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This week on "Sunday Morning" (March 13)

Host: Jane Pauley


HEADLINES: Russia expands its brutal attack on Ukraine (Video)
As the war enters its third week, Russia's indiscriminate shelling of cities is leaving a path of death, destruction and despair, as its forces proceed towards the capital Kyiv. But Ukrainian forces continue to mount a fierce resistance. Correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports. 

COVER STORY: What Russians can see of their war against Ukraine | Watch Video
With the clampdown on independent news and social media within Russia, Vladimir Putin is restricting what Russian citizens know about the invasion of Ukraine. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports on the propaganda and misinformation that is painting a false picture of the war being waged by the Kremlin.

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Anti-war Protests Take Place In Moscow
Russian police officers detain a man during an unsanctioned protest rally against the military invasion of Ukraine, March 6, 2022 in Moscow. The Kremlin has instructed schools and media not to call it a "war," instead mandating "special peacekeeping operation." Using such terms as "invasion" or "attack" to describe Russia's campaign will cause that country's internet censor board to block websites. Epsilon/Getty Images

HEADLINES: Protesters in Russia risk arrest to speak out against war | Watch Video
Since Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, more than 13,000 Russians protesting in the streets have been arrested. Correspondent David Pogue talks with a young woman detained for demonstrating against the war; and with a former Parliament Member, forced to leave the country, who describes Putin's efforts to eradicate dissent.

It's Purim, which means it's time for some hamantaschen! CBS News

FOOD: Hamantaschen, a cookie bursting with history | Watch Video
Hamantaschen, a triangular-shaped cookie served during the Jewish holiday of Purim, celebrates the spirit of resilience. Correspondent Faith Salie bites into the history of this treat, and of how it came to be associated with the Biblical tale of Esther – and a notorious villain.

RECIPE: Apple Hamantaschen from Breads Bakery

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Actress, writer, producer and director Amy Poehler with correspondent Luke Burbank.  CBS News

TV: Amy Poehler on the hard work of comedy | Watch Video
Ever since she was a child growing up in Burlington, Mass., Amy Poehler knew she liked making people laugh. And she's become very good at it – as a member of the Second City improv troupe, a cast member of "Saturday Night Live," and the star of "Parks & Recreation." The actress and producer talked with correspondent Luke Burbank about her comedy career, including her latest project: directing the documentary "Lucy and Desi."

To watch a trailer for the documentary "Lucy and Desi," click on the video player below:

Lucy and Desi - Official Trailer | Prime Video by Prime Video on YouTube

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Correspondent Rita Braver with actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein, joined by Charlie.  CBS News

BOOKS: Harvey Fierstein on "I Was Better Last Night" | Watch Video
Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein recounts his life as a performer in his new memoir, "I Was Better Last Night." He talks with correspondent Rita Braver about coming out as gay as a teen; his roles in the Broadway shows "Torch Song Trilogy," "La Cage aux Folles," "Hairspray" and "Fiddler on the Roof"; and overcoming a serious drinking problem.

READ AN EXCERPT: "I Was Better Last Night" by Harvey Fierstein
In his new memoir the Tony-winning actor and playwright recalls his film roles in "Mrs. Doubtfire" opposite Robin Williams, and "Death to Smoochy" with Edward Norton and Jon Stewart.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including "Sesame Street" actor Emilio Delgado.     

Musician Keith Richards, with correspondent Anthony Mason.  CBS News

MUSIC: Keith Richards on the Rolling Stones and a solo reunion | Watch Video
The guitarist of The Rolling Stones, and frontman of Keith Richards & the X-Pensive Winos, talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about his solo career; writing new music with Mick Jagger; the passing of the Stones' drummer Charlie Watts; and how he kicked his most persistent addiction.

WEB EXTRA: Keith Richards & the X-Pensive Winos perform "999" (Video)

Keith Richards & the X-Pensive Winos perform "999" 05:16

To hear Keith Richards perform "Demon," from the remastered "Main Offender," click on the player below: 

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HARTMAN: Pep talk: Children's telephone hotline goes viral (Video)
In need of some encouragement? Students at West Side Union Grade School, in Healdsburg, Calif., are providing just that in recorded messages on a free telephone hotline, Peptoc. The art project, the brainchild of teachers Asherah Weiss and Jessica Martin, has gone viral, getting up to 9,000 calls per hour. Correspondent Steve Hartman talked with the teachers, and with some of the students whose unscripted, motivational gems are being shared. 

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  • Peptoc Hotline: (707) 998-8410
Actor Will Smith, an Oscar nominee for "King Richard." CBS News

MOVIES: Will Smith on building a legacy | Watch Video
Global superstar Will Smith, nominated for an Oscar for his performance in "King Richard," sits down with "CBS Mornings" co-host Gayle King to talk about his inspiring life's journey – from his complicated relationship with a disciplinarian father, to his early years as a rapper and TV star in "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," to becoming a big-screen box office champion.

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  • "King Richard" now playing in theatres and available On Demand
  • "Will" by Will Smith with Mark Manson (Penguin), in Hardcover, Large Print Trade Paperback, Spanish Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • Follow Will Smith on Twitter and Instagram

HISTORY: Explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship found (Video)
Last week archeologists discovered the wreck of Endurance, the vessel from Ernest Shackleton's fabled Antarctic expedition of over a century ago, nearly two miles below the surface of the icy Weddell Sea. Jane Pauley reports.

EDUCATION: Taking the masks off: Schools look beyond COVID (Video)
Pandemic protocols and remote learning have taken their toll on teachers, students and parents. As masks start coming off in classrooms across the country, correspondent Martha Teichner looks at whether schools can truly get back to normal – and how to measure collateral damage from the battle to educate kids during COVID.

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NATURE: Yosemite National Park (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us for a walk on the wild side, at California's Yosemite National Park. Videographer: Lance Millbrand. 


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THE BOOK REPORT: New fiction and non-fiction titles | Watch Video
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles offers his picks of new fiction and non-fiction titles for the spring, including the latest novel from Anne Tyler.

BOOK EXCERPT: "French Braid" by Anne Tyler

BOOK EXCERPT: "Booth" by Karen Joy Fowler

BOOK EXCERPT: "Mercy Street" by Jennifer Haigh

BOOK EXCERPT: "The Impossible City" by Karen Cheung      

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Fran Lebowitz and Ritchie Torres

Here Comes The Sun: The venerable voice of Fran Lebowitz and the rising political star of Ritchie Torres 23:37

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