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This week on "Sunday Morning" (June 19)

Host: Jane Pauley. 


CBS News' Mark Whitaker at the grave of his great-grandfather, Frank Whitaker, who was enslaved from his birth in Texas in 1853 until the age of 11.   CBS News

COVER STORY: Juneteenth: America's second Independence Day | Watch Video
On June 19, 1865, more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Union Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston that all enslaved people in Texas were now free. The day would become commemorated as Juneteenth, but for the now-free African Americans, the future was uncertain. CBS News' Mark Whitaker takes a personal journey to Jewett, Texas, where his great-grandfather became a free man, and meets with relatives for whom Juneteenth has taken on a special meaning.

At the time of the COVID outbreak in Spring 2020, Dr. Lindsay Lief, a pulmonologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, saw an increase in ICU beds from 100 to 250.  New York-Presbyterian Hospital

MEDICINE: The COVID frontlines: How NYC doctors faced the outbreak | Watch Video
The staff at an elite ICU in New York City had seen many emergencies, but nothing close to the start of the coronavirus outbreak in March 2020. CBS News' Lesley Stahl sits down with doctors from New York-Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Hospital, and with journalist Marie Brenner, author of "The Desperate Hours," to pull back the curtain on the inner lives, struggles and triumphs of doctors who were living in what felt like a war zone.

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MOVIES: Meet Marcel, a tiny shell - and now a big movie star | Watch Video
When comedian-actor Jenny Slate and filmmaker Dean Fleischer-Camp created the voice of a tiny animated character – a seashell with a googly eye, shoes, and a winning personality – they could not predict that their quirky short films would become viral hits online, nor that the one-inch-tall shell would star in a feature-length movie, the heartwarming adventure "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On." Correspondent David Pogue talks with Slate and Fleischer-Camp about Marcel's sweet, funny quest to find his family; and with "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl, who plays herself in the film.

To watch a trailer for "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On" click on the video player below:

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On | Official Trailer HD | A24 by A24 on YouTube

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Singer-songwriter A.J. Croce lost his father, Jim Croce, at the age of two, when the singer died in a 1973 plane crash. Today, A.J. is singing his father's music.  CBS News

MUSIC: A.J. Croce on reconnecting with his father, Jim Croce | Watch Video
The singer-songwriter lost his dad in a plane crash before he turned two, temporarily lost his sight when he was four, and lost his wife to a heart condition. Now 50, musician and songwriter A.J. Croce is turning to the music that his father, Jim Croce, had made famous, and in the process is embracing his father's legacy – and his own. Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including political commentator and columnist Mark Shields.

Scenic designer Victor Paganuzzi, who created the original, iconic "Sunday Morning" set.   CBS News

OBITUARY: Scenic designer Victor Paganuzzi, creator of iconic "Sunday Morning" set, dies at 90
His nearly 50-year career at CBS ran the gamut from "Jackie Gleason" and soap operas, to news broadcasts, elections, inaugurations – and a familiar morning program.

ARCHIVES: From 2011: "Sunday Morning" set designer Victor Paganuzzi (Video)

The Sports Bra, in Portland, Ore., is the first sports bar that exclusively runs women's sports on its TVs.  CBS News

SPORTS: A sports bar of their own | Watch Video
Jenny Nguyen found it difficult to watch women's sports at sports bars, which predominantly showcase broadcasts of men's games. So, she founded the Sports Bra, a watering hole in Portland, Ore., and the first one in America that exclusively shows women's sports on all its TVs. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports.

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HARTMAN: One graduate's lofty goal (Video)
After 18-year-old Jake Thibeault was paralyzed in a hockey game, he made an extraordinary prediction to the head of school at Milton Academy outside Boston: that he would walk at graduation. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on how a student schooled others on setting goals.

Dancer, choreographer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov, now starring in "The Orchard."  CBS News

STAGE: Mikhail Baryshnikov on "The Orchard" and Putin's war | Watch Video
At the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov stars in an adaptation of Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," a story whose themes of loss and freedom echo with Russia's invasion of Ukraine. He talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about the production, and how the dancer, who has remained largely non-political since his 1974 defection from the Soviet Union, says he can no longer stay silent on what he calls Putin's war.

To watch a trailer for the live + immersive production of "The Orchard" click on the video player below:

The Orchard - J Hecht & M Baryshnikov Live, Immersive | Online - Trailer by Show One Productions on YouTube

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Plants and animals that existed hundreds of millions of years ago are what power our homes and cars today. CBS News

SCIENCE: "Meet the Fossils": Ancient life that powers our world (Video)
When we burn fossil fuels to power our homes and cars, we're burning the remains of ancient life – plants and animals that were transformed over millions of years into coal or oil. And we are using up that resource at a rapid rate. Writer and narrator Robert Krulwich explains how, in this "CBS Sunday Morning" video essay, based on the work of Aatish Bhatia. Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton. Music by Buck St. Thomas.

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  • "Meet the Fossils," supported by "This American Life"
  • Written and narrated by Robert Krulwich, based on the work of Aatish Bhatia
  • Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton
  • Music by Buck St. Thomas
San Francisco Mayor London Breed with correspondent John Blackstone.  CBS News

U.S.: San Francisco Mayor London Breed on the city's challenges | Watch Video
Four years ago, London Breed, who grew up in poverty in San Francisco, became mayor. Since then, she has been forced to address the city's problems of homelessness and rising property crimes, issues that have frustrated residents and tourists, and which may be making this famously liberal city a little less tolerant. Correspondent John Blackstone talks with Breed about meeting the city's myriad challenges.

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NATURE: Stingrays (Extended Video)
We travel this morning to the waters off the island of St. Croix. Videographer: National Geographic Explorer, ocean activist and longtime friend of "Sunday Morning" Ziggy Livnat, who passed away this week.       


News photographer Sáshenka Gutiérrez at work in a conflict zone, as police clash with demonstrators protesting against violence toward women in Mexico, in the new documentary "Endangered."  HBO Max

MOVIES: 2022 Tribeca Festival: Highlights to watch in theaters or at home
More than 100 fiction and non-fiction features will unspool at the New York City festival, with many available for home viewing through June 26 via the Tribeca At Home platform. Check out some choice picks.

Part 1 Highlights

Part 2 Highlights

Part 3 Highlights

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Here Comes The Sun: Actor Jeff Bridges and McDonald's ice cream machines 23:28

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Actor Jeff Bridges and McDonald's ice cream machines (Video)
Tony Dokoupil sits down with comedian Michael Che to talk about "Saturday Night Live" and his love for stand-up comedy. Also, Faith Salie heads to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the coat President Lincoln wore when he was assassinated. 

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