction between utilitarian object and high-priced museum piece.

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Actor and artist Tony Dow, pictured at his Topanga, Calif. studio in 2012. 

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ART: Tony Dow on life beyond “Leave It to Beaver” | WATCH VIDEO
Beginning at age 12, Tony Dow played Wally Cleaver, the polite, trustworthy “All-American” big brother on the classic sitcom “Leave It to Beaver.” But for years Dow lived in the shadow of his adolescent stardom, and was dogged by feelings of depression. Dow talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about looking beyond the curse of being linked forever to the character of Wally, and how, through creating art, and with the support of his wife, Lauren (also an artist), he addressed the struggles that life often presents.

WEB EXTRA: “Leave It to Beaver” actor Tony Dow on depression (YouTube Video)
In this web exclusive, actor and artist Tony Dow, who beginning at age 12 starred as Wally Cleaver in the classic sitcom “Leave It to Beaver,” explains to correspondent Jim Axelrod how he dealt with a depression that began, he says, at a young age. 

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Correspondent Conor Knighton tries to get a hold of a slippery eel. 

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SCIENCE: The shocking truth about eels (Video)
Eels have a slippery reputation, transforming themselves in saltwater and freshwater environments – and no one knows exactly how they reproduce in the wild. Correspondent Conor Knighton talks with experts who share their fascination with the unknowable mysteries of the eel.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Ronnie Spector, lead singer of the ’60s girl group The Ronettes.
      

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Actress Kirsten Dunst, star of “The Power of the Dog.”

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MOVIES: Kirsten Dunst on her approach to acting | Watch Video
Kirsten Dunst, who has starred in such films as “Interview with the Vampire,” “Melancholia” and “Spider-Man,” is getting Oscar buzz for her poignant acting in Jane Campion’s period drama, “The Power of the Dog.” She talks with correspondent Luke Burbank about seeking treatment for depression; starring opposite her real-life partner Jesse Plemons; and a trick she learned for how to play drunk.

WEB EXTRA: Kirsten Dunst on an acting trick (YouTube Video)
In this web exclusive, “The Power of the Dog” star Kirsten Dunst explains to correspondent Luke Burbank how she prepared for a scene in the film when her character, Rose, freezes up at a piano keyboard.

To watch a trailer for “The Power of the Dog,” click on the video player below:


The Power of the Dog | Official Trailer | Netflix by
Netflix on
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Hartman: A love that almost got away (Video)
Fifty years ago, at Loyola University, Jeanne Gustavson met a man she believes would have made the perfect husband. But her family objected, because his skin was not White. So, she broke up with Steve Watts – but she never forgot about him. And more than four decades later, Jeanne found him again. Steve Hartman reports. 

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Singer Liza Minnelli, accompanied by her longtime friend Michael Feinstein, performs for “Sunday Morning.” 

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Liza Minnelli, the one and only | Watch Video
The EGOT-winning entertainer sits down with “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley, and with her accompanist and friend Michael Feinstein, to talk about a life in the spotlight; the influence of French singer Charles Aznavour on her Oscar-winning performance in “Cabaret”; and how, at 75, she still continues to honor the works of Gershwin – and the life of her mother, Judy Garland.

WEB EXTRA: Liza Minnelli and Michael Feinstein perform “I Love a Violin” (YouTube Video)
In this web exclusive, award-winning entertainer Liza Minnelli and her friend Michael Feinstein perform a duet of Kay Thompson’s “I Love a Violin.” 

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An 1880 Edison light bulb. 

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TECHNOLOGY: Light bulb collectors: An illuminating hobby | Watch Video
Chad Shapiro will go to any length to obtain original examples of artificial lighting, including those created by Thomas Edison in the late 19th century. But as correspondent David Pogue discovers, Shapiro is not alone in an obsession to collect rare and beautiful examples of vintage light bulbs.

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COMMENTARY: Douglas Brinkley on voting rights and the “new Jim Crow” | Watch Video
Nearly six decades after John Lewis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and others fought “Jim Crow” laws that blocked some Americans from the ballot box, leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voting rights are under siege again. Historian and bestselling author Douglas Brinkley talks about recent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to our Constitutionally-guaranteed right to vote, and why access to voting must be preserved.

