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Last Updated Aug 24, 2014 11:17 AM EDT

RECAP: August 24 - "By Design"

This week's special edition of "Sunday Morning" travels to scenic Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a broadcast focusing on the people, places and things that make our world a more exotic, exciting and fascinating place to live.

HEADLINES: 6.0 magnitude earthquake rattle San Francisco Bay Area (Video)
A preliminary magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday morning, centered in the Napa County town of American Canyon, but felt across Northern California. George Osterkamp reports from San Francisco.


"By Design": Santa Fe style - includes a guide to New Mexico locations appearing in our broadcast


REAL ESTATE:
Living large: The market for super luxury homes | Watch Video
What does a billionaire get in a dream home? Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier shows correspondent Anthony Mason his brand-new Miami Beach condos.

But could the new penthouse at the peak of New York's Woolworth Tower top them all?

Stop by our open houses this "Sunday Morning" -- there's no charge for looking!

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REAL ESTATE: Mobile homes: More than just a box on wheels (Video)
Today's mobile home is a lot more than a box on wheels. Correspondent Mark Strassmann looks at the development of the mobile home, and how it's changed over the years.

We visit the Atocha Mobile Home Park in Santa Fe, N.M., where the emphasis is on affordable housing. "This is where you start that American Dream for many people," says Eduardo Ramirez, whose family owns the park. And we go to Paradise Cove in Malibu, Calif., where the mobile homes can cost millions of dollars. Mobile designer Jennifer Siegal tells us there's a bright future for trailers, providing housing that's compact, energy-efficient, technologically-advanced, and responsive to our environment.

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ART: Georgia O'Keeffe Country
Santa Fe's Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is home to thousands of works of the gifted artist.

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ART: The cave digger: Hewing art from the very landscape | Watch Video
The golden sunlight of Northern New Mexico has inspired many artists, such as Georgia O'Keeffe, but Lee Cowan has the story of an artist who does his best work underground.

For the past 25 years, Ra Paulette has been carving out man-made caves from the sandstone hills and then sculpting these spaces into works of art he calls wilderness shrines. "There is a feeling that I am an archaeologist, uncovering something that's already there," he tells Cowan.

GALLERY: Ra Paulette's caves

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FASHION:
Duct tape couture (Video)
Duct tape was first introduced on the battlefields of World War II, as a waterproof tape for sealing ammunition cases. Today, it serves much more esoteric purposes, including some crafty fashions.

The Ohio-based Duck Brand hosts an annual scholarship contest, "Stuck at Prom," which awards a total of $50,000 in several categories to the creators of prom attire made out of duct tape; and New York artist Richela Fabian Morgan can make just about anything out of duct tape: jewelry, hats, flowers, even paintings.

Serena Altschul unravels the story of duct tape.

GALLERY: Duct tape fashions

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SOUND: Music for bicycle parts (with streaming audio) | Watch Video
Did you ever think of a bicycle as a musical instrument? That's exactly what it is in the hands of music design artist Steven Baber, a.k.a. Johnnyrandom. He coaxes more than 200 different sounds out of a bicycle's moving parts and weaves them into a musical montage. John Blackstone has his incredible story.

Preview: "Bespoken" by "Johnnyrandom" on SoundCloud

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"Bespoken" video credits:
Original Music Composition & Sound Design: Johnnyrandom
Director of Photography: Devin Whetstone
Mastered by AudibleOddities
Graphic Design: Lisa Mishima
Editor: Blake Bogosian
Motion Design: Chris Kelly
Colorist: Eric Pascua


BUSINESS:
A skateboard company that builds more than boards
Some of the best skateboards are made right in Music City. At Salemtown Board Company, 27-year-old Will Anderson can turn a slab of middle Tennessee oak into a world-class sidewalk cruiser. But this is not what he planned to do with his life.

Anderson (who studied to be a social worker) and his friend Jason Henley started the company two years ago as a way to teach neighborhood kids about discipline and dedication -- the tools that will help them climb higher later in life.

