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This week on "Sunday Morning" (June 23)

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"Sopranos" creator David Chase (center), with members of the cast, clockwise from top left: Michael Imperioli (who played Christopher Moltisanti); Steve Schirripa (Bobby "Bacala" Baccalieri), Steven Van Zandt (Silvio Dante), and Edie Falco (Carmela Soprano). CBS News

COVER STORY: "The Sopranos" at 25: Looking back on TV's greatest hour | Watch Video
In 1999, a series premiered on HBO that would change television: "The Sopranos," the saga of a New Jersey crime family headed by Tony Soprano, an anti-hero who enters therapy to question a lifetime of violence and corruption. Correspondent Anthony Mason talks with series creator David Chase, and the show's stars Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa, about the personal and cultural impact of "The Sopranos"; about the late James Gandolfini, whose performance as Tony Soprano Chase calls "otherworldly"; and about the series' controversial finale.

WEB EXTRA: "Sopranos" costars on James Gandolfini (Video)
Actor James Gandolfini, who became fixed in the public consciousness as the lead figure in the acclaimed HBO series "The Sopranos," died on June 19, 2013, at age 51. In this web exclusive, correspondent Anthony Mason talks with actors Edie Falco, Steven Van Zandt, Steve Schirripa and Michael Imperioli, along with series creator David Chase, who remember Gandolfini's achievement in creating the character of mob boss Tony Soprano; reflect on his acting skills and how he responded to fame; and recall the shock of losing him.

WATCH: The concluding scene of "The Sopranos" (YouTube Video)

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ALMANAC: June 23 (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at historical events on this date.

Correspondent Martha Teichner with Jeffrey Pang and his son, Kevin Pang, hosts of the America's Test Kitchen cooking series "Hunger Pangs." CBS News

FOOD: The father-and-son team behind "Hunger Pangs" | Watch Video
Food writer Kevin Pang and his dad, Jeffrey, are exploring their Asian heritage as hosts of a YouTube cooking show for America's Test Kitchen, "Hunger Pangs." They're also co-authors of a new cookbook, "A Very Chinese Cookbook: 100 Recipes from China & Not China (But Still Really Chinese)." They talk with correspondent Martha Teichner about food's special familial bond.

RECIPE: Honey-Walnut Shrimp from Kevin and Jeffrey Pang of America's Test Kitchen
The authors of America's Test Kitchen's "A Very Chinese Cookbook" offer their take on a not-entirely-authentic Chinese dish.

RECIPE: Simple Fried Rice: the "perfect leftovers dish" from America's Test Kitchen hosts Kevin and Jeffrey Pang

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Correspondent Mo Rocca with Oscar-nominated actress June Squibb, star of the new action-comedy "Thelma."  CBS News

MOVIES: June Squibb on her action-comedy debut in "Thelma" (Video)
Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Academy Award-nominated actress June Squibb who, at age 94, is playing her first leading film role in the comedy "Thelma," about a grandmother who seeks revenge against a scam artist. There are even chase scenes (on scooters)! Rocca also talks with the film's writer-director, Josh Margolin, and his gritty and tenacious grandmother, Thelma Post, who at 103 inspired the tale of a woman fighting for what's hers.

To watch a trailer for "Thelma" click on the video player below:

Thelma - Official Trailer | June Squibb, Richard Roundtree, Parker Posey, Fred Hechinger by Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing on YouTube

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  • "Thelma" (Magnolia Pictures) opens in theaters June 21
Correspondent Rita Braver with second gentleman Doug Emhoff and his son, Cole Emhoff.  CBS News

POLITICS: Doug Emhoff on the role of second gentleman | Watch Video
Our nation's first "second gentleman," husband of the first female U.S. vice president, Doug Emhoff gave up a lucrative career as a lawyer to support his wife, Kamala Harris; and as the first Jewish person in his position, he has taken a leading role in the administration's fight against antisemitism and hate crimes. He talks with correspondent Rita Braver about being a vice presidential spouse, and about how Kamala Harris is "the toughest person out there."

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PASSAGE: Donald Sutherland + Willie Mays (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back on the careers of two greats who passed this week: Baseball's beloved Willie Mays, and acclaimed actor Donald Sutherland.  

From the archives: Willie Mays, the "Say Hey Kid" by CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Willie Mays, the "Say Hey Kid" (YouTube Video)
Baseball legend Willie Mays, one of the most talented and beloved players in MLB history, died June 18, 2024 at age 94. In this August 5, 1979 report for "CBS Sunday Morning," Mays talked with correspondent Ray Gandolf about his love for the game on the occasion of being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and participated in Old Timer's Day at Shea Stadium.

GALLERY: Donald Sutherland 1935-2024
The actor, recipient of a lifetime achievement Academy Award, was renowned for such films as "MASH," "Klute," "Don't Look Now," "Ordinary People," and "The Hunger Games."

WORLD: Combatants for Peace: Seeking a solution without violence (Video)
Formed 18 years ago, the group Combatants for Peace began bringing together former combatants from both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide – emphasizing the all-too-rare-approaches of dialogue, understanding, and community building. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with participants (including an Israeli military veteran and a former member of Hamas) who now seek purpose through cooperation.

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Oscar-nominated actor Jude Law, star of the new film "Firebrand," in which he plays King Henry VIII.  CBS News

MOVIES: Jude Law on "Firebrand" and the actor's "long game"
Oscar-nominated actor Jude Law's latest role is King Henry VIII, opposite Alicia Vikander as the royal's sixth wife Katherine Parr, in the historical drama "Firebrand." It's just one in a long line of tortured and textured characters he enjoys inhabiting; in fact, he tells correspondent Lee Cowan, it's part of the actor's "long game" to avoid being typecast as a heartthrob. 

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FIREBRAND | Official Trailer | In theaters June 14 by RoadsideFlix on YouTube

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CAMPAIGN 2024: The Biden-Trump debate: An interview for the nation's top job | Watch Video
CBS News correspondent John Dickerson, anchor of "The Daily Report," looks at the historical precedents of presidential debates, and explains why a Biden-Trump debate is like no other.

Since 1996 the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has been backing up every website.  CBS News

TECH: The Wayback Machine, a time machine for the web | Watch Video
The internet is ephemeral, with the average life of a web page – before it's changed or deleted – about 100 days. And so, the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has been making backups of websites every day since 1996, with nearly 900 billion pages preserved, available to all. But making books and music freely available has led to several lawsuits brought by record labels and the book publishing industry. Correspondent David Pogue reports.

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NATURE: Eels (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday with American eels, also called Elvers, arriving to spend summer near Ellsworth, Maine. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.  


From the archives: "Sopranos" star Michael Imperioli by CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube

FROM THE ARCHIVES: "Sopranos" star Michael Imperioli (YouTube Video)
Actor Michael Imperioli, who won an Emmy playing Christopher Moltisanti, the hotheaded nephew of crime boss Tony Soprano on the acclaimed series "The Sopranos," talks with correspondent Russ Mitchell about the role that made him a star on screen and off; why his character (clearly a bad guy) struck a chord with viewers; and how the cast responded whenever a character is "whacked," in a "Sunday Morning" profile originally broadcast on September 26, 2004.

Mo Rocca, author and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, talks about being a roctogenarian 04:35

BOOKS: "Roctogenarians"
Mo Rocca talked with CBS Station KCAL about his new book on being a "roctogenarian."

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