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Models walk the runway for the Christian Siriano collection during New York Fashion Week, February 11, 2017 in New York City.

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Last Updated Feb 26, 2017 5:53 AM EST

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RECAP: FEBRUARY 26

      
Host: Jane Pauley

       
COVER STORY:
 Giving credit: The creators of movie title sequences | Watch Video
The beautifully designed, visually dynamic or hilarious openings for movies and TV shows can be like miniature films themselves, welcoming us to the characters’ worlds. Lee Cowan introduces us to the creatives who conjure title sequences for movies and TV.

WEB EXTRA: Watch 25 stunning movie title sequences
Click through our gallery to play some of the most memorable, innovative and entertaining opening title sequences in film history.

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ALMANAC:
 Natural color comes to movies | Watch Video
On February 26, 1909, “Woman Draped in Patterned Handkerchiefs,” shot in a process called Kinemacolor, was shown in public for the first time. Jane Pauley reports.

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Models walk the runway for the Christian Siriano collection during New York Fashion Week at The Plaza Hotel, February 11, 2017 in New York City.

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FASHION: Christian Siriano’s perfect fit | Watch Video
The designer’s red carpet reputation has been built on creating fashions for all shapes, sizes and colors of women. Serena Altschul reports.

GALLERY: Christian Siriano’s red carpet looks

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POSTCARD FROM MONACO: Remembering Princess Grace | Watch Video
Rita Braver travels to Monaco, the tiny principality where Hollywood royalty, Grace Kelly, became a princess, and talks to Prince Albert about the Princess Grace Foundation created to honor his mother.

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ANIMATED SHORT:
 Pixar’s “Piper” (Video)
A tradition at “Sunday Morning” continues, as we present one of the five films nominated for the Academy Award this year for Best Animated Short Subject.

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Writer-director Simon Fitzmaurice, who has ALS, on the set of “My Name Is Emily.”

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BEHIND THE CAMERA: Through a director’s eyes | Watch Video
Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice shepherded his passion project, “My Name Is Emily,” despite his diagnosis of ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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COMMENTARY:
 Why do people love to quote movies? (Video)
Faith Salie has some thoughts about people who eagerly quote from movies in everyday conversation.

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Academy Award-winner Sally Field, with host Jane Pauley.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Sally Field’s Oscar memories | Watch Video
Jane Pauley catches up with the Oscar-winning actress.

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The late actor Peter Cushing (left, as Grand Moff Tarkin in “Star Wars”) was brought back to life digitally for the 2016 film, “Rogue One.”

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Digital doubles: Bringing actors back to life | Watch Video
Actors who are no longer with us are returning to the screen, thanks to computer-generated imagery. David Pogue of Yahoo Tech reports on “digital doubles” and the technologies being used to bring actors back to life, such as Peter Cushing, who died in 1994, but who makes a return appearance as Grand Moff Tarkin in the “Star Wars” film, “Rogue One.”

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ACADEMY AWARDS:
 David Edelstein’s Oscar picks | Watch Video
In a year that is momentously political, it may be hard to dodge politics when the Academy Award winners are announced. Our film critic offers his predictions.

      
NATURE:
 California starfish (Extended Video)
On this Oscar Sunday, we leave you in the company of stars - starfish on the California coast, ready for their close-up. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.

            
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CALENDAR: Week of February 27 (Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead, from International Polar Bear Day to the National Day of Unplugging. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Snow and ice


RECAP: FEBRUARY 19

      
Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY:
 A world beyond passwords | Watch Video
A CBS News poll found that roughly one in four people has to reset a computer password at least once a month. And so the password process often goes -- reset it, and forget it (again).

With security breaches more common than ever before, Susan Spencer goes in search of what makes passwords unhackable, and learns about new technologies that may make passwords (even those spelled p@$$wØrd) obsolete.  

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ALMANAC:
 Cracker Jack | Watch Video
On February 19, 1912, a prize was first added to boxes of the ballpark treat. Jane Pauley reports.

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An example of Jim Bachor’s pothole art.

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ART: Pothole mosaics: Street art that fills a need | Watch Video
Jim Bachor’s artwork has been filling the streets of Chicago … literally! Dozens of his mosaics have been appearing around the city, dotting the roads where potholes used to exist. Lee Cowan goes with Bachor as he adds color to Chicago’s thoroughfares.

