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Apple CEO Tim Cook with CBS News' John Dickerson, at a solar energy installation north of Austin that can power more than 100,000 homes (and, not coincidentally, many Apple devices).  CBS News

COVER STORY: Apple's Tim Cook on creating a clean energy future | Watch Video
Apple CEO Tim Cook, whose goal is for his company to be carbon neutral in just seven years, talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about the ways in which Apple aims to achieve that target. He also discusses his change in management style since being named Steve Jobs' successor in 2011 and how Apple will continue to support equality while operating in jurisdictions that pass laws undermining equality.

WEB EXTRA: CEO Tim Cook on Apple's dealings with China (YouTube Video)
CEO Tim Cook talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about Apple's relationship with the Chinese government, after Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo described American companies' complaints that investing in China has become "too risky."

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ALMANAC: September 17 (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks at important historical events on this date.

In January a Chinese balloon, possibly on an espionage mission, entered U.S. air space and floated across the continent, becoming an object of both media bemusement and diplomatic consternation. Chase Doak/Reuters

WORLD: The bizarre secret behind China's spy balloon | Watch Video
Early in 2023 the Biden administration faced a most unusual espionage case when America's military defenses were put on notice against a balloon that was believed to have originated in China. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Gen. Mark Milley about the incursion of U.S. airspace that had the nation and its politicians in a tizzy – and about what we've learned from an examination of the balloon's wreckage.

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BOOKS: Anderson Cooper on the rise and fall of the Astor fortune | Watch Video
After their 2021 bestseller about the Vanderbilt dynasty, CNN and "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper reteamed with historian Katherine Howe for their latest book, "Astor," which traces the fortunes of one of the most prominent and wealthy New York City families in the 19th and 20th centuries. Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh talks with Cooper about what made John Jacob Astor rich, and how Brooke Astor, who married into the family, sought to rehabilitate the Astors' reputation.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Astor" by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe

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Need a dam constructed? These are the guys to do it. CBS News

BOOKS: Beavers: A rodent success story (Video)
At one time beavers numbered in the hundreds of millions, and like engineers they have expertly reshaped the contours of the continent. But their fur proved valuable enough to trappers that the North American beaver population dropped to near-extinction levels. Now, the plucky rodents have made a comeback, and our environmental health is benefitting. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Leila Philip, author of "Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America," and with scientist Emily Fairfax about why beavers are key to a more resilient ecosystem. 

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero.

HEADLINES: How the manhunt for Danelo Cavalcante captured the nation (Video)
For two weeks, escaped killer Danelo Cavalcante eluded police in the woods of eastern Pennsylvania. Correspondent Erin Moriarity looks back at his escape, his time on the run, and his ultimate apprehension, and finds out from supervisory deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Clark what Cavalcante revealed after his capture.

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MUSIC: The alchemy of Carlos Santana | Watch Video
With a new documentary about his life, "Carlos," opening in theaters, guitar legend Carlos Santana talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about his art; his spirituality; making music with drummer Cindy Blackman, his wife of 13 years; and why he's not interested in becoming "a ghost on a jukebox."

To watch a trailer for "Carlos" click on the video player below:

CARLOS | Official Full Length Trailer (2023) by Sony Pictures Classics on YouTube

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In December 1971 a preview issue of Ms. Magazine was published as an insert of  New York Magazine.  CBS News

BOOKS: Ms. after 50: Gloria Steinem and a feminist publishing revolution | Watch Video
Gloria Steinem was a 30-something columnist for New York magazine when she helped found a new publication aimed at pushing feminism into the mainstream. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Steinem about the origin of Ms. Magazine, and with executive editor Katherine Spillar, who has spent two-and-a-half years compiling a new anthology, "50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution."

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BOOKS: Sheila Johnson on walking through fire | Watch Video
The co-founder of BET and the co-owner of three sports teams, Sheila Johnson had faced adversity on her way to becoming the first Black female billionaire. She tells her story in a new book, "Walk Through Fire: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Triumph," and talks with correspondent Nancy Giles about why giving up is not in her DNA.

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NATURE: Cenote in Mexico (Extended Video)
We leave you deep in a cenote at Quintana Roo in Mexico. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.


9/17: The Book Report by Washington Post critic Ron Charles 02:52

THE BOOK REPORT: Washington Post critic Ron Charles (September 17) | Watch Video
Recommendations from our book reviewer of new fiction and non-fiction titles, including a controversial new biography of Elon Musk.

BOOK EXCERPT: "The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store" by James McBride
The award-winning novelist and memoirist returns with a tale of a Jewish and African American community that becomes the focus of a murder mystery.

BOOK EXCERPT: "The Fraud" by Zadie Smith
In her latest novel, the bestselling author of "White Teeth" revisits a real-life 19th century legal trial that divided England.

BOOK EXCERPT: "The Bee Sting" by Paul Murray
The Irish novelist, the acclaimed author of "Skippy Dies," returns with a tragicomedy about the changing fortunes of a prosperous family.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Elon Musk" by Walter Isaacson
The bestselling author presents his latest biography, about the billionaire entrepreneur whose visionary projects speak to a traumatic and violent childhood and the abusive father that shaped his psyche.

From the archives: Record-holding sailor Bill Pinkney by CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Record-holding sailor Bill Pinkney (YouTube Video)
Bill Pinkney, the first African American sailor to circumnavigate the globe solo along the treacherous southern route, died August 31, 2023 at age 87. In this "CBS Sunday Morning" profile that aired on July 9, 2000, Pinkney - a trustee of the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut - talked with Charles Osgood about his solo voyage: "If one has no dreams, what future do they have?" He also talks about overseeing construction of a replica of the slave ship Amistad, and of piloting a voyage to Africa as a history lesson for schoolchildren about the slave trade.

GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2023
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.

GALLERY: Summer music heats up 2023
Live performances are in full swing this summer. Scroll through our concert gallery, featuring pictures by CBS News photojournalist Jake Barlow and photographers Ed Spinelli and Kirstine Walton.

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