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This week on "Sunday Morning" (May 9)

Host: Jane Pauley


The parents of Tim Piazza (left) and Max Gruver are speaking out about hazing practices that cost the young pledges their lives.  CBS News

COVER STORY: Grieving parents tell the stories of children lost to hazing | Watch Video
Mothers and fathers open up to college students about loss suffered when pledges to fraternities and sororities die as a result of hazing rituals. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with anti-hazing advocates, and with representatives of the Greek community, who have joined forces in an effort to reform a long-accepted practice.

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Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams is also an author of romance novels and a new political thriller, "While Justice Sleeps."   CBS News

BOOKS: Stacey Abrams on writing herself into the story – and history | Watch Video
Politician and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams talks with "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty about justice, ambition, and about her other life – as an author of romance novels and political thrillers featuring protagonists who are women of color.

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Male, female, and gender-neutral emoji. CBS News

TECH: Illustrating the power of emoji | Watch Video
No word would suffice to express the fluency with which these shorthand icons, which have supplanted words in texts and emails and on social media, have become a language unto themselves. Correspondent David Pogue talks with designers and gatekeepers for emoji, and finds out how new symbols are added to the lexicon. 😘

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Actor-director Andrew McCarthy, with correspondent Jim Axelrod, back at his old haunts in New York's Greenwich Village. CBS News

SUNDAY PROFILE: Andrew McCarthy: No longer running from his youth | Watch Video
In his new memoir, "Brat," the actor who found fame as a member of the "Brat Pack" discusses his ambivalence towards his '80s popularity. Andrew McCarthy also talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about finding comfort as a director confronting the anxiety of actors.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Brat: An '80s Story" by Andrew McCarthy
In his new memoir the actor-director tries to make sense of his early fame as a member of the "Brat Pack."

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PASSAGE: Remembering Jacques d'Amboise | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the career of ballet dancer and teacher Jacques d'Amboise, who founded the National Dance Institute to promote arts instruction for children.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Jacques d'Amboise on teaching dance to children (Video)
Ballet dancer and instructor Jacques d'Amboise died on May 2, 2021 at the age of 86. In this story that originally aired on "CBS Sunday Morning" on June 8, 1980, correspondent David Culhane reported on D'Amboise's classes for middle-school children on a New York City rooftop, and his dance lessons for hearing-impaired kids, as part of his National Dance Institute, which d'Amboise founded in 1976.

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Tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith.  CBS News

ENTERTAINMENT: Tap dancers: Putting their best foot forward | Watch Video
Correspondent Faith Salie explores the history of tap dancing as an art form born of diverse dance traditions brought to America, which has recently experienced an encore of popularity thanks to a new generation of tap artists.

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HARTMAN: Just the ticket for Mother's Day: Making Mom a star (Video)
When Rebecca Danigelis lost her job at age 75, her son, Sian-Pierre Regis, decided to fill her life with joy, by helping her check off items from her bucket list. That adventure (originally reported by Steve Hartman four years ago) has now become a documentary film, "Duty Free" – and Rebecca is now a full-fledged movie star.

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Emmy- and Oscar-winning actress Allison Janney.  CBS News

TELEVISION: What's next for Allison Janney? | Watch Video
The star of "Mom," Allison Janney, talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the hit series' finale after eight seasons, and why she's open to something different. Janney also reveals how the shutdown of filming during the pandemic was a blessing in disguise, allowing her the opportunity to move in with her own mother following her mom's cancer diagnosis.

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Filmmaker Josh Seftel chats with his Mom.  CBS News

MOTHER'S DAY: Josh's Mom (Video)
What better day than Mother's Day to drop in on filmmaker Josh Seftel in Brooklyn, catching up with his Mom in Florida?

MOTHER'S DAY: "Sunday Morning" announcements (Video)
Jane Pauley has some news from our "Sunday Morning" family.

COMMENTARY: David Sedaris looks into his crystal ball | Watch Video
The humorist ponders other people's questionable fascination with astrology, ghosts and clairvoyants (and don't get him started on mistletoe enemas).

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NATURE: Sandhill cranes and their chicks (Extended Video for Web)
On this Mother's Day "Sunday Morning" takes us among sandhill cranes and their chicks in Titusville, Florida. Videographer: Doug Jensen.



Washington Post book review Ron Charles.  CBS News

THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (May 9) | Watch Video
Recommendations of new fiction, non-fiction and audio titles.

Book excerpt: "Great Circle" by Maggie Shipstead
The New York Times bestselling author of "Seating Arrangements" returns with a novel of two interlacing stories featuring a legendary female pilot in the early 20th century, and the actress portraying her in a movie many years later.

Book excerpt: "Gold Diggers" by Sanjena Sathian
In this satirical novel the children of Indian immigrants are determined to succeed in America while honoring their parents' culture.

Book excerpt: Richard Wright's "The Man Who Lived Underground"
The full text of the celebrated writer's tale of a Black man fleeing police custody is being published for the first time.

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