This week on "Sunday Morning" (March 29)

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Actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, with "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley.

CBS News

Last Updated Mar 29, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

Guest Host: Lee Cowan in Los Angeles

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HEALTH: Dr. Jon LaPook on the value of antibody tests for past coronavirus infection | Watch Video
With the friction between treating COVID-19 and protecting the populace from infection vs. reopening businesses, testing for immunity to coronavirus is urgently vital. Dr. Jon LaPook explains the importance of serology (or antibody) testing for the virus, and why it needs to be done now.

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David Pogue (and cat) working from home.  CBS News

COVER STORY: How to live AND work at home without losing your mind | Watch Video
David Pogue offers rules for conducting business and maintaining social relationships while observing social-distancing protocols as we work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.  (And yes, cats are allowed!)

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TIME OUT:
Ignaz Semmelweis, the pioneering doctor behind hand-washing | Watch Video
The 19th-century Hungarian doctor determined that proper hand hygiene could make all the difference between life and death – and his ideas were rejected. Lee Cowan reports.

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DUTY:
The 2020 Census: America is down for the count | Watch Video
The once-in-a-decade enumeration of everyone in America has been launched – and pandemic or not, the work of the Census Bureau will go on. Chip Reid talks with Census Director Steve Dillingham, and with other public officials and social activists, about the importance of participating in the census, which – in a time of pandemic – can be fulfilled by phone, mail and online.  

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TIME OUT:
How Purell cleaned up | Watch Video
How a small, family-owned company turned a product that no one wanted – hand sanitizer – into a necessity.

From 2013: How the makers of Purell cleaned up

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ECONOMY:
Help wanted: The business outlook of the coronavirus outbreak | Watch Video
New unemployment claims for the most recent measured week totaled 3.28 million. Facing an unprecedented event, the government is taking unprecedented measures as America's economy hits the crisis stage. But there are also firms that are hiring in response to the pandemic. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger reports.

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LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN
: Time to catch up on TV | Watch Video
Hollywood Reporter TV critic Daniel Fienberg offers new and classic series for those housebound by the pandemic, now that we have more time to binge-watch.

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POLITICS:
 The definition of leadership | Watch Video
What does leadership look like in this time of crisis? We're learning the names of top officials of states struggling with a global pandemic – Andrew Cuomo of New York, Jay Inslee of Washington, Mike DeWine of Ohio, Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan – as governors are far out in front of the president in response to COVID-19, united in their bipartisan push to get what they need. Martha Teichner talks with Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, chairman of the National Governors Association, and with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, about when governors take the lead in turbulent times – in this case, a defining crisis for our generation.

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The comedian says living in quarantine with his wife and five kids is like a '70s sitcom - and he's got the title sequence to prove it.  CBS News

COMMENTARY: Life in quarantine is like a sitcom | Watch Video
Comedian Jim Gaffigan says holing up with his wife and five kids mirrors a never-ending TV series.

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Actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker, with "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley, on the stage set of "Plaza Suite."  CBS News

ON STAGE: Sarah Jessica Parker + Matthew Broderick | Watch Video
The actors are working together for the first time since they married 23 years ago in the (now-delayed) return to Broadway of Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite." Jane Pauley sits down with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick to talk about playing a couple on stage, and whether Carrie Bradshaw and Ferris Bueller would have dated. 

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Mo Rocca working on his Diego Rivera masterpiece. CBS News

GAMES: Piecing together the history of jigsaw puzzles | Watch Video
Many people shut in to help stem the coronavirus pandemic are turning to jigsaw puzzles to pass the time. Mo Rocca reports on their history and popularity.

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Washington Post book critic Ron Charles. CBS News

LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN: Recommended books | Watch Video
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles offers suggestions for these challenging, cloistered times.

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ESSAY:
The Hippocratic Oath | Watch Video
The exhausted doctors and nurses fighting the coronavirus are our best hope, unwavering in their sacred task to tend the sick and suffering, even as they put themselves in danger, says Lee Cowan.

             
PASSAGE:
In memoriam (VIDEO)
"Sunday Morning" remembers several illustrious figures who left us this past week: Harlem Globetrotters' Fred "Curly" Neal; Cameroonian jazz and funk saxophonist Manu Dibango; four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally; and civil rights leader Joseph Lowery.

       
NATURE: 
Antelope Island (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Antelope Island State Park in Utah. Videographer: Derek Reich.

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WEB EXCLUSIVES:  

A brisk walk with Nancy Giles

EXCURSIONS: A brisk walk with Nancy Giles (Video)
"Sunday Morning" contributor Nancy Giles is, like most of us, self-isolating because of the coronavirus pandemic. But that's not an excuse to miss out on some exercise, and a helpful distraction. Giles takes us on a walk around Weehawken, N.J. for some fresh air and spectacular views.

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Take a stroll through the National Gallery in London without leaving home. National Gallery

LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN: Virtual museum-going: A guide for socially-distanced art lovers
In lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic? Explore art from among the world's leading collections — even while they're closed.       

NATURE UP CLOSE: TBD

       


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