This week on "Sunday Morning" (April 21)

Last Updated Apr 21, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

GUEST HOST: Lee Cowan

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HEADLINES: Arrests following blasts in Sri Lanka (Video)
Sri Lanka's defense minister said seven suspects are in custody after a series of explosions that targets churches and hotels in the capital city Colombo and elsewhere. More than 200 people have been killed. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

       
COVER STORY:
A resurrection in faith-based films | Watch Video
With the end of big-budget Biblical epics, faith-based movies have long been out of favor in Hollywood. But in the years since Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" became a box office phenomenon, filmmakers telling stories with a Christian perspective may finally be getting an answer to their prayers, with larger budgets and big-name talent. Correspondent John Blackstone talks with Chrissy Metz, start of the film "Breakthrough"; Bishop T.D. Jakes, a pastor who has also produced several hit Christian films, including "Miracles From Heaven"; and students learning the craft of filmmaking at Liberty University, one of the largest Christian universities in the world.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Chrissy Metz on prayer and acting in faith-based films
The new movie "Breakthrough" is based on the true story of a 14-year-old boy who was pronounced dead and then came back to life after his mother prayed. Chrissy Metz talked with correspondent John Blackstone about prayer and her standards for accepting roles in projects.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Producer, pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes on faith-based films
Bishop T.D. Jakes, a pastor who has produced several films revolving around issues of faith, such as "Miracles From Heaven" starring Jennifer Garner, talked with John Blackstone about Hollywood's acceptance of faith-based narratives and what it means for a filmmaker to "preach to the choir."

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Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris CBS News

OUR MAN IN PARIS: Notre Dame is the world's church | Watch Video
It had withstood a war, a revolution and neglect, as well as the impact of 30,000-40,000 tourists a day. But there was so much more than stone to Notre Dame Cathedral. David Turecamo reports on the heritage of the Paris landmark that was damaged by fire this week. 

Watch David Turecamo's 2012 report on the history of Notre Dame: 

From 2011: The history of France's Notre Dame Cathedral

MILEPOST: School shootings since Columbine

MUSIC: The Missing People Choir: Raising voices in pain and hope | Watch Video
They call themselves the Missing People Choir – 30 or so voices from every walk of life, most of whom had never sung a day in their lives. But nearly every member has endured the anguish of a missing loved one – children mostly. Lee Cowan attended a concert at St. Martin in the Fields in London, and talked to members about the healing, and hope, their music has brought.

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Members of the K-pop sensation BTS. CBS News

MUSIC: BTS, the kings of K-Pop | Watch Video
One of the most popular Korean pop groups in the world is the boy band known as BTS (for "Beyond the Scene") – the first Korean act to sell out a U.S. stadium; the first K-Pop group to present at the Grammy Awards; and the first Korean pop band to be featured on Time Magazine's Most Influential List. Seth Doane interviews the group's members – seven young men between the ages of 21 and 26 who consider themselves family, who've trained, composed music and grown up together, and all live in the same house – and goes behind the scenes with BTS in a secret Seoul rehearsal studio.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: BTS rehearses choreography of "Boy With Luv"
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, "Sunday Morning" correspondent Seth Doane visited a Seoul rehearsal studio where members of the K-Pop band BTS were practicing the dance moves for their hit song, "Boy With Luv."

To watch BTS perform "Boy With Luv (Featuring Halsey)" click on the video player below.

BTS (방탄소년단) '작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey' Official MV by ibighit on YouTube

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SUNDAY JOURNAL: 
The Mueller Report - Road map to where? | Watch Video
A redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election, and President Trump's efforts to obstruct the FBI's and Mueller's investigations, has been released, prompting dismissals and arguments over findings of fact, questions about prosecutorial judgment and Congressional prerogative, and subpoenas. What's next? Weijia Jiang reports. 

         
STAGE:
 "To Kill a Mockingbird": A story for our time | Watch Video
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racism in the Deep South has been a perennial read in grade school, an Academy Award-winning film, and now a critically-lauded play on Broadway. Tracy Smith talks with the show's star Jeff Daniels and playwright Aaron Sorkin on translating Lee's characters to the stage, and with students who talk about "Mockingbird"'s relevance to today's audience. 

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Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., with CBS News' John Dickerson. CBS News

POLITICS: Pete Buttigieg on the presidency as a "moral office" | Watch Video
Once a long-shot, Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of Indiana's fourth-largest city has been rising in the polls for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, attracting dollars, attention, and somewhat-name recognition. The Afghanistan War veteran, Rhodes scholar and trained pianist talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about the importance of narratives, coming out, what youth brings to public office, and reanimating his party's values for a new era, including a connection with faith.

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Singer Florence Welch with correspondent Anthony Mason in south London. CBS News

MUSIC: Florence Welch on her own "Hunger" | Watch Video
As Florence Welch – lead singer of Florence + the Machine – faced down her demons, her lyrics became more revealing. Anthony Mason talks with the 32-year-old about her music. 

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CALENDAR:
Week of April 22 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

       
NATURE:
 Baby geese (Extended Video)
On this Easter morning, "Sunday Morning" takes you to the company of goslings – baby geese – at Stow Lake in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.

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ALMANAC:
The Red Baron | Watch Video
On April 21, 1918, German fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen was shot down over France. Lee Cowan reports.

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Ravens are always watching for a chance to steal any food they can.

NATURE UP CLOSE: The intelligence of ravens
The black birds are definitely not just bird-brains.


 

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