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Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: The universal nostalgia for "Take Me Home, Country Roads" | Watch Video

"Take Me Home, Country Roads," a song about a longing for home (co-written by a songwriter who had never even been in West Virginia), has been embraced by the Mountain State in a big way, and has since been appropriated by singers around the world looking for their very own "place I belong." Correspondent Conor Knighton looks into the genesis and global impact of John Denver's first big hit; and with country star Brad Paisley about the special pull the song has for him.

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A LOOK BACK: Top news stories of 2021 month-by-month | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley looks back on key events of a dramatic year.

Gen. Jean-Louis Georgelin, who is overseeing the reconstruction of Notre Dame, with correspondent Seth Doane on the roof of the 12th century cathedral, which was damaged by fire in 2019. CBS News

POSTCARD FROM PARIS: Reconstructing Notre Dame Cathedral | Watch Video

It's at the heart of Paris, in every sense of the word, and so when Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed by fire in April 2019, it became the nation's mission to restore the medieval church to its full glory. Correspondent Seth Doane was given rare access to the cathedral's interior as it undergoes repairs, and talks with the former military general in charge of completing the effort by 2024.

GALLERY: Fire burns Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

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Actor Peter Dinklage, star of the new film "Cyrano." CBS News

MOVIES: Peter Dinklage on recasting the hero of "Cyrano" | Watch Video

The famously private "Game of Thrones" star talks with "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl about a new film adaptation of the play "Cyrano de Bergerac," featuring Dinklage as the ghostwriter of love letters wooing the beautiful Roxanne. Stahl also talks with "Cyrano" screenwriter Erica Schmidt (Dinklage's wife); and with director Joe Wright, who reveals how the period romance almost devolved into a disaster movie while shooting near a suddenly-active volcano.

To watch a trailer for "Cyrano" click on the video player below:

CYRANO | Official Trailer | MGM Studios by MGM on YouTube

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A LOOK BACK: 2021's most popular movies, music and books | Watch Video


Portrait Ludwig van Beethoven when composing the Missa Solemnis', 1820.
A portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven as he composed the "Missa Solemnis" (1820), by Joseph Karl Stieler. Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images

MUSIC: The defiance of Ludwig van Beethoven and his "Ode to Joy" | Watch Video

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a composer of extraordinary gifts, but a lifetime of maladies – including the almost-total loss of his hearing – threatened his ability to write music. He would overcome thoughts of suicide to compose his masterwork: the Ninth Symphony and its optimistic final movement, "Ode to Joy." Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with biographer Jan Swafford and conductor Marin Alsop about Beethoven's incredible triumph over terrible mental and physical suffering; and with a hearing specialist who has created a simulation of how Beethoven actually heard his music.

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HEADLINES: Archbishop Desmond Tutu dead at 90 (Video)

South Africa's first Black Archbishop, who bravely challenged his country apartheid rule, is dead at age 90. Correspondent Debora Patta, in Johannesburg, looks back at the life of human rights campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won a Nobel Peace Prize as a man who spoke truth to power, whether it was a White racist regime or a corrupt African dictatorship. 

Clockwise from top left: Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell; "Lou Grant" actor Ed Asner; "Interview with the Vampire" author Anne Rice; "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" actress Cicely Tyson; and baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron.  © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/via Getty Images; Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images; CBS; Philip Gould/Corbis via Getty Images; Jack Mitchell/Getty Images; Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

A LOOK BACK: Hail and farewell – A tribute to those we lost in 2021 | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the creative, inspiring and newsworthy men and women who passed away this year, who'd touched us in unforgettable ways, and left us with wisdom, love, and the satisfaction of lives well-lived. Lee Cowan reports.


COMMENTARY: Faith Salie on saying "grace" | Watch Video

The "Sunday Morning" contributor suggests her own Word of the Year – one that has taken on many meanings in a challenging time.

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NATURE: Winter in Minnesota (Extended Web Video)

"Sunday Morning" leaves us on this first Sunday morning of winter on the north shore of Lake Superior. Videographer: Scot Miller.



Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: Art that breaks through prison walls | Watch Video

Inmates at Maine's state prisons, many of whom are facing decades behind bars without a chance of parole, are finding new purpose through creative expression, making artwork and crafts for sale outside of prison walls. Correspondent Nancy Giles reports on a program that correction officials say has reduced recidivism dramatically. 

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COVID UPDATE: Dr. Jon LaPook on holiday gatherings | Watch Video

With the increase in coronavirus caseloads due to the spreading Delta and Omicron variants, CBS News' chief medical correspondent discusses the precautions to be taken at end-of-year get-togethers, to better ensure a safe holiday season. 

SUNDAY PROFILE: NIH director Dr. Francis Collins on a life in science | Watch Video

After more than 12 years as leader of the National Institutes of Health – one of the longest-serving in its history – Dr. Francis Collins is stepping down. He talks with correspondent Rita Braver about how he resisted political pressures to support unproven treatments for the coronavirus; the problem of vaccine hesitancy; and how he will continue with two passions: research and rock 'n' roll.

WEB EXTRA: Dr. Francis Collins: "I don't see a conflict" between science and faith (YouTube Video)

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MUSIC: A joyful noise: Contemporary Christian music | Watch Video

Christian rock is as old as rock 'n' roll itself. It's revered by some and rejected by others. "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with some of the biggest stars in the world of contemporary Christian music: Amy Grant, and the duo from For King and Country, Joel and Luke Smallbone.

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'TIS THE SEASON: What goes into a box of See's Candies? (Video)

At the See's Candies factory, in Culver City, Calif., candymakers are busy cranking out holiday cheer, which is sold online and in more than 200 stores across the U.S. Correspondent Luke Burbank tests his candy-making skills, and also finds out how a Christmas tradition, stalled during last year's pandemic, is now back.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Anne Rice, author of such bestsellers as "Interview with the Vampire."



HARTMAN: The return of Secret Santa (Video)

Far from the North Pole, at the edge of the Sonoran Desert, Secret Santa is about to do some of his best work ever, on the San Carlos Apache Tribal Lands. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on the anonymous wealthy businessman who is making his annual holiday season trek, giving away $30,000 in hundred-dollar bills to random strangers.

MUSIC: Vince Guaraldi's classic Christmas music | Watch Video

When Lee Mendelson produced the 1965 TV special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," he got San Francisco jazz musician Vince Guaraldi to compose the music. The songs Guaraldi wrote, including "Christmas Time Is Here," are now considered classics. Correspondent David Pogue looks at how the music of Peanuts became inseparable from the joy and melancholy of the holiday season.

WEB EXTRA: "Christmas Time Is Here," performed by the original cast (YouTube Video)

You can stream the album "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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MOVIES: Penélope Cruz: Mother, actress, and student of life | Watch Video

She's a movie star who's spent years in the Hollywood spotlight, and won an Academy Award. But Penélope Cruz, who has found global acclaim, is at home in Spain, where she recently filmed her latest collaboration with director Pedro Almodóvar, "Parallel Mothers." Cruz talks with correspondent Holly Williams about a life beyond her wildest ambitions; balancing family and projects; and working with her husband, actor Javier Bardem.

WEB EXTRA: Penélope Cruz on protecting her children from social media (YouTube Video)

To watch a trailer or "Parallel Mothers," click on the video player below:

PARALLEL MOTHERS | Official Trailer by Sony Pictures Classics on YouTube

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'TIS THE SEASON: Holiday music: John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" (Video)

This year we continue a "Sunday Morning" tradition: The Young People's Chorus of New York City – joined by Josh Groban – performs a song for the holidays: John Lennon's 1971 classic, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)."

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: What would Jesus want for his birthday? | Watch Video

The comedian ponders the evolution of the holiday season, which started with one man's birth, and now involves indoor trees and door-to-door singers.

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'TIS THE SEASON: Holiday music: Josh Groban sings "Believe," from "The Polar Express" (Video)

This year we continue a "Sunday Morning" tradition: Josh Groban, joined by the Young People's Chorus of New York City, performs a song for the holidays: the Grammy-winning "Believe," from the movie "The Polar Express."


NATURE: Snowfall in South Dakota (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Newton Hills State Park in eastern South Dakota, where they are getting a head start on a white Christmas. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.


MOVIES:  "Return of the Jedi," "The Fellowship of the Ring," "WALL-E" added to the National Film Registry"

"A Nightmare on Elm Street," Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train," "Stop Making Sense" and "Richard Pryor: Live in Concert" are also among the films to be preserved by the Library of Congress for future generations. senior producer David Morgan looks at this year's additions.

PHOTO GALLERY: 2021 additions to the National Film Registry

'TIS THE SEASON: "Dickens of a Christmas" in Tennessee (VIDEO)

For the 36th year the town of Franklin, Tenn., has ushered in the holiday season with a historic, Dickens-flavored celebration, filling the streets with period dress (and maybe even some figgy pudding). "Sunday Morning" producer Roman Feeser paid a visit.


Guest host: Lee Cowan


HEADLINES: More than 100 feared dead as tornadoes ravage central U.S. (Video)

Beginning early Friday night, as many as 30 tornadoes cut through Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee. More than 100 people are feared dead, with perhaps the greatest loss of life at a candle factory in Mayfield, Ky., where dozens of workers were killed when the building collapsed. CBS News lead national correspondent David Begnaud reports.

COVER STORY: RFK's children speak on Sirhan Sirhan | Watch Video

After more than five decades, California's Parole Board has recommended that Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, now 77, be granted parole from his life sentence. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Chris and Kerry Kennedy, who are adamantly opposed to giving their father's killer his freedom.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Fran Lebowitz speaks her mind | Watch Video

Most writers write; Fran Lebowitz talks. The opinionated essayist and raconteur sits down with correspondent Mo Rocca to discuss the reaction of her parents to her outspoken manner; why she still smokes; and her thoughts on gay marriage.

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'TIS THE SEASON: Answering letters to Santa Claus | Watch Video

For more than 90 years, letters from across the globe have found their way to the post office in Santa Claus, Indiana, where teams of elves keep up with the mail. Correspondent Nancy Giles reports.

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  • Santa Claus, Ind.
  • Letters to Santa will be answered by Santa's Elves if received by December 18, 2021. Send your letter to:

    Santa Claus

    P.O. Box 1

    Santa Claus, Ind. 47579

MOVIES: Maggie Gyllenhaal in the director's chair | Watch Video

Oscar-nominated actress (and movie buff) Maggie Gyllenhaal is now at the helm, as director of her first feature, a psychological thriller called "The Lost Daughter," that is already winning awards. She talked with "CBS Mornings" co-host Tony Dokoupil about a story that tells both uncomfortable and liberating truths regarding motherhood, and of embarking on a whole new career.

To watch a trailer for "The Lost Daughter" click on the video player below.

The Lost Daughter | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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  • "The Lost Daughter" opens in theaters December 17, and begins streaming on Netflix December 31.


PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Michael Nesmith, a member of the 1960s rock band The Monkees.

SCIENCE: The James Webb Space Telescope: Looking back towards the beginning of time | Watch Video

It's the most ambitious, complex space observatory ever built – 100 times more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope, capable of seeing stars so distant, their light has been traveling for nearly 14 billion years. Correspondent David Pogue looks at the revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope, an infrared observatory whose launch next week will usher in a new era in our understanding of the origin and evolution of the cosmos.

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POLITICS: Jill Biden on being first lady | Watch Video

Correspondent Rita Braver visits with Dr. Jill Biden for a rare interview at Camp David, and travels with the first lady as she helps promote the administration's work. Braver also talks with President Joe Biden and the first lady about their life together, and joins them as they pay tribute to service members, and celebrate the holidays at the White House,

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POLITICS: Rep. Ritchie Torres on "that triumph of hope" | Watch Video

The 15th Congressional District in New York's South Bronx – the bluest district in the country – is represented by Democratic Rep. Ritchie Torres, for whom fighting to support the social safety net isn't partisan; it's personal. CBS News' John Dickerson talks with Torres, the first Afro-Latino gay representative, about his journey, from a childhood in public housing to working the halls of Congress.

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NATURE: Pronghorn antelope (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us among pronghorn antelope at play near Virginia City in Montana. Videographer: Brad Markel.




MOVIES: Sundance returns to Park City, Utah – and also to a laptop or VR device near you

The 2022 festival lineup includes 82 features from 28 countries (nearly half by first-time directors), and a slate of streaming and virtual reality presentations accessible from anywhere. Check out our preview. 


Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: Why we love Lucy | Watch Video

The sitcom "I Love Lucy," starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, was a ratings powerhouse in the 1950s, and a perpetual hit in reruns ever since. To mark the series' 70th anniversary, correspondent Jim Axelrod looks back at the making of a TV classic. He talks with granddaughter Kate Luckinbill, head of creative direction at the production company Desilu; visits the Lucy-Desi Museum and the National Comedy Center, both in Ball's hometown of Jamestown, N.Y.; and sits down with Darin Strauss, author of "The Queen of Tuesday," a novel inspired by Ball.

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Queen of Tuesday" by Darin Strauss

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: "Silenced No More": One woman's allegations of sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell | Watch Video

At age 22, Sarah Ransome says she became a victim of sexual abuse, and was threatened with violence, by Jeffrey Epstein. In her book, "Silenced No More: Surviving My Journey to Hell and Back," Ransome describes the traumatic childhood experiences that primed her to become a victim of abuse in adulthood by Epstein, facilitated by his associate, Ghislaine Maxwell. Correspondent Holly Williams reports.

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HARTMAN: A store owner gets just the help he wanted (Video)

Dan and Whit's general store had been a fixture in Norwich, Vermont for over a century. But a lack of employees threatened the store's future. So, owner Dan Fraser posted a desperate Help Wanted sign – and the response from the community has kept him in business. Steve Hartman reports.



MOVIES: "Don't Look Up": A light-hearted look at the end of the world | Watch Video

Can you play an existential crisis for laughs? Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with stars Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio, and with writer-director Adam McKay (an Oscar-winner for "The Big Short"), about "Don't Look Up," a satire about Earth's impending collision with a comet that offers a comical analogy to climate change – and mankind's reluctance to deal with it. 

To watch a trailer for "Don't Look Up" click on the video player below:

DON'T LOOK UP | Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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  • "Don't Look Up" opens in select theaters December 10 and streams on Netflix beginning December 24

STAGE: Candace Bushnell: The "Sex and the City" author's next chapter | Watch Video

New York City has inspired Candace Bushnell for decades. Now, the author of "Sex and the City" is appearing Off-Broadway in a one-woman show titled "Is There Still Sex in the City?" It traces her career from newspaper columnist to creator of an international TV hit (which has inspired a new sequel series, "And Just Like That…"). Bushnell talks with "CBS Mornings: Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller about how Carrie Bradshaw and friends changed her life – or did they?

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including pro golfer Lee Elder, who broke the color barrier at The Masters tournament.


'TIS THE SEASON: 2021 holiday gift ideas from Techno Claus | Watch Video

Techno Claus (who looks suspiciously like "Sunday Morning" contributor David Pogue) has made the trip from the North Pole to deliver gift suggestions for those on your holiday list who love gadgets.



MOVIES: Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem on "Being the Ricardos" | Watch Video

Starring as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in "Being the Ricardos," Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem felt intense pressure playing two of the most famous people in television history. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Kidman and Bardem, and with co-stars J.K. Simmons and Nina Arianda, about the challenges of recreating the cast of "I Love Lucy" in Aaron Sorkin's latest film, which goes behind the scenes of a trailblazing career couple.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Nicole Kidman on becoming Lucille Ball, the woman and the clown (YouTube Video)

To watch a trailer for "Being the Ricardos" click on the video player below:

Being the Ricardos - Official Trailer | Prime Video by Amazon Prime Video on YouTube

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  • "Being the Ricardos" opens in select theaters December 10, and begins streaming on Amazon Prime Video December 21

HISTORY: The legacy of Josephine Baker | Watch Video

Entertainer Josephine Baker grew up poor in the slums of St. Louis, before garnering fame in Paris as a nightclub artist, movie star and businesswoman, far from the strictures of legal segregation in America. But Baker's roles also included a spy against the Nazis, and a pilot for the French Air Force during World War II, and her wartime exploits and social activism has led her to become the first Black woman to be inducted into France's Panthéon of national heroes. Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer talks with one of Baker's adopted children – the racially diverse "Rainbow Tribe" – about the incomparable Baker's life and legacy.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on that most COVID time of the year | Watch Video

'Tis the season to beware of kissing under the mistletoe and other super-spreader events, says the comedian who offers "Sunday Morning" viewers his own brand of holiday cheer. 


NATURE: Buffalo National River (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the banks of the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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From "Follow the Suns: 2022 Day-to-Day Calendar from 'CBS Sunday Morning.'" Simon & Schuster

"Follow the Suns": The "CBS Sunday Morning" 2022 Day-to-Day Calendar

Celebrate "Sunday Morning" every day of the week with this handy 365-day tear-off calendar featuring examples of our luminous "sun art," and quirky historical facts from our popular "Almanac" segment – a perfect holiday gift!


Jane Pauley hosts "Forever Young: Searching for the Fountain of Youth," a one-hour primetime special exploring the wonders, rewards, and challenges of growing older. 


Can we reset our biological clocks? | Watch Video

Life expectancy has increased in recent decades, but researchers are looking for ways to further slow the aging process. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks into recent developments in the study of extending human life, and efforts to ward off disease by targeting the biology of aging itself.

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Living to 100: One island's remarkable record of centenarians | Watch Video

Tucked in the mountains of the Italian island of Sardinia is the village of Villagrande, which has one of the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world. Seth Doane talks with researchers studying this unusual bastion of longevity, and with residents to uncover their secrets to a long life.

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Candice Bergen: One of a kind | Watch Video

Born to Hollywood royalty, the actress and model Candice Bergen found her greatest talent in comedy, as the Oscar-nominated star of "Starting Over" and a five-time Emmy-winner for "Murphy Brown." Candice Bergen talked with "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley about finding new wellsprings of confidence at age 75, as well as the privilege of being a doting grandmother.

Avatars that tell your story after you're gone (Video)

Companies are creating bots, holograms and video renditions that will enable you to "talk" to succeeding generations. Correspondent David Pogue looks into how technology is giving some people virtual immortality.

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What animals might teach us about living longer (Video)

From naked mole-rats and elephants to tortoises and macaws, many animals have traits that help them avoid the damage that aging, or cancer, causes in humans. Correspondent Martha Teichner visits the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama to observe some of Nature's most resilient creatures.

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Cryonics: Putting your future plans for life on ice | Watch Video

In an Arizona laboratory, the bodies of nearly 200 people, who are legally dead, are being stored in liquid nitrogen, to be kept frozen until scientists in the future can possibly revive them. Correspondent Luke Burbank visits the Alcor Corporation, where some very patient patients are being held for an uncertain future, and talks with a neuroethicist about the lethal and moral propriety of cryonics.

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Solving the puzzle of female longevity (Video)

In nearly every country in the world, women outlive men. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with researchers trying to understand why there is a longevity gap, answers to which could ultimately help us all.

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At 73, Billy Crystal is just warming up | Watch Video

Seems that comedian Billy Crystal has always enjoyed playing old, like in 1987's "The Princess Bride." Actually getting old? Not so much. But it will be less of a stretch for the now-73-year-old to play an aging comic in the upcoming Broadway musical, "Mr. Saturday Night." Correspondent Tracy Smith finds out how Crystal stays so youthful.

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The pursuit of wisdom | Watch Video

Does older really mean wiser? Wisdom may be gained with age but, researchers say, you have to go after it. Correspondent Susan Spencer looks at what accounts for the accumulation of wisdom, which can represent a freedom and creativity unknown to our younger selves.

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Jim Gaffigan on the perils of aging gracefully | Watch Video

The comedian discusses his less-than-graceful attainment of years, and its effects on his knees.

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COVER STORY: Hopes and concerns over a new Alzheimer's drug | Watch Video

The FDA's recent approval of a new drug, Aduhelm, to clear the formation of amyloid plaques in the brain is potentially good news for the six million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer's disease. But the approval process for Aduhelm has stirred controversy. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with experts about the clinical benefits of this new class of drugs; and with early-onset Alzheimer's patients, including a former neurologist who enrolled in an early trial of Aduhelm.


BOOK EXCERPT: "A Tattoo On My Brain: A Neurologist's Personal Battle Against Alzheimer's Disease"

Dr. Daniel Gibbs writes about how, after spending his career caring for patients with Alzheimer's, he has now moved to studying the disease from the perspective of a patient himself.

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ECONOMICS: Inflation: A crash course in the economic cycle (Video)

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to wane, prices are up, because supply and demand are in an historically out-of-whack phase. Correspondent David Pogue (with an assist from the David Pogue Thespian Ensemble) illustrates the economic pressures that are affecting the prices of everything from oil to consumer goods.

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THEATER: Remembering Stephen Sondheim, a musical theater giant | Watch Video

Through such classic productions as "West Side Story," "Company," "Follies," "Sunday in the Park With George" and "Into the Woods," composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim forced the American musical to grow up, and took audiences to places they'd never been before. Correspondent Mo Rocca offers an appreciation of the career of Sondheim, who died Friday, November 26, at the age of 91.

THEATER: Patti LuPone in conversation with Stephen Sondheim | Watch Video

In 2020 Patti LuPone, star of the new Broadway revival of "Company," spoke with musical theater legend Stephen Sondheim for "CBS Sunday Morning," to discuss his craft, his favorite character, and his college acting career. With the passing of Sondheim on Friday, November 26 at age 91, we offer their conversation – and her appreciation of Sondheim's artistry. 

FROM THE ARCHIVE: From 2002: A Stephen Sondheim retrospective (Video)

In this "Sunday Morning" report that originally aired July 14, 2002, correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Sondheim, and with actors Lynn Redgrave, Christine Baranski and Brian Stokes Mitchell, appearing in the Kennedy Center's "Sondheim Celebration," a retrospective of seven of his musicals, presented side-by-side.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: From 1995: Stephen Sondheim's ground-breaking work (Video)

In this "Sunday Morning" report that originally aired October 22, 1995, host Charles Osgood interviews Sondheim about his body of work, from "West Side Story," "Gypsy," and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," to "Sweeney Todd," "Into the Woods," "Passion," and "Company," a revival of which was playing to sold-out audiences. They also discuss his mentor, Oscar Hammerstein II, and the importance of teachers.

NATURE: The oldest trees on Earth | Watch Video

The twisting bristlecone pines that have taken root high atop the remote, rocky slopes of California's White Mountains are the longest-lived individual trees on the planet. Correspondent Conor Knighton looks into the secrets these trees can tell us about history, the climate, and our possible future.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including jazz trombonist Locksley Wellington "Slide" Hampton.


BOOKS: Sharon Gless: In conversation | Watch Video

Actress Sharon Gless, the Emmy Award-winning star of the classic cop series "Cagney & Lacey," examines some highs – and some terrifying lows – in a new memoir, "Apparently There Were Complaints." She talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about starting late in Hollywood; her one kiss with Rosie O'Donnell on "Queer as Folk"; and her struggles with alcoholism.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Apparently There Were Complaints" by Sharon Gless

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HARTMAN: One wedding guest's tears of joy (Video)

Troy and Catie Hudson, of Denver, say their wedding was going just as they planned, until the reception, when a member of the wedding party – Catie's 9-year-old brother, Gus – stole the show. Steve Hartman reports.


MUSIC: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo's rock & roll love story | Watch Video

She was a singer from Long Island, inspired by Liza Minnelli and coated in spandex; he was a guitarist from Cleveland. Together they are among rock's most enduring love stories, all while selling 36 million albums, recording 15 Top 40 hits, and winning four consecutive Grammys. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo talk with correspondent Jim Axelrod about their creative partnership, their 40-year-marriage, and their latest collaboration: the upcoming stage musical, "Invincible," a reimagining of "Romeo and Juliet" featuring their iconic rock songs.

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COMMENTARY: Lessons from Stephen Sondheim, the teacher | Watch Video

Correspondent (and pianist) David Pogue remembers the advice given him by the musical theater giant.

TV: John Wilson on how to become a TV sensation | Watch Video

New York filmmaker John Wilson, host of HBO's critically-acclaimed series, "How To with John Wilson," talks with "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh about creating his pseudo instructional videos that he says are like nature documentaries about contemporary life.

