Our fascination with mermaids is as deep as the sea, going back centuries to the myth of a Syrian goddess who was transformed into a half-fish. Faith Salie reports on how the folklore of mermaids got its legs as a feature of modern stories, movies and Coney Island. She also talks with a real live mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida, and discusses mermaid lore with Varla Ventura, author of "Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea."
This year has been particularly remarkable for the 47-year-old rapper and actor known as Common, with a recent bestselling book, an upcoming album, a new film, and an arts-based charter school opening just blocks from where he grew up on the south side of Chicago. Common talked with correspondent Michelle Miller about his self-improvement - as an artist, a parent, a sexual abuse survivor, and a philanthropist.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, founded by the groundbreaking dancer-choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989), is celebrating 60 years as one of the world's preeminent modern dance companies. Rita Braver looks back at the legacy of Ailey, including his school for aspiring dancers, and talks with those who succeeded him as the company's artistic director, Judith Jamison and Robert Battle.
The comedian and "Sunday Morning" contributor says people who drink "dirt liquid" are the real problem facing our nation.
Two out of three people over age 70 have trouble hearing, but only about 20% of adults who have hearing loss actually use a hearing aid, for the most part because of costs related to the devices themselves and to testing and consultations with a doctor or audiologist. David Pogue checks out the latest advances in hearing aid technology that have reduced size and added unique features, and finds out what changes consumers can anticipate after Congress passed a bill allowing hearing aids to be sold over-the-counter. (Originally broadcast September 30, 2018.)
A judge sentenced Heather Locklear to 120 days in jail, but the sentence was stayed pending completion of a substance-abuse treatment program
At Monterey Car Week – which has been called “Woodstock on Wheels” -- visitors can catch a glimpse of some of the most rare and expensive cars in the world. And some, who have a lot of money to spend, can also come away with a new set of wheels. Nearly $400 million worth of prime automotive hardware could change hands at six different auction houses. That includes a 1994 McLaren F1, considered the world's first supercar, which sold last night at RM Sotheby's for a record $19.8 million. Jamie Yuccas reports.
Sarfraz Manzoor fell in love with the music of Bruce Springsteen while growing up in working-class England. His story is the basis for the new movie "Blinded by the Light," which will be in theaters nationwide this weekend. “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason met up with Manzoor at the place that helped launch Springsteen's career, The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to discuss the Boss’ influence on his life – and what it was like to meet him face-to-face.
In recent years, Portland has become a magnet for protests, with some of them turning ugly
Most people could never put a price on their relationship with a beloved pet. But caring for those pets is a big business: recent figures show Americans spend more than $72 billion a year on their pets, including more than $30 billion just to feed them. Now, some new food options have appeared -- particularly for dogs -- with ingredients that rival those we feed ourselves. It appears they can tell the difference. Dana Jacobson reports.
A Texas man who lost his wife in the El Paso shooting receieved heartfelt support on Friday at a memorial service for his wife. Margie Reckard had very few relatives -- so her husband invited the general public to attend her funeral. Hundreds of strangers, including people from as far away as Japan, helped him bid farewell. Mireya Villarreal reports.
A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity
It's summertime - time for music at festivals and venues across the country
A traveling exhibition of gothic and occult art, sideshow performers, and bizarre specimens stopped outside Chicago, where CBS News photographer Jake Barlow took in the odd sights
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New images from inside the command module that landed the first men on the moon
Kris and Paul met in 1993 and eventually became one of the first couples in the world with Down syndrome to get married
Brandon Hanks is undefeated on the court, despite playing in full uniform
The Bloomington, Minnesota, pair rearrange up to nearly a thousand bouquets a month, with 150 volunteers working five days a week
Before the final, Frappart said she was more than ready to take on the boys
When he was found wandering alone, Chris Barrington remembered only one name: his junior high teacher
After surviving boot camp, Micah Wooten was looking forward to graduation — until he had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery