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A true movie star - the Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback featured in the Steve McQueen classic "Bullitt" - goes out for a spin, fifty years later. 

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Last Updated Apr 22, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

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RECAP: APRIL 22

        

HEADLINES: First lady Barbara Bush laid to rest (Video)
On Saturday some 1,500 invited mourners packed St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, where Barbara Bush and former president George H.W. Bush attended services for over five decades, to honor the former first lady who passed away this week at age 92. Bianna Golodryga reports.

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Way too much stuff.

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COVER STORY: Making a clean sweep: Decluttering your life | Watch Video
There are entire industries dedicated to helping Americans get rid of their stuff -- as well as where to put stuff we no longer have room for in our homes but can't bear to actually throw away. Barry Petersen reports.

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ALMANAC:
 The first Earth Day | Watch Video
On April 22, 1970, Americans took part in a day aimed at protecting the only planet we call home. Jane Pauley reports.

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A "grave gardener" at The Woodlands, an historic cemetery in Philadelphia.

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REMEMBRANCES: Grave gardening: Tending more than just flowers | Watch Video
At The Woodlands, a mid-19th century cemetery that is a 54-acre oasis in Philadelphia, graves were designed to be planters. Today, volunteers cultivate a sense of history by tending to Victorian Era-style flowers at tombs erected "in the French style." Tony Dokoupil reports.

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Choreographer Justin Peck puts dancers through their paces.

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ON BROADWAY: Justin Peck: Dance man | Watch Video
Rodgers and Hammerstein's glorious musical of a star-crossed romance of a carnival barker and the woman he marries, "Carousel," dates back to the mid-20th century. But the dancing in the new Broadway revival was created by a young choreographer who has become a 21st century sensation: 30-year old Justin Peck. Rita Braver reports.

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PASSAGE: "Sunday Morning" remembers (Video)
We pause to look back at some of the notable personalities who left us this past week, including broadcaster Carl Kasell and DJ-music producer Avicii.

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Steve McQueen sped this 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback through the streets of San Francisco in one of the greatest car chases in movie history, "Bullitt." 

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CARS: The return of Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" Mustang | Watch Video
Mark Strassmann reports on the journey of the car that starred in the Steve McQueen classic, "Bullitt," and the owner who jealously protected his prize, even refusing to sell the car to McQueen himself. Strassmann also talks with McQueen's costar Jacqueline Bisset about the very special appeal that the Highland Green 1968 Ford Mustang GT Fastback had (and continues to have) on movie audiences.

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Ben Taylor (left) and Joel Willie in Liberia.

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HARTMAN: A Facebook message that sparked hope (Video)
Steve Hartman visited Africa to investigate the story of how a suspicious Facebook message actually led to a friendship, and a publishing business that is investing in an impoverished community in Liberia.

GALLERY: "On the Road" in Liberia

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Life in Liberia
While in Liberia to report for CBS News, Steve Hartman also filed a special report for a special audience: his three children. He shows them how different life can be for kids just like them, on the other side of the world.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Delivering the news in Liberia via chalk
A chalkboard in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, is the site of "Daily Talk," a free news outlet that aims to keep poor members of the community informed. For Liberians who can't read, the creator and managing editor will even read the news of the day out loud. Steve Hartman explains.

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"NCIS" actress and activist Pauley Perrette.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Pauley Perrette on life beyond "NCIS" | Watch Video
Actress Pauley Perrette's character from the series "NCIS," Forensic Specialist Abby Sciuto, is one of the best-loved crimefighters on TV. But now, Pauley's decided to leave the show, and after 15 years, she's having a hard time letting go.

Tracy Smith talked with Perrette about life beyond Abby -- from her long fascination with criminal science to the more than two dozen charities which she supports, including her pet charity, the Amanda Foundation, a non-profit animal rescue in Beverly Hills. 

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Competing for top honors at the Cheesemongers International in San Francisco.

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A SUNDAY DRIVE: Crowning the Big Cheese at the Cheesemonger Invitational | Watch Video
During the Cheesemonger Invitational, in San Francisco, cheesemongers from around the country compete to cut, wrap and pair cheeses. What makes someone a champion cheesemonger? Luke Burbank hopes to find out. 

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COMMENTARY: Douglas Brinkley on Barbara BushWatch Video
Presidential history Douglas Brinkley looks back on the life of the former first lady who passed away this week at age 92.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Watch Barbara Bush's 1990 commencement speech at Wellesley
In Barbara Bush's invigorating address to the graduating class at Wellesley College on June 1, 1990, the first lady spoke of gender stereotypes and the many roles open to women; quoted "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"; and foretold a female president. Watch her complete speech here.

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

       
NATURE:
 Texas

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Ice crystals form slowly as they move around a soap bubble, refracting the light in an amazing display.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: Freezing soap bubbles
Stunning time-lapse video shows ice crystals form on a delicate sphere.

     
FROM THE ARCHIVES: 
Professional wrestling icon Bruno Sammartino (Video)
WWE Hall of Famer "The Living Legend" Bruno Sammartino died on Wednesday, April 18, at age 82. In this 1985 interview with "Sunday Morning" correspondent Robert Lipsyte, the professional wrestling icon and his son, semi-professional wrestler David Sammartino, discuss his career and his legacy.

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The singer Kesha, named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list. 

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HONORS: Kesha on being named to Time's 100 Most Influential People list (Video)
The singer Kesha, who has spoken out against sexual assault and supported victims since before the #MeToo movement took hold, has been named to Time Magazine's 2018 list of the 100 Most Influential People. She told CBS News' Anthony Mason what the recognition, and the essay penned by singer Cyndi Lauper (with whom she performed at this year's Grammy Awards), means to her. Mason will profile Kesha on CBS' "Sunday Morning" May 6.


RECAP: APRIL 15

"THE MONEY ISSUE"
Guest host: Kai Ryssdal, host of "Marketplace" from American Public Media

     
HEADLINES:
 Aftermath of missile strike on Syria (Video)
The Pentagon says the Assad regime's chemical weapons program was all but destroyed, after President Trump and British and French allies ordered missile strikes this weekend. The operation came after a purported chemical weapons attack in Douma last weekend, which the Syrian government maintains never happened. Seth Doane talked with a scientist who worked at a facility that was bombed.

    
COVER STORY:
 Testing a universal basic income | Watch Video
Stockton, Calif., is launching a pilot program to test the benefits of a Basic Universal Income (BUI) -- giving $500 a month of free money (paid for with philanthropic funding) to residents to fight economic hardship. Lee Cowan reports.

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CURRENCY:
 Dirty money | Watch Video
Do you have money that has been damaged by fire, water, termites, or has literally been chewed up by Fido? There is an office at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing that will replace your damaged bills. Rita Braver shares some of the wild stories of currency that has gone through the wringer (or much, much worse).

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WEALTH:
 All the money in the world | Watch Video
A couple whose child was diagnosed with a brain tumor is hoping an influx of funding will help find a cure. Tracy Smith reports. 

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WORK: 
Co-working: The new way to work | Watch Video
Freelancers, consultants and entrepreneurs no longer need to work out of their homes or garages. Instead, they can rent space at "co-working" firms, like WeWork, that provide a place to plug in as well as all the perks of a shared office space - like a gym membership, but for work. Tony Dokoupil examines the co-working industry, which has grown from as few as 70 people in 2007 to 1.5 million worldwide.

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ART:
 "The Sweat of Their Face": Portraits of workers | Watch Video
Portraits of Americans that one might see in a museum typically have been of the nation's elite, where a wealthy subject was able to hire an artist to paint a portrait. A new exhibition at the National Portrait Galley in Washington, "The Sweat of Their Face," reveals the faces of laborers in portraits of workers, immigrant labor, child laborers and custodians whose efforts continuing build our country. Michelle Miller reports.

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SUCCESS STORY:
 The story of My Pillow (Video)  
You've seen the infomercials for "My Pillow"; Mike Lindell has sold 41 million of the pillows he invented, and he did so against some pretty stiff odds, including overcoming a crack cocaine habit that became so bad, his dealers staged an intervention. Martha Teichner talks with Lindell about his unique success story, and how his business has helped other recovering addicts.

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INSTAGRAM:
 Animal influencers: How popular pets on Instagram launch careers | Watch Video
Richard Schlesinger finds out how pets that have become stars on Instagram have also won their owners some lucrative sponsorships.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Salma Hayek Pinault on the art of charity | Watch Video
The actress-producer has helped propel humanitarian efforts with her philanthropic work, and helped propel the #MeToo movement with her personal stories. John Blackstone reports.

