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Last Updated Sep 17, 2017 8:01 AM EDT

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RECAP: SEPTEMBER 17

   

COVER STORY: Madonna's song of hope for Malawi's children | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" visited Blantyre, Malawi, with megastar Madonna as she opened a state-of-the-art pediatric care facility this summer -- the first-ever of its kind in the country's history.  In a wide-ranging interview with correspondent Tracy Smith, Madonna talked about her charity, Raising Malawi; her life with her four adopted Malawian children; the influences that brought her to this point; and the challenges of opening and running a desperately-needed children's hospital in one of the poorest countries on Earth. 

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ALMANAC:
 The discovery of bacteria | Watch Video
On September 17, 1683, Dutch scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek announced his discovery of single-cell organisms in human dental plaque. Jane Pauley reports.

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MONUMENT:
 Honoring the chief carver of Mount Rushmore | Watch Video
Jim Axelrod takes us to the national memorial in South Dakota, where this weekend the monument's chief carver, Luigi Del Bianco, is being honored.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

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SPORTS: Tom Brady at 40, and still beating the clock | Watch Video
Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady turned 40 last month.  Just don't tell him that. "I would say I'm faster now and quicker now than, you know, when I first started playing football," he told "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Norah O'Donnell. The quarterback opens up about concussions, his training and diet program, playing football past 40, and his new book, "The TB12 Method," which is published by Simon & Schuster (a division of CBS). He also talks about what life is like at home with his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Tom Brady on Colin Kaepernick
New England Patriots star Tom Brady talks with Norah O'Donnell about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked controversy for his protests during the playing of the national anthem, and is now a free agent.

RECIPE: Tom Brady's Brady Bowl

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TECHNOLOGY:
 Buying into the evolution of smartphones | Watch Video
David Pogue of Yahoo Finance has some thoughts on the latest smartphones. 

       
SPORTS:
 Billie Jean King's victories, on and off the court | Watch Video
Lee Cowan catches up with the tennis great and social justice advocate, whose 1973 exhibition match against Bobby Riggs was promoted as the "Battle of the Sexes" (and is now dramatized in a new film). 

To watch a trailer for "Battle of the Sexes," in select theatres September 22, click on the video player below.

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HARTMAN:
 A life-changing letter, and a new friend (Video)
When Marleen Brooks, of Park Hills, Mo., opened her mailbox, she was never expecting the letter she received, from someone she'd never met: a lonely, 90-year-old woman who lived across the street. Her reply: a friendship that has grown to helping others reach out to isolated seniors. Steve Hartman reports.  

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MOVIES:
 Jake Gyllenhaal on "Stronger" | Watch Video
Serena Altschul sits down with the Oscar-nominated actor to talk about his life, his career, and his latest film, "Stronger," in which he plays a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing.   

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal on actors he admires
The Oscar-nominated actor talks with correspondent Serena Altschul about actors who impress him and why.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal talks acting on stage vs. film
The Oscar-nominated actor explains why he prefers performing in live theater versus the movies.

To watch a trailer for "Stronger," in theatres September 22, click on the video player below.

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OPINION:
 Mark Bowden on Vietnam War's "tragic and meaningless waste" | Watch Video
The journalist and author of "Hue 1968" remembers the heroism and losses expended for a cause that, he says, was misguided from the beginning.

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BOOKS:
 The man behind "Captain Underpants" | Watch Video
Rita Braver talks with author and illustrator Dav Pilkey, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the first book in his long-running series. 

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

       
NATURE:
 Hawaiian rainforest (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at the Waikamoi Preserve on the Hawaiian island of Maui - a tropical rainforest that's home for rare plants and colorful birds. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.


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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Arches National Park
The writer and passionate naturalist Edward Abbey was inspired by his years as a ranger in the starkly beautiful Utah landscape              


RECAP: SEPTEMBER 10

        
HURRICANE IRMA:
 Irma batters Caribbean (Video)
Hurricane Irma smashed into southern Florida after leaving a path of destruction across the Caribbean. Tony Dokoupil in Puerto Rico has the story of Paradise Lost.

HURRICANE IRMA: Hurricane Irma takes aim at Tampa, St. Petersburg (Video)
The southeast of Florida was prepared for the worst of Hurricane Irma but with the storm's shift to the Gulf coast, places like Tampa and St. Petersburg are more vulnerable. Correspondents Jeff Glor and Jonathan Vigliotti and meteorologist Eric Fisher give us the latest update.

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This Sept. 7, 2017 photo provided by the Dutch Defense Ministry shows storm damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, in St. Maarten. 

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HURRICANE HARVEY: Wake of the storm (Video)
Hurricane Harvey has displaced thousands of residents in Texas. Torrential rain and flooding caused homeowners to discard heaps of trash, which may take weeks to clean up. Omar Villafranca reports on the aftermath of the storm.  

       
INDEX:
 Hurricane facts (Video)
What is the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone and a typhoon? Here are some hurricane facts.                             

        
HISTORY:
 Is it time to tear down monuments to the Confederacy? | Watch Video
Mo Rocca reports on controversy over removing Civil War memorials.  

         
BUSINESS: 
Buyer beware | Watch Video
Erin Moriarty speaks with Richard Cordray, the embattled director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

        
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Hillary Clinton on why she lost and "the most important" mistake she made | Watch Video
Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton sits down with "CBS Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley for her first TV interview about her new book, a memoir entitled "What Happened," published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS.

Pauley will interview the former first lady to discuss Clinton's ill-fated White House campaign, her thoughts on President Donald Trump, Russian hacking, former FBI Director James Comey's effect on the race, and her life since Election Day 2016. 

"What Happened" will be available for purchase at major retailers and online on Sept. 12. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hillary Clinton on losing the election
Hillary Clinton talks about factors that influenced her general election prospects, and losing the 2016 vote. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hillary Clinton on Bernie Sanders
Hillary Clinton says she was disappointed in her primary opponent, Bernie Sanders, after winning the primary election.                     

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hillary Clinton on Trump and North Korea: "I don't see a plan"
Hillary Clinton criticizes President Trump's handling of the situation with North Korea.  

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hillary Clinton on Vladimir Putin
Hillary Clinton reveals to Jane Pauley what she thinks of the Russian president.  

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Hillary Clinton joins "Sunday Morning" to talk about her new book. 

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HARTMAN: High school football team makes big comeback after Harvey (Video)
It's not hard to find a high school football team practicing in Texas. But what amazed Steve Hartman was to find one in storm-ravaged Rockport, Texas.  

CALENDAR: Week of September 11th (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.    

ALMANAC: Remembering Charles Kuralt | Watch Video
On September 10, 1934, Charles Bishop Kuralt was born. Kuralt grew to become an American journalist who was well-known for his long career with CBS News. Jane Pauley reports.

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Host Charles Kuralt on the set of "Sunday Morning," on the show's very first broadcast, January 28, 1979.

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NATURE: Arches National Park (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning far from America's storm-swept South, at Arches National Park in Utah. Videographer: Mike Hernandez.


RECAP: SEPTEMBER 3

     

GUEST HOST: Lee Cowan

    

HEADLINES: Hurricane Harvey: Trump meets with storm victims (Video)
President Donald Trump visited evacuees from Hurricane Harvey in Houston Saturday, promising financial aid to the region. But it may be a drop in the bucket compared with what Texas officials are requesting. David Begnaud reports. 

       
HURRICANE HARVEY:
 The wrath of Hurricane Harvey | Watch Video
Mark Strassmann reports from Texas on the damage left by Hurricane Harvey and the road to recovery.

        
COVER STORY:
 Best intentions: When disaster relief brings anything but relief | Watch Video
When natural or man-made disasters strike, well-meaning people often rush to send bottled water, household goods, clothing -- literally the shirts off their backs. But sometimes the vast amounts of good will that people send do more harm than good, clogging airport runways and causing unnecessary logistical hardships for relief workers. 

NPR's Scott Simon joins us for a look at disaster relief that might be no relief at all. (An earlier version of this story was originally broadcast on April 24, 2016.)

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Felt food items for sale at the 8 'Till Late pop-up art installation by British artist Lucy Sparrow. 

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ART: Pop-up art exhibits you may have missed | Watch Video
This Summer saw some intriguing and even transient offerings in the art world. Lee Cowan reports.

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ENTERTAINMENT:
 Movies of Summer | Watch Video
A rundown of the most popular films of the season.

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Every employee at the Marvin Window and Door Company in the small town of Warroad, Minn., is treated as a friend and neighbor - because they are.

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BUSINESS: A window company's clear vision | Watch Video
Every product at the Marvin Window and Door Company is made to order, and so is their creed: they treat every employee as if they were friends and neighbors -- because, in the tiny town of Warroad, Minnesota, they are.

Conor Knighton visits Warroad to find out what sets Marvin apart from many other firms, even when the company has faced difficult times.

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Debbie Harry of Blondie (right), with correspondent Tracy Smith.

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MUSIC: The platinum brilliance of Debbie Harry | Watch Video
It's been more than 40 years since Blondie first appeared on the New York punk rock scene, but when she sings, it's the 1970s all over again. Tracy Smith reports.

GALLERY: Photos from the early years of Blondie

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ENTERTAINMENT:
 Songs of Summer | Watch Video
A rundown of the most popular music of the season.

      
PASSAGE:
 Contagious yawning: Resistance is futile | Watch Video
A study finds subjects told to resist contagious yawning will be more likely to succumb. Lee Cowan reports. 

      
HARTMAN:
 When human nature surmounts Mother Nature (Video)
This past week we saw what trillions of gallons of water can cover when Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas. But more importantly, we saw what it can uncover, as volunteers helped rescue stranded neighbors, and thoughts of division were set aside in a collective effort that united a nation. Steve Hartman looks at how, when Mother Nature is at its worst, human nature is at its best.

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In an interview with "Sunday Morning" the actor talks about his "SNL" spoofs of the president and his new autobiography, "Nevertheless."

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Alec Baldwin on politics, sobriety and playing Donald Trump | Watch Video
The 59-year-old Oscar-nominated actor has won two Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes for "30 Rock." And with his gift for mimicry, Baldwin has made a huge impression with his appearances as President Trump on "Saturday Night Live." The biggest thing Baldwin learned from writing his new book, "Nevertheless," is that "the past is the past. … I'm truly going to bury my past with this book." And as he explains to correspondent Rita Braver, he's not afraid of making enemies with his writing, adding that, "I try to, you know, kiss and slap in equal measure!" (This story was originally broadcast on April 2, 2017.)

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Alec Baldwin: "I thought I was a genius" about substance abuse
The actor (who has just published a new memoir, "Nevertheless") opens up to "Sunday Morning" correspondent Rita Braver about his attitude in the 1980s when he abused drugs and alcohol until a near-fatal incident led to his sobriety at age 26.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Alec Baldwin on "Streetcar Named Desire"
In 1992 Alan Baldwin starred in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," playing the volatile Stanley Kowalski. He tells "Sunday Morning" correspondent Rita Braver about the painful fallout from an on-stage injury, and the acting lessons he got from Broadway stagehands as a result.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Alec Baldwin on the paparazzi
Actor Alec Baldwin talks with Rita Braver about his run-ins with tabloid photographers, including his decision to "take the law into my own hands."

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BY THE NUMBERS:
 Harvey (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks into the data from one of the most catastrophic and costly natural disasters in U.S. history. Lee Cowan reports. 

     
ACTIVISM:
 Power to the people: Founding the Black Panthers | Watch Video
Lee Cowan looks back at the Black Panther Party, started 50 years ago, and talks to one of its founders, Bobby Seale.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The Black Panthers' fortified headquarters
Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, talks with Lee Cowan about the organization went about defending its Oakland headquarters after the head of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, called the Black Panthers a threat to America's internal security.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The legacy of the Black Panthers
Bobby Seale, who co-founded the Black Panther Party 50 years ago, talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about what the organization accomplished.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: After the Black Panthers: The continuing revolution
Elaine Brown, former chairwoman of the Black Panther Party, talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about an urban farm in Oakland, an off-shoot of the social programs the Panthers instituted 50 years ago - and for Brown, a symbol of the continuing struggle for social justice.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of September 4 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.

      
NATURE:
 Bison (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the bison at the American Prairie Reserve in northeastern Montana. 

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RECAP: AUGUST 27, "BY DESIGN"

On August 27 we present a rebroadcast of our special annual issue featuring a wealth of stories touching on all aspects of design. The broadcast comes to you from Amsterdam, where host Jane Pauley reports on the Netherlands' rich history of art, architecture, and more. 

HEADLINES: Houston a "series of islands" following Harvey (Video)
A flood emergency order is in effect in Houston, as the city is expected to receive a year's worth of rain from Harvey, now downgraded to a tropical storm but bringing torrential rain for the next few days. Mark Strassmann reports.

HEADLINES: "Catastrophic flooding" from Hurricane Harvey (Video)
Six counties have been declared disaster areas in Texas after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the state, bringing torrential rains that are expected to last for days. At least two people are confirmed dead and a quarter-million customers are without power. DeMarco Morgan reports from Dickinson, Texas, a town 30 miles east of Houston which is completely under water.

HEADLINES: Tropical Storm Harvey: Latest forecast (Video)
Scott Padget, chief meteorologist at CBS Station KTVT in Dallas/Fort Worth, brings us the latest on the devastating storm that has ushered in torrential rainfall to the Houston area - rain that will be measured in feet, not inches.

HEADLINES: Rockport, Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey (Video)
The coastal city of 10,000 is reeling Sunday, a day after Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast. Homes and businesses in Rockport were destroyed. And the area could see up to an astonishing 60 inches of rain in the next few days. Correspondent David Begnaud reports.

HEADLINES: At least 2 dead from Hurricane Harvey (Video)
Hurricane Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical storm after slamming into the Texas coast, bringing torrential rains that are expected to last for days. At least two people are confirmed dead and a quarter-million customers are without power. Mark Strassmann has the latest from Houston.


      
TOUR:
 Amsterdam, first city of the modern age, first city of the modern age | Watch Video
Jane Pauley takes in the sights of the Dutch city -- its historic canals, architecture and museums -- with Russell Shorto, author of a bestselling history of Amsterdam.

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WATER:
 Sea change: How the Dutch confront the rise of the oceans | Watch Video
Holland's innovative strategies for managing water may benefit other countries preparing for the fallout of climate change. Martha Teichner reports.

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ART:
 Dutch Master paints with packing tape | Watch Video
Dutch artist Max Zorn has become a star in the art world with his moody, elaborate portraits and cityscapes made with nothing but packing tape and a scalpel. Jane Pauley reports on Zorn's evocative works, which he hangs on lamp posts of Amsterdam, each one sure to send the street art scene into a frenzy.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Tape artist Max Zorn creates a "Sunday Morning" sun

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FASHION:
 Jessica Simpson and her empire | Watch Video
If all you know about Jessica Simpson is that she's a singer, you might be surprised that Tracy Smith is talking with her about design. And people may be surprised to hear that the Jessica Simpson Collection -- products ranging from clothes to accessories to home -- is a billion-dollar-a-year business.

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STYLE:
 Viva Vespa! | Watch Video
The Vespa, the sporty Italian motorbike, is as much a fashion accessory as it is a set of wheels.  Seth Doane visits the Vespa factory in Pontedera, Italy, and takes a trip through Rome with Annie Ojile, an American expat who started a Vespa tour company, Scooteroma.

GALLERY: The style of Vespa

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FLOWERS:
 Keeping Holland's fabled tulips alive | Watch Video
Hidden in the shadow of a church in the Dutch town of Limmen is Hortus Bulborum, established in the 1920s by tulip enthusiast Peter Boschman. He bought old and rare types of tulips and planted them, determined to not let them become extinct. Today Hortus Bulborum keeps alive rare varieties of one of Holland's most recognizable hallmarks. Jane Pauley reports.

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INVENTIONS:
 Making a big splash with the Super Soaker (Video)
When inventor Lonnie Johnson took a simple squirt gun and ramped it way up, he had no idea what a splash it would make. Since the Super Soaker hit toy store shelves in the early '90s, it's racked up more than $1 billion in sales. Mo Rocca reports.

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BROADWAY:
 The divine Bette Midler returns in "Hello, Dolly!" | Watch Video
"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King sits down with actress Bette Midler, a Tony-winner in a re-designed Broadway production of "Hello, Dolly!"

GALLERY: The Divine Miss M.

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LIVING:
 Living on water: Welcome to Freedom Cove | Watch Video
Artists Wayne Adams and Catherine King have constructed a floating island they call Freedom Cove, a multicolored floating refuge tucked away in rugged Clayoquot Sound off the west coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island. Built from salvaged materials over the past 25 years, the couple takes living off the grid to a new level, as they show correspondent Lee Cowan.

        

AUTOMOTIVE: BMW's Art Cars: A blend of art and speed | Watch Video
In 1975 Herve Poulain, a racing enthusiast and art lover, persuaded artist Alexander Calder to paint German automaker BMW's entry at Le Mans. The idea took off. The most recent entry in BMW's Art Car series was painted by conceptual artist John Baldessari, who showed Anthony Mason how to create some very fast art.

GALLERY: BMW's Art Cars

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TRADITIONS: 
 Cheese and clogs: Manufacturing Dutch icons | Watch Video
On the outskirts of Amsterdam, life starts early at the Clara Maria Farm, where every day since he was a boy, Kees-Jan van Wees has milked the cows in a 160-year-old building. Just hours later, he'll turn that milk into a Dutch product beloved around the world: Gouda cheese. Jane Pauley reports on a farm where centuries-old Dutch traditions have continued, and been embraced by Kees-Jan's American-born wife, Katrina.

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NATURE:
 Tulips (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning tip-toeing through the tulips at the Keukenhof Garden outside Amsterdam. Videographer: Joan Martelli.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: Dragonflies


RECAP: AUGUST 20

        

       
COVER STORY:
 Internet shaming: When mob justice goes virtual | Watch Video
David Pogue of Yahoo Finance reports on how those who exhibit "bad" behavior are getting their comeuppance online. But sometimes the victims of this new form of cyberbullying are innocent victims of misidentification. 

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ALMANAC:
 Dogs in space | Watch Video
On August 20, 1960, canine cosmonauts Belka and Strelka became the first dogs to survive an orbital space flight. Jane Pauley reports.

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PASSAGE:
 Remembering Dick Gregory (Video)
Humorist and activist Dick Gregory passed away yesterday in Washington at age 84. The comedian long used his act to attack racism, and proudly proclaimed his role as an "agitator" for social change. Jane Pauley reports. 

       
WORLD RECORDS:
 A small town dreams big | Watch Video
Conor Knighton visits Casey, Illinois, home to the World's Largest Rocking Chair, World's Largest Golf Tee, World's Largest Pitchfork, and World's Largest Wind Chime, among many other over-sized objects. It's a collection that has helped the tiny town halfway between St. Louis and Indianapolis loom large on the map of world records.

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TELEVISION:
 "Stranger Things" to once again go bump in the night | Watch Video
Mark Strassmann goes behind the scenes of the hit Netflix series.

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PASSAGE: 
Jane's summer vacation (Video)
What did Jane Pauley see and do during her time off?  She shares some pictures.  

      
SEAFOOD: 
Aw, shucks! A renaissance period for oysters | Watch Video
Faith Salie discovers an oyster renaissance, and finds that oystermen (and women) can't keep up with demand.

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HARTMAN:
 The secrets of a long marriage (Video)
Is there a sure-fire formula for married couples to stay together "happily ever after"? Steve Hartman traveled deep within the cornfields of Knox County, Indiana, to meet eight siblings who collectively have been married for 449 years. 

