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Last Updated Jul 21, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

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HEADLINES: Heat wave grips much of the U.S. (VIDEO)
From Texas to the Great Lakes, and east to New England, a heat wave – in some areas in triple digits – is broiling the nation. So far, it's blamed for at least six deaths. Meg Oliver reports.

 "Mike Wallace is here" | Watch Video
Four words that struck terror into the hearts of shady businessmen and corrupt politicians – "Mike Wallace is here" – also comprise the title of a new documentary that depicts the dramatic life and career of the legendary CBS News correspondent, whose no-holds-barred interview style and indefatigable showmanship helped make "60 Minutes" must-see TV.  Rita Braver talks with filmmaker Avi Belkin (who was granted unprecedented access to CBS News' archives), and with Mike's son, "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace, about building a career in the footsteps of a giant.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Chris Wallace on Mike Wallace stealing interviews
In this web exclusive, Chris Wallace, host of "Fox News Sunday," talks with Rita Braver about his father, legendary CBS newsman Mike Wallace, whose competitiveness for interviews stretched even to stealing an interview with comedian Chris Rock from his own son. 

GALLERY: Remembering Mike Wallace, 1918-2012

"Mike Wallace Is Here" opens in theaters July 26, To watch a trailer click on the video player below.

Mike Wallace Is Here - Official Trailer by Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing on YouTube

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 New York City's Central Park | Watch Video
On July 21, 1853, hundreds of acres of land in the center of Manhattan were set aside for parkland, ultimately developed into one of the world's most glorious public spaces. Lee Cowan reports.

GALLERY: New York's Central Park

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Sales of seltzer and sparkling water have approximately tripled in the last ten years. CBS News

BEVERAGES: Sparkling water is making a splash | Watch Video
Welcome to the "Age of Effervescence," when sales of seltzer and sparkling water are positively bubbling over. Serena Altachul talks with seltzer expert Barry Joseph, author of "Seltzertopia," and with Alex Gomberg, the owner of Brooklyn Seltzer Boys, where carbonated water has been produced for generations. Originally broadcast on November 18, 2018.

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ZZ Top in concert. CBS News

MUSIC: ZZ Top: After 50 years they've still got legs | Watch Video
The band ZZ Top is marking 50 years together, with a new remastered collection of their greatest hits, "Goin' 50." Jim Axlerod talks with guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard (the one without a beard) who are still working hard to make their pedal-to-the-metal, bluesy country rock seem so easy.

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 Finding peace for the fallen, and themselves (VIDEO)
At a cemetery in Chester, Illinois, Lt. Perry Dotson is 50 years late for the funeral of Army Private First Class Leonard Nitzsche, who was in Dotson's platoon in Vietnam when, in April 1970, he was killed. Dotson felt he never had the chance to properly grieve the loss of the young man – nor, it turns out, did other members of his platoon, prompting an unforgettable reunion. Steve Hartman reports. 

There are only 200 or so dusky gopher frogs in the wild, all living around one Mississippi pond. Scientists have used in vitro fertilization to breed more to prevent the species' extinction. CBS News

NATURE:  On the brink: The Endangered Species Act | Watch Video
Around the world, plant and animal species are going extinct at a rate faster than any time in human history. The Endangered Species Act, signed into law 46 years ago, has succeeded in preventing hundreds of species on the list from going extinct, and has recovered 54 species. But new regulatory changes to the Act are being finalized by the Trump administration, which may weaken its ability to protect wildlife and habitat, and – say wildlife advocates – speed extinctions. Conor Knighton reports.

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MILEPOST: National Ice Cream Day

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COMEDY: Hannah Gadsby: There is life after trauma | Watch Video
Luke Burbank profiles the Australian writer., actress and standup comedian whose recent Netflix special, "Hannah Gadsby: Nanette," about the intersection of comedy and tragedy, earned her a Peabody Award, and whose latest show, "Douglas," is even more revealing. 

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk with "Sunday Morning" contributor Jeffrey Kluger. CBS News

SPACE: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on the next giant leap for mankind | Watch Video
As the founder, CEO and lead designer at SpaceX, a private company that makes rockets and spacecraft, Elon Musk envisions a time when his reusable rockets will bring people to the moon and Mars. He's focused on humans becoming a "multi-planet species," and on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, he speaks with Jeffrey Kluger (editor-at-large at Time magazine, and the co-author of "Apollo 13") about his vision for the future.

WEB EXTRA: Read an extended interview with Elon Musk

GALLERY: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off

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OPINION: He said, ze said: Faith Salie on preferred gender pronouns | Watch Video
The grammar geek talks about the practice of choosing or requesting non-binary pronouns.

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 Week of July 22 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

 Cuba's Isle of Youth (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us under the sea, at Cuba's Isle of Youth (Isla de la Juventud). Videographer: Ziggy Livnat.


HEADLINES: Intense rainfall from Barry swamps Louisiana, Mississippi (Video)
Barry quickly lost its punch after coming ashore Saturday as the first hurricane of the year. But up to 20 inches of rain may fall as the system moves inland. Omar Villafranca, in Mandeville on Lake Ponchartrain, reports.

HEADLINES: Blackout dims New York's bright lights (Video)
The power is back in New York City after an apparent transformer fire Saturday evening caused a widespread blackout, darkening many Broadway shows but not the spirit of New Yorkers. Laura Podesta reports.

What happened when food blogger Wil Fulton tried an experiment of eating nothing but breakfast cereal for a week? And with egg sandwich sales increasing for breakfast, how are cereal makers trying to re-energize their brands? CBS News

COVER STORY: Bowled over for breakfast | Watch Video
What happened when food blogger Wil Fulton tried an experiment of eating nothing but breakfast cereal for a week – 82 consecutive bowls? Susan Spencer talks with Fulton about his serial dining on cereal. She also talks with Yale University's Paul Freedman about the history of breakfasts; Dana McNabb, of General Mills, who is bowled over by new varieties of cereal; and registered dietitian Wendy Lopez, who reveals her secret to breakfast smoothies. Originally broadcast on November 18, 2018.

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 Measuring tape | Watch Video
On July 14, 1868, Alvin Fellows patented his "new and useful improvement in spring measuring tapes." Jane Pauley reports.

"Din, une très belle négresse #1" (2012) by Mickalene Thomas. CBS News

ART: Black models in modern art | Watch Video
A recent New York City art exhibition, now at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, explores the importance of black models as key to the development of 19th and 20th century art, through their representations by French and American artists (including Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Frederic Bazille and Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault). Nancy Giles talks with curator Denise Murrell about how the Harlem Renaissance influenced painters such as Henri Matisse, and with Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas about black figures in art at a time of social and political transformation.

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 Remembering Rip Torn, Jim Bouton and Ross Perot (Video)
 Colson Whitehead on "The Nickel Boys" | Watch Video
Author Colson Whitehead won a Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling 2016 novel "The Underground Railroad." He talks with Lee Cowan about his latest novel, "The Nickel Boys," a fictional tale of cruelty and trauma based on the notorious Alfred G. Dozer School for Boys outside Tallahassee, where the neglect and abuse of children was rampant for decades.

WEB EXTRA: Read an extended transcript of Lee Cowan's interview with Colson Whitehead

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 A blooming business (Video)
Art Chadwick, who owns Chadwick & Son Orchids, near Richmond, Virginia, will happily sell you an orchid. But he's also willing to board your plant while you're on vacation. And yes, there are people who will pay to put up their beloved flowering plants, to make sure they're kept in clover. Steve Hartman reports.

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface.  NASA

APOLLO 11:  To the Moon! A chronicle of mankind's greatest adventure | Watch Video
Jeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins and astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and, in archive footage, hears from mission commander Neil Armstrong about the achievement of the first Moon landing, and of the "magnificent desolation" they found there.

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  • Apollo 11 (nasa.gov)
  • Apollo 11 (Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
  • "Apollo 13" by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger (Mariner), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via Amazon

 Events and exhibits celebrating Apollo 11 at 50 | Watch Video
When it comes to commemorating the anniversary of Man landing on the moon, the sky's the limit!

When NASA needed a lunar spacesuit for the Apollo astronauts, they turned to the experts - the women who sewed girdles and bras for Playtex. CBS News

APOLLO 11: The seamstresses who helped put a man on the moon | Watch Video
When NASA needed a lunar spacesuit for the Apollo astronauts, they turned to the International Latex Corporation, and a cadre of women who normally sewed latex bras, to create a softer, more flexible spacesuit. Tracy Smith talked with some of the seamstresses who fashioned protective wear that would mean life or death for men in space, and with Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison "Jack" Schmitt who was the last man to walk, and jump, on the lunar surface.

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The Moon, by the numbers | Watch Video

 Walter Cronkite and the awe of space exploration | Watch Video
Martha Teichner on the CBS News veteran's coverage of an epochal human event: Man landing on the moon.

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

 Full moon (Video)
"Sunday Morning" checks out a full moon setting over Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Videographer: Scot Miller.      


Whale sharks are the largest nonmammalian vertebrates, and can grow in size to more than 60 feet in length.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Nature up close: Swimming with whale sharks
A meeting with giants off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.



COVER STORY: Where's the beef? Hamburger patties made from plants | Watch Video 
Allison Aubrey reports on hamburgers that are made from plants instead of beef, but still taste like the real thing.

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TRAVEL: A trip down the mighty Mississippi |  Watch Video
From the gentle rising headwaters in Northern Minnesota, to the Gulf of Mexico over 2,300 miles downstream, Mo Rocca takes a trip on the Mississippi River.

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ART: Graffiti beyond the streets |  Watch Video 
What was once a symbol of New York's 'bad old days' is now being celebrated. Serena Altschul reports on "Beyond the Streets," the largest exhibition of graffiti and street art ever produced.

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FASHION: Dapper Dan's rags to riches story | Watch Video 
On fashion's biggest night, Dapper Dan can't believe he has center stage. Michelle Miller reports on the Harlem designer's saga that's been three quarters of a century in the making.

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SPORTS: Learning how to drive a monster truck | Watch Video
Monster trucks. Those big bouncy very American contributions to motor sport, are actually extremely hard to drive. Luke Burbank found out how hard, when he attended Monster Jam University.

MUSIC: America, the band, still touring after 50 years | Watch Video
"Ventura Highway" was a very big summer song back in the 70's for the band that's known as America. So what are its founders up to these days? Still traveling a familiar road. John Blackstone reports

HARTMAN: The 97-year-old bagboy
Benny Ficeto of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, has been doing oddjobs since he 'retired' in the 1980s. Steve Hartman reports on the 97-year-old who loves a hard day's work.

ALMANAC: Ringo Starr's birthday | Watch Video
79 years ago today, Richard Starkey was born in a tough neighborhood of Liverpool, England. He grew up to become known as Ringo Starr, the drummer who in 1962 joined John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison in the Beatles  

OPINION: Jim Gaffigan says cheeseburgers are in "grave danger" | Watch Video 
People are putting so many toppings on cheeseburgers, they're becoming harder and harder to hold. Gaffigan asks, "If you can't confidently hold a cheeseburger while you eat it, is it cheeseburger?"

CALENDAR: Week of June 30
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

NATURE: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge 
"Sunday Morning" visits the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge in upstate New York. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


COVER STORY: Ansly's Army | Watch Video
Ansly Damus, a 42-year-old asylum seeker from Haiti, spent over two years in jail despite having committed no crime. Ted Koppel reports on how he came to live in Melody Hart and Gary Benjamin's upstairs bedroom in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

HISTORY: The Museum of the American Revolution | Watch Video
Martha Teichner reports on the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, which features exhibits like George Washington's tent, a piece of the original North Bridge from Concord, Massachusetts, and a look at how the war changed life for African Americans and Native Americans.

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ART: Surrealism and war | Watch Video
The traveling exhibition "Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s," now at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, explores how the real-life monstrosities of war in the mid-20th century bred metaphorical monsters in paintings and sculptures, by such artists as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, André Masson and Joan Miró. Serena Altschul reports.

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FOOD: Custard in Milwaukee | Watch Video
Mo Rocca travels to Milwaukee, home to the highest concentration of frozen custard shops in the world, including one that's been serving since 1938. Locals Bud Selig and Bob Ueker tell Rocca about their love for the cold treat that shouldn't be confused with ice cream.

HARTMAN: Kindergarten Sign Language | Watch Video
When it was time for 6-year-old Morey Belanger to begin kindergarten, her parents had a choice: public school or a school for the deaf? They opted for the closer public school and the students have embraced their new classmate by learning sign language.

THEATER: Beyond Glory | Watch Video
Stephen Lang portrays eight Medal of Honor recipients, showing what drove them, in his one-man play "Beyond Glory." David Martin reports 

MUSIC: Rock legend Tina Turner on her voice, finding serenity and losing a son | Watch Video
The singer talks with CBS News' Gayle King about her memoir, "My Love Story," and opens up about her years with Ike Turner, falling for a younger man, Buddhism, and the suicide of her son, Craig. (This story was originally broadcast October 14, 2018.)

BOOK EXCERPT: Hear Tina Turner read the prologue from "My Love Story"

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OPINION: Tim Cook on the work still needed for LGBTQ equality | Watch Video
With Pride Parades happening across the country, Cook comments on how far gay rights have come in the 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and the road ahead          

CALENDAR: Week of June 30 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

NATURE: Yosemite National Park
"Sunday Morning" visits Yosemite National Park in California. Videographer: Scot Miller.



