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Last Updated Sep 25, 2016 4:03 PM EDT

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RECAP: SEPTEMBER 25, “CELEBRATING CHARLIE”

We are devoting this week’s broadcast of “Sunday Morning” to honoring our longtime host, Emmy- and Peabody Award-winner Charles Osgood, who is leaving the anchor seat after 22 years. We’ll hear from Charles’ colleagues and some of his biggest fans; revisit several of his most memorable stories; and share some musical highlights.

       
WATCH THE COMPLETE BROADCAST:
 09/25/16 “Celebrating Charlie” (VIDEO)

     
ALMANAC:
 Charles Osgood, Baltimore boy | Watch Video
Tracy Smith on the life story of the veteran CBS News anchor, while Charles Osgood -- baseball fan, newspaper delivery boy, and music student -- returns to the city of his youth, Baltimore, Md., in a report originally broadcast in 2005.

       
SEE YOU ON THE RADIO!
 Charles Osgood tribute: Scott Pelley, David Muir and Lester Holt (Video)
The network news anchors from CBS, ABC and NBC pay homage to a broadcast trailblazer.  

     
NEWSMAN:
 Charles Osgood: A broadcast journalist's journey | Watch Video
Rita Braver on the work of the intrepid radio and TV journalist.

      
SEE YOU ON THE RADIO! 
 Charles Osgood tribute: “CBS This Morning,” “Today,” “GMA” (Video)
The morning news anchors from CBS, NBC and ABC pay homage to the host of CBS’ long-running “Sunday Morning.”

     
CLASSIC OSGOOD STORY:
 Keith Haring: How a furtive artist invaded the art world | Watch Video
In this 1982 profile Charles Osgood meets the graffiti artist whose paintings took Soho by storm.

     
CLASSIC OSGOOD STORY:
 Tony Bennett and the art of friendship | Watch Video
In this story originally broadcast on November 7, 2003, the singer-painter talks to Charles Osgood about his mentor and friend, the artist Everett Raymond Kinstler.

         
MUSIC: 
Charles Osgood, music man | Watch Video
For the past 22 years, “Sunday Morning” didn’t need a house band. We had Charles Osgood, who was his own accompanist, on the piano or the banjo. Anthony Mason reports on the anchor’s musical proclivities.

WEB EXTRA: The U.S. Army Band and Chorus perform “Gallant Men” (Video)

      
COLLEAGUES: 
“Sunday Morning” contributors’ tributes to Charles Osgood | Watch Video
David Edelstein, Bill Flanagan, Nancy Giles, David Pogue, Faith Salie and Ben Stein pay homage to our departing host.  

WEB EXTRA VIDEOS: Watch extended comments by each of our contributors: EdelsteinFlanaganGilesPogueSalie and Stein​. 

        
LITERATURE:
 Charles Osgood: Poet-in-residence (VIDEO)
Straight from the news, his subjects he’d choose: Martha Teichner with an ode to CBS News’ resident wit and poet laureate, Charles Osgood.

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SEE YOU ON THE RADIO!
 Charles Osgood tribute: David Letterman (Video)
The legendary late-night host pays homage to another broadcast legend.  

     
FASHION:
 An Osgood trademark: The bow tie (VIDEO)
If clothes make the man, then the bow tie is essential to Charles Osgood. Mo Rocca finds out how the “Sunday Morning” host tied the knot with his signature sartorial accessory.

         
FAMILY: 
At home with Charles Osgood | Watch Video
Lee Cowan visits the CBS News veteran at his abodes -- in New York, and the south of France.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Charles Osgood reflects on his career
The veteran CBS Newsman talks with Lee Cowan about the joy he has experienced in his work.

       
MOMENTS IN TIME:
 The French Chef (Video)
Bill Geist remembers Charles Osgood’s time in the kitchen with Julia Child.

       
TECHNOLOGY: 
The cluttering of TV screens (Video)
Charles Osgood on the proliferation of information that blocks viewers’ views of TV news.

     
TRIBUTE:
 Ted Koppel’s poem for Charles Osgood | Watch Video
One veteran broadcast journalist honors another

     
MUSIC:
 Charles Osgood and the Boston Pops (Video)
The “Sunday Morning” host performs “So Long (It’s Been Good to Know You)“ with members of the Boston Pops.  

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The Boston Pops play “Brazil”
Members of the Boston Pops Orchestra perform Ary Barroso’s classic “Brazil.”

