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Last Updated Feb 5, 2016 3:20 PM EST


COVER STORY: The girl in the picture | Watch Video
It is one of the most searing and unforgettable images to emerge from the Vietnam War: a little girl running down a road, naked and screaming in pain from the napalm burning her body. The photographer who took the photo, Nick Ut, won the Pulitzer Prize. But the story of doesn’t end there.

After capturing the image, Ut wrapped the little girl in a raincoat and took her to a hospital, helping to save her life. Forty-three years later, that little girl, whose name is Kim Phuc, is alive and well, with a career and family of her own, and she has dedicated her life to helping other children scarred by war. Jane Pauley paid her a visit to talk about her remarkable story of survival.

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TWA | Watch Video
On October 25, 1930, America’s first coast-to-coast passenger air service was inaugurated. Charles Osgood reports.

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John Singer Sargent’s portraits of artists and friends | Watch Video
Martha Teichner reports on a recent exhibition of stunning paintings by the master portraitist.

GALLERY: Masterworks of John Singer Sargent

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John Cleese: It’s very, very hard, really, to make people laugh | Watch Video
John Cleese has been making us laugh for decades. In 1969 he was a founding member of the comedy troupe Monty Python, who gave us the pioneering sketch TV show, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” and such films as “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “Life of Brian.”

From his cult favorite “Fawlty Towers” to the Oscar-winning film that he co-wrote and starred in, “A Fish Called Wanda,” Cleese has proven himself a towering legend of comedy Tracy Smith heads to London for a very funny profile of a very funny man.

EXTENDED TRANSCRIPT:Tracy Smith’s interview with John Cleese

GALLERY: John Cleese

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Cleese: How to get rich The comic legend explains to correspondent Tracy Smith how his life was turned upside-down after the end of his third marriage, and offers his sage advice on how to get rich, thanks to California’s divorce laws.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Cleese on Twitter The towering comic actor-writer talks to correspondent Tracy Smith about the pros and cons of fame, and why he prefers Twitter to doing interviews for the British press.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Cleese on “Fawlty Towers” Before the Monty Python veteran’s comedy “Fawlty Towers” debuted in 1975, John Cleese heard some damning criticism from within the BBC, as he tells correspondent Tracy Smith.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Cleese on American sports Why do Americans call their treasured sport “football” when it’s not about feet? That’s just one of the mysteries the comedy veteran tries to hash out with correspondent Tracy Smith.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Cleese: Why I left Monty Python One of the founding members of the comedy troupe Monty Python, John Cleese was at odds with the other Pythons over leaving their successful TV show. He explains to Tracy Smith why he balked at doing more television.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John Cleese on his relationships with women The Monty Python legend hasn’t always had a way with the ladies. As he tells Tracy Smith, it stems from his relationship with his mother, who suffered from depression and debilitating anger.

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Maureen O’Hara | Watch Video
The fiery-red-haired Hollywood star of such classics as “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Quiet Man” was dubbed “The Queen of Technicolor.” Charles Osgood reports.

The undying fascination over Jack the Ripper | Watch Video
The killer known as Jack the Ripper has been immortalized in the annals of crime. His series of grisly murders -- five women, and possibly more, in the Whitechapel District of London -- were called “the crime of the century” back in 1888, and became one the first truly worldwide media sensations.

Nearly 130 years later, the crimes still fascinate, and theories abound as to the identity of The Ripper. With Halloween just days away, our Lee Cowan haunts the back alleys of London for a look at the ongoing mystery.

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Pet horse becomes racing champion (Video) Breana Carsey, 11, has always wanted to raise a horse to be a racing champion. Steve Hartman reports on how a pet -- and a little girl’s faith -- is making dreams come true.

Wild about Harry Connick Jr. | Watch Video
Harry Connick Jr. is a man of many -- a musical child prodigy who went on to sell more than 28 million albums. He’s also an actor with roles in more than 20 films, including “Memphis Belle” and “Independence Day,” and lately has served as host of “American Idol.”