COVER STORY: Seeing red: Mankind gets closer to Mars | Watch Video
Mankind has never been closer to setting foot on Mars. NASA is completing construction of its new Mars rover, in readiness for its launch in July 2020, while SpaceX is firing prototypes of its Mars rocket engines, getting ready for short test flights in late 2020. David Pogue reports on the prognosis for manned exploration of the Red Planet.

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 Sex researcher Alfred Kinsey | Watch Video
On June 23, 1894 the biologist and professor who founded the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction was born. Jane Pauley reports. 

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FASHION: Streetwear, the latest fashion trend | Watch Video
Contributor Kelefa Sanneh, of The New Yorker magazine, reports on clothes that are a mashup of hiphop leisurewear and high fashion. He walks with designers Carine Roitfeld and Heron Preston, and Vogue Magazine's Lynn Yaeger about the bursting popularity of streetwear.

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HOLLYWOOD: Sherry Lansing, on life in Hollywood, and life since Hollywood | Watch Video
The former actress and producer, and the first woman to head a major film studio, became a role model in a male-dominated industry– and, while at the top of her game, boldly left the business altogether. Mo Rocca reports. 

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MARRIAGE:  "Something new": Surprise weddings | Watch Video
Are you the spontaneous type? Can you keep a secret? Then you might be someone to throw a "surprise wedding," with none of the angst, doting mother's advice or fighting bridesmaids to contend with. Plus, you have the fun of surprising people! Luke Burbank met an Ohio couple who sprang the big news to their guests at a party that suddenly turned matrimonial.

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HARTMAN: In a class by herself (Video)
On tiny Cuttyhunk Island in Massachusetts, 13-year-old Gwen Lynch is the only student in a one-room schoolhouse, built in 1873 to teach the children of fishermen. And this year, with Lynch leaving the island for high school, friends and family flocked to witness Cuttyhunk Elementary's last graduation ceremony ever. Steve Hartman reports. 

 This week's New York Times bestsellers

Fiction Hardcover Bestsellers:

1. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens
2. "Unsolved" by James Patterson and David Ellis
3. "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner
4. "City of Girls" by Elizabeth Gilbert
5. "Tom Clancy: Enemy Contact" by Mike Maden

Fiction Hardcover Bestsellers:

1. "Unfreedom of the Press" by Mark R. Levin
2. "Songs of America" by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw
3. "The Pioneers" by David McCullough
4. "Howard Stern Comes Again" by Howard Stern
5. "Educated" by Tara Westover

COMICS: The chronicles of "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley interviews her husband, cartoonist Garry Trudeau, whose '60s comic strip at Yale, "Bull Tales," evolved into one of the most influential and enduring chronicles of the generational counter-culture. Now 70, Trudeau talks about his Pulitzer Prize-winning strip, and the effect his memorable characters' journey has had on him. (Originally broadcast on December 2, 2018.)

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FITNESS: Jazzercise: Fit at 50 | Watch Video
Long before crossfit became a fad and spinning a sensation, there was the dance-based workout Jazzercise, and this '80s throwback is surprisingly alive and kicking. As correspondent Michelle Miller discovered, Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Missett, at 75, and her multi-million-dollar company are both in great shape.

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 Dave Barry on learning to age more gracefully | Watch Video
Now that he is at the age when his mailbox is filled with ads for hearing aids, catheters and funerals, the humorist has some advice on how to handle turning the big seven-oh. 

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

 Sunflowers (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us this first weekend of summer to a field of sunflowers in Milledgeville, Georgia. Videographer: Tom Cosgrove  


 Getting rid of the lawn mower (and your lawn, too)
Instead of spending time and money to maintain a monoculture that is actually damaging to our environment, follow these suggestions on how to let your yard go wild.


Guest Host: Lee Cowan


COVER STORY: Another occupational hazard for firefighters: Cancer | Watch Video
Since 2002, almost two out of every three firefighters who died on the job died of cancer, as smoke from today's fires produces an ever-more toxic brew of chemicals. But many first responders diagnosed with cancer are being denied workers' comp benefits. Tony Dokoupil talks with firefighters who are battling more than just flames.

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GAMES:  Mining lessons from the blockbuster game Minecraft | Watch Video
One of the bestselling video games of all time has no guns or blood. Since its debut in 2009, the world-building game Minecraft has sold more than 176 million copies; more than 91 million people play it every month. But it's more than a Lego-like universe where players create or destroy things; teachers are seeing the benefits of playing Minecraft in their classrooms. David Pogue reports.

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 The gift of a foster parent (Video)
When Aurora, Colo., middle school math teacher Finn Lanning learned his 13-year-old student Damien, who was in foster care, needed a kidney transplant, the confirmed bachelor decided to do something: become a foster parent. Steve Hartman reports.

HISTORY: Building the Transcontinental Railroad | Watch Video
It was the moonshot of the 19th century – crews working East from Sacramento and West from Omaha to build the Transcontinental Railroad, meeting on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. To help mark the project's 150th anniversary, Union Pacific engine #4014, built in the 1940s, has been restored, producing 7,000 horsepower as it brings the great Age of Steam back to life. John Blackstone takes a ride, and talks with descendants of Chinese immigrants who were key to completing the 1,776-mile-long railroad.

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Being a new dad, two times over (Video)
There's a steep learning curve in being a dad. It starts from Day One. But it's those early years that offer a glimpse of the future that we celebrate so fondly today: An essay by Lee Cowan.

MOVIES: "Toy Story 4" star Tim Allen on comedy and tragedy | Watch Video
Tracy Smith sits down with the comedian and star of the "Toy Story" animated features.

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Toy Story 4 | Official Trailer 2 by Pixar on YouTube

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OPINION: Jim Gaffigan on retiring from the job of being a dad | Watch Video
The comedian has taken on the job of being a father five times over, and is ready to retire.

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BUSINESS:  Bitcoin billionaires Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss | Watch Video
They became famous as the privileged pair of Harvard athletes who believe Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook. Now, entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have shifted their focus from social media to cryptocurrency, becoming among the first bitcoin billionaires, and launching a digital currency exchange mobile app, Gemini. Correspondent Nicholas Thompson reports.

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FATHER'S DAY:  World's best dads | Watch Video
How did Father's Day come about? It was thanks to a woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, who in 1909 proposed a day to celebrate fathers, like the widowed Civil War veteran who'd raised Dodd and her five brothers. But unlike Mother's Day, the idea was slow to catch on, and it would take decades for dads to get their due. Correspondent Nikki Batiste talks with retired NFL star Tony Gonzalez, a 2019 Father of the Year Award recipient, and with photographer Dave Engledow, the self-proclaimed "World's Best Father" (and he has the pictures to prove it).

GALLERY: Photographer Dave Engledow, the "World's Best Father" 

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 Week of June 17 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

 Utah (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" offers us a drone's-eye view of Dead Horse Point State Park and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. Videographer: Derek Reich.


A leopard in Africa.  Judy Lehmberg

NATURE UP CLOSE: Wildlife and the story behind "Taco Bell's Cannon"
Judy Lehmberg explains how a misunderstanding by this classical musical newbie relates to imagery of animals on an unspoiled Earth. 

GALLERY: Summer music 2019
It's summertime - time for music at festivals and venues across the country. Photos by CBS News' Jake Barlow, Ed Spinelli and Kirstine Walton.  





 The lavender scare: How the federal government purged gay employees | Watch Video
In the 1950s the U.S. government deemed federal workers who were homosexual to be security risks and began purging them from the workforce. A new documentary looks at how the policy played out over more than four decades. Mo Rocca reports.

To watch a trailer for the documentary "The Lavender Scare," click on the video player below.

The Lavender Scare - Official Trailer by The Lavender Scare on YouTube

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 Remembering Dr. John | Watch Video
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr was a true son of New Orleans, mixing blues, jazz, rock, and faux voodoo in a musical gumbo all his own. Mo Rocca reports. 

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Dr. John, of New Orleans (Video)
Grammy-winning musician-composer-producer Malcolm John Rebennack Jr, better known as Dr. John, mixed blues, jazz, rock, and faux voodoo into a rich musical gumbo, until his passing on June 6, 2019 at age 77. In this "Sunday Morning" profile originally broadcast August 20, 2006, correspondent Russ Mitchell rode with Dr. John through New Orleans history – both musical and disaster-related – stopping to chat with one of the godfathers of the city's music scene, Allen Toussaint, and Cosimo Matassa, owner of the legendary New Orleans recording studio where Dr. John started playing as a teenager.

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ON BROADWAY: Broadway's Andrew Rannells: "Too Much Is Not Enough" | Watch Video
It's been seven years since Andrew Rannells starred in the hit Broadway show, "The Book of Mormon," earning him his first Tony Award nomination.  He has since starred in several TV series, and authored a memoir, "Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood." Faith Salie talked with Rannells about how he found the spotlight.

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: Andrew Rannells' "Too Much Is Not Enough"

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 "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations" | Watch Video

GALLERY: Fabulous portraits of the cast of "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations"

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MUSIC: Gloria Gaynor on her "Testimony" | Watch Video
Four decades after her signature song, "I Will Survive," hit #1 and became an anthem of female endurance, 69-year-old singer Gloria Gaynor's new gospel album, "Testimony," is her own tale of survival. Anthony Mason reports.

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 Jeff Daniels on "To Kill a Mockingbird" | Watch Video

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CBS News' Walter Cronkite and former General. Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the American Cemetery in Normandy, France, 20 years after D-Day. CBS News

D-DAY AT 75: His grandfather's war: David Eisenhower on the general and D-Day | Watch Video
David Eisenhower, grandson of the general who commanded the greatest military operation of history's most terrible war, talks with David Martin about the legacy of D-Day, and of the decisions made and responsibilities borne by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, who led nearly 160,000 Allied troops into Normandy 75 years ago.

ARCHIVE VIDEO: CBS Reports (1964): "D-Day Plus 20 Years - Eisenhower Returns to Normandy"
The Allied invasion of Nazi-controlled France on June 6, 1944 was the largest military invasion in history, involving nearly 160,000 service members arriving by ship and air at Normandy. Its success turned the tide of World War II. Two decades after D-Day, former Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was Supreme Commander in charge of the operation, returned to Normandy. Eisenhower talked with CBS News' Walter Cronkite about his experiences in June 1944, the tactical decisions behind Operation Overlord, and how British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was talked out of joining the invading forces. Eisenhower and Cronkite visited the Allies' war room on England's southern coast; the coast of France, including Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach; and the American military cemetery at St. Laurent-on-the-Sea. This special broadcast of "CBS Reports," featuring newsreel footage of the invasion, originally aired in 19 countries around the world on June 5, 1964.

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 The "Wow!" concert (Video)
It was an unusual outburst for a classical music concert: an audience member shouted out "Wow!" at the very end of Mozart's "Masonic Funeral Music," performed by the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston. The group's president and CEO, David Snead, was determined to find out who had broken audience protocol in such a forthright way. The answer to his query proved very surprising, as Steve Hartman discovered.

 Annette Bening on "All My Sons" | Watch Video

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TELEVISION:  Kevin Bacon on career longevity, and the links that connect us all | Watch Video
The actor talks about his new Showtime series, "City on a Hill," in which he plays a corrupt federal agent in Boston. Lee Cowan reports. 

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 Cole Porter | Watch Video

Good authors, too, who once knew better words
Now only use four-letter words
Writing prose
Anything goes!

The composer of such Broadway classics as "Anything Goes" and "Kiss Me, Kate" was born on June 19, 1891. Mo Rocca reports.

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JOURNALISM: CNN's Jim Acosta on the press' role in the Trump era | Watch Video
Candidate and then President Trump has repeatedly attacked the news media, called stories he dislikes "fake news," and has lied to the public more than 10,000 times since taking office. At the same time, access to press briefings in the White House has dwindled. CNN's chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta, who has been called the "enemy of the people" by the president, says the press corps' responsibility these days is not just to call balls and strikes, but also fouls. He talks with his colleague, CBS News' White House correspondent Chip Reid, about the role of the press corps today, and about his new book, "The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America."

READ A BOOK EXCERPT:  Jim Acosta's "The Enemy of the People"

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 Bryan Cranston on "Network" | Watch Video

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 Elk (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Point Reyes National Seashore in California, a safe home for Tule Elk, hunted nearly to extinction in the 1800s. Videographer: Lee McEachern.


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

A grizzly cub on the left and a black bear, with some brown markings, on the right. Even though they are young, one of the major differences between the two species can be seen: The grizzly has a "dished" face that curves down from its forehead to its nose; the black bear's profile is much flatter.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Grizzlies and black bears
Judy Lehmberg on the bears of Yellowstone National Park.

TONY AWARDS: Stream songs from this year's nominated musicals, revivals
Fans of musical theater can listen to songs and excerpts from this year's nominated productions, including streams of cast albums and behind-the-scenes video.

GALLERY: Summer music 2019
It's summertime - time for music at festivals and venues across the country. Photos by CBS News' Jake Barlow, Ed Spinelli and Kirstine Walton.  



