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Last Updated Jul 5, 2015 10:20 AM EDT


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.

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.


Guest Host: Lee Cowan

Same-sex marriage: A matter of dignity | Watch Video
Martha Teichner reports on Friday's historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, ruling that the 14th Amendment protects the right of same-sex couples across the nation to marry.

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By luck or cunning, remaining escapee evades manhunt | Watch Video
Anna Werner reports the latest developments in the weeks-long search for two escaped killer from a correctional facility in Upstate New York.

Fort Knox | Watch Video
On June 28, 1935, federal officials disclosed a previously-secret plan to build an underground vault in Kentucky for the nation's gold reserves. Lee Cowan reports.

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BODY ART: Tattoos: Fine art for the masses | Watch Video
When it comes to body art, beauty really IS skin deep. More than 45 million Americans have gone under the gun for a tattoo, with many putting themselves in the hands of classically-trained artists. Faith Salie reports. Originally broadcast on February 8, 2015.

GALLERY: At the tattoo parlour

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Ina Garten was born to cook | Watch Video
Ina Garten, also known as "The Barefoot Contessa," didn't set out to be a celebrity chef. In college she majored in economics and after graduation worked in the White House as a nuclear energy analyst.

But one fateful day she answered a classified ad for a specialty foods store for sale, and she took a chance. And the rest is history.

With her line of bestselling cookbooks, her own Food Network TV show, and millions of adoring fans, Garten is a culinary institution. Serena Altschul heads to the Hamptons for an at-home visit. Originally broadcast January 25, 2015.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Ina Garten and her family history
The chef and cookbook author known as the Barefoot Contessa talks to correspondent Serena Altschul about her grandparents - immigrants who ran a store in America - and her own experience as the owner of a specialty food store in the Hamptons.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jeffrey Garten on being husband to the Barefoot Contessa
He's a celebrity in his own right, thanks in part to his wife, chef Ina Garten. Serena Altschul gets the lowdown on how the public reacts to Jeffrey Garten, from female fans to dejected husbands.

RECIPE: Ina Garten's Potato Basil Frittata

RECIPE: Ina Garten's Coconut Cupcakes

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The inventor of pink lawn flamingos | Watch Video
Don Featherstone made his indelible mark on the American landscape with his plastic lawn ornaments. Lee Cowan reports.

Tennessee fireflies: A summertime light show (Video)
For many of us, one of those childhood joys was catching fireflies. Those living "night lights" that brighten our yards and forests have long been the source of some of our most cherished memories.

But as Cowan reports in our cover story, there's one forest in Tennessee where fireflies put on a show unlike anywhere else. No wonder thousands of tourists camp out each year to witness the spectacle. We'll give you a front row seat. Originally broadcast July 13, 2014.

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Views of homosexuality, then and now (Video)
This week's Supreme Court decision recognizing same-sex marriage marks a 180-degree turn from attitudes not so long ago. It's been nearly 50 years since CBS News first took on the subject of gay rights in a documentary, "The Homosexuals." Steve Hartman takes a look back.

Kelly Clarkson: Invincible | Watch Video
In 2002 Kelly Clarkson shot from obscurity to instant fame when she became the first contestant to win "American Idol." America, it seems, got it right. Her first single, "A Moment Like This," topped the charts and became the biggest-selling single of the year.

And that was just the beginning. With a string of hit songs -- from "Breakaway" to "Since U Been Gone" to the recent "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" -- Clarkson is one of the most successful artists of the decade, winning three Grammys (among countless other awards), and selling more than 20 million albums.

Tracy Smith pays an at-home visit to Clarkson to talk about her meteoric rise to fame, her career, and being a new mother. Originally broadcast March 1, 2015.

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Moving house, literally | Watch Video
How do homeowners take apart and then reconstruct their houses miles away -- and why? Vinita Nair reports.

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CALENDAR: Week of June 29 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

MO ROCCA: Chuck Schumer: Senator, matchmaker | Watch Video
Comity, indeed! The offices of the New York lawmaker have proven to be a hotbed of romance for staffers.

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Sunflowers in France (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday in a field of sunflowers in Lempaut, in the South of France. Videographer: Joan Martelli.


Charleston: The terrible questions awaiting answers | Watch Video
As the nine killed in a historic black church by a white gunman are mourned, the stains of racism and violence continue to haunt the nation. Martha Teichner reports.

Daddy's home: Embracing paternity leave | Watch Video
Just a few decades ago, new dads were often barred from the delivery room, but today many fathers want to be fully engaged and present in every aspect of their child's lives, including being home for the first few weeks after the baby is brought home from the hospital. But getting parental leave from work can be difficult, if not impossible.

Seventy-one countries offer paid leave for new parents, but the United States isn't one of them, as Lee Cowan will report.

