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COVER STORY: "MeatEater" host Steve Rinella, the "Julia Child of the campfire" | Watch Video
Steve Rinella is a hunter trying to teach his own children, and the public, about respecting natural resources, and in part he's doing it through food. He's creator and host of the popular TV and web series, "MeatEater," in which he cooks the game and fish he's caught himself. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Rinella about how he grew to see himself as a conservationist.

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A new exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has collected more paintings by Johannes Vermeer than any show before.  CBS News

ART: The mysteries of Johannes Vermeer | Watch Video
The 17th century artist, hailed for his use of light and for the serenity of his painted scenes, was a master of the Dutch Golden Age. For the first time, 28 of Johannes Vermeer's exquisite paintings – the majority of his life's work – have been assembled at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam for what's considered a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Correspondent Seth Doane explores the story behind Vermeer's life and art.

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Skiers participated in this year's cross country trek known as the American Birkebeiner, in Hayward, Wis.  CBS News

SPORTS: The American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race (Video)
Since it was first held 50 years ago, the American Birkebeiner, a trek of more than 30 miles through the Northwoods of Wisconsin, modeled after a fabled bit of Norwegian history, has become the largest cross-country ski race in the U.S. Correspondent Conor Knighton reports on how enthusiasm for the festival of events surrounding the race (dubbed "Birke fever") has snowballed. 

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Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford star in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street."   Franz Szony/"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

ON STAGE: Josh Groban and the return of "Sweeney Todd" | Watch Video
There's a new demon barber of Fleet Street: Josh Groban, who earned a Tony nomination for his first Broadway musical, "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," is back in the title role of Stephen Sondheim's iconic musical about a vengeful barber whose victims are baked into meat pies. CBS News' Anthony Mason talks with Groban; Tony-winner Annaleigh Ashford (who co-stars as Mrs. Lovett); and Tony-winning director Thomas Kail ("Hamilton") about the blood-curdling revival.

To watch a preview of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" click on the video player below:

Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Sweeney Todd Broadway on YouTube

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Lance Reddick, star of "The Wire" and the "John Wick" films.

The site of the Hungerford School, which served Black students in the segregation South.  CBS News

U.S.: A Black settlement, and a fight over "sacred land" | Watch Video
Eatonville, Florida, one of the first Black towns to incorporate following the Civil War, is also one of the few to have survived, but barely. And now, 100 acres of land in Eatonville, near Orlando, are expected to be sold off to developers, a move being fought by local activists seeking to preserve their community. Correspondent Martha Teichner reports.

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  1. Town of Eatonville, Fla.
  2. Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, Eatonville, Fla.
  3. Black Settlements in America (Everett Fly)
  4. Southern Poverty Law Center
  5. 1887 First on Instagram
  6. Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, Fla.
  7. Zora! Festival
  8. Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community
  9. "Eatonville Renaissance" 10-Year Initiative
  10. Excellence Without Excuse Community Computer Arts Lab & Learning Center

COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: From laughs to ZZZs | Watch Video
The comedian has learned that his routines can be useful for children having trouble falling asleep. It's not the kind of affirmation he was looking for.

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck - lifelong friends, script collaborators, and now business partners.  CBS News

MOVIES: "Air" - Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's filmmaking jump shot | Watch Video
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon were kids when they met in Cambridge, Massachusetts; they were Hollywood rookies when they won an Oscar for their screenplay for "Good Will Hunting." And now, in their joint production company's first feature, they're back together on screen in "Air," the based-on-true-events story of how Nike created a basketball shoe around a talented but untried NBA rookie, Michael Jordan. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Affleck and Damon about their decades-long friendship, and about collaborating on a story of how heaven and earth were moved to sell a sneaker.

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

AIR | Official Trailer by MGM on YouTube

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  • "Air" opens in theaters April 5

COMMENTARY: "STFU" author Dan Lyons on his call to talk less, listen more | Watch Video
In a world that constantly invites you to talk more, comment more and overshare, the journalist and New York Times bestselling author talks about the value of learning when not to speak.

READ AN EXCERPT: "STFU: The Power of Keeping Your Mouth Shut in an Endlessly Noisy World"

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Ari Shapiro, of National Public Radio.  CBS News

BOOKS: NPR's Ari Shapiro on the intimacy of storytelling | Watch Video
In his new memoir, "The Best Strangers in the World," Ari Shapiro, co-host of NPR's "All Things Considered," explains how storytelling plays out in his roles as journalist and singer. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Shapiro about his life and career; NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, who discovered Shapiro; and actor Alan Cumming, who performs a nightclub act with Shapiro, called "Och & Oy."

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Best Strangers in the World"

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NATURE: Galápagos Tortoises (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday with giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island, in Ecuador's Galápagos National Park. Videographer: Alan Golds.


Washington Post book critic Ron Charles.  CBS News

THE BOOK REPORT: New fiction and nonfiction (March 19) | Watch Video
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles offers his picks from this month's new fiction and nonfiction titles, including the latest work from Booker Prize-winning novelist Eleanor Catton, "Birnam Wood."

READ AN EXCERPT: "I Have Some Questions for You" by Rebecca Makkai

READ AN EXCERPT: "Birnam Wood" by Eleanor Catton

READ AN EXCERPT: "Spoken Word: A Cultural History" by Joshua Bennett

READ AN EXCERPT: "Romantic Comedy" by Curtis Sittenfeld

Here Comes the Sun: TV personalities Nick and Vanessa Lachey, and a visit to Dog Mountain 22:28

"HERE COMES THE SUN": TV personalities Nick and Vanessa Lachey, and a visit to Dog Mountain (Video)
Television personalities Nick and Vanessa Lachey sit down with Jonathan Vigliotti to discuss their show "Love is Blind." Then, Martha Teichner visits Dog Mountain in Vermont to learn more about the paradise for dogs and the chapel where humans can grieve their furry friends. 

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