This week on "Sunday Morning" (June 23)


NASA's Mars 2020 mission rover. Among the scientific instruments on board the rover: A stereoscopic camera, sensors to measure environmental conditions and the composition of Martian soil and atmosphere, a subsurface radar imager and a UV instrument to detect organic compounds.


Last Updated Jun 23, 2019 10:36 AM EDT


COVER STORY: Seeing red: Mankind gets closer to Mars | Watch Video
Mankind has never been closer to setting foot on Mars. NASA is completing construction of its new Mars rover, in readiness for its launch in July 2020, while SpaceX is firing prototypes of its Mars rocket engines, getting ready for short test flights in late 2020. David Pogue reports on the prognosis for manned exploration of the Red Planet.

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Sex researcher Alfred Kinsey | Watch Video
On June 23, 1894 the biologist and professor who founded the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction was born. Jane Pauley reports. 

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Streetwear designer Heron Preston. CBS News

FASHION: Streetwear, the latest fashion trend | Watch Video
Contributor Kelefa Sanneh, of The New Yorker magazine, reports on clothes that are a mashup of hiphop leisurewear and high fashion. He walks with designers Carine Roitfeld and Heron Preston, and Vogue Magazine's Lynn Yaeger about the bursting popularity of streetwear.

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Pioneering Hollywood executive Sherry Lansing with correspondent Mo Rocca. CBS News

HOLLYWOOD: Sherry Lansing, on life in Hollywood, and life since Hollywood | Watch Video
The former actress and producer, and the first woman to head a major film studio, became a role model in a male-dominated industry– and, while at the top of her game, boldly left the business altogether. Mo Rocca reports. 

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Surprise! You're about to watch a couple tie the knot! CBS News

MARRIAGE: "Something new": Surprise weddings | Watch Video
Are you the spontaneous type? Can you keep a secret? Then you might be someone to throw a "surprise wedding," with none of the angst, doting mother's advice or fighting bridesmaids to contend with. Plus, you have the fun of surprising people! Luke Burbank met an Ohio couple who sprang the big news to their guests at a party that suddenly turned matrimonial.

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Eighth grader Gwen Lynch, the only student at her one-room schoolhouse on Cuttyhunk Island in Massachusetts, has graduated. CBS News

HARTMAN: In a class by herself (Video)
On tiny Cuttyhunk Island in Massachusetts, 13-year-old Gwen Lynch is the only student in a one-room schoolhouse, built in 1873 to teach the children of fishermen. And this year, with Lynch leaving the island for high school, friends and family flocked to witness Cuttyhunk Elementary's last graduation ceremony ever. Steve Hartman reports. 

This week's New York Times bestsellers

Fiction Hardcover Bestsellers:

1. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
2. "Unsolved" by James Patterson and David Ellis
3. "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner
4. "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert
5. "Tom Clancy: Enemy Contact" by Mike Maden

Fiction Hardcover Bestsellers:

1. "Unfreedom of the Press" by Mark R. Levin
2. "Songs of America" by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw
3. "The Pioneers" by David McCullough
4. "Howard Stern Comes Again" by Howard Stern
5. "Educated" by Tara Westover

In a first for "Sunday Morning," host Jane Pauley interviews her husband, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist. CBS News

COMICS: The chronicles of "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley interviews her husband, cartoonist Garry Trudeau, whose '60s comic strip at Yale, "Bull Tales," evolved into one of the most influential and enduring chronicles of the generational counter-culture. Now 70, Trudeau talks about his Pulitzer Prize-winning strip, and the effect his memorable characters' journey has had on him. (Originally broadcast on December 2, 2018.)

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After 50 years, Jazzercise is still going strong.  CBS News

FITNESS: Jazzercise: Fit at 50 | Watch Video
Long before crossfit became a fad and spinning a sensation, there was the dance-based workout Jazzercise, and this '80s throwback is surprisingly alive and kicking. As correspondent Michelle Miller discovered, Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Missett, at 75, and her multi-million-dollar company are both in great shape.

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Dave Barry on learning to age more gracefully | Watch Video
Now that he is at the age when his mailbox is filled with ads for hearing aids, catheters and funerals, the humorist has some advice on how to handle turning the big seven-oh. 

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Week of June 24 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

Sunflowers (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us this first weekend of summer to a field of sunflowers in Milledgeville, Georgia. Videographer: Tom Cosgrove


Getting rid of the lawn mower (and your lawn, too)
Instead of spending time and money to maintain a monoculture that is actually damaging to our environment, follow these suggestions on how to let your yard go wild.

Judas Priest performs at the Rosemont Theatre in Chicago, May 25, 2019.  Jake Barlow/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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