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This week on "Sunday Morning" (May 12)

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What happened to "simple" design? 07:24

COVER STORY: Why does product design sometimes fail? It's complicated | Watch Video
Everywhere you look, products are getting too complicated, with more and more features aimed at attracting consumers. But designing things to do more can often lead to frustrated and unhappy customers. For designers, it's a constant and complex balance to get it just right. Correspondent David Pogue looks at how complicated lives – full of endless features – may be getting easier to navigate thanks to technology. 

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ALMANAC: May 12 (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at historical events on this date.

Paper flowers by artist Tiffanie Turner. Tiffanie Turner

ARTS: See stunning paper floral displays (Video)
They may not have much fragrance, but they look startlingly real and will never wilt or fade. Correspondent Conor Knighton talks with artists who create pristine peonies and pansies, life-like lilacs, and ridiculously large roses, using little more than paper, paint and glue.

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Actor Iain Armitage with correspondent Luke Burbank on the set of "Young Sheldon," alongside Sheldon's Tandy 1000 SL computer (complete with 384K of RAM and a 5.25" floppy drive).  CBS News

TV: Saying goodbye to "Young Sheldon" | Watch Video
Iain Armitage, star of the CBS comedy "Young Sheldon," has pulled off a magic trick: helping carry a network TV hit for seven seasons while also growing up. Luke Burbank talks with the young actor about the show's finale; and with Jim Parsons (who created the character of Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory") and executive producers Steve Molaro and Steve Holland about the show's success, which has surprised even them.

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Actress Sarah Paulson with correspondent Tracy Smith.  CBS News

STAGE: Tony-nominee Sarah Paulson: "If this is a dream, I don't wanna wake up" | Watch Video
Emmy-winning actress Sarah Paulson has been nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the comedy-drama "Appropriate," about siblings torn apart by unearthed secrets. She talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about how her mother accommodated Paulson's passion for acting, and why she still hasn't watched herself in "American Crime Story:" The People vs. O.J. Simpson." 

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including "B-movie" director Roger Corman, whose production company helped launch the careers of such filmmakers as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and James Cameron.

GALLERY: Roger Corman, "King of the B Movies" 1926-2024
A look back at the hallowed career of the indie "B-movie" filmmaker, known for exploitation films, monster flicks, and some bizarre movie posters.

Airport runway: Uniforms created for TWA by famed designer Stan Herman.   CBS News

FASHION: Meet Stan Herman, the elder statesman of American fashion (Video)
He's the most prolific fashion designer you've never heard of, and while he may not be a household name, Stan Herman has dressed millions of households, and has also designed uniforms for a multitude of companies, from TWA and Avis to McDonald's and FedEx. Correspondent Alina Cho talks with the 95-year-old Herman, who recently recounted his extraordinary career in the memoir, "Uncross Your Legs: A Life in Fashion."

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COMMENTARY: Josh Seftel's mom on the perfect Mother's Day (Video)
Just in time for Mother's Day, filmmaker Josh Seftel catches up with his mom, Pat, for some timely advice on the holiday.

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"Back to Black": The life of Amy Winehouse 07:30

MOVIES: How new film "Back to Black" puts Amy Winehouse "right back in the center of her story" | Watch Video
A new movie dramatizes the life and music of British singer Amy Winehouse, the charismatic, multiple-Grammy-winner whose struggles with drugs and alcohol led to her death at the age of 27. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with director Sam Taylor-Johnson about capturing a complex life on film; and with actress Marisa Abela, who describes how she inhabited the role of Winehouse from the inside out.

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BACK TO BLACK - Official Trailer [HD] - Only In Theaters May 17 by Focus Features on YouTube

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The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" - Arrivals
Zendaya, Tyla, and Gigi Hadid attend the 2024 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 6, 2024, in New York City.  Photos by Neilson Barnard/MG24, Dimitrios Kambouris and Taylor Hill via Getty Images

COMMENTARY: Fashion double-takes from the Met Gala (Video)
Correspondent Faith Salie reports on fashion's biggest night, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit, where designs ranged from artful flowers to artfully positioned sand. 

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Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time," with CBS News' Robert Costa.  CBS News

TV: Bill Maher on not pulling punches | Watch Video
Comedian Bill Maher, host of the HBO series "Real Time," doesn't discriminate between right and left when aiming his barbs at tribal politics. He talks with CBS News chief election & campaign correspondent Robert Costa about gladly courting controversy, whether by mocking politicians or inviting them to his show. He also discusses his new book, "What This Comedian Said Will Shock You."

READ AN EXCERPT: "What This Comedian Said Will Shock You" by Bill Maher
The new book by the host of HBO's "Real Time" takes aim at those who brazenly invoke the standards of today to rewrite history in ways that even "Star Trek" would think go too far.

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A mother's love, returned 02:37

HARTMAN: A mother's love, returned (Video)
For Peggy Means of Dowagiac, Mich., Mother's Day was just another "X" on the calendar, just another day without her daughter, Jennifer, who in 2017 was critically injured in a car crash before slipping into a coma. But Means refused to let doctors take Jennifer off life support. Steve Hartman reports on why Means finally can celebrate Mother's Day. 

NATURE: Mustangs in South Dakota (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning with mustangs at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.


"Sunday Morning" archives: The rites of spring by CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The rites of spring (YouTube Video)
Watch stories from the "Sunday Morning" archives about the pleasures and annoyances of the season, from bird migrations, the spring thaw, and baseball's spring training, to gardening, spring cleaning, urban fishing in Chicago, and the dreaded "spring ahead."  [Featured: Bill Geist on the annual return of buzzards to Hinckley, Ohio (2008); a portrait of life along the Mississippi River as spring thaw commences, by Richard Threlkeld (1981); Charles Osgood on spring training with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, with baseball great Frank Howard (1998); Cynthia Bowers on professional organizers tackling spring cleaning chores (2006); Bill Geist on the Chicago tradition of urban fishing for spring smelts (1993); a gardener at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden explains to David Culhane the care of bonsai trees (1990); and Bill Geist visits the Watch Man, a Laughlin, Nevada watch salesman who must "spring forward" 20,000 timepieces for Daylight Saving Time (2000).]

From 1979: Meet the stunt double of "Wonder Woman" by CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Meet stunt woman Jeannie Epper (YouTube Video)
Jeannie Epper, a groundbreaking performer who did stunts for many of the most important women of film and television action of the 1970s and '80s (including star Lynda Carter on TV's "Wonder Woman") has died. She was 83. In this CBS News profile first broadcast on May 3, 1979, Dan Rather interviewed Epper about the hazards of her profession.

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