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The cast of "Murphy Brown," 2018. Top row from left: Nik Dodani, Grant Shaud and Jake McDorman. Bottom row from left: Tyne Daly, Faith Ford, Candice Bergen and Joe Regalbuto.

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Last Updated Sep 23, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

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 Fighting the lies about Sandy Hook | Watch Video
In the nearly six years since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the community of Newtown, Connecticut – and all 26 families who lost a child or a loved one – have slowly tried to move forward. But some families feel they have no choice but to look back, to stare down something they never imagined they would face: an outlandish myth launched online and spread through social media that the shooting at Sandy Hook never actually happened, or that it was staged with the help of paid "actors," including the grieving parents themselves, and that the children who were killed had never lived in the first place.

Earlier this year, several families of victims filed lawsuits against Alex Jones, the online provocateur whom they feel is mainly responsible for spreading lies and conspiracy theories concerning their murdered children. Tony Dokoupil reports. 

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 Typhoid Mary | Watch Video
September 23, 1869 marked the birth of the woman who would become a "healthy carrier" of a communicable disease, who would end her life in quarantine. Jane Pauley reports. 

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  The Supreme Court: Every seat "a chess piece in the struggle for power" | Watch Video
Martha Teichner on the controversy surrounding decades-old allegations of sexual assault against a politically-charged figure: a nominee for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.   

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Hollywood super agent Michael Ovitz with correspondent Rita Braver.

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HOLLYWOOD: Michael Ovitz: Closing old wounds | Watch Video
Once the most powerful agent in Hollywood and later the number-two man at Disney, Michael Ovitz, co-founder of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), talks with Rita Braver about his new memoir, "Who Is Michael Ovitz," in which he looks back at his legacy in the entertainment industry with both pride and regret.

BOOK EXCERPT: How "Schindler's List" and "Jurassic Park" came to be
In his new memoir, "Who Is Michael Ovitz," the agent discusses how he was able to work deals involving Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Michael Crichton, and the germ of an idea about dinosaurs.

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 Dr. Sanjay Gupta on how alcohol affects memory | Watch Video
Some answers to the question that hangs over the current Supreme Court confirmation battle of Brett Kavanaugh - and some wrong assumptions. 

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The drag queen and host of the TV competition "RuPaul's Drag Race" says his calling is to teach acceptance.

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TELEVISION: RuPaul: All dressed up | Watch Video
The successful VH1 game show "RuPaul's Drag Race" features remarkably-named contestants (such as Sasha Velour, Kalorie Karbdashian Williams and Mayhem Miller) who compete for cash prizes and the title of America's Next Drag Superstar. RuPaul explains to Nancy Giles the power of a man performing in women's clothes, heels and makeup. (Originally broadcast March 11, 2018.)

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Judge Judy hands down her opinion on RuPaul
RuPaul, star of "RuPaul's Drag Race," expresses his devotion to Judge Judy - and hears via Nancy Giles a special message for RuPaul from the lady in black robes herself. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: RuPaul on what he learned from his family
RuPaul, renowned as a celebrity drag queen, talks about his mother (a "rebel"), his father (the "life of the party"), his sisters (who were his universe growing up), and why he describes himself as "an introvert masquerading as an extrovert."

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 Answered prayers: What happens "when God shows up" (Video)
Although no one knew it at the time, Jerome Jones, a poor preacher at the Springfield Baptist Church in Monticello, Ga., recently went through a crisis of faith, until he received a message from the heavens – actually, a note attached to three balloons. Steve Hartman talks with Jones about how a cry for help renewed his faith.      

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Thirty years after the debut of the sitcom "Murphy Brown," Joe Regalbuto (as Frank Fontana), Grant Shaud (Miles Silverberg), Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown), and Faith Ford (Corky Sherwood) return in the series' reincarnation, now set in today's vastly different TV news and political environment.

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TELEVISION:  Murphy's back! | Watch Video
Lee Cowan visits the set of the reincarnation of "Murphy Brown," and talks with star Candice Bergen, who won five Emmys for her role in the original show; series creator Diane English; and other members of the cast, many returning to roles they left 20 years ago.  

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Candice Bergen and Diane English on expected backlash
From 1988 to 1998, the sitcom "Murphy Brown" tackled some hot political and social issues. With the series' return in the era of #MeToo and Donald Trump, star and executive producer Candice Bergen and series creator Diane English tell correspondent Lee Cowan that they expect they will once again hit some hot button topics - and face some backlash for doing so.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Impact of "Murphy Brown" on breast cancer screenings
Candice Bergen and Diane English talk with correspondent Lee Cowan about the impact their comedy "Murphy Brown" had when its lead character faced breast cancer.

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Conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).

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MUSIC: Leonard Bernstein at 100 | Watch Video  
It's hard to believe that Leonard Bernstein was just one person. He was the classical music world's first American-born superstar conductor; a composer of legendary Broadway shows like "West Side Story," and a pied piper for millions of future music lovers in his "Young People's Concerts" on television. Mo Rocca visits the Grammy Museum exhibit now touring the country in honor of Bernstein's 100th birthday, and talks with Bernstein's daughter, Jamie, and with New York Philharmonic musician Stanley Drucker. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How Leonard Bernstein mixed composing with teaching
In 1982, while working on his opera, "A Quiet Place," famed conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein spent several months at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. There he engaged students in an unconventional way to workshop the material while he composed it, as Dean Emeritus Charles Webb describes to correspondent Mo Rocca in this web exclusive.