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: “Sunday Morning” theme by the Boston Pops
Members of the Boston Pops perform Gottfried Reiche’s “Ablassen,” the theme song of CBS’ “Sunday Morning.”

        
SEE YOU ON THE RADIO!
 Charles Osgood tribute: Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Les Moonves (Video)
Three pillars of CBS - the hosts of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and the chief executive officer of CBS Corporation Les Moonves - pay homage to a broadcast legend.  

       
PASSING THE BATON: Charles Osgood announces Jane Pauley as his successor on “Sunday Morning” | Watch Video
The departing host of the long-running Sunday morning news program names the third host in “Sunday Morning”’s history. 

    
NATURE: 
Chesapeake Bay (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning at the mouth of the Patuxent River along Chesapeake Bay’s western shore, not far from Charles Osgood’s boyhood home in Baltimore. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

WEB EXTRA: Charles Osgood tribute: Vin Scully (Video)
The legendary L.A. Dodgers announcer pays homage to another broadcast legend.

WEB EXTRA: Charles Osgood tribute: Alan Alda (Video)
The actor-director offers words of praise of the veteran CBS Newsman.

WEB EXTRA: Charles Osgood tribute: Joe Torre (Video)
The baseball great pays homage to a great baseball fan: Veteran CBS Newsman Charles Osgood.




RECAP: SEPTEMBER 18

Host: Charles Osgood

      
HEADLINES:
 U.S. airstrike disrupts Syria ceasefire (Video)
The United States is apologizing for a deadly coalition airstrike. The attack apparently struck government troops in Syria. Russia says more than 60 people were killed. Elizabeth Palmer is in Aleppo with a report.

       
HEADLINES:
 Bomb explodes in New York City (Video)
Twenty-nine people were hurt, one of them seriously, when a device exploded in a garbage container in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood last night. Anna Werner reports.

      
COVER STORY:
 Hoping to get lucky | Watch Video
Whether you’re visiting Vegas or taking your first skydive, you’re looking to beat the odds. But can we challenge the randomness of the universe to bring about a better fate? Susan Spencer reports.

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PASSAGE: 
Edward Albee (Video)
Playwright Edward Albee, who died at his home in Montauk, N.Y. last week at age 88, won a Tony Award for his blazing 1962 play, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Charles Osgood looks back on the writer who challenged theatergoers like few others.

A LOOK BACK: Q&A with playwright Edward Albee | Watch Video
In 2013 Tracy Smith profiled the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist during a revival of his greatest work, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

        
THE NEW SEASON: 
Museums​ | Watch Video
Ben Tracy on autumn’s new art exhibitions.  

        
TV: Scott Bakula: A private star opens up, kind of​ | Watch Video
The star of “NCIS: New Orleans” talks about the creative opportunities in a series that “makes the world a better place.” Lee Cowan reports.

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Paul McCartney and George Harrison in the new documentary, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Years.”

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A LOOK BACK: The Beatles on tour in “Eight Days a Week”​ | Watch Video
A new documentary, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week,” captures the heady days of the group’s years on tour, when the lads from Liverpool captured the world. Anthony Mason visits Abbey Studio to talk with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and director Ron Howard about their look back.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Ron Howard on The Beatles’ “rocketship ride”
The Oscar-winning director talks about his new documentary on the Fab Four’s touring days, “Eight Days a Week.”

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Reliving The Beatles’ touring days
Oscar-winning director Ron Howard talks about his new documentary, “Eight Days a Week,” and how The Beatles broke new ground in the 1960s with stadium touring.

GALLERY: The Beatles backstage at “The Ed Sullivan Show”

GALLERY: Rare images of The Beatles

GALLERY: The Beatles through the years

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THE NEW SEASON:
 Fall movies​ | Watch Video
David Edelstein takes a look at the season’s offerings at the multiplex.  

      
STEVE HARTMAN:
 N.J. town mourns loss of 600-year-old tree (Video)
Basking Ridge, N.J., grew around a church that was built beside a tree 300 years ago. At that point the tree had already seen three centuries. But now experts say the oldest white oak in North America is destined to come down. Steve Hartman went “On the Road” to talk to a town filled with mourners.  


MUSIC:
 Bruce Springsteen: “I’m still in love with playing”​ | Watch Video
In his first television interview about his new book, “Born to Run,” the rock legend opens up to CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason about his battles with crippling depression, his often-strained relationship with his father, songwriting, and much more. 

WEB VIDEO PREVIEW: Bruce Springsteen on his drive to be a rock star
Bruce Springsteen, who has just written his autobiography, “Born to Run,” talks with Anthony Mason about the genesis of his desire to perform.

