This week on "Sunday Morning" (August 11)

Last Updated Aug 11, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

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HEADLINES:
Shock and anger at Jeffrey Epstein's apparent death by suicide (VIDEO)
The formerly high-flying finance figure and accused pedophile apparently took his own life Saturday morning inside a Manhattan jail. Mola Lenghi reports.

       
COVER STORY:
 Hearing aids: You ain't heard nothing yet | Watch Video
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.)

EXTRA: Guide to hearing aids
Information on improving your hearing is just a click away.

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ALMANAC:
Instant coffee | Watch Video
On August 11, 1903, Japanese-American chemist Satori Kato received a U.S. patent for his method of making instant coffee in tablet form. Jane Pauley reports.

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Nail fashion. CBS News

FASHION: Nail art: A hands-on introduction to fabulous style | Watch Video
If ever there were an art form that was literally hands-on, it's nail art. For some, getting a manicure these days is less maintenance and more masterpiece, as seen on fashion runways and the hit TV show "Claws," which has its very own nail stylist department. Correspondent Alina Cho meets the nail artists who have the world at their fingertips.

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A mermaid spotted on dry land. CBS News

CULTURE: A tale of mermaids | Watch Video
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, Coney Island, and Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida.

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Common, with CBS News' Michelle Miller. CBS News

MUSIC: Common: Love is "the best thing we got on this planet" | Watch Video
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 a parent, as a sexual abuse survivor, and the ways in which he is trying to make a difference.

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PASSAGE:
 Toni Morrison and D.A. Pennebaker | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the careers of two creative giants: Nobel Laureate in Literature Toni Morrison ("Beloved"), and documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker ("Don't Look Back"). Jane Pauley reports.  

      
HARTMAN:
 The doctor is in (Video)
For 15 years, Carl Allamby was a master mechanic at a car garage in Ohio. But while studying to earn a business degree, his childhood dream to be a physician took over, and in short order the car doctor became a real doctor. Steve Hartman reports on one mechanic's remarkable second career. 

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Actress Julianne Moore. CBS News

MOVIES: Julianne Moore on portraying unseen women, and maintaining longevity on-screen | Watch Video
Jane Pauley profiles the Oscar-winning actress, now starring in the film "Gloria Bell," about a free-spirited divorcee who discovers romance in an L.A. dance club. (Originally broadcast March 3, 2019.)

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OPINION:
 Jim Gaffigan: Decaf coffee is un-American | Watch Video
The comedian says people who drink "dirt liquid" are the real problem facing our nation.

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs "Revelations." Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

DANCE: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 60 | Watch Video
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.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Rising Alvin Ailey star Jacqueline Green
Dancer Jacqueline Green started at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's school at age 17, and today is one of the rising stars of the venerable dance company. She told correspondent Rita Braver she credits her success to the company's founder.

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CALENDAR:
Week of August 12 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead, Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
 Bighorn sheep (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us among Bighorn sheep near Nevada's Mount Grant. Videographer: Derek Reich. 

WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

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A Northern Montana grassland with prairie dog mounds.

NATURE UP CLOSE: The vitality of grasslands
Grasslands, or prairies, provide essential habitat and food sources for many species, and harbor a rich diversity of plants and animals.
       


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