      
MOVIES:
 Robert Pattinson: Revelling in the freedom of chaos | Watch Video
Actor Robert Pattinson shot to superstardom as vampire Edward Cullen in the smash hit "Twilight" series.  But he's been trying to shake that type ever since. He stars as a gruff bank robber in the new film, "Good Time." Michelle Miller reports.

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Françoise Gilot and Pablo Picasso.

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ART: Artist Françoise Gilot, on life with and after Picasso | Watch Video
It was in 1943, during the German occupation of Paris, that Françoise Gilot met Pablo Picasso. She was 21; he was 61. Gilot would later write, "It was a catastrophe I didn't want to avoid." 

Now 95, Gilot talked with Anthony Mason about her life as an artist, and as a muse and partner to one of the most famous and controversial painters in history.

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COMMENTARY:
 Bill Nye on the 2017 solar eclipse | Watch Video
The Science Guy celebrates humankind's ability to observe this rare celestial phenomenon, as well as to understand the cosmos and our place within it.

Complete CBSNews.com coverage: Great American Eclipse

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NATURE:
 Dragonflies (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in a bog in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, with dragonflies all around. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.

       
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CALENDAR:
 Week of August 21Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.        

        
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Merritt Island

        


RECAP: AUGUST 13

GUEST HOST: Steve Hartman

       

HEADLINES: Reactions to deadly Charlottesville violence (Video)
At least three people are dead and dozens injured after hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members clashed with counter-protesters in historic Charlottesville, Va. Correspondent David Begnaud reports on reactions to the tragedy.

       
COVER STORY:
  Unequal justice under the law | Watch Video
The Constitution guarantees that those who stand trial for a crime must have the "assistance of counsel," and so those who cannot afford an attorney will have one appointed to them by the court. But as Lee Cowan discovered, for many facing charges, being represented by a public defender often means no defense at all.

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ALMANAC:
 Don Ho | Watch Video
On August 13, 1930, the singer and musician -- and Hawaii's informal goodwill ambassador -- was born. Steve Hartman reports.

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SUNDAY JOURNAL:
 Where will Trump and Kim's nuclear brinkmanship lead? | Watch Video
National security correspondent David Martin explains the threat of nuclear attack by North Korea, and what the U.S. response could be, with Admiral James Winnefeld, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Obama Administration.

      
Q&A:
 Jeremy Renner's surprising sideline | Watch Video
The two-time Academy Award-nominee talks with John Blackstone about his struggle to make it as an actor, and about his sideline business: house-flipping.

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SPECTACLE: Preparing for the Great American Solar Eclipse | Watch Video
It's been referred to as "the Super Bowl of the sky" -- the total solar eclipse on August 21 that will allow people across the continental United States to witness a rare and spectacular celestial event. Martha Teichner meets with retired NASA astrophysicist Fred Espenak (known as "Mr. Eclipse") and with other "umbraphiles" whose love of eclipses outshines all else.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Martha Teichner talks with CBSN on eclipse preparation

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TEST: George Hartman's Facebook Space Quiz (Video)
Steve Hartman shares his nine-year-old son's test of space knowledge. How well do YOU do?   

       
HARTMAN:
 Song for an Alzheimer's patient (Video)
While Alzheimer's may be stealing the memory of 67-year-old Steve Goodwin, he refuses to let the disease steal his music. The cruelest part of the disease was the toll it was taking on the songs he composed for his wife and could no longer remember -- until a family friend and professional pianist took note with a rescue mission.  Steve Hartman reports. 

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Everybody loves Ray Romano | Watch Video
Tracy Smith catches up with actor-comedian Ray Romano, now starring in the series "Get Shorty."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Ray Romano on the worst communicators
The actor and comedian has made a career of making fun of spousal communications. In a recent standup act at NYC's Comedy Cellar, Romano put any criticism about his own communication skills in perspective.

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POSTCARD FROM ENGLAND:
 Everything old is new again: Thatched roofs | Watch Video
It's hard to get more retro than a house covered with straw, but in England, thatched roofs - a tradition of days gone by - have become a cool, desirable home amenity. Mark Phillips meets a fourth-generation thatcher, for whom business has never been better.

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OPINION:
 Faith Salie has her say on "mansplaining" | Watch Video
If you don't know what mansplaining is, or manterrupting or manspread, then you're probably a guy. Women, meanwhile, have been putting up with these patronizing attitudes and oafish behavior for years. Contributor Faith Salie explains what some men would probably be all too happy to explain FOR her.

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NATURE:
 Merritt Island (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the birds of many colors at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. 

       
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CALENDAR:
 Week of August 14 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Steve Hartman reports.  


        


RECAP: AUGUST 6, "THE MONEY ISSUE"

Our annual "Money Issue" digs into the world of money -- the various ways people generate income, how they save or spend it, and how technology and social media are changing our economy. CBS News Financial Contributor Mellody Hobson anchors this special edition of "Sunday Morning," portions of which were originally broadcast on April 9, 2017.

      
COVER STORY: 
What jobs will be left in a robotic nation? | Watch Video
As autonomous machines become cheaper and computers smarter, David Pogue of Yahoo Finance explores the ramifications for human employment in a post-robot economy.

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FREQUENT BUYERS:
 Getting to the point with rewards cards | Watch Video
Accruing points or miles can save clever shoppers thousands of dollars on travel, but experts warn there are hazards. Anna Werner reports.

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SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
Susan Spencer explores three unusual business models.

TRIPTYCH #1: Something silly | Watch Video
It's not your grandfather's Silly Putty; Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty comes in a variety of colors, and can even be magnetized.

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SHOPPING:
 Many happy returns | Watch Video
Some retailers and online shopping sites have very liberal return policies -- even taking back merchandise they can't sell again -- in order to satisfy their customers. Tracy Smith examines why companies' return policies count on psychology to make them pay off.

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SOCIAL MEDIA:
 Turning viral videos into money machines | Watch Video
Jukin Media markets the wild, funny and absurd moments captured on video, making international stars of Chewbacca Mom and Pizza Rat. Barry Petersen reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: "Pizza Rat" videographer on going viral
Aspiring actor and comedian Matt Little talks with correspondent Barry Petersen about how he captured a quintessential New York City scene - a rat dragging a whole slice of pizza down the stairs of a subway station - that became an online sensation. 

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TRIPTYCH #2:
 Rags to riches | Watch Video
Thrifters are turning clothes found at second-hand stores and the backs of closets into careers.

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CANDY:
 Japan really loves Kit Kat bars | Watch Video
Kit Kat candy is exceedingly popular in Japan, where there are dozens more varieties and flavors of the chocolate snack than the single flavor available in the U.S. Mo Rocca reports.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Jaclyn Smith fashions an empire | Watch Video
The former Charlie's Angel took her love of design and created a brand, encompassing clothing lines, home decor, and now skin care products. John Blackstone reports.

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PHOTO ALBUM: 
Living on one dollar a day | Watch Video
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée Byer captures the faces of extreme poverty. Tony Dokoupil reports.

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TRIPTYCH #3:
 Hater, the dating app for what you hate | Watch Video
Instead of matching people based on shared likes, Hater will fix you up with someone who hates what you do.

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CORNER STORE: Bodegas, the life blood of New York City neighborhoods | Watch Video
From the outside, it looks like a nothing-special corner grocery. But a bodega -- a real New York City bodega -- is so much more. Maria Hinojosa visits a few of the 10,000 family-run businesses that dot the city.

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CURRENCY: 
Creating new wealth on Sardinia, without cash | Watch Video
On the island of Sardinia, thousands of firms are not using traditional money to buy, sell, or pay salaries. They use Sardex, a virtual currency that allows businesses to earn and spend without relying on the euro, or on banks that wouldn't lend. Seth Doane reports on how the Mediterranean island is creating a new kind of wealth. 

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NATURE:
 Sharks (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning off the Bahamas … where sharks patrol the waters!  Videographer: Mauricio Handler.

       
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COMMENTARY: 
Mellody Hobson on our ballooning debt | Watch Video
According to the credit rating agency Equifax, credit card companies issued more than 10 million cards to subprime borrowers last year; that's up 25% from 2014. And it isn't just credit card debt that's growing.

      

RECAP: JULY 30, "SUNDAY AT THE SHORE"

Jane Pauley hosts our special summer fun broadcast, featuring stories on the ways we enjoy the season.   

       
SUMMER ESCAPE:
 A grand landscape from the Gilded Age | Watch Video
Jane Pauley visits Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, in Oyster Bay, N.Y., a 400-acre park featuring gardens, greenhouses, trees and pathways, centered around a stately historic mansion known as Coe Hall.

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Caroline Masullo spends the Friday of her work week far from work, thanks to her company's policy of Summer Fridays.

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

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Roller coaster critic Arthur Levine takes Faith Salie for a ride.

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SUMMER RIDES: Amusement parks: The ride of a lifetime | Watch Video
From the smells of fried sugar to stomach-churning rides, there is just something about amusement parks that brings out the kid in us. And is there anything more fun than a roller coaster ride? Faith Salie talks with Arthur Levine, a roller coaster critic, and amusement park historian Jim Futrell; and she visits Bakken, in Denmark, the world's oldest amusement park, which opened in 1583.

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Making a lobster roll sandwich.

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A TASTE OF SUMMER: Lobster rolls: Americans dig in | Watch Video
Once reviled as a crustacean fit only to feed prisoners, lobster has now gone viral, thanks in part to a New England tradition, the lobster roll - lobster meat in a sandwich. Mo Rocca checks in with lobster roll connoisseurs from Maine and Connecticut to California, and even land-locked Minneapolis, where lobster rolls sell like hotcakes.

RECIPE: Red's Eats Lobster Roll

RECIPE: Lobster Roll from L.A.'s Hinoki and the Bird

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Dick Cavett at the recreation of his historic Hamptons home, with correspondent Lee Cowan.

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SUNDAY GETAWAY: Out of the ashes: Dick Cavett on rebuilding his Montauk mansion | Watch Video
The historic oceanfront getaway in Montauk, Long Island, was one of the Hamptons' "Seven Sisters," a group of country homes designed back in the 1880s by none other than architect Stanford White. Purchased in the 1960s by comedy writer and talk show host Dick Cavett, the house had a sparkling history, until 1997, when it was destroyed by a fire. Like a phoenix, the house has arisen again, completely rebuilt by Cavett. And now his treasure is for sale. Lee Cowan reports.

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SUMMER THREATS:
 Bugs: Suffering stings for science | Watch Video
You could say biologist Justin Schmidt has been bitten by the bug. In his quest to understand pain he's been stung up to 2,000 times, and has created the Schmidt Scale of Pain, rating the stings from 84 different insects on a scale from 1 to 4. Schmidt talked with correspondent Serena Altschul about his study of pain, and offered advice on what to do if a summer picnic is interrupted by a stinging visitor.

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A TASTE OF SUMMER:
 Everything's coming up rosé | Watch Video
Hard to believe that not long ago rosé wine had a reputation as lightweight as its color. Yet the wine has a surprisingly rich history as the favorite of kings, tsars and popes. And today, rosé is for everybody, with sales growing in 2015 by 60%. Mo Rocca checks out the pink stuff at the nation's only vineyard dedicated exclusively to rosé; talks with Katherine Cole, author of "Rosé All Day: The Essential Guide to Your New Favorite Wine"; and meets the founders of White Girl Rosé and its sister wine, Babe, which comes in a can. 

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SUMMER HEAT:
 The art of Japanese fans (Video)
On a sweltering summer afternoon, Japanese beat the heat the way their ancestors have done for centuries: head for the waterfront for some cooling breezes, put on a casual yukata kimono, and pack their hand fans. While flat, round fans, or uchiwa, originated in China, Japanese are credited with inventing folding fans over 1,000 years ago. Known here as ogi, folding fans come in a staggering variety of sizes, uses and styles, making for a cool fashion statement. Lucy Craft reports.

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Carlos Santana performs with the Isley Brothers.

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SUMMER SONG: The Isley Brothers and Santana | Watch Video
About five years ago guitarist Carlos Santana ran into a singer he has revered since hearing the original version of "Twist and Shout" in 1962: Ron Isley, of the legendary Isley Brothers. That meeting resulted in the new album, "Power of Peace." Maurice DuBois went to St. Louis to talk with the stars of the new album: Ron Isley and his wife, Kandy Johnson Isley; Ernie Isley and his wife, Tracy; and Carlos and Cindy Blackman Santana.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The Isley Brothers on hiring Jimi Hendrix
Ernie and Ron Isley talk with Maurice DuBois about discovering a young guitarist named Jimi Hendrix.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Ernie Isley on sleeping with his guitar
Ernie Isley, of the legendary Isley Brothers, talks with Maurice DuBois about his specially-designed Fender Guitar, named Zeal, and his reported habit of sleeping with "her." His wife, Tracy, chimes in on whether that's OK with her.

To hear the single "I Remember" from "Power of Peace" click on the player below.

The Isley Brothers, Santana - I Remember (Audio) by SantanaVEVO on YouTube

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan: What's the big deal about owning a boat? | Watch Video
The comedian and "Sunday Morning" contributor doesn't get the fascination with keeping a boat, just to "take it out" and eat soggy sandwiches from a cooler.

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Jeannette Walls, author of the memoir "The Glass Castle," with correspondent Martha Teichner.

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SUMMER READS: Jeannette Walls on writing "The Glass Castle" | Watch Video
Her upbringing in Welch, W. Va., was anything but conventional, but after moving to New York and establishing herself as a high society columnist, Jeannette Walls confronted her past upon spotting her mother, a squatter, rooting through a dumpster for food. Her bestselling memoir, "The Glass Castle," is now a film starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson. Martha Teichner talked with Walls about her unique life journey.

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Milwaukeeans love their frozen custard.

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A TASTE OF SUMMER: Frozen custard: Summer's hottest snack | Watch Video
No one is quite sure why, but Milwaukee has the highest concentration of frozen custard shops in the world! To be specific, frozen custard is not ice cream, but the creamy experience has been popular here since it was invented at New York's Coney Island in 1919. Mo Rocca took a tour of some of Milwaukee's frozen custard hot spots.

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NATURE:
 Planting Fields Arboretum (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday at the Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Videographer: Kenton Young.

         

         

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NATURE UP CLOSE:
 The American dipper


RECAP: JULY 23

This week: "Beyond Cancer"
We present a rebroadcast of our special edition, hosted by Dr. Jon LaPook, with the latest news on cancer research, diagnosis, treatments, and stories of survivors. (An earlier version was originally broadcast on March 12, 2017.)


POLL: CBS News poll: Majority of U.S. families touched by cancer

        
BOOKS:
 The history of cancer | Watch Video
Physician and scientist Siddhartha Mukherjee calls cancer "The Emperor of All Maladies" in his Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the disease.  He and anchor Jane Pauley discuss its milestones and breakthroughs. 

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COVER STORY:
 Immunotherapy, the next frontier in cancer treatment | Watch Video
Dr. Jon LaPook introduces us to the next frontier of cancer treatment: immunotherapy, using the body's own immune system to fight cancer.

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ON THE HORIZON:  Scorpion venom as cancer treatment | Watch Video
Researchers have discovered that synthetic scorpion venom, when combined with fluorescent dye and injected into a patient's bloodstream, will stick to cancer cells (and NOT normal cells), and light up tumors on scans, so that surgeons can see clearly where (and where not) to cut. Susan Spencer reports.

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STUDIES:
 Cancer clusters: The hunt for a killer | Watch Video
Anna Werner looks at the myths vs. reality of the alarming subject of "cancer clusters" across the Americas. 

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SURVIVORS: A matter of choice: Mastectomies without reconstruction | Watch Video
Some women who have lost breasts to cancer have chosen to deal with their loss in a fashion that is sparking conversation, and controversy. 

They call it "going flat." Instead of reconstructing their bodies with surgical implants, they are embracing their scars, even baring them publicly on websites like Flat and Fabulous and Flat Friends. 

Erin Moriarty reports.

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ON THE HORIZON: 
How dogs may help fight bone cancer | Watch Video
Comparative oncology, a rapidly-growing field of cancer research, pairs veterinarians with human doctors in the fight against cancer.  Apparently, certain cancers in dogs and people share striking similarities.  The hope is that a new treatment for dogs, if successful, could be applied to people, too. Susan Spencer reports.

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CHILDREN:
 Pediatric cancer: Miracles in small packages | Watch Video
Thousands of kids are diagnosed with cancer every year, but their odds of beating it have never been better. Tracy Smith reports.

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FOOD:
 Food for thought: Your diet and cancer | Watch Video
Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the relationship between food and cancer. Can what you eat make a difference in prevention and during cancer treatment itself?

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Sheryl Crow, survivor | Watch Video
When Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 amid personal turmoil, she was devastated. But more than ten years later, she's more poised and centered than ever, balancing the demands of a young family and a new album and clothing line. Rita Braver reports.

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To watch the music video from Sheryl Crow's "Halfway There," from Be Myself," click on the video player below. 

Sheryl Crow - Halfway There (Official Animated Video) by Sherylcrow on YouTube

        
OPINION: 
HPV Vaccine: Why aren't children getting it? | Watch Video
The most underutilized immunization for children can also prevent many forms of cancer. Dr. Tara Narula reports. 

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RESEARCH:
 Glioblastoma: New tools against brain cancer | Watch Video
There are new therapies on the horizon for the very aggressive form of cancer afflicting Senator John McCain. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

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STORYTELLING:
 That Dragon, Cancer: A game for Joel | Watch Video
Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2010 when he was just one year old. The tumors left him partially blind and unable to speak. But at first the treatment was working.

Ryan Green, a video game developer, and his wife, Amy, decided to tell their story in an unlikely way: through a video game. That Dragon, Cancer is an impressionistic game that chronicles Joel's battle with cancer and the emotional ups and downs of caring for him. Ben Tracy reports.

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NATURE: Kings Canyon National Park (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at the dawn of a new day at California's Kings Canyon National Park. Videographer: Scot Miller.  

         

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NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Under the sea at Mombasa


RECAP: JULY 16

       
GUEST HOST: Lee Cowan

       
COVER STORY: 
Al Gore's crusade | Watch Video
Lee Cowan interviews the former Veep and Nobel Prize-winner on his second career as an advocate against climate change (and against climate change deniers), about his new documentary, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," and about his efforts to sway President Donald Trump to maintain America's participation in the Paris Climate Agreement.

EXTENDED TRANSCRIPT: Al Gore on environmentalism, Trump, and solving the climate crisis
In this expanded interview, the former Vice President talks about how he came to preach the dangers of a warming planet, and why he is optimistic about change.

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"

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ALMANAC:
 John Kennedy Jr. | Watch Video
On July 16, 1999, the son of the former president, along with his wife and sister-in-law, died in the crash of the small plane he was piloting. Lee Cowan looks back.

GALLERY: John F. Kennedy Jr.

     
HISTORY:
 Memories unearthed from the Lodz Ghetto | Watch Video
The ghetto in Lodz, Poland, was one of hundreds created by the Nazis across Europe, used to temporarily separate Jews from the rest of the population. Most residents would be sent to killing centers, if disease or starvation did not kill them first.

The Lodz Ghetto is now the subject of a photography exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Called "Memory Unearthed," it features photos by Henryk Ross, a Polish Jew who lived inside the ghetto, and who buried his negatives in order to protect them from the Nazis. Chip Reid reports on the photographer who used his camera as a weapon of resistance.