He’s also known for giving back to his hometown of New Orleans, where Michelle Miller catches up with the gifted, and gifting, artist.

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To hear Harry Connick Jr. perform “(I Do) Like We Do” click on the player below.

COMMENTARY: Faith Salie on Donald Trump: “The Ugly American” | Watch Video
Our contributor waxes forth on the rise of the Republican presidential candidate.

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MILEPOST:The Gateway Arch turns 50 (Video) St. Louis is pulling out all the stops to mark the 50th anniversary of the Gateway Arch. The towering structure that looms over the city honors St. Louis’ historic role as the gateway for American settlers heading West. Charles Osgood reports.

Week of October 26 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.

Vultures (Extended Video)
Halloween is right around the corner, so we end with a wary look at the vultures of Roaring River State Park in Cassville, Missouri. Videographer: Roy Neher.


The drone invasion now underway | Watch Video
It seems every day there’s another report of a drone -- an unmanned, radio-controlled flying vehicle -- causing problems at an airport, crashing into the stands at the U.S. Open, or onto the front lawn of the White House.

Nearly one million drones have been sold this year alone, and companies like Amazon and Google are making plans to use drones to deliver packages right to your doorstep. But what would the world look like with millions of drones buzzing around overhead? What regulations are needed? And what about our safety and privacy? In our Cover Story contributor David Pogue reports on the drone invasion now underway.

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ALMANAC: The transistor radio
On October 18, 1954, the TR-1, the first radio that could fit into your pocket, was unveiled.

ART: Celebrating the Hudson River School of art | Watch Video
In the Hudson River Valley in Upstate New York, something old AND something new: An exhibit of contemporary art called “River Crossings,” set in the historic homes of two giants of American art: Thomas Cole, the founder of the Hudson River School; and Frederic Church, Cole’s student and one of America’s finest landscape painters. Serena Altschul reports.

GALLERY: New art honoring the Hudson River School

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  • ”River Crossings” at Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, N.Y., and at Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, N.Y. (through November 1, 2015)
  • Featured artists include: Romare Bearden, Elijah Burgher, Chuck Close, Will Cotton, Gregory Crewdson, Lynn Davis, Jerry Gretzinger, Don Gummer, Duncan Hannah, Stephen Hannock, Valerie Hegarty, Angie Keefer, with Kara Hamilton and Kianja Strobert, Charles LeDray, Maya Lin, Frank Moore, Elizabeth Murray, Rashaad Newsome, Thomas Nozkowski, Stephen Petegorsky, Martin Puryear, Cindy Sherman, Sienna Shields, Kiki Smith, Joel Sternfeld, Letha Wilson and Elyn Zimmerman.
  • Exhibition Catalogue: ”River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home,” by Jason Rosenfeld, with preface by Stephen Hannock, essays by Maurice Berger and Marvin Heiferman, and photographs by Peter Aaron (The Artist Book Foundation)

Erica Jong is back conquering fears | Watch Video
Back in 1973 Erica Jong created a sensation with “Fear of Flying,” her pioneering and provocative tale of a woman’s sexual awakening. The novel sold more than 27 million copies worldwide, earning Jong a rightful place in the feminist pantheon.

More than 40 years later, at age 73, Jong is back and as provocative as ever with her new book, “Fear of Dying,” which deals with various issues of getting older, including -- naturally -- sex. Rita Braver reports.

BOOK EXCERPT: Erica Jong’s “Fear of Dying”

FROM THE ARCHIVES: From 1975: Henry Miller & Erica Jong (Video) Mike Wallace profiles Henry Miller, author of such controversial books as “Tropic of Cancer,” and Erica Jong, the young novelist whose bestseller, “Fear of Flying,” introduced a powerful new frankness about women and sexuality. In addition to a shared enthusiasm for beating down barriers of erotic literature, the two writers are also good friends. Originally broadcast August 17, 1975.

