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Correspondent Martha Teichner reports on the latest research into the disease, one which slowly kills off brain cells and wipes away people's memories. Today, it affects 4 million Americans and by mid-century, the figure will be 14 million. And you don't have to be old to get Alzheimer's, as Roy Duhon learned. This 55-year-old much-decorated Air Force colonel is facing the battle of his life.

For more information:

The Alzheimer's Association

919 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100

Chicago, Illinois 60611

Web Site: www.alz.org

(800) 272-3900

Information about people and organizations in the story:

Cobble Hill Health Center

380 Henry Street

Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

Alzheimer's Unit

Web Site: www.cobblehill.org

(718) 855-6789

Silberstein Aging and Dementia Center at New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, N.Y. 10016

(212) 263-5700

Gertrude H. Sergievsky and Taub Centers at Columbia University School of Medicine

630 West 168th Street

New York, N.Y. 10032

Web site: www.alzheimercenter.org

(212) 305-1818

Hard to Forget by Charlie Pierce

ISBN No. 0679452915

Random House Publishers

Web Site: www.atrandom.com


CBS News Sunday Morning takes a look at the work of the extraordinary art family, the Pissarros. The Pissarros appear to be the largest dynasty of artists in the history of Western art. Camille Pissarro, known as the father of Impressionism, was also father of a long line of artists: his five sons and some of their sons and daughters -- four generations have become artists. For the Pissarros, art seems to be a family trade. Does talent pass through the genes, or is it a question of imitation and education?

For more information:

David Stern Art Dealers (London): 0171-229-6187

John Leonard Review

This week, Critic John Leonard reviews Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous and Warner Bros. re-release of The Exorcist.

Sunday Calendar: The Eyes Have It

Anchor Charles Osgood presents a curious photographic collection of famous eyes and eyewear.

Secret Museum

For 20 years, Pat Conte has been a mail handler, loading and unloading mail trucks. It may not seem like the most stimulating wor in the world, but he likes it. His work frees him to indulge in his true passion: music.

An amateur musician who just about anything with strings, Pat has spent most of his 44 years collecting artifacts of ethnic, or world music. In his basement, Pat has put together an astonishing collection of hundreds of rare and exotic instruments from all over the world, as well as books and photographs.

But the heart and soul of his collection are his records, dating from the early 1900s through the 1930s, from the most remote corners of the world. Pat calls his unique collection The Secret Museum of Mankind, and since we all can't visit his basement, he has issued a five-CD set of the museum's Greatest Hits.

For more information:

www.secretmuseum.net or

www.shanachie.com. (Under "search" terms, type secret.)

Osgood File

Anchor Charles Osgood reads and responds to selected viewer mail.


Twenty-eight years ago, the world was shocked during the Munich Olympics when Palestinians broke into the Israeli compound. Eleven Israeli athletes were killed, and the Palestinian cause was on the map. Correspondent Bob Simon found Abu Daoud, the man who masterminded the operation, in one of the few countries where he doesn't have to worry about being arrested. Abu Daoud thinks the Munich "operation" was a success.

Diversion: L.A. County Fair

This week, our Sunday Morning destination is the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, Calif.

For more information:

Web site: www.fairplex.com.

Postcard: French Kisses

Paris is great for lovers. In fact, the French think they know everything about love. So what happens if you're French and don't have the knack? Correspondent Mark Phillips will tell you.

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Monumental Mistake?

There's a major fight under way over the construction and site for a World War II memorial. Is the design "imperial kitsch" and "cheesy," as some say? And will it spoil the mall? What seemed like a shoo-in for approval now faces a lot of opposition.

Sunday Profile: Alice Neel

Correspondent Rita Braver profiles artist Alice Neel and shows how this great portrait painter was able to transcend a world that disdained both her work and her lifestyle. New York's Whitney Museum has the first retrospective of Neel's work since her death in 1984.

John Leonard Review

This week Critic John Leonard reviews A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict, a new two-part, three-hour PBS documentary premiering Mondays, Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Repoter's Notebook

Correspondent Mark Phillips reports on the opening of a synagogue in Auschwitz. Before the war, there were 30. Now, there will be this one.