GALLERY: Street art: Jim Bachor’s pothole mosaics

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BOOKS:
 Gay Talese’s sense of wonder | Watch Video
He’s considered a leader of a movement known as “New Journalism” -- writers who tried to break the boundaries of traditional reporting in the mid- to late-20th century. Now 85, and working on a new book about his long marriage, Gay Talese talks to Rita Braver about some of his most memorable stories, and of a new anthology of his magazine pieces, called “High Notes.”

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PASSAGE:
  The name behind Roe v. Wade | Watch Video
Under the pseudonym “Jane Roe,” Norma McCorvey became involved in one of the most far-reaching lawsuits of the 20th century. Jane Pauley reports.

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Chasing a world record, the New York Times crossword editor has played table tennis every day for more than four years.

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GAMES: Puzzle master Will Shortz’s other passion: Ping pong | Watch Video
Will Shortz’s passion is crossword puzzles, and he’s world class -- editing the daily puzzle in The New York Times, and authoring or editing more than 500 crossword puzzle books. His success has him constantly in demand, traveling the world as the renowned “Puzzle Master.” So it should be enough to fill every hour of his every day.  But there is another passion: Shortz might describe it as two words, eight letters. Barry Petersen reports.

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HARTMAN:
 Girl Scout makes honesty her policy for cookie sales (Video)
Charlotte McCourt, 11, felt compelled to follow Girl Scout law while selling the famous cookies: “I will do my best to be honest.” As Steve Hartman reports, her honesty turned out to be the best policy.

       
TV:
 Damian Lewis and the big picture | Watch Video
At this point in his career, it’s no surprise Damian Lewis has created another indelible character: an American billionaire on the Showtime series “Billions,” which premieres its second season on Sunday. Yet the former star of “Band of Brothers” and “Homeland” is actually an upper-crust Brit. “Oddly, the irony is that coming from a white-collar British background, I tend to play blue-collar Americans!” he laughed.

Jim Axelrod visits with Lewis in London, where he will soon appear on stage in Edward Albee’s “The Goat.”

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OPINION:
 Faith Salie with tips on that dreaded “Reply All” | Watch Video
Some advice on email etiquette, including when (and when not) to use cc: instead of reply all.

        
IMMIGRATION:
 Canada welcomes Syrian refugeesWatch Video
Nearly 7 out of 10 Canadians support their government’s acceptance of Syrian refugees. One such Good Samaritan is Jim Estill, a prominent Canadian entrepreneur and businessman. He has put up C$1.5 million to resettle 58 Syrian families -- 250 people in all -- in Guelph, a small university city west of Toronto. Why? Because he was haunted by pictures on television of Syrian cities reduced to rubble, and Syrian people dying as they tried to escape.

“My thought is, what can I do to help?” Estill told Martha Teichner. “You don’t want to grow old and say you stood by and did nothing. And it’s the right thing to do.”

        
CALENDAR:
 Week of February 20Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
 Ice caves (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the Eben Ice Caves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.

            
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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Boreal chorus frogs




RECAP: FEBRUARY 12

COVER STORY: Read my lips: The art of lip syncing
Lip-sync -- that is, miming the lyrics to a pre-recorded song -- has become a national pastime. The question is not so much who lip-syncs but, as correspondent Tracy Smith reports, who doesn’t?  

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ALMANAC:
 Fossil hunter Barnum Brown | Watch Video
On February 12, 1873, the man who would discover the skeleton of the previously-unknown Tyrannosaurus Rex was born. Jane Pauley reports.

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BOOKS: The seductive allure of romance novels | Watch Video
To her students at New York’s Fordham University, she is professor Mary Bly. But to legions of readers, she’s author Eloisa James, a reigning queen of romance fiction.

Faith Salie discusses the English scholar’s surprising double life, as she explores the sex, love, empowerment and HEAs (the “happily ever afters”) of romance novels.

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FASHION:
 Michael Kors: Still on the cutting edge | Watch Video
It seems hard to imagine, but at one time, Michael Kors almost lost it all. The fashion designer who showed his first season when he was 21 years old was forced to rebuild his brand in the 1990s. He would also go on to appear for 10 years on the reality series “Project Runway.”

