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Last Updated Mar 22, 2015 11:18 AM EDT

RECAP: March 22:

COVER STORY: A year in space | Watch Video
On July 8, 2011 the space shuttle Atlantis took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the 135th and final flight of NASA's shuttle program. Many thought it signaled the end of our country's manned exploration of space, but this week astronaut Scott Kelly will make history when he blasts off in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.

Kelly is scheduled to spend a year in space -- the longest stretch ever for a U.S. astronaut.

Kelly gives our David Pogue the lowdown on how he'll be spending the next year -- in orbit!

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ALMANAC:
James Stewart | Watch Video
On March 22, 1941, one of Hollywood's most popular actors took on a challenging new role, in the Army Air Corps.


ART:
Wielding chainsaws to carve art from ice | Watch Video
Winter may finally be over, but least some folks in Fairbanks, Alaska, are sorry to see it go. They are "ice sculptors" -- artists who gathered earlier this month for the World Ice Art Championships.

Armed with saws, blades, and even chainsaws, these visionary artists worked in teams of four for six days to carve spectacular and imaginative sculptures out of tons of ice.

Our Lee Cowan introduces us to the men and women competing to create stunning (and frozen!) works of art.

GALLERY: World Ice Art Championships 2015

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MUSIC:
Banjo players Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn: In tune | Watch Video
Béla Fleck is widely considered to be one of the most talented and innovative banjo players in the world. The 15-time Grammy-winner was born in New York City (not exactly the center of the banjo-playing universe), but his fate was sealed the day he first heard Earl Scruggs play the theme song for "The Beverly Hillbillies." He picked up a banjo and hasn't put it down since.

It is clear Fleck and the banjo are a match made in heaven, and the same can be said for his relationship with his wife and musical accompanist, Abigail Washburn.

Our very own Charles Osgood (who has been known to pick a little banjo himself) pays a backstage visit.

To hear Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn perform "Railroad," click on the audio player below.

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PASSAGE: A new era for passwords | Watch Video
Yahoo and Microsoft announces plans that may relieve computer users of password anxiety.


SCENTS:
Orchestra conductor dabbles in perfume making (Video)
The name Fabio Luisi is music to a lot of people's ears. But offstage, the Grammy Award-winning principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera has learned to follow his NOSE -- creating custom-designed perfumes in his New York City kitchen.

Serena Altschul reports.

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HARTMAN:
How one losing basketball team started winning (Video)
Since 2011, the Climax-Fisher high school Lady Nights have been booting and bobbling their way into the record books. This team from western Minnesota somehow strung together 84 straight losses - that's four straight years of ridicule. Steve Hartman reports on how the team finally turned it around.


TV:
Bidding goodbye to "Mad Men" | Watch Video
Since its premiere in July 2007, "Mad Men" has been a breakout hit with audiences and critics alike. The show is a nostalgic yet revealing look back at America in the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of hot-shot advertising genius Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm.

Now the show is entering its final season, and correspondent Anthony Mason sits down with Hamm, Jessica Pare (who plays Draper's current wife) and series creator Matthew Weiner to discuss the phenomenon that was, and is, "Mad Men."

PREVIEW VIDEO: Matthew Weiner on wrapping up "Mad Men"
The creator of the Emmy-winning series about Madison Avenue in the 1960s talks to Anthony Mason about bringing the show to a close.

GALLERY: The world of "Mad Men"
Costumes, props and sets are featured in an exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, N.Y.

GALLERY: 10 films that influences "Mad Men"

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COMMENTARY:
"Whom": The object of affection for the grammar police | Watch Video
Faith Salie has some words about sloppy grammar, and the slippery slope to just speaking real bad like.

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SEASONS:
What's up with the weather this year? | Watch Video
Mo Rocca sits down with some weathermen to chat about this winter's wacky weather.

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CALENDAR:
Week of March 23 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE:
Wildflowers (Video)
We leave you this first Sunday of spring among the wildflowers at Edgewood County Park in Redwood City, California.


RECAP: MARCH 15

Guest host: Jane Pauley

COVER STORY: It's never too late to be a late bloomer | Watch Video
In "The Great Gatsby," F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "There are no second acts in American lives." If that oft-quoted saying was ever true, it is decidedly less so these days.

