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Last Updated Aug 2, 2015 2:01 PM EDT


Wildfires put California under state of emergency (Video)
There are approximately two dozen wildfires raging throughout the drought-ravaged state, threatening some 6,000 homes. The largest blaze, known as the Rocky Fire, is 100 miles north of San Francisco. Carter Evans reports.

A true urban jungle
Giant images of endangered species (including works by National Geographic photographer and "Sunday Morning" contributor Joel Sartore) are projected onto a unique canvas: The Empire State Building in New York City.

Adult camps: A rite of summer for your inner child
For millions of kids across the country, summer often means time spent at camp, from Boy Scout and Girl Scout camps, to science and art camps, space camp ... the variety is endless. But why should kids have all the fun? There is now a boom in summer camps for adults, from rock 'n' roll fantasy camps to sports camps and more. Luke Burbank packs his bags to see what he's been missing.

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ALMANAC: The father of Washington, D.C. | Watch Video
On August 2, 1754, Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French civil engineer who would design America's capital city, was born.

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Art that's delicious: Roger Rowley's fruit plates | Watch Video
When Roger Rowley wanted his children to eat more fruit, he spent extra time making attractive arrangements on a blue bowl from his kitchen cabinet. Now, he photographs those plates of fruit and displays those images at a Moscow Idaho, art gallery. Martha Teichner visits. Originally broadcast November 23, 2104.

GALLERY: Fruit works of art

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COMEDY: Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman's romantic comedy | Watch Video
She became a star with her Emmy-winning role on the hit TV sitcom, "Will & Grace." He had an equally-successful run as stoic Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation." What some people may not know about Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman is that they have been happily married for years. So happily married, they turned the story of their romance into a risqué musical stage show.

Conor Knighton catches up with the very funny (and very much in love) Mullally and Offerman.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally's thrilling social life
The stars of "Parks and Recreation" and "Will & Grace" are one of Hollywood's longer-married couples, but Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally tell Conor Knighton they aren't exactly living the high life of Tinseltown.

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Cecil the lion | Watch Video
The poaching of a rare and beloved lion at a national park in Zimbabwe has stirred international condemnation for the Minnesota hunter who killed him.

Preserving the starry, starry night | Watch Video
Astronomers and star-gazers combat light pollution, to bask in the awe-inspiring splendor of a truly dark nighttime sky. Barry Petersen reports. Originally broadcast August 10, 2014.

GALLERY: Stargazers' images from Dark Sky Parks

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A NEW LEAF: Cuban cigarmakers hope to set U.S. market on fire | Watch Video
With diplomatic relations thawing between Washington and Havana, tobacco producers and cigar aficionados are hoping for an end to the trade embargo that snubbed out Cuban cigar sales in the U.S. a half-century ago. Mark Strassmann reports from Havana.

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HARTMAN: Long-lost home movies reveal one couple's love story (Video)
After historian Bill Poray came upon some Kodachrome home movies from seven decades ago, he searched for the girl who appeared to be the object of the camera operator's affection. Steve Hartman tells the story of what he found.

Carl Reiner: Still making us laugh
For the generation who grew up during television's Golden Age, few names loom larger than Carl Reiner. From his days on "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar and his partnership with Mel Brooks, to his creation of "The Dick Van Dyke Show," Reiner was a true TV comedy pioneer.

He would of course go on to direct many Hollywood films, including "The Jerk" and "All of Me" with Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin.

Our Tracy Smith shares some laughs with the comedy legend. Originally broadcast March 8, 2015.

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MO ROCCA: The up-and-down history of the convertible | Watch Video
From the '57 Chevy to the Thunderbird to the Stingray, driving a convertible with the wind in your hair meant you were traveling in style. Our Mo Rocca puts the top down and takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane for a look back at an American classic. Originally broadcast on July 13, 2014.

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CALENDAR: Week of August 3 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

COMMENTARY: Ben Stein: Cell phones are a drag on the economy | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" contributor believes one reason U.S. workers' productivity is stalling is all the time spent on calls or texting, without producing a single widget.