WEB EXTRA: Extended interview transcript with Selma Hayek Pinault

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Salma Hayek Pinault on activism
Salma Hayek Pinault, an Oscar-nominated actress and producer, has also made a name for herself as an activist and fundraiser for social causes, from aiding child welfare and humanitarian relief for earthquake victims, to helping women who suffer from domestic violence. In this web exclusive, she offers John Blackstone an example of how she advocated for social causes, and why she sees herself as a "dreamer."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Salma Hayek Pinault on making "Frida"
The Oscar-nominated actress and producer of "Frida" talks with John Blackstone about the optimism she summoned to push through the 2002 Oscar-winning film about the Mexican painter, and how actress Ashley Judd responded to her request to appear in the film.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Salma Hayek Pinault on the success of the #MeToo movement
Oscar-nominated actress-producer Salma Hayek Pinault talks with John Blackstone about the changes she can already see in Hollywood manifesting from the #MeToo movement.

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THE GREAT BEYOND: 
Real estate to die for (Video)
As with most real estate, the key to cemetery plots is "Location! Location! Location!" Luke Burbank talks with Baron Chu, a broker of burial plots, and visits the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, Calif., where pricey plots are sold to starry-eyed customers seeking status and a view, from six feet under.

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ART:
  Photographing poverty | Watch Video
For the last four years photographer Matt Black has traveled the country, driving more than 100,000 miles, to photograph communities living in poverty -- people of all races, cultures and geographies whose lived experiences contradict the idea of America as a "Land of Milk and Honey." Michelle Miller reports.

GALLERY: Matt Back's "The Geography of Poverty"

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FORTUNE: 
Can money buy happiness? | Watch Video
A fancy car, a new wardrobe, an iPhone X - just a few of the things that money can buy.  But can cash bring contentment?  Susan Spencer talks with a man who chucked his six-figure salary as a globe-trotting investment banker to take a job as a Dallas fireman. 

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NATURE:
 Bucks (Extended Video)
We leave you this morning with bucks - white-tailed deer near Ocala, Florida. Videographer: Mark Emery.

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     LENS: A gallery en route: Photographs of commutersWatch Video
Day after day, Danish photographer Peter Funch could be found on the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue in New York City, documenting the daily migration of commuters around Grand Central Station, capturing the poetry and elegance of daily rituals. Michelle Miller reports.


RECAP: APRIL 8

     

GUEST HOST: LEE COWAN

     
COVER STORY:
 Taxes: Is there a better way? | Watch Video
Chip Reid investigates a proposal that claims it could make doing taxes easier -- and why there are some who don't like the idea.

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ALMANAC:
 A multitude of sunspots | Watch Video
On April 8, 1947 astronomers observed the largest array of sunspots ever recorded. Lee Cowan reports.

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Images by husband-and-wife photographers Anjali Pinto and Jacob Johnson, by and of each other. 

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ART: Photos of love and loss | Watch Video
After photographer Anjali Pinto lost her husband, Jacob Johnson (also a photographer) just 16 months after getting married, she turned to Instagram, posting images of him, and of them - each an insight into her daily grief.  Her Instagram following grew to more than 51,000, and many were inspired to write their own stories of love and loss. Correspondent Michelle Miller talked with Pinto at an exhibition of photographs by her and her husband, and talked about the power of images and true stories to bring strangers together.

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MUSIC:
 Bernie Taupin: A man of lyrics, and now art | Watch Video
Lee Cowan talks with the poet and lyricist, the longtime songwriting partner of Elton John. Taupin looks back on 50 years of writing some of the world's biggest hit songs with John. We also visit Taupin's California ranch and see the studio where he creates the artwork he's most passionate about. And with two new albums of his music coming out, featuring performances by many of today's leading singers, Taupin says he has gained a new appreciation for the music the rest of the world has long loved.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bernie Taupin on Elton John's "suicide" song
Lyricist Bernie Taupin talks with Lee Cowan about writing the words for the 1975 Elton John song "Someone Saved My Life Tonight," and how it was inspired by John's "very feeble" attempt at suicide.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bernie Taupin on using the American flag as art
Celebrated songwriter Bernie Taupin has had a second career as a visual artist, and one of his favorite objects to use in his works is the American flag. Taupin talked with Lee Cowan about the Stars and Stripes' hallowed place in his art.

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ISLAND-HOPPING:
 The Faroe Islands, a new foodie destination | Watch Video
The Faroe Islands - a country of 18 tiny islands in-between Iceland and Norway, and officially part of the kingdom of Denmark - bill themselves as Europe's best-kept secret. So secret, in fact, that many people don't know they're in Europe. But it may not be a secret much longer, after a local restaurant, Koks, in the village of Leynavatn, earned the islands' first Michelin star. Conor Knighton visits the dining destination far removed from the rest of the world.

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MOVIES:
 Antonio Banderas on playing Pablo PicassoWatch Video
"A man without roots is a nobody," says actor Antonio Banderas, who showed correspondent Seth Doane around his hometown of Málaga, Spain, and around its museum honoring fellow local boy-done-good Pablo Picasso, the artist whom Banderas plays in the National Geographic series, "Genius."

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HARTMAN:
 Lost and found (Video)
Bar owner Jimmy Gilleece in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., went to great lengths to help a woman back the wedding ring that had been pilfered by a thief - and then went to even greater lengths to help the young man who'd taken it. Steve Hartman reports.

      
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Tina Fey brings her "Mean Girls" to Broadway | Watch Video
The musical "Mean Girls" opens April 8 on Broadway, and it's a big deal for Tina Fey, the actress-author-comedian who wrote the script for the show based upon her now-classic 2004 movie. "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley speaks with Fey, her husband Jeff Richmond (who composed the show's music), and "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels, who produced both the movie and the stage show.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Tina Fey on the creative team behind "Mean Girls"
Tina Fey, who wrote the 2004 film "Mean Girls," talks with Jane Pauley about her collaborators who helped turn the teen comedy into a Broadway musical.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Tina Fey on cliques and the inspiration behind "Mean Girls"
Writer-comedian Tina Fey, whose 2004 film "Mean Girls" has been transferred to the Broadway stage as a musical, talks with Jane Pauley about the inspiration behind the film and play, Rosalind Wiseman's book about how to navigate cliques, "Queen Bees and Wannabes."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Oh, snap! Tina Fey on self-deprecating humor
Tina Fey, the writer behind the new Broadway musical "Mean Girls," explains to "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley how her East Coast roots are the basis of her humor.

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OPINION:
 Should you clone your dog? | Watch Video
Luke Burbank has some thoughts on whether to clone his beloved yellow Lab, Rudy.

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POLITICS:
 Joe Kennedy III on his legacy and future | Watch Video
Massachusetts Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, is stepping into the national spotlight. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King reports.

PREVIEW: Rep. Joe Kennedy III: Arming teachers to make schools safer is "absurd"

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

       
NATURE: 
Hummingbirds (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, where hummingbirds keep things humming. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.

      

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NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Snowy owls down south
Fort Worth, Texas, played host to a rare event: An irruption featuring a bird normally found in the Arctic tundra.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Bunnies
There are about 15 rabbit and hare species in North America, each varying from the others depending upon the environmental stressors that affected their evolution.


RECAP: APRIL 1

COVER STORY: Overload: How technology is bringing us too much information | Watch Video
The internet, and the ever-present smartphones from which we cannot detach ourselves, are changing the ways we relate to technology -- and, at the same time, changing the way we use our brains.

Senior Contributor Ted Koppel talks with technology critic Nicholas Carr, software developer Justin Rosenstein, "media psychologist" Byron Reeves, and Sen. Mark Warner about how the internet has become weaponized, and how it is our attention spans that are being targeted. 

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ALMANAC:
 April Fool's Day | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks at why April 1st is a day for hoaxes and pranks. Jane Pauley reports.

     
ART:
 Breaking the boundaries of stained glass | Watch Video
Judson Studios, which has been creating remarkable stained glass windows for 120 years, keeps coming up with something new, their cutting-edge techniques attracting designers for all sorts of projects. Stained glass isn't just for churches anymore. Anna Werner reports. 

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ON BROADWAY:
 "Frozen" songwriters Bobby and Kristen Lopez: Collaborators for life | Watch Video
The husband-and-wife songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez are among the most celebrated in film and musical theater. He's won Tonys for "Avenue Q" and "The Book of Mormon"; she was nominated for Drama Desk Awards for "In Transit." Together they've received Oscars for Disney's "Frozen" and the Pixar film "Coco." Mo Rocca reports as Anderson-Lopez & Lopez now bring "Frozen" to the Broadway stage.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The origin story behind "Let It Go"
"Frozen" songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez take correspondent Mo Rocca to Brooklyn's Prospect Park, and introduce him to the picnic table that holds a special place in the birth of the Oscar-winning song, "Let It Go."

