This week on "Sunday Morning" (May 26)

The home of the Schannep family - Robin, Robert, and their four children – is a refitted school bus.

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Last Updated May 26, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

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COVER STORY:
Van life: Making one's home on the open road | Watch Video
From baby boomers to millennials, some people have found a roadmap to happiness by living their lives on the open road, in RVs or converted vans. Tony Dokoupil meets a family of six who live in a converted school bus, and with Bob Wells, an oracle of online information about living on the road.

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ALMANAC:
The rise of Dracula | Watch Video
The immortal vampire first saw the light of day when Bram Stoker's horror novel was published on May 26, 1897. Jane Pauley reports.

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Sculptor Meredith Bergmann at work. CBS News

ART: Monumental women: Breaking the bronze ceiling | Watch Video
New York City's Central Park is filled with statues honoring noted historical figures, even a famous dog – and all of them are male. Nationwide, there are more than 5,000 outdoor statues of people of all sorts, but less than 8% of them are of women.  Faith Salie reports on the Monumental Women Campaign, and Equal Visibility Everywhere, two groups that say it's time to put more and more women up on a pedestal. 

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Conductor Teddy Abrams of the Louisville Orchestra. Louisville Orchestra

MUSIC: Teddy Abrams, the Louisville Orchestra's rock star | Watch Video
At 32, Teddy Abrams is the youngest conductor of a major orchestra in the United States, and he's done what most orchestras are desperate to do: increased the audience, young and old. Martha Teichner reports.

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BOOKS: 
"The Ballad of Huck & Miguel": Huck Finn revisited, in today's L.A. | Watch Video
Author Tim DeRoche reframes Mark Twain's story of comradeship and child-like wonderment in his contemporary tale of a boy-adventurer and an undocumented Mexican immigrant rafting down the Los Angeles River. Lee Cowan reports. 

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OF NOTE: "Sunday Morning" colleagues (Video)
What goes on behind the scenes to make "Sunday Morning" happen is anything but simple, and so we pay tribute to those who have worked for us - and many other CBS News colleagues - who are retiring. Behind every name is a story, a memory, and good reason to offer our thanks and best wishes.      

      
HARTMAN:
 A school bus driver's special delivery (Video)
School bus driver Curtis Jenkins loves delivering his young passengers to Lake Highlands Elementary in Dallas, Texas, and has inspired them by paying attention, motivating them, and handing out presents he carefully selects for each child. Steve Hartman reports.

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Annette Bening as Kate, a mother whose oldest son had gone MIA during World War II, in Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." CBS News

ON BROADWAY:  Annette Bening on "All My Sons" | Watch Video
Serena Altschul talks with the actress, now a Tony nominee for her performance in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."

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Michael and Tanya Trotter, performing as the duo The War and Treaty. CBS News

MUSIC: The War and Treaty | Watch Video
As the duo The War and Treaty, Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter sing some of the songs Michael wrote, while serving in the Army in Iraq, as tributes to fallen comrades – songs they now perform in concerts across the country and in their debut album, "Healing Tide." Conor Knighton reports.

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OPINION: 
Scott Pelley on the American flag, and Americans' common purpose | Watch Video
The "60 Minutes" correspondent says "We the people" can only sustain a democracy when divisions do not recklessly tug at the threads holding us together.

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CALENDAR:
Week of May 27 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
Bears Ears National Monument (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah, named for a pair of buttes resembling, well, bears' ears! Videographer: Scot Miller. 
      


WEB EXCLUSIVE: 

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Javelinas, like their pig relatives, are omnivorous. They will eat most anything which is what partly explains their success.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Our javelina scare
A trip through the Amazon brought "Sunday Morning" videographer Judy Lehmberg up-close-and-personal with a herd of peccaries.


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