Today, at 57, with couture and lower-priced lines and an empire of nearly 800 stores, Kors is worth an estimated $1 billion. He talks with Rita Braver about his most valuable life lesson: stick to your guts and stay focused.

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PASSAGE:
 Professor Irwin Corey | Watch Video
The disheveled comic was renowned as the “world’s foremost authority” (according to himself). Jane Pauley reports.

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AMUSEMENTS:
 Pinball in back and running full tilt (Video)
Anyone who’s ever played pinball knows it takes skill, and a little luck. Now the blast from the past is catching on with a new generation. Ben Tracy delivers his hands-on report.

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MO ROCCA:
 Embracing the bro hug (Video)
At the NFL Draft these past few years, you may have noticed players and officials trading more than handshakes. It’s a hybrid handshake-hug, called the “bro hug.” Mo Rocca meets with some young men who have fully embraced this expression of male bonding, and explores other forms of male interpersonal communication, such as dapping.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hugging at the office?
In a conversation with professors Mark Morman and Kory Floyd, experts in interpersonal communication, correspondent Mo Rocca explains why he is against hugging his colleagues at work. (We won’t take it personally.)

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The secret of dapping
Photographer LaMont Hamilton and choreographer André Zakery - old hands at dapping - explain the meaning behind the greeting popular among African American males.

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HARTMAN: 
Couple’s second chance shows how love outlasts death (Video)
Joe Leifken’s dying wish was to take his wife out to dinner at her favorite restaurant one more time. Steve Hartman reports on how he pulled it off, cheating death.

“THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…”: Emma Stone: Dancing among the stars, firmly planted on Earth | Watch Video
With an Oscar nomination for the musical “La La Land,” the actress mixes drive and determination with homespun gratitude. Lee Cowan reports.

WEB EXTRA: Extended interview transcript with Emma Stone

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TAKE NOTE:
 Lori McKenna, a Yankee at home in country music’s capital | Watch Video
Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna is a Yankee -- born, raised and still living in the Boston suburb of Stoughton, a long way from the Grand Ole Opry. Yet she is one of the most successful writers of country and folk hits for such artists as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban and Little Big Town.

Mark Strassmann sits down with McKenna, who is up for four Grammy Awards Sunday, including Best Country Song (for McGraw’s “Humble and Kind”).

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NATURE:
 Frogs (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning serenaded by boreal chorus frogs, on the shores of Yellowstone Lake in Wyoming. Videographer: Judy Lehmberg.

            
WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

     
CALENDAR:
 Week of February 13 | Watch Video
Jane Pauley takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.  

       
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Cathedral Caverns

RECAP: FEBRUARY 5

Host: Jane Pauley

       
COVER STORY:
 A Gilded Age throwback: Palm Beach, home of Mar-a-Lago | Watch Video
The first thing you should know about Palm Beach is that it’s an island (unto itself) -- the most exclusive town in America, and (according to writer Laurence Leamer) America’s first “gated community.”

Mo Rocca takes a tour of the city that rose from Florida’s tropical wilderness, which today features one of the richest commercial strips in America, and is home to Mar-a-Lago, the “Winter White House” resort of President Donald Trump.

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ALMANAC:
 The Smothers Brothers
On February 5, 1967, the comic folksingers debuted their TV variety show, poking fun at presidents, current events, and even their own network. Jane Pauley reports.

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FASHION:
 Custom cowboy boots: A dying art | Watch Video
Dave Wheeler, owner of the Wheeler Boot Company in Houston, Texas, has been making custom boots for more than 50 years. It’s not just what he makes in his rustic and simple workshop -- it’s how he makes it, using the same machines his dad used. Kristine Johnson reports.

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Growing up in Nashville, Sarah Heath (right) was unaware she had an identical twin until, at college, she was mistaken for another girl - Celena Kopinski, who’d grown up in New York City.

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FAMILIES: Just alike: Twins separated at birth | Watch Video
Evie Hanlon-Moores and Eva Chia, born in China 11 years ago and adopted by families in England and Australia, are identical twins. Though raised apart, there’s no question in Eva’s mind about just how similar they are: “We’re basically the same person.”

