This week on "Sunday Morning" (April 28)

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Total strangers have sent anonymous postcards bearing their secrets – humorous or painful, romantic or traumatic – which Frank Warren has posted on the website PostSecret.com.

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Last Updated Apr 28, 2019 9:54 AM EDT

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HEADLINES:
Suspect identified in California synagogue shooting (Video)
One woman was killed, and three other people wounded, in an attack on a synagogue in Poway, California Saturday. Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest.

         
COVER STORY:
PostSecret: Private secrets anonymously shared with the world | Watch Video
Beginning in 2004, Frank Warren has invited total strangers to send him their secrets – humorous or painful, romantic or traumatic – which he then posts on the massively popular website PostSecret.com. The postcards that arrive in his mail each week have even been displayed in museums, where viewers may find secrets that hit close to home. Lee Cowan reports.

GALLERY: Private secrets shared via postcard

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ALMANAC:
 The Chernobyl nuclear accident | Watch Video
On April 28, 1986 the Soviet government grudgingly acknowledged an explosion and release of radiation at a nuclear power plant. Jane Pauley reports.

       
ART:
Frida Kahlo: The unapologetic artist | Watch Video
There is so much more to Frida Kahlo than meets the eye, as viewed in a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that blurs the line between artist and art. Faith Salie explores the career of an unapologetic woman who carefully crafted a portrait of her life while living through polio, and her husband Diego Rivera's infidelity, to become one of the most famous women in art history.

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Bryan Cranston as news anchor Howard Beale in the Broadway adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's 1976 screenplay, "Network."  Jan Versweyveld

JOURNALISM: "Mad as hell": How "Network" foretold today's TV news | Watch Video
In the years since the premiere of Paddy Chayefsky's Oscar-winning satire "Network," in which TV news anchor Howard Beale became a "mad prophet of the airwaves," 24-hour cable news operations have taken to heart the movie's lesson: Success lies in the incitement of anger. "Sunday Morning" special correspondent Ted Koppel talks with Bryan Cranston, starring as Howard Beale in a new Broadway version of "Network"; former TV news executive Dick Wald; cable news veteran Greta Van Susteren; and Carlos Maza, host of the Vox series "Strikethrough," about the state of TV news today.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The role of news media in the age of Trump
President Donald Trump's understanding of the power of social media to spread his message has contributed to dramatic changes in how journalism functions today. In this web extra, "Sunday Morning" Special Correspondent Ted Koppel hears from online journalist Carlos Maza and cable TV news veteran Greta Van Susteren about gatekeepers, facts and the spread of propaganda.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee in 2007, as she was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

BOOKS: Harper Lee, true crime writer | Watch Video
For years the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," and a best friend of "In Cold Blood" author Truman Capote, had researched and written a true-crime novel based on a series of deaths in Alabama, for which a small-town preacher had been rumored to be responsible. Though never found guilty, the reverend did collect life insurance policies on several family members who'd mysteriously died, until he himself was murdered by a vigilante. Rita Braver reports on Lee's fascination with the case, and talks with Casey Cep, author of the book "Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee."

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: "Furious Hours"

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HARTMAN:
 Company's coming (Video)
Eleanor Baker, a widow, was sitting alone at Brad's Barbeque in Oxford, Alabama, when she was approached by three young men, in a meeting she told Steve Hartman had to have been arranged by the Almighty.

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Actress Joan Collins. CBS News

TELEVISION: Joan Collins: Playing the woman the world loved to hate | Watch Video
As the scheming Alexis Carrington on the '80s TV series "Dynasty," British actress Joan Collins was really good at being bad. Mo Rocca talks with Collins about her film and TV career, her five husbands, and her catfights with "Dynasty" co-star Linda Evans. 

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"Sunday Morning" correspondent Bill Geist with his new book, based on his youthful adventures working at a Missouri theme park.  CBS News

COMMENTARY: Bill Geist on a vacation wonderland | Watch Video
In his new book, "Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America," "Sunday Morning" correspondent Bill Geist shares memories of his youth working at Missouri's Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks - Family Vacationland, an amusement park where monkeys drove cars and kids were hired to dress up as "Ozark seals" for gawking tourists.  

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Kristine Nielsen and Nathan Lane in "Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus" by Taylor Mac, now on Broadway. Julieta Cervantes

BROADWAY: Playwright Taylor Mac on "Gary": Following in Shakespeare's bloody footsteps | Watch Video
As a followup to William Shakespeare's most violent play, "Titus Andronicus," Taylor Mac has penned an unlikely sequel: "Gary," a new Broadway comedy starring Nathan Lane as a servant hired to clean up the bloody mess of Shakespeare's tragedy. John Blackstone sits down with Mac, a playwright and performance artist best known for his 24-hour-long epic, "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music."

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CALENDAR:
Week of April 29 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
Foxes (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes you this morning to Massey, Maryland, where a mother fox spends quality time with her young. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.
         


 

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