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The Theme Song
The trumpet fanfare is called "Abblasen" and is attributed to Gottfried Reiche. For almost 20 years, "CBS News Sunday Morning" used a recording by Don Smithers, who played on an eight-foot baroque trumpet.

"Sunday Morning" chose to retire the old, scratchy vinyl phonograph version in favor of a new, clearer, high-tech recording. This was provided by Doc Severinsen, the former music director of NBC's "Tonight Show," who performed the theme on a specially fabricated four-valve piccolo trumpet.

Famed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis later recorded another version of the theme, also on a piccolo trumpet, which is currently in use.

Charles Kuralt's Memorial Fund

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Social Work
Attn: Dean Edwards
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514

About Our Sun Images

The sun images that appear between some of our segments come from a variety of sources. One face might peek out at a producer visiting a flea market, while another golden orb may be found staring stonily from an ancient Egyptian vase in a museum. Some of the images show up in the mail; some are produced by more local artists. The face in the "CBS News Sunday Morning" logo, along with some of the other sun images shown during the show, are inspired by an out-of-print book entitled "The Sun in Art."

Our Associate Director keeps a file of images to choose from as she works on constructing the show each week. As many viewers have observed, the suns' faces often reflect moods and ideas expressed during the program.

Since we don't own the rights to many of the suns we use, it's not possible for us to publish any books, photographs, or other material representing them. Many of the images are so interesting and beautiful, viewers ask to see them collected to look at more carefully. But for now, our images remain as transient and temporary as real sunrises and sunsets, meant to be appreciated in the moment.

Photos of sun artwork can be mailed to:
Jessica Frank, Associate Director
CBS News Sunday Morning
524 West 57th St.
New York, N.Y. 10019

You can also mail image files (jpg or tif) on CD-ROM or DVD to the address above, or email the files to Jessica Frank at



Charles Osgood

Correspondents and Contributors

Serena Altschul
Rita Braver
Lee Cowan
Seth Doane
Bill Flanagan
Bill Geist
Nancy Giles
Wynton Marsalis
Anthony Mason
Michelle Miller
Jane Pauley
Barry Petersen
Mo Rocca
Faith Salie
Tracy Smith
Martha Teichner

Executive Producer
Rand Morrison

Directed by
Nora Gerard

Senior Producers
Gavin Boyle
Amy Rosner
Jason Sacca

Thomas A. Harris

Supervising Editor
David Bhagat

Assistant Supervising Editor
Remington Korper

Location Camera
Mike Hernandez

Entertainment Editor
Ramon Parkins

Planning Producer
Robin Sanders

Editorial Producer
Cathy Lewis

Broadcast Graphic Designer
Bob Pook

Associate Producers
Meggie Miao
Ayesha Siddiqi

Associate Directors
Bernard Rozenberg
Jessica Frank
Kate D'Arcy Coleman
Patricia Finnegan
Patty Smith

Production Staff
Sara Kugel
Robbyn McFadden
Matt Samuels

Craig Wilson

Operations Manager
Cliff Vreeland

Broadcast Promotion
Kera Rennert

Broadcast Researcher
Cryder Bankes

Technical Director
Anita Brooking O'Mara

Dominic Maldari

Mark Ogden
Neal Kassner

Lighting Director
Leonard Mancini, Jr.

Studio Cameras
Allen Brown
Kevin Cavallini
John Curtin

Stage Manager
Mark Dicso

Electronic Display
David Weiss

Graphic Display
Vince Finocchiaro

Audio Assist
Art Starr

Video Editors
Malcolm Barnard
Trustum Devoe
Ted Lewandowski
Bob Mackler
Doug Manley
Paul Mueller
Joe Palumbo, Jr.

Hard News Center Supervisor
Todd S. Weiss

Stage Crew
Eddie Arastiqueti
Clyde Churchill
Richie Cowen
John Holt
Herman Rivera
Joe Simone
Bobby Tranchida
Anthony Vitelli

Addison Green

Riccie Johnson

Robert Cauttero

Animation Camera
Larry Des Gaines

Smoke Artist
John Molloy

Set Decorator
Al DeLuca

Website Producer
David Morgan


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