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NATURE: Ancient trees (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest – trees that date back thousands of years – at Inyo National Forest in California's White Mountains. Videographer: Lee McEachern.



THE BOOK REPORT: Recommendations from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (November 28) | Watch Video

Suggested fall fiction and non-fiction titles, on topics ranging from animals to Beatles!

Book excerpt: "On Animals" by Susan Orlean

Book excerpt: "The Sentence" by Louise Erdrich

Book excerpt: "The Island of Missing Trees" by Elif Shafak

Book excerpt: "The Lyrics" by Paul McCartney

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Jane Pauley hosts our annual holiday broadcast exploring all things epicurean!

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Check out our 2021 "Food Issue" Recipe Index

, featuring holiday recipes and delicious menu suggestions from top chefs and mixologists, cookbook authors, food writers, restaurateurs, and the editors of New York Times Cooking

  • Thanksgiving menu suggestions from New York Times Cooking


COVER STORY: Plant-based diets: Putting veggies at the center of our plates | Watch Video

Just 5% of U.S. households are vegan or vegetarian, but there are plenty you might call "plant curious," with omnivores swapping out some meat for vegetables in a diet that's plant-based or "flexitarian." Correspondent Ben Tracy talks with vegan foodie Tabitha Brown about how she changed her diet; with Ross Mackay, co-founder of Daring Foods, creator of plant-based chicken alternatives; and with restaurateur Ran Nussbacher, who believes a plant-based diet will protect the planet for future generations.

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Special delivery: Goldbelly's nationwide restaurant service (Video)

Restaurants that struggled during the pandemic found a lifeline in the food delivery service Goldbelly, which ships regional cuisine nationally. Correspondent Serena Altschul talked with Goldbelly founder and CEO Joe Ariel about the logistics of delivering orders to customers across the country; and with the owners of restaurants like the Chicago-area Bartolini's, about how Goldbelly's team helped cook up a way to ship their signature pizzas and meatballs.

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Walker Hayes' ode to Applebee's | Watch Video

The song "Fancy Like" put Walker Hayes on the top of the country charts – and put Applebee's on the tip of almost everyone's tongue. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Hayes, a married father of six, whose life was a long, sometimes painful journey to double-platinum success.

To listen to Walker Hayes perform "Fancy Like" click on the video player below.

Walker Hayes - Fancy Like by WalkerHayesVEVO on YouTube

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Meet the water sommelier (Video)

Martin Riese is America's first certified water sommelier, who studies the subtle flavors of bottled water, and prepares menus pairing specific brands with foods. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti sits down with Riese to discuss his unique palate, and his thirst for spreading the word on water.

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The Automat: A look back at the future of dining | Watch Video

For much of the 20th century the Automat was a destination restaurant – a gleaming, coin-operated self-service eatery, whose chrome doors opened to reveal comfort foods to match Mom's cooking. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Lisa Hurwitz, director of a nostalgic new documentary about Horn & Hardart's chain of cafeterias; and with Broadway star Chita Rivera, who fondly remembers her days as a dance student, when the Automat was a home away from home.

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Orecchiette: The art of pasta | Watch Video

In Bari, the capital of the Puglia region of Italy, pastamakers adhere to traditions to create the local favorite, the distinctively-shaped orecchiette (or "little ears" pasta). Correspondent Seth Doane reports.

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The secret behind bodega coffee (Video)

Khalid Sharafi and Omar Haimed's Brooklyn bodega will sell you a cup of Colombian coffee, for $1.50. But in the back, they brew for themselves what they call the world's best coffee, from Yemen. Correspondent Jim Axelrod learns why Yemeni beans have such a passionate following – and, from coffee merchant Ibrahim Alhasbani, of Qahwah House, why they have such a huge price tag.

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History and tacos served at the Mitla Café | Watch Video

During the Depression, Doña Lucia Rodriguez opened the doors of the Mitla Café in San Bernardino, Calif., along old Route 66, because she didn't want her family members to go hungry. Since then, the Mexican restaurant has fed generations from all walks of life, and served as a gathering spot for community organizing. Correspondent Lilia Luciano steps inside the family-run business that also served as an inspiration for another notable establishment, Taco Bell.

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"The Humans": A Thanksgiving feast of family drama | Watch Video

The new movie "The Humans," adapted from the Tony Award-winning play, is a story familiar to any family that has gathered together for a bumpy holiday celebration. Correspondent Tracy Smith gathered together the film's stars – Steven Yeun, Beanie Feldstein, Jayne Houdyshell, Richard Jenkins, and Amy Schumer (also the star of a Food Network show) – to find out what they are most grateful for.

To watch a trailer for "The Humans" click on the video player below:

The Humans | Official Trailer HD | A24 by A24 on YouTube

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What happens to ugly fruit and produce? (Video)

Not everything that farmers grow is cosmetically perfect. But rather than let produce with noticeable imperfections go to waste, companies like Misfits Market and Imperfect Foods will bring previously unwanted produce directly to your door. Correspondent Serena Altschul reports.

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Visit the real birthplace of ranch dressing (Video)

In the mountains above Santa Barbara, Steve Henson created an Eisenhower-era delight that would take the country by storm: Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, America's most popular salad dressing, is a creamy success story that lately has found new fame on social media. But it comes from a place that looks very different from the one on the bottle. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks to Alan Barker, a documentary filmmaker, who worked and lived at the original Hidden Valley Ranch, delving into the dressing's history and the real "ranch" behind Hidden Valley.

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Taste testing with artificial intelligence (Video)

For centuries, master tasters have helped design the flavors of our favorite foods, wines, coffees and teas. But can artificial intelligence replace human taste-testing? Correspondent Roxana Saberi checks out cutting-edge technologies that represent a new flavor of AI.

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T-Pain mixes a beer-and-ice cream cocktail | Watch Video

The Grammy-winning performer, whose hits include "Bartender" and "Blame It (On The Alcohol)," now has a book of cocktail recipes: "Can I Mix You a Drink? 50 Cocktails From My Life & Career." "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh sits down with T-Pain, who mixes up a "5 O'Clock" (what he calls "a grown-up milkshake") and talks about his inspirations for libations.

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Nature: Turkeys in Ohio (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Metroparks Toledo, in Ohio, where wild turkeys are keeping a low profile. Videographer: Alex Goetz.


FOOD: Recipes from TikTok celebrity cook the Hebridean Baker

Author and cook Coinneach MacLeod shares stories and recipes with his social media following, and now with readers, with his debut cookbook, "The Hebridean Baker: Recipes and Wee Stories from the Scottish Islands."

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COVER STORY: Using psychedelics to treat veterans' PTSD | Watch Video

Some service members and others suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have had little relief from traditional anti-depressants used in conjunction with psychotherapy. Now, a recent FDA-approved trial using a psychedelic drug called MDMA – better known by its street name, ecstasy – has shown promising results. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with a former Marine whose two tours in Iraq presaged twelve years of nightmares, panic attacks and failed relationships – and who now finds hope.

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U.S.: Making phone calls to the departed | Watch Video

On both sides of the Pacific Ocean, telephones have become a tool for the grieving to connect with lost loved ones. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks at how a rotary phone at an Olympia, Wash. park, connected to nothing but the wind, has become a source of solace for those left behind.

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NEWS: Dr. Anthony Fauci on lessons learned | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the current state of our nation's response to COVID-19, and about what the pandemic has taught him about science, politics, and America today.

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MOVIES: The amazing Andrew Garfield | Watch Video

The Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Andrew Garfield, known for playing Spider-Man, disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker, and an AIDS victim in "Angels in America," stars in a new film, "Tick, Tick … BOOM!," a musical inspired by the life of "Rent" composer Jonathan Larson. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Garfield about what compelled him to take on his first musical role; and with the film's director, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who reveals how he found out whether Garfield could sing.

To watch a trailer for "Tick, Tick … BOOM!" click on the video player below:

tick, tick...BOOM! | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Dean Stockwell, star of the cult TV series "Quantum Leap"; and Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge. 


ADVENTURE: Climber-filmmaker Jimmy Chin on committing to the dream | Watch Video

Jimmy Chin, the National Geographic photographer and Oscar-winning co-director of "Free Solo" and "The Rescue," talks with correspondent Lilia Luciano about living life on the edge, and the greatest risk he's ever taken.

To watch a trailer for "The Rescue" click on the video player below:

The Rescue | Official Trailer | National Geographic Documentary Films by National Geographic on YouTube

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HARTMAN: Discarded uniforms bring hope (Video)

Over two years ago, Donna Parker, of Lexington, Ky., found Army uniforms in the bottom of a dumpster, and began searching for their rightful owner. Her quest – an obsession, really – would lead her to a grieving Texas family. Steve Hartman reports on a uniform's journey home. 


MOVIES: Halle Berry on the fighter she's become | Watch Video

The Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry has always found inspiration and motivation via the spirit of boxing. That passion inspired her first film as a director, "Bruised," about a mixed martial arts fighter. Berry talks with "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh about the lessons that MMA has taught her, and what she wants to impart upon her own children.

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Bruised | Halle Berry | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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WORLD: Portugal, the little country that could … get vaccinated | Watch Video

Portugal is emerging as a shining example of civic duty. One of the most vaccinated countries on Earth, it is now welcoming visitors after having achieved a 98% vaccination rate for its eligible population, even as new COVID variants are appearing across Europe. Correspondent Seth Doane looks into how the country succeeded by approaching the virus as if going to war.

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COMMENTARY: Luke Burbank's tips for enjoying Thanksgiving | Watch Video

A year after COVID cancelled many family gatherings, the holiday is back, and the "Sunday Morning" commentator has some do's and don't' about getting the most from your family's feast.


NATURE: Otters in North Carolina (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina, where otters are lazing around. Videographer: Alex Goetz. 




MOVIES: DOC NYC documentary film festival returns: Check out these highlights

America's largest non-fiction film festival is back, both in New York City theaters and streaming online, presenting more than 200 features and shorts.'s David Morgan offers some highlights.

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COVER STORY: Why we yawn | Watch Video

It's something we do every day, multiple times, and we often "catch" it from other people doing it. Correspondent Faith Salie looks into the physiology of yawning, and why it not only helps our brains, but also is a sign of empathy and, yes, increased alertness.

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HEALTH: Hope for new treatment of depression | Watch Video

Depression remains the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting almost 300 million people, half of whom can't find lasting relief from drugs or therapy. But a new experimental treatment using a fast-acting approach with targeted magnetic stimulation, called SAINT (Stanford Accelerated Intelligent Neuromodulation Therapy), has achieved significant success in trials. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

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SCIENCE: Batteries and the new "lithium gold-rush" | Watch Video

With electric cars seen as the future of the American auto industry, companies are ramping up the production of batteries, which require lithium. Correspondent Ben Tracy looks at efforts to increase lithium mining in the U.S., and the struggle over its environmental costs.

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COMMENTARY: Advice from a dinosaur: Don't choose extinction (Video)

A visitor to the United Nations General Assembly has a message about climate change, telling us government-supported fossil fuel subsidies will prove disastrous to our species. The computer-animated Frankie the Dinosaur (voiced by actor Jack Black) stars in this message produced by the U.N. Development Program as part of its "Don't Choose Extinction" campaign, timed to the COP-26 climate conference in Glasgow.

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TV: Bob Costas, still speaking his mind | Watch Video

Bob Costas, a longtime fixture of sports and Olympic TV coverage, is bringing his passion to a new HBO discussion show, "Back on the Record with Bob Costas." The veteran broadcaster and commentator talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about examining the junctions of sports and culture.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us, including Jo-Carroll Dennison, the oldest surviving Miss America Pageant winner.



HARTMAN: An 82-year-old pole vaulter still flying high (Video)

At the Texas Express gym near Dallas, pole vaulter Don Isett is practicing his moves, having picked up the sport again five decades after an unremarkable high school career. Now 82, Isett is the nation's best pole vaulter in his age group (and perhaps the only one). Steve Hartman reports.

MOVIES: Benedict Cumberbatch: "What an amazing way to live a life" | Watch Video

A son of working actors, Benedict Cumberbatch rocketed to worldwide fame in the BBC series "Sherlock," and to the heights of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Doctor Strange. Now, the Oscar-nominated actor is being praised for his performance as a bullying cowboy in Jane Campion's psychological drama, "The Power of the Dog." Cumberbatch talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about filming a period western, family, and gratitude for a stellar career.

To watch a trailer for "The Power of the Dog," click on the video player below.

The Power of the Dog | Official Teaser | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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BOOKS: "Madam": How the oldest profession entered the Jazz Age | Watch Video

During the Roaring '20s, Polly Adler joined the sex trade just as Prohibition was getting started. In her new book, "Madam," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Debby Applegate traces Adler's rise from immigrant sweatshop employee to owner of one of New York City's most popular bordellos, catering to politicians, celebrities, and the mob. She talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about Adler's hip, young take on the oldest profession. 

READ AN EXCERPT: "Madam" by Debby Applegate

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MUSIC: Terence Blanchard's opera: "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" | Watch Video

In its 138 years, America's leading opera house, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, had never staged an opera by a Black composer – until now. The Met opened its new season with a production of "Fire Shut Up in My Bones" by jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu talked with six-time Grammy-winner Blanchard about his opera, inspired by a memoir by Charles Blow, about "a boy of peculiar grace" growing up in small-town Louisiana in the 1970s and '80s. 

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NATURE: Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, where the buffalo still roam. ideographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

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COVER STORY: Why nightmares might actually be a good thing | Watch Video

Experts say there is something beneficial in facing our fears head-on, and that means embracing our nightmares. Correspondent Tracy Smith looks at the dreams that terrify us when we're asleep, and talks with horror director Eli Roth about why he's excited to share his nightmares with the world. 

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Kids as the superheroes they really are | Watch Video

Photographer Josh Rossi and his wife, Roxanna, have been turning pint-sized people battling huge challenges into true-life superheroes. Correspondent Lee Cowan finds out how young people are being transformed into larger-than-life characters – and how the transformations are changing how they see themselves.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Haunting portraits of abandoned houses | Watch Video

Grand old homes that had seen better days are the subject of photographer Bryan Sansivero, who relishes capturing abandoned houses as eerie time capsules to their owners' past lives. Correspondent Martha Teichner tags along as Sansivero preserves some faded Connecticut houses from the 18th and 19th centuries with his vintage Rollieflex camera.

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BOOKS: Huma Abedin on her husband Anthony Weiner's betrayals | Watch Video

In her first television interview, Huma Abedin talks with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell about her extraordinary journey – from the pinnacles of power, as a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the depths of public scandal, as the wife of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Abedin discusses her book, "Both/And: My Life in Many Worlds," and opens up about her fears that Weiner's sexting transgressions may have cost Clinton the presidency.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds" by Huma Abedin

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including singer Jay Black, of Jay and the Americans.


BOOKS: Kal Penn on his unlikely stardom | Watch Video

How actor Kal Penn, the self-described "skinny Brown kid from New Jersey," became a star in the comedy "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" is as improbable a Hollywood story as was his leaving acting to work in the Obama White House. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Penn about confounding the expectations of his South Asian American family, and about Penn's candid new memoir, "You Can't Be Serious."

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HARTMAN: Driven to serve (Video)

Mike Mason, of Midlothian, Virginia, had served his country for decades, first as a captain in the Marines, and later as the No. 4 man at the FBI. After leaving the Bureau and working at a Fortune 500 company, Mason found retirement didn't sit well with him. So, he started a new chapter in his life, as a school bus driver. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.


MUSIC: The return of ABBA: The start of a new "Voyage" | Watch Video

Nearly four decades after taking a "break," the Swedish pop group ABBA is back with a new album, "Voyage." Correspondent Seth Doane talks to group members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus about the music that first drew them together – and brought them back to the recording studio (and soon, in a live concert performance featuring digital avatars).

To watch ABBA perform "I Still Have Faith In You," from their new album, "Voyage," click on the video player below:

ABBA - I Still Have Faith In You by AbbaVEVO on YouTube

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ENTERTAINMENT: Shin Lim's magic (Video)

Shin Lim's first career goal was to become a concert pianist, but halfway through music school, carpal tunnel syndrome forced him to drop out. Instead, Lim became one of the most astonishing illusionists ever, with dexterity that has earned him accolades from such legends as Penn & Teller. Correspondent David Pogue gets a close-up look at true card magic.

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COMMENTARY: Where there's a will, there's a way: The case for advance planning | Watch Video

There's no time like the present to prepare for your ultimate demise. Advance planning consultant Amy Pickard, creator of Good to Go!, tells us why it's important not to wait until it's almost (or definitely) too late to make your final wishes known.

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NATURE: Undersea Indonesia (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to reefs off the coast of Indonesia, where videographer Mauricio Handler uses UV lights and a special camera to capture creepy creatures underwater.



THEATRE: Mo Rocca stars in the Off-Broadway comedy "Fairycakes" | Watch Video

Douglas Carter Beane's comic romp mixes the stories and messages of fairytales (such as Cinderella and Pinocchio) with Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream," and features "Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca as Geppetto. Rocca offers us a backstage pass.

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GALLERY: Scenes from New York Comic Con 2021

Hundreds of fans and cosplayers lined up to attend the convention, its first time back in the Javits Center since the coronavirus pandemic began. Those looking for the whimsical, outrageous and supernatural were not disappointed.


Host: Jane Pauley



COVER STORY: Passing: On crossing the color line | Watch Video

"Passing" can be a gray area that some biracial or multiracial Americans face when navigating questions of identity and social acceptance, while defining the story we tell about ourselves. "CBS Saturday Morning" co-host Michelle Miller talks with Rebecca Hall, Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga, the director and stars of the new film "Passing," and with writers Lise Funderburg and Allyson Hobbs, about the social history of passing, and its impact upon perception and power.

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

Passing | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Passing and the disassociation from one's past (YouTube Video)

Joy Bivins, director of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, talks with Michelle Miller about the social impact of someone of mixed race passing for White (or Black).

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SCIENCE: Visit a factory that makes mosquitoes | Watch Video

The mosquito is the deadliest animal on Earth, and the tiny Aedes aegypti may be the worst species of all, spreading diseases like West Nile, malaria and dengue fever. Correspondent David Pogue reports on a test conducted in Fresno, Calif., to reduce the rising mosquito population there by releasing sterile males, bred in a factory, to mate with females in the wild. Did the experiment work?

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ART: A mural presents a new image for one Ohio city | Watch Video

Toledo's industrial waterfront is looking more colorful, thanks to the massive mural being painted on 28 grain silos along the Maumee River. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with project manager Christina Kasper and Los Angeles artist Gabriel Gault about turning a 170,000-sq.-ft. concrete canvas into a tribute to Native Americans and sunflowers.

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SCIENCE: Jane Goodall on her hope for the future | Watch Video

Famed naturalist Jane Goodall has dedicated her life to protecting wildlife and the environment, and at age 87, she continues to reach out to as many people as possible to advocate for a more sustainable future. She talks with correspondent Seth Doane about her new book, "The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times," and about how everyone can contribute to reversing mankind's destruction of our only home.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including former Joint Chiefs Chairman and Secretary of State Colin Powell.


FOOD: Martha Stewart's pink applesauce tart | Watch Video

It's apple-picking season, and multimedia lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart demonstrates how to put this season's harvest to good use, with a tempting pink applesauce tart.

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HEADLINES: Memorial vigil for movie set shooting victim (Video)

The investigation continues into Thursday's horrific shooting in New Mexico involving actor Alec Baldwin firing a "prop" gun that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the western movie, "Rust." In Albuquerque last night, friends and colleagues held a memorial vigil. Correspondent Omar Villafranca was there.        

BOOKS: Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen: Renegades | Watch Video

The former president and the singer-songwriter, longtime friends, have shared their stories in a podcast, and now a book: "Renegades: Born in the USA." Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen sit down with correspondent Anthony Mason to discuss the influence of their fathers on their life's work, and the shared narratives that drive the surprisingly similar fields of popular music and politics.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Renegades: Born in the USA"

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To watch a trailer for the restored 1979 "No Nukes" concert footage, click on the video player below:

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concert Trailer by BruceSpringsteenVEVO on YouTube

NATURE: In Utah, it's raining fish (Video)

Fish stocks in hundreds of isolated lakes high in the Utah mountains are replenished via a novel approach – from the air. Correspondent Conor Knighton profiles the team responsible for delivering fresh fish by airplane.

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SPORTS: The secret of Wayne Gretzky's success | Watch Video

Wayne Gretzky became one of hockey's all-time greats by his indefatigable passion for the sport. In a rare interview he talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about what accounts for his incomparable career; the lessons he learned from his father; and about his latest slapshot, as an on-air analyst for TNT.

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NATURE: Tongass National Forest (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the Tongass National Forest, near Juneau, Alaska. Videographer: Phillip Gladkov. 



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PODCAST: "Unsung Science"

"Sunday Morning" correspondent David Pogue explores the origin stories behind some of the most mind-blowing advances in science and technology. Presented by CBS News and Simon & Schuster. 

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BROADCAST NOTE: Next week, on October 17, "Sunday Morning" will be pre-empted so that CBS Sports may bring you live NFL action from London.

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COVER STORY: Weak links in the supply chain | Watch Video

In recent months, supply chain problems have been blamed for shortages affecting just about every sector of industry and commerce. But what exactly is broken, and why? Correspondent David Pogue asked the experts to supply answers.

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Jonathan Vigliotti paraglides above Aspen, Colorado.  CBS News

NATURE: Taking leaf-peeping to new heights (Video)

In Aspen, Colo., some fans of fall foliage go to extremes for a spectacular view – namely, jumping off a cliff above a sea of autumnal oranges, reds, yellows and golds. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports on paragliding in a leaf peeper's paradise.

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HEADLINES: Abortion: The great divide | Watch Video

With abortion becoming more and more restricted in many states, and with a majority-conservative Supreme Court primed to decide on a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, access to the procedure in the future is unclear, and the return of "back-alley abortions" is feared. Correspondent Rita Braver looks at how women, civil rights proponents, doctors, and anti-abortion advocates are fighting over the viability of Roe v. Wade, and whether compromise is possible on one of the most contentious issues of today.


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Correspondent John Blackstone pilots the BlackFly eVTOL personal aerial vehicle.  CBS News

AVIATION: Taking a flying car for a test drive (Video)

After years of development, the BlackFly personal aerial vehicle will soon be on sale. Correspondent John Blackstone set out to see how someone with no flying experience could manage behind the controls.

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Co-authors Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton. CBS News

BOOKS: Louise Penny & Hillary Rodham Clinton on their thriller collaboration | Watch Video

Bestselling mystery writer Louise Penny and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton forged a friendship having experienced loss – Penny, of her husband; Clinton, of an election; and together, of a beloved mutual friend. Together they've collaborated on a novel, "State of Terror." Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Clinton and Penny about how co-writing the ripped-from-the-headlines conspiracy thriller during the pandemic, featuring two middle-aged female heroes, was a form of therapy for both.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including comic and announcer Alan Kalter.


HARTMAN: A kindness yard sale (Video)

In Arlington, Virginia, all proceeds from the yard sales that Susan Thompson-Gaines holds go to fund random acts of kindness throughout her community. Correspondent Steve Hartman talks with Thompson-Gaines about a true yard sale find.


Billy Porter (with correspondent Seth Doane, left) in front of a mural of Porter, painted by artist Camerin "Camo" Nesbit, underneath the Fort Duquesne Bridge in Pittsburgh. CBS News

SUNDAY PROFILE: Billy Porter: "I believe in dreaming the impossible" | Watch Video

Actor-dancer-singer-director Billy Porter has won Tony, Emmy and Grammy Awards, and is author of a new memoir, "Unprotected." He talks with correspondent Seth Doane about a childhood filled with years of rejection, doubt and abuse – and about how he survived and triumphed.

BOOK EXCERPTS: "Unprotected: A Memoir" by Billy Porter

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Les Paul's prototype for the Gibson Goldtop electric guitar can be yours. Estimated auction price: $100,000-150,000.  CBS News

MUSIC: A "perfect rock 'n' roll machine": Les Paul's crowning achievement | Watch Video

One of the most influential instruments of the past century – the first approved prototype of Les Paul's Gibson Goldtop, dubbed #1 – is going on the auction block later this month. Correspondent Anthony Mason talks with Gene Paul about the development of his father's now-iconic electric guitar, and with Christie's Kerry Keane about its impact on music ever since.