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 Arthur Mitchell and Robert Venturi | Watch Video  
"Sunday Morning" remembers the co-founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem and a prize-winning architect. Jane Pauley reports. 

 Dolphins (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in waters of the Red Sea, where bottlenose dolphins play. 


 Week of September 24 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.  

GALLERY:  Scenes from Riot Fest
The three-day Chicago music festival featured such acts as Elvis Costello and Pussy Riot.


Today's animal fact: While crocodiles have many sharp teeth, they can't chew, so they must tear off chunks of an animal to swallow them.

NATURE UP CLOSE: One huge crocodile

Today's animal fact, demonstrated in gruesome detail: While crocodiles have many sharp teeth, they can't chew, so they must tear off chunks of an animal to swallow them.RECAP: SEPTEMBER 16


HEADLINES: Latest on Hurricane Florence
CBS News correspondents track the developments of the storm striking the southeastern U.S. coast this weekend.

Florence's lethal one-two punch to the Carolinas (VIDEO)
With at least 14 deaths, Florence has wreaked havoc on North and South Carolina this weekend, bring nearly three feet of rainfall and leaving thousands homeless. Jef Glor reports the latest developments from Wilmington, North Carolina, and meteorologist Megan Glaros of CBS' Chicago station WBBM tells us what we may expect next. 

Florence: Desperate residents contend with flooding (VIDEO)
Epic rainfall and rising rivers are creating a nightmare for residents as Tropical Depression Florence continues to wreak havoc up and down the Carolina coast. Mark Strassmann reports

Rescuing Florence victims (VIDEO)
As the rain keeps falling and the water keeps rising, Florence continues to bring devastation to the Carolina coast, but not despair. Adriana Diaz reports on how first responders and volunteers are assisting those stranded by the storm.

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 Rabbit ears | Watch Video
On September 16, 1919, Marvin Middlemark, the inventor of a familiar TV antenna, was born. Jane Pauley reports.

ART: Decorating hallowed ground with street art | Watch Video
When the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey asked developer Larry Silverstein to liven up his construction zone at the site of the former World Trade Center, he responded by inviting 50 street artists to cover more than 20,000 square feet of corrugated metal with graffiti. Faith Salie talks with some of the artists who have made their mark on the site, with every painted surface telling a story of mystery, acceptance and love.

GALLERY: Graffiti rises at the World Trade Center site

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PASSAGE: End of the road for the VW Beetle | Watch Video
Volkswagen announced this week that it will cease production of its iconic automobile next year. Jane Pauley reports. 

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MUSIC: Carrie Underwood on getting beyond three miscarriages, to joy | Watch Video
For Carrie Underwood, who'd auditioned for "American Idol" hoping it would up her chances for getting a job in TV news, winning the competition was like launching a country music moon rocket, leading to several hit albums and world tours. She also married NHL hockey star Mike Fisher and had a son, Isaiah.

But just when it seemed that all was perfect, life threw her a curve. Tracy Smith sits down with Underwood for an intimate conversation about pain and recovery.

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ISLAND HOPPING: Purr-adise: Hawaii's cat sanctuary | Watch Video
Welcome to "Purr-adise." Cats on the small Hawaiian island of Lanai have got it made – amazing weather, meals served in their own "cat-fur-teria," and a steady influx of adoring fans ready to give them all the love and affection they could ever want. Conor Knighton joins them.

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 Jim Gaffigan on beer | Watch Video
The comedian isn't afraid to demand a cold brew that doesn't taste like chocolate or avocado.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Robert Redford: "There's only the trying" | Watch Video
"You know, I can't do this forever," said Robert Redford. At 82 he's starring in a new film, "The Old Man & the Gun." It's based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, a lifelong outlaw who escaped from nearly every prison he was confined to, continuing to rob banks well into his late 70s. Lee Cowan continues his conversation with the Oscar-winning actor-director, who talks about his decision to retire from acting – but hardly retiring from life.

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RETROSPECTIVE:  Bill Geist on the trip of a lifetime | Watch Video
Beloved correspondent Bill Geist looks back on four decades of reporting for "Sunday Morning."      

 Week of September 17 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

 Canadian Rockies (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the Canadian Rockies. Videographer: Charles Schultz.


NATURE UP CLOSE: A surprise leopard or two
Counterintuitive lessons to keep in mind when photographing wildlife – or avoiding a small plane crash.



Featuring guests Ralph Lauren, Robert Redford, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and Louise Brown. Airs Friday, September 14, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT on CBS. 