They are just one set of twins who are being studied by researchers seeking answers to an age-old question: how much of who we are comes from nature, and how much from nurture?  Erin Moriarty reports.

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Luke Burbank tries his hand at cup stacking. 

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SPORTS: Fast and furious: The world of competitive cup stackingWatch Video
P.J. Ball and Jordan Green are masters in Sport Stacking -- a contest to stack cups in formation as quickly as humanly possible without knocking them over. Luke Burbank reports from the Junior Olympics of Sports Stacking.

Oh yeah, you think YOU could stack cups? Watch this and weep…

Little Big Shots: PJ the Sport Stacker || STEVE HARVEY by Steve Harvey on YouTube

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HARTMAN:
 The bookish football star (Video)
When Steve Hartman first met Malcolm Mitchell three years ago, the wide receiver - then playing for the University of Georgia - had been invited to join a book club. He was the only man in the club, and by far the youngest. But he was proud to be called a nerd. Today, Mitchell is playing for the New England Patriots, and he’s taken his love of reading to a new level: writing a children’s book, “The Magician’s Hat.”

        
MUSIC:
 Lady Gaga on fame, family and football | Watch Video
The theatrical pop diva predicts a “fantastic” Super Bowl halftime show, but she tells Lee Cowan she still measures success by those closest to her heart.

An earlier version of this story was broadcast on November 27, 2016.

GALLERY: Lady Gaga performs

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COMMENTARY:
 Mellody Hobson: Your Super Bowl party, brought to you by global trade | Watch Video
The Super Bowl is as American as Mom and Apple Pie, and so are Super Bowl parties -- or are they? Contributor Mellody Hobson looks into the economics of our Game Day celebrations.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Steve Young’s mental struggle off the playing field | Watch Video
During 15 NFL seasons, he redefined the position of quarterback, but fans never saw the battle Steve Young fought just to get himself on the gridiron. Armen Keteyian reports.

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NATURE:
 Cathedral Caverns (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the depths of Cathedral Caverns in northern Alabama. Videographer: Tom Cosgrove. 

            
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CALENDAR:
 Week of February 6 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.  

      
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Wildlife in the Teton Range


RECAP: JANUARY 29

Host: Jane Pauley

    
HEADLINES: 
Trump’s ban on refugees hits snag in court (Video)
Federal judges in New York, Virginia and two other states issued rulings that, for now, halt major parts of President Trump’s just-announced ban on refugees and travelers coming from several mostly Muslim countries. Kenneth Craig reports on the protests and the fallout.

      
DEFENSE:
 USS Zumwalt: The next generation destroyer | Watch Video
If Batman had a warship, it would look like the $4 billion, technologically-advanced vessel the Navy is bringing to its fleet. David Martin reports.

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ALMANAC:
 Seeing eye dogs | Watch Video
On January 29, 1929, an organization that trains guide dogs for their blind companions was founded. Jane Pauley reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Training seeing eye dogs (Video)
Correspondent Marlo Bendau visits the Seeing Eye in Morristown, N.J., where puppies are raised and trained to serve as assistant animals for the blind. Originally broadcast on “CBS Morning News” on January 10, 1983.

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Try finding your way around a ski resort without this man, artist James Niehues - or his maps.

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ART:
 A trailblazing artist | Watch Video
If you’ve ever relied on a trail map to get you down a mountain, chances are you have James Niehues to thank. Serena Altschul hits the ski slopes of Colorado with the artist who creates trail maps used by skiers at resorts everywhere.

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“THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…”:
 The glow of “Moonlight” | Watch Video
It’s one of the season’s most-honored films, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture-Drama, and now nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The independent film “Moonlight” tells three chapters in the life of a young boy growing up in Florida, addressing issues of family, parenthood, self-awareness and sexuality.

