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RECAP: DECEMBER 25

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL DECEMBER 25 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Good news you missed in 2022 | Watch Video
A lot of stuff happened this past year, not all of it bad! Correspondent David Pogue brings you some of the headlines from 2022 that will gladden your heart, from scientific advances, to the boom in independent bookstores, and long-delayed justice for unheralded musical artists.

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CHRISTMAS TREES: How about a Christmas tree house? (Video)
Jeri Wakefield, of Dallas, takes the holiday to new heights with a Christmas tree house, turning a 100-year-old pecan tree in her backyard into a yuletide wonderland. Correspondent Faith Salie reports.

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Daniella Chaim, The Cubist, "paints" with Rubik's Cubes.  CBS News

ARTS: The Cubist - Turning Rubik's Cubes into art (Video)
Solving a Rubik's Cube takes a certain talent; an entirely different talent is employed by 16-year-old Daniella Chaim, who uses Rubik's Cubes as her artistic medium. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports.

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MUSIC: The story of "Amazing Grace" | Watch Video
On January 1, 1773, in Olney, England, The Rev. John Newton, a slave trader-turned-abolitionist, gave a sermon about personal redemption. Half a century later his words were paired with music, and would become one of the best-known hymns in the world, "Amazing Grace." Correspondent Ramy Inocencio talks with music journalist Steve Turner about the song's history, and with folk singer Judy Collins, whose 1970 performance marked a rebirth of the beloved spiritual.

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Conor Knighton and his siblings on Christmas Morning 1988, recorded for posterity via VHS tape.   Conor Knighton

MEMORIES: A Merry VHS Christmas (Video)
"Sunday Morning" correspondent Conor Knighton harks back to his childhood, and the ghosts of Christmases past, with the magic of the holidays preserved in home movies that captured Christmas presents, carols, and family traditions, still shining beneath the static and snow of old videocassettes.

     
PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Pittsburgh Steelers great Franco Harris.

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Andrea, Matteo and Virginia Bocelli with the Young People's Chorus of New York City. CBS News

'TIS THE SEASON: Andrea Bocelli and family perform "The Greatest Gift" (Video)
It's become a "Sunday Morning" holiday tradition: A performance by the Young People's Chorus of New York City. This year they are joined by the great Andrea Bocelli and his children, Matteo and Virginia, who sing "The Greatest Gift." Recorded inside the Oculus at New York's World Trade Center.

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CHRISTMAS TREES: The origami holiday tree (Video)
Most Christmas trees are cut, but one very special tree is folded! The American Museum of Natural History in New York City features a tree decorated top to bottom with origami insects, to celebrate the opening of the museum's new insectarium early next year. Correspondent Faith Salie reports.

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Panettone, a sweet Italian bread that's a tradition come holiday time. CBS News

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: Panettone: Sweet treat from inside prison (Video)
Giotto's Bakery has won some of Italy's top culinary prizes for its artisanal panettone, created through a process that honors centuries of tradition. But those making this sweet bread, a favorite during the holidays, are doing so behind the walls of the Due Palazzi prison, on the outskirts of Padua. Correspondent Seth Doane reports.

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Grammy-winner Lizzo at her Los Angeles home, with correspondent Tracy Smith.  CBS News

MUSIC: Lizzo at home | Watch Video
For years now, Grammy-winning superstar Lizzo dreamed of waking up in her own home on Christmas morning. This year, that dream came true. The singer who was sleeping in a car a decade ago invited correspondent Tracy Smith to visit her new home in Los Angeles, decorated with more than half a dozen Christmas trees. She also discusses some of her family recipes, her incredible success, and how she's "lived beyond my dream."

PREVIEW: Lizzo on being a homeowner: "It's a milestone for me"

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Yes, it has a name: a Newel post cap.  CBS News

DESIGN: Newel post caps: The finishing touch | Watch Video
Staircases grand and modest are finished with a finial, a largely decorative element also known as a Newel post cap, the same as George Bailey repeatedly grabs a hold of in "It's a Wonderful Life." Correspondent Mo Rocca looks into plain and fancy versions of this ornament, past and present.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. CBS News

ARTS: The Kennedy Center: A "living memorial" to an arts champion (Video)
Since its opening in September 1971, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has served as both America's national cultural center, and a living memorial to a president who saw the arts as central to the life of our country. Rose Kennedy Schlossberg talks about the legacy of the institution that bears her grandfather's name. "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley reports.

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CHRISTMAS TREES: Through the roof! (Video)
For more than three decades Mike and Mary Noonan have marked the holiday with a Christmas tree like no other: one that appears to extend two stories and pierce the roof of their Lincolnwood, Illinois, home. Correspondent Faith Salie reports.  

      
'TIS THE SEASON: Andrea Bocelli and family perform "Joy to the World" (Video)
It's become a "Sunday Morning" holiday tradition: A performance by the Young People's Chorus of New York City. This year they are joined by the great Andrea Bocelli and his children, Matteo and Virginia, who sing "Joy to the World." Recorded inside the Oculus at New York's World Trade Center.

     
NATURE: Winter in South Dakota (Extended Video)
We leave you this Christmas Sunday morning in a winter wonderland, at Good Earth State Park in South Dakota. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard. 


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Mike Harris and Ketch Secor, of Old Crow Medicine Show.  CBS News

RECIPES: Holiday cocktails from Old Crow Medicine Show
Mike Harris and Ketch Secor, of the Nashville-based Americana string band, offer "Sunday Morning" viewers some tips on yuletide libations. With video demonstrations.

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"HERE COMES THE SUN": Here Comes the Sun: Actor Adam Sandler and the "Van Gogh in America" exhibit (Video)
Actor Adam Sandler sits down with Tracy Smith to discuss his film "Hustle," and the life lessons he learned from his parents. Then, Rita Braver travels to the Detroit Institute of Arts to learn about the "Van Gogh in America" exhibit.


RECAP: DECEMBER 18

WATCH THE FULL DECEMBER 18 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: America's love affair with pickup trucks | Watch Video
Pickup trucks account for three of the industry's Top five bestselling vehicles this year. And they're not just popular in farm states; millennials are buying the most new trucks these days, many with no desire to haul anything more than a bag of groceries. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks at how the humble pickup is evolving, growing, and hauling in a new generation of fans. 

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Accordionist Simone Zanchini. CBS News

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: The world capital of accordions (Video)
Correspondent Seth Doane visits a most musical town: Castelfidardo, Italy, the world's leading producer of accordions, and meets with aficionados of the instrument, and with manufacturers whose accordions may sell for up to tens of thousands of dollars.

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Preparing jelly doughnuts (or sufganiyot) for Hanukkah.  CBS News

'TIS THE SEASON: What would Hanukkah be without doughnuts? | Watch Video
The annual "Festival of Lights" is marked by traditions, but a more recent tradition is the consumption of filled or topped doughnuts, or sufganiyot. At Adir Michaeli's New York City bakery, correspondent Serena Altschul finds out how they're mixing things up for the holiday, creating sweet, sugary delights.   

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BOOKS: New York Times Bestsellers

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Cue the snow! Filming a Hallmark holiday movie, "Holiday Heritage," in October.  CBS News

TV: 'Tis the season for Hallmark movies | Watch Video
The dozens of holiday movies broadcast on the Hallmark Channel this time of year, celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, have made Hallmark the #1 most-watched entertainment cable network in primetime during the holiday season among women 18 and older. What are the qualities of a Hallmark movie that create such a devoted following? Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with actress Lacey Chabert (the Queen of the Hallmark Movie"), and Wes Brown (known to fans as one of the "Hunks of Hallmark").

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including drummer Dino Danelli, of the rock group The Rascals.

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FOOD: A New Mexico Christmas: Red and green chiles | Watch Video
In New Mexico, diners deck their plates with sauces made of red or green chiles – or both, if they're feeling the holiday spirit. Correspondent Conor Knighton gets a taste of how, thanks to a colorful chile combo, the meaning of "Christmas" takes on a different flavor in the kitchens of New Mexico.

RECIPES: Enchiladas and Red and Green Chile Sauces

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HARTMAN: Reunited: Two refugees, and the stranger who helped them (Video)
In 1999 Ayda Zugay was an 11-year-old refugee fleeing the former Yugoslavia with her older sister when a stranger handed them an envelope on a flight to the United States. Inside they found a $100 bill. It was a gift the sisters have never forgotten. And now, after more than two decades, they found the woman who helped them, and met again in person for the first time since that flight. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

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Actress Margot Robbie, right, with correspondent Tracy Smith, on the Paramount studio lot.  CBS News

MOVIES: Margot Robbie on "Babylon" and being a "thrill seeker" | Watch Video
Two-time Oscar-nominee Margot Robbie stars as a successful young actress in Damien Chazelle's period epic "Babylon," set in 1920s Hollywood. Robbie talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about taking risks; having an accent too Australian for Australian TV;  and how she repaid her mom after becoming a success herself.

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

BABYLON | Official Trailer (2022 Movie) – Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Tobey Maguire by Paramount Pictures on YouTube

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  • "Babylon" in theaters everywhere December 23

      
COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: This is NOT "the most wonderful time of the year" | Watch Video
It's December, it's cold and crowded, and comedian Jim Gaffigan chafes at the obligation to greet others with "Happy Holidays!" He'd rather be honest.

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Film and TV composer Nicholas Britell with correspondent David Pogue.  CBS News

MUSIC: Nicholas Britell: Knowing the score | Watch Video
Composer Nicholas Britell won an Emmy for his music for the HBO series "Succession." The three-time Oscar-nominee talks with correspondent David Pogue about his scores for shows like the "Star Wars" series "Andor," and about his process for collaborating with such directors as Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") and Adam McKay ("Don't Look Up").

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COMMENTARY: Faith Salie on Santa and the gift of magic | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" correspondent Faith Salie talks about her visits from Santa Claus through the years, and how even "grown-up kids" can feel the joy he spreads to children - and to all who yearn to believe. 

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NATURE: Reindeer in Finland (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning with reindeer in northern Finland, prepping for their big night! Videographer: David Cohen. 
    


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Examples of Michael Weintrob's "InstrumentHead" portraits. Michael Weintrob

ART: Michael Weintrob's instrumental photographyWatch Video
Instruments are front-and-center in the Nashville photographer's portraits of musical artists, as part of his project, "InstrumentHead."

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Gold artist Daniel Brush (Video)
Artist Daniel Brush, who despite years as a recluse earned fame for his exquisitely detailed pieces using a most precious medium, gold, died November 26, 2022 at the age of 75. In this "Sunday Morning" profile broadcast on November 8, 1998, Brush welcomed correspondent Rita Braver to his New York studio to watch what goes into creating his spectacular works, and to discuss why - after a quarter-century - he agreed to return to the spotlight. She also talked with Renwick Gallery curator Jeremy Adamson and jewelry collector Ralph Esmerian about Brush's obsessive art.

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"Iron Man," "The Little Mermaid," and "When Harry Met Sally" are new additions to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, to be preserved for future generations. Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Pictures/Alamy

MOVIES: "Iron Man," "The Little Mermaid," "When Harry Met Sally" among movies named to National Film Registry
The Stephen King horror classic "Carrie," John Waters' "Hairspray," and the Oscar-winning "Cyrano de Bergerac" also among films to be preserved by Library of Congress for future generations.

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"HERE COMES THE SUN": Actor Sylvester Stallone and the Lumberjack World Championships (Video)
Actor Sylvester Stallone sits down with Lee Cowan to discuss his role in the new Paramount+ series "Tulsa King." Then, Conor Knighton travels to Hayward, Wisconsin, to attend the Lumberjack World Championships. 

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Elon Musk with correspondent Rita Braver in 1998.   CBS News

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Elon Musk and internet startups vs. Microsoft (Video)
In a report that originally aired on "CBS Sunday Morning" November 22, 1998, correspondent Rita Braver talked with Internet entrepreneurs (including Zip2 co-founder Elon Musk, Digital Bitcasting owner Peter Dougherty, and Cypress Semiconductors CEO T.J. Rodgers) about competing against tech giant Microsoft, which was then engaged in a fight with the U.S. government over the company's hold on the software market.

FROM 1998: Elon Musk on his early Silicon Valley days, future of the internet (Video)
In an interview with "CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Rita Braver recorded in 1998, then-27-year-old tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, who was chief engineer and co-founder of Zip2, talked about his startup, and his predictions about the future of the internet.


RECAP: DECEMBER 11

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COVER STORY: "Pelosi in the House": Examining power, both public and private | Watch Video
A new HBO documentary by filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi, "Pelosi in the House," traces the pioneering career of her mother, Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House. Alexandra talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about her not-quite-authorized film that observes her mother's public and private worlds, leading up to the insurrectionists' attack on Congress on January 6, 2021. She also talks about her father, Paul; his recovery from a brutal assault by an intruder in her parents' San Francisco home; and how Paul feels about his wife's career.

PREVIEW: Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi on her father Paul Pelosi's recovery: "The emotional scars, I don't know if those ever heal" | Video

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Pelosi In The House | Official Trailer | HBO by HBO on YouTube

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POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: Tokyo says goodbye to an ultra-modern architectural marvel | Watch Video
Completed in 1972, Tokyo's Nakagin Tower, designed by Kisho Kurokawa, was a landmark of modular architecture – 140 stacked, prefabricated apartment pods in the heart of downtown. But now the tower is being demolished, its pods now time capsules of the ultra-modern 1970s. Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reports.

'TIS THE SEASON: Holiday gift ideas from Techno Claus | Watch Video
Techno Claus (who looks suspiciously like "Sunday Morning" correspondent David Pogue) offers gift suggestions for those on your holiday list who love gadgets, for work and play.

MUSIC: Charlie Puth on his latest music: "I'll be telling the truth from here on out" | Watch Video
The musical prodigy's fame rose with his spectacularly successful 2015 collaboration with rapper Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again." But in early 2020, Charlie Puth put on the brakes. He talks with "CBS Mornings" co-host Tony Dokoupil about falling in love with music; how a chance encounter with Elton John led to a reappraisal of his career; and about the 31-year-old's third album, "Charlie," which he says feels like his first.

You can stream Charlie Puth's new album "Charlie" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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PASSAGE: The "Boy in the Box" mystery, solved (Video)
He became known as the "Boy in the Box," when the child's badly-bruised body was found stuffed in a cardboard box in a Philadelphia neighborhood in 1957. For decades his name and tragic story were unknown. But this week it was announced that detective work and DNA tracing has brought the mystery of the boy's identity to an end. Jane Pauley reports.

FOOD: The unsavory stigma surrounding MSG | Watch Video
Ever since a letter in a medical journal identified monosodium glutamate as the source behind unpleasant health effects dubbed "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome," MSG has been tagged as an unwelcome addition to cooking. However, advocates of MSG say there is no proof that it's a hazard. National Public Radio correspondent Allison Aubrey investigates why MSG's reputation can still be tough to swallow.

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HARTMAN: Dancing Grannies return one year after parade tragedy (Video)
On November 21, 2021, a red SUV tore through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, killing six and injuring more than 60 others, including Betty Streng, a member of a dance team, the Milwaukee Dancing Grannies. The group lost three members. This week, Streng and others returned to walk the same parade route. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports. 

SUNDAY PROFILE: The Smothers Brothers are back, taking their show on the road | Watch Video
In the late 1960s "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" turned primetime TV upside-down. But folk singers-turned-comedians Tom and Dick Smothers challenged the powers-that-be, from the White House to CBS, until the network famously cancelled their top-rated counterculture hit back in 1969. Today the brothers, now in their 80s, are back for a live stage tour. They talk with correspondent Lee Cowan about sibling rivalries, censorship, and sharing a bond that's outlasted their critics.

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COMMENTARY: "Stranger at the Gate," on how love conquered hate (Video)
Filmmaker Joshua Seftel talks about his new documentary film about a former Marine who planned to attack Muslims, until he met them, and experienced the life-changing power of acceptance, forgiveness and love.

To watch the New Yorker documentary film "Stranger at the Gate" click on the video player below:

A Veteran’s Return from the Brink of Terrorism | Stranger at the Gate | The New Yorker Documentary by The New Yorker on YouTube

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MUSIC: Killer Mike: "I believe in being able to do it all" | Watch Video
The rapper Michael Render, a.k.a. Killer Mike, is known for intense music as part of Run The Jewels – and also for "Love and Respect," his PBS talk show, in which he turns down the volume while building conversational bridges. He talks with CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa about balancing music, activism and TV, including "Clark Kenting it" as a Black business owner in Atlanta.

