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COMING UP: October 20

The Art Institute of Chicago/Joseph Winterbotham Collection
Magritte at MoMA: Serena Altschul on a new exhibit of the surrealist artist, the first major U.S. show of Magritte in two decades.

Economist Alan Greenspan: Anthony Mason interviews the former Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Actress Mary Steenburgen: An Oscar-winner for "Melvin and Howard," Steenburgen is back opposite four Hollywood heavyweights in "Last Vagas." Lee Cowan reports.

Ben Tracy sits down with comedian Drew Carey.

Redheads: Bill Geist turns heads, all of them red!

All that and more. Listen for the trumpet!

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RECAP: October 13

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COVER STORY: How Portugal became the first global sea power | Watch Video
Columbus Day is the day we set aside to pay tribute to one of the greatest explorers in history. But Christopher Columbus was just one of the intrepid adventurers who set off against all odds on voyages of discovery, in the process forever changing our view of the world.

In our Cover Story, Martha Teichner travels to Portugal for a look back at the Age of Discovery, and the explorers who mapped the far reaches of our planet.

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ALMANAC: Ed Sullivan
October 13, 1974, marked the passing of a legendary -- and most unlikely -- TV variety show host.

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ART: The world of art converges in Santa Fe (Video)
Lee Cowan visits the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market in New Mexico, the largest international folk art market in the world.

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  • Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
  • To apply for the 2014 International Folk Art Market, please visit folkartmarket.org/apply
  • Photographs from Rwanda courtesy of Kathryn G. Lewis, P.O. Box 7228, Wilton, Conn. 06897
  • Kandahar footage was shot by Kalpana Biswas, producer of an upcoming documentary entitled, "Jewels of Kandahar" (Earthspring Media)
  • Haitian Footage from "La Sculpture Peut-Etre Sauver Le Village de Noailles"

Mo Rocca with hockey great Bobby Orr on the ice in Mass. Go team "Sunday Morning"!
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SPORTS: The passion of Bobby Orr | Watch Video
Even if you're not a hockey fan, chances are you've heard of Bobby Orr. One of the true legends of the game, Orr was the first player to earn a million-dollar contract, and is widely credited with popularizing the sport.

But despite his good fortune, Orr fell victim to an unscrupulous agent, and once his career had ended discovered he was bankrupt.

Mo Rocca takes to the ice with the hockey great to talk about his life, his sport, and how he became a success again after his playing days were over.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Bobby Orr on winning and crossword puzzles
The hockey legend answers more of Mo Rocca's burning questions.

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  • bobbyorr.com
  • "Orr: My Story" by Bobby Orr (Putnam); Also available in eBook format
  • Our thanks to John Hickey and the Gallo Ice Arena in Buzzard's Bay, Mass., and to the young ice hockey players who joined us!
  • Our sincere thanks, too, to the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound, Ontario, for their hard work and invaluable research
  • And big thanks to Mark MacDonald, at Ice Jerseys of St. Laurent, Quebec, for designing Mo Rocca's "Sunday Morning" hockey jersey. (We're sorry to say it's not for sale . . . )

DALLAS: The man who shot the Zapruder Film | Watch Video
On November 22, 1963, Abraham Zapruder, standing on a Dallas street with his home movie camera, shot what has become one of the most widely-studied pieces of film in history: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

During the past 50 years, the film has been analyzed by both the Warren Commission and by conspiracy theorists. Anthony Mason takes a fresh look at the historic Zapruder film, and talks with experts who say the footage still has secrets to reveal.

Footage courtesy of The Sixth Floor Museum/Zapruder Film (1967); WFAA-TV Collection (1998).

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HARTMAN: Blind ambition: Texas man builds his dream home (Video)
Tyler Graham isn't letting a minor detail like lack of sight keep him from building his own home -- by himself. Steve Hartman meets the blind man from Tyler, Texas, who has been dreaming of building his own home since he lost his sight at the age of 18.

ON BROADWAY: Two Sirs: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart
They are two of the greatest actors of their generation, and now Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart -- bitter rivals in the "X Men" franchise, but fast friends in real life -- have teamed up to appear together on Broadway in two classics: Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," and Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land."

Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" sits down with the legendary thespians for a wide-ranging chat about their lives, their friendship, and their art.

WEB-ONLY VIDEO: The two thespians discuss their regional differences in the video clip below.