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Meet the Dogist (Video)
Photographer Elias Weiss Friedman, of New York City, is known to more than a million Instagram fans as The Dogist. Every day, Friedman packs his camera, squeaky toys and dog treats, and walks the streets taking portraits of dogs he happens to come across. He’s taken thousands of photos, enough to warm any animal lover’s heart -- and to fill the pages of a new book. Friedman gives us his own take on his calling.

GALLERY: Pet portraits by The Dogist

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A visit to a prison rodeo (Video) Angola State Prison in Louisiana has been called one of the most notorious maximum security prisons in the country. Lee Cowan finds that for some inmates, a break in the monotony of doing hard time comes from performing in a prison rodeo.

Playing hockey at age 94 (Video) Ice may slow the aging process -- the ice rink, that is. Steve Hartman met a 94-year-old who swears the sport of hockey keeps him young.

Elvis Costello: It’s all about the adventures | Watch Video
Elvis Costello has always been a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll rebel. His first album, “My Aim Is True,” was a moderate success when it was released in Great Britain in 1977. But no U.S. company wanted it, and it wasn’t until Costello got himself arrested singing his songs outside a convention of CBS record executives that America took notice.

Since then, with hits like “Alison,” “Watching the Detectives,” “(What’s So Funny ‘bout) Peace, Love and Understanding” and many others, Costello has gone on to huge success, all the while remaining a truly unique singer-songwriter. Our Anthony Mason goes on tour with Costello.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Elvis Costello performs “Everyday I Write The Book” The singer-songwriter performs a classic track from the 1983 album by Elvis Costello and the Attractions, “Punch the Clock.”

BOOK EXCERPT: Elvis Costello’s memoir In “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink” the rock singer recalls his father, a dance hall singer, and his early associations with music.

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PASSAGE: Playboy denuded (Video) Executives at Playboy Magazine decided this week to abandon its trademark nude Playmate centerfolds, unable to compete with adult material online. Charles Osgood has some words of reflection.

Movies | Watch Video
Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan runs down some of the most promising fall films with Ben Tracy.

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David Baldacci’s book picks for fall | Watch Video
In this web-exclusive, the mystery author offers his suggestions from the latest fiction and non-fiction.

CALENDAR: Week of October 19 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead

Grand Teton National Park (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Videographer: David Bhagat.

Fall foliage 2015 Photographers capture cascades of autumnal colors in the U.S. and abroad.


SUNDAY JOURNAL: Behind the North Korean curtain (Video) Some call North Korea the most secretive country on Earth, but that didn’t stop its leaders from putting on a birthday bash that was quite a show. Kim Jong Un pulled out all the stops for the celebration and invited guests, including Seth Doane, for a stage-managed tour.

Last of the President’s men | Watch Video
It was the biggest bombshell of the biggest political scandal in American history, when White House aide Alexander Butterfield revealed the existence of President Richard Nixon’s secret White House taping system to the Senate Watergate Committee. David Martin talks to Butterfield and to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, author of the new book, “The Last of the President’s Men.”

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ALMANAC: Eleanor Roosevelt | Watch Video
On October 11, 1884, the future first lady was born. Charles Osgood reports.

ENVIRONMENT: Lionfish: From malicious to delicious | Watch Video
They’re an invasive species that is notoriously difficult to get rid of. But some chefs have found a new way to tackle the venomous lionfish: putting it on the menu. Correspondent Marlie Hall reports.

Lionfish footage courtesy of videographer Ziggy Livnat and REEF Environmental Education Foundation.

WEB EXTRA: Lionfish recipes

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POLITICS: Charles Koch: I’m fighting against special interests | Watch Video
Correspondent Anthony Mason interviews the chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, the second-largest private company in the country, who is (according to Forbes magazine) one of the most politically-influential billionaires in the U.S. He talks about his political contributions (the Koch Brothers’ donor network plans to spend $900 million in the political arena over the next two years); his new book, “Good Profit”; the Tea Party; and the death threats he says he now receives every day.

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PASSAGE: Chef Paul Prudhomme | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” remembers Cajun food’s greatest champion, who died this past week at age 75.

