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Last Updated May 22, 2015 1:30 PM EDT


Veterans court
Staff Sgt. Tommy Reiman was gravely wounded in an ambush attack in Iraq in 2003. President George W. Bush singled out Reiman in his State of the Union address a few years later, calling him an American hero.

But not long after that glorious moment, when the eyes of the nation had been upon him, Reiman's life spiraled out of control. He lost his home, his family and nearly his life when he was arrested for drunk driving.

But Reiman turned his life around thanks to a new program that gave him, and thousands of other struggling veterans, a second chance. Mark Strassmann has the story.

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ARTS: A walk in Provincetown
Mo Rocca takes us on a scenic tour of the Cape Cod community's that's a popular summer getaway and one of our nation's oldest arts colonies.

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Keanu Reeves
Acting has been a passion for Keanu Reeves since his first high school production. Today he's one of Hollywood's most bankable actors, from his role in the blockbuster "Matrix" films, to "Speed," "Point Break" and many others.

But when he's not onstage or in front of the cameras, he spends most of his time indulging in another favorite pastime: motorcycles. And Reeves doesn't just ride them -- he is co-founder of his very own motorcycle brand, and is involved in every aspect of design and production.

Tracy Smith hits the road with Reeves for a behind-the-scenes glimpse of his life in the fast lane.

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Bill Nighy
A fixture of British stage and screen for more than 30 years, Bill Nighy's roles in "Love Actually," "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" have earned him international recognition as one of the most entertaining and versatile actors working today.

Now he's a Tony Award nominee for his performance on Broadway opposite Carey Mulligan in "Skylight." Rita Braver catches up with Nighy for an intimate profile.

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U2 is arguably the biggest rock band of this generation. The lads from Ireland have sold more than 150 million albums worldwide; have won more Grammy Awards (22) than any band in history; and play to packed stadiums and arenas wherever they go.

But lately they've had their share of bad luck, with guitarist The Edge falling off the stage in Vancouver and singer Bono being badly injured in a bicycle accident in New York's Central Park.

As they set out on their latest tour, our Anthony Mason gets a backstage pass and catches up with the band members for an intimate chat about life in and out of one of the world's greatest rock groups.

PREVIEW VIDEO: U2 on The Edge's stage mishap
The members of the rock band discuss with Anthony Mason a recent incident on their "Innocence + Experience Tour" in Vancouver, when guitarist Dave Evans, a.k.a. The Edge, tumbled over the edge of the stage.

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The Battle of Waterloo
Historian Bernard Cornwell on what the defeat of Napoleon teaches us about warfare.

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Mark Phillips reports.

Week of May 25
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.

Critic David Edelstein on one of the most eagerly-awaited films of the summer.

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COVER STORY: Hollywood goes on the road | Watch Video
Thanks to tax breaks and credits, many film and TV productions are shot far from Los Angeles - but are these jobs packages paying off for other states? Lee Cowan reports.

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Lawrence Welk

A vibrant new home for American art | Watch Video
Along the Hudson River in New York City, the new home of the Whitney Museum of American Art looks ready to set sail -- packed with a cargo of Rothkos, Pollocks, Warhols and Hoppers. Norah O'Donnell reports.

GALLERY: A new home for NYC's Whitney Museum

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RETIREMENT: Sun City comes of age | Watch Video
Sun City, Arizona, was the original planned retirement community, designed and built by the Del Webb Development Company in 1960. Conor Knighton explores the history of this model for planned communities, as a generation of Baby Boomers now looks at living options for their retirement.

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HARTMAN: Michigan mom gets second chance at prom (Video)
For most of the seniors at Waterford Kettering High School, prom is optional, but not for Danotiss Smith. After his mother missed her opportunity to go, he decided they would go together. Steve Hartman reports on one mom's second chance.

BY THE NUMBERS: "The Late Show with David Letterman"

LOOK BACK: Saying good-bye to Dave
Nearly 22 years after Bill Murray's memorable entrance as David Letterman's first guest on the Late Show here on CBS, Dave is counting down to his last broadcast this Wednesday Night. Visiting Dave this past week at the Ed Sullivan Theater was another Hoosier who worked with him way back home in Indiana ... our own Jane Pauley.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:Letterman opens up about "Late Show" ending
Jane Pauley sits down with David Letterman to discuss his feelings about retiring from "The Late Show."

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OPINION: Jim Gaffigan on David Letterman (Video)
Those "Stupid Pet Tricks" are just one of the features every David Letterman fan will miss, especially fellow comedian Jim Gaffigan.