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Patrick Stewart on Yorkshire dialect and "Star Trek"
The actor discusses with Lesley Stahl how playing Captain Picard changed his life.

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen on "X Men" & wizards
The actors and friends talk to Lesley Stahl about the "X Men" comic book franchise, "The Lord of the Rings," and Harry Potter.

Ian McKellen on shyness and playing Gandalf
The actor tells Lesley Stahl that "Lord of the Rings" fans are like "surrogate grandchildren."

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MAGAZINES: Happy 100th birthday, Vanity Fair! | Watch Video
Charles Osgood reports on the centennial of the Conde Nast publication.

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SCIENCE: The dawn of "soft robots" (Video)
After generations of engineering frustrations, scientists are finally realizing that nature has already solved some of the toughest problems, and all we have to do is mimic her. Nowhere are these biomimicry breakthroughs more apparent than in robotics.

David Pogue of The New York Times takes us to a zoo in Germany where an elephant's trunk is providing engineers with inspiration for a "soft robot."

Be sure to watch "Making Stuff Wilder," hosted by David Pogue, on "Nova," to be broadcast on PBS October 23, 2013.

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CALENDAR: Week of October 14
"Sunday Morning" looks ahead to some notable events this week.

MOVIES: David Edelstein on the intense "All Is Lost" | Watch Video
Our critic says Robert Redford gives "the performance of his life" in J.C. Chandor's film of a sailor facing disaster at sea.

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NATURE: Estes Park, Colo. (Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us to Estes Park, Colo., where it's the season for male elk to bugle for mates.

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Charles Osgood with "Millenia," a fully interactive robot, on the set of "Sunday Morning," October 13, 2013.
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RECAP: October 6

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COVER STORY: The vast reach of the Nazi Holocaust | Watch Video
At the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., a 13-year project has uncovered evidence that the Holocaust may have been far more pervasive than anyone imagined.

Lee Cowan meets a survivor of Auschwitz; a former member of the Hitler Youth; and the author of a new book about the willing accomplices to the Nazi regime, "Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields."

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ALMANAC: Moulin Rouge
On October 6, 1889, the famed Parisian cabaret opened for business -- and set the standard for nightlife in the City of Lights.

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PUZZLES: Trek through the world's largest corn maze (Video)
There's something different about the rows of corn on the Richardson Farm in Spring Grove, Ill., because every year about 65,000 people visit what the Richardson family calls the most detailed and complicated corn maze in the world. Dean Reynolds reports.

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RESCUE AT SEA: The real "Captain Phillips" | Watch Video

David Martin interviews Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by pirates when his ship, the freighter Maersk Alabama, was hijacked off the coast of Somalia in 2009.

The incident is now the subject of a new movie, "Captain Phillips."

Martin also interviews the film's star, Tom Hanks; the director Paul Greengrass; and Barkhad Abdi, a Somali-American with no real acting experience who answered a casting call and found himself going head-to-head with a two-time Oscar winner.

WEB EXTRA: Read an excerpt from Richard Phillips' account, "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea," available from Hyperion Books.

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HARTMAN: Your friendly neighborhood debt collector (Video)
Bill Bartmann, who owns a collection agency in Oklahoma, operates on the basic premise that people in debt don't have money. So why brow beat 'em?

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  • CFS, Tulsa, Okla.

BILL GEIST: Bowled over (Video)
Exactly what is or isn't "art" is a topic of much discussion. But for the 92-year-old artist Bill Geist found in San Antonio, Texas, the question is irrelevant. For decades now, Barney Smith has been creating art out of toilet seat lids -- yes, toilet seat lids -- and people come from all over the world to see the hundreds he has on display at his garage-museum. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

ON BROADWAY: Remembering, and recapturing, the real Janis Joplin | Watch Video
She has a firm place in the history of rock 'n' roll, despite the fact that the singer was just 27 years old when she died. Though her music and legend live on, much has been forgotten about just who Janis Joplin really was. Anthony Mason sits down with Joplin's brother and sister for an intimate chat about her life and artistry, and learns about the new Broadway musical opening this week, "A Night With Janis Joplin."

WEB EXTRA: Click on the audio player below to stream or download Janis Joplin performing "Piece of My Heart." From the Sony Legacy recording, "A Night With Janis Joplin."

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PASSAGE: Tom Clancy | Watch Video
The bestselling author of thrillers died this week, but not without another story to tell ...