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NATURE: Fall in Montana (Extended Video)
We leave you this morning amid the Aspens of autumn, in south-central Montana. Videographer: Brad Markel.     


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HERE COMES THE SUN: Actor Jamie Lee Curtis and Vermont leaf peepers (Video)
Jamie Lee Curtis sits down with Tracy Smith to discuss her career, her sobriety, and what she has learned from her parents. Then, Conor Knighton travels to Vermont to learn about the 251 Club.        

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.


RECAP: DECEMBER 4

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COVER STORY: Elon Musk and Twitter: Is he in over his head? | Watch Video
Elon Musk, the man behind cutting-edge companies Tesla and SpaceX, recently bought Twitter for $44 billion. What followed has been a chaotic period for the social media platform, during which Musk has invited back some users who had previously been banned or otherwise restricted; fired employees en masse; and rolled back content moderation. To what end? Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with tech journalist Kara Swisher and cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos about Musk's impact on the company so far.

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ART: Smithsonian exhibit explores how entertainment shaped America | Watch Video
"Entertainment Nation," a new exhibition at the National Museum of American History, features artifacts from 150 years of film, music, TV, theater and sports. CBS News' John Dickerson looks at how "Star Wars," "The Wizard of Oz," and Prince helped define our national character.

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MOVIES: Guillermo del Toro on bringing "Pinocchio" to life, one frame at a time | Watch Video
Stop-motion animators, under the direction of Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, have given life to puppets in the new Netflix feature, "Pinocchio." Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Del Toro about his lifelong passion project that evokes the darker original tale of a wooden boy who becomes real.

To watch a trailer for "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio" click on the video player below:

GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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NEWS: Experts say a system designed to protect children is breaking up families | Watch Video
Critics say the policies of child welfare agencies, rather than acting for the benefit of children, in many cases harm families, by separating parent from child, bolstering a multi-billion-dollar foster care system, and creating legal barriers for families to reunite. Correspondent Erin Moriarty reports.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including singer-songwriter-keyboardist Christine McVie of the band Fleetwood Mac.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Christine McVie on her reunion with Fleetwood Mac (Video)
Singer-songwriter-keyboardist Christine McVie, who contributed some of the most-loved songs of Fleetwood Mac, died on November 30, 2022 at age 79. In this unaired interview with "Sunday Morning" correspondent John Blackstone recorded in 2014, McVie talked about her semi-retirement (fueled in part by her fear of flying), and about rejoining bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and ex-husband John McVie on stage for the first time in 18 years.

ART: David Bird's whimsical Becorn sculptures | Watch Video
Rhode Island artist and toy designer David Bird was inspired to create fanciful, tiny sculptures out of acorns, sticks, ferns and feathers – art he has dubbed "Becorns" – which are attracting curious birds and wildlife (and plenty of humans, too). Correspondent Faith Salie reports.

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MOVIES: Brendan Fraser on his comeback performance in "The Whale" | Watch Video
The actor was a leading man in blockbusters in the 1990s and early 2000s, until he put the brakes on his Hollywood career. Now, Brendan Fraser is back with an acclaimed, soulful performance as a morbidly obese man in "The Whale." He talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about how he identified with his character.

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

The Whale | Official Trailer HD | A24 by A24 on YouTube

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HARTMAN: 
A love story's happy ending (Video)
Fifty years ago, at Loyola University, Jeanne Gustavson met a man she believes would have made the perfect husband. But her family objected, because his skin was not White. So, she broke up with Steve Watts – but she never forgot about him. And more than four decades later, Jeanne found him again. Steve Hartman updates us on his recent story about lovers reunited.

JUSTICE: As Jan. 6th Committee finishes its work, what will its impact be? | Watch Video
The January 6th Committee will soon release a sweeping report about the violent attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Will the report urge the Justice Department to prosecute former President Donald Trump? CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa talks with Rep. Jamie Raskin about the impact of the Committee's work, and the need for accountability. 

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COMMENTARY: Rabbi Steve Leder on the line between free speech and anti-Semitism | Watch Video
The senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles says "Jew hatred" is often promulgated by other marginalized communities – and ignores our common humanity.

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MILEPOST: 2022 additions to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

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NATURE: Mauna Loa volcano (Extended Video)
We leave you this morning with Nature's great spectacle at the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
      


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MOVIES: Surprises abound in Sight and Sound critics' poll of greatest films ever made
There's a new choice at No. 1 in the once-every-decade survey of cinema's top films. CBSNews.com's David Morgan reports. 

HERE COMES THE SUN: Comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias and Formula One racing (Video)
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias sits down with Tracy Smith to discuss his childhood, his sold-out Dodger Stadium show and his goal with comedy. Then, Kristine Johnson travels to Austin, Texas to learn about Formula One racing.


RECAP: NOVEMBER 27

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COVER STORY: Titanic: Visiting the most famous shipwreck in the world | Watch Video
Correspondent David Pogue joins Titanic enthusiasts (nicknamed "Titaniacs") who will happily pay a small fortune to ride in OceanGate's specially-designed submersible vehicle, equipped with 4K video cameras, to visit the remains of the luxury liner 13,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic (weather conditions permitting).

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HEADLINES: Helping a wounded Ukrainian soldier walk again | Watch Video
Earlier this year, while fighting to protect his country, Alexander Chaika lost his right leg to a Russian artillery shell. Last month he arrived in the U.S. to be fitted for a high-tech prosthetic leg, thanks to the charitable organization Future for Ukraine. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Chaika about recovering his mobility; with medical teams about the state-of-the-art prosthetics; and with Senator Tammy Duckworth, an American veteran who knows the hard truths of losing a limb in combat.

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ARTS: The Chelsea Hotel: Inside an urban utopia | Watch Video
Since opening its doors in 1884, New York City's Chelsea Hotel has welcomed artists, writers and cutting-edge thinkers, who shaped America's cultural landscape. Today, the storied landmark is being developed into a luxury boutique hotel. Correspondent Alina Cho talks with residents, and with "Inside the Dream Palace" author Sherill Tippins, about the Chelsea's unique history; and with developer Sean MacPherson about his determination to approach the Chelsea's restoration with reverence.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: National Geographic Pictures of the Year 2022 (Video)
A few of this year's selections of the best images as chosen by the photo editors of National Geographic magazine.

MUSIC: Bob Weir on how his long, strange trip turned classical | Watch Video
Recently, at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center, black tie met tie dye when the National Symphony Orchestra shared the spotlight with Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir and his band, Wolf Bros. Correspondent John Blackstone talks with Weir about bringing new life to the Dead's music, by going from a six-piece jam band to a 60-piece orchestra, blending culture with counter-culture.

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir (Video)
Nearly 60 years after Bob Weir helped form the eclectic rock group The Grateful Dead in Palo Alto, Calif., the music of the Dead is being adapted for the concert hall. In this extended interview, correspondent John Blackstone talks with Weir, now 75, about the Dead's music, adapting it to performance by a symphony orchestra, the curious life of a song "critter," and the unfinished business resulting from bandmate Jerry Garcia's passing.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Irene Cara ("Fame," "Flashdance … What a Feeling"). 

HEADLINES: Memorializing mass shootings | Watch Video
Memorials honoring those killed in mass shootings are being erected in cities across the country, raising questions about what story will be told and how best to honor the dead. Correspondent Martha Teichner reports on this unfortunate addition to the American architectural landscape.

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HARTMAN: Leader of the band (Video)
Correspondent Steve Hartman revisits Henry Boyer, an elementary school student whose passion was to one day be a member of the University of Michigan marching band. Henry is a few years older since we last met him, a few years closer to his dream, and so, as a special surprise, he was asked to lead the band's march to Michigan Stadium.

MUSIC: Andrea Bocelli: Keeping Christmas all in the family | Watch Video
Andrea Bocelli's transcendent voice has made him one of the bestselling classical music artists of all time. Now, he's recorded "A Family Christmas," an album of holiday favorites, with his daughter, Virginia, and son, Matteo. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with Bocelli and his children about passing down a passion for music.

To listen to Andrea, Matteo and Virginia Bocelli perform "The Greatest Gift," from their album "A Family Christmas," click on the video player below:

Andrea, Matteo & Virginia Bocelli - The Greatest Gift (Official Lyric Video) by Andrea Bocelli on YouTube

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EXCURSIONS: Titanic (Part 2)

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COMMENTARY: Josh Seftel's mom on positivity and chocolate eclairs (Video)
"Sunday Morning" contributor Josh Seftel catches up with his mother, Pat, who recently faced some challenging times in the hospital. She observes, "Beautiful flowers or a nice card can do a lot more than a pill to help you get better."

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FOOD: "Squash unplugged": Vegetables get a flavor makeover (Video)
With vegetables being produced to look perfect on the supermarket shelf, taste has become something of an after-thought. So, Row 7 Seed Company, a partnership between chef Dan Barber and vegetable breeder Michael Mazourek, set out to create a better-tasting squash, and is now turning out new varieties of vegetables that boost flavor. Correspondent Allison Aubrey reports.

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NATURE: Bears in North Carolina (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning with black bears in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, preparing for a long winter's nap. Videographer: Carl Mrozek. 


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GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.


RECAP: NOVEMBER 20

Jane Pauley hosts our annual holiday broadcast exploring all things epicurean!

WATCH THE FULL NOVEMBER 20 EPISODE HERE!

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Check out our 2022 "Food Issue" Recipe Index, featuring holiday recipes and delicious menu suggestions from top chefs and mixologists, cookbook authors, food writers, restaurateurs, and the editors of New York Times Cooking


COVER STORY: Cannabis, it's what's for dinner | Watch Video
With cannabis legal in some form in more than half of America, some of the nation's top chefs are finding more ways to integrate it into their recipes. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with chef Miguel Trinidad, who hosts dinners infused with cannabis, and with cookbook author Laurie Wolf, about cannabis cuisine. 

Recipe: Laurie Wolf's Infused Pumpkin Pie

Recipe: Canna-Butter

Recipe: Cranberry Cannabis Compote

Recipe: Beyond Better Canna-Butter Board

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U.S: With climate change, crops migrate north | Watch Video
Farmers have always dealt with the whims of Mother Nature, but a warming planet could prove devastating to farms all over the world. Correspondent Ben Tracy reports on how climate change is already changing what crops can be grown where, and how some food companies are turning to artificial intelligence to help find solutions.

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BEVERAGES: The effervescent history of soda (Video)
"Dirty soda" – soda, sparkling water, or energy drinks with added flavorings – is a popular new take, with roots in Utah, on an old recipe that started as a pharmacy staple. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti looks at the history, and future, of the soda fountain.

Recipe: Don't Care Syrup

Recipe: Hibiscus Syrup

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VEGETABLES: The secret behind baby carrots | Watch Video
They're cute, there's no need to peel or wash 'em, and they're extraordinarily popular; 70% of all carrots sold today are the baby kind. But they are technically not "baby carrots." Correspondent David Pogue looks at the "Eureka!" moment when a farmer found a way to reduce waste and sell more vegetables.

Recipe: Carrot, Fennel & Citrus Salad

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POSTCARD FROM ITALY: Bringing authentic Neapolitan pizza home | Watch Video
In Naples, the birthplace of pizza, pizza makers (or pizzaioli) extoll the traditions of wood-burning ovens. But with the growing popularity of at-home pizza ovens, the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association, which usually teaches the pros, now offers online courses for pizza enthusiasts. Correspondent Seth Doane reports.

Recipe: Cacio e Pepe Pizza

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RESTAURANTS: Eric Ripert on Le Bernardin at 50 | Watch Video
It's recognized as one of the greatest restaurants in the world: Le Bernardin, founded in Paris 50 years ago, and now based in New York City. Chef and co-owner Eric Ripert talks with correspondent Martha Teichner about how running a restaurant with three Michelin stars is an extension of his approach to life: aiming to make a difference.

Recipe: Eric Ripert's Smoked Salmon Croque Monsieur with Caviar

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Eric Ripert prepares Le Bernardin's Tuna Carpaccio
In this web exclusive, chef Eric Ripert demonstrates for correspondent Martha Teichner how to prepare the 3 Michelin Star restaurant's Thinly Pounded Yellowfin Tuna, Foie Gras and Toasted Baguette with Chives.

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BEVERAGES: A new trend is brewing: Nonalcoholic beers & mocktails | Watch Video
In recent years, nonalcoholic beer sales have increased 70%, and no good cocktail list is complete without a few "mocktails."  "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks about the latest "sober-curious" trends with New York Times' chief wine critic Eric Asimov, who samples some tasty beverages, no alcohol required. 

Recipe: Berry'd in Hops Mocktail

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BEVERAGES: Cool: The story of ice (Video)
Let's be clear: Ice is more than just frozen cubes of water. Correspondent Serena Altschul checks out how the quality of ice is key to a cocktail.

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MEATS: A NYC butcher shop frozen in time | Watch Video
Jennifer Prezioso dreamed of a life as an actress, but when her grandfather, who ran the last butcher shop on Little Italy's Elizabeth Street, started slowing down, she took on a new role: apprentice butcher. Now she runs Albanese Meats & Poultry, which will soon mark its 100th year. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Prezioso about a New York City institution that's half-museum, half-butcher shop.

Recipe: Veal Spiedini alla Albanese

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SMALL WONDERS: The long and short of microgreens (Video)
In 1993 engineer-turned-farmer Michael Clark was supplying produce to his friend, Virginia chef Craig Hartman, who requested some "baby greens." The result: ever-smaller lettuce leaves. Today, these tiny vegetables are a big ingredient in fancy restaurants, food magazines and windowsill farms. Correspondent David Pogue reports on how a trend was born.

Recipe: Microgreens, Preserved Figs and Smoked Duck Salad

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Linda Ronstadt: A taste of home | Watch Video
Singer Linda Ronstadt has always done the unexpected. And now, the woman who admits that she can't cook has put out a memoir that is focused, in part, on traditional Sonoran recipes from her childhood. She talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about her book, "Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands."

Recipe: Albóndigas de la Familia Ronstadt (Ronstadt Family Meatballs)

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WORLD: How Ukrainian chef Ievgen Klopotenko defends his country: with food | Watch Video
When Russian troops launched their invasion last spring, Ukraine's most famous chef, Ievgen Klopotenko, shut down his acclaimed Kyiv restaurant, 100 Rokiv, and reopened it as a military canteen. Now he's back to serving customers – and supporting his country's identity by promoting its native cuisine, including borsch. Correspondent Holly Williams goes in the kitchen with Klopotenko for a taste of Ukraine.

Recipe: Ukrainian Borsch With Pork Ribs by Ievgen Klopotenko

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RESTAURANTS: The rise of Halal meat (Video)
Halal meat is becoming a popular meat of choice at restaurants across the country – from Chinese, Italian, Korean and Mexican to Jewish delis and BBQ eateries, all dished up with a halal meat. Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports.

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WORLD: A passion for ube (Video)
The purple yam, a staple and rising export from the Philippines, is a feast for the eyes when used in cakes, pies, drinks or ice cream. Correspondent Elaine Quijano checks out the ube, the vivid violet tuber that's taking root in America.

Recipe: Ube Halaya

Recipe: Philippine Purple Yam Casserole

Recipe: Ube Pie

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SMALL WONDERS: The future of watermelons looks smaller and smaller (Video)
Syngenta Vegetable Seeds was one of the first companies to introduce mini-watermelons – watermelons that are easier to carry, more likely to fit in your refrigerator, less wasteful, and available year-round. Correspondent David Pogue samples the ripeness of melon in miniature.

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COMMENTARY: Giving thanks, through the joy of Mango Pie | Watch Video
For this Thanksgiving holiday, musician and "Song Exploder" host Hrishikesh Hirway offers his thoughts on how food – including his mom's Mango Pie recipe – brings people together as an instrument of love.

Recipe: Mango Pie

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NATURE: Turkeys in Ohio (Extended Video)

We leave you this Sunday morning with some very lucky turkeys living it up at Swan Creek Metropark in Toledo, Ohio. Videographer: Alex Goetz.


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FROM THE ARCHIVE: Wes Moore, and "The Other Wes Moore" (Video)
In November 2022 Baltimore native Wes Moore, a Rhodes scholar, Army officer and White House Fellow, became the first Black to be elected Governor of Maryland. But his life story, as told in his bestselling 2010 book "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates," could not have been more different from that of another Baltimore man, also named Wes Moore, whose fate was to be imprisoned for life for murder. Correspondent Russ Mitchell talks with both Wes Moores in this "CBS Sunday Morning" report that originally aired May 2, 2010.

