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Last Updated Jul 24, 2016 11:18 AM EDT

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RECALL: JULY 24

Guest host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY:
The role of first gentleman | Watch Video
The spouses of America's female governors talk about their function in a position usually defined by gender. Faith Salie reports.

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ALMANAC:
Gibraltar | Watch Video
On July 24, 1704, Britain and its Dutch allies seized the territory at the southern tip of Europe from Spain. Jane Pauley reports.

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DNC:
Philadelphians say: Love it or leave it | Watch Video
Mo Rocca finds the City of Brotherly Love, home to the Democratic National Convention, is proud of the chip on its shoulder.

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ART:
Philadelphia's murals: The autobiography of a city | Watch Video
Since 1984 nearly 4,000 artworks have been displayed on walls of the city as part of the Mural Arts Program. Anthony Mason reports.

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PASSAGE:
Remembering Garry Marshall | Watch Video
The writer-actor-director was behind such TV hits as "The Odd Couple" and "Happy Days," and the movies "Pretty Woman" and "The Princess Diaries."


RNC:
The marriage between Trump and GOP: For better and for worse | Watch Video
Ted Koppel looks at the rise of an unlikely nominee, his unshakable supporters, and his critics

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THE NOMINEE:
Trump: "I feel I'm an honest person" | Watch Video
GOP nominee rails against "tremendous dishonesty" in media, telling Ted Koppel that he doesn't mind criticism but adds, "I do want them to be straight about it."

VIDEO PREVIEW: Ted Koppel on his interview with Trump


MILEPOST:
The death of VHS
Funai Electric of Japan, the world's last remaining manufacturer of VCR equipment, says it will cease production on July 31. In 2005, it's estimated that 90% of American households had a VCR.


AVIATION:
Sunlight powers an aviation milestone | Watch Video
Solar Impulse, a plane powered by the sun, is completing a round-the-world trip fueled without a single drop of gas. David Pogue of Yahoo Tech reports.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Kristen Bell takes nothing for granted | Watch Video
The actress who broke through with "Veronica Mars" and stars in "Bad Moms" is definitely in a good place now. Tracy Smith reports.

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OPINION:
Bob Schieffer: A race of negatives | Watch Video
Says this year's battle for the presidency is shaping up as one of the nastiest and dirtiest in American history.


CALENDAR:
Week of July 25 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE: Allegheny National Park (Video)
We leave you this Sunday at Allegheny National Forest near Pennsylvania's northwest corner. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


RECAP: JULY 17

Guest host: Jane Pauley


HEADLINES: Turkey restoring order after failed takeover bid (Video)
Nerves are still unsettled in Turkey where an attempted military coup appears to have been crushed. Holly Williams is in Istanbul with a report.


SUNDAY JOURNAL:
France's days of mourning for Nice victims (Video)
France today is observing the second of three days of mourning for victims of Thursday's truck attack in Nice. A total of seven suspects have been arrested since the deadly Bastille Day rampage. Elizabeth Palmer reports the latest.


COVER STORY:
Cleveland is back! | Watch Video
On the eve of this year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Mo Rocca looks at the rise, fall and rise of the Midwestern city no longer the butt of jokes.

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ALMANAC:
Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak
On July 17, 1941, the Yankee Clipper's record-breaking run at the plate was halted by a Cleveland Indians third baseman. Jane Pauley reports.

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STAGE:
Celebrating the Cleveland Play House | Watch Video
The country's first professional regional theater, founded in 1915, continues to foster the magic of live performance to new generations. Scott Simon of NPR reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Teaching your kids to love Shakespeare
Award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, author of the book "How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare," talks to NPR's Scott Simon about helping shape a lifelong love of the Bard.

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MUSIC:
For Chicago there is no end in sight | Watch Video
Nearly half a century after seven young men from the Windy City formed "a rock band with horns," the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers are making no concessions to age. John Blackstone reports.

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PASSAGE:
Ohio town's civic pride comes in a giant basket (Video)
Several cities across the nation have signature landmarks that represent their city. Newark, Ohio has its own, and may be the most unique out of the bunch. Jane Pauley has report on the Longaberger Basket Building and why it's up for sale.


THERAPY:
How parrots help veterans with PTSD | Watch Video
At Serenity Park Sanctuary in Los Angeles, neglected or abandoned birds forge connections with troubled humans. Tracy Smith reports.

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MOVIES:
Meryl Streep on playing the world's worst singer | Watch Video
In "Florence Foster Jenkins," the Oscar-winning actress depicts the uniquely cringeworthy vocal stylings of the fabled New York society figure. Anthony Mason reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Aspiring singers live their dreams at Carnegie Hall (VIDEO)
In an event to promote the new film "Florence Foster Jenkins," about the real-life talentless soprano, a group of singers was invited to perform on stage at New York's Carnegie Hall, to show off their very real talent.

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ON THE TRAIL:
The Virgin Island that remained virgin | Watch Video
Thanks to Laurance Rockefeller, Virgin Islands National Park contains a piece of paradise protected from over-development. Conor Knighton reports.

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OPINION:
What makes Tim Duncan's retirement remarkable | Watch Video
Comedian Paul Mecurio on the NBA power forward whose departure from the court highlights the less-than-remarkable attitudes of other star athletes.

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CALENDAR:
Week of July 18 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE:
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday at Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a short distance outside Cleveland. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.


RECAP: JULY 10


HEADLINES: Dallas takes steps toward healing (Video)
We continue to learn more about the lone gunman who targeted police officers in Dallas Thursday night, killing five and wounding seven more. Now the community has begun to heal. Manuel Bojorquez has the latest from a city on edge.


COVER STORY: Black, white and blue | Watch Video
The horrific events of this past week -- the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis, followed by the killing of five police officers in Dallas -- are just the latest in a string of deadly encounters between civilians and those sworn to protect and serve. In our Cover Story Martha Teichner puts it all in perspective.

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ALMANAC:
Nikola Tesla | Watch Video
On July 10, 1856, the scientist and revolutionary electrical engineer was born in southeastern Europe. Charles Osgood reports.

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OPENINGS:
A new museum sings the blues
If every city has a soundtrack, then St. Louis, Missouri's might just be the blues. And now it's home to the brand-new National Blues Museum, honoring the tender laments of Bessie Smith, the swing of B.B. King, and the electricity of Muddy Waters. Michelle Miller visits the museum that traces the history of the blues and its influence on R&B, rock and roll and funk - all genres born from those stirring, soulful sounds. Michelle Miller reports.

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COMEDY: Robin Williams: An intimate portrait | Watch Video
For more than 30 years comedian Robin Williams kept us laughing, from "Mork and Mindy" and his standup routines, to "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "The Fisher King." And for most of those 30 years photographer Arthur Grace was along for the ride, documenting the most public -- and most intimate -- moments of Williams' life. Tracy Smith looks at the comic genius' life in pictures.

GALLERY: Robin Williams, in private and public

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OUR MAN IN PARIS: Dispensing with words (Video)
Don't have time to read any more? Residents in a town in southern France don't have that problem. Thanks to the startup website short-editions.com, 10,000 short story authors have been matched with a community of 150,000 regular readers with time to kill while waiting on line. David Turecamo explains an innovative technology.

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LIFESTYLE:
Home grown: Moving next to the farm | Watch Video
You've heard of people buying homes next to a golf course or the ocean. But how about buying a home next to your own private farm? Mark Strassmann takes us on a tour of the newest thing in residential living: the "agrihood," taking the farm-to-table movement to the extreme.

Originally broadcast November 22, 2015.

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PASSAGE: Noel Neill, John McMartin and Sydney Schanberg


MUSIC: Elton John's joyous tone | Watch Video
The singer, who recently released his 33rd studio album, says family life has put everything in perspective. Anthony Mason pays a visit.

Originally broadcast on February 28, 2016.

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MOVIES:
Facing up to a divisive issue: Actresses and cosmetic surgery | Watch Video
David Edelstein on actors who get "work" done, and the critics who shame them.


SCIENCE:
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Here to change the world | Watch Video
If you were the parent or grandparent of a child growing up in the 1990s, chances are you've heard of Bill Nye the Science Guy. Nye brought his own infectious brand of wackiness to TV to make science fun. And since the show ended, Nye has continued educating kids (and adults as well) about why science matters. Rita Braver catches up with Nye to talk about everything from global warming to water conservation to ballroom dancing!

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bill Nye the Science Guy on life beyond Earth
Is there life on other planets? Rita Braver asks the TV science show host.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Quick questions with Bill Nye the Science Guy
The TV science show host is asked his take on a number of science topics from correspondent Rita Braver.

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CALENDAR:
Week of July 11 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE:
Great Trinity Forest (Extended Video)
We end this week's episode with a return to Dallas, this time at the Great Trinity Forest. Videographer: Scot Miller.


RECAP: July 3, 2016


COVER STORY:
Bill O'Reilly: How Donald Trump is like JFK | Watch Video
The Fox News host and former history teacher admits he is more cynical about politicians today. Mo Rocca reports.

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HISTORY:
A Fourth of July history lesson | Watch Video
Charles Osgood on the TRUE day of American Independence.


ART:
Artist Kadir Nelson's illustrations of pride and soul (VIDEO)
Kadir Nelson is an artist unknown to many. But you'll find his work on magazines, albums, posters and postage stamps. Then there are the children's books - more than two dozen of them. Ben Tracy meets the illustrator who counts Norman Rockwell and N.C. Wyeth among his influences - and who explains what happens when his paintbrush starts to sing.

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POSTCARD FROM SHANGHAI:
Harley-Davidsons hit the road in China (Video)
Members of the Harley Owners Group are hog wild about their favorite motorcycle - and enthusiasm for the Harley-Davidson extends far beyond our own shores. Seth Doane has a report on the iconic American motorcycle that's tearing up the Far East.


ON THE TRAIL:
Trailblazers of our National Parks | Watch Video
The Civilian Conservation Corps was FDR's most popular New Deal program -- and a new generation of parks workers is following in their footsteps. Conor Knighton reports.

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PASSAGE:
Elie Wiesel (Video)
orn in 1928 in what is now Romania, Elie Wiesel was just 15 years old when he and his family were seized by the Nazis and sent to Auschwitz. Allied forces freed him in 1945, but not before he lost both parents and one of his three sisters. The author who shed light on the atrocities connected to the Holocaust, fought intolerance and championed causes attached to Israel - and in the process won the Nobel Peace Prize - died early Saturday at the age of 87. Charles Osgood reports.


HARTMAN:
An unlikely urban planner (Video)
Shamayim Harris is a one-time school administrator who's now leading a group of mostly volunteers in the redevelopment of her Detroit-area neighborhood. Steve Hartman went "On The Road" to see what kind of progress they're making.


MUSIC:
The continuing weirdness of Weird Al Yankovic | Watch Video
Although he started out making fun of pop culture, the song parodist is now firmly a part of it. Lee Cowan reports.

WEB EXTRA: Weird Al Yankovic's 16 best song parodies
Sample the satirist's most enduring comic takes on Top 40 stalwarts.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Weird Al Yankovic plays the "Sunday Morning" theme
Hear the classical tune "Abblasen," the signature theme of CBS' long-running morning program, as you've never heard it before - played on the accordion by song parodist Weird Al Yankovic.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Weird Al Yankovic's Hawaiian shirt collection
In this web exclusive, the song parodist shows off just a small part of his extensive collection of tacky Hawaiian shirts - the product, he said, of his single "unreasonable" contract demand while touring.

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MORNING:
A cereal cafe bowls over customers (Video)
New York City's landscape of trendy restaurants has added a new eatery that taps into the childhood memories of most Americans. The Kellogg's Cafe is offering bowls of cereal with a twist. Anna Werner reports.

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MUSIC:
Introducing country star Maren Morris (Video)
On the heels of her breakout hit single, "My Church," Maren Morris' album, "Hero" (which The New York Times called "an outstanding country music debut") launched her to the top spot on Billboard's country chart. Her success story has a happy ending, but Morris' decisions nearly cost her the opportunity to write that story. Anthony Mason reports.

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MOVIES:
Holiday offerings at the multiplex | Watch Video
David Edelstein has the bad news.


NATURE:
Seals at San Simeon (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning on the California coast near San Simeon, where elephant seals are enjoying a day at the beach. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.


RECAP: JUNE 26

Guest Host: Lee Cowan


COVER STORY:
The cost of miracles | Watch Video
For millions of Americans suffering from disease, a new generation of highly-effective prescription drugs seems like a miracle cure. But these recent advances in the fight against cancer, AIDS, debilitating arthritis and other afflictions often come at a price beyond the means of the average person. Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" looks at the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.

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ALMANAC:
Teflon | Watch Video
June 26th, 1910 was the birthday of the accidental inventor of a remarkable non-stick substance. Lee Cowan reports.