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HISTORY:
 The man in the glass booth | Watch Video
"Operation Finale: The Capture & Trial of Adolf Eichmann" is a travelling exhibition that tells the story of the pursuit of the Nazi war criminal who made his way to Argentina after World War II. At his trial, Eichmann insisted that he was "just following orders" when he arranged for millions of European Jews to be transported to death camps.

Jim Axelrod examines the actual glass booth that Eichmann sat in during his trial in Israel, and spoke with former Mossad agent Avner Abraham, who curated the exhibit, now at the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg.

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MOVIES:
 How "Ready Player One" author Ernie Cline finally won | Watch Video
Brook Silva-Braga profiles author Ernest Cline, whose meta-pop culture adventure story "Ready Player One" is now a blockbuster film directed by Steven Spielberg.

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HARTMAN: 
Playing basketball, and not playing victim (Video)
Fourteen-year-old Jamarion Styles, of Boca Raton, Florida, lost his hands, and most of his arms, as an infant due to a rare bacterial infection. But that didn't stop him from dreaming of playing on his middle school basketball team. Since Steve Hartman first reported his story in April 2017, Jamarion has gone on to play freshman basketball, and he has every intention of making varsity one day.

     
MOVIES:
 John Krasinski & Emily Blunt find "A Quiet Place" together | Watch Video
Actor John Krasinski, who made his name making us laugh in "The Office," has just directed his first horror film, "A Quiet Place." The scary part: it costars his wife, actress Emily Blunt. "Honestly, we had so many people telling us, 'You're gonna be divorced by the end,'" she told Anthony Mason.

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MILEPOST: A new organ
       

REMEMBERING 1968: The Martin Luther King Jr. we knew | Watch Video
Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, reports on the symbolism The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had for the civil rights movement, the personal connection he had for his parents, and how the nation is still coming to terms with Dr. King's assassination on April 4, 1968.

Morial also talks with singer and activist Harry Belafonte about his reminiscences of the civil rights icon.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of April 2 | Watch Video
From the 50th anniversary of a science fiction landmark, to National Alcohol Screening Day, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
 Bunnies! (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning on Easter Bunny watch at Pymatuning State Park in eastern Ohio. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

      

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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
A brush country wildlife oasis
Santa Clara Ranch is a paradise for bird watchers and photographers, and more importantly is protected habitat for wildlife seeking refuge or rest.  

     
MOVIES:
 "2001: A Space Odyssey" turns 50 (Video)
On April 2, 1968, Stanley Kubrick's masterful science fiction film "2001: A Space Odyssey" had its world premiere in Washington, D.C. The movie, whose audacious narrative and stunning imagery continues to influence filmmakers, will be re-released in theatres in May. CBSNews.com's David Morgan reports.

     


RECAP: MARCH 25

COVER STORY: The March for Our Lives: Taking their message to the streets | Watch Video
Chip Reid reports on the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, which grew out of students' own response to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 students and educators were killed. Reid also examines past attempts to turn tragic incidents of gun violence into political action to rewrite gun laws.

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ALMANAC:
  John and Yoko's "Bed-In For Peace" | Watch Video
On March 25, 1969, the Beatle and his bride began an anti-war protest in an Amsterdam hotel bed. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART:  Takashi Murakami, Japan's Andy Warhol | Watch Video
Most artists struggle to break into mainstream culture. Takashi Murakami is not one of them. His work has been featured on Louis Vuitton bags, in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and on the cover of a Kanye West album, and are prime examples of Superflat -- a modern art movement pioneered by Murakami that merges pop art and anime with fine art techniques.

Serena Altschul talked with Murakami at a Boston exhibition that pairs Murakami's creations with traditional Japanese art.

GALLERY: The art of Takashi Murakami

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Don Imus: The sun sets on his morning radio show | Watch Video
The sun is setting on "Imus in the Morning." Anthony Mason interviews the talk radio personality who is retiring after five decades as a nationally-syndicated humorist and shock jock.

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SPECIES:
 Last of its kind Watch Video
Jonathan Vigliotti reports on Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, who spent his final days at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.

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OPINION: 
Jim Gaffigan on that topic he can't talk about | Watch Video
You know that topic -- the one you watch "Sunday Morning" to avoid, but which we can't always entirely escape? (You Facebook commenters know what we're [not] talking about!) Comedian Jim Gaffigan has something to say about the thing he won't mention.

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AEROBATICS:
 Go fly a kite! | Watch Video
Iowans aren't one to waste a winter. So what better use for a frozen lake than as a launch pad for colorful, kaleidoscopic kites? Lee Cowan pays a visit to the Color the Wind Kite Festival at Clear Lake, Iowa, for some frigid fun.

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BOOKS:
 Sean Penn: The actor turns a page | Watch Video
After nearly 40 years in the entertainment business, and earning some of the industry's top honors, actor-director-writer Sean Penn tells Tracy Smith the thrill is gone - he doesn't enjoy acting these days, he says, in a wide-ranging interview tied to the release of his first novel, "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff," about a part-time assassin.

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COMMENTARY: A women's history month lesson (Video)
March is Women's History Month, which prompts this history lesson from "Sunday Morning" contributor Faith Salie.

      
BOOKS:
 Jimmy Carter on his journey of "Faith" | Watch Video
Jane Pauley talks with former President Jimmy Carter.

WEB EXTRA: Jimmy Carter on Mueller, Trump and impeachment

BOOK EXCERPT: Jimmy Carter's "Faith: A Journey for All"

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PASSAGE: 
Julie Yip-Williams | Watch Video
The young mother recently profiled by Tracy Smith on "Sunday Morning," who blogged about living with stage IV colon cancer. has died at age 42.  

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CALENDAR:
 Week of March 26 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
 Birds in Texas (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at the Santa Clara Ranch in Starr County, Texas, a wildlife sanctuary with a watering hole that's a favorite of migratory birds. Videographer: Earl Nottingham.

      

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RALLY: David Hogg's March For Our Lives video diary
David Hogg, a student journalist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and a survivor of last month's school shooting, describes the experience of appearing at the March For Our Lives event in Washington, D.C. We also hear from Alex Wind, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and Mya Middleton, a 16-year-old from Chicago, who was a victim of an armed robbery.

        
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Honduras trip report
Judith Lehmberg on the wildlife encountered during her visit to Central America.

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Singer Tony Bennett (left), and cover art from the Fleetwood Mac album, "Rumours."

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AUDIO: Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" among additions to National Recording Registry
Songs by Gloria Estefan, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Run-DMC and "The Sound of Music" are among the landmark recordings to be preserved by the Library of Congress. Listen to audio samples of this year's additions!

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RECAP: MARCH 18, "MIND MATTERS"

Jane Pauley hosts a special broadcast devoted to features about the mysteries of the brain.

     
COVER STORY: 
In search of 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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PASSAGE
Stephen Hawking | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the life of the acclaimed theoretical physicist and author of "A Brief History of Time," who died this week at 76. 

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ART: 
A 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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TRIPTYCH: Savants
In a series of three vignettes, Susan Spencer introduces us to three remarkable people.

SAVANTS TRIPTYCH #1: Meet an acquired savant | 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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ESP: ESP: Inside the government's secret program of psychic spies | Watch Video
Is extra-sensory perception real? Can our minds see thing beyond the physical? Erin Moriarty reports.

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THE BRAIN: 
How busy hands can alter our 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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SAVANTS TRIPTYCH #2: 
Meet a calendar savant | 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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ANIMALS: 
Measuring 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: Changing minds: 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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DRUGS:
 LSD: A wonder drug once again? | 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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SAVANTS TRIPTYCH #3: 
Meet a painting savant | 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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COMMENTARY: 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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NATURE:
 Snowy owl (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in Genesee County in western New York, home to a snowy - and presumably - wise old owl. Videographer: Carl Mrozek

      

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CALENDAR: 
Week of March 19 | Watch Video
From a "Star Trek" star's birthday to the March For Our Lives, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.



           

RECAP: MARCH 11

    
COVER STORY:
 Borrowed time: Reflecting on a life with cancer | Watch Video
Julie Yip-Williams had already experienced a difficult life when she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer; now she prepares to leave her young daughters behind, passing on lessons of resilience. Tracy Smith reports.

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ALMANAC:
 The Luddites | Watch Video
An anti-technological innovation movement was born on March 11, 1811, when textile workers in Nottingham, England, destroyed machines they believed threatened their livelihoods. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART: Tarsila, the "Picasso of Brazil" | Watch Video
In her native country, all you need to say is her first name – Tarsila -- for people to recognize the woman known as "the Picasso of Brazil." But Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973) is little-known in North America, despite her revolutionary art.  