With Americans living longer and our entrepreneurial spirit stronger than ever, many of us are indeed discovering second (and third) acts later in life. Just in time for spring, correspondent Susan Spencer meets some late bloomers who are finding phenomenal success at a time in their lives when most folks are thinking about retirement.

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ALMANAC:
The Ides of March | Watch Video
On March 15, 44 B.C., a gang of conspirators assassinated the Roman emperor Julius Caesar.

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ART:
A North Carolina sculptor branches out | Watch Video
Patrick Dougherty has been called a sculptor, an environmental artist, an architect and a builder. But most people refer to him as the "Stick Man." Whatever you call him, his works are stunning.

Dougherty weaves tree saplings, branches, twigs and vines into room-sized pieces that The New York Times perhaps best described as "woolly lairs and wild follies, gigantic snares, nests and cocoons, some woven into groves of trees, others lashed around buildings."

His more than 250 structures at sites around the world have to be seen to be believed, and our Anna Werner takes a tour.

GALLERY: Patrick Dougherty's giant stick sculptures
The North Carolina sculptor constructs elaborate and whimsical "stickworks" - art on a monumental scale comprised of wood, branches, saplings, twigs and vines.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Gabby Giffords speaks four years into her recovery (Video)
By now her story is well-known: on January 8, 2011, Gabby Giffords, a third-term Congresswoman from Arizona, was meeting with constituents outside a Tucson supermarket when she was shot in the head at point-blank range. Thirteen people were injured and six others were killed in the attack, but miraculously Giffords survived.

During the past four years she has regained some of her ability to walk, speak and write. These days she is learning yoga, riding a bike, and even re-learning how to play the French horn.

Lee Cowan visits with Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, to talk about her ordeal and her astonishing comeback.

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PASSAGE:
Postmodern architect Michael Graves | Watch Video
The celebrated postmodern architect, who later designed household items and products for people with disabilities, died this past Thursday at age 80. Jane Pauley reports.

GALLERY: Postmodern architect Michael Graves 1934-2015

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OUR MAN IN PARIS:
"An American in Paris" heads to New York | Watch Video
David Turecamo gives us a sneak preview of the new musical, based on the classic movie "An American in Paris," that's got Broadway buzzing.

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HARTMAN:
Chris Rosati proves the butterfly effect (Video)
Chris Rosati is a man with ALS who first caught Steve Hartman's attention by giving away donuts. He has gone on to have an effect on a much wider world stage, thanks to the acts of kindness he promotes. As Hartman finds out, Rosati has a lot to say on how to make the world a better place.

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ROYALS:
Charles Spencer on Diana, Althorp and the death of kings | Watch Video
For more than 500 years, the family home of Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer and brother of the late Princess Diana, has been Althorp, a magnificent, 13,000-acre estate 75 miles north of London, where Diana now lies buried.

Charles Spencer takes our Tracy Smith on a personal tour of the estate, to talk about his family's remarkable and ongoing role in British history.

GALLERY: Princess Diana: A photo album
Charismatic and big-hearted, she was a superstar in a royal family, and a tabloid fixture whose life ended tragically short.

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BEVERAGE:
Bringing craft beer to Germany | Watch Video
Elizabeth Palmer meets an American who has traveled to Germany to sell his own specially-brewed beer!

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COMMENTARY:
An Irish welcome for St. Patrick's Day | Watch Video
Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen on the traditions savored, and broken, at Boston's annual parade.

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CALENDAR:
Week of March 16 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE:
Florida's Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge (Extended Video)
We leave you this morning at Florida's Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where birds are waking up to a brand new day.


RECAP: MARCH 8


SELMA AT 50:
Bill Plante remembers Selma (VIDEO)
CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante looks back on what happened 50 years ago on "Bloody Sunday," and how things have changed.

COVER STORY: Remembering the battle at Selma | Watch Video
Fifty years ago this weekend, on March 7, 1965, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began the first of three marches from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in support of equal voting rights. The march gained the nickname "Bloody Sunday" after 600 unarmed participants were attacked and beaten by state troopers and others on the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma. Charles Osgood reports.