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FASHION:
Fashion as art | Watch Video
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition, "Manus x. Machina," is the latest in which designer creations have moved from catwalk to gallery space. Serena Altschul reports.

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COMEDY:
Tig Notaro, the luckiest unlucky person | Watch Video
Comedian Tig Notaro was a rising Comedy Central star when life threw her a few major curve balls: in four really bad months in 2012, she was hospitalized with a life-threatening bacterial infection, her mother died unexpectedly, and she was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer.

Correspondent Luke Burbank catches up with Notaro to find out how she found ways to still make comedy from such deep personal tragedy.

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PASSAGE:
Remembering bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley
This past week we learned of the death of Ralph Stanley. He is considered a founding father of modern bluegrass music. After decades of performing on the folk music circuit, Ralph Stanley broke through to a wider audience in the 2000 film "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" He was 89.


MO ROCCA: The night sky his canvas, pigeons his brush (Video)
For some city dwellers, pigeons have a bad reputation: "Rats with wings," some non-bird lovers call them. But others, like Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley, see pigeons in a whole different light -- as beautiful, smart, clean creatures who, in flight, make the sky their canvas.

With the help of LED lights, Riley and his flock of trained pigeons literally light up the night sky, and Mo Rocca gives you a front row seat.

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STEVE HARTMAN:
Alabama college student comes out after Orlando attacks (Video)
A young Alabama man made the most important decision of his life after the Orlando attack. No longer able to sit by quietly, he took to Facebook and announced who he really is to the world. Steve Hartman met him, "On the Road."


RADIO:
Garrison Keillor signs off | Watch Video
On Saturday, July 2, the last "Prairie Home Companion" hosted by Garrison Keillor will be broadcast. After 42 years, Keillor is stepping away from the microphone. But before he does, he sits down with Jane Pauley at his home in St. Paul to talk about his past, and his future -- to tell some stories and a few jokes.

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OPINION:
Jim Gaffigan: Let's pay people to attend school | Watch Video
The comedian goes one step further than proposals that merely pay for tuition.

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TV:
"Outlander": A love story beyond time | Watch Video
If you're in the mood for a steamy, action-packed, time-travel romance, then "Outlander" may be the show for you. Diana Gabaldon's romantic fantasies of a woman caught between two eras have become a hit Starz series. Michelle Miller travels to the Scottish highlands to chat with the stars, and the author, about the "Outlander" phenomenon.

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CALENDAR:
Week of June 27 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE:
Georgia's Tallulah Gorge (Watch Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at Tallulah Gorge State Park in northeastern Georgia.


RECAP: JUNE 19

Guest host: Lee Cowan


HEADLINES: Orlando: A time for funerals (Video)
One week after the Orlando attacks, more memorials are being held for the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history. Jamie Yuccas reports.


COVER STORY:
Searching for our roots | Watch Video
Online genealogy resources help nurture the popular pastime of researching family trees. Tracy Smith reports.

QUIZ: Celebrity family trees
Test your knowledge of some red carpet favorites and their ancestors.

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ALMANAC:
The first automatic door | Watch Video
On June 19th, 1931, a Connecticut restaurant opened up a whole new world of technology. Lee Cowan reports.


PULSE:
Gun deaths
Since last weekend's mass shooting in Orlando, 208 Americans have died in gun-related incidents.


ART:
How abstract art brought a father and daughter closer | Watch Video
A partnership between 76-year-old photographer William Eggleston and his daughter, textile designer Andra Eggleston, has changed the fabric of their relationship. Anthony Mason reports.

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SUMMER SCREEN:
Richard Gere shines a light on the forgotten | Watch Video
The actor continues advocating for the disadvantaged, from the homeless of New York City to Syrian refugees in Europe. Seth Doane reports from Rome.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Richard Gere on bringing social issues into focus
The actor and activist talks with Seth Doane about the value of using celebrity to shepherd a media spotlight onto social issues, such as the refugee crisis currently embroiling southern Europe.

GALLERY: Richard Gere: Actor, humanitarian

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FASHION:
Socks appeal | Watch Video
In honor of Father's Day, Mo Rocca goes shopping for something every Dad needs: socks! Forget ties -- socks have become the hottest male fashion statement around.

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HARTMAN: How many mass shootings must we endure? (Video)
It seems like after every mass shooting, Americans mourn, but then go back to business-as-usual. One year after the shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, one victim's brother tells Steve Hartman he'll never stop fighting for change.


SUNDAY PROFILE: Tim Daly's most important role: Father | Watch Video
Actor Tim Daly first made a name for himself in the early 1990s on the hit TV comedy "Wings." He went on to acclaimed roles in "The Sopranos," "Private Practice," and now as husband to Tea Leoni's Secretary of State in "Madam Secretary." But he has a personal stake in something else: a YouTube project called "The Daly Show," in which he shares some laughs with his son, aspiring actor Sam Daly. Anna Werner sits down for a Q&A with an actor and very involved father.

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BEAUTY:
Letting one's hair WAY down | Watch Video
Luke Burbank combs the country to try to explain a growing trend: beards. They're back, but they're not always welcome.

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COMMENTARY:
Jim Gaffigan: Grateful to be a father | Watch Video
The comedian and father-of-five shares a few thoughts about Dad's big day.

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ORLANDO:
The sameness of tragedy | Watch Video
Once again, a nation finds itself struggling to separate strands of anger, sorrow, shame and anguish in the wake of all-too-familiar gun violence. Lee Cowan reports.

SPECIAL REPORT: Forty-Nine

COMPLETE CBSNEWS.COM COVERAGE: Orlando nightclub massacre


CALENDAR:
Week of June 20 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.


NATURE:
Monument Valley (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in Monument Valley. It straddles the Utah-Arizona border, and was a familiar setting for John Ford, one of the Founding Fathers of the Hollywood Western. Videographer: Phil Giriodi.

GALLERY: Monument Valley in the movies


RECAP: JUNE 12

HEADLINES: Gunfire erupts inside Fla. gay nightclub (VIDEO)
Police say a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, has resulted in at least 20 people dead, with dozens more wounded. Local law enforcement officials say the shootings could be classified as an act of domestic terrorism. Erik Sandoval of CBS affiliate WKMG has the latest.


HEADLINES:
No metal detectors at Christina Grimmie concert (Video)
Christina Grimmie was a rising music star before her life was cut short by a gunman outside an Orlando concert venue Friday night. The gunman shot the singer before fatally shooting himself. Marlie Hall has the latest details surrounding the tragic violence that ended Grimmie's life.


COVER STORY:
Remembering the Titanic of shark attacks | Watch Video
In 1916 five people were killed by one or more sharks along the Jersey Shore, setting off a frenzy of shark hunting. Anna Werner reports.

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ON THE TRAIL:
Great Sand Dunes National Park | Watch Video
The Colorado landscape -- one of the quietest places in the U.S. -- is the background for an incredible soundscape of heightened acoustics. Conor Knighton continues his year-long exploration of our National Parks.

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ALMANAC:
Loving v. Virginia | Watch Video
On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court struck down state laws banning interracial marriage. Charles Osgood reports.

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ON BROADWAY: "Hamilton": A revolutionary musical | Watch Video
A hip-hop musical about Alexander Hamilton may sound like a tough sell at the box office, but "Hamilton" is nothing short of a smash hit, and now it has another distinction: It has been nominated for an astonishing 16 Tony Awards, more than any production in Broadway history. Mo Rocca chats with the star and guiding force behind the musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, about how it all came together.

(An earlier version of this story was originally broadcast on March 8, 2015.)

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ON BROADWAY:
Sean Hayes on his heavenly role | Watch Video
He became a household name as the scene-stealer on the hit comedy "Will & Grace." Sean Hayes has now taken on what you might say is the role of a lifetime, playing none other than the Almighty in the Broadway comedy, "An Act of God." Lee Cowan has a Sunday Profile.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS:

Sean Hayes tickles the ivories
The Emmy-winning actor demonstrates his talent for classical piano.

Sean Hayes on "The Three Stooges"
The "Will & Grace" star talks about his experience shooting the Farrelly Brothers' 2012 film, "The Three Stooges": "We slapped the crap out of each other!"

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ON BROADWAY:
What's my line? Actors on memorization | Watch Video
Rita Braver talks with "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (now on Broadway in "Fully Committed") and Tony nominee Danny Burstein ("Fiddler on the Roof") about how they remember all their lines!

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How Bill Nighy learns his lines
In this web exclusive acclaimed film and stage actor Bill Nighy discusses with Rita Braver his tricks for memorizing dialogue, and his superstitions about the process.

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STEVE HARTMAN: Louisville residents tell their Muhammad Ali stories (Video)
More than 600,000 people call Louisville home. If you ever go there, you might get the idea that everyone of them has a story about an encounter with Muhammad Ali. Steve Hartman went on the road to the home of sluggers to hear a few of them.


A SUMMER SONG:
The Dead rise again: Dead & Company on tour | Watch Video
The Grateful Dead first took to the stage in 1965, and quickly became one of the most influential and enduring bands in history. When Jerry Garcia died in 1995, the band "retired," but they've since come back in various incarnations. This year remaining members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart are back on tour, joined by new bandmates touring as Dead & Company. Anthony Mason hits the road for a fond look at the Dead's past, present and future.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEOS:

Why John Mayer wanted to play with the Dead

The Grateful Dead's musical heritage

The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann

Bob Weir and John Mayer on Dead & Company

John Mayer on being a deadhead

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THE ACTOR'S LIFE:
The casting director: The actor's lifeline | Watch Video
Veterans of Broadway, films and TV discuss the importance of auditions, and of being in the room where it happens. Jamie Wax reports.

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CALENDAR:
Week of June 13
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
Yellowstone National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Tony Awards Sunday at Yellowstone National Park, where a mother grizzly bear and her cubs are the stars of the show. Videographer: Judy Lehmberg.


NATURE UP CLOSE:
Yellowstone's grizzly bears
Videographer Judy Lehmberg on one of the most formidable denizens of the National Park.


RECAP: JUNE 5


IN MEMORIAM:
The life of "The Greatest" | Watch Video
Jim Axelrod reports on the life and death of the three-time world heavyweight boxing champion, named by Sports Illustrated as the Sportsman of the Century.

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MUHAMMAD ALI:
The poetry of Muhammad Ali | Watch Video
The pugilistic master was also a wordsmith who made language float and sting. Anna Werner reports.

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COVER STORY:
Setting an epic world record | Watch Video
Despite doctors telling Colin O'Brady he would likely never walk normally again, the adventurer set out to conquer the world's "Seven Summits" - and the North and South Poles to boot. Lee Cowan reports.

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MO ROCCA: Happy 125th birthday, Carnegie Hall! | Watch Video
You've probably heard the old joke: "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" Answer: "Practice, practice, practice." For 125 years now, New York's Carnegie Hall has set the gold standard for live entertainment, featuring everyone from Tchaikovsky to The Beatles, Booker T. Washington to Judy Garland, as well as Carol Burnett, Benny Goodman, Julie Andrews, Lionel Hampton ... the list is endless. Our Mo Rocca gets a backstage pass for an amazing sesquicentennial walk through music history.

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REMEMBRANCE: The courage of Muhammad Ali | Watch Video
James Brown on how the boxing champion's stand on principle convinced us all what it took to be "The Greatest."


OPENING:
An exhibition of bad breakups | Watch Video
Have you ever had a broken heart? Tracy Smith reports on how that emotion is turned into art in a new Los Angeles museum commemorating painful memories.

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STEVE HARTMAN:
Symphony of survival (Video)
For years, residents of a Chicago apartment building have heard the music - what everyone assumed was someone seducing a song out of a baby grand with two remarkable hands. Steve Hartman introduces us to Norman Malone, and shows us how that assumption was only half-right.


MOVIES: The story behind "Free State of Jones" | Watch Video
The Oscar-winning actor has built his career playing unforgettable characters, and he does so again in his new film, "Free State of Jones." McConaughey plays Newt Knight, a real-life Southern soldier who deserted the Confederate army in 1863, allied himself with runaway slaves, took over a county in Mississippi and declared it a "free state," unaligned with the North or the South. Michelle Miller goes behind the scenes with McConaughey for a look at this provocative historical drama.

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BOOKS:
James Patterson's reading revolution | Watch Video
James Patterson is without question one of the most prolific and most popular authors in the world. His "Alex Cross Mysteries" and the "Maximum Ride" series have sold an astonishing 350 million books worldwide, and earned him 73 #1 bestsellers. He also has a popular summer TV series, "Zoo," on CBS. Now he's set out to revolutionize the book publishing industry, and Anthony Mason tells us how.

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REMEMBRANCE:
How Muhammad Ali helped Tavis Smiley heal a father-son rift | Watch Video
The TV host says the boxing great served as a bridge to his estranged dad.


CALENDAR:
Week of June 6 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. reports.