OUR MAN IN PARIS: The history of the cancan | Watch Video
Its origins go back to the early 19th century, but the scandalous French music hall dance actually could be seen as a demonstration of feminism, reports David Turecamo.

STEVE HARTMAN: One bride plus two dads equals heartwarming moment (Video) For most of her life, Brittany Peck has had two men vying for her love and attention: her father and stepfather. Our Steve Hartman met them.

Dr. Phil tells it to you straight | Watch Video
There are millions of doctors in the United States, but perhaps only one whom everyone knows by his first name: Dr. Phil. Since he first began appearing on Oprah Winfrey’s TV show in the 1990s, and later on his own series, “Dr. Phil,” he’s been dealing with the problems many American families face every day.

Tracy Smith catches up with Dr. Phil for a look back at his remarkable career, and about the issues and trends he sees affecting our nation’s mental health.

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Puppeteer Basil Twist (Video)
Last month puppeteer Basil Twist was named one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows. The so-called “Genius Grant” from the John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation bestows a no-strings, $625,000 stipend over five years to individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work. In this self-narrated profile, part of our “Short Takes” series, the 46-year-old Twist explains how he can turn almost anything into a puppet, and what it takes to make a puppet seem alive.

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CALENDAR: Week of October 12
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

Nature:DeSoto Caverns (EXTENDED VIDEO) “Sunday Morning” takes us underground, at the DeSoto Caverns in Childersburg, Alabama. Videogrrapher: Tom Cosgrove.

New York Comic Con 2015 Costumed fans of comic books, manga, anime and fantasy attend the pop culture convention in Manhattan.

WEB EXTRA: Filmmaker Chantal Akerman 1950-2015
The revered Belgian-born director and artist was a pioneer of modern feminist cinema.


“Sunday Morning” is pre-empted due to CBS’ live broadcast of NFL Football from London, England. In its place, we will bring you online, from the archives, the very first edition of “Sunday Morning” from January 28, 1979 -- unseen in 36 years!

Hosted by CBS News’ Charles Kuralt, the show features news and sports updates, as well as:

  • A look back on Nelson Rockefeller (who’d died that week) and his love of modern art;
  • Richard Threlkeld’s report on Pope John Paul II’s trip to Mexico City;
  • Lem Tucker on the plight of the bald eagle;
  • Ray Brady on the economic outlook;
  • Morton Dean on Vietnamese refugees facing a new life in Phoenix;
  • Ray Gandolf on big-money sports betting in Las Vegas;
  • Commentaries on the arts (by Blair Sabol), books (by Heywood Hale Broun), and television (by Jeff Greenfield); and
  • Analysis of the week’s news with Threlkeld, Bernard Kalb and Bernard Redmont.

Plus, Kuralt goes “On the Road” to Santa Cruz, Calif., to meet Tom Scribner, a former lumberjack who makes music with the saw.

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Millennials: New kids on the block | Watch Video
“What’s the matter with kids these days?!” That age-old complaint of older generations lamenting the lack of manners, work ethic, and overall behavior of the younger generation has been around as long as there have been kids. After the “Greatest Generation” of WWII veterans, Baby Boomers and Generation X, now we have the Millennials - those born between 1981 and 2000.

So what drives (or doesn’t drive) kids these days? Are Millennials spoiled? Have they been told they are “special” once too often? Or is the generation that brought us Mark Zuckerberg and other young revolutionary thinkers truly special? Ben Tracy tries to figure Millenials out.

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ALMANAC: Nikita Khrushchev | Watch Video
Fifty-six years ago, a diplomatic row occurred when the visiting Russian premier was denied entrance to Disneyland.

THE NEW SEASON: Art | Watch Video
The opening of a new Los Angeles home for contemporary art is just one of this fall’s highlights for museum lovers. Tracy Smith reports.

GALLERY: L.A.’s new modern art museum

LISTINGS: Fall museum exhibits around the U.S.

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RESTORATION: The renovation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral | Watch Video
Mo Rocca takes us on a tour of the newly-renovated St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, where Pope Francis paid a visit this week.