It's not so much about shaping boards, he tells Tracy Smith, as about shaping lives.

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MO ROCCA: Meet the man behind the emoticon (Video)
Do you feel like :-) ? Or maybe more like :-( ?

Turns out one man came up with the smiley and frowney faces 32 years ago -- and little did he know what his invention would lead to. :-o

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BOOKS:
Bespoke libraries, joining book love with interior design | Watch Video
If you judge your books' covers to be just a bit blah, then Boulder, Colo., bookseller and library curator Thatcher Wine can change everything.

Wine is to a library what a tailor is to a suit, as he custom-designs libraries to suit his customers' decorating tastes.

Richard Schlesinger reports.

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POSTCARD FROM BALI: The bamboo homes of Bali (Video)
On the tropical island of Bali, Indonesia, there are homes tucked into the jungle that look like something out of a fairytale. They're designed to have soaring roof lines, few walls or windows, and nearly everything fashioned from bamboo. Seth Doane reports.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Another winning serve from Venus Williams | Watch Video
She is one of the greatest players in the history of tennis. But off the court, Venus Williams works hard at another craft: running her own design company.

Rita Braver catches up with the multi-talented Williams for a look into her home and fashion design empire.

GALLERY: Venus Williams, on and off the court

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POSTCARD FROM ITALY: History on display at the Castello di Brolio (Video)
Hundred of years of history are on view at the elegant Castello di Brolio, perched on a strategic hilltop in the wine country of Tuscany. Allen Pizzey takes a tour of a Renaissance marvel.

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MO ROCCA: Is sitting the new smoking? (Video)
A modern, sedentary lifestyle has concerned researchers hard at work - and it's prompted others to step aboard treadmill desks, where they work for hours at a time. Mo Rocca tries to keep up.


NATURE:
Red rocks of O'Keeffe Country (Extended Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us among the red rocks of "Georgia O'Keeffe Country" in New Mexico.


WEB EXTRA:
Dancing Flamenco at the Santa Fe Opera (Video)
The Maria Benetiz Institute for Spanish Arts' Flamenco Youth Company, along with guitarist Joaquin Gallegos, expand the boundaries of traditional dance at the soaring theater of the Santa Fe Opera. Thanks to Janira Cordova, Mikayla Garcia, Jaylena Lujan, Alexandria Martinez and Brianna Montijo.

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RECAP: August 17

COVER STORY: Night Stalkers
Contributor M. Sanjayan revisits his report on Kenya's efforts to stop elephant poaching to harvest ivory, most of which is sent to China.

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ALMANAC
: Davy Crockett
On Aug. 17, 1786, the future king of the wild frontier was born in Greene County, Tennessee


LIFESTYLE:
Love is in the Air
Rex Pemberton dons a wingsuit and races through the sky at 130 mph. Flying circles around him is his wife, aerobatic pilot Melissa Pemberton. It's all part of the air show performance they take across the country. It may sound risky, but it's actually one of the safest things this young couple does in the air. Serena Altschul profiles a death-defying love affair.

WEB-EXTRA: Base jumping from the Eiger

Extreme sportsman Rex Pemberton dons a wingsuit and leaps from one of the most storied mountains in Switzerland's Bernese Alps. Footage courtesy of RPMP Media.

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MUSIC
: "Soul Man"
Anthony Mason interviews music legend Sam Moore, who talks about his work as part of the '60s duo Sam & Dave, his start in music and where he is today.

WEB EXTRA: Listen to four tracks from Sam Moore and Sam and Dave by clicking on the player below:


Exclusive Look: Sam Moore and Nu-Blu's new music video: "Jesus & Jones" . The single is on iTunes.

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PASSAGE
: New Words
New words were admitted into the online dictionaries of the Oxford University Press based on how often they appear online and in the media


REMEMBRANCE
: Lauren Bacall
David Edelstein weighs in on the work of the legendary actress.