Nancy Giles interviews writer-director Barry Jenkins, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, and stars Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and 12-year-old Alex Hibbert about the movie of the moment.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mahershala Ali on the vibe of “Moonlight”
Actor Mahershala Ali, an Oscar-nominee for “Moonlight,” talks with Nancy Giles about working with his young co-star Alex Hibbert.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Naomie Harris: Why she resisted playing a crack addict
The actress, an Academy Award-nominee for her performance in “Moonlight,” talks to Nancy Giles about how her own mother, a driven single mother, has inspired her, and why she was hesitant to take on the role of a crack-addicted single mom.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: 12-year-old Alex Hibbert on “Moonlight”
He’s only 12 years old, but Alex Hibbert, who had never acted in a film before, became the emotional lynchpin for the new movie “Moonlight,” which is now up for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In this web extra, Hibbert talked with Nancy Giles about his audition process and what it was like to play his character.

         
COMMENTARY:
 Mary Tyler Moore: An appreciation | Watch Video
Critic David Edelstein on the actress and her legacy.  

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CALIFORNIA:
 Palm Springs: Preserving the Rat Pack era | Watch Video
Margaret Brennan cruises around the California desert oasis, where the architecture of the 1950s and ‘60s brings back the era of the Rat Pack.

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HARTMAN:
 An NHL dream comes true
It is one of the least glamorous jobs in the National Hockey League, and yet Carolina Hurricanes equipment manager Jorge Alves says there is nowhere else he’d rather be. Steve Hartman reports on a man whose childhood dreams of being a pro athlete took a remarkable turn. 

     
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Dennis Quaid: Optimism and luck in abundance | Watch Video
Tracy Smith catches up with the actor, currently starring in the film “A Dog’s Purpose.”

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OPINION:
 I was Mary Richards | Watch Video
In memory of Mary Tyler Moore, who died this week, correspondent Rita Braver talks about her early years in journalism and how they compared to the character Moore played on her classic sitcom, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

     
SCIENCE:
 Making a better battery | Watch Video
More and more of our gadgets, including our vehicles, are powered by batteries. As our reliance upon renewable sources of energy expands because of climate change, David Pogue of Yahoo Tech, and host of the “Nova” special “Search for the Super Battery,” explores the technological challenges of making more powerful and longer-lasting batteries that could change, and charge, our world. 

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TRIBUTE: 
Jane Pauley honors Mary Tyler Moore, Tom Brokaw (Video)
This week journalists nationwide are paying homage to a pair of influential people who made an impact in the field of TV news. Jane Pauley reflects on what effect Mary Tyler Moore had on her career, and she celebrates a milestone attained by her former “Today” colleague Tom Brokaw.

      
NATURE:
 Jackson Hole (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the big horn sheep of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Videographer: Scot Miller.  

      
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CALENDAR:
 Week of January 30 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.  

      
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Short-eared owls




RECAP: JANUARY 22

Host: Jane Pauley

        
COVER STORIES:
 The Next Chapter
As a new administration takes power in our nation, “Sunday Morning” looks at two events this week that show the difficult road ahead -- for the 45th president, and for a public concerned about the state of the union as laid bare by a divisive and corrosive campaign season:

THE OPPOSITION: Women’s March on Washington | Watch Video
Hundreds of thousands of protesters in the capital, and thousands more in cities across the U.S. and around the world, are demonstrating Saturday against the attitudes expressed by President Donald Trump and his supporters during the campaign and through his transition period. Rita Braver reports.

GALLERY: Trump inauguration protests

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THE NEW PRESIDENT:
 Donald Trump’s first day in office | Watch Video
A real estate entrepreneur and reality TV host who has never held political office and who promised to shake up the Washington establishment has been sworn in as our nation’s president -- and must now lead the free world. Chip Reid reports.

GALLERY: The inauguration of Donald J. Trump

GALLERY: Trump inauguration balls and parties

GALLERY: Trump and family

        
ALMANAC:
 Sam Cooke
On January 22, 1931, the singer-songwriter known for such hits as “You Send Me” and “A Change Is Gonna Come” was born. Jane Pauley reports.

        
ART:
 The visual delights of camera obscura (Video)
By utilizing a basic principle of optics once used by Renaissance artists like Canaletto and Wermeer, photographer Abelardo Morell builds a “camera obscura” with which to capture landscapes and architectural wonders. Morell’s photographs bring the outside in. Serena Altschul reports. 

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MOVIES:
 The real “Founder” | Watch Video
A new movie dramatizes how a visionary milk shake mixer salesman turned the McDonald brothers’ fast-food restaurant into a franchise powerhouse. Ben Tracy interviews Michael Keaton and John Lee Hancock, the star and director of “The Founder.”