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Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, right, with correspondent Tracy Smith.  CBS News

MUSIC: Olivia Rodrigo on "Sour" and the artistry of heartbreak | Watch Video

Beginning with her smash hit single, "Drivers License," 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo is on a run that few singer-songwriters can even dream about, with her very first album, "Sour," debuting at #1 earlier this year. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Rodrigo about writing of heartbreak; the value of therapy; and what sudden fame hasn't changed about her life.\

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NATURE: Arkansas wildlife (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us on a day trip to Lake Fort Smith State Park in Crawford County, Arkansas. Videographer: Roy Neher.

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Clockwise from top left: From Australia/New Zealand, Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Power of the Dog"; from Iran, "Hit the Road"; from Japan, "Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy"; from Spain, Penelope Cruz in "Parallel Mothers"; from Switzerland, "The Girl and the Spider"; and from the U.S., Joaquin Phoenix in "C'mon C'mon." Netflix; Celluloid Dreams; Film Movement; Sony Pictures Classics; Cinema Guild; Tobin Yelland/A24

MOVIES: 2021 New York Film Festival highlights (Part 1Part 2 and Part 3)

Notes on some of the most fascinating new works from the annual celebration of world cinema (running through October 10), including Denzel Washington in "The Tragedy of Macbeth," Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Power of the Dog," and Denis Villeneuve's visually stunning adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic "Dune." 


PODCAST: "Unsung Science"

"Sunday Morning" correspondent David Pogue explores the origin stories behind some of the most mind-blowing advances in science and technology. Presented by CBS News and Simon & Schuster. Debuts October 15.

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COVER STORY: Faceoff against Facebook: Stopping the flow of misinformation | Watch Video

Studies show posts that peddle misinformation on social media platforms like Facebook get many more shares, comments and likes than factual content – creating a profit motive to keep the spigot of conspiracy theories and spurious medical claims flowing.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Four young internet entrepreneurs (Video)

A new generation of tech entrepreneur was on the rise, creating sites that changed the very landscape of the web. Correspondent David Pogue talked with four young people using the Internet for all it's worth: 21-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, founder of; Blake Ross, who co-created the web browser Firefox at age 19; Robin Liss, who created camera review websites while in middle school; and Wayne Chang, creator of the i2hub high-speed communications network. Originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" July 17, 2005.

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"Jimi Hendrix Teapot and Box Set" by Roberto Lugo (2021). Glazed ceramic; acrylic paint on wood box.  Wexler Gallery

ART: Ceramic artist Roberto Lugo's spin on teapots | Watch Video

Roberto Lugo grew up in a North Philadelphia neighborhood better known for poverty and crime than for pottery. Yet the 40-year-old artist's ceramics, featuring the faces of his personal heroes, put a modern spin on classic teapots. Correspondent Serena Altschul talks with Lugo, whose work is on display at some of the country's leading museums and galleries, about how he is shaping his passion to inspire others.


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The Ramones perform at the Ritz in New York City, October 6, 1990. From left: Guitarist Johnny Ramone, drummer Marky Ramone, lead vocalist Joey Ramone, and bassist C.J. Ramone. Ebet Roberts/Redferns vis Getty Images

BOOKS: Kelefa Sanneh on the perverse charm of punk music | Watch Video

New Yorker writer and "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh, author of "Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres," talks about a mixtape that changed his life at age 14, and how a Ramones concert evoked the thrill of punk music.

BOOK EXCERPT: Kelefa Sanneh's "Major Labels" (With audio)

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COMMENTARY: Dan Bergmann on his autism, and a breakthrough lesson | Watch Video

Classified for years as "intellectually disabled," a young man's education, and later success, took a dramatic turn thanks to one teacher's thoughtful instruction.


The Doobie Brothers. CBS News

MUSIC: The Doobie Brothers, still going strong | Watch Video

The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, who've been playing together for more than half a century, don't let old resentments get in the way of a new album and tour. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with members of The Doobie Brothers – Michael McDonald, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee – about the band's longevity, and about their first studio album in more than a decade, "Liberté."

To hear "The American Dream" from The Doobie Brothers' new album, "Liberté," click on the video player below.

The American Dream by The Doobie Brothers - Topic on YouTube

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including saxophonist Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis.


"Cloud Cuckoo Land" is the latest novel by Anthony Doerr.  CBS News

BOOKS: Anthony Doerr's latest literary epic, "Cloud Cuckoo Land" | Watch Video

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "All the Light We Cannot See" returns with a new historical novel that spans more than 700 years. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Doerr about his lifelong love of writing, his previous bestseller's overwhelming success, and the power of telling stories that transcend time.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Cloud Cuckoo Land" by Anthony Doerr

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MOVIES: Daniel Craig looks beyond James Bond | Watch Video

After five films in which he starred as Ian Fleming's secret agent James Bond, Daniel Craig is saying bon voyage to the character with the release of "No Time to Die." Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz talks with Craig about playing 007, letting go, and who might follow him in the role.

To watch a trailer for "No Time to Die" click on the video player below:

NO TIME TO DIE | Final US Trailer by James Bond 007 on YouTube

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SUNDAY JOURNAL: Washington and the expectation gap (Video)

Democratic lawmakers were scrambling this week to salvage support in the Senate for President Joe Biden's social and environmental agenda, while also maintaining support for a companion infrastructure bill in the House. Correspondent John Dickerson discusses the drama of a political showdown that the majority-party Democrats are having with themselves.

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HARTMAN: Marines to the rescue (Video)

When Virginia Waller-Torres, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was caught in a flash flood, she thought she would perish, and prayed for help. In a matter of moments, Marines in dress blues seemed to appear out of nowhere. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports. 


NATURE: Brown Pelicans (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us among Brown Pelicans at California's Rodeo Lagoon near Sausolito. Videographer: Lee McEachern.



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COVER STORY: Family feuds: When bonds are broken | Watch Video

Blood is thicker than water, but when family members become estranged, some experts say the pain of loss can be even greater than if they'd died. Correspondent Susan Spencer discusses family estrangements, which appear to be far more common than previously thought, and how it's never too late to reconcile broken bonds.

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ART: "Automania" at MoMA: How our love of cars fueled art | Watch Video

An exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art explores our fascination with cars and how it's driven new paths in art and design. Correspondent Serena Altschul visits "Automania," which features cars as art, as well as art influenced by cars.

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  • "Automania" at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City (Sculpture Garden exhibit through October 11; gallery portion on view through January 2).
  • Exhibition catalogue: "Automania," edited by Juliet Kinchin (Museum of Modern Art), available in Hardcover and eBook via Amazon and Indiebound

POSTCARD FROM TUSCANY: Jousting, one Italian village's medieval rite (Video)

In the picturesque walled city of Arezzo, a medieval ritual is conducted twice each year in which locals don the colors and armor of knights to engage in a jousting competition. Correspondent Seth Doane takes in the pageantry of the Giostra del Saracino, where longstanding family rivalries can play out on horseback.

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TV: "Come on down!": 50 years of "The Price Is Right" | Watch Video

Since 1972, CBS' "The Price Is Right" has been giving Average Joes everywhere a chance to win big. And for the last 15 years, another Average Joe, comedian Drew Carey, has won big, stepping into Bob Barker's shoes as host of a TV institution. Carey talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about his journey from Marine Corps Reservist to standup comic and sitcom star to game show royalty.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, director of the blaxploitation classic, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song."



HARTMAN: Giving thanks to linemen (Video)

After Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana, linemen from across the country flooded the state to restore power. In thanks, a woman named Angel Flood began prepping lunches for the linemen working in and around Houma, La., where there were no restaurants open, while thousands of other women and men were offering assistance to those helping rebuild their state. Steve Hartman reports on the power of gratitude. 

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BROADWAY: How Adrienne Warren becomes Tina Turner on stage | Watch Video

"Tina: The Tina Turner Musical," nominated for 12 Tony Awards, is reopening on Broadway next month – which also marks the return of Tony nominee Adrienne Warren. Correspondent Maurice DuBois talks with Warren about how she recreated the rock legend in her fiery performance. Warren also talks about how time off due to the pandemic reoriented her career, including her work with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition, a group dedicated to fighting systemic racism in the theater industry, which will be awarded a Special Tony Award for its efforts.

Don't miss the 74th Annual Tony Awards ceremony, live on Sunday, September 26 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Paramount+, followed by the special, "The Tony Awards Present: Broadway's Back!," at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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

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COMMENTARY: David Byrne on the return of the group social experience | Watch Video

The musician discusses the importance of collective rituals, such as concerts, which have been denied us during the pandemic lockdown, and how their return is part of our healing.

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BROADWAY: "Diana": Three acts in the life of a musical | Watch Video

In 2016 composer David Bryan and script writer Joe De Pietro began writing a new musical based on the life of Princess Diana. That production was headed to New York when Broadway shut down in March 2020. Finally, "Diana: The Musical" will open on Broadway this fall, but with a twist: it will make its debut not on the Great White Way, but on Netflix. Correspondent David Pogue looks at the history of the show that rewrote the rules during a pandemic.

To watch a preview of "Diana: The Musical," premiering on Netflix October 1, click on the video player below:

Diana: The Musical | Official Trailer | A Netflix Special Presentation by Netflix on YouTube

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BOOKS: Indra Nooyi on a trailblazing life | Watch Video

Work and life is not a balancing act, it's a juggling act, says Indra Nooyi. For 12 years she was the CEO of PepsiCo – one of the few female leaders of a Fortune 500 company. Nooyi talks with correspondent Mola Lenghi about her memoir, "My Life in Full: Work, Family, and Our Future," and about her mission of gender equity, which she insists is just good business.

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NATURE: Arizona's painted desert (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the picturesque rocky badlands of northern Arizona. Videographer: Brad Markel.


THE BOOK REPORT: Recommendations from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (September 26) | Watch Video

News of upcoming fall fiction and non-fiction titles.

Book excerpt: "Never" by Ken Follett

The bestselling author's new thriller finds the first female U.S. president trying to manage crises at home and abroad that could lead to World War III.

Book except: "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles

The author of the bestseller "A Gentleman in Moscow" returns with a period story of four youngsters who embark on an epic journey from Nebraska to New York City.

Book excerpt: "These Precious Days" by Ann Patchett

The author of the acclaimed novels "The Dutch House" and "Bel Canto" offers a collection of essays that reflect on her life and the writers who have inspired her.



Host: Jane Pauley



SUNDAY SUMMARY: Headlines for September 19 (Video)

Jane Pauley reviews some of the stories making news this weekend, including a protest in Washington, D.C., in support of those who participated in the deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6. 

COVER STORY: A trip to the original "Mayberry" | Watch Video

Andy Griffith was born and raised in Mount Airy, North Carolina, a community that was the inspiration for Mayberry in the classic comedy "The Andy Griffith Show" and its spinoff, "Mayberry, R.F.D." Now, Mount Airy has reinvented itself as a destination for fans who come by the hundreds of thousands each year. Senior contributing correspondent Ted Koppel visits Mount Airy to find out what attracts so many nostalgic for a show created more than 50 years ago.

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ART: Christo's dream unveiled: A wrapped Arc de Triomphe | Watch Video

When the artist known as Christo – famous for monumental projects that involved wrapping landmarks and landscapes in brilliant fabric – died in 2020, many doubted there would still be more of his spectacles to experience. But last week, the artist's nephews and studio manager teamed up to realize a long-planned dream of Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude: the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, wrapped in the colors of the French flag. Correspondent John Blackstone reports on what may be just the first of the couple's projects to be realized posthumously.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Christo & Jeanne-Claude put Berlin's Reichstag under wraps (Video)

n this "CBS Sunday Morning" report which originally aired on June 25, 1995, correspondent Martha Teichner reported from Berlin on one of the most famous works by the artistic team: Wrapping the Reichstag in fabric, which revealed as much as it concealed.

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MOVIES: How dialect coaches put the accent on performances (Video)

Dialect coaches teach actors to sound more like the characters they're playing, accentuating the performances of such stars as Kate Winslet in "Mare of Easttown," and Rachel McAdams in "Eurovision Song Contest." Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with some of today's leading coaches for films and TV about how accents and dialects help tell a story.

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THE NEW SEASON: Art – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures premieres | Watch Video

On September 30 the long-awaited museum dedicated to film history and culture will open in Los Angeles. It's just one of the highlights of the new exhibition season. Correspondent Serena Altschul looks at some of what museums and galleries across the country will have to offer this fall.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm Macdonald.

HARTMAN: A football field of dreams (Video)

The tiny town of Branson, Colorado, was proud of its football team, but what many found offensive was their football field, dubbed the worst in America. So, the players and students threw a "Hail Mary" pass to raise funds for a field without gopher holes and grass as sharp as cactus. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on how Branson's Bearcats found themselves back in the game.


TV: James Brolin on love of work, and love of Barbra | Watch Video

The actor who came to fame (and won an Emmy) on the 1970s TV series "Marcus Welby, M.D.," James Brolin, has appeared in scores of films and TV shows since, and is currently the narrator of the new Netflix sci-fi series, "Sweet Tooth." Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Brolin, now 81, about his continued love of work, and about his 23-year marriage to singer Barbra Streisand.

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THE NEW SEASON: Film – With theaters reopening, stories are writ large once again | Watch Video

From the return of James Bond and "Top Gun," to the sci-fi epic "Dune" and the musical remake of "West Side Story," Hollywood is aiming big this fall. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with critic Elvis Mitchell about what audiences may expect to find among the season's new offerings on screen – and if they are ready to go back into theaters.

BOOKS: Anderson Cooper on the Vanderbilt dynasty | Watch Video

In his new book, CNN anchor and "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper tells the story of the Vanderbilt family dynasty, which included his mother Gloria. Cooper's great-great-great-grandfather, Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, once the richest man in America, built his fortune through steamships and railroads. Cooper talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about how the wealth and privilege of this side of his family marked succeeding generations.

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THE NEW SEASON: Music – New works | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" looks at some of the most hotly-anticipated new albums this fall.


NATURE: Sandhill cranes (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" visits sandhill cranes dancing at dusk at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve near Lodi, California. Videographer: Lee McEachern.

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A memorial service for Ridgewood, N.J. father, husband, friend and neighbor Jon Vandevander, who was killed on 9/11.   CBS News

FROM THE ARCHIVES: From 2001: A town says farewell to a 9/11 victim (YouTube Video)

After the terror attacks of 9/11, "Sunday Morning" correspondent Bill Geist reported on the shock and grief felt by his hometown of Ridgewood, N.J., which lost 12 of its residents at the World Trade Center. In this report that originally aired on September 23, 2001, Geist visits a memorial service for Ridgewood resident Jon Vandevander, during which people spoke of the many ways in which their friend and neighbor had touched their lives – a balm for a devastating wound from an incomprehensible tragedy.


Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: A migration odyssey – Tagging whimbrel shorebirds | Watch Video

Whimbrel are dramatically declining in numbers due to the pressures of climate change encroaching upon the birds' habitats and migratory routes. So, it was a shock when ornithologists discovered that 20,000 eastern whimbrel – half of the estimated population – stopped to roost on South Carolina's tiny Deveaux Bank during their annual migration. Correspondent Martha Teichner joins experts as they attempt to capture and tag some of these birds, to learn more about them in order to best help them survive.

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ART: The artist as searcher – Cézanne works on paper | Watch Video

The French painter Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) is considered a pioneer who paved the way for cubist and abstract art, but his revolutionary style may be most evident in his drawings. Correspondent Rita Braver visits New York's Museum of Modern Art, where 250 of Cezanne's watercolors and drawings on paper are featured in a landmark exhibition, "Cézanne Drawing."

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MOVIES: Revisiting the Sopranos' world in "The Many Saints of Newark" | Watch Video

Producer David Chase became a TV legend with his groundbreaking HBO series, "The Sopranos." Now, 14 years after the show's cryptic finale, Chase is returning to the roots of his central character in a prequel film, "The Many Saints of Newark." Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with Chase about the pressures to revisit the Sopranos' crime world and the origins of Dickie Moltisanti and Uncle Junior; with actor John Magaro, who plays Silvio Dante; and with Michael Gandolfini, son of the late James Gandolfini, who plays a youthful version of the mob boss made famous by his father.

WEB EXTRA: Michael Gandolfini on playing a young Tony Soprano (YouTube video)

To watch a trailer for "The Many Saints of Newark," click on the video player below:

THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK – Official Trailer by Warner Bros. Pictures on YouTube

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STAGE: The road to the hit Broadway musical "Wicked" | Watch Video

Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel "Wicked" sought to give a backstory to one of the most haunting figures from L. Frank Baum's "Wizard of Oz": The Wicked Witch of the West. The book would inspire a long-running musical, which has proved a hit both on Broadway and on tour. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Maguire and composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and with the original Glinda and Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, about a show that has become a beacon for anyone who doesn't fit a conventional mold.

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TELEVISION: How show business keeps Cedric the Entertainer busy (Video)

The multi-hyphenate Cedric Antonio Kyles – comedian, actor, director and producer – boiled his stage name down to Cedric the Entertainer, but he still wears many hats. The star of the sitcom "The Neighborhood" will be hosting next week's Emmy Awards on CBS. He sat down with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz to talk about his career and the joy he brings to audiences.

WEB EXTRA: Cedric the Entertainer on segregation in his hometown (YouTube video)

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PASSAGE: Ceremonies commemorating those lost on 9/11



MEDIA: "Countdown bin Laden" - Obama's pursuit of the 9/11 mastermind | Watch Video

CBS News' John Dickerson sits down with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, author of "Countdown bin Laden," to discuss the raid on the al Qaeda leader's compound, and President Obama's decision to go forward with the Navy SEAL operation that had a high possibility of failure.

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HARTMAN: Love everlasting (Video)

Monica Iken was married just 11 months when her husband, Michael, died at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Steve Hartman talks with Iken about the course of her life 20 years after that fateful day, becoming a vocal proponent for a memorial on the site of Ground Zero.        

9/11: From rescues to rescuers – Training search dogs (Video)

It takes a special kind of dog to become an expert in the art of finding people trapped in rubble. That's why Wilma Melville founded the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, which trains both firefighters and canines – typically, dogs that are rescues themselves – to work at the sites of natural disasters, building collapses and terror attacks, such as Ground Zero in New York City following 9/11. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Melville about her mission.


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  • National Disaster Search Dog Foundation


9/11:  20 years after – The transformation of Ground ZeroWatch Video

On Sept. 11, 2001, sixteen acres in Lower Manhattan were turned into hallowed ground. How that area has been transformed since 9/11, in a delicate balance of both looking back and looking forward, is a testament to how the city has risen anew. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

GALLERY: Oculus, the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub

GALLERY: One World Trade Center

GALLERY: Graffiti rises at the World Trade Center site

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COMMENTARY: NYT reporter Dan Barry on 9/11, and messages written in dustWatch Video

The Pulitzer Prize-winner recalls the scene at Ground Zero, and words of grief, anger and faint hope scrawled in the dust that had settled on the surrounding buildings. 


NATURE: A memorial of water (Extended Video)

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, "Sunday Morning" visits Lower Manhattan, and the memorial to those who were lost. Videographer: Derek Davis.


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A memorial service in Ridgewood, N.J., for those lost in the 9/11 attacks.  CBS News

FROM THE ARCHIVES: A town in mourning (YouTube Video)

In this story which aired on "CBS Sunday Morning" September 16, 2001, correspondent Bill Geist reports from his hometown of Ridgewood, N.J., a dozen of whose residents were missing from the 9/11 attack on New York City's financial center, and on the shock and grief that touched families and church congregations in this bedroom community just 17 miles from Ground Zero.

Ridgewood residents who died on 9/11: Richard Blood, Michael Carroll, Daniel McGinley, James Munhall, Charlie Murphy, Steven Paterson, Michael San Phillip, Bruce Simmons, Steven Strobert, Gina Sztejnberg, Jon Vandevander and Christopher Wodenshek.


Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: Help Wanted – The new sign of the times | Watch Video

While customers are back in restaurants and businesses around the country, many employees are not, creating job openings on this Labor Day weekend that few expected. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with former restaurant employees who say the COVID shutdown gave them a rare chance to pursue a new, better-paying career – and with a restaurant owner who says the pandemic may have changed the hospitality business for the better.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Maryland restaurant owner Mark Bucher on surviving the pandemic (YouTube)

Maryland restaurant owner on surviving the pandemic by CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube

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ART: Minnesota State Fair butter artist ends her half-century run | Watch Video

Since 1972, artist Linda Christensen has been carving the unique and highly-coveted "butter head" sculptures at the Minnesota State Fair. This year, she's passing the knife to a new generation. Correspondent Ben Tracy reports.

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U.S.: The unfolding meaning of 9/11 | Watch Video

A day of horror that unleashed a seemingly endless "war on terror" is, to a younger generation, a not-too-distant part of history they never experienced themselves. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with authors Jewell Parker Rhodes and Elliot Ackerman about 9/11 and the canon of books inspired by that epochal event; and with firefighters honoring those who gave their lives to save others.


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JOURNALISM: Richard Drew on photographing the "Falling Man" | Watch Video

For veteran photojournalist Richard Drew, getting an important photograph is about recording history. One of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer's most famous images is of a figure falling from the World Trade Center's Twin Towers on 9/11. He tells correspondent John Dickerson that viewers identify with it because they think, "That could be me."

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PASSAGE: Willard Scott and cameraman Isadore Bleckman (Video)

Jane Pauley remembers two TV news veterans who died this week: longtime "Today" weatherman Willard Scott, and cameraman Isadore "Izzy" Bleckman, whose work was a feature of CBS News reports, including for Charles Kuralt's "On the Road" series, for nearly 40 years.

SPORTS: At your service: Becoming a tennis ball person | Watch Video

It's not just tennis players that display their athleticism at the U.S. Open; tennis ball persons, who retrieve balls during play, must train for an intense, physically-demanding job that can also be dangerous. Correspondent Mo Rocca finds out what it takes to become a Grand Slam ball person, by putting himself through the paces.

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TELEVISION: Jeff Daniels on why he keeps risking failure | Watch Video

In the new series "American Rust," Jeff Daniels plays the police chief of a Pennsylvania Rust Belt town trying to uncoil a murder mystery. It's a character he's played frequently: the guy with the guts to say what no one else will. Daniels talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about his latest role and direction in his career; his father's inspiration for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird"; and the joy of being a grandfather.

To watch a trailer for "American Rust" click on the video player below:

American Rust (2021) Official Trailer | SHOWTIME by SHOWTIME on YouTube

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HARTMAN: A thank-you to a veteran (Video)

World War II veteran Frank Grasberger, 95, treasures a letter he received back in 2009 from a third-grade student thanking him for his service. When the staff of the Vitalia senior residences in Strongsville, Ohio, did some sleuthing, they found the letter writer, Dashauna Priest, who is now 21 – and a proud service member herself. Steve Hartman reports. 


COMMENTARY: Charles M. Blow on when the media gives a platform to hate | Watch Video

The New York Times columnist says exposing evil in the world risks amplifying what may be, to some, an allure.


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NATURE: Dawn in Texas (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Lake O' The Pines in east Texas at sunrise. Videographer: Scot Miller. 



ARTS: Tomato Art Fest: Tennessee community's annual bash for the tomato

Every August, something big happens in the small community of East Nashville, Tennessee, that has residents seeing red. It's not the red one sees out of anger; rather the red one sees in love – love for the tomato. Roman Feeser reports.

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Tomato Art Fest: Tennessee community's annual bash for the tomato by CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube



Host: Jane Pauley


HEADLINES: Hurricane Ida nears Gulf Coast (Video)

The storm is expected to make landfall Sunday as a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane. CBS News meteorologist Jeff Berardelli has the latest.

HEADLINES: Louisiana prepares for Hurricane Ida landfall (Video)

As Hurricane Ida bears down on Louisiana, residents are preparing for a potentially catastrophic storm with life-threatening storm surges and flooding. Correspondent Omar Villafranca reports on preparations in New Orleans.

AFGHANISTAN: The deadline nears (Video)

Correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports on a time of turmoil and tragedy in Kabul, leading up to this Tuesday's deadline for U.S. forces to leave the country.


