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"Lighthouses on the Mag Mile" in Chicago will be on display through August 11.

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RECAP: JULY 22

COVER STORY: Will politics be the death of civility? | Watch Full Video
Does it sometimes feel as if our politics has us all backed into ideological corners? Does it seem as if insults and name-calling have taken the place of civil dialogue – that incivility has gone viral? It may not just be manners that seem threatened these days; it may be our very notion of democracy. Martha Teichner reports.

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ALMANAC:  Aviator Wiley Post | Watch Video
On July 22, 1933, the pilot completed the first solo round-the-world flight, circling the globe in 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART: Chicago's Lighthouses: Shedding light on artists with disabilities | Watch Video
This summer in Chicago, beacons of hope are sprouting on the sidewalk. Dotting Michigan Avenue are 51 lighthouses – works of art created by those whom fate has severely tested. Dean Reynolds reports on a public art project that illuminates and celebrates the potential of people with disabilities.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Artist Pooja Pittie on her lighthouse, "Boundless"
Pooja Pittie, a painter with muscular dystrophy, discusses the artwork she contributed to the public exhibition "Lighthouses on the Mag Mile" in Chicago, and explains to correspondent Dean Reynolds how it reflects her life.

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KEEP 'EM LAUGHING: Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco on family | Watch Video
At age 44, comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has turned his personal gripes with everyday life into a career, as one of standup comedy's breakthrough performers. His style is a unique blend of two of his early influences: the observational approach of Jerry Seinfeld, and the physicality of John Ritter. Mark Strassmann talks with Maniscalco, author of the bestselling "Stay Hungry," about what is at the heart of his humor: his very colorful family.

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PASSAGE: Golden Retrievers | Watch Video
A conclave of 361 canines in Scotland marked the 150th anniversary this week of one of the world's most popular breeds of dog. Jane Pauley reports.

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REMEMBERING 1968: Intel at 50 | Watch Video
1968 is famous for tragedy – assassination, war, riots and civil unrest. But 1968 also gave birth to the era of fast, cheap, ubiquitous electronics, because fifty years ago this week, two middle-aged engineers quit their jobs to start a new company called Intel. David Pogue explores how Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce (co-inventor of the integrated circuit) established a Silicon Valley giant that is still breaking new ground.

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HARTMAN: An umpire's biggest fan (Video)
At the Carolina Mudcats stadium near Raleigh, most young fans want nothing more than to meet a real player. Ten-year-old Vincent Stio is different – he idolizes umpires. Steve Hartman pays a call to a rare baseball fan studying the action behind home plate.

MUSIC: The Go-Go's on their staying power | Watch Full Video
Tracy Smith sits down with The Go-Go's, arguably the most successful all-female band in rock 'n' roll history. Four of the five members – Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Kathy Valentine and Jane Wiedlin – talk about their hit songs like "Vacation," "We Got the Beat" and "Our Lips Are Sealed"; their rollercoaster relationships with each other; and the new Broadway musical, "Head Over Heels," which opens July 26 and features 17 of the group's songs.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How the Go-Go's got their name
Correspondent Tracy Smith asked one of the most successful all-female rock 'n' roll bands in history how they came up with their distinctive name. (And don't even start with the punctuation!)

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The Go-Go's perform "Our Lips Are Sealed"
One of the most successful all-female bands in rock 'n' roll history, the Go-Go's have added another credit to their long resume: Their songs are featured in a new Broadway musical, "Head Over Heels." Recently four of the band's members – Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Kathy Valentine and Jane Wiedlin – surprised a preview audience at the Hudson Theatre in New York by taking to the stage and bringing the curtain down with a rousing rendition of "Our Lips Are Sealed." 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The Go-Go's perform "Head Over Heels"
One of the most successful all-female bands in rock 'n' roll history, the Go-Go's have added another credit to their long resume: Their songs are featured in a new Broadway musical, "Head Over Heels." Recently four of the band's members – Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Kathy Valentine and Jane Wiedlin – surprised a preview audience at the Hudson Theatre in New York by taking to the stage and performing "Head Over Heels" with the musical's house band.

Head Over Heels on Broadway! by Head Over Heels - The New Musical on YouTube

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COMMENTARY: The shadow cats | Watch Video
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore on the difficulty of capturing images of these elusive creatures. 

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MUSIC: "Piano Man" Billy Joel on hitting the 100 mark at Madison Square Garden | Watch Full Video
This week the singer-songwriter marked the 100th sold-out show of his lifetime at New York's Madison Square Garden. Anthony Mason reports.

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CALENDAR: Week of July 23 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

NATURE: Sanibel Island (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the birds at J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island off Florida. Videographer: Charles Schultz. 

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Oregon's Painted Hills.

NATURE UP CLOSE: The Painted Hills
There is a lot of geology out there!

     
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
What's in a number?
Whether animals are assigned numbers or names by the scientists studying them, their attraction remains the same.  
         