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OPINION:
  Ben Stein on the greatness of America | Watch Video
It is the peaceful, respectful transition of power that sets our nation apart from those that change leaders with tanks and cannons, says our contributor.

       
PORTLAND:
 A nonprofit pub that’s good for what ales you | Watch Video
The Oregon Public House in Portland claims to be the country’s first pub to give away its profits. Luke Burbank reports.

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HARTMAN:
 No ordinary field trip at inauguration (Video)
Students from Immokalee High School in Florida who got a chance to attend the inauguration of President Donald Trump found themselves conflicted. Immokalee is a town of field workers - some in this country legally, some not - and many of their children, “Dreamers,” are the very people President Trump has threatened to evict. Steve Hartman talked to the student who not only experienced a civics lesson in Washington, but also taught us all a lesson as well.

         
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Happy days are here again for Henry Winkler | Watch Video
As the Fonz on the classic TV comedy “Happy Days, Henry Winkler played America’s most famous teenager. A little-known fact about Winkler is that he was dyslexic -- so dyslexic he could barely read. Now at 71, Winkler is co-creator of a popular series of children’s books featuring a fourth-grader who similarly has trouble reading. Mo Rocca talks with Henry Winkler and his wife, Stacey, and also joins them in a pastime that has got them both hooked: fly-fishing.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Henry Winkler on his dyslexia
The actor talks with Mo Rocca about how dyslexia affected his performance as the Fonz on the classic 1970s sitcom “Happy Days.”

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FOOD:
 Truffles: Secrets of a fragrant delicacy | Watch Video
To appreciate why truffles, a mushroom-like fungus, can be so pricey, it’s necessary to see how they’re found. In Italy, Seth Doane joins Natale and Giorgio Romagnolo, fifth-generation truffle-hunting brothers, and their dog, Brio, and meets with Michelin-starred chef Damiano Nigro, for some lessons in a fragrant delicacy.

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MOVIES:
 Who will receive Oscar nominations? | Watch Video
On Tuesday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce this year’s Academy Award nominations. Our critic David Edelstein offers his take on who should be in the running.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of January 23 | Watch Video
From Oscar nominations to Chinese New Year, “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
 Short-eared owls (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the company of short-eared owls near the town of New Hudson, in the new president’s home state of New York. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

      
WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

         
NATURE UP CLOSE:
Water molecules

RECAP: JANUARY 15

       
COVER STORY:
 President Obama: a look back | Watch Video
Martha Teichner explores eight extraordinary and turbulent years in our nation’s history, with the rise to office of our nation’s first African American chief executive, his dynamic and progressive agenda, his contentious relationship with the opposing party, and his legacy.

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THE WHITE HOUSE: A lens trained on history | Watch Video
Bill Plante talks with Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza.

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ADMINISTRATION:
 A final salute to Eric Fanning | Watch Video
Faith Salie profiles Eric Fanning, the outgoing Secretary of the Army, and the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military service.

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FASHION:
 Michelle Obama: An appreciation | Watch Video
Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan on the outgoing, trendsetting first lady.

GALLERY: Michelle Obama’s best outfits

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ART:
 Dollhouses as history, and therapyWatch Video
From beautiful to therapeutic to frivolous fun, dollhouses appeal to the voyeur in all of us -- even noted sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who still plays with dollhouses. And they have a special appeal to her that stretches back to Nazi Germany.

Chip Reid reports on an exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, where miniature houses make a big impression.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Viola Davis pulls no punches | Watch Video
You know you’ve made it as an actress when Meryl Streep sings your praises.  “The thing that Viola can’t do is be invisible,” Streep said. “She can’t fade away. She can’t recede. She can’t be forgettable.”

It’s a drive that has been with Viola Davis since she was a little girl in Central Falls, Rhode Island, where money was so tight, she would dream about having food in the refrigerator.

And that hungry little girl, she tells Lee Cowan, is still with her today: “Totally. Completely. Still with me.”

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HISTORY:
 Dressed to thrill: Inaugural ball gowns | Watch Video
One of the most popular exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s National History of American History in Washington, D.C., is its collection of fashion and memorabilia from our nation’s first ladies, documenting their contributions to American life. Rita Braver reports.