NATURE: Joshua Tree National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday amidst the desert beauty of Joshua Tree National Park in California. Videographer: John Molloy.

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RECAP: JULY 26, "Heart and Soul"

A special edition in honor of this season of weddings -- summer! We're devoting our show to the topic of love.

Rekindling first loves later in life | Watch Video
Remember that high school sweetheart you lost touch with long ago? If you find yourself divorced or single in your later years, you might want to look them up: former sweethearts who meet up later in life have a better than 70% chance of getting back together for good!

In our Cover Story, Tracy Smith reports on an amazing phenomenon primed for the Internet Age - remarkable real-life stories of love lost and found. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.

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Masters & Johnson: They wrote the book on having sex | Watch Video
The popular Showtime series "Masters of Sex" chronicles the lives and work of Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Back in the 1960s, Masters and Johnson (their names are forever bound together) helped fuel the sexual revolution with their groundbreaking research into human sexuality. But their personal life was as eye-opening as any of their research.

Martha Teichner looks behind the scenes at their story. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.

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The science of kissing | Watch Video
There are psychologists who study the evolutionary reasons why humans pucker up -- and therapists to help you do it better. Faith Salie reports.

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CARTIER: The dazzling brilliance of Cartier | Watch Video
When it comes to adorning the world's most glamorous women, there are few who do it better than Cartier.

Jane Pauley visits a recent Denver Art Museum exhibition of Cartier jewels. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.

GALLERY: Iconic jewelry from Cartier

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Columnist Dan Savage on love, sex and monogamy | Watch Video
He's the heir to Ann Landers - a straight-talking gay man and activist whose relationship advice is eagerly sought by millions. Erin Moriarty profiles the not-infrequently controversial advice columnist Dan Savage, who talks about romance, the day after Valentine's Day, and monogamy. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Columnist Dan Savage on having "the talk" with his son
The nationally-syndicated advice columnist on romance and relationships explains to correspondent Erin Moriarty how to talk to your kids about sex, even when - especially when - they don't want to hear it from you.

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Joined together in love and in death | Watch Video
Susan Spencer reports on the science behind a broken heart, and the story of a couple that was married for 63 years and died four days apart. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.

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The challenges of finding love in China (Video)
A country of 1.3 billion people means a lot of possibilities, and a lot of competition. Seth Doane reports on the many ways the Chinese go searching for love - from dating apps and parents aggressively promoting their sons or daughters, to the professional "love hunters" who scour shopping malls for eligible matches for their clients. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.

FOR THE RECORD: John Legend: Living up to his name | Watch Video
After paying his dues as a backup singer and songwriter, John Legend's career is exploding, with keynote performances at the Super Bowl, the Grammys, and now an Oscar for his song, "Glory," from the film "Selma."

Now an international superstar, the romantic crooner joins Rita Braver at the piano for an intimate chat about his life, his music, and his marriage to supermodel Chrissy Teigen, who also shares her thoughts about life with the man at the top of the charts. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Legend performs "America the Beautiful"
The Grammy-winning singer performs "America the Beautiful" for "Sunday Morning."

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Legend performs "Amazing Grace"
The Grammy-winning singer performs "Amazing Grace" for "Sunday Morning."

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Ready to pop the question? Hire a proposal professional (Video)
In the beginning, marriage proposals were pretty straightforward, but then Hollywood invented the romantic comedy. And now, in the age of YouTube, anyone can star in an epic proposal. But don't worry - if you can't think of your own proposal, you can hire a proposal company.

David Pogue talks to Carley Roney, co-founder of the bridal site, TheKnot.com, and James Ambler, a photographer who produces and films marriage proposals. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.

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MATTRESS: How to search for the perfect mattress (Video)
Contributor Nancy Giles weighs in on today's complicated process of buying a mattress. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.

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How a wedding photographer captures special moments (Video)
New Jersey-based photographer Inku documents 25 to 30 weddings per year. He believes he can capture love in a photograph. In this "Sunday Morning" profile Inku talks about how he gave up his network engineering job at a hedge fund to work with couples on their big day, and create memories for them - and himself. We follow him as he documents the marriage ceremony of Lauren Hall and Michael Maher.