PASSAGE: Yogi Berra and Jack Larson | Watch Video
We remember two very different performers from two very different playing fields - Yankee Stadium, and the Daily Planet.

INVENTIONS: Smell of success? | Watch Video
Rita Braver introduces us to a cutting-edge inventor who has found a way to transmit smells over the phone.

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STEVE HARTMAN: A small player with a big heart (Video) Adam Reed is a 17-year-old Florida high school football player who is 4-foot, 5-inches tall. Despite his small stature, he’s the man the team looks up to. Steve Hartman reports.

Julianna Margulies on playing “The Good Wife” | Watch Video
Julianna Margulies won an Emmy Award for her role on “ER” back in the late 1990s. When she suddenly left that show, her fans were crushed. But Margulies was ready for a change. For the next several years she appeared in a variety of films, but her career really took off once again with her star turn in the hit CBS drama, “The Good Wife.” This year Time Magazine named her one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

Jane Pauley goes backstage with Margulies to talk about her path to the top -- and back again!

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Julianna Margulies on her “Good Wife” character’s drinking problem The Emmy-winning actress talks to correspondent Jane Pauley about Alicia Florrick’s propensity to drink “a lotta red wine.”


WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Julianna Margulies on Project ALS The actress and star of “The Good Wife” talks about her advocacy for stem cell research.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Julianna Margulies: I’m too old-school to tweet In an age of rampant self-promotion on social media, the star of the hit series “The Good Wife” talks to Jane Pauley about why she doesn’t want to live tweet her show.

GALLERY: Julianna Margulies

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THE NEW SEASON: TV (and lots of it) | Watch Video
Correspondent Jamie Wax will tell us what’s hot on TV. There are more shows to choose from than ever these days, and more ways to watch them. But what IS worth watching? We’ll give you a sampling of this fall’s TV landscape.

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Q&A: Ben Bernanke | Watch Video
As Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board from 2006 to 2014, Ben Bernanke was the man in charge during what he calls the worst financial crisis in U.S. history. Some people say the actions he took saved the world economy from outright collapse, while others believe he bailed out Wall Street and neglected the folks on Main Street.

“CBS This Morning” anchor Norah O’Donnell sits down with Bernanke for a wide-ranging chat on how he steered the economy through rough waters, and what kind of financial shape we’re in today.

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”Happy Birthday” no longer comes at a cost (Video) This week a federal judge declared that the song “Happy Birthday” is in the public domain - no more royalties! Charles Osgood celebrates the ruling - and the start of “Sunday Morning”’s 38th season on the air - with his own rendition of the classic tune.

Week of September 28 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

Lake Wassookeag (Extended Video) We leave you this first Sunday of Autumn at Lake Wassookeag in Dexter, Maine. Videographer: Ed Forgotson.


The Francis Effect | Watch Video
This Tuesday Pope Francis will begin his historic visit to the United States, stopping in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia, where he will meet Americans from all walks of life -- from dignitaries and business leaders, to the homeless and those incarcerated in prison.

Nearly 80 million Americans (about one-fourth of the population) are Catholic, and for them the Pope’s visit is a once-in-a-lifetime event. But what exactly does it mean to be Catholic in America? And how might the Pope’s visit affect change? Martha Teichner reports.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Gay lawyer explains why he remains in Catholic Church
Attorney Matthew Putorti, who is gay, explains to “Sunday Morning” correspondent Martha Teichner why he chooses to remain a practicing Catholic, despite his opposition to certain Church positions.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Will Pope Francis change church’s stance on same-sex marriage?
Father Thomas Reese, a senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter, talks with correspondent Martha Teichner about whether the Catholic Church will likely move closer to accepting same-sex marriage.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Catholic observer on the church and abuse victims
Father Thomas Reese, a senior analyst for the National Catholic Reporter, talks with correspondent Martha Teichner about the “devastation” experienced by victims of child abuse on the part of the clergy.

CBS NEWS/N.Y. TIMES POLL: Majority of U.S. Catholics positive about Church

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Sgt. Bilko | Watch Video
On September 20, 1955, Phil Silvers’ memorable, scheming Master Sergeant made his TV debut.