RECAP: JULY 15

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COVER STORY: Social media, the scourge of adolescence | Watch Video
The new dramedy "Eighth Grade," about a painfully shy 13-year old stumbling through her last week of middle school, is the first film for writer-director Bo Burnham and for its young star, Elsie Fisher. But there's more to the movie than the usual teen angst and acne. There's the loneliness that, research tells us, is becoming more pervasive for young people with the rise in social media's influence. Tracy Smith talks with Burnham, and with San Diego State professor Jean Twenge, author of "iGen," about how the internet is making adolescence even tougher.

To watch a trailer for "Eighth Grade" click on the video player below.

Eighth Grade | Official Trailer HD | A24 by A24 on YouTube

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ALMANAC: The Gianni Versace murder | Watch Video
On July 15, 1997, the fashion designer was killed on the front steps of his Miami Beach mansion. Steve Hartman reports. 

CRAFT: The art of making globes | Watch Video
In the era of Google Maps, who makes a living out of creating globes - by hand? Peter Bellerby, of Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, for one. Headquartered in London, he talks with Martha Teichner about how a desire to purchase a globe led to him becoming one of the masters of the craft. (This story was originally broadcast October 8, 2017.)

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MILEPOST:
 Reopening the Emmett Till murder case (Video)
The Justice Department confirmed this week that, based on unspecified "new information," it is re-opening the case of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African-American youth from Chicago who was kidnapped and killed in the town of Money, Mississippi back in 1955. Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: The Killers' Brandon Flowers: Swagger and faith | Watch Video
The Killers' song "Mr. Brightside" skyrocketed up the charts in 2003, and the group's most recent album, "Wonderful Wonderful," debuted at number one. Correspondent Kristine Johnson talks with Killers frontman Brandon Flowers about his deep Las Vegas roots, and why his Mormon faith might make him an unlikely ambassador for Sin City.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Killers frontman Brandon Flowers on pop music today: "We need to class it up a little bit"
The lead singer of The Killers, Brandon Flowers, talks with correspondent Kristine Johnson about the state of popular music today.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The Killers return to their roots
Ronnie Vannucci and Brandon Flowers, of the Las Vegas rock 'n' roll group The Killers, revisit with correspondent Kristine Johnson the house where the band practiced in its early days.

To hear The Killers perform the title track of "Wonderful Wonderful" click on the video player below.

Wonderful Wonderful by The Killers - Topic on YouTube

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A TASTE OF SUMMER: Shanghai's soup dumplings | Watch Video
Ben Tracy takes a tour of Shanghai, which is home to the best xialongbao (soup dumplings, or pork dumplings injected with soup).

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PASSAGE: Tab Hunter and Nancy Sinatra | Watch Video
Hollywood star and gay icon Tab Hunter died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at age 86. Steve Hartman looks back at the life and career of the teen heartthrob and cult movie actor who would write a revealing autobiography about living as a homosexual in Hollywood. Also, we remember the life of entertainer Frank Sinatra's first wife, Nancy Sinatra, who died this week at age 101. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The confidential Tab Hunter (2005) (Video)
In this "Sunday Morning" profile originally broadcast on October 23, 2005, correspondent Susan Spencer talked with Hunter about his struggle with fame, battling homophobia in the 1950s and '60s, and the resurgence of his career working with outré filmmaker John Waters ("Polyester").

SUNDAY PROFILE: Jennifer Garner on the farm, and away from paparazzi | Watch Video
Conor Knighton talks with the actress and fellow Charleston, West Virginia native who became a star on the series "Alias," and became tabloid fodder with her marriage to (and separation from) Ben Affleck. Today, Jennifer Garner is back on screen, and has recently co-founded Once Upon a Farm, an organic fresh baby food company.

PREVIEW: Jennifer Garner opens up about tabloid scrutiny of marriage and separation

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HARTMAN: Students sing praises of music teacher (Video)
For 30 years high school music teacher Robert Moore directed one of the greatest high school choral groups in the country, the Ponca City Chorale, of Ponca City, Okla. Now retired, Moore would love nothing more than a repeat performance. Unknown to Moore, that is precisely what his former students arranged to surprise their mentor. Steve Hartman reports. 

SPORTS: Soccer finally scores in the U.S. | Watch Video
Jim Axelrod meets with the "Men in Blazers" – soccer aficionados Michael Davies and Roger Bennett – who talk about the rise in popularity of soccer (sorry, football!) in the United States, and attribute it to the rise of a new medium: the Internet.

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COMMENTARY:  Jim Gaffigan on M&M's World | Watch Video
The comedian on a global chain of stores devoted to a single candy.

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CALENDAR: Week of July 16 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

NATURE: Elephants (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the elephants of the Ngorongoro Crater in the highlands of Tanzania. Videographer: Lee McEachern.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
What's in a number?
Whether animals are assigned numbers or names by the scientists studying them, their attraction remains the same.


RECAP: JULY 8

     

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SUNDAY JOURNAL: First boys rescued from Thai cave (Video)
A dangerous diving operation is under way right now in Chiang Rai province, Thailand, to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded maze of caves where they've been trapped for two weeks. The head of the rescue operation says today is "D-Day." Ben Tracy has the latest on the team of 18 expert divers now guiding the boys and their coach to safety.

