This week on "Sunday Morning" (September 2)

Singer and songwriter Leon Bridges.

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Last Updated Sep 2, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

Guest Host: Lee Cowan

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John McCain memorial: Remembering a political friend, foe and father

IN MEMORIAM: Remembering a political friend, foe, and father | Watch Video
At the National Cathedral in Washington Saturday, mourners from across the political spectrum gathered to pay tribute to Arizona Senator John McCain.

Welcoming autism into the workplace

COVER STORY: Companies open doors to talent with autism | Watch Video
Nearly three years ago, after tech giant Microsoft announced that it was starting a pilot program to hire autistic workers, they received more than 700 resumes within a few weeks. German software maker SAP has instituted a program to bring people with autism into its workforce, and other companies are following suit, and by all accounts, giving those on the spectrum an opportunity to use their talents productively has been a tremendous success. Lee Cowan looks at the changing face of workplace diversity. (Originally broadcast on February 11, 2018.)

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Almanac: An ATM revolution

ALMANAC: An ATM revolution | Watch Video
On September 2, 1969, a bank in Rockville Centre, N.Y. introduced the new face of banking: the first ATM operated by PIN codes and cards with magnetic stripes. Lee Cowan reports. 

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Celebrating the first ATM (Video)
Back in 1969, Don Wetzel was experiencing a common frustration - a long wait online for a bank teller - when he thought there must be a better way. The solution: the first automated teller machine to use PIN codes and personalized card to dispense cash to customers. Correspondent Bill Geist talked with Wetzel, whose invention was being celebrated by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, in this "CBS Evening News" report originally broadcast on September 20, 1995.

Passage: Three icons of dance, comedy and media

PASSAGE: Three icons of movement, mirth and media | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" marks the passing of modern dance giant Paul Taylor, award-winning playwright Neil Simon, and a storied alternative paper.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Paul Taylor and the economy of gesture | Watch Video
A giant of modern dance, Paul Taylor (who died on August 29, 2018) created invigorating explosions of athleticism in a career spanning more than six decades. In this report originally broadcast on CBS' "Sunday Morning" on March 12, 1995, correspondent Eugenia Zuckerman visited with Taylor at his Long Island home, and during rehearsals of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, to discuss the inspirations for, and joys derived from, his iconic choreography  

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Neil Simon's storied career | Watch Video
Known for his prolific and memorable comedic moments, playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (who died on Sunday, August 26, 2018) often used his own experiences for comic material, from "Biloxi Blues" to "Brighton Beach Memoirs." Writing gags for TV, especially Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," would also inspire his play "Laughter on the 23rd Floor." He talked with correspondent Rita Braver about some of his many Broadway hits, including "Barefoot in the Park," "The Odd Couple" and "Sweet Charity," which were adapted for films and TV.  She also talked with "Barefoot in the Park" star Robert Redford, and with Richard Dreyfuss, who would win an Oscar for starring in Simon's "The Goodbye Girl." (Originally broadcast on October 29, 2006.)  

ART: Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms," then and now | Watch Video
In January 1941, as war raged in Europe, President Franklin Roosevelt gave his "Four Freedoms" speech, meant to rouse the nation to fight to protect freedoms that we might take for granted:  Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. But it was only after artist Norman Rockwell took those words and translated them into iconic images published in the Saturday Evening Post that the impact was truly felt. The paintings went on tour, helping raise $133 million for the war effort. A traveling exhibition now celebrates their 75th anniversary, and a companion exhibit explores how Rockwell's work has inspired other artists to reimagine the notion of freedom today. Anna Werner reports.