Faith Salie visits New York City's Museum of Modern Art, which is staging a retrospective of Tarsila's "cannibalist" paintings, which took the tropes of Western European art and turned them into something extremely Brazilian.

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REMEMBERING 1968:
 How an upstart primary challenge ended a presidency | Watch Video
John Dickerson reports on the contest that changed the way we elect presidents, with a Democratic primary that allowed a political upstart, the anti-war candidate Sen. Eugene McCarthy, to take on a sitting president and drive Lyndon B. Johnson to decide to forgo running for a second term.

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TELEVISION:
 Peter Lassally: A late-night life | Watch Video
Mo Rocca talks with TV legend Peter Lasally, the fabled TV exec for some of our biggest late-night shows (including "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and "The Late Show with David Letterman") and mentor of rising comedians, who was affectionately dubbed "The Host Whisperer." 

         
HARTMAN:
 The fate of a Confederate flag (Video)
Several years ago, in Summerville, South Carolina, Annie Caddell stirred heated emotions from across her predominantly black neighborhood when she raised a Confederate flag outside her home. Protests led to counter-protests, which made international news. But now Caddell has done an about-face, and taken down the flag, helping move her divided community a little closer together. She explained to Stave Hartman why she believes her new position is the more honorable one.     

      
MUSIC:
 Joan Baez: On record, and on canvas | Watch Video
At 77, the reigning queen of folk music, Joan Baez, has just released a new album, "Whistle Down the Wind," and is preparing to embark on what she's calling her "farewell tour." John Blackstone sits down with the music legend, who talks about her career, her singing voice, and her other talent: painting.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Joan Baez on her paintings of "Mischief Makers"
The singer's artistic talent was on display in an exhibition of her portraits of noted activists, civil rights leaders, and others who have fought oppression and injustice

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A SUNDAY DRIVE:
 The 30,000 keys to Baldpate | Watch Video
It's time to take a Sunday drive with Conor Knighton, who this week visits the Baldpate Inn in Estes Park, Colorado.

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TELEVISION:
 RuPaul: All dressed up | Watch Video
"RuPaul's Drag Race" begins its 10th season on television this month. The successful VH1 game show 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.

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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CALENDAR:
 Week of March 12 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

    
NATURE:
 Maine (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in a snowfall in Maine. Videographer: Mauricio Handler


WEB EXCLUSIVES:

      
FROM THE ARCHIVES:
 Roger Bannister on breaking the 4:00 mile (Video)
British runner Roger Bannister, the first person to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, died Saturday at age 88. In this "Sunday Morning" report that originally aired May 2, 2004, Mark Phillips talks with Bannister about his monumental feat fifty years earlier, as well as with American runner Wes Santee and Australian John Landy (who were also chasing the 4:00 mile at the time) and with Neal Bascomb, author of "The Perfect Mile." Phillips also recounts the subsequent matchup between Bannister and Landy at the 1954 British Empire Games, an epic race that was called "the Mile of the Century."  

     
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Who was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?
The conservationist and author of "The Everglades, River of Grass" promoted and fought to preserve the Florida ecosystem.

       
MOVIES:
 Cinematographer Roger Deakins, finally an Oscar-winner for "Blade Runner 2049"
After 14 nominations, the master cameraman has won an Academy Award; view clips from some of his peerless work.


RECAP: MARCH 4

        
COVER STORY:
 It's complicated: When filmmakers' legacies intertwine with #MeToo | Watch Video
Some filmmakers and actors who have produced a highly-esteemed body of work are now facing a critical re-appraisal, due to recent allegations of harassment and sexual assault. Is the behavior of an artist inseparable from his or her art? Tracy Smith talks with Tippi Hedren, who says she was harassed by director Alfred Hitchcock on the set of "The Birds," and with actresses Uzo Aduba and Amber Tamblyn, who are founding members of Time's Up.

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RETROSPECTIVE: Elizabeth the Great: The life of a true Hollywood star | Watch Video
Rita Braver visits the archives of actress Elizabeth Taylor who, 25 years ago, received her third Academy Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, for her advocacy in the fight against AIDS.

GALLERY: The films of Elizabeth Taylor

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PERFORMER:
 Jared Leto: On the continuously unexpected | Watch Video
The Oscar-winning actor has transformed himself for roles in films such as "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Blade Runner 2049." But Jared Leto tells Anthony Mason he feels the most himself when performing on stage with his band Thirty Seconds to Mars.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jared Leto previews unreleased song
Jared Leto, of Thirty Seconds to Mars, gives Anthony Mason a preview of an unreleased song, "Great Wide Open," from his band's forthcoming album.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jared Leto on his other career: Investor
Actor and singer Jared Leto talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about his other sideline: investing in start-up companies. He talks about some of his biggest successes, including Uber, Airbnb and Slack, and what fascinates him about the process.

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MUSIC:
 The Newmans, a movie music dynasty | Watch Video
Lee Cowan visits with leading composers of movie and TV music who are part of the same illustrious family -- Randy, Thomas, David and Joey Newman -- as well as composer Maria Newman, who's taken a different path. 

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COVER STORY:
 Rotten Tomatoes: Where movie reviews are fresh or rotten | Watch Video
It's the go-to website for film fans, and a bane for filmmakers and movie distributors. Since debuting in 1998, Rotten Tomatoes, which collates and gauges critical and popular reaction to movies, has been a leading source of collective opinion. Jim Axelrod looks at what goes into its "Tomatometer."

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Glenda Jackson returns to Broadway in "Three Tall Women" | Watch Video
After a second career as a Member of Britain's Parliament, Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson ("Women in Love," "A Touch of Class") has returned to acting, appearing on Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women." Mark Phillips reports.

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TECHNOLOGY:
  Smooth operator: Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown | Watch Video
Garrett Brown described the act of invention as "looking at something annoying and imagining it didn't have to be." What Brown solved was the shakiness of a handheld motion picture camera, allowing the camera frame to float like a butterfly alongside Sylvester Stallone up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in an iconic shot from "Rocky." Brown's creation would free filmmakers like Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese from the restrictions of dolly tracks, and change the vocabulary of cinema. Michelle Miller talks with Brown, and with Steadicam operator Michael Craven about the revolutionary device.

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AWARDS: David Edelstein's Oscar predictions | Watch Video
Who will win this year's Academy Awards? Better yet, who SHOULD win? Our film critic looks into his crystal ball.       

        
CALENDAR:
 Week of March 5 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
 Elephant seals (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning along the California coast at San Simeon, where elephant seals are the stars. Videographer: Lance Milbrand. 


WEB EXCLUSIVES:

      
FROM THE ARCHIVES:
 Roger Bannister on breaking the 4:00 mile (Video)
British runner Roger Bannister, the first person to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, died Saturday at age 88. In this "Sunday Morning" report that originally aired May 2, 2004, Mark Phillips talks with Bannister about his monumental feat fifty years earlier, as well as with American runner Wes Santee and Australian John Landy (who were also chasing the 4:00 mile at the time) and with Neal Bascomb, author of "The Perfect Mile." Phillips also recounts the subsequent matchup between Bannister and Landy at the 1954 British Empire Games, an epic race that was called "the Mile of the Century."

OSCARS 2018: Best Visual Effects nominees
Watch behind-the-scenes footage revealing FX secrets from the five Academy Award-nominated films.

OSCARS 2018: Best Actress nominees
Watch clips of this year's nominated performances.

OSCARS 2018: Best Actor nominees
Watch clips from this year's nominated performances. 

OSCARS 2018: Best Supporting Actor nominees
Watch clips from this year's nominated performances.  

OSCARS 2018: Best Supporting Actress nominees
Watch clips of the nominated performances. 

OSCARS 2018: Best Original Score nominees
Listen to excerpts from this year's nominated music scores.

OSCARS 2018: Best Original Song nominees
Listen to the five songs up for this year's Academy Award.

ART OF THE SELL: Iconic movie posters by a master | Watch Video
Jane Pauley visits a living legend of Hollywood: 97-year-old Bill Gold, who was responsible for designing some of the most innovative movie posters in film history, created during a career that spanned more than six decades - from his very first assignment ("Casablanca") to "The Exorcist" and the films of Clint Eastwood.

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It's a sport - pushing a 42-pound block of granite across the ice and sweeping a broom in front of it.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Bill Geist and the art of curling (Video)
Missing the Winter Olympics? In this report originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on January 11, 1988, correspondent Bill Geist travels to the Iron Range of Northern Minnesota, where the sport of curling is a way of life.

   
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
The new math of travel
Selecting a cost-effective travel destination can be down to a science – calculating how many species you get to see up-close.