OPENER: Mo Rocca goes behind the scenes at "Sunday Morning" (Video)
What's it like in the hallways of CBS? "Sunday Morning"'s own Mo Rocca gives us a backstage tour, with stops along the way with our friends from "Blue Bloods" and "Murphy Brown." Also: Our musical show opening performed by Juilliard students Jonah Moss, Anthony Hervey, Noah Halpern and Giveton Gelin, led by Wynton Marsalis.

HISTORY: 40 years of "Sunday Morning" (Video)
Jane Pauley looks back at the very beginning of "Sunday Morning," and how it has stayed true to Charles Kuralt's vision – traveling the back roads, taking our audience places and showing them things they wouldn't see anywhere else on television, to make sure "gentler subjects" get their due. 

INNOVATION: Test tube baby Louise Brown and the birth of IVF | Watch Video
Forty years ago the arrival of Louise Brown proved the success of in vitro fertilization, giving hope to millions of parents trying to have a child. Tracy Smith sits down with Brown, and with a couple who gave birth (with an assist from IVF) to a baby boy almost 40 years to the day after Brown's birth. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Louise Brown on growing up the first test tube baby
In 1979, Louise Brown was the first child born through the use of in vitro fertilization, or IVF. In this web exclusive she talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about what it was like growing up as the world's first "test tube baby." In a word, "weird."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hank Greely on "The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction"
Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with professor Hank Greely, director of Stanford University's Center for Law and the Biosciences and author of "The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction," about his theory that technology which could theoretically create eggs and sperm from skin cells will change the way most couples procreate.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: What CRISPR may mean for human reproduction
Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Marcy Darnovsky, head of the Center for Genetics and Society, about her fears involving the revolutionary gene editing tool known as CRISPR.

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 The musicians (Video)
We take a moment to re-visit some of the countless musical stars that "Sunday Morning" has profiled over the years. 

HARMONY: All of Chrissy Teigen | Watch Video
Rita Braver talks with the supermodel who discusses life with her husband, award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend, and her relationship with her millions of social media fans.

RECIPE: Chrissy Teigen's Thai Soy-Garlic Fried Ribs
Hot, juicy ribs with a Thai twist, from the supermodel's new cookbook, "Cravings: Hungry for More."

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FLASHBACK: Museum of Pop Culture (Video)
Martha Teichner visits the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle to see what fascinated audiences 40 years ago, and explores how things have changed since "Sunday Morning" first went on the air in 1979, to our technologically-transformed pop culture universe today.

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FASHION: Ralph Lauren: "I feel cooler now than ever" | Watch Video
Jane Pauley has a rare interview with 78-year-old fashion legend Ralph Lauren, who gives her a tour of his 20,000-acre Colorado ranch, and talks about the purpose of fashion and his own longevity.

PREVIEW: Ralph Lauren: "You don't have to wear a label to be important"

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 Good neighbors | Watch Video
Charles Kuralt, "Sunday Morning"'s founding anchor, traveled America for years in his "On The Road" RV, reporting the stories everyone else missed. These days he has a worthy successor, our Steve Hartman, who tells us about an unusual ritual in one Utah community that has bound residents together, to come to the aid every evening of a neighbor with MS.

 That's entertainment (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at some of the stars of stage and screen that have been on our program.

MOVIES: The not-quite retiring Robert Redford | Watch Video
"You know, I can't do this forever," said Robert Redford. At 82 he's starring in a new film, "The Old Man & the Gun." It's based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, a lifelong outlaw who escaped from nearly every prison he was confined to, continuing to rob banks well into his late 70s. Lee Cowan catches up with the Oscar-winning actor-director, who talks about his decision to retire from acting – but hardly retiring from life.

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 A poem by Ted Koppel | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" is treated to an ode by our Special Contributor. 

 Sunset at Caddo Lake, Texas (Video)
We leave you this evening with a look at the setting sun over Caddo Lake in Texas. Videographer: Scot Miller.



COVER STORY:  Why parents opt for unusual baby names | Watch Video
A correspondent by the name of Susan Spencer explores why more and more parents today are gifting their babies with less-traditional names, from North West to Moxie Crimefighter Jilette. She talks with Michael Ayer, whose son is named Billion Ayer. (Originally broadcast on September 24, 2017.)

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 When Japan attacked Oregon | Watch Video
On September 9, 1942, the U.S. mainland was firebombed by an enemy pilot. Jane Pauley reports. 

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An installation view of the exhibition "Giacometti," at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Photo: David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2018

ART: The restless perfectionism of Alberto Giacometti | Watch Video
Tony Dokoupil reports on an exhibition of sculptor Alberto Giacometti's peerless work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. 

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The songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II created such classic Broadway shows as "Oklahoma!," "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music."

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ON BROADWAY: The musicals of Rodgers & Hammerstein: Some of our favorite things | Watch Video
The songwriting team created such classic Broadway shows as "Oklahoma!," "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music." Mo Rocca looks at the great songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and talks with actress Kelli O'Hara and author Todd Purum about their legacy. (Originally broadcast on June 10, 2018.)

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Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro

Firefighters battle a devastating blaze at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, September 2, 2018.