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ON THE TRAIL: The dogs of Denali National Park​ | Watch Video
Conor Knighton continues his yearlong exploration of the America’s national parks with a visit to Denali National Park & Preserve.

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TV: 
CBS makeup artist Riccie Johnson’s brush with fame​ | Watch Video​  
Mo Rocca turns the camera on makeup artist Riccie Johnson, who has worked behind the scenes at CBS for more than six decades.

NATURE: Plover River (Extended Video)We leave you this Sunday morning in Wisconsin, along the banks of the Plover River. Videographer: Scot Miller.  


RECAP: SEPTEMBER 11

Host: Charles Osgood

       
COVER STORY:
 A dream come true | Watch Video
After years of planning and construction, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture will soon open its doors in Washington, D.C. The tales recounted in its massive collection of artifacts of African-Americans’ experience over the last four centuries reflects a “belief in an America that often didn’t believe in them.”

Music legend Quincy Jones, who sits on the board of directors, gives Lee Cowan a sneak preview of the astonishing collection.

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ALMANAC:
 Henry Hudson | Watch Video
On September 11, 1609, the English explorer’s ship anchored in New York harbor, near the mouth of the river that now bears his name. Charles Osgood reports.

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AUTOMOBILES: 
Italian beauties on four wheels​ | Watch Video
Anthony Mason shows us some of the most exotic cars ever designed. 

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MUSIC:
 Demi Lovato: Fighting Back​ | Watch Video
After beating addiction and other demons, the singer (who tells Tracy Smith she “kind of made a pact with God”) is raising her voice to speak out about mental illness. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:  Demi Lovato on the single life
The pop singer opens up to correspondent Tracy Smith about living “more independently.”  

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PASSAGE:
 A World War II icon (Video)
It happened this past week: the death of Greta Zimmer Friedman, who claimed to be the young woman captured in the famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photo, published in Life Magazine, of a sailor and a nurse kissing in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II. Charles Osgood reports. 

      
STEVE HARTMAN:
 Man and goose forge unusual friendship (Video)
A lifesaving act on an Oregon lake has led to an unlikely connection between a goose and her hero. Steve Hartman goes “On The Road” to meet the inseparable pair. 

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TV host Wendy Williams (right), with correspondent Michelle Miller.

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TV:
 Wendy Williams: Talk of the town (Video)
Wendy Williams started out in radio, building the foundation of her brand in New York’s hip hop industry. Known for getting the goods on the who’s-who in the Big Apple’s celeb circles, Williams took her career to a new level when she launched a daily talk show. She tells “Sunday Morning”’s Michelle Miller how she became a media mogul all while being a mom and wife.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Wendy Williams’ shoe collection
Michelle Miller was invited to peruse the TV talk show host’s collection of footwear and bling.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Wendy Williams: “I have no rhythm”
Can the TV talk show host  dance, or perform the clapping game “Miss Mary Black”? Michelle Miller finds out.

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REMEMBRANCES: 
9/11: Sorrow and healing coexist at ground zero site​ | Watch Video
In memorials and witness’ testimony, life coexists with death at the site of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks. 

This Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of 9/11, when nearly 3,000 people lost their lives. Martha Teichner, who reported from ground zero in the days that followed, returns to tell the story of those who died, the memorial erected in their honor, and the people who made it happen.  

GALLERY: Images from “One World Trade Center: Biography of a Building”

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ELECTION 2016:
 What Trump supporters see in their candidate​ | Watch Video
The polls are tightening for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in their race for the White House.  While many political pundits and party leaders have written off Trump’s chances from the beginning, and despite the controversies that continue to swirl around the real estate tycoon and reality TV star-turned-politician, his campaign continues to show remarkable resilience. CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett talks with some of Trump’s supporters, to ask why their faith in the political neophyte is unshakable. 

        
CALENDAR: Week of September 12​ | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

       
NATURE:
 Vortex Spring (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday below the surface of Vortex Spring in Florida ... a home to fish and the occasional eel. Videography: Tom Cosgrove

RECAP: SEPTEMBER 4

Guest host: Jane Pauley

HEADLINES: Latest on Hermine (Video)
Eric Fisher, chief meteorologist at CBS’ Boston station WBZ, provides an update on the storm that is threatening Mid-Atlantic states and New England with fierce winds, dangerous surf and inland flooding.

       
COVER STORY:
 Up, up and away! | Watch Video
Lee Cowan takes us on a balloon ride.