     
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Who was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?
The conservationist and author of "The Everglades, River of Grass" promoted and fought to preserve the Florida ecosystem.

RECAP: FEBRUARY 25

     
COVER STORY:
 The war on opioids moves to the courtroom | Watch Video
To address the rising epidemic of opioid overdose deaths, advocates are taking a page from the war on "Big Tobacco" by taking "Big Pharma" to court.

Lee Cowan talks with Mississippi lawyer Mike Moore (the state's former Attorney General) and with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who both seek to make drug manufacturers legally liable for the increase in opioid addiction that has had deadly consequences.

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ALMANAC:
 Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" | Watch Video
On February 25, 1950, the live variety show that was a landmark in TV comedy debuted. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART:
 The whimsy of decoupage artist John Derian | Watch Video
Erin Moriarty shows us the work of decoupage artist John Derian.

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"THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…":
 The strength of Mary J. Blige | Watch Video
Michelle Miller profiles the singer whose career has now turned to acting, with no less than an Oscar nomination for her acclaimed performance in the drama "Mudbound," in addition to an Oscar nom for Best Original Song.

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PASSAGE:
 The Rev.Billy Graham | Watch Video
Blessed with a commanding stage presence and a powerful voice, the evangelist preached to more than 200 million people in 185 countries. Jane Pauley reports on his life, and his passing this past week at age 99.

     
FOOD:
 Re-creating Eleven Madison Park, the world's best restaurant | Watch Video
Mo Rocca has a table at the recently re-imagined Eleven Madison Park, ranked No. 1 by The World's 50 Best Restaurants.

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HARTMAN:
 Honoring World War II vets before it's too late (Video)
Starting in high school, Rishi Sharma made it his mission to meet as many World War II combat veterans as possible, driving all over California to interview them about their experiences. Steve Hartman catches up with the young man he first met in December 2016, and finds out what Sharma's GoFundMe page has now afforded him.

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REMEMBERING 1968:
 The revolutionary "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band" | Watch Video
In February 1968 The Beatles' landmark album became the first rock record to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Mark Phillips reports on a cultural touchstone -- innovative musically and technically -- that continues to resonate today.

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OPINION:
 Jim Gaffigan: Skiing is insane | Watch Video
After a family ski outing, the comedian and "Sunday Morning" contributor has some observations about winter sports. 

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SUNDAY PROFILES: 
For Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, business is personal | Watch Video
David Pogue meets with the third Chief Executive Officer in Microsoft history. Since Satya Nadella became CEO, the company's stock is at an all-time high, and for the first time in a long time, people are calling Microsoft innovative.

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  • "Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone" by Satya Nadella (HarperCollins); Available via Amazon
  • microsoft.com

        
CALENDAR:
 Week of February 26 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

        
NATURE:
 Idaho (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the depths of winter at Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.
        


WEB EXCLUSIVES:

      
OSCARS 2018: 
Best Visual Effects nominees
Watch behind-the-scenes footage revealing FX secrets from the five Academy Award-nominated films.

       
OSCARS 2018:
 Best Original Song nominees
Listen to the five songs up for this year's Academy Award.

 
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Filming on coral reefs
Videographer Ziggy Livnat dives into the Luis Peña Channel Nature Reserve off Culebra, the first designated "no-take" marine protected area in Puerto Rico.


RECAP: FEBRUARY 18

   

COVER STORY: Infidelity: Why the oldest taboo continues to be broken
The overwhelming majority of Americans believe infidelity is morally wrong - more than believe it of cloning, or suicide. Yet, why do so many people cheat?

Tony Dokoupil talks with licensed couples therapist Esther Perel, Kinsey Institute researcher Helen Fisher, and the president of the company behind Ashley Madison, as well as two women who strayed outside their marriages for very different reasons.

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ALMANAC:
 Vanna White | Watch Video
On February 18, 1957, the irreplaceable letter-turner on the game show "Wheel of Fortune" was born. Jane Pauley reports.

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THE WHITE HOUSE: 
Andrew Johnson: The unfortunate president | Watch Video
Raised in poverty, uneducated, a working class figure whose political ethos was "my way or the highway," Andrew Johnson's surprising rise to the Oval Office upon Abraham Lincoln's assassination was followed by a torturous relationship with Congress and the first impeachment of a U.S. president. Mo Rocca looks back at the life of the Southern Democrat who was one of America's most unfortunate chief executives.

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"THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…":
 Willem Dafoe: The actor's quest for challenges | Watch Video
Martha Teichner profiles the stage and screen actor, star of "Platoon" and "The Last Temptation of Christ," who is nominated for his third Oscar, for "The Florida Project."

GALLERY: Willem Dafoe

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POSTCARD FROM SPAIN: 
A moveable feast: Taking a tapas bar crawl through Madrid | Watch Video
Correspondent Seth Doane does a tapas bar crawl through Madrid. The strolling meal, partaking of many small plates and drinks, is a Spanish tradition. 

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HARTMAN:
 "Wish You Were Here" (Video)
David Lasseter misses his four kids, so practically every day they're not home in Valdosta, Georgia, he sends them a postcard - creative correspondence that really only conveys one, important message. Steve Hartman reports.        

      
ON STAGE: 
Jimmy Buffett and "Margaritaville" come to Broadway | Watch Video
Tracy Smith profiles the singer-songwriter whose music is now the focus of a Broadway musical, "Escape to Margaritaville."

To view a trailer for "Escape to Margaritaville," click on the player below:

Escape to Margaritaville - Sailing Onto Broadway! by Escape to Margaritaville The Musical on YouTube

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jimmy Buffett and the "Parrotheads" (Video)
Correspondent Bill Geist visits with singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, famous for his 1977 hit "Margaritaville," and for his music's beach-bum flavor that draws thousands of "parrotheads" to his concerts - even in Cincinnati, far from the sub-tropical splendor of the Florida Keys. Originally broadcast August 30, 1991.

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ART:
 A portrait of artist Amy Sherald | Watch Video
Alex Wagner profiles the artist whose painting of former first lady Michelle Obama was unveiled this week at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

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OPINION:
 Fla. school shooting survivor David Hogg says: Speak out | Watch Video
The 17-year-old head of the student TV station at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., talks about Wednesday's mass shooting that killed seventeen classmates and teachers.

  
OPINION:
 Faith Salie on threat of mass shootings: Do something | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" Contributor says America's founding fathers who crafted our Constitution would want us to prevent America's children from being massacred.

    
CALENDAR:
 Week of February 19 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

    
NATURE:
 Everglades National Park (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at Everglades National Park in Florida, championed in the last century by writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas, for whom the high school targeted in Wednesday's attack was named.


WEB EXCLUSIVES:

     MOVIES: David Edelstein reviews "Black Panther" | Watch Video

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RECAP: FEBRUARY 11

      

  
HEADLINES: 
U.S. wins first gold medal at Pyeongchang Olympics (Video)
Seventeen-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard captured America's first gold medal as the Olympic Games continue in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Ben Tracy reports the latest action heating up the slopes - and the thaw between dignitaries from North and South Korea.

    COVER STORY: The growing acceptance of autism at the workplace | Watch Video
Nearly three years ago, when 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 worldwide, and other companies are following suit. 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.

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ALMANAC:
 The inventor of crash test dummies | Watch Video
On February 11, 2005, physicist and engineer Samuel Alderson, who developed the very first anthropomorphic test device for auto safety testing, died at age 90. Jane Pauley reports.

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ISLAND HOPPING:
 Tokens of love: The Welsh tradition of lovespoons | Watch Video
Conor Knighton visits Llanddwyn Island off the coast of Wales, where if you want to woo someone, you don't give your sweetheart chocolates, flowers or jewelry; you give them a "lovespoon."

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MUSIC:
 The O'Jays and their enduring message of love | Watch Video
All aboard the Love Train! Jim Axelrod catches up with the O'Jays.

To watch the O'Jays' appearance on "Soul Train" back in 1972, click on the video player below, and dance along!

The O'Jays Love Train by Regina Côrtes on YouTube

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CORRESPONDENCE: 
Letters from viewers (Video)
Jane Pauley digs into the mailbag for some correspondence from our viewers.

    
VALENTINE'S DAY:
  Office romance: Love is still in the air | Watch Video
In the era of Time's Up, #MeToo, and an increased awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace, is dating or marrying your office mates still a thing? As correspondent Tony Dokoupil finds out, some companies boast of it. Take Southwest Airlines (stock ticker acronym: LUV), where the expression "Love is in the air" takes on new meaning for staffers and flight attendants who are couples.

