This week on "Sunday Morning" (March 31)

Last Updated Mar 31, 2019 10:27 AM EDT


 Let's re-do lunch | Watch Video
Dan Giusti previously worked at what has been called the best restaurant in the world, Noma, in Copenhagen. So, what is he doing at a lunch line at a New London, Conn., elementary school? Just revolutionizing the American school cafeteria menu. Giusti, the founder of the company Brigaid, hires trained chefs to make high-quality school lunches from scratch, and recently hosted a competition featuring award-winning chefs from across the country to see what meal they could create for $1.25 per student. He talks with Nancy Giles about improving classroom cuisine. 

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The U.S. Virgin Islands | Watch Video
On March 31, 1917 the U.S. took possession of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and about 50 other smaller Caribbean islands, which they purchased from Denmark for $25 million. Jane Pauley reports.

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Steve Miller's 1961 Gibson Les Paul Special electric guitar, painted by Bob Cantrell. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll." Photo Courtesy of Steve Miller/Metropolitan Museum of Art

MUSIC: Rock relics at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Watch Video
They're some of the most iconic instruments from the rock 'n' roll era, played by some of the most artful and timeless musicians, and now they're being given a stage all their own. Opening this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a new exhibition, "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll," featuring such rock relics as the guitars of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen; Jerry Lee Lewis' baby grand piano; and drum sets for The Beatles and The Who. Anthony Mason walks us through a treasure trove of musical history.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Don Felder plays "Hotel California" at the Met
Museum quality: Don Felder picked up his double-neck guitar and played for "Sunday Morning" The Eagles' classic, "Hotel California."

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Bill Hader ("Barry") with correspondent Tracy Smith.  CBS News

TELEVISION: Bill Hader on "Barry" and finding the humor in success | Watch Video
Tracy Smith profiles the "SNL" alumni and star of the HBO comedy "Barry." (And who knows? Maybe some tips on the hottest new clubs.)

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Biomimicry: Turning to nature for technological solutions | Watch Video
Welcome to the world of biomimicry, where scientists look to nature for innovations. Faith Salie examines how humpback whales inspired aerodynamic windmill turbines, porcupine quills inspired medical products, and how a frog's saliva could lead to the development of stronger adhesives.

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 An exonerated artist (Video)
Detroit artist Richard Phillips, who will turn 73 next month, is having his first exhibition. He is America's most unlikely art phenom, because before becoming celebrated, Phillips was incarcerated for 46 years for a murder he didn't commit, until he was exonerated last March. Now, with nothing but prison time on his resume, he thought perhaps he could sell his life's work - hundreds and hundreds of watercolors he painted while in prison. Steve Hartman reports. 

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In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some notables who left us this past week, including CBS News' award-winning foreign editor Ana Real.

The Emmy-winning writer Rod Serling, whose classic series "The Twilight Zone" inspired the creators of many of today's acclaimed TV hits. CBS

TELEVISION: Return to "The Twilight Zone" | Watch Video
In 1959 Rod Serling's TV series, "The Twilight Zone," made its debut on CBS. Though not a major success at the time, the show that served up horror and science fiction stories as winking tales of contemporary society, has taken on legendary status, and has influenced films and TV ever since. David Pogue looks at how Serling crafted a TV classic with New York Times television critic James Poniewozik, and talks with the writer's daughter, Jodi Serling, about the influence that his hometown, Binghamton, N.Y., had on Serling's allegorical tales. Pogue also talks with Jordan Peele, the writer-comedian behind the Oscar-winning "Get Out" and "Us," who this week introduces a new iteration of "The Twilight Zone," debuting on CBS All Access.

GALLERY: The 10 greatest "Twilight Zone" episodes

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Correspondent Liz Palmer with novelist Amor Towles, author of "A Gentleman in Moscow," at the Metropol. CBS News

BOOKS: A visit to the Metropol, star of "A Gentleman in Moscow" | Watch Video
The art nouveau Metropol Hotel in Moscow, which just celebrated its 110th anniversary, has welcomed countless famed guests in its day, but one of its most famous is fictional. Amor Towles' novel "A Gentleman in Moscow," the story of a Russian aristocrat condemned in 1922 to spend the rest of his life inside the hotel, has been on The New York Times bestseller list for weeks, sold more than a million copies, and been translated into 30 languages. Elizabeth Palmer joined Towles on a visit to the famed hotel, which has borne witness to seismic political events over the decades, and which is now welcoming fans of the novel seeking a glimpse of the hotel's fabled past. 

READ AN EXCERPT: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

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"They can put a man on the moon..." So, what's next? | Watch Video
Historian Douglas Brinkley on President John F. Kennedy's famous call to send a man to the moon – and what a patriotic "moonshot" directive might mean for our country today.

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Week of April 1 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

 Macaques (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to a nature reserve on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, a safe home for monkeys known as Crested Black Macaques. Videographer: Mauricio Handler. 


Actress and executive producer Marsai Martin, 14, with correspondent Nancy Giles, not 14.  CBS News

MOVIES: Teen mogul Marsai Martin on "Little" | Watch Video
Fourteen-year-old actress Marsai Martin, the star of the TV series "Black-ish," is also one of the youngest executive producers in motion picture history. Her company, Genius Productions, is behind the new comedy "Little," a sort of reversal of the Tom Hanks classic "Big," in which an overbearing professional woman is transformed into an adolescent – an example of Martin proving that you can do anything at any age. Nancy Giles chatted with the young mogul, whose parents are trying to make sure she doesn't grow up too quickly.

To watch a trailer for "Little" click on the video player below.

Little - Official Trailer (HD) by Universal Pictures on YouTube

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A field of bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas, surrounded by Indian paintbrush at sunset. 

NATURE UP CLOSE: Super blooms
California isn't the only state where the desert can burst into color.


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