STEVE HARTMAN
: ALS
Steve Hartman reconnects with Chris Rosati, a man who has devoted the rest of his life to encouraging others to commit acts of kindness.


REMEMBRANCE
: Robin Williams
Correspondent Lee Cowan looks at the life and legacy of Robin Williams and why millions of people are mourning his loss.

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TRAVEL
: Postcard from Iceland
This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the completion of Iceland's Route 1 - better known as the Ring Road.


POLITICS
: Paul Ryan
Correspondent Richard Schlesinger profiles Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), who talks about his political career, his thoughts on the country and his future.


CALENDAR
: Week of August 18
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE
: King's Canyon National Park in California
This week's moment in nature takes us to Fox Island Marsh in Wellfleet, Mass., on Cape Cod, where fiddler crabs are dining without a fox in sight.


RECAP: August 10

COVER STORY: Brought back from the dead
If the Titanic tragedy had taken place today, could any of the 1,500 passengers who died in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic be saved? The answer is undoubtedly yes.

Many doctors are now using "freezing" techniques to save or revive people near death, and sometimes even those who have already died. Tracy Smith reports on the latest advances in bringing people back from the brink.

The story was originally broadcast on April 27, 2014.

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CBS NEWS POLL: Americans' views on death
Opinions on dying, wills, burials, the afterlife, and how many believe they are going to hell.


ALMANAC: The Smithsonian
On August 10, 1846, President Polk signed a measure establishing the most American of American institutions.


ASTRONOMY: Starry, starry night
On most weekends, Ron Dilulio sings about the night sky at a Dallas nightclub. And he doesn't just croon about the moon -- it's also his real job, looking up at the moon and the stars, teaching astronomy and spreading the word about every Earth-bound star-gazer's worst enemy: Light pollution. Barry Petersen reports.

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MUSIC:
Pharrell Williams: "Happy and grateful"
In case you haven't noticed, Pharrell Williams is hot! Following his Grammy wins for last summer's hit "Get Lucky" and his Oscar-nominated song "Happy," this producer-singer-songwriter has solidified his standing as one of the most influential artists in the music industry today - and a fashion icon as well.

Anthony Mason catches up with Williams, a man of many talents (and one big hat)!

This story was originally broadcast on April 13, 2014.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO EXCERPTS:

Pharrell Williams: "My story is the averagestory"

Pharrell Williams on success: "I've been hoisted up" by others

Pharrell Williams on seeking purpose in music

Pharrell Williams on growing up in Virginia Beach

Pharrell Williams on meeting his Neptunes partner ChadHugo

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PASSAGE:
Smokey the Bear
Smokey celebrated his 70th birthday on Aug. 9.

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HARTMAN:
Sign company owner repays mentor in a big way


FASHION:
A very "highbrow" report
Whether plucking, waxing, threading, dyeing or drawing, Americans spend millions a year on their brows.

Faith Salie reports on our growing fascination over the eyebrow.

This story was originally broadcast on May 11, 2014.

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CBS NEWS POLL: Eyebrows - thick or thin? (pdf)


SUNDAY PROFILE: Pierce Brosnan
Back on screen in "The November Man," the former James Bond talks of a tough childhood, tragedy, and his Hawaiian Garden of Eden. Lee Cowan reports.

CBS NEWS POLL: Who was the best James Bond?

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OPINION:
Cooking is the answer
Chef and cookbook author Rocco DiDpirito says preparing your own meals will bring you better health and happiness (with recipes).

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CALENDAR: Week of August 11
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


TELEVISION: Smile! You're on "Candid Camera," again
For close to 70 years, the Funt family -- first Allen, and then his son, Peter -- have been devising ways to make us all laugh at ourselves. On Monday, the latest version of "Candid Camera," hosted by Mayim Bialik of "The Big Bang Theory," will debut on the TVLand Network, and correspondent Dean Reynolds got a preview.

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NATURE: Fiddler crabs (Video)
We leave you this "Sunday Morning" at Fox Island Marsh in Wellfleet, Mass., on Cape Cod . . . where fiddler crabs are dining.