MOVIES: DOC NYC documentary film festival returns: Real life on screens and at home
America's largest non-fiction film festival is back, both in New York City theaters and streaming online, presenting more than 200 features and shorts.

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"HERE COMES THE SUN": Actress Julia Roberts, and Moxie the soft drink (Video)
Actress Julia Roberts sits down with Jane Pauley to discuss her new romantic comedy, "Ticket to Paradise," parenthood, and her love for knitting. Then, Nancy Giles travels to Maine to learn about the soft drink, Moxie.


RECAP: NOVEMBER 13

NOTE TO SEATTLE-AREA VIEWERS: Our program is pre-empted Sunday morning by NFL Football from Munich. You can catch our show online at cbssundaymorning.com or at Paramount+. The show also streams at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time on the CBS News app. You can also view individual stories at the links below.  

WATCH THE FULL NOVEMBER 13 EPISODE HERE! 

Host: Jane Pauley

ELECTIONS: 2022's confounding midterms, setting the stage for 2024 | Watch Video
Right-wing media and Republican politicians predicted a "red wave," even a "red tsunami," in this year's midterm elections, but it failed to materialize, as Democrats successfully defended their hold on the Senate, and (as ballots continue to be counted) are keeping the House in play. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the factors that experts say contributed to the Republicans' weak showing: election denialism, and Donald Trump.

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ELECTIONS: Why gerrymandering has gotten worse | Watch Video
It's not quite one-person, one-vote, when politicians can redraw maps of the voting districts they represent, to ensure safe seats for their party. Correspondent David Pogue looks at how partisan gerrymandering can undermine true democracy.

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COVER STORY: Fighting back against ageism | Watch Video
Recent studies have found that over 93% of adults between 50 and 80 experience ageism, which can have negative health effects; people who have an upbeat take on getting older actually live longer.  Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with Ashton Applewhite, author of "This Chair Rocks," about raising awareness of ageism; and with scholars who discuss the benefits of rejecting social cues that insult growing older.

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ART: "Van Gogh in America": How the Dutch artist entranced a nation | Watch Video
One hundred years ago the Detroit Institute of Arts became the first museum in the U.S. to buy a work by Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch Post-Impressionist who died in 1890. Now, the DIA honors the centenary of that landmark acquisition by presenting "Van Gogh in America," featuring 74 works from around the world, which explores America's introduction to the artist. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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U.S: Recovering heroes, lost for 70 years in an Alaskan glacier | Watch Video
For the past decade a multi-disciplinary team based at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage has been engaged in what is perhaps the longest-running recovery effort in the history of the U.S. Air Force: locating 52 servicemen lost when their C-124 Globemaster crashed on a glacier in Alaska, their remains and personal effects hidden in the ice since 1952. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with relatives who hope summer periods of melting ice will reveal secrets long buried.

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TELEVISION: Judy Woodruff on her next chapter | Watch Video
The veteran journalist tells "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley why she's stepping away from the anchor desk of "PBS NewsHour." Judy Woodruff also talks about her trailblazing career spanning more than 50 years, and her relentless drive to uncover the truth.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Gallagher, the comedian best known for splattering watermelons with a giant mallet.  

       
HARTMAN: A veteran scoots kindness forward (Video)
When Navy veteran Kenneth Jary's mobility scooter broke down, the 80-year-old from Mahtomedi, Minnesota, thought his life had ground to a halt. But Amanda Kline, a young woman he'd met at a coffee shop, started an online fundraiser for him, and within days Kenny got a brand new scooter. But the charity didn't stop there, and now Kenny's fight against immobility is benefiting other veterans in need. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

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MOVIES: Adam Sandler on why he's drawn to playing unlucky characters | Watch Video
The actor who came of age playing "man-child" characters in numerous comedies is getting award buzz for his performance in the sports comedy "Hustle," about a struggling NBA scout scouring the globe for the next great player. Adam Sandler talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about what compels him to play losers; his bond with fellow "Saturday Night Live" castmate Chris Farley; and the song he sings to his wife at every show.

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

Hustle starring Adam Sandler | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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TV: "Queen Sugar": A TV landmark for women directors | Watch Video
Ava DuVernay, the creator of "Queen Sugar," laid down a pioneering directive for her TV series: To hire only female directors, in an industry where women, particularly women of color, have had few inroads. "Sunday Morning" contributor Mark Whitaker talks with DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey (whose OWN channel broadcasts the series), and with several of the show's directors, many of whose dreams are now, finally, becoming reality.

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MISCELLANY: This and That (Video)
Jane Pauley has some updates for "Sunday Morning" viewers.

  
OPINION: Douglas Brinkley: Our planet needs another "Rachel Carson moment"
The historian says the author who helped spur the environmental movement of the 1960s and '70s should be remembered by voters – and the federal government – who need to understand climate change is the primary challenge of our time.

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NATURE: Autumn colors in Arkansas (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning with the sights and sounds of autumn at the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. Videographer: Scot Miller. 
      


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THE BOOK REPORT: Washington Post critic Ron Charles (November 13)
Recommendations from our book reviewer of new fiction and non-fiction titles for the fall, including works by Barbara Kingsolver and Booker Prize-winner Shehan Karunatilaka.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver

BOOK EXCERPT: "Chuck Berry: An American Life"

BOOK EXCERPT: "The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida" by Shehan Karunatilaka

BOOK EXCERPT: "Dr. No" by Percival Everett

MOVIES: DOC NYC documentary film festival returns: Real life on screens and at home
America's largest non-fiction film festival is back, both in New York City theaters and streaming online, presenting more than 200 features and shorts.

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IN MEMORIAM: Notable Deaths in 2022
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.


RECAP: NOVEMBER 6

Host: Jane Pauley

WATCH THE FULL NOVEMBER 6 EPISODE!

COVER STORY: Yes, it's OK to cry | Watch Video
Scholars, pundits, and followers of professional golf have observed a change in the culture over the last half-century: crying is not mocked as a show of weakness, but as a sign of emotion that distinguishes us as uniquely human. Correspondent Jim Axelrod looks at the newfound lack of fears over tears, and the evolutionary advantages of being able to cry.

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CLOCKS: Not-so-fun facts about Daylight Saving Time | Watch Video
It's that time of year when we turn the clocks back an hour, and supposedly get an extra hour of sleep. As correspondent David Pogue points out, there are arguments against adopting a spring-ahead/fall-behind life – or for making Daylight Saving Time permanent.

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SPORTS: Showing off their chops at the Lumberjack World Championships | Watch Video
Since 1960, the small town of Hayward, Wisconsin, has hosted what has been called the "Olympics of the forest," featuring competitive events for lumberjacks (and lumberjills). Correspondent Conor Knighton witnessed some class axe.

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ON STAGE: "Almost Famous" on Broadway:  A dream finally come true | Watch Video
Writer-director Cameron Crowe's Oscar-winning autobiographical film, about a teenage rock journalist in the 1970s, is now a musical. He talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about dramatizing the personal, even painful, truth in "Almost Famous," and about how the spirit of his mother (memorably played in the film by Frances McDormand) is present at New York's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, eight shows a week.

To watch the cast of "Almost Famous" perform the song "No Friends" click on the video player below:

No Friends | Almost Famous - The Musical (Original Cast Recording) by masterworksbwayVEVO on YouTube

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including rapper-singer-actor Aaron Carter; author and chef Julie Powell, whose "Julie/Julia" blog inspired a hit movie; and New Yorker cartoonist George Booth.

TV: Sylvester Stallone on "Tulsa King": A mobster in cowboy boots | Watch Video
In the new Paramount+ series "Tulsa King," Sylvester Stallone stars as an aging New York mafioso fresh out of prison who finds himself setting up a new criminal organization on the plains of Oklahoma. Stallone talked with correspondent Lee Cowan about his first foray into television; the enduring power of "Rocky"; and how he's matured into a new style of acting.

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

Tulsa King | Official Trailer | Paramount+ by Paramount Plus on YouTube

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HARTMAN: 
"It's unacceptable to just forget" (Video)
Seventeen-year-old Sophie Kloppenburg fought to rectify an injustice, 144 years after the lynching of seven Black men outside a Posey County, Indiana, courthouse. Correspondent Steve Hartman talked with the high school senior who demanded a remembrance for a terrible crime - and succeeded.

MOVIES: Steven Spielberg on making "The Fabelmans": "It was cathartic for me" | Watch Video
One of the most successful directors of epic features began as a child besotted with filming toy train wrecks with an 8mm camera. But Steven Spielberg's latest movie, "The Fabelmans," is a semi-autobiographical drama about his parents, and touches on a family secret he had buried for years. He talks with "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl about the film's recreations of the happy origins of his career, and the unhappy ending of his parents' marriage.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Steven Spielberg on his optimism
Director Steven Spielberg talks with CBS News' Lesley Stahl about the influence of his mother, Leah, and about making films both light and dark.

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The Fabelmans | Official Trailer [HD] by Universal Pictures on YouTube

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ON STAGE: "Curtain up!" on the Museum of Broadway | Watch Video
One of America's great art forms has not had a permanent museum devoted to its history, until now: The Museum of Broadway opens next week in the heart of New York City's theater district, with an entertaining and educational exhibition of highlights from the Great White Way. Correspondent Rita Braver pays a visit, and talks with Broadway legend Joel Grey, the Tony-winning star of the landmark musical "Cabaret."

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COMMENTARY: Abraham Lincoln and the preservation of democracy | Watch Video
Historian Jon Meacham, author of "And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle," talks about how the 16th president faced an election during the Civil War, when the continuation of democracy was still an open question – and how it resonates with the first post-insurrection midterm election.

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NATURE: Moose (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning with moose grazing on the shores of Killarney Lake, near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Videographer: Hank Heusinkveld. 


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FROM THE ARCHIVE: New Yorker cartoonist George Booth (Video)
New Yorker cartoonist George Booth, famed for illustrating a panoply of pets, has died at the age of 96. Watch Faith Salie's 2017 interview with Booth, whose cartoons have entertained generations of readers.

Here Comes the Sun: Actor Dwayne Johnson and The Lost Kitchen restaurant 23:08

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Actor Dwayne Johnson and The Lost Kitchen restaurant (Video)
Actor Dwayne Johnson sits down with Tracy Smith to discuss his childhood, his career as both a professional wrestler and actor, and his favorite role: being a dad. Then, Martha Teichner visits The Lost Kitchen restaurant in Freedom, Maine.


RECAP: OCTOBER 30

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: With election deniers running for office, our right to vote is on the ballot | Watch Video
More than 300 Republican candidates for state and national office have been identified by CBS News as "election deniers" for having stated their refusal to accept the 2020 presidential results as legitimate. CBS News chief election & campaign correspondent Robert Costa talks with professor Michael Berkman, media critic Margaret Sullivan, and conservative think tank president Reihan Salam about what is driving voters (or feeding their cynicism), and how the outcome of this year's midterms could impact our right to vote.

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HEADLINES: Pelosi attack suspect had history of spreading conspiracy theories (Video)
The man arrested for breaking into the San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and assaulting her husband with a hammer has a history of spreading bogus theories on social media, including myths about the Holocaust and claims that Democrats operated child sex rings. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti has more.

ARCHITECTURE: Inside the Beverly Hills "Witch's House" | Watch Video
In a town famous for make-believe, one home that stands out from the millionaire mansions is a fairy tale cottage come to life: the so-called Witch's House, a whimsical and quirky fantasy inspired by the Brothers Grimm. Correspondent Lilia Luciano pays a visit, just in time for Halloween.

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MUSIC: Bono on music, activism and faith | Watch Video
CBS News' Norah O'Donnell goes on a tour of Bono's Dublin with the U2 frontman, who talks about his new memoir, "Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story"; his schooldays and the origins of his band; his decades-long fight for social justice; and the role faith plays in his music.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story" by Bono

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HEALTH: How an experimental treatment beat cancer | Watch Video
When Emily Whitehead was six years old, she became the first child ever to receive genetically-modified T cells, an experimental treatment for her leukemia. It cured her, and helped launch the field of cellular medicine. "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with Emily, and her parents, Kari and Tom Whitehead, about how they defeated her cancer; and with Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, a leading cancer specialist and author of the new book, "The Song of the Cell: An Exploration of Medicine and the New Human."

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Song of the Cell" by Siddhartha Mukherjee

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PASSAGE: Remembering Jerry Lee Lewis (Video)
Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the Founding Fathers of rock 'n' roll, died Friday at age 87. "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley looks back on the singer whose hits included "Great Balls of Fire."

TRAVEL: Exploring the beauty of Vermont's towns (all 251+ of them) | Watch Video
Vermont is beloved for its bucolic small towns and picturesque landscapes. Its most devoted fans may be the members of the 251 Club, a group dedicated to exploring every one of the Green Mountain State's towns and cities. Correspondent Conor Knighton talks with club members – from honeymooners to nonagenarians – who are ticking off out-of-the-way towns from their to-do list.

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MOVIES: Jamie Lee Curtis on screams, laughter and kindness | Watch Video
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, a child of Hollywood royalty who came to fame as the star of the 1978 horror classic "Halloween," credits the character of Laurie Strode for everything that came after – and now she's returned to the role in the latest sequel, "Halloween Ends." Curtis talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about her horror legacy; her acclaimed performance in the sci-fi comedy "Everything Everywhere All at Once"; and her tricks to keep from ruining a take with laughter.

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

Halloween Ends - The Final Trailer by Universal Pictures on YouTube

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MOBITUARIES: Death of a marriage ban (Video)
In 1967, after the Supreme Court's landmark Loving decision ended bans against interracial marriage, Peggy Rusk – daughter of America's Secretary of State Dean Rusk – made front-page news by marrying Guy Smith, a Black riding instructor. [For more, tune in to "Mobituaries" wherever you download podcasts.]

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BOOKS: Novelist Ian McEwan: Writing is "a way of being" | Watch Video
One of Britain's most successful writers, Ian McEwan has made a career of dreaming up stories. But his new book, "Lessons," features a plotline inspired by a secret his mother kept from him until her death: that she'd given up McEwan's brother for adoption. The author talks with correspondent Seth Doane about his latest novel, a winding, lifelong journey chronicling love, child sex abuse, and lost opportunities.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Lessons" by Ian McEwan

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NATURE: Tarantulas (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday with Tarantulas on a pre-Halloween stroll at Henry Coe State Park in central California. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.


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"HERE COMES THE SUN": Actor John Stamos and the CIA Museum (Video)
Actor John Stamos sits down with Tracy Smith to discuss his Disney+ series "Big Shot" and the impact Bob Saget had on his life. Then, Norah O'Donnell heads to the CIA Museum in Langley, Virginia, to learn about some of the artifacts on display.


RECAP: OCTOBER 23

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Lewis Hamilton on increasing diversity in Formula One racing | Watch Video
At speeds of up to 230 m.p.h., Formula One racing is taking off in America, where NASCAR and Indy racers have until now led the field. Correspondent Kristine Johnson visits the Circuit of the Americas racetrack in Austin, Texas, and talks with F1 champ Lewis Hamilton about issues of increasing diversity in racing. She also meets with up-and-coming racer Logan Sargeant, and 18-year-old Chloe Chambers, one of the few females in the sport.

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BOOKS: Bob Woodward on Donald Trump: "He is a threat to democracy" | Watch Video
Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward has collected his recorded interviews with former President Donald Trump – eight hours' worth – into an audiobook release, "The Trump Tapes." He talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about Trump's view of the presidency as a trophy, and his unsettling communications with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un; and about the question Woodward most regrets not asking.

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MUSIC: Nathaniel Rateliff - Music on the edge | Watch Video
Success arrived late for 44-year-old Nathaniel Rateliff and his Denver-based band, The Night Sweats, whose music is a blend of rock, country, blues and soul. But nothing has come easily for the singer, or for his long-time collaborator, bass player Joseph Pope III. CBS News' Anthony Mason talks with Rateliff about the troubles he's surmounted on the way to his platinum record, "S.O.B."

You can stream Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats' 2021 album "The Future" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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BOOKS: Novelist John Irving: "You don't get to choose your obsessions; your obsessions choose you" | Watch Video
Author John Irving has mined his life as the starting point for such acclaimed works of fiction as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules." Now 80, he has published his first novel in seven years, "The Last Chairlift," a tale of sexual politics and ghosts. He talks with correspondent Rita Braver about inspiration, Charles Dickens, and acceptance. 

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Last Chairlift" by John Irving

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, best known for playing Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" films.