COVER STORY: An Iowa town goes to battle for Afghan immigrant | Watch Video

As an interpreter for American and Allied forces in eastern Afghanistan, Zalmay Niazy became a target of the Taliban – and applied for asylum in the U.S., where he'd settled among the cornfields of Iowa. But when immigration officials turned down his application, the townspeople of Iowa Falls fought back. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

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ART: Latinx art today | Watch Video

"Estamos Bien - La Trienal 20/21," an exhibition at El Museo del Barrio, is the New York City museum's first large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art, featuring the work of more than 40 U.S. and Puerto Rican artists. Correspondent Lilia Luciano visits this celebration of color, culture and identity.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Padma Lakshmi on turning pain into power | Watch Video

A woman who started out as a model has become a role model. Padma Lakshmi – bestselling author, host of "Top Chef" and "Taste the Nation," and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador – talks with correspondent Faith Salie about overcoming the traumas of sexual assault, the injuries of a serious car accident, and a diagnosis of endometriosis, and about how "your scars really make you who you are."

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

U.S.: Gun violence: America's other epidemic | Watch Video

In Baltimore, as in so many other cities, gun violence is an epidemic, as young people with weapons perpetuate cycles of violence and retaliation. "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with officials and advocates who are working to stop the contagion of violence.

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HARTMAN: Doin' the Hokey Pokey (Video)

Phyllis Brinkerhoff, of Prairie Village, Kansas, is obsessed with a dance song she describes as "fun, joyous." And she's not afraid to share her love of the "Hokey Pokey" to her neighbors. So, on Brinkerhoff's 93rd birthday, her neighbors decided to put their whole selves in. Steve Hartman reports.


MUSIC: David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash speak | Watch Video

Half a century ago, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released one of the greatest albums of the rock era, "Déjà vu." The record would sell eight million copies, but the band, and the friendships, did not endure. "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason talks with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash about their shared history and the timeless music they produced, as "Déjà vu" gets a delayed 50th-anniversary expanded release. (This story was originally broadcast on May 23, 2021.)

You can stream the 50th Anniversary Edition of "Déjà vu" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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COMMENTARY: Billie Jean King on achieving true equality | Watch Video

The tennis great says female leaders of social justice movements fighting for equality for every human being should not be discriminated against because of their gender.

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WAR: Eddie Gallagher and the changing story of a death in Iraq | Watch Video

In 2018 members of Alpha Platoon did the unthinkable: they broke the "code of silence" and accused their Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher, a man they once revered, of war crimes in Iraq. Gallagher would be acquitted of killing a young ISIS prisoner, but the controversy over what happened in Mosul has not ended. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. 

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NATURE: Butterflies in the summer sun (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to a meadow near Princeton, Massachusetts, a prime spot for butterflies. Videographer: Doug Jensen.


CBS News

Coming up on Friday, September 3 in prime time: A rebroadcast of the "Sunday Morning" special, 

"The Pet Project," a one-hour special celebrating America's love of animals in all shapes and sizes. Airing at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, and streaming on and Paramount+. 


Guest host: Lee Cowan



HEADLINES: New England braces for Henri impact (Video)

Dangerous storm surges, flash flooding and power outages are the prospect for New England residents Sunday as Henri approaches. Meteorologist Jeff Berardelli reports the latest from Long Island. 

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COVER STORY: 11 days in August – How Afghanistan fell | Watch Video

The rapid fall of the Afghan capital, Kabul, to Taliban fighters last week has shocked the world, most especially the United States, which saw 20 years' worth of blood and treasure collapse in a matter of days. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports on how Islamic militants surged past Afghan security forces and routed the sitting government.

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SPORTS: The armless archer (Video)

One of the top-ranked archers in the country is 38-year-old Matt Stutzman of Fairfield, Iowa, who has medaled in a sport that many would have thought beyond his reach: he was born without arms. Lee Cowan finds out how, with a simple bow and arrow, a man who just wanted to provide for his family became an inspiration. (This story was originally broadcast on November 3, 2019.)

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ART: An antique store like no other (Video)

In the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter is a small sign for a store with a big reputation. Owner Bill Rau wants nothing less than for M.S. Rau Antiques to be the best art, antique and jewelry gallery in the world. Correspondent Anna Werner checks out just some of the priceless objects that can be found there.

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TECHNOLOGY: The father of the cellphone | Watch Video

In the 1970s Marty Cooper, a former Navy submarine officer, engineer and executive at Motorola, maker of two-way radios, fought against archrival AT&T by proposing a network of transmitters that made possible the explosion in cellphones. Correspondent David Pogue talks with the visionary Cooper, now 92, about the world's first public cellphone call, on April 3, 1973, and about his unbridled optimism for the future.

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PASSAGE: Remembering artist Chuck Close | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" looks back at the life and work of the portraitist whose pixelated squares illuminated the human face in oversized proportions.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: From 1981: Artist Chuck Close (YouTube)

His paintings – massive photo-realistic renditions of photographs, many of them self-portraits – made Chuck Close one the most celebrated artists of the late 20th century. Close talks about his oversized canvases and the artificiality of art in this report by anchor Charles Kuralt that originally aired on "Sunday Morning" on April 19, 1981.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: From 2007: Painter Chuck Close, up close (YouTube)

Artist Chuck Close died on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at the age of 81. In this "Sunday Morning" report that originally aired on March 11, 2007, Close talked with anchor Charles Osgood about the evolution of his work; the effect on his art from a 1988 injury which severely affected his motor functions; and why – even in spite of his physical limitations – he was one of the happiest artists you would ever meet. 

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U.S.: A ghost town's caretaker | Watch Video

Have you been socially-distancing? Not as much as Brent Underwood, who has lived during the COVID lockdown as the sole resident of a ghost town on the edge of Death Valley: the abandoned mining community of Cerro Gordo, California. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Underwood, who bought the 380-acre Cerro Gordo in 2018, and has featured it on his YouTube channel, "Ghost Town Living."

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HARTMAN: A 101-year-old lobster lady (Video)

Virginia Oliver has been lobstering on and off since the age of seven – and is now, at 101, Maine's oldest lobster trapper. Three days a week, May through November, she is out working on Penobscot Bay, tackling one of the most hazardous jobs there is, alongside her 78-year-old son, Max. Steve Hartman joined the pair of old salts at sea. 


MOVIES: Composer John Williams (Video)

Composer John Williams is one of America's most celebrated musical talents – the best-known creator of music for films. He has written the scores for such revered classics as "Jaws," "Star Wars," "Superman" and "Schindler's List." In a story originally broadcast September 22, 2019, Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Williams, and with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, who collaborated with the composer on an album of works for violin and orchestra adapted from his film scores, "Across the Stars."

AUDIO GALLERY: The classic film scores of John Williams

Listen to audio samples of some of the composer's best scores!  

EXTENDED TRANSCRIPT: John Williams on Spielberg, "Star Wars," and the power of music

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COMMENTARY: Afghanistan wasn't all for nothing, says Army vet | Watch Video

Retired Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, who was severely injured by an IED during his third tour in Afghanistan, sums up the contributions and sacrifices of American and NATO forces in the country over the past two decades: We did good.

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MUSIC: The singing doctor | Watch Video

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook introduces us to Dr. Rich Krueger, a neonatologist who, in his spare time, is an acclaimed singer-songwriter.

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NATURE: Wildflower meadows (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" visits wildflowers on Mount Rainier in Washington State. Videographer: Mike Griffith.   



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SUNDAY SUMMARY: News headlines for August 15 (Video)

Lee Cowan reviews some of the stories making news this weekend, including a devastating 7.2-mag earthquake in Haiti. 


COVER STORY: Fire lookouts keep watch over threatened forests | Watch Video

There were once thousands of active fire lookout towers across the country; today, while many are automated, a few hundred are still staffed by people whose job is to watch for forest fires in remote, rugged areas, like Klamath National Forest, in California and Oregon. Correspondent Conor Knighton talks with two fire watchers who are scanning the skies.

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U.S.: Helping students cope with the pressure to succeed | Watch Video

Experts say that students from high achieving schools, who are privileged in terms of educational opportunities, are at greater risk of substance abuse, depression and anxiety than the national norm, because of an unrelenting, insidious pressure to succeed. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with students and a psychologist about how adolescent wellness is as vulnerable to academic pressure as it is to poverty, trauma and discrimination – and how COVID has changed our expectations for student performance.

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MUSEUMS: Word play: A visit to D.C.'s Planet Word | Watch Video

Planet Word, Washington's newest museum, takes visitors on a trip through the fascinating world of words, language and reading. Correspondent Chip Reid attends the former school-turned-literary wonderland, which has re-opened following a COVID shutdown.

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MOVIES: "CODA" actress Marlee Matlin on making noise | Watch Video

The Academy Award-winner, whose latest film features an ensemble of deaf actors, talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about how "playing deaf is not a costume," and about the importance of representation of the deaf and hearing-impaired in front of and behind the camera.

To watch a trailer for "CODA," click on the video player below:

CODA — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ by Apple TV on YouTube

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith. 


HEADLINES: Taliban fighters reported at the gates of Afghan capital (Video)

There are numerous reports this morning that Taliban insurgents are near the capital of Afghanistan – the government's last stand. According to a Taliban statement, fighters have been ordered not to advance further as negotiations with the government continue. Correspondent Roxana Saberi reports the latest from Kabul. 


HARTMAN: Goose love, in sickness and in health (Video)

The New England Wildlife Center in Massachusetts has treated thousands of injured animals, but one recent case stands out: A Canada goose named Arnold with a badly-damaged foot, who was visited each day during his convalescence by his mate, dubbed Amelia. Steve Hartman reports on an inspiring avian couple. 

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MUSIC: The Big Apple returns in "New York State of Mind" | Watch Video

When COVID shut down New York, musical artists found a way to perform anyway, lifting our spirits from the depths of our lockdowns. Now, with performers returning to the stage, "Sunday Morning" debuts a short film from the organization NYCNext that honors the city, with a performance of Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" by such talents as Sara Bareilles, Idina Menzel, Cautious Clay, Anais Reno and Brian Stokes Mitchell.

WEB EXTRA: Watch an extended version of the music video "New York State of Mind"

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MUSIC: Clive Davis and the NYC "Homecoming Concert" | Watch Video

When the mayor's office decided to put on a star-studded concert to celebrate New York City's return after lockdown, Clive Davis got the call. The 89-year-old music producer signed on such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Paul Simon, in what is his most important project: bringing concerts back to New York. Contributor Kelefa Sanneh reports.

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MUSIC: Songs from the Young@Heart (Video)

The average age for members of the Young@Heart Chorus, of Northampton, Mass., is 85. But this isn't your grandfather's choral group; their repertoire includes music from The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Twisted Sister. Correspondent David Pogue talks with singers about the joy of singing "golden oldies" by such composers as Bowie and Springsteen, in this update of a story originally presented on "Sunday Morning" on December 20, 2020.

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NATURE: Bison and calves (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Yellowstone National Park, home of bison and their calves. Videographer: Brad Markel.



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COVER STORY: Clearing the heavens of space junk | Watch Video

The amount of debris in low-Earth orbit has increased tremendously, putting satellites and the International Space Station in danger of colliding with even the tiniest bits of space junk. Correspondent David Pogue explores how companies are working to create ways to clean up space before disaster happens.

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VINICULTURE: Wine cellar in the sea | Watch Video

About a mile off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., a sunken treasure of wine is aging under the waves, gently rocked and chilled by the ocean currents. Correspondent Ben Tracy talks with Emanuele Azzaretto, co-founder of Ocean Fathoms, about laying down fine wines in the murky depths, where bottles retain their bouquet – and gain an artful flourish of sea shell adornments.

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MUSIC: Red Rocks: Nature's perfect music stage | Watch Video

Outside of Denver is one of America's most iconic music venues: a naturally-formed amphitheatre, millions of years in the making, that is today a stunning setting for concerts and yoga sessions. Correspondent Luke Burbank visits Red Rocks, and talks with members of the band The String Cheese Incident about the intensity and acoustics of a Red Rocks set.

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BOOKS: Collecting the words of Jim Morrison | Watch Video

When the lead singer of The Doors, Jim Morrison, died in 1971 at age 27, he left behind boxes filled with poetry, journals, and handwritten lyrics of what would become some of the era's most memorable songs. His sister, Anne Morrison Chewning, has now compiled material from his archive into a new book, "The Collected Works of Jim Morrison." Correspondent John Blackstone talked with Chewning, and with the two surviving members of The Doors – drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger – about Morrison's impact as a writer and performer.

BOOK & AUDIO EXCERPT: "The Collected Works of Jim Morrison"

A new anthology features poetry, lyrics and journals by the frontman of The Doors. Listen to audio of Jim Morrison reciting his work.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Col. Dave Severance, commander of the Marine regiment that raised the U.S. flag on the Island of Iwo Jima during the bloody World War II battle.

FLOWERS: Nurturing the magic of hydrangeas | Watch Video

The big, bountiful blooms known as hydrangeas are abundant on Cape Cod, and available in hundreds of varieties. Correspondent Mo Rocca tiptoes through the hydrangeas, and talks with aficionados to learn the secrets to growing these showy summer shrubs.

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ANIMALS: Flying dogs to their forever homes (Video)

Correspondent Conor Knighton takes to the skies with Wyoming pilot Peter Rork, a retired surgeon and pilot who's found a new purpose in life by helping dogs in need find homes, flying animals to adoption centers through his non-profit, Dog Is My CoPilot. (This story was originally broadcast on August 23, 2020.)  

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MOVIES: George Clooney on his greatest reward | Watch Video

Actor-director George Clooney, who recently starred in the post-apocalyptic thriller "The Midnight Sky," talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about family, life during quarantine, and his career of playing "lovable crooks." He also answers the burning question: Does he really cut his own hair? (An earlier version of this story was originally broadcast on November 29, 2020.)

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COMMENTARY: Faith Salie: There's no "I" in "Team," but there is a "ME" (Video)

The "Sunday Morning" contributor says the increasingly indiscriminate use of the term "Team" among work colleagues can be self-serving to a team's "Leader." (Originally broadcast on February 23, 2020.)

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ART: Ancient sculptures reveal their true colors | Watch Video

Greek and Roman marble antiquities have traditionally been viewed as white, but recent scientific studies have shown that they were often painted with bright colors – a fact little discussed among art historians. Correspondent Martha Teichner explores how an accidental "whitewashing" of history has colored our view of ancient art.

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AGENDA: Week of August 8 | Watch Video

Events and newsmakers to watch for in the coming week.


NATURE: Sailfin mollies (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes a peek at sailfin mollies courting in waters near Tulum in Mexico. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.



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COVER STORY: Rechanneling the boom-and-bust history of Butte, Montana | Watch Video

For a small town, Butte, Montana is rich in history – from being, at one time, the largest city between Chicago and San Francisco, to being the site of one of the world's most productive copper mines. But the closing of mines, and their distinction of being home to one of the nation's largest Superfund sites, have long cast a shadow over the place. Last summer the residents of Butte turned a corner in their efforts to reverse environmental damage and be delisted as a Superfund site. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports on how the town's past is informing its march forward.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Montana's collapsed copper mining industry (Video)

In western Montana, where copper was once king, shuttered mines in the 1980s left the people of Butte, Anaconda and Great Falls groping toward the future. Correspondent Liz Trotta reported on the economic hardships facing thousands of out-of-work miners in this "Sunday Morning" story originally broadcast September 4, 1983.

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HISTORY: The Smithsonian's "Sleeping Beauty" awakens on the Mall | Watch Video

The Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building, a whimsical fortress on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., that has been vacant for nearly 20 years, is about to reopen to the public, just in time for the institution's 175th anniversary. CBS News national correspondent Chip Reid talks with the Secretary of the Smithsonian, Lonnie Bunch III; AIB director Rachel Goslins; and architect-designer David Rockwell about the upcoming exhibition, "Futures" – and the history of a building designed to be ahead of its time.

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BOOKS: Alexander Vindman on truth and its consequences | Watch Video

Twin brothers Alexander and Eugene Vindman, brought to America by their Ukrainian father, had stellar military careers in their adopted country, until Alexander filed a complaint against President Trump for impropriety in his phone call with the Ukrainian president and later testified at Trump's first impeachment hearing. Correspondent David Martin talked with the Vindmans about duty and the firestorm that ensnared them both when Alexander spoke out, as retold in his memoir, "Here, Right Matters"; and with their father, Semyon, about the meaning of freedom for Soviet émigrés.

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BOOKS: The life lessons of "Three Little Engines" | Watch Video

"I think I can, I think I can" was the mantra of a confident locomotive in the children's classic, "The Little Engine That Could." But Bob McKinnon knew that life doesn't always bring success to those going it alone, so he authored a new book, "Three Little Engines," in which empathy and assisting others helps the book's characters overcome trouble they encounter on their tracks. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

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PASSAGE: Inventor and TV pitchman Ron Popeil (Video)

For decades salesman Ron Popeil hawked household gadgets to millions of TV viewers, mastering the airwaves with his informercials for the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, and countless other devices you just couldn't live without. Jane Pauley looks back on the life of Popeil, who died this week at the age of 86.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Informercial king Ron Popeil (Video)

Pitchman Ron Popeil, who became a ubiquitous presence on TV by selling household gadgets to millions, died July 28, 2021 at the age of 86. In this "Sunday Morning" profile originally broadcast on January 9, 2000, correspondent Bill Geist talked with Popeil about his rise from demonstrating inventions at lunch counters, to mastering the airwaves with his informercials for the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, and countless other devices you just couldn't live without.

HISTORY: The history of anti-Asian hate crimes in America | Watch Video

While hate crimes in this country increased last year by two percent overall, hate crimes against Americans of Asian and Pacific Island descent rose by 146 percent, with the Trump administration's use of racist rhetoric during the pandemic blamed by some for the rise in violence. History shows that Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders have had to weather this wave of discrimination and scapegoating many times before. CBS News correspondent Weijia Jiang reports.

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COMMENTARY:  MTV turns 40 years old | Watch Video

Correspondent (and former MTV host) Serena Altschul discusses the birth in 1981 of the cable channel devoted to music videos, that became a broadcast pioneer of pop culture, news and reality TV. This is no longer your grandmother's MTV!

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MOVIES: Jennifer Hudson brings "Respect" | Watch Video

Oscar- and Grammy-winning actress Jennifer Hudson received "marching orders" from the legendary singer Aretha Franklin, who hand-picked the "Dreamgirls" star for her true dream role. Hudson talks with contributor Kelefa Sanneh about paying tribute to the Queen of Soul with her performance in the new biopic, "Respect."

To watch a trailer for "Aretha" click on the video player below:

RESPECT | Official Teaser Trailer by MGM on YouTube

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ART: The artist Wyland and his "whaling walls" | Watch Video

The artist known as Wyland has painted more than 100 murals around the globe featuring life-sized depictions of whales and other sea life.  Correspondent Tracy Smith joined Wyland as he touched up a mural in Seattle, to discuss his creation of what has come to be a worldwide aquatic gallery – each artwork a public love letter to the ocean and its inhabitants.

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MAILBAG: Letters from "Sunday Morning" viewers (Video)

Jane Pauley answer correspondence from our audience.

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NATURE: Prairie dogs in the Badlands (Extended Video)

With the dog days of August at hand, "Sunday Morning" takes us among prairie dogs in the South Dakota Badlands. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.


THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews of new titles by Ron Charles | Watch Video

The Washington Post book critic offers his picks among new releases. 

BOOK EXCERPT: "Intimacies" by Katie Kitamura

In a new novel by the acclaimed author of "A Separation," a woman is assigned to be the interpreter for a politician on trial at The Hague for war crimes, forcing her into the mind of a man who terrifies her.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Damnation Spring" by Ash Davidson

In this epic debut novel, set in the redwood forests of northern California, a lumberman takes a gamble on a parcel of land that could set up his family for years.

BOOK EXCERPT: "What Strange Paradise" by Omar El Akkad

The author of "American War" offers a heartbreaking novel that puts a face on the staggering statistics of the tens of millions of people displaced from their homes as the result of persecution and violence.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Sound of the Sea" by Cynthia Barnett

A fascinating scientific and cultural history for anyone who's ever admired the ocean's most beautiful objects – a literal "beach read."

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SUN SPOTS: Fame Recording Studios, home of the "Muscle Shoals Sound" | Watch Video

For more than 60 years the Alabama music landmark has hosted such artists as Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, The Rolling Stones and Demi Lovato. "Sunday Morning" producer Roman Feeser reports.

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COVER STORY: Surviving locked-in syndrome: How one man confounded expectations of death | Watch Video

Rushed to a Massachusetts emergency room four years ago, 28-year-old Jacob Haendel exhibited signs of stroke. Doctors thought Haendel was in a vegetative state and would soon die, but the one-time chef was very much awake and conscious, suffering from locked-in syndrome – a purgatory between life and death. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Haendel about his extraordinarily rare medical trauma, and about his remarkable recovery.

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PARKS: Audiences return to Wolf Trap | Watch Video

The only national park devoted to the performing arts, Wolf Trap in Virginia is once again showcasing great performances surrounded by the great outdoors. Correspondent Conor Knighton reports on the park's past and present, just in time for their 50th anniversary season.

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TOYS: How the Super Soaker's inventor made a big splash (Video)

When inventor Lonnie Johnson took a simple squirt gun and ramped it WAY up, he had no idea what a hit it would be. Since the early 1990s, the Super Soaker has soaked up more than $1 billion in toy sales. But Johnson hasn't stopped there. Correspondent Mo Rocca reports on how Johnson, a former engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, continues to make a big splash. Originally broadcast on May 21, 2017.


ART: Artist Alice Neel, a collector of souls | Watch Video

While the art world was celebrating abstract expressionism and other avant-garde movements, American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984) captured humanity in her radical figurative paintings that revealed the complexity and dignity of her often-overlooked subjects. Correspondent Faith Salie visits an exhibit of Neel's work, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, that spotlights the artist's humanism. 

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including comedian Jackie Mason.


RECREATION: New York's newest island, a man-made gift to the city | Watch Video

Replacing a derelict pier on the Hudson River, Little Island is a new public space and performance venue constructed on top of concrete pilings shaped like tulips. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with billionaire Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, about their $260 million present to New York City.

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RECREATION: How Coney Island became the people's playground | Watch Video

Amusement park rides and sideshows, hot dogs, and mermaid parades: Coney Island, a tiny stretch of beachfront in Brooklyn, has left an indelible mark on the world's popular imagination for nearly 150 years. Correspondent David Pogue rides a rollercoaster of history in exploring the allure of the New York seaside resort.

GALLERY: Early photos of amusement parks

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HARTMAN: Chance meeting (Video)

Six-year-old Raelynn Nast, of Fort Smith, Ark., has always been proud of her father, Davey, and always wanted to introduce him to everybody. When Emily Beineman was jogging with her dog past a funeral home, Raelynn proudly asked her if she'd like to meet her dad, who was lying inside. Unsure, Beineman followed her gut, and followed Raelynn down the aisle. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on how an act of kindness has bonded the two together.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Geena Davis on increasing opportunities for women on screen | Watch Video

Thirty years after the Oscar-winning actress starred in the transcendent tale of female friendship "Thelma & Louise," Geena Davis is still fighting to improve opportunities for women in the film industry. She talked with correspondent Tracy Smith about seeking change in front of, and behind, the camera; playing an athlete (and becoming one); and what she'd like her headstone to read.

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TRAVEL: A sense of direction: Finding your way without GPS | Watch Video

Many creatures of the animal kingdom share a unique sense of navigation, but not all humans are so gifted. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook (who describes himself as "direction-challenged") shares tips from experts about how better to steer ourselves through uncharted territory – and get back again.

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NATURE: Assateague Island (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us among the wild horses of Assateague Island National Seashore off the Maryland and Virginia coast. Videographer: Michael Clark.


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Eric Church greets fans at the Country Thunder music festival in Twin Lakes, Wis. Jake Barlow/CBS News

GALLERY: Musicians are back on stage

After COVID shuttered live music events around the world in 2020, musical artists are now returning to festival and concert stages - and so are the fans.