GALLERY: Pictures from inside a Nazi-controlled ghetto

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BOOKS: 
Linda Fairstein: Living the dream, one murder at a time | Watch Video
As a prosecutor in Manhattan's District Attorney's Office, Linda Fairstein pioneered the use of DNA evidence in cases against sexual offenders. She was even the inspiration for some of the tough prosecutors you see on TV. But Fairstein has made a second career for herself as an award-winning writer of crime novels, including 19 books featuring prosecutor Alexandra Cooper. Lesley Stahl talks with Fairstein about the truth behind her fiction.

BOOK EXCERPT: Read the opening chapter from Fairstein's latest Alex Cooper mystery, "Deadfall"

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FOOD: 
The sweet taste of victory at the National Pie Championships | Watch Video
As American as apple pie, the competition pits bakers from across the U.S. in a showdown that is definitely not easy as pie. Conor Knighton reports.

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PASSAGE:
  The life of Henry David Thoreau | Watch Video
This past week marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of the naturalist and writer, who made Walden Pond a place of pilgrimage. Lee Cowan reports. 

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HARTMAN:
 Yard work: More than just blowing leaves (Video)
Five-year-old Brian Kelly misses doing yard work with his dad, Air Force Captain Dan Kelly, who last month was sent overseas. Brian's neighbor, a father-figure with a yard of his own, has been only too happy to oblige. Steve Hartman reports. 

      
FOR THE RECORD:
 For Willie Nelson, the autumn of life is colorful | Watch Video
Now 84, country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson is on the road again -- performing, writing music, and releasing a new album. "God's Problem Child" is his 110th, give or take, with songs like "Still Not Dead."  

"There's a theme here," said Bob Schieffer. "This is about the autumn of your life. Is that hard for you to think about?"

"No," Nelson replied. "You remember one of those deep thinkers, a guy named Seneca? He said you should look at death and comedy with the same countenance. And I believe that."

To hear Willie Nelson perform "Old Timer" from "God's Problem Child," click on the video player below:

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HISTORY: Detroit 1967: When a city erupted | Watch Video
Michelle Miller looks back at the riot 50 years ago against police actions in Detroit, dramatized in the new Kathryn Bigelow movie, "Detroit."

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

          
NATURE:
 Mombasa (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning with a dive into the Indian Ocean at Kenya's Mombasa Marine National Park. Videographer: Ziggy Livnat.

           
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SUMMER: National Ice Cream Day (Video)
It's "Sundae Morning"! Lee Cowan takes a break from "Sunday Morning" hosting duties to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
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NATURE UP CLOSE: The Grand Canyon


RECAP: JULY 9

         

COVER STORY: All hail the Erie Canal | Watch Video
Two hundreds years ago, construction began on a 363-mile canal linking the Great Lakes to the Hudson River and New York City -- an engineering and commercial triumph as revolutionary as the Internet. But the Erie Canal was dismissed at first. New York politician DeWitt Clinton spent 10 years fighting to sell the project to a deeply skeptical public, and Presidents Jefferson and Madison refused to help fund it. Yet the canal quickly changed the geography and commerce of the young nation. Richard Schlesinger reports on the history of the Erie Canal, still celebrated in song as an example of American ingenuity.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: "The Erie Canal Song"
"I've got an old mule and her name is Sal, Fifteen years on the Erie Canal..." It's a treasured melody that celebrates life on a canal boat in the 19th century. Singer Dave Ruch performs "Low Bridge - Everybody Down" (a.k.a. "The Erie Canal Song"), by songwriter Thomas S. Allen. 

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ALMANAC:
 A better doughnut hole | Watch Video
On July 9, 1872, John F. Blondel won a patent for his spring-loaded device to punch out the center of a doughnut. Jane Pauley dunks in honor of him.

     
SPORTS:
 Fast and furious: The world of competitive cup stacking | Watch Video
P.J. Ball and Jordan Green are masters in Sport Stacking -- a contest to stack cups in formation as quickly as humanly possible without knocking them over. Luke Burbank reports from the Junior Olympics of Sports Stacking. Originally broadcast February 5, 2017.

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MUSIC:
 Jack Antonoff: Hit man | Watch Video
The singer-songwriter-producer, and the heart of the indie pop group Bleachers, has collaborated with some of the biggest artists of the day. Tracy Smith talks with Jack Antonoff, who has turned personal heartache into something close to joy.

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MAILBAG:
 Letters to "Sunday Morning" (Video)
Jane Pauley digs into the mailbag for some correspondence from our viewers. 

       

BEAUTY: Manscaping: When body hair just has to go (Video)
Be it trimming, waxing, or body hair removal, personal grooming for men -- a.k.a. manscaping -- has become more popular than ever. Mo Rocca looks into the before-and-after effects. Originally broadcast July 28, 2013.

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HARTMAN:
 Court of dreams (Video)
"If you build it, they will come." In the case of one tennis-obsessed fan who built a replica of Wimbledon's center court on his Iowa farm, people have come from around the world to his All-Iowa Lawn Tennis Club, to play on his court of dreams. Steve Hartman reports.

      
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 The sparkling Christie Brinkley | Watch Video
The supermodel and actress has launched her own line of sparking wines. Mark Phillips reports. Originally broadcast November 20, 2016.

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OPINION:
 Who's the snowflake? A chilly riposte to political insultsWatch Video
Faith Salie on the jab du jour that has critics on the right and left seeing white.

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BOOKS:
 Louise Penny: How writing became her solace | Watch Video
Louise Penny's immersive murder mysteries, set in her home province of Quebec, have drawn a large and loyal fan base. But writing came as a second career for the New York Times bestselling author, a former broadcaster who faced a debilitating struggle with alcoholism before taking up fiction. Martha Teichner visits Penny in the small town of Knowlton, which could be a stand-in for her fictional town of Three Pines, where too often there is murder afoot.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Louise Penny on creating Chief Inspector Armand Gamache
Louise Penny explains to correspondent Martha Teichner the qualities that went into her development of the character of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, the central figure in her successful series of murder mysteries which began with her 2005 novel "Still Life."

WEB EXTRA: Read an excerpt from Penny's latest novel, "Glass Houses"

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

       
NATURE:
 Honeybees (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning with an up-close (and sting-free) look at honeybees in Hollywood, Florida. Videographer: Charles Schultz.

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EDUCATION:
 Stephen Sondheim celebrates the power of teachers | Watch Video
Broadway musical legend Stephen Sondheim treasures the role that teachers have played in his life, and today helps honor educators with the annual Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards. In this web exclusive, Mo Rocca talks with Sondheim about the teachers who have inspired him, and visits with a recent award recipient, Tracey Rains of Gatlinburg-Pittman High School in Tennessee, whose selfless mentoring of student Chelsea Hayes was nothing short of life-altering.


RECAP: JULY 2

        

GUEST HOST: Lee Cowan

        

COVER STORY: Storm chasing couple's whirlwind life | Watch Video
In Oklahoma, where tornado warnings can mean the difference between life and death, there are no bigger names in storm-chasing than Val and Amy Castor, a husband-and-wife team who serve as a mobile early warning system for approaching storms.

The Castors are part of a network of storm chasers who broadcast live for Oklahoma City's CBS station, getting as close as possible to pinpoint a tornado's path. Manuel Bojorquez reports on the couple who have saved lives and challenged death together for 25 years.

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ALMANAC:
 Statuary Hall | Watch Video
On July 2, 1864, Congress approved the creation of a gallery at the U.S. Capitol to honor illustrious figures from every state. Lee Cowan reports.

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FLOWERS: 
Tombstone's Shady LadyWatch Video

The Old West city of Tombstone, Ariz., is famous not just for the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral but also for the world's oldest rose bush.  The Lady Banksia Rose Bush, planted in the back of a boarding house in 1885, was declared by "Ripley's Believe It or Not" the largest rose bush in the world in the 1930s.

Today, almost nine decades later, the folks at Guinness World Records say the rose bush (nicknamed the Shady Lady) is still the largest -- at last measurement, its canopy of white blossoms covers more than 8,000 square feet! Lee Cowan reports.

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BOOKS: Herman Wouk: Remembrances | Watch Video
The bestselling author ("The Caine Mutiny," "The Winds of War," War and Remembrance") who recently turned 102. Though reclusive, Wouk invited Tracy Smith to his Palm Springs home, and talked about a career conjuring fiction from real life.

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FOOD: 
Return of an heirloom watermelon | Watch Video
More than a century ago, the Bradford Watermelon was the sweetest, juiciest watermelon around; now, thanks to the latest generation of the Bradford family in South Carolina, they're back. Martha Teichner reports.

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POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO:
 Why are there goats in the trees? (Video)
The nut of the argan tree, which grows in the Moroccan countryside of Essaouira, contains a valuable oil known for its anti-aging properties, that is popping up in everything from shampoo and body lotion to food products. But nowhere on the labels will you find the remarkable story behind how this oil was born - and the role goats' digestive tracts play in its harvesting. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. (Originally broadcast on May 15, 2016.)

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 John Mellencamp: Life goes on | Watch Video
Jane Pauley profiles the rocker and fellow Hoosier who has just released his 23rd studio album, "Sad Clowns & Hillbillies." Mellencamp explains why he is driven to make music and also to paint portraits.  

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

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

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

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

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OPINION:
 Jim Gaffigan on storage units | Watch Video
The comedian and "Sunday Morning" contributor reminds us what all Americans have in common: keeping our stuff in storage containers.

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ON THE TRAIL: 
The "Parkitecture" of Grand Canyon National Park | Watch Video
Mary Colter was the visionary designer behind Grand Canyon's most recognizable buildings. Drawing on ancient Native American structures for inspiration, Colter (one of only a handful of female architects in her day) created structures that blended in with their settings physically and culturally, spawning an architectural movement -- National Park Rustic -- on display at parks across the country. Conor Knighton reports.  

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PASSAGE:
 A storybook romance's final chapter (Video)
Childhood sweethearts Dale and Alice Rockey were married for a remarkable 81 years, making them the Longest Married Couple when "Sunday Morning" visited them in Olathe, Kansas, back in 2015. Lee Cowan reports on the final chapter of a remarkable love story.

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

      
NATURE:
 Grand Canyon (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning with stunning views of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Videographer: Phil Giriodi.

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NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Shorebirds and horseshoe crabs

       
MOVIES: 
David Edelstein on "Baby Driver," "The Beguiled," "The Little Hours" | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" film critic reviews new films for the holiday weekend -- a car-chase thriller, a Civil War-era drama of seduction, and a raunchy comedy about medieval nuns. Happy 4th!


RECAP: JUNE 25

HOST: Jane Pauley 

       
COVER STORY:
 It had us at "Hello": The iPhone turns 10 | Watch Video
In June 2007 Apple released the very first iPhone -- an iPod, phone and Internet connection all in one, operated via touchscreen and as futuristic-looking as a sci-fi gizmo.  The earliest iPhone didn't have all the features or apps it has today, but it was revolutionary nonetheless. 

David Pogue, tech critic for Yahoo Finance, who was one of the very first journalists to play with the iPhone before its release, reports on the history of the personal device that changed the world.

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ALMANAC: Jacques Cousteau | Watch Video
On June 25, 1997, the great ocean explorer and advocate died at the age of 87. Jane Pauley reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Jacques Cousteau (Video)
French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) was a trailblazer in exploring the oceans and bringing the wonders of the sea to audiences around the world through his documentaries and books. In this story originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on June 26, 1994, correspondent Terence Smith talks with Cousteau about his tireless efforts as an advocate for the health of the oceans and aquatic life, and his fight to protect Earth's most precious resource for future generations.

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ART:
 Murano, a Mecca of glass | Watch Video
Glassmaking techniques were once a state secret in Venice, where, on the island of Murano, generations of glass makers have concocted exquisite works of art from a molten sand mixture. Today, the process may be common knowledge, but the craftsmanship and know-how of this Mecca of glass sets Murano an island apart. Seth Doane reports.

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COMEDY:
 Dick Gregory: Serious about humor | Watch Video
The standup comic used humor as part of his activism -- and taught his children by walking the walk as well as talking the talk. Erin Moriarty reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: When Dick Gregory's face appeared on the dollar bill
Dick Gregory recalls to Susan Spencer the time in 1968 when the comedian and activist - then running for president - passed out dollar bills that featured his face. He had a curious argument that kept the feds at bay.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Barack Obama's debt to Dick Gregory
Christian Gregory, son of Dick Gregory, explains to Susan Spencer how the comedian and activist, who ran for president in 1968, helped set a precedent for the first black man to actually become president of the United States.

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PASSAGE:
 Prince Harry on the royals' future | Watch Video
In an interview with Newsweek, the fifth in line to the British throne offered some intriguing insights into the younger generation of the House of Windsor. Jane Pauley reports.   

GALLERY: Prince Harry

     
MEDICINE: 
Heart to heart | Watch Video
At age 24 Amy Silverstein developed a life-threatening condition and received a heart transplant. She survived with that heart, and wrote an acclaimed book, "Sick Girl," but 25 years later it, too, began to fail.

She is now on her third heart, and has written a moving new book, "My Glory Was I Had Such Friends," about how her family and friends' support kept her alive. Lee Cowan reports.

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HARTMAN: Helping tick off mom's bucket list (Video)
As a kid, Sian Pierre Regis said, he didn't really appreciate all that his mother, Rebecca, a single mom, had sacrificed for her kids. But when she lost her job as a housekeeper at a Boston hotel at age 75, Sian Pierre started showing his gratitude in the sweetest possible way: He took her bucket list, and together they started ticking off items one by one. Steve Hartman reports on the mother-and-son adventure of a lifetime.

     
SUNDAY PROFILE: 
John McEnroe: Seriously | Watch Video
The tennis star whose temper tantrums on the court were as virtuosic as his athleticism talks about taking it to the line, always. Susan Spencer reports. 

BOOK EXCERPT: Read a selection from "But Seriously" by John McEnroe

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: John McEnroe on teaching young players
At the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, the former champion talks with Susan Spencer about the valuable advice he gives young tennis players - and how he himself was with accepting others' advice as a novice. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: John McEnroe and Andy Warhol
Touring the John McEnroe Gallery in New York City, tennis great (and modern art enthusiast) John McEnroe shows correspondent Susan Spencer one of his Andy Warhol artworks.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: John McEnroe and Patty Smyth
Tennis great John McEnroe (never a shrinking violet on the court) and his wife, rock singer Patty Smyth, talk with correspondent Susan Spencer about McEnroe's number one priority these days: to become a better person. He also explains his family's divergent opinion on how that's progressing.

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OPINION:
 Why quality of life can bring equality | Watch Video
Singer, songwriter and LGBT activist Cyndi Lauper offers a life lesson.

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MUSIC: 
The Beatles classic "All You Need Is Love" turns 50 (Video)
On June 25, 1967, The Beatles joined "Our World," a live global television production broadcast in 25 countries, to perform their new song, "All You Need Is Love." Jane Pauley looks back 50 years ago to the debut of a classic.   

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

       
NATURE:
 Horseshoe crabs (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning on the New Jersey shore of Delaware Bay, where horseshoe crabs make their home. Videographer: Jeff Reisly

         
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NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Feral animals


RECAP: JUNE 18

       

       
LAW: 
Bill Cosby trial: Trying "America's TV dad" (Video)
Jurors were unable to reach a unanimous vote in the Bill Cosby trial, in which accuser Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, claimed the comedian once known as "America's TV dad" drugged and sexually assaulted her at his home in 2004. Correspondent DeMarco Morgan talks with University of Pennsylvania criminal law professor David Rudovsky about the difficulties both Constand and Cosby faced on the stand.  

       
LAW:
 A look inside Michelle Carter's conviction (Video)
A young Massachusetts woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday for sending her boyfriend dozens of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were teenagers. Erin Moriarty reports on Michelle Carter's trial, which was closely watched in legal circles, and a hot topic on social media. 

       
COVER STORY:
 The great divide: The media war over Trump | Watch Video
Despite a brief moment of unity across party lines this week, after the mass shooting in which a Republican Congressman was critically wounded, the media wars surrounding coverage of President Donald Trump have been getting louder by the day.

Pat Buchanan will tell you it's been building for almost 50 years: "That sort of really began in earnest in November of 1969 when Nixon, after he gave his famous great 'Silent Majority' speech, was attacked by the networks immediately."

Senior Contributor Ted Koppel talks with Buchanan, and with Harvard professor Yochai Benkler, about the battle between presidents and the press, what news Americans are consuming, and the media war over hearts and minds.

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ALMANAC:
 Atlantic City's Steel Pier | Watch Video
On June 18, 1898, the Jersey Shore's famed amusement venue opened, with sharpshooter Annie Oakley as the main attraction. Jane Pauley reports.

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FATHER'S DAY:
 Daddy's home: Millennial fathers amp up parenting | Watch Video
Simon Isaacs is leading the charge to the playground. With his website Fatherly, he wants to change how fathers across the country approach parenting. And he's not alone: The largest group of new dads in this country are now millennials. Tony Dokoupil reports on the changing role of fatherhood and how modern dads differ from fathers of previous generations.

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MUSIC: 
Lang Lang: Center stage | Watch Video
The renowned Chinese pianist, who brings his emotional, dramatic style to audiences across the globe, returns home. Seth Doane reports.

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PASSAGE: 
North Korea frees American student (Video)
Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who spent almost a year-and-a-half in captivity in North Korea, was released and returned to his family in the U.S. this week. Doctors said Warmbier, who was comatose, suffered severe brain damage while in detention. Jane Pauley reports. 

        
HARTMAN:
  Sportsmanlike conduct in Congress (Video)
When a shocking act of political violence occurred last week, Congress threw a curveball to those expecting politicians to pile on to the mudslinging. As Steve Hartman suggests, a baseball game between Republicans and Democrats demonstrated how lessons learned in Little League -- about sportsmanship and respect -- just might have a role in the way Congress goes about its work in the "big leagues" of power.   

     
MUSIC: 
Monterey at 50: When rock festivals were born | Watch Video
In 1967 the Monterey County Fairgrounds in California was the site of a three-day celebration of music that ushered in the "Summer of Love." Anthony Mason reports.

WEB EXTRA: "Monterey Pop" 50th anniversary re-release (Video)
Filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker captured the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival, featuring such immortal acts as Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, in a landmark documentary, "Monterey Pop." Now, 50 years after the "Summer of Love" music celebration, the recently-restored film is being re-released in theatres.   

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COMMENTARY:
 Jim Gaffigan's love letter to his beard | Watch Video
On Father's Day the comedian expresses appreciation for the only accessory a man really needs.

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HISTORY:
 Custer's Last Stand | Watch Video
The Civil War hero -- brave, reckless and vain -- met an ignoble end at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. And every year, re-enactors recreate the last day that sealed Gen. Custer's legend forever.  Mo Rocca reports.

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

     
NATURE:
 Burros (Extended Video)
We leave you this Father's Day morning in the Black Mountains of Arizona -- a home to wild burros, a few dads among them.     

         
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NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Cattle egrets, masters of emigration


RECAP: JUNE 11      

      
COVER STORY: 
Lost at sea: A harrowing tale of survival | Watch Video
On the night of July 24, 2013, 40 miles off the coast of Long Island, John Aldridge was working on the fishing boat Anna Mary when an accident sent him overboard. Alone and with no life preserver, Aldridge used his boots as flotation devices as he fought to stay alive, until his rescue 12 hours later. His remarkable story of survival is now a book, with a movie in the offing. He tells his tale, and what he credits to being alive today, to Jim Axelrod.

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ALMANAC:
 The Franklin stove | Watch Video
On June 11, 1742, the Founding Father invented the cast-iron creation that came to bear his name. Jane Pauley reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Glass music (Video)
French master glass musician Jean-Claude Chapuis, who performs music specially written for instruments made from glass, continues a tradition championed by Ben Franklin, inventor of a mechanized glass armonica. David Turecamo reports. Originally broadcast January 15, 2006.

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ON BROADWAY: 
"Annie" at 40: The stars reunite | Watch Video
It's one of the most beloved musicals in theater history -- and the title role a shining moment for many young actresses. Forty years after "Annie" debuted, Nancy Giles attends a reunion of all the women who played the title role on Broadway (including Andrea McArdle, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shelley Bruce, Allison Smith and Alyson Kirk), as well as the original Annie, Kristen Vigard, who lost the role while the show was in tryouts. Giles also talks with director-lyricist Martin Charnin about what it takes to succeed at playing the little orphan girl, and meets a young actress taking on the role in a high school production in Greenwich, Conn.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The legacy of the song "Tomorrow"
Nancy Giles talks with actresses who as children played the lead role in the musical "Annie," including Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrea McArdle, Kristen Vigard and Shelley Bruce (along with Allison Smith and Alyson Kirk) about what the show's signature song, "Tomorrow," has meant to them and their careers.

You can stream the original Broadway cast album of "Annie" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear full tracks):

WEB EXTRA: Broadway's Annies: Where are they now?

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ON STAGE:
 Off-Off Broadway: Tommy Tune in Japan | Watch Video
Song and dance man Tommy Tune is known to theater lovers the world over for his long list of Broadway hits, his 10 Tony Awards, and that long, lanky frame. Throughout his career, he's made it his mission to deliver Broadway to people wherever they live, including Japan, where Mo Rocca visited to watch Tune direct a new production of the musical "Grand Hotel" for the Takarazuka Revue, a 100-year-old, all-female theater troupe.

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ART:  
Broadway's own street artist (Video)
Elise Engler has painted the streetscapes of Broadway -- all 13 miles of it. "Sunday Morning" joins her as she goes about capturing the bright lights and façades of New York City's most famous avenue.

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MUSIC:
 Lorde returns to the "crazy environment" | Watch Video
One of the most anticipated albums of the year had its inspiration underground, in the New York City subway. That is where the 20-year-old New Zealand-born singer Lorde, usually unrecognized, worked on the words and music for "Melodrama," the album she'll finally release this week. She talked with Anthony Mason about the pressure of following up her first hit, "Royals," which earned her two Grammys, and of returning to the "crazy environment" of live performance.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lorde discusses her synesthesia
The sensitivity and intensity of singer-songwriter Lorde's music may stem in part from her synesthesia, a neurological condition in which sounds conjure colors and textures in her mind. In this web exclusive, she discusses her synesthesia and how it affects her music with Anthony Mason.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lorde on the creative process
The New Zealand-born singer-songwriter talks with Anthony Mason about her creative process.

To hear Lorde perform "Perfect Places," from her album "Melodrama," click on the video player below.

Lorde - Perfect Places by LordeVEVO on YouTube

     
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HARTMAN:
 A pied piper of patriotism (Video)
Eleven-year-old Preston Sharp was upset when he realized, while visiting his grandpa's grave in Redding, Calif., that not every veteran in the cemetery had a flag. So he took on odd jobs and solicited donations to buy flags and flowers for every veteran in his grandpa's cemetery. And Preston didn't just stop at that one cemetery. Steve Hartman reports on the young man's contagious efforts. 

       
PASSAGE:
 "Batman" star Adam West (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers the actor who gained fame as the Caped Crusader in the 1960s TV series "Batman." Jane Pauley reports. 

GALLERY: Adam West 1928-2017

      
COMIC BOOKS:
 Wonder Woman's origin story | Watch Video
The immortal comic book heroine's real superpower is the power to inspire. Faith Salie explores the history of Wonder Woman, now center-stage in the most popular movie in America, and talks with Lynda Carter, made immortal by playing the Amazonian on TV in the 1970s. Originally broadcast on March 26, 2017.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Meet the stunt double of "Wonder Woman" (Video)
Jeannie Epper was born to be a Hollywood stuntwoman - her father, mother and siblings were all stunt people, too. In this CBS News profile first broadcast on May 3, 1979, Dan Rather interviewed Eppers about the hazards of her profession.

GALLERY: Wonder Woman through the years

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OPINION:
 Jim Gaffigan turns a cold shoulder to massage | Watch Video
The comedian wants to know why we pay for the chance to make ourselves completely vulnerable to strangers.

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STAGE: 
The Yale Rep: A treasure of live theater | Watch Video
"The Rep" -- what insiders call the Yale Repertory Theatre -- is a unique entity on the American theater scene, a place where graduate students at the Yale Drama School work side-by-side with experts in every aspect of theater. Now celebrating its 50th year, it has been the launching pad for many a fabled career, from Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver to playwright Christopher Durang. 

Rita Braver looks back at the company's history with Streep, artistic director James Bundy, and actor James Earl Jones, who appeared with then-Yale grad student Courtney B. Vance in the Yale Rep-produced premiere of August Wilson's "Fences" in 1985.

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NATURE:
 Waterfowl (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning with a front row seat as Egrets, Herons, and Ibises strut their stuff at a rookery in Dallas. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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

      
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Mount Rainier's deadly beauty
          


RECAP: JUNE 4

      

    

HEADLINES: London attacks (Video)
Last night's terror attacks on and near London Bridge, in which seven people were killed, was the third attack in the U.K. in three months. British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the violence, saying, "It's time to say, enough is enough." Elizabeth Palmer and Charlie D'Agata have the latest.

         
COVER STORY:
  36 years and counting: AIDS in America | Watch Video
In 1981 an infectious disease researcher at the National institutes of Health started noticing reports that clusters of gay men were being diagnosed with infections that were highly unusual in younger people. It would take a few years before the medical community identified HIV which, left unchecked, can develop into the deadly syndrome known as AIDS.

Today, treatments and preventive measures have changed expectations about the disease -- and, in the eyes of some, caused undue casualness about prevention. Rita Braver reports.

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ALMANAC:
 The first shopping cart | Watch Video
On June 4, 1937, Sylvan Goldman rolled out a wheeled device for customers at an Oklahoma City supermarket. Jane Pauley reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Charles Kuralt on shopping carts (Video)
Charles Kuralt went "On the Road" to Oklahoma City, where he met Sylvan Goldman, famed for having invented the ubiquitous grocery store shopping cart in 1937. Originally broadcast on CBS News' "Who's Who" on January 11, 1977.

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BOOKS:
 This week's New York Times bestsellers

      
ART:
 Kerry James Marshall | Watch Video
Kerry James Marshall's trademark style has catapulted him into the stratosphere of the art world. A 35-year retrospective featuring 72 of his works is now at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. His figures aren't just black; they are jet black -- bold, proud, undeniably black. And while his work may deal with grief, injustice and loss, for the most part Marshall focuses on everyday life: picnics and street scenes, daily rituals, and quiet moments -- a window into a world rarely represented in fine art.

"We're used to hearing narratives of trauma, tragedy, disenfranchisement, pain, suffering," Marshall told correspondent Alex Wagner. "Few of the stories that normalize the everyday life of people who are not always experiencing trauma 24/7. And I think those things need to be represented as well as anything else that we read about in the newspaper or we see on the news."

GALLERY: The art of Kerry James Marshall

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ON BROADWAY:
 "A Doll's House, Part 2" | Watch Video
When last we left off with Nora Helmer in Henrik Ibsen's landmark 1879 drama, "A Doll's House," she had had an awakening -- and exited her marriage and family with the slam of a door. Now she's back, in the Tony-nominated "A Doll's House, Part 2."  Mo Rocca talks with playwright Lucas Hnath and the cast (including Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper and Jayne Houdyshell) about this continuation of the story of a woman awakened, and the mess she left behind in her journey toward self-discovery.

WEB EXTRA: Laurie Metcalf on "A Doll's House, Part 2" (Video)
Mo Rocca talks with the Tony Award-nominated star and director of "A Doll's House, Part 2" - Laurie Metcalf and Sam Gold - about her performance in the sequel to the Henrik Ibsen classic.

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THIS AND THAT:
 Legal cookies and more (Video)
"Sunday Morning" follows up on recent stories and viewer mail - from a recent court decision about a Wisconsin law that prevented home bakers from selling homemade cookies, to reaction to our recent "Almanac" on author Ian Fleming. Jane Pauley reports.

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SPORTS:
 The Race to Alaska | Watch Video
Luke Burbank checks out a celebrated 750-mile race featuring human-powered sailing vessels.

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HARTMAN:
 A 99-year-old usher (Video)
Phil Coyne may be a bigger celebrity than anybody on the field at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The 99-year-usher has been working Pirates games since he was a kid, and is not about to stop any time soon, as Steve Hartman reports.

     
COMEDY:
 Golden Boys | Watch Video
Comedy titans Norman Lear, Carl Reiner and Dick Van Dyke are a collective 280 years old, earning them starring roles in the new HBO documentary, "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast." Tracy Smith reports.

WEB EXTRA: Norman Lear on casting Archie Bunker (Video)
In this web exclusive, legendary TV producer Norman Lear tells Tracy Smith about what happened when, during his search for an actor to star in his classic sitcom "All in the Family," he came up with the idea of Mickey Rooney.

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COMMENTARY:
 Too many exclamation points!!! | Watch Video!!!
"Sunday Morning" contributor Faith Salie says the escalation in exclamation needs to be taken down a notch. Period.  

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MUSIC:
 Roger Waters: Still tearing down walls | Watch Video
The former member of the rock group Pink Floyd kicked off his latest solo tour this week. The "Us + Them Tour" is as spectacular and technically challenging as his previous concerts -- and it may be the 73-year-old musician's last lap.

Roger Waters talks with correspondent Anthony Mason about his history with Pink Floyd, going solo, and the value of protest music.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: "Another Brick in the Wall"
Performed at the start of Waters' "Us + Them Tour" in Kansas City, May 26.  

To hear "Déjà vu," from Waters' new album, "Is This the Life We Really Want?," click on the video player below.

Roger Waters - Déjà Vu (Audio) by rogerwatersVEVO on YouTube

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

        
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument


RECAP: MAY 28

       
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FROM THE ARCHIVES:
 Ambush (Video)
In this "CBS Evening News" report from November 11, 1982, correspondent Bruce Morton talks with three Vietnam War veterans who journeyed to Washington, D.C., to pay tribute to friends who died while serving with them in 1967.

      
COVER STORY:
 The lost platoon: Aftermath | Watch Video
Kenny Barker sat at home in Texas sifting through things he gathered as a 20-year-old soldier in Vietnam. Among them are the newspaper clippings noting that he was one of the few who wasn't killed in an ambush by North Vietnamese soldiers. Twenty-two of his comrades were lost.

John Blackstone reports on how that battle shaped the lives of the survivors, and how some of them spent the anniversary, fifty years later.

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ALMANAC:
 Ian Fleming | Watch Video
On May 28, 1908, 109 years ago today, the creator of Secret Agent 007, James Bond, was born in London. Jane Pauley reports.

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TECHNOLOGY: The Brooklyn Navy Yard, reborn as a high-tech center | Watch Video
Part of the old Brooklyn Navy Yard has been converted into a hub for innovation. Jim Axelrod reports.

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REMEMBRANCE:
 Gregg Allman | Watch Video
The singer-songwriter died Saturday at age 69. By way of tribute, we take another look at the remarkable portrait Chip Reid painted of Allman back in 2011. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Gregg Allman recollects his first guitar

FOOD: The CIA's recipe for success | Watch Video
The Culinary Institute of America started as a trade school for GIs returning from World War II. It would go on to change how chefs were taught. Serena Altschul explores the trade secrets, and occupational hazards, of one of the top culinary colleges in the world.

CIA RECIPE: Good Morning Coffee
CIA RECIPE: Lemon Chickpea Muffins
CIA RECIPE: Fried Rice with Chinese Sausage
CIA RECIPE: Wrapped Shrimp with Asian Barbecue Sauce
CIA RECIPE: Coffee Truffles

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COMEDY: Kevin Hart: What's so funny | Watch Video
In a wide-ranging interview, standup comedian and actor Kevin Hart talks with Tracy Smith about his childhood in Philadelphia, what he learned from his parents about life, and the most important part about being a father.

PREVIEW: Kevin Hart: Growing up, being "the funny guy" kept me out of fights, but hurt with women

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: "I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons" by Kevin Hart

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HARTMAN:
 Mr. Rogers, a true neighbor (Video)
Entertainment Weekly senior writer Anthony Breznican shares with Steve Hartman a story of inspiration, about how watching "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" at a particularly vulnerable time in his life helped him - but not nearly as much as running into Fred Rogers in an elevator just a few days later.

POLITICS: Al Franken on humor in a politically "grim" time | Watch Video
Lately the Minnesota Senator and former "Saturday Night Live" writer-performer has been coming to grips with the tension between politics and comedy. He talked to Chip Reid about the pressures of being not funny when engaged in the serious business of Congress, and how his tough questioning during Senate hearings have got Franken noticed for more than his humor.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How does Al Franken really feel about Ted Cruz?
Minnesota Senator Al Franken tells correspondent Chip Reid about his opinion of Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Al Franken on forbidden words in the Senate
Minnesota Senator Al Franken discusses protocols which preclude him from using certain language in the Senate about his fellow Senators, such as Ted Cruz of Texas. But as becomes obvious, he and Chip Reid are not IN the Senate.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Al Franken's killer gay Republicans joke
Senator Al Franken reveals to Chip Reid the internal struggle he suffered when contemplating telling a joke during a Senate hearing on employment discrimination at the expense of his absent Republican colleagues.

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BY THE NUMBERS:
 Summer vacation (Video)
As we head into summer, "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley takes a look at the data behind Americans who take off from work (or choose not to).

ON THE TRAIL: Decoration Day | Watch Video
In the South, Decoration Day is marked by placing flowers on the headstones of ancestors. There are songs, sandwiches, even a bit of scripture. Conor Knighton took part in a Decoration Day ceremony that takes place in a very remote place: on top of a mountain inside of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Long trek to a cemetery (Video)
In the 1940s residents in Swain County, North Carolina were uprooted by the federal government, when their land was taken for a dam project. More than three decades later, they were allowed to make the arduous trek to the Bone Valley Cemetery, where their loved ones were buried. Correspondent Bruce Hall reports. Originally broadcast on the "CBS Evening News" on August 26, 1978.

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

       
NATURE:
 Maine (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at one of our newest parks: the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine, established just last August. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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REVIEWS: David Edelstein on "Pirates," "Alien: Covenant" and David Lynch | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" film critic reviews the latest entries in two popular movie franchises, as well as the return of the surreal TV cult series "Twin Peaks."

        
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Tulips
       


RECAP: MAY 21, "BY DESIGN:

Jane Pauley anchors our annual special issue featuring a wealth of stories touching on all aspects of design. The broadcast comes to you from Amsterdam, where Pauley reports on the Netherlands' rich history of art, architecture, and more. 

     
TOUR:
 Amsterdam, first city of the modern age, first city of the modern age | Watch Video
Jane Pauley takes in the sights of the Dutch city -- its historic canals, architecture and museums -- with Russell Shorto, author of a bestselling history of Amsterdam.

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WATER:
 Sea change: How the Dutch confront the rise of the oceans | Watch Video
Holland's innovative strategies for managing water may benefit other countries preparing for the fallout of climate change. Martha Teichner reports.

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Max Zorn at work.

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ART: Dutch Master paints with packing tape | Watch Video
Dutch artist Max Zorn has become a star in the art world with his moody, elaborate portraits and cityscapes made with nothing but packing tape and a scalpel. Jane Pauley reports on Zorn's evocative works, which he hangs on lamp posts of Amsterdam, each one sure to send the street art scene into a frenzy.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Tape artist Max Zorn creates a "Sunday Morning" sun

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FASHION: Jessica Simpson and her empire | Watch Video
If all you know about Jessica Simpson is that she's a singer, you might be surprised that Tracy Smith is talking with her about design. And people may be surprised to hear that the Jessica Simpson Collection -- products ranging from clothes to accessories to home -- is a billion-dollar-a-year business.

PREVIEW: Jessica Simpson: "People are shocked that they like my brand"

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Annie Ojile and Seth Doane dodge Roman traffic on a Vespa. 

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STYLE: Viva Vespa! | Watch Video
The Vespa, the sporty Italian motorbike, is as much a fashion accessory as it is a set of wheels.  Seth Doane visits the Vespa factory in Pontedera, Italy, and takes a trip through Rome with Annie Ojile, an American expat who started a Vespa tour company, Scooteroma.

GALLERY: The style of Vespa

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FLOWERS:
 Keeping Holland's fabled tulips alive Watch Video
Hidden in the shadow of a church in the Dutch town of Limmen is Hortus Bulborum, established in the 1920s by tulip enthusiast Peter Boschman. He bought old and rare types of tulips and planted them, determined to not let them become extinct. Today Hortus Bulborum keeps alive rare varieties of one of Holland's most recognizable hallmarks. Jane Pauley reports.

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INVENTIONS:
 Making a big splash with the Super Soaker (Video)
When inventor Lonnie Johnson took a simple squirt gun and ramped it way up, he had no idea what a splash it would make. Since the Super Soaker hit toy store shelves in the early '90s, it's racked up more than $1 billion in sales. Mo Rocca reports.

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BROADWAY: The divine Bette Midler returns in "Hello, Dolly!" | Watch Video
"CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King sits down with Tony-nominated actress Bette Midler, who is now in a re-designed Broadway production of "Hello, Dolly!"

GALLERY: The Divine Miss M.

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LIVING: Living on water: Welcome to Freedom Cove | Watch Video
Artists Wayne Adams and Catherine King have constructed a floating island they call Freedom Cove, a multicolored floating refuge tucked away in rugged Clayoquot Sound off the west coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island. Built from salvaged materials over the past 25 years, the couple takes living off the grid to a new level, as they show correspondent Lee Cowan.

        

AUTOMOTIVE: BMW's Art Cars: A blend of art and speed | Watch Video
In 1975 Herve Poulain, a racing enthusiast and art lover, persuaded artist Alexander Calder to paint German automaker BMW's entry at Le Mans. The idea took off. The most recent entry in BMW's Art Car series was painted by conceptual artist John Baldessari, who showed Anthony Mason how to create some very fast art.

GALLERY: BMW's Art Cars

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TRADITIONS: 
 Cheese and clogs: Manufacturing Dutch icons | Watch Video
On the outskirts of Amsterdam, life starts early at the Clara Maria Farm, where every day since he was a boy, Kees-Jan van Wees has milked the cows in a 160-year-old building. Just hours later, he'll turn that milk into a Dutch product beloved around the world: Gouda cheese. Jane Pauley reports on a farm where centuries-old Dutch traditions have continued, and been embraced by Kees-Jan's American-born wife, Katrina.

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NATURE:
 Tulips (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning tip-toeing through the tulips at the Keukenhof Garden outside Amsterdam. Videographer: Joan Martelli.

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NATURE UP CLOSE:
Domestic and wild horses
     


RECAP: MAY 14

      

      
COVER STORY:
 Aftermath: A family's recovery | Watch Video
"The last thing I remember before the blast was my mom laughing," said Kiyanni. That blast was a suitcase bomb in Brussels Airport last year, just as Air Force Lt. Col. Kato Martinez, his wife and children were checking in for a trip to Disney World in Florida. The explosion killed Martinez's wife, Gail, and seriously injured two of their children.