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ON THE ROAD:
 A stand-up teacher (Video)
At a Varnett charter school in Houston, Eddie Brown is teaching sixth graders about different forms of energy. The kids love him in the classroom - and so do audiences across the country, who flock to his "Teacher's Only" comedy tour. Steve Hartman reports. 

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MOVIES:
 The love story behind the basically true "The Big Sick" | Watch Video
Actor Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon, had never written a movie before, when they decided to try and tell the basically true story of their lives, how they met, and how their budding romance was thrown for a loop when she became comatose. Their film, "The Big Sick," proved to be a critical success, and has now earned them an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes" meets with Nanjiani and Gordon to find out how telling the story of their lives has turned their lives upside-down.

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  • "The Big Sick" is available on Blu-ray and DVD, and via streaming on Amazon

    
VALENTINE'S DAY:
 Dylan Lauren's sweet success | Watch Video
As a child the daughter of fashion design Ralph Lauren loved "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," and wanted to live in a candy land. Today, Dylan Lauren is the founder and CEO of Dylan's Candy Bar, which just celebrated its sweet 16th birthday. Correspondent Alina Cho toured Lauren's New York City flagship store - the largest candy shop in the world - and talked with Dylan about how she found sweet success.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Dylan Lauren: You, too, can keep fit while enjoying candy
The founder and CEO of Dylan's Candy Bar talks to Alina Cho about how this self-professed "fitness nut" manages to keep her figure while indulging in her company's delicious stock-in-trade, and explains why she described herself in her college essay as an "everlasting gobstopper."

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HISTORY:
 Did Abraham Lincoln sleep here? | Watch Video
In Kentucky you can visit the cabins where Honest Abe was born, and later grew up … or are they? Contributor Brook Silva-Braga reports.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of February 12 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE: 
Culebra (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning far from winter's cold -- in waters off the small island of Culebra, part of Puerto Rico. Videographer: Ziggy Livnat. 

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The most endearing animal you've probably never heard of, pikas survive without hibernating at alpine altitudes, storing hay for the winter. 

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NATURE UP CLOSE: Pikas
The most endearing animal you've probably never heard of survives without hibernating at alpine altitudes.


RECAP: FEBRUARY 4

       

       
COVER STORY:
 The changing face of the Boy Scouts | Watch Video
Members of Troop 1262 out of Salt Lake City are learning the skills the Boy Scouts of America have trained in for more than a hundred years. But many of these scouts are new to America - refugees from countries like Burma. And the Boy Scouts organization - after courting controversy for excluding, then welcoming gay scouts and leaders - is now accepting girls.

While participation has steadily declined over the past four decades, scouting still has power, and perhaps more relevance than ever.  Tony Dokoupil reports.

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ALMANAC:
 Rosa Parks | Watch Video
On February 4, 1913, the "mother of the freedom movement" was born. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART: 
De-constructing the art of Anselm Kiefer | Watch Video
Correspondent Liz Palmer gets a glimpse into the workings of German painter-sculptor Anselm Kiefer, considered one of the world's most important living artists. At his studio outside Paris, we watch Kiefer laboring on some of his latest projects -- working with molten lead.

Kiefer also talks about the themes in his art, which are both complex and confrontational. As the artist has said: "Art really is something very difficult. It is difficult to make, and it is sometimes difficult for the viewer to understand … A part of it should always include having to scratch your head."

GALLERY: German Post-War master Anselm Kiefer

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Janet Yellen: The exit interview | Watch Video
Rita Braver sits down with the outgoing chair of the Federal Reserve, who talks economic recovery, being a trailblazer, and leaving a job she loves too soon.

    
PASSAGE: "Sunday Morning" remembers (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers famous figures who we lost this past week, including journalist Nicholas von Hoffman, and R&B singer Dennis Edwards, long the lead singer of The Temptations. 

    
SPORTS:
 Behind the scenes of "Puppy Bowl" | Watch Video
The Super Bowl has some four-legged competition, with the 14th Annual Puppy Bowl, the perennially highest-rated show on the cable channel Animal Planet. Ninety puppies from shelters and rescue organizations across the country and from Mexico "compete" in a game that scores high in cuteness. Richard Schlesinger reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The penalties of "Puppy Bowl"
Dan Schachner, the referee on the Animal Planet special "Puppy Bowl" - now in its 14th year - explains to correspondent Richard Schlesinger some of the rules of the game, and some of the penalties he may be calling against the rambunctious players, from "unsportsdog-like conduct" to "soiling the end zone."

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HARTMAN: A washing machine museum (Video)
In the shadow of the Colorado Rockies, Steve Hartman found a man with a mountainous dilemma: what to do with his collection of nearly 1,500 antique washing machines. 

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MYSTERY: 
Behind the headlines - Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood | Watch Video
Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" reports on new developments in the case of the death of actress Natalie Wood, in 1981. 


MOVIES: 
Rex Reed: A bold-face-name life | Watch Video
In the late 1960s and '70s, Rex Reed's clever and barbed opinions about movies and movie stars made him a fixture on television. Now 79, the film critic offers to Mo Rocca his opinions on some of this year's Best Picture Oscar-nominees ("Hated it!"), and how he came to live the life of an A-Lister.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Rex Reed on the Best Picture Oscar-nominees 

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SPORTS:
 A wheelchair doesn't keep this athlete from the football field | Watch Video
Mark Strassman has the tale of a very special football player. 

       
OPINION:
 Katie Roiphe on the @MeToo thought police | Watch Video
The author and journalist discusses how some feminists have targeted others over reactions to the burgeoning movement to call out perpetrators of sexual harassment.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of February 5 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
 Rocky Mountain National Park (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in a snowstorm at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Videographer: Scot Mi


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NATURE UP CLOSE: How waterfalls form
These spectacular sights can be formed by a geologic fault, differential erosion, or a combination of the two.
      

NATURE UP CLOSE: How islands form
Take a walk on archipelagoes created by red hot magma from the Earth's interior.


RECAP: JANUARY 28

         

        
CBS NEWS POLL: 
What is America's favorite music genre?

       
COVER STORY:
 Bringing musical stars back via hologram | Watch Video
Many opera fans consider Maria Callas one of the greatest sopranos who ever lived. When she died in 1977, they were heartbroken. So they might be shocked to learn that Maria Callas - or rather a projected representation of her - is going on tour this spring with a 60-piece orchestra. Her return is brought to you by what's being called a hologram.

Callas and other iconic performers, like Roy Orbison, aren't the only ones being presented in this remarkable new technology; political figures are also hitting the campaign trail via live hologram.

David Pogue reports on how holograms are reshaping not just pop culture but history itself.

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ALMANAC:
 "We Are the World" | Watch Video
On January 28, 1985, more than 40 of the music world's greatest stars gathered in an L.A. studio to help raise funds for humanitarian relief. Jane Pauley reports. 

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POSTCARD FROM ITALY: Making violins | Watch Video
For hundreds of years instrument makers have been turning to the forests of Northern Italy for the fine woods that make violins, pianos and other instruments sing. Seth Doane reports.

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FOR THE RECORD:
 Ed Sheeran: The method to his success | Watch Video
The English singer-songwriter is one of the most successful artists of his time, and an idol to millions around the world. His most recent album, "Divide (÷)," is up for two Grammys, including Best Pop Vocal Album.

Sheeran talks with correspondent Mark Phillips about his career and the music business; his early days producing and distributing his own music; and why he stayed out of the limelight for a year.

Phillips also goes with Sheeran to the singer's favorite fish and chips shop and some of the places in his hometown that have made their way into his songs (like "Castle on the Hill"). (This report was originally broadcast March 5, 2017.)

WEB EXCLUSIVE: To watch Ed Sheeran perform "Castle on the Hill," click on the player below.

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PASSAGE:
 "Sunday Morning" remembers (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers famous figures who we lost this past week, including musician and anti-apartheid activist Hugh Masekela, "Beetle Bailey" cartoonist Mort Walker, and science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin.

     
SCIENCE:
 The beauty and science of bubbles | Watch Video
There is something magical about soap bubbles - floating, fleeting, iridescent orbs that defy gravity, and whose beauty masks their complexity. Faith Salie meets renowned bubble artist Tom Noddy, and also talks with scientists at Boston University and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, to discuss the role bubbles play in nature, medicine, technology - and joy.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Bubble magic (Video)
Tom Noddy is a bubble artist, producing all manner of bubbles - from geometric bubbles to smoking volcano bubbles. His beautiful, ephemeral creations delighted "Sunday Morning" host Charles Kuralt in this "On the Road" report that originally aired July 5, 1983.