NATURE:
Arizona's Sonoran Desert (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among flowers in bloom in Arizona's Sonoran Desert, near Pinnacle Peak. Videographer: Phil Giriodi.



WEB EXCLUSIVE:

ALMANAC: The Marshall Plan | Watch Video
On June 5, 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall announced an economic assistance plan to help Europe as it struggled to recover from World War II. Charles Osgood reports.


RECAP: MAY 29


GALLERY:
Memorial Day 2016 - America honors the fallen


COVER STORY: Trying to put the brakes on road rage
With fatal road rage incidents are up more than 30% since 2010, experts discuss why drivers become so heated and emotional while behind the wheel. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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ON THE TRAIL:
The big crush | Watch Video
2015 was record-setting in termsof visitors to our National Parks -- and Utah's "Mighty 5" are bracing for an even bigger year. Conor Knighton reports.

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ALMANAC:
The sinking of the Empress of Ireland | Watch Video
On May 29, 1914, an ocean liner sank in the St. Lawrence River, claiming 1,012 lives in just 14 minutes. Charles Osgood reports.

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ON BROADWAY:
Second banana Jane Krakowski | Watch Video
With a hit Netflix series,"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," and a Tony nomination for the musical "She Loves Me," the actress' career gives her plenty to sing about. Rita Braver reports.

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MILEPOST:
A tribute to lifeguards (Video)
Scores of Americans hit the beaches this holiday weekend to frolic in oceans and lakes - and standing watch over them are the nation's lifeguards. Charles Osgood reports on the life-saving sentinels.


IN MEMORIAM:
The flags of their fathers | Watch Video
The families of American WWII vets connect with Japanese families through the return of precious mementos acquired during the war. Lee Cowan reports.

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HARTMAN:
How a tagged-and-bagged soldier was saved from the dead (Video)
John Colone's "mixed blessing" of a nightmare began on February 19, 1968, when his Army Airborne platoon came under intense enemy fire near the Ca Ty River in Vietnam. Mistaken for dead, Colone emerged from a body bag -- and has since paid tribute to the eight men from his platoon who were not so fortunate. Steve Hartman reports.

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FOR THE RECORD:
Hey, hey, The Monkees are back! | Watch Video
The '60s TV phenoms are back with a 50th anniversary album, featuring newly-recorded songs, and a track with the late Davy Jones. Anthony Mason talks with Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Peter Tork.

GALLERY: The Monkees

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POLITICS:
Mitch McConnell on Trump and divisiveness in politics | Watch Video
The Senate Majority Leader talks with Jan Crawford about President Obama, Donald Trump, Merrick Garland, and a lifetime of second opportunities.

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MOVIES: David Edelstein on "amazing" documentary "Weiner" | Watch Video
Our critic says the riveting behind-the-scenes look at a disgraced politico's imploding bid for a comeback will also make you feel creepy.

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CALENDAR:
Week of May 30 | Watch Video
Charles Osgood takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE:
Marietta National Cemetery (Video)
We leave you this Memorial Day weekend at Marietta National Cemetery in Georgia, a final resting place for thousands of veterans of the Civil War and other conflicts. Videographer: Darrall Johnson.


RECAP: MAY 22, "By Design"

Charles Osgood goes on location to the scenic shores of Newport, Rhode Island, to host our annual broadcast devoted to the people, places and things that change our lives by design!

We'll be broadcasting from The Breakers, the world-famous, 70-room, Italian Renaissance-style palazzo built in 1895 by Cornelius Vanderbilt II, which is the crown jewel of Newport; and the nearby Marble House, built by Cornelius' younger brother, William.

History of the Breakers and Marble House | Watch Video

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COVER STORY: Dressing down: The rise of athleisure | Watch Video
Martha Teichner looks at what's behind the "athleisure" craze -- the exploding trend of wearing workout clothes to work as well as play.

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MEMENTO:
An homage to the matchbook (Video)
They come in different shapes, sizes and colors -- all concealing the fire within. While commonplace, matchbooks can be tiny works of art. Ben Tracy examines a collector's treasured trove of incendiary designs

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TV:
The couple behind "Fixer Upper" (Video)
Chip and Joanna Gaines are the rising stars of HGTV's hit home renovation show, "Fixer Upper," and they've turned, Waco, Texas into the Renovation Capital of the World. Jane Pauley talks with the couple who have become dynamo entrepreneurs.

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ICONS:
Susan Spencer highlights some everyday items that are so well-designed, they're hard to improve upon, including:

SMALL WONDERS OF DESIGN: The Umbrella | Watch Video
When it comes to design, the case is open and shut: the umbrella is brilliant.

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FASHION: The House of Dior | Watch Video
Seth Doane travels to the French countryside, where Oscar-winner Charlize Theron gives us a tour of the newly-renovated House of Dior.

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URBAN ARCHITECTURE: Living the high life | Watch Video
Lee Cowan looks at vertical sprawl today, and at the latest ideas in both residential design and construction.

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DECOR:
Fiddle Leaf Fig, the favored plant for home design (Video)
Upon looking around her home, Nancy Giles noticed that it was missing something that would pop. When she went to New York's flower district, she discovered a new favorite of home decorators: the Fiddle Leaf Fig.

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SMALL WONDERS OF DESIGN: The Chinese food take-out carton | Watch Video
Nothing quite says "Dig in!" like the unmistakable sight of the iconic take-out box that is a remarkable piece of origami -- and a completely American invention.

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GOLF: Jack Nicklaus stays the course | Watch Video
Jim Axelrod hits the links with a true living legend -- a golf great who continues to have a remarkable career designing golf courses around the world.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jack Nicklaus on Trump: "He's turning America upside-down"

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ARCHITECTURE: British designer Thomas Heatherwick's brand of provocation | Watch Video
The man who never espouses a signature style says similarlity in global design is the enemy of soulfulness. Anthony Mason reports from London.

GALLERY: The extraordinary designs of Thomas Weatherwick

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SMALL WONDERS OF DESIGN: Q-Tips | Watch Video
The Q-Tip hit the market in the 1920s as a tiny tool for baby care. Since then, it's gone from wooden sticks to paper sticks, but one thing's never changed: a warning never to stick it in your ear!

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SPORT:
The evolving challenge of the America's Cup | Watch Video
Charles Osgood reports on the history of the sailing race, and how it continues to break with tradition.

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NATURE:
Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge (Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning at the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown, Rhode Island. Videographer: Richard Boghosian.


RECAP: MAY 15


COVER STORY:
The latest frontier in America's civil rights battle: restrooms | Watch Video
Critics blast state laws against transgendered individuals, but backers of anti-LGBTQ bills say religious opponents of same sex marriage are the real parties being discriminated against. Marks Strassmann reports.

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ALMANAC:
Listerine | Watch Video
On May 15, 1923, a trademark was awarded for the first over-the-counter mouthwash. Charles Osgood reports.

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POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO:
Why are there goats in the trees? (Video)
The nut of the argan tree, which grows in the Moroccan countryside of Essaouira, contains a valuable oil known for its anti-aging properties, that is popping up in everything from shampoo and body lotion to food products. But nowhere on the labels will you find the remarkable story behind how this oil was born - and the role goats' digestive tracts play in its harvesting. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

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ON THE RADIO:
Mouthing off: Radio sound FX man Fred Newman (Video)
Creating sound effects for movies and TV is big business, often involving state-of-the-art technology and teams of sound engineers. But Jane Pauley has the story of a one-man sound effects machine: Effects wizard Fred Newman, a star of Garrison Keillor's radio show, "A Prairie Home Companion."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Fred Newman's sound demonstrations

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: What Fred Newman taught Meryl Streep about radio acting

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How sound FX man Fred Newman dramatized the Rapture

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Fred Newman's followup to "Prairie Home Companion"

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PASSAGE:
In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers four noted personalities who departed this week: actor William Schallert, star of "The Patty Duke Show"; costume designer Ret Turner; conspiracy theorist Mark Lane, author of the JFK assassination book, "Rush to Judgment"; and Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world's oldest person, who died Thursday in New York at age 116.


RECOVERY:
Just keep going | Watch Video
A horrific car crash left 19-year-old Dylan Rizzo in a deep coma. After months without improvement, doctors feared the former track star would remain in a vegetative state for life. Fast-forward to today, when Dylan is walking, talking, even bowling with friends. Lee Cowan reports on this real-life medical miracle.

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HARTMAN:
Dads on the front lines of style (Video)
Phil Morgese, of Daytona Beach, Fla., has always been good with his hands on "guy stuff." But when it came to styling his daughter's hair, he struggled to keep up. He watched videos and practiced, eventually mastering his skills, and is now sharing his new braiding knowledge with other dads. Steve Hartman reports.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Rachel Maddow, storyteller | Watch Video
The MSNBC anchor says creating context offers her greater influence than simply reading the news. Rita Braver reports.

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MO ROCCA:
Where in the world? The National Geographic Bee (Video)
The annual national spelling bee has become an American institution; winners make front-page news, movies and documentaries have been made about it. Our Mo Rocca reports on the "other" big bee -- The National Geographic Bee -- and the incredible kids who make it a can't-miss competition.

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MILEPOST:
Morley Safer on art (Video)
After a half-century at CBS News, legendary reporter Morley Safer is retiring. Somehow in the whirlwind of doing 919 reports for "60 Minutes," Morley found time to contribute dozens of pieces to "Sunday Morning" over the years, most of them about the masters of art. We look back at a few.

"Sunday Morning" art features from Morley Safer:


CALENDAR:
Week of May 16 | Watch Video
With celebrations of Irish culture and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
New York woods (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in western New York - a safe home for beavers, ducks, and geese with their goslings. Videographer Carl Mrozek.


RECAP: MAY 8


CBS NEWS POLL:
How often should you call your mother?
According to a new poll, Americans (especially moms) think more often is better.


COVER STORY:
For first-time moms, 40 is the new 30 | Watch Video
The number of U.S. babies born to women 45 and older has more than tripled in the past two decades. Serena Altschul reports.

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ALMANAC:
The Gary Hart scandal | Watch Video
On May 8, 1987, the front-runner in the Democratic race for president quit after news reports of a possible affair. Charles Osgood reports.


BOOKS:
The trip back home to "Bettyville" | Watch Video
Mo Rocca has the touching story of George Hodgman's bestselling memoir about a son returning to his hometown to care for his aging mother.

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FOR THE RECORD:
Keith Urban in the moment | Watch Video
To some of his many fans, Keith Urban is known as one of the stars of the hit TV show "American Idol." But after nearly 30 years in country music, he's hitting his stride as one of the biggest country music stars around. With a new album out this week, he's heading out on tour, with wife Nicole Kidman and their two little girls at his side, and John Blackstone has a backstage pass.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Keith Urban: From Down Under to Nashville
Singer-songwriter Keith Urban came from Queensland, Australia, to the home of country music in 1992. In this web exclusive he talked to John Blackstone about what it was like adjusting to the Nashville scene.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Keith Urban on small clubs and record execs
Keith Urban shares stories with correspondent John Blackstone from his days starting out at Nashville's famed venue 12th & Porter, where many music acts have been through the "grindstone" of performing, hoping for their big break.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Keith Urban on getting the details right
Keith Urban explains to correspondent John Blackstone about his passion for recording and producing. "I'll grab anything that's got strings on it, or that I can hit and make stuff happen."

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ANIMATION:
"The Present" (Video)
This heart-tugging short film about a young boy and a very special puppy, based on a comic strip by Brazilian artist Fabio Coala Cavalcanti and animated by Jacob Frey and Markus Kranzler while they were film students at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany, has won dozens of international awards -- and earned the young animators jobs with Pixar and Disney.


ANIMALS:
Saving the giant pandas | Watch Video
The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., made headlines around the world with the birth of the male giant panda named Bei Bei. Videos of the cuddly cub's every move are instant Internet hits, and crowds have been flocking to seem him, so much so that now every zoo wants a panda. Rita Braver visits with Bei Bei for an up-close-and-personal look at this growing panda-monium.

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STEVE HARTMAN:
Barista learns sign language for customer (Video)
It's pretty easy to have your order messed up when you're ordering from Starbucks; it's even easier if you're deaf. Steve Hartman went "On the Road" to show how one barista in Virginia is going above and beyond to change that for one of their regulars.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
For Allison Janney, laughter is key | Watch Video
The seven-time Emmy-winner's sitcom "Mom" is a funny take on a serious subject: addiction and recovery. Lee Cowan reports.

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ON THE TRAIL:
Petrified Forest National Park | Watch Video
Conor Knighton continues his year-long trek through America's National Parks.

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OPINION:
America trails the world on paid maternity leave | Watch Video
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says paid leave for new moms -- still not the law in the U.S. -- is good for mothers, families and business.

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CALENDAR:
Week of May 9 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
Mustangs and their foals (Extended Video)
We leave you this Mother's Day with a look at mustangs, mares and foals in the Pine Nut Mountains of Nevada.