COVER STORY: Introverts and the making of a "Quiet Revolution" | Watch Full Video
Susan Cain, author of the bestseller "QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking," is leading a "Quiet Revolution," debunking myths about those who are quiet, compared to outgoing extroverts who appear to have all the advantages in today's "culture of personality." Faith Salie talks with Cain, and with a couple – one an introvert, one very much an extrovert, opposites who were definitely attracted.

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ALMANAC: Gen. Douglas MacArthur | Watch Video
On July 8, 1950, President Truman named General Douglas MacArthur the commander of U.S. and other forces in Korea.

      
BOOKS:
 New York Times Bestsellers - Non-Fiction

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CIVIL WAR: Rooted in history: Gettysburg's "Witness Trees" | Watch Video
For three days in July, 1863, two great armies collided on the fields at Gettysburg. It remains the bloodiest battle in U.S. history. And improbably, 155 years later, there are still living witnesses to that moment in time: The trees.  Across 6,000 acres of Gettysburg National Military Park, rangers have documented at least a dozen "witness trees" that were alive during the battle – some scarred by bullets and cannonballs – that uniquely bring America's bloody past into the present. Mark Strassmann reports.

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BOOKS:
 New York Times Bestsellers - Fiction

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TELEVISION: Louie Anderson: Playing a woman is a tribute to my mom | Watch Full Video
The comedian and Emmy-winning actor talks about the influence his late mother has had on his comedy act and the role he plays (a mother) on "Baskets." Lee Cowan reports.

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: "Hey Mom" by Louie Anderson

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A TASTE OF SUMMER: Cultivating the perfect park experience | Watch Video
Long before the land became a national park, Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley was home to hundreds of family farms. Today, farms are thriving here again. The park developed a plan to lease its farm properties to entrepreneurs. Today, locals come to fill up on baskets of produce, and restaurants like Cleveland's Spice Kitchen use the park's land as a source for its farm-to-table menu. Conor Knighton reports.

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HARTMAN: Going the extra length (Video)
The swim coach of Seguin High School in Arlington, Texas, says you can't overstate the underachievement of his school's swim team; he measures success by his athletes not getting disqualified. So when Gerald Hodges – a pretty-good athlete who couldn't swim – joined up, it was because he couldn't bear not being good at something. Steve Hartman talked with Hodges about how he was able to measure success in the final lap.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Michael J. Fox: Working towards cure for Parkinson's cure "one of the great gifts of my life" | Watch Full Video
Actor Michael J. Fox is known to millions for the "Back to the Future" films and the TV series "Family Ties" and "Spin City." But for the past two decades it's been his battle with Parkinson's disease, and his search for a cure, that may have generated the most attention. Looking back, he tells anchor Jane Pauley that sharing his battle publicly and joining with others to raise money has been "one of the great gifts of my life." He has launched an online study to help researchers develop new therapies for the disease. (This story was originally broadcast on October 29, 2017.)

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Michael J. Fox on helping those with Parkinson's
Jane Pauley talks with actor Michael J. Fox about how he used his celebrity and his public stance about his diagnosis of Parkinson's to help others with the condition.

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COMMENTARY: Reclining airline seats – brace for impact! | Watch Video
Contributor Luke Burbank reports on a travel headache (or knee-ache, if you will).  

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MUSIC:  Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters: "I love music, and I love life" | Watch Full Video
Forty-nine-year-old Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will go to any extreme, and won't let a little thing like a broken leg and dislocated ankle - suffered during a stage fall in Sweden - get in the way. The former drummer of the grunge band Nirvana talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about reentering music following the suicide of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Mason also talks with Grohl's Foo Fighters bandmates (including Pat Smear, a touring guitarist for NIrvana) about keeping rock's flame burning. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Dave Grohl on family first
Dave Grohl, founder of Foo Fighters, talks with Anthony Mason about what takes precedence over performing.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Dave Grohl on music and healing
Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl talks with Anthony Mason about how he returned to music following the death of friend and bandmate Kurt Cobain, to record what would be the first Foo Fighters album. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Dave Grohl on his singing voice
The frontman of Foo Fighters regrets that he doesn't have the singing voice of a John Lennon or an Adele, but as Dave Grohl tells Anthony Mason, he's fine with being able to exude the raw passion of "dissident, noisy, crazy punk rock."

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HEADLINES: 
Update on Thai cave rescue

NATURE: Oregon's Painted Hills (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the vast and colorful Painted Hills not far from Mitchell, Oregon. Videographer: Mike Griffith.

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CALENDAR: Week of July 9 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.  

NATURE UP CLOSE: Reproductive freeloaders
Brown-headed cowbirds, which follow migrating bison herds, have evolved a tricky way to raise their young: fool other species of birds into doing it for them.


RECAP: JULY 1

      
COVER STORY:
 Mapping the genome of redwoods | Watch Video
They are among the oldest living things on the planet: old growth redwoods, only a few of which remain. Now, scientists are trying to bring these majestic trees back. Correspondent Lee Cowan visits California's Big Basin Redwoods State Park to report on a movement to map the genome of the coast redwood tree and its relative, the giant sequoia, in order to restore old-growth forests.

