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This week on "Sunday Morning" (March 6)

Host: Jane Pauley


HEADLINES: As Russia expands offensive, Ukrainians refuse to bow down (Video)
Russia has unleashed punishing artillery and air strikes across multiple cities in Ukraine, turning residential neighborhoods into ruins. The indiscriminate shelling and soaring civilian death toll has drawn international condemnation, but Russian forces continue to bear down on Kyiv. CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports from the besieged capital. 

COVER STORY: How far will Putin go – and how far will America go to stop him? | Watch Video
No one can possibly know for sure what Russia's leader Vladimir Putin – who has launched a full-scale invasion of neighboring Ukraine – may do next. But how might Americans be forced to sacrifice in hopes of saving Ukraine's fragile young democracy? And will Putin's weapons of warfare (cyber or nuclear) target the U.S. and the West? "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with Russia experts Fiona Hill and Nina Khrushcheva (great-granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev), retired Gen. Keith Alexander, and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

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Red Cross volunteers fighting against the spanish flu epidemy in United States in 1918
Red Cross volunteers fighting against the Spanish flu epidemic in the United States in 1918 Getty Images

CORONAVIRUS: Lessons from the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic | Watch Video
The Spanish influenza pandemic, which killed 675,000 Americans a century ago, is often referred to as the "forgotten flu." Also forgotten: the lessons it might have taught us for how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the cost, in lives, of ignoring history. 

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TECHNOLOGY: The social media war between Ukraine and Russia (Video)
Russia was supposed to be a master of online propaganda and cyber-warfare. But in their war against Ukraine, scrappy Ukrainians are running rings around their vastly larger opponent, using social media platforms to humiliate the invaders, inform the populace, and win support from the rest of the world. Correspondent David Pogue reports.

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson, right, with "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh.  CBS News

MOVIES: Samuel L. Jackson loves his job | Watch Video
Actor Samuel L. Jackson, nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction," will receive an honorary Oscar later this month for a stellar career that includes more than 150 films. He talks with "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh about his love of popcorn movies, the business of Hollywood, and his new TV miniseries, "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey," based on the book by Walter Mosley.

To watch a trailer for "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey" click on the video player below:

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ by Apple TV on YouTube

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including TV fashion journalist Elsa Klensch.       

Particles of glass, polished by the sea.  CBS News

ARTS: Sea glass: How trash becomes a treasure (Video)
What was once garbage – bits of glass, such as soda bottles, that have washed up on beaches – has been transformed by nature into sea glass, a precious item that is often transformed once again by humans into jewelry and decorative art. Correspondent Conor Knighton reports.

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Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton and bestselling author James Patterson have collaborated on a new novel, "Run, Rose, Run." CBS News

BOOKS: Dolly Parton and James Patterson on "Run, Rose, Run" | Watch Video
Two of the biggest names in their respective fields not only share a cause, but a byline. Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton and bestselling author James Patterson talk with correspondent Lee Cowan about the novel they have co-written, "Run Rose Run"; how it corresponds to their advocacy for literacy; and how their artistic collaboration sparked a blooming friendship.

READ AN EXCERPT: Dolly Parton & James Patterson's "Run, Rose, Run"

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WAR: Ukraine vs. Russia: A modern-day David vs. Goliath story | Watch Video
Correspondent Mo Rocca looks into the Biblical tale of David and Goliath, and talks with Rabbi Steve Leder about how it is evoked in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's defiant stand against Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose military is attempting to crush his neighboring country.

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SCIENCE: Inside the labs of Pfizer | Watch Video
Correspondent Alina Cho talks with Dr. Albert Bourla, the chairman and CEO of Pfizer, about the development of his company's coronavirus vaccine, an effort he writes about in the book "Moonshot: Inside Pfizer's Nine-Month Race to Make the Impossible Possible." They also discuss his feelings about COVID misinformation and vaccine hesitancy.

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COMMENTARY: John Dickerson on Zelensky's leadership, and of making courage contagious | Watch Video
The Ukrainian president's defiance against the invading Russian army has done more than just help protect his country; it has helped bolster the strength of other democracies much older than Ukraine's.       

NATURE: Otters in Maine (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" visits otters on the hunt for fish at a pond in Portland, Maine. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.      


Patsy Cline's home in Goodlettsville, Tenn., outside Nashville.  CBS News

SUN SPOTS: Patsy Cline's "Dream Home" | Watch YouTube Video
The legendary country music superstar's home outside Nashville, recently on the market, has been restored to its mid-century look. "Sunday Morning" digital producer Roman Feeser took a tour.

Chevy Chase and a world-famous candy store

Here Comes The Sun: Chevy Chase and a world-famous candy store 21:58

Chevy Chase's deadpan delivery turned him into a Hollywood heavyweight. But he's no stranger to conflict, in both his personal and professional life. We also take you inside a New York City candy shop that dazzles the eyes and the taste buds.  

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