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HARTMAN: 
The D.C. whistler (Video)
Chris Ullman is a four-time international whistling champion - an unusual distinction for a partner in a Washington, D.C. investment firm. But he's burnished his reputation as one of the capital's most popular whistleblowers, by using his talents in a most non-partisan way. Steve Hartman reports.

  
GIANTS:
 Legends say goodbye: Neil Diamond, Sir Elton John to retire from touring | Watch Video
Anthony Mason reports on the news this past week that two legends of popular music -- Neil Diamond and Elton John -- will stop touring, due to issues of health or work-life balance. 

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MUSIC:
 Marilyn Maye, proudly "old school" | Watch Video
For more than seven decades cabaret singer Marilyn Maye has crisscrossed the country, playing hundreds of clubs. Once a Grammy nominee for Best New Artist (at the age of 37), she holds the record for appearances by a singer on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." And as Mo Rocca finds out, she remains proudly "old school" on stage.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Marilyn Maye and Mo Rocca sing "My Best Girl"
For six decades Marilyn Maye has returned to The Inn at Okoboji, at Lake Okoboji in Iowa, where the old-school cabaret singer has entertained generations of fans. Recently, she was joined there by "Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca, and together they performed a duet of "My Best Girl."

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1968: A YEAR TO REMEMBER
"Sunday Morning" begins a year-long series of reports looking back on what was a landmark year in our recent history.

     
WAR:
 The Tet Offensive | Watch Video
The 26-day battle for Hue was fought street by street, house by house, room by room. Two-hundred-and-sixteen American troops were killed and another 1,300 wounded. David Martin visits an exhibition at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and talks to a combat photographer who captured the bloody battle, and a former Marine who miraculously survived.

CBS NEWS POLL: U.S. involvement in Vietnam

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CALENDAR:
 Week of January 29 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

   
NATURE:
 Niagara Falls (Extended Video)
We leave you this last Sunday Morning of January at the partly frozen Niagara Falls. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


WEB EXCLUSIVES:

       
GRAMMYS: Watch the Best Music Video nominees
Check out the contenders for this year's award - and be sure to watch the 60th annual Grammy Awards, presented Sunday, January 28, and broadcast live on CBS. 

     
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
How islands form
Take a walk on archipelagoes created by red hot magma from the Earth's interior.


RECAP: JANUARY 21

      

HEADLINES: Day 2 of government shutdown (Video)
There's still no sign of compromise on Day Two of the impasse over the shutdown of the federal government. A group of about 20 moderate Democrats and Republicans met for hours yesterday trying to brainstorm ways out of this impasse, while the president kept a low profile. Nancy Cordes is at the Capitol with the latest.

       
COVER STORY:
 A war of words on college campuses | Watch Video
Rita Braver reports on the war over words on college campuses, where protests of deliberately provocative figures, like white supremacists, have extended to lecturers reporting on academic research; and on the backlash over requirements to provide "safe spaces" and "trigger warnings" to protect students from "microaggressions." University of Chicago president Robert Zimmer, who has advocated against such measures, says, "Discomfort is an intrinsic part of an education."

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ALMANAC: 
 The DeLorean car | Watch Video
On January 21, 1981, the first DeLorean DMC-12, with its striking gull-wing doors, rolled off the production line. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART:
 Art from behind the walls of Guantanamo | Watch Video
"Ode to the Sea," an exhibition at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice, might look like an ordinary art show, except for the fact that the artists are men who have been detained at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Tony Dokoupil talks with the show's co-curator, and with the parents of people who lost their lives on 9/11, about art that speaks to freedom beyond prison walls.

GALLERY: Art by Guantánamo detainees

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TELEVISION:
 Sir David Attenborough, the voice of nature | Watch Video
Mark Phillips interviews the naturalist and narrator of acclaimed nature documentaries, who returns with the new series "Blue Planet II" on BBC America.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Sir David Attenborough on nature films vs. zoos
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough talks with correspondent Mark Phillips about the value of wildlife documentaries over traditional zoos, and the benefits of each.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Sir David Attenborough on nature films
Legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough, narrator of the new BBC America series "Planet Earth: Blue Planet II," talks with correspondent Mark Phillips about the editorial demands of wildlife documentaries.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Sir David Attenborough on how filming wildlife has changed
Naturalist Sir David Attenborough, of the BBC America series "Planet Earth: Blue Planet II," talks with correspondent Mark Phillips about advances in the production of nature documentaries, and about competition among wildlife cameramen to get a shot never filmed before.

"Planet Earth: Blue Planet II" premieres on Saturday, January 20 at 9 p.m. ET, as a simulcast event on BBC America, AMC, IFC, WE tv and SundanceTV. The rest of the eight-episode series will be shown on successive Saturday nights on BBC America. 

Watch a trailer for "Planet Earth: Blue Planet II":

Blue Planet II Official Trailer 2 - BBC Earth by BBC Earth on YouTube

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LUKE BURBANK:
 Welcome to Goat Yoga | 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.

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HARTMAN: Eternal lunch date (Video)
For years, retired mechanic Clarence Purvis had lunch with his wife six days a week at a restaurant in Reidsville, Ga. She remains his ever-present lunch date even though she died four years ago. Steve Hartman reports on the deepest of loves. 

    
MOVIES:
  Jordan Peele on "Get Out," Trump, race and art | Watch Video
One-half of the duo Key & Peele, Jordan Peele has burst beyond the sketch comedy universe with one of 2017's most critically-acclaimed films: "Get Out," a satirical horror film in which a black man uncovers the terrifying secret beneath the surface of his white girlfriend's hometown. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Peele, a Directors Guild of America nominee and a front-runner for an Oscar nomination.

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MUSIC:
 Jane Birkin: Life (and music) goes on | Watch Video
Anthony Mason profiles the iconic English-born actress and singer, ahead of her Carnegie Hall concert.

To hear Jane Birkin perform "La Javanaise," from the album "Birkin/Gainsbourg: Le symphonique," click on the video player below: 

BIRKIN / GAINSBOURG - Le Symphonique : La Javanaise (Audio officiel) by Jane Birkin on YouTube

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: What's inside Jane Birkin's Birkin bag?
The British-born French icon Jane Birkin reveals to CBS News what is inside an equally iconic fashion accessory: her Hermès Birkin bag.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The origin of the Birkin bag
Singer and actress Jane Birkin talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about how a serendipitous meeting on an airplane led to the creation of an iconic fashion accessory: The Hermès Birkin bag.

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COMMENTARY: 
Dawn Turner on how disquieting noise can be | Watch Video
Twenty years ago, Dawn Turner moved to a house in the country. Now she's back in the city, and has discovered how disquieting noise can be. Is it misophonia (a brain anomaly that explains why some people have an incredibly heightened sensitivity to certain sounds)? Or are city sounds just too darn much? 

       
CALENDAR:
 Week of January 22 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
  Alligators (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida. Watch out for 'gators! Videographer: David Bhagat. 


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GRAMMYS:
 Watch the Best Music Video nominees
Check out the contenders for this year's award - and be sure to watch the 60th annual Grammy Awards, presented Sunday, January 28, and broadcast live on CBS. 

NATURE UP CLOSE: Feathers
They're some of the most amazing structures in the natural world.
         


RECAP: JANUARY 14, 2018

        

HEADLINES: False missile warning panics Hawaiians (Video)
For 38 agonizing minutes, people in Hawaii believed the unthinkable was happening Saturday morning, when an alert about an incoming ballistic missile was broadcast across the state. It was an error, but one that caused widespread panic and confusion. David Begnaud reports.

        
COVER STORY: 
Drawing the lines on gerrymandering | Watch Video
Mo Rocca reports on the history and controversy surrounding the re-drawing of political boundaries for partisan gain.

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ALMANAC:
 "Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite" | Watch Video
On January 14, 1973, the world's first live satellite concert by a solo artist, featuring The King, was broadcast from Honolulu. Jane Pauley reports.

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ART:
 Dollhouse crime scenes | Watch Video
Determining the cause of death is never child's play - even with these dollhouse-like training tools. Erin Moriarty reports on the intricate dioramas of death created by Frances Glessner Lee, a woman intrigued by unsolved murders, who assembled tiny laboratories of forensic investigation, now on display at the Smithsonian in Washington.

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TELEVISION: 
Sharon Stone's second chance | Watch Video
Lee Cowan profiles the actress, who has bounced back from a near-fatal brain hemorrhage to star in a new HBO mini-series, "Mosaic."

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BOOKS:
 This week's non-fiction bestsellers

      
ISLAND-HOPPING: 
Wake Island | Watch Video
The dawn's earliest light -- the first rays of sun on U.S. soil -- shine upon Wake Island. Conor Knighton reports from the Pacific atoll where America's day REALLY begins.