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NATURE: Desert snow (Extended Video)
We leave you this wintry Sunday in the high desert of northern Nevada. Videographer: Derek Reich.     


RECAP: JANUARY 9

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: How historians view Trump – and how Trump sees himself | Watch Video
A panel of historians is releasing its third collection of essays analyzing and assessing the accomplishments and failures of a presidential administration. But for the first time, a former president, Donald Trump, spoke to the historians to offer his own take on his time in office. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Princeton University’s Julian Zelizer, who assembled the panel, and with the academics who unpack history’s first judgment of the 45th president.

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  • “The Presidency of Donald J. Trump: A First Historical Assessment,” edited by Julian E. Zelizer (Princeton University Press), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available March 29 via Amazon and Indiebound
  • Julian Zelizer, Department of History, Princeton University
  • Jeffrey Engel, director, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University
  • Nicole Hemmer, Columbia University
  • Merlin Chowkwanyuan, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

MUSIC: Sonny Curtis on a career spanning Buddy Holly and Mary Tyler Moore | Watch Video
His music dates back to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, as an early bandmate of Buddy Holly, and as the writer of such classic songs as “I Fought the Law” and “Walk Right Back.” But Sonny Curtis’ most memorable composition may be “Love Is All Around,” his theme song for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with the disarmingly humble Rock and Roll Hall of Famer about a career during which he truly made it after all.

WEB EXTRA: Sonny Curtis on writing the “Mary Tyler Moore” theme song (YouTube Video)

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MEDIA: The TikTok route to comedy fame | Watch Video
The ability of comedians to expand their audience through videos on the popular phone app TikTok is no laughing matter. Some actors and writers are building successful careers despite never having performed standup at comedy clubs. Correspondent David Pogue looks at how TikTok is rewriting the rules of comedy, especially during the COVID lockdown, and talks with TikTokers about their unusual path to fame.

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BOOKS: Carl Bernstein on chasing history | Watch Video
He was half of the Washington Post team of reporters who broke the Watergate scandal. But Carl Bernstein’s career began as a teenager at the Washington Star, what he has called the best education in journalism. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Bernstein about his new memoir, “Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom,” and about how a cub reporter who chased history ended up making it.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom” by Carl Bernstein

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ART: Memorializing John F. Kennedy in bronze | Watch Video
For its 50th anniversary the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C., commissioned a statue of President John F. Kennedy, one that would reflect the humanity of a leader beloved and mourned by so many. Correspondent Chip Reid talks with sculptor Ivan Schwartz about capturing the 35th president in his team of artists’ memorial to JFK.

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PASSAGE: Director Peter Bogdanovich (Video)
Filmmaker, film scholar and actor Peter Bogdanovich, whose works included “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon,” died Thursday at the age of 82. Jane Pauley takes a look back. 

     
HARTMAN: A wild card foretelling hope for America’s future (Video)
Correspondent Steve Hartman asked a clairvoyant, Winslow Eliot, for a look ahead in 2022 and how America might fare during this uneasy time. The tarot cards – and assorted acts of kindness Americans have shared with one another – offer a sign of hope.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: The Sidney Poitier interview  | Watch Video
The trailblazing actor-director Sidney Poitier died this week at age 94. In tribute we present Lesley Stahl’s remarkable profile, first broadcast on “Sunday Morning” on May 12, 2013, in which the Academy Award-winner talks about a career built on memorable characters who exhibited dignity, intelligence, and moral courage. 

GALLERY: Sidney Poitier 1927-2022

POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: Sweet spots (Video)
Correspondent Lucy Craft reports on a beloved but vanishing institution: the “dagashiya,” or corner penny candy store, a part of growing up in Japan.

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MILEPOST: Goodbye to the Blackberry (Video)
This week marked the end of an era, when Blackberry – whose mobile devices once served up to 85 million subscribers worldwide – pulled the plug on its phones, shutting down service for good. Jane Pauley reports. 

       
NATURE: Wood ducks (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among some wood ducks in Lewiston, Idaho, by the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers. Videographer: Hank Heusinkveld.        