COVER STORY: D-Day veterans of the air | Watch Video
A World War II-era Douglas C-47 military transport plane dubbed "Miss Montana" had been parked in a museum for nearly two decades after a career transporting firefighters in Montana. Now, with its engines rebuilt and the fuselage restored to its early glory, it is joining other veteran airplanes that saw service on D-Day 75 years ago for a trip across the Atlantic, for an anniversary flight over the beaches of Normandy. Richard Schlesinger talks with those who got Miss Montana back in the air.

GALLERY: D-Day - When the Allies turned the tide

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ART:  The delicate craft of wood carver David Esterly | Watch Video
The delicate and expressive wood carvings of sculptor David Esterly may take months, even years, to create, conjured from the subtle neurological connections between the artist's brain and the hand. Faith Salie talks with Esterly, whose craft has placed him among the greatest wood workers, and who is now facing the symptoms of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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MOVIES: Mindy Kaling on "Late Night," and taking nothing for granted | Watch Video
When she was a little kid, Mindy Kaling didn't see anyone on TV who looked like her, and yet she's built a career as a writer and actress who is remarkably relatable, whether it's her characters in the sitcoms "The Office" and "The Mindy Project," her bestselling books, or her new film "Late Night," which she wrote and stars in alongside Emma Thompson. Luke Burbank sits down with Kaling and finds, as talented and funny as she is, she's less adept at making pizza rolls.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Will Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak "get back together"?
In this web exclusive, writer and actress Mindy Kaling talks to Luke Burbank about the public's fascination with her relationship with actor B.J. Novak, who played her boyfriend on the hit comedy series "The Office."

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JUSTICE: Re-making bail | Watch Video
It's estimated that at least 60% of Americans in jail today – nearly a half-million – haven't been convicted of anything but are merely being held in pre-trial detention because they can't afford to make bail. What's worse, even people who are acquitted of charges may face years paying back their bail bond fees. Now, some states, like California, are moving to end their cash bail systems. 

Lee Cowan looks at the $2 billion-a-year private bail bond industry, and talks with the founder of the Bail Project, a non-profit that gives those in need bail without added fees, as well as the executive director of Equal Justice Under Law, dedicated to scrapping the cash bail system entirely.

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 Leon Redbone and Claus von Bülow | Watch Video
It happened this past week - word of the passing of two men as different as different can be

MUSIC: The Jonas Brothers get a do-over | Watch Video
The Jonas Brothers' "Sucker" has been rocking the airwaves as their first-ever #1 hit. But the brothers – Nick, Kevin and Joe – have traveled long paths, both together and solo, since coming onto the scene as teens nearly 15 years ago. Tracy Smith talks with the Jonas Brothers, each now married, about family ties and their decision to regroup, produce a new album, and head out on tour.

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POLITICS: George Will, a conservative rock, unmoved by chaos | Watch Video
The Washington Post columnist and political commentator George Will has been a staunch and unshakable advocate for conservative policies for more than four decades. Calling conservatism in the Age of Trump "a persuasion without a party," he has left the Republican Party whose titular head he rejects (but not his court picks). Special correspondent Ted Koppel talks with Will about the state of politics, as well as one of the more hot-button topics of the day: baseball.

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 Humorist David Sedaris has diverse opinions about on-screen representation | Watch Video
If an actor with legs can play a double-amputee (once his limbs are erased by a computer), where does that leave all the amputee actors?

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PASSAGE: Tiananmen Square, 30 years later | Watch Video
The Beijing massacre in which hundreds, perhaps thousands of protesters died at the hands of the army has been erased from Chinese history. Elizabeth Palmer reports. 

 Week of June 3 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

 Black bears (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" visits Yellowstone National Park, a playground for a mother black bear and her frolicking cubs. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.  


André De Shields, Amber Gray and the cast of "Hadestown," which leads this year's Tony Awards with 14 nominations. "Hadestown"/Matthew Murphy

TONY AWARDS: Stream songs from this year's nominated musicals, revivals

Fans of musical theater can listen to songs and excerpts from this year's nominated productions, including streams of cast albums and behind-the-scenes video.



  Van life: Making one's home on the open road | Watch Video
From baby boomers to millennials, some people have found a roadmap to happiness by living their lives on the open road, in RVs or converted vans. Tony Dokoupil meets a family of six who live in a converted school bus, and with Bob Wells, an oracle of online information about living on the road.

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 The rise of Dracula | Watch Video
The immortal vampire first saw the light of day when Bram Stoker's horror novel was published on May 26, 1897. Jane Pauley reports.

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ART: Monumental women: Breaking the bronze ceiling | Watch Video
New York City's Central Park is filled with statues honoring noted historical figures, even a famous dog – and all of them are male. Nationwide, there are more than 5,000 outdoor statues of people of all sorts, but less than 8% of them are of women.  Faith Salie reports on the Monumental Women Campaign, and Equal Visibility Everywhere, two groups that say it's time to put more and more women up on a pedestal. 

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MUSIC: Teddy Abrams, the Louisville Orchestra's rock star | Watch Video
At 32, Teddy Abrams is the youngest conductor of a major orchestra in the United States, and he's done what most orchestras are desperate to do: increased the audience, young and old. Martha Teichner reports.

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"The Ballad of Huck & Miguel": Huck Finn revisited, in today's L.A. | Watch Video
Author Tim DeRoche reframes Mark Twain's story of comradeship and child-like wonderment in his contemporary tale of a boy-adventurer and an undocumented Mexican immigrant rafting down the Los Angeles River. Lee Cowan reports. 

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OF NOTE: "Sunday Morning" colleagues (Video)
What goes on behind the scenes to make "Sunday Morning" happen is anything but simple, and so we pay tribute to those who have worked for us - and many other CBS News colleagues - who are retiring. Behind every name is a story, a memory, and good reason to offer our thanks and best wishes.      

 A school bus driver's special delivery (Video)
School bus driver Curtis Jenkins loves delivering his young passengers to Lake Highlands Elementary in Dallas, Texas, and has inspired them by paying attention, motivating them, and handing out presents he carefully selects for each child. Steve Hartman reports.

ON BROADWAY:  Annette Bening on "All My Sons" | Watch Video
Serena Altschul talks with the actress, now a Tony nominee for her performance in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons."

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MUSIC: The War and Treaty | Watch Video
As the duo The War and Treaty, Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter sing some of the songs Michael wrote, while serving in the Army in Iraq, as tributes to fallen comrades – songs they now perform in concerts across the country and in their debut album, "Healing Tide." Conor Knighton reports.

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Scott Pelley on the American flag, and Americans' common purpose | Watch Video
The "60 Minutes" correspondent says "We the people" can only sustain a democracy when divisions do not recklessly tug at the threads holding us together.

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

 Bears Ears National Monument (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah, named for a pair of buttes resembling, well, bears' ears! Videographer: Scot Miller. 


Javelinas, like their pig relatives, are omnivorous. They will eat most anything which is what partly explains their success.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Our javelina scare
A trip through the Amazon brought "Sunday Morning" videographer Judy Lehmberg up-close-and-personal with a herd of peccaries.

RECAP: MAY 19 - "A Sunday Morning in Florence"

Jane Pauley hosts a special broadcast of "Sunday Morning" from Tuscany, sharing stories on all things Italian – art and design, traditions and culture, fashion, food, music, entertainment and history.


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OPENING: "Ablassen" (Video)
The "Sunday Morning" theme is performed by cellist Christian Grosselfinger on the streets of Florence. 

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  Emigration, full circle: Returning to the old country | Watch Video
Mark Phillips meets with Americans whose Italian ancestors emigrated to the New World, who have themselves emigrated back to the Old World.  And thanks to Italian citizenship laws, the Italian blood that has flowed in their family's veins through generations has opened up doors to their becoming Italian citizens.

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 Michelangelo's David | Watch Video
Michelangelo's masterpiece, the 17-foot-tall statue of David, stands front-and-center at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence. Jane Pauley reflects on the quintessence of Renaissance art.

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 Florence - A history | Watch Video
For centuries the Italian city of Florence has been a hub of trade and commerce, and an historic center for art and architecture. Jane Pauley reports.

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FOOD: Creating an irresistible mozzarella | Watch Video
At the organic cheesemaker Tenuta Vannulo, in southern Italy, the specialty is fresh buffalo mozzarella. Seth Doane checks out the process of creating a simply delicious cheese.

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 The birthplace of Pinocchio | Watch Video
The tiny Tuscan town of Collodi was the birthplace of Pinocchio. Created in 1881 by journalist-author Carlo Lorenzini (who took the town's name as his pen name), the wooden puppet who became a real boy was the star of a coming-of-age story much darker than the familiar Disney film. Lee Cowan reports. 

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ART: Treasures of the Uffizi (Video)
Seven years before America's Declaration of Independence, the Uffizi opened its doors to the public. Containing perhaps the greatest collection of artwork in the world, including masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Botticelli, the Florentine museum holds treasures at every turn. Jane Pauley reports.

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ART:  Florentine artisans: Preserving the traditions of Medici taste | Watch Video
Florence is one of the last cities in the world that still has a thriving culture of artisanship, with historic roots that go back 600 years. Martha Teichner reports.

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 A royal estate in Tuscany | Watch Video
The Corsini estate, Villa Le Corti, sits high atop a hillside outside Florence, in the Tuscan wine region of Chianti, on land Princess Giorgiana Corsini's family has owned since the 1300s. She talked with Jane Pauley about the rich history of one of Italy's richest families, the restoration of a great house and winery that had been left to decay for a century, and the treasures that sit behind the villa's walls.

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BOOKS: Under the Tuscan sun with author Frances Mayes | Watch Video
In 1990, American professor and poet Frances Mayes felt an irresistible urge to buy a derelict 300-year-old property. She transformed it into one of the most famous villas in Tuscany, attracting a constant stream of tourists, thanks to her bestselling memoir about restoring the house, called "Under the Tuscan Sun." The book spent more than two-and-a-half years on the bestseller list, and later became a popular film. Mayes talks with correspondent Rita Braver about her unexpected success, her adopted village of Cortona, and her latest book, "See You in the Piazza."

WEB EXTRA: Recipes from "Under the Tuscan Sun" author Frances Mayes

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MEDICINE: The world's oldest pharmacy | Watch Video
Florence's Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy, which dates back to 1221 when Dominican monks began experimenting with alchemy, is thought to be the oldest apothecary in the world. Rose water? It was invented here, as were other medicinal and aromatic innovations, as reported by Jane Pauley.

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FASHION: Brunello Cucinelli: Fashion and philosophy | Watch Video
In a country where thousands of little towns are being deserted, one village is thriving, mainly due to the work of one extraordinary man: designer Brunello Cucinelli. His company, which makes some of the finest and priciest clothing in the world, has raised the fortunes of Solomeo, restored the town's ancient buildings, and upheld the dignity of local workers by forging what has been called a "humanistic enterprise in the world of industry." Tracy Smith reports.

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FOOD:  Nutella, the spread that made hazelnuts famous | Watch Video
The rich chocolate-hazelnut creation, known to the world as Nutella, has been a staple for generations of local cooks. Seth Doane visited the Langhe region of Piedmont, Italy, where the rolling hills are covered with hazelnut trees, and with confectioners and pastry makers who bask in the delights of the hazelnut.

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MUSIC: Sting, Trudie Styler, and their summer home in Italy | Watch Video
Il Palagio, a 400-year-old villa in Tuscany, is a summer house that the singer-musician Sting, and his wife, Trudie Styler, bought for a song or two. They've fixed it up, and brought the olive groves, vineyards and vegetable gardens back to life. Sting and Trudie talk with correspondent Alina Cho about music, raising a family, and revitalizing a cherished homestead.

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ART:  Trafficking in art | Watch Video
In Florence even the street signs are pieces of art.  Playful, funny, irreverent, hundreds of them dot the landscape thanks to a street artist who goes by name Clet, a Frenchman who saw an opportunity to do something different in a place imbued in history. Jane Pauley reports.

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FOOD:  True espresso love: Attending a university of coffee | Watch Video
The vibrant southern Italian city of Naples seems to run on espresso. Seth Doane explores the Neapolitan love of coffee with tour guide Marcello Uzzi, and attends lessons at the Italian coffee powerhouse Illy's own University of Coffee in Trieste, where the highly-calibrated method of preparing the perfect cup of espresso is taught.

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 Tuscan countryside (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Villa Le Corti, just outside Florence. Videographer: Mike Hernandez.


Our primetime special, "No Exit!," driven by our love of the automobile, from the perils of commuting and gridlock, to future technologies behind the wheel, airs Friday, May 17 at 9  p.m. ET/PT.


"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley, decked out in a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.  CBS News

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OPENING: Mo Rocca on the dilemma of traffic (Video)
Stuck in gridlock, like millions of other drivers? Mo Rocca has suggestions on how to get away from it all, none very practical.

TECHNOLOGY: Gridlock - Seeking 21st century solutions to an age-old problem | Watch Video
As Americans spend an estimated 97 hours a year stuck in traffic, costing tens of billions in lost productivity, answers to our traffic nightmares are being explored, both high-tech and old-school, from a Hyperloop magnetic transportation system reaching speeds of hundreds of miles per hour, to gondola rides above congested city streets. Lee Cowan reports.

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TECHNOLOGY:  The road to self-driving cars | Watch Video
A few years ago there were many headlines about self-driving cars – cars that would never get drowsy, never get impaired by alcohol, and never be distracted by cell phones. Well, the future of self-driving vehicles is closer than you think, as David Pogue finds out when he surveys a landscape in which the drivers are not people.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lyft co-founder on why your car is expendable
Self-driving cars may reshape more than our streets. In this web exclusive, correspondent David Pogue talks to David Zimmer, co-founder and president of the Lyft ride-sharing service, about the future of transportation, and what will change as new technologies make us less and less dependent on owning a car. 

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WORK: Crazy commutes: Employing alternative methods to beat traffic | Watch Video
Traffic engineer Sam Schwartz, who's credited with the dubious honor of coining the term "gridlock," believes the current traffic situation has never been this bad. So, is it any surprise that some commuters have turned to more imaginative methods of transportation to work, like a unicycle, or a self-built, foldable boat? Susan Spencer reports. 

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 Tuning in to the evolution of car radios | Watch Video
From pop hits to preachers, and pretty much everything in-between, the car radio has been part of our lives for almost 100 years. Nancy Giles talks with a familiar radio voice, "Cousin Brucie," and historian Donna Halper about the evolution of entertainment on the road.

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DRIVER'S SEAT:  In the slow lane with Jay Leno | Watch Video
Traffic during rush hour in Washington, D.C., is among the worst in the nation – so lethargic that even a venerable Model T Ford, driven by comedian and car aficionado Jay Leno, would have to slow down to keep up. Special correspondent Ted Koppel joins Leno as he slowly makes his way through the nation's capital, while offering a discourse on America's transportation history.

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POSTCARD FROM JAPAN:  Street art: Japanese manhole covers | Watch Video
On the streets of Japan, you may find remarkable artwork right under your feet. The Japanese have turned black metal manhole covers into well-rounded works of design. Nearly every city and town now has its very own manhole covers, usually based on a local claim to fame, drawing fans (called "manholers") in search of photos or copies of these unique pieces of public art. Ben Tracy reports.

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TECHNOLOGY: Flying cars: Ready to take off | Watch Video
After decades of promises, flying cars are finally becoming real. Richard Schlesinger looks at what may soon be taking off on the highway, which look more like helicopters than what "The Jetsons" promised.

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TRAVEL:  Traveling America's scenic byways | Watch Video
It's easy to get caught up in getting to where you want to go, while missing all the beauty and intrigue you pass along the journey. Conor Knighton explores America's national scenic byways.

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 Jim Gaffigan on that unavoidable certainty of life: Traffic | Watch Video
The comedian will do anything to avoid coping with traffic, especially commuting (which is just a gentle renaming of traffic).

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 Teaching anti-vax parents to trust science and the MMR vaccine | Watch Video
The World Health Organization listed vaccine hesitancy – when parents delay or withhold vaccines for their children – as one of the top ten health risks for 2019. Now, with more than 700 confirmed cases of measles in 23 states, public health officials are scrambling to put a stop to it. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on using science as an antidote to misinformation about vaccines.

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LANDMARKS: A new museum for Lady Liberty | Watch Video
This week the $100 million Statue of Liberty Museum opens on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It tells the story of the creation of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi's statue back in the 1800s – a gift of France – and also the story of how it became a symbol of America, of inclusion, of liberty. Martha Teichner reports.

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RADIO: The evolving Howard Stern | Watch Video
Over the past 13 years, Howard Stern helped SiriusXM satellite radio grow from a fledgling experiment into a 33-million-subscriber empire. But Stern, who made a name for himself as a potty-mouthed shock jock, has evolved – as a celebrity interviewer and as a person. He talks with Tracy Smith about his new book of interviews, "Howard Stern Comes Again"; his psychotherapy; a health scare that demonstrated he "wasn't Superman"; and how he and his wife are guardian angels to a thousand rescue cats.

BOOK EXCERPT: Howard Stern on how therapy changed him

EXTENDED TRANSCRIPT: Read more from Tracy Smith's interview with Howard Stern

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TRAVEL:  Up, up and away at the TWA Hotel | Watch Video
When Trans World Airlines went bankrupt in 2001, it was the end of an aviation era – and of architect Eero Saarinen's classic TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, one of the most distinctive buildings in the world. Rescued from the bulldozer by building preservationists, the magnetic terminal that once drew air travelers has now been transformed into the nostalgic TWA Hotel. Kris Van Cleave checks in. 

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JUSTICE: The Central Park Five speak | Watch Video
With a new Netflix series about their case premiering, the men who came to be known as the Central Park Five share with correspondent Maurice DuBois the many costs of a false conviction. 

To watch a trailer for "When They See Us," directed by Ana DuVernay, click on the video player below:

When They See Us | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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SUNDAY PROFILE: "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek on his cancer diagnosis | Watch Video
For 35 years Alex Trebek has hosted nearly 8,000 episodes of the game show "Jeopardy!" and won six Emmy Awards. And while contestant James Holzhauer's record-setting streak has been making headlines of late, the biggest news from the show has been Trebek's fight against pancreatic cancer. He talked with Jane Pauley about his chemotherapy, the crippling pain, and his determination not to miss a day of work.

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MILITARY: Life lessons and war stories from Admiral William H. McRaven | Watch Video
Admiral William McRaven, now retired, thought commanding the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound would be the crowning achievement of his 37 years as a Navy SEAL, until he gave a 2014 commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin that went viral – a lesson in personal responsibility that spoke to millions across the globe and became a bestseller, "Make Your Bed." David Martin talks with Admiral McRaven about the long, long road from making your bed to missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Sea Stories" by Admiral William H. McRaven

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 Mares and their foals (Extended Video)
For Mother's Day, "Sunday Morning" takes us near Corolla, North Carolina. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


ALMANAC: The ironing board | Watch Video
On May 12, 1874, the prolific African-American inventor Elijah J. McCoy patented an "ironing "table." Jane Pauley reports.

From 2003: Extreme ironing

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Extreme ironing (Video)
It's not an Olympic sport (yet), but as correspondent Bill Geist discovered, adherents of extreme ironing go to herculean extremes as they wield their irons in ever-more challenging situations, pressing on in their quest to remove wrinkles. Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" November 7, 2003.

 Week of May 13 | Watch Video
From the Webby Awards to the 144th Preakness Stakes, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

From 1986: Immigrants on the Statue of Liberty

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Immigrants on the Statue of Liberty (VIDEO)
Lady Liberty has come to represent the idea of America, freedom and opportunity to generations. "Sunday Morning" host Charles Kuralt presents the story of the Statue of Liberty as told by the experiences of immigrants arriving at New York Harbor, as well as by photographer Peter B. Kaplan, who documented the statue in amazing closeups; Richard Adler, who composed a suite in her honor; Elmo Leonardelli, a scaffolder who worked on its 1986 restoration; and Lee Iacocca, chairman of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. Originally broadcast on January 5, 1986.

Correspondents Lee Cowan and Mo Rocca accept the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program for "CBS Sunday Morning," May 5, 2019, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. CBS News

On Sunday, May 5, "Sunday Morning" won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program. Thank you to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – and thank you to our viewers, who make it all worthwhile!

RECAP: MAY 5 - The Money Issue

Our annual special broadcast that looks into the many ways we earn, spend, invest, waste, lose, and go without money, featuring guest host Martha Teichner.


COVER STORY: Calling it quits: When leaving your job is the right thing to do | Watch Video
Many Americans with full-time jobs say they daydream about leaving those jobs far behind. But giving up an unsatisfying career (and the paycheck with it) is not just a fantasy, say those who have experienced the joy of quitting. Tony Dokoupil reports.

BOOK EXCERPT: Read a chapter from Seth Godin's "The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)"

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 Sweden is going cashless | Watch Video
The Swedish band ABBA has been singing about "Money, Money, Money" for years. But if you try to buy a ticket to the pop group's museum exhibition in Stockholm with cash, you're out of luck; it's one of the increasing number of establishments that has stopped accepting cash. Mark Phillips looks at how Sweden is becoming a cashless society, where transactions are all done with smartphones and devices, and where last year only 13% of Swedes could remember using coins or bills for a recent purchase. 

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LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!: Work remotely? Tulsa, Oklahoma wants you (and your laptop) to move | Watch Video
With countless people working remotely from their homes, does it really matter where they live? According to Tulsa, Oklahoma, no! The city of 400,000 that has plenty of hip coffee shops, bustling bars, and a thriving arts district also wants more telecommuters, and is willing to pay you $10,000 to relocate there. Conor Knighton talks with people who have picked up and moved to the Sooner State after signing up for the Tulsa Remote program.

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COMMERCE: Many happy returns | Watch Video
Typically about 8% of items purchased at a store will be returned; for ecommerce sites, that can be 25% to 40%. And all the stuff that stores cannot easily resell will wind up in the secondary market, where one company's trash can become other people's treasure. Rita Braver visits liquidators who process and resell goods that are just as good as new, or even newer.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: When customers return high-end fashions
Roughly a third of apparel purchases may end up as returns, and high-end stores may not be the final resting place for high-end fashions. In this web exclusive, correspondent Rita Braver talks with supply chain logistics expert Dale Rogers about what happens when customers bring stuff back.

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FOOD: A slice of the pizza business | Watch Video
For one week every year, the center of the known pizza universe isn't Naples, Italy, or New York (or even Chicago); it's Las Vegas, when the International Pizza Expo rolls into town, bringing with it thousands of professional pizza-makers, and those dreaming of getting into the business. Luke Burbank talks with aspiring pizzeria owners, and those who have pursued their dreams and are now rolling in dough.

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 CBD: On a real market high | Watch Video
Cannabidiol, a chemical compound extracted from hemp, is now at the center of a swiftly-growing industry which last year derived about $600 million in U.S. sales. Lee Cowan reports.

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TOURISM: Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Cruises' brand-new, billion-dollar cruise ship | Watch Video
Martha Teichner checks out how continuous innovations in ship design have made cruises a booming industry, and steps aboard Celebrity Cruises' latest ship, the Celebrity Edge, which redefines travel on the high seas.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Keeping up with Kris Jenner | Watch Video
You might say the Kardashians changed the way we look at money and fame. Now, meet the woman who literally gave birth to the most influential family of celebrities on the planet, as Tracy Smith sits down with Kris Jenner.

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 Safecracking: The right combination (Video)
Safecrackers have been around as long as safes have. And while safecracking in real life may not be as dramatic as it appears in the movies, for the pros an uncracked safe is a challenge to be savored. David Pogue talked to some experts on manipulating open safes for whatever possible treasures await inside.

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MUSIC: Singing the praises of karaoke | Watch Video
Nancy Giles finds out that the inventor of karaoke is still singing a happy tune.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The bloodsport of singing karaoke
Joshua Baron, Seattle's "Karakoe Baron, explains to correspondent Nancy Giles why bar fights have broken out among karaoke enthusiasts eager to sing along to Journey's "Don't Stop Believing."

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 Javelinas (Video)
"Sunday Morning" visits Big Bend National Park in Texas, home of some peccaries. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.         


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FROM THE ARCHIVES: A retirement home for horses (Video)
Correspondent Martha Teichner visited the Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm, in Alachua, Fla., whose owners, Peter and Mary Gregory, provide a bucolic home for police and military horses that have finished their working careers, or elderly equines that have been abused, neglected or abandoned. And it's not just for horses: A veritable Noah's Ark of animals shares the grounds. Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" March 27, 1994.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Rescuing horses for adoption (Video)
Many thoroughbreds may face an unsettling future once their racing days are over. Which is why Judy Parker started an adopt-a-horse program in Florida, rescuing and caring for former race horses until they could find new homes. Correspondent Bill Geist reports. Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" June 10, 1990.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Ode to Secretariat (Video)

Charles Kuralt presents this remembrance of one of the truly great racehorses: Secretariat (1970-1989), whose monumental 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes in 1973 was a run for the ages. We also hear from Penny Chenery Tweedy, Secretariat's owner; Heywood Hale Broun, who covered Secretariat's Triple Crown win; and Arthur Boyd Hancock III, the owner of Stone Farm, a 2,000 acre horse-breeding operation in Paris, Kentucky, who looks over the very last foal of Secretariat, Risen Starlet. Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" May 3, 1992. 

A quiet moment for a female red fox and her kits.

NATURE UP CLOSE: A red fox family in Yellowstone
A pair of foxes and their kits provide photographers with a surprisingly up-close-and-personal view of fox life, and death.



 Suspect identified in California synagogue shooting (Video)
One woman was killed, and three other people wounded, in an attack on a synagogue in Poway, California Saturday. Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest.

 PostSecret: Private secrets anonymously shared with the world | Watch Video
Beginning in 2004, Frank Warren has invited total strangers to send him their secrets – humorous or painful, romantic or traumatic – which he then posts on the massively popular website PostSecret.com. The postcards that arrive in his mail each week have even been displayed in museums, where viewers may find secrets that hit close to home. Lee Cowan reports.

GALLERY: Private secrets shared via postcard

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 The Chernobyl nuclear accident | Watch Video
On April 28, 1986 the Soviet government grudgingly acknowledged an explosion and release of radiation at a nuclear power plant. Jane Pauley reports.

