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This week on "Sunday Morning" (April 21)

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Rush hour for pronghorn, running over Highway 191 in Wyoming. CBS News

COVER STORY: How wildlife crossings protect both animals and people | Watch Video
To protect the movement of wildlife impeded by busy roadways, a series of manmade overpasses and underpasses throughout the United States helps animals big and small safely get across the street, preventing collisions and saving lives. About 1,500 of these structures already have been built. Correspondent Conor Knighton looks at how they have protected genetic diversity in animal populations while also greatly reducing roadkill. He also visits the site of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing near Los Angeles, which when complete will help cougars cross one of the busiest highways in the country.

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ALMANAC: April 21 (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at historical events on this date.

BOOKS: "The Covenant of Water" author Abraham Verghese | Watch Video
Dr. Abraham Verghese teaches medical students about the importance of bedside manner at Stanford University's School of Medicine.  But he has another calling, as author of the New York Times bestselling novel "The Covenant of Water," a multi-generational tale of a family in India experiencing love and tragedy. Verghese talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about uprooting his family to take a writing program at the University of Iowa in order to pursue his dream of being a writer; and about receiving the news that his latest novel would be an Oprah's Book Club pick.

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Covenant of Water"

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Photographer James Balog on documenting climate change: "Adventure with a purpose" 06:36

PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographer James Balog on documenting climate change: "Adventure with a purpose" (Video)
Photographer James Balog has become one of the foremost chroniclers of human-caused climate change, as his cameras have tracked the dramatic effects – vanishing ice, rising seas, fires, and the toll climate change is taking on all living things. He tells correspondent Ben Tracy that his photos are his testimony, a record of our past and present, and a message for the future.

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Eddie Redmayne in the role of the Emcee, in "Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club."  "Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club"

STAGE: Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome: "Cabaret" returns to Broadway | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks at the enduring popularity of the John Kander/Fred Ebb musical "Cabaret," from its debut in 1966 and the Oscar-winning Bob Fosse film, to the latest revival on Broadway, in a production titled "Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club." Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with actors Eddie Redmayne (who plays the Emcee), Gayle Rankin (Sally Bowles) and Bebe Neuwirth (Fraulein Schneider), and with designer Tom Scutt, about their goal of immersing the audience in the story.

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Remembering "Sunday Morning" producer Jim Houtrides (Video)
Jane Pauley pays tribute to Emmy Award-winning producer Jim Houtrides, who spent 34 years at CBS News, nearly all of them with "Sunday Morning." Houtrides died Friday, April 19, at the age of 88.

PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who recently left us, including singer-songwriter and guitarist Dickey Betts, of The Allman Brothers.

Laura Kowal was looking for love online, and ended up being conned out of $1.5 million before her mysterious death. Family Photo

INVESTIGATIONS: Widow's tragic story sheds light on romance scam epidemic | Watch Video
Laura Kowal was looking for love online and ended up being conned out of $1.5 million before her mysterious death. A year-long CBS News investigation found experts believe law enforcement isn't keeping pace with romance scammers like the ones who victimized Kowal. Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports the first of a four-part series, "Anything for Love," a look inside the nation's romance scam epidemic.

Don't miss Part 2 of our series on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell," Monday, April 22.

WEB EXTRA: Romance scam victim speaks out on "psychological manipulation" that cost her $2.5 million (Video)
In this web exclusive, "Sue," a retiree who agreed to speak with CBS News under a pseudonym, says she became a victim of a romance scammer and lost her home and nearly $2.5 million to someone she met on She says the fraudsters used technology (including deceptive Skype calls) and "psychological manipulation" to lure her in: "People say, how can you give money to a stranger? He wasn't a stranger at that point." 

HARTMAN: A lemonade stand brings an Alabama community together to mourn (Video)
A few weeks ago, seven-year-old Emouree Johnson, of Scottsboro, Alabama, started her business – a lemonade stand – to raise money to pay for a headstone for her mother, Karli, who died unexpectedly at the age of 29. From that terrible tragedy, Emouree has found an entire community coming to her aid – taking that lemon life handed her and squeezing out hope. Steve Hartman reports. 

"Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley with Julie Andrews and Andrews' daughter and writing partner, Emma Walton Hamilton.  CBS News

BOOKS: Julie Andrews on finding her voice again, as a children's book author | Watch Video
Singer and actress Julie Andrews began a new career when she teamed with daughter Emma Walton Hamilton to write a hugely successful series of children's books. Their 35th, "Waiting in the Wings," about a troupe of theatrical ducks, is based on a true story. "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley talks with Andrews and Hamilton about a remarkable mother-daughter collaboration.

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EARTH DAY: By the numbers (Video)
Monday, April 22, is Earth Day, when we celebrate our world and support protection of the environment. "Sunday Morning" looks at some facts about our changing planet.

COMMENTARY: Alex Edelman on the tradition of Passover (Video)
The comedian reflects on the symbolism of the Passover seder and its resonance far beyond Judaism (and to the stomach).

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Nature: Icebergs 01:40

NATURE: Icebergs (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday amid icebergs in the Southern Ocean off the Antarctic peninsula – icebergs rapidly melting as ocean temperatures rise. Videographer: Lee McEachern.



"Sunday Morning" archives: Impressionism at 150 by CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Impressionism at 150 (YouTube Video)
On April 15, 1874 – 150 years ago – the first Impressionist exhibition opened in Paris. Watch these fascinating "Sunday Morning" portraits of the innovative painters who created a new language of art, including: Édouard Manet, whose seaside vacation prompted the birth of Impressionism (2004); Vincent Van Gogh (1998); Claude Monet (1995); Camille Pissarro (1995); Edgar Degas (1988); Mary Cassatt (1998); Paul Cézanne (2006); Georges Seurat (1991); Gustave Caillebotte (1995); the Brooklyn Museum of Art exhibition "Impressionists In Winter: Effets de Neige" (1999); Pierre-Auguste Renoir (2010); late-period Degas (1996); and Childe Hassam (2004). Also, director Julian Schnabel and actor Willem Dafoe talk about reimagining Vincent Van Gogh's life in the film "At Eternity's Gate" (2019).

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