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ENVIRONMENT: Cumberland Island: Where nature feels large (Video)
Once home to the Carnegie Family, Georgia's Cumberland Island is now a National Seashore operated by the National Park Service -- and home to a small cluster of residents, including artist Gogo Ferguson, who fashions jewelry out of the wonders of nature found on the island. Martha Teichner reports.

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CALENDAR: Week of October 7
"Sunday Morning" looks ahead to some of the most notable events this week.

BY THE NUMBERS: Government shutdown (Video)
It's been nearly 18 years since the last government shutdown in 1995. This time around, hundreds of thousands of federal workers are on unpaid furlough, costing the nation's economy an estimated $300 million a day. Charles Osgood takes a look at the numbers behind the shutdown.

NATURE: Cumberland Island (Video)
We leave you this Sunday back on Cumberland Island . . . that peaceful oasis off the Georgia coast.


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"SUNDAY MORNING" WINS 3 NEWS EMMYS!

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, "Sunday Morning" shared in three awards presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences -- part of the 12 Emmys won by CBS News, the most of any network.

For Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, Sharyl Attkisson's report on the influence of lobbyists in Washington won for "Sunday Morning" and "CBS This Morning."

Producers: Kim Skeen and Pia Malbran. Editors: David Small and Nancy Wyatt. Field Producers: Jill Jackson and Neil Grasso. Editorial Producer: Cathy Lewis. Senior Investigative Producer: Keith Summa. Senior Producers: Gavin Boyle, Jason Sacca, Amy Rosner, Sharon Hoffman, Mosheh Oinounou and Ryan Kadro. Executive Producers: Chris Licht and Rand Morrison.


For Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast, a three-way tie resulted in two wins for "Sunday Morning."

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Anthony Mason won for his profile of Glen Campbell and his farewell tour, as the singer's brilliant career fades due to Alzheimer's.

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Producers: Alan Golds. Editor: Ed Givnish. Senior Producers: Gavin Boyle, Jason Sacca and Amy Rosner. Executive Producer: Rand Morrison.

Also winning for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast: David Martin's profile of Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.

Producer: Mary Walsh. Editor: Remington Korper. Senior Producers: Gavin Boyle, Jason Sacca and Amy Rosner. Executive Producer: Rand Morrison.

MORE: Links to other stories from CBS News that won Emmys, including reports by "60 Minutes" and the "CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley."


RECAP: September 29

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COVER STORY: Welcome to TV's second "Golden Age"
In 1961 the Chairman of the FCC referred to television as a "vast wasteland." If the TV landscape was considered "vast" back then, think just how vast it is today, with hundreds of channels and viewing options.

And yet far from being diluted, the "boob tube," some say, has never been better.

"I think, right now, television is having its second Golden Age," Rob Reiner tells Lee Cowan, who looks at how "Breaking Bad," "House of Cards," "Boardwalk Empire," and other innovative shows are altering the TV landscape.

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SUNDAY ALMANAC: Magic Johnson
On September 29, 1992, Lakers fans learned that the NBA great who had retired because of his HIV infection was headed back to the court.

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HISTORY: George Washington gets his presidential library | Watch Video
Chip Reid takes a look at the opening of the George Washington Presidential Library.

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POLITICS: Chris Christie, a fighter from Jersey | Watch Video
There is speculation that he'll make a run for the White House in 2016, but, true or not, there's no doubt Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., is one of the most dynamic figures in the national political landscape today.

He's been both praised and assailed from both sides of the aisles, and his outspoken opinions and refusal to toe the party line has often made him a lightning rod for criticism.

Tracy Smith heads to the Jersey shore for an intimate chat with the charismatic governor about his past, his family, his ongoing struggle with his weight, and what the future might hold.

To watch a preview of Tracy Smith's interview with Chris Christie click on the video player below.

OPINION: Faith Salie on "twerking" | Watch Video
Our contributor says the recent flack about Miley Cyrus' on-stage gyrations is similar to what flappers and Elvis faced.

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MUSIC: Metallica is now older, wiser, and in it for the long run | Watch Video
Whether you are a fan of hard rock music or not, it is undeniable that Metallica is a force to be reckoned with. Since forming in Los Angeles more than 30 years ago, the band has sold an astonishing 180 million albums worldwide, and had five consecutive albums debut as #1 on the Billboard charts -- the only band ever to do so.

Anthony Mason hits the road with the high-voltage rock band, now appearing in an Imax 3-D concert film, "Metallica Through the Never," to discover the secret of their success. Along the way, he discovers that these men of metal have a softer side.

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WEB EXTRA: Metallica performs "The Unforgiven," at a concert in Mexico City in June 2009. Footage courtesy of Universal Music Group.

STEVE HARTMAN: Business is "brooming" for 81-year-old traveling salesman (Video)
Melvin Pickens has been selling brooms for more than 60 years, and some people say he's the best salesman they've ever seen.

MOVIES: Why Ron Howard gets a "Rush" from directing | Watch Video
To a generation of Americans Ron Howard will always be Opie from "The Andy Griffith Show." But with his days as a child actor long gone, Howard has carved out an impressive second career as an Oscar-winning director of such blockbusters as "Apollo 13," "A Beautiful Mind," "Cocoon," and "The Da Vinci Code."

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Now he's back with a roar in one of the most talked-about films of the fall season, "Rush," based on the rivalry between Formula One drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt.

Mark Phillips heads to the races for a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look.

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  • "Rush" (Official movie website)

WEB EXTRA: Extended transcript of Mark Phillips' interview with Ron Howard

PASSAGE: Movement of the Sun (Video)
"Sunday Morning" has moved its trademark sun in the lower right hand corner of the screen just a little bit lower and to the right. The move is a nod to the fact that more and more viewers have switched over to high-definition TV sets.

CALENDAR: Week of September 30

MOVIES: Edelstein: "Gravity" both cornball AND amazingly incredible | Watch Video
Our film critic reviews the new science fiction thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

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NATURE: Glacier National Park (Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us to Glacier National Park in northwestern Montana.


RECAP: September 22

Recording life, seven years at a time
COVER STORY: Reel life: The mesmerizing saga of "56 Up" | Watch Video
In 1964 a group of 14 British seven-year-olds were filmed for a documentary called "Seven Up!" Since then, filmmaker Michael Apted has revisited them every seven years, creating a monumental documentary series.

The latest film is available now, called "56 Up," and Lee Cowan meets with the director and a few of his lifelong subjects.

This report was originally broadcast January 6, 2013.

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ALMANAC: Ice cream cone patent | Watch Video
On Sept. 22, 1903, Italo Marchiony filed a patent application for "a molding apparatus for forming ice cream cups."

SPORTS: Hoop dreams: A lesson in croquet (Video)
In a world of contact sports there's still a place for the time-honored game of croquet. Serena Altschul reports.

This story was first broadcast on July 15, 2012.

MOVIES: Now the Oscar race heats up | Watch Video
Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan is "giddy with anticipation" over movies opening up in time for the holidays (and the Academy Awards). He joins Bill Whitaker to give us a sneak peek at this year's promising lineup of fall films.

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AWARD SEASON: Emmy Awards ... By the numbers | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" offers some fast facts about television's biggest prize.

PASSAGE: A concert of note | Watch Video
This week marked the New York premiere of a symphony consisting of a single note -- and silence (Includes streaming audio).

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POSTCARD FROM HAWAII: The ukelele gets respect
Seth Doane sings the praises of the stringed instrument that provides the perfect soundtrack to paradise.

This report was originally broadcast October 14, 2012.

Anthony Mason interviews the singer Cher, at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
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SUNDAY PROFILE: Cher speaks her mind
Ever since she became part of our cultural landscape more than 40 years ago as half of the dynamic duo Sonny and Cher, Cher has never really left the spotlight. As a singer she has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, but she's also made a splash as an actress in feature films, including "Silkwood," "Mask," and her Oscar-winning "Moonstruck," to name a few.

Off-stage, her high-profile marriages to Sonny Bono and rocker Gregg Allman have made her a constant presence in the tabloids.

In our Sunday Profile, Anthony Mason visits Cher's stunning Malibu mansion for a look back on her life, family and career. They also attend the newly-refurbished TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, where Mason also meets Cher's mother, actress Georgia Holt, subject of a new documentary, "Dear Mom, Love Cher."

To view a trailer for "Dear Mom, Love Cher," click on the video player below.