  Frida Kahlo: The unapologetic artist | Watch Video
There is so much more to Frida Kahlo than meets the eye, as viewed in a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that blurs the line between artist and art. Faith Salie explores the career of an unapologetic woman who carefully crafted a portrait of her life while living through polio, and her husband Diego Rivera's infidelity, to become one of the most famous women in art history.

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JOURNALISM: "Mad as hell": How "Network" foretold today's TV news | Watch Video
In the years since the premiere of Paddy Chayefsky's Oscar-winning satire "Network," in which TV news anchor Howard Beale became a "mad prophet of the airwaves," 24-hour cable news operations have taken to heart the movie's lesson: Success lies in the incitement of anger. "Sunday Morning" special correspondent Ted Koppel talks with Bryan Cranston, starring as Howard Beale in a new Broadway version of "Network"; former TV news executive Dick Wald; cable news veteran Greta Van Susteren; and Carlos Maza, host of the Vox series "Strikethrough," about the state of TV news today.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The role of news media in the age of Trump
President Donald Trump's understanding of the power of social media to spread his message has contributed to dramatic changes in how journalism functions today. In this web extra, "Sunday Morning" Special Correspondent Ted Koppel hears from online journalist Carlos Maza and cable TV news veteran Greta Van Susteren about gatekeepers, facts and the spread of propaganda.

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BOOKS: Harper Lee, true crime writer | Watch Video
For years the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," and a best friend of "In Cold Blood" author Truman Capote, had researched and written a true-crime novel based on a series of deaths in Alabama, for which a small-town preacher had been rumored to be responsible. Though never found guilty, the reverend did collect life insurance policies on several family members who'd mysteriously died, until he himself was murdered by a vigilante. Rita Braver reports on Lee's fascination with the case, and talks with Casey Cep, author of the book "Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee."

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: "Furious Hours"

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 Company's coming (Video)
Eleanor Baker, a widow, was sitting alone at Brad's Barbeque in Oxford, Alabama, when she was approached by three young men, in a meeting she told Steve Hartman had to have been arranged by the Almighty.

TELEVISION: Joan Collins: Playing the woman the world loved to hate | Watch Video
As the scheming Alexis Carrington on the '80s TV series "Dynasty," British actress Joan Collins was really good at being bad. Mo Rocca talks with Collins about her film and TV career, her five husbands, and her catfights with "Dynasty" co-star Linda Evans. 

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COMMENTARY: Bill Geist on a vacation wonderland | Watch Video
In his new book, "Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America," "Sunday Morning" correspondent Bill Geist shares memories of his youth working at Missouri's Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks - Family Vacationland, an amusement park where monkeys drove cars and kids were hired to dress up as "Ozark seals" for gawking tourists.  

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BROADWAY: Playwright Taylor Mac on "Gary": Following in Shakespeare's bloody footsteps | Watch Video
As a followup to William Shakespeare's most violent play, "Titus Andronicus," Taylor Mac has penned an unlikely sequel: "Gary," a new Broadway comedy starring Nathan Lane as a servant hired to clean up the bloody mess of Shakespeare's tragedy. John Blackstone sits down with Mac, a playwright and performance artist best known for his 24-hour-long epic, "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music."

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


NATURE: Foxes (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes you this morning to Massey, Maryland, where a mother fox spends quality time with her young. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.




HEADLINES: Arrests following blasts in Sri Lanka (Video)
Sri Lanka's defense minister said seven suspects are in custody after a series of explosions that targets churches and hotels in the capital city Colombo and elsewhere. More than 200 people have been killed. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

 A resurrection in faith-based films | Watch Video
With the end of big-budget Biblical epics, faith-based movies have long been out of favor in Hollywood. But in the years since Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" became a box office phenomenon, filmmakers telling stories with a Christian perspective may finally be getting an answer to their prayers, with larger budgets and big-name talent. Correspondent John Blackstone talks with Chrissy Metz, start of the film "Breakthrough"; Bishop T.D. Jakes, a pastor who has also produced several hit Christian films, including "Miracles From Heaven"; and students learning the craft of filmmaking at Liberty University, one of the largest Christian universities in the world.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Chrissy Metz on prayer and acting in faith-based films
The new movie "Breakthrough" is based on the true story of a 14-year-old boy who was pronounced dead and then came back to life after his mother prayed. Chrissy Metz talked with correspondent John Blackstone about prayer and her standards for accepting roles in projects.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Producer, pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes on faith-based films
Bishop T.D. Jakes, a pastor who has produced several films revolving around issues of faith, such as "Miracles From Heaven" starring Jennifer Garner, talked with John Blackstone about Hollywood's acceptance of faith-based narratives and what it means for a filmmaker to "preach to the choir."

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OUR MAN IN PARIS: Notre Dame is the world's church | Watch Video
It had withstood a war, a revolution and neglect, as well as the impact of 30,000-40,000 tourists a day. But there was so much more than stone to Notre Dame Cathedral. David Turecamo reports on the heritage of the Paris landmark that was damaged by fire this week. 

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From 2011: The history of France's Notre Dame Cathedral

MILEPOST: School shootings since Columbine

MUSIC: The Missing People Choir: Raising voices in pain and hope | Watch Video
They call themselves the Missing People Choir – 30 or so voices from every walk of life, most of whom had never sung a day in their lives. But nearly every member has endured the anguish of a missing loved one – children mostly. Lee Cowan attended a concert at St. Martin in the Fields in London, and talked to members about the healing, and hope, their music has brought.

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MUSIC: BTS, the kings of K-Pop | Watch Video
One of the most popular Korean pop groups in the world is the boy band known as BTS (for "Beyond the Scene") – the first Korean act to sell out a U.S. stadium; the first K-Pop group to present at the Grammy Awards; and the first Korean pop band to be featured on Time Magazine's Most Influential List. Seth Doane interviews the group's members – seven young men between the ages of 21 and 26 who consider themselves family, who've trained, composed music and grown up together, and all live in the same house – and goes behind the scenes with BTS in a secret Seoul rehearsal studio.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: BTS rehearses choreography of "Boy With Luv"
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, "Sunday Morning" correspondent Seth Doane visited a Seoul rehearsal studio where members of the K-Pop band BTS were practicing the dance moves for their hit song, "Boy With Luv."

To watch BTS perform "Boy With Luv (Featuring Halsey)" click on the video player below.

BTS (방탄소년단) '작은 것들을 위한 시 (Boy With Luv) feat. Halsey' Official MV by ibighit on YouTube

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The Mueller Report - Road map to where? | Watch Video
A redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election, and President Trump's efforts to obstruct the FBI's and Mueller's investigations, has been released, prompting dismissals and arguments over findings of fact, questions about prosecutorial judgment and Congressional prerogative, and subpoenas. What's next? Weijia Jiang reports. 

 "To Kill a Mockingbird": A story for our time | Watch Video
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racism in the Deep South has been a perennial read in grade school, an Academy Award-winning film, and now a critically-lauded play on Broadway. Tracy Smith talks with the show's star Jeff Daniels and playwright Aaron Sorkin on translating Lee's characters to the stage, and with students who talk about "Mockingbird"'s relevance to today's audience. 

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POLITICS: Pete Buttigieg on the presidency as a "moral office" | Watch Video
Once a long-shot, Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of Indiana's fourth-largest city has been rising in the polls for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, attracting dollars, attention, and somewhat-name recognition. The Afghanistan War veteran, Rhodes scholar and trained pianist talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about the importance of narratives, coming out, what youth brings to public office, and reanimating his party's values for a new era, including a connection with faith.

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MUSIC: Florence Welch on her own "Hunger" | Watch Video
As Florence Welch – lead singer of Florence + the Machine – faced down her demons, her lyrics became more revealing. Anthony Mason talks with the 32-year-old about her music. 

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 Week of April 22 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

 Baby geese (Extended Video)
On this Easter morning, "Sunday Morning" takes you to the company of goslings – baby geese – at Stow Lake in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.


 The Red Baron | Watch Video
On April 21, 1918, German fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen was shot down over France. Lee Cowan reports.

Ravens are always watching for a chance to steal any food they can.

NATURE UP CLOSE: The intelligence of ravens
The black birds are definitely not just bird-brains.




COVER STORY: The Profile in Courage Award | Watch Video
The John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award is presented annually to elected public officials who have made courageous decisions despite political and personal risks. This week on "Sunday Morning," Martha Teichner offers a 30-year-retrospective of the award, speaking to Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, and to past recipients of the award, and reveals this year's winner: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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 Walter Winchell (Video)
On April 7, 1897, tabloid columnist-turned-broadcaster Walter Winchell was born in New York City. Jane Pauley reports.    

ART: Bill Traylor: The imaginative art of a freed slave | Watch Video
Born into slavery around 1853 in rural Alabama, Bill Traylor worked as a sharecropper for nearly five decades after the Civil War and Emancipation. But in his 80s, without work and homeless in Montgomery, he took a new path, as an artist. Painting on scraps of paper or cardboard, Traylor's folk art told the story of African Americans in the Jim Crow era. Chip Reid reports on an exhibition of Traylor's work, and life, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.

GALLERY: The folk art of Bill Traylor

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MOVIES: Sam Rockwell dances into his latest role in "Fosse/Verdon" | Watch Video
Tony Dokoupil profiles the Oscar-winning star of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "Vice," who now plays director-choreographer Bob Fosse in the TV series "Fosse/Verdon."

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 The creator of paint-by-numbers sets (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers artist Dan Robbins, who in the 1950s created one of America's most popular fads: paint-by-number sets, allowing hobbyists to paint their own masterpieces for display. Jane Pauley reports. 

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Art by the numbers (Video)
Critics sniffed, but paint by numbers was a popular fad in the 1950s. To mark the hobby's 50th anniversary, the works of amateur, number-aided artists were honored with an exhibition - the most comprehensive ever - at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Bill Geist meets the inventor of paint-by-numbers, Dan Robbins, and curator William "Larry" Bird, as well as aficionado Trey Speegle, who shows off his personal collection of hundreds of paint-by-numbers canvases. Originally broadcast on April 27, 2001.

BUSINESS: Holding court with Steve Ballmer | Watch Video
In 2014 Steve Ballmer, who ranks as one of the wealthiest people in the world, bought the Los Angeles Clippers, and is today their most enthusiastic fan. It's just one of the areas the former Microsoft CEO is devoting his micro-managed time, another being the creation of USA Facts, a free, non-partisan website that provides one-stop access to all government data. Rita Braver reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Steve Ballmer on the fairness of taxes

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 Follow the crowd (Video)
Thirteen-year-old Gavin Mabes, of South Brunswick, New Jersey, was with some middle school friends at a skatepark when they encountered Carter Bruynell, who was here with his mother celebrating his fifth birthday. Big groups of older kids might spell trouble for Bruynell, who is on the autism spectrum, but what Mabes and his friends did initiated a most unexpected friendship. Steve Hartman reports. 

TELEVISION:  Emilia Clarke on "Game of Thrones" and her near-death experience | Watch Video
As Danerys Taergaryn on "Game of Thrones," Emilia Clarke plays a character who can walk through fire. And the actress has found that, in some ways, she can, too. She tells correspondent Tracy Smith that portraying a strong woman on TV helped her to be one in life, when she suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, twice, and nearly died. Having completed ten years on the hit HBO series, Clarke has started a charity, SameYou, for brain injury survivors.

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 Reconstruction, one of the most misunderstood chapters in American history | Watch Video
In the years following the Civil War known as Reconstruction, newly-freed African American men could finally vote, and would be elected to represent Southerners in Congress. But it was a period that would be transformed into an era of segregation and Jim Crow laws, and be taught to succeeding generations as a failed political experiment. Yet, Reconstruction is now being given its due in school curriculums, and in a new PBS documentary by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. Mo Rocca talks with Gates, as well as with historian Eric Foner and author Lawrence Otis Graham, about some of the most noted African American figures in the post-Civil War era.

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 Charlotte Clymer: Being transgender shouldn't matter in the military | Watch Video
In commenting on the Trump administration's attempted ban on transgender people in the military, Army veteran and transgender woman Charlotte Clymer talks about carrying caskets of the fallen in Arlington National Cemetery, each draped with an American flag, and each anonymous as to the service member's race, religion, gender, political party or sexual orientation – only that they proudly served and gave their lives for their country.

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

 Rain forest (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us this morning to the very damp Quinault Rain Forest in Olympic National Park in Washington State. Videographer: Nedra Gurry. 


A field of bluebonnets, the state flower of Texas, surrounded by Indian paintbrush at sunset. 

NATURE UP CLOSE: Super blooms
California isn't the only state where the desert can burst into color.



COVER STORY: Let's re-do lunch | Watch Video
Dan Giusti previously worked at what has been called the best restaurant in the world, Noma, in Copenhagen. So, what is he doing at a lunch line at a New London, Conn., elementary school? Just revolutionizing the American school cafeteria menu. Giusti, the founder of the company Brigaid, hires trained chefs to make high-quality school lunches from scratch, and recently hosted a competition featuring award-winning chefs from across the country to see what meal they could create for $1.25 per student. He talks with Nancy Giles about improving classroom cuisine. 

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 The U.S. Virgin Islands | Watch Video
On March 31, 1917 the U.S. took possession of St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and about 50 other smaller Caribbean islands, which they purchased from Denmark for $25 million. Jane Pauley reports.