Now they are recovering their wounds, though only some of the scars are visible. David Martin met with the Martinez family at their home outside of San Antonio to take the measure of how a communications officer who worked with Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan adjusts to becoming a single parent, and how they have found strength together.

       
ALMANAC:
 The dishwasher | Watch Video
On May 14, 1850, Joel Houghton received a patent for a hand-cranked device that promised to simplify washing dishes. Jane Pauley reports.

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HOBBY:
 Scrapbooking: Opening a page on the past | Watch Video
For avid scrapbookers, creating books means passing down memories to their children -- a record of their lives. Correspondent Jennifer Mayerle reports on a handcrafted tradition that has preserved history for families and communities for generations.

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MUSIC: Johnny Mathis: Wonderful! Wonderful! | Watch Video
Chances are, if you're Johnny Mathis, you've been revealing your feelings for a long time -- since 1957, when he recorded his first #1 hit. The legendary singer, who has a new album of the "Great New American Songbook," produced by Babyface, talks with a misty Nancy Giles about his wonderful, wonderful six-decade career.

GALLERY: Portraits of Johnny Mathis

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Johnny Mathis on coming out
The legendary singer talks about his controversial 1982 magazine interview in which he stated that homosexuality was "a way of life that I've grown accustomed to." He tells Nancy Giles why he wasn't concerned about the potential impact on his career, despite receiving death threats. "It bothered me that it bothered people!" he laughed.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: Grateful on Mother's Day | Watch Video
After his wife survives a health scare, the comedian offers the mother of his children extra love -- and reconsiders his place in the spousal argument universe.

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ON BROADWAY: "War Paint," the ugly fight over the business of beauty | Watch Video
"War Paint," the new Broadway musical about cosmetic doyennes Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, earned four Tony nominations, including for its stars, Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone. Richard Schlesinger interviews the actresses, along with author Lindy Woodhead, in a behind-the-scenes story of the competitive beauty magnates.

PREVIEW VIDEO: Tony-nominated "War Paint"

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone on "War Paint" inspirations
The Tony-nominated stars of the Broadway musical "War Paint," Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, talk with correspondent Richard Schlesinger about their real-life characters, cosmetic icons Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, and about the high theatrics of the business magnates' lives.

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HARTMAN:
 A cryptic phone message from Mom (Video)
In what he calls the strangest story of his career, correspondent Steve Hartman meets up with an old colleague, veteran investigative reporter Brad Brown, who had a bizarre tale to tell, involving Brown's mother, Janet, and the apparent message that showed up on his iPhone three days after she died.

SUNDAY PROFILE:  Comedic star Goldie Hawn, in all seriousness | Watch Video
The actress who built a career playing a ditzy blonde is now all about kid's brains. Goldie Hawn spent years working with psychologists to create MindUP, a 15-lesson plan to help kids be more mindful, to calm the stressors of modern-day youth. It's currently being practiced by about two million students in nine countries.

Lee Cowan catches up with the actress, who is now back on screen for the first time in 15 years, playing the mother of Amy Schumer in the comedy, "Snatched."

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Howie and Laurel embrace in the bedroom of their home in Chappaqua, N.Y., as they face the daily struggles of illness in their own lives while also caring for each other. From "The Family Imprint."

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Nancy Borowick's portrait of a family | Watch Video
What began as a way to be closer with her parents and to cope with their illness, grew into something bigger. For two years, as Howie and Laurel Borowick fought stage IV cancer, side by side, Nancy Borowick documented their close bond. Anthony Mason talks with the photographer, whose new book, "The Family Imprint," chronicles her parents' lives and deaths.

GALLERY: Cancer family: Joined in illness

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COMMENTARY:
 Faith Salie on Mother's Day without a mother | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" contributor on the lessons of motherhood that can be learned only after having become a mom herself.

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BY THE NUMBERS:
 Maternity leave (Video)
Jane Pauley presents a Mother's Day look at the data on maternity leave, including how the United States stacks up to other developed countries with regards to guaranteed paid maternity leave for new mothers. 

       
NATURE:
 Horses (Video)
We leave you this Mother's Day morning at Arizona's Music Mountains, where mares and their foals run free. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.
      

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

        
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Red River Gorge, Kentucky

      
REVIEWS:
 David Edelstein on "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and May's "must-sees" | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" film critic reviews the newest addition to the Marvel Comics Universe, and a few gems in theaters and on streaming services this month.
      


RECAP: MAY 7 

      

      
COVER STORY:
 Caught in the life: The business of prostitution | Watch Video
According to advocates fighting prostitution (which they call modern-day slavery), authorities in Seattle and other cities have taken an enlightened, modern approach to addressing the issue, by adopting a  "buyer beware" model -- arresting customers instead of sex workers. The aim: to reduce sex trafficking by cutting off demand.

Other advocates have called for the decriminalization of consensual sex work, saying laws against it force women into the shadows, compromising their safety.

But most cities still practice a zero-tolerance approach to prostitution. Lee Cowan reports on the divide over an enterprise usually kept in the shadows.

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ALMANAC:
 A clean business | Watch Video
On May 7, 1925, William Lever, one of the soap-making siblings that founded Lever Brothers, died at age 73. Jane Pauley reports.

ART: How music influenced the art of Marc Chagall | Watch Video
A new exhibition explores the ways music was the muse of the Russian-French painter, from the canvas to the stage. Rita Braver reports.

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TV: The evolution of Lucy Liu | Watch Video
For "Elementary," CBS' take on Sherlock Holmes, Watson is a woman, played by Lucy Liu, and she's not the dutiful notetaker Watson has been in other Holmesian incarnations.

It's been a definite change from the rock-'em-sock-'em roles she's played in films like "Payback," "Charlie's Angels" and "Kill Bill." But Liu has also evolved into a director, helming several episodes of the series, and a mother.

Mo Rocca visits with Liu, an actress, artist and advocate who says life today for her is much more rich and bold.

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PASSAGE:
 Prince Philip retires from public life (Video)
Keep Calm and Carry On: Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday that Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's 95-year-old husband, will no longer carry out public engagements as of this autumn. Jane Pauley reports. 

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A Norwegian lass knits, while cows - and an entire nation - watches.

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TV: Norway's Slow TV: Fascinating viewers for hours or days at a time | Watch Video
It's television's version of taking a deep breath … a very long, very slow, deep breath. It's called "Slow TV," and it's a surprise smash-hit in Norway, where live, unedited broadcasts of train journeys, ferry boat rides, or firewood burning can last for hours or days at a time. Millions tune in to watch people knit for 13 hours, or witness reindeer on a days-long migration. 

As Rune Moklebust, who helped conceive of Slow TV, explains to Seth Doane, the broadcasts simply reflect life: "Much of life itself is boring. But in-between, there are some exciting moments, and you just have to wait for them." 

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HARTMAN:
 Elementary school robotics team beats the odds (Video)
Pleasant Run Elementary in Indianapolis launched a competitive robotics team last fall. In the beginning, there were a few successes and a lot of failures. But a demoralizing, racist taunt fired them up, channeling that insult into victory. Steve Hartman reports.

MOVIES: Diane Lane and her "pretty good gig" | Watch Video
A working actress since age six, the Oscar-nominee returns to the Coppola film family for her new movie, "Paris Can Wait." Anthony Mason reports.

GALLERY: Diane Lane

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BOOKS: Condoleezza Rice on Russia, Putin and Trump | Watch Video
Condoleezza Rice, who served as a National Security Advisor and Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, talks with Jane Pauley about her long fascination with the Soviet Union, and about Russia's interference in the U.S. election.

She also discusses growing up in Alabama during the Civil Rights movement, and her new book, "Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Condi Rice on 2016 election, "Hamilton"
Jane Pauley asks former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to define the seminal events that have stirred the political consciousness of today's youth.

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OPINION:
 JFK at 100: Secrets of Camelot, hiding in plain sight | Watch Video
Journalist Thomas Oliphant on the stories still being uncovered from archives about the campaign and presidency of John F. Kennedy.

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

      
NATURE:
 Red River Gorge (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning of Kentucky Derby weekend at the Bluegrass State's Red River Gorge.

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REVIEWS:
 David Edelstein on "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" and May's "must-sees" | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" film critic reviews the newest addition to the Marvel Comics Universe, and a few gems in theaters and on streaming services this month.



        

RECAP: APRIL 30

Guest host: Lee Cowan

       

COVER STORY: The "Greatest Show on Earth" folds its tent | Watch Video
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus proved to be a balancing act that couldn't balance the bottom line. After 146 years, the circus is putting on its final performances this spring, ending what has been a remarkable entertainment institution.  

Lee Cowan visits Baraboo, Wisconsin, where Ringling's long run first started, and visits with Big Top performers and fans whose connections to the circus span decades.

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ALMANAC:
 The Eastern Shuttle | Watch Video
On April 30, 1961, one of America's oldest and biggest airlines launched hourly Northeast Corridor flights. Lee Cowan looks back.

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TV:
 The real Einstein | Watch Video
In scientific circles, stars don't get much bigger than Albert Einstein. He was the first great scientific celebrity -- pretty odd for a theoretical physicist.

The "Genius" is the subject (and title) of a new TV series on the National Geographic channel based on Walter Isaacson's biography. It stars Geoffrey Rush as Einstein, and Johnny Flynn as a young Einstein. Together they portray the man of science as a heartthrob and heart-breaker. Faith Salie reports.

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POSTCARD FROM ENGLAND: Bell tolls for historic bell maker | Watch Video
A visit to the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, the oldest manufacturer in all of England, is a trip back in time. For about half a millennium, they have been producing bells for churches, cathedrals and city halls, as well as the original Liberty Bell. But sadly, this old-school shop will be closing for good. Jim Axelrod reports.

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SCIENCE: Neil deGrasse Tyson, our joyful guide to the stars  | Watch Video
Neil deGrasse Tyson was awed when he visited the Hayden Planetarium in New York City for the first time at the age of nine; since 1996, he's run it. 

The astrophysicist-rock star, who has 7.2 million Twitter followers, can fill a theater with people eager to hear him talk science. And his latest book, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," offers a shortcut to scientific literacy -- a goal Tyson pursues constantly and cleverly. Martha Teichner reports.

BOOK EXCERPT: Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry"

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Neil deGrasse Tyson on God
Correspondent Martha Teichner asks the acclaimed astrophysicist, as he examines the universe, whether he believes in an all-powerful creator.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Neil deGrasse Tyson's family on how he inspires
Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Toni Tyson, the mother of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Neil's sister, Lynn, on how he has succeeded at demystifying science for his audience.

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Director Jonathan Demme watches Anthony Hopkins' performance as Hannibal Lecter on the set of "The Silence of the Lambs."

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MOVIES: In remembrance: Director Jonathan Demme | Watch Video
The Academy Award-winning director behind the chills of "The Silence of the Lambs," the humanity of "Melvin and Howard" and "Philadelphia," and the musical energy of "Stop Making Sense," Jonathan Demme, died this week at age 73.  Critic David Edelstein pays homage to the filmmaker whose fiction, documentaries and concert films always showed human beings in their most brilliant light.

      
HARTMAN:
 Grandpa builds personal theme park for granddaughter (Video)
A lot of grandparents complain that they don't see their grandkids enough, but Jimmy White of Decatur, Texas doesn't have that problem. He's built the ultimate enticement for his granddaughter: her own amusement park. Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: Daryl Hall and John Oates | Watch Video
At a recent rehearsal, hitmakers Daryl Hall and John Oates ran through their greatest hits, gearing up for their latest tour, while looking back at a decades' old partnership.

The duo has sold more than 80 million albums, and have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame -- all for a partnership (they tell correspondent Serena Altschul) they did not expect to last. 

PREVIEW VIDEO: Daryl Hall and John Oates on "Rich Girl"
In this preview of a profile to air on "Sunday Morning," the team of Daryl Hall and John Oates discuss with Serena Altschul the creation of one of their biggest hits of the 1970s, "Rich Girl."

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HISTORY: Revisiting the "Reign of Terror" on the Osage Nation | Watch Video
In the early 20th century, an oil rush in the Osage Nation, located in a corner of Oklahoma, produced a torrent of oil revenues for the Native American tribe, making them the richest people per capita in the world -- "the Kuwaitis of the 1920s," one writer observed.

But their wealth invited greed, exploitation and murder on the part of white "guardians" who came to control the Osage's money, and would lead to the first major investigation by the FBI.

David Grann, author of the bestseller "The Lost City of Z," talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about the Osage Reign of Terror, as recounted in his new book, "Killers of the Flower Moon."

BOOK EXCERPT: "Killers of the Flower Moon"

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POLITICS:
 Dissecting Donald Trump's first 100 days | Watch Video
The traditional "100 Days" benchmark of a new presidency was once a timeline touted by Candidate Donald Trump as a signpost of his agenda, and is now referred to by President Donald Trump as "ridiculous." CBS News White House correspondent Major Garrett reports on the measure of the president's achievements since January 20. 

     
NATURE:
 Manatees (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning swimming with the manatees at Florida's Three Sisters Springs. Videographer: Tom Cosgrove.

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CALENDAR: 
Week of May 1 | Watch Video
From Tony Award nominations to Cinco de Mayo, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Redwood Magic
There are still some properties about these majestic giants that scientists haven't been able to explain.


RECAP: APRIL 23

     

     
COVER STORY:
 For art's sake: When funding the NEA is in jeopardy | Watch Video
President Trump has announced plans to end government support of the National Endowment for the Arts and other organizations, such as the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, that have supported America's cultural life for decades. Erin Moriarty reports on how arts programs that have nurtured new artists and preserved small town life may suffer from ending the NEA.

WEB EXTRA: Lin-Manuel Miranda on the importance of federal funding for the arts | Watch Video
The award-winning creator of "Hamilton" says government support for arts education is crucial to our children's future.

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ALMANAC:
 Shakespeare's birth, and death | Watch Video
April 23, 1564 was the day traditionally given for the birthdate of the great English playwright, while April 23, 1616 found the Bard of Avon "passing through nature to eternity." Jane Pauley reports.

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COVER STORY:
 Recording the sounds of nature's quietest places (Video)
Gordon Hempton, who calls himself the Sound Tracker, is an "acoustic ecologist" who has traveled the world recording the sounds of nature, from birdsong and rainfall to babbling brooks and the rustling of leaves. But the noise we humans make is making it harder to find those quiet places -- and, he says, it's having real consequences for wildlife as well. "Nature's music is an endangered species," he tells Lee Cowan.

Bernie Krause, a musician and sound recordist, has become an audio anthropologist, documenting the sounds of nature. He also has noticed dramatic changes in some areas, such as in a Costa Rican rain forest. He helps Cowan -- and us -- listen to the difference.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Sound Tracker (Video)
Sound recordist Gordon Hempton is an "acoustic ecologist" who has traveled the world recording the sounds of nature, from birdsong to babbling brooks. "Sunday Morning" visited with Hempton for this report, first broadcast on November 18, 1990, in which he describes the process of capturing the natural world, and searches for the optimal position at which to best hear the sound of the ocean's waves.

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Q&A: 
Sheryl Sandberg on living "Option B" | Watch Video
On May 1, 2015, while vacationing in Mexico, the husband of Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, died suddenly while exercising. Dave Goldberg was just 47. An autopsy, Sandberg says, showed that he died of coronary heart disease and had a cardiac arrhythmia.

Then known for her bestselling 2013 book "Lean In," which urged women in the workplace to stand up for themselves, Sandberg unexpectedly found herself confronting her toughest challenge, as a single mother of two young children.

In an emotional and wide-ranging interview, Sandberg talks with "CBS This Morning" co-anchor Norah O'Donnell about breaking the news of their father's death to her children and how they worked together to move forward after the loss. 

She also talks about coping with grief and other life lessons she explores in her new book, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy," co-written with friend and psychologist Adam Grant.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg in 2013 ("60 Minutes")

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BY THE NUMBERS:
 Bill O'Reilly (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at the Fox News host whose career took a stunning turn following accusations of sexual harassment. Jane Pauley reports.  

     
BUSINESS: 
Be kind, rewind: Blockbuster video stores kept open in Alaska | Watch Video
The first Blockbuster video rental store opened in 1985, and at its peak the company had 9,000 stores worldwide. But that was before Netflix. Blockbuster went bankrupt in 2010, but not every store closed their doors. In fact, there are 12 Blockbusters still open in the U.S., including several in the far reaches of Alaska. Conor Knighton checked them out. 

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HARTMAN:
 One young boy's hoop dreams (Video)
Thirteen-year-old Jamarion Styles, of Boca Raton, Florida, lost his hands, and most of his arms, as an infant due to a rare bacterial infection. But that didn't stop him from dreaming of playing on his middle school basketball team. Steve Hartman reports on an unlikely sports hero.  

     
BOOKS:
 "The Outsiders," a teen classic, turns 50 | Watch Video
Published in 1967, "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton, centered on the emotional challenges of competing factions of teenagers, is considered a classic, and a pioneer in the young adult fiction category. The book has sold more than 10 million copies, been translated into dozens of languages, and is part of the core curriculum in schools across the country.

Serena Altschul talks with Hinton, who started writing when she was 15, about how her novel became a touchstone for young readers; and to actor Rob Lowe, who turned 18 on the set of the 1983 film. Lowe says he was ready to give up on the prospect of an acting career until being hired by director Francis Ford Coppola, becoming part of a legendary cast that also included Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise and Patrick Swayze.

To watch the trailer for the film "The Outsiders" click on the video player below.

The Outsiders - Original Theatrical Trailer by Warner bros. on YouTube

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NON-FICTION:
 The real story of documentary queen Sheila Nevins | Watch Video
In the land of non-fiction film, one woman rules: Sheila Nevins, who for more than three decades has been in charge of documentaries for HBO.  She has overseen films that have shined a bright light on everything from Syria to Scientology, the environment to Alzheimer's.

At the age of 78, she's still in the screening room most days, and has just completed a memoir, "You Don't Look Your Age ... and Other Fairy Tales" (Flatiron). Lesley Stahl reports.

BOOK EXCERPT: Read (and listen to) an excerpt from "You Don't Look Your Age"

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COMMENTARY:
 Scott Simon on "My Cubs" | Watch Video
The host of NPR's "Weekend Edition" -- and a lifelong Cubs fan -- talks about his team (long a collection of hapless losers), and how an iconic Norman Rockwell painting depicting the dugout at Wrigley Field has a special connection for him. 

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Read an excerpt from Scott Simon's "My Cubs" on Chicago's history of curses

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NATURE:
 Redwoods (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning after Earth Day in a grove of towering Redwoods in California. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.  

           
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CALENDAR: 
Week of April 24Watch Video
From a birthday celebration for Barbra Streisand to the NFL Draft, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.      

    
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Rocky Mountain Spring
A look at the wildflowers now blooming across the more than 16 million acres of public land in Colorado.
      


RECAP: APRIL 16

      
COVER STORY:
 Inside the Vatican | Watch Video
Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world -- just 110 acres in area, with fewer than 1,000 residents. But it draws more than six million visitors each year to the monumental St. Peter's Square, the magnificent Vatican museums and, at its heart, one of the holiest sites in the world: Saint Peter's Basilica.

Mo Rocca visits along with New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and meets with art historians and restorers working at the Vatican museums.

GALLERY: National Geographic's "Pope Francis and the New Vatican"

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ART: Hats off to Degas and the millinery trade | Watch Video
Artist Edgar Degas is probably best known for his scenes depicting dancers. But the Impressionist painter was also interested in fashion and its place in Parisian society at the turn of the century. A new exhibition of works by Degas and others on the theme of millinery, currently at the St. Louis Art Museum, captures the artistry of hats and their function in the newly-burgeoning middle class, in France and abroad. Rita Braver reports.

GALLERY: Hats in Impressionist art

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ROYALTY: Principessa Rita: A fairytale life | Watch Video
Just over half a mile from the Trevi Fountain, in the center of Rome, is Villa Aurora. Built in 1570, it is currently presided over by a princess born in … San Antonio, Texas?

The former Rita Jenrette, now Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi, Principessa di Piombino, gives Mo Rocca a tour of her art-filled home, and of her life, which wound from her marriage to a Congressman whose career ended in scandal, to posing in Playboy, to her marriage to an Italian aristocrat.

       
PASSAGE:
 David Letterman's Mom (Video)
A life-long resident of small-town Indiana, Dorothy Mengering brought a bit of understated small-town humor to her memorable appearances on her son's late-night show. Mengering, who died last Tuesday was 95. Jane Pauley reports, and also recognizes the passing of personal computer and Internet pioneer Robert Taylor. 

EASTER: Chocolate Easter eggs: Candy treasures | Watch Video
Chocolate Easter eggs are a big deal in Italy – and a major export for companies such as Perugina, which will produce 50,000 eggs a day to meet the holiday demand. Seth Doane visits the Perugina chocolate factory near Perugia, Italy, and also meets with Italian artisans who create luxury chocolate eggs that can cost hundreds of dollars apiece.

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HARTMAN:
 Heart to heart (Video)
They only met once: the baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, and the starry-eyed young boy who would grow up to become a pro football player himself. But when Konrad Reuland died following an aneurysm, his organ donation made the two athletes inseparable. Steve Hartman reports. 

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Ricky Martin on performing, coming out, and fatherhood | Watch Video
Tracy Smith visits with Ricky Martin during rehearsals of his new Las Vegas show, and learns why the music superstar is no longer living "La Vida Loca."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Ricky Martin: How I find peace
Singer Ricky Martin admits that, despite reveling in euphoric shows ("They must be really loud!"), he finds a cleansing spirituality through a daily practice of retreating into silence. He also discusses his "favorite project in life": becoming a father.

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EASTER:
 St. Francis + Pope Francis | Watch Video
When Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Buenos Aires chose his papal name, he took that of the founder of the Franciscan order. Mo Rocca looks into the history of St. Francis and how his teachings shaped the papacy of Pope Francis.

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POLITICS: Sen. Elizabeth Warren: The fighter | Watch Video
A fierce critic of Wall Street and a crusader for the underdog, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is a senator with a message you've probably heard before: the system is rigged. She admits to correspondent Chip Reid that she may sound like a broken record on that score, but says, "It truly is my life's work."

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

       
NATURE:
 Colorado Rockies (Extended Video)
We leave you this Easter Sunday Morning in the Colorado Rockies, where Spring is in bloom. Videographer: Phil Giriodi.

           
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COMMENTARY: 
When the Word is put to music | Watch Video
Contributor Bill Flanagan on how artists like Jessi Colter turn the poetry of Bible verse into lyrics that speak beyond cultures and faith,

NATURE UP CLOSE: Sharks
These predators - key to maintaining balance in marine ecosystems - are being hunted in staggering numbers.


RECAP: APRIL 9

Our annual "Money Issue" digs into the world of money -- the various ways people generate income, how they save or spend it, and how technology and social media are changing our economy. CBS News Financial Contributor Mellody Hobson anchors this special edition of "Sunday Morning."

    
COVER STORY: 
When the robots take over, will there be jobs left for us? | Watch Video
As autonomous machines become cheaper and computers smarter, David Pogue of Yahoo Finance explores the ramifications for human employment in a post-robot economy.

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FREQUENT BUYERS: Getting to the point with rewards cards | Watch Video
Accruing points or miles can save clever shoppers thousands of dollars on travel, but experts warn there are hazards. Anna Werner reports.

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SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
Susan Spencer explores three unusual business models.

TRIPTYCH #1: Something silly | Watch Video
It's not your grandfather's Silly Putty; Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty comes in a variety of colors, and can even be magnetized.

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SHOPPING:
 Many happy returns | Watch Video
Some retailers and online shopping sites have very liberal return policies -- even taking back merchandise they can't sell again -- in order to satisfy their customers. Tracy Smith examines why companies' return policies count on psychology to make them pay off.

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SOCIAL MEDIA:
 Turning viral videos into money machines | Watch Video
Jukin Media markets the wild, funny and absurd moments captured on video, making international stars of Chewbacca Mom and Pizza Rat. Barry Petersen reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: "Pizza Rat" videographer on going viral
In this web exclusive, aspiring actor and comedian Matt Little talks with correspondent Barry Petersen about how he captured a quintessential New York City scene - a rat dragging a whole slice of pizza down the stairs of a subway station - that became an online sensation. 

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TRIPTYCH #2:
 Rags to riches | Watch Video
Thrifters are turning clothes found at second-hand stores and the backs of closets into careers.

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CANDY: Japan really loves Kit Kat bars | Watch Video
Kit Kat candy is exceedingly popular in Japan, where there are dozens more varieties and flavors of the chocolate snack than the single flavor available in the U.S. Mo Rocca reports.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Jaclyn Smith fashions an empire | Watch Video
The former Charlie's Angel took her love of design and created a brand, encompassing clothing lines, home decor, and now skin care products. John Blackstone reports.

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HOME COOKING:
 In Wisconsin, selling cookies can land you in jail | Watch Video
In Wisconsin, selling home-baked cookies can land you in jail. Dean Reynolds reports on a suit challenging a state law that prevents home cooks from making a profit off of goods baked in home kitchens.

Check out these recipes! 

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CORNER STORE: Bodegas, the life blood of New York City neighborhoods | Watch Video
From the outside, it looks like a nothing-special corner grocery. But a bodega -- a real New York City bodega -- is so much more. Maria Hinojosa visits a few of the 10,000 family-run businesses that dot the city.

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TRIPTYCH #3: Hater, the dating app for what you hate | Watch Video
Instead of matching people based on shared likes, Hater will fix you up with someone who hates what you do.

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PHOTO ALBUM: Living on one dollar a day | Watch Video
Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée Byer captures the faces of extreme poverty. Tony Dokoupil reports.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Mellody Hobson on our ballooning debt | Watch Video
According to the credit rating agency Equifax, credit card companies issued more than 10 million cards to subprime borrowers last year; that's up 25% from 2014. And it isn't just credit card debt that's growing.

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NATURE:
 Sharks (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning off the Bahamas... where sharks patrol the waters! Videographer: Mauricio Handler.       

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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Bryce Canyon National Park

NATURE UP CLOSE: Steelhead trout          


RECAP: APRIL 2

      
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HEADLINES: 
Search for survivors from Colombia mudslide (Video)
There's a frantic search for survivors in Colombia after an avalanche of mud and water swept through the city of Mocoa, sparing few in its path. More than 200 are reported dead. Manuel Teodoro reports from Bogota.

      
COVER STORY:
 The Doomsday Vault: Humanity's salvation? | Watch Video
Deep beneath the barren surface of the Arctic tundra, about half-way between Oslo and the North Pole, lies the largest concentration of agricultural diversity anywhere on Earth -- an international effort to safeguard the sources of the world's food supply forever. 

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, in Norway. The complex, built underneath the Arctic tundra, holds more than half a billion seeds.

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There are 1,700 seed banks worldwide of varied size and state of repair. But this one in Norway is known as the "Doomsday Vault" -- a back-up for the whole system, designed to last for thousands of years, protecting humanity should natural disaster or war imperil mankind's food supply. 

So when a typhoon tore through a seed bank in the Philippines, or when war destroyed seed banks in Iraq and Syria, all was not lost. 

Seth Doane reports from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

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ALMANAC:
 The Fountain of Youth | Watch Video
On April 2, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon first arrived in what is now Florida -- the start of a quest for a miraculous spring whose waters could reverse aging. Jane Pauley reports.

    
BOOKS:
 Mary Higgins Clark, the Queen of Suspense | Watch Video
The New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, who has more than 50 books to her name, from suspense and historical novels to short stories, children books and a memoir, talks with Erin Moriarty.

READ AN EXCERPT: From "All By Myself, Alone"

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PASSAGE:
 Two distinctive artists | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" remembers Gilbert Baker, creator of the rainbow banner of the gay rights movement, and New Yorker cartoonist Jack Ziegler.

    
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Actor and memoirist Alec Baldwin is having the time of his life | Watch Video
The 59-year-old Oscar-nominated actor has won two Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes for "30 Rock." And with his gift for mimicry, Baldwin has made a huge impression with his appearances as President Trump on "Saturday Night Live."

The biggest thing Baldwin learned from writing his new book, "Nevertheless," is that "the past is the past. … I'm truly going to bury my past with this book." And as he explains to correspondent Rita Braver, he's not afraid of making enemies with his writing, adding that, "I try to, you know, kiss and slap in equal measure!"

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Alec Baldwin: "I thought I was a genius" about substance abuse
In this web exclusive, the actor (who has just published a new memoir, "Nevertheless") opens up to "Sunday Morning" correspondent Rita Braver about his attitude in the 1980s when he abused drugs and alcohol until a near-fatal incident led to his sobriety at age 26.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Alec Baldwin on "Streetcar Named Desire"
In 1992 Alan Baldwin starred in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," playing the volatile Stanley Kowalski. In this web exclusive, he tells "Sunday Morning" correspondent Rita Braver about the painful fallout from an on-stage injury, and the acting lessons he got from Broadway stagehands as a result.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Alec Baldwin on the paparazzi
In this web exclusive, actor Alec Baldwin talks with Rita Braver about his run-ins with tabloid photographers, including his decision to "take the law into my own hands."

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POSTCARD FROM WINE COUNTRY:
 Falcons: A vineyard's winged protectors | Watch Video
If henhouses have foxes to worry about, Northern California vineyards have starlings, an invasive species that first appeared in the area in the 1930s.

At first, Rams Gate Winery in Sonoma tried traditional methods like noise makers, colored tape and netting to ward off starlings attracted to juicy grapes. None of them worked well. So they brought in reinforcements: falcons, which have also been put to work at airports and golf courses that have bird problems.

John Blackstone reports on what happens when nature is used against nature.

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HARTMAN:
 The worst place to live in America? (Video)
Washington Post writer Chris Ingraham got into hot water when he wrote an article in 2015 concluding that Red Lake County in Northern Minnesota was "the absolute worst place to live in America." It drew a lot of hate mail from Minnesotans, but also an invitation to Ingraham to come see the place for himself. And as Steve Hartman learned, the reception that Ingraham received was nothing like he expected. 

      
WORLD WAR II:
 A German U-boat's watery grave off North Carolina | Watch Video
In 1942, in a little-known chapter of World War II history, the war came right into America's backyard, as German U-boats dominated the East Coast's shipping lanes. More than 80 cargo ships were sunk, and 1,600 lives lost, in the waters off North Carolina alone.

Mark Strassmann rides the submersible Nomad 715 feet down to the ocean floor, just 35 miles from Cape Hatteras, to the wreckage of U-576 -- unseen by human eyes in 74 years.

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Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, with Bob Schieffer.

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FOR THE RECORD: Willie Nelson is, as the song goes, "Still Not Dead" | Watch Video
Closing in on his 84th birthday, country singer-songwriter Willie Nelson is on the road again -- performing, writing music, and releasing a new album. "God's Problem Child" is his 110th, give or take, with songs like "Still Not Dead."  

"There's a theme here," said Bob Schieffer. "This is about the autumn of your life. Is that hard for you to think about?"

"No," Nelson replied. "You remember one of those deep thinkers, a guy named Seneca? He said you should look at death and comedy with the same countenance. And I believe that."

To hear Willie Nelson perform "Old Timer" from "God's Problem Child," click on the video player below:

Willie Nelson - Old Timer by WillieNelsonVEVO on YouTube

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

        
NATURE:
 Bryce Canyon (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.  

       


RECAP: MARCH 26

       
COVER STORY:
 The great divide: Politics in the Age of Trump | Watch Video
Increasingly, we Americans occupy alternate universes, with very little common ground -- only battling perceptions of reality. A Pew study finds 81% of voters say they cannot agree with the other side on basic facts, and in this age of the Internet and cable TV, very little is out of bounds. It is hard to think of anyone effectively drawing the nation together.

Ted Koppel talks with Fox News host Sean Hannity, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet, and White House Spokesperson Sean Spicer about the state of political discourse today.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Sean Hannity on his brand
Is journalism dead? And might opinionated cable TV news hosts be to blame? In this web exclusive, Fox News' Sean Hannity talks to Ted Koppel about his own particular brand of conservative political reporting, and about the state of journalism today.

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ALMANAC: 
Super glue | Watch Video
On March 26, 2011, Harry Coover, a chemist who discovered the adhesive qualities of cyanoacrylate, died at the age of 94. Jane Pauley reports.

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ART:
 Rock stars: Mined masterpieces | Watch Video
Richard Berger has spent his life amassing a monumental collection of crystals, some the size of a car. Tracy Smith reports.

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The immortal comic book heroine's real superpower is the power to inspire.

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COMIC BOOKS: The enduring strength of Wonder Woman | Watch Video
The immortal comic book heroine's real superpower is the power to inspire. Faith Salie explores the history of Wonder Woman, and talks with Lynda Carter, made immortal by playing the Amazonian on TV in the 1970s.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Meet the stunt double of "Wonder Woman" (Video)
From the archives: Jeannie Epper was born to be a Hollywood stuntwoman - her father, mother and siblings were all stunt people, too. In this CBS News profile first broadcast on May 3, 1979, Dan Rather interviewed Eppers about the hazards of her profession.

GALLERY: Wonder Woman through the years

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PASSAGE:
 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller, and "Gong Show" creator Chuck Barris.   

      
TECHNOLOGY:
 Last call for the phone booth? | Watch Video
Yes, there's nothing like reaching out and touching someone from a phone booth. They used to be everywhere, but are now rare coin-operated curiosities. Our phones got so smart they put pay phones out of business.

Mo Rocca looks into the history of the once-ubiquitous phone booth, and of the wi-fi kiosks that are now replacing them in New York City.

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HARTMAN:
 Starved for company (Video)
When the lunch bell rings at Boca High in Boca Raton, Florida, someone always sits alone. That's why some students started a club called We Dine Together, whose mission is to make sure no one is starving for company. Steve Hartman reports.

    
ON BROADWAY:
 Danny DeVito, the scene-stealer | Watch Video
The beloved TV and movie actor is now making his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's "The Price." Martha Teichner reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Danny DeVito on being short
In this web exclusive, actor Danny DeVito talks to Martha Teichner about how it's not really size that matters.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Danny DeVito on Quentin Tarantino
Actor Danny DeVito tells Martha Teichner how he came to be a producer on one of Quentin Tarantino's most acclaimed films.

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ART: John McLaughlin's long-overdue show | Watch Video
The post-war modernist painter, a late-bloomer who never received widespread recognition during his lifetime, gets a long-overdue retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Ben Tracy reports. 

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Veteran CBS Sports announcer Verne Lundquist with correspondent Jim Axelrod.

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SPORTS: Verne Lundquist: Calling the shots | Watch Video
In a 50-plus-year career, CBS Sports announcer Verne Lundquist has made some of the most memorable calls spanning a variety of sports, from football to figure skating. Lundquist talks with Jim Axelrod about some of the thrilling highlights of his career; about his life away from sports; and how he and his wife Nancy share a love for symphonic music in the community they call home, Steamboat Springs, Colo.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: CBS Sports' Sean McManus on Verne Lundquist
Sean McManus, the chairman of CBS Sports, talks about veteran sportscaster Verne Lundquist, whom he hails as lion of the industry.      

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

        
NATURE:
 Trout (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning watching steelhead trout swimming through Lagunitas Creek at Samuel T. Taylor State Park in northern California. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.

       
WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

      
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument


RECAP: MARCH 19      

        
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MUSIC:
 Remembering Chuck Berry: A rock 'n' roll pioneer | Watch Video
The godfather of rock 'n' roll played on into his 90th year, and his influence never aged. Anthony Mason offers an appreciation of Chuck Berry, who died Saturday.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: From 1972: Chuck Berry on his first hit, "Maybellene"
In 1972 CBS News' Charles Osgood asked Chuck Berry about how the rock legend first got into the business with Chess Records in the 1950s with his first hit, "Maybellene," the influences on his music, and his influence on other musicians.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Chuck Berry on retirement: "There's no such thing"
Rock legend Chuck Berry, who died on Saturday at age 90, was performing up until the end. In 1972 CBS News' Charles Osgood asked Berry about the prospects of his retiring, and the origin of his trademark "duck walk."

    
COVER STORY: 
Welcome to the happiest country on Earth | Watch Video
And no, it's not the United States. In fact, large portions of the happiest nation also suffer from alcoholism and depression. Faith Salie reports on the measures used to determine a society's level of happiness.

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ALMANAC:
 The Falklands War | Watch Video
On March 19, 1982, a small group of Argentine civilians planted their country's flag on a South Atlantic Island, sparking a battle over the remote British territory. Jane Pauley reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: CBS News coverage of the end of the Falklands War (Video)

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A few of the stars of the city's Golden Age of neon, long since gone from the Strip, have been preserved, as Las Vegas' Neon Museum.

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SIN CITY: The Neon Museum: Saving the bright lights of Las Vegas | Watch Video
A few stars of the city's Golden Age of neon, long since gone from the Strip, have been preserved. Lee Cowan reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The ever-changing Vegas Strip (VIDEO)
The brilliant lights of Sin City have marked an oasis in the Nevada Desert since the 1930s, when Las Vegas first became synonymous with gambling, entertainment and nightlife. Correspondent Larry Bowen talks with architectural historian Alan Hess and casino owner Steve Wynn about the city that never stops reinventing (and rebuilding) itself. Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on December 24, 1993.

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FASHION:
 Betsey Johnson: Fashion's free spirit | Watch Video
A Betsey Johnson fashion show can seem a bit like a three-ring circus with as much action behind-the-scenes as there is on the runway. And every show concludes with Johnson's signature move: A cartwheel on the runway.

It's no small feat for the 74-year-old designer. Since the 1960s, the maniacally free-spirited New York designer's clothes have been the uniform for folks that didn't want to look like everyone else. Serena Altschul gets a glimpse into Johnson's world.

GALLERY: Betsey Johnson on the runway

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POSTCARD FROM TOKYO: Marie Kondo is cleaning up | Watch Video
It's time for spring cleaning! And who better to instruct us than New York Times bestselling author Marie Kondo, internationally renowned for lessons on how to "de-clutter" your life? 

Lucy Craft meets up with one very tidy lady.

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HARTMAN:
 Generous restaurateur receives a priceless gift (Video)
For years Anaheim restaurant owner Bruno Serato has helped feed poor kids at the local Boys and Girls Club, even practically going broke in the process. He may have thought his generosity was ended when his White House Restaurant burned down, but then he received a surprise. Steve Hartman, who first interviewed Serato back in 2010, returned to discover another lesson in compassion.

       
SUNDAY PROFILE: 
Mario Andretti: "Without adrenaline I'd die" | Watch Video
The 77-year-old veteran race car driver hasn't let a thing like age get in the way of his thirst for speed.

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OPINION:
 Jim Gaffigan on awkward winter sportsWatch Video
'Tis the season for misery masquerading as sport, according to the comedian and "Sunday Morning" contributor.

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY: A food revolution in Ireland | Watch Video
She's renowned as the "Julia Child of Ireland." Cookbook author and teacher Darina Allen, founder of the Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, is a proponent of the "slow food movement." She offers some pointers to Martha Teichner. 

RECIPES: Variations on Irish soda bread and scones from Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cookery School

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CALENDAR: 
Week of March 20 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
  Cactus (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning at the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southwestern Arizona. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

       
WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

PASSAGE: Two soaring spirits
"Sunday Morning" remembers architect Hugh Hardy and blues harmonica player James Cotton.  

      
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Texas wildflowers


RECAP: MARCH 12, "BEYOND CANCER"

Dr. Jon LaPook anchors a special broadcast with the latest news on research, diagnosis and treatments, and stories of survivors.

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POLL: 
CBS News poll: Majority of U.S. families touched by cancer

        
BOOKS:
 The history of cancer | Watch Video
Physician and scientist Siddhartha Mukherjee calls cancer "The Emperor of All Maladies" in his Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the disease.  He and anchor Jane Pauley discuss its milestones and breakthroughs. 

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COVER STORY:
 Immunotherapy, the next frontier in cancer treatment | Watch Video
Dr. Jon LaPook introduces us to the next frontier of cancer treatment: immunotherapy, using the body's own immune system to fight cancer.

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CANCER TRIPTYCH
Our three triptych pieces from Susan Spencer focus on promising cancer research, including:

TRIPTYCH #1:  Scorpion venom as cancer treatment | Watch Video
Researchers have discovered that synthetic scorpion venom, when combined with fluorescent dye and injected into a patient's bloodstream, will stick to cancer cells (and NOT normal cells), and light up tumors on scans, so that surgeons can see clearly where (and where not) to cut.

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STUDIES:
 Cancer clusters: The hunt for a killer | Watch Video
Anna Werner looks at the myths vs. reality of the alarming subject of "cancer clusters" across the Americas. 

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SURVIVORS: A matter of choice: Mastectomies without reconstruction | Watch Video
Some women who have lost breasts to cancer have chosen to deal with their loss in a fashion that is sparking conversation, and controversy. 

They call it "going flat." Instead of reconstructing their bodies with surgical implants, they are embracing their scars, even baring them publicly on websites like Flat and Fabulous and Flat Friends. 

Erin Moriarty reports.

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TRIPTYCH #2: 
How dogs may help fight bone cancer | Watch Video
Comparative oncology, a rapidly-growing field of cancer research, pairs veterinarians with human doctors in the fight against cancer.  Apparently, certain cancers in dogs and people share striking similarities.  The hope is that a new treatment for dogs, if successful, could be applied to people, too.

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CHILDREN:
 Pediatric cancer: Miracles in small packages | Watch Video
Thousands of kids are diagnosed with cancer every year, but their odds of beating it have never been better. Tracy Smith reports.

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FOOD:
 Food for thought: Your diet and cancer | Watch Video
Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the relationship between food and cancer. Can what you eat make a difference in prevention and during cancer treatment itself?

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Sheryl Crow in the examination room.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Sheryl Crow, survivor | Watch Video
When Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 amid personal turmoil, she was devastated. But more than ten years later, she's more poised and centered than ever, balancing the demands of a young family and a new album and clothing line. Rita Braver reports.

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To watch the music video from Sheryl Crow's "Halfway There," from Be Myself," click on the video player below. 

Sheryl Crow - Halfway There (Official Animated Video) by Sherylcrow on YouTube

         
STORYTELLING:
 That Dragon, Cancer: A game for Joel | Watch Video
Joel Green was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2010 when he was just one year old. The tumors left him partially blind and unable to speak. But at first the treatment was working.

Ryan Green, a video game developer, and his wife, Amy, decided to tell their story in an unlikely way: through a video game. That Dragon, Cancer is an impressionistic game that chronicles Joel's battle with cancer and the emotional ups and downs of caring for him. Ben Tracy reports.

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TREATMENTS:
 When is it OK not to treat cancer? | Watch Video
No one wants to hear that six-letter word, and if you have it, you just want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. The desire for aggressive treatment is understandable. However, when it comes to how we treat cancer, the pendulum is swinging, with an increasing number of medical professionals now saying we over-diagnose -- and consequently over-treat -- patients. Barry Petersen reports.

      
TRIPTYCH #3:
 The cancer breath test | Watch Video
Researchers have learned that certain cancers alter human breath. Now they are exploring the possibility of using a breath test as a simple diagnostic tool for cancer.

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NATURE: 
Spring flowers (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in a field of spring flowers near Llano, Texas. Videographer: Scot Miller.


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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Shorebirds
          


RECAP: MARCH 5

Host: Jane Pauley

      
Q&A:
 Melinda Gates on making a successful life | Watch Video
Jane Pauley interviews the philanthropist who, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, brings data -- and tens of billions of dollars -- to her commitment to improve global public health.  

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ALMANAC:
 Mesmerism | Watch Video
On March 5, 1815, Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer, whose controversial methods were the forerunner of modern hypnotism, died at age 80. Jane Pauley reports.

      
OUR MAN IN PARIS:
 Hats off to the beret! | Watch Video
In the south of France is a small museum dedicated to a hat … the beret, that French cap which originated in the Pyrenees about 400 years ago. Making one today draws on the same techniques that have been used for centuries, and yet it's never gone out of style. David Turecamo reports.

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FOR THE RECORD:
 Ed Sheeran: Reinventing pop music | Watch Video
The English singer-songwriter is one of the most successful artists of his time, and an idol to millions around the world. His most recent songs off his newest album, "Divide (÷)," have been sitting on top of the Billboard charts.

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

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

To watch the music video of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," from his album "Divide (÷)," click on the video player below. 

Ed Sheeran - Shape of You [Official Video] by Ed sheeran on YouTube

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PASSAGE:
  Judge Wapner (Video)
It happened this past week - the death of TV judge Joseph Wapner, who for years dispensed justice from the bench of "The People's Court." Jane Pauley reports. 

       
TRANSPORTATION:
 Renovation nation: The prospects for repairing America's infrastructure | Watch Video
The country's roads, bridges and airports are in dire need of work -- but where will the money come from? Correspondent Kris Van Cleave examines how city, state and federal governments are debating how to pay for improvements in our transportation infrastructure, from raising gasoline taxes to using private money to build costly-to-drive toll roads.

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HARTMAN:
 How faith helped one young basketball player succeed (Video)
Sophomore Caleb Swanigan, of Purdue University, may be the most talented college basketball player in the country, but he is also the most unlikely. Steve Hartman tells of Swanigan's remarkable story, and of the former professional athlete and mentor who inspired him with an unshakable faith. 

      
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Kellyanne Conway: Counselor and target | Watch Video
The controversial White House senior adviser opens up to CBS News' Norah O'Donnell about the pressures of working in the male-dominated world of politics.

PREVIEW: Kellyanne Conway says you need "bile in your throat" to run for office

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The chef with Nacho, a Maine Coon of exceptional size.

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COMMENTARY:
 The cat's meow | Watch Video
Chef Bobby Flay rediscovers the joys of feline companionship.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of March 6 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

        
NATURE:
 Sandpipers (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the company of sandpipers scurrying along a beach on the east coast of Florida. Videographer: Charles Schultz.

            
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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Keystone species


RECAP: FEBRUARY 26

      
Host: Jane Pauley

       
COVER STORY:
 Giving credit: The creators of movie title sequences | Watch Video
The beautifully designed, visually dynamic or hilarious openings for movies and TV shows can be like miniature films themselves, welcoming us to the characters' worlds. Lee Cowan introduces us to the creatives who conjure title sequences for movies and TV.

WEB EXTRA: Watch 25 stunning movie title sequences
Click through our gallery to play some of the most memorable, innovative and entertaining opening title sequences in film history.

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ALMANAC:
 Natural color comes to movies | Watch Video
On February 26, 1909, "Woman Draped in Patterned Handkerchiefs," shot in a process called Kinemacolor, was shown in public for the first time. Jane Pauley reports.

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Models walk the runway for the Christian Siriano collection during New York Fashion Week at The Plaza Hotel, February 11, 2017 in New York City.

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FASHION: Christian Siriano's perfect fit | Watch Video
The designer's red carpet reputation has been built on creating fashions for all shapes, sizes and colors of women. Serena Altschul reports.

GALLERY: Christian Siriano's red carpet looks

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POSTCARD FROM MONACO:
 Remembering Princess Grace | Watch Video
Rita Braver travels to Monaco, the tiny principality where Hollywood royalty, Grace Kelly, became a princess, and talks to Prince Albert about the Princess Grace Foundation created to honor his mother.

GALLERY: Grace Kelly

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ANIMATED SHORT:
 Pixar's "Piper" (Video)
A tradition at "Sunday Morning" continues, as we present one of the five films nominated for the Academy Award this year for Best Animated Short Subject.

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Writer-director Simon Fitzmaurice, who has ALS, on the set of

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BEHIND THE CAMERA: Through a director's eyes | Watch Video
Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice shepherded his passion project, "My Name Is Emily," despite his diagnosis of ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

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COMMENTARY:
 Why do people love to quote movies? (Video)
Faith Salie has some thoughts about people who eagerly quote from movies in everyday conversation.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Sally Field's Oscar memories | Watch Video
Jane Pauley catches up with the Oscar-winning actress.

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The late actor Peter Cushing (left, as Grand Moff Tarkin in

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Digital doubles: Bringing actors back to life | Watch Video
Actors who are no longer with us are returning to the screen, thanks to computer-generated imagery. David Pogue of Yahoo Tech reports on "digital doubles" and the technologies being used to bring actors back to life, such as Peter Cushing, who died in 1994, but who makes a return appearance as Grand Moff Tarkin in the "Star Wars" film, "Rogue One."

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ACADEMY AWARDS:
 David Edelstein's Oscar picks | Watch Video
In a year that is momentously political, it may be hard to dodge politics when the Academy Award winners are announced. Our film critic offers his predictions.

      
NATURE:
 California starfish (Extended Video)
On this Oscar Sunday, we leave you in the company of stars - starfish on the California coast, ready for their close-up. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.

            
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CALENDAR: Week of February 27 (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead, from International Polar Bear Day to the National Day of Unplugging. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Snow and ice


RECAP: FEBRUARY 19

      
Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY:
 A world beyond passwords | Watch Video
A CBS News poll found that roughly one in four people has to reset a computer password at least once a month. And so the password process often goes -- reset it, and forget it (again).

With security breaches more common than ever before, Susan Spencer goes in search of what makes passwords unhackable, and learns about new technologies that may make passwords (even those spelled p@$$wØrd) obsolete.  

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ALMANAC:
 Cracker Jack | Watch Video
On February 19, 1912, a prize was first added to boxes of the ballpark treat. Jane Pauley reports.

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An example of Jim Bachor's pothole art.

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ART: Pothole mosaics: Street art that fills a need | Watch Video
Jim Bachor's artwork has been filling the streets of Chicago … literally! Dozens of his mosaics have been appearing around the city, dotting the roads where potholes used to exist. Lee Cowan goes with Bachor as he adds color to Chicago's thoroughfares.

GALLERY: Street art: Jim Bachor's pothole mosaics

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BOOKS:
 Gay Talese's sense of wonder | Watch Video
He's considered a leader of a movement known as "New Journalism" -- writers who tried to break the boundaries of traditional reporting in the mid- to late-20th century. Now 85, and working on a new book about his long marriage, Gay Talese talks to Rita Braver about some of his most memorable stories, and of a new anthology of his magazine pieces, called "High Notes."

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PASSAGE:
  The name behind Roe v. Wade | Watch Video
Under the pseudonym "Jane Roe," Norma McCorvey became involved in one of the most far-reaching lawsuits of the 20th century. Jane Pauley reports.

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Chasing a world record, the New York Times crossword editor has played table tennis every day for more than four years.

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GAMES: Puzzle master Will Shortz's other passion: Ping pong | Watch Video
Will Shortz's passion is crossword puzzles, and he's world class -- editing the daily puzzle in The New York Times, and authoring or editing more than 500 crossword puzzle books. His success has him constantly in demand, traveling the world as the renowned "Puzzle Master." So it should be enough to fill every hour of his every day.  But there is another passion: Shortz might describe it as two words, eight letters. Barry Petersen reports.

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HARTMAN:
 Girl Scout makes honesty her policy for cookie sales (Video)
Charlotte McCourt, 11, felt compelled to follow Girl Scout law while selling the famous cookies: "I will do my best to be honest." As Steve Hartman reports, her honesty turned out to be the best policy.

       
TV:
 Damian Lewis and the big picture | Watch Video
At this point in his career, it's no surprise Damian Lewis has created another indelible character: an American billionaire on the Showtime series "Billions," which premieres its second season on Sunday. Yet the former star of "Band of Brothers" and "Homeland" is actually an upper-crust Brit. "Oddly, the irony is that coming from a white-collar British background, I tend to play blue-collar Americans!" he laughed.

Jim Axelrod visits with Lewis in London, where he will soon appear on stage in Edward Albee's "The Goat."

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OPINION:
 Faith Salie with tips on that dreaded "Reply All" | Watch Video
Some advice on email etiquette, including when (and when not) to use cc: instead of reply all.

        
IMMIGRATION:
 Canada welcomes Syrian refugeesWatch Video
Nearly 7 out of 10 Canadians support their government's acceptance of Syrian refugees. One such Good Samaritan is Jim Estill, a prominent Canadian entrepreneur and businessman. He has put up C$1.5 million to resettle 58 Syrian families -- 250 people in all -- in Guelph, a small university city west of Toronto. Why? Because he was haunted by pictures on television of Syrian cities reduced to rubble, and Syrian people dying as they tried to escape.

"My thought is, what can I do to help?" Estill told Martha Teichner. "You don't want to grow old and say you stood by and did nothing. And it's the right thing to do."

        
CALENDAR:
 Week of February 20Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
 Ice caves (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the Eben Ice Caves in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.

            
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NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Boreal chorus frogs




RECAP: FEBRUARY 12

COVER STORY: Read my lips: The art of lip syncing
Lip-sync -- that is, miming the lyrics to a pre-recorded song -- has become a national pastime. The question is not so much who lip-syncs but, as correspondent Tracy Smith reports, who doesn't?  

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ALMANAC:
 Fossil hunter Barnum Brown | Watch Video
On February 12, 1873, the man who would discover the skeleton of the previously-unknown Tyrannosaurus Rex was born. Jane Pauley reports.

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BOOKS:
 The seductive allure of romance novels | Watch Video
To her students at New York's Fordham University, she is professor Mary Bly. But to legions of readers, she's author Eloisa James, a reigning queen of romance fiction.

Faith Salie discusses the English scholar's surprising double life, as she explores the sex, love, empowerment and HEAs (the "happily ever afters") of romance novels.

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FASHION:
 Michael Kors: Still on the cutting edge | Watch Video
It seems hard to imagine, but at one time, Michael Kors almost lost it all. The fashion designer who showed his first season when he was 21 years old was forced to rebuild his brand in the 1990s. He would also go on to appear for 10 years on the reality series "Project Runway."

Today, at 57, with couture and lower-priced lines and an empire of nearly 800 stores, Kors is worth an estimated $1 billion. He talks with Rita Braver about his most valuable life lesson: stick to your guts and stay focused.

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PASSAGE:
 Professor Irwin Corey | Watch Video
The disheveled comic was renowned as the "world's foremost authority" (according to himself). Jane Pauley reports.

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AMUSEMENTS:
 Pinball in back and running full tilt (Video)
Anyone who's ever played pinball knows it takes skill, and a little luck. Now the blast from the past is catching on with a new generation. Ben Tracy delivers his hands-on report.

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MO ROCCA:
 Embracing the bro hug (Video)
At the NFL Draft these past few years, you may have noticed players and officials trading more than handshakes. It's a hybrid handshake-hug, called the "bro hug." Mo Rocca meets with some young men who have fully embraced this expression of male bonding, and explores other forms of male interpersonal communication, such as dapping.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hugging at the office?
In a conversation with professors Mark Morman and Kory Floyd, experts in interpersonal communication, correspondent Mo Rocca explains why he is against hugging his colleagues at work. (We won't take it personally.)

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The secret of dapping
Photographer LaMont Hamilton and choreographer André Zakery - old hands at dapping - explain the meaning behind the greeting popular among African American males.

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HARTMAN: 
Couple's second chance shows how love outlasts death (Video)
Joe Leifken's dying wish was to take his wife out to dinner at her favorite restaurant one more time. Steve Hartman reports on how he pulled it off, cheating death.

"THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…": Emma Stone: Dancing among the stars, firmly planted on Earth | Watch Video
With an Oscar nomination for the musical "La La Land," the actress mixes drive and determination with homespun gratitude. Lee Cowan reports.

WEB EXTRA: Extended interview transcript with Emma Stone

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TAKE NOTE:
 Lori McKenna, a Yankee at home in country music's capital | Watch Video
Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna is a Yankee -- born, raised and still living in the Boston suburb of Stoughton, a long way from the Grand Ole Opry. Yet she is one of the most successful writers of country and folk hits for such artists as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban and Little Big Town.

Mark Strassmann sits down with McKenna, who is up for four Grammy Awards Sunday, including Best Country Song (for McGraw's "Humble and Kind").

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NATURE:
 Frogs (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning serenaded by boreal chorus frogs, on the shores of Yellowstone Lake in Wyoming. Videographer: Judy Lehmberg.

            
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CALENDAR:
 Week of February 13 | Watch Video
Jane Pauley takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.  

       
NATURE UP CLOSE: 
Cathedral Caverns

RECAP: FEBRUARY 5

Host: Jane Pauley

       
COVER STORY:
 A Gilded Age throwback: Palm Beach, home of Mar-a-Lago | Watch Video
The first thing you should know about Palm Beach is that it's an island (unto itself) -- the most exclusive town in America, and (according to writer Laurence Leamer) America's first "gated community."

Mo Rocca takes a tour of the city that rose from Florida's tropical wilderness, which today features one of the richest commercial strips in America, and is home to Mar-a-Lago, the "Winter White House" resort of President Donald Trump.

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ALMANAC:
 The Smothers Brothers
On February 5, 1967, the comic folksingers debuted their TV variety show, poking fun at presidents, current events, and even their own network. Jane Pauley reports.

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FASHION:
 Custom cowboy boots: A dying art | Watch Video
Dave Wheeler, owner of the Wheeler Boot Company in Houston, Texas, has been making custom boots for more than 50 years. It's not just what he makes in his rustic and simple workshop -- it's how he makes it, using the same machines his dad used. Kristine Johnson reports.

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Growing up in Nashville, Sarah Heath (right) was unaware she had an identical twin until, at college, she was mistaken for another girl - Celena Kopinski, who'd grown up in New York City.

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FAMILIES: Just alike: Twins separated at birth | Watch Video
Evie Hanlon-Moores and Eva Chia, born in China 11 years ago and adopted by families in England and Australia, are identical twins. Though raised apart, there's no question in Eva's mind about just how similar they are: "We're basically the same person."

They are just one set of twins who are being studied by researchers seeking answers to an age-old question: how much of who we are comes from nature, and how much from nurture?  Erin Moriarty reports.

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Luke Burbank tries his hand at cup stacking. 

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SPORTS: Fast and furious: The world of competitive cup stackingWatch Video
P.J. Ball and Jordan Green are masters in Sport Stacking -- a contest to stack cups in formation as quickly as humanly possible without knocking them over. Luke Burbank reports from the Junior Olympics of Sports Stacking.