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ALMANAC:
 The launch of Zip Codes (Video)
July 1, 1963 was a red-letter day for the U.S. Post Office, for it marked the introduction of its Zoning Improvement Plan - ZIP for short. Jane Pauley reports. 

       
THIS WEEK:
 The Billboard Hot 100
"Sunday Morning" looks at this week's top hits. 

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ART: How the first Americans became iconic symbols (Video)
Ever since the United States was founded, the names and images of Native Americans – the first Americans – have served as the iconic symbols, brand names and mascots found on consumer goods and throughout popular culture and sports. Rita Braver visits an exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., that looks at the history of appropriating Native American culture for advertising and marketing purposes.

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  • "Americans" at the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
  • Catalogue: "Americans" by Cécile R. Ganteaume (University of Minnesota Press)

SUNDAY PROFILE: Cynthia Nixon on running for office: "People can have a lot of careers in their life" | Watch Video
You remember her from "Sex and the City." Now, Cynthia Nixon is running for Governor of New York. Erin Moriarty catches up with the actress-turned-politician.

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PASSAGE: 
The Capital Gazette (Video)
It's been a weekend of mourning in Annapolis, Md., where five staffers of The Capital Gazette newspaper were slain. Jane Pauley reports.
       

A TASTE OF SUMMER: Ketchup, a sweet and sour love story | Watch Video
There's a lot you don't know about ketchup. Luke Burbank fills you in on the perfect 4th of July condiment. (Originally broadcast November 19, 2017.)

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HARTMAN:
 Second chance at love (Video)
Jeff and Angela are in that getting-to-know-you stage of their relationship. But unlike most couples going through this discovery period, Jeff and Angela Hartung are married – and have been for the past 18 years. Steve Hartman reports on how a traumatic brain injury has erased much of a shared memory and led to a revived courtship.
      

SUNDAY PROFILE: John Mellencamp: Life goes on | Watch Video
Jane Pauley profiles rocker and fellow Hoosier John Mellencamp, who explains why he is driven to make music and paint portraits. (This story was originally broadcast on July 2, 2017.)

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Read an extended transcript of Jane Pauley's interview with John Mellencamp

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: John Mellencamp on panic attacks and creativity
The singer-songwriter talks to Jane Pauley about how he has suffered throughout his life, to varying degrees, from panic attacks. He also discusses creativity, from his painting, to how his gift for songwriting has evolved over time.

To watch the music video of John Mellencamp's "Grandview" (featuring Martina McBride), from his most recent album, "Sad Clowns & Hillbillies," click on the video player below. 

John Mellencamp - Grandview ft. Martina McBride by JohnMellencampVEVO on YouTube

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OPINION: Jim Gaffigan on that other Jim Gaffigan | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" contributor investigates a case of identity theft. 

      
BY THE NUMBERS: 
The July Fourth holiday (Video)
As we head into Independence Day celebrations, Jane Pauley looks at some data on the holiday. 

       
MOVIES:
 David Edelstein's movie picks for July 4th week | Watch Video
Grab a bucket of popcorn – our movie critic has some advice for the holiday week.

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CALENDAR: Week of July 2 (Video)
From World UFO Day to Independence Day, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.       

         
NATURE:
 Eagles (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning before the Fourth of July in Berks County, Pennsylvania, where our national bird, the eagle, flies free. 

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PASSAGE:
 Joe JacksonWatch Video

Through determination and stern discipline, the music promoter shaped his own children into the hit pop group "The Jackson 5" with his very young son Michael as the star. Jane Pauley reports.RECAP: JUNE 24

     
HEADLINES: 
 In Saudi Arabia women drivers hit the road (Video)
Some Saudi women got behind the wheel this weekend the second it became legal for them to drive. But as Holly Williams reports, there is still a long road to equality, as under this country's male guardianship system, Saudi women still need a man's permission to travel overseas or get married.

        
COVER STORY: 
Taking Fridays off: Why it's good for business | Watch Video
A few years ago, about 20 percent of companies offered their staff Summer Fridays, where employees would work a little later on Monday through Thursday before taking a three-day weekend. Now, more than 40 percent of companies offer this summer perk. And it's not just out of the goodness of their hearts - companies find that the gift of time and an improved work/life balance builds loyalty and makes employees more committed to their organization. Conor Knighton reports on how some workers are spending their Summer Fridays far from work. (Originally broadcast July 30, 2017.)

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HISTORY: "Under One Roof," at NYC's Tenement Museum | Watch Video
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free  …" stated the poem by Emma Lazarus about America's promise. Martha Teichner visits New York's Tenement Museum, which has recreated apartments representing several decades of the immigrant experience as lived by the millions who came from the Old World looking for a new life.

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MUSIC: David Bowie and his ever-evolving self-portrait | Watch Video
Music pioneer, fashion icon, gender-bending rebel … David Bowie was all of those things. And what he was is the subject of a record breaking exhibit now at the Brooklyn Museum, entitled "David Bowie Is." Serena Altschul pays a visit, and also talks with Bowie's longtime producer Tony Visconti.