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MUSIC: Rock relics at the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Watch Video
They're some of the most iconic instruments from the rock 'n' roll era, played by some of the most artful and timeless musicians, and now they're being given a stage all their own. Opening this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a new exhibition, "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll," featuring such rock relics as the guitars of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen; Jerry Lee Lewis' baby grand piano; and drum sets for The Beatles and The Who. Anthony Mason walks us through a treasure trove of musical history.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Don Felder plays "Hotel California" at the Met
Museum quality: Don Felder picked up his double-neck guitar and played for "Sunday Morning" The Eagles' classic, "Hotel California."

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TELEVISION: Bill Hader on "Barry" and finding the humor in success | Watch Video
Tracy Smith profiles the "SNL" alumni and star of the HBO comedy "Barry." (And who knows? Maybe some tips on the hottest new clubs.)

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 Biomimicry: Turning to nature for technological solutions | Watch Video
Welcome to the world of biomimicry, where scientists look to nature for innovations. Faith Salie examines how humpback whales inspired aerodynamic windmill turbines, porcupine quills inspired medical products, and how a frog's saliva could lead to the development of stronger adhesives.

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 An exonerated artist (Video)
Detroit artist Richard Phillips, who will turn 73 next month, is having his first exhibition. He is America's most unlikely art phenom, because before becoming celebrated, Phillips was incarcerated for 46 years for a murder he didn't commit, until he was exonerated last March. Now, with nothing but prison time on his resume, he thought perhaps he could sell his life's work - hundreds and hundreds of watercolors he painted while in prison. Steve Hartman reports. 

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 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some notables who left us this past week, including CBS News' award-winning foreign editor Ana Real.

TELEVISION: Return to "The Twilight Zone" | Watch Video
In 1959 Rod Serling's TV series, "The Twilight Zone," made its debut on CBS. Though not a major success at the time, the show that served up horror and science fiction stories as winking tales of contemporary society, has taken on legendary status, and has influenced films and TV ever since. David Pogue looks at how Serling crafted a TV classic with New York Times television critic James Poniewozik, and talks with the writer's daughter, Jodi Serling, about the influence that his hometown, Binghamton, N.Y., had on Serling's allegorical tales. Pogue also talks with Jordan Peele, the writer-comedian behind the Oscar-winning "Get Out" and "Us," who this week introduces a new iteration of "The Twilight Zone," debuting on CBS All Access.

GALLERY: The 10 greatest "Twilight Zone" episodes

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BOOKS: A visit to the Metropol, star of "A Gentleman in Moscow" | Watch Video
The art nouveau Metropol Hotel in Moscow, which just celebrated its 110th anniversary, has welcomed countless famed guests in its day, but one of its most famous is fictional. Amor Towles' novel "A Gentleman in Moscow," the story of a Russian aristocrat condemned in 1922 to spend the rest of his life inside the hotel, has been on The New York Times bestseller list for weeks, sold more than a million copies, and been translated into 30 languages. Elizabeth Palmer joined Towles on a visit to the famed hotel, which has borne witness to seismic political events over the decades, and which is now welcoming fans of the novel seeking a glimpse of the hotel's fabled past. 

READ AN EXCERPT: "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

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 "They can put a man on the moon..." So, what's next? | Watch Video
Historian Douglas Brinkley on President John F. Kennedy's famous call to send a man to the moon – and what a patriotic "moonshot" directive might mean for our country today.

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 Week of April 1 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

 Macaques (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to a nature reserve on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, a safe home for monkeys known as Crested Black Macaques. Videographer: Mauricio Handler. 


MOVIES: Teen mogul Marsai Martin on "Little" | Watch Video
Fourteen-year-old actress Marsai Martin, the star of the TV series "Black-ish," is also one of the youngest executive producers in motion picture history. Her company, Genius Productions, is behind the new comedy "Little," a sort of reversal of the Tom Hanks classic "Big," in which an overbearing professional woman is transformed into an adolescent – an example of Martin proving that you can do anything at any age. Nancy Giles chatted with the young mogul, whose parents are trying to make sure she doesn't grow up too quickly.  

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

Little - Official Trailer (HD) by Universal Pictures on YouTube

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COVER STORY: The Mueller Report
After nearly two years, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, and of obstruction of justice in the determination of collusion in the operation, has been wrapped, with a report delivered to the Attorney General. What will this development mean for the continuing criminal, counterintelligence and Congressional investigations into the Trump administration, and further indictments from federal and state prosecutors? 

THE MUELLER REPORT: What its findings may mean for democracy | Watch Video
Through the indictments, convictions and guilty pleas already filed through Robert Mueller's investigation, Russian interference in our elections has been proven. Now, what are we expected to do with the special counsel's investigative findings? Martha Teichner talks with investigative journalist Michael Isikoff and Washington Post opinion editor Michael Duffy about the big picture.  

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THE MUELLER REPORT: Ball now in Attorney General's court (Video)
After receiving the findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's connections with the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr spent most of the weekend at the Justice Department with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and a small group of advisers pouring over the final report, making historic decisions about how much of it the public will see. Paula Reid reports.

THE MUELLER REPORT: More legal trouble for Trump | Watch Video
Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe has ended, congressional and state investigations into President Trump's administration and business interests are expected to ramp up. Correspondent Ed O'Keefe talks with law professor Jonathan Turkey and Democratic Senator Christopher Coons about a new phase in the president's legal jeopardy. 

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 Building the New York City subway | Watch Video
On March 24, 1900 Mayor Robert Van Wyck ceremoniously launched construction of the city's first subway line, commemorated as "Tunnel Day."

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 The origin of brackets | Watch Video
The NCAA Bracket is a March Madness tradition nearly as popular as the college basketball tournament itself. This year, some 70 million bracket-makers are competing for cash prizes and office bragging rights. And it all started at an unassuming bar in Staten Island, New York, where correspondent Brook Silva-Braga learned of the first Final Four bracket, back in 1977, that would spread to become a national sensation.

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 Brandi Carlile, the "underdog," surrounded by love | Watch Video
Long a best-kept secret, the favorite musician of the "cool kids" has been preparing for her time in the spotlight her whole life. Tracy Smith talks with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile and her bandmates, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, who discuss their latest album, "By the Way, I Forgive You"; how their special bond formed in the Seattle music scene 14 years ago; and their creation of the Looking Out Foundation.

To hear Brandi Carlile perform "Party of One" (featuring Sam Smith) click on the video player below.

Brandi Carlile - Party Of One feat. Sam Smith (Official Video) by Brandi Carlile on YouTube

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RELIGION: "The Secret Life of Muslims": An education (Video)
From producer Josh Seftel comes this story of Richard McKinney, a former U.S. Marine who plotted to blow up an Islamic Center in Muncie, Ind., and through an unusual turn of events ended up in a place that is utterly surprising.

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 Three Mile Island nuclear accident, 40 years later | Watch Video
In March 1979, in the worst nuclear power plant accident in U.S. history, a series of mishaps caused the release of radiation from a reactor at the Pennsylvania facility. Jane Pauley looks back. 

 Mothering a duck (Video)
Steve Hartman catches up with Kylie Brown, of Freeport, Maine, whom he first visited a few years ago to find out why the little girl was so attached to a duck that refused to leave her side.        

Comedian Kathy Griffin with correspondent Luke Burbank. CBS News

COMEDY: Death threats, cancellations, investigations: Kathy Griffin says she would do it all again | Watch Video
In May 2017 Kathy Griffin's life turned upside-down after the release of a photo of her holding what appeared to be the severed head of President Donald Trump – a joke that became anything but. Her career took a hit, she received death threats, and she found herself under investigation for conspiracy to assassinate the president. But while many people might have taken the opportunity to go into early retirement, Griffin did not. She talks with Luke Burbank about the personal and professional consequences she faced, and why she would do it over again.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Kathy Griffin on receiving death threats
After comedian Kathy Griffin posed for a photo with a mask representing the severed, bloody head of President Donald Trump, she became the subject of death threats. In this web exclusive, she discusses with correspondent Luke Burbank how the FBI informed her that she was under "imminent threat" after her name was shared by "MAGA bomber" Cesar Sayoc with "like-minded people," and how she performed while under threat.  

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POSTCARD FROM LONDON: Brexit: The comical political crisis that is no laughing matter | Watch Video
There's a time-honored tradition in Britain: When things are looking really bad, take refuge in humor. They do a satirical, radio comedy show at the BBC, "The Now Show," and, lately, they're finding it's hard to be funnier than the real thing. Mark Phillips reports on how "Brexit" – Great Britain's anticipated-but-not-quite-thought-out exit from the European Union – is screwing up the country.

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COMMENTARY: James Fallows: What history teaches us about uncovering coverups | Watch Video
With the impending release of some, or all, or none of the information uncovered by Robert Mueller in the Special Counsel investigation of Russia and Donald Trump's campaign, The Atlantic writer James Fallows says that courtroom drama-style revelations are not how reality usually works – nor is hiding information in a democracy.

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Pinyon pines and juniper woodland in Grand Canyon.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Grand Canyon ecosystems
A walk through the national park is a trek through several different ecosystems, each with distinct flora and fauna.



COVER STORY: A lost girl's diary: The hidden anguish of Alexandra Valoras | Watch Video
Teen suicide is now at a 40-year high for young women, and is the second-leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds of both sexes. High school junior Alexandra Valoras, a straight-A student, class officer and robotics whiz, nonetheless felt she wasn't ever good enough; hiding her despair behind a sunny disposition to the outside world, she ended her life before her 18th birthday. Jim Axelrod talks with the young woman's parents, friends and teachers about the signs that were missed; the private journals in which the girl wrote down strikingly uncharacteristic words of pain; and how Alexandra's mom and dad are bringing a message of awareness to other students.  

If you are in crisis: Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

 Nat King Cole | Watch Video
On March 17, 1919, the singer with an "unforgettable" voice was born. Jane Pauley reports. 

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 Hudson Yards' Vessel: Like a park, but vertical | Watch Video
It's the centerpiece of the largest and most expensive private real estate development in American history: "Vessel," the sculpture in the middle of Hudson Yards, a new 16-building complex on the West Side of Manhattan. The honeycombed flight of fancy, made of 154 flights of stairs, was conceived by 49-year-old British designer Thomas Heatherwick, who has put his stamp on some of the most provocative buildings and public projects around the world. Anthony Mason reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Thomas Heatherwick's brand of provocation (5/22/16)

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MUSIC: Choral performance: "Danny Boy" (Video)
For St. Patrick's Day we are graced in the studio with a performance by the Choral Scholars of University College, Dublin. 

And an encore: The group performs the folk song "Bó na Leathadhairce."

"Bó na Leathadhairce" by the Choral Scholars of University College, Dublin

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 An eccentric millionaire's home that plays its own tune Watch Video
Charles Brown III left behind a mansion that was museum-worthy, from its secret passages to the more than 140 antique music-making machines that turn the 19,000-sq.-ft. Pennsylvania home into a veritable orchestra. Conor Knighton reports.

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FOOD: Behind the scenes at America's Test Kitchen | Watch Video
It's an empire built on testing new dishes and putting kitchen gadgets through their paces, using both staff chefs and food stylists, as well as 17,000 volunteer cooks from around the country to test recipes. America's Test Kitchen, based in Boston, is featured in two TV shows, magazines and books, and has built its success one meal at a time. It's paid a visit by Martha Teichner who, like their ravenous viewers, truly eats up their advice.

RECIPE: Roasted Carrots and Shallots with Chermoula, from America's Test Kitchen

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 WWII vet runs across America, again (Video)
Ernie Andrus, who served in the Navy in World War II, was celebrated back in 2016 when, at the age of 93, he became the oldest person ever to run across America, making the trip from San Diego, California all the way to St. Simons Island, Georgia. But he recently got so bored, he decided to do something even more remarkable: make the same trip again, in the other direction. Steve Hartman reports. 

  Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her final term in HBO's "Veep" | Watch Video
The HBO comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the one-time Veep and accidental president enters its seventh and final season, and if there is one lesson to take from the hit show, it's that in comedy, as in life, nothing good ever comes easy. Tracy Smith talks with Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Timothy Simons, Anna Chlumsky, and show runner David Mandel about going the extra mile for laughs, even in the midst of the star's successful battle with breast cancer.

To watch a trailer for the final season of "Veep" click on the video player below. 

Veep (2019) Final Season | Official Trailer | HBO by HBO on YouTube

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  • "Veep" (HBO) returns March 31

New Zealand mass shooting (Video)
Ben Tracy has the latest on Friday's attack on two mosques in Christchurch, in which a gunman espousing white nationalist rhetoric shot dozens of Muslim men, women and children, killing at least 50 and wounding dozens more.

BOOKS: Delia Owens on "Where the Crawdads Sing" | Watch Video
For the last six months "Where the Crawdads Sing" has been a fixture on The New York Times' Bestsellers List. The novel by Delia Owens is a love story, murder mystery, courtroom drama, and ode to the outdoors all in one. Lee Cowan paid a visit to Owens at her home in Idaho, and in the wilderness she loves.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Delia Owens on the inspiration for "Where the Crawdads Sing"
Novelist and animal behaviorist Delia Owens explains to correspondent Lee Owens how the inspiration for her book came from the savannas of Africa.