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Jane Russell
On June 21, 1921, the voluptuous actress -- a prominent star of Hollywood musicals and comedies -- was born. Charles Osgood reports.

GALLERY: Portfolio - Jane Russell

Little Big Town: A walking, breathing, living country song | Watch Video
Little Big Town is a little band that is making big waves in the country music scene. With hits like "Pontoon," "Little White Church," "Day Drinking," and now a major crossover hit in "Girl Crush," Little Big Town seems destined for superstardom.

Anthony Mason catches up with the red-hot band to talk about their lives, their music, and why they almost didn't stick together long enough to hit the big time.

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Remembering Speed the Tortoise | Watch Video
A star of the San Diego Zoo, believed to be more than 150 years old, was euthanized this past week. Charles Osgood reports.

Presenting: The amazing acrobatic cats! (Video)
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus may be "The Greatest Show on Earth," but ringmaster Samantha Martin puts on a pretty good show of her own, and her performers are exclusively cats!

She calls her traveling cat circus "Acro-cats," and she entertains cat lovers of all stripes from coast to coast with her trained felines' remarkable feats. Who better to report on this one-of-a-kind attraction than our one-of-a-kind Bill Geist?

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Changing coming to Vietnam's floating markets | Watch Video
Barry Petersen takes us to Vietnam's Mekong Delta to visit a floating marketplace that's been around for more than 1,000 years.

One father's moving day (Video)
Steve Hartman's father, George, is moving out of the Toledo, Ohio, family home. He built the house himself in 1955. However, due to old age, it is hard for George to get around the house and up the stairs, and so is moving to a one-story apartment near Steve's brother in Atlanta. Hartman talks with his father about the impact of change.

Pat Boone: Proudly square | Watch Video
During the late 1950s Elvis Presley was the King of the Billboard charts. But right behind him as the second-biggest music star on the planet was teen idol Pat Boone. Beginning in the '50s and continuing for the next 50 years, Boone sold more than 45 million albums, had 38 Top 40 hits, and appeared in 12 Hollywood films.

He began his career covering R&B songs by black artists for a white American market, eventually branching out into pop and gospel. Tracy Smith visits with Boone to talk about his long career, his faith, his family and more.

GALLERY: Pat Boone

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  • patboone.com (Official site)
  • "Pat Boone: Duets - 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition" (Pat Boone's Gold Label); Available via Amazon and iTunes

Jim Gaffigan on Father's Day | Watch Video
The comedian wants to know: What have "vice presidents of the family" done to deserve a holiday?

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

Bull elk (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday among bull elk grazing in the higher elevations of Rocky Mountain National Park.


FULL EPISODE: 6/14: Robots, Mark Ronson and the Mighty Wurlitzer (Video)
Watch the complete June 14 broadcast of "Sunday Morning," hosted by Charles Osgood.

What advances in robotics and AI bode for us | Watch Video
Experts say we will adapt to thinking machines as the technology improves -- but will they turn on us? David Pogue of Yahoo Tech reports on the latest developments from the field of artificial intelligence.

GALLERY: Robots programmed to save the world

GALLERY: Memorable movie robots

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A mock nuclear attack | Watch Video
Duck and cover! On June 14, 1954, cities across America participated in Operation Alert, a civil defense drill rehearsing for a potential Soviet air strike. Charfles Osgood reports.

Vintage American cars in Iran (Video)
The Iranian Revolution put an end to American car sales in that country, but before 1979 they were a common sight. Some now believe U.S. cars could make a big comeback if sanctions are lifted, in a land where vintage Mustangs, Chevrolets, Plymouths and Cadillacs are paraded at rallies organized by car enthusiasts. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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Mark Ronson: Beyond "Uptown Funk" | Watch Video
Despite being named the Best British Male Solo Artist in 2008, in the years that followed Mark Ronson remained largely unknown in the United States.

Not any more! The DJ and behind-the-scenes creative force for Amy Winehouse and Adele stepped to the forefront with his mega-hit, "Uptown Funk," his collaboration with Bruno Mars. It's become one of the most listened-to songs in history, and is fast approaching a billion views on YouTube.

Anthony Mason catches up with the hit-maker, one of the hottest names in the music business.

GALLERY: Mark Ronson

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Ornette Coleman and Christopher Lee | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" marks the passing of two unique talents -- a master of jazz, and an actor beloved for horror. Charles Osgood reports.

The Mighty Wurlitzer (Video)
It's the Stradivarius of theater organs, and every weekend for the past 47 years, Bill Field has played his Mighty Wurlitzer for audiences at the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo, California, providing them with a trip back in time. Conor Knighton reports.

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One man's driving passion (Video)
Steve Hartman introduces us to a 91-year-old man who became a video sensation by driving a car through a garage door - a "bucket list" wish that his granddaughter helped him accomplish.

