Our fascination with mermaids is as deep as the sea, going back centuries to the myth of a Syrian goddess who was transformed into a half-fish. Faith Salie reports on how the folklore of mermaids got its legs as a feature of modern stories, movies and Coney Island. She also talks with a real live mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Florida, and discusses mermaid lore with Varla Ventura, author of "Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea."
This year has been particularly remarkable for the 47-year-old rapper and actor known as Common, with a recent bestselling book, an upcoming album, a new film, and an arts-based charter school opening just blocks from where he grew up on the south side of Chicago. Common talked with correspondent Michelle Miller about his self-improvement - as an artist, a parent, a sexual abuse survivor, and a philanthropist.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, founded by the groundbreaking dancer-choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989), is celebrating 60 years as one of the world's preeminent modern dance companies. Rita Braver looks back at the legacy of Ailey, including his school for aspiring dancers, and talks with those who succeeded him as the company's artistic director, Judith Jamison and Robert Battle.
The comedian and "Sunday Morning" contributor says people who drink "dirt liquid" are the real problem facing our nation.
Two out of three people over age 70 have trouble hearing, but only about 20% of adults who have hearing loss actually use a hearing aid, for the most part because of costs related to the devices themselves and to testing and consultations with a doctor or audiologist. David Pogue checks out the latest advances in hearing aid technology that have reduced size and added unique features, and finds out what changes consumers can anticipate after Congress passed a bill allowing hearing aids to be sold over-the-counter. (Originally broadcast September 30, 2018.)
NRA mocked the Texas Democrat's standing the polls, and O'Rourke responded with poll numbers about "70% of Americans support an assault weapons ban"
A Marine colonel is fatally wounded in Iraq; authorities say it was a suicide, but his wife says it was murder and she is determined to prove it
On July 31, 2008, Marine Col. Michael Stahlman was found in his quarters in Iraq with a gunshot wound to the head. Mark Reynolds, later hired by the investigating agency NCIS, says the science points to suicide. But Michael Maloney, who, for years, worked for NCIS before the Stahlman incident, is convinced his death was a homicide.
The Irish businessman was beaten to death with a brick paver and a baseball bat in 2015 by his American au-pair-turned-wife and her father, a former FBI agent - who claim it was in self-defense
"48 Hours" Presents: A Marine colonel is found shot in his bunk. Authorities say it was a suicide, his wife says it was murder -- and she is determined to prove it. "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant investigates.
In August 2015, former FBI agent Tom Martens and his daughter Molly Corbett admitted killing her Irish-born husband Jason Corbett, insisting they beat him in self-defense with a brick paver and a baseball bat because Jason was choking Molly and threatening to kill her
A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity
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It's summertime - time for music at festivals and venues across the country
The worst films of the year star big name actors, including Keanu Reeves, Anne Hathaway, and Chris Hemsworth.
New images from inside the command module that landed the first men on the moon
Kris and Paul met in 1993 and eventually became one of the first couples in the world with Down syndrome to get married
Brandon Hanks is undefeated on the court, despite playing in full uniform
The Bloomington, Minnesota, pair rearrange up to nearly a thousand bouquets a month, with 150 volunteers working five days a week
Before the final, Frappart said she was more than ready to take on the boys
When he was found wandering alone, Chris Barrington remembered only one name: his junior high teacher
After surviving boot camp, Micah Wooten was looking forward to graduation — until he had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery