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Last Updated May 19, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

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

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

     
WATCH THE FULL 5/19 BROADCAST!
   

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

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

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

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The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence. CBS News

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

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Mozzarella to die for. CBS News

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

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

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Jane Pauley and museum director Eike Schmidt stand before "The Birth of Venus," Botticelli's mid-1480s painting of the goddess. CBS News

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

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Weavers at Antico Setificio Fiorentino create braids by using a warping machine built in the 1600s that was based on a design by Leonardo da Vinci.  CBS News

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

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

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Frances and Edward Mayes at their 300-year-old Tuscan villa, Bramasole. CBS News

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

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

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The counter at the Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy in Florence.  CBS News

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

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Designer Brunello Cucinelli. CBS News

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

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Confectioners at La Corte di Canobbio make generous use of chocolate and hazelnuts. CBS News

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

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Sting and Trudie Styler at their Tuscan estate, Il Palagio, with correspondent Alina Cho. CBS News

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

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Street artist Clet Abraham adds a little something to a "No Entry" traffic sign.  CBS News

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

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Any time is time for an espresso. CBS News

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

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


PRIMETIME SPECIAL: MAY 17

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

WATCH THE FULL BROADCAST! 

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

Thank you to the Riverfields Estate in Rumson, New Jersey, which hosted taping for our "No Exit!" special.

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

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The Virgin Hyperloop One system would hurtle commuters in a pod through a nearly friction-free vacuum tube using magnetic levitation. CBS News

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

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Look ma, no hands! David Pogue tries out Tesla's Autopilot feature.  CBS News

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

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

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Tommy Lutz's 12-mile commute from his home in New Jersey to the Manhattan offices of Google is accomplished by a foldable bicycle and then, once he hits the Hudson River, a foldable boat. CBS News

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

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

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Comedian Jay Leno, right, with special correspondent Ted Koppel, riding about Washington, D.C. in a century-old car.   CBS News

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

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The volcanic dome of Mount Fuji is memorialized in this manhole cover on the streets of the city of Fuji, Japan.  CBS News

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

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The Dutch-made PAL-V, a mash-up of automobile and gyrocopter, made a splashy debut at the Geneva Auto Show. CBS News

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

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A view from the Linn Cove Viaduct along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, a  national scenic byway. CBS News

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

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

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RECAP: MAY 12

WATCH THE FULL MAY 12 EPISODE!

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

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HOLIDAYS:
 Mothers Day

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

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

BOOK EXCERPT: Howard Stern on how therapy changed him

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From 2003: Extreme ironing

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

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

From 1986: Immigrants on the Statue of Liberty

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


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

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

RECAP: MAY 5 - The Money Issue

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


WATCH THE FULL 5/5 EPISODE! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEB EXCLUSIVES:

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

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

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Ode to Secretariat (Video)

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

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

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

RECAP: APRIL 28

WATCH THE FULL 4/28 EPISODE!

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

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

GALLERY: Private secrets shared via postcard

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

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

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

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

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

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: "Furious Hours"

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

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

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

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

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

     

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


RECAP: APRIL 21

GUEST HOST: Lee Cowan

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

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

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

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

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

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

MILEPOST: School shootings since Columbine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


BECAUSE INCLEMENT WEATHER FORCED THE RESCHEDULING OF THE MASTER'S GOLF TOURNAMENT, "SUNDAY MORNING" WAS PREEMPTED ON APRIL 14.


RECAP: APRIL 7

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

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

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

GALLERY: The folk art of Bill Traylor

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

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

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

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

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Steve Ballmer on the fairness of taxes

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

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

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

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

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

       
NATURE:
 Rain forest (Extended Video)

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

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

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


RECAP: MARCH 31

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GALLERY: The 10 greatest "Twilight Zone" episodes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RECAP: MARCH 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Comedian Kathy Griffin with correspondent Luke Burbank. CBS News

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

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

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

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

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Pinyon pines and juniper woodland in Grand Canyon.

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


RECAP: MARCH 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



RECAP: MARCH 10

GUEST HOST: Mo Rocca

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

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

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

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

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MILEPOST:
 The Paul Manafort sentence

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

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

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

RECIPE: Ree Drummond's Perfect Pot Roast

RECIPE: Knock-You-Naked Brownies

RECIPE: Ree Drummond's Baked Ziti

RECIPE: Cajun Chicken Pasta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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RECAP: MARCH 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BOOKS:
 New York Times Bestsellers - Fiction and Non-Fiction
          

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

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

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

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

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


RECAP: FEBRUARY 24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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An artist with cerebral palsy

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

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Dueling fiery-throated hummingbirds.

