This week on "Sunday Morning" (Sept. 17)


Madonna visits with patients at the Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

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Last Updated Sep 17, 2017 7:59 AM EDT

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Madonna's song of hope for Malawi's children | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" visited Blantyre, Malawi, with megastar Madonna as she opened a state-of-the-art pediatric care facility this summer -- the first-ever of its kind in the country's history.  In a wide-ranging interview with correspondent Tracy Smith, Madonna talked about her charity, Raising Malawi; her life with her four adopted Malawian children; the influences that brought her to this point; and the challenges of opening and running a desperately-needed children's hospital in one of the poorest countries on Earth. 

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 The discovery of bacteria | Watch Video
On September 17, 1683, Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek announced his discovery of single-cell organisms in human dental plaque. Jane Pauley reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Keeping germs at bay (Video)
Bill Geist explores the many precautions people take to steer clear of germs and learns how to have a touch-free restroom experience. Originally broadcast on October 13, 2007.

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Honoring the chief carver of Mount Rushmore | Watch Video
Jim Axelrod takes us to the national memorial in South Dakota, where this weekend the monument's chief carver, Luigi Del Bianco, is being honored.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. CBS News

SPORTS: Tom Brady at 40, and still beating the clock | Watch Video
Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady turned 40 last month.  Just don't tell him that. "I would say I'm faster now and quicker now than, you know, when I first started playing football," he told "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Norah O'Donnell. The quarterback opens up about concussions, his training and diet program, playing football past 40, and his new book, "The TB12 Method," which is published by Simon & Schuster (a division of CBS). He also talks about what life is like at home with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Tom Brady on Colin Kaepernick
New England Patriots star Tom Brady talks with Norah O'Donnell about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked controversy for his protests during the playing of the national anthem, and is now a free agent.

RECIPE: Tom Brady's Brady Bowl

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Buying into the evolution of smartphones | Watch Video
David Pogue of Yahoo Finance has some thoughts on the latest smartphones. 

Billie Jean King's victories, on and off the court | Watch Video
Lee Cowan catches up with the tennis great and social justice advocate, whose 1973 exhibition match against Bobby Riggs was promoted as the "Battle of the Sexes" (and is now dramatized in a new film). 

To watch a trailer for "Battle of the Sexes," in select theatres September 22, click on the video player below.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES I Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight by FoxSearchlight on YouTube

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 A life-changing letter, and a new friend (Video)
When Marleen Brooks, of Park Hills, Mo., opened her mailbox, she was never expecting the letter she received, from someone she'd never met: a lonely, 90-year-old woman who lived across the street. Her reply: a friendship that has grown to helping others reach out to isolated seniors. Steve Hartman reports.  

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MOVIES: Jake Gyllenhaal on "Stronger" | Watch Video
Serena Altschul sits down with the Oscar-nominated actor to talk about his life, his career, and his latest film, "Stronger," in which he plays a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing.   

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal on actors he admires
The Oscar-nominated actor talks with correspondent Serena Altschul about actors who impress him and why.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal talks acting on stage vs. film
The Oscar-nominated actor explains why he prefers performing in live theater versus the movies.

To watch a trailer for "Stronger," in theatres September 22, click on the video player below.

Stronger Official Trailer #1 (2017) Jake Gyllenhaal Biography Movie HD by Zero Media on YouTube


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 Mark Bowden on Vietnam War's "tragic and meaningless waste" | Watch Video
The journalist and author of "Hue 1968" remembers the heroism and losses expended for a cause that, he says, was misguided from the beginning.

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 The man behind "Captain Underpants" | Watch Video
Rita Braver talks with author and illustrator Dav Pilkey, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first book in his long-running series. 

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Week of Sept. 18 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

 Hawaiian rainforest (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at the Waikamoi Preserve on the Hawaiian island of Maui - a tropical rainforest that's home for rare plants and colorful birds. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.


NATURE UP CLOSE: Arches National Park
The writer and passionate naturalist Edward Abbey was inspired by his years as a ranger in the starkly beautiful Utah landscape

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