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COVER STORY: What the megadrought means to the American West | Watch Video

Farmers dependent upon water from river systems in the American West are seeing massive cuts in their supply, as reservoirs drop to their lowest levels due to the worst drought to hit the region in 1,200 years. Correspondent Ben Tracy talks with scientists who say there is no quick or easy recovery, and with a California farmer whose livelihood is in danger.

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WORLD: UNESCO's World Heritage Sites: Protecting the world's treasures | Watch Video

For nearly 50 years the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has listed outstanding natural and man-made sites as culturally significant locations worthy of protection. But what does designation as a World Heritage Site actually mean for a glacier or coral reef, or a landmark like the Taj Mahal? Correspondent Conor Knighton treks for answers.

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MUSIC: Nothing can stop Marilyn Maye | Watch View

Jazz singer Marilyn Maye, who has just turned 93, wasn't about to let a pesky pandemic prevent her from doing what she was put on this Earth to do: sing the Great American Songbook. Correspondent Mo Rocca reports.

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SUNDAY BEST: Fireflies put on a summertime light show (Video)

There's a forest in Tennessee where fireflies put on a show unlike anywhere else. It's no wonder thousands of tourists turn out each year to witness the spectacle of nature's nightlife: a species of synchronous fireflies that flashes in unison. Correspondent Lee Cowan brings us a front row seat. Originally broadcast on July 13, 2014.

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PASSAGE: Zsa Zsa Gabor's final resting place (Video)

Five years after actress Zsa Zsa Gabor died in Los Angeles at age 99, her ashes were brought back to her native Hungary for burial. Lee Cowan reports. 


JUSTICE: Why are wrongly-convicted people still imprisoned in Missouri? | Watch Video

"48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with two Missouri men, Kevin Strickland and Lamar Johnson, who have served a combined 70 years in prison for murders most people now believe they did not commit. And yet, even though prosecutors have called for their release, innocence may not be enough to earn their freedom – both men are still behind bars. So, what's going on in the state of Missouri?

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HARTMAN: A master listener (Video)

In St. Petersburg, Fla., when Al Nixon started coming to a park bench seven years ago, he needed a quiet place to clear his head. Today, he's providing impromptu therapy sessions, as a trusted confidant and counselor to whoever passes by, simply by demonstrating his skill at listening. Steve Hartman reports. 

 MOVIES: Matt Damon on "Stillwater" and a return to the movie theater | Watch Video

The Academy Award-winner is back, starring in the new drama "Stillwater," about an Oklahoma oil rig worker whose daughter is imprisoned in France. Matt Damon talks with correspondent Seth Doane about making the critically-praised film; and how becoming a father of four daughters has changed him as an actor.

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

STILLWATER - Official Trailer [HD] - In Theaters July 30 by Focus Features on YouTube

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HUMOR: Cartoons from The New Yorker (Video)

"Sunday Morning" sends you off to the rest of your Sunday with a smile, courtesy of recent cartoons from The New Yorker magazine.


QUARANTINE: Josh Seftel's Mom is ready for a reunion (Video)

Throughout the pandemic lockdown, "Sunday Morning" contributor Josh Seftel has been checking in virtually with his mother, Pat. Now, she's ready for an in-person get-together – and a long-awaited chance to meet her newest granddaughter.

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NATURE: Caddo Lake (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Caddo Lake on the Texas-Louisiana border, home to a flooded forest of bald cypress and water tupelo trees. Videographer: Scot Miller.



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COVER STORY: Race to a cure for ALS | Watch Video

Brian Wallach has beaten the odds. Four years ago, he was diagnosed with ALS – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – and given six months to live. He's used that time to lobby for more research funds for dozens of clinical trials of promising drugs to combat ALS. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Wallach and his wife, Sandra Abrevaya, about their unceasing efforts to expand treatments for ALS patients; and with Chris Snow, whose use of a promising experimental ALS treatment has already more than doubled his life expectancy.

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MUSIC: London's Royal Albert Hall celebrates 150 years | Watch Video

Since 1871 London's Royal Albert Hall has been haunted (in a good way) by its history, hosting artists from Rachmaninoff to The Rolling Stones. Now, after having cancelled nearly 500 shows due to the pandemic, the 6,000-seat hall is reopening, filling a hole in Britain's cultural life. Correspondent Roxana Saberi reports.

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ART: Faith Ringgold's art of fearlessness and joy | Watch Video

Ninety-year-old artist Faith Ringgold is best-known for her story quilts – a patchwork of lush, colorful and daring images with a story written right onto the fabric. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with Ringgold, who for decades refused to bow to convention during her career as she stitched a vibrant tapestry of art, history and social commentary, currently featured in an exhibition at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland.

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MOVIES: Straight talk from James Caan | Watch Video

Few of the characters he's famed for playing, in such classics as "The Godfather," "Brian's Song" and "Misery," can compare to the man himself. Oscar-nominated actor James Caan talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about his rise from the streets of Queens, N.Y., to the heights of stardom (as well as the depths of depression), and about experiencing the joy of his craft and the respect of his peers.



PASSAGE: Robert Downey Sr. and Richard Donner (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers two notable film industry figures who left us this week: Robert Downey Sr., director of the cult classic "Putney Swope"; and "Superman" director Richard Donner, who made us believe a man could fly. 

TECH: Cashing in on the NFT craze | Watch Video

Why are digital files of artwork, videos and tweets selling for insane amounts of money? Correspondent David Pogue explains the origin and volatility of the market for NFTs (non-fungible tokens), and why content creators and speculators are generating a digital gold rush.

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HARTMAN: In full uniform (Video)

Joe Hall served as a Navy Petty Officer First Class during World War II. Now 97, he was looking for a proper Navy uniform in which to be buried, and found a Dunedin, Florida seamstress who happily enlisted in the project. Steve Hartman reports.

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MOVIES: The private Anthony Bourdain | Watch Video

Three years ago the globetrotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain died by suicide at age 61. Inexplicable to many, his death touched millions who knew him as an inspiring television presence. Now, a new documentary, "Roadrunner," explores the complexity of the man who seemed to have the world as his oyster. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with filmmaker Morgan Neville, and with colleagues who discuss the extraordinary trajectory of Bourdain's life.

To watch a trailer for "Roadrunner" click on the video player below:

ROADRUNNER: A Film About Anthony Bourdain - Official Trailer [HD] - In Theaters July 16 by Focus Features on YouTube

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HEADLINES: Haiti by the numbers (Video)

Jane Pauley looks at the Caribbean island nation once again in the news, with the assassination this week of its president, Jovenel Moïse.

NATURE: How hunters can aid the California condor's comeback | Watch Video

Scientists who are breeding the California condor in captivity and releasing them into the wild say the endangered bird faces a critical hazard: lead poisoning from hunters' ammunition used to fell game which this bird of prey may scavenge. Correspondent Conor Knighton talks with conservationists who are promoting lead-free ammunition to protect the species' future.

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NATURE: Lassen Volcanic National Park (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to a real hot spot – Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. Videographer: Jaime McDonald.



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COVER STORY: As American as apple pie | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" dishes up a slice of Americana: pie, as sweet and diverse as these 50 United States. Contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with Stacey Mei Yan Fong (whose "50 Pies/50 States" project has created edible tributes to the nation), and with Sarah Sanneh (proprietor of the Brooklyn restaurant Pies 'n' Thighs) about the perfect pie for the Fourth of July.

RECIPE: Apple Pie from Pies 'n' Thighs

To watch an apple pie tutorial by Sarah Sanneh, click on the video player below: 

Preparing a classic apple pie by CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube

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HEADLINES: Lady Liberty's "little sister" | Watch Video

The Statue of Liberty, which has stood astride New York Harbor since 1886, welcomed another gift from France this week: a nine-foot replica – cast from French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi's original plaster model – as it travels to Washington D.C., to symbolize the continuing bond between our two countries. Jane Pauley reports.

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U.S.: Training refugees in the culinary arts | Watch Video

The Brooklyn restaurant Emma's Torch is a staunch advocate for empowering asylum-seekers through education, by training them for jobs in the food service industry. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with Emma's Torch founder Kerry Brodie, and with graduates of her program who are finding their path to the American Dream.

RECIPE: Shakshuka by Emma's Torch

RECIPE: Vietnamese Pizza

RECIPE: Grape Leaves by Sahadi's

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SUNDAY BEST: Small wonders: What ants can teach us | Watch Video

Correspondent Faith Salie traveled to the rain forest of Belize to explore the secret world of ants, and found out how learning from the intelligence of ant societies could help improve human behaviors. Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" July 24, 2011.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.


POLITICS: Statehood for D.C.: Washingtonians' cry for freedom to vote | Watch Video

For the colonists who declared independence 245 years ago, "No taxation without representation" was a rallying cry. For residents of our nation's capital, it still is. Correspondent Mo Rocca looks at the issue of statehood for Washington, D.C., and of the political divide that exists about giving a vote in Congress to the taxpaying citizens living there.

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HARTMAN: An Alzheimer's wedding (Video)

Three years ago, at age 53, Peter Marshall, of Andover, Conn., was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. Eventually, he not only forgot his wedding day – he forgot his wife. Lisa Marshall became just another nameless caretaker, their entire history together permanently erased. Until, Lisa says, all of a sudden Peter began "courting" her – and proposed. Steve Hartman reports.


BOOKS: Quentin Tarantino: From the screen to the page | Watch Video

Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has fulfilled a new dream, by publishing his first novel – an adaptation of his acclaimed period epic, "Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood." Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Tarantino about the pleasures of becoming a novelist and a father, and his plans for his 10th (and final) film.

BOOK EXCERPT: Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"

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WORLD: Afghanistan: A forgotten war in a "graveyard of empires" (Video)

As U.S. servicemembers prepare to leave Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting alongside local forces against militants and hunting al Qaeda terrorists, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports on how America's mission there has evolved – and now ends.

WORLD: Afghanistan: Taking stock as U.S. withdraws (Video)

Correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports from the Afghan capital of Kabul, a city that has changed profoundly in the past two decades since the invasion by American forces in 2001 – where a generation that has grown up enjoying simple freedoms fears the Taliban will sweep back into power once U.S. forces leave.


COMMENTARY: Sebastian Junger on the defense of freedom | Watch Video

The bestselling author and journalist discusses attacks on American democracy, and the fight to protect a free country from enemies both foreign and domestic.

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NATURE: Baby eaglets (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" visits eaglets at Letchworth State Park, near the town of Castile in western New York State. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


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HEADLINES: Search for victims in condo collapse continues (Video)

The painstaking, dangerous search for victims of the collapse of a beachfront apartment tower in Surfside, Florida last Thursday morning goes on. Correspondent Mark Strassmann reports.


COVER STORY: Down on the farm: A shortage of agricultural labor | Watch Video

If you like to eat, you can thank a farm worker, among the hardest-working, lowest-paid, yet most vital workers in America. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Shay Myers, a third-generation Oregon farmer who feels it's important that agricultural workers get their due.

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WORLD: Royal family missing the star power of Harry and Meghan | Watch Video

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle quit as full-time royals, their popularity in the U.K. has plummeted – and Prince William and Kate Middleton have been called upon to fill the vacuum. Correspondent Holly Williams reports on how the House of Windsor is trying to counter the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's narrative in the media with a new charm offensive by the family.

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MOVIES: "Summer of Soul": Rescuing a historic Harlem music festival | Watch Video

A new documentary, featuring rarely-seen footage, captures the magic of a 1969 music festival held at Mount Morris Park in Harlem, attended by 300,000 people. The festival had long been forgotten in the shadow of that other New York music festival, Woodstock. Contributor Hua Hsu talks with "Summer of Soul" director Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, bandleader of The Roots, about reviving the legacy of the Harlem Cultural Festival, which featured such stars as Sly and the Family Stone and Stevie Wonder.

To watch a trailer for "Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)" click on the video player below:

SUMMER OF SOUL | Official Teaser by SearchlightPictures on YouTube

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PASSAGE: Passage: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us recently, including "WKRP in Cincinnati" actor Frank Bonner.

ARCHITECTURE: Relocating a Frank Lloyd Wright house | Watch Video

Polymath Park, in southwest Pennsylvania, offers visitors not only a unique opportunity to tour houses designed or inspired by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, but also a chance to spend a night in one. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with the park's proprietors, and with a Minnesota couple whose Wright-designed home was rescued by relocating it, piece by piece, to Pennsylvania.

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HARTMAN: A story of guardian angels comes full circle (Video)

In 1986 charter boat captains Mark Pisano and Paul Strasser came across a capsized boat off the California coast, and rescued the only survivor, nine-year-old Desiree Rodriguez, who'd bobbed in the water for 20 hours. Thirty-five years later, the three were reunited, and recently participated in a memorial ceremony to bring closure about the family she'd lost. Steve Hartman reports.


TELEVISION: Stephen Colbert, on being back on stage | Watch Video

On June 14, Stephen Colbert, host of CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," returned to the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater to face a live audience, something he had not done in 460 days due to COVID restrictions. CBS News' John Dickerson attended that return taping, and talked with Colbert about what it means to perform comedy with (or without) a live audience. He also spoke with Evie Colbert, who during the pandemic became her husband's live audience of one.

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LAW: Ted Olson argues the case for civility | Watch Video

Attorney Ted Olson, a star in conservative legal circles, has argued 65 cases before the U.S Supreme Court, on issues ranging from the disputed 2000 election and money in politics, to same-sex marriage and the children of illegal immigrants. But his stance has not always reflected traditional conservative doctrine. Olson talked with correspondent Mo Rocca about overcoming polarization, and about his marriage which demonstrates that opposites attract.


NATURE: Great white sharks (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to a sighting of sharks – great whites near Guadalupe Island off the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.


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COVER STORY: How mRNA technology is altering vaccine treatments | Watch Video

By using messenger ribonucleic acid (or mRNA) as a platform for delivering vaccinations, biotech companies like Moderna have been able to rewrite COVID vaccines swiftly to address newly-emergent variant strains. And now, fighting COVID is just the beginning, as Moderna is using mRNA to change the way we treat or prevent other diseases. National Public Radio correspondent Allison Aubrey reports.

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HARTMAN: A triathlete's mentor (Video)

It did not appear that competing in a triathlon was in the cards for 14-year-old Caleb Prewitt, of Jacksonville, Florida, who has Down Syndrome – until he met 21-year-old triathlete Chris Nikic, the first person with Down Syndrome to ever complete the grueling 140-mile Ironman competition. What Nikic did next was even more herculean: taking the young fan under his wing and planting a dream. Steve Hartman reports. 


FATHER'S DAY: Rebuilding a relationship with his late father | Watch Video

Trent Preszler had an estranged relationship with his father, who died of cancer in 2014. His only inheritance was his father's toolbox. Setting out to build a canoe from scratch using his father's tools, Preszler saw his project lead to life-changing realizations about self-discovery, reconciliation and forgiveness. "CBS This Morning" lead national correspondent David Begnaud talks with Preszler about the hidden meanings of building these one-of-a-kind canoes, and about Preszler's memoir, "Little and Often."

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Matt Bomer on recording the audiobook of Trent Preszler's memoir, "Little and Often" (Video)

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BOOKS: Malcolm Gladwell on "The Bomber Mafia" | Watch Video

Malcolm Gladwell, the author of such bestsellers as "Blink" and "Outliers," talks with contributor Kelefa Sanneh about his latest work, "The Bomber Mafia," about a group of idealists during the Second World War and their attempt to use technology to reinvent war.

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TELEVISION: The hit series "It's a Sin": When AIDS was new and unknown | Watch Video

The acclaimed HBO Max series, "It's a Sin," tells the story of a group of gay men and their friends who live and love in London in the early 1980s, at the beginning of the HIV/AIDS crisis. The show, which features a largely LGBTQ cast, shines a light on a dark chapter that's been fading from memory. Correspondent Imtiaz Tyab talks with the show's producer-writer, Russell T. Davies, and with two of its stars: Neil Patrick Harris and Lydia West.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: Are we naïve to believe it's over? | Watch Video

The comedian refuses to say what it is he hopes is "over," but he's optimistic that it is.

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SOCIETY: Are reparations the answer to America's historic racial wealth gap? | Watch Video

The median White household in the U.S. has $184,000 in wealth, while the median Black household has less than $23,000. Experts say the gap was fostered by generations of enslavement, Jim Crow laws, discrimination and redlining. Correspondent Mark Whitaker explores the issue, and proposals to narrow the gap, including reparations and "baby bonds" or other race-neutral anti-poverty programs. 

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TELEVISION: Seth Meyers: Late night's "Mr. Nice Guy" | Watch Video

The "Saturday Night Live" alum who has hosted "Late Night with Seth Meyers" since 2014 talks with correspondent Rita Braver about leaving his COVID-lockdown attic and returning to the TV studio, and about whether his sunny reputation hides a dark side. (Spoiler alert: it doesn't!)

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FOOD: Bobby Flay on the next generation of cooking heroes | Watch Video

The cookbook author and Food Network star says inspiration for home cooks is now coming not only from TV chefs, but from TikTok.

RECIPES: Bobby Flay breakfast recipes

The chef offers "Sunday Morning" viewers his recipes for Frittata with Peppers and Onions with Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce, Homemade Sausage Patties, and Blackberry-Bourbon Iced Tea.  

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PASSAGE: Remembering "Sunday Morning" producer Judy Hole (Video)

"Sunday Morning" pauses to remember a beloved friend and colleague, producer Judy Hole, who passed this week. 

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Fashion designer Ralph Rucci (Video)

In July 2002 designer Ralph Rucci was the first American in over 60 years to be invited to show his own couture collection in Paris. In a report, produced by Judy Hole, that aired on "Sunday Morning" October 27, 2002, Rucci talked with correspondent Martha Teichner about his inspirations, from Cristóbal Balenciaga to Asian spiritualism, and the obsessive perfectionism that runs through his workroom. Teichner also talked with New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn, and with Joan Kaner, fashion director of Neiman Marcus, about Rucci's impact.


NATURE: Wild horse sanctuary (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to South Dakota's Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, near Hot Springs – 11,000 acres left for horses to run free. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.


MOVIES: Highlights from the 2021 Tribeca Festival

The 20th annual festival is not limited to New York City audiences, with many world premiere features and documentaries available to stream at home through Wednesday, June 23. Check out our web producer David Morgan's recommendations below: 



COVER STORY: Interracial marriages: More common, but not without challenges | Watch Video

Many things have changed in the 54 years since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in Loving v. Virginia, that laws banning interracial marriage are unconstitutional. Today, at least 19% of new marriages in America involve spouses from different ethnic or racial groups. But that doesn't mean that the difficulties they face have disappeared. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with couples whose relationships and children still draw uncomfortable conversations about racism within families across every social and economic level, and about how their love ultimately conquers all.

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TECHNOLOGY: Meet the robots inside Amazon's fulfillment centers | Watch Video

According to recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration data, workers at Amazon fulfillment centers were seriously injured about twice as often as employees in other warehouses. To improve workplace safety, Amazon has been increasing its investment in robotic helpers to reduce injuries among its employees. With access granted for the first time ever, "Sunday Morning" correspondent David Pogue visited the company's secret technology facility near Seattle to observe some of the most advanced warehouse robots yet developed, and to experience how high-tech tools are being used to aid human workers.

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PUBLICATIONS: The lore of magazines as a window on the world | Watch Video

Before the internet, magazines were the primary source of information on matters of news, science and culture. Correspondent Jim Axelrod visited a recent exhibition of highlights from one collector's massive library of 83,000 magazines dating back as far as the 1700s, to see how writers and photographers opened the world to the reading public.

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MOVIES: "In the Heights" star Anthony Ramos | Watch Video

The actor and singer who was featured in the original cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit, "Hamilton," now stars in the film version of Miranda's first Tony Award-winning musical, "In the Heights." Anthony Ramos talks with correspondent Kelefa Sanneh about life in Brooklyn before "Hamilton," Latino representation in musical theater, and the joys and distractions of filming in New York's Washington Heights.

To watch a trailer for "In the Heights" click on the video player below:

In The Heights – Powerful Trailer by Warner Bros. Pictures on YouTube

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IN MEMORIAM: F. Lee Bailey: An appreciation | Watch Video

The lawyer famed for high-profile defendants died last week at age 87. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty looks back at Bailey's career and his controversies.

FOOD: Biting into the origin story of Flamin' Hot Cheetos | Watch Video

For years, Richard Montanez sold his own American success story: while working as a janitor at a Frito-Lay factory in California, he cold-called the company CEO to pitch the snack food hit Flamin' Hot Cheetos. There's just one problem: Flamin' Hot Cheetos were already on store shelves. Montanez talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about how this snack food creation story has become as messy as the chips' orange coating.

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HARTMAN: A perfect wedding out of the ashes (Video)

Bride and groom Elizabeth and Jake Landuyt say their wedding on Mackinac Island, Mich., was like a fairy tale – until a building next to their wedding venue caught fire, forcing their guests to evacuate. What happened next could only be described as a true fairy tale ending. Steve Hartman reports.


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BOOKS: Stephen King on "Lisey's Story" and keeping his imagination young | Watch Video

At 73, the bestselling author of horror and suspense has adapted his 2006 novel "Lisey's Story" into an Apple TV miniseries. Stephen King talks with "Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley about maintaining his prodigious output; what his early success with "Carrie" meant for his mother; and how a box left behind by his late father changed the course of his life.

To watch a trailer for "Lisey's Story" click on the video player below:

Lisey's Story — Official Trailer | Apple TV+ by Apple TV on YouTube

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ENTREPRENEURS: How farm animals began "goat-crashing" Zoom (Video)

Bored with Zoom calls at work? You can book a goat from the Cronkshaw Fold Farm in England to crash your online business meeting, because who wouldn't rather watch a cute baby goat? Correspondent Imitiaz Tyab talks with the farmer whose affection for silliness has made mini-celebrities of her caprine charges.

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NATURE: Canadian Rockies (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the cool heights of the Canadian Rockies. Videographer: James Napoli.


In our special edition June 6, "Sunday Morning" explores issues of policing in America and around the world.


COVER STORY: Police speak on rebuilding the public trust | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel sits down with police officers from across the country for a street-level view of the issues they face, from anti-police sentiment and the pressures of an arduous work environment, to the price paid by all officers for the actions of bad cops, and learns how one group of officers in Charleston, S.C., is working to strengthen community ties.

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WORLD: What lessons do police in Europe have for American cops? | Watch Video

Compared to police in Europe, U.S. police are more quick to use deadly force, and in turn they kill far more people per officer than law enforcement in Europe. Correspondent Seth Doane looks at how the approaches differ.

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COMMENTARY: Without accountability, deaths at the hands of police will continue | Watch Video

Mona Hardin, whose son, Ronald Greene, was killed by Louisiana police, says change will not come until justice is served against police violence.

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U.S.: Answering the call: Changing how 911 responds to mental health crises | Watch Video

With its new Street Crisis Response program, San Francisco hopes to lower potentially fatal confrontations between police officers and those undergoing mental health or behavioral crises. Correspondent John Blackstone talks with members of the team, and with Mayor London Breed, about the goals of the new initiative.

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IN MEMORIAM: Monuments to issues of policing (Video)

Two monuments in Washington, D.C. – a city with memorials honoring presidents, fallen warriors, and those who shaped history for the better – hold particular relevance to the role of police in American society. Jane Pauley reports. 

HARTMAN: A cop's most disarming weapon: compassion | Watch Video

Correspondent Steve Hartman revisits some of his most memorable stories about police officers who wear their badges over a loving heart.


COMMENTARY: Killed in the line of duty | Watch Video

Emilio J. Miyares, national president of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), remembers the families and friends of law enforcement officers who are killed for doing their job.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Bill Bratton on police reform: "One cop can effectively improve the image of the profession, or destroy it" | Watch Video

Throughout his five-decade career, Bill Bratton, former police commissioner in New York City, Boston and Los Angeles, has been an architect of modern policing in America, instituting reforms that lowered crime and bolstered the bond between the public and the men and women who serve and protect. Now, he fears much of what he helped create is crumbling. Yet, he tells correspondent Mark Whitaker, he has reasons to believe positive change remains possible.