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


RECAP: FEBRUARY 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
NATURE:
 Florida wildlife refuge (Extended Video)

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

The head movements of birds

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


RECAP: FEBRUARY 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"Mobituaries": Audrey Hepburn's 1951 TV debut

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NATURE UP CLOSE: Caddo Lake
The East Texas piney woods region is the biologically diverse home of such species as the paddlefish, the oldest animal in North America.


RECAP: FEBRUARY 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PASSAGE:
 James Ingram
        

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

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

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

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

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

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SUPER BOWL LIII: 
Super Bowl preview (Video)
CBS Sports' James Brown, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and Nate Burleson bring you their prognostications about tonight's matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots for the 2019 NFL championship. Be sure to watch Super Bowl LIII Sunday, Feb. 3 on CBS!

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

       
NATURE:
 Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge | Watch Extended Video
"Sunday Morning" takes you to a refuge for migratory birds and breeding ground for other wildlife in Georgia, with footage by videographer Charles Schultz.

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From 2010: Playing "Le Football" in France

FROM 2010: Playing "Le Football" in France (Video)
How far does the appeal of American football reach? Farther than you might think! Just ask "Our Man in Paris," David Turecamo, who introduces us to American college and NFL players and their Gallic counterparts bringing their A-Game to the gridiron on the outskirts of Paris. (Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" February 7, 2010.)

        
FROM 2014:
 Buffalo, birthplace of the chicken wing (Video)
You can't watch a big game without snacks, so Mo Rocca samples some chicken wings in the place that started the craze.

        
FROM 2014:
 Salsa: A Super Bowl delicacy (Video)
Mo Rocca continues his excursion into Super Bowl snacks with salsa, and learns the basics of preparing this favorite bar food.
     

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The unique molecular qualities of a hydrogen-oxygen bond allow for water to exist in several different states.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Water, and life as we know it
     


RECAP: JANUARY 27

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A LOOK BACK: A history of "Sunday Morning" (Video)
Jane Pauley looks back at the very beginning of "Sunday Morning" in 1979, and how over the last four decades the broadcast has stayed true to Charles Kuralt's vision – traveling the back roads, taking our audience places and showing them things they wouldn't see anywhere else on television, to make sure "gentler subjects" get their due.

      
A LOOK BACK:
 The roads less traveled | Watch Video
For 40 years, "Sunday Morning" correspondents have meandered from exotic destinations and out-of-the-way places to our own backyards. Lee Cowan takes on a Sunday Drive through the past.

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

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In 2004 trumpeter Wynton Marsalis recorded the "Sunday Morning" theme.  CBS News

MUSIC: "Abblasen" (Video)
There's no mistaking our "Sunday Morning" theme music, no matter how many different ways it's been played over the years. Nancy Giles gives the story of how 18th century German composer Gottfried Reiche's Abblasen" became our theme, and talks with musician Wynton Marsalis, whose recording has been trumpeting the start of our show every week for almost 15 years.

       
A LOOK BACK:
 The artist's vision | Watch Video
For four decades "Sunday Morning" has been a sort of art gallery on TV. Martha Teichner checks out some of the artists whose work has graced our screens.

       
A LOOK BACK:
 Stories with heart | Watch Video
Tracy Smith explores a "Sunday Morning" specialty: stories spotlighting people great and small at their best.

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For 20 years associate director Jessica Frank has been handpicking every shining example of sun artwork to appear on our program - about 9,000 and counting. CBS News

ART: The "Sun Queen" | Watch Video
For 20 years associate director Jessica Frank has been handpicking every shining example of sun artwork to appear on our program – about 9,000 and counting. Serena Altschul talks to Frank about what goes into bringing sunshine into every broadcast.

A LOOK BACK: That's entertainment (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at some of the stars of stage and screen that have been on our program during the past four decades.

        
A LOOK BACK:
 The bold-faced interviews | Watch Video
Over the years "Sunday Morning" has brought its viewers interviews with some of the most fascinating newsmakers. Rita Braver brings us a roll call.

HARTMAN: Good neighbors (Video)
Steve Hartman tells us about an unusual ritual in one Utah community that has bound residents together, to come to the aid every evening of a neighbor with multiple sclerosis. (Originally broadcast September 14, 2018.)

