This week on "Sunday Morning" (February 16)


Priya Rama looks to her migraines for inspiration for her art. 

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Last Updated Feb 16, 2020 10:53 AM EST


COVER STORY: Taking migraine seriously | Watch Video
About one in seven people live with what's ranked as the second-most debilitating disease on the planet, right after back pain: migraine. Though the causes are unclear, migraine is a serious neurological disease that often runs in families. But the malady is not often taken seriously, in part because the headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, dizziness, and a host of other symptoms affect three times as many women as men. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with doctors grappling with treatments for migraine (and a shortage of migraine researchers), and a Cincinnati artist whose migraine visions have become key to her art.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Migraine: A History"
Medical historian Katherine Foxhall writes of a disabling disease that is little understood, but which affects one out of seven people on Earth

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Esperanto | Watch Video
On February 16, 1905, America's first club devoted to the constructed universal language Esperanto was founded in Boston. Jane Pauley reports. [La 16-an de februaro 1905, la unua klubo de Usono dediĉita al la konstruita universala lingvo Esperanto fondiĝis en Boston. Jane Pauley raportas.]

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Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock of Air Supply perform on tour.  CBS News

MUSIC: Air Supply: Love is in the air | Watch Video
Air Supply, the duo from Australia that's never gone away, has been perfecting their romantic pop ballad blend for more than four decades. Correspondent Nancy Giles talked with Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell about their lack of ego, and these musicians' gift for making love out of nothing at all. 

You can stream the Air Supply album "The Lost in Love Experience" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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 Faith Salie on the bittersweet truth about her love of chocolate | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" contributor says she doesn't need the esoteric additives in competing varieties of milk, dark and white chocolate to make her go for the cacao.

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The Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris opened its doors in October 1889. CBS News

ENTERTAINMENT: The history of the Moulin Rouge | Watch Video
The Moulin Rouge, the famous cabaret with a windmill that opened in the Montmartre section of Paris 130 years ago, is still drawing crowds to its spectacular shows featuring a chorus line of topless dancers. And it's now the inspiration for a hit Broadway musical. Correspondent Alina Cho visits the fabled landmark that has inspired artists and writers (and even marriage proposals), and talks with its artistic director and dancers, along with the Tony Award-winning set designer of the new Broadway show, "Moulin Rouge!: The Musical." 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: "Moulin Rouge!" scenic designer Derek McLane
A new Broadway musical is translating Baz Luhrman's 2001 movie "Moulin Rouge!" to the stage. In this web exclusive, correspondent Alina Cho talks with Tony Award-winning scenic designer Derek McLane about how he transformed New York's Al Hirschfeld Theatre into a world evocative of the landmark Parisian cabaret.

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 Happily ever after (Video)
Forty-five-year-old Corey Cunningham, who has an incurable brain tumor and is under hospice care, had one item on his bucket list: get married. So, doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist Hospital rushed him to the chapel, where he became the first patient there to have his bachelor status removed. Steve Hartman meets the bride and the groom, who explains why he feels like "the luckiest man alive."      

In an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning," the star of the "Star Wars" and Indiana Jones franchises says top billing doesn't matter anymore. CBS News

MOVIES: Harrison Ford, the reluctant superstar, on "The Call of the Wild" | Watch Video
Harrison Ford has embodied some of the most enduring characters ever put on film as part of the "Star Wars" and Indiana Jones franchises. In his latest movie role he has embarked on one of the most enduring tales of man's best friend ever written: Jack London's "The Call of the Wild." Correspondent Lee Cowan sat down with the Oscar-nominated actor to talk about performing opposite a CGI dog; returning to the character of Indiana Jones for another upcoming adventure; and speaking out as an advocate for protecting the environment, among his other passionate causes.

To watch a trailer for "The Call of the Wild" click on the video player below. The movie opens in theatres February 21. 

The Call of the Wild | Official Trailer | 20th Century Studios by 20th Century Studios on YouTube

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Auschwitz survivors returned to mark the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army's liberation of the death camp, on January 27, 1945.  CBS News

HISTORY: Auschwitz, 75 years after liberation | Watch Video
Last month about 200 survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp returned to the site where 1.1 million people were murdered – Jews, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, gypsies, and others. Their ceremony, marking the 75th anniversary of their liberation, was a tribute to the living, and a lament for the dead. Preserving Auschwitz has been the mission of billionaire Ronald Lauder, who first visited in 1987 while he was the U.S. Ambassador to Austria. The chairman of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation and president of the World Jewish Congress, Lauder helped raise $40 million to open a conservation lab at Auschwitz so that objects telling the story of genocide will bear witness long after the survivors of Auschwitz are gone. Correspondent Martha Teichner reports.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz"

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The Hall of Names at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. CBS News

HISTORY: Yad Vashem: A mission to remember the victims of the Holocaust | Watch Video
Cut into a Jerusalem hillside is a striking modern memorial to an unthinkable past. Part museum and part archive, Yad Vashem stores the documents and artifacts of the Holocaust, the stories of millions of victims, and the testimonies of survivors who lost family members and loved ones. Seth Doane reports on the efforts made by museum staff and volunteers to identify the millions of souls lost to the Nazis' genocide.  

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Election 2020 Bernie Sanders
Supporters cheer presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at a campaign rally in Milford, N.H., February 4, 2020. Mary Altaffer/AP

COMMENTARY: Charlotte Alter on young voters' support of "socialism" | Watch Video
The Time magazine correspondent says progressive candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are pushing for advances in areas such as health care, child care and income inequality that older generations might equate with Communism. So what, exactly, is in a label?

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North Dakota (Extended Video)
On this Presidents Day weekend, "Sunday Morning" takes us to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Videographer: Valarie D'Elia.


Texas HS students compete in Mariachi festival

MUSIC: Texas HS students compete in Mariachi festival (Video)
Mariachi started in the late 1800s when Mexican musicians began adopting European instruments, like the violin, guitar, trumpet and accordion. But when Linda Ronstadt's 1987 album of songs she heard her Mexican father sing became a smash, mariachi went mainstream. Today, high school students across Texas practice this form of folkloric music that transcends the U.S.-Mexico border. Correspondent Barry Petersen talked to some of the young musicians who came to Edinburg in southwest Texas, where 70 bands participated in the 2019 State Mariachi Festival, which became a state-sanctioned competition for the first time.

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A family of Maasi giraffes in Maasi Mara National Preserve, Kenya.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Giraffes, a most improbable animal
Their general anatomy is a study in superlatives: the tallest terrestrial animals on Earth, with necks that are six feet long,  and strong legs to help support weight of up to 3,000 pounds.

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CALENDAR: Week of February 17 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

Arts & events around the U.S. (February 14)
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