RECAP: MAY 1

Guest Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY:
Seniors and marijuana | Watch Video
A growing number of senior citizens and baby boomers are using marijuana in states where it is legal. Barry Petersen tells us why cannabis use is on the rise and what it might mean for future legislation.

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ALMANAC:
The Empire State Building | Watch Video
On May 1, 1931, the sky-high New York City icon raised during the depths of the Depression opened for business. Jane Pauley reports.

GALLERY: The Empire State Building

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TRAVELS:
Minnesota's Northwest Angle, an American geographic oddity | Watch Video
Lee Cowan visits one of the most remote corners of America: Northwest Angle, Minnesota -- a place you can only get to by traveling through Canada.


ADVOCATES:
Christ or a Glock? | Watch Video
For more than 20 years Rev. Robert Schenck has been a leading opponent of abortion. But recently he had a revelation -- that evangelicals could not be pro-life AND pro-gun. Mo Rocca reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Was Walt Disney's body frozen?
In this web exclusive, documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney ("The Armor of Light") talks to Mo Rocca about some of the perks of being the grand-niece of the legendary Walt Disney - and speaks to one of the legends about the innovative animator.

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PASSAGE:
Honoring America's Bison | Watch Video
Both the House and Senate approved legislation this week designating the buffalo as the National Mammal of the United States. Jane Pauley reports.

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NEW YORK CITY:
A view from the streets of New York City (all of them) | Watch Video
Bill Helmreich has traversed 6,048 miles in all five boroughs on foot, as documented in his book, "The New York Nobody Knows." He's joined on his travels by correspondent Anthony Mason.

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STEVE HARTMAN:
Judge spends night in jail with man he sentenced (Video)
A North Carolina judge felt he had to hold a man accountable for lying about a urine test, although there were special circumstances for this probation offender. Steve Hartman went "On the Road" to find out what happened next.


FOR THE RECORD:
Marc Anthony: Speaking his mind | Watch Video
The highest-selling salsa artist in history talks about the sacrifices he's made - and his willingness to speak up for the "dreamers." Tracy Smith reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Marc Anthony on his ritual before going on stage
In this web exclusive, the bestselling salsa singer tells correspondent Tracy Smith how he customarily begins each performance.

GALLERY: Marc Anthony

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MILEPOST:
The May Pole tradition (Video)
Spring tradition, the history of the May Pole spans centuries and continents, with its origins as varied as the costumes. Jane Pauley reports.


VETERANS:
A Medal of Honor recipient's ongoing burden | Watch Video
In his book, "Red Platoon," Sgt. Clinton Romesha writes of how "exceptionally ordinary men" were put to an extraordinary test when their outpost in Afghanistan came under fire from the Taliban. He talks about his experience with David Martin.

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CALENDAR:
Week of May 2 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.


NATURE:
Olympic National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning in the Hoh Rain Forest at Olympic National Park in Washington State which gets up to 14 feet of rain every year. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.

RECAP: APRIL 24


COVER STORY:
When disaster relief brings anything but relief | Watch Video
When natural or man-made disasters strike, such as last week's flooding in Houston and the earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, well-meaning people often rush to send bottled water, household goods, clothing -- literally the shirts off their backs. But sometimes the vast amounts of good that people send do more harm than good, clogging airport runways and causing unnecessary logistical hardships for relief workers. NPR's Scott Simon joins us for a look at disaster relief that might be no relief at all.

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ALMANAC:
Hubble Space Telescope | Watch Video
On April 24, 1990, a revolutionary eyepiece to the heavens was lifted into orbit on board the space shuttle Discovery. Charles Osgood reports.

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MUSIC: Prince: An appreciation | Watch Video
This week we learned of the untimely passing of Prince Rogers Nelson. An artist of prodigious talents, Prince forever changed the course of rock music. "Sunday Morning" contributor and former MTV head Bill Flanagan looks back at his influence.


MILEPOST:
The changing face of U.S. currency (Video)
The Treasury Department this past week announced Andrew Jackson's face on the front of the $20 bill will be replaced by that of escaped slave-turned-abolitionist Harriet Tubman. When it comes to the green that's been printed over the years, not all our currency has stayed current. Charles Osgood reports.


TV:
Larry Wilmore: Relishing the role of underdog | Watch Video
Next Saturday some of our nation's best and brightest gather in Washington, D.C., to join President and Mrs. Obama for the star-studded White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. It is Washington's big night, and Jim Axelrod catches up with the very funny man tapped to be master of ceremonies: comedian Larry Wilmore, host of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show."

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ON BROADWAY: "Broadway babies" join the cast of "Shuffle Along" (Video)
The talented Broadway veterans behind the re-imagined 1921 musical "Shuffle Along," which opens on April 28 in New York City, are all Tony Award-winners: Director-writer George C. Wolfe, choreographer Savion Glover, and actors Audra McDonald, Billy Porter, and Brian Stokes Mitchell have 15 Tonys among them.

Singing and dancing on stage just a few feet away are two ensemble members making their Broadway debuts: Karissa Royster and Curtis Holland. The two newcomers talk to correspondent Maurice DuBois about what it means to be part of a huge Broadway production.

GALLERY: Backstage at the Broadway musical "Shuffle Along"

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BILL GEIST:
A convention of carnival delights (Video)
Bill Geist visits the annual pre-season trade show of carnival rides, games and attractions, held in Gibsonton, Florida, by the 4,500-member International Independent Showmen's Association. It's one-stop shopping for operators who want to satisfy carnival-goers' desire for scary rides -- and pretty frightening carnival food, too.

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STEVE HARTMAN:
Seeking: NYC tortoise walker (Video)
Amanda Green doesn't have enough time to walk her pet, and she feels guilty because it's not getting the exercise it needs. So she's looking for a walker. The only problem is it takes a bit longer to walk her pet than most. Steve Hartman reports on an unusual help wanted ad, and the response it received.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Nike's fiercely competitive Phil Knight | Watch Video
Lee Cowan heads to the sprawling 350-acre "campus" of Nike, the sportswear company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, for a visit with Phil Knight, the innovator who co-founded Nike in 1952. He's one of the richest men in the world, and he plans to give most of his fortune away.

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COMMENTARY:
Jim Gaffigan's mea culpa on "Fairygate" | Watch Video
The comedian addresses the reaction to his commentary two weeks ago that took aim at a sacred subject: The Tooth Fairy.

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BOOKS: A 400-year-old Shakespearean mystery | Watch Video
William Shakespeare -- without question one of the greatest writers who ever lived -- died 400 years ago this week, and recently a group of researchers announced they had found what they believe is the Bard's personal dictionary, complete with comments written in Shakespeare's own hand. But some experts question the book's authenticity. Martha Teichner looks into this mystery four centuries in the making.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The blessing and curse at Shakespeare's grave
In this web exclusive, The Reverend Patrick Taylor explains the unusual inscriptions at the burial place of William Shakespeare, at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: William Shakespeare's "rich, juicy" vocabulary
In this web exclusive, Michael Witmore and Heather Wolfe, of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., explain to Martha Teichner how the Bard of Avon found and borrowed the language he made immortal.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Director Dominic Dromgoole on Shakespeare's theatre
In this web extra, theatre director Dominic Dromgoole talks to Martha Teichner about the relationship between actors and their audience in the theatre of William Shakespeare's day.

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CALENDAR:
Week of April 25 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
Hawaii's Kona Coast (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday under the sea, off the Kona Coast of Hawaii's Big Island. Videographer: Ziggy Livnat.


RECAP: APRIL 17


HEADLINES:
Massive Ecuador quake leads to widespread damage (Video)
A very powerful 7.8 earthquake shook large portions of Ecuador Saturday. Nearly 80 are reported dead. Reporter Stephan Kufner has the latest from Quito.


HEADLINES:
The Vatican rolls out the welcome mat for refugees (Video)
t's the first day in a new country for 12 Syrian refugees taken in by Pope Francis after he visited a migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Charlie D'Agata reports.


COVER STORY:
Bhutan's secret of happiness | Watch Video
Bhutan is a tiny country hidden in the remote Himalayas. Rather than embrace the 21st century, like its powerful neighbors India and China, Bhutan remains the "Forbidden Kingdom." Barry Petersen offers a rare glimpse inside the exotic country where, instead of measuring "gross national product," they officially measure "gross national happiness."

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ALMANAC:
Daffy Duck | Watch Video
On April 17, 1937, a most unusual bird made his debut in the Warner Brothers cartoon, "Porky's Duck Hunt." Charles Osgood reports

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SPORTS:
Quidditch, the sport of wizards | Watch Video
Millions of Harry Potter fans are familiar with the fictional game of Quidditch, played by wizards flying around on broomsticks. But an inspired group of college students have transported the game from the page to the playing field. Anna Werner attends the Quidditch World Cup for a look at one of the fastest growing sports around.

RULES:A how-to guide to Quidditch

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MUSIC:
Bonnie Raitt: No slowing down | Watch Video
For more than 40 years Bonnie Raitt has been performing her unique blend of blues/rock to adoring audiences around the world. Tracy Smith hits the road with Raitt to talk about her new album and the joys and sorrows of a lifetime in music.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:Bonnie Raitt: You don't go into rock and roll to get a lot of sleep
The multiple-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter talks about her start in the music business, and how she sold her parents on the idea of a music career as a gateway to social activism.

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PROGRAM NOTE:
The truth about the Tooth Fairy (Video)
Charles Osgood addresses viewers' comments over a recent segment in which comedian Jim Gaffigan took issue with the Tooth Fairy, and shares some thoughts for those that may have felt a little discouraged about putting a tooth under their pillow, expecting a surprise.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Eric Bana: A driven actor | Watch Video
He's an actor known for his stand-out performances in "Troy," "The Hulk," "Star Trek," and for his new comedy collaboration with Ricky Gervais, "Special Correspondents." But aside from acting, Eric Bana has another abiding passion: his high-performance cars. Seth Doane heads down under to Australia for an at-home visit with the movie star (and his beloved 1974 Ford X-B Falcon Coupe).

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HARTMAN:
Crooked cop pairs up with man he framed (Video)
Jameel McGee and former police officer Andrew Collins' lives became intertwined when Collins put McGee in jail for a crime he didn't commit. So what happened when the two wound up working in the same place years later? Steve Hartman reports.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Kathy Bates on her bravest role yet | Watch Video
From "Fried Green Tomatoes" to her Oscar-winning performance in "Misery," Kathy Bates has long been one of Hollywood's most versatile actresses. But now she's struggling with a rare illness and trying to spread the word to help others. Lee Cowan has her harrowing and inspiring story.

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ON THE TRAIL:
Biscayne National Park | Watch Video
Conor Knighton continues his year-long exploration of our nation's national park with a tour of Florida's stunning Biscayne National Park, where most of the scenery is under water.

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COMMENTARY:
Confessions of an approval junkie | Watch Video
We live in a culture where it's cool to say, "I don't care what other people think." But contributor Faith Salie admits to being an "approval junkie" -- someone who lives for the approval of others. She's written a new book about this malady, and talks about what it's like to live off the approval (and disapproval) of others.

READ A BOOK EXCERPT:Faith Salie's "Approval Junkie"

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CALENDAR:
Week of April 18 | Watch Video
From tax deadlines to National Look-Alike Day, Charles Osgood takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE:
Yosemite (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in Yosemite National Park in California ...amidst towering cliffs and roaring waterfalls. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.


RECAP: APRIL 10, "THE MONEY ISSUE"

Guest Host: Anthony Mason


COVER STORY:
Iceland: Not too big to jail | Watch Video
Unlike in the U.S., prosecutors reacted to the collapse of the nation's three biggest banks as criminal matters, with nearly 30 bankers convicted so far. Martha Teichner reports.

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TREASURE:On the hunt with high-tech treasure hunters (Video)
Metal detectors are a must for modern-day treasure hunters. Luke Burbank recently tagged along with a pair of treasure hunters in the Sierra Nevada mountains to see how their efforts are paying off.


YOU DO WHAT?!? #1:
Taking the dog biscuit taste test | Watch Video
At Bocce's Bakery in New York City, employees happily sample their all-natural, no-preservative, gourmet dog treats. Susan Spencer tries them, too.

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BREW:
Samuel Adams' Jim Koch continues to brew success | Watch Video
Today, there are more than 4,000 craft brewers in the United States. But in the 1980s, Jim Koch was a trailblazer when he gave up his corporate job to start the Samuel Adams Brewery in Boston, incorporating his great-great-grandfather's recipe. Not only has to built his label to one of the country's most popular beers, he's also helped entrepreneurs starting up breweries of their own. Serena Altschul reports.

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SILICON VALLEY:
Skipping school to become tech giants | Watch Video
Five years ago, Peter Thiel, one of the billionaire founders of PayPal, began offering $100,000 to kids who quit college to "build new things." The Thiel Fellowship distributes the money to 20 new dropouts each year -- and there is no shortage of young people willing to ditch college, or even high school, to get in on the 21st century Gold Rush in Silicon Valley. John Blackstone reports.