       
A LOOK BACK:
 The quirky side of life (Video)
Mo Rocca digs into some of the quirky stories that have been a "Sunday Morning" tradition since Charles Kuralt first went "on the road."  

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

     
MOBITUARIES:
 Disappearing sitcom characters (Video)
Mo Rocca previews the latest episode of his podcast "Mobituaries," which examines the history of TV characters who were "bumped" off their show.

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A LOOK BACK:
 In memoriam (Video)
Jane Pauley remembers some of the members of our "Sunday Morning" family whom we have lost over the past 40 years.

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Nature videographer Derek Reich setting up his camera to document the wilds of northwest Nevada. CBS News

NATURE: Capturing the "Sunday Morning" Moments of Nature | Watch Video
Conor Knighton meets some of our team of videographers who bring the beauty and sounds of nature to our broadcast each week.

       
NATURE:
 Caddo Lake, Texas (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Caddo Lake in Texas. Videographer: Scot Miller.

WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

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The correspondents, host and executive producer of "Sunday Morning." Michele Crowe/CBS

LIVE EVENT: An Evening with CBS Sunday Morning - Live at Town Hall (Video)
In honor of its 40-year anniversary, CBS "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley and the show's team of correspondents recently held a special live event at New York's historic Town Hall, "An Evening with CBS Sunday Morning." Guests included Jon Bastiste, and the subjects of one of Steve Hartman's most heartwarming profiles.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Water, and life as we know it
The unique molecular qualities of a hydrogen-oxygen bond allow for water to exist in several different states.
      

RECAP: JANUARY 20

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COVER STORY: Homelessness on campus | Watch Video
For tens of thousands of college students in America, the toughest test they face is the lack of housing, or even food. Lee Cowan reports on the trials faced by many students – young future lawyers, doctors and teachers – who are trying to succeed without a proper place to sleep, and about the efforts of homeless shelters and food banks to help.

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ALMANAC:
 The English Channel Tunnel | Watch Video
On January 20, 1986, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and French President Francois Mitterand broke new ground on the long-dreamed-of "Chunnel." Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART: Glenstone: Blending art, nature and contemplation | Watch Video
Mitch and Emily Rales built Glenstone to share their extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art. But they wanted to make this a different kind of museum – a blend of art, architecture and nature. Twenty miles from Washington, in Potomac, Md., is a different kind of museum on a 230-acre estate – a blend of art, architecture and nature. Rita Braver tours Glenstone, a quiet place of contemplation that features some 1,300 works by such legends as Louise Bourgeois, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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PASSAGE: Walter Chandoha, cat photographer (1920-2019)
       

MUSIC: Marty Stuart and his collection of holy relics of country music | Watch Video
On stage, Marty Stuart always sparkles, from the rhinestones of his cowboy clothes to his virtuosity on the guitar and mandolin. But the country star also has a side gig, as the keeper of Nashville's memories. Stuart has built one of the world's largest private collections of country music memorabilia – 20,000 pieces in all, relics of such artists as Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash. Mark Strassmann reports.

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AUDIO: The Golden Age of podcasts | Watch Video
David Pogue explores the world of audio podcasts, which have exploded in popularity, running the gamut from news and true crime to comedy and knitting. Pogue talks with Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber, cofounders of podcast production house Gimlet Media; Michael Barbaro, host of The New York Times' podcast "The Daily"; and Ken and Martha Wiseman, retired teachers who record their podcast, "The RV Navigator," in their motor home.

CBS NEWS POLL: The jump in popularity in podcasts

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AUDIO: "Mobituaries": The other Kennedy | Watch Video
Mo Rocca talks about his new podcast series of obituaries about the famous and not-so-famous, which debuted this week with the story of comedian and JFK impersonator Vaughn Meader, whose career died with the president.

To listen to the first episode of "Mobituaries" click here

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REMEMBRANCE: The one and only Carol Channing | Watch Video
Martha Teichner looks back at the life of entertainer Carol Channing, the ageless and effervescent star of "Hello Dolly!," who died this past week at 97.

      
HARTMAN:
 Good sports (Video)
As a state champion wrestler, Marek Bush has very few real competitors. But when he faced a junior from New York's Indian River High School named Logan Patterson, he was in for what might be the most important match of his life – or, given the surprising outcome, the most impressive. Steve Hartman reports.  