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HARTMAN:
 A second honeymoon (Video)
Sixty years ago, Reverend Gilbert Caldwell and his wife, Grace, were confronted with an ugly example of racism on their honeymoon, when they were prevented from staying at a resort in the Poconos. Today Rev. Caldwell speaks about the civil rights movement, and his personal story touched a group of New Jersey schoolchildren, who set about making things right. Steve Hartman reports. 

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#METOO:  
Oprah Winfrey on the Time's Up movement | Watch Video
Earlier this week Oprah Winfrey, a special contributing correspondent for CBS' "Sunday Morning," moderated a panel of Hollywood luminaries to discuss the Time's Up movement. She hosted a discussion featuring actresses Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Tracee Ellis Ross and American Ferrera; Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy; "Scandal" producer Shonda Rhimes; and entertainment attorney Nina Shaw.

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS:
 Nancy Giles on exercise gizmos (Video)
It's that time of year when many of us resolve to get in better shape. "Sunday Morning" contributor Nancy Giles is one such hopeful, and she has a closet full of exercise and weight-loss gizmos hawked on TV to try to get her there. How helpful are they? Well, they're all packed in the closet…

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COMMENTARY: Faith Salie on when POTUS uses "$#!?hole" language | Watch Video
Faith Salie on what happens when the President of the United States uses language best scrawled on a bathroom stall.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of January 15 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

    
NATURE:
 Volcanoes National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning far from the winter cold, at Volcanoes National Park on the big island of Hawaii. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.  

 


WEB EXCLUSIVES:

Christmas Bird Count

Birders in Vermont take part in the National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: The Christmas Bird Count
Begun in 1900 by the National Audubon Society, the longest-running community science project in the U.S. conducts an annual census of bird species.


RECAP: JANUARY 7, 2018

        

        
COVER STORY:
 Measuring Colorado's "great experiment" with marijuana | Watch Video
In 2012, when Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, legalizing pot for recreational use was called "The Great Experiment." Five years later, recreational pot is now legal in eight states plus the District of Columbia, while 22 other states now allow sales of marijuana for medical use. But anti-marijuana advocates -- including U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions -- are pushing back against more permissive state laws. Barry Petersen looks at how that "Great Experiment" is working out.  

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ALMANAC:
 Fannie Farmer | Watch Video
On January 7, 1896, her "Boston Cooking-School Cook Book" was published, inspiring generations of cooks. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART: 
Vermeer and the Dutch Masters who influenced him | Watch Video
Rita Braver tours an exhibition at Washington's National Gallery of Art featuring works by Vermeer and other Dutch Masters.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: From 1996: A landmark Vermeer exhibition (Video)
"Sunday Morning" visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., to view a rare showing of paintings by Johannes Vermeer - approximately two-thirds of the 17th century artist's surviving works. Curator Arthur Wheelock explained his long fascination with Vermeer and the Dutch Master's stylistic innovations. Host Charles Osgood reports. (Originally broadcast on January 10, 1996.)

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MOVIES: 
Greta Gerwig on directing: "It's the best feeling in the world" | Watch Video
Tony Dokoupil profiles the actress, whose new film as writer-director, "Lady Bird," is one of the most critically-acclaimed of the year.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Greta Gerwig on facing rejection, and realizing films
Writer-director Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird") talks with correspondent Tony Dokoupil about the rejections she faced when she applied to school and universities, and how she maintains a sense of purpose in her filmmaking.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Greta Gerwig on why she fell in love with Barnard College
Writer-director Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird") describes to correspondent Tony Dokoupil how she found the school she wanted to attend, Barnard College in New York City.

To watch a trailer for "Lady Bird" click on the video player below.

Lady Bird | Official Trailer HD | A24 by A24 on YouTube

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PASSAGE: 
The freezing "bomb cyclone" (Video)
The meteorological term for the East's misery this past week -- "Bombogenesis" -- brought ice-cold weather, fiercely-blowing snow and misery to air travelers from Georgia to Maine. (Happy New Year!) Jane Pauley reports. 

     
FASHION:
 Coat tales: A tradition of Barbour outerwear | Watch Video
They're a British tradition, as common as soggy weather -- raincoats fit for a Queen, or for 007. Martha Teichner visits the Barbour factory in Northern England and their "museum" of classic rainwear.

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HARTMAN: Teacher's life-saving gift to a student (Video)
A good teacher will do almost anything for a student, but few have gone so far as Donna Hoagland, a teacher at Marsh Pointe Elementary in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., who helped one student's family by giving of herself in the most unselfish way. Steve Hartman reports. 

     
STAGE:
 John Lithgow on the love that was basis for "Stories By Heart" | Watch Video
Lee Cowan interviews the Emmy-, Tony- and Golden Globe-winning actor, now on Broadway in "John Lithgow: Stories By Heart."

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NEWS: The Golden Gate Bridge to get a suicide net | Watch Video
The Golden Gate Bridge, a beautiful landmark in San Francisco Bay, has an ugly side. Nearly 1,700 have committed suicide from the bridge since its opening in 1938. Last year, 39 people jumped.  But that toll may be coming to an end.  Families and loved ones of those who took their own lives -- as well as those who tried to commit suicide but survived -- have won their fight to have a safety net erected on the bridge. John Blackstone reports.

(If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call a trained counselor at National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK [8255].)  

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OPINION:
 Vivian Howard on the goodness of broths | Watch Video
Vivian Howard, star of PBS' "A Chef's Life," says every culture has a recipe with curative powers.

RECIPE: Vivian Howard's Black Silkie Chicken Soup
The host of PBS' "A Chef's Life" offers her take on a traditional curative broth.

RECIPE: Stewed Collards with Ham Hock in Potlikker
Chef Vivian Howard offers a family favorite that nourishes and satisfies, slurp for slurp.

RECIPE: Benny's Matzo Ball Soup
A favorite recipe for a traditional dish, courtesy of chef and restaurateur Vivian Howard, star of PBS' "A Chef's Life."

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CALENDAR:
 Week of January 8 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
 Birds in Pennsylvania (Video)

We leave you this Sunday Morning outside Erie, Pennsylvania, where birds of a feather are riding out the storm. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


RECAP: DECEMBER 31, 2017

      
COVER STORY: 
A look ahead at 2018
CBS News correspondents around the world look at what we can expect in 2018, and how the events of 2017 have shaped what is to come.

What's next in Washington? | Watch Video
CBS News National Correspondent Chip Reid on the challenges President Trump and Republicans face in the coming year.

What's next for Russia and the U.K.? | Watch Video
CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer on Putin's upcoming election, and Britain's troublesome "Brexit."

What's next for the Middle East and Europe? | Watch Video
CBS News correspondent Seth Doane on the prospects for diplomacy, and the rise of populist, far-right and separatist movements.

What's next for Asia? | Watch Video
CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy on the North Korean nuclear crisis that looms on the horizon.

      
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Top news stories of 2017, month-by-month | Watch Video
Jane Pauley has a recap of some of the year's biggest news stories.

    
SPIRITS: 
Distilling vodka from San Francisco's fog | Watch Video
Just in time for a New Year's toast, Lee Cowan tells us about vodka made from fog. Here's to you, San Francisco!

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THE YEAR IN REVIEW
The top books of 2017 | Watch Video

     
SUNDAY PROFILE: 
"Disaster Artist" star James Franco on finding a work-life balance | Watch Video
Correspondent Tony Dokoupil catches up with the actor, currently starring in the film "The Disaster Artist."

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THE YEAR IN REVIEW
The top music of 2017 | Watch Video

      
HEALTH: The rise of "gaming disorder" (Video)
The World Health Organization is poised to list "gaming disorder" - the point at which playing video games takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities - as an official human malady. Jane Pauley reports.     

        
THE YEAR IN REVIEW
The top online stats of 2017 | Watch Video

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THE YEAR IN REVIEWHail and farewell to those we lost in 2017 | Watch VideoJane Pauley looks back at the lives and accomplishments of the people we lost in the year gone by.

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THE YEAR IN REVIEW
The top movies of 2017 | Watch Video

      
OPINION:
 Faith Salie on how art can help shape our New Year's resolutions | Watch Video
At the end of another breathless year, the "Sunday Morning" contributor takes stock in the meaning of mistakes and repairing one's self.

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THE YEAR IN REVIEW
The top TV of 2017 | Watch Video

      
NATURE: 
Sequoias (Video)
We leave you this last Sunday Morning of 2017 in King's Canyon National Park in California ... among towering sequoias many hundreds of years old. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.

    


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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
A Piney Woods Christmas
In southeast Texas, species diversity makes up for lack of a snow at the holidays.  



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