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WEB EXTRA: Cher on fashion, Lady Gaga & Miley Cyrus (Video)

ALSO: Extended transcript: Cher
In this web-exclusive extended transcript, the entertainer talks in depth about Sonny, designer Bob Mackie, honesty, and what Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep thought of her acting.

BILL GEIST: Mark Twain: An American icon (Video)
It's fair to say that humorist Samuel Clemens is a national treasure. More than 100 years after his death, the author 9usingt he pen name Mark Twain) of such timeless classics as "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" is still talked about, written about -- and impersonated.

Our Bill Geist meets up with a growing cast of actors who take to the stage to keep the words and memory of one of America's most beloved figures alive.

Actor Val Kilmer is made up as Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, for a performance of his one-man show, "Citizen Twain."
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CALENDAR: Week of September 23
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.

OPINION: Ben Stein to GOP: Just chill on the gov't shutdown talk | Watch Video
Our contributor offers his thoughts about the latest doings in Congress.

NATURE: Fiddler crabs (Video)
We leave you this morning among the fiddler crabs at Florida's Terra Ceia Preserve State Park along Tampa Bay.


RECAP: September 15

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COVER STORY: How Glock became America's gun
The Austrian weapon seen as easy-to-use, reliable and (thanks to Hollywood) cool, has displaced other brands as the firearm of choice for law enforcement.

Anthony Mason reports.

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ALMANAC: Fay Wray
Sept. 15, 1907, was the birthday of an actress destined to let out a scream heard 'round the world.

BUSINESS: How Bobbi Brown put a new face on the makeup industry | Watch Video
Nancy Giles chats with the make-up industry giant.

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FOR THE RECORD: The continuing saga of Earth, Wind & Fire
Tracy Smith catches up with the legendary super group and talks about their secrets to staying at it for 41 years.

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Web Extra Video: Verdine White, Philip Bailey and Ralph Johnson explain why "Reasons" isn't the best song to play at a wedding.

SUNDAY PASSAGE: TV pitchman Cal Worthington (Video)
Auto dealer Cal Worthington, known for his eye-catching and off-the-wall commercials, passed away last Sunday at his California ranch at age 92. The TV pitchman bought his first Southern California car dealership after World War II, and started his sales campaigns that would make him a television institution.

MO ROCCA: Growing up Rockefeller | Video
The Rockefeller family has been known for several generations as one of America's wealthiest and most powerful families. But what would it be like to grow up as a Rockefeller?

As Eileen Rockefeller writes in her new book, "Being a Rockefeller, Becoming Myself: A Memoir," it turns out that along with all the Rockefeller perks can come a lot of anxiety. A great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil, Eileen says that trying to find her own identity was difficult for a child hungry for what all children want: a little attention and a sense of self-worth.

This Sunday morning, correspondent Mo Rocca joins Eileen Rockefeller at her childhood home just north of New York City, and they visit the Rockefeller compound in Maine, where they're joined by her father, 98-year-old David Rockefeller, for a carriage ride. Plus she shows Mo her father's beetle collection: 150,000 specimens he started collecting when he was nine years old.

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HARTMAN: Love and the search for kidney donor (Video)
Last year we introduced Larry Swilling, a S.C. man who wore a sandwich board in a desperate attempt to advertise for a kidney donation for his wife. Steve Hartman catches up with Swilling, and learns of the response to that first story.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Ricky Gervais, the king of cringe comedy
Actor and comedian Ricky Gervais became a household name when his hit British TV show, "The Office," made an equally big splash in its American incarnation. It also became a hit around the world, with versions in Sweden, France, Germany, Canada, Brazil and Israel.

Now Gervais is at it again with a brand-new comedy show, "Derek," debuting this week.

Mark Phillips sits down with the funnyman for a wide-ranging chat about his life on-stage and off.

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To view the trailer for Gervais' series "Derek," click on the video player below.

OPINION: "No problem": Yes, it's a BIG problem | Watch Video
MTV's Bill Flanagan says those using the vernacular of Generation Y instead of a simple "You're welcome" get no thanks from him.

This report originally aired on May 26, 2013.

CALENDAR: Week of September 16

ENDER: The Star-Spangled Banner yet waves anew| Video
A 42-foot x 30-foot replica of the original flag is flown at Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen our national anthem. Charles Osgood reports.

NATURE: Flamingos (Extended Video)

We leave you this Sunday half a world away -- at Lake Bogoria in Kenya, home to thousands of flamingos.

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