This week on "Sunday Morning" (July 21)

Last Updated Jul 21, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

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HEADLINES: Heat wave grips much of the U.S. (VIDEO)
From Texas to the Great Lakes, and east to New England, a heat wave – in some areas in triple digits – is broiling the nation. So far, it's blamed for at least six deaths. Meg Oliver reports.

"Mike Wallace is here" | Watch Video
Four words that struck terror into the hearts of shady businessmen and corrupt politicians – "Mike Wallace is here" – also comprise the title of a new documentary that depicts the dramatic life and career of the legendary CBS News correspondent, whose no-holds-barred interview style and indefatigable showmanship helped make "60 Minutes" must-see TV.  Rita Braver talks with filmmaker Avi Belkin (who was granted unprecedented access to CBS News' archives), and with Mike's son, "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace, about building a career in the footsteps of a giant.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Chris Wallace on Mike Wallace stealing interviews
In this web exclusive, Chris Wallace, host of "Fox News Sunday," talks with Rita Braver about his father, legendary CBS newsman Mike Wallace, whose competitiveness for interviews stretched even to stealing an interview with comedian Chris Rock from his own son. 

GALLERY: Remembering Mike Wallace, 1918-2012

"Mike Wallace Is Here" opens in theaters July 26, To watch a trailer click on the video player below.

Mike Wallace Is Here - Official Trailer by Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing on YouTube

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 New York City's Central Park | Watch Video
On July 21, 1853, hundreds of acres of land in the center of Manhattan were set aside for parkland, ultimately developed into one of the world's most glorious public spaces. Lee Cowan reports.

GALLERY: New York's Central Park

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Sales of seltzer and sparkling water have approximately tripled in the last ten years. CBS News

BEVERAGES: Sparkling water is making a splash | Watch Video
Welcome to the "Age of Effervescence," when sales of seltzer and sparkling water are positively bubbling over. Serena Altachul talks with seltzer expert Barry Joseph, author of "Seltzertopia," and with Alex Gomberg, the owner of Brooklyn Seltzer Boys, where carbonated water has been produced for generations. Originally broadcast on November 18, 2018.

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ZZ Top in concert. CBS News

MUSIC: ZZ Top: After 50 years they've still got legs | Watch Video
The band ZZ Top is marking 50 years together, with a new remastered collection of their greatest hits, "Goin' 50." Jim Axlerod talks with guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard (the one without a beard) who are still working hard to make their pedal-to-the-metal, bluesy country rock seem so easy.

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 Finding peace for the fallen, and themselves (VIDEO)
At a cemetery in Chester, Illinois, Lt. Perry Dotson is 50 years late for the funeral of Army Private First Class Leonard Nitzsche, who was in Dotson's platoon in Vietnam when, in April 1970, he was killed. Dotson felt he never had the chance to properly grieve the loss of the young man – nor, it turns out, did other members of his platoon, prompting an unforgettable reunion. Steve Hartman reports. 

There are only 200 or so dusky gopher frogs in the wild, all living around one Mississippi pond. Scientists have used in vitro fertilization to breed more to prevent the species' extinction. CBS News

NATURE:  On the brink: The Endangered Species Act | Watch Video
Around the world, plant and animal species are going extinct at a rate faster than any time in human history. The Endangered Species Act, signed into law 46 years ago, has succeeded in preventing hundreds of species on the list from going extinct, and has recovered 54 species. But new regulatory changes to the Act are being finalized by the Trump administration, which may weaken its ability to protect wildlife and habitat, and – say wildlife advocates – speed extinctions. Conor Knighton reports.

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COMEDY: Hannah Gadsby: There is life after trauma | Watch Video
Luke Burbank profiles the Australian writer., actress and standup comedian whose recent Netflix special, "Hannah Gadsby: Nanette," about the intersection of comedy and tragedy, earned her a Peabody Award, and whose latest show, "Douglas," is even more revealing. 

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk with "Sunday Morning" contributor Jeffrey Kluger. CBS News

SPACE: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on the next giant leap for mankind | Watch Video
As the founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX, a private company that makes rockets and spacecraft, Elon Musk envisions a time when his reusable rockets will bring people to the moon and Mars. He's focused on humans becoming a "multi-planet species," and on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, he speaks with Jeffrey Kluger (editor-at-large at Time magazine, and the co-author of "Apollo 13") about his vision for the future.

WEB EXTRA: Read an extended interview with Elon Musk

GALLERY: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off

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OPINION: He said, ze said: Faith Salie on preferred gender pronouns | Watch Video
The grammar geek talks about the practice of choosing or requesting non-binary pronouns.

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Week of July 22 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

 Cuba's Isle of Youth (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us under the sea, at Cuba's Isle of Youth (Isla de la Juventud). Videographer: Ziggy Livnat.


The bald eagle has been brought back from the edge of extinction by the Endangered Species Act. Orlando C. Monaco

NATURE UP CLOSE: The return of the bald eagle
Videographer Carl Mrozek on the recovery that America's national symbol has accomplished in the wild, thanks to the Endangered Species Act.

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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