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  • "Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms," at the New York Historical Society, New York City (through September 2, 2018). The exhibition will travel to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. (Oct. 13, 2018-Jan. 13, 2019), the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. (Feb. 9-May 6, 2019), Mémorial de Caen in Caen, France (June 4-Oct. 27, 2019), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Dec. 16, 2019-March 22, 2020).
  • "Re-imagining the Four Freedoms," at Hunter College, New York City (through August 31, 2018), before traveling to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. (Oct. 13, 2018-Jan. 13, 2019); the George Washington University Museum and The  Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. (Feb. 9-May 6, 2019); Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas (Dec. 15, 2019-March 22, 2020); and to the Norman Rockwell Museum in fall 2020. 
  • The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Mass.
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MUSIC: Leon Bridges raises his voice | Watch Video
His retro soul groove has gotten him compared to the great Sam Cooke. It's evident that Leon Bridges' smooth sound has gone down easy with audiences: His debut album, 2015's "Coming Home," earned him a gold record, a Grammy nomination, and an invitation to the Obama White House. His followup album, "Good Thing," climbed even higher on the Billboard charts. Anthony Mason talks with Bridges about the singer's shyness, how he had to beg for his first shot, and how he's eager to challenge audience expectations.  

To watch the video of Leon Bridges' "Beyond," click on the player below.

Leon Bridges - Beyond (Official Video) by LeonBridgesVEVO on YouTube

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Washboards: Good clean fun

MUSIC: Washboards: The laundry tool that is music to the ears | Watch Video
Logan, Ohio, is home to America's last washboard manufacturer - and to the annual Washboard Music Festival, where instruments of laundry day drudgery become instruments of good clean fun. Conor Knighton reports.

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A house painting job for the starry-eyed

HARTMAN: A house painting job for the starry-eyed (Video)
Lubek Jastrzebski and Nancy Nemhauser, of Mount Dora, Fla., noticed their autistic son, Chip, kept opening the same art book and turning to the same page: Van Gogh's "The Starry Night." They were inspired to paint a mural on their house based on the masterpiece. But could a city housing ordinance against graffiti defeat such ambitious artistic expression? Steve Hartman reports. 

Twiggy, still in fashion

SUNDAY PROFILE: Twiggy, still in fashion | Watch Video
She didn't look like any supermodel who had come before her, yet she became the "Face of 1966" - and Twiggy has remained in the eye as a singer, award-winning actress and fashion designer. Martha Teichner reports. (Originally broadcast on May 13, 2018.)

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IN MEMORIAM: A music-filled tribute to the "Queen of Soul" | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks back at Friday's celebration of the life of musical giant Aretha Franklin.      

John Kerry: America needs to move in "a better direction"

POLITICS: John Kerry on midterms and moving America in "a better direction" | Watch Video
"Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan interviews the former Senator and Secretary of State, who has penned a new memoir, "Every Day Is Extra."

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Nature: Valley of the Gods, Utah

NATURE: Valley of the Gods, Utah (EXTENDED VIDEO)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the vastness of the Valley of the Gods, in southeastern Utah. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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Calendar: Week of September 3

CALENDAR: Week of September 3 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Paul Taylor and the economy of gesture | Watch Video
A giant of modern dance, Paul Taylor (who died on August 29, 2018) created invigorating explosions of athleticism in a career spanning more than six decades. In this report originally broadcast on CBS' "Sunday Morning" on March 12, 1995, correspondent Eugenia Zuckerman visited with Taylor at his Long Island home, and during rehearsals of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, to discuss the inspirations for, and joys derived from, his iconic choreography

From the archive: Neil Simon's storied career

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Neil Simon's storied career | Watch Video
Known for his prolific and memorable comedic moments, playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (who died on Sunday, August 26, 2018) often used his own experiences for comic material, from "Biloxi Blues" to "Brighton Beach Memoirs." Writing gags for TV, especially Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," would also inspire his play "Laughter on the 23rd Floor." He talked with correspondent Rita Braver about some of his many Broadway hits, including "Barefoot in the Park," "The Odd Couple" and "Sweet Charity," which were adapted for films and TV.  She also talked with "Barefoot in the Park" star Robert Redford, and with Richard Dreyfuss, who would win an Oscar for starring in Simon's "The Goodbye Girl." (Originally broadcast on October 29, 2006.)

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Elephants fighting - about what, we're not sure.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Decisions, decisions … lions or elephants?
In Africa being on the lookout for wildlife means having to choose from a cornucopia of fascinating sights.
          


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