RECAP: JANUARY 2

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: January 6, the “Big Lie,” and the fate of democracy | Watch Video
Baseless allegations of election fraud amplified by President Donald Trump fueled the violent siege on the Capitol last January 6, intended to stop the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden’s victory. Fallout from conspiracy theories has included death threats and harassment directed toward election officials. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett talks with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (whom Trump tried to pressure to “find” enough votes that would win him the state), and with other officials who fear denying the results of elections is chipping away at the integrity of our democracy.

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ART: Artist Judy Chicago on making a name for herself | Watch Video
She’s been an artistic chameleon for more than six decades. Now, at 82, Judy Chicago is being celebrated with her first career retrospective, at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. Correspondent Martha Teichner talked with Chicago about how she gave up being like “one of the boys” in a male-dominated art world, to forge her own identity; her landmark piece, “The Dinner Party”; and the subsequent work that has defined her as an artist of unusual breadth.

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IN MEMORIAM: Betty White: A look back in laughter | Watch Video
Actress Betty White, star of such classic sitcoms as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and The Golden Girls,” and winner of five primetime Emmy Awards, has died at the young age of 99. Correspondent Mo Rocca has a remembrance.

GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2021
     

HARTMAN: Good deeds from a mother’s love (Video)
After experiencing the loss of a child, Liam, a preemie who died at just five weeks, Mattie Mitchell has been the unseen hand behind an untold number of joyful surprises in Nashville, Tennessee. In the 10 years since she formed the nonprofit Liam Changed the World, Mitchell has performed hundreds of good deeds, each time reuniting in spirit with her son. Steve Hartman reports.

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JUSTICE: Jan. 6 investigator Jamie Raskin: “I’m not gonna see American democracy go down the tubes” | Watch Video
The Maryland Democrat witnessed the attack on Congress by insurrectionists on January 6, 2021, but he’d already experienced an even darker day, when his 25-year-old son, Thomas, took his own life. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Jamie Raskin about the pain of that loss; his new book, “Unthinkable”; and his determination to hold accountable those responsible for an attempted coup.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including NFL Hall of Fame coach and veteran sportscaster John Madden.       


U.S.: Oysters: The pearls of Cape Cod (Video)
In the chill of winter, when most tourists have migrated, you’ll find professional and amateur shellfishers alike uncovering oysters from the waters of Cape Cod Bay. Correspondent Seth Doane returns home to Massachusetts, where his father, Paul, an 11th-generation Cape Codder, harvests oysters by the bucket in the town of Wellfleet, to be shared with friends and family during the holiday season.

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COMMENTARY: Gen. Steve Anderson on January 6 and the “domestic cancer” threatening American democracy | Watch Video
The retired brigadier general reflects on defending our nation from all enemies, foreign and domestic, including those who attacked Congress and support Trump’s “Big Lie,” many of whom have ties to the U.S. military.

ON BROADWAY: Hugh Jackman: The return of “The Music Man” | Watch Video
For Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman, who has returned to Broadway in the revival of “The Music Man,” being a chronically nice guy is more than just an act (even though he does have a little Professor Harold Hill in him). He talks with “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley about his youthful drive to appear on stage; and about making connections – whether it’s with an audience, a dance partner, or a father struggling with Alzheimer’s.

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MUSIC: The transformation of Lil Nas X | Watch Video
He had a hit with his breakout single “Old Town Road,” about a horse-loving hip hop cowboy. But for his debut album, Lil Nas X wrote songs about his real life as a gay man, and called the album by his real first name, “Montero.” The multiple-Grammy-nominee talked with correspondent Tracy Smith about reinventing himself, as his true self. 

WEB EXTRA: Lil Nas X dresses up (YouTube Video)

WEB EXTRA: Lil Nas X on nudity: “Our bodies are art” (YouTube Video)

You can stream the Lil Nas X album “Montero” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on 2022: The future is here! | Watch Video
The comedian’s oldest child is almost a high school graduate – which means time is playing tricks on us.

      
NATURE: Monarchs (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning with Monarch Butterflies in Pacific Grove, California. Videographer: Lance Millbrand. 

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MOVIES: The 10 best films of 2021
Extraordinarily ambitious dramas and spellbinding documentaries are among the year’s most memorable movies, featuring peerless performances, timeless music, touching humanity and apocalyptic satire. CBSNews.com’s David Morgan offers his picks. 


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