GALLERY: A David Bowie discography

GALLERY: David Bowie 1947-2016

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HARTMAN:
 Deliveries of kindness (Video)
No matter what you order from San Diego school cafeteria worker Debra Davis, "Auntie Debra" doles out a heaping helping of hospitality every lunch hour. And she's just starting; after serving food all day, she drives her beat-up, '76 Chevy Malibu looking for hungry homeless people to feed, all at her own expense. Steve Hartman reports. 

MOVIES: Todd Fisher on life with Carrie & Debbie | Watch Video
It was a painful loss for movie fans when actress and screenwriter Carrie Fisher and her mother, Oscar-nominated actress Debbie Reynolds, passed away within hours of one another in December 2016.  But no one would have felt the pain more acutely than Todd Fisher, who writes about his sister Carrie and mother Debbie in his new memoir, "My Girls." Tracy Smith sits down with Fisher to discuss a lifetime in the orbit of two irrepressible Hollywood stars.

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: "My Girls"

GALLERY: Debbie Reynolds 1932-2016

GALLERY: Carrie Fisher 1956-2016

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INCARCERATION: Voices from "The Q" | Watch Video
In this special two-part report, "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel goes inside San Quentin State Prison, to which inmates are now applying to get in, due to its innovative programs aimed at helping convicts upon their release. From college courses to a prison newspaper and the wildly popular podcast, "Ear Hustle," produced by the inmates themselves, "The Q," as its known, is now providing hope – even to those sentenced 50 years to life – that there will be life beyond prison.

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OPINION: Roger Rosenblatt on why the family separation crisis touches us all | Watch Video
The essayist and novelist says distress caused by the Trump administration's policy to remove children from migrant parents has raised the nation's temperature more steeply than other issues.

       
CALENDAR:
 Week of June 25 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
 Bison (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning where the buffalo roam ... at Custer State Park in South Dakota. Videographer: Brad Markel.

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ALMANAC:
 The founder of chemical giant DuPont | Watch Video
On June 24, 1771, E.I. du Pont, an emigrant whose gunpowder factory was forerunner of the innovative chemical company, was born in Paris. Jane Pauley reports. 

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Thousands of concerts and interactive events will be held around the world on Make Music Day, June 21, inviting musicians and music lovers to play together.

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MUSIC: Make Music Day celebrates the musician in everyone | Watch Video
More than 4,500 concerts and interactive events will be held across the country on June 21, inviting musicians and music lovers to play together.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Komodo Island National Park
The Indonesian island where these giant lizards reside is also home to diverse and unusual sea life.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Mementos at the Wall (Video)
It is among America's most visited and most poignant sites: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. From the day it was dedicated in 1982, "The Wall" has touched people so profoundly that a remarkable tradition began: Visitors would leave behind intensely personal messages and mementos, which are carefully collected each day by a National Park Service ranger. Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports. (Originally broadcast May 28, 2000.)
        


RECAP: JUNE 17

      
COVER STORY:
 The Flint water crisis | Watch Video
Martha Teichner talks with the whistleblower who exposed the dangers posed to residents of Flint, Michigan, by the very water they drank. 

BOOK EXCERPT: "What the Eyes Don't See"
Writing on the public health crisis affecting Michigan residents, pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha says that resilience "isn't a trait that you have or don't have. It's learned."

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FATHER'S DAY:
 How to dress like a dad | Watch Video
Father really does knows best when it comes to fashion sense, as "dad style" takes hold. Mo Rocca reports. 

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MUSIC:
 Rory Feek and family | Watch Video
Anthony Mason catches up with country musician Rory Feek, now planning a return to the stage after the 2016 death of his wife and musical partner, Joey Feek.

"It's been two-and-a-half years since Joey passed away," he told Mason. "I feel just as married and just as in love. And I feel like she's just as much a part of our life as she was."

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Rory Feek on mourning and life without Joey (08/04/16)

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Rory Feek performs "A Little More Country Than That"

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Rory Feek performs "Hard to Be Cool (In a Minivan)"

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Rory Feek and Firekid perform "If I Needed You"

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Rory Feek sings "Someone You Used to Know"

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ART: 
M.C. Escher: A mind-bending exhibition | Watch Video
An exhibition at Brooklyn's Industry City shows more than 200 works from the Dutch artist's topsy-turvy perspective. Jane Pauley reports.

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BIG TOP:
 Meet the man who ran away and built a circus | Watch Video
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is no more, having given its last performance in May 2017. So, how can young people now dream of running away to a life under the big top? Kevin Venardos tells NPR's Scott Simon why he created his own one-ring circus that he takes around the country in a 28-foot long truck. He also remembers his father, Lane Venardos, a CBS News executive who died in 2011, and their shared love of trains.

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HARTMAN: A history lesson (Video)
Ten-year-old Sarah Haycox says she was just walking through a park in Shoreline, Wash., about a year ago when she came across a plaque paying tribute to Edwin T. Pratt, who died in 1969 at age 39. She assigned herself the task of finding out who Pratt was, and her investigation led to a pretty impressive history lesson for her community. Steve Hartman reports. 