INTERVIEW: Obama on the legacy of Selma | Watch Video
Fifty years after activists in Alabama marched for the right to vote, the president talks with CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante about progress, the Voting Rights Act, and race relations today.

Mr. Obama also answers questions on the nuclear talks with Iran, and the controversy over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails.

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ALMANAC:
Harold Lloyd | Watch Video
On March 8, 1971, the silent clown who put his safety last died at the age of 77. Charles Osgood reports.

GALLERY: The thrilling Harold Lloyd
One of the geniuses of silent film made a name for himself with his iconic "thrill comedies."

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PHOTOGRAPHY:
Double exposures: Photographing look-alikes | Watch Video
"Doppelganger" is a German word that has come to mean "someone who looks like someone else." We've all had the experience of seeing someone on the street with an uncanny resemblance to a family member or friend, or even yourself.

When photographer Francois Brunelle had this experience, he decided to search for doppelgangers from around the world and photograph them together. But as he found out, taking the photos was just the beginning.

Our Anthony Mason tells the story of what happens when these look-alikes come face-to-face.

To participate in the "I'm Not a Look-Alike!" project:

If you know a pair of doubles that can be put together for a photo, or if you are one of them, you can participate in the "I'm not a look-alike!" project by writing to Francois Brunelle at the email address info@francoisbrunelle.com. The information needed is the following:

  1. Names of look-alikes
  2. City and country of residence of the look-alikes
  3. Emails or telephone numbers
  4. Photos

GALLERY: Dopplegangers: Our unrelated twins
Francois Brunelle's photography project brings together people who share an uncanny resemblance but no family ties.

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PASSAGE:
The destruction of history | Watch Video
Militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, claiming to be purging religious idolatry, have obliterated artifacts and antiquities across northern Iraq. Charles Osgood reports.

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STAGE:
Alexander Hamilton: A life made for the stage | Watch Video
A musical about Alexander Hamilton, one of our nation's founding fathers, may sound like a tough sell at the box office. But "Hamilton," a new hip hop musical at the Public Theater in New York City, is the hottest ticket in town, playing to sold-out audiences and rave reviews.

Soon it will be moving to Broadway, and our Mo Rocca got a backstage pass for a sneak preview of this groundbreaking new work that has all the buzz.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda on bringing "Hamilton" to the White House
The Tony-winning composer behind "In the Heights" was invited to perform at the White House Poetry Jam in 2009, but surprised those in attendance with his choice of material. He explains to Mo Rocca why.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Why Alexander Hamilton would stink on Twitter
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hip hop musical sensation "Hamilton," about founding father Alexander Hamilton, says his show's subject would have been a disaster if he communicated on social media. Mo Rocca reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda on the greatest wedding reception video
The playwright behind "In the Heights" and "Hamilton" has won a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmy. But Lin-Manuel Miranda may be most proud of his musical performance at his wedding reception, as he tells Mo Rocca.

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NATURE: Planting a future for monarch butterflies | Watch Video
Monarch butterflies are among nature's most beautiful and fragile creatures. They have long been a welcome and familiar presence in backyard gardens across the country. But lately their numbers have been dwindling to a troubling degree as their habitat and food supply disappears.

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore traces the monarch's migration from the mountains of Mexico northward through the United States, and talks about the challenges we face if we are going to save these magnificent creatures.

GALLERY: Monarch butterflies
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore on the beautiful insects that face the threat of extinction.

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HARTMAN: One man's special delivery to a snowy park (Video)
In Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Jerrod Ebert and Kevin Schultz shovel clear a path everyday for one man who is devoted to bringing his wife a "daisy a day." Steve Hartman reports.


SUNDAY PROFILE: 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.

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SUNDAY JOURNAL:
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 one year later | Watch Video
It was one year ago, on March 8, 2014, that a Boeing 777 carrying 239 passengers and crew disappeared over the Indian Ocean without a trace. Seth Doane reports on an anniversary that, for the loved ones of the missing, is painful beyond measure.