GALLERY: Smithsonian’s “First Ladies” collection

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TAKE NOTE:
 Jackie Evancho and sister Juliet on bonds and bullying | Watch Video
Next Friday, a little girl with a big voice will step up to the microphone and sing her heart out, for all of us. At 16 Jackie Evancho is fast becoming an international star. 

But when Jackie agreed to perform at the Trump/Pence inauguration, critics accused her of betrayal, by giving tacit approval to an incoming administration they believe will be intolerant of people like her sister, Juliet, who is transgender. Michelle Miller reports.

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HISTORY: St. Paul’s Chapel: Witness to history | Watch Video
Our first president, George Washington, set precedents with everything he did, including his Inauguration. Mo Rocca visits St. Paul’s Chapel, the oldest surviving church in New York City, where Washington prayed on the day of assuming office in 1789.

        
OPINION:
 Peggy Noonan on inaugural addresses | Watch Video
The columnist and speechwriter discusses the weight of history on presidential speeches.

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NATURE:
 Swans (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, in the company of whistling swans. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.  

      
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ALMANAC: Boston’s Great Molasses Flood | Watch Video
On January 15, 1919, a sticky tsunami flattened entire blocks of the city’s North End. Jane Pauley reports. 

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PASSAGE:
 Lord Snowdon (Video)
He’s been called a womanizer, but that didn’t stop Anthony Armstrong-Jones from wooing a Royal. He was a dapper photographer, who caught the eye of Princess Margaret. Their romance led to marriage, and would lead to a new title for Armstrong-Jones: Lord Snowdon. He died last week at the age of 86.

       
CALENDAR:
 Week of January 16 (Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

        
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Sierra Nevada, Death Valley and the rain shadow effect


RECAP: JANUARY 8

         
COVER STORY:
 Virtual reality check | Watch Video
Virtual reality headsets were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past week, allowing viewers to enter a virtual world. Also hot: augmented reality headsets, which layer computer graphics onto our view of the real world. And with so many of these goggles on the market, companies are racing to come up with software for them, so that users can “attend” concerts and sporting events.

David Pogue of Yahoo Tech reports on the reality of where we stand on virtual reality.

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ALMANAC: 
The inventor of bubble gum
On January 8, 1998, Walter Diemer, creator of the POP!ular candy, died at age 93. Jane Pauley reports.

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ART:
 Artist Tyrus Wong’s remarkable life | Watch Video
For decades, artist Tyrus Wong and his fantastic kites were a fixture on and above Santa Monica Beach. And while you might not recognize his name, a certain deer named Bambi has Wong to thank for the exquisite settings of the 1942 Walt Disney film.

Wong, who died last month at age 106, was a Disney legend. Tracy Smith explores the artist’s immortal work, in movies and greeting cards.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Tyrus Wong’s kites
CBS News visited the artist in March 2016 at Santa Monica Beach, where Wong and his daughter, Kim, sent several of his creations airborne.    

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ARCHAEOLOGY:
 Curse of the “Lost City of the Monkey God”? | Watch Video
Some called it the White City, a great metropolis in the mountains of Mesoamerica that was lost to time.  Others called it the City of the Monkey God. Its possible existence has tantalized adventure-seekers since the 1500s -- including explorer Steve Elkins, who’s been obsessed with finding the city for decades.

With laser-mapping technology he and other experts scanned hundreds of square miles of the Honduran jungle.

Lee Cowan talks with Elkins, writer Doug Preston (author of “The Lost City of the Monkey God”) and documentary filmmaker Bill Benenson about their journey, and what they found.

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BUDDIES: 
An old horse and his friend | Watch Video
January 1st is considered the universal birthday for all racehorses in the Northern Hemisphere. Tony Dokoupil travels to a farm in Vermont where he meets a 40-year-old horse and his best friend.

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MUSIC:
 Iggy Pop: Still the “godfather of punk” | Watch Video
On stage, Iggy Pop has always lived on the edge. He’s a rock provocateur, a restless and reckless front man who has excited and offended: “I’m still not sure what the civilized world wants to do about me!” he laughed.

