This week on "Sunday Morning" (February 10)

Rubies and sapphires come from the same family. But the element chromium is what makes a ruby a cut above the rest, by giving it that rich, red glow.

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Going it alone

COVER STORY: Feeling lonely? You're not alone | Watch Video
According to a recent study, nearly half of Americans now say they sometimes or always feel alone, and one in five says they rarely or never feel close to anyone. And researchers say that the more social media we use, the lonelier we are likely to be. Susan Spencer talks with a man who talked to no one for 17 years, and with doctors who say loneliness can lead to increased mortality equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

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Love story: Bicycling together

LOVE STORIES: A bicycle built for two | Watch Video
Is there a secret to making a marriage go the distance? For Mel and Barbara Kornbluh, of Pittsgrove, N.J., who have been married for 47 years, there is: riding a tandem bike. 

Romancing the ruby

VALENTINE'S DAY: Rubies: The real rock stars | Watch Video
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but blood-red gemstones are a cut above the rest. Serena Altschul examines what qualities make rubies the new gold standard for romantic gifts.

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A Spike Lee joint

MOVIES: Spike Lee on "BlacKkKlansman," awards, and an artist's validation | Watch Video
Lesley Stahl profiles the filmmaker behind such classics as "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X," whose latest film, "BlacKkKlansman," has earned him his first Oscar nomination for Best Director.

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Love story: Reagandoodle and Little Buddy

LOVE STORIES: A boy and a dog | Watch Video
A five-year-old Oregon boy nicknamed Little Buddy and a dress-alike Australian Labradoodle named Reagan are the best of friends. Jane Pauley reports.

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MUSIC: Singing telegrams | Watch Video
Singing telegrams, like from the olden days? Yes, even though the telegraph has gone the way of carbon paper, there is always a market for personal exclamations celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and congratulations, or expressing heartfelt apologies, set to music. David Pogue talks with those who deliver singing telegrams, from whom the medium is the message.

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Remembering Dad, by Steve Hartman

HARTMAN: Remembering dad (Video)
Steve Hartman's father, George, has been featured in eight of his stories over the years, including some of his most popular. We're sad to report that, at age 92, George Hartman has passed away. His son has a tribute from the heart.

MUSIC: Dolly Parton: Making the most of everything | Watch Video
We've been singing along for decades with Dolly Parton, the poor girl from the Great Smoky Mountains who became the glitzy queen of country glamour. She's still at it 24/7, still writing her legacy one song at a time, without a thought for the "R" word. Tony Dokoupil talked with the entertainer, who has sold more than 100 million albums, and who is the Grammys' 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year for her charity work.

To watch Dolly Parton perform "Girl in the Movies" (from the "Dumplin'" soundtrack), click on the video player below.

Dolly Parton - Girl in the Movies (from the Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by DollyPartonVEVO on YouTube

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Same-sex penguins raise a baby chick

LOVE STORIES: Same-sex penguins raise a baby chick | Watch Video
True love has found a way for two male penguins at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in Australia. Jane Pauley reports. 

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"Mobituaries": Audrey Hepburn's 1951 TV debut

PREVIEW: "Mobituaries": Mo Rocca on the enduring popularity of Audrey Hepburn | Watch Video
In her 1951 debut for American TV audiences, the actress re-enacted her wartime experience during the Nazi occupation of Holland

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MUSIC: Electric Lady Studios: The "House That Hendrix Built" | Watch Video
Off 8th Street in New York's Greenwich Village, through a discreet doorway, you slip into what seems like a psychedelic space ship – a musician's Shangri-La. Only a handful of storied recording studios are left in the world. Electric Lady is one of them. On any given day, you could catch Lucius recording a new song; The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach rehearsing with his new band, The Arcs; and Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd, putting the finishing touches on his first solo album in 25 years. Anthony Mason pays a visit.

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Passage: John Dingell

PASSAGE: John Dingell (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers the longest-serving Member of Congress, Michigan Democrat John Dingell, who died this past week at age 92. Jane Pauley reports.

Nature: Winter in New York

NATURE: Winter in New York (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes you this winter's morning to a snow-filled landscape near Concord, New York. Videographer: Carl Mrozek. 

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CALENDAR: Week of February 11 | Watch Video
From the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to International Childhood Cancer Day, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife fisheries biologist Margaret Stadig holds a recaptured paddlefish that was originally stocked in Caddo Lake two or three years ago. It has been implanted with an acoustic transmitter to track its movements.  Joshua DeWyse/Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Caddo Lake
The East Texas piney woods region is the biologically diverse home of such species as the paddlefish, the oldest animal in North America.


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