MILEPOST: National Museum of Brazil destroyed by fire | Watch Video
A Rio de Janiero treasure trove of history was reduced to ashes this past week, when fire tore through the National Museum of Brazil, destroying approximately 90 percent of its 20 million artifacts. Jane Pauley reports. 

 Tearing down a wall (Video)
A predominately black neighborhood in Summerville, South Carolina, was torn apart when a white resident, Annie Caddell, put up a Confederate flag. It stirred a public fight, including the erection of a wall around her property to block views of the flag. But after Caddell suffered a heart attack, she also had a change of heart, and took the flag down, as Steve Hartman reported a few months ago. Hartman has now returned to Summerville to follow up on new developments in the story about restoring a community.


Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, interviewed by CBS News' David Martin.

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WASHINGTON: Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House" | Watch Video
Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward has covered nine White Houses going back to President Richard Nixon and Watergate. His latest book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," is revelatory in its look at chaos and discord within the current administration as witnessed by those inside the West Wing.

In an interview with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin, Woodward talks about the behavior of President Donald Trump and the actions of those on his staff who, they claim, are trying to protect the country and its institutions from the president's own inclinations.

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 Burt Reynolds | Watch Video
The easy-going star of "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Deliverance," who died this week at 82, was one of Hollywood's most popular and enduring actors. Jane Pauley reports. 


In Shanksville, Pa., at the site of the crash of Flight 93, the "Tower of Voices" remembers the 40 passengers and crew who heroically thwarted their hijackers' plans.

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9/11:  9/11 heroes honored with wind chime memorial | Watch Video
Chip Reid reports on an affecting memorial opening in Shanksville, Pa., at the site of the crash of Flight 93. Wind chimes remember the 40 passengers and crew who brought down the plane hijacked by terrorists and directed towards Washington, D.C.

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 Week of September 10 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

 Black bears (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the black bears at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in East Lake, North Carolina. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.



A Malachite kingfisher.

NATURE UP CLOSE: The overlooked species
Kruger National Park in South Africa is a biologist's and photographer's paradise, if you look beyond the big cats. 


Guest Host: Lee Cowan


IN MEMORIAM: Remembering a political friend, foe, and father | Watch Video
At the National Cathedral in Washington Saturday, mourners from across the political spectrum gathered to pay tribute to Arizona Senator John McCain.

COVER STORY: Companies open doors to talent with autism | Watch Video
Nearly three years ago, after tech giant Microsoft announced that it was starting a pilot program to hire autistic workers, they received more than 700 resumes within a few weeks. German software maker SAP has instituted a program to bring people with autism into its workforce, and other companies are following suit, and by all accounts, giving those on the spectrum an opportunity to use their talents productively has been a tremendous success. Lee Cowan looks at the changing face of workplace diversity. (Originally broadcast on February 11, 2018.)

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 An ATM revolution | Watch Video
On September 2, 1969, a bank in Rockville Centre, N.Y. introduced the new face of banking: the first ATM operated by PIN codes and cards with magnetic stripes. Lee Cowan reports. 

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Celebrating the first ATM (Video)
Back in 1969, Don Wetzel was experiencing a common frustration - a long wait online for a bank teller - when he thought there must be a better way. The solution: the first automated teller machine to use PIN codes and personalized card to dispense cash to customers. Correspondent Bill Geist talked with Wetzel, whose invention was being celebrated by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, in this "CBS Evening News" report originally broadcast on September 20, 1995.

 Three icons of movement, mirth and media | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" marks the passing of modern dance giant Paul Taylor, award-winning playwright Neil Simon, and a storied alternative paper.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Paul Taylor and the economy of gesture | Watch Video
A giant of modern dance, Paul Taylor (who died on August 29, 2018) created invigorating explosions of athleticism in a career spanning more than six decades. In this report originally broadcast on CBS' "Sunday Morning" on March 12, 1995, correspondent Eugenia Zuckerman visited with Taylor at his Long Island home, and during rehearsals of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, to discuss the inspirations for, and joys derived from, his iconic choreography  

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Neil Simon's storied career | Watch Video
Known for his prolific and memorable comedic moments, playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (who died on Sunday, August 26, 2018) often used his own experiences for comic material, from "Biloxi Blues" to "Brighton Beach Memoirs." Writing gags for TV, especially Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," would also inspire his play "Laughter on the 23rd Floor." He talked with correspondent Rita Braver about some of his many Broadway hits, including "Barefoot in the Park," "The Odd Couple" and "Sweet Charity," which were adapted for films and TV.  She also talked with "Barefoot in the Park" star Robert Redford, and with Richard Dreyfuss, who would win an Oscar for starring in Simon's "The Goodbye Girl." (Originally broadcast on October 29, 2006.)  

ART: Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms," then and now | Watch Video
In January 1941, as war raged in Europe, President Franklin Roosevelt gave his "Four Freedoms" speech, meant to rouse the nation to fight to protect freedoms that we might take for granted:  Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. But it was only after artist Norman Rockwell took those words and translated them into iconic images published in the Saturday Evening Post that the impact was truly felt. The paintings went on tour, helping raise $133 million for the war effort. A traveling exhibition now celebrates their 75th anniversary, and a companion exhibit explores how Rockwell's work has inspired other artists to reimagine the notion of freedom today. Anna Werner reports.