      
JUSTICE: The murder of Emmett Till | Watch Video
"Till" is the new film about 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Black youth from Chicago visiting Mississippi in 1955, who was abducted and murdered – a crime that helped spark the civil rights movement. In this excerpt from an October 24, 2004 "60 Minutes" report by our late colleague Ed Bradley, Till's final days are recounted, along with the ensuing murder trial that failed to bring justice.

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

TILL | Official Trailer | MGM Studios by MGM on YouTube

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COMEDY: Comic Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: Keeping it "fun and friendly for everyone" | Watch Video
One of the most successful (and least controversial) comedians working today, Gabriel Iglesias, known to his millions of fans as Fluffy, shies away from jokes about politics or religion – which leaves food, something the entertainer knows something about. He talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about his comic inspirations; his sold-out Dodger Stadium show (now streaming on Netflix); and about indulging his lifelong passion for Volkswagens.

To watch a trailer for Fluffy's Netflix comedy special "Stadium Fluffy," click on the video player below:

Gabriel Iglesias: Stadium Fluffy | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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HARTMAN: Adopting a unique paradigm for parenting (Video)
When Schauna Austin was 20 years old, she was single and pregnant, and made the difficult decision to place her baby, whom she named Riley, for adoption. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on how two families became one.

CITIES: Robert Moses, the man who rebuilt New York | Watch Video
Urban planner Robert Moses (1888-1981) was the unelected official who single-handedly reshaped New York City and its environs with his massive public works projects – highways, bridges, tunnels and parks that redrew the map – while displacing tens of thousands whose homes stood in his way. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Robert Caro, author of the classic Moses biography "The Power Broker," and with actor Ralph Fiennes, who stars as Moses in a new play, "Straight Line Crazy," at The Shed theater in New York.

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NATURE: Bryce Canyon National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday surrounded by the red rocks of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Videographer: Brad Markel.       


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EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Jon Grinspan on the history of partisanship in America (YouTube Video)
Intense and even violent political discourse in America is not a new development. In this extended interview, historian Jon Grinspan, a curator at the Smithsonian Institution and author of "The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix Their Democracy, 1865-1915," talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about traditional forms of politicking that were prevalent after the Civil War; how reformists in the early 20th century brought about a less ugly form of politics, and a different way for voters to identify themselves with parties; and why, today, those ugly trends are making a return. 

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Age of Acrimony"

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"HERE COMES THE SUN": Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and "For the Birds" exhibit (Video)
Actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow sits down with Tracy Smith to discuss turning 50, her acting career, and her lifestyle brand, Goop. Then, Martha Teichner travels to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to experience an exhibit called "For the Birds." 


RECAP: OCTOBER 16

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"Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel.  CBS News

"Sunday Morning: A Nation Divided?"

Twenty-one years ago, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, may have been the last time that the United States was openly – even defiantly – united, in pain and patriotism. Since then, we have drifted apart, gone to our separate corners, hunkered down in our respective silos. In this special edition of "Sunday Morning" hosted by senior contributor Ted Koppel, we look at us – the things that are keeping us apart, and the many ways we can still come together.

Sunday, October 16 on CBS, and streaming on cbsnews.com and Paramount+.

WATCH THE FULL OCTOBER 16 EPISODE!


COVER STORY: Over the line – Why some Oregonians want to become part of Idaho | Watch Video
In a state dominated by progressive politics, some residents in rural Oregon east of the Cascade Mountains want to move the border so that their counties become part of Idaho, a more conservative state that more closely aligns with their values. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with advocates of the Greater Idaho movement about why they believe this idea may not be so far-fetched.

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U.S.: Seeking common ground – Younger and older generations speak (Video)
"Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh visits Bethlehem, Pa., and sits down with four people over the age of 60, and four under 40, to find out what differences and similarities they see across generations.

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HISTORY: History lessons – When America's politics turn ugly, violent | Watch Video
Historian Jon Grinspan, a curator at the Smithsonian Institution, has studied how intense partisanship in the 19th century was driven by people feeling isolated, their lives unstable, feeding an aggressive, even violent political discourse. He talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about his new book, "The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix Their Democracy, 1865-1915," and how our nation's ugly trends in politics have returned, from partisan news to the white supremacists' march in Charlottesville and the January 6 insurrection.

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Age of Acrimony"

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BUSINESS: Trade secrets | Watch Video
Not everyone is interested in a white collar job or college degree (or in racking up student loan debt). "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel meets plumbers and apprentices about their chosen profession, who talk about their work and how it's perceived by others.

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ACTIVISM: Musician-social activist John Legend on the continuing struggle for justice | Watch Video
The award-winning singer-songwriter is an advocate for prison reform in America, a nation that has incarcerated more of its citizens than any other. John Legend talks with "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel about our penal system, racial inequality, and fighting for a stronger democracy.

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REAL ESTATE: Wyoming's new land rush | Watch Video
Teton County in Wyoming is home to the widest income divide in America, with a median house price of more than $3.5 million and an average income of $312,000. Correspondent Ben Tracy looks at how the wealthy, drawn to the state's picture-perfect settings, have been squeezing out the middle class – the very people needed to keep the community running.

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SOCIAL MEDIA: How online behavior turns people from Jekyls into Hydes | Watch Video
Online anonymity has made it easy, and depressingly common, to be nasty without fear of repercussions – a lack of restraint that psychologists call online disinhibition effect, or ODE. Correspondent David Pogue talks with experts who discuss why exchanges on the Internet can devolve into hateful, spiteful rages and name-calling that would never be acceptable when talking face-to-face.

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COMMENTARY: David Sedaris on coming out, all over again | Watch Video
The humorist has some thoughts about the term "queer" and how people today (or perhaps just humanities professors) identify themselves.

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TELEVISION: Norman Lear on the power of laughter to unite Americans | Watch Video
TV legend Norman Lear, whose credits include such hit series as "All in the Family" and "Maude," always managed to make audiences laugh about dangerous topics: Racism, sexism, bigotry, homophobia. And today, at age 100, he's determined to find out if we'll still laugh together. He sits down with "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel to discuss his upcoming projects, including a possible remake of one of the most controversial sitcom episodes of all time.

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COMMUNICATIONS: Talk radio – Widening the airwaves' great divide | Watch Video
The repeal of the FCC's Fairness Doctrine in 1987 opened the floodgates for extreme partisanship on the airwaves, making commercial talk radio a landscape ripe for controversial opinions aimed at attracting listeners. Correspondent Jim Axelrod looks at how increasingly radical talk radio has unquestionably divided Americans and hardened our politics.

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U.S.: Braver Angels – Seeking to de-polarize America | Watch Video
In an effort to help bridge the nation's political chasm, the non-profit Braver Angels uses a workshop approach analogous to a marriage counselor, to bring together red and blue. Correspondent Martha Teichner visits Traverse City in Michigan, a battleground state, where participants work to get over their fear of the other side, to find common ground – and even friendship.

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COMMENTARY: Do you get incessant messages from politicians asking for money? Jim Gaffigan does, too | Watch Video
The comedian says he's being obsessively stalked by the Democratic and Republican Parties, who have one thing in mind. 

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NATURE: San Juan National Forest
"Sunday Morning" takes us to San Juan National Forest in Colorado. Videographer: Scot Miller.
      


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FROM THE ARCHIVE: Angela Lansbury, "liberated" by Broadway (Video)
Hollywood and Broadway star Angela Lansbury, who earned Five Tony Awards and three Oscar nominations, and who scored 12 Emmy nominations for her role as mystery author-sleuth Jessica Fletcher on the TV series "Murder, She Wrote," died on October 11, 2022 at the age of 96. In this interview that aired on "Sunday Morning" December 6, 2009, Lansbury talked with CBS News' Katie Couric about her unparalleled career on stage and screen.

MOVIES: 2022 New York Film Festival highlights: "She Said," a journalistic takedown of Harvey Weinstein
Director Maria Schrader's procedural, starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, is one of the notable premieres at this year's festival.

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Comedian Billy Eichner and the boll weevil (Video)
Comedian and actor Billy Eichner sits down with Jonathan Vigliotti to discuss his new film, "Bros." Then Conor Knighton travels to Enterprise, Alabama, to learn about the boll weevil. 


RECAP: OCTOBER 9

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Pulling back the veil of secrecy surrounding McKinsey | Watch Video
In their new book, "When McKinsey Comes to Town," New York Times investigative reporters Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe dig inside McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm that has worked with corporate and government clients around the world (from entertainment firms to tobacco companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers). They talk with correspondent Erin Moriarty about what makes McKinsey, they say, a major force for spreading ideas globally, both good and bad.

READ AN EXCERPT: "When McKinsey Comes to Town"

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"MOBITUARIES": John Denver – Death of the Sunshine Boy | Watch Video
In the new season of podcasts Mo Rocca looks back at one of the most beloved entertainers of his era: singer-songwriter John Denver (who died 25 years ago this week), whose utterly sincere songs about Colorado and nature made him one of the biggest stars of the 1970s. Rocca visits Aspen, Colorado to meet John's first wife Annie Denver, and close friend Tom Crum, to learn more about the man behind the music.  [For more tune in to "Mobituaries" wherever you download podcasts.]

Listen to "Mobituaries: John Denver – Death of the Sunshine Boy" (Season 3, Episode 1) by clicking on the player below: 

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ARTS: A New York concert hall's triumphant reprise | Watch Video
The acoustics in the home of the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center have always been problematic. Now, after a $550 million redesign, the refurbished David Geffen Hall has been praised in advance of its opening this weekend. Correspondent David Pogue goes inside the upgrade of a world-class venue.

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MOVIES: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on his favorite role: Dad | Watch Video
Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson was told that he'd have to change to become a leading man; turns out Hollywood changed for him, as "The Rock" grew to become one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. Now he's starring as the DC Comics anti-hero "Black Adam." Johnson talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about his humble origins, family, and what he says about a run for the White House.

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

Black Adam - Official Trailer 2 by Warner Bros. Pictures on YouTube

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including country music legend Loretta Lynn.
      

MUSIC: Guitarist Billy Strings on crafting his own brand of bluegrass | Watch Video
William Apostol knew from a tender age that he wanted to play bluegrass. Growing up in a Michigan trailer park, he learned to play guitar from his stepfather, and briefly played heavy metal. But today, as Billy Strings, he's been dubbed the "future of bluegrass," thanks to his Grammy Award-winning album "Home." Correspondent Conor Knighton talks with the musician about his inspirations; his upcoming album "Me and Dad"; and how – after years of reflecting on the past – he's now looking ahead in his music.

To hear Billy Strings perform "Long Journey Home," from his upcoming album "Me and Dad," click on the video player below:

Billy Strings - Long Journey Home (Official Video) - ME/AND/DAD by Billy Strings on YouTube

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HARTMAN: Kindness from the streets (Video)
After Richmond, Ind., police officer Seara Burton was shot in the line of duty just days before her wedding, the whole community grieved deeply – including the city's homeless, who brought to the police station what was called "the most amazing gift." Steve Hartman reports.

MOVIES: Julia Roberts: Being an actor is "not my only dream come true" | Watch Video
She's an Oscar-winner, A-List star, and one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People. Julia Roberts talks with "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley about her new rom-com, "Ticket to Paradise," marriage, life as a homemaker, and her ever-present hobby.

WEB EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Julia Roberts on George Clooney: "I love being his foil" (Video)

To watch a trailer for "Ticket to Paradise" click on the video player below:

Ticket to Paradise | Official Trailer [HD] by Universal Pictures on YouTube

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FOOD: How Erin French found herself at The Lost Kitchen | Watch Video
Recovering from a nasty divorce and addiction, Erin French was lost before she found freedom in her hometown of Freedom, Maine. She opened The Lost Kitchen restaurant, one of the hardest-to get reservations in the world.  The cookbook author, bestselling memoirist and TV chef talks with correspondent Martha Teichner about her life story, and of her restaurant that is so in demand that reservations are won by lottery.

RECIPE: Little Neck Clams from The Lost Kitchen

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ON STAGE: John David Washington: "To try to prove something to somebody is a fool's errand" | Watch Video
John David Washington originally wanted to avoid following in the footsteps of his father, actor Denzel Washington. But after an injury sidelined his football career, he auditioned for the part of a football player – and launched a successful new career, starring in "BlacKkKlansman," "Tenet," and the new film "Amsterdam." He talks with "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh about being "Denzel's son," and making his Broadway debut in a revival of August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson," playing the role created by his costar Samuel L. Jackson 35 years ago.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan is baffled by the mania over pumpkins | Watch Video
The comedian says October, officially "pumpkin season," is the strangest of all made-up seasons – and that "pumpkin spice" isn't what you think it is.

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NATURE: Elk at Yellowstone (Extended Web Video)
"Sunday Morning" leaves us this morning with elk bugling at Yellowstone National Park. Videographer: Doug Jensen.     


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FROM THE ARCHIVE: Country legend Loretta Lynn (Video)
Singer Loretta Lynn, the "coal miner's daughter" who grew up to become one of the most acclaimed country artists of all time, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at the age of 90. In this "CBS Sunday Morning" profile that originally aired November 7, 2010, Lynn talked with correspondent Mo Rocca about her marriage, her early career, and how her heartache made for great songs.

"HERE COMES THE SUN": NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg and sound artist Nikki Lindt (Video)
NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg sits down with Nancy Cordes to discuss her new memoir, "Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships." Then, Serena Altschul meets sound artist Nikki Lindt, who has a unique way of capturing the world around us. 


RECAP: OCTOBER 2

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Classified - Keeping close the nation's secrets | Watch Video
Government documents that are classified as confidential, secret or top secret constitute information that would cause damage to the country's security if it were revealed. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin looks at the inner workings of America's classification apparatus – which covers millions of documents a year – and the difficulties of making classified information public.

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HEADLINES: Hurricane Ian: One for the history books (Video)
Four days after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida, and then again in South Carolina on Friday, there are dozens dead, millions without power, and billions in damage. Correspondent Kris van Cleave reports on the aftermath of the catastrophic storm. 

     
HISTORY: Gallery of secrets - The CIA Museum | Watch Video
At the Central Intelligence Agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, a newly-redesigned museum – accessible only to authorized persons – chronicles the successes, failures and sacrifices of intelligence operatives through the years. CBS News' Norah O'Donnell gets a private tour with CIA director William Burns and finds out how compromising human intelligence sources can put American security, and the lives of CIA agents, at-risk. 

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MOVIES: Cate Blanchett on transforming herself in the drama "Tár" | Watch Video
Two-time Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett talks with correspondent Seth Doane about her latest film, "Tár," and her performance as an orchestra conductor facing multiple crises which has earned Blanchett critical acclaim. She also discusses her discomfort with the spotlight, and how self-doubt drives her to keep working.

To watch a trailer for "Tár," click on the video player below

TÁR - Official Trailer [HD] - In Select Theaters October 7 by Focus Features on YouTube

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PASSAGE: Correspondent Bill Plante and humorist Roger Welsch (Video)
Bill Plante, a veteran of CBS News for more than half a century, has died at age 84. Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett has an appreciation of his friend. Also, "Sunday Morning" remembers longtime contributor Roger Welsch, whose "Postcard from Nebraska" reports brought the wit and wisdom of smalltown America into our living rooms.       

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Roger Welsch on a golf course in Nebraska's Sandhills (Video)
Humorist, author and longtime "Sunday Morning" contributor Roger Welsch, whose "Postcards from Nebraska" were a long-cherished feature on our show, has died at age 85. In this report that originally aired on June 13, 1999, Welsch paid a visit to Mullen, and the Sand Hills Golf Club, a world-class golf course constructed in the middle of nowhere, that follows the natural contours and biology of the Sandhills. 

     
BOOKS: Maggie Haberman on Donald Trump: "He saw the presidency as the ultimate vehicle to fame" | Watch Video
The New York Times correspondent has been covering the world of Donald Trump since her days as a metro reporter in the late 1990s. Maggie Haberman talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about her new book, "Confidence Man," and about how the real estate developer/casino owner's "playbook" has not changed since he entered politics.

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HEADLINES: Illegal annexation of territory by Russia doesn't halt Ukraine forces (Video)
The day after Russian President Vladimir Putin illegally claimed to have annexed four Ukraine provinces, Ukrainian forces handed Russia one of its most humiliating defeats yet, at the strategically-important city of Lyman in the Donetsk region. CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports.

TV:  John Stamos: "This is a great moment" | Watch Video
The actor whose looks and charm earned him a devoted following as Uncle Jesse in the sitcom "Full House," and who currently stars as the intense coach of a high school girls' basketball team in the Disney+ series "Big Shot," talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the impact of the death of his friend Bob Saget, and how the future looks today.

