Glassmaking techniques were once a state secret in Venice where, on the island of Murano, generations of glass makers have concocted exquisite works of art from a molten sand mixture. Today, the process may be common knowledge, but the craftsmanship and know-how of this Mecca of glass sets Murano an island apart. Seth Doane reports.
French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) was a trailblazer in exploring the oceans and bringing the wonders of the sea to audiences around the world through his documentaries and books. In this story originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on June 26, 1994, correspondent Terence Smith talks with Cousteau about his tireless efforts as an advocate for the health of the oceans and aquatic life, and his fight to protect Earth's most precious resource for future generations. (For more information visit the Cousteau Society.)
Twenty-seven high-rise apartment buildings in the U.K. have siding that failed fire-safety tests, British authorities revealed Saturday. Officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing buildings Friday night after experts said they were unsafe. This comes 10 days after at least 79 people were killed in a fire at Grenfell Tower in west London. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
Thousands of London residents are in temporary shelters Saturday morning. Fire inspectors forced them to leave four apartment buildings Friday night after the buildings were determined to be unsafe. The inspections follow last week's tower blaze that killed at least 79 people. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.