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  • "Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms," at the New York Historical Society, New York City (through September 2, 2018). The exhibition will travel to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. (Oct. 13, 2018-Jan. 13, 2019), the George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. (Feb. 9-May 6, 2019), Mémorial de Caen in Caen, France (June 4-Oct. 27, 2019), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Dec. 16, 2019-March 22, 2020).
  • "Re-imagining the Four Freedoms," at Hunter College, New York City (through August 31, 2018), before traveling to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. (Oct. 13, 2018-Jan. 13, 2019); the George Washington University Museum and The  Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. (Feb. 9-May 6, 2019); Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas (Dec. 15, 2019-March 22, 2020); and to the Norman Rockwell Museum in fall 2020. 
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 Leon Bridges raises his voice | Watch Video
His retro soul groove has gotten him compared to the great Sam Cooke. It's evident that Leon Bridges' smooth sound has gone down easy with audiences: His debut album, 2015's "Coming Home," earned him a gold record, a Grammy nomination, and an invitation to the Obama White House. His followup album, "Good Thing," climbed even higher on the Billboard charts. Anthony Mason talks with Bridges about the singer's shyness, how he had to beg for his first shot, and how he's eager to challenge audience expectations.  

To watch the video of Leon Bridges' "Beyond," click on the player below.

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MUSIC: Washboards: The laundry tool that is music to the ears | Watch Video
Logan, Ohio, is home to America's last washboard manufacturer - and to the annual Washboard Music Festival, where instruments of laundry day drudgery become instruments of good clean fun. Conor Knighton reports.

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 A house painting job for the starry-eyed (Video)
Lubek Jastrzebski and Nancy Nemhauser, of Mount Dora, Fla., noticed their autistic son, Chip, kept opening the same art book and turning to the same page: Van Gogh's "The Starry Night." They were inspired to paint a mural on their house based on the masterpiece. But could a city housing ordinance against graffiti defeat such ambitious artistic expression? Steve Hartman reports. 

SUNDAY PROFILE: Twiggy, still in fashion | Watch Video
She didn't look like any supermodel who had come before her, yet she became the "Face of 1966" - and Twiggy has remained in the eye as a singer, award-winning actress and fashion designer. Martha Teichner reports. (Originally broadcast on May 13, 2018.)

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IN MEMORIAM: A music-filled tribute to the "Queen of Soul" | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks back at Friday's celebration of the life of musical giant Aretha Franklin.

POLITICS: John Kerry on midterms and moving America in "a better direction" | Watch Video
"Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan interviews the former Senator and Secretary of State, who has penned a new memoir, "Every Day Is Extra."

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 Valley of the Gods, Utah (EXTENDED VIDEO)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the vastness of the Valley of the Gods, in southeastern Utah. Videographer: Scot Miller.  


 Week of September 3 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Paul Taylor and the economy of gestureWatch Video
A giant of modern dance, Paul Taylor (who died on August 29, 2018) created invigorating explosions of athleticism in a career spanning more than six decades. In this report originally broadcast on CBS' "Sunday Morning" on March 12, 1995, correspondent Eugenia Zuckerman visited with Taylor at his Long Island home, and during rehearsals of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, to discuss the inspirations for, and joys derived from, his iconic choreography

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Neil Simon's storied career | Watch Video
Known for his prolific and memorable comedic moments, playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (who died on Sunday, August 26, 2018) often used his own experiences for comic material, from "Biloxi Blues" to "Brighton Beach Memoirs." Writing gags for TV, especially Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," would also inspire his play "Laughter on the 23rd Floor." He talked with correspondent Rita Braver about some of his many Broadway hits, including "Barefoot in the Park," "The Odd Couple" and "Sweet Charity," which were adapted for films and TV.  She also talked with "Barefoot in the Park" star Robert Redford, and with Richard Dreyfuss, who would win an Oscar for starring in Simon's "The Goodbye Girl." (Originally broadcast on October 29, 2006.)

NATURE UP CLOSE: Decisions, decisions … lions or elephants?
In Africa being on the lookout for wildlife means having to choose from a cornucopia of fascinating sights.




HEADLINES: Remembering John McCain (Video)
Senator John McCain has died after a 13-month battle with brain cancer. This morning he's being remembered for his service to the nation and his straight talk. Nancy Cordes reports.

COVER STORY: One of a kind: The remarkable life and times of Senator John McCain | Watch Video
Military man and statesman, war hero and maverick - the Arizona Republican, who died of cancer at age 81, lived a life of courage and zealously guarded ideals. Chip Reid has a remembrance. 

GALLERY: John McCain 1936-2018

ALMANAC: Don LaFontaine, the voice of movie trailers | Watch Video
He was dubbed the "Voice of God" for his thunderous narration heard in thousands of movie trailers. "Sunday Morning" looks back at voice actor Don LaFontaine, who was born on August 26, 1940.

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ART:  A portrait of America | Watch Video
A new exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles shows us a cultural history of the United States, as told in photographs culled from the 14 million that have been preserved by the Library of Congress. Tracy Smith reports.