GALLERY: Phil Silvers

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”The Line King”: Al Hirschfeld’s incomparable art | Watch Video
Faith Salie has an appreciation of the caricaturist’s unmistakable art.

GALLERY: The caricatures of Al Hirschfeld

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Europe’s continuing refugee crisis (Video)
Thousands of refugees remain in limbo along the roads and borders of Europe this weekend. Correspondent Charlie D’Agata, who has spent the past few weeks covering the refugee crisis, reports from London about the geography of human suffering.

Bill Cosby’s accusers tell their stories | Watch Video
Back in the 1980s Bill Cosby ruled the airways, as 30 million people a week tuned in to watch him portray the lovable father figure on “The Cosby Show.” Now an ever-widening circle of women accuse Cosby of sexual assault -- of drugging and raping them.

While the outlines of the accusations are well-known, Tracy Smith sat down with some of Cosby’s alleged victims to hear their firsthand accounts.

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Washing machine collectors awash with enthusiasm on laundry day (Video)
Most people consider doing laundry a chore. They obviously don’t belong to The Washing Machine Collectors Club. Founded in 1984, the group’s members collect old and rare washing machines dating back to the 1940s. And when they get together for what they call a “wash-in,” the agenda includes -- what else? -- washing their dirty laundry while marveling at the inner workings of their beloved antiques. Part collector’s club, part support group, but all fun, as only our Bill Geist can show you.

Making cookies for cops (Video)
Michael the Archangel is considered the patron saint of police officers, watching over them from the heavens. Looking out for them on Earth is an apprentice angel in Michigan named Jeremie. Steve Hartman reports on the generous young boy’s plan.

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Don Henley goes back to his roots | Watch Video
As a founding member of The Eagles, one of the world’s most popular bands, Don Henley became a bona fide rock star. Henley sang lead vocals of some of the group’s biggest hits, including “Witchy Woman,” “Desperado,” “Best of My Love,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” and of course, “Hotel California.” But Henley is also the rare performer who has found success as a soloist, with songs like “Dirty Laundry,” “The Heart of the Matter,” and many more.

Now Henley is out with a new album that explores his country roots. Anthony Mason hits the road with him for a fond look back at his greatest hits, and a look around the bend at what’s next.

To watch Don Henley perform “Take a Picture of This,” from the album “Cass County,” click on the video player below.

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Jim Gaffigan on being a practicing Catholic | Watch Video
The comedian has a few words to say about the popular pontiff.

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Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney on going after bullies | Watch Video
When Apple founder Steve Jobs died in 2011, there was an outpouring of grief as well as appreciation from millions around the world. The man who gave us the iPod, iPad, iPhone and much more changed the world as we know it. Now, a new documentary is challenging the image of the man we thought we knew. Alex Gibney is an Oscar-winning filmmaker who has taken on Enron (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”), Lance Armstrong (“The Armstrong Lie”), and the Church of Scientology (“Going Clear”). His latest film takes on the legend of Jobs, and our Jane Pauley sat down with Gibney for a wide-ranging chat.

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Week of September 21 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

Great Blue Herons (Extended Video) We leave you this last Sunday of summer among the Great Blue Herons at Veterans Park in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.


Going for broke: When athletes lose it all
It’s the first Sunday of the NFL regular season, and taking the field later today will be a host of new players. many of them newly-minted millionaires as well. While all are outstanding athletes, some may not be so outstanding when it comes to managing their new-found wealth. Lee Cowan reports.

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ALMANAC: Candymaker Milton Hershey | Watch Video
On September 13, 1857, the famed chocolatier was born in Derry Township, Pa.

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Q&A: Justice Stephen Breyer | Watch Video
One of the Supreme Court’s longest-serving jurists talks with correspondent Jan Crawford about disagreements with his fellow Justices, and the work of an ever-evolving democracy.