RECAP: Aug. 3

HEADLINES: World health officials struggle to control Ebola outbreak (Video)
The first of two Americans infected in Africa with the Ebola virus arrived at a hospital in Atlanta Sunday, reports Vicente Arenas. Back in West Africa, the death toll from the outbreak has now climbed well above 700. Debora Patta reports from South Africa.


COVER STORY:
Bad sports: Violence by athletes off the field
The headlines are all too familiar: A millionaire athlete is accused of a heinous crime - assault, rape, even murder.

Such is the case involving South African track star Oscar Pistorius, known as the "blade runner" for the prosthetic legs he runs on after losing his legs in childhood. Pistorius is accused of murdering his model girlfriend, and the trial is set to conclude this week.

Is his case an aberration, or are athletes prone to violence because they can't leave their aggression on the playing field? Richard Schlesinger of "48 Hours" investigates.

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ALMANAC: The first crop dusting flight | Watch Video
On August 3, 1921, a new form of agriculture first took flight.


POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: Taiko drummers (Video)
Aside from occasional boatloads of tourists, Sado remains a lonely outpost, bucolic and distraction-free. Visitors come here for the island's dramatic coastline, lushly-forested mountains and quiet coastal villages. They also come for the drums - Taiko drumming, which is among Japan's most popular cultural icons.

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A SUMMER SONG:
Tori Amos on her latest feminist summons | Watch Video
As anyone who has reached the milestone knows, turning 50 is an event fraught with, well, just fraught! And for someone like singer-songwriter Tori Amos, who has sold millions of records writing incisive, cutting-edge songs about feminism, sexuality and religion, adding the complexities of aging to the mix creates all sorts of possibilities.

Elizabeth Palmer travels to Ireland for an at-home visit with one of the world's most provocative singer-songwriters, who talks about her latest album, "Unrepentant Geraldines," and of being a mother.

WEB EXTRA: Listen to streaming of Tori Amos' "Unrepentant Geraldines" by clicking on the player below.

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BY THE NUMBERS:
The American vacation | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks at how we spend our accrued days off -- if we spend them at all.


MO ROCCA:
Inside the secret world of the Freemasons | Watch Video
Mo Rocca parts the veil on the history and rituals of one of the world's oldest fraternal orders.

This report was originally broadcast on December 8, 2013.

WEB EXTRA: 9 things you didn't know about Freemasonry
A look at the rumors, fears and conspiracy theories sparked by the fraternal order's secrets and rituals

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HARTMAN:
Fly fishing shares a surprising secret (Video)
If fly fishing is a religion, Tom Morgan's fly-fishing rods are the holy grails, which is why we recently made a pilgrimage to meet the maker at his home outside Bozeman, Mont., where we learned this man - who may know more about fly fishing rods than anyone in the world - hasn't so much as held one since 1993.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
Lee Grant on life beyond the Hollywood blacklist | Watch Video
For more than 50 years Lee Grant has been a familiar presence in movies, on television, and on stage. From her Oscar-winning portrayal in "Shampoo" opposite Warren Beatty, to other notable roles in films like "In the Heat of the Night" and "Valley of the Dolls," to her work on TV's "Peyton Place," Grant has certainly earned a place in Hollywood history.

But she played another part in real-life history: being blacklisted as a Communist sympathizer by the House Un-American Activities Committee, which prevented her from working for 12 years during what would have been the prime of her career.

Michelle Miller sits down with the ever-feisty Grant, author of "I Said Yes to Everything," for a look backward and forward at her long career as an actress, director, and documentary filmmaker.

VIEW GALLERY: Lee Grant

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lee Grant and the fallout of the blacklist
Grant talks to Michelle Miller about forgetting her lines while appearing on Broadway with Peter Falk in the 1973 Neil Simon comedy, "The Prisoner of Second Avenue," and how it relates to her being blacklisted in the 1950s by the House Un-American Activities Committee.