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SELMA AT 50: Obama on the "clash of wills" at Selma | Watch Video
Excerpts from a speech made by the president at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, March 7, 2015.


CALENDAR:
Week of March 9 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead -- and for Pi Day, pie recipes!


NATURE:
Snowy owl
We leave you this snowy Sunday in the company of a snowy owl, in Genessee County in western New York state.


RECAP: MARCH 1

COVER STORY: A visit with Yellowstone's winter caretaker | Watch Video
It's been a brutal winter for much of the country, but if you think you've gotten a lot of snow, imagine being in the heart of Yellowstone National Park, where the average snowfall is 12 feet per year, with twice that much possible in higher elevations.

Yellowstone is a wild and beautiful place in winter, especially for one man -- Steve Fuller, a "winter keeper" who has spent the past 40 winters (often alone) clearing snow and maintaining buildings inside the park until the spring thaw allows visitors to return.

Lee Cowan travels the spectacular back-country of Yellowstone in our Cover Story.

GALLERY: Winter in Yellowstone

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ALMANAC:
Remembering the very first selfie | Watch Video
March 1, 1809, was the birthday of photographer Robert Cornelius, credited with taking the first photographic self-portrait in America.


TECHNOLOGY:
Robots open up the world of art (Video)
John Blackstone tells us how a state-of-the-art robot is helping people across the country visit a San Francisco art museum by remote control.

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Q & A:
Art and family history with Anne Sinclair | Watch Video
In 2011 the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund and one of the world's most powerful men, made headlines. The rape charges brought against him were eventually dropped, but now Strauss-Kahn is on trial again, this time in France for his involvement with prostitutes.

As Strauss-Kahn's then-wife, journalist Anne Sinclair suffered through it all, but that was just a small part of her unique and fascinating personal story.

Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" sits down for some questions and answers with Sinclair, a media star in her own right, whose family provides a revealing history of France before and after World War II.

READ AN EXCERPT: "My Grandfather's Gallery"

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IN A NUTSHELL:
Net neutrality | Watch Video
What does the recent FCC decision about Internet access mean? Charles Osgood reports.


POSTCARD FROM JAPAN:
An American star in Tokyo | Watch Video
Seth Doane introduces us to an American most people have never heard of but who is a superstar in Japan: Dave Spector, once a child actor from Chicago, who later found fame as a "gaijin tarento" on Japanese television.

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HARTMAN:
The Gainesville Tornadoes thank their unexpected fans (Video)
At a Gainesville, Texas, juvenile correction facility for felony offenders, one of the few perks, for very good behavior, is a chance to leave the prison a few times a year to play basketball. Steve Hartman reports on the surprise awaiting the Gainesville Tornadoes, who usually have no cheering fans, when they visited Vanguard College Prep in Waco.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Kelly Clarkson: Invincible
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.

PREVIEW: Kelly Clarkson: I never expected to get married

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PASSAGE:
Leonard Nimoy | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" remembers the actor, poet and photographer, best known for creating the role of Mr. Spock on "Star Trek," who died this past week at the age of 83. Charles Osgood reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Leonard Nimoy on "Star Trek" (Video)
Watch excerpts from correspondent John Blackstone's 2005 interview with actor Leonard Nimoy, who created the character of Mr. Spock on "Star Trek." He talks about what the role meant to him and his career; about competition among the show's ensemble cast; how fans kept the sci-fi series alive through syndication and beyond; and about his reaction to the release of "Star Wars."

WATCH: Leonard Nimoy's top "Star Trek" moments


CALENDAR:
Week of March 2 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.


ON BROADWAY:
Autistic fans' appreciation of "The Curious Incident" | Watch Video
Philadelphia students are drawn to the novel and Broadway play about a talented young person, like them, who has social problems but also unique gifts. Jane Pauley talks to the author and star of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," and to some young people who share the protagonist's point of view.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Alex Sharp on challenges of his "Curious Incident" character
Actor Alex Sharp talks to Jane Pauley about experiencing the fear, anxiety and trauma of his autistic character in the Broadway hit, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."

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NATURE:
Yellowstone National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this morning in the winter stillness of Yellowstone National Park.


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