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This week on "Sunday Morning" (March 28)

Host: Jane Pauley 


COVER STORY: Gay priests: Breaking the silence | Watch Video
It's believed that a significant percentage of Catholic priests are living closeted lives, despite the Church's teachings that acting on homosexual desires is a sin. Correspondent Seth Doane examines the Vatican's wish that gay priests keep silent about their sexual identity, and talks with a Wisconsin priest – one of just 10 openly gay priests in the U.S. – who was welcomed by his congregation after coming out.

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MEDIA: L.A. and its 1970s cultural renaissance | Watch Video
It was a time when the worlds of movies, television and music were transformed by a creative explosion centered in Los Angeles. Ronald Brownstein, author of "Rock Me on the Water," talks with correspondent John Blackstone about the year Los Angeles transformed both entertainment and politics. Blackstone also talks with singer-songwriter Jackson Browne about creative collaborations in the mid-1970s that fostered a unique period in pop culture history.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Rock Me on the Water" by Ronald Brownstein

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Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls by Joan Nathan.  CBS News

FOOD: Chicken soup: The story of "Jewish penicillin" | Watch Video
For centuries chicken soup has been prescribed by grandmothers and doctors alike for all manner of ailments, but many believe there really is evidence to support the prescription. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with food historian and cookbook author Joan Nathan, and with New York's 2nd Ave. Deli owner Jack Lebewohl and executive chef David Teyf about the universal love for chicken soup.

RECIPE: Joan Nathan's Chicken Soup

RECIPE: Joan Nathan's Matzo Balls

RECIPE: Chicken Soup from 2nd Ave. Deli

RECIPE: Matzo Balls from 2nd Ave. Deli

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Academy Award-nominee Leslie Odom Jr. ("One Night in Miami").  CBS News

MOVIES: Leslie Odom Jr.: "I want to do all the things that no one would let me dare do" | Watch Video
A Tony Award-winner for the musical "Hamilton," Leslie Odom Jr. has now earned two Academy Award nominations for the drama "One Night in Miami," in which he plays famed singer Sam Cooke. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Odom about his remarkable career, from his teenage debut in Broadway's "Rent," to the possibilities that have opened up since his role as Aaron Burr in the groundbreaking "Hamilton."

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (VIDEO)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actress Jessica Walter ("Play Misty for Me," "Arrested Development").

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Larry McMurtry on the essence of the American West (Video)
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMutry, whose dozens of novels told stories of America's West (Old and New), died on March 25, 2021 at the age of 84. In this "Sunday Morning" report which originally aired on February 19, 2006, correspondent Rita Braver talked with McMurtry about his most recent project: the western "Brokeback Mountain," which broke conventions by telling the story of two cowboys in love. [McMurtry and his co-screenwriter Diana Ossana would win the Academy Award for the film.]

POLITICS: Sen. Tammy Duckworth on striving for "that more perfect union" | Watch Video
The daughter of an American service member and a Thai mother, Tammy Duckworth discovered her love of flying as a U.S. Army National Guard helicopter pilot. Duckworth talked with CBS News Chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes about her new memoir, "Every Day Is a Gift", which tells of her life's missions – from being wounded in Iraq to becoming a U.S. Senator and mother – and never losing the passion of a patriot.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Every Day Is a Gift" by Tammy Duckworth

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HARTMAN: Serving up love for Mom (Video)
When Dustin Vitale's mother, Gloria, was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year, he decided he would try to take her on the trip she always dreamed of, to see the pyramids in Egypt, and bring along all 14 family members. To fund his act of love, this Philadelphia middle-school teacher began selling cheesesteaks, even though he doesn't own a restaurant. Steve Hartman reports.

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Tony- and Oscar-nominated actress Brenda Vaccaro. CBS News

MOVIES: Brenda Vaccaro is having a good time | Watch Video
Tony- and Oscar-nominated actress Brenda Vaccaro is known for her roles in such films as "Midnight Cowboy" and "Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough," and for her many performances on TV and Broadway. But after this interview with correspondent Mo Rocca, she may be known for a lot more.

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STREAMING: "CBS Sunday Morning" special "The Woody Allen Interview" premieres March 28 on Paramount+
Lee Cowan hosts a special featuring interviews with filmmaker Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow.

CULTURE: Canceled culture? Reconsidering the art of controversial artists | Watch Video
As more and more artists, comedians, writers, musicians and filmmakers are revealed to have said or done terrible or morally questionable things, we may be forced to reconsider their creative work in light of their behavior. But does their art deserve to be cancelled? Correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with academics and critics to debate the punishment that comes from calling out artists.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: Take a hike! | Watch Video
The comedian (who would not be mistaken for an outdoorsman) doesn't understand why hiking is considered exercise.

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Starling murmurations. Lee McEachern/CBS News

NATURE: Starling murmurations (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" goes sky-gazing at Greenbrae, California, where flocks of starlings are performing aerial acrobatics known as murmurations. Videographer: Lee McEachern.


THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews from Ron Charles (March 28) | Watch Video
The Washington Post book critic highlights new fiction and non-fiction titles. 

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SPIRITS: Distilling the secrets of Kentucky bourbon (Video)
Bourbon is the only uniquely American whiskey, and 95% of it comes from Kentucky. Correspondent Martha Teichner visited the Maker's Mark distillery to find out how fine bourbon has been made there for generations. Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" November 23, 2008.

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