This week on "Sunday Morning" (July 14)

Last Updated Jul 14, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

HEADLINES: Intense rainfall from Barry swamps Louisiana, Mississippi (Video)
Barry quickly lost its punch after coming ashore Saturday as the first hurricane of the year. But up to 20 inches of rain may fall as the system moves inland. Omar Villafranca, in Mandeville on Lake Ponchartrain, reports.

HEADLINES: Blackout dims New York's bright lights (Video)
The power is back in New York City after an apparent transformer fire Saturday evening caused a widespread blackout, darkening many Broadway shows but not the spirit of New Yorkers. Laura Podesta reports.

What happened when food blogger Wil Fulton tried an experiment of eating nothing but breakfast cereal for a week? And with egg sandwich sales increasing for breakfast, how are cereal makers trying to re-energize their brands? CBS News

COVER STORY: Bowled over for breakfast | Watch Video
What happened when food blogger Wil Fulton tried an experiment of eating nothing but breakfast cereal for a week – 82 consecutive bowls? Susan Spencer talks with Fulton about his serial dining on cereal. She also talks with Yale University's Paul Freedman about the history of breakfasts; Dana McNabb, of General Mills, who is bowled over by new varieties of cereal; and registered dietitian Wendy Lopez, who reveals her secret to breakfast smoothies. Originally broadcast on November 18, 2018.

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Measuring tape | Watch Video
On July 14, 1868, Alvin Fellows patented his "new and useful improvement in spring measuring tapes." Jane Pauley reports.

"Din, une très belle négresse #1" (2012) by Mickalene Thomas. CBS News

ART: Black models in modern art | Watch Video
A recent New York City art exhibition, now at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, explores the importance of black models as key to the development of 19th and 20th century art, through their representations by French and American artists (including Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Frederic Bazille and Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault). Nancy Giles talks with curator Denise Murrell about how the Harlem Renaissance influenced painters such as Henri Matisse, and with Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas about black figures in art at a time of social and political transformation.

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 Remembering Rip Torn, Jim Bouton and Ross Perot (Video)
Colson Whitehead on "The Nickel Boys" | Watch Video
Author Colson Whitehead won a Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling 2016 novel "The Underground Railroad." He talks with Lee Cowan about his latest novel, "The Nickel Boys," a fictional tale of cruelty and trauma based on the notorious Alfred G. Dozer School for Boys outside Tallahassee, where the neglect and abuse of children was rampant for decades.

WEB EXTRA: Read an extended transcript of Lee Cowan's interview with Colson Whitehead

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 A blooming business (Video)
Art Chadwick, who owns Chadwick & Son Orchids, near Richmond, Virginia, will happily sell you an orchid. But he's also willing to board your plant while you're on vacation. And yes, there are people who will pay to put up their beloved flowering plants, to make sure they're kept in clover. Steve Hartman reports.

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface.  NASA

APOLLO 11: To the Moon! A chronicle of mankind's greatest adventure | Watch Video
Jeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins and astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and, in archive footage, hears from mission commander Neil Armstrong about the achievement of the first Moon landing, and of the "magnificent desolation" they found there.

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  • Apollo 11 (
  • Apollo 11 (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
  • "Apollo 13" by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger (Mariner), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via Amazon

Events and exhibits celebrating Apollo 11 at 50 | Watch Video
When it comes to commemorating the anniversary of Man landing on the moon, the sky's the limit!

When NASA needed a lunar spacesuit for the Apollo astronauts, they turned to the experts - the women who sewed girdles and bras for Playtex. CBS News

APOLLO 11: The seamstresses who helped put a man on the moon | Watch Video
When NASA needed a lunar spacesuit for the Apollo astronauts, they turned to the International Latex Corporation, and a cadre of women who normally sewed latex bras, to create a softer, more flexible spacesuit. Tracy Smith talked with some of the seamstresses who fashioned protective wear that would mean life or death for men in space, and with Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt who was the last man to walk, and jump, on the lunar surface.

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The Moon, by the numbers | Watch Video

Walter Cronkite and the awe of space exploration | Watch Video
Martha Teichner on the CBS News veteran's coverage of an epochal human event: Man landing on the moon.

Week of July 15 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

Full moon (Video)
"Sunday Morning" checks out a full moon setting over Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Videographer: Scot Miller.       


From 2009: The story of macaroni and cheese (Video)
July 14 is National Macaroni and Cheese Day, and what better way to celebrate one of the great comfort foods of all time than this story originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" November 22, 2009? Macaroni and cheese has been an American staple since it was served by Thomas Jefferson at a White House state dinner in 1802, while Kraft made it an institution during the Great Depression. Serena Altschul talks with cheese expert Clark Wolf, branding expert Eileen Sharkey Rosenfeld, and with chefs Mike Ferraro and John DeLucie, who put a new spin on an old favorite.

Whale sharks are the largest nonmammalian vertebrates, and can grow in size to more than 60 feet in length.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Nature up close: Swimming with whale sharks
A meeting with giants off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at Soldier Field in Chicago, June 25, 2019.  Ed Spinelli for CBS News

GALLERY: Summer music 2019
It's summertime - time for music at festivals and venues across the country. Photos by CBS News' Jake Barlow, Ed Spinelli and Kirstine Walton.

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