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ALMANAC:
 The Ford Edsel | Watch Video
On September 4, 1957, Americans got their first look at the ignominious car.

     
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ON THE TRAIL:
 Parks that inspire art​ | Watch Video
At Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, ancient cliff dwellings not only arouse awe; they also fuel an artist-in-residence program. 

Conor Knighton continues his yearlong exploration of America’s National Park.

Watch Conor Knighton’s Sept. 4 Facebook chat​, answering questions about his tour of America’s National Parks. 

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MUSIC:
 Rory Feel on mourning and life without Joey​ | Watch Video
Rory Feek spent 14 years on a farm in Pottsville, Tennessee, with his wife, Joey.  When their country music career took off, they converted their barn into a concert hall. But early this year, just as their album, “Hymns That Are Important to Us,” debuted atop the country chart, Joey lost a two-year battle with cancer.

For the past few months on the farm, Rory has been working on a new documentary: “To Joey, With Love,” the story of their relationship. Anthony Mason reports.

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FOOD:
 Antoine’s: A French Quarter tradition​ | Watch Video
The restaurant, opened in 1840, is a family-run institution where the sense of family extends to its customers. Jamie Wax reports.

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DESIGN:
 Some not-so-grand old flags​ | Watch Video
A standard-bearer for good flag design points out city and state banners that are emblems of disaster. Mo Rocca reports.

  • HAVE A FLAG DESIGN FOR POCATELLO? Submit it here!​ (Deadline December 2, 2016.)

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BILL GEIST: 
Washing machine collectors awash with enthusiasm on laundry day (Video)
Most people consider doing laundry a chore. They obviously don’t belong to The Washing Machine Collectors Club. Founded in 1984, the group’s members collect old and rare washing machines dating back to the 1940s. And when they get together for what they call a “wash-in,” the agenda includes -- what else? -- washing their dirty laundry while marveling at the inner workings of their beloved antiques. Part collector’s club, part support group, but all fun, as only our Bill Geist can show you. (This story was originally broadcast on September 20, 2015.)

        
SUNDAY PROFILE: Jerry Lewis returns​ | Watch Video
The comic legend is back on screen in “Max Rose.” Tracy Smith reports.

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TELEVISION:
 Now 50, “Star Trek” continues to live long and prosper​ | Watch Video
The sci-fi TV show that debuted in 1966 was saved from oblivion by passionate fans -- and became a multimedia phenomenon. Faith Salie talks to William Shatner, and to attendees at a recent “Star Trek” convention in Las Vegas.

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CALENDAR: Week of Sept. 5​ | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

       
NATURE:
 Otters (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning frolicking among the otters of Trout Lake, in Yellowstone National Park.  
      

RECAP: AUGUST 28

       
COVER STORY:
 Putting a face on rare, incurable diseases | Watch Video
Correspondent Jim Axelrod tells the inspiring story of how one man is using art to give hope to the families of children with rare, incurable diseases.

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ALMANAC:
 Roger Tory PetersonOn August 28, 1908, the writer, painter, naturalist, and creator of “Field Guide to Birds” was born. Charles Osgood reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Bird-watcher Roger Tory Peterson (Video)
In this “Sunday Morning” feature originally broadcast October 19, 1980, host Charles Kuralt profiles the artist and naturalist Roger Tory Peterson, creator of the invaluable book series for bird fanciers, “Peterson Field Guide to Birds.”

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ART:
 An exhibition celebrates unfinished art | Watch Video
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is one of the world’s great museums. Now the Met is opening a satellite branch nearby to expand its public collection of modern art. Anna Werner takes us on a tour of the new Met Breuer.

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SCREEN:
 Meg Ryan: An accidental movie star returns | Watch Video
Meg Ryan earned the nickname “America’s Sweetheart” for her roles in such beloved films as “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally,” and many more. Now she’s out with a new film that she’s directing. Jane Pauley heads to Cape Cod for an at-home visit.

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PASSAGE:
 Are cord-cutters satisfied? (Video)
Will cable TV subscribers become extinct? Maybe not. A new J.D. Power survey finds that so-called “cord-cutters” - people who’ve abandoned cable and satellite TV in favor of streaming alone - have the lowest level of viewing satisfaction. Charles Osgood reports.


YULETIDE:
 Santa convention brings holiday cheer to summer (Video)
There are just about 120 days until Christmas, but who’s counting? Contributor Luke Burbank will tell you who: hundreds of Santas, who attended a convention in Branson, Mo. … in July!

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HARTMAN:
 WWII vet runs 3,000 miles across the U.S. (Video)
Ninety-three-year-old Navy veteran Ernie Andrus has just finished a three-year run across the country. His run from the Pacific to the Atlantic was to raise awareness about an unsung hero of the war. Steve Hartman met Ernie several times and Sunday Morning was there when he finished his journey.

        
MUSIC:
 Barbra Streisand’s “Encore”​ | Watch Video
“Legend” is a term much overused in the entertainment world, but it certainly befits Barbra Streisand. Anthony Mason catches up with the one-and-only actress and singer for a wide-ranging chat about her career, her new album, life in Malibu and more.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Barbra Streisand returns to herBroadway dressing room
The singer who became a superstar in the 1960s Broadway musical “Funny Girl” visited her old haunts at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City, including the dressing room now occupied by “School of Rock” star Sierra Boggess.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Barbra Streisand’s caricature is back at Sardi’s
The legendary New York eatery Sardi’s is renowned for its caricatures of Broadway luminaries. Over the years two of its prized portraits have been stolen, including one of Barbra Streisand. In this web exclusive, the singer came back to Sardi’s on the occasion of a new portrait being installed in its rightful place.

WEB-EXTRA MUSIC VIDEOS: 

Barbra Streisand sings “You’re the Top”
The singer performs a Cole Porter classic, from her 2013 concert in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Barbra Streisand sings “Evergreen”

Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin duet: “The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened”

Barbra Streisand records with Anthony Newley

Barbra Streisand and Hugh Jackman duet: “Any Moment Now”

Barbra Streisand performs “Fifty Percent”

       
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EDUCATION:
 Music and the brain​ | Watch Video
It’s a music class that is more than just a piano lesson. Sparking the brain of a child is what motivated Lisha Lercari to create a course that’s now being taught in schools in New Orleans and New York City. Michelle Miller reports.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of August 29​ | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.

      
NATURE:
 Cape Cod (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning on a quiet beach in Old Cape Cod. Videographer: Doug Jensen.


RECAP: AUGUST 21

HEADLINES: Explosion strikes wedding in Turkey (Video)
A bomb went off during a wedding in Turkey on Saturday near the Syrian border. The death toll now up to 50, with dozens wounded. Holly Williams reports.

            
COVER STORY: 
Is moving to Canada a real option? |  Watch Video
Anxiety about the election results may lead some Americans to consider migrating North - and might lead Canadians to build themselves a wall. John Blackstone reports.

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ALMANAC:
  “Please, Mr. Postman”
On August 21, 1961, the pop classic by The Marvelettes became the Motown label’s first No. 1 hit. Charles Osgood reports.

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BOOKS:
 The unfolding history of paper | Watch Video
We wouldn’t have civilization without the invention of paper - nor would we have the thrill of paper airplanes. Martha Teichner reports.

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SPORTS:
 The long run​ | Watch Video
Lee Cowan profiles runner Meb Keflezighi, an emigre from Eritrea who, at age 41, will become the oldest American marathoner in Olympic history as he competes in the Rio Games. 

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PASSAGE: John McLaughlin and Fyvush Finkel (Video)
This past week the world lost two remarkably talented men: TV host John McLaughlin, leader of the political roundtable “The McLaughlin Group” for 34 years; and veteran character actor Fyvush Finkel. Charles Osgood reports.

     
MUSIC:
 Jon Batiste: Making a joyful noise​ | Watch Video
Michelle Miller interviews the band leader from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

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HARTMAN:
  Camping to mourn (Video)
Outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there’s a kids camp that has all the makings of a typical summer camp - except the kids who come here share one, exceptional bond. Steve Hartman reports.

      
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. (This story was originally broadcast on January 17, 2016.)

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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COMMENTARY: 
Paul Mecurio and the decline of American lies​ | Watch Video
The comedian says there is such a complete lack of respect for the truth -- and a belief that it doesn’t matter if caught -- that lying has become a reflexive, degraded art.

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ON THE TRAIL:
 Joshua Tree National Park​ | Watch Video
Conor Knighton continues his year-long exploration of America’s National Parks.

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OPINION:
 David Edelstein on “Hell or High Water”​ | Watch Video

      
CALENDAR:
 Week of August 22​ | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.    

NATURE: Harriman State Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in Harriman State Park north of New York City ... where bees are busy buzzing, nesting and pollinating. Videographer: Joseph L. Frandino.


