Last Updated Aug 26, 2018 11:09 AM EDT
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.
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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.
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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.
For more info:
- donlafontaine.com (archived site at Wayback Machine)
- Watch 15 great movie trailers (CBS News, 02/27/16)
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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.
For more info:
- Exhibition: "Not an Ostrich: And Other Images From America's Library," at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles (through Sept. 9)
- Library of Congress
- Carol Highsmith's America
REMEMBERING 1968: 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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"Sunday Morning" remembers the host of TV's "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," and the guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Jane Pauley reports.
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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.
For more info:
- American Prairie Reserve
- Follow @AmericanPrairie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
- World Wildlife Fund's Northern Great Plains program
- World Wildlife Fund's Sustainable Ranching Initiative
- Ranchers Stewardship Alliance
- Nature Conservancy: Grasslands and Prairies
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.
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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.
To hear an excerpt from "What Is It All but Luminous" read by Art Garfunkel, click on the audio player below:
For more info
- "What Is It All but Luminous: Notes From an Underground Man" by Art Garfunkel (Knopf), in Hardcover, eBook, Digital Audio Download and Audio CD formats; Available via Amazon
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.
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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: | 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.
NATURE UP CLOSE:
Animals don't always do what's expected of them, Judy Lehmberg finds during her trip to Africa.
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