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ADVERTISING:
TV commercial spokespeople tell all (Video)
In today's highly competitive marketplace an ad exec's "pitch" needs to be pitch perfect - creating characters that consumers come to know and trust. Nancy Giles reports on the actors who play the characters we take to heart when they're selling their wares.

GALLERY:10 iconic TV commercial characters
Here are some of the most memorable ad mascots, and the actors who made them immortal.


OPT-IN:
Opting out of that very, very fine print | Watch Video
Faith Salie will tell us whether or not we need to worry about the "fine print" in all those online contracts we click "agree" to just about every day.


YOU DO WHAT?!? #2:
Who ya gonna call? GumBusters, for removal of gum | Watch Video
Anthony Mule's passion is to vaporize gum stuck on city sidewalks. Susan Spencer of "48 Hours" reports.

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GEMS:
Living underground in the Australian Outback (Video)
There's a treasure hunt going on in Coober Pedy, in Australia's Outback, where opal was discovered a hundred years ago. As much as 80 percent of the world's opal supply comes from Coober Pedy's mines.

But with summertime temperatures soaring to 120 degrees, the town features hundreds of "dug out" homes, burrowed into the rock and naturally cooled. Seth Doane explores the underground town, complete with bar, beauty salon, bookstore and hotel.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
Hugh Jackman: Changing lives, one cup of coffee at a time | Watch Video
The Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor, best known for playing the Marvel superhero Wolverine, created Laughing Man Coffee to help fair trade coffee growers. Lee Cowan reports.

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POSTCARD FROM ITALY:
American house hunters buy up an Italian village (Video)
Hundreds of years after an Italian bumped into America, Americans are now traveling to the tiny Italian village of Guardia Sanframondi, where they are snatching up houses for as little as $15,000 - and the locals are rolling out the welcome mat. Allen Pizzey reports.


COMMENTARY:
Inflation and the Tooth Fairy | Watch Video
Comedian Jim Gaffigan -- who went to school for finance -- questions the lack of agreed-upon exchange value for a child's tooth.

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YOU DO WHAT?!? #3:
Human mannequins: The life of a fitting model | Watch Video
Tailor-made for testing Banana Republic's garment designs, Michael Prata plays dress-up for a living.

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MONEY MATTERS:
Mellody Hobson: To save money, skip the plastic | Watch Video
Forget the "cashless society": Financial advisor says limiting yourself to cash expenditures will prevent you from overspending.

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NATURE:
Bucks in Wyoming (Video)
We end this broadcast of our "Money Issue" with a couple of bucks - male mule deer - and a few females, too, near Wilson, Wyoming. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


RECAP: APRIL 3


COVER STORY:Megyn Kelly and the question that changed her life forever | Watch Video
Fox News Anchor Megyn Kelly made headlines herself when GOP candidate Donald Trump criticized her during the first GOP presidential debate. Charlie Rose of CBS This Morning sits down with Kelly for a wide-ranging chat about Trump, the election, and her hard-fought rise to the top of cable news.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:Megyn Kelly on Trump and the "bullying of the press"
In this web exclusive clip, the Fox News anchor reacts to the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's "obsessed" attacks on her, and the news media's reaction. "It's not about me," she tells Charlie Rose.

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ALMANAC:
The Unabomber | Watch Video
On April 3, 1996, the FBI arrested Theodore Kaczynski, the suspect in a series of mail bombings that killed 3 and wounded nearly two dozen others. Charles Osgood reports.


GENERATIONS:Boomer grandparents play mom and dad part-time (Video)
With the high cost of child care, grandparents are spending more time than ever with their grandkids, pushing a growing number of Baby Boomer grandparents into the child-rearing driver's seat while mom and dad work. Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" reports on the growing role of "granny nannies."

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ON THE TRAIL:
Big Bend National Park | Watch Video
Conor Knighton continues his year-long tour of America's National Parks with a visit to Big Bend National Park in Texas.

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PASSAGE:
Patty Duke | Watch Video
We remember the actress who illuminated the life of Helen Keller -- and her real-life struggle with bipolar disorder.


MUSIC:
Chris Stapleton: A blazing star | Watch Video
Chris Stapleton is the hottest thing in country music, winning Best Male Vocalist in advance of tonight's Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony (he's up for five more ACM Awards). Mark Strassmann catches up with the songwriter who's composed music for everyone from Adele to Kenny Chesney.

Listen to the title track from the Chris Stapleton album "Traveller":


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HARTMAN:
Married couple commit to finding cure for wife's disease (Video)
When Sonia Vallabh was diagnosed five years ago with a rare, incurable disease, she and her husband decided to take matters into their own hands. The catch: neither of them knew anything about medicine. Steve Hartman explains what happened next.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Mother and son: Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt | Watch Video
The name "Vanderbilt" has long evoked images of America's golden age. Gloria Vanderbilt made a name for herself in fashion, and her son, Anderson Cooper, has carved his own path as a news anchor. Our Rita Braver sits down with Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper for a family portrait.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:Anderson Cooper talks to his mom about sex
In this web exclusive clip, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and his mother, heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, talk about the difficult conversations they had about her love life. Rita Braver reports.

EXCERPT:"The Rainbow Comes and Goes"
Read the introduction from Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper's touching mother-and-son memoir.

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ART:
Corita Kent: An overshadowed pop art icon | Watch Video
Faith Salie re-introduces us to one of the most formative American pop-artists of the 1960s and '70s.

GALLERY:The pop art of Corita Kent

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OPINION:
Breaking the unwritten rules, of baseball and politics | Watch Video
N.Y. Times Magazine reporter Mark Leibovich on how the traditions of the playing field and the presidential field are being tested by brash upstarts.


CALENDAR:
Week of April 4 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
Great Trinity Forest (Extended Web Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the flowers that bloom in spring at Dallas' Great Trinity Forest. Videographer: Scot Miller.


RECAP: MARCH 27

Guest host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY:
The real story of the Easter Bunny (Video)
The legacy of the Easter Bunny (or Easter Hare) is rich in history. Martha Teichner hops into a history of the furry holiday tradition, and visits with enthusiasts to take raising rabbits to show-stopping extremes.

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ALMANAC:
Rolls-Royce | Watch Video
On March 27, 1863, Henry Royce -- who helped found the legendary luxury automaker -- was born. Jane Pauley reports.

GALLERY:Rolls-Royce through the years

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ART:
Eye candy: The art of jelly beans | Watch Video
Anna Werner meets an artist who loves jelly beans -- as the raw material for making art.

GALLERY:Art made with jelly beans

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SPECTACLE:The women behind Wrestlemania | Watch Video
The annual "Wrestlemania" has become the Super Bowl of the wrestling world -- an event watched by millions across the country. Rita Braver catches up with Stephanie McMahon and Charlotte Jones Anderson, the women behind the extravaganza.

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PASSAGE:Preserving audio history with the National Recording Registry (Video)
This past week the Library of Congress announced its latest additions to the National Recording Registry, chosen for preservation because of their cultural, aesthetic or historic significance. Jane Pauley introduces a few of the 25 inductees, including Gloria Gaynor's disco hit, "I Will Survive," and a 1911 pop hit, "Let Me Call You Sweetheart."

AUDIO GALLERY:Additions to the National Recording Registry
Listen to excerpts from landmark music and spoken word recordings to be preserved by the Library of Congress.


FOOD:
General Mills at 150 | Watch Video
One hundred and fifty years ago a man named Cadwallader Washburn bought a flour mill that we now know as General Mills. Anthony Mason delves into the archives to tell the delectable tale of the rise of a food giant.

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HARTMAN:
Ohio boy honored for generosity to U.S. military (Video)
very year, past Medal of Honor recipients get together to recognize civilians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. One of those Citizen Honors went for the first time to a child -- one who Steve Hartman first met "On The Road" back in 2014.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
The positivity of Joel Osteen | Watch Video
The Houston mega-church pastor's motivational sermons have made him one of the most-watched preachers on television. Tracy Smith reports.

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MOVIES:
David Edelstein on "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" | Watch Video
Our film critic offers his take on the superhero battle bursting into theatres this weekend.

WATCH DAVID EDELSTEIN ANSWER VIEWER QUESTIONS ON HIS LIVE FACEBOOK CHAT!

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CALENDAR:
Week of March 28 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.


TV:
Jane Pauley gets her close-up with "Madame Secretary" (Video)
Sunday Morning"'s Jane Pauley is no rookie in front of the camera, so it's no surprise she's been tapped to show off her acting chops in two television series. She plays herself alongside Bill Murray in the Amazon show, "Alpha House," and shares the screen with Tea Leoni on "Madame Secretary."


NATURE:
Geese and goslings (Extended Video)
We leave you on Easter Sunday in the company of geese and their goslings at Los Gatos Creek Park n California's Silicon Valley. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.


RECAP: MARCH 20

Guest host: Mo Rocca


COVER STORY:
Gawker and testing the limits of free speech | Watch Video
Nick Denton's Internet media company found success by feeding on sensational stories and celebrity - but the trial over a Hulk Hogan sex tape has put Gawker on the ropes

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ALMANAC:
The Scarsdale Diet Doctor murder trial | Watch Video
On March 20, 1981, the verdict came in for headmistress Jean Harris, regarding the death of Dr. Herman Tarnower. Mo Rocca reports.


ART:
Reappraising the art of Norman Lewis | Watch Video
A Philadelphia museum mounts the first major retrospective of the African-American abstract expressionist artist, a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Jim Axelrod reports.

GALLERY:Abstract artist Norman Lewis

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ON BROADWAY:
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell: Behind the scenes of "Bright Star" | Watch Video
The new musical "Bright Star," opening in New York City this week, is in part about a young man on the brink of discovering his own surprising history. And the people who wrote the musical are bright stars themselves. Rita Braver reports.

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PASSAGE:
International Day of Happiness | Watch Video
Echoing our Declaration of Independence, the U.N. General Assembly resolution proclaims "the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal." Mo Rocca reports.


ON THE TRAIL:
Everglades National Park | Watch Video
More than 1.5 million acres in size, Florida's unique ecosystem in the only place in the world where crocodiles and alligators co-exist. Conor Knighton continues his year-long exploration of America's National Parks.

CHAT:Watch Conor Knighton's Facebook chat answering viewers' questions about the "On The Trail" series

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MO ROCCA:A tour of the CBS Broadcast Center (Video)
Mo Rocca gives our viewers a tour of the "Sunday Morning" studio, and the storied CBS Broadcast Center, where there are secrets deep beneath the streets of Manhattan.


HARTMAN:
Patient and nurse (Video)
Lynn Bartos has been a nurse at the Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee for the past 44 years. However, after developing an illness, she became a patient in the hospital, and is being treated by a former patient. Steve Hartman has more.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Gwen Stefani: Writing from the heart | Watch Video
In her new album, "This Is What the Truth Feels Like," the singer-songwriter -- shattered by a broken marriage -- overcame writer's block to create deeply personal songs of pain and a new-found love. Lee Cowan reports.

PREVIEW:Music got me through heartbreak of broken marriage

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COMMENTARY:
The vast divide between America and its military | Watch Video
Veteran Michael Gallagher says as a nation we cheer candidates promising military actions -- as long as they involve others' sons and daughters.


CALENDAR:
Week of March 21 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Mo Rocca reports.


ADDENDUM:
Updates from "Sunday Morning" (Video)
Mo Rocco offers viewers the latest news on Charles Osgood's knee replacement surgery, and a special honor for Bill Geist.


NATURE:
Spring's arrival at Yellowstone (Extended Video)
We leave you this first day of spring at our oldest National Park, Yellowstone, where the ice on Yellowstone Lake is breaking up ... an ice-out, they call it. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.


RECAP: MARCH 13, "GUNS AND AMERICA"

This special broadcast of "Sunday Morning" looks at all aspects of the debate over our nation's gun culture, from the traditions of gun ownership to the victims of violence; from our Second Amendment rights to the fastest-growing demographic taking up firearms - women.

Guest Host: Lee Cowan

CBS NEWS POLL:Will gun violence increase in the next decade?


COVER STORY:
How guns became a part of American culture | Watch Video
No other developed country embraces firearms the way the U.S. does, but how did the mystique over firearms become part of our cultural DNA? Lee Cowan reports.

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ACTIVISM:
Can "good guys with guns" stop gun violence? | Watch Video
While activists push for stronger gun control laws, the NRA says more well-armed citizens can protect themselves and stop criminals. Rita Braver reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:Q&A: Gun rights advocate Sandy Froman
In a rare interview, National Rifle Association board member and past president Sandy Froman explains the organization's opposition to many proposed gun control laws.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:Q&A: Gun control advocate Colin Goddard
In 2007, Colin Goddard was in a French class at Virginia Tech when a gunman opened fire; he was shot four times but survived. He's now a senior policy advocate for Everytown for Gun Safety pushing for stronger gun control laws.