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WORLD: Walking the beat in Japan, a "heaven for cops" | Watch Video

Japan's low crime rate may be traced in part to its homogenous society and gun-free culture, but also to the ways in which its police have pushed the envelope on community relations. Correspondent Lucy Craft went on patrol with Tokyo's ubiquitous and helpful police officers, whose guns remain holstered, and whose job includes everything from listening to marital spats, to operating the world's largest lost-and-found.

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SMALL TOWN: Cop on the beat, and the pulpit | Watch Video

Edgar Rodriguez wears two hats, as both a police chief and a pastor in Moville, Iowa. He tells correspondent Lee Cowan that he sees being a police officer as an extension of his ministry, and that he does not believe in lost causes.

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NATURE: Muir Woods National Monument (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the Muir Woods National Monument in California, a contemplative forest that's been called a "temple of peace." Videographer: Lance Milbrand.


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COVER STORY: The debate over the geographical center of North America | Watch Video

For years Rugby, North Dakota, a tiny spot on the prairie, had made a name for itself from its designation as the geographical center of the North American continent – that is, until a bar owner in the town of Robinson, about a hundred miles south, used some string and a globe to claim his town was the true center. Correspondent Lee Cowan visited these unassuming contestants in a tectonic battle for bragging rights, and talked with a geography professor who, armed with latitudes, longitudes and algorithms, may have laid the question of center to rest.

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TRAVEL: Navigating our reliance on maps | Watch Video

Correspondent Martha Teichner charts a course through the history of mapmaking, and the rise of road atlases, which, to our surprise, have not died out with the advent of GPS.

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TRAVEL: VR Vacations: Globetrotting via virtual reality (Video)

Virtual travel through immersive technologies is allowing those stuck at home to experience the world despite a global pandemic. Correspondent Mo Rocca and his avatar explore the world of VR, passport not required.

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POLITICS: Bob and Elizabeth Dole's long personal and political history | Watch Video

Former Senator and presidential nominee Bob Dole and former Senator and Cabinet Secretary Elizabeth Dole are one of Washington's most celebrated power couples. Correspondent Rita Braver sits down with the 97-year-old World War II veteran, who is taking his diagnosis of Stage 4 lung cancer in stride, and his wife, to talk about their continued public service.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Gavin MacLeod, of TV's "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Love Boat."

WEB EXTRA: Remembering actor Samuel E. Wright (Video)

"Sunday Morning" correspondent David Pogue looks back at the life of veteran Broadway actor Samuel E. Wright, who starred on stage in "The Lion King," but is best known as the voice of Sebastian the Crab in the animated Disney musical, "The Little Mermaid."


VINTAGE: Yard sale finds: Treasures of the hunt (Video)

While supply chain problems have created a backlog for new furniture, sales of vintage home furnishings, easily available online, has exploded. Correspondent Serena Altschul reports on what experts call the "circular economy," and how the internet is changing the nature of 'vintage' in the 21st century.

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VETERANS: A Medal of Honor recipient's continued service | Watch Video

During the Battle of Iwo Jima, in the face of powerful enemy resistance, Marine Cpl. Hershel "Woody" Williams succeeded in destroying several heavily-defended machine-gun pillboxes, and was awarded the Medal of Honor. But his service to his country, and his gallantry, did not end there. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talked with the 97-year-old Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, about his continuing efforts for Gold Star families.

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HARTMAN: Taps Across America, reprised (Video)

Last year on Memorial Day, musicians from all 50 states played "Taps" in what turned out to be one of the largest musical tributes of all time. Taps Across America is back this year, and correspondent Steve Hartman talked with some of the musicians, young and old, who will be participating.

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COMEDY: Rich Little, still making a great impression | Watch Video

At 82 Rich Little, who has impersonated hundreds of celebrities and politicians over the years, shows no signs of letting up. Correspondent Tracy Smith sits down with the comedian and impressionist, now performing in Las Vegas, to talk about the presidents, movie stars and TV icons, like Johnny Carson, who have all been given the Rich Little treatment.

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PHYSICS: Exploring the boundaries of time travel | Watch Video

Breaking the bonds of time has been a timeless pursuit in science fiction stories and movies. Will it ever become science fact? Correspondent Faith Salie explores the possibilities of taking a journey to the future, or the past, even without a souped-up DeLorean.

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COMMENTARY: Memories of the Tulsa Massacre | Watch Video

One hundred years ago, a White mob in Tulsa, Okla., killed 300 Black people and reduced the thriving Black community of Greenwood – also known as Black Wall Street – to ashes. New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow talks about one of the most notorious massacres in American history and those who witnessed it.

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TRIBUTE: A tribute to "Sunday Morning" writer Tom Harris (Video)

Broadcast writer Thomas Harris is retiring this weekend, after 43 years at CBS – and more than 1,000 Sunday mornings for which he found just the right words. Jane Pauley shares a few words in thanks.

NATURE: Yosemite National Park (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us amidst the splendors of Yosemite National Park in California. Videographer: Scot Miller.

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RECAP: May 23 - "At Home"

Jane Pauley hosts a special broadcast that explores home design, unique ways of living, how the pandemic has changed our homes, and what "hometown" means today.


COVER STORY: The Great Reshuffling: How the real estate market exploded | Watch Video

As the pandemic shifted our work lives into working-from-home lives, it also accelerated trends among homebuyers toward more affordable locales. As a result, competition for houses in smaller cities, like Boise, Idaho, has reached never-before-seen heights. Correspondent David Pogue talks with realtors across the country about their unprecedented sales, and with new homeowners whose migrations from larger metropolitan areas helped fuel a residential bull market.

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The Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, N.Y., overlooking the Hudson River Valley.  CBS News

ARCHITECTURE: A visit to historic Lyndhurst Mansion (Video)

The historic Lyndhurst Mansion, designed by architect Alexander Jackson Davis, is a prime example of the Gothic Revival style, located on 67 beautifully-landscaped acres in New York's Hudson Valley. "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley offers viewers a tour.

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HISTORY: Showcasing the evolution of the home | Watch Video

London's Museum of the Home traces the evolution of domestic spaces from the 1600s (when "work at home" was remarkably common) to the technological advancements of contemporary abodes. Correspondent Mark Phillips pays a visit, and steps through time to explore how homes have – or have not – changed over the past several centuries.

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The concrete walls of this house are constructed using a 3D printer.  CBS News

TECHNOLOGY: 3D-printed homes for sale (Video)

Can a robot 3D-print a house? Yes! Correspondent Ben Tracy visits the Austin-based Icon, where concrete structures can be quickly formed by machine – a habitat-building technology that may one day be used on the Moon and Mars.

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Ben and Erin Napier, hosts of the HGTV series, "Home Town." CBS News

TELEVISION: Erin and Ben Napier on rebuilding their "Home Town" | Watch Video

Erin and Ben Napier are HGTV superstars who have renovated dozens of homes – in Laurel, Mississippi, and in small towns beyond – on their popular series "Home Town" and "Home Town Takeover." Correspondent Martha Teichner talked with the Napiers about their love for their hometown, which has seen a rebirth as a tourist destination.

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Ludovica Sannazzaro captures videos of castle living for her TikTok channel.  CBS News

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: A medieval Italian castle, now a TikTok star | Watch Video

Working Wi-Fi is just one of the challenges of living in a 12th-century castle in the Piedmont region of Italy, where student Ludovica Sannazzaro has moved back home during the pandemic. The castle has been in her family for 28 generations, and is now the featured setting for her TikTok vignettes, "The Castle Diary." Correspondent Seth Doane pays a visit to learn the secrets of modern-day castle living.

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Now, THAT'S a knife! Martha Stewart displays her kitchen tools.   CBS News

DESIGN: Martha Stewart's re-envisioned kitchen | Watch Video

The lifestyle entrepreneur and cookbook author used the pandemic as an opportunity to re-do her kitchen. She shares with "Sunday Morning" viewers her tips for organizing utensils and kitchen workspace.

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The majority of residents in Whittier, Alaska, share the same address: Begich Towers. CBS News

COMMUNITY: An Alaska town living under one roof | Watch Video

The Begich Towers, in Whittier, Alaska, built by the military during the Cold War as a no-frills barracks, is now home to the majority of the isolated town's 300 or so residents. Correspondent Lee Cowan journeyed to Whittier to find out what it's like for virtually the entire population to live at the same address.

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David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. CBS News

MUSIC: David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash speak | Watch Video

Half a century ago, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released one of the greatest albums of the rock era, "Déjà vu." The record would sell eight million copies, but the band, and the friendships, did not endure. "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason talks with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash about their shared history and the timeless music they produced, as "Déjà vu" gets a delayed 50th-anniversary expanded release.

You can stream the 50th Anniversary Edition of "Déjà vu" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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SOCIETY: Addressing the ordeal of homelessness | Watch Video

The obstacles to relieving homelessness seem stubbornly difficult to solve. So, Mike Coffman, the mayor of Aurora, Colorado, sought to learn about the issue by living among the homeless for a week. Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh talked with Coffman, and with researchers who say they have a way to solve the problem of homelessness. 

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A recent exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum of the works of designer Alexander Girard. CBS News

DESIGN: The colorful world of Alexander Girard (Video)

In a world accustomed to straight lines, cold, shiny surfaces, and grey and black hues, architect and designer Alexander Girard (1907–1993) turned to bright colors, exciting textures and sensuous shapes. Correspondent Mo Rocca visited the Palm Springs Art Museum in California, which recently hosted an exhibition celebrating Girard's iconic designs for homes, offices, restaurants, and even an airline.

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NATURE: Red foxes' den (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us on a visit to a spring litter of red foxes, at home in Durham, Maine. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.



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COVER STORY: UFO studies and the possibility of alien origin | Watch Video

Our fascination with aliens has also led us to speculate about unidentified flying objects – unexplained airborne phenomena – that might be of extraterrestrial origin. Correspondent David Pogue reports on how, as the scientific community continues to question the legitimacy of possible alien visitations, the government's attention toward UFOs has become more serious.

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HEADLINES: Rocket fire, bombings in Gaza intensify (Video)

Israeli bombings and Hamas rocket fire continued overnight, following an intense day which saw a 15-story building in the heart of Gaza reduced to rubble by Israeli fighter jets. Correspondent Imtiaz Tyab reports from Tel Aviv.

EQUINE: A Kentucky home for retired racehorses | Watch Video

Since 2003, the non-profit Old Friends has provided a retirement home for thoroughbred racehorses, from the sport's champions to the less-heralded. Correspondent Mo Rocca travels to Georgetown, Ky., to meet founder Michael Blowen, a former film critic whose love of horses drew him to gamble on a new vocation, which is paying out in unexpected ways.

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GOVERNMENT: Behind the Secret Service's veil of secrecy | Watch Video

Since the assassination of JFK, the United States Secret Service has stepped up its mission to protect the president and others. But as outlined in a new book, "Zero Fail," the USSS is an agency reluctant to examine its operational failures which, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Leonnig says, jeopardizes the Secret Service's mission. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with Leonnig; former agent Jonathan Wackrow, who served 14 years with the Secret Service; and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, about the challenges facing the Service, including a major one: transparency.

READ AN EXCERPT: Carol Leonnig's "Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service"

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Secret Service under fire (7/5/15)

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PASSAGE: Remembering Norman Lloyd | Watch Video

The veteran of the Hitchcock spy thriller "Saboteur" and the '80s TV series "St. Elsewhere" died this week at the age of 106.

SCIENCE: The return of the cicadas | Watch Video

Periodical cicadas, identified as Brood X, are back, providing us with a once-every-17-years opportunity to witness a remarkable natural phenomenon, as these insects emerge and breed, while producing sounds as loud as a jet engine. Correspondent Chip Reid talks with entomologists about the cicadas' cycle, and how their protein can satiate the appetites of predators (and cookie lovers).

RECIPE: Cicada cookies

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HARTMAN: Sign wars heat up (Video)

Everyone was getting along just fine in Christiansburg, Va., until Jim Bohon, who manages the Bridge Kaldro music store, fired the first salvo in what rapidly devolved into a war of signage – taunting neighboring businesses with funny and punny street signs. Over the past several months, the war has gone viral on social media, and skirmishes are flaring up as far away as Ontario, Canada. Sign war correspondent Steve Hartman reports.



TELEVISION: Ewan McGregor on recreating the life, and obsessions, of "Halston" | Watch Video

The actor who rose to fame with "Trainspotting" and wielded a light saber as Obi-Wan Kenobi, is now starring as a '70s icon, fashion designer Halston, in a new Netflix series. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Ewan McGregor about how he prepared for the role; his familiarity with his character's addiction; and about returning to the "Star Wars" universe in a new TV series.

To watch a trailer for the Netflix series "Halston" click on the video player below:

HALSTON | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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JUSTICE: The unapologetic Ben Crump | Watch Video

The civil rights lawyer who has sought justice for victims of police brutality and civil rights abuses talks with "Sunday Morning" special contributor Ted Koppel about his pursuit of liberty and justice against what he calls "legalized genocide," and his battle against the "enemies of equality."

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NATURE: Santa Cruz Mountains (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to California's Santa Cruz Mountains, where a Redwood forest scarred by fire shows signs of rebirth. Videographer: Derek Reich.


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COVER STORY: Grieving parents tell the stories of children lost to hazing | Watch Video

Mothers and fathers open up to college students about loss suffered when pledges to fraternities and sororities die as a result of hazing rituals. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with anti-hazing advocates, and with representatives of the Greek community, who have joined forces in an effort to reform a long-accepted practice.

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BOOKS: Stacey Abrams on writing herself into the story – and history | Watch Video

Politician and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams talks with "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty about justice, ambition, and about her other life – as an author of romance novels and political thrillers featuring protagonists who are women of color.

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TECH: Illustrating the power of emoji | Watch Video

No word would suffice to express the fluency with which these shorthand icons, which have supplanted words in texts and emails and on social media, have become a language unto themselves. Correspondent David Pogue talks with designers and gatekeepers for emoji, and finds out how new symbols are added to the lexicon. 😘

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Andrew McCarthy: No longer running from his youth | Watch Video

In his new memoir, "Brat," the actor who found fame as a member of the "Brat Pack" discusses his ambivalence towards his '80s popularity. Andrew McCarthy also talks with correspondent Jim Axelrod about finding comfort as a director confronting the anxiety of actors.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Brat: An '80s Story" by Andrew McCarthy

In his new memoir the actor-director tries to make sense of his early fame as a member of the "Brat Pack."  

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PASSAGE: Remembering Jacques d'Amboise | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" looks back at the career of ballet dancer and teacher Jacques d'Amboise, who founded the National Dance Institute to promote arts instruction for children.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Jacques d'Amboise on teaching dance to children (Video)

Ballet dancer and instructor Jacques d'Amboise died on May 2, 2021 at the age of 86. In this story that originally aired on "CBS Sunday Morning" on June 8, 1980, correspondent David Culhane reported on D'Amboise's classes for middle-school children on a New York City rooftop, and his dance lessons for hearing-impaired kids, as part of his National Dance Institute, which d'Amboise founded in 1976.

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ENTERTAINMENT: Tap dancers: Putting their best foot forward | Watch Video

Correspondent Faith Salie explores the history of tap dancing as an art form born of diverse dance traditions brought to America, which has recently experienced an encore of popularity thanks to a new generation of tap artists.

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HARTMAN: Just the ticket for Mother's Day: Making Mom a star (Video)

When Rebecca Danigelis lost her job at age 75, her son, Sian-Pierre Regis, decided to fill her life with joy, by helping her check off items from her bucket list. That adventure (originally reported by Steve Hartman four years ago) has now become a documentary film, "Duty Free" – and Rebecca is now a full-fledged movie star.

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TELEVISION: What's next for Allison Janney? | Watch Video

The star of "Mom," Allison Janney, talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the hit series' finale after eight seasons, and why she's open to something different. Janney also reveals how the shutdown of filming during the pandemic was a blessing in disguise, allowing her the opportunity to move in with her own mother following her mom's cancer diagnosis.

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MOTHER'S DAY: Josh's Mom (Video)

What better day than Mother's Day to drop in on filmmaker Josh Seftel in Brooklyn, catching up with his Mom in Florida?


MOTHER'S DAY: "Sunday Morning" announcements (Video)

Jane Pauley has some news from our "Sunday Morning" family.


COMMENTARY: David Sedaris looks into his crystal ball | Watch Video

The humorist ponders other people's questionable fascination with astrology, ghosts and clairvoyants (and don't get him started on mistletoe enemas).

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NATURE: Sandhill cranes and their chicks (Extended Video for Web)

On this Mother's Day "Sunday Morning" takes us among sandhill cranes and their chicks in Titusville, Florida. Videographer: Doug Jensen.



THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (May 9) | Watch Video

Recommendations of new fiction, non-fiction and audio titles.

Book excerpt: "Great Circle" by Maggie Shipstead

The New York Times bestselling author of "Seating Arrangements" returns with a novel of two interlacing stories featuring a legendary female pilot in the early 20th century, and the actress portraying her in a movie many years later.

Book excerpt: "Gold Diggers" by Sanjena Sathian

In this satirical novel the children of Indian immigrants are determined to succeed in America while honoring their parents' culture.

Book excerpt: Richard Wright's "The Man Who Lived Underground"

The full text of the celebrated writer's tale of a Black man fleeing police custody is being published for the first time.


Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: Back to the office (maybe) | Watch Video

Sixty percent of working Americans say, ideally, they'll work from home or remotely at least part of the time post-pandemic. But will employees be able to decide if, or how frequently, they can skip the commute? And how will we adjust to being co-workers in an office once again? Correspondent Susan Spencer looks at how one company anticipates the challenges of a new work environment, and with experts who say it's important for our productivity, and our mental health, to head back to the office.

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ART: A new airport art installation takes off | Watch Video

Sarah Sze has created public art for display in New York City before, but never of this magnitude: a 50-foot-tall, five-ton constellation of images of the city she loves, in the newly-revamped Terminal B of LaGuardia Airport. Correspondent David Pogue talks with Sze about her airborne sculpture, titled "Shorter Than the Day," that serves as a welcome for visitors to the Big Apple.

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RADIO: NPR turns 50 | Watch Video

On May 3, 1971, the National Public Radio news program "All Things Considered" premiered. To mark NPR's 50th anniversary, correspondent Faith Salie interviews some of the network's leading voices, including Susan Stamberg, Audie Cornish and Eric Deggans, and talks with other network veterans who blazed a trail in radio programming, and who continue to reinvent news and storytelling, including "This American Life" host Ira Glass.

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: Lisa Napoli's "Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie"

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LANGUAGE: Meet Stella, the dog that "talks" (Video)

Speech and language pathologist Christina Hunger, who helps toddlers behind in their language development by teaching them to use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices to express themselves non-verbally, decided to teach her puppy, a Catahoula and Australian Cattle Dog mix, to use the device. And the results have been astonishing. Correspondent Nancy Giles reports the fascinating story of Stella, a dog with a lot to say.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Private art collections go public (VIDEO)

Philanthropist and art collector Eli Broad died on April 30, 2021 at age 87. In this report originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" January 17, 2010, correspondent Sandra Hughes talked with Broad about his efforts to bring more art to the public at museums in Los Angeles, and with other affluent collectors about the changing face of art philanthropy.


MUSIC: The Flaming Lips' "Space Bubble Concert" (Video)

The psychedelic rock group Flaming Lips have established themselves as one of music's most prolific (and delightfully weird) bands. And don't think a global pandemic might have slowed down their creative output. Correspondent Luke Burbank talked with band members Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd about their latest effort, the Space Bubble Concert, recently held in Oklahoma City, in which the band and audience were sealed into giant bubbles.

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HARTMAN: My word! (Video)

Growing up, Jonathan and Hilary Krieger's vocabulary was enlivened with a word their dad, Neil, used whenever a citrus fruit squirted you in the eye – a word they couldn't find in a dictionary. Turns out he'd made it up! But with his passing last year from COVID, the Kriegers have set out to honor Neil by getting his word officially recognized by the publishers of dictionaries. Steve Hartman reports on their efforts to put in a good word for "orbisculate."



MOVIES: Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish on comedy, friendship, and a bat mitzvah | Watch Video

Billy Crystal co-wrote, directed and stars in "Here Today," in which he plays a legendary comedy writer opposite Tiffany Haddish as a young singer – two of the funniest people on the planet here having to deal with a completely un-funny situation. Their on-screen chemistry trades on their very real off-screen bond, as correspondent Tracy Smith learned firsthand.

To watch a trailer for "Here Today" click on the video player below:

HERE TODAY - Official Trailer (HD) by Sony Pictures Entertainment on YouTube

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POLITICS: Cancel culture, a new wedge issue | Watch Video

So-called "cancel culture" serves the outrage of both the left and the right, and it's not going away. Senior contributor Ted Koppel explores what it means, for our politics and our society.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan picks his favorite child | Watch Video

The comedian reveals a secret no father should ever admit: parents do have favorites. But his is a surprise.

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NATURE: Texas bluebonnets (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Mason County, Texas, for a look at bluebonnets and wildflowers. Videographer: Scot Miller.



PROGRAM NOTE: It's National Park Week, and after the show, our Conor Knighton will be chatting with you on Facebook Live at 11 a.m. EDT, about his journeys through our national parks. Visit the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page to leave a question for Knighton, and join us on Sunday live after the show! [Watch the archived chat below.]

Facebook Live with Conor Knighton!

It's #NationalParkWeek and after the show today, our Conor Knighton will be chatting with you, on Facebook Live at 11AM EDT, about his journeys through our national parks. Leave a question for Conor below.

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, April 25, 2021

Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: Coming attractions: Movie theaters are primed for a comeback | Watch Video

As we look toward the end of the pandemic, the success of "Godzilla vs. Kong" in movie theaters that had been shuttered for a year has raised prospects for the return of movie exhibition. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with industry experts who predict that, for movie studios and brick-and-mortar theater owners, happy days may soon be here again.

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HEADLINES: Lessons from the Derek Chauvin verdict | Watch Video

Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at this week's guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, and what lies ahead for the racial justice movement.

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MEDIA: Just for you: Personalized videos from the stars (Video)

Fans can get more from Cameo than a celebrity's autographed picture; they can buy a personalized video message – and for actors, athletes and comedians working less nowadays, it's grown from funny money to some serious cash. Correspondent David Pogue reports.

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MOVIES: Russ Tamblyn doesn't have to prove how cool he is | Watch Video

He's an acrobat, dancer, and Oscar-nominated actor who appeared in such memorable films as "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and "West Side Story" – and the less-memorable "War of the Gargantuas." But for many years, Russ Tamblyn stepped out of the limelight, to pursue a different kind of art. Correspondent Mo Rocca snaps fingers with the 86-year-old Tamblyn, who talks about his film and TV career – and about teaching Elvis Presley how to move.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including former Vice President Walter Mondale.


BOOKS: Bernie Madoff: How he pulled it off | Watch Video

On April 14, 2021, Bernard Madoff, who burned thousands of investors through an epic Ponzi scheme, died in prison while serving a 150-year prison sentence. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with journalist Jim Campbell, author of "Madoff Talks," who maintained a years-long correspondence with the disgraced investor and his family, to learn exactly how Madoff pulled off the largest financial fraud in Wall Street history.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Madoff Talks" by Jim Campbell

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  • "Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History" by Jim Campbell (McGraw-Hill Education), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available April 27 via Amazon and Indiebound

MUSIC: Merry Clayton's inspiring gift to the world | Watch Video

The gospel, rock and soul singer, renowned as a backup artist for some of the world's leading musical acts, got some long-overdue public awareness from the 2013 documentary "20 Feet From Stardom." Now, years after losing both legs in a car accident, Merry Clayton has made a triumphant return to the recording studio for her new album, "Beautiful Scars." Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

You can stream Merry Clayton's album "Beautiful Scars" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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HARTMAN: No-hit wonder (Video)

Seventeen-year-old Walker Smallwood, of Dixie Heights High School in Edgewood, Kentucky, always dreamed of pitching in the pros, until the promising leftie was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer in his leg. Though now in remission, the cancer appears to have ended his baseball career. But not before he got one last chance to pitch in a game. Steve Hartman reports the box score.


MOVIES: Jon Voight: "I have to say my piece" | Watch Video

Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz sits down with Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, to talk about his celebrated performances in such films as "Midnight Cowboy," "Deliverance" and "Coming Home"; about the controversy that his conservative political views currently attracts; and whether he'd like to be directed by his daughter, actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie.