GALLERY: An American photo album, from the Library of Congress

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REMEMBERING 1968: Chicago's bloody Democratic Convention | Watch Video
NPR's Scott Simon looks back at the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, where violence on the streets reflected the division within the party during their nominating convention for president. Simon talks with Bill Daley, son of Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley; Bill Jaconetti, who was a rookie police officer on the front lines during those tense days; and Marilyn Katz, who was head of security for the protesting Students for a Democratic Society.

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PASSAGE: Robin Leach and Ed King | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" remembers the host of TV's "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," and the guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Jane Pauley reports. 

LANDSCAPE: Reclaiming the American prairie | Watch Video
Correspondent Barry Petersen reports on efforts to preserve an iconic but rapidly-disappearing resource of the American West – grasslands – and talks with cattle ranchers who say such land reclamation endangers their way of life.

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HARTMAN: Conquering fear on the diving board (Video)
Four-year-old Dylan Stich was wary about jumping off the diving board, until 95-year-old Daniel Biss, an Air Force veteran from World War II and Korea, taught him a thing or two about bravery by making an example of himself. Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: Art Garfunkel: Life is a surprise | Watch Video
A grade-school friendship between two Queens, N.Y., teenagers would lead to one of the most popular duos in American musical history, and one of the most complicated. Singer Art Garfunkel talks with Rita Braver about stepping out of the shadow of Paul Simon, and his memoir, "What Is It All but Luminous." (This story was originally broadcast on November 5, 2017.)

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Art Garfunkel on his teaming with Paul Simon
Singer Art Garfunkel reads a passage from his new memoir, "What Is It All but Luminous," in which he frames his historic partnership with singer-songwriter Paul Simon.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Art Garfunkel on his voice
Art Garfunkel talks with correspondent Rita Braver about how he lost his Queens accent, and about the high standards to which he sets himself when performing.

WEB EXTRA: Read an excerpt from "What It Is All but Luminous"  

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MILEPOST: Animal crackers
Coming to a store near you, Nabisco Animal Crackers "freed" from their cage. The decision is a victory for animal rights activists who argued the old package was a vestige of a bygone era. On the new package, animals roam free.

 Ken Chenault on leadership and success at American Express | Watch Video
Stepping down after 37 years at American Express, CEO Ken Chenault was one of just four African-Americans running a Fortune 500 company. A rock star to the green card faithful, Chenault was a preternaturally calm leader during turbulent times for the financial services firm, from the 9/11 attacks in Lower Manhattan to the 2008 recession. He talked with James Brown about his tenure, and his future.

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 Week of August 27 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

 Big Sur (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning on the shores of the Pacific, at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur, Calif. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.



Lions meet up with buffalo at the Sabie River in South Africa: Who's attacking whom?

NATURE UP CLOSE: Buffalo 1, Lions 0
Animals don't always do what's expected of them, Judy Lehmberg finds during her trip to Africa.


"MIND MATTERS": Jane Pauley hosts a special broadcast devoted to the mysteries of the brain. (Originally broadcast March 18, 2018.)


Aretha Franklin's passing

IN MEMORIAM: Aretha Franklin: An appreciation by Bill Flanagan | Watch Video
The greatest popular singer of the rock era, who died Thursday at age 76, sang songs of both faith and passion, and was a living manifestation of pride.  

What defines a genius? | Watch Video
"Genius" is a word that gets tossed around a lot these days. Author Walter Isaacson, who has written bestselling biographies of Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, says smart people are a dime a dozen, but being a genius means you must be creative, imaginative, and possess uncontainable curiosity. Mo Rocca reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Is curiosity a mark of true genius?
Mo Rocca talks with bestselling author Walter Isaacson, whose biographies of such figures as Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs have given him particular insight into what makes a genius.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Vint Cerf on the prospect of a "digital dark age"
Engineer Vint Cerf, who helped pioneer the internet, talks with Mo Rocca about the frailty and impermanence of digitally-stored information and how, in coming decades, the pictures and other digital content that has been preserved on floppy disks, CD-ROMs, and other media will be unusable.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jennifer Doudna on the curiosity of a child
Biochemist Jennifer Doudna talks with Mo Rocca about how her childhood curiosity was nourished, by books and by the natural world around her growing up in Hawaii, and how it inspired her career choice.

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Remembering the genius of Stephen Hawking | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the life of the acclaimed theoretical physicist and author of "A Brief History of Time." 

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ART: Brush with madness | Watch Video
Vincent Van Gogh is just one of scores of artists, writers, musicians and other creative people who are known or believed to have suffered from mental illness. What goes on in the brain that might create a relationship between mania and creativity? Rita Braver reports.

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In a series of three vignettes, Susan Spencer introduces us to three remarkable people.

SAVANTS TRIPTYCH #1: An acquired artistry | Watch Video
A childhood injury left Alonzo Clemons with severe brain damage. He can't read or write or do math. And yet, as naturally as the rest of us breathe, Clemons can sculpt, all with his bare hands.