       
BOOKS:
 New York Times bestsellers

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CALENDAR:
 Week of January 21 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

      
NATURE:
 Idaho hot springs | Extended Video
"Sunday Morning" takes us to a wintry scene at Kirkham Hot Springs in Lowman, Idaho. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: 

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Sperm whales rest after a long day of socializing.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Sperm whales
A look at the remarkable deep-diving, toothed giants.

RECAP: JANUARY 13

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COVER STORY: Travels with the "Green Book" | Watch Video
Racism was a chilling fact of life that, in 1936, inspired "The Negro Motorist Green Book," a guide to businesses that welcomed African American travelers who faced being turned away or threatened in the era of segregation. Martha Teichner talks with cultural historian Candacy Taylor about the importance of this guide to safe travels in the Jim Crow South.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: "Green Book": Traveling while black
Alice Clay Broadwater, who was a teacher traveling between Boston and the South with her family during the Jim Crow era, and her son, Douglas Broadwater, talk with Martha Teichner about their experiences relying on the "Green Book" guide for African American travelers, even after segregation was legally ended by the Civil Rights Act.

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ALMANAC:
 Wyatt Earp | Watch Video
The legend of the Wild West lawman, who died in Los Angeles at age 80, has only grown over the years. Jane Pauley reports.

FOOD: Pie fight: Debating the origins of the Key Lime Pie | Watch Video
Like everything in the Florida Keys, Key Lime Pie goes down easy. But there's something a little harder for locals to swallow: a new cookbook says this beloved dessert doesn't hail from Florida. Nancy Giles talks with pastry chef Stella Parks (whose book, "Bravetart," claims that the dessert originated in New York City), and with Key West locals (who offer their own tart opinions on the beloved dish's birthplace).

RECIPE: Aunt Sally's Original Key Lime Pie, from the Curry Mansion Inn

RECIPE: Stella Parks' Magic Key Lime Pie

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ART:  Damien Hirst wants to make art you can't ignore | Watch Video
After three decades creating one outlandish artwork after another, Damien Hirst is no longer a young man, but the rebellious artist who once revelled in creating outrageous pieces of art has somehow found a kind of beauty in that, too. Tracy Smith reports.

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ISLAND-HOPPING: An authentic taste of France on the western shores of the Atlantic | Watch Video
They may appear on the map to be a part of Canada. But for more than a century, the tiny islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, located off Newfoundland, passed back and forth between French and British control until, finally, the islands became permanently French. Conor Knighton visits the islands that were originally made wealthy by cod fishing (and later profited off of American Prohibition), and which today are experiencing a tourism boom among Americans seeking an authentic taste of France on the western shores of the Atlantic.

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HARTMAN:
 How a hunch saved a hiker's life (Video)
Nancy Abell admits her maternal instinct may be a little overactive. But when a young woman she met from Germany, Katharina Groene, told her she was hiking alone along the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington State, she had a hunch that Groene would need help, and called 911. And her hunch proved right. Steve Hartman reports. 

MUSIC: Carole King and her "Beautiful" life | Watch Video
"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" celebrates its fifth anniversary on Broadway this week. Gayle King sits down with Carole King on the set of the hit show to discover if the legendary singer-songwriter's life is still "beautiful."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Carole King's reaction to her "Beautiful" appearance
On Saturday, the fifth anniversary of the Broadway show "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," the singer-songwriter herself surprised the audience by stepping onto the stage towards the end of Act 2 to perform as herself. CBS News' Gayle King was backstage.

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OPINION: My dog Rudy | Watch Video
In honor of former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, who recently became a surprise social media star, "Sunday Morning" contributor Luke Burbank introduces us to another yellow Lab, five-year-old Rudy.

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MOVIES: "Glass" director M. Night Shyamalan comes full circle | Watch Video
"Glass," the latest psychological thriller from the director of "The Sixth Sense," features characters from his previous films "Unbreakable" and "Split," in the conclusion of an unexpected trilogy. Tony Dokoupil talks with M. Night Shyamalan, who is at peace with the plot twists of his own life. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Director M. Night Shyamalan's advice to his younger self
The filmmaker behind such psychological thrillers as "The Sixth Sense" and "Glass" talks with correspondent Tony Dokoupil about his reputation for suspense and plot twists.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Director M. Night Shyamalan on getting accepted into NYU film school
The Oscar-nominated director M. Night Shyalaman talks with Tony Dokoupil about the reaction of his Indian immigrant parents when he decided to study filmmaking.

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Glass - Official Trailer [HD] by Universal Pictures on YouTube

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BY THE NUMBERS:
 Government shutdown | Watch Video
Jane Pauley looks at the costs of President Trump's ongoing partial closure of federal agencies.