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LAW:Parsing the Second Amendment | Watch Video
Constitutional scholars and the Supreme Court have weighed in on the Bill of Rights, but there appears to be no finality to an individual's right to keep and bear arms. Anthony Mason reports.

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GUN OWNERS:
Girls with guns | Watch Video
More women than ever are taking up arms, and for some the shooting range is the new knitting circle. Tracy Smith reports.

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TECHNOLOGY:Stopping bullets dead | Watch Video
The quest to make cars and garments bullet-resistant has come a long way since a Chicago priest invented the first bullet-proof vest. Serena Altschul reports.

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CHICAGO:Urban Warriors: Stemming the tide of street violence | Watch Video
Eddie Bocanegra, who heads up a youth program called Urban Warriors, is determined to help Chicago teenagers build a bright future by using lessons from his own dark past. Michelle Miller reports.

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MILITARY:
The M4: The Marines' new weapon of choice | Watch Video
A weapon is only as good as the Marine using it ... and members of the Marine Corps take their guns very seriously. David Martin reports.

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FALLOUT:The other victim of an accidental shooting | Watch Video
Sean Smith was 10 years old in 1989 when he found the gun his father had stashed in his dresser drawer. Thinking it was a toy, Sean played with it, accidentally killing his younger sister, Erin.

Martha Teichner talks with Sean, who describes what it took for him to finally, years later, forgive himself for her death.

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TRADITION:
Guns: A family affair | Watch Video
In Cody, Wyoming, shooting is a community tradition passed down through bloodlines. Ted Koppel reports.

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AUSTRALIA:
How Australia dealt with mass shootings | Watch Video
Twenty years ago, a mass shooting in Port Arthur, Australia that left 35 people dead prompted the country's conservative prime minister to push through sweeping gun control legislation that would be unthinkable in America today: it banned the sale and import of all automatic and semi-automatic rifles; mandated a 28-day waiting period on all firearm purchases; and initiated a massive government buyback of guns.

The upshot: There has not been another mass shooting since, and gun homicides are down nearly 60 percent.

Seth Doane reports on Australia's response to mass murder.


SURVIVORS:
After a shooting, turning grief into action | Watch Video
TV journalist Alison Parker was doing a live report in Roanoke, Va., last August 29, when she and her cameraman, Adam Ward, were shot and killed by a disturbed former colleague, who later took his own life.

Like parents of other shooting victims, Alison's mother and father immediately changed the course of their lives, and are now taking on the NRA in advocating for stronger gun control legislation. Erin Moriarty reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:A gun violence survivor's mission
News anchor Chris Hurst, boyfriend of TV journalist Alison Parker (who with her cameraman, Adam Ward, was shot to death on air in Roanoke, Va., last year), tells correspondent Erin Moriarty about Parker, and what he sees as his duty to her following her murder. Moriarty reports on the aftermath of the Parker-Ward deaths in a special broadcast of "Sunday Morning," called "Guns and America."

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NATURE:Antelope Canyon (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning with the quiet landscape of Antelope Canyon, Arizona. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.


RECAP: MARCH 6

Guest Host: Lee Cowan


COVER STORY:
Anticipating the next mega-quake | Watch Video
Seismologists say the Pacific Northwest is overdue for a devastating earthquake and tsunami that could kill tens of thousands (under the best-case scenario), but only some communities are preparing. Don Dahler reports.

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ALMANAC:
The Weather Underground blast | Watch Video
On March 6, 1970, a bomb-making terror group accidentally blew up a townhouse in New York's Greenwich Village. Lee Cowan reports.

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ART:
Jackson Pollock's black period
A rare exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art focuses on a little-known series of paintings by the abstract artist. Rita Braver reports.

GALLERY:The art of Jackson Pollock

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INTRODUCING:
Meghan Trainor: More than just the bass | Watch Video
Tracy Smith visits with this year's Grammy-winner for Best New Artist.

PREVIEW:Meghan Trainor: I believed I had the talent for stardom, but not the right look

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BILL GEIST:
Salt & pepper shaker collectors add spice to life | Watch Video
Normal is "boring," when normal means NOT amassing thousands of novelty salt & pepper shakers.

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PASSAGE:Three oversized talents | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" remembers a trio of personalities who passed away this past week: Academy Award-winning actor George Kennedy, tennis commentator Bud Collins, and bestselling author Pat Conroy.


ON THE TRAIL:Hot Springs National Park | Watch Video
First protected by President Andrew Jackson for its therapeutic waters, the Arkansas landmark known as the "Valley of the Vapors" today serves up history (and beer). Conor Knighton continues his series exploring America's National Parks with a visit to the Great Indoors.

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HARTMAN:Rancher's vegan wife sets out to save cattle (Video)
What good is a cow to a cattle rancher if it can't eventually be eaten? Tommy Sonnen found himself with this problem after his wife came out as vegan. Steve Hartman went to find out what happened next.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Holly Hunter: Portraying lives less ordinary | Watch Video
Jane Pauley sits down with the Oscar-winning actress, who meet up with one of the inspirations for Hunter's character in "Broadcast News," veteran CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky.

GALLERY:Holly Hunter

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OPINION:
Death by selfie | Watch Video
Commentator Faith Salie says our willingness to capture ourselves on camera in all situations (including accidental deaths) means we are killing our experience of life.

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CALENDAR:
Week of March 7 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.


NATURE:
Grand Teton National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday in Nature's winter wonderland, amid a display of snow-capped mountains at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Videographer: Scott Miller.

RECAP: February 28, The Oscar Issue

Guest Host: Jane Pauley

COVER STORY:Reel life: When movies are "based on a true story" | Watch Video
This year a particularly large number of Oscar-nominated films are to some extent based on real people and events, from "Spotlight," "The Big Short," "Bridge of Spies," and "The Revenant," to "Joy," "The Danish Girl," "Steve Jobs," "Trumbo" and "Straight Outta Compton," history has long provided filmmakers with some of their best material.

But how "true" are these supposedly true stories? Martha Teichner has a reality check.


MILEPOST:
Leap Year Day | Watch Video
Jane Pauley with the history of why get an extra day every four years -- sometimes.


ONLINE:
The man behind IMDb | Watch Video
Elizabeth Palmer introduces us to the man behind the Internet Movie Database -- the go-to place for everything you ever wanted to know about the movies.

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BY THE NUMBERS:
Oscar swag bag | Watch Video
We'll take a peek inside this year's $230,000 gift bag to Oscar nominees.


THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE...":
Saoirse Ronan is in "a bit of a dream" | Watch Video
The experience of an Irish immigrant coming to America and finding love, as told in the film "Brooklyn," is surely a story millions can relate to. The film has been nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, and Saoirse Ronan -- stunning as a young Irish girl torn between two countries and two loves -- is up for Best Actress. It's a role the 21-year-old has been preparing for all her life, from "Atonement" to "The Lovely Bones," to now, on Broadway, "The Crucible."

Jane Pauley catches up with the very talented Ronan -- and you'll even learn how to properly pronounce her name!

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:Saoirse Ronan runs lines with Jane Pauley
The Academy Award-nominated star of "Brooklyn," preparing to make her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," runs through a scene with the help of correspondent Jane Pauley (who acts out all the other parts).

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COMING ATTRACTIONS:
The art of movie trailers | Watch Video
When you go to the movies, before the feature film even begins, audiences are treated to (or subjected to!) a long line of movie trailers. They're teasers designed to make you want to buy a ticket to ANOTHER movie, and so the studios try to pack a lot of plot into a short time span. But some say they pack in too much -- a common refrain is, "Well, now we don't have to see THAT film, we've already seen it!"

Lee Cowan goes behind the scenes on the production of trailers to see what goes into making these mini-movies.

GALLERY:Watch: 15 great movie trailers
Here are some of the MOST INNOVATIVE! UNFORGETTABLE! examples of Hollywood's coming attractions!

CBS NEWS POLL:Do movie trailers work?

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HARTMAN:
A girl and her duck (Video)
A 5-year-old in Maine has an inseparable bond with her duck. Not a toy duck -- a real, live duck. She believes she is the duck's mom, and vice versa. Steve Hartman went "On the Road" to meet this dynamic duck duo.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Elton John celebrates his wonderful life with song | Watch Video
Sir Elton won an Oscar back in 1994 for his work on "The Lion King," and along with his golden statue he's won just about every other award there is. But beyond nominations, Sir Elton has a central role in the Oscars: his swanky, star-studded Oscar party, benefiting his AIDS Foundation, is one of the hottest tickets in Hollywood.

Anthony Mason pays a visit to talk about Oscars, music and more.

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OPINION:
Tavis Smiley: Hollywood is getting it wrong

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The host and commentator reflects on the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations.

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MOVIES:
For Robert Osborne, movies are life, only better | Watch Video
Mo Rocca catches up with a man every film buff is familiar with: the actor, historian, and host of Turner Classic Movies, who looks back on a life in film.

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OSCARS:
David Edelstein's Oscar picks | Watch Video
Our film critic handicaps this year's Academy Award race.


NATURE:
Death Valley flowers (Extended Video)
We leave you this Oscar Sunday well outside Hollywood, in California's Death Valley, livened up by what's known as a "Super Bloom" of flowers. Videographer: Derek Reich.


RECAP: February 21

HEADLINES:Donald Trump starts a winning streak (Video)
Donald Trump secured back-to-back primary wins with his Republican victory in South Carolina, while Jeb Bush's bid for the nomination came to an end. Major Garrett has a report on what's up next on the campaign trail.


COVER STORY:Dying wish: Arguing the right to die | Watch Video
Last year California became the fifth state in the nation to legalize physician-assisted suicide, and across the country the movement is gaining momentum. A recent Gallup poll shows nearly 7 in 10 Americans support laws giving terminally-ill individuals more say over how, and when, to end their own lives.

The right-to-die movement has come a long way since Dr. Jack Kevorkian first made headlines and went to jail for his actions. Rita Braver reports on the ongoing efforts of the movement, and why some activists oppose making such end-of-life actions legal.

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ALMANAC:
The burglar alarm | Watch Video
On February 21, 1858, Edwin Holmes of Boston installed the very first electrical device to warn of intruders. Charles Osgood reports.

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LITERATURE:
A celebration of fake books (Video)
A first-of-its-kind exhibit in New York City is drawing crowds of book enthusiasts. Ironically, none of the books featured are real. People who judge these so-called "Blooks" by their covers will have a surprise in store when they discover what's inside these rare, novelty items. Lee Cowan reports.

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HUMOR:B.J. Novak on the comical voices in his head | Watch Video
For the millions of fans of the hit TV comedy, "The Office," B.J. Novak will forever be remembered for his hilarious portrayal of Ryan the Temp. What many may not know is that Novak also served as a writer for that show, as well as an executive producer and occasional director. The multi-talented Novak has also appeared in such feature films as Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" with Brad Pitt, and "Saving Mr. Banks" with Tom Hanks.

Now Novak has found success as an author, including of a bestselling book that has both children and their parents laughing out loud. Ben Tracy catches up with the very funny, and very busy, Novak.

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PASSAGE:
A remembrance of Harper Lee | Watch Video
The acclaimed author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" died this week at the age of 89. Anna Werner reports.

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POSTCARD FROM NAGANO:
Japan's snow monkeys in the viewfinder | Watch Video
Photography buffs travel to the steaming hot springs of Nagano, where macaques bask in the warm baths. Seth Doane reports.

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HARTMAN:
11-year-old throws "Thank You" party for police (Video)
A young boy in Michigan helped coordinate an appreciation event for his heroes: the men in blue. Steve Hartman went to the party, where more than 250 showed up to support their police officers - and to say "thank you" to their young fan.


THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE...:Jennifer Jason Leigh looks ahead | Watch Video
Jennifer Jason Leigh began her career as a child actor in the 1970s, and made her first big splash in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." But Hollywood was in her blood from the very start; her mother, Barbara Turner, is a screenwriter, and her father is the late actor Vic Morrow. After her breakthrough, Leigh appeared in a string of films, including "Last Exit to Brooklyn," "Miami Blues," "Backdraft" and "Road to Perdition."

This year she received critical acclaim for her vocal performance in the stop-motion animated feature, "Anomalisa," and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." Tracy Smith catches up with Leigh for a wide-ranging chat about growing up and making it in Hollywood.

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ON THE TRAIL:Mammoth Cave National Park (Video)
Conor Knighton continues a year-long celebration of National Park Service's 100th birthday with a trip underground, to Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky's massive cave system with an unusual history.