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TV: Farewell to “Sábado Gigante” | Watch Video
What is the longest-running variety show in TV history? “The Ed Sullivan Show”? “The Carol Burnett Show”? You might be surprised to learn the answer is “Sabado Gigante” (“Gigantic Saturday” in English), a Spanish-language show that’s been airing every Saturday for 53 years! Its host, ringleader and master of ceremonies since it premiered has been Don Francisco, the 74-year-old Chilean-born son of refugees who fled Nazi Germany.

This week the curtain comes down on the show that is watched by millions in America as well as in dozens of other countries. Mo Rocca goes backstage with Francisco for a fond look back at half a century of dancing girls, animal acts, acrobats, and pretty much anything else under the sun!

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PASSAGE: Judy Carne, Martin Milner and Dickie Moore | Watch Video
This past week marked the losses of the “Sock It To Me” girl from “Laugh-In,” the popular star of “Route 66” and “Adam-12,” and a noted child actor.

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LANGUAGE: Yiddish is alive deep in the heart of Texas (VIDEO) Yiddish 101 is an introduction to an ancient language that’s attracting new interest at the University of Texas. Richard Schlesinger has a report on the Austin classroom where conversations sound like they could be taking place at a Hasidic Jewish bakery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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HARTMAN: Candy shop owner going strong at 101 (Video) Ethel Weiss is the owner of Irving’s, a candy and toy store in Brookline, Massachusetts. She’s been opening up her shop just about every day since 1939, motivated by the children who frequent her shop. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

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  • Irving’s Toy & Card Shop
    371 Harvard St.
    Brookline, Mass 02446

FOR THE RECORD: Duran Duran is back with “Paper Gods” | Watch Video
Back in the 1980s, the British rock band Duran Duran was a phenomenon. With hits like “Rio” and “Hungry Like a Wolf,” they were among the first bands to embrace, and even revolutionize, the music video art form, and were a staple on MTV in its heyday. Duran Duran’s combination of fashion, sexuality, and infectious hooks made them a worldwide phenomenon, leading to sales of more than 70 million albums.

Anthony Mason hits the road with the enduring rock band, which has just released its 14th studio album, “Paper Gods.”

GALLERY: Portfolio - Duran Duran

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How did Duran Duran gets its lead singer? In this exclusive clip Simon Le Bon talks to correspondent Anthony Mason about how an ex-girlfriend got him a meeting with his bandmates that would eventually lead to Le Bon becoming the lead singer of Duran Duran.

To listen to Duran Duran’s “Pressure Off” (featuring Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers), from their new album, “Paper Gods,” click on the Soundcloud player below.

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POEM: An ode to salt (Video) New York City’s Board of Health last week mandated restaurant menu warning labels for food with high salt content. Charles Osgood has some words on that.

MUSIC: The singular voice of Meredith Monk | Watch Video
This week President Obama awarded one of our nation’s highest civilian honors, the National Medal of Arts, to such well-known artists as author Steven King, actress Sally Field, and someone who perhaps isn’t as famous but is no less accomplished: Meredith Monk. Since the 1960s, Monk has remained at the cutting edge of avant garde art, as a composer, singer, performer, filmmaker and much more. Her innovative explorations of the human voice have influenced performers such as Bjork, and appeared in such disparate forums as the Coen Brothers’ “The Big Lebowski” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Martha Teichner pays a visit to one of the truly unique artists of our time.

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Week of September 14 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning: takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

Coral reef of Honduras (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday with an up-close look at a dolphin and other inhabitants of a coral reef near Roatan, Honduras. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.


Guest host: Jane Pauley

Still believing in the American Dream | Watch Video
This weekend we celebrate Labor Day, a holiday dedicated to every hard-working American. As millions of men and women head off to work each day, each in his own way is reaching for the American Dream. But what IS the American Dream today? And is it, as some believe, getting harder to achieve?

In our Cover Story Martha Teichner heads to the town of Port Clinton, Ohio, and looks at the lives of residents from different backgrounds to find out if the American Dream is alive and well, or increasingly out of reach for some.

