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This week on "Sunday Morning" (January 23)

Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: The billion-dollar question: Can you be TOO rich? | Watch Video
The richest one percent of Americans now owns 16 times the wealth of the bottom 50 percent. That disparity has brought to light questions about the need for billionaires – and their need for even more money. Correspondent Mark Whitaker talks with activist Abigail Disney and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy about whether acquiring a billion or more dollars is a valued goal; and with professor Ingrid Robeyns, who proposes the concept of "limitarianism" – determining a moral limit to how much wealth one can accumulate.

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HEADLINES: What are Putin's intentions in Ukraine? | Watch Video
Nearly eight years after Russia invaded and took control of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, 100,000 Russian troops have recently built up along the border of Ukraine. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with former U.S. ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder and retired Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges about what President Vladimir Putin hopes to gain with a possible invasion, and what the consequences may be – for the Kremlin, for Europe, for NATO, and for Washington.

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Members of the South End Rowing Club regularly swim in the waters of San Francisco Bay.  CBS News

U.S.: Taking the plunge (Video)
Members of the South End Rowing Club test their bodies and minds by swimming in the murky and very cold waters of San Francisco Bay, braving currents, boats, sea life and hypothermia. Correspondent Luke Burbank, eager to prove his mettle, joined in.

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4th Annual Variety - The Children's Charity Of Southern CA Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
Actor James Hong in 2014.  Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

MOVIES: James Hong: An actor's guide to longevity | Watch Video
During his 92 years, James Hong has racked up more film and TV credits than nearly anyone. Even more impressive, the actor did so while confronting demeaning stereotypes in Hollywood. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz talks with the constantly-working Hong about a career that began with entertaining U.S. troops during the Korean War, and extended to such treasured films as "Chinatown" and "Big Trouble in Little China."

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including the rock singer and actor Meat Loaf ("Bat Out of Hell").

Maria Sharapova's Los Angeles home was featured in Architectural Digest, which described it as "discreetly ravishing."  Architectural Digest

MAGAZINES: Architectural Digest – A century of style | Watch Video
Bold-faced names like tennis star Maria Sharapova and rocker Lenny Kravitz have pulled back the curtain on their homes for Architectural Digest, the magazine that showcases the work of the very best design in the business. Correspondent Serena Altschul looks back at the first hundred years of Architectural Digest, and visits the Condé Nast archives, to see how the magazine that has celebrated style for a century continues to evoke home.

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HARTMAN: American youth to the rescue (Video)
In rural Sackets Harbor, N.Y., where COVID-19 affected the local volunteer ambulance service's ability to respond to calls, local high school students took the required training and picked up the slack. Correspondent Steve Hartman talked to some of the teenagers who are stepping up to aid their community. 

Correspondent Mo Rocca with actress Christine Baranski.  CBS News

TELEVISION: The answered prayers of Christine Baranski | Watch Video
As a child she performed Broadway tunes to a statue of the Virgin Mary. And during her five-decade career in films, TV, and on stage, two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Baranski has played characters who are sophisticated, smart and savvy. Correspondent Mo Rocca sits down with Baranski, who stars in "The Good Fight" and the new HBO series, "The Gilded Age," about her rich life on- and off-screen.

WEB EXTRA: "Break a leg": Christine Baranski on starring in "Mame" post-surgery (YouTube Video)
In this web exclusive, Tony Award-winning actress Christine Baranski talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about how a knee injury didn't get in the way of her starring in a Kennedy Center production of the musical "Mame."

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The Gilded Age | Official Trailer | HBO by HBO on YouTube

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A view of the "Futures" exhibition at the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building in Washington, D.C. Ron Blunt Architectural Photography/Smithsonian

MUSEUMS: The Smithsonian looks toward the "Futures" (Video)
"Futures," a new exhibit at the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C., features technology, art, and interactive displays that delve into the many forms that the future may take. Correspondent David Pogue pays a visit.

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COMMENTARY: Terence Smith on his encounter with Sirhan Sirhan's father | Watch Video
The foreign correspondent and former "Sunday Morning" journalist, author of the new memoir, "Four Wars, Five Presidents," talks about discussing the murder of Senator Robert F. Kennedy with the father of Sirhan Sirhan.

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NATURE: British Virgin Islands (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday deep in the warm waters of the British Virgin Islands. Videographer: Nedra Gurry.


A scene from the documentary "Fire of Love" by Sara Dosa. Courtesy of Sundance Institute

MOVIES: Sundance Film Festival 2022: Opening highlights | Part 2
For the second year in a row, the Utah-based festival bows as a virtual event, with world premiere documentaries and narrative films streaming online.'s David Morgan offers some of the first days' highlights.

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