This week on "Sunday Morning": "By Design" (Aug. 27)

Host Jane Pauley heads to Amsterdam for our annual broadcast featuring a wealth of stories touching on all aspects of design.

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Last Updated Aug 27, 2017 7:53 AM EDT

On August 27 we present a rebroadcast of our special annual issue featuring a wealth of stories touching on all aspects of design. The broadcast comes to you from Amsterdam, where host Jane Pauley reports on the Netherlands' rich history of art, architecture, and more. 


HEADLINES: Houston a "series of islands" following Harvey (Video)
A flood emergency order is in effect in Houston, as the city is expected to receive a year's worth of rain from Harvey, now downgraded to a tropical storm but bringing torrential rain for the next few days. Mark Strassmann reports.

HEADLINES: "Catastrophic flooding" from Hurricane Harvey (Video)
Six counties have been declared disaster areas in Texas after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the state, bringing torrential rains that are expected to last for days. At least two people are confirmed dead and a quarter-million customers are without power. DeMarco Morgan reports from Dickinson, Texas, a town 30 miles east of Houston which is completely under water.

HEADLINES: Tropical Storm Harvey: Latest forecast (Video)
Scott Padget, chief meteorologist at CBS Station KTVT in Dallas/Fort Worth, brings us the latest on the devastating storm that has ushered in torrential rainfall to the Houston area - rain that will be measured in feet, not inches.

HEADLINES: Rockport, Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey (Video)
The coastal city of 10,000 is reeling Sunday, a day after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast. Homes and businesses in Rockport were destroyed. And the area could see up to an astonishing 60 inches of rain in the next few days. Correspondent David Begnaud reports.

HEADLINES: At least 2 dead from Hurricane Harvey (Video)
Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm after slamming into the Texas coast, bringing torrential rains that are expected to last for days. At least two people are confirmed dead and a quarter-million customers are without power. Mark Strassmann has the latest from Houston.


       
TOUR:
Amsterdam, first city of the modern age, first city of the modern age | Watch Video
Jane Pauley takes in the sights of the Dutch city -- its historic canals, architecture and museums -- with Russell Shorto, author of a bestselling history of Amsterdam.

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WATER:
 Sea change: How the Dutch confront the rise of the oceans | Watch Video
Holland's innovative strategies for managing water may benefit other countries preparing for the fallout of climate change. Martha Teichner reports.

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Max Zorn at work. CBS News

ART: Dutch Master paints with packing tape | Watch Video
Dutch artist Max Zorn has become a star in the art world with his moody, elaborate portraits and cityscapes made with nothing but packing tape and a scalpel. Jane Pauley reports on Zorn's evocative works, which he hangs on lamp posts of Amsterdam, each one sure to send the street art scene into a frenzy.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Tape artist Max Zorn creates a "Sunday Morning" sun

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The former reality TV star tells correspondent Tracy Smith her fashions are made for all sizes of women, "because I have been every size, trust me." CBS News

FASHION: Jessica Simpson and her empire | Watch Video
If all you know about Jessica Simpson is that she's a singer, you might be surprised that Tracy Smith is talking with her about design. And people may be surprised to hear that the Jessica Simpson Collection -- products ranging from clothes to accessories to home -- is a billion-dollar-a-year business.

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Annie Ojile and Seth Doane dodge Roman traffic on a Vespa.  CBS News

STYLE: Viva Vespa! | Watch Video
The Vespa, the sporty Italian motorbike, is as much a fashion accessory as it is a set of wheels.  Seth Doane visits the Vespa factory in Pontedera, Italy, and takes a trip through Rome with Annie Ojile, an American expat who started a Vespa tour company, Scooteroma.

GALLERY: The style of Vespa

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FLOWERS:
 Keeping Holland's fabled tulips alive | Watch Video
Hidden in the shadow of a church in the Dutch town of Limmen is Hortus Bulborum, established in the 1920s by tulip enthusiast Peter Boschman. He bought old and rare types of tulips and planted them, determined to not let them become extinct. Today Hortus Bulborum keeps alive rare varieties of one of Holland's most recognizable hallmarks. Jane Pauley reports.

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INVENTIONS:
 Making a big splash with the Super Soaker (Video)
When inventor Lonnie Johnson took a simple squirt gun and ramped it way up, he had no idea what a splash it would make. Since the Super Soaker hit toy store shelves in the early '90s, it's racked up more than $1 billion in sales. Mo Rocca reports.

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Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of the Jerry Herman musical, "Hello, Dolly!" Julieta Cervantes/"Hello, Dolly!"

BROADWAY: The divine Bette Midler returns in "Hello, Dolly!" | Watch Video
"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King sits down with actress Bette Midler, a Tony-winner in a re-designed Broadway production of "Hello, Dolly!"

GALLERY: The Divine Miss M.

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A Canadian couple has crafted a life for themselves on a floating man-made island fashioned from reclaimed materials. CBS News

LIVING: Living on water: Welcome to Freedom Cove | Watch Video
Artists Wayne Adams and Catherine King have constructed a floating island they call Freedom Cove, a multicolored floating refuge tucked away in rugged Clayoquot Sound off the west coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island. Built from salvaged materials over the past 25 years, the couple takes living off the grid to a new level, as they show correspondent Lee Cowan.

        

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John Baldessari with his specially-painted BMW M6 GTLM, #19 in the BMW Art Car series. Chris Tedesco/BMW

AUTOMOTIVE: BMW's Art Cars: A blend of art and speed | Watch Video
In 1975 Herve Poulain, a racing enthusiast and art lover, persuaded artist Alexander Calder to paint German automaker BMW's entry at Le Mans. The idea took off. The most recent entry in BMW's Art Car series was painted by conceptual artist John Baldessari, who showed Anthony Mason how to create some very fast art.

GALLERY: BMW's Art Cars

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TRADITIONS: 
 Cheese and clogs: Manufacturing Dutch icons | Watch Video
On the outskirts of Amsterdam, life starts early at the Clara Maria Farm, where every day since he was a boy, Kees-Jan van Wees has milked the cows in a 160-year-old building. Just hours later, he'll turn that milk into a Dutch product beloved around the world: Gouda cheese. Jane Pauley reports on a farm where centuries-old Dutch traditions have continued, and been embraced by Kees-Jan's American-born wife, Katrina.

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NATURE:
Tulips (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning tip-toeing through the tulips at the Keukenhof Garden outside Amsterdam. Videographer: Joan Martelli.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: Dragonflies

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