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 Week of March 18 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

 Cardinals in the snow (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Loganville, Pennsylvania, where cardinals prove to be true standouts. Videographer: Brad Markel.


NATURE UP CLOSE: A Grand Canyon geology lesson
Trekking through the natural wonder is a walk through two billion years of geological history.




 No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash (VIDEO)
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 Max jetliner crashed after take-off from the country's capital Sunday morning, with 157 people on board, including eight Americans. Deborah Patta reports that no one survived.  

 The crisis of rural medical care | Watch Video
Since 2010, 99 rural hospitals in the United States have closed, leaving residents in isolated communities without access to proper medical or emergency room care. The effects can be deadly, as Lee Cowan discovered meeting with residents in Nevada and Oklahoma who have witnessed their towns' only hospital close. He also visited a hospital in Kansas that took an unusual approach to profitability, and a charity whose international outreach to provide medical care in remote locations has taken a domestic turn.

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 The dot-com bubble | Watch Video
On March 10, 2000, newly-formed online companies reached stratospheric heights on the stock market, setting the stage for an Icarus-like fall. Mo Rocca reports.

DESIGN: Harvesting chairs: How an English craftsman shapes furniture from the ground up | Watch Video
Furniture maker Gavin Munro gently and lovingly bends Mother Nature into shape – growing, grafting and pruning trees into chairs and other decorative pieces. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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 The Paul Manafort sentence

 The Auburn University tree killer speaks | Watch Video
In Mo Rocca's latest podcast, Harvey Updyke, Jr., a die-hard Crimson Tide fan, opens up about why he poisoned the beloved 80-year-old Toomer's oak trees on the campus of his school's rival

You can download the episode on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayMegaphoneStitcher, or Spotify

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FOOD: The Pioneer Woman: Ree Drummond on food, fame and family | Watch Video
One of the most popular figures on the Food Network is Ree Drummond, who loves butter, basset hounds and Ethel Merman. The bestselling cookbook author and the figure behind the top-rated cooking show, not to mention "Pioneer Woman" magazine, tells Alina Cho, "I'm not a trained  chef … I am not a famous actress. I'm not the famous type. I really am a mom who cooks for her family." We also meet Ree's cattle-herding husband, Ladd Drummond, with whom she transformed the small town of Pawhuska, Okla., into a tourist destination.

RECIPE: Ree Drummond's Perfect Pot Roast

RECIPE: Knock-You-Naked Brownies

RECIPE: Ree Drummond's Baked Ziti

RECIPE: Cajun Chicken Pasta

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 Luke Perry and Carmine Persico (Video)
"Sunday Morning" notes the deaths of two figures this past week: actor Luke Perry, star of the fondly remembered teen TV series, "Beverly Hills, 90210"; and mob boss Carmine "The Snake" Persico, of the infamous Colombo crime family.   

 A pathogen is destroying Italy's olive trees | Watch Video
For thousands of years olive trees have sustained the Puglia region of Italy, producing 40 percent of the nation's olive oil. But now a pathogen from the New World is threatening to destroy this plant and the livelihoods of olive farmers. Seth Doane reports on efforts to halt the spread of xylella fastidiosa, which is killing olive trees by the millions.

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 Accidental encounter (Video)
In Buffalo, New York, college senior Andrew Sipowicz discovered his Ford Mustang has been damaged by a hit-and-run. But then he found a note from an 11-year-old witness who decided to make a difference. Steve Hartman reports on how a child standing up to injustice was no accident.

MUSIC: "Ain't Too Proud": Bringing The Temptations' sounds to Broadway | Watch Video
Tracy Smith visits the cast and creators behind the new musical "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations," which recreates the music of the legendary Motown group, and talks with Otis Williams, one of the founding members of The Temptations. 

GALLERY: Fabulous portraits of the cast of "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations"
A new jukebox musical debuts on Broadway, recreating the era of the legendary Motown group. Featuring photographs by Jenny Anderson.

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"My Girl," a capella, from "Ain't Too Proud"

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: "My Girl," a capalla, from "Ain't Too Proud"
"Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations" is a new musical bringing the story of the Motown group to Broadway. In this exclusive video ahead of the wide release of the show's cast album on April 19, Jeremy Pope, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Derrick Baskin and Ephraim Sykes perform a smooth a capella version of the Temptations classic, "My Girl." 

 Confessions of a news junkie | Watch Video
Comedian Jim Gaffigan admits he is addicted to the news. But how could anyone deny the all-consuming nature of the drama, the mystery, the indictments?

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 Handcrafting books: Labors of love | Watch Video
In an age of mass-produced titles, the care with which artisans create beautiful books by hand speaks volumes. Barry Petersen reports.

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 Week of March 11 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Mo Rocca reports.

WEB EXTRA: Pie recipes for π Day!
No one is diametrically opposed to a delicious slice of pie, especially on March 14, the day celebrating pi.

 Frozen Niagara Falls (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to an icy Niagara Falls. 




 The Golden Age of documentary filmmaking | Watch Video
Documentary films were once treated as celluloid spinach – films that were good for you, but not considered "entertaining." But documentary filmmakers have transformed the genre with great storytelling and cinematic techniques; more documentaries are playing in mainstream theaters than ever before, and are gaining wider audiences thanks to cable and streaming services, like Netflix. Correspondent David Pogue talks with filmmakers Dan Cogan and Joe Berlinger, film programmer Thom Powers, and professor Jacqueline Reich about how recent films like "Finding Neverland" and "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" show the documentary is coming of age.

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 Schemer Charles Ponzi | Watch Video
The founding father of financial hijinks, who trapped his investors in a "musical chairs" of fraud, was born on March 3, 1882.

  Scientists prove bees can do math
A new study finds that bees can do basic arithmetic. So can monkeys, parrots and spiders.

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FOOD: The big cheeses come out at the World Championship Cheese Contest | Watch Video
Marieke and Rolf Penterman are Wisconsin dairy farmers who had a dream: produce a world-class gouda cheese. Beginning in 2006, their award-winning cheeses have brought them to the pinnacle of competition: The World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis., where more than 3,400 entrants from 27 countries competed in 121 categories. Martha Teichner got a tasting.

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 "Saint Judy": The story of a tireless immigration lawyer's crusade for justice | Watch Video
Judy Wood is the crusading immigration lawyer who almost single-handedly changed U.S. law, to make it easier for women to seek asylum. And yet, she denies the saintly title – "Saint Judy" – that some have bestowed on her. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Wood about her more than 30 years practicing immigration law in Los Angeles, and with Golden Globe-nominated actress Michelle Monaghan, who is playing Wood in a new movie, "Saint Judy."

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 André Previn | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the life of the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer, soloist and conductor, whose musical career stretched from the recording stages of Hollywood to jazz clubs to concert halls across the globe.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: André Previn, from classical to jazz (VIDEO)
Not many musicians can make the transition from Bach to Basie gracefully. But André Previn, a child prodigy who escaped Nazi Germany and found a home in Hollywood musicals and jazz clubs, before spending decades as an orchestra conductor and musical director, returned to playing the cool, cerebral jazz that first made him famous. In this "Sunday Morning" profile that aired on February 7, 1993, Previn talked with correspondent Terence Smith about a career of boundless, and boundary-less, music.    

"MOBITUARIES": Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese twins | Watch Video
In his latest podcast Mo Rocca shares a story of grit and courage featuring the conjoined twins who became a public sensation touring America in the 19th century.

Listen to this week's episode of "Mobituaries." You can download the episode on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayMegaphoneStitcher, or Spotify. New episodes are available weekly.

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 Three wishes (Video)
At a nursing home in northwest Arkansas, 11-year-old Ruby Chitsey likes to go to work with her mom, a nurse who travels to several nursing homes in the area.  And it was on one of those visits, that Ruby started going up to residents with her notepad and asking them, "If you could have any three things, what would they be?" And so started a charity called "Three Wishes for Ruby's Residents." Steve Hartman reports. 

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MOVIES:  Julianne Moore on dramatizing the immensity of a life | Watch Video
Jane Pauley profiles the Oscar-winning actress, now starring in the film "Gloria Bell," about a free-spirited divorcée who discovers romance in an L.A. dance club.

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 Taking a stand on giving up a seat | Watch Video
Humorist David Sedaris says his chivalrous attitude when offering his seat on a bus or subway has been tempered by age.

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 New York Times Bestsellers - Fiction and Non-Fiction

WARFARE: Nuclear explosions: Preserving images of terrifying, swift power | Watch Video
Beginning in 1945, and until atmospheric nuclear testing was banned, the United States conducted 210 above-ground nuclear tests, recorded on film. Now, footage that has survived is being preserved and studied for their scientific data, correcting the record about the physics, and destructive power, of our nuclear arsenal. David Martin reports.

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

 Grand Canyon in winter (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" visits a snow-swept Grand Canyon National Park. Videographer: Phil Giriodi.


A lineup of zebras drinking from a well at Etosha National Park in northern Namibia.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Why do zebras have stripes?
Researchers try to answer an age-old question, whose answer is not exactly black-and-white.



COVER STORY: You wanna be in pictures? | Watch Video
There's perhaps never been a better time for aspiring thespians, given the demand for actors from new streaming platforms beyond movies and broadcast TV. But what does it take to become a star? Tracy Smith talks with some of Hollywood's most successful casting directors about the "It" factor they seek, and with actor-dancer George Chakiris, whose audition landed him in the cast of the film version of "West Side Story," for which he won an Academy Award.

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MOVIES: Screen tests of Hollywood legends (Video)
As long as there have been movies, there have been screen tests. "Sunday Morning" looks back at some early footage of actors who would go on to movie and TV immortality, from Charlie Chaplain giving actress Georgia Hale a tryout for his classic film "City Lights, to James Dean and Paul Newman, Marlene Dietrich and John Travolta, as well as Dustin Hoffman, testing in women's clothes for "Tootsie." 

MOVIES: "Bohemian Rhapsody": Sinking your teeth into a role | Watch Video
Given his extraordinary musical talent, it seems trite to focus on Freddie Mercury's teeth, but if you're going to make a movie about Queen's legendary frontman, that overbite can't be underestimated. Rami Malek's masterful performance in "Bohemian Rhapsody" got a lot of help from dental technician Chris Lyons, who's given actors like Meryl Streep and Tilda Swinton their chops. But when asked to re-create Mercury's formidable teeth, Lyons worried he may have bitten off more than he could chew. Lee Cowan talks with Lyons, and with make-up artist Jan Sewell and prosthetic designer Mark Coulier, about Malek's transformation.

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Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Tork and Stanley Donen | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the careers of a giant in the fashion world, a member of the '60s band The Monkees, and a Hollywood musical master.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Karl Lagerfeld on Coco Chanel (Video)
In 1983 German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (who died this past week at the age of 85) was given control of the label built by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. In this "Sunday Morning" report originally aired on May 8, 2005, Lagerfeld talks with Rita Braver about the history of Chanel and her designs' "opulent simplicity," and how he sought to revive the faded brand. Braver also visits an exhibit of vintage Chanel fashions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and talks with associate curator Andrew Bolton about Coco's distinctive look. 

HISTORY: How the west was won – by a restaurant chain | Watch Video
They were a staple alongside railroad lines across the United States, serving up meals to passengers in what became the first restaurant chain. Founded in 1876, Harvey Houses became renowned for the Harvey Girls, the waitresses who were said to have "tamed the American West," and which inspired a hit MGM musical starring Judy Garland and Angela Lansbury. Michelle Miller looks at the history of the Harvey Girls, whose impact was felt "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe."

WEB EXTRA: Classic Harvey House recipes
From "The Harvey House Cookbook" come dishes served at the legendary restaurants that dotted the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe rail line across the American West.

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 A debt to a service dog (Video)
Christy Gardner, an Army vet, lost both her legs after an attack overseas. She got Moxie, a service dog, to help with daily tasks. But more importantly, during her darkest days, Gardner says her golden retriever was the only thing that stopped her from ending her own life. She's felt indebted to her dog ever since. And to pay back the debt she feels towards Moxie, she came up with the sweetest plan: to pay it forward. Steve Hartman reports          

 Getting houses ready for their closeup | Watch Video
Meridith Baer is a home stager, with a proven track record of taking totally empty houses on the market and dressing them up, to where they sell for far above the asking price. Alina Cho met with the home stylist whose gift is a realtor's greatest selling point.

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ACADEMY AWARDS:  Emcee hammered: The Oscars go on without a host | Watch Video
Comedian Jim Gaffigan has some thoughts about this year's Oscar broadcast, which will be going forth without a famous comedian or film celeb as host.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Frank talk with Angie Dickinson | Watch Video
Angie Dickinson's film and TV career has been a half-century-long master class in the art of seduction. Mo Rocca talked with the star of the '70s hit "Police Woman," and such classic films as "Rio Bravo" and "Dressed to Kill" about becoming an inspiration for aspiring policewomen, her relationships with such stars as Frank Sinatra and Burt Bacharach, and the #MeToo movement.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Why Angie Dickinson regrets doing "Police Woman"
For four seasons, Angie Dickinson starred as undercover cop Sgt. Pepper Anderson in the crime series "Police Woman," for which she won a Golden Globe, and inspired countless women to pursue careers in law enforcement. But as she tells correspondent Mo Rocca, she now says she regrets taking on the series.  