With his latest Grammy-nominated album, “Post Pop Depression” (his highest charting album ever), the artist often called the “Godfather of punk” has made a belated bid for respectability. Anthony Mason reports.

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HARTMAN: Couple thankful for repo man who took their car (Video)
After Pat and Stan Kipping fell behind on their car payments, an unexpected guardian angel helped them get their wheels back. Steve Hartman reports.

        
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 The outspoken Lee Daniels | Watch Video
Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Lee Daniel has been outspoken over complaints that Hollywood is unfair when it comes to race. The force behind the films “Monster’s Ball,” “Precious,” “The Butler” and the TV series “Empire” doesn’t deny there are problems with the system -- big ones – but he’s not letting those problems stop him, nor (he says) should they stop anyone else.

In addition to his take on Hollywood, Daniels talks with Mo Rocca about his sometimes-challenging path to success; his new TV series “Star”; and growing up with a father who struggled to accept that his son was gay.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lee Daniels on directing Oprah Winfrey
In this web exclusive clip, the director of “The Butler” talks with Mo Rocca about how he got Oprah Winfrey to work with a washing machine.

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OPINION: 
 Faith Salie on a life well curated | Watch Video
Nowadays everyone’s a curator of their favorite things. Contributor Faith Salie lists the ways curation has changed our lives.

          
ART:
 Matisse and Diebenkorn, side by side | Watch Video
The French Post-Impressionist master was a vital influence on the American artist; a new exhibit highlights the parallels in their work. Rita Braver reports.

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NATURE:
 Wintry woods (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in a forest near Craley, Pennsylvania.

      
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CALENDAR: 
Week of January 9 | Watch Video
From National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to Friday the 13th, “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Sierra Nevada, Death Valley and the rain shadow effect



RECAP: JANUARY 1

Guest host: Bill Whitaker

       
HEADLINES: 
Search for gunman in Istanbul nightclub attack (Video)
Police in Istanbul are searching for a gunman who opened fire during New Year’s celebrations, killing 39 and wounding scores more. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

       
COVER STORY:
 Atlas Obscura: Mapping the world’s hidden wonders | Watch Video
The website and bestselling book revealing weird and wondrous places are travel guides like no other. Serena Altschul reports.

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LOOK BACK:
 Top news stories of 2016 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” reviews some of the year’s biggest stories from home and abroad over the last 12 months.

BABIES: One doctor’s special deliveries | Watch Video
Parents in Virginia treasure Dr. Edward Wolanski, who has brought more than 10,000 babies into the world. Martha Teichner reports.

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LOOK BACK: 
The year’s top books (Video)

       
IN MEMORIAM:
 Mother & daughter | Watch Video
Mo Rocca remembers the influence and careers of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Mother and daughter died this past week within a day of each other.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Carrie Fisher’s open book (2004)

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Debbie Reynolds, ever and always a trouper (2013)

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The “Unsinkable” Debbie Reynolds (1994)

GALLERY: A New Orleans tribute to Princess Leia

            
LOOK BACK: 
The year’s top songs (Video)

       
STEVE HARTMAN:
 A chance encounter brings a new purpose in life (Video)
Correspondent Steve Hartman shows us how an 82-year-old widower in Georgia was touched by an innocent question from a little girl in the canned food aisle of a grocery store - and how it changed his life when he needed it most.  

      
LOOK BACK:
 The year online (Video)

       
IN MEMORIAM: 
Hail and farewell to those we lost in 2016 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” pays tribute to the admirable and amazing men and women who made our world a little brighter for their being here. Jane Pauley reports.

         
LOOK BACK:
 The year’s top movies (Video)

       
ON THE TRAIL:
  A year on the trail | Watch Video
Conor Knighton looks back at his 12-month trek through all of America’s National Parks.

Click on the video player below to hear Conor Knighton sing “America the Beautiful” in EVERY National Park!

Singing America the Beautiful in EVERY National Park by conorknighton on YouTube

     
LOOK BACK:
 The year’s top TV (Video)

     
NATURE:
 Monarch butterflies (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning marking New Year’s among the Monarch butterflies at Lighthouse Field State Beach in Santa Cruz, California. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.

      
WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

      
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Adélie Penguins


       


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