GALLERY: The art of wedding photography

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Caribbean Sea (Extended Video)
We leave you this "Sunday Morning" with views of the sea life and stunning scenery in the waters off Puerto Rico. Videographer: Ziggy Livnat.

RECAP: July 19

Guest host: Jane Pauley

Play it by ear: Baseball for the blind | Watch Video
It is often said that hitting a baseball is one of the most difficult feats in all of sports. So just imagine hitting a baseball totally blind. It sounds impossible, but that is exactly what happens in beep baseball.

Players are partially or totally visually-impaired, so the softball-size ball emits a loud beeping sound, allowing batters to time the swing and connect, and for fielders to find the ball.

While San Francisco cheers the Giants' capture of the Major League World Championship this past week, Mark Strassmann introduces you to another team of champs, at the National Beep Baseball Association's World Series.

This story was originally broadcast on November 2, 2014.

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"V for Victory" | Watch Video
On July 19, 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged people to use two extended fingers as a sign of resistance to the Nazi war machine. Jane Pauley reports.

The elements of J.M.W. Turner
A new exhibition, currently in San Francisco, reviews the late works of Britain's greatest painter, who channeled forces of nature onto canvas. Martha Teichner reports.

GALLERY: Fire, sea, storms: The art of J.M.W. Turner

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TV: The razor-sharp comedy of Key & Peele | Watch Video
"Sketch comedy" shows -- from Sid Caesar and Carol Burnett to Monty Python, "Saturday Night Live" and "SCTV" -- were popular examples of the vignette style of humor that never failed to leave 'em laughing. Now there's a new dynamic duo laying claim to the title of "Kings of Sketch Comedy": Key and Peele.

John Blackstone laughs along with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of the Peabody Award-winning series on Comedy Central.

This story was originally broadcast on September 14, 2014.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Key & Peele: Our partnership is like a marriage
Comic actors Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of the acclaimed sketch comedy series "Key & Peele," explain to correspondent John Blackstone why ego has no place in the production of their Comedy Central show.

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PASSAGE: The solar system's underdog shines | Watch Video
After a nine-year journey, the New Horizons spacecraft beamed back the first, fascinating close-up images of Pluto. Jane Pauley reports.

FOOD: Spam spam spam spam spam lovely spam spam | Watch Video
The canned meat, a staple for GIs during World War II, has become a beloved part of the Hawaiian diet, from burgers to sushi. Lee Cowan reports.

This story was originally broadcast on November 23, 2014.

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HARTMAN: A trio of genuine rock stars (Video)
Three former students of Kittredge Elementary School in North Andover, Massachusetts, were honored for their remarkable project, which began during a recess in second grade. One of them saw a little rock (or what looked like a little rock) sticking up out of the ground. Steve Hartman tells the fascinating story of what happened next.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Brian Wilson's summer of milestones
The co-founder of The Beach Boys, who created the sun & surf sound that's the soundtrack for the American summer, has had a summer of milestones. On tour again, he has just released his 11th solo album, "No Pier Pressure," and is the subject of a new film about his life, "Love & Mercy." Anthony Mason reports.

PLAYLIST: The Beach Boys milestones
Listen to landmarks of the California pop group's legendary recordings.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Catch a Wave"
In author Peter Ames Carlin's biography, singer-songwriter Brian Wilson's hometown of Hawthorne, Calif., became a landmark of musical innovators - and of their desperate family struggles.

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SHORT TAKES: Conquering 100 fears, one at a time | Watch Video
To conquer one's fears one must face them, and Michelle Poler is doing just that. An art director from Venezuela, Poler realized that she had to overcome her numerous fears by listing them ("Hold a tarantula," "Eat at least 3 oysters," "Walk around NYC in your bikini"), and then tackling each scary act. "Sunday Morning" followed as she ticked off Fear #68 ("Take a trapeze class") from her list.

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Joseph C. Phillips on Bill Cosby and character | Watch Video
A former co-star of "The Cosby Show" on his struggle to reconcile the comic's legacy with allegations of sexual predation.