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INTELLIGENCE:Former intel head Michael Hayden on stealing others' secrets | Watch Video
When it comes to our nation's top secrets, few people know more of them than Michael Hayden. A retired Air Force four-star general, Hayden is a former director of the National Security Agency, as well as former Director of the CIA. As director of the NSA, Hayden oversaw the controversial surveillance of telephone communications between people in the U.S. and alleged foreign terrorist groups, leading to a huge public outcry.

Hayden sits down with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin for an inside look at America's most secretive organizations.


CALENDAR:
Week of February 22 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:N.J. Pine Barrens (Extended Video)
We leave you this "Sunday Morning" in the mid-winter snows of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.


ACADEMY AWARDS:Watch Oscar-nominated documentaries online
A guide to viewing non-fiction features vying for this year's Academy Award via streaming, VOD.


CBS NEWS POLL:
Should U.S. Presidents be "Natural Born"?
While there is disagreement over the definition of "natural born" citizen, there is huge agreement over whether naturalized citizens should be allowed to serve in the Oval Office.


RECAP: FEBRUARY 14


HEADLINES:
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies (Video)
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died Saturday at the age of 79. His passing marks the end of a remarkable career, and it portends a contentious fight to replace him. Martha Teichner reports.

GALLERY:Antonin Scalia 1936-2016


COVER STORY:
The polar bear capital of the world | Watch Video
The tiny town of Churchill, Manitoba, is a forbidding frozen expanse. But this frontier town is also where thousands of tourists flock to every year to get up-close-and-personal with the magnificent polar bear.

As the bears wait on land for the ice to freeze over and allow then to hunt for the seals and fish they need to survive, scientists and nature photographers alike gather to study and photograph these amazing creatures. Our Lee Cowan made the chilly trek up North to tell the story.

GALLERY:A gathering of polar bears

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WEB EXCLUSIVE:Almanac: Jack Benny
On February 14, 1894, the comedian beloved for playing a comically petty miser was born. Charles Osgood reports.

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MO ROCCA:
First families: A reunion of presidential relatives | Watch Video
The Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival has become an annual meeting place for progeny of our nation's chief executives.

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ON THE RECORD:
Chris Isaak sings his heart out | Watch Video
In 1990 Chris Isaak had a huge hit with "Wicked Game." It was the heyday of MTV, and the music video - depicting a bare-chested Isaak rolling in the Hawaiian surf with stunning model Helena Christensen - became a sensation.

How he became a music sensation is a story in itself: the son of a blue-collar worker, Isaak was high school class president and a boxer who merged his rugged, tough-guy appeal with sultry, smoky love songs. Tracy Smith catches up with the always fascinating crooner.

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OPINION:
Paul Reiser on "irritating" Valentine's Day | Watch Video
The comedian, author and stars of "Mad About You" gives his thoughts on the romantic holiday.

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VALENTINE'S DAY:
XOXO: Is writing love letters a lost art? | Watch Video
Romantic messages may not die out as long as there are romantics, but text messaging and email are definitely game-changers. Serena Altschul reports.

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  • "Love Letters" starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw - Tour dates and tickets (Hartford, Conn., Feb. 14; Fort Myers, Fla., Feb. 23-28; Dallas, March 22-April 3; Detroit, April 12-17; Buffalo, N.Y., May 11-22; and Baltimore, June 7-12.


STEVE HARTMAN:
One man's museum of love (Video)
We celebrate love in any number of ways. Steve Hartman travels to Starkville, Mississippi, where retired mail carrier Charles Evans has built a museum devoted to love.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
The tenacious Diane Warren and Lady Gaga | Watch Video
Speaking of hits, even if you don't know the name Diane Warren, chances are you know the words to some of her songs by heart! Warren has written 57 songs that were top 10 hits, including "How Do I Live Without You," "Unbreak My Heart", Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss A Thing," and Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time."

She has 12 Grammy nominations, and nine Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song, including one this year for "'Til it Happens to You," sung by none other than Lady Gaga. Ben Tracy sits down with Warren and Gaga to talk about their song, and the long road that brought these two music powerhouses together.

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VALENTINE'S DAY:
Eat your heart out with these sexy desserts (Video)
Could dessert possibly be better than sex? Anna Werner has visited a couple whose Key West, Florida restaurant answers that question.

RECIPE:Sex Addict (White Chocolate & Strawberry Bread Pudding)

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MOVIES:
Three classic romantic films for Valentine's Day | Watch Video
Critic David Edelstein suggests three films about having to jump through a lot of hoops to learn the meaning of love.

GALLERY:Passions and longings
To celebrate Valentine's Day, a collection of images from memorable romantic films.


WEB EXCLUSIVE:Calendar: Week of February 15
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
Preening wild turkeys (Video)
On this Valentine's Day, "Sunday Morning" visits Pinnacles National Park in California, where wild male turkeys are looking for love.


RECAP: FEBRUARY 7


HEADLINES:Kim Jong Un orders rocket launch (Video)
Defying international warnings, North Korea has launched a long-range rocket. Jonathan Vigliotti reports from London.


COVER STORY:What drives die-hard sports fans? | Watch Video
For these football fanatics, their tribal instincts (and the rising or falling fortunes of their teams) can spell winning biological benefits, or depressive psychological problems, Susan Spencer reports.

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Obsessive sports fans


ALMANAC:
The inventor of the Taser | Watch Video
On February 7, 2009, aerospace scientist Jack Cover, whose sci-fi-inspired weapon used electricity to incapacitate the target, died at age 88. Charles Osgood reports.


ADVERTISING:
The making of a Super Bowl commercial | Watch Video
Multi-million-dollar ad agencies and aspiring filmmakers alike are major players in advertising's biggest night. Anna Werner reports.

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THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE...:
"Spotlight" director Tom McCarthy's investigative reporting | Watch Video
Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" goes behind the scenes of "Spotlight" with the film's visionary director and co-writer Tom McCarthy.

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ON THE TRAIL:
Maine's Acadia National Park | Watch Video
In March of 1872, Yellowstone National Park became the world's first National Park. More parks and monuments followed, and in 1916 the National Park Service was created. This year our nation celebrates 100 years of what some call "America's best idea."

To honor this milestone we are sending our contributor Conor Knighton on an amazing cross-country journey: He'll visit each of the 59 National Parks, and report to us on a regular basis throughout the year. This week he begins his travels at Acadia National Park in Maine.

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POSTCARD FROM JAPAN:
Bowled over by high-tech toilets (Video)
Japan is known for robots, sushi and cherry blossoms. But there's a new attraction: a futuristic museum devoted to high-tech toilets. Seth Doane visits the Toto Museum, and the factory of Japan's largest toilet manufacturer, to learn about the latest in commode design.

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STEVE HARTMAN:
Life lessons from a Super Bowl coach (Video)
A Carolina Panthers coach gave "Sunday Morning" a peek into his playbook for dealing with whatever life throws at you. Steve Hartman reports on the guide to life one coach is giving his players.


ON BROADWAY:
Jeff Daniels: Almost everywhere, and now on Broadway | Watch Video
The actor who's shined in recent films "The Martian" and "Steve Jobs" now stars on stage alongside Michelle Williams in "Blackbird." Anthony Mason heads to the Great White Way for a chat.

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MO ROCCA:
Broncos vs. Panthers: Which would win nature's Super Bowl? (Video)
One has stamina and agility, the other speed and claws. Who would come out on top in a contest between broncos and panthers? Mo Rocca checks in with the experts.


VIRAL VIDEO:
Speaking about the TED effect | Watch Video
Videos from the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference are viral favorites -- and their influence has spread beyond the ideas being shared. David Pogue reports.

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TAKE NOTE:
SS United States & Maurice White | Watch Video
News this week of a legend of the sea, and a legend of music. Charles Osgood reports.


SUPER BOWL 50:
Big Game preview (Video)
James Brown, Boomer, Dan Marino and the gang from CBS Sports give us their insight into this year's NFL championship matchup.

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NATURE:
California's Moss Landing State Beach (Extended Video)
We leave you this Super Bowl Sunday a few miles south of the big game, at California's Moss Landing State Beach. No Panthers and Broncos here ... just sea lions, otters and pelicans.


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CALENDAR:Week of February 8
From Chinese New Year to a Jimi Hendrix milestone, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

RECAP: JANUARY 31


COVER STORY:
The downsides of cheap oil | Watch Video
What's the economic fallout when the world pumps a million and a half more barrels of oil a day than it needs? Martha Teichner explains.

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ALMANAC:
A chimpanzee in space | Watch Video
On January 31, 1961, Ham the chimp rode a Mercury capsule into sub-orbit. Charles Osgood reports.


CAMPAIGN 2016:
The truth behind fake political ads | Watch Video
Represent Us, a grassroots organization with a bogus presidential candidate, wants YOU to help fight the influence of money in politics. Dean Reynolds reports.

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WORTH NOTING:Barbie gets a makeover (Video)
More than a half-century after the Barbie doll's slim-and-trim debut, toymaker Mattel says it's now about to offer the doll in three additional new body types: curvy, tall and petite, and in seven different skin tones, in response to criticism that the original Barbie doesn't look like a lot of little girls these days. Charles Osgood reports.


TV:
Samantha Bee joins the late-night boys' club | Watch Video
The "Daily Show" veteran brings a rare dose of estrogen to the TV landscape with her new satirical series, "Full Frontal." Serena Altschul reports.

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PASSAGE:
Buddy Cianci and Abe Vigoda | Watch Video
We mourn the loss of the R.I. politician, and the "Godfather" actor who cheerfully, and hilariously, refuted years of death rumors. Charles Osgood reports.


TV:
Why Bob Odenkirk answered the call | Watch Video
The writer-comedian, who vaulted from improv comedy and sketches to "Breaking Bad" and its spin-off, "Better Call Saul," muses, "There's a real actor somewhere who is not working." Lee Cowan reports.

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HOLIDAY:
The history of Groundhog Day (Video)
Charles Osgood offers the story of how a holiday marking the coming of Spring, featuring a hibernating animal, first made its appearance, and how often the prognosticating Punxsutawney Phil gets it right.


STEVE HARTMAN:
Runaway groundhog leaves Wis. town looking for replacement (Video)
When you think of Groundhog Day, most Americans don't think of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. There's as much passion for the holiday there as in Punxsutawney, Pa., but in this town, finding a groundhog for the festive day is a lot harder than you would think. Steve Hartman reports.

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MUSIC:
Coldplay in the adventure of a lifetime | Watch Video
The British alt rock group -- the best-selling band of this century -- prepares for its biggest gig ever: The halftime show of Super Bowl 50. Anthony Mason goes backstage.

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OPINION:Faith Salie: On a first-name basis | Watch Video
Titles like Mr. or Mrs. used to mean you had come of age, but now suggest you are out-of-step with an increasingly informal society.


CAMPAIGN 2016:
Old rules no longer apply (Video)
With just one day to go until the Iowa caucuses, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett, who has been tracking the presidential campaigns from the very start, reports on how this year's race for the Oval Office continues to confound expectations.


CALENDAR:
Week of February 1 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
Blue sharks (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday swimming among blue sharks off the coast of Rhode Island. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.


RECAP: JANUARY 24


HEADLINES:
Reports from along the East Coast

Massive winter storm slams Big Apple (Video)
A huge blizzard shut down most of the Northeast this weekend, closing New York City to drivers. Marlie Hall has the latest on the storm's aftermath.

More than two feet of snow blanket D.C. (Video)
More than 30 inches of snow piled up in the nation's capital and surrounding areas during the first blizzard of 2016. The region surpassed its yearly snowfall average in one day. Kris Van Cleave reports.

Winter Nor'Easter puts Jersey shore residents in peril (Video)
The storm has passed, but New Jersey officials still don't know the effects of the first blizzard in 2016. The winter storm, which produced high tides along with strong winds, put hundreds of homes at risk of flooding in south Jersey and caused power outages in 45,000 homes. Jerricka Duncan reports.


COVER STORY:
Addressing football's culture of violence
As the star running back for the Dallas Cowboys for 11 years, Tony Dorsett was unstoppable - one of the fastest, most talented, most graceful players ever to take the field. But after he retired, Dorsett began to struggle in his daily life with memory loss and anger issues at home. He was diagnosed with CTE -- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the result, he says, of years of brutal hits on the gridiron.

Mo Rocca heads to San Antonio, Texas, to talk with Dorsett about his off-the-field struggles, and also with fellow football legend Archie Manning (father of Eli and Peyton Manning) about the brutal sport they both love, and what the league is doing to protect its players.

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ALMANAC:
The Macintosh | Watch Video
On January 24, 1984, Apple founder Steve Jobs introduced the company's revolutionary personal computer. Charles Osgood reports.

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AVIATION:
Flying high: Remembering Pan Am (Video)
It was an aviation pioneer, and became a symbol of America during the Golden Age of air travel. But while Pan Am no longer flies the friendly skies, many of the women who proudly wore the Pan Am uniform talked with Connor Knighton about the glory days - when flying was glamorous, complete with gourmet food on board.

