This week on "Sunday Morning" (June 9)

Last Updated Jun 9, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

GUEST HOST: Mo Rocca

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COVER STORY:
The lavender scare: How the federal government purged gay employees | Watch Video
In the 1950s the U.S. government deemed federal workers who were homosexual to be security risks and began purging them from the workforce. A new documentary looks at how the policy played out over more than four decades. Mo Rocca reports.

To watch a trailer for the documentary "The Lavender Scare," click on the video player below.

The Lavender Scare - Official Trailer by The Lavender Scare on YouTube

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PASSAGE:
 Remembering Dr. John | Watch Video
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr was a true son of New Orleans, mixing blues, jazz, rock, and faux voodoo in a musical gumbo all his own. Mo Rocca reports. 

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Dr. John, of New Orleans (Video)
Grammy-winning musician-composer-producer Malcolm John Rebennack Jr, better known as Dr. John, mixed blues, jazz, rock, and faux voodoo into a rich musical gumbo, until his passing on June 6, 2019 at age 77. In this "Sunday Morning" profile originally broadcast August 20, 2006, correspondent Russ Mitchell rode with Dr. John through New Orleans history – both musical and disaster-related – stopping to chat with one of the godfathers of the city's music scene, Allen Toussaint, and Cosimo Matassa, owner of the legendary New Orleans recording studio where Dr. John started playing as a teenager.

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Actor Andrew Rannells.  CBS News

ON BROADWAY: Broadway's Andrew Rannells: "Too Much Is Not Enough" | Watch Video
It's been seven years since Andrew Rannells starred in the hit Broadway show, "The Book of Mormon," earning him his first Tony Award nomination.  He has since starred in several TV series, and authored a memoir, "Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood." Faith Salie talked with Rannells about how he found the spotlight.

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: Andrew Rannells' "Too Much Is Not Enough"

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THE TONY NOMINEES:
 "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations" | Watch Video

GALLERY: Fabulous portraits of the cast of "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations"

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Singer Gloria Gaynor. CBS News

MUSIC: Gloria Gaynor on her "Testimony" | Watch Video
Four decades after her signature song, "I Will Survive," hit #1 and became an anthem of female endurance, 69-year-old singer Gloria Gaynor's new gospel album, "Testimony," is her own tale of survival. Anthony Mason reports.

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THE TONY NOMINEES:
 Jeff Daniels on "To Kill a Mockingbird" | Watch Video

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CBS News' Walter Cronkite and former General. Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the American Cemetery in Normandy, France, 20 years after D-Day. CBS News

D-DAY AT 75: His grandfather's war: David Eisenhower on the general and D-Day | Watch Video
David Eisenhower, grandson of the general who commanded the greatest military operation of history's most terrible war, talks with David Martin about the legacy of D-Day, and of the decisions made and responsibilities borne by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, who led nearly 160,000 Allied troops into Normandy 75 years ago.

ARCHIVE VIDEO: CBS Reports (1964): "D-Day Plus 20 Years - Eisenhower Returns to Normandy"
The Allied invasion of Nazi-controlled France on June 6, 1944 was the largest military invasion in history, involving nearly 160,000 service members arriving by ship and air at Normandy. Its success turned the tide of World War II. Two decades after D-Day, former Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was Supreme Commander in charge of the operation, returned to Normandy. Eisenhower talked with CBS News' Walter Cronkite about his experiences in June 1944, the tactical decisions behind Operation Overlord, and how British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was talked out of joining the invading forces. Eisenhower and Cronkite visited the Allies' war room on England's southern coast; the coast of France, including Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach; and the American military cemetery at St. Laurent-on-the-Sea. This special broadcast of "CBS Reports," featuring newsreel footage of the invasion, originally aired in 19 countries around the world on June 5, 1964.

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HARTMAN:
 The "Wow!" concert (Video)
It was an unusual outburst for a classical music concert: an audience member shouted out "Wow!" at the very end of Mozart's "Masonic Funeral Music," performed by the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston. The group's president and CEO, David Snead, was determined to find out who had broken audience protocol in such a forthright way. The answer to his query proved very surprising, as Steve Hartman discovered.

       
THE TONY NOMINEES:
Annette Bening on "All My Sons" | Watch Video

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The actor talks about his new Showtime series, "City on a Hill," fame, and the linkages that bring us all several degrees closer to one another. CBS News

TELEVISION: Kevin Bacon on career longevity, and the links that connect us all | Watch Video
The actor talks about his new Showtime series, "City on a Hill," in which he plays a corrupt federal agent in Boston. Lee Cowan reports. 

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ALMANAC:
 Cole Porter | Watch Video

Good authors, too, who once knew better words
Now only use four-letter words
Writing prose
Anything goes!

The composer of such Broadway classics as "Anything Goes" and "Kiss Me, Kate" was born on June 19, 1891. Mo Rocca reports.

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CNN reporter Jim Acosta, right, questions President Trump on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Nov. 20, 2018. Andrew Harnik/AP

JOURNALISM: CNN's Jim Acosta on the press' role in the Trump era | Watch Video
Candidate and then President Trump has repeatedly attacked the news media, called stories he dislikes "fake news," and has lied to the public more than 10,000 times since taking office. At the same time, access to press briefings in the White House has dwindled. CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who has been called the "enemy of the people" by the president, says the press corps' responsibility these days is not just to call balls and strikes, but also fouls. He talks with his colleague, CBS News' White House correspondent Chip Reid, about the role of the press corps today, and about his new book, "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America."

READ A BOOK EXCERPT:  Jim Acosta's "The Enemy of the People"

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THE TONY NOMINEES:
 Bryan Cranston on "Network" | Watch Video

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NATURE:
Elk (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Point Reyes National Seashore in California, a safe home for Tule Elk, hunted nearly to extinction in the 1800s. Videographer: Lee McEachern.
        

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CALENDAR:
 Week of June 10 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.  

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A grizzly cub on the left and a black bear, with some brown markings, on the right. Even though they are young, one of the major differences between the two species can be seen: The grizzly has a "dished" face that curves down from its forehead to its nose; the black bear's profile is much flatter.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Grizzlies and black bears
Judy Lehmberg on the bears of Yellowstone National Park.

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André De Shields, Amber Gray and the cast of "Hadestown," which leads this year's Tony Awards with 14 nominations. "Hadestown"/Matthew Murphy

TONY AWARDS: Stream songs from this year's nominated musicals, revivals
Fans of musical theater can listen to songs and excerpts from this year's nominated productions, including streams of cast albums and behind-the-scenes video.

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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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