"MOBITUARIES": Neanderthals, our surprising ancestors | Watch Video
New research has changed our understanding of prehistoric cavemen, who were not the brutish, howling creatures pop culture tells us they were. Preview the latest episode of Mo Rocca's podcast.

ACADEMY AWARDS: David Edelstein's Oscar picks | Watch Video
Who will take home the gold tonight at this year's Academy Awards ceremony? Our film critic David Edelstein has his picks for who should.

ACADEMY AWARDS: Download an Oscar ballot for your office pool or party

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

 Sea nettles in Monterey Bay (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Monterey Bay in California, where Pacific sea nettles are the stars. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.


An artist with cerebral palsy

ART: An artist with cerebral palsy, and without limitations | Watch Video
With the help of facilitators, the Matheny Arts Access Program aids artists, like Ellen Kane, who live with neurological disorders that affect muscular dexterity, by bringing their artwork to life – and to the walls of Sotheby's auction house. Tom Hanson reports.

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Dueling fiery-throated hummingbirds.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Hummingbirds, feathered fighters
The tiny birds have evolved to gather nectar from specific flower species, but some have also evolved bills to better attack and joust with their rivals (with video).



  The forgotten story of George Washington's love life | Watch Video
The familiar portrait of the father of our country is of the model of virtue and resolve who could not tell a lie. But author Mary Calvi says her research uncovered details about the first love of George Washington's life, the heiress Mary Philipse, one of the wealthiest women in the colonies, and how their relationship may not have ended once each of them was married to others. Jim Axelrod reports on the story behind "Dear George, Dear Mary," about the first president's first love.

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: Mary Calvi's "Dear George, Dear Mary"

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 The Armory Show | Watch Video
On February 17, 1913, a landmark New York City exhibition presented nearly 1,400 works of avant-garde art, causing a furor among critics and the public. Jane Pauley reports. 

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BOOKS: Don Winslow on "The Border," both literary and political | Watch Video
After two bestselling novels set along America's Southern border, author Don Winslow thought he'd exhausted the topic of the drug trafficking trade. But there is more story to tell, inspired by President Trump's controversial plan to build a wall. Winslow talks with Jeff Glor about borders – ethical, moral, political – and whether, if we cross them, we can ever cross back.

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: Don Winslow's "The Border"

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"THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE …":  Melissa McCarthy on playing a literary grifter | Watch Video
Actress Melissa McCarthy enjoys studying people, whether it's for comedic performances, riotous impersonations, or the more dramatic role for which she's been nominated for an Academy Award, playing one of the most prolific literary forgers in history in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" Lee Cowan talked with McCarthy about her portrayal of Lee Israel, the bestselling biographer who in her later years typed her way into a life of petty crime.

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ISLAND-HOPPING: The Seychelles Islands' unique "Love Nuts" | Watch Video
The Seychelles Islands, nearly a thousand miles off the eastern coast of Africa, are known for being a honeymoon hotspot. Part of the allure is a product of the Coco De Mer tree. Called "love nuts," these seeds are rare, large (weighing up to 30 pounds), shaped like a derriere, and are said to have aphrodisiacal properties. Conor Knighton visited the Seychelles, where a love of the love nut permeates island culture.

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 A sign of the times (Video)
On Islington Road in Newton, Mass., lives two-year-old Samantha Savitz, who is deaf, but boy, does she love to talk to anyone who knows sign language. And if someone doesn't, that makes Sam just a little sad. Which led her neighbors to undertake what can only be described as a most generous community project: hiring an instructor, and fully immersing themselves in an American Sign Language class. Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: Dionne Warwick: A singular voice | Watch Video
In a career spanning six decades Dionne Warwick has been a part of our lives. She still performs at 78, and has a new album coming out this year. Mo Rocca sits down with the singer famous for such classics as "Walk On By," "I'll Say a Little Prayer," "That's What Friends Are For," and "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," a song she tells Rocca she hates.

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 The unstoppable Sammy Davis Jr.
Mo Rocca's podcast explores the life and career of the man many consider the greatest entertainer of the 20th century.

You can download the episode on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayMegaphoneStitcher, or Spotify on Friday, February 15. New episodes are available every week.

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 "Sunday Morning" remembers (Video)
"Sunday Morning" notes three intriguing figures who left us this past week: Socialite, style icon and sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lee Radziwill; perennial presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche; and the Mars Opportunity Rover.

COLORS: The colorful history of pink | Watch Video
Love it or hate it, pink is the most divisive color in American society, associated with gender stereotypes that leave some seeing red. After gaining favor in Europe as the preferred color for the fashionable and aristocratic, pink became linked with notions of sugar and spice and everything nice – and that's when businesses started seeing green. Faith Salie offers a history of pink, which has actually had quite a colorful life.

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 Norman Ornstein on Trump's emergency declaration: A threat to our fundamental freedoms | Watch Video
A resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and a contributing editor for the Atlantic, says that if the president can succeed with this voluntary state of emergency created to take funds for his border wall, he is setting the table for something much more dangerous.

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 Week of February 18 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

 Florida wildlife refuge (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" leaves us "in the pink" among the spoon bills and wood storks sharing the St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Videographer: Doug Jensen.WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

The head movements of birds

NATURE UP CLOSE: How birds' eyes are different from other vertebrates'
During millions of years of evolution, birds have developed many adaptations for flight, including in the avian eye.



COVER STORY: Feeling lonely? You're not alone | Watch Video
According to a recent study, nearly half of Americans now say they sometimes or always feel alone, and one in five says they rarely or never feel close to anyone. And researchers say that the more social media we use, the lonelier we are likely to be. Susan Spencer talks with a man who talked to no one for 17 years, and with doctors who say loneliness can lead to increased mortality equal to smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

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LOVE STORIES: A bicycle built for two | Watch Video
Is there a secret to making a marriage go the distance? For Mel and Barbara Kornbluh, of Pittsgrove, N.J., who have been married for 47 years, there is: riding a tandem bike. 

 Rubies: The real rock stars | Watch Video
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but blood-red gemstones are a cut above the rest. Serena Altschul examines what qualities make rubies the new gold standard for romantic gifts.

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MOVIES: Spike Lee on "BlacKkKlansman," awards, and an artist's validation | Watch Video
Lesley Stahl profiles the filmmaker behind such classics as "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X," whose latest film, "BlacKkKlansman," has earned him his first Oscar nomination for Best Director.

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 A boy and a dog | Watch Video
A five-year-old Oregon boy nicknamed Little Buddy and a dress-alike Australian Labradoodle named Reagan are the best of friends. Jane Pauley reports.

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MUSIC: Singing telegrams | Watch Video
Singing telegrams, like from the olden days? Yes, even though the telegraph has gone the way of carbon paper, there is always a market for personal exclamations celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and congratulations, or expressing heartfelt apologies, set to music. David Pogue talks with those who deliver singing telegrams, from whom the medium is the message.

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 Remembering dad (Video)
Steve Hartman's father, George, has been featured in eight of his stories over the years, including some of his most popular. We're sad to report that, at age 92, George Hartman has passed away. His son has a tribute from the heart.

MUSIC: Dolly Parton: Making the most of everything | Watch Video
We've been singing along for decades with Dolly Parton, the poor girl from the Great Smoky Mountains who became the glitzy queen of country glamour. She's still at it 24/7, still writing her legacy one song at a time, without a thought for the "R" word. Tony Dokoupil talked with the entertainer, who has sold more than 100 million albums, and who is the Grammys' 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year for her charity work.

To watch Dolly Parton perform "Girl in the Movies" (from the "Dumplin'" soundtrack), click on the video player below.

Dolly Parton - Girl in the Movies (from the Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by DollyPartonVEVO on YouTube

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 Same-sex penguins raise a baby chick | Watch Video
True love has found a way for two male penguins at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium in Australia. Jane Pauley reports. 

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"Mobituaries": Audrey Hepburn's 1951 TV debut

PREVIEW: "Mobituaries": Mo Rocca on the enduring popularity of Audrey Hepburn | Watch Video
In her 1951 debut for American TV audiences, the actress re-enacted her wartime experience during the Nazi occupation of Holland

You can download the episode on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayMegaphoneStitcher, or Spotify. New episodes are available every Thursday.

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MUSIC: Electric Lady Studios: The "House That Hendrix Built" | Watch Video
Off 8th Street in New York's Greenwich Village, through a discreet doorway, you slip into what seems like a psychedelic space ship – a musician's Shangri-La. Only a handful of storied recording studios are left in the world. Electric Lady is one of them. On any given day, you could catch Lucius recording a new song; The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach rehearsing with his new band, The Arcs; and Roger Waters, of Pink Floyd, putting the finishing touches on his first solo album in 25 years. Anthony Mason pays a visit.

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PASSAGE: John Dingell (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers the longest-serving Member of Congress, Michigan Democrat John Dingell, who died this past week at age 92. Jane Pauley reports.

 Winter in New York (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes you this winter's morning to a snow-filled landscape near Concord, New York. Videographer: Carl Mrozek. 


CALENDAR: Week of February 11 | Watch Video
From the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to International Childhood Cancer Day, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

Texas Parks and Wildlife fisheries biologist Margaret Stadig holds a recaptured paddlefish that was originally stocked in Caddo Lake two or three years ago. It has been implanted with an acoustic transmitter to track its movements.  Joshua DeWyse/Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.

The East Texas piney woods region is the biologically diverse home of such species as the paddlefish, the oldest animal in North America.



COVER STORY: An end to food allergies? | Watch Video
While you may have grown up without ever hearing of a food allergy, today an estimated 26 million people (including at least six million children) have one. But researchers now think they have the answer to possibly eliminating peanut allergies. How? By feeding kids peanuts early and often. Tony Dokoupil reports on a rare reversal of medical advice.

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 Tail fins | Watch Video
On February 3, 1948, 71 years ago today, Cadillac is said to have produced its very first car featuring the tail fin. Jane Pauley reports.

FOOD: Waffle House, the home of Southern comfort | Watch Video
Founded in 1955, the first Waffle House was just a tiny rectangular box; it has since grown to a chain of 2,000 restaurants, mostly in the South, that serve up grits, hash browns and, of course, waffles. Luke Burbank checks out the chefs who man the grill, and the customers who come at all hours, to sample the Waffle House's menu that Atlanta Magazine food critic Mara Shaloup calls "meats and starch and sugar and butter and grease and everything that's comforting and wonderful."

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ART: Factum Arte, where high-tech meets timeless craft | Watch Video
In a Madrid workshop, the staff of Factum Arte uses scans of archaeological masterpieces to create exacting facsimiles that have both the look and feel of the originals. Seth Doane talks with Adam Lowe, who sees the Factum Foundation's work as crucial to the preservation of ancient treasures, such as the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I.

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TELEVISION: Sunny days on "Sesame Street" | Watch Video
The eyes and ears of millions of children are in good hands with the puppeteers of "Sesame Street," which will soon mark its 50th anniversary on TV. Serena Altschul shows us how to get to Sesame Street, and meets some of the people who are using the power of television to teach young children their ABCs and 123s, as well as the power of bring kinder.

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 Mister Mayor (Video)
By age 11, Jermaine Wilson, of Leavenworth, Kansas, was a drug user. He would later spend time in juvenile detention, and by 21 he was convicted of drug dealing. Wilson realized that his options at the maximum-security wing at Lansing Correctional were limited, and decided to turn his life around – in a most remarkable way. After prison, he became a community activist, paving the way for a political run. Steve Hartman talked with Mayor Jermaine Wilson, of Leavenworth, Kansas.

MOVIES: It's Sam Elliott season | Watch Video
Martha Teichner interviews the veteran actor, nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in "A Star Is Born."

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SUPER BOWL LIII: Let's go to the instant replay: A quick look behind the scenes | Watch Video
The first instant replay was broadcast by CBS during the 1963 Army-Navy game.  Since then, instant replays have transformed sports on TV, ratcheting up the drama, and giving fans a much better understanding of the games they watched (as well as letting fans second-guess officials). Correspondent Brook Silva-Braga goes behind the scenes with the team that will be bringing you all of the Super Bowl's best moments, again. 

CBS NEWS POLL: Football fans divided on use of instant replay

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MOBITUARIES: "Forgotten Forerunners" (Video)
They made history. So, why don't we know their names? Mo Rocca shares the stories of trailblazers in this preview of his latest episode of the podcast "Mobituaries." 

 Linda Ronstadt: A voice from the past | Watch Video
In a revealing interview the legendary singer-songwriter opens up to Tracy Smith about her career, the loss of her singing voice, and living with Parkinson's. Linda Ronstadt talks as we see the release of her first-ever live album, "Linda Ronstadt Live in Hollywood," which presents previously unreleased recordings from her celebrated 1980 HBO special, recorded at Television Center Studios in Hollywood. 

To watch Linda Ronstadt perform "You're No Good," as heard in her new album, click on the video player below. 

Linda Ronstadt - You're No Good (Live In Hollywood 1980) by RHINO on YouTube

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Linda Ronstadt on her legacy (VIDEO)
In an interview to air on "Sunday Morning" February 3, singer Linda Ronstadt talks with Tracy Smith about her catalogue of songs, some of which she holds in less than high regard.

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