      
CALENDAR: Week of January 14 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
 Colorado Rockies | Watch Extended Video
"Sunday Morning" checks out a winter's scene in the American West, with footage by videographer Scot Miller.

WEB EXCLUSIVE:

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Videographer Carl Mrozek on the deer population whose rare genetic variation has created a way into human hearts and myths. Carl Mrozek

NATURE UP CLOSE: White deer


RECAP: JANUARY 6

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COVER STORY: Nancy Pelosi: "We have a problem" if Trump doesn't care about governance | Watch Video
Jane Pauley interviews the new House Speaker, who will discuss the role she sees for a Democratically-led House in a split Congress, functioning opposite a president who has until now faced little Congressional oversight. 

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ALMANAC:
 The Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding scandal | Watch Video
On January 6, 1994, the Olympic hopeful was clubbed on the leg by a shadowy figure, throwing the genteel sport of figure skating into the tabloid spotlight. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART: The treasures of King Tut, on tour for the last time | Watch Video
At the California Science Center in Los Angeles, young and old alike are coming to marvel at the very, very old: the treasures of King Tutankhamun, more than 3,000 years old, and still gleaming. John Blackstone reports on the exhibit, which features many Tut artifacts that have never previously been displayed outside of Egypt – and which will never again be allowed outside the country.

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Willem Dafoe as the artist Vincent van Gogh in Julian Schnabel's "At Eternity's Gate." CBS Films

MOVIES: "At Eternity's Gate": Recreating Van Gogh's vision on screen | Watch Video
Serena Altschul talks with Golden Globe-nominated actor Willem Dafoe and director Julian Schnabel about their film, "At Eternity's Gate," which offers a new perspective on the almost-mythical artist, focusing on the strokes from his brush rather than his madness.

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COMMENTARY:
 An open secret: Open office plans are the worst | Watch Video
Contributor Faith Salie has some words (and they're not good) about many companies' propensity to house all their employees in a giant room of cubicles. 

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TRAVEL: Are you up for the longest flight in the world? | Watch Video
Using a specially-designed Airbus A350, Singapore Airlines recently launched the longest commercial flight in the world – a 19-hour-long nonstop from New York City to Singapore that connects the two financial capitals on opposite sides of the globe. Kris Van Cleave was on board along with some hardy business travelers to experience an aviation endurance test.

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HARTMAN:
 Homeless no more (Video)
Elmer Alvarez was homeless in New Haven, Conn., when one day he came across a $10,000 check that had been lost. The first thing he thought of was to find the person who dropped it, and that's how he met real estate broker Roberta Hoskie. Their meeting would begin a partnership that will give hope to others – like them – who have experienced the difficulties of homelessness. Steve Hartman reports. 

BOOKS: Michael Caine: Not the retiring type | Watch Video
At 85, actor Michael Caine has had a long and charmed showbiz career, one he's recounted in his latest memoir, titled "Blowing the Bloody Doors Off, and Other Lessons in Life." Caine talks with correspondent Mark Phillips about refusing to make an acquaintance with retirement. 

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: Michael Caine's "Blowing the Bloody Doors Off"
In his new memoir the actor discusses life lessons, including how to "use the difficulty" when facing obstacles.

GALLERY: Michael Caine

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PASSAGE:
 Daryl Dragon and Bob Einstein | Watch Video
This week saw the passing of a member of the '70s pop duo The Captain and Tennille, and the comic actor from "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Jane Pauley reports.

ENDURANCE: Running blind | Watch Video
Like many athletes, Simon Wheatcroft loves chasing that runner's high, training on a path near his home in the English village of Doncaster. And he never let the fact that he has a rare condition that left him completely blind by age 27 slow him down. Wheatcroft has run marathons in New York and Boston while testing new technologies that, he hopes, will one day help the quarter-billion visually-impaired people around the world to walk, hike and, yes, run without the help of a guide. Lee Cowan reports. 

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NATURE:
 Sperm whales | Watch Extended Video
"Sunday Morning" takes us today to the coast of São Miguel Island in the Azores, among the company of sperm whales. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of January 7 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports. 
      

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A keel-billed toucan in the Costa Rican rain forest. Judy Lehmberg

NATURE UP CLOSE: Birds, snakes and bats of Costa Rica (with video)
A magnified view of the country's plentiful, colorful and creepy wildlife from videographer Judy Lehmberg.


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