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MOVIES:
Films for movie-loving couch potatoes | Watch Video
If you don't feel like going to the multiplex, critic David Edelstein suggests some VOD movies that will come to you.


CALENDAR: Week of August 4
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead


NATURE:
Lightning storm (Extended Video)
We leave you this "Sunday Morning" under stormy skies near the Black Mountains of Arizona.


RECAP: July 27

COVER STORY: Seeking help for hoarding | Watch Video
When is enough ENOUGH? Chances are you have a drawer, a closet, a basement, an attic or garage that is just so stuffed with "stuff" you don't know what to do with it all. Then there are those whose entire houses are in that condition - so jam-packed with junk they have become fire and health hazards, virtually impossible to live in.

Taken to extremes, having too much stuff can be classified as hoarding, a psychological disorder that can turn homes into disaster areas. Rita Braver reports our Cover Story.

This story was originally broadcast on Feb. 23, 2014.

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ALMANAC: Cigarettes warning labels | Watch Video
On July 27, 1965, President Johnson signed legislation requiring labels warning of the hazards of smoking.

GALLERY: Outrageous vintage cigarette ads


MO ROCCA:
The art of manscaping (Video)
Be it trimming, waxing, or body hair removal, personal grooming for men -- a.k.a. manscaping -- has become more popular than ever. Mo Rocca looks into the before-and-after effects.

This story was originally broadcast on July 28, 2013.

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A SUMMER SONG:
Sarah McLachlan is back in the game | Watch Video
Sarah McLachlan has sold more than 40 million albums, and was the driving force behind the hugely successful concert series, Lilith Fair, which showcased female singer-songwriters on a scale never seen before.

After taking time off to deal with the breakup of her marriage and the death of her adoptive father, McLachlan is back with a new album and a new tour.

Our Anthony Mason travels to her native Canada for a visit to her studio.

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HISTORY: New revelation from the Nixon tapes | Watch Video
In July 1973, the Senate Watergate Committee discovered that for years Richard Nixon had been secretly recording thousands of hours of conversations in the Oval Office. The White House tapes were key evidence in exposing a conspiracy that ultimately led to the president's resignation.

But only a small portion of the tapes have been transcribed, until now.

Mark Strassmann reports on stunning new revelations that are sure to have historians pouring over them as they reconsider Nixon's legacy.

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COMMENTARY:
How Gerald Ford healed a nation post-Watergate | Watch Video
Presidential historian Mark Updegrove on the successor to Richard Nixon and the controversial pardon

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HARTMAN:
Parents mourn daughter's death by living her bucket list (Video)
A "bucket list" of things you want to do before you die can be filled if you live long enough. When 21-year-old Kristina Chesterman's parents found her list after she was killed by an alleged drunk driver while riding her bike, they knew exactly what to do. Steve Hartman reports.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
Anjelica Huston, of royal Hollywood blood
When it comes to the movies, it's fair to say actress Anjelica Huston is Hollywood royalty.

Her father was John Huston, director of "The Maltese Falcon," "The African Queen" and other classics; her grandfather was actor Walter Huston, of "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre."

But during the past three decades, the Oscar-winning actress has carved out a remarkable career all her own.

Our Lee Cowan visits with Huston to talk about her famous family, her long-term relationship with Jack Nicholson, and what the future may hold.

This story was originally broadcast on November 11, 2013.

GALLERY: Anjelica Huston

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PASSAGE:
The happiest and unhappiest of cities | Watch Video
A study examines the relative happiness of U.S. cities -- how did yours fare?


MOVIES: Filmmaker Richard Linklater on "Boyhood" and time
"Boyhood," the new film from director Richard Linklater, is generating a lot of buzz. It took 12 years to make, because the movie follows a boy as he literally grows up before our eyes.

With as varied a roster of credits as "Slacker," "School of Rock," and the "Before" trilogy, Linklater has proven to be an indie filmmaker of exceptional individuality. Martha Teichner has a profile.