GALLERY:Pan Am: An aviation trailblazer

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THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE...:
The resurgent Charlotte Rampling | Watch Video
Almost 70, the actress -- nominated for an Oscar for "45 Years" -- has moved beyond the paralysis of depression. Anthony Mason talks with Rampling about her remarkable career.

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PSA: Organ donation
Here's a government statistic worth noting: Nearly 122,000 Americans are on the waiting list for an organ donation.

Also worth noting: this Public Service Announcement, from Argentina, which makes the best case we've ever seen for adding your name to the donor list:

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STEVE HARTMAN:
Recipe for a perfect love story (Video)
Until recently, Tim Harris, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the only restaurant owner in the country with Down syndrome. But what drives a restaurateur who has lived for his business to close up shop? A girl he loves more than anything. Steve Hartman reports.


Q&A:
President Obama looks back upon his presidency, and beyond | Watch Video
One year from now his successor will be moving into the White House, and with the clock ticking President Barack Obama visited Detroit this week, where he sat down with Lee Cowan for a wide-ranging chat about the economy, his regrets, and what he'll miss LEAST about being President.

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ART:The tragedy of avant garde artist Ernst Kirchner | Watch Video
The German painter who was a pioneer of Expressionism was also a victim of Nazi attacks on Modern Art. Margaret Brennan reports.

GALLERY:Expressionist master Ernst Kirchner

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OPINION:
Do away with Constitution's "natural born citizen" clause | Watch Video
Scott Simon, the host of NPR's "Weekend Edition," says the Constitution is preventing many of our most talented citizens from serving as president.

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CALENDAR:
Week of January 25 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
North Dakota winter (Video)
We leave you this Sunday in frosty Lansford, North Dakota. Videographer: Jim Olson.



RECAP: JANUARY 17


HEADLINES:Nuclear agreement moves U.S.-Iran relations into new era (Video)
The landmark accord governing Iran's nuclear program took effect this weekend. Charlie D'Agata reports on the latest developments.

HEADLINES:Iran completes prisoner swap with U.S. (Video)
The United States and Iran began a new chapter of international relations Saturday following the implementation of a landmark agreement, part of which called for the release of five Americans held prisoner in Tehran. Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian was one of the five. Elizabeth Palmer has the latest.


ALMANAC:
Mack Sennett | Watch Video
On January 17, 1880, the pioneering producer of slapstick comedies was born. Charles Osgood reports.


COVER STORY:
Digging for seeds of truth in GMO debate | Watch Video
Genetically-modified plants can be a boon to farmers (and corporations), but skeptical consumers want more answers about food safety. Barry Petersen looks into this food fight.

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MUSIC:
Chanting monks become bestselling recording artists (Video)
The sound of Gregorian chants filled the valley and town of Norcia, Italy, until 1810. That's when the 9th century Basilica went silent because of laws imposed on the monks under the new Napoleonic code. It took several hundred years, but an American has brought music back to this sacred place in Italy - and music lovers around the world have responded. Allen Pizzey reports.

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ART:
The marvelous life of Stan Lee
The 93-year-old creator of such superheroes as Spider-Man, The Avengers and The Fantastic Four is a superhero himself to legions of comic book fans. Lee Cowan visits.

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CONFECTIONS:
Aussie cake decorators hit the Big Apple (Video)
A crew of cake aficionados recently made a sweet trip to New York City. Traveling from Down Under, the Australian Cake Decorating Network -- lovers of beautifully-crafted baked goods -- embarked on a three-day cake crawl, meeting stars of the confectionery firmament. Martha Teichner tagged along.

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STEVE HARTMAN:Fallen K-9 cop honored by hundreds (Video)
When police officer Ryan Davis lost his partner, Jethro, in the line of duty, it left a huge hole; his partner also doubled as the beloved family dog. The city of Canton, Ohio, tried its best to fill that hole this week, and Steve Hartman was there.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Thank heaven for Leslie Caron | Watch Video
She began her career as a ballet dancer, but Leslie Caron's life changed forever when Gene Kelly saw her perform, and cast her in "An American in Paris." Caron went on to dance opposite Fred Astaire in "Daddy Long Legs," and became a sensation opposite Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan in "Gigi."

"An American in Paris" is now a hit on the Broadway stage, where our Jane Pauley went recently for an intimate chat with the film legend.

GALLERY:Leslie Caron

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO:How Leslie Caron rebelled against movie studio hairdressers
An ingénue plucked for stardom in the 1951 classic, "An American in Paris," French actress Leslie Caron was adamant that she not look like the typically-coiffed Hollywood starlets of the day. In this web extra, she tells correspondent Jane Pauley about how she took matters (and a pair of scissors) into her own hands.

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BILL GEIST:Ode to Joy | Watch Video
Joy Mangano always had a genius for invention. As a teenager working at an animal shelter, she came up with the idea of glow-in-the-dark flea collars to keep pets safe at night. That was just the beginning of a string of hit products. The true miracle happened when she invented the "Miracle Mop," which sold millions.

Now her rags-to-riches story has gone Hollywood, with none other than Jennifer Lawrence in the starring role. Bill Geist pays Mangano an at-home visit to hear her amazing story - and to try out her inventions.

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PASSAGE:The artistry of David Bowie | Watch Video
Bill Flanagan on the most influential post-'60s figure in rock music.

GALLERY:A David Bowie discography
An exploration of studio and live albums by the incomparable musician - stylized permutations of rock, pop, ballads, electronic, soul, R&B and jazz.


CALENDAR:Week of January 18 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
Parrots in Peru (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to a rain forest in Peru, where parrots are part of the local color. Videography: Nathan Dappen and Neil Losin.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE:
A tribute to Alan Rickman | Watch Video
Critic David Edelstein on the actor whose performances in roles villainous or romantic were soulful and sublime.



RECAP: JANUARY 10


HEADLINES:The bizarre capture of El Chapo | Watch Video
Authorities say they were led to the drug cartel leader, who escaped from a Mexican prison, in part by the fugitive's secret interview with actor Sean Penn


COVER STORY:
One sperm donor's extended family | Watch Video
Louise Brown will go down in history as the first "test tube baby," her birth in 1978 ushering in a brave new world. But science has played an important role in childbirth long before that; the first recorded birth from sperm donation dates all the way back to 1884 in Philadelphia.

These days sperm donation is a widely-accepted practice to the point that some donor fathers may have 10, 20, even as many as 200 biological children living today! And now, as Mark Strassmann reports, some of those children are seeking out their fathers, leading to some very interesting family reunions.

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ALMANAC:
The 45 RPM record
On January 10, 1949, RCA Victor unveiled a new breed of phonograph record, which became the standard for Top 40 hits and the ubiquitous jukebox. Charles Osgood reports.

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BOOKS:
The life and times of Ernest Hemingway | Watch Video
The author of such classics as "The Old Man and the Sea," "The Sun Also Rises" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls," Ernest Hemingway is widely considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Since his death more than 50 years ago, this larger-than-life personality has been an object of countless biographies, and now, a revealing new exhibit at New York City's Morgan Library.

Rita Braver sits down with Hemingway's grandson, Sean Hemingway, and biographer A.E. Hotchner for a fascinating look back at a controversial genius.

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MUSIC:
The roots of Rhiannon Giddens | Watch Video
Martha Teichner profiles the Grammy-nominated singer whose roots run deep in the folk traditions of North Carolina.

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UP IN THE SKY:
The next generation of Goodyear blimps | Watch Video
Ever since the launch of the first Goodyear blimp in 1925, the huge, egg-shaped airships have become a welcome and familiar sight in the skies above America. With the advent of the jet age, blimps harkened back to a more leisurely age gone by.

But the Goodyear Blimp is about the get a modern makeover as a new generation of semi-rigid airships -- longer and faster -- is ready to be launched. Lee Cowan takes us up, up and away on an exhilarating ride into the past, and the future, of the Goodyear blimp.

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STEVE HARTMAN:
Teenage weightlifter dreams of lifting gold medal (Video)
In Beaufort, South Carolina, C.J. Cummings looks just another kid. In fact, everyone thought he was just another kid - until three years ago, when he walked into his first national men's weightlifting tournament at the age of 15. Steve Hartman reports on the young man dubbed "the LeBron James of U.S. weightlifting."


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Norman Lear wants to know: Where are the old people on TV? | Watch Video
When the history of the Golden Age of Television Comedy is written, there will certainly be a chapter devoted to the impact of writer and producer Norman Lear. His groundbreaking shows (including "All in the Family," "Sanford and Son," "One Day at a Time," "Maude" and others) changed the tone and importance of television forever.

Now at age 93, this pioneering broadcaster is still at it, working on yet another show he hopes will further push the envelope of TV sitcoms. Mo Rocca reports.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO:A reading of Norman Lear's latest comedy, "Guess Who Died?"
Last November, during the Austin Film Festival, TV legend Norman Lear brought together a group of actors for a reading of his newest comedy. "Guess Who Died?," set in a senior living community. The comedy pokes fun at Lear's contemporaries.

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WHAT'S NEXT:
Stocks, Oregon standoff, and No Pants Subway Ride (Video)
As we begin this new week, "Sunday Morning" asked our reporters to look back, and ahead, to some developing stories. Senior Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger looks at Wall Street's wild week; Cole Miller reports on the armed militia members occupying a Federal wildlife refuge; and Vinita Nair previews an annual stunt on mass transit in which riders bare legs.

GALLERY:No Pants Subway Ride 2016


OPINION:
Trump and the media, like an addict and heroin | Watch Video
New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich says the press and the GOP frontrunner have been exhibiting hazardous signs of codependency.


CALENDAR:
Week of January 11 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (Extended Video)
Home to the tallest dunes in North America, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado, also features a wide array of landscapes, such as grasslands, wetlands, and aspen forests. Videographer: Valerie D'Eli.



RECAP: JANUARY 3


COVER STORY:The quiet power of meditation | Watch Video
What if there were something you could do to accomplish those New Year's resolutions and maybe even help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure, or sleep better? In our "Sunday Morning" Cover Story, Mo Rocca considers the practice and power of meditation.

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DAY BY DAY:
The week's top stories | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at notable events of the past week. Charles Osgood reports.


ARCHITECTS:
Chicago launches its first Architecture Biennial | Watch Video
The city celebrates both old and new, with the latest designs of leading architects redefining space, function and community. Anna Werner reports.

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MOVIES:
Kate Winslet: Not for appearances' sake
Kate Winslet became famous for her role in "Titanic," and won an Academy Award for her performance in "The Reader" -- one of her six Oscar nominations. But it's a very different role she plays in the film "Steve Jobs," a role she got in a very unusual way. Jim Axelrod catches up with the English actress.

GALLERY:Kate Winslet

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POSTCARD FROM JAPAN:
Cats take over Japanese island (Video)
There is a tiny fishing village off Japan's west coast, where humans are outnumbered by a burgeoning population of felines. The locals call it Cat Island. Seth Doane reports on the scenic spot where scores of cats are proving to be a potent tourist draw.


HARTMAN:"World's ugliest Christmas tree" lives on (Video)
It's the time of year when Christmas trees are normally being tossed to the curb, but in Reading, Pennsylvania, one tree has become immortal. It's not for the tree's beauty, though. Steve Hartman returns to Reading to find out what became of the "World's ugliest Christmas tree."


AN APPRECIATION:
Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole sing
Singer Natalie Cole died this past Thursday at the age of 65. Beloved for her solo work, she likely will be best remembered for her 1991 album that melded her voice with that of her father, the great Nat King Cole. "Sunday Morning" pays homage to Natalie at her best, with her Grammy Award ceremony performance of "Unforgettable," in which she and her father created an inseparable union.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Becoming Lily Tomlin
Lee Cowan talks with an actress and comedienne who has been making us laugh and think for more than half a century: Lily Tomlin, who is now getting some of the best reviews of her career for her role in the dramedy, "Grandma."

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OPINION:
Resolved: To make easy promises I can keep | Watch Video
Comedian Michael Ian Black says there is a downside to trying to improve yourself with New Year's resolutions.

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HISTORY:
The Lusitania disaster: A "maritime grassy knoll" | Watch Video
A century after the liner was sunk by a German U-boat, historians debate the events that led to the tragic loss of 1,198 lives. Martha Teichner reports.

GALLERY:The Lusitania disaster

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CALENDAR:
Week of January 4 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


NATURE:
Yellowstone National Park (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" marks the start of the National Park Service's 2016 centennial year with a view of a national treasure: Yellowstone National Park. Videographer: Mike Hernandez.


WEB EXCLUSIVE:
Passage: Ellsworth Kelly | Watch Video
The artist won fame for the geometric shapes and bold colors of his works. Charles Osgood reports.


WEB EXCLUSIVE REVIEWS:
"The Revenant" and "The Hateful Eight" | Watch Video
David Edelstein on two of the most hellishly violent films you'll ever see.


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