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PHENOMENA: Psychic spies - inside the government's secret ESP program | Watch Video
Is extra-sensory perception real? Can our minds see thing beyond the physical? Erin Moriarty reports.

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The connection between busy hands and brain chemistry | Watch Video
Researchers think activities that occupy our hands -- folding laundry, yardwork -- are actually making our brains happier. Tony Dokoupil tests out the theory.

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A talent for calendars | Watch Video
Artist George Widener is a calendar savant. Give him a year and a date, and he'll produce the day of the week with astonishing accuracy. Susan Spencer reports.

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Are we smart enough to measure animal intelligence? | Watch Video
What goes on in an animal's mind? A neuroscientist at Emory University believed he might find out by placing animals in an MRI scanner, and analyzing how their brains respond to different stimulations. Martha Teichner checked out his findings, and the research of other scientists studying the complexities of animal brains.

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HEALTH: Glenn Close's personal battle to destigmatize mental illness | Watch Video
Glenn Close's character in "Fatal Attraction" is one of her most memorable roles – and is considered one of the great villains of the 20th century. But she told Tracy Smith she might play the character differently today, knowing what she knows now about mental illness. 

That's because today, Close knows something she didn't back then -- that mental illness runs in her own family.  Her nephew, Calen has schizophrenia; and Glenn's sister Jessie, after a lifetime of struggles, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. 

Glenn and Jessie have since started a foundation. Bring Change to Mind creates multimedia campaigns and holds events to encourage communication around mental health, and to de-stigmatize mental illness. 

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 Can LSD help solve mental health issues? | Watch Video
Faith Salie reports on how LSD and "magic mushrooms" are being studied for their ability to help some patients conquer anxiety and depression without the psychedelia long associated with mind-altering drugs.

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A sudden talent for painting | Watch Video
For the last six years Ione Kuhner has gradually lost her grasp on much of daily life due to early-onset Alzheimer's. But amazingly she's also started painting … something the former dental assistant had never thought about doing before her illness. Susan Spencer reports. 

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Adam Grant: Mind your meditation! | Watch Video
The psychologist and New York Times bestselling author says people who criticize others for not meditating should, like, chill. 

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 Bears in Alaska (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve, where bears are thinking about landing the catch of the day. Videographer: Mark Emery.


 Week of August 20 (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports. 



HEADLINES: Why did man steal plane at SeaTac? (Video)
Investigators, friends and family are trying to understand why 29-year-old Richard "Beebo" Russell stole a 76-seat plane from SeaTac International Airport in Seattle for a final, fatal flight. Correspondent Jamie Yuccas reports.

 Robotic exoskeletons - Helping paraplegics walk again | Watch Video
The FDA and VA have approved the life-changing devices, but many paraplegics who could benefit from robotic exoskeletons – devices that enable them to stand and walk – are finding huge hurdles to actually access them. Lee Cowan reports.

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 Guinness Book of Records | Watch Video
August 12, 1925 marked the birth of twin brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter, who would create the fact-filled world record book aimed at settling arguments in pubs. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART: How Georg Baselitz turned the art world upside-down | Watch Video
The upside-down paintings are the long-time trademark of German-born artist Georg Baselitz, who at 80 is the subject of a retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Serena Altschul reports.

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SPORTS: Ice Cube: At the top of his game | Watch Video
Rapper-actor-producer Ice Cube has become one of the most bankable stars in the movie business. And now he's entered a whole new ballgame, as co-founder of the Big 3 Basketball League. The game, featuring three-on-three matches played on a half-court, seems to be catching on, and will be an Olympic sport in 2020. Tracy Smith talks with Ice Cube about how he's been defying expectations all his life.

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LUKE BURBANK: What's yoga without goats? | Watch Video
What's cuter than a baby farm animal? How about a baby farm animal joining in a yoga class? Luke Burbank ventures to a class where a new element has been added to a yoga routine: tiny goats. (This story was originally broadcast on January 21, 2018.)

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 Charlottesville, one year later

HARTMAN: A very special lobbyist (Video)
Thirty-one-year-old Kayla McKeon may be Washington's most unlikely powerbroker. As a lobbyist – the only registered lobbyist with Down Syndrome – Kayla roams the Capitol, advocating for the National Down Syndrome Society. Steve Hartman reports.

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MUSIC: Petula Clark: Still "Living for Today" | Watch Video
Michelle Miller visits with the British pop singer, who hit it big in the '60s with "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep in the Subway," during her first U.S. tour in decades, tied to her latest album release, "Living for Today." (This story was originally broadcast on December 24, 2017.)

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OPINION: Ben Stein says Trump needs sleep | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" commentator suggests one reason for the president's recent behavior (Helsinki, anyone?) is a basic one facing any traveler who crosses time zones and suffers jet lag: A lack of rest.

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POLITICS: GOP Sen. Tim Scott on politics, race and Trump | Watch Video
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott is the only African-American elected to the U.S. Senate from the Deep South in more than a century, and at 52, the only African-American Senator who is a Republican. Martha Teichner reports.

