In this special two-part report, "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel goes inside San Quentin State Prison in California, to which inmates are now applying to get in, due to its innovative programs, from college courses to a prison newspaper and the wildly popular podcast, "Ear Hustle," produced by the inmates themselves. "The Q," as it's known, is now providing hope – even to those sentenced 50 years to life – that there will be life beyond prison.
It was a painful loss for movie fans when actress and screenwriter Carrie Fisher and her mother, Oscar-nominated actress Debbie Reynolds, passed away within hours of one another in December 2016. But no one would have felt the pain more acutely than Todd Fisher, who writes about his sister and mother in his new memoir, "My Girls." Tracy Smith sits down with Fisher to discuss a lifetime in the orbit of two irrepressible Hollywood stars.
No matter what you order from San Diego school cafeteria worker Debra Davis, "Auntie Debra" doles out a heaping helping of hospitality every lunch hour. And she's just starting; after serving food all day, she drives her beat-up, '76 Chevy Malibu looking for hungry homeless people to feed, all at her own expense. Steve Hartman reports.
Music pioneer, fashion icon, gender-bending rebel … David Bowie was all of those things. And what he was is the subject of a record-breaking exhibit currently at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, entitled "David Bowie Is." Serena Altschul pays a visit, and also talks with Bowie's longtime producer Tony Visconti.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free …" stated the poem by Emma Lazarus about America's promise. New York City's Tenement Museum has recreated the apartments of immigrant families who lived in the very same building on the Lower East Side decades ago for a new exhibit, "Under One Roof." Correspondent Martha Teichner joins members of the families revisiting their childhood home at 103 Orchard Street.
Today, more than 40 percent of companies offer a cool summer perk: giving their staff Fridays off. And it's not just out of the goodness of their hearts - companies find that the gift of time and an improved work/life balance builds loyalty and makes employees more committed to their organization. Conor Knighton reports on how some workers are spending their Summer Fridays far from work. (Originally broadcast July 30, 2017.