This week on "Sunday Morning" (August 26)

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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on "Face the Nation" February 13, 2011.

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Remembering John McCain's life of service

HEADLINES: Remembering John McCain (Video)
Senator John McCain has died after a 13-month battle with brain cancer. This morning he's being remembered for his service to the nation and his straight talk. Nancy Cordes reports.

The remarkable life and times of Senator John McCain

COVER STORY: One of a kind: The remarkable life and times of Senator John McCain | Watch Video
Military man and statesman, war hero and maverick - the Arizona Republican, who died of cancer at age 81, lived a life of courage and zealously guarded ideals. Chip Reid has a remembrance. 

GALLERY: John McCain 1936-2018

Almanac: Remembering the king of movie trailers

ALMANAC: Don LaFontaine, the voice of movie trailers | Watch Video
He was dubbed the "Voice of God" for his thunderous narration heard in thousands of movie trailers. "Sunday Morning" looks back at voice actor Don LaFontaine, who was born on August 26, 1940.

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A portrait of America

ART:  A portrait of America | Watch Video
A new exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles shows us a cultural history of the United States, as told in photographs culled from the 14 million that have been preserved by the Library of Congress. Tracy Smith reports.

GALLERY: An American photo album, from the Library of Congress

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Remembering 1968: Battle at the Chicago Democratic convention

REMEMBERING 1968: Chicago's bloody Democratic Convention | Watch Video
NPR's Scott Simon looks back at the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where violence on the streets reflected the division within the party during their nominating convention for president. Simon talks with Bill Daley, son of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley; Bill Jaconetti, who was a rookie police officer on the front lines during those tense days; and Marilyn Katz, who was head of security for the protesting Students for a Democratic Society.

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PASSAGE: Robin Leach and Ed King | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" remembers the host of TV's "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," and the guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Jane Pauley reports. 

Prairie preservation: How to protect America's grasslands

LANDSCAPE: Reclaiming the American prairie | Watch Video
Correspondent Barry Petersen reports on efforts to preserve an iconic but rapidly-disappearing resource of the American West – grasslands – and talks with cattle ranchers who say such land reclamation endangers their way of life.

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Overcoming fear on the diving board

HARTMAN: Conquering fear on the diving board (Video)
Four-year-old Dylan Stich was wary about jumping off the diving board, until 95-year-old Daniel Biss, an Air Force veteran from World War II and Korea, taught him a thing or two about bravery by making an example of himself. Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: Art Garfunkel: Life is a surprise | Watch Video
A grade-school friendship between two Queens, N.Y., teenagers would lead to one of the most popular duos in American musical history, and one of the most complicated. Singer Art Garfunkel talks with Rita Braver about stepping out of the shadow of Paul Simon, and his memoir, "What Is It All but Luminous." (This story was originally broadcast on November 5, 2017.)

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Art Garfunkel on his teaming with Paul Simon
Singer Art Garfunkel reads a passage from his new memoir, "What Is It All but Luminous," in which he frames his historic partnership with singer-songwriter Paul Simon.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Art Garfunkel on his voice
Art Garfunkel talks with correspondent Rita Braver about how he lost his Queens accent, and about the high standards to which he sets himself when performing.

WEB EXTRA: Read an excerpt from "What It Is All but Luminous"  

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MILEPOST: Animal crackers
Coming to a store near you, Nabisco Animal Crackers "freed" from their cage. The decision is a victory for animal rights activists who argued the old package was a vestige of a bygone era. On the new package, animals roam free.

      
BUSINESS:
Ken Chenault on leadership and success at American Express | Watch Video
Stepping down after 37 years at American Express, CEO Ken Chenault was one of just four African-Americans running a Fortune 500 company. A rock star to the green card faithful, Chenault was a preternaturally calm leader during turbulent times for the financial services firm, from the 9/11 attacks in Lower Manhattan to the 2008 recession. He talked with James Brown about his tenure, and his future.

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CALENDAR:
Week of August 27 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
 Big Sur (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning on the shores of the Pacific, at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur, Calif. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.

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Lions meet up with buffalo at the Sabie River in South Africa: Who's attacking whom?

NATURE UP CLOSE: Buffalo 1, Lions 0
Animals don't always do what's expected of them, Judy Lehmberg finds during her trip to Africa.


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