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Week of July 20 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

SUNDAY JOURNAL:Mourning in Chattanooga (Video)
Investigators are looking for clues into what might have motivated the shooter, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, who killed four Marines and a sailor Thursday. They are focusing on several trips he took overseas, especially a seven-month visit to Jordan last year. Jericka Duncan reports on how the family of the gunman has broken its silence.

NATURE: Oregon's Cascade Mountains (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday with a view of waterfalls in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, where the American Dipper shows how it earned its name.

RECAP: July 12

With summer in full swing we thought it was the perfect time to head to the beach for our annual special broadcast, titled "Sunday at the Shore."

Guest host Lee Cowan anchors this fun-themed edition from Grey Gardens, the historic estate in East Hampton, Long Island, once owned by relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and recently restored to glory by journalist Sally Quinn.

The magnificent house and gardens will serve as the setting for a broadcast full of stories celebrating the many joys of summer, past and present.

REAL ESTATE: Inside Grey Gardens
A look at the history of the Hamptons mansion with a complicated and notorious past.

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COVER STORY: The hunt for hidden treasure | Watch Video
Summer is, of course, a time for outdoor games, and hide-and-seek has been a favorite for generations. But Barry Petersen has the tale of a game of real-life hide-and-seek where the stakes are higher than usual: a treasure chest filled with gold and jewels worth possibly MILLIONS of dollars. The treasure was hidden by an eccentric millionaire, Forrest Fenn, who wrote a poem filled with clues, and thousands have joined the hunt. We'll take you along.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Clues to a hidden treasure
For "Sunday Morning" Fenn reads his poem containing nine clues to the treasure's location.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Death threats over a hidden treasure
Eccentric millionaire Forrest Fenn is the only person who knows the location of the treasure he's hidden that may be worth millions, and that's made him the subject of death threats. In this web extra, Fenn tells correspondent Barry Petersen how he responds to these would-be extortionists.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Who's the rightful owner of a found treasure?
Forrest Fenn says he's hidden a treasure chest containing gold and jewels at a secret location in the Rockies on land that is public, private or Indian. That's made many wonder what the legal implications would be for the person lucky enough to find the chest. In this web extra, Fenn offers his own opinion to correspondent Barry Petersen.

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A lesson in rescuing sea lion pups | Watch Video
Tracy Smith introduces us to a group of California marine biologists who are saving injured sea lions -- and teaching schoolchildren valuable lessons along the way.

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MEALTIME: Visiting the last surviving Howard Johnson's | Watch Video
When America hit the roads by the millions beginning in the 1960s, the orange roofs of Howard Johnson's restaurants were a welcome sight to hungry families looking for a fun and inexpensive meal. By the 1980s Hojo's era was beginning to fade, and today there is just ONE free-standing Howard Johnson's restaurant left.

Correspondent Kristine Johnson travels to scenic Lake George, New York, to recall a bygone era.

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Ship in a bottle (Video)
Mo Rocca meets ship-in-a-bottle artist Jim Goowdin to find out, just how DO they get those tiny ships into those little bottles? He also visits a unique museum collection of these miniature treasures.

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Playing with marbles (Video)
At the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J., correspondent Bill Geist finds out that for some kids, a fabled rite of passage - knocking out your opponent's marbles - is alive and well.

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BEVERAGES: Let's raise a glass to iced tea | Watch Video
Martha Teichner explores the tradition and appeal of sweet tea.

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Alan Jackson, country's storyteller
Nothing says summer quite like dancing under the stars, and if you've ever been to an Alan Jackson concert, he certainly gets people dancing in the aisles! Jackson has sold more than 60 million albums, and his latest, "Angels and Alcohol," comes a quarter-century after he first topped the charts.

Lee Cowan pays a visit to the always-entertaining country superstar.

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OPINION: Summer is no vacation | Watch Video
Unlike most people, comedian Jim Gaffigan doesn't appreciate summer. What's not to like? Plenty, he tells us.

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A passion for sunflowers (Video)
Serena Altschul visits an art collector and photographer with a very singular interest, whose Southampton, N.Y., home is a shrine to one of nature's most striking creations.