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COMMENTARY: Charles M. Blow on Derek Chauvin trial: "This time … history would not be repeated" | Watch Video

The New York Times columnist compares the 1955 trial of Whites accused of lynching Black teenager Emmett Till, and the conviction of a former Minneapolis policeman for murdering George Floyd.

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NATURE: Greater Prairie Chickens in South Dakota (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the Fort Pierre National Grassland in central South Dakota, where it's courtship season for Greater Prairie Chickens. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard. 

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HEADLINES: Prince Philip is laid to rest at Windsor | Watch Video

Correspondent Mark Phillips reports on the funeral for Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, held at Windsor Castle on Saturday.


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U.S. Airlines Step Up Pilot Recalls As Travel Demand Rebounds
Passengers wearing protective masks check in at the Delta Air Lines ticket counter at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. U.S. airlines are bringing back more pilots as they prepare for an expected travel rebound. Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

COVER STORY: Up, up and away: Travel industry prepares for post-pandemic surge | Watch Video

With CDC restrictions loosening and more people being vaccinated by the day, the travel bug is busting out all over. Correspondent Tracy Smith looks at the recent increase in air travel and hotel bookings, and talks with tourism experts about one response to a year spent in lockdown: "revenge travel."

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Travel photographers on capturing images close to home (Video)

During the pandemic, photographers who are used to working in exotic locations have been focusing on more local subject matter, opening up new avenues of creativity. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Ami Vitale, whose work frequently appears in National Geographic magazine, and lifestyle photographer Gray Malin, about how the lockdown forced them both to reach a new understanding of their work – and their purpose.

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European travel expert Rick Steves talks with CBS News' Conor Knighton about remaining close to home this past year.  CBS News

TRAVEL: European travel guide Rick Steves, stuck at home | Watch Video

For four decades Rick Steves has introduced many to the pleasures of international travel, through his popular PBS series, specials and guidebooks. During the pandemic, correspondent Conor Knighton learns, the man who has canvassed Europe's best- and least-known tourist sites has learned the simple pleasures gained in an unfamiliar destination: his own kitchen.

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MUSIC: Building Easter Island's first music school | Watch Video

Mahani Teave, who grew up on Rapa Nui (also known as Easter Island), was introduced to the piano as a child when the first such instrument arrived on the island. She's studied classical piano in Chile, Cleveland and Berlin, and since returning to Rapa Nui she built the island's first music school. Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh talked with Teave about preserving native traditions and fostering music education on a tiny spot in the Pacific.

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A view of the International Space Station from the SpaceX Cargo Dragon supply ship during its final approach to the lab complex. SpaceX/NASA

SPACE: Life aboard the International Space Station | Watch Video

One of the most out-of-this-world travel destinations is the International Space Station, orbiting 250 miles above the Earth, where scientific studies include the effects of long-term exposure to weightlessness. Correspondent David Pogue talks with astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover, currently in orbit aboard the ISS, and with Peggy Whitson, who set a record for the most time spent in space by an American – 665 days.

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A thousand years ago lemons were brought to Italy's Amalfi region, where they became a key component of the local cuisine.   CBS News

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: A sweet life: Growing lemons on the Amalfi Coast | Watch Video

For centuries, lemons have been grown on Italy's Amalfi Coast, where they thrived on the mountainous terrain and became a key ingredient in the culinary landscape. Correspondent Seth Doane visits the Aceto family, which has been farming lemons for seven generations, and learns about the challenges and rewards of growing the sensorially-delightful fruit.

WEB EXTRA: Recipes for lemons

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MUSIC: Brothers Osborne on their long journey, of music and identity | Watch Video

The country music duo Brothers Osborne began their musical education early, but their success in Nashville wasn't assured until they joined together, with the hit single "Rum" in 2014, followed by their album, "Pawn Shop." "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason talked with John Osborne about how he overcame a crippling anxiety that caused the brothers to cancel shows; and TJ Osborne, who recently came out as gay, about that news' effects on their fan base.

[Brothers Osborne are nominees in the Duo of the Year and Album of the Year categories for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air on Sunday, April 18 (8:00 p.m. ET live/PT delayed) on CBS and Paramount+.]

To watch the Brothers Osborne perform "I'm Not for Everyone" (from their album "Skeletons"), click on the video player below:

Brothers Osborne - I’m Not For Everyone (Skeletons Album Release Party) by BrothersOsborneVEVO on YouTube

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CBS News' Norah O'Donnell with former President George W. Bush.  Adam Verdugo/CBS News

NEWSMAKERS: George W. Bush on painting a new vision of immigrants | Watch Video

The former president's latest passion is celebrating the contributions of America's immigrants on canvas (as seen in the new book "Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants") with the hope, he tells "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell, that a more respectful attitude to those who come to our country will help lead to reform of the immigration system. Mr. Bush also talks about partisanship and adding his voice to current political debates.

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Carey Mulligan stars in writer-director Emerald Fennell's "Promising Young Woman." The revenge thriller is nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.  Focus Features

MOVIES: The revenge thriller "Promising Young Woman": An elegant, gut-punch of a film | Watch Video

The awards-season success of Emerald Fennell's "Promising Young Woman," a revenge thriller in which a woman methodically wreaks vengeance after her best friend is sexually assaulted, has spurred conversations about sexism in Hollywood and female empowerment on screen. Correspondent Holly Williams talks with Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan about the film's message and its fearless, complicated heroine. 

To watch a trailer for "Promising Young Woman" click on the video player below:

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN - Official Trailer [HD] - This Christmas by Focus Features on YouTube

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NATURE: Lovebirds in Tanzania (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the far-away shores of Lake Eyasi in northern Tanzania, home to the aptly-named Fischer's Lovebirds. Videographer: Lee McEachern.



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COVER STORY: Some members of Sackler family under fire over ties to opioids | Watch Video

The Sackler family, one of the wealthiest in America, has long been known as a patron of the arts, but only recently did their connections to Purdue Pharma become widely known. The company, which some blame for helping spark the opioid crisis, is privately owned by some members of the family. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty reports on the Sacklers, whose name has become a controversial flashpoint in the opioid epidemic, and talks with New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, author of "Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty."   

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ROYALS: Remembering Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh | Watch Video

As consort to Queen Elizabeth II, he was Britain's "first gentleman," a man with a fairy-tale title in an era that was hardly from a fairy tale. Correspondent Mark Phillips looks back on the life of Prince Phillip, who died this week at the age of 99.    

Hemingway On Safari
American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) is pictured in Kenya, September 1952. Earl Theisen Collection/Getty Images

BOOKS: Reappraising Ernest Hemingway | Watch Video

To many, writer Ernest Hemingway, author of such classics as "The Sun Also Rises," "A Farewell to Arms" and "The Old Man and the Sea," was the very definition of toxic masculinity. But a new PBS documentary finds the writer's literary image, personality and sexuality are not so cut-and-dried. Correspondent Mark Whitaker talks with filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and with Hemingway scholar Marc Dudley, about re-examining the larger-than-life writer in the age of #MeToo.

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BOOKS: The devotion of Nancy Reagan | Watch Video

Throughout their 52-year marriage, Nancy Reagan was President Ronald Reagan's staunchest supporter. But one of the great mysteries is that a woman who was so attuned to and protective of her husband's public image could be unaware of her own. "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl talks with Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty, author of the new book "The Triumph of Nancy Reagan," and with former Reagan White House chief of staff James Baker, about the complicated persona of the woman who had the most significant influence on President Reagan.

READ AN EXCERPT: "The Triumph of Nancy Reagan" by Karen Tumulty

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (VIDEO)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Grammy-nominated rapper DMX.


HARTMAN: Camping out: One boy's year under the stars (VIDEO)

Thirteen-year-old Boy Scout William Olmstead loves camping, so when COVID came along he thought, what better way to test himself than to put up a tent behind his house in Wilton, Connecticut, and sleep in it longer than any backyard camper ever has? Correspondent Steve Hartman checked in with William as he passed the one-year anniversary of his camping challenge. 


Corinne Foxx and her father, Jamie Foxx. The two have collaborated on a new Netflix series, "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!"  CBS News

TELEVISION: Jamie Foxx on playing (and being) an embarrassing dad | Watch Video

In films and on TV, Jamie Foxx has hit all the right notes. His latest project is a new Netflix series, "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!" playing a single parent to a daughter who finds him less than cool. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller talks with Foxx and his co-star, fellow "In Living Color" alum David Alan Grier, and with Foxx's daughter, Corinne, an executive producer of the show, who found inspiration in the tradeoffs of having a famous entertainer for a dad.

To watch a trailer for "Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me!" click on the video player below.

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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BOOKS: New York Times Fiction and Nonfiction Bestsellers

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Former Speaker of the House John Boehner.  CBS News

BOOKS: John Boehner on how the rise of ideologues harms America | Watch Video

In 2015 House Speaker and 13-term Republican Congressman John Boehner decided to end his career on the Hill, his departure hastened by clashes with ideologues within his own party. Now, in a scorching new memoir, "On the House," Boehner writes that those forces are hurting the country, and threaten the GOP's survival. Boehner talks with "60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson about the January 6th insurrection, partisan media, and what he calls "political terrorists" who play to the party base.  

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PREVIEW: "Ready, Set … Go!" (VIDEO)

As we prepare to travel once again, Lee Cowan previews the special "Sunday Morning" broadcast dedicated to getaways, traveling to spots both familiar and unique – a sign, perhaps, that we're taking the first few steps in our journey back to normalcy. Tune in Sunday, April 18!


NATURE: Cherry blossoms in Japan (EXTENDED VIDEO)

"Sunday Morning" takes us this spring Sunday to a setting known in English as "Cherry Blossom Mountain Park" outside Tokyo, home to some 10,000 cherry trees. Videographer: Jiro Akiba. 


Guest host: Tracy Smith



COVER STORY: Agree to disagree: Achieving positive outcomes from conflict | Watch Video

Conflict seems to be a big part of life these days, but is conflict inevitable? And if so, is there a way to make it go well, and yield positive results? Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with Billy Moore, a survivor of street conflict on Chicago's South Side who has dedicated his life to ending deadly violence in his hometown; journalist Amanda Ripley, who writes on the value of "good" conflict; psychology professor Peter Coleman, who runs Columbia University's "Difficult Conversations Lab"; and Dr. Jay Buckey, an astronaut who talks about the importance of conflict resolution in outer space. 


READ AN EXCERPT: Amanda Ripley's "High Conflict," when life becomes "us vs. them"

READ AN EXCERPT: Peter T. Coleman's "The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization"

READ AN EXCERPT: "Until the Lion Speaks" by Billy Moore

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Fabergé eggs.  Fabergé Museum, St. Petersburg

ART: Fabergé eggs: Jewels of the Russian crown | Watch Video

In the era of the Russian tsars, Peter Carl Fabergé's jewel-studded objets d'art were a royal riff on a much humbler Easter tradition of ordinary folk giving each other colored hens' eggs. Today, Fabergé eggs are heralded as masterpieces, and star in an upcoming exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. Elizabeth Palmer reports on the lore of Fabergé eggs, from opulent originals to sparkling counterfeits.

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Marty Baron, who is retiring as head of the Washington Post newsroom.  CBS News

JOURNALISM: Newspaper editor Marty Baron on our nation's "wake-up call" | Watch Video

The retiring leader of the Washington Post's newsroom talks with "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl about the changing world of newspapers, how Jeff Bezos' purchase of the Post reinvigorated the paper, and how events of the past several years have shined a light on the fragility of democratic institutions.

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The latest album from singer Carrie Underwood is a collection of gospel music, "My Savior."  CBS News

MUSIC: Carrie Underwood's gospel gifts | Watch Video

On Easter Sunday country star Carrie Underwood will be performing a virtual live concert of gospel music on the stage of Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Underwood talks with correspondent Michelle Miller about performing at the "Mother Church of Country Music," and about recording her first gospel album, "My Savior," on which she sings beloved Christian hymnal standards.

To listen to Carrie Underwood perform "Blessed Assurance" from "My Savior," click on the video player below:

Carrie Underwood - Blessed Assurance (Official Audio Video) by carrieunderwoodVEVO on YouTube

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  • "My Savior" by Carrie Underwood (Capitol Nashville)
  • "Carrie Underwood: My Savior, Live from the Ryman" will stream live on Underwood's Facebook page on Sunday, April 4 beginning at 11 a.m. CT. RSVP here. (Donations to benefit Save the Children.)
  • Carrie Underwood (official site)


PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including G. Gordon Liddy, mastermind of the 1972 Watergate burglary.

This rabbit is about to get vaccinated against a virus that has been decimating the rabbit population. CBS News

MEDICINE: Vaccinating bunnies | Watch Video

While humans have been fighting COVID-19, bunnies have been battling their own virus – RHDV2. As this highly-contagious strain of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus spreads across the country, correspondent Conor Knighton reports on what's being done to protect rabbits at home and in the wild.

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HARTMAN: Keeping the faith, at a distance (Video)

One big challenge today, for people of many faiths, is how to hold religious observances while still remaining protected from COVID. Correspondent Steve Hartman checks in on how even pandemic-safe rituals have a devoted following. 

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BOOKS: Hunter Biden on "Beautiful Things" and his struggles with substance abuse | Watch Video

In his new memoir, "Beautiful Things," Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, opens up about his abuse of drugs and alcohol which, he tells "CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Tracy Smith, was so severe he would smoke things that even remotely resembled crack cocaine. Biden talks about his struggle with personal demons; the loss of his brother, Beau; and becoming the center of an election-year firestorm launched by his father's political opponents. 

In addition to Tracy Smith's interview, Biden will be interviewed by Anthony Mason on "CBS This Morning" on Monday, April 5. 

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Mark Spyropoulos, director of Music and the Medici, leads a rehearsal of music from Italy's Renaissance that has gone unheard for more than 400 years.  CBS News

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: Music and the Medici | Watch Video

The Medici family funded numerous artists and architects during the Italian Renaissance – but less is known of their patronage of composers and musicians, and subsequently the music of that era is not as familiar. Researchers are now unearthing, deciphering and performing music that has not been heard in over four hundred years. Seth Doane reports.

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COMMENTARY: NIH director: The COVID vaccine is "an answer to prayer" | Watch Video

Dr. Francis Collins says we are at a "love your neighbor" moment, when Americans can get vaccinated to help protect the vulnerable from severe illness and death.

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NATURE: Birds in Montana (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us this Easter Sunday to northeastern Montana's Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge, home to some 250 species of birds. Videographer: Derek Reich. 

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Host: Jane Pauley



COVER STORY: Gay priests: Breaking the silence | Watch Video

It's believed that a significant percentage of Catholic priests are living closeted lives, despite the Church's teachings that acting on homosexual desires is a sin. Correspondent Seth Doane examines the Vatican's wish that gay priests keep silent about their sexual identity, and talks with a Wisconsin priest – one of just 10 openly gay priests in the U.S. – who was welcomed by his congregation after coming out.

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MEDIA: L.A. and its 1970s cultural renaissance | Watch Video

It was a time when the worlds of movies, television and music were transformed by a creative explosion centered in Los Angeles. Ronald Brownstein, author of "Rock Me on the Water," talks with correspondent John Blackstone about the year Los Angeles transformed both entertainment and politics. Blackstone also talks with singer-songwriter Jackson Browne about creative collaborations in the mid-1970s that fostered a unique period in pop culture history.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Rock Me on the Water" by Ronald Brownstein

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Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls by Joan Nathan.  CBS News

FOOD: Chicken soup: The story of "Jewish penicillin" | Watch Video

For centuries chicken soup has been prescribed by grandmothers and doctors alike for all manner of ailments, but many believe there really is evidence to support the prescription. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with food historian and cookbook author Joan Nathan, and with New York's 2nd Ave. Deli owner Jack Lebewohl and executive chef David Teyf about the universal love for chicken soup.

RECIPE: Joan Nathan's Chicken Soup

RECIPE: Joan Nathan's Matzo Balls

RECIPE: Chicken Soup from 2nd Ave. Deli

RECIPE: Matzo Balls from 2nd Ave. Deli

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Academy Award-nominee Leslie Odom Jr. ("One Night in Miami").  CBS News

MOVIES: Leslie Odom Jr.: "I want to do all the things that no one would let me dare do" | Watch Video

A Tony Award-winner for the musical "Hamilton," Leslie Odom Jr. has now earned two Academy Award nominations for the drama "One Night in Miami," in which he plays famed singer Sam Cooke. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Odom about his remarkable career, from his teenage debut in Broadway's "Rent," to the possibilities that have opened up since his role as Aaron Burr in the groundbreaking "Hamilton."

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (VIDEO)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actress Jessica Walter ("Play Misty for Me," "Arrested Development").

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Larry McMurtry on the essence of the American West (Video)

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMutry, whose dozens of novels told stories of America's West (Old and New), died on March 25, 2021 at the age of 84. In this "Sunday Morning" report which originally aired on February 19, 2006, correspondent Rita Braver talked with McMurtry about his most recent project: the western "Brokeback Mountain," which broke conventions by telling the story of two cowboys in love. [McMurtry and his co-screenwriter Diana Ossana would win the Academy Award for the film.]


POLITICS: Sen. Tammy Duckworth on striving for "that more perfect union" | Watch Video

The daughter of an American service member and a Thai mother, Tammy Duckworth discovered her love of flying as a U.S. Army National Guard helicopter pilot. Duckworth talked with CBS News Chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes about her new memoir, "Every Day Is a Gift", which tells of her life's missions – from being wounded in Iraq to becoming a U.S. Senator and mother – and never losing the passion of a patriot.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Every Day Is a Gift" by Tammy Duckworth

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HARTMAN: Serving up love for Mom (Video)

When Dustin Vitale's mother, Gloria, was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year, he decided he would try to take her on the trip she always dreamed of, to see the pyramids in Egypt, and bring along all 14 family members. To fund his act of love, this Philadelphia middle-school teacher began selling cheesesteaks, even though he doesn't own a restaurant. Steve Hartman reports.

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Tony- and Oscar-nominated actress Brenda Vaccaro. CBS News

MOVIES: Brenda Vaccaro is having a good time | Watch Video

Tony- and Oscar-nominated actress Brenda Vaccaro is known for her roles in such films as "Midnight Cowboy" and "Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough," and for her many performances on TV and Broadway. But after this interview with correspondent Mo Rocca, she may be known for a lot more.

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STREAMING: "CBS Sunday Morning" special "The Woody Allen Interview" premieres March 28 on Paramount+

Lee Cowan hosts a special featuring interviews with filmmaker Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow.


CULTURE: Canceled culture? Reconsidering the art of controversial artists | Watch Video

As more and more artists, comedians, writers, musicians and filmmakers are revealed to have said or done terrible or morally questionable things, we may be forced to reconsider their creative work in light of their behavior. But does their art deserve to be cancelled? Correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with academics and critics to debate the punishment that comes from calling out artists.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: Take a hike! | Watch Video

The comedian (who would not be mistaken for an outdoorsman) doesn't understand why hiking is considered exercise.

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Starling murmurations. Lee McEachern/CBS News

NATURE: Starling murmurations (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" goes sky-gazing at Greenbrae, California, where flocks of starlings are performing aerial acrobatics known as murmurations. Videographer: Lee McEachern.



THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews from Ron Charles (March 28) | Watch Video

The Washington Post book critic highlights new fiction and non-fiction titles. 

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SPIRITS: Distilling the secrets of Kentucky bourbon (Video)

Bourbon is the only uniquely American whiskey, and 95% of it comes from Kentucky. Correspondent Martha Teichner visited the Maker's Mark distillery to find out how fine bourbon has been made there for generations. Originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" November 23, 2008.


Host: Jane Pauley



COVER STORY: MasterClass: In a class of its own | Watch Video

Students of the online instruction course MasterClass have gained knowledge from some of the world's leading actors, writers, filmmakers, athletes and others sharing their wisdom and experience. Correspondent David Pogue talks with CEO David Rogier about the popularity of MasterClass during lockdown, and with instructors Helen Mirren and Penn & Teller about reaching an audience passionate for their expertise.

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FAMILY: An adoption tale – uncovering a lifelong secret | Watch Video

In the post-war years, social mores forced more than three million unwed mothers into what has been characterized as an adoption industry. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with two families who, late in life, discovered their shared connection owing to a young woman having been forced to give up her baby.

READ AN EXCERPT: "American Baby" by Gabrielle Glaser

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"Jasper's Split Star" (2017) by Frank Stella, at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, in Ridgefield, Conn.  CBS News

ART: Frank Stella on his artistic obsessions | Watch Video

The 84-year-old abstract artist's giant star sculptures, now on display in Connecticut, exhibit a life of their own. Martha Teichner reports. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Frank Stella brings art to a new dimension (Video)

Artist Frank Stella, the painter-sculptor-builder who has consistently pushed against the boundaries of art (and the partiality of art critics) discusses his penchant for outsized sculptures and painted reliefs with correspondent Martha Teichner, in this profile which originally aired on "CBS Sunday Morning" October 21, 2007.

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MUSIC: Demi Lovato on life after surviving overdose: I had to "essentially die to wake up" | Watch Video

Three years after a near-fatal drug overdose, singer Demi Lovato opens up to correspondent Tracy Smith about how she barely survived. She talks about her new YouTube documentary series, "Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil," and how she is now feeling more joy in her life than ever before.

To watch a trailer for the YouTube Originals documentary "Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil" click on the video player below:

Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil | Official Trailer by Demi Lovato on YouTube

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Yaphet Kotto, star of "Live and Let Die" and "Alien."


SCIENCE: The return of "extinct" species | Watch Video

Every once in a while, what's been lost can be found again, as when a species believed extinct is sighted. In the midst of a human-caused extinction crisis, correspondent Conor Knighton reports on efforts to keep hope alive, by finding and re-establishing species that have all but disappeared.


FROM THE ARCHIVE: In search of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Video)

When word spread in Arkansas of a sighting of an Ivory-billed Woodpecker – a bird thought extinct – "Sunday Morning" correspondent Steve Hartman took up the challenge to capture it on video, if he could find one. In this report, which originally aired October 2, 2005, Hartman traveled to Clarendon, Arkansas, and braved snake-infested swamps, only to discover that a rare bird does not give up its location easily.

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Portrait Of O'Neal And MacGraw In 'Love Story,' 1970.
Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw starred in "Love Story," directed by Arthur Hiller. It was 1970's top-grossing film.  Paramount Pictures/Getty Images

MOVIES: Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal on making "Love Story" | Watch Video

Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz interviews the stars of the classic tearjerker, "Love Story," to talk about the making of an unlikely box office blockbuster, and asks: What does "Love means never having to say you're sorry" really mean?

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  • "Love Story," available on a newly-restored Blu-Ray release from Paramount Home Entertainment; it also can be streamed on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Google Play and Vudu


SPORTS: Place your bets: March Madness and the growth of sports gambling | Watch Video

From Vegas casinos to office pools, an estimated 47 million Americans will be betting on the "March Madness" college basketball tournament this month. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger and hopeful bettors about the allure of sportsbooks, and with government officials who are rolling the dice on generating tax revenues from legalized gambling.

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Pieces of the Torlonia Marbles collection.  CBS News

ART: Ancient art returns to public view in Rome | Watch Video

One of the most important private collections of antiquities, hidden away for decades, is being put on public display once again. Correspondent Seth Doane gets a private tour of the legendary Torlonia Marbles – treasures of ancient Greek and Roman art – being exhibited at Rome's Capitoline Museum.

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NATURE: Newts (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to a Redwood forest and creek in Los Gatos, California, a quiet home for the humble newt. Videographer: Lance Milbrand. 



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COVER STORY: Is a good night's sleep a far-fetched dream? | Watch Video

Since the COVID pandemic began, one in three Americans has had reduced quality sleep. Correspondent Susan Spencer pulls back the covers on how pandemic stress is among the factors affecting people's already-tortured relationship with shuteye. Spencer talks with Drew Ackerman, a lifelong chronic insomniac whose storytelling podcast, "Sleep With Me," lulls listeners to slumberland; and with professors Sharon Bowman, Jennifer Martin and Tiffany Yip about the importance of sleep hygiene, and the effects of reduced sleep on chronic health impacts and productivity.

