Il Palagio, a 400-year-old villa in Tuscany, is a summer house that the singer-musician Sting, and his wife, Trudie Styler, bought for a song or two. They've fixed it up, and brought the olive groves, vineyards and vegetable gardens back to life. Sting and Trudie talk with correspondent Alina Cho about music, raising a family, and revitalizing a cherished homestead. (Originally broadcast May 19, 2019.)
At the organic cheesemaker Tenuta Vannulo, in southern Italy, the specialty is fresh buffalo mozzarella. Seth Doane checks out the process of creating a simply delicious cheese, and visits with students at the Consortium for the Protection of Buffalo Mozzarella. (Originally broadcast May 19, 2019.)
The tiny Tuscan town of Collodi was the birthplace of Pinocchio. Created in 1881 by journalist-author Carlo Lorenzini (who took the town's name as his pen name), the wooden puppet who became a real boy was the star of a coming-of-age story much darker than the familiar Disney film. Lee Cowan visits the National Carlo Collodi Foundation, and meets woodcarver Francesco Bartolucci – a real-life Geppetto. (Originally broadcast May 19, 2019.)
In 1990, American professor and poet Frances Mayes felt an irresistible urge to buy a derelict 300-year-old property. She transformed it into one of the most famous villas in Tuscany, attracting a constant stream of tourists, thanks to her bestselling memoir about restoring the house, called "Under the Tuscan Sun." The book spent more than two-and-a-half years on the bestseller list, and later became a popular film. Mayes talks with correspondent Rita Braver about her unexpected success, her adopted village of Cortona, and her latest book, "See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy." (Originally broadcast May 19, 2019.)
Americans whose Italian ancestors emigrated to the New World, have themselves emigrated back to the Old World. And thanks to Italian citizenship laws, the blood that has flowed in their family's veins through generations has opened up doors to their claiming Italian citizenship. Mark Phillips reports. (Originally broadcast May 19, 2019.)
In an exclusive interview with “CBS This Morning,” New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill discusses his "difficult" decision to fire the officer who put Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold five years ago. Daniel Pantaleo brought Garner to the ground after officers said he resisted arrest for selling loose cigarettes. The Staten Island district attorney and the Department of Justice decided to not charge Pantaleo with a crime. The police union criticized O’Neill’s decision to fire him, saying the commissioner, "has chosen politics and his own self-interest over the police officers he claims to lead."
New Mexico's commissioner of public lands has turned over 400 pages of Epstein's property records that may contain names of his alleged co-conspirators
In New Mexico, a high-ranking official says she's on a "mission for justice" over Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex abuse. The state commissioner of public lands has given investigators hundreds of pages of records on Epstein's New Mexico ranch. The documents may contain names of alleged co-conspirators. Mola Lenghi reports.
Two more American troops have been killed in Afghanistan. The military said they died in a firefight, but did not give any more details. Their deaths come as the U.S. continues peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar. Imtiaz Tyab reports.
Stephanie Melendez's father was killed in the El Paso massacre. Sharon Risher's mother and two cousins died in the 2015 Charleston church shooting. Richard Martinez's son was killed in a mass shooting near the University of California Santa Barbara in 2014. And Nelba Marquez-Green's 6-year-old daughter was murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. Gayle King spoke with families of shooting victims about the future of gun control. Tune in for more of their conversation on Tuesday, August 27, on "CBS This Morning."
There's growing confusion in Washington over moves to tighten gun laws after this month's mass shootings. Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the administration will work with congressional leaders to move legistlation forward starting next month. But President Trump seems to be less interested after speaking with the NRA's executive director this week. Weijia Jiang reports.
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