Helen Mirren: Acting royalty | Watch Video
It's fair to say that Helen Mirren is Hollywood royalty. Her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 film, "The Queen," won her an Oscar for Best Actress. Now she can add "Broadway royalty" to her resume, after winning a Tony Award last Sunday for her portrayal of the Queen in "The Audience."

Throughout her 40-year career, Mirren has proven to be one of our most versatile actors, in films such as "Excalibur," "The Long Good Friday," "The Mosquito Coast," "Gosford Park" and "Calendar Girls," and on TV as no-nonsense Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in "Prime Suspect." Mirren is in a class all by herself, as our Lee Cowan found out in his up-close-and-personal profile.

An earlier version of this story was originally broadcast on February 22, 2015.

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George Saunders' long journey to short story success | Watch Video
Mo Rocca interviews the short-story writer, whose highly-praised collection, "Tenth of December," was a New York Times bestseller.

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Week of April 15 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.

Lessons from the Battle of Waterloo | Watch Video
Historian Bernard Cornwell on what the decisive 19th century battle teaches us about war and its effects.

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Sea slugs in the Red Sea (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday on the bottom of the Red Sea, where colorful sea snails, slugs, and sea hares take it slow.


For theater lovers across the country Sunday is the day they've been waiting for -- the Tony Awards (to be aired Sunday evening on CBS) will be handed out to the best performers, musicals, comedies and dramas on Broadway. Throughout our broadcast we'll be paying tribute to the Great White Way.

Guest host: Jane Pauley

A long Triple Crown dry spell ended
"American Pharoah" won the Belmont Stakes Saturday, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. A sellout crowd shared the thrill, along with our Michelle Miller.

COVER STORY: Remembering Tyler Clementi | Watch Video
Nearly five years ago, on September 22, 2010, Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge, soon after having learned that his college roommate had used a webcam to secretly live stream his date with a man.

Tyler's parents, Jane and Joe Clementi, and his brother, James, remember the days that led up to Tyler's suicide, and tell Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" about the Tyler Clementi Foundation they created to try to put an end to cyber-bullying.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Dan Savage on the genesis of "It Gets Better"
The columnist and activist talks to Erin Moriarty about how the tragic suicide of a young man bullied by his peers led to an outpouring of Internet support for LGBT youths, through the creation of videos designed to impart the message, for those suffering from bullying, that "it gets better."

CBS NEWS POLL: Majority of Americans were bullied as kids

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June 7th, 1843, was the birthday of Susan Blow, who introduced the German movement of education for preschoolers to America. Jane Pauley reports.

Teresita Fernández and the art of landscapes (Video)
The Cuban-American artist's work redefines landscape, and our place in it. Martha Teichner meets with Fernández as she transforms New York's Madison Square Park into a living art space.

GALLERY: Artist Teresita Fernández

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John Kander
John Kander began his Broadway career as a substitute rehearsal pianist for "West Side Story," but it wasn't long before he was playing his own tunes. The songwriting team of Kander and Fred Ebb is one of the most successful in Broadway history, with hits from "Cabaret" and "Chicago" to "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and one of this year's Tony nominees for Best Musical, "The Visit."

Anthony Mason pays his own visit to Kander for a tuneful look back on his amazing career.

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HARTMAN: The cat's meow (Video)
In Las Cruces, New Mexico, at the Dona Ana county office building, cats from a local shelter are brought to visit, and made available to any employee looking for a moment of purr bliss. Steve Hartman reports.

Conjoined twins' delicate separation | Watch Video
Dr. John LaPook reports on an international effort to separate a pair of conjoined twin girls in Haiti.

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FICTION OR FACT: "San Andreas" | Watch Video
John Blackstone looks at the blockbuster hit, "San Andreas," and whether the cataclysmic events it foretells could really happen.

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The unbeatable Ben Vereen | Watch Video
Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen, star of "Pippin" and "Jesus Christ Superstar," became a household name after his appearance as Chicken George in the landmark 1977 TV mini-series, "Roots." The sky seemed to be the limit for this talented performer, until a series of personal and professional set-backs befell him: a controversial performance in blackface at Ronald Reagan's inaugural celebration left him with virtually no acting offers; one of his children died in a car accident; and in 1992, after he was struck by an SUV, Vereen was told he might never sing or dance again.

But he fought the odds and is back on stage. Our Mo Rocca catches up with the 68-year-old entertainer to hear his amazing story.

GALLERY: Ben Vereen

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Week of June 8 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

A new face for "Face the Nation" (Video)
Jane Pauley welcomes John Dickerson as the new moderator of "Face the Nation" and looks back at a pioneer - his mother, Nancy Dickerson, the first female correspondent at CBS News.

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High Falls State Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this morning at High Falls State Park in Georgia.


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