The Great Barrier Reef

Correspondent Bob Simon, who won three Emmys this year for three separate news segments, dives down under to find out what's killing the Great Barrier Reef.

Zippy Chippy

Imagine a racehorse that can't win a race. Correspondent Bill Geist met one named Zippy Chippy. He's lost 86 times in 86 races. At some tracks, he's horse non grata.

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Teacher Shortage

New teachers are being hired but not fast enough. In the next decade more than 2 million teachers will be needed in the nation’s public schools to meet rising enrollment and to replace retiring teachers. The teacher shortage is most acute in inner city and rural areas. Correspondent Martha Teichner takes a look at this current crisis in America.

Sunday Profile: Steve Earle

He's been called one of the best song writers Nashville has ever produced. But drugs got in the way and Steve Earle hit rock bottom six years ago. He's gotten his life back in order, and as Correspondent Rita Braver reports, his latest album proves that he's as good as ever.

John Leonard Review

This week Critic John Leonard will be reviewing Dream Catcher: A Memoir, by Margaret Salinger (Washington Square/Pocket Books). This new book chronicles her life and life with her father, famous author and recluse J.D. Salinger.

Tennis Seniors

Once a champ always a champ. Charles Osgood meets some folks in the senior category - very senior: 80 and 90 years old.

Sunday Diversion: Maine Windjammers

This Sunday’s destination is the coast of Maine, where wind and water are enough for a journey on a Maine windjammer. Passengers can join the crew onboard for a few days or a week. These are stately schooners with sturdy beams and polished brass and acres of canvas. Some of them - like the Victory Chimes - are historic landmarks, built originally to haul cargo. The windjammers preserve a simpler way of life.

For more information, contact:

Emily Bernhard

Maine Windjammer Association


Victory Chimes

Dariel Curren

Maine Tourism


Geist: Headless Chicken

Everyone has heard the expression "running around with your head cut off." Well, in 1945 in the town of Fruita, Colo., a chicken named Mike not only ran around with his head cut off; he did it for 18 months. His owner, Lloyd Olson, hired him an agent, and they went on tour appearing in sideshows from coast to coast.

Today, the town of Fruita holds an annual headless chicken festival. This Sunday Morning, Correspondent Bill Gest takes us to Fruita and shares the inspiring story of Mike, the little chicken that could.

For more information:

Contact www.miketheheadlesschicken.org

The Fruita, Colo., Chamber of Commerce


City of Fruita


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Cover: Forest Fires

John Blackstone explores why millions of acres are burning in the West. Should federal policies be changed? Are we messing with Mother Nature? And on this Labor Day weekend, how are the firefighters coping?

Good Works

Rita Braver visits Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Philadelphia. For 118 years the church has worked hard to serve the people of West Philadelphia. When it started concentrating on serving the children a funny thing happened: the children started bringing their parents to church.

Reporter's Notebooks

Conventional wisdom has it that the presidential candidate who is ahead on Labor Day will win the election. This year they are neck-in-neck. Bill Whitaker reports on George W. Bush's strategy. And, John Roberts tells us about the challenges facing Al Gore.

The Osgood File: Airstreams

For 60 years the Airstream has been a mainstay of American culture. It's streamlined. It cuts through the air. And it has become a must have item among the glitteratti. Could it really be just a trailer?

Sunday Profile: Charlotte Church

Mark Phillips takes us to meet 13-year-old Charlotte Church, the teen with the
voice of an angel.

Elk Mating Time

It's that time of year again, when visitors flock to to Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado to watch elk mating. It may be a matter of survival for the elk but it's also a spectator sport. Bill Geist made the trip.

Sunday Passage: Arthur Ashe And Tennis

Sunday Diversion: Grain Elevators

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A Tribute To Robert "Shad" Northshield

Robert "Shad" Northshield died this week. It was his vision that started Sunday Morning back in 1979. He was an old-style newsman who loved a breaking story, but who also loved music, literature, art and nature. In his 78 years, Shad Northshield won a bundle of awards, Peabodies, Emmys, Duponts. But most important, says Charles Osgood, is what he gave us: good, intelligent television. Not least among his gifts are the precious moments with which he left us: from those familiar musical notes that herald the beginning of Sunday Morning to the end of each broadcast when we are at one with nature.