WEB EXTRA VIDEOS:

Richard Linklater takes filmmaking very seriously
Director Richard Linklater explains why he prefers the film world to the "real world" and how he manages to work with so many of the same actors time and time again.

"Boyhood" actor on role 12 years in the making
Actor Ellar Coltrane tells correspondent Martha Teichner that he'll miss playing the part of Mason in Richard Linklater's film "Boyhood" - a role he spent 12 years playing.

Richard Linklater's "outlaw ethos"
"Boyhood" director Richard Linklater reminisces about his early days in Austin, Texas, when he was a struggling filmmaker living off of his savings as an oil rig worker.

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CALENDAR:
Week of July 28
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.



NATURE:
Texas Horned Lizards (Extended Video)
We leave you this morning in the company of Texas Horned Lizards . . . a threatened species with a safe home at the Matador Wildlife Management Area in Paducah, Texas.

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Michael Douglas with Tracy Smith at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn., which Douglas helped build when he was merely an aspiring actor.
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RECAP: July 20

HEADLINES: Rebels begin moving bodies from Malaysia Air crash site (Video)
Russian-backed separatists have begun to move some of the remains of those killed in the crash site of Malaysia Air Flight 17, shot down over eastern Ukraine. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin has more on the missile that downed the jetliner.

HEADLINES:
MH 17 crash site guarded by prime suspects in plane's downing (Video)
Mark Phillips has the latest from the crash scene in Eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed rebels - said by many to be the cause of the aviation disaster - are restricting access to the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

COVER STORY: Malaysia Airlines crash: The aftermath | Watch Video
Martha Teichner with more on the accident, and the investigation of the perpetrators.

Complete CBS News coverage: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Disaster


ALMANAC:
"Like a Rolling Stone"
On July 20, 1965, rock music really got rolling with the release of the Bob Dylan classic.


OUTDOORS:
Retracing Thoreau's journey through the wilds of Maine | Watch Video
Henry David Thoreau was an author, poet and naturalist who, in works like "Walden," changed America's relationship with the great outdoors.

Don Dahler joins an intrepid group of adventurers who travel more than 300 miles through Maine's backwoods to retrace one of Thoreau's greatest journeys.

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PASSAGE:
A one-of-a-kind: Elaine Stritch
This week we lost one of the true legends of the Great White Way, when actress Elaine Stritch died at the age of 89. From her acclaimed stage roles in "Bus Stop" and Stephen Sondheim's "Company," to her film and TV roles (including a star turn on NBC's hit comedy, "30 Rock"), an Elaine Stritch performance was never short of unforgettable.

Lee Cowan sat down with Broadway's Grand Dame for what would be one of her last interviews.

This report was originally broadcast on March 9, 2014.

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POLITICS:
The Reagan wit | Watch Video
Ronald Reagan is near the top on many historians' lists of great American presidents. But he's also near the top of another list - our funniest presidents.

Mo Rocca does some digging into the Reagan wit and uncovers a treasure trove of jokes written by the man himself, in a very humorous look back on a politician who always had a one-liner at hand.

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HARTMAN:
Disabled man finds home at Michigan firehouse (Video)
A firehouse is a special place, where the crew becomes one big family. Steve Hartman reports from Lansing, Mich., where the members of Fire Station One have made welcome a mentally-handicapped man for almost 60 years.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Michael Douglas goes back to where he began
Actor Michael Douglas began his career in the shadow of his father, legendary actor Kirk Douglas. But it didn't take long for the son to match his father in terms of silver screen success.

From his breakout TV role in "The Streets of San Francisco," to acting in the features "Romancing the Stone" and "Wall Street" and producing "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," the two-time Academy Award-winner has been on Hollywood's "A-list" for nearly 50 years.

Our Tracy Smith sits down with Douglas for a wide-ranging chat about his life on- and off-camera.

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TO THE MOON:
Astronaut wives: The other space pioneers | Watch Video
As the men of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs reached further to the Moon, their spouses back home faced stresses and celebrity in an orbit all their own. Lee Cowan reports.

