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This week on "Sunday Morning" (July 11)

Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: Race to a cure for ALS | Watch Video
Brian Wallach has beaten the odds. Four years ago, he was diagnosed with ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – and given six months to live. He's used that time to lobby for more research funds for dozens of clinical trials of promising drugs to combat ALS. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Wallach and his wife, Sandra Abrevaya, about their unceasing efforts to expand treatments for ALS patients; and with Chris Snow, whose use of a promising experimental ALS treatment has already more than doubled his life expectancy.

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The Royal Albert Hall in London is marking its 150th anniversary as a music, performing arts and special event venue.  CBS News

MUSIC: London's Royal Albert Hall celebrates 150 years | Watch Video
Since 1871 London's Royal Albert Hall has been haunted (in a good way) by its history, hosting artists from Rachmaninoff to The Rolling Stones. Now, after having cancelled nearly 500 shows due to the pandemic, the 6,000-seat hall is reopening, filling a hole in Britain's cultural life. Correspondent Roxana Saberi reports.

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A montage of Faith Ringgold story quilts.  CBS News

ART: Faith Ringgold's art of fearlessness and joy | Watch Video
Ninety-year-old artist Faith Ringgold is best-known for her story quilts – a patchwork of lush, colorful and daring images with a story written right onto the fabric. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with Ringgold, who for decades refused to bow to convention during her career as she stitched a vibrant tapestry of art, history and social commentary, currently featured in an exhibition at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland.

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Actor James Caan with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz.  CBS News

MOVIES: Straight talk from James Caan | Watch Video
Few of the characters he's famed for playing, in such classics as "The Godfather," "Brian's Song" and "Misery," can compare to the man himself. Oscar-nominated actor James Caan talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about his rise from the streets of Queens, N.Y., to the heights of stardom (as well as the depths of depression), and about experiencing the joy of his craft and the respect of his peers. 

PASSAGE: Robert Downey Sr. and Richard Donner (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers two notable film industry figures who left us this week: Robert Downey Sr., director of the cult classic "Putney Swope"; and "Superman" director Richard Donner, who made us believe a man could fly. 

"Everydays: The First 5,000 Days," a collage created over the course of 5,000 days by the artist Beeple, was the first purely digital artwork ever auctioned at Christie's. Earlier this year, it sold for more than $69 million.  Christie's

TECH: Cashing in on the NFT craze | Watch Video
Why are digital files of artwork, videos and tweets selling for insane amounts of money? Correspondent David Pogue explains the origin and volatility of the market for NFTs (non-fungible tokens), and why content creators and speculators are generating a digital gold rush.

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HARTMAN: In full uniform (Video)
Joe Hall served as a Navy Petty Officer First Class during World War II. Now 97, he was looking for a proper Navy uniform in which to be buried, and found a Dunedin, Florida seamstress who happily enlisted in the project. Steve Hartman reports.

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MOVIES: The private Anthony Bourdain | Watch Video
Three years ago the globetrotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain died by suicide at age 61. Inexplicable to many, his death touched millions who knew him as an inspiring television presence. Now, a new documentary, "Roadrunner," explores the complexity of the man who seemed to have the world as his oyster. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with filmmaker Morgan Neville, and with colleagues who discuss the extraordinary trajectory of Bourdain's life.

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ROADRUNNER: A Film About Anthony Bourdain - Official Trailer [HD] - In Theaters July 16 by Focus Features on YouTube

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HEADLINES: Haiti by the numbers (Video)
Jane Pauley looks at the Caribbean island nation once again in the news, with the assassination this week of its president, Jovenel Moïse.

Conservation and breeding programs have increased the numbers of the endangered California condor.  CBS News

NATURE: How hunters can aid the California condor's comeback | Watch Video
Scientists who are breeding the California condor in captivity and releasing them into the wild say the endangered bird faces a critical hazard: lead poisoning from hunters' ammunition used to fell game which this bird of prey may scavenge. Correspondent Conor Knighton talks with conservationists who are promoting lead-free ammunition to protect the species' future.

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NATURE: Lassen Volcanic National Park (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to a real hot spot – Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. Videographer: Jaime McDonald.     

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