Oh yeah, you think YOU could stack cups? Watch this and weep…

Little Big Shots: PJ the Sport Stacker || STEVE HARVEY by Steve harvey on YouTube

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HARTMAN:
 The bookish football star (Video)
When Steve Hartman first met Malcolm Mitchell three years ago, the wide receiver - then playing for the University of Georgia - had been invited to join a book club. He was the only man in the club, and by far the youngest. But he was proud to be called a nerd. Today, Mitchell is playing for the New England Patriots, and he's taken his love of reading to a new level: writing a children's book, "The Magician's Hat."

        
MUSIC:
 Lady Gaga on fame, family and football | Watch Video
The theatrical pop diva predicts a "fantastic" Super Bowl halftime show, but she tells Lee Cowan she still measures success by those closest to her heart.

An earlier version of this story was broadcast on November 27, 2016.

GALLERY: Lady Gaga performs

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COMMENTARY:
 Mellody Hobson: Your Super Bowl party, brought to you by global trade | Watch Video
The Super Bowl is as American as Mom and Apple Pie, and so are Super Bowl parties -- or are they? Contributor Mellody Hobson looks into the economics of our Game Day celebrations.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Steve Young's mental struggle off the playing field | Watch Video
During 15 NFL seasons, he redefined the position of quarterback, but fans never saw the battle Steve Young fought just to get himself on the gridiron. Armen Keteyian reports.

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NATURE:
 Cathedral Caverns (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the depths of Cathedral Caverns in northern Alabama. Videographer: Tom Cosgrove. 

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

      
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Wildlife in the Teton Range


RECAP: JANUARY 29

Host: Jane Pauley

    
HEADLINES: 
Trump's ban on refugees hits snag in court (Video)
Federal judges in New York, Virginia and two other states issued rulings that, for now, halt major parts of President Trump's just-announced ban on refugees and travelers coming from several mostly Muslim countries. Kenneth Craig reports on the protests and the fallout.

      
DEFENSE:
 USS Zumwalt: The next generation destroyer | Watch Video
If Batman had a warship, it would look like the $4 billion, technologically-advanced vessel the Navy is bringing to its fleet. David Martin reports.

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ALMANAC:
 Seeing eye dogs | Watch Video
On January 29, 1929, an organization that trains guide dogs for their blind companions was founded. Jane Pauley reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Training seeing eye dogs (Video)
Correspondent Marlo Bendau visits the Seeing Eye in Morristown, N.J., where puppies are raised and trained to serve as assistant animals for the blind. Originally broadcast on "CBS Morning News" on January 10, 1983.

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Try finding your way around a ski resort without this man, artist James Niehues - or his maps.

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ART:
 A trailblazing artist | Watch Video
If you've ever relied on a trail map to get you down a mountain, chances are you have James Niehues to thank. Serena Altschul hits the ski slopes of Colorado with the artist who creates trail maps used by skiers at resorts everywhere.

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"THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…":
 The glow of "Moonlight" | Watch Video
It's one of the season's most-honored films, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Picture-Drama, and now nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The independent film "Moonlight" tells three chapters in the life of a young boy growing up in Florida, addressing issues of family, parenthood, self-awareness and sexuality.

Nancy Giles interviews writer-director Barry Jenkins, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, and stars Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and 12-year-old Alex Hibbert about the movie of the moment.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mahershala Ali on the vibe of "Moonlight"
Actor Mahershala Ali, an Oscar-nominee for "Moonlight," talks with Nancy Giles about working with his young co-star Alex Hibbert.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Naomie Harris: Why she resisted playing a crack addict
The actress, an Academy Award-nominee for her performance in "Moonlight," talks to Nancy Giles about how her own mother, a driven single mother, has inspired her, and why she was hesitant to take on the role of a crack-addicted single mom.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: 12-year-old Alex Hibbert on "Moonlight"
He's only 12 years old, but Alex Hibbert, who had never acted in a film before, became the emotional lynchpin for the new movie "Moonlight," which is now up for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In this web extra, Hibbert talked with Nancy Giles about his audition process and what it was like to play his character.

         
COMMENTARY:
 Mary Tyler Moore: An appreciation | Watch Video
Critic David Edelstein on the actress and her legacy.  

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CALIFORNIA:
 Palm Springs: Preserving the Rat Pack era | Watch Video
Margaret Brennan cruises around the California desert oasis, where the architecture of the 1950s and '60s brings back the era of the Rat Pack.

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HARTMAN:
 An NHL dream comes true
It is one of the least glamorous jobs in the National Hockey League, and yet Carolina Hurricanes equipment manager Jorge Alves says there is nowhere else he'd rather be. Steve Hartman reports on a man whose childhood dreams of being a pro athlete took a remarkable turn. 

     
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Dennis Quaid: Optimism and luck in abundance | Watch Video
Tracy Smith catches up with the actor, currently starring in the film "A Dog's Purpose."

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OPINION:
 I was Mary Richards | Watch Video
In memory of Mary Tyler Moore, who died this week, correspondent Rita Braver talks about her early years in journalism and how they compared to the character Moore played on her classic sitcom, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

     
SCIENCE:
 Making a better battery | Watch Video
More and more of our gadgets, including our vehicles, are powered by batteries. As our reliance upon renewable sources of energy expands because of climate change, David Pogue of Yahoo Tech, and host of the "Nova" special "Search for the Super Battery," explores the technological challenges of making more powerful and longer-lasting batteries that could change, and charge, our world. 

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TRIBUTE: 
Jane Pauley honors Mary Tyler Moore, Tom Brokaw (Video)
This week journalists nationwide are paying homage to a pair of influential people who made an impact in the field of TV news. Jane Pauley reflects on what effect Mary Tyler Moore had on her career, and she celebrates a milestone attained by her former "Today" colleague Tom Brokaw.

      
NATURE:
 Jackson Hole (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the big horn sheep of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Videographer: Scot Miller.  

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

      
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Short-eared owls




RECAP: JANUARY 22

Host: Jane Pauley

        
COVER STORIES:
 The Next Chapter
As a new administration takes power in our nation, "Sunday Morning" looks at two events this week that show the difficult road ahead -- for the 45th president, and for a public concerned about the state of the union as laid bare by a divisive and corrosive campaign season:

THE OPPOSITION: Women's March on Washington | Watch Video
Hundreds of thousands of protesters in the capital, and thousands more in cities across the U.S. and around the world, are demonstrating Saturday against the attitudes expressed by President Donald Trump and his supporters during the campaign and through his transition period. Rita Braver reports.

GALLERY: Trump inauguration protests

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THE NEW PRESIDENT:
 Donald Trump's first day in office | Watch Video
A real estate entrepreneur and reality TV host who has never held political office and who promised to shake up the Washington establishment has been sworn in as our nation's president -- and must now lead the free world. Chip Reid reports.

GALLERY: The inauguration of Donald J. Trump

GALLERY: Trump inauguration balls and parties

GALLERY: Trump and family

        
ALMANAC:
 Sam Cooke
On January 22, 1931, the singer-songwriter known for such hits as "You Send Me" and "A Change Is Gonna Come" was born. Jane Pauley reports.

        
ART:
 The visual delights of camera obscura (Video)
By utilizing a basic principle of optics once used by Renaissance artists like Canaletto and Wermeer, photographer Abelardo Morell builds a "camera obscura" with which to capture landscapes and architectural wonders. Morell's photographs bring the outside in. Serena Altschul reports. 

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MOVIES:
 The real "Founder" | Watch Video
A new movie dramatizes how a visionary milk shake mixer salesman turned the McDonald brothers' fast-food restaurant into a franchise powerhouse. Ben Tracy interviews Michael Keaton and John Lee Hancock, the star and director of "The Founder."

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OPINION:
  Ben Stein on the greatness of America | Watch Video
It is the peaceful, respectful transition of power that sets our nation apart from those that change leaders with tanks and cannons, says our contributor.

       
PORTLAND:
 A nonprofit pub that's good for what ales you | Watch Video
The Oregon Public House in Portland claims to be the country's first pub to give away its profits. Luke Burbank reports.

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HARTMAN:
 No ordinary field trip at inauguration (Video)
Students from Immokalee High School in Florida who got a chance to attend the inauguration of President Donald Trump found themselves conflicted. Immokalee is a town of field workers - some in this country legally, some not - and many of their children, "Dreamers," are the very people President Trump has threatened to evict. Steve Hartman talked to the student who not only experienced a civics lesson in Washington, but also taught us all a lesson as well.

         
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Happy days are here again for Henry Winkler | Watch Video
As the Fonz on the classic TV comedy "Happy Days, Henry Winkler played America's most famous teenager. A little-known fact about Winkler is that he was dyslexic -- so dyslexic he could barely read. Now at 71, Winkler is co-creator of a popular series of children's books featuring a fourth-grader who similarly has trouble reading. Mo Rocca talks with Henry Winkler and his wife, Stacey, and also joins them in a pastime that has got them both hooked: fly-fishing.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Henry Winkler on his dyslexia
The actor talks with Mo Rocca about how dyslexia affected his performance as the Fonz on the classic 1970s sitcom "Happy Days."

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FOOD:
 Truffles: Secrets of a fragrant delicacy | Watch Video
To appreciate why truffles, a mushroom-like fungus, can be so pricey, it's necessary to see how they're found. In Italy, Seth Doane joins Natale and Giorgio Romagnolo, fifth-generation truffle-hunting brothers, and their dog, Brio, and meets with Michelin-starred chef Damiano Nigro, for some lessons in a fragrant delicacy.

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MOVIES:
 Who will receive Oscar nominations? | Watch Video
On Tuesday the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce this year's Academy Award nominations. Our critic David Edelstein offers his take on who should be in the running.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of January 23 | Watch Video
From Oscar nominations to Chinese New Year, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
 Short-eared owls (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the company of short-eared owls near the town of New Hudson, in the new president's home state of New York. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.

      
WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

         
NATURE UP CLOSE:
Water molecules

RECAP: JANUARY 15

       
COVER STORY:
 President Obama: a look back | Watch Video
Martha Teichner explores eight extraordinary and turbulent years in our nation's history, with the rise to office of our nation's first African American chief executive, his dynamic and progressive agenda, his contentious relationship with the opposing party, and his legacy.

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THE WHITE HOUSE: A lens trained on history | Watch Video
Bill Plante talks with Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza.

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ADMINISTRATION:
 A final salute to Eric Fanning | Watch Video
Faith Salie profiles Eric Fanning, the outgoing Secretary of the Army, and the first openly gay leader of a U.S. military service.

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FASHION:
 Michelle Obama: An appreciation | Watch Video
Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan on the outgoing, trendsetting first lady.

GALLERY: Michelle Obama's best outfits

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ART:
 Dollhouses as history, and therapyWatch Video
From beautiful to therapeutic to frivolous fun, dollhouses appeal to the voyeur in all of us -- even noted sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who still plays with dollhouses. And they have a special appeal to her that stretches back to Nazi Germany.

Chip Reid reports on an exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, where miniature houses make a big impression.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
 Viola Davis pulls no punches | Watch Video
You know you've made it as an actress when Meryl Streep sings your praises.  "The thing that Viola can't do is be invisible," Streep said. "She can't fade away. She can't recede. She can't be forgettable."

It's a drive that has been with Viola Davis since she was a little girl in Central Falls, Rhode Island, where money was so tight, she would dream about having food in the refrigerator.

And that hungry little girl, she tells Lee Cowan, is still with her today: "Totally. Completely. Still with me."

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HISTORY:
 Dressed to thrill: Inaugural ball gowns | Watch Video
One of the most popular exhibitions at the Smithsonian's National History of American History in Washington, D.C., is its collection of fashion and memorabilia from our nation's first ladies, documenting their contributions to American life. Rita Braver reports.

GALLERY: Smithsonian's "First Ladies" collection

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TAKE NOTE:
 Jackie Evancho and sister Juliet on bonds and bullying | Watch Video
Next Friday, a little girl with a big voice will step up to the microphone and sing her heart out, for all of us. At 16 Jackie Evancho is fast becoming an international star. 

But when Jackie agreed to perform at the Trump/Pence inauguration, critics accused her of betrayal, by giving tacit approval to an incoming administration they believe will be intolerant of people like her sister, Juliet, who is transgender. Michelle Miller reports.

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HISTORY: St. Paul's Chapel: Witness to history | Watch Video
Our first president, George Washington, set precedents with everything he did, including his Inauguration. Mo Rocca visits St. Paul's Chapel, the oldest surviving church in New York City, where Washington prayed on the day of assuming office in 1789.

        
OPINION:
 Peggy Noonan on inaugural addresses | Watch Video
The columnist and speechwriter discusses the weight of history on presidential speeches.

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NATURE:
 Swans (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, in the company of whistling swans. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.  

      
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ALMANAC: Boston's Great Molasses Flood | Watch Video
On January 15, 1919, a sticky tsunami flattened entire blocks of the city's North End. Jane Pauley reports. 

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PASSAGE:
 Lord Snowdon (Video)
He's been called a womanizer, but that didn't stop Anthony Armstrong-Jones from wooing a Royal. He was a dapper photographer, who caught the eye of Princess Margaret. Their romance led to marriage, and would lead to a new title for Armstrong-Jones: Lord Snowdon. He died last week at the age of 86.

       
CALENDAR:
 Week of January 16 (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

        
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Sierra Nevada, Death Valley and the rain shadow effect


RECAP: JANUARY 8

         
COVER STORY:
 Virtual reality check | Watch Video
Virtual reality headsets were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past week, allowing viewers to enter a virtual world. Also hot: augmented reality headsets, which layer computer graphics onto our view of the real world. And with so many of these goggles on the market, companies are racing to come up with software for them, so that users can "attend" concerts and sporting events.

David Pogue of Yahoo Tech reports on the reality of where we stand on virtual reality.

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ALMANAC: 
The inventor of bubble gum
On January 8, 1998, Walter Diemer, creator of the POP!ular candy, died at age 93. Jane Pauley reports.

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ART:
 Artist Tyrus Wong's remarkable life | Watch Video
For decades, artist Tyrus Wong and his fantastic kites were a fixture on and above Santa Monica Beach. And while you might not recognize his name, a certain deer named Bambi has Wong to thank for the exquisite settings of the 1942 Walt Disney film.

Wong, who died last month at age 106, was a Disney legend. Tracy Smith explores the artist's immortal work, in movies and greeting cards.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Tyrus Wong's kites
CBS News visited the artist in March 2016 at Santa Monica Beach, where Wong and his daughter, Kim, sent several of his creations airborne.    

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ARCHAEOLOGY:
 Curse of the "Lost City of the Monkey God"? | Watch Video
Some called it the White City, a great metropolis in the mountains of Mesoamerica that was lost to time.  Others called it the City of the Monkey God. Its possible existence has tantalized adventure-seekers since the 1500s -- including explorer Steve Elkins, who's been obsessed with finding the city for decades.

With laser-mapping technology he and other experts scanned hundreds of square miles of the Honduran jungle.

Lee Cowan talks with Elkins, writer Doug Preston (author of "The Lost City of the Monkey God") and documentary filmmaker Bill Benenson about their journey, and what they found.

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BUDDIES: 
An old horse and his friend | Watch Video
January 1st is considered the universal birthday for all racehorses in the Northern Hemisphere. Tony Dokoupil travels to a farm in Vermont where he meets a 40-year-old horse and his best friend.

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MUSIC:
 Iggy Pop: Still the "godfather of punk" | Watch Video
On stage, Iggy Pop has always lived on the edge. He's a rock provocateur, a restless and reckless front man who has excited and offended: "I'm still not sure what the civilized world wants to do about me!" he laughed.

With his latest Grammy-nominated album, "Post Pop Depression" (his highest charting album ever), the artist often called the "Godfather of punk" has made a belated bid for respectability. Anthony Mason reports.

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HARTMAN: Couple thankful for repo man who took their car (Video)
After Pat and Stan Kipping fell behind on their car payments, an unexpected guardian angel helped them get their wheels back. Steve Hartman reports.

        
SUNDAY PROFILE:
 The outspoken Lee Daniels | Watch Video
Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Lee Daniel has been outspoken over complaints that Hollywood is unfair when it comes to race. The force behind the films "Monster's Ball," "Precious," "The Butler" and the TV series "Empire" doesn't deny there are problems with the system -- big ones – but he's not letting those problems stop him, nor (he says) should they stop anyone else.

In addition to his take on Hollywood, Daniels talks with Mo Rocca about his sometimes-challenging path to success; his new TV series "Star"; and growing up with a father who struggled to accept that his son was gay.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lee Daniels on directing Oprah Winfrey
In this web exclusive clip, the director of "The Butler" talks with Mo Rocca about how he got Oprah Winfrey to work with a washing machine.

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OPINION: 
 Faith Salie on a life well curated | Watch Video
Nowadays everyone's a curator of their favorite things. Contributor Faith Salie lists the ways curation has changed our lives.

          
ART:
 Matisse and Diebenkorn, side by side | Watch Video
The French Post-Impressionist master was a vital influence on the American artist; a new exhibit highlights the parallels in their work. Rita Braver reports.

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NATURE:
 Wintry woods (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in a forest near Craley, Pennsylvania.

      
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CALENDAR: 
Week of January 9 | Watch Video
From National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day to Friday the 13th, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Sierra Nevada, Death Valley and the rain shadow effect



RECAP: JANUARY 1

Guest host: Bill Whitaker

       
HEADLINES: 
Search for gunman in Istanbul nightclub attack (Video)
Police in Istanbul are searching for a gunman who opened fire during New Year's celebrations, killing 39 and wounding scores more. Elizabeth Palmer reports.

       
COVER STORY:
 Atlas Obscura: Mapping the world's hidden wonders | Watch Video
The website and bestselling book revealing weird and wondrous places are travel guides like no other. Serena Altschul reports.

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LOOK BACK:
 Top news stories of 2016 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" reviews some of the year's biggest stories from home and abroad over the last 12 months.

BABIES: One doctor's special deliveries | Watch Video
Parents in Virginia treasure Dr. Edward Wolanski, who has brought more than 10,000 babies into the world. Martha Teichner reports.

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LOOK BACK: 
The year's top books (Video)

       
IN MEMORIAM:
 Mother & daughter | Watch Video
Mo Rocca remembers the influence and careers of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Mother and daughter died this past week within a day of each other.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Carrie Fisher's open book (2004)

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Debbie Reynolds, ever and always a trouper (2013)

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The "Unsinkable" Debbie Reynolds (1994)

GALLERY: A New Orleans tribute to Princess Leia

            
LOOK BACK: 
The year's top songs (Video)

       
STEVE HARTMAN:
 A chance encounter brings a new purpose in life (Video)
Correspondent Steve Hartman shows us how an 82-year-old widower in Georgia was touched by an innocent question from a little girl in the canned food aisle of a grocery store - and how it changed his life when he needed it most.  

      
LOOK BACK:
 The year online (Video)

       
IN MEMORIAM: 
Hail and farewell to those we lost in 2016 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" pays tribute to the admirable and amazing men and women who made our world a little brighter for their being here. Jane Pauley reports.

         
LOOK BACK:
 The year's top movies (Video)

       
ON THE TRAIL:
  A year on the trail | Watch Video
Conor Knighton looks back at his 12-month trek through all of America's National Parks.

Click on the video player below to hear Conor Knighton sing "America the Beautiful" in EVERY National Park!

Singing America the Beautiful in EVERY National Park by conorknighton on YouTube

     
LOOK BACK:
 The year's top TV (Video)

     
NATURE:
 Monarch butterflies (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning marking New Year's among the Monarch butterflies at Lighthouse Field State Beach in Santa Cruz, California. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.

      
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NATURE UP CLOSE:
 Adélie Penguins


       


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