PREVIEW: John Stamos opens up about his childhood desire for fame

To watch a trailer for the series "Big Shot" click on the video player below: 

Big Shot Season 2 | Official Trailer | Disney+ by Disney Plus on YouTube

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  • "Big Shot" Seasons 2 debuts October 12 on Disney+

SPACE: DART mission - How NASA hit the bullseye | Watch Video
NASA's mission to change an asteroid's path, as a test of a way to deflect planetary objects that threaten Earth, succeeded at striking a tiny moonlet 7 million miles away. Correspondent David Pogue looks at what the results of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), and its new technologies, may mean for future missions.

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COMMENTARY: New Yorker writer Hua Hsu on maintaining family ties via fax | Watch Video
The author of the new memoir "Stay True" recalls his teen years as a time of overcoming great distances – both generational and global – one page at a time.

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NATURE: Sanibel Island (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Florida's Sanibel Island, in calmer times, at the J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge. Videographer: Charles Schultz.

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MOVIES: 2022 New York Film Festival - Cancel culture, class wars, and existential dread
The 60th annual celebration of international cinema features premieres starring Cate Blanchett, Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Woody Harrelson, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams and Timothée Chalamet. CBSNews.com's David Morgan offers some highlights. 

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and wildflowers (Video)
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns sits down with Susan Spencer to discuss his new PBS documentary series "The U.S. and the Holocaust." Then, Mo Rocca travels to Crested Butte, Colorado, to learn about wildflowers. 


RECAP: SEPTEMBER 25

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Streaming wars - The fight for viewers | Watch Video
An explosion of streaming services, apps and platforms is delivering more television content to more people than ever before. But more choice for subscribers means challenges for streamers – from HBO Max, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+ and Hulu, to CBS' parent company's Paramount+. "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with Hollywood Reporter media & business writer Alex Weprin, and with Sesame Workshop CEO Steve Youngwood, about how new services are fighting for subscribers as they upend traditional broadcast or cable television business models. (And no, you aren't totally free from ads!)

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ART: "For the Birds": Art, music and birdsong (Video)
More than 200 artists, musicians, actors and writers have collaborated on a multidisciplinary exhibition called "For the Birds," at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in New York City, and for a collection of recordings, "The Birdsong Project," to benefit the National Audubon Society. Correspondent Martha Teichner explores what happens when artists take wing.

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THE NEW SEASON: The most anticipated new art exhibitions | Watch Video

     
MOVIES: The improbable true story behind "The Greatest Beer Run Ever" | Watch Video
In 1967 "Chickie" Donohue, a merchant seaman, was inspired to deliver beers to buddies who were fighting in an unpopular war. And so, he packed up some suds and sailed for Vietnam to track them down. That quixotic adventure inspired the new film "The Greatest Beer Run Ever," directed by Peter Farrelly, an Academy Award-winner for "Green Book." CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Farrelly, star Zac Efron, and with Donohue, who describes how his experience changed his view of the war.

WEB EXTRA: Zac Efron on acting with a giant centipede (Video)
In this "Sunday Morning" exclusive, actor Zac Efron describes filming a tense scene with an unusual, many-legged co-star: a giant venomous centipede.

To watch a trailer for "The Greatest Beer Run Ever" click on the video player below:

The Greatest Beer Run Ever — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ by Apple TV on YouTube

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THE NEW SEASON: The most anticipated new films | Watch Video
      

SUNDAY PROFILE: Gwyneth Paltrow on the power of turning 50: "We stop trying to be what other people are expecting us to be" | Watch Video
She won an Oscar at age 26, and then founded a lifestyle brand called Goop that today is worth a reported $250 million. What does turning 50 look like to actress and wellness entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow? She talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about fame, family, and wellness.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actress Louise Fletcher, an Oscar-winner for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." 

BOOKS: The enduring popularity of "Tuesdays with Morrie" | Watch Video
After sportswriter Mitch Albom reconnected with retired university professor Morrie Schwartz, who was dying of ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease), their weekly conversations became the basis of Albom's bestselling "Tuesdays with Morrie." Twenty-five years after the book's publication, "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with Albom about how its examination of impending death turned his life inside-out.

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THE NEW SEASON: The most anticipated new books | Watch Video
      

MUSIC: Wynonna Judd on her mother Naomi Judd's death: I'm "incredibly angry" | Watch Video
Performing as The Judds, mother Naomi and daughter Wynonna were one of the most successful country music duos in history. In her first interview since the death last spring of her mother, Wynonna Judd talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about using music to keep grief at bay; and about her determination to forge ahead on a tour announced only weeks before her mom died. [If you are in crisis, please call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988, or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.]

PREVIEW: Wynonna Judd opens up about grief in first interview since her mother's death

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THE NEW SEASON: The most anticipated new music | Watch Video

      
MOVIES: Sigourney Weaver on confounding others' expectations | Watch Video
With more than 60 film credits (including four movies debuting this fall), Sigourney Weaver seems to have found her place, and at her own steady pace. The three-time Academy Award-nominee talks with "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley about the lesson she learned from attending Yale's School of Drama; her launch into stardom as Ripley in the "Alien" franchise; and the secret of her Hollywood longevity.

WEB EXTRA: Sigourney Weaver on what makes creativity thrive (Video)
In this web exclusive, actress Sigourney Weaver talks with "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley about why she didn't expect to succeed in the business, and about the kind of atmosphere in which actors can do their best work.

To watch a trailer for "The Good House": click on the video player below:

The Good House | Official Trailer | SEPTEMBER 30 ONLY IN THEATERS by RoadsideFlix on YouTube

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HARTMAN: Best friends for whom bold is beautiful (Video)
Nine-year-old Carsyn Majors, of Encinitas, Calif., has alopecia universalis, an autoimmune disease that results in near-total hair loss. But her sadness about losing her flowing blond locks changed when she met a new best friend: 17-year-old Scarlett Hall, who also has alopecia universalis. Correspondent Steve Hartman meets a pair of beauties whose friendship has changed both their attitudes.  

     
THE NEW SEASON: The most anticipated new TV & streaming | Watch Video

     

NATURE: Sunflowers in South Dakota (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to field aglow in central South Dakota. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.
     


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GALLERY: King Charles III through the years

      
"HERE COMES THE SUN": Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams, and an animal haven (Video)
In honor of Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, we remember Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams, who sat down with David Martin to discuss his service to his country. Also, Lesley Stahl visits a not-for-profit farm in New Jersey for abused and neglected animals. 


RECAP: SEPTEMBER 18

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Gimme shelter – Rebirth of a Cold War relic | Watch Video
With the tide of war in Ukraine turning against Putin and Russia, worries about a nuclear attack have increased interest in a fixture of the Cold War: underground bunkers. Correspondent Roxana Saberi looks at how builders of fallout shelters are finding a brisk business.

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THE ROYALS: Solemnity and spectacle – Britain prepares for Queen Elizabeth's funeral | Watch Video
Great Britain has not buried a monarch since the death of King George VI in 1952. So, royal watchers anticipate Monday's funeral for Queen Elizabeth II will be a blend of grand spectacle and personal grief not seen in generations. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with former BBC anchor Jon Sopel and professor Pauline Maclaren about what to expect from Monday's service at Westminster Abbey, which has been decades in the planning.

Watch the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II live on CBS Monday, September 19 beginning at 5:30 a.m. ET, or online at cbsnews.com, and on the CBS News mobile app. You may also stream live via Paramount+. 

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THE ROYALS: King Charles III's charm offensive | Watch Video
Great Britain's new king has had a bumpy ride over the years, and so as Prince Charles assumed the throne he has quickly sought to project warmth and approachability. Correspondent Mark Phillips talks with royal historian Robert Lacey, and with Paddy Harverson, former communications director for the royal family, about the challenges King Charles III faces. 

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MAGAZINES: Better Homes & Gardens marks 100 years (Video)
This month Better Homes & Gardens is publishing its 100th anniversary commemorative issue, celebrating a century of creative cooking, gardening and style advice, in a magazine that has become a mainstay in American homes. Correspondent Serena Altschul visits BH&G's test garden and test kitchens in Des Moines, Iowa, where recipes and domestic how-to hints are dished up. 

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MOVIES: Billy Eichner on his gay rom-com "Bros" | Watch Video
Comedian Billy Eichner is the first openly gay man to co-write and star in a gay romantic comedy for a major movie studio. He talks with correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti about "Bros," and why it's taken so long for Hollywood to produce a rom-com featuring an all-LGBTQ principal cast.

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

Bros | Official Trailer [HD] by Universal Pictures on YouTube

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PASSAGE: Remembering "Sunday Morning" editor David Small (Video)
We remember a cherished member of our "Sunday Morning" family: Longtime video editor David Small, who passed away in New York City after a brief illness. 

U.S.: Why one Alabama town erects monuments to the boll weevil | Watch Video
A century ago, cotton farmers in Enterprise, Ala., faced disaster when their crops were wiped out by an invasive species, the boll weevil. Rather than accept defeat, the farmers switched to growing peanuts, and the town was saved. Correspondent Conor Knighton looks at how, today, Enterprise honors the insect pest that not only failed to destroy the town, but allowed it to come back stronger.

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HARTMAN: A home rebuilt (Video)
Twenty-two-year-old Jaylan Gray had to quit college to take care of his 12-year-old brother, Julian, after their mother, a single parent, died. But things got worse, when their home in Katy, Texas, was severely damaged, and a contractor ran off with their life savings. That was when a non-profit called Katy Responds, a group that fixes up houses after natural disasters, heard of their plight. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports. 

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TV: "The Amazing Race" – And they're off, again! | Watch Video
For the past 21 years, the CBS competition series "The Amazing Race" has tested the endurance of intrepid contestants on a race around the world, a global odyssey with a $1 million prize at the finish line. And for the creators of the show, executive producers Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, it's all still pretty amazing for them, too. Correspondent Tracy Smith tags along as the show's latest lineup of racers heads to Munich for the start of the show's 34th season, for a race in which there are no do-overs.

To watch a preview of the 34th season of "The Amazing Race," click on the video player below:

The Amazing Race Season 34 Preview (MIXED) by The Amazing Race on YouTube

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MUSIC: The Queen's Six – Giving pop music the royal treatment | Watch Video
In 2008, six members of the Choir of St. George's Chapel, which has sung for services at Windsor Castle for nearly 700 years, formed The Queen's Six, a group that performs music you won't find in any hymnal, from pop to Broadway. Correspondent David Pogue talks with The Queen's Six about performing for Queen Elizabeth II, their upcoming album, and welcoming a female singer into the group for the first time.

WEB EXTRA: "Abblasen" performed by the Queen's Six (YouTube Video)
The "CBS Sunday Morning" theme music, in an arrangement by David Pogue, is performed by the Queen's Six – members of the Choir of St. George's Chapel – at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. The Queen's Six consists of bass Simon Whiteley, baritone Andrew Thompson, alto Lissie Paul, countertenor Tom Lilburn, tenor Nick Madden, and tenor Dominic Bland.

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COMMENTARY: Rachel Aviv on how the stories we tell about mental disorders shape patients' lives | Watch Video
The New Yorker writer and author of "Strangers to Ourselves" says we can increase our understanding of mental illness by paying more attention to the stories patients tell about their individual experience to find meaning for themselves.

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NATURE: Ospreys (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us among ospreys feathering their nests at the Delaware Bay estuary, near Mauricetown, New Jersey. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.


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THE BOOK REPORT: Fall picks from Washington Post critic Ron Charles | Watch Video
Our critic offers some fall reading recommendations, from a new novel by a Nobel Prize-winner, to the latest page-turner from a bestselling author of political thrillers.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Afterlives" by Abdulrazak Gurnah
The latest novel by the Tanzanian author, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, offers an intimate look at village life in East Africa during the period of German colonialism in the early 20th century.

READ AN EXCERPT:  "The Marriage Portrait" by Maggie O'Farrell
The author of the acclaimed novel "Hamnet" returns with a historical thriller about a teenage girl, a member of the House of Medici, who fears her husband is plotting to kill her.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers"
This candid memoir by the daughter of Richard Rodgers, written with New York Times theater critic Jesse Green, is steeped in the stories and personalities of American musical theater.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Blowback" by James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
There's a narcissistic psychopath in the White House, and a pair of secret agents realizes he's about to destroy the country.

GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2022
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity. 

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Activist Angela Davis and surfboard design (Video)
Activist, professor and author Angela Davis sits down with Lilia Luciano to discuss how she has advocated against oppression, white supremacy and police violence for more than five decades. Also, Tracy Smith learns the history behind the surfboard. 


RECAP: SEPTEMBER 11

The Queen remembered
"Sunday Morning" examines the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, who died this week at 96.

Hosted by Jane Pauley. 

Note for New York City area viewers: WCBS will pre-empt "Sunday Morning" on September 11 in order to present live coverage of a commemoration for 9/11 victims being held at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan. To watch "Sunday Morning" please tune in (or set your DVR to record) our CBS Station WLNY Channel 10/55, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The broadcast will later be streamed online at CBSNews.com beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET, and will also be available on Paramount+.

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COVER STORY: Queen Elizabeth II - Why she will be missed | Watch Video
The passing of Queen Elizabeth II after 70 years on the throne has meant that not just a monarch is gone at the age of 96, but decades of stability and continuity are suddenly gone, too. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with the Queen's former chaplain, Gavin Ashenden; historian Sir David Cannadine; and Erin Vanderhoof (of the Vanity Fair podcast "Dynasty") about how the Queen's duty, poise, charisma, and adherence to tradition served her, and her subjects, during her seven-decade reign. 

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THE ROYALS: Charles III - What changes might we see from Britain's new king? | Watch Video
After serving what has been dubbed "the longest internship in history," Prince Charles has now ascended to the throne following the death of his 96-year-old mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Correspondent Mark Phillips talks with author Robert Hardman and historian Simon Schama about what this new monarch may mean for the royal family. 

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HOUSING: Nehemiah - Making the American Dream possible for first-time homeowners | Watch Video
A program organized more than 40 years ago by local churches in East Brooklyn and the Industrial Areas Foundation to build a community within a destitute neighborhood – where no one would wish to drive through, let alone live – has since enabled first-time homeowners to build equity, and hope for the future, as the homes have become, literally, the foundation of community development. And the forces behind the Nehemiah housing project have never stopped, expanding to cities around the nation, where they have built 6,500 homes. "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel reports.

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ART: Sound artist Nikki Lindt on recording a hidden universe (Video)
Nikki Lindt employs microphones and a deep-rooted curiosity to record sounds in environments usually unseen – underground, inside trees and beneath water – in order to capture their mystery and sonic power. Correspondent Serena Altschul talks with Lindt about her fascination with finding subterranean resonance, and participates in a "Sound Walk" at Brooklyn's Prospect Park, where Lindt's recordings are featured. 

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PASSAGE: 
In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including veteran journalist and CNN anchor Bernard Shaw.     

THE ROYALS: Britain's royal history: More than 1,000 years of family drama | Watch Video
Since the reign of Alfred the Great, the line of Britain's hereditary royalty has stretched across nearly 40 generations to the new king, Charles III. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with author Hugo Vickers about the sprawling branches of the royal family tree whose members were sometimes pitted against one another. 

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MEDIA: The Queen on screen: Actors discuss playing the most private of public persons | Watch Video
From Helen Mirren's Oscar-winning performance in "The Queen," to the long-running television series "The Crown," Queen Elizabeth II has provided a grand but mysterious canvas for actresses portraying the British monarch. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz looks back at screen portraits of the Queen, and talks with Jane Alexander, who played her in the 2011 TV movie, "William & Catherine: A Royal Romance."

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THE ROYALS: Tina Brown on Elizabeth II: "The monarchy was incredibly lucky that it is she who inherited the throne" | Watch Video
By her temperament, and her reassuring presence in the lives of her subjects, Queen Elizabeth II was the very model of a modern monarch. CBS News contributor Tina Brown, author of "The Palace Papers," talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about the Queen's mystique, and how Her Majesty evoked history and familiarity in a turbulent world.

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THE ROYALS: The Queen's animal companions | Watch Video
From Corgis to thoroughbreds, Queen Elizabeth II has spent her life accompanied by four-legged friends. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the monarch's long history of pets, and how her breeding of winning racehorses made her the Queen of the Sport of Kings.