This story was originally broadcast June 16, 2013.

GALLERY: Astronaut family portraits

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CALENDAR:
Week of July 21
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead.


NATURE:
Virginia's marshland birds (Extended Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us to Virginia's Chincoteague Island, a National Wildlife Refuge that's a safe home for egrets, ibis, and other marshland birds.

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RECAP: July 13, "Summer Fun!"

This week it's a special edition of "Sunday Morning," as guest host Lee Cowan heads to the shore for our annual Summer Fun issue!

From the magnificent seaside home of film legend Katharine Hepburn in Old Saybrook, Conn., Cowan offers up a variety of stories all celebrating the joys of summer.

Katharine Hepburn's Connecticut home
The seaside town of Old Saybrook was the nearly-lifelong residence of the Oscar-winning actress.

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COVER STORY:
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.

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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.


A SUMMER SONG:
Jason Mraz: My music says "Everything will be OK" | Watch Video
One of the biggest hits of the last few years was "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. This laid-back Californian is a singer-songwriter whose music is the perfect soundtrack for a summer day.

Ben Tracy visits with Mraz for a fun-filled day of surfing, avocado tasting, and music-making.

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SUMMER FOOD:
Let's be frank: In praise of the hot dog | Watch Video
A frank discussion on how one of our most popular foods is made, and how it's best enjoyed.

Originally broadcast July 28, 2013.

WEB EXTRA: Bobby Flay's hot dog recipes

WEB EXTRA: How to cook a hot dog
Grilling advice from Josh Sharkey, owner of Bark Hot Dogs in Brooklyn.

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SUMMER SWIM:
Jellyfish: Beautiful, dangerous, delicious
Martha Teichner looks at one of the most exotic, fascinating and troublesome pests of summer.

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HARTMAN: Carnival games


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Keira Knightley lightens up in "Begin Again"
Summer wouldn't be summer without going to the movies, and in films like "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Pride & Prejudice," "Bend It Like Beckham" and others, Keira Knightley has proven to be one of the most popular actors working today.

Mark Phillips catches up with the beautiful and multi-talented Knightley, starring in the new rom-com, "Begin Again."

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SUMMER TREATS:
We all scream for the ice cream truck | Watch Video
The most welcome visitor in any neighborhood is the driver of a refrigerated truck loaded with tempting frozen treats. Nancy Giles gets the scoop on this treasured treat.

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GAMES:
Little League Baseball turns 75 | Watch Video
Bill Geist looks back on 75 years of the hallowed sport.

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COMMENTARY:
Listen up, kids: Summertime boredom = infinite possibility | Watch Video
Author Bunmi Laditan says the state of not having anything to do is an opportunity for curiosity and imagination, not a problem to be "solved."

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NATURE:
Connecticut's Falkner Island (Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us to Falkner Island off the Connecticut coast, an uncommonly beautiful spot for the common tern.


RECAP: July 6

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COVER STORY: Remembering the "Unbroken" spirit of Louis Zamperini | Watch Video
Louis Zamperini was just 19 years old when he competed for the United States in the 1936 Olympics in front of Adolf Hitler. A few years later he was fighting against Germany in WWII.

His remarkable story of being shot down in the Pacific, surviving on a life raft for 47 days, then suffering through years of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Japanese are now the stuff of legend, thanks to the bestselling book, "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand (now being made into a movie directed by Angelina Jolie).

Zamperini died this week at age 97, and Chip Reid looks back at Zamperini's remarkable life.

The story was originally broadcast on May 27, 2012.

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ALMANAC:
Captain Kidd | Watch Video
On July 6, 1699, the notorious pirate William Kidd was arrested in Boston.


ACCESSORIES:
A magnetic attraction
A Nevada woman made the Guinness Book of Records for owning the most refrigerator magnets in the world - 45,000. Contributor Faith Salie reports on the attraction of magnets, and why these favorite refrigerator decorations may become a thing of the past.

