This week on "Sunday Morning" (April 22)

Actress/activist Pauley Perrette and friend with correspondent Tracy Smith.

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Last Updated Apr 22, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

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 First lady Barbara Bush laid to rest (Video)
On Saturday some 1,500 invited mourners packed St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, where Barbara Bush and former president George H.W. Bush attended services for over five decades, to honor the former first lady who passed away this week at age 92. Bianna Golodryga reports.

Way too much stuff. CBS News

COVER STORY: Making a clean sweep: Decluttering your life | Watch Video
There are entire industries dedicated to helping Americans get rid of their stuff -- as well as where to put stuff we no longer have room for in our homes but can't bear to actually throw away. Barry Petersen reports.

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The first Earth Day | Watch Video
On April 22, 1970, Americans took part in a day aimed at protecting the only planet we call home. Jane Pauley reports.

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A "grave gardener" at The Woodlands, an historic cemetery in Philadelphia. CBS News

REMEMBRANCES: Grave gardening: Tending more than just flowers | Watch Video
At The Woodlands, a mid-19th century cemetery that is a 54-acre oasis in Philadelphia, graves were designed to be planters. Today, volunteers cultivate a sense of history by tending to Victorian Era-style flowers at tombs erected "in the French style." Tony Dokoupil reports.

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Choreographer Justin Peck puts dancers through their paces. CBS News

ON BROADWAY: Justin Peck: Dance man | Watch Video
Rodgers and Hammerstein's glorious musical of a star-crossed romance of a carnival barker and the woman he marries, "Carousel," dates back to the mid-20th century. But the dancing in the new Broadway revival was created by a young choreographer who has become a 21st century sensation: 30-year old Justin Peck. Rita Braver reports.

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PASSAGE: "Sunday Morning" remembers (Video)
We pause to look back at some of the notable personalities who left us this past week, including broadcaster Carl Kasell and DJ-music producer Avicii.

Steve McQueen sped this 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback through the streets of San Francisco in one of the greatest car chases in movie history, "Bullitt."  CBS News

CARS: The return of Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" Mustang | Watch Video
Mark Strassmann reports on the journey of the car that starred in the Steve McQueen classic, "Bullitt," and the owner who jealously protected his prize, even refusing to sell the car to McQueen himself. Strassmann also talks with McQueen's costar Jacqueline Bisset about the very special appeal that the Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback had (and continues to have) on movie audiences.

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Ben Taylor (left) and Joel Willie in Liberia. CBS News

HARTMAN: A Facebook message that sparked hope (Video)
Steve Hartman visited Africa to investigate the story of how a suspicious Facebook message actually led to a friendship, and a publishing business that is investing in an impoverished community in Liberia.

GALLERY: "On the Road" in Liberia

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Life in Liberia
While in Liberia to report for CBS News, Steve Hartman also filed a special report for a special audience: his three children. He shows them how different life can be for kids just like them, on the other side of the world.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Delivering the news in Liberia via chalk
A chalkboard in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, is the site of "Daily Talk," a free news outlet that aims to keep poor members of the community informed. For Liberians who can't read, the creator and managing editor will even read the news of the day out loud. Steve Hartman explains.

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"NCIS" actress and activist Pauley Perrette. CBS News

SUNDAY PROFILE: Pauley Perrette on life beyond "NCIS" | Watch Video
Actress Pauley Perrette's character from the series "NCIS," Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto, is one of the best-loved crimefighters on TV. But now, Pauley's decided to leave the show, and after 15 years, she's having a hard time letting go.

Tracy Smith talked with Perrette about life beyond Abby -- from her long fascination with criminal science to the more than two dozen charities which she supports, including her pet charity, the Amanda Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue in Beverly Hills. 

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Competing for top honors at the Cheesemongers International in San Francisco. CBS News

A SUNDAY DRIVE: Crowning the Big Cheese at the Cheesemonger Invitational | Watch Video
During the Cheesemonger Invitational, in San Francisco, cheesemongers from around the country compete to cut, wrap and pair cheeses. What makes someone a champion cheesemonger? Luke Burbank hopes to find out. 

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COMMENTARY: Douglas Brinkley on Barbara Bush | Watch Video
Presidential history Douglas Brinkley looks back on the life of the former first lady who passed away this week at age 92.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Watch Barbara Bush's 1990 commencement speech at Wellesley
In Barbara Bush's invigorating address to the graduating class at Wellesley College on June 1, 1990, the first lady spoke of gender stereotypes and the many roles open to women; quoted "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"; and foretold a female president. Watch her complete speech here.

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Week of April 23 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

Bluebonnets (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in a field of Texas Bluebonnets. Videographer: Scot Miller.


Ice crystals form slowly as they move around a soap bubble, refracting the light in an amazing display. Becca Wood

NATURE UP CLOSE: Freezing soap bubbles
Stunning time-lapse video shows ice crystals form on a delicate sphere.

Professional wrestling icon Bruno Sammartino (Video)
WWE Hall of Famer "The Living Legend" Bruno Sammartino died on Wednesday, April 18, at age 82. In this 1985 interview with "Sunday Morning" correspondent Robert Lipsyte, the professional wrestling icon and his son, semi-professional wrestler David Sammartino, discuss his career and his legacy.

The singer Kesha, named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.  CBS News

HONORS: Kesha on being named to Time's 100 Most Influential People list (Video)
The singer Kesha, who has spoken out against sexual assault and supported victims since before the #MeToo movement took hold, has been named to Time Magazine's 2018 list of the 100 Most Influential People. She told CBS News' Anthony Mason what the recognition, and the essay penned by singer Cyndi Lauper (with whom she performed at this year's Grammy Awards), means to her. Mason will profile Kesha on CBS' "Sunday Morning" May 6.

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