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ALMANAC: ”Candle in the Wind”
Elton John’s tribute to Princess Diana, performed at her funeral on Sept. 6, 1997, would become the best-selling single since sales charts were established. Jane Pauley reports.

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Artist José Parlá reaches new heights | Watch Video

The fact that Parlá was commissioned to paint this piece FOR a public building is slightly ironic, considering that his very first works were unauthorized works ON public spaces, in his hometown of Miami.

Rita Braver reports.

GALLERY: The art of José Parlá


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The outspoken Chrissie Hynde | Watch Video
Chrissie Hynde was a rebellious, middle-class girl from Ohio who by her own admission hung out with the wrong crowd, including outlaw bikers who ultimately beat and raped her. But she had one unshakeable passion: music, which led her to become a founding member of The Pretenders.

Tracy Smith catches up with the rock legend for a look back on her tumultuous life and career, her new autobiography, and a look at what’s next.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hynde: Rock was never meant for stadiums In this web exclusive, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders talks about the underground music scene in her hometown of Akron, Ohio, and how money has corrupted the business of rock ‘n’ roll.

BOOK EXCERPT: ”Reckless” by Chrissie Hynde The rock legend behind The Pretenders writes in her autobiography about her childhood and adolescent experiences of nonconformity (before knowing what nonconformity was).

GALLERY: Chrissie Hynde

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PASSAGE: A witness to the 1906 San Francisco quake | Watch Video
Ruth Newman, who died this past week at age 113, was the oldest survivor of the giant temblor that leveled much of the city.

FASHION: The fallout of Casual Fridays
Things have certainly changed when it comes to getting dressed for work. These days, three-piece suits and pantyhose have been replaced by open-collared shirts and skinny jeans. Welcome to the new business casual.

But in at least one New York office, Casual Friday is dressing up. At Handshake, a Manhattan-based startup, they’re swapping out the casual look for, what else? Formal Friday! Faith Salie reports.

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HARTMAN: The traveling piano man’s amazing journey (Video) Dotan Negrin quit his job in order to travel the world with his piano, which he carts around and plays in unlikely outdoor settings. The 24-year-old has already visited hundreds of cities in 21 countries in his “Piano Around the World” tour. Steve Hartman reports.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Stephen Colbert, for real | Watch Video
Stephen Colbert became a household name by playing “Stephen Colbert,” a blowhard political pundit on the satirical news show, “The Colbert Report.” For nine years he skewered the rich and powerful with his unique brand of humor. Now Colbert is about to embark on his latest project: playing himself, as host of “The Late Show” on CBS.

Mo Rocca catches up with Colbert on his new set at the Ed Sullivan Theater to talk about his path to the top of late-night comedy, including the effects of a childhood tragedy in which his father and two brothers were killed in an airplane crash.

PREVIEW: Colbert: Glad to no longer pretend to be fake newsman

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Stephen Colbert on marrying the girl next door
Comedian Stephen Colbert, the new host of “The Last Show,” talks to correspondent Mo Rocca about his wife, Evie, and how a gazebo factored into his marriage proposal.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Stephen Colbert’s charity of choice The comedian and new host of “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert, talks to Mo Rocca about DonorsChoose.org, a charity that helps donors provide needed books, supplies and equipment to schools around the country.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Stephen Colbert and Mo Rocca riff on Sondheim Art isn’t easy, but the new host of “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert, and “Sunday Morning” correspondent Mo Rocca make it look easy, as they play on Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park With George.”

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HISTORY: Bringing the importance of home movies into focus | Watch Video
At the Durham County Library in North Carolina recently, there was event celebrating the movies. Not an awards show; it was a screening of home movies, sponsored by the Center for Home Movies, an organization devoted to helping preserve these important cultural artifacts. David Turecamo reports.

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Week of September 7 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

WRAP-UP: What was hot this summer
“Sunday Morning” checks out what were the hottest movies, songs, books and thermometers of the season.

NATURE: Grizzly bears (Extended Video)
We leave you this morning at Yellowstone National Park where grizzlies are best viewed from a safe distance. Videographer: Brad Markel.