The story was originally broadcast on June 9, 2013.

WEB EXTRA GALLERY: Refrigerator magnets

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MUSIC:
The humbling of Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke made headlines last year when he and Miley Cyrus performed a racy version of his mega-hit "Blurred Lines" on the MTV Video Music Awards. The headlines weren't all good, but they helped Thicke reach the stratosphere in terms of exposure. He was riding high and enjoying his celebrity, until it all came crashing down.

His marriage to his high-school sweetheart, actress Paula Patton, began to come apart, so Thicke did the only thing he knew how to do: write songs about it. His new CD, "Paula," is an attempt to repair the damage, but the CD is stirring up new controversy.

Anthony Mason sat down with Thicke for a revealing, no-holds-barred Q&A.

WEB EXTRA GALLERY: Robin Thicke

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OPINION:
Don't be fooled into caring about the World Cup
Washington Post blogger Alexandra Petri says Americans should not have to watch foreigners beat us embarrassingly.

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FOOD:
BBQ in the heart of Texas (Video)
A good meal can be hard to find for a musician who spends more days on the road than at home, as CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis can attest.

On a recent road trip between Houston and Austin, Wynton stopped off in the tiny town of Lockhart - the barbecue capital of Texas - for some of the best BBQ in the country.

The story was originally broadcast on Nov. 24, 2013.

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WEB EXTRA:
Brisket tips & tricks from Black's Barbecue
Third-generation pitmaster Kent Black from Lockhart, Texas, restaurant offers advice for preparing BBQ.


HARTMAN:
Texas teacher helps students reach for the stars (Video)
If you're a kid looking to escape the poverty and isolation of Presidio, Texas, there's no greater vehicle than the Presidio Rocket Club, launched by science teacher Shella Condino. Her goal isn't really to make future rocket scientists; it's more just to make futures. Steve Hartman reports.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Why Zach Braff turned to Kickstarter
Zach Braff first made a name for himself as the goofy-but-lovable young doctor in the hit comedy, "Scrubs." He went on to write and direct the indie film "Garden State," and now he's bucking the film industry yet again by launching an online campaign to finance his new effort, "Wish I Was Here."

Braff is also starring on Broadway in the new musical based on Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway," which is where our Tracy Smith caught up with him.

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BASEBALL:
Wrigley Field, the "Friendly Confines" of Chicago's lovable losers
It's the Fourth of July weekend, of course, and across the country we're celebrating all things American, including baseball.

Of the many ballparks we're flocking to, one of the true gems is Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. On the occasion of the stadium's 100th anniversary, author and life-long baseball fan George Will reminisces about this very special field of dreams (or "broken dreams," as Will and other long-suffering Cubs fans might attest!).

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The view from inside Wrigley Field's scoreboard
Opened in 1914, Chicago's Wrigley Field - home of the Chicago Cubs - still has its original hand-operated scoreboard. Mo Rocca and lifelong Cubs fan George Will took a peek inside, and observed the view of the ballpark from within.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: George Will on throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field
Political columnist and lifelong Chicago Cubs fan George Will tells Mo Rocca he was a nervous wreck walking out to the pitcher's mound to throw out the first pitch during a game at Wrigley Field.

WEB EXTRA GALLERY: Wrigley Field: 10 Things to know

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CALENDAR:
Week of July 7
"Sunday Morning" looks at some notable events of the week ahead


MOVIES:
"Boyhood": A film whose time has come | Watch Video
David Edelstein on the new Richard Linklater movie -- shot over 12 years -- that spans a boy's coming of age.

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NATURE:
Texas bison (Extended Video)
We leave you this "Sunday Morning" at Caprock Canyons State Park in the Texas panhandle . . . home to the Lone Star State's official bison herd.

Videographers: Earl Nottingham and Bruce Biermann.
Footage provided by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE GALLERY: The films of Paul Mazursky
A look back at the five-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker's tales of absurdity in contemporary society.



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