    
MOVIES:
 The superpowers of Paul Rudd | Watch Video
Tracy Smith spends time with actor Paul Rudd, star of the upcoming Marvel adventure, "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

To watch a trailer for "Ant-Man and the Wasp" click on the video player below:

Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp - Official Trailer #1 by Marvel Entertainment on YouTube

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BOOKS: Seymour Hersh on the life of a "Reporter" | Watch Video
David Martin sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and political writer Seymour Hersh, author of a new memoir.

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OPINION: Carl Hiaasen's pep talk for grads: Assume the worst | Watch Video
Author Carl Hiaasen has thoughts to share with his son – and us – timed perfectly for Father's Day and commencement season.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of June 18 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
 Komodo dragons (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at Komodo National Park in Indonesia, home to the legendary Komodo dragon, and a vast array of sea life. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
The carnivorous Butterwort plant (with video)
Plants that don't rely on photosynthesis for nutrients can employ some tricky tactics to catch a meal.


RECAP: JUNE 10

          

       
HEADLINES:
 Trump arrives in Singapore for summit with N. Korean leader (Video)
President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore this morning for an unprecedented nuclear summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jung Un, following a G-7 meeting in Canada which he left in a defiant mood. Ben Tracy reports from Singapore.

       
COVER STORY: 
A life cut short: Trying to understand suicide | Watch Video
The recent suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain only hint at the dimensions of this public health crisis on the rise. Tony Dokoupil visits the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and talks with a woman who attempted suicide at age 19 about her empathy for the victims of the suicide. He also discusses the public health ramifications of suicide with Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chair of Columbia University's psychiatry department, and with Mike Shinoda, of the band Linkin Park, who last year lost his friend and bandmate Chester Bennington to suicide.

For immediate help if you are in a crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: From 2007: Anthony Bourdain, the culinary bad boy (Video)
In a story which originally aired on "Sunday Morning" on September 30, 2007, correspondent Lesley Stahl profiles the celebrity chef and host of "No Reservations" Anthony Bourdain, whose adventurous spirit has led him to far-flung lands to sample some of the world's most exotic foods. Stahl also talked with Bourdain's mother, Gladys, whose cooking – and an oyster her son sampled in France at age 10 - inspired young Anthony to pursue a life in the kitchen.   

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ALMANAC: 
 Forest fire lookout towers | Watch Video
On June 10, 1905, America's first forest fire lookout tower went into operation on top of Squaw Mountain in Maine. Jane Pauley reports.

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MUSIC:
 Musicians on call: Just what the doctor ordered | Watch Video
Like doctors making rounds, the non-profit group Musicians on Call has been bringing musicians to hospitals all over the country for almost 20 years, playing for more than 600,000 patients.  It's a person-to-person experience that can be more rewarding than the arenas and clubs where he started his career. Nancy Giles tagged along with Kenli Mattus and Luke Bryan as they brought their music to patients, becoming part of the healing process.

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MOVIES:
  Jim Parsons on his latest role: Film producer | Watch Video
The star of CBS' "The Big Bang Theory," has a new role in Hollywood – producer of the film, "A Kid Like Jake," in which he stars with Claire Danes and Octavia Spencer. It's the story of a New York couple who are trying to get their four-year-old son in a competitive elementary school. They face a challenging question: should they reveal their son prefers Cinderella to G.I. Joe? Richard Schlesinger of "48 Hours" speaks with Parsons and Danes(who are both presenters at Sunday night's Tony Awards) and with the film's director, Silas Howard.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: "A Kid Like Jake" director Silas Howard talks growing up transgender
The new movie "A Kid Like Jake" tells the story of parents whose four-year-old son likes to dress as a princess. Director Silas Howard talks with correspondent Richard Schlesinger about how his personal story informed the film. Schlesinger also talks with star and producer Jim Parsons about what Howard brought to the project.

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GAMES: 
An epic game of tag | Watch Video
Ten childhood friends, now middle-aged, are still competing in a game of tag they first played while students as a prep school in Spokane, Wash. Correspondent Lee Cowan revisits the "Tag Brothers," whom he first met in 2013, and who still turn February into a month of sneaky, whimsical play. (This story was originally broadcast on October 27, 2013.) 

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HARTMAN:
 Above and beyond (Video)
A lot of police officers go above and beyond, but few have gone further than Denver Police Officers Monique Sedberry and Alicia Martinez, who got a call last year to check on the welfare of a bullied 15 year-old boy who had threatened to take his own life. Their response to Victor Jiron's plight has made all the difference in his life - and theirs. Steve Hartman reports. 

        
MUSIC:
 The musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein: Some of our favorite things | Watch Video
Mo Rocca looks back at one of Broadway's greatest songwriting teams.

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OPINION:
 Miss America covers up | Watch Video
Contributor Faith Salie on the latest news that the annual beauty pageant will no longer feature a swimsuit competition.

