This week on "Sunday Morning" (July 26)

Last Updated Jul 26, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

Host: Jane Pauley

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Murder Hornets
A dead Asian giant hornet is photographed in a lab in Olympia, Wash. Quinlyn Baine/Washington State Department of Agriculture via AP

COVER STORY: Invasion! The threat from Asian giant hornets | Watch Video
They can grow as large as two-and-a-half inches and can slaughter a colony of thousands of honeybees in a matter of hours. And their sting? It's one of the most painful known to humankind. Vespa mandarinia, dubbed by The New York Times as "murder hornets," are the nation's latest invasive species, and correspondent Luke Burbank talks with entomologists and a beekeeper about the threats these insects pose and what's being done to keep them from establishing themselves in the United States.

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POLITICS:
The state of our Union | Watch Video
1968 was a year that saw America tested over issues of race and war. In 2020, the country is being tested over issues of race and the pandemic. "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with noted political figures and writers – former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Senator Tom Daschle, and Pulitzer Prize-winning writers Kathleen Parker and Anna Quindlen – about government dysfunction; the dangers of the Twitterverse; and the leadership needed to unite these United States.

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PASSAGE:
Honors for John Lewis (Video)
This weekend Rep. John Lewis, who died July 17 at the age of 80, will be taken by a horse-drawn carriage one last time across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in Selma, Ala., the same bridge where his peaceful protest for voting rights in 1965 was met with a violence that has become seared in our nation's collective memory. Later, his body will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C.      

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Restaurateur Danny Meyer. CBS News

BUSINESS: Danny Meyer on the key takeaway for rescuing restaurants | Watch Video
Danny Meyer is one of New York City's most successful and influential restaurateurs. In mid-March he closed all 20 of his restaurants and laid off nearly 2,100 employees. Meyer, and his top executive, Chip Wade, president of the Union Square Hospitality Group, tell correspondent Martha Teichner how they plan to rebuild their business – and how the entire restaurant industry must evolve – in order to survive not only the pandemic, but a changing economy and changing tastes.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Danny Meyer on overcoming threats to business success
Danny Meyer, whose restaurant business laid off hundreds of employees because of the coronavirus pandemic, explains to correspondent Martha Teichner how his father's business experience, including two bankruptcies, informed his efforts to survive a wrenching blow to the hospitality industry.

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Enforcing social distancing at a restroom with police tape.   CBS News

BREAK: Rethinking the design of restrooms | Watch Video
As COVID becomes a fixture of life, new thought is being given to another fixture – the public restroom – and how to maintain social distancing in the most private of public places. Richard Schlesinger reports.

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MILEPOST: Americans with Disabilities Act
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George Bush on this day 30 years ago. The civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination and provides improved access to employment, goods and services and public facilities for millions with disabilities.

APTOPIX Racial Injustice Portland
Federal officers use chemical irritants and crowd control munitions to disperse Black Lives Matter protesters outside the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Noah Berger/AP

PROTESTS: The battle over federal forces on the ground in Portland | Watch Video
In addition to tear gas, there has been more than a whiff of politics in the air as armed men in camouflage have filled the streets of Portland, Oregon, setting off a pandemic of confusion and outrage. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin looks into the Department of Homeland Security's Border Patrol agents (who usually go after drug smugglers along the southwest border), who have been confronting and detaining protesters. Current and former government officials discuss what some decry as a "rogue police force."

WEB EXTRA: Christopher David: "Our city has been turned into a war zone intentionally" | Watch Video
In this web-exclusive commentary, the Navy veteran who stood up to a beating by camouflage-wearing officers at a Portland Black Lives Matter demonstration says federal forces are violating their oath to the Constitution.

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"Margaritaville" singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. CBS News

MUSIC: Jimmy Buffett: "Everybody needs to take a little breath" | Watch Video
The "Margaritaville" singer who's provided a summer soundtrack for decades, and who has a new album out ("Life on the Flip Side"), has cancelled his annual summer tour because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite the dour news and shuttered concert scene, Jimmy Buffett is one to turn lemons into lemonade, by performing online concerts for first responders. Correspondent Tracy Smith catches up with the singer about making music that meets the challenge of the times.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett performs "Slack Tide"
The singer-songwriter famed for "Margaritaville" has cancelled his annual summer tour, but fans who are isolating at home can take solace in his new album, "Life on the Flip Side." In this web exclusive for "CBS Sunday Morning," Jimmy Buffett performs a song from the album, "Slack Tide."

You can stream Jimmy Buffett's latest album "Life on the Flip Side"  by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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PASSAGE:
Remembering Regis Philbin (Video)
Talk show host Regis Philbin, who held the Guinness World Record for most hours on TV, died Friday, July 24 at the age of 88. "Sunday Morning" takes a look back at a perennially winning television personality. 

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: The iconic Regis Philbin (VIDEO)
TV legend Regis Philbin died Friday, July 24 at the age of 88. In this "Sunday Morning" profile originally broadcast December 25, 2005, Charles Osgood visited the set of Philbin's syndicated morning show, "Live with Regis and Kelly," and accompanied him on the piano, as Philbin talked about the hosting jobs, late-night guest appearances and recordings of one of TV's brightest personalities.

          
BOOKS:
 New York Times bestseller lists
"Sunday Morning" recaps this week's bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles, courtesy of The New York Times.

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LIFE:
Without water | Watch Video
The simple act of hand-washing became the first line of defense against the spread of the coronavirus. But millions of Americans have had to live through this pandemic with no safe running water, or even plumbing, in their homes. Correspondent Lee Cowan examines the lives of 21st century Americans with no easy access to water.

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  • From 2015: The Navajo Water Lady
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WEB EXTRA VIDEO: One West Virginia food bank's most-requested item: Water
Linda McKinney, director of the Five Loaves & Two Fishes Food Bank in Kimball, W.Va., describes to correspondent Lee Cowan the difficulty people in her community have in accessing a very scarce commodity: clean drinking water.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The scarcity of clean water
Mayra Carrillo grew up in California's Central Valley, in a home that did not have clean water to drink – and neither did her own children. She talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about when she realized living without access to safe drinking water was not "normal."

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BETWEEN THE LINES:
The New Yorker Cartoons (Video)
For some 95 years, cartoons in The New Yorker magazine have captured the spirit of their times. This time is no exception. "Sunday Morning" presents a recent sampling.

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NATURE:
Frogs and tadpoles in Catonsville, Md. (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to a pond near Catonsville, Maryland. Videographer: Videographer: Ken Kerbs. 

          
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"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: Celebrating Rodgers & Hart (Video)
2020 marks the centenary of the Broadway debut of the first professional collaboration by one of musical theater's most legendary duos, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. To honor their songwriting legacy, Broadway stars Jelani Alladin ("Frozen," "Hercules") and Christiani Pitts ("King Kong," "A Bronx Tale"), along with dancer Richard Riaz Yoder ("Hello, Dolly!," "Shuffle Along"), present a modern take on the Rodgers & Hart standard "The Lady Is a Tramp," recorded especially for the "Sunday Morning" audience. Music direction and arrangements by drummer Bryan Carter, who performs alongside bassist Russell Hall.


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