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THE ROYALS: Bill Clinton on Queen Elizabeth II: "She was an amazing woman" | Watch Video
The United States' "special relationship" with the United Kingdom has endured in no small measure due to the presence of Elizabeth II, who as Queen met with all but one U.S. president since Eisenhower. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with former President Bill Clinton about his memories of the Queen, including her curiosity, her kindness, and her devotion to duty.

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NATURE: New Forest National Park (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to New Forest National Park, the site of England's first royal hunting ground established in the year 1079. Videographer: Henry Bautista.      


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COMMENTARY: Queen Elizabeth's epic reign, and why the monarchy matters | Watch Video
Historian and author Amanda Foreman offers her thoughts on the woman who embodied the spirit of a nation, as both a figurehead and a very relatable mother and grandmother.

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GALLERY: Queen Elizabeth II through the years

    
RECIPE: The Queen's cocktail

     
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Almanac - The day Elizabeth became queen | Watch Video
On February 6, 1952, 70 years ago, Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, ascended to the British throne by the death of her father, King George VI. Jane Pauley reports.

GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2022
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity. 

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Senator Patrick Leahy and Birkenstock shoes (Video)
Vermont Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy sits down with CBS News' Robert Costa to discuss his upcoming retirement. Also, Seth Doane travels to Germany to learn how Birkenstock is handling counterfeiters.


  • RECAP: SEPTEMBER 4

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: The great shift: How are all those "back to the office" plans going? | Watch Video
After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies are transitioning their employees back from working remotely to working in the office, or some hybrid of the two – and many workers are saying no. Correspondent David Pogue looks at how employers and employees are responding to a new business paradigm.

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MILITARY: How HIMARS is changing the momentum of Ukraine's fight against Russia | Watch Video
Since the United States provided Ukraine with 16 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (or HIMARS), the launchers are changing the face of battle, becoming a key weapon in Ukraine's counteroffensive against invading Russian forces. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin visits the Lockheed Martin plant where the highly-effective precision rocket launchers are built; and a test range where HIMARS crews are trained to "shoot and scoot."

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ROYALS: Diana the revolutionary: What we learned from her life and loss | Watch Video
Historian and author Amanda Foreman reflects on the enduring legacy of the "people's princess," and how the examples she set – from her honesty about her life struggles, to her efforts for society's most marginalized – continue to inspire us a quarter-century after her tragic death.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The life and death of Princess Diana, hounded by paparazzi (Video)
In this story originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" on August 31, 1997, correspondent Martha Teichner reported on the tragic passing of Princess Diana as she was pursued by paparazzi literally to her death.

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BOOKS: Nina Totenberg on her friendship with RBG | Watch Video
NPR's legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg is known for her insightful coverage, and frequent scoops, concerning the Supreme Court. CBS News chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes talks with Totenberg about her new memoir, "Dinners With Ruth," and what she gained from her decades-long friendship with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Dinners with Ruth" by Nina Totenberg

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including country singer-songwriter Luke Bell.

     
HISTORY: America's failures in response to the Holocaust | Watch Video
A new PBS documentary series, "The U.S. and the Holocaust," examines how United States policy was not always an open door for Jews in Europe who sought to flee Nazi persecution before and during World War II. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with documentary filmmakers Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein about the ways in which America failed – politically and institutionally – during a seismic humanitarian catastrophe.

To watch a trailer for "The U.S. and the Holocaust," click on the video player below:

The U.S. and the Holocaust | Official Trailer | PBS by PBS on YouTube

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TV: Hillary and Chelsea Clinton on their TV series celebrating "Gutsy" women | Watch Video
In their new Apple TV+ docuseries, "Gutsy," the former Secretary of State and her daughter interview skilled and determined women from all walks of life - while also sharing their own personal experiences - that, combined, reflect the power of women who persist. They talk with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell about what they learned from their series' subjects, and from each other.

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

Gutsy — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ by Apple TV on YouTube

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  • "Gutsy" debuts on Apple TV+ September 9.

BOOKS: In his new memoir Jann Wenner relives Rolling Stone's "glory days" | Watch Video
Jann Wenner was a 21-year-old Berkeley dropout when he launched Rolling Stone magazine in 1967. It would become a cultural Bible for Baby Boomers. He talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about his new memoir, "Like a Rolling Stone"; the musicians and writers who filled the magazine's pages; why he came out to his wife of almost three decades; and losing control of the magazine he created.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Like a Rolling Stone" by Jann Wenner

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HISTORY: Mikhail Gorbachev on the last days of the Soviet Union (Video)
In December 1991 Ted Koppel interviewed the Soviet President at the Kremlin as the USSR ceased to exist. The man who oversaw the dissolution of a Cold War superpower (who died this week at age 91) offered a Russian fable to explain his country's fate. 

SPORTS: Arthur Ashe, athlete and activist | Watch Video
CBS Sports commentator Jim Brown sits down with Arthur Ashe's widow, award-winning photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, on the 25th anniversary of Arthur Ashe Stadium, to talk about how the tennis champion used his talent and fame to speak out on race relations and inequality on and off the court, and how his legacy continues to inspire people today. 

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NATURE: Sea turtle hatchlings (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Sea Island, Georgia, just in time to spot some newborn loggerhead sea turtles working their way to open water. Videographer: Charles Schultz.


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GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2022
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity. 

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Author Jason Reynolds, and Riva boats (Video)
Author Jason Reynolds sits down with Jane Pauley to discuss his best-selling books for younger readers. Also, Seth Doane travels to Italy to learn about the glamor of Riva boats. 


RECAP: AUGUST 28

Jane Pauley hosts a repeat broadcast of our annual design show, presented from Santa Barbara, a California town known as the American Riviera.

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BY DESIGN: Montecito's El Fureidis, a Gilded Age treasure in Santa Barbara | Watch Video
Built in 1906 in the Montecito Hills above Santa Barbara, Calif., El Fureidis, the Mediterranean-inspired home of real estate tycoon James Waldron Gillespie, is an oasis of tranquility and class, in a lush 10-acre property. Jane Pauley takes us inside.

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  • El Fureidis, Montecito, Calif. (Riskin Partners Estate Group)

COVER STORY: Self-tracking your health data | Watch Video
Experts say devices like smartwatches that continually monitor your health data can also give you early warning about medical problems before a doctor might. Correspondent David Pogue looks at how self-tracking data may one day help detect conditions like infectious diseases, type II diabetes, heart conditions or even cancer.

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BY DESIGN: A history of Santa Barbara | Watch Video
The city on California's southern coast would evolve dramatically over the course of four centuries, from the home of Chumash Indians to a Spanish settlement and mission, to an oceanfront jewel whose architecture and lifestyle have become the epitome of the California Dream. Jane Pauley takes a walk through the history of the "American Riviera."

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ART: Land artist Jon Foreman, whose canvas is a beach (Video)
Artist Jon Foreman finds inspiration in nature and a receding tide, using rocks that he finds or raking and combing the beaches of Wales into spectacular designs that are destined to be washed away. Correspondent Seth Doane reports on the stunning art that is hardly timeless.

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TRIPTYCH OF HOUSEHOLD DESIGN #1: The one tool your kitchen can't do without | Watch Video
Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with Epicurious senior editor Emily Johnson about the history of the kitchen gadget that is indispensable – the can opener.

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INTERIOR DESIGN: Designing plant walls for home and office | Watch Video
"Green walls" are alive with plants that bring color and oxygen indoors. Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh talks with Stacy Coleman, owner of Plant Wall Design, the New York-based company that builds and maintains living walls.  

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AGRICULTURE: Vertical farms: A rising form of agriculture | Watch Video
In downtown Jackson, Wyoming, a small plot of land, 30 by 150 feet, produces 100,000 pounds of produce a year, thanks to a farm that soars in the air. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the growing industry of locally-sourced vertical farms for urban communities. 

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SPORT DESIGN: The evolution of surfboards | Watch Video
Originally a sport of Hawaiian royalty, surfing was taken to the next level once surfboard designers started making boards shorter and lighter. Correspondent Tracy Smith looks at how design, paired with the perfect wave, propelled the sport into the popular culture.  

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BY DESIGN: Inside Bellosguardo, a reclusive heiress' historic home | Watch Video
Built in the 1930s, high above the Santa Barbara coast, the mansion known as Bellosguardo was the summer home of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, who instructed her staff to never change a thing – and they didn't. Jane Pauley pays a visit to a fabled home constructed from a Gilded Age fortune, which will open its doors to public tours for the first time later this year. 

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INTERIOR DESIGN: The art of wallpaper (Video)
Heidi and Christian Batteau are the husband-and-wife duo behind Assemblage, which creates bespoke, handmade wallpaper using ancient Italian techniques. Correspondent Nancy Giles looks into the history of wallpaper, and talks with interior designer Sheila Bridges about bringing more diversity to the walls – and ceilings – of a 21st century home.

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MUSIC: Kenny Loggins on savoring the moments | Watch Video
Even at 74, Kenny Loggins' voice sounds as youthful as his songs, which have a habit of making us feel young, too. The singer talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about touring; the mudslides that struck his neighborhood in Montecito, Calif.; his new memoir, "Still Alright"; his songwriting collaborations with artists like Michael McDonald; and how being a father affected his music.

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WORK FROM HOME: Martha Stewart on spring cleaning your home office space | Watch Video
After two-and-a-half years of working from home, your office-away-from-office can do with some refreshing. Multimedia lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart offers some organizing tips.

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TRIPTYCH OF HOUSEHOLD DESIGN #2: The beauty that is the paper clip | Watch Video
Collector and author James Ward is obsessed about one of the most utilitarian devices we know: the humble paper clip. But paper clips are more than just tiny wire sculptures that stick papers together; they are, Ward tells correspondent Susan Spencer, miniature pieces of art.

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FASHION: Thrift shopping: Making fashion more sustainable (Video)
Secondhand shopping, also known as upcycling, is one of fashion's fastest-growing trends. Correspondent Serena Altschul looks at how getting new use from unwanted clothes is becoming a $35 billion market.

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ARCHITECTURE: Home sweet home, made from shipping containers | Watch Video
In 2016 Zack and Brie Smithey built their dream home in St. Charles, Missouri: a three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, 3,000 sq. ft., two-story structure made out of eight shipping containers. Now, they're helping other people build container homes. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with homeowners who refuse to be boxed into traditional notions of home construction. 

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TRIPTYCH OF HOUSEHOLD DESIGN #3: The scoop on ice cream | Watch Video
Correspondent Susan Spencer visits the Museum of Ice Cream in New York City to find out why a perfectly-shaped ball of ice cream is the best way to enjoy the treat, thanks to the invention of the ice cream scoop, dreamed up by African-American businessman and inventor Alfred Cralle back in 1897.

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NATURE: California Coast (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us along the California coast, where birds – and not just surfers – enjoy the waves. Videographer: Luke Thomas. 


RECAP: AUGUST 21

Guest Host: Lee Cowan

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COVER STORY: The water contaminant that scientists say isn't going away | Watch Video
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (known as PFAS) are long-lasting compounds that are showing up in soil, ground water, drinking water sources, even rainfall, and have been linked to cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease, and other ailments. By some estimates, this toxic family of chemicals can be found in the blood of nearly every person on the planet. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks at how the chemicals got here, and talks with families, farmers, and health advocates fighting for clean, safe water.

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FASHION: The revealing history of Birkenstocks | Watch Video
The German shoe company known for its ubiquitous sandals has lasted nearly 250 years. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with Birkenstock CEO Oliver Reichert about going toe-to-toe against counterfeiters; partnering with such luxury designers as Manolo Blahnik and Dior; and how the pandemic affected Birkenstock's popularity, racing to fill backorders of nearly a million pairs.

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BUSINESS: "Unions are cool again": A new generation of workers advocates for unionization | Watch Video
America's second-largest employer fought hard against unionization efforts at its Staten Island, N.Y., warehouse. But "team members" there voted to unionize – an example of younger employees' interest in improved working conditions, and the increasing fortunes of labor collectives, despite corporations' union-busting tactics. Correspondent David Pogue reports. (A version of this story was originally broadcast on April 24, 2022.)

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SPORTS: Tennis legend Chris Evert on what drives her now | Watch Video
A superstar since she was 16, Chris Evert was a force in women's tennis and popular culture throughout the 1970s and '80s. Today, at 67, she's helping young players learn more than improving their tennis technique. Evert talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the price she paid for her early success; her cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy; and how her sister Jeanne saved her life.

WEB EXTRA: Chris Evert on the BRCA gene and cancer (Video)
Women who carry a BRCA gene mutation have a higher risk for certain hereditary cancers, including ovarian and breast cancer. In this web extra, tennis legend Chris Evert talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the response she has had to opening up about her family's cancer history. 

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including legendary "Wrecking Crew" session guitarist Bill Pitman.

       
HARTMAN: Personal best: Saving the ref's life (Video)
Back in June, John Sculli, of Rochester, N.Y., was refereeing a semi-pro basketball game when he suffered a heart attack – the kind called a "widow maker," which almost no one survives. Within seconds, a player named Myles Copeland rushed to his side and started doing CPR. Copeland talked with correspondent Steve Hartman about what it's like to save someone's life – and reunited with Sculli for the first time since their shared drama on the court.

     
BOOKS: New York Times Best Sellers
      

MUSIC: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo's enduring rock romance | Watch Video
She was a singer from Long Island, inspired by Liza Minnelli and coated in spandex; he was a guitarist from Cleveland. Together they are among rock's most enduring love stories, all while selling 36 million albums, recording 15 Top 40 hits, and winning four consecutive Grammys. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo talk with correspondent Jim Axelrod about their creative partnership, their 40-year-marriage, and their latest collaboration: the upcoming stage musical, "Invincible," a reimagining of "Romeo and Juliet" featuring their iconic rock songs. (A version of this story was originally broadcast on November 28, 2021.)

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ART: "Women's Work": Art from the hands of women who persisted | Watch Video
For generations the artistic contributions of women have been marginalized by the art world and by society in general. In "Women's Work," a new exhibit at Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York, pieces by female artists past and present are displayed alongside works created by women in a domestic setting. Correspondent Faith Salie looks at how "unimportant" historical objects are now viewed through a modern eye.

WEB EXTRA: Artist Valerie Hammond on her children as muses (Video)
Artist Valerie Hammond talks with correspondent Faith Salie about her own pieces in the "Women's Work" exhibit – works that incorporate her children.

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POLITICS: Patrick Leahy on retiring from a divided Senate | Watch Video
He was an idealistic 34-year-old prosecutor from Vermont who came to Washington in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Now, after eight terms in Congress, Senator Patrick Leahy is retiring, at a time when Congress, he says, is more bitterly divided than ever. The fourth-longest serving senator in U.S. history – his tenure bookended by Nixon's political coverup and Trump's insurrection – talks with correspondent Robert Costa about the role of the Senate and the dangers of partisanship.

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Road Taken" by Senator Patrick Leahy

WEB EXTRA: Patrick Leahy, Senator and Deadhead (Video)
Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy, one of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history, talks with CBS News' Robert Costa about using his influence in an unlikely setting: backstage at Grateful Dead concerts, where he had an impact on the band's setlist.

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NATURE: Spotted dolphins (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us among some spotted dolphins in the blue waters off the Bahamas. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.

Of Note: 

The National Association of Black Journalists has honored "Sunday Morning" correspondent Kelefa Sanneh, producer Robbyn McFadden and editor Remington Korper for their August 2021 profile of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson, who was playing Aretha Franklin in the biopic "Respect." Read the story here, or watch the video

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LOVE: Two Maine seniors and their very odd honeymoon (Video)
In honor of National Senior Citizens Day this August 21, correspondent Nancy Giles brings us a love story about Phil and Dotty, two old friends in Maine – both widowed, and thinking their ships had sailed – who found themselves falling in love in their golden years, and about their bizarre choice for a honeymoon, which Phil's daughter, folksinger Catie Curtis, felt deserved a song.

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"HERE COMES THE SUN": Veteran actor James Hong and Eskimo Ice Cream
Actor James Hong sits down with Ben Mankiewicz to talk about his nearly seven-decade career, and how he has had to face racism on set. Then, Jonathan Vigliotti travels to Alaska to learn how to make akutaq, also known as Eskimo ice cream. 


RECAP: AUGUST 14

Guest Host: Tracy Smith

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COVER STORY: What's the right way to think about the left-handed? | Watch Video
Even though an estimated ten percent of the world's population is left-handed, scientists have not definitely figured out why. Southpaw correspondent Rita Braver talks with some famous lefties (including former President Bill Clinton, and World Series winning pitcher Sean Doolittle) about functioning in a world dominated by the right-handed; and with researchers who think differences in brain structure between those who are left-handed and right-handed may have implications in the treatment of disease. (This story was originally broadcast February 6, 2022.)