To all who would like to remember Shad Northshield by making a special gift, the family requests donations be made to:

The Alzeimer's Research Foundation

919 No. Michigan Ave.

Suite 1100

Chicago, IL 60611-1676

Or World Wildlife Fund

1250 24th St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20037

Plans for a memorial service have not yet been announced.

Also on the next CBS News Sunday Morning, Aug. 27, we revisit "A Sunday Morning in the Suburbs."

Cover Story: Planned Green

Richard Schlesinger goes back to where suburbia as we know it started, Levittown on Long Island. He talks with an original occupant about what it was like to live "way out there," and he looks at a community of the future.

Bill Geist

Bill Geist, who's even written a book about suburbia, reports on SUVs, those swollen machines that just keep getting bigger and bigger, and on Little League, a game he's coached and has lived to tell about. Also, he takes a look at BBQs, and trades up from his $19.99 K-Mart special.

John Leonard

Our critic goes to the movies that are set in suburbia, Ordinary People, American Beauty, The Ice Storm and Pleasantville.

Feng Shui

It's the ancient Chinese practice of manipulating and rearranging one's life to create good health, happiness and prosperity. Bill Whitaker discovered it's sweeping over southern California.

Home Depot

Every 53 hours, a new Home Depot opens somewhere. As the suburbs have flourished so too has this very American institution, the palace of do-it-yourself culture. Anthony Mason tells you how Home Depot has managed to generate $38 billion in sales each year.

Graham Nash

We've been singing Graham Nash's songs for more than 30 years. He and his partners, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and (sometimes) Neil Young, helped define a generation. Rita Braver profiles Graham Nash who is now 58 years old.

Nature End Piece
The gannets of Newfoundland.

Air date Sunday, Aug. 27

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Cover: Germ Warfare

Medical science is battling a troubling new generation of summer illnesses, right in your backyard. Correspondent Martha Teichner reports.

Sunday Profile: Edward Teller

This month marks the anniversary of the dropping of the "A" bomb on Hiroshima. Edward Teller helped develop the "A" bomb and then the even more powerful "H" bomb. Some see him as Dr. Strangelove. Sharyl Attkisson finds out if he has any regrets.

John Leonard Review

This week, John Leonard reviews Place Vendome starring Catherine Deneuve, and Steal this Movie starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Janeane Garofalo.

Arnold Newman

In his 80s, photographer Arnold Newman is still in his prime. The famed Life magazine photographer opened a major retrospective of his lifes work at Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art. Then he crossed the street to present President Bill Cinton with his official portrait taken last year. (Newman has photographed every president since Harry Truman.) Then, back at home in New York City, it was back to work shooting a portrait of author David Halberstam.

In this profile by Randall Pinkston, Sunday Morning takes a look at the man who never stops working. In the course of a 61-year career, he invented environmental portraiture and gave us the visual images of great artists like Picasso and Stravinsky, the very images by which we remember them today.

Just For Laughs

Charles Osgood profiles Miami-based humor columnist and author Dave Barry who, as it turns out, is running for president and making some surprising claims.

This week John Leonard reviews Place Vedome starring Catherine Deneuve and Steal this Movie starring Vincent D'Onofrio and Jeanne Garofalo.

Diversion: Lexington, Kentucky

Saddle up for a Sunday Morning Diversion to Lexington, Kentucky, on the recommendation of viewer Donna Dixon Woodall, an equine photographer from Georgetown, Kentucky. At the Kentucky Horse Park, equine enthusiasts can watch a parade of breeds from far-flung kingdoms. And that's not the only exhibition turning heads. This summer, "The Art of Imperial China" is on display here. Charles Osgood reports.

A special thanks to WKYT, our CBS affiliate, for shooting this story.

