This week on "Sunday Morning" (May 6)

Preview: Kesha on preparing for her world tour

Last Updated May 6, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

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Small town America in renewal | Watch Video
Contrary to the narrative held in some quarters that America is in decline, many towns and cities are experiencing a rebirth. James Fallows, of The Atlantic magazine, and his wife, Deborah, traveled the country, stopping in one small town after another, to witness the forces of entrepreneurship and creativity that are driving an American renewal. They've written a new book, "Our Towns," and they talked with correspondent Lee Cowan about the creativity, compassion and generosity of small town America that are the driving forces behind a nation remaking itself.

Cowan also talks with small business owners (like Duluth, Minn., craft brewers Laura Mullen and Bryon Tonnis) and Greenville, S.C., Mayor Knox White on what helped turn around their communities.

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 Yale locks | Watch Video
Following in the footsteps of his lock-inventing father, Linus Yale Jr. received the first of his 20 patents for lock devices on May 6, 1851. Jane Pauley reports.

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TRANSPORTATION: Lowrider bikes: Latino street life on wheels | Watch Video
In Compton, California, there's an art form that grew from the streets, one with a decidedly Latino flavor. For 44 years Manny Silva has been creating by hand a very distinctive style of lowrider bicycle, an off-spring of lowrider cars. His brilliantly elaborate chrome and metal creations – many worth thousands of dollars – are a moving feast for the eyes. Mireya Villareal reports.

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Correspondent Erin Moriarty with playwright Mart Crowley, whose 1968 play "The Boys in the Band" has been revived on Broadway. CBS News

ON BROADWAY: Playwright Mart Crowley on the revolutionary "The Boys in the Band" | Watch Video
Erin Moriarty interviews playwright Mart Crowley, whose groundbreaking 1968 play "The Boys in the Band," about a group of gay men attending a birthday party, is now playing on Broadway in a revival starring Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto.

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 Judith and Gerson Leiber | Watch Video
The husband-and-wife artist and handbag designer died within hours of one another after 72 years of marriage. Jane Pauley reports.

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Tina Craig, a.k.a. Bag Snob, has more than 364,000 followers on Instagram. Bag Snob

SOCIAL MEDIA: The rise of social media influencers | Watch Video
Alina Cho profiles several internet celebrities whose fashion sense – with their millions of social media followers - are proving to be valuable selling tools for fashion, accessory and makeup companies.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Simon Huck on social media influencers
Correspondent Alina Cho talks with Simon Huck, of the public relations firm Command PR, about the importance of internet celebrities in marketing and building brand awareness. Stars on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook have become, in the eyes of their millions of followers, arbiters of taste with more impact than a prime time TV commercial.

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Austin Perine has made it his mission to hand out food to those who need it CBS News

HARTMAN: A four-year-old superhero (Video)
By day, Austin Perine is a mild-mannered four-year-old from Birmingham, Alabama. But once a week, he turns into this alter ego: a superhero set on feeding as many homeless people as possible. Steve Hartman reports. 

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America's Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley with correspondent Rita Braver at the U.N. Security Council.  CBS News

WORLD: Nikki Haley on Trump, "confusion," and speaking her mind | Watch Video
Rita Braver profiles America's Ambassador to the United Nations.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Nikki Haley: Trump never surprises me with his tweets
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tells Rita Braver that, while President Trump's pronouncements via Twitter may catch some people off-guard, she has never been surprised about anything that he's tweeted.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Trump and Putin
Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley talks to correspondent Rita Braver about the public pronouncements of President Donald Trump regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin and how it comports with U.S. foreign policy interests.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Nikki Haley on growing up as "the other" in S.C.
The daughter of Indiana immigrants, Nikki Haley says that, growing up in South Carolina, she and her Sikh family were often faced with suspicion. But, she explained to correspondent Rita Braver, she saw an evolution and a welcoming spirit in her home state.

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Daryn Kagan's Mother's Day card to her daughter's first mother | Watch Video
The broadcast journalist, who married a widower with a young girl, talks about raising the daughter of a woman who did not live to see her grow up.

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The singer Kesha with correspondent Anthony Mason. CBS News

SUNDAY PROFILE: Kesha: "I feel like I took my life back" | Watch Video
Anthony Mason sits down with the singer-songwriter to talk about music and #MeToo. 

PREVIEW VIDEO: Kesha on preparing for her world tour
The singer talks with Anthony Mason about the accelerated therapy she is undergoing following a knee injury so she can embark as planned on her tour in June.  

PREVIEW VIDEO: Kesha on being named to Time's 100 Most Influential People list
The singer Kesha, who has spoken out against sexual assault and supported victims since before the #MeToo movement took hold, has been named to Time Magazine's 2018 list of the 100 Most Influential People. She told CBS News' Anthony Mason what the recognition, and the essay penned by singer Cyndi Lauper (with whom she performed at this year's Grammy Awards), means to her. 

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Week of May 7 | Watch Video
From Melanoma Monday to National Teacher Day, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

NATURE: Yosemite National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning with a look at springtime in Yosemite National Park. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.


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Rosanne Cash at her father's boyhood home, with Anthony Mason.  CBS News

MUSIC: A road trip with Rosanne Cash | Watch Video
The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced on Friday that singer Johnny Cash's boyhood home in Dyess, Arkansas, where he lived from age 3 through high school, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2014 Rosanne Cash gave Anthony Mason a tour of the home which has been restored by Arkansas State University.


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