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HEADLINES: The assault on Salman Rushdie: "An attack on freedom of expression" | Watch Video
The attempted murder of the renowned author, long targeted by Islamic fundamentalists over his novel "The Satanic Verses," is the latest sad chapter in the life of a quiet but dedicated hero of free speech. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Salman Rushdie on life after fatwa (Video)
After the 1988 publication of the novel "The Satanic Verses," which Muslim fundamentalists were convinced insulted Islam, the Ayatollah Khomeini issued an order than author Salman Rushdie be executed. He lived for nine years under threat of being killed. In this interview originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" on September 29, 2002, Rushdie talked with correspondent Martha Teichner about the battle over freedom of thought in Islam and the "enriching jungle" of his past that has inspired his books; his 1999 move to New York City; and the problem of becoming "famous for the wrong thing."

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: "La dolce Riva": Italy's classic wooden motorboats | Watch Video
During Italy's post-war boom years, Riva's glamorous wooden boats were the pinnacle of "la dolce vita" – the Ferraris of motorboats, owned by movie stars, tycoons and royalty. Correspondent Seth Doane takes a spin on the water in a classic Riva; checks out a new edition of the famed Aquarama boat; and learns how the company is working to keep Riva's spirit alive. 

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U.S.: A visit to Andy Griffith's "Mayberry," a town that never was | Watch Video
Andy Griffith was born and raised in Mount Airy, North Carolina, a community that was the inspiration for Mayberry in the classic comedy "The Andy Griffith Show" and its spinoff, "Mayberry, R.F.D." Now, Mount Airy has reinvented itself as a destination for fans who come by the hundreds of thousands each year. Senior contributing correspondent Ted Koppel visits Mount Airy to find out what attracts so many nostalgic for a show created more than 50 years ago. (This story was originally broadcast September 19, 2021.)

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, star of the film version of "Grease."

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Olivia Newton-John on finding joy in a life with cancer | Watch Video
The Australian singing superstar Olivia Newton-John died this week at the age of 73. In this 2019 "Sunday Morning" profile, she talked with Gayle King about her battles with cancer, and how, while the pain could be unbearable, her spirit remained unshakable.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: David McCullough on founding father John Adams | Watch Video
Bestselling historian David McCullough died August 8, 2022 at age 89. In this "Sunday Morning" interview, originally broadcast on July 1, 2001, he talks with correspondent Rita Braver about an overlooked Founding Father, John Adams, the subject of his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography.  

U.S.: A small town dreams big, with very big things (Video)
Conor Knighton visits Casey, Illinois, home to the World's Largest Rocking Chair, World's Largest Golf Tee, World's Largest Pitchfork, and World's Largest Wind Chime, among many other over-sized objects. It's a collection that has helped the tiny town halfway between St. Louis and Indianapolis loom large on the map of world records. (This story was originally broadcast August 20, 2017.)

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TV: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on acting, aging and activism | Watch Video
On the Netflix series "Grace and Frankie," Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play two feisty octogenarians who see old age not as a death sentence, but as a victory lap. The two old friends talk with correspondent Tracy Smith about aging, working together, and how Fonda, who raised millions as an exercise entrepreneur, gave most of it away. (This story was originally broadcast April 24, 2022.)

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SUNDAY JOURNAL: The fallout from Donald Trump's worst week | Watch Video
As the former president's legal problems cascaded this week – an unprecedented search warrant obtained for classified documents stored at his Florida home; a court decision regarding his tax returns; and his pleading the fifth during a deposition in a civil case against his company – his supporters denounced the FBI, and spoke openly on social media about retaliation. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett reports about America's democracy entering uncharted waters.

MUSIC: "Omar," an opera illuminating a Muslim slave's life in America | Watch Video
"Omar," an opera that recently had its world premiere, tells the story of Omar Ibn Said, a 19th century Muslim scholar stolen from Senegal and sold into slavery in America, who left behind a remarkable autobiography written in Arabic. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with writer Rhiannon Giddens and composer Michael Abels about how their opera tells a largely-forgotten story, informing the history of our multicultural nation. 

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NATURE: Red-headed woodpeckers (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us this week among some red-headed woodpeckers at Knox Farm State Park in western New York. Videographer: Carl Mrozek. 

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Safe Streets site coordinator Corey Winfield, with correspondent Ted Koppel.  CBS News

On Thursday correspondent Ted Koppel, producer Deirdre Cohen and editor Ed Givnish were named winners of the 2022 Edward R. Murrow Award for Hard News for their August 29, 2021 "Sunday Morning" report, "Shots Fired," about the epidemic of gun violence in America. Read the story, or watch it here
           


"HERE COMES THE SUN": Actress Sandy Duncan and the modern library
Mo Rocca sits down with actress, singer and dancer Sandy Duncan to discuss her career and how she recovered after losing eyesight in her left eye. Also, how modern libraries are becoming social hubs full of activities and technology. 


RECAP: AUGUST 7

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Due to climate change, Nevada says goodbye to grass | Watch Video
In a state where every drop of water counts, ornamental grass – which accounts for a large percentage of outdoor water use – has been banned in Southern Nevada. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with climate and water experts about the steps being taken (or not) to address rising temperatures; and with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the lack of urgency he says is hampering humanity's ability to counter this existential threat to our planet. 

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WORLD: How one Afghan family escaped the Taliban | Watch Video
When Afghanistan fell to the Taliban last year, Afghans who had helped the U.S. during the war were targeted for retaliation. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Elliot Ackerman, author of "The Fifth Act: America's End in Afghanistan," who became part of a digital network of veterans working to get Afghans out, about their efforts to help one Afghan and his family to safety.

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Fifth Act," on one American's role in Afghanistan

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GARDENING: Nurturing the magic of hydrangeas (Video)
The big, bountiful blooms known as hydrangeas are abundant on Cape Cod, and available in hundreds of varieties. Correspondent Mo Rocca tiptoes through the hydrangeas, and talks with aficionados to learn the secrets to growing these showy summer shrubs. (This story was originally broadcast August 8, 2021.)

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BOOKS: Michael Mann on the prequel/sequel novel "Heat 2," and going deep on the life of cities | Watch Video
Michael Mann, the director behind such films as the acclaimed Los Angeles heist drama "Heat" and the upcoming "Ferrari" (now in production in Italy), talks with correspondent Seth Doane about his fascination with cities, and his new novel, "Heat 2," a prequel/sequel that translates his cinematic obsessions to the printed page.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Heat 2" by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including legendary sports broadcaster Vin Scully.

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022

SPORTS: Picking up pickleball | Watch Video
In the summer of 1965, seeking to keep their bored kids entertained, some dads on Bainbridge Island, Washington, invented a game using a plastic ball, some wood, and a badminton court. "Pickleball" was born. It has since become the fastest-growing sport in America, with nearly five million people now playing the game. Correspondent Luke Burbank looks at Pickleball lore, and takes a whack at playing against Pickleball Hall of Famer Jenn Lucore.

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HARTMAN: A tale of lost and found (Video)
In 2006, Jason and Liz McKenry's baby – their cat, Ritz – bolted out the door of their Annapolis, Md., apartment building, and never returned. Their sliver of hope that they would see Ritz again lasted for 16 years, until an automated text message was received. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: Lionel Richie: A life written in song | Watch Video
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, lead singer of the Commodores, solo artist, and "American Idol" judge was awarded the Library of Congress' 2022 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song earlier this year. Lionel Richie talks with correspondent Kelefa Sanneh about growing up on the campus of Tuskegee University, as well as his 50-year career – from opening for Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, to his solo success, and what the lyrics of "All Night Long" really mean. (This story was originally broadcast May 15, 2022.)

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DRINK: Moxie, Maine's homegrown soft drink | Watch Video
Created in the 1880s as Moxie Nerve Food (touted to cure everything from nervous exhaustion to loss of manhood), the soft drink is celebrated today by Mainers with a taste for something other than Coke, Pepsi or root beer. Correspondent Nancy Giles looks back at how Moxie's marketing blitz created a sensation – and a plucky dictionary entry. 

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HEADLINES: Alex Jones judgment - The cost of lies | Watch Video
On Friday a jury in Texas decided to punish Alex Jones for his on-air rants claiming that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman talks with correspondent Martha Teichner about the "whole world of trouble" Jones continues to face.

     
COMMENTARY: David Sedaris on Alaska, land of eagles and no neckties | Watch Video
Returning from "America's Last Frontier," the humorist says he gained an appreciation for a state where people give you things (and not just COVID). 

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NATURE: 
Black sea bass (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us among black sea bass in the waters of La Jolla, California. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.


"HERE COMES THE SUN": Gabby Giffords and artist Sean Scully
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords sits down with Ben Tracy to talk about her recovery after being shot at a congressional campaign event in 2011. Giffords and her husband, Sen. Mark Kelly, also discuss the new documentary, "Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down." Then, Serena Alstschl travels to the Philadelphia Museum of Art to learn about Sean Scully's masterpieces. 


RECAP: JULY 31

Host: Mo Rocca

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COVER STORY: The harsh reality of art collecting — and forgery | Watch video
Art forgery — creating and selling artwork falsely credited to famous artists — is almost as old as art itself. In 2011, an esteemed New York gallery closed its doors after selling $80 million worth of fake art. Of course, authenticity is at the heart of any artwork's true value. But, as correspondent Erin Moriarty shows us, sometimes the problem lies in the proof.

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TRAVEL: Going wild over wildflowers (Video)
For many people Crested Butte, Colorado is a winter wonderland, but during the summers, there's another spectacular site that has people heading for the hills: wondrous wildflowers. The blooms are so celebrated here, there's even an annual festival. Mo Rocca visits this former mining town to learn why it's the "wildflower capital" of Colorado.

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MONEY: Breaking down the U.S. economy's mixed signals | Watch video
Unemployment is down. Inflation is up. With the Federal Reserve Board again raising interest rates this week, plus new indications we could be in a recession, the economy is in uncharted waters. And no one seems certain about what's next or what to do. CBS News' chief political analyst John Dickerson helps us add it all up with the help of two experts:  Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, with the overview; and Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, with advice for all of us.

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MOVIES: Actor James Hong on his amazing longevity (Jan. 23, 2022) | Watch video
Over nearly seven decades, James Hong has racked up more film and TV credits than almost anyone. Even more impressive, the character actor did so while confronting demeaning stereotypes in Hollywood. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz talks with the constantly-working 93-year-old Hong about a career that began with entertaining U.S. troops during the Korean War, and extended to such treasured films as "Chinatown" and "Big Trouble in Little China." (This story was originally broadcast January 23, 2022.)

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BUSINESS: The Rolls Royce of refrigerators | Watch video
Can a kitchen appliance really be an object of desire? Well, this refrigerator just might be the answer to some people's dreams. National correspondent Rita Braver pays a visit to Sub-Zero, a Wisconsin home appliance company that leaves its competition out in the cold.

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MUSIC: Liza Minnelli, the one and only (Jan. 16, 2022) | Watch video
The EGOT-winning entertainer sits down with "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley, and with her friend and accompanist Michael Feinstein, to talk about a life in the spotlight; the influence of French singer Charles Aznavour on her Oscar-winning performance in "Cabaret"; and how, at 76, she still continues to honor the works of Gershwin – and the life of her mother, Judy Garland. (This story was originally broadcast January 16, 2022.)

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POLITICS: Midterms lookahead (Video)

With the 2022 midterm elections just 100 days away, CBS News' chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa lays out the opportunities and pitfalls each party faces as campaigns for the House, Senate and statehouses approach the final stretch.

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ICE CREAM MONTH: A dessert made with… fish? | Watch video
On this last day of National Ice Cream month, correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti is serving up a very different kind of ice cream treat. It's made up of pike fish, not exactly something you would expect to find in a dessert, but it's a key ingredient in akutaq — also known as Eskimo ice cream. Like most traditional native Alaskan dishes, it features only ingredients hunted and gathered.


HARTMAN
Steve Hartman proves the sky's the limit (Video)
In April 2022, Steve Hartman connected his blind nephew, Ted, to a blind drag racer who inspired the boy to dream bigger. A pilot from Roosevelt, N.Y., saw that story and offered to give flight to Ted's dream. Hartman brings an update. 


PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including novelist and screenwriter Aaron Latham and actors Paul Sorvino and Tony Dow.


NATURE: Jekyll Island's live oaks (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to the stately live oaks of Jekyll Island, Georgia. Videographer: Alex Goetz.


RECAP: JULY 24

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Welcome to the library of the 21st century | Watch Video
No shushing here! The modern library is more than just a repository of books. Correspondent Conor Knighton checks out how today's libraries are public spaces designed to foster connections while keeping pace with technology and the needs of the community.

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ART: A glass orb treasure hunt on Block Island (Video)
Since 2012, visitors have scoured Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island, in search of hidden treasure: hand-blown glass orbs. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks to glass artists Eben Horton and Jennifer Nauck, who create the delicate prizes, and joins other "orbivores" (orb hunters) on the prowl. (Originally broadcast on February 6, 2022.)

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HEALTH: The unsung heroes of public health | Watch Video
Workers on the frontlines of public health have a lot on their plate, from eliminating disease, reducing workplace injuries, and ensuring clean water and better sanitation, to keeping our food safe to eat. But a patchwork of reporting systems across the country isn't always effective, and public health officials – under-funded and short-staffed – face the added hazard of hate mail from the public just for doing their job. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook reports on a "brain drain" that threatens our nation's health security.

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ON STAGE: Sandy Duncan still has a lot to "crow" about | Watch Video
Entertainer Sandy Duncan danced in her first recital at age five in a tiny Texas oil town. She would go on to star in films and on Broadway, earning three Tony nominations (including for the 1979 revival of "Peter Pan") and two Emmy nominations (including for her role in the landmark mini-series "Roots"). Not to mention guest starring with a gaggle of Muppets. Duncan, now 76, talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about achieving her greatest triumph after recovering from a brain tumor behind her left eye.

WEB EXTRA: Sandy Duncan on winning a role from Agnes de Mille (Video)
In 1966 actress Sandy Duncan auditioned with choreographer Agnes de Mille for the New York City Center revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel." In this web exclusive she talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about how she won the role.     

     
PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including pop artist Claes Oldenburg.

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022

AUTOMOTIVE: The history of the "Popemobile" (Video)
From sedan chairs to a bullet-proof Ferrari, the transports used by pontiffs share a storied tradition as rich as that of the Catholic Church. Correspondent Seth Doane visits the Vatican Museum's Carriage Pavilion at Vatican City, where various modes of "popemobile" dating back centuries are on display. 

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COMMENTARY: "Don't Look Up" director Adam McKay on the climate crisis that's no joke | Watch Video
The speed at which our climate is reacting to man-made carbon emissions is happening much faster than we thought possible. Academy Award-winning director Adam McKay, whose recent satire "Don't Look Up" attacked complacency in the face of apocalyptic danger, says there are actions we must take now to deal with this existential threat. 

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BOOKS: Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen: Renegades | Watch Video
The former president and the singer-songwriter, longtime friends, have shared their stories in a podcast and a book: "Renegades: Born in the USA." Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen sit down with correspondent Anthony Mason to discuss the influence of their fathers on their life's work, and the shared narratives that drive the not-dissimilar fields of popular music and politics. (Originally broadcast on October 24, 2021.)

READ AN EXCERPT: "Renegades: Born in the USA"

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Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concert Trailer by BruceSpringsteenVEVO on YouTube

SPORTS: Two baseball greats finally welcomed to Cooperstown | Watch Video
Two acknowledged giants of our national pastime are being inducted this week into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.: Bud Fowler, the first African-American player in professional baseball beginning in the 1870s; and John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil Jr., a Negro Leagues player and manager who later scouted and coached in the majors, and co-founded the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. Correspondent Mark Whitaker reports on two legends being entered into the temple of baseball.

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SUNDAY JOURNAL: All the president's apologists - Defending Trump by attacking the truth | Watch Video
CBS News' John Dickerson says the former president's supporters, who have engaged in diversion, distraction and lying about witnesses at the January 6th committee hearings, demonstrated that they're okay with the former president's failure to protect the nation.

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NATURE: Zion National Park (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Zion National Park in Utah. Videographer: Brad Markel. 