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CALENDAR: Week of August 13 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

 Birds in Nova Scotia (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning with migrating sandpipers in a hurry, on the shore of the Bay of Fundy, near Wolfville, Nova Scotia in Canada. Videographer: Jerry Lockett.


REVIEW: Spike Lee's provocative "BlacKkKlansman" | Watch Video
What if a black undercover detective infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan? Don't laugh! (Okay, laugh.) Spike Lee's latest film is the largely-true story of 1970s Colorado Springs cops who put one over on dimwitted racists. "Sunday Morning" critic David Edelstein has his take.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: Kruger National Park feeding frenzy
Follow along as "Sunday Morning" contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg reports on Week 1 of her two-month trip to Kruger National Park in South Africa and to Kenya's Maasai Mara.




 Piling up: Drowning in a sea of plastic | Watch Video
In the 1950s, scientists invented a new material that would change the world forever: plastic. Cheap, durable, sanitary, strong, and light – and, as we have seen in the years since, very, very difficult to get rid of once we are done with it. About 70 percent of our discarded plastic winds up in open dumps or landfills, but much winds up in an even worse place: the ocean. David Pogue reports on why, even with recycling, it is so hard to get rid of plastic.

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 "American Bandstand" | Watch Video
On August 5, 1957, Dick Clark's music series of pop stars and dancing teens went national. Jane Pauley reports. 

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MUSIC: The Billboard Hot 100's All-Time Top Songs | Watch Video
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of its music chart this week, Billboard released its list of the all-time top songs.

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 The pioneering prints of Dox Thrash | Watch Video
Artist Dox Thrash (1893–1965), who attended night classes at the Art Institute of Chicago while working as an elevator operator, revolutionized printmaking in the 1930s by pioneering a completely new process called carborundum mezzotint – scraping away dark layers to reveal lighter grays and whites underneath. Faith Salie looks at the unique work of the African American artist.

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AMUSEMENTS: Sandboarding: Hitting slopes of sand | Watch Video
It's an unlikely spot for one of the world's most unusual sports … because in a national park, far from a beach or desert, people are encouraged to slide down sand dunes as if they were on a snow-packed mountain. Barry Petersen tries his hand at sandboarding at Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in Colorado.

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 On the hunt with truffle-sniffing dogs | Watch Video
Only the best noses advance at the North American Truffle Dog Championship, in Oregon, where contestants work to catch the carefully-buried scent of the pungent, and pricey, delicacies. John Blackstone reports.

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 A museum of comedy | Watch Video
The new National Comedy Center, in the hometown of TV legend Lucille Ball, celebrates comedy as an art form. Jane Pauley reports. 

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 A class in digging up history (Video)
If you had to think of a good site for an archaeological dig, you probably wouldn't think of a coat closet in the Children's Workshop School in Manhattan. But a couple of years ago, student Bobby Scotto starting digging into a crack in the floor, sparking a string of valuable finds. Steve Hartman reports.

TELEVISION: Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel speaks his mind | Watch Video
He might be walking in the footsteps of giants, but late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has found a way to stand out. He was always the lovable frat boy at 11:30, often more playful than political. But Kimmel put comedy on hold when his on-air story about his son's fight for life became a call to action on healthcare; and following the Las Vegas massacre, his monologue turned into an emotional call for sanity … and gun control. Kimmel talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about his road to late-night, and why he's not so bothered if viewers are upset by his heartfelt monologues: "I don't say, 'I don't mind.' I'd love for everyone -- I want everyone with a television to watch the show. But if they're so turned off by my opinion on healthcare and gun violence, then I don't know. I probably won't wanna have a conversation with them anyway." (This story originally aired on October 15, 2017.)

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 Maternal mortality: An American crisis | Watch Video
The United States is the only industrialized country where the rates of maternal deaths have increased, rather than decreased. And "near deaths" are on the rise: 60,000 a year across the country. Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" talks to young woman who have a higher risk of dying during pregnancy and childbirth than their mothers did, and meets a midwife from England who saw expectant mothers being turned away from doctors offices in Florida, and in response opened up a health clinic that welcomes everyone.

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OPINION: Jim Gaffigan on the need for a good nap | Watch Video
According to the comedian, staying awake is overrated.

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 Week of August 6 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.


NATURE: Wild horses (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the wild horses of Assateague Island in Maryland. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


IN THE LIFE OF: "We Are Here": A plunge into the world of disco with director Steven Hoggett | Watch Video
A new Off-Off-Broadway musical recreates the nightclub scene in 1970s New York City with music by Nile Rodgers.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Goats as lawn mowers | Watch Video
For years Denver faced a troubling force of nature: Thousands of acres of noxious weeds spreading through the city. In an effort to deal with the botanical nightmare, the city turned to an unlikely ally: goats. Correspondent Bill Geist talked with naturalist Gail Weinstein of Denver Parks and Recreation, and with shepherd Lani Lamming, whose goat herd makes quick work of the city's suffocating flora. (This story was originally broadcast October 10, 1999.)

NATURE UP CLOSE: Back to Africa
Judy Lehmberg begins a two-month sojourn at Kruger National Park in South Africa, and Kenya's Maasai Mara National Reserve.