Also, a special thanks to viewer Donna Dixon Woodall, an equine photographer from Georgetown, Kentucky.

Survivor in Paradise

The hit Survivor series strands tribes of contestants on a remote island where they compete against nature and each other. The show made Bill Geist wonder, how would he do marooned on a remote tropical island? Come along to Paradise Island in the Bahamas this Sunday Morning and see how Bill and a tribe of guests and staff members survive at the Atlantis Resort with only their wits, their luggage and their travelers checks.

Nature End Piece

Enjoy the peaceful hideaway of Burney Falls in the rugged north country of California. A perfect spot for a crested bird know as the Stellar's Jay.

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On the latest CBS News Sunday Morning:

Cover: And The Winner Is...

As the Democratic National Convention begins in Los Angeles, you can expect more than just the usual campaigning. A mix of Hollywood celebrities and politicians are scheduled to appear at the convention. But what's in it for the stars? Find out what this new mix of glamour and politics means. Phil Jones reports.

Sunday Passage

A surprising birth announcement. It comes from the National Center fo Health Statistics, which reports that the birth rate for teenagers dropped, putting it at the lowest level in the entire 60 years that the government has been keeping records.

Sunday Calendar

The Sunday Morning Calendar highlights the Gateway Los Angeles Airport Lighting ceremony, a huge airport enhancement project consisting of 26 illuminated towers of translucent glass. So, a word to all you arriving Democratic delegates: the airport doesn't have room for dark horses either.

Postcard From Yakutat

Surf's up, and it's not in Hawaii, Miami or Malibu, but in Yakutat, Alaska. The water temperature often dips down into the 40s but the waves are still drawing surfers to the land of the midnight sun, where surfing goes on all night.

Fiddle Camp

Charles Osgood takes us to Nashville, where there's no fiddling around when Mark O'Connor, one of the best fiddle players in the world, jams with some other great fiddlers.

Osgood File

Back in 1997, a young hotel employee from Senegal was gunned down at a bus stop in a racially motivated crime. It set the people of Colorado in motion, and hundreds of thousands of dollars were contributed to a memorial fund in the name of Oumar Dia. The money collected was contributed to a charity called Project Care, which sent the contributions back to Dia's village. This Sunday, we'll show you the long journey made by Anchor Stephanie Riggs of our Denver affiliate to Diorbivol, the village in Senegal, to find out what the generosity and concern of the people of Colorado has accomplished in the small village.

Sunday Profile: Tipper Gore

Friends say she is in private as she appears in public: outgoing, fun-loving, nurturing. Though politics has been her husband's dream, not hers, she is his closest political adviser. An accomplished photographer with the heart of a social worker, she has used her high profile position to pursue an agenda of sometimes controversial issues including homelessness, mental illness and gay rights. On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Rita Braver goes one on one with Al Gore's real running mate, Tipper Gore.

Cream of the Crop

Bill Geist introduces us to some cows who are pretty as a picture after a little make-over. As they say out West, boy are they dairy!

For more information:

Cathy Debruin is the cow photographer. Her company is Agri-Graphics in New Glarus, WI. Telephone: 608-527-5663.

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Paint And Click

Online and on sale... Is this any way to buy art? Anthony Mason looks at the growing phenomenon of buying art on the Web. Is it a case of "buyer beware?" Or does the Internet open up a new world of possibilities for both buyers and artists?

Moxy Fruvous

Meet a group of singer songwriters that can go from hard driving rck to Beatles-type harmonies to social satire. The group, which began in Canada, is now creating a sensation on this side of the border. Rita Braver finds that their versatility is creating many fans. After seeing this story, you too may become a "Fruhead."

John Leonard Review

Our media critic reviews the Columbia Pictures suspense thriller Hollow Man and Warner Bros. release Space Cowboys.

Sunday Calendar

We ask you to consider the humblest of sculpture, the tombstone, and an artist who carved a place for himself in history. Now on display at New York's Museum of American Folk Art is the work of William Edmondson. Born in 1874 in Nashville, Tennessee, Edmondson taught himself to carve tombstones after receiving a vision of one in the sky.