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ON BROADWAY:
  Tony nominee Lauren Ridloff, star of the best story on Broadway | Watch Video
At the age of 40, with no professional acting experience, Lauren Ridloff was offered a starring role on Broadway. All the more remarkable for this deaf actress: She received a Tony nomination for her performance. Jamie Wax talked with Ridloff, star of the recent revival of "Children of a Lesser God."

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CALENDAR: 
Week of June 11 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

    
NATURE:
 Alewives (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in Damariscotta, Maine, where the small fish known as Alewives are swimming against the tide. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: Sexual encounters of the bluebonnet kind
Because all of Earth's inhabitants are dependent on plants to survive, plant sex is essential.        


RECAP: JUNE 3

      
COVER STORY: 
Remembering Robert F. Kennedy, and a generation's loss | Watch Video
Fifty years ago, on June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated following his win in the California Democratic Primary. Journalist Pete Hamill says America lost something vital in the gunshots fired that night at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with Hamill, and with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the eldest daughter of RFK; children's activist Marian Wright Edelman; and aide Peter Edelman about Kennedy's fight to address divisions in America, and about the future that might have been.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Pete Hamill's letter to RFK
In the early days of 1968 Robert F. Kennedy announced he would not run for the Democratic nomination for president, inspiring writer Pete Hamill to pen a letter pleading with the New York Senator to reconsider: "You should run because if you won, the country might be saved … I don't think we can afford five summers of blood." In this web exclusive, Hamill reads his letter to correspondent Jim Axelrod, and also recalls witnessing the assassination of RFK a few months later.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on her father RFK
Fifty years after his assassination, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is remembered by his oldest daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, who talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about his visit to poverty-stricken Mississippi in 1967; his Irish-Catholic upbringing; and his Shakespeare contest with actor Richard Burton.

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ALMANAC:
 The attempted murder of Andy Warhol | Watch Video
On June 3, 1968, radical feminist Valerie Solanas claimed her 15 minutes of fame by trying to kill the pop artist. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART: 
Jean Dubuffet: Art of the outsider | Watch Video
Post-war artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) was considered the enfant terrible of the Paris art world, always fighting the status quo, creating works that were deemed the product of a madman. Correspondent Serna Altschul tours an exhibition of his collages at New York's Pace Gallery which reflect a time of deep philosophical exploration towards the end of the artist's life.

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MUSIC: 
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, playing beautiful music together | Watch Video
Anthony Mason interviews the musicians whose breakup years ago hasn't precluded them from now going on tour together, singing the songs of romance and heartbreak they'd inspired in each other.

To hear Judy Collins sing "Houses," from the album "Everybody Knows," click on the video player below.

Stills & Collins - Houses (Lyric Video) by Judy Collins on YouTube

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MUSIC: Music of the streets: New York City's public pianos | Watch Video
Spring is in full bloom, and in New York that means pianos are popping up like wildflowers. They're the work of a group called Sing For Hope, which has placed hundreds of pianos in parks, terminals, on boardwalks and street-corners all over the city. Michelle Miller reports.

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HARTMAN: Best friends, always (Video)
A year and a half ago, Steve Hartman introduced us to a pair of unlikely best friends: widower Dan Peterson and Norah Wood, a little girl who encountered him in a grocery store and demanded a hug. He gave her one, and they've been inseparable every since, including at Norah's recent pre-school graduation in Augusta, Georgia. 

      
BOOKS:
 Bill Clinton and James Patterson co-author a political beach read | Watch Video
The prolific mystery writer and the former POTUS (and thriller fan) have collaborated on a new novel, "The President Is Missing." Mo Rocca talks with President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bill Clinton on fighting impeachment
Former President Bill Clinton tells Mo Rocca that despite what he calls the voters' referendum against Republicans in the 1998 midterms, the GOP and House Speaker Newt Gingrich pushed to impeach Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair as an exercise of power, and that he fought impeachment efforts to protect the office of the President.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bill Clinton on attempts to politicize the justice system
Former President Bill Clinton talks about recent criticism, inspired by the #MeToo movement, that he should have resigned from office in the 1990s following the Monica Lewinsky affair, and about how Special Counsel Robert Mueller is working against efforts by some on the right to promote criminal investigations based on politics rather than law.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bill Clinton on his political opponents
Former President Bill Clinton talks with Mo Rocca about his relationship with those on the other side of the political aisle.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bill Clinton looks ahead to 2020
Former President Bill Clinton reads some political tea leaves with Mo Rocca, and offers a warning about states that have refused to accept help to safeguard their elections from hacking.

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OPINION:
  Jim Gaffigan on why he doesn't care about the Triple Crown | Watch Video
The comedian and "Sunday Morning" contributor shares his thoughts on the pageantry and hoopla surrounding horse racing's Triple Crown.

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A SUNDAY DRIVE: 
Roadside America: A tiny slice of Americana | Watch Video
Just outside Shartlesville, Pa., is a tiny slice of Americana. Roadside America, a miniature town featuring O-gauge trains and handmade buildings, transports visitors to a simpler time. Lawrence Gieringer's tiny town, which opened in 1953, continues to offer surprises around every corner. Lee Cowan pays a visit.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of June 4 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
 Badgers (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park near Ulm, Montana, where a mother badger is keeping a close eye on her kit. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.