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Screaming for ice cream | Watch Video
Nancy Giles samples some ice cream (a lot of ice cream, actually -- sometimes journalism is tough!).

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Grey Gardens (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday on the grounds of the historic estate in East Hampton, Long Island. Videographer: Henry Bautista.


Guest Host: Lee Cowan

Inside the Secret Service | Watch Video
Lee Cowan traces the history of the agency tasked with protecting the president, and finds out how it is trying to change its image after years of embarrassing headlines.

GALLERY: A history of the Secret Service

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Graham crackers | Watch Video
July 5, 1794, was the birthday of Sylvester Graham, a New England minister who promoted the enduring, no-frills cracker. Lee Cowan reports.

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  • Sylvester Graham images and writings courtesy of the Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass.

The ageless allure of stamp collecting | Watch Video
The use of postage stamps dates back to the 1840 "Penny Black" in England, and since then the variety and collectability of stamps has skyrocketed. Though stamp collecting isn't as popular as it once was, some rare stamps are worth millions, and the stories behind rare specimens (such as the "Inverted Jenny") read like the stuff of mystery novels.

Rita Braver looks into the fascinating stories behind some of the world's rarest stamps, and the sometimes equally exotic group of people who collect them. Originally broadcast January 18, 2015.

WEB EXTRA: Commentary: One stamp collector's priority
David Robinson, a life-long philatelist, would like to put his stamp on how the Postal Service promotes his hobby.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: From the archives: Release of the Elvis stamp
The most popular U.S. postage stamp ever was one honoring the singer Elvis Presley. In this "CBS Evening News" report originally aired on January 8, 1993, correspondent Reed Galin visits Graceland, in Memphis, Tenn., where fans of the King gathered to mark the stamp's release.

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BILL GEIST: A delicious slice of life (Video)
Bill Geist travels to Pie Town, New Mexico, a town that's all about ... well, pies! Originally broadcast November 30, 2014.

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PASSAGE: A savior of Holocaust refugees
Nicholas Winton, who died this week at 106, rescued hundreds of children -- many of them Jewish -- from almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis. Lee Cowan reports.

Capturing an era of rock nobility on film | Watch Video
Anthony Mason takes us on a picturesque tour of L.A.'s iconic Laurel Canyon, home to rock and roll royalty, with photographer Henry Diltz.

GALLERY: Iconic rock star photos by Henry Diltz

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HARTMAN: Discovering unknown landmarks of America (Video)
Andy Carroll loves uncovering historic sites that exist right under our noses, like the New York street corner where the first cell phone call was made. Now he's learned the importance that an unassuming Rita Aid store in Baltimore has to our nation's independence. Steve Hartman reports.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Amy Schumer explains herself | Watch Video
Mo Rocca interviews the comic-actress, the star of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer" and the upcoming comedy, "Trainwreck."

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Amy Schumer crashes her old high school (Video)
Standup comic and actress Amy Schumer, Class of '99, takes correspondent Mo Rocca along on a return visit to South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York.

GALLERY: Amy Schumer

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Revisiting America for the first time | Watch Video
Inda Lou Lambert Schell's life in Chatom, Alabama, was busy and full. She played the piano in her church, taught school, enjoyed her children and her grandchildren. She never had the urge to wander too far from home, until she read "Charles Kuralt's America," a book about the journalist's favorite American places, many of which he had visited while "On the Road" for CBS News.

On January 1, 2011, at the age of 77, Schell set out with her sister, Janie, to visit some of the places Kuralt had featured in his book. Her year-long, 13,000-mile journey is now recounted in her book, "Revisiting America." She tells her story on CBS' "Sunday Morning."

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COMMENTARY: David Edelstein on summer films to watch | Watch Video
Suffering from sequelitis? You can get treatment from the following new movies, says our critic.

Week of July 6 | Watch Video
From the Running of the Bulls in Pamploma, Spain, to San Diego Comic-Con International, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

NATURE: Bald Eagles (Extended Video)
We leave you this Fourth of July weekend in the company of bald eagles at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in western New York State.


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