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WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

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On the first night of their two-night stand in Chicago, Rage Against the Machine lead singer Zack de la Rocha – perhaps forgetting he is 31 years older than when the band first performed together – jumped on stage at the United Center during "Bullet to the Head," and hurt his foot. He pushed through, sitting for the rest of both shows rather than cancelling.  Jake Barlow/CBS News

GALLERY: Live music is back on stage 2022
Concerts are back on track, with rock, heavy metal and country artists returning to live performances.

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Author Delia Owens, Reese Witherspoon, and "Afro-Atlantic Histories" exhibit (Video)
Author Delia Owens and Reese Witherspoon talks about adapting Owens' novel "Where the Crawdads Sing" for the screen. Also, Rita Braver visits the new "Afro-Atlantic Histories" exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. "


RECAP: JULY 17

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Gabby Giffords and her ongoing fight | Watch Video
When Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman in 2011, she began a path towards recovery that is ongoing, as she struggles with a brain disorder known as aphasia. Her improbable and inspiring journey, as both a victim and an advocate for gun legislation, is captured in a new documentary, "Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down." Correspondent Ben Tracy talks with Giffords and her husband, Senator Mark Kelly, and with filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, about her resilience, her musicality, and her optimism that our country's plague of gun violence can be addressed.

To watch a trailer for "Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down" click on the video player below:

Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down | Official Trailer | Only In Theatres starting July 13 by Briarcliff Entertainment on YouTube

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ART: The geometry of abstraction by artist Sean Scully | Watch Video
Colorful grids and stripes woven together represent the signature style of the celebrated artist Sean Scully, who is the subject of a career retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Correspondent Serena Altschul talks with the 77-year-old Scully about his inspirations, from the post-impressionism of Van Gogh to the exotic geometry of mosaics in Morocco.

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HEALTH: Studying the effects of long COVID | Watch Video
More than two years into the pandemic, researchers still have few answers about why as many as 1-in-5 adults infected with COVID have experienced a symptom suggestive of long-term effects. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook talks with doctors looking at ways to diagnose and treat patients with long-COVID; and with patients who are striving to get back to their pre-COVID health.

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MUSIC: The B-52s: We "never set out to change people's lives, but it happens that way" | Watch Video
Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson and Fred Schneider, along with brother and sister Ricky and Cindy Wilson, were friends in Athens, Ga. Their hobby – playing music together – exploded into a career, as the band The B-52s. Since the late 1970s, the group has inspired such musicians as Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl.  But the death of Ricky Wilson almost ended the band for good.  Ahead of their farewell tour, the surviving members catch up with correspondent Kelefa Sanneh.  

To watch The B-52s perform their 1989 hit "Love Shack," click on the video player below:

The B-52's - Love Shack (Official Music Video) by RHINO on YouTube

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MEDAL OF HONOR: A Vietnam veteran's epic poem of war | Watch Video
Soldiers often write memoirs about their time in combat. One Medal of Honor recipient, retired Green Beret John Duffy, has written an epic poem about one of the biggest battles of the Vietnam War. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Duffy about "The Battle for 'Charlie.'"

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Monty Norman, composer of the iconic James Bond theme.     

FROM THE ARCHIVES: "First Ex" Ivana Trump (VIDEO)
Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump, died on Thursday. She was 73. In this interview broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on October 8, 2017, she talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about her life before and after she and her husband divorced; her thoughts about Trump's second and third wives, Marla Maples and Melania Trump; and other topics that she also addresses in her memoir, "Raising Trump."

POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: This Tokyo café serves an antidote to writer's block | Watch Video
Procrastination is not on the menu at Tokyo's Manuscript Café, whose only customers are writers and creatives trying to finish their books and other projects by deadline, thanks to the gentle nudging of the café's proprietor and all the coffee you can drink. Correspondent Liz Palmer reports.

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MOVIES: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward: "The Last Movie Stars" | Watch Video
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were that rarity: a happily-married Hollywood couple. But the story of their life together was partly myth, as explored in the new HBO Max docuseries, "The Last Movie Stars." Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz talks with actor Ethan Hawke, the series' director, and with Paul and Joanne's daughter, Clea Newman, about how the couple's seemingly perfect life had its share of turbulence off-screen, and what made the couple's stardom and marriage unique. 

To watch a trailer for "The Last Movie Stars" click on the video player below:

The Last Movie Stars | Official Trailer | HBO Max by HBO Max on YouTube

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HARTMAN: 
Kind hearts and open doors (Video)
In January of last year, when Gean LeVar's husband died in their Glendale, Arizona, home, the house was in such terrible condition that police were forced to condemn it. Widowed and homeless in one day, LeVar was taken in by neighbors across the street, who "adopted" their new grandmother. Steve Hartman reports.

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BOOKS: Jason Reynolds on stories told for, and by, young readers | Watch Video
Jason Reynolds, the prolific and bestselling author of young people's literature, uses his own childhood experiences to encourage kids to use their imagination to tell their stories. "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley talks with the poet about writing stories, and the complicated conversations they can evoke.

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MILEPOST: 
An addition to the "Sunday Morning" family (Video)
We are happy to introduce the newest member of our "Sunday Morning" family: Rosabelle Darling Belton, born July 12, to "Sunday Morning" producer Robbyn Rose McFadden.

     
NATURE: Yosemite's Vernal Falls (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Vernal Falls in California's Yosemite National Park. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.      


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GALLERY: Live music is back on stage 2022
Concerts are back on track, with rock, heavy metal and country artists returning to live performances.

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Sen. Raphael Warnock and Henri Matisse's "The Red Studio" (Video)
Senator and Reverend Raphael Warnock sits down with John Dickerson to discuss his hope to be re-elected this fall. Also, Rita Braver visits a new installation at the Museum of Modern Art, featuring Henri Matisse's painting "The Red Studio."


RECAP: JULY 10

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: "Greedflation": Is corporate profit-taking driving prices higher? | Watch Video
There are two commonly-accepted aspects of economics that determine prices: supply and demand. But some say a third factor is companies' pursuit of increased profits in the midst of supply-and-demand chaos stirred by war and pandemic. Correspondent David Pogue talks with former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, and economist Mike Konczal about the legitimacy of corporate avarice.

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MUSIC: The Hollywood Bowl – An icon celebrates 100 | Watch Video
Nestled in a canyon above Los Angeles, the Hollywood Bowl, an amphitheater where such celebrated artists as Frank Sinatra, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles have performed, has been the quintessential Southern California destination for music fans. Correspondent Luke Burbank looks at the Bowl's history and a century of music to remember. 

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#METOO:  Ken Auletta on the fall of Harvey Weinstein | Watch Video
Journalist Ken Auletta spent years investigating Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who would ultimately be convicted for sexual abuse after numerous allegations. CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl talks with Auletta about his book, "Hollywood Ending," and the movie industry's culture of silence. Stahl also talks with former Weinstein assistant Rowena Chiu, who claims her boss tried to rape her.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence"

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ART: Art of the African diaspora | Watch Video
Works of artists from Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean from the 17th through 21st centuries are on display in a new exhibition: "Afro-Atlantic Histories," the most comprehensive look at the interplay of art between Africa and the Americas ever held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Correspondent Rita Braver pays a visit.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor James Caan, an Oscar-nominee for his performance as Sonny Corleone in "The Godfather."

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Straight talk from James Caan
This week the Oscar-nominated actor famed for such classics as "The Godfather," "Brian's Song," "Misery" and "Elf" died at age 82. In 2021 he talked with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz.

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022

      
HARTMAN: 
One upstanding dog (Video)
After losing a leg in an accident, Dexter, a Brittany Spaniel in Ouray, Colorado, has surprised its owner by taking adaptive behavior to a whole 'nother level. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on how Dexter's upright locomotion has proved an inspiration.

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: A fountain of creativity for Americans in Rome (Video)
Sitting atop a hill overlooking Italy's capital, the American Academy plays host to a range of artists, composers, writers and scholars who gather in this distinctly Italian setting aimed at stimulating creativity and collaboration. Correspondent Seth Doane explores the history of the Academy and finds out how Rome is inspiring the mostly American fellows to foster new work and ideas.

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MOVIES: "Where the Crawdads Sing" – Bringing a bestselling phenomenon to the screen | Watch Video
Delia Owens' debut novel, which has spent 166 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, was plucked from obscurity by Reese Witherspoon when the Hollywood star enthusiastically added the story of a Southern girl raising herself in the marshes of North Carolina to her Hello Sunshine Book Club. Now she's produced an adaptation of "Crawdads," one of the most eagerly-anticipated movies of the year. Owens and Witherspoon – two tomboys from the South who bonded almost immediately – talk with correspondent Lee Cowan.

To watch a trailer for "Where the Crawdads Sing" click on the video player below:

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING - Official Trailer (HD) by Sony Pictures Entertainment on YouTube

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COMMENTARY: ER doctor on the aftermath of gun violence – on the body, and the community | Watch Video
Dr. Megan Ranney, the dean of public health at Brown University and an emergency room physician, talks about the importance of treating gun violence the same way we treat other public health crises – before it lands people in the ER.

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BOOKS: Dwayne Betts on living a life of second chances | Watch Video
At 16 Dwayne Betts was imprisoned for a carjacking. With time on his hands, he began writing. Now an accomplished poet, playwright and memoirist, as well as an attorney, he has also founded a non-profit, Freedom Reads, that provides libraries to inmates. Correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with Betts about his mission after prison.

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THE BOOK REPORT: New summer fiction and nonfiction | Watch Video
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles offers his picks of new titles.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Tracy Flick Can't Win" by Tom Perrotta

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Latecomer" by Jean Hanff Korelitz

READ AN EXCERPT: "Trust" by Hernan Diaz

READ AN EXCERPT: "Rickey," on the life of baseball legend Rickey Henderson

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NATURE: Rainbow trout (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us swimming with rainbow trout at Missouri's Roaring River State Park. Videographer: Scot Miller.     


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GALLERY: Live music is back on stage 2022
Concerts are back on track, with rock, heavy metal and country artists returning to live performances.

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov and Marcel the Shell (Video)
Dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov sits down with Anthony Mason to discuss his role in "The Cherry Orchard" at Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. He also voices his opinion on the ongoing war in Ukraine. Also, David Pogue meets the creators of Marcel the Shell, an animated character who stars in the film "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On."


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Guest host: Lee Cowan

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COVER STORY: Welcome to a summer of travel hell | Watch Video
After two years of the pandemic, airlines are struggling to keep up with pent-up demand, as staff shortages, canceled flights and bad weather make Summer 2022 a miserable time for air passengers. CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave talks with aviation experts and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about why the airline sector is not meeting public expectations. 

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HISTORY: Heads of state - A walk among giant presidential busts | Watch Video
Dropped onto a swampy field in Croaker, Va., they've become an accidental tourist attraction: gigantic, decaying busts – some 20 feet tall, and weighing several tons each – of every U.S. president from George Washington to George W. Bush. Correspondent Rita Braver visits the giant presidential sculptures that are turning a lot of people's heads. 

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NEWS: Sherri Chessen on her 1962 abortion, and the fate of Roe: "We can't go back to willow sticks and knitting needles" | Watch Video
Years before Roe v. Wade protected a woman's right to choose, an Arizona mother of four faced giving birth to a child with a congenital disorder after having taken thalidomide. With abortion unavailable to her, Sherri Chessen traveled to Sweden for the procedure, her every move followed by a breathless media. Now 89, Chessen talks with CBS News correspondent Major Garrett about her choice (which she said "any mother would do to save her own child from suffering"), and her belief that the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe is awakening "a great dose of anger" among women.

NATURE: Remarkable friendships from the animal world | Watch Video
Correspondent Lesley Stahl visits Funny Farm Rescue, a not-for-profit New Jersey sanctuary for retired, abused or neglected animals, where interspecies friendships are formed and predators become pals.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including artist Margaret Keane, known for her paintings of children with "big eyes."

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022
     

VETERANS: Remembering WWII Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams | Watch Video
During the Battle of Iwo Jima, in the face of powerful enemy resistance, Marine Cpl. Hershel "Woody" Williams succeeded in destroying several heavily-defended machine-gun pillboxes, and was awarded the Medal of Honor. But his service to his country, and his gallantry, did not end there. In this "Sunday Morning" profile that originally aired on May 30, 2021, Williams (who died on June 29 at the age of 98) talked with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin about his efforts for Gold Star families. 

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HARTMAN: A first birthday (Video)
Abraham and his brother, James, found their way from a Sierra Leone orphanage to their new family outside Charlotte, North Carolina, and have been wide-eyed with wonder ever since. But 12-year-old Abraham says his first birthday in America means much more. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: The Doobie Brothers: "These are the better days" | Watch Video
The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, who've been playing together for more than half a century, don't let old resentments get in the way of a new album and tour. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with members of The Doobie Brothers – Michael McDonald, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee – about the band's longevity, and about their first studio album in more than a decade, "Liberté." (This story was originally broadcast on October 3, 2021.)

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SCIENCE: "Engine Trouble": How greenhouse gases threaten our world (Video)
The Supreme Court's ruling on Thursday limiting the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to strictly regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants makes the effort to counter climate change much more difficult. In this "CBS Sunday Morning" video essay, writer and narrator Robert Krulwich explains why rising levels of carbon dioxide in our air since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution pose an existential threat to us and our planet. Based on the work of Aatish Bhatia. Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton. Music by Buck St. Thomas.

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  • "Engine Trouble," supported by "This American Life"
  • Written and narrated by Robert Krulwich, based on the work of Aatish Bhatia
  • Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton
  • Music by Buck St. Thomas

COMMENTARY: Douglas Brinkley: Let us celebrate patriots who put country over party | Watch Video
With Independence Day upon us, the presidential historian says truth-tellers are what guard our Constitution, as demonstrated by January 6 Committee vice chair Liz Cheney, and former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, whose testimony this week speaking out against fellow Republicans' actions during the insurrection is helping protect our nation from the enemies of democracy.

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NATURE: Red wolves (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us among red wolves, a critically endangered species, near Pamlico Sound in eastern North Carolina. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.      

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"HERE COMES THE SUN": Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi and artist Romero Britto (Video)
Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi sits down with Nancy Giles to discuss the importance of being anti-racist. Also, Faith Salie talks with artist Romero Britto about his incredible works of art.


RECAP: JUNE 26

Guest host: Lee Cowan

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COVER STORY: How Supreme Court conservatives are reshaping Americans' rights | Watch Video
In overturning its landmark decision in Roe v. Wade on Friday, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court has removed federal constitutional protections for women and turned the question of abortion rights over to state legislatures, precipitating bans on the procedure in many Republican-led states. CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford talks with law experts who say the conservative legal movement's decades-long battle to upend the right to privacy underpinning Roe will not stop with abortion; and with an anti-abortion rights advocate who believes banning abortion will benefit women.

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ART: A true duck dynasty: Wildlife artists Jim, Robert and Joe Hautman | Watch Video
For his paintings of waterfowl, artist Jim Hautman has won the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's annual duck stamp contest a record six times. Close behind are his brothers, Joe Hautman (five-time winner) and Robert Hautman (three-time winner). Correspondent Conor Knighton talked to the self-taught artists about the siblings' artistic rivalry.

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MUSIC: Toto on the many lives of "Africa" | Watch Video
Since 1982 the song "Africa" has become a worldwide sensation – one of a string of hits that Toto has had over the last 40+ years. The band's founding members Steve Lukather and David Paich, along with longtime singer Joseph Williams – serious musicians who don't take themselves too seriously – talk with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about a song that was almost dropped, and how Toto has continued to hold the line and supply the love.

To watch the official music video of "Africa" (because you can't hear the song too many times), click on the player below:

Toto - Africa (Official HD Video) by TotoVEVO on YouTube

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VIDEO: "Recess Therapy," where little kids answer big questions (Video)
What is on the minds of kids ages 2-8? Armed with a microphone, Julian Shapiro Barnum finds out in his viral online series "Recess Therapy," in which children discuss such weighty issues as climate change, money, and peeing in your pants. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with Shapiro Barnum about why kids still say the darndest things.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including James Rado, co-creator of the Broadway musical "Hair." 

DYI: Restoring a cruise ship with a storied past | Watch Video
Built in the 1950s to carry tourists on day trips from the German port of Hamburg, the cruise ship looked bound for the scrap heap, until Chris Willson found the Aurora for sale on Craigslist. Today, his 293-foot ship (which once played a Bond villain's yacht) is parked in Stockton, Calif., surrounded by blueberry fields, and is being carefully restored. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports.

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ART: Recreating Matisse's "Red Studio" | Watch Video
Henri Matisse's landmark painting "The Red Studio" documented the artworks displayed in his workspac