Judy Blume: Resilient, in life and fiction | Watch Video
A renowned author of fiction aimed at adolescents has written a novel about her own youth. Her name is Judy Blume. Rita Braver caught up with Blume on her home turf.

BOOK EXCERPT: "In the Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume

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The passing of B.B. King

Week of May 18 (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.

NATURE: Indiana Dunes (Extended Video)
This week we feature David Letterman's home state, in the Indiana Dunes along Lake Michigan.


This Sunday is Mother's Day, of course, and throughout this week's broadcast we'll have stories celebrating the special bond between mother and child.

Italy's birth dearth | Watch Video
Italian women are having fewer and fewer babies, if they're having any at all. The decline in birth rate signifies major changes for the nation's culture -- and its attitude towards immigration. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

"Mommie Dearest" | Watch Video
On May 10, 1977, Oscar-winning actress Joan Crawford, later the subject of a posthumous tell-all, died of a heart attack in New York City. Charles Osgood reports.

Lincoln's funeral train is reborn | Watch Video
One hundred and fifty years ago last month, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. His remains traveled by special railroad car 1,700 miles across our nation to his final resting place in Springfield, Illinois, stopping in state capitals and major cities along the way, as thousands of mourners lined the route to pay their respects.

The original funeral car was later destroyed in a fire, but on this anniversary of that historic journey a group of enthusiasts has built an exact replica to commemorate this important anniversary.

Martha Teichner uses the occasion to tell the poignant story of a beloved president's final journey home.

WEB EXTRA: Lincoln assassination: The other murder attempt
As the president was shot at Ford's Theatre, a former Confederate soldier attempted to kill Secretary of State Seward, and failed spectacularly.

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Today's TV moms get real | Watch Video
Speaking of mothers, some of the most memorable of them all aren't even real -- we've all grown up with our favorite TV moms, from June Cleaver in "Leave it to Beaver," to Edith Bunker on "All in the Family," to Roseanne Barr's unique take on motherhood in "Roseanne." Do the moms on TV accurately reflect what's going on in the real world?

Contributor Conor Knighton talks with some of our favorite TV moms, including Shirley Jones ("The Partridge Family") and Allison Janney ("Mom"), and with Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary McNamara (television critic for the Los Angeles Times) about the changing role of motherhood in America, real and imagined.

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Lesa France Kennedy, NASCAR's top mom | Watch Videoi
The term "NASCAR mom" was coined by political pundits to describe a certain sector of the voting public. But it is also a perfect description for Lesa France Kennedy. She's the granddaughter of Bill France Sr., who started NASCAR in 1947, racing stock cars on the sands of Daytona Beach.

Today NASCAR is one of America's favorite pastimes, and as an heir to the family business, Kennedy is a force to be reckoned with. She's also a nervous mom who watches her son, Ben Kennedy, race around the track at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.

Michelle Miller heads to the track for an intimate profile.

PREVIEW VIDEO:NASCAR's Lesa France Kennedy on confronting loss
In this preview of an interview to be broadcast on "Sunday Morning," NASCAR vice chairperson and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy, called "the most powerful woman in sports," opens up to correspondent Michelle Miller about putting her life back together after the deaths of both her father and husband.

PREVIEW VIDEO:NASCAR mom Lesa France Kennedy talks son, Ben
Preview: The proud mother of racer Ben Kennedy, both members of the "first family of NASCAR," tells correspondent Michelle Miller about her son's passion for competing.

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How laughter really is the best medicine (Video)
When Carla Wilson found out she had terminal cancer and that treatment would merely prolong her life, this divorced mother of four was understandably depressed and ready to give up. Until one day her youngest daughter, Robyn, suggested an unconventional treatment - not to cure the cancer, just the attitude. Steve Hartman reports.

Bo Derek: Aging is not for sissies | Watch Video
In 1979 Bo Derek went from relative obscurity to become a worldwide sex symbol with her starring role opposite Dudley Moore in the Blake Edwards comedy, "10." Derek continued making films and appearing on TV, but never again achieved the heights of success she had with her breakout role.

Ben Tracy visits the actress, now 58, on her California ranch to talk about her teenage love affair and marriage to director John Derek, her meteoric rise to fame, and life on- and off-screen.


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BOOKS: A mother's promise | Watch Video
Before her son, David, died of cancer at age 22, Barbara Saltzman promised him that the children's book he wrote would not die with him. "David wanted to personally share it with children and read it to children," she told Tracy Smith. "But when he no longer could, I vowed that I would make it happen."