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RECAP: MAY 27

GUEST HOST: LEE COWAN

       
HEADLINES: 
Gulf Coast readies for Alberto (Video)
Preparations are under way along the Gulf Coast ahead of the first named storm of the season,  Alberto. Chief meteorologist at CBS Miami station WFOR Craig Setzer has the latest. 

        
COVER STORY:
 Seeing green: Celebrities selling marijuana | Watch Video
From fashion to fragrance, celebrity sells. And with marijuana sales expected to reach $8-10 billion by the end of this year – and projected to double to $20 billion by 2022 – more celebs are investing money and lending their names to get a foothold in this growing market. Ben Tracy talks with Tommy Chong, who helped invent the stoner comedy genre, who's put his name to Chong's Choice marijuana, on sale in six states; and with Melissa Etheridge, whose experience with marijuana to relieve the effects of cancer chemotherapy has inspired her to build a farm for medical marijuana products.

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1968: When "Hair" took root in pop culture | Watch Video
Broadway had never seen anything like it: An anti-war rock musical featuring nudity, profanity and drugs. "Hair," premiering on stage in 1968, was a reflection of the turbulent times. Diane Paulus, who fell in love with the show's music at age eight, and would grow up to direct a Tony-winning Broadway revival of "Hair" in 2009, talks with correspondent Susan Spencer about the importance of the show in musical theater history.

To watch the original Broadway cast of "Hair" perform on the 1969 Tony Awards broadcast click on the video player below.

HAIR 1969 Tony Awards by MrPoochsmooch on YouTube

      
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At the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, it's not just about the music ... it's about the food!

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FESTIVAL: Music and food share top billing at Outside Lands Festival | Watch Video
John Blackstone takes us to the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco. With equal parts music and food, it is a treat for your ears and your palate.

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PASSAGE: Philip Roth and Robert Indiana | Watch Video
This week we saw the passing of two American originals: the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and the pop artist renowned for "Love." Lee Cowan reports.

      
TELEVISION:
 Back to "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" | Watch Video
It's been 50 years since "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" first went on the air – a television program for young children that treated them with respect, and helped them understand a complicated, often challenging world. A new documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor," examines the life of the exceptional Fred Rogers, the man who created the neighborhood, wrote the song, the scripts, and did the voices for all the puppets in the Land of Make Believe.  Faith Salie reports on a cherished part of broadcasting history.

To watch a trailer for "Won't You Be My Neighbor" click on the video player below.

WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? - Official Trailer 2 [HD] - In Select Theaters June 8 by Focus Features on YouTube

       
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1968:
 "Laugh-In," comedy that defined the times | Watch Video
Fifty years ago saw the debut of a raucous TV comedy show with a frenetic pace, wild cast, and punchlines that pulled no punches. "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" was a cultural phenomenon, and a silly one at that. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with comedian Lily Tomlin, who was launched to stardom for her memorable characters like Ernestine the telephone operator; and with producer George Schlatter, who says the show was a perfect fit for its time – and for today.

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COMMENTARY: 
Arne Duncan: It's time to change the game on gun violence | Watch Video
The former Education Secretary backs a school boycott to protest Congressional inaction in the face of mass shootings.

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HARTMAN:
 Prom friends (Video)
At Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville, N.C., Rachel Newberry caught Ben Robinson completely off-guard when she invited Ben, who has Down Syndrome, to the senior prom. But Rachel was caught off-guard, too, by the reaction to her invitation, which was the most natural expression of friendship. Steve Hartman reports.

    
COMEDY:
 Steve Martin and Martin Short: Two amigos on tour | Watch Video
Tony Dokoupil catches up with Steve Martin and Martin Short – two amigos on tour together.

To watch a trailer for "An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life" click on the video player below.

Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

      
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1968:
 The future as depicted in "2001: A Space Odyssey" | Watch Video
Fifty years ago Stanley's Kubrick's masterwork, "2001: A Space Odyssey," debuted, expanding the horizons of science fiction in cinema, and inspiring generations of moviemakers and moviegoers. Susan Spencer talks with Michael Benson, author of a new book about the making of the film, "Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke and the Making of a Masterpiece."

READ AN EXCERPT: "Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke and the Making of a Masterpiece"

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INTELLIGENCE:
 James Clapper on North Korea, Trump, and Russia's attack on U.S. Watch Video
The former Director of National Intelligence – a man not given to publicity – sits down with national security correspondent David Martin to discuss his new book, "Facts and Fears," in which he defends the men and women of America's intelligence community from assaults on their mission, including from President Donald Trump.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Facts and Fears" by James Clapper

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NATURE:
 Fiddler crabs (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in Osterville, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, where an army of fiddler crabs is on maneuvers. Videographer: Scot Miller.
       

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CALENDAR:
 Week of May 28 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.  

        
COMMENTARY:
 Philip Roth: An appreciation by Bill Flanagan | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" contributor says the fury that animated much of the novelist's best writing was not apparent in the writer.

       
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Yellowstone black bears
Yosemite National Park rangers helps protect bears from inquisitive visitors, and vice versa.