RECAP: AUGUST 14

A rebroadcast of our annual “Design Show,” devoted to the people, places and things that change our lives by design. Hosted by Charles Osgood, and brought to you from the scenic environs of Newport, Rhode Island. (This program originally aired on May 22, 2016.)

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 VideoWhen 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 similarity 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:
Topiary garden (Video)
We leave you this Sunday in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, at the Green Animals Topiary Garden -- a menagerie fashioned from living plants. Videographer: Henry Bautista.


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RECAP: AUGUST 7


COVER STORY:
Senior athletes: Going the distance | Watch Video
Physical functions typically decline due to aging, but Lee Cowan introduces us to some senior runners for whom age is just a number.

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ALMANAC:
The Purple Heart | Watch Video
On August 7, 1782, Gen. George Washington created the Badge for Military Merit -- a Revolutionary War decoration which was reinstituted in the 1930s as the Purple Heart.

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ART:
The other Mapplethorpe | Watch Video
When you hear the name Mapplethorpe, it’s usually photographer Robert Mapplethorpe who comes to mind. But the late artist’s brother, Edward Mapplethorpe -- a photographer in his own right -- has reclaimed the family name for himself after many personal struggles, including conflicts with his sibling. Serena Altschul reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How prescient is a baby photo?
Edward Mapplethorpe’s portrait of a baby girl named Daschiell, taken 20 years ago, appears on the cover of his new book of photographs, “One: Sons and Daughters” - timeless images of people taken on their first birthday. “Sunday Morning” met up with 21-year-old Dashiell Schulte, and her mother, Katie Carpenter, who talk about the child she was, preserved in black-and-white, and the young accounting major she’s since become.

Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Provided by The Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

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ON BROADWAY:
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s golden touch | Watch Video
This past year the famed composer of such theatrical staples as “Phantom of the Opera” had a new, Tony-nominated hit with “School of Rock.” And now, his fabled musical “Cats” has returned to Broadway. Mo Rocca reports. (An earlier version of this story originally aired on December 13, 2015.)

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AUSTIN: Revisiting the UT Tower shooting | Watch Video
Anna Werner reports on the 50th anniversary of one of the most horrific mass shootings in U.S. history: Charles Whitman’s assault on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, in which 14 people were killed, in addition to another who succumbed years later from his injuries.

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STEVE HARTMAN:
Indiana girl turns “runt” into championship horse (Video)
On a farm in Connersville, Indiana, a horse once considered the runt of the breeding stock was raised -- with the help of a little girl -- to become a champion. Steve Hartman has more.


MOVIES:
Hugh Grant, for real | Watch Video
Tracy Smith interviews the “Florence Foster Jenkins” star renowned for playing charming, elegant and lovable is also, he warns, a perfectionist: “Pretty much Barbra Streisand in trousers.”

TAKE OUR QUIZ: How well do you know Hugh?

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SPORTS:
Bhutan’s archers aim high for Olympic glory | Watch Video
Barry Petersen takes a close-up look at the national sport of Bhutan, and a tiny nation’s Olympic hopes.

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ON THE TRAIL: In the desert, a fish survives | Watch Video
Near Death Valley National Park is a hole in the ground, hundreds of feet deep, home to one of the rarest fish in the world. Conor Knighton continues his year-long exploration of America’s National Parks.

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CALENDAR:
Week of August 8 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE:
Maine moose (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning with the mighty moose of Maine’s North Woods. Videographer: Scot Miller.


RECAP: JULY 31, “GUNS AND AMERICA”

This rebroadcast of a special “Sunday Morning” program, with new segments and updates, 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. [Portions of this show were previously aired on March 13, 2016.]

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 GoddardIn 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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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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ENFORCEMENT:
ATF under the gun | Watch Video
Among its directives, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms targets illegal firearms. But the agency itself has been a target for decades. Gun rights activists have accused the bureau of being incompetent, negligent, and a threat to the 2nd Amendment.

Richard Schlesinger interviews the ATF’s Acting Director Thomas Brandon, who discusses how the Bureau is hamstrung by lawmakers; and Rep. James Sensenbrenner, a Member of Congress who wants to eliminate the risk of any more problems at the ATF by eliminating the ATF itself.

PREVIEW: ATF Head: Our job is not to take away people’s guns

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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.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: A gun violence survivor’s missionNews 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 morning in the quiet of Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona. Videographer: Jamie McDonald,


RECAP: 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 StanleyThis 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 bearsVideographer 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 VideoWhen 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.