Working cast-off pieces of limestone with just a hammer and a railroad spike, Edmondson soon looked beyond the cemetery for subjects and began to carve living figures.

The response was immediate. In 1937, this son of former slaves became the first African-American to be honored with a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art. Today, the carvings are again the toast of the town, and their maker is an icon of American folk art. Anthony Mason reports.

Universal Appeal

In his nearly 40-year career as a journalist, Dominique Lapierre has met many of the men and women who have shaped this century. His books include Is Paris Burning?, Oh, Jerusalem and Freedom at Midnight, the story of India's struggle for independence. Lapierre returned to India to spend time in the slums of Calcutta and the result was his best-seller The City of Joy. Since then Lapierre has given half of his royalties, so far about $5 millionm to help humanitarian efforts in India. Charles Osgood spoke to Lapierre at his home in the south of France.

For more information:

Dominique Lapierre

c/o Warner Books, Inc.

Attn: Author Mail

1271 Ave. of the Americas

New York, NY 10020

To make a donation:

City of Joy Aid Inc.

Taxpayer Identification Number 54-1566941

7419 Lisle Avenue

Falls Church, VA. 22043

c/o Marie B. Allizon

Fax. 703-734-6956

Or, see:

City of Joy site on the Web.

A Star Is Born

The new Hayden Planetarium had more than 100,000 advance reservations before opening day, so it is already New York's hottest ticket. Its unique design, a four million pound sphere visible within a huge cube of clear glass, is expected to make it an instant landmark and a must-see tourist destination.

Neil de Grasse Tyson is director of the Hayden Planetarium..He is the author of four books, among them The Sky is not the Limit and The Universe: At Home In Our Cosmos.

Ellen Futter is president of the American Museum of Natural History.

James Stewart Polshek is the architect who designed te new Hayden Planetarium along with his partner Todd Schliemann.

The original Hayden Planetarium was named after Charles Hayden, a philanthropist and banker. The Frederick Phineas and Sandra Rose Center for Earth and Space was named for the couple who donated $20 million toward the new planetarium.

For more information:

The American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th St.

New York, NY 10024-5192

tel. (212) 769-5000

Or, see:

American Museum of Natural History site.

Admission to the museum, which includes the Rose Center:
$10 adults, $6.00 children, $7.50 seniors and students.

Combination tickets, including admission to the museum, Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium Space Show are $19 for adults, $11.50 for children, and $14 for seniors and students.

For group visits, call (212) 769-5200.

Entrance to the planetarium is on the north side of the museum on W. 81st St. just west of Central Park West. The museum is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Space Shows are scheduled S-Th. 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Fri-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Advance tickets: call (212) 769-5200 or visit the museum site.

Music during the Space Show was composed by Stephen Endelman and is available on a CD called Passport to the Universe.

Ambient music in the Hall of the Universe is by Aaron Jay Kernis.

For additional information see Natural History magazine February 2000.


We're off on a Sunday Morning Diversion to Tioga, Texas. Population 725. Home of The Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry. According to Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines, there's only one reason to go to Tioga: for a mouth-watering meal at Clark's Outpost, where the brisket is slow cooked over hickory smoke for more than 2 days. Anthony Mason reports.

Postcard From Maine: Moxie

Lisbon Falls, Maine is the epicenter of Moxie, a soft drink first marketed in 1876 to cure everything from paralysis to softening of the brain to loss of manhood, imbecility and helplessness. It's still chugged religiously in many parts of New England. Every July in Lisbon Falls, Maine, there are parades, bake sales and contests in celebration of Moxie. In our Postcard from Maine, Tim Sample takes us to Lisbon Falls for Moxie Days.

For more information:

Frank Anicetti

Kennebec Fruit Market

2 Main Street

Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252-1505


(Supplier of Moxie, Moxie T-shirts, Moxie memorabilia, and Moxie ice cream.)

Frank Potter, writer of Moxie Mystique and The Book of Moxie,
300 Clements St.
Paducah, KY. 42003

The New England Moxie Congrss
Kennebunkport, Maine