It wasn't an easy promise to keep. Every year, more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer, and before the Saltzmans could even think about getting David's book out to those kids, they had to find someone willing to publish it.

But Barbara wouldn't take no for an answer.

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A family affair: Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear | Watch Video
It might seem like an odd combination -- mother and son, different generations with different musical tastes. While they both picked up guitars and started singing at about the same age, there's a 37-year gap between them.

Nancy Giles introduces us to a mother-and-son musical duo out of Independence, Missouri.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Madisen Ward jams for "Sunday Morning"
The folk guitarist, part of the musical duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, plays for correspondent Nancy Giles.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mama Bear sings gospel
Folk guitarist Ruth Ward, a.k.a. Mama Bear, performs for "Sunday Morning" - a little ditty titled "I Will Always Love You If I Can Afford It."

To hear "Silent Movies" from "Skeleton Crew," click on the Soundcloud player below.

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

Scott Simon on a mother's special vision | Watch Video
Contributor Scott Simon of National Public Radio offers some advice on appreciating our mothers for the women they are.

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Mother's Day birth announcements (Video)
Best wishes and welcomes to Mira Eastwood Mhatre, Vivian Cox and Cleo Mae Rothman. Charles Osgood reports.

NATURE:Cold Creek, Nevada (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning near Cold Creek, Nevada, where wild horses roam, and mares mother their foals.

RECAP: May 3

A royal birth in London (Video)
The world didn't have to wait long for its first glimpse of the new royal princess, displayed proudly by her parents less than ten hours after being born. Having now produced the classic heir and spare, William and Kate could have had cause for satisfaction even beyond what normal parents of a newborn might have. Mark Phillips reports.

The richest fight in history: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao (Video)
Last night was the culmination of the richest and most-hyped boxing match ever. A record $300 million purse, an astounding $70 million gate, and the legacies of two aging thirty-something champions at stake. James Brown reports on the results.

How YouTube went from David to Goliath | Watch Video
With more than 300 hours of video uploaded every minute, and claims of more than a billion users each month, YouTube stands as a global stage where small-screen celebrities loom larger-than-life. And it reached that position in just 10 years.

YouTube has transformed the way the world consumes video, but is the company which was purchased by Google for more than $1.5 billion in 2007 profitable? Norah O'Donnell reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart on their YouTube success
The two Internet stars have unconventional success stories, and owe it all to YouTube. Norah O'Donnell sits down with the ladies who say they do not consider themselves celebrities.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: YouTube stars Sorted Food on why their cooking show works
Jamie Spafford, Ben Ebbrell, Barry Taylor and Mike Huttlestone make up Sorted food, a YouTube cooking show sensation. They sat down with "Sunday Morning" to discuss why their show is special. They say regular cooking shows only give instruction, while theirs opens up the conversation and actively engages viewers.

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Kasparov vs. Deep Blue | Watch Video
On May 3, 1997, the world champion faced off against IBM's chess-playing computer. Charles Osgood reports.

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One artist's living body of work (Video)
Johannes Stoetter's images of models covered in vegetables and fruit, or painted to blend into their environments, are remarkable instances of camouflage as art. Elizabeth Palmer learns firsthand how it's done.

GALLERY: True still lifes: Masterworks of bodypainting

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Alabama Shakes: Fearless and free | Watch Video
Jan Crawford takes us to Athens, Alabama, to meet the rock band at the top of Billboard's album chart.

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The Wright Brothers and the conquest of flight | Watch Video
Rita Braver re-introduces us to aviation pioneers, with the help of historian and author David McCullough.

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One man's passion for the English language (Video)
When grammar is mangled in online postings, there is at least one person who notices. Bryan Henderson spent four years removing every misuse of a single phrase on Wikipedia he found particularly troublesome. Steve Hartman reports on Henderson's passion for accuracy in the English language.

Queen Latifah on playing "Bessie"
The hip hop pioneer has a new role: Singing the blues. She tells Mark Strassmann that playing Bessie Smith in a new HBO movie required her to bare her soul, and a lot more.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Queen Latifah as a 20th century legend
First offered the part when she was only 22, Queen Latifah feels only now capable of tackling the singer's troubled life.

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What drives GM CEO Mary Barra? | Watch Video
Anna Werner talks to General Motors' CEO about the automaker's recent struggles and plans for the future.

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

Emmy win

Mammoth Cave National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday in the dark - at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.

The mesmerizing Orson Welles
May 6, 2015, marks the centenary of the American actor, director, writer and producer, whose "Citizen Kane" is regarded by many as the best film ever made.


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