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Reaction after Prince Harry, Markle interview
Stop the presses! British daily newspaper headlines report March 9, 2021 the story of the interview given by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, and her husband, Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, to Oprah Winfrey about their experiences with Buckingham Palace. Hasan Esen/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

MEDIA: British tabloids and their "invisible contract" with the royals | Watch Video

This week's bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who withdrew from official royal duties and resettled in America, shone a light on ways in which London's tabloid newspapers have come to dominate public life in Britain. Correspondent Holly Williams talks with former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie and radio host James O'Brien about the relationship between the royal family and the press, and how fear of the tabloids' power has colored a centuries-old institution.

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MOVIES: "Crip Camp" and the disability rights movement | Watch Video

The new Netflix documentary, "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution," tells the story of teenagers with disabilities who attended an upstate New York summer camp in 1971 would go on to become powerful leaders in the disability rights movement. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Jim LeBrecht, who – 50 years after attending Camp Jened – collaborated with Emmy-winning filmmaker Nicole Newnham on their acclaimed documentary, now shortlisted for an Academy Award. Braver also talks with activist Judy Heumann about how the Camp Jened experience inspired her in advocating for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To watch a trailer for "Crip Camp" click on the video player below:

CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION | Official Trailer | Netflix | Documentary by Netflix on YouTube

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MUSIC: Genre-busting musician Michael Kiwanuka on making a name for himself | Watch Video

British singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka has won fans around the world with a sound that defies easy description – a mix of blues, rock, funk, R&B, jazz and soul. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with the musician who has been called "Britain's Otis Redding" about how he struggled with self-confidence, and why his eponymous, Grammy-nominated album, "Kiwanuka," is an appreciation of what sets him apart.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including veteran newsman Roger Mudd.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: "Phantom Tollbooth" author Norton Juster (Video)

Author Norton Juster, whose children's classic "The Phantom Tollbooth," has been beloved by generations for its timeless story and witty wordplay, died on March 8, 2021 at age 91. In this "Sunday Morning" report that aired on April 8, 2012, correspondent Rita Braver talked with Juster and his collaborator, illustrator Jules Feiffer, as they look back on the creation of their fantastical adventure on its 50th anniversary.

Melissa Bernstein, co-founder of Melissa & Doug, and author of the memoir "LifeLines." CBS News

BOOKS: Melissa & Doug co-founder opens up about her secret struggle | Watch Video

Melissa Bernstein, co-founder of toy company Melissa & Doug, seemed to have it all. The firm that she started in 1988 with her husband Doug grew into an iconic brand worth a billion dollars. But despite the trappings of success, Bernstein still experienced an existential depression. Now for the first time she's opening up about her lifelong mental health battle in a new book, "LifeLines: An Inspirational Journey From Profound Darkness to Radiant Light." Correspondent David Pogue sat down with Melissa and Doug to talk about her ongoing journey, and about the launch of their online mental health hub LifeLines, which she hopes will help others who struggle with self-acceptance.

BOOK EXCERPT: "LifeLines" by Melissa Bernstein

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Blues man Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, up for a Grammy Award Sunday.  CBS News

HARTMAN: Blues man: Meet an unlikely Grammy nominee (Video)

Seventy-three-year-old Jimmy "Duck" Holmes is the last of the old Bentonia bluesmen – a brand of blues known for its haunting, hypnotic style. For decades, Holmes had played mostly at his own juke joint, the Blue Front café, But a couple years ago, his friend and manager brought him to Nashville for a secret purpose: to record a blues album with musician and producer Dan Auerbach. The result: "Cypress Grove," a Grammy nominee for Best Traditional Blues Album. Steve Hartman reports.

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BOOKS: Lady Bird Johnson, first lady and diarist | Watch Video

In her new book, "Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight," author Julia Sweig uncovers the first lady's surprisingly powerful role in her husband President Lyndon B. Johnson's life and political career. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Sweig, and also with one of Lady Bird's daughters, Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, and granddaughters, Lucinda Robb, about the woman who was the consummate political insider, an environmentalist, and an audio diarist who documented every moment of LBJ's presidency – recording history as she was helping make it.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight"

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Julia Sweig's "Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight," narrated by Kirsten Potter:

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MUSIC: Behind the scenes of the online music battle Verzuz | Watch Video

When the pandemic shut down live concerts, pioneering hip hop producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland wanted to give people a show, and developed what became a viral online music battle series: Verzuz, in which noted musical artists (such as John Legend and Alicia Keys) perform head-to-head. Contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with two musical legends, Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight, about their recent matchup.

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Portland, Ore. students attend class outdoors, at Trackers Earth Forest School.  CBS News


Schools without walls: Lessons in outdoor education | Watch Video

Forest schools, in which students are instructed outside rather than in classrooms, have become a learning experience for many – and have added benefits in a time of pandemic. Correspondent Conor Knighton visits an immersive forest school in Oregon, where being outdoors all day – even in inclement weather – becomes part of the learning process.

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MILEPOST: Digital art auction


NATURE: Iceland (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" spends the last days of winter in Iceland. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.



FROM THE ARCHIVE: The artistry of Alfred Hitchcock (Video)

He was the "Master of Suspense" whose legendary films, including "Notorious," "Rear Window," "Vertigo" and "Psycho," rewrote the rules of cinema. In a report that originally aired on "CBS Sunday Morning" November 2, 2008, correspondent Seth Doane looks back on the life and career of director Alfred Hitchcock, and talks with stars Eva Marie Saint ("North by Northwest") and Tippi Hedren ("The Birds," "Marnie"), horror director John Carpenter, and film professor Jack Sullivan about Hitchcock's innovative talents and unique legacy.


Host: Jane Pauley



COVER STORY: COVID-19 after one year: What will the future bring? | Watch Video

It has been 12 months of loss since the coronavirus outbreak in the United States began. Correspondent Martha Teichner takes stock of what we've been through – and perhaps what's to come in the pandemic's fallout – with leaders in fields ranging from the economy and civil rights, to the food industry, psychology, urban planning and the arts. 

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CORONAVIRUS: Cut off from the rest of America, a small town endures lockdown | Watch Video

Point Roberts, Wash., on a peninsula jutting out from Canada beneath the 49th parallel, is a tiny piece of America separate from the U.S. mainland. Its isolation helped protect the community from the spread of COVID-19, but restrictions at the border have effectively trapped residents there, and kept visitors out. Correspondent Lee Cowan journeys to the isolated town suffering from the economic ripple effects of the pandemic.

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Jessica Watkins and Donovan Crowl, two veterans who are members of the Oath Keepers, are among those indicted for their roles in the insurrection.  CBS News

DEFENSE: Extremism in the ranks: Veterans and the insurrection | Watch Video

A surprising number of people arrested for participating in the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol are military veterans, whose skill sets were deployed to break through and overwhelm the Capitol Police, and occupy our seat of government. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin looks into the role of the extremist group Oath Keepers, and how the Pentagon is still coming to grips with veterans who become radicalized.

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Actress-director Regina King, right, with CBS News' Michelle Miller.  CBS News

MOVIES: Regina King on directing "One Night in Miami" | Watch Video

The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress makes her directorial film debut with an acclaimed story, set in the 1960s, of a re-imagined meeting of four iconic Black men – Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke – discussing the civil rights movement. Regina King talks with CBS News' Michelle Miller about her artistic ambitions, her promotion of social justice, and the blessings of her fruitful career.

PREVIEW: Regina King: "God put me here to tell more of our stories"

To watch a trailer for "One Night in Miami" click on the video player below:

One Night in Miami... | Official Trailer by Amazon Prime Video on YouTube

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CORONAVIRUS: Bats and the search for COVID's origin (Video)

Correspondent Ramy Inocencio visits the Chinese province of Yunnan to investigate theories about the source of COVID-19, including the role of bats in its spread, and bats' migration patterns into nearby countries in Southeast Asia.  


PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including humorist Tony Hendra, editor of National Lampoon and Spy magazines.


SCIENCE: CRISPR and "The Code Breaker" | Watch Video

Visionary biochemist Jennifer Doudna shared the Nobel Prize last year for the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), which has the potential to cure diseases caused by genetic mutations. Correspondent David Pogue talks with Doudna about the promises and perils of this technology; and with Walter Isaacson, author of the new book "The Code Breaker," about why the biotech revolution will dwarf the digital revolution in importance.

BOOK EXCERPT: Walter Isaacson's "The Code Breaker"

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Bob Hope entertained the troops for nearly 50 years, from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, through to the Persian Gulf War.  CBS News

ENTERTAINMENT: "Dear Bob": Bob Hope's correspondence with GIs at war | Watch Video

For decades comedian Bob Hope was a true war hero to American military stationed overseas, as he entertained the troops with his USO Tour. Less- known was the role he played as a correspondent, answering some of the thousands of letters he received each week from GIs. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Hope's daughter, Linda Hope, and with Martha Bolton, who together compiled a new book of wartime letters, "Dear Bob... : Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the GIs of World War II."

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CORONAVIRUS: Italy's pandemic survivors, one year later | Watch Video

Correspondent Seth Doane visits the Northern Italian village of Nembro, whose residents were hard-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak last year – an experience that forced the townspeople to reexamine fundamental issues of life and death, solitude and solidarity. Now, how will the survivors in Nembro move on?

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OPINION: Dana Perino on why "Everything Will Be Okay"Watch Video

The political commentator and Bush administration press secretary offers life lessons learned at the knee of her Wyoming rancher grandfather.

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NATURE: Baboons in Botswana (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us among the baboons at Chobe National Park in Botswana, Africa. Videographer: Justin Grubb.



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COVER STORY: The danger of avalanches: Will 2021 be the worst year ever? | Watch Video

In Western states this winter's weather has produced snowpack conditions that are making avalanches even more threatening than usual. Correspondent Serena Altschul talks with experts about the conditions that create avalanches and how to make wise choices in the backcountry.

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David Pogue investigates the latest mask science.  CBS News

CORONAVIRUS: The evolving science of masks (Video)

How can you tell if the mask you're wearing is protective enough against the coronavirus? Correspondent David Pogue volunteers as a test subject to see how N95s work and learns about the science of face coverings.

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Bob Ross, the host of the classic instruction series "The Joy of Painting," taught viewers how to create "happy little trees." YouTube

ART: The enduring popularity of artist Bob Ross | Watch Video

In the 1980s and '90s Bob Ross hosted the public television series "The Joy of Painting" until his death in 1995 at age 52. But ever since, the artist's instructions in how to paint "happy little trees" have only grown more popular. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks back at the canvas of Ross' career and the big picture of his life lessons.

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Correspondent Mo Rocca visits actor-producer LeVar Burton, who earned 12 Emmy Awards for the literacy series "Reading Rainbow."  CBS News

SUNDAY PROFILE: LeVar Burton on the good that television can do | Watch Video

When LeVar Burton switched his career ambitions from the seminary to the stage, his first audition was for the TV miniseries "Roots," which brought him instant fame as the enslaved Kunta Kinte. Since then the actor became renowned for his role in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and as host of the PBS literacy series "Reading Rainbow." Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Burton about the broad sweep of his career, including his podcast, "LeVar Burton Reads."

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of the landmark San Francisco bookstore City Lights.

Actress Ellen Pompeo, star of "Grey's Anatomy."  CBS News

TELEVISION: Ellen Pompeo on the future of "Grey's Anatomy" | Watch Video

For 17 seasons actress Ellen Pompeo has starred in the longest-running primetime medical drama on American TV. But now her character on "Grey's Anatomy," Dr. Meredith Grey, has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Will she, and the show, survive? Correspondent Tracy Smith reports.

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HARTMAN: Best friends (Video)

When Brian Meyers adopted Sadie, a German Shepherd, from Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge in New Jersey, he may have thought he was rescuing her. But Sadie rescued Brian instead. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

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Billy Davis Jr. and Marilyn McCoo, two founding members of The 5th Dimension. CBS News

MUSIC: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. continue to let the sun shine in! | Watch Video

Correspondent Nancy Giles goes up, up and away with two of The 5th Dimension's founding members, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., whose music brought joyful harmonies to the tumultuous '60s and '70s, and who will soon release their first studio album in three decades, "Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons," featuring classic Beatles love songs. 

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. perform The Beatles' "Blackbird":

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - "Blackbird" Beatles Cover (Official Lyric Video) by McCoo Davis on YouTube

BUSINESS: Female McDonald's employees accuse fast-food chain of abuse, harassment in workplace | Watch Video

Dozens of women have filed complaints alleging workplace abuse, discrimination and harassment by male co-workers at one of America's largest, most iconic fast-food restaurant chains. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with current and former female employees of McDonald's and its franchisees who are speaking out about their claims of serial harassment.

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COMMENTARY: Pandemic anniversary – Jim Gaffigan marks one year of lockdown | Watch Video

The comedian ponders the perfect anniversary gift, to mark the passing of a year in which time did NOT fly by.

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NATURE: Snowy Owls (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" pays a visit to some snowy owls on Plum Island, Massachusetts. Videographer: Michael Clark.



THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews of new releases by Washington Post book reviewer Ron Charles | Watch Video

Washington Post book critic Ron Charles checks out some of the latest titles to recommend, including "Klara and the Sun" by Nobel Prize-winner Kazuo Ishiguro, and "Under a White Sky" by Elizabeth Kolbert.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Klara and the Sun" by Kazuo Ishiguro

BOOK EXCERPT: "Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future" by Elizabeth Kolbert

BOOK EXCERPT: "Fake Accounts" by Lauren Oyler

BOOK EXCERPT: "The Committed" by Viet Thanh Nguyen


Host: Jane Pauley


CORONAVIRUS:  | Watch Video

When coronavirus vaccinations were first offered late last year, millions of Americans flocked to sign up. But some—especially in historically underserved communities of color—were hesitant, if not outright opposed. Senior contributor Ted Koppel sits down with community leaders and healthcare workers to explore the roots of this skepticism, and the challenges of getting the vaccine to the people who need it the most.

COVER STORY: Paolo Fazioli, now with his son Luca, fine-tunes the art of piano making Watch Video

The majestic red spruce growing in the Val Di Fiemme of Italy's Dolomites has been prized by instrument makers for centuries. Some of the best planks wind up at the piano factory of Paolo Fazioli, a pianist and engineer turned piano maker.  Seth Doane speaks to Fazioli in his factory in the Italian town of Sacile, 40 minutes north of Venice, about his meticulous work, which began 40 years ago.


History behind the lost Columbian Harmony Cemetery | Watch Video

For about 100 years starting in the late 1850s, the Columbian Harmony Cemetery in Washington, D.C. was the resting place for 37,000 Black residents. When that cemetery was sold 60 years ago, the headstones were all sold or given away as scrap. Chip Reid spoke to Virginia State Senator Richard Stuart and his wife Lisa, who vowed to help restore the dignity of the cemetery's residents after 55 of those headstones – and potentially thousands more – ended up in the water near their new farm on the Potomac River.

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MOVIES: The authentic Ellen Burstyn | Watch Video

Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn has gifted audiences with a host of exquisite performances, from "The Last Picture Show," "The Exorcist" and "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," to her latest, "Pieces of a Woman," for which she's getting even more Oscar buzz, potentially becoming the oldest nominated actress ever. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with Burstyn about channeling her childhood; playing complex characters; and the magic of "jamming" with other actors.

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PASSAGE: Rush Limbaugh, controversial conservative radio host, dies at 70 (Video)

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has died at age 70 from complications of lung cancer. Heard nationwide since 1988, Limbaugh made his name for hardline and controversial views, from claiming Caucasians should "not feel any guilt for slavery" to calling feminists "feminazis." President Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2020.

HIKER: Solving the mystery of the Appalachian hiker "Mostly Harmless" | Watch Video

He was a mystery who intrigued thousands: Who was the hiker who walked almost the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, living completely off the grid, only to be found dead in a tent in Florida? It took years, and the persistence of amateur sleuths. to crack the case. Nicholas Thompson of The Atlantic Magazine tells the tale of the man who went by the name "Mostly Harmless," and about the efforts stirred by the mystery of his identity to give names to nameless missing persons.

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HARTMAN: Pizza Hut deliveryman gets new car as tip (Video)

A Pizza Hut deliveryman has earned a reputation around Tipton, Indiana, for his devotion to customer service. Steve Hartman reports.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Cindy McCain looks at the future of the Republican Party | Watch Video    

Former President Trump's impeachment trial may be over, but the work of repairing the Republican Party is just beginning. Lee Cowan sat down with Cindy McCain - wife of the late Republican Senator John McCain - to talk about what lies ahead and how she's using her voice to help bridge the divide.

OPINION: David Sedaris on his trip to the Apple Store (Video)

David Sedaris shares some thoughts on a recent experience at the Apple Store, when a trip to fix his broken laptop led to a reflection on the divide between younger and older people, and where he fits in.


NATURE: Wolves of Yellowstone (Video)

Watch the majestic wolves of Yellowstone National Park.


Host: Jane Pauley



HEADLINES: Republican Senators acquit Trump for role in Jan. 6 insurrection | Watch Video

The yeas were 57, ten votes short of the 67 required in the Senate to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting the deadly January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett reviews this week's historic trial, in which most Senate Republicans, including GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, chose to acquit Mr. Trump, even as McConnell excoriated him for election fraud lies and the violence that spread into the very halls of Congress.

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COVER STORY: Suleika Jaouad's journey "Between Two Kingdoms" | Watch Video

Given a one-in-three chance of survival, Suleika Jaouad overcame leukemia in her 20s, documenting her nearly-four-year endurance of chemotherapy and her desire to live a normal life in a New York Times column, "Life, Interrupted." She followed with a 15,000-mile road trip to meet 22 of the many strangers who had written to her with stories of their own, a journey which became her new book, "Between Two Kingdoms." Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with Jaouad, and with her partner, musician Jon Batiste, about life after cancer.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Between Two Kingdoms" by Suleika Jaouad

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VALENTINE'S DAY: How 21st-century diamonds are born (Video)

Have you ever wondered where a diamond comes from? The diamond industry has changed dramatically since conflict diamonds (or "blood diamonds") made headlines at the start of the century. Correspondent David Pogue explores the life of a diamond, from mines in the Canadian subarctic, to the laboratories of the Pacific Northwest. 

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POLITICS: LGBTQ rights advocate Sarah McBride | Watch Video

Newly-inaugurated Delaware State Senator Sarah McBride talks with correspondent Rita Braver about her road to becoming America's highest-ranking transgender elected official.  

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PASSAGE: Three American originals | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" looks back at the lives of singer Mary Wilson, a founding member of The Supremes; innovative jazz keyboardist Chick Corea; and Larry Flynt, the publisher of pornography who became a free-speech champion.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Innovative keyboardist Chick Corea (Video)

Multiple Grammy Award-winner Chick Corea, whose musicianship spanned genres from jazz, Latin and rock to classical, died on February 9, 2021, at age 79. In this interview originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" on July 22, 1990 (which featured performances by the keyboardist in Boston and Los Angeles), Corea talked with correspondent Billy Taylor about his exploration of electronics, his musical influences, and the art of creation.


HARTMAN: True love, separated by the border (Video)

When COVID closed all land crossings at the U.S.-Canada border to non-essential travel, Karolyn Gagnier, of Windsor, Canada, and Scott Meyers, just across the river in Detroit, Michigan, found themselves in one of the shortest long-distance relationships in North America. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on the lengths Myers and Gagnier have gone to, to reunite. 

Martha Stewart prepares a Valentine's Day brunch.  CBS News

VALENTINE'S DAY: Martha Stewart's Valentine's Day brunch (Video)

The lifestyle entrepreneur and cookbook author demonstrates how to make French Toast with Grand Marnier, topped off with a blood orange Mimosa, for the perfect holiday brunch.

RECIPE: Martha's French Toast with Grand Marnier (at

RECIPE: Blood Orange Champagne Cocktails (at

WINE: Georges Vigouroux Hommage Blanc de Blancs (at Martha Stewart Wine Co.)

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Actress Kate Winslet on a windswept English beach with correspondent Mark Phillips.  CBS News

SUNDAY PROFILE: Kate Winslet on "Ammonite" and life during COVID | Watch Video

Kate Winslet has some familiarity with the dangers of viral outbreaks, having starred in the 2011 thriller "Contagion." Now, COVID-19 has affected how the Oscar-winning actress is promoting her latest film, "Ammonite" by eliminating travel. And that, she tells socially-distanced correspondent Mark Phillips, is not a bad thing.

To watch a trailer for "Ammonite," click on the video player below:

Ammonite - Official Trailer by NEON on YouTube

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President Warren G. Harding, one of our most scandal-plagued presidents, nonetheless is honored by this grand tomb in Marion, Ohio.  CBS News

PRESIDENTS DAY: Mo Rocca with lively thoughts about our deceased presidents (Video)

The "Sunday Morning" presidential scholar-in-residence visits the final resting places of our former chief executives. 

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COMMENTARY: Preserving childhood magic in a time of COVID | Watch Video

CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook on how a child's sense of wonder can be fostered even when a pandemic may get in the way of the Tooth Fairy.

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NATURE: Trumpeter swans (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us this Valentine's Day to (where else?) Valentine, Nebraska, at the Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge ... a stopover for Trumpeter Swans.

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COVER STORY: What do the stars predict for Super Bowl LV? | Watch Video

Astrology has had adherents going back to ancient Mesopotamia. So, what do the stars foretell for tonight's NFL championship game? Correspondent Rita Braver checks in with some of today's leading astrologers, and finds out why the pandemic has brought them more business than ever before – a development they could not see coming. 

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CORONAVIRUS: Mass vaccinations: How stadiums host a COVID defensive play | Watch Video

Although vaccines against the coronavirus have been developed in record time, the lack of a playbook on how to administer them quickly prompted a union between health workers and professional sports teams, to offer shots at stadiums and ball parks across the country. NPR's Allison Aubrey looks at how organizations like the New England Patriots are taking the field against COVID.

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Chef Eddie Jackson (right), with correspondent Luke Burbank. CBS News

FOOD: Eddie Jackson, from NFL cornerback to Food Network MVP | Watch Video

After his football playing days ended, Eddie Jackson took a chance with his own catering business, and soon rose to the pros as a star on the Food Network. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports.

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HARTMAN: Making the most of being on hold (Video)

As people calling customer service have no doubt found out, the pandemic has increased wait times. And while your call IS very important to them, correspondent Steve Hartman finds that being put on hold is actually inspiring the creativity of people who are waiting, and waiting…


Actor Steven Yeun, star of "Minari." CBS News

MOVIES: "Minari" star Steve Yeun on portraying the American Dream | Watch Video

Korean American actor Steve Yeun, who played a zombie-slayer for six seasons on the mega-hit "The Walking Dead," now stars in the acclaimed film "Minari," as an immigrant dad who searches for his American Dream on a farm in Arkansas. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Yeun about his own immigrant experience, and how his latest movie role brought him to tears.

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PASSAGE: Remembering Christopher Plummer | Watch Video

Jane Pauley looks back on the career of the Oscar- and Tony-winning actor Christopher Plummer, who died this week at age 91 – a talent of remarkable longevity, whose most enduring fame came from the 1965 musical "The Sound of Music."


SUPER BOWL LV: The roar of the crowd | Watch Video

In the COVID era a nearly-empty NFL stadium can be made to sound like a packed arena, through the playback of recordings of fans made way back in pre-pandemic times. Vince Caputo, VP/senior sound supervisor of NFL Films, explains to correspondent David Pogue how a sound machine operated during Sunday's Super Bowl can create everything from a dull roar to the cheers of a crowd going bonkers.

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CONVERSATION: Josh Seftel and his mother talk Tom Brady (Video)

Contributor Josh Seftel joins his mother, Pat, in an online conversation about football's Big Game, and one of the sport's star attractions.


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MOVIES: Robin Wright on directing "Land," a film about human kindness | Watch Video

After six years of shooting "House of Cards," actress Robin Wright undertook her first feature film as a director about as far from a soundstage as one could get – in the remote Rocky Mountains, playing a woman who runs from a personal tragedy, only to face solitude and danger in an isolated cabin. Wright talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about "Land"; her portrayals of strong, independent women; and her work to aid women brutalized by sexual violence.

To watch a trailer for "Land" click on the video player below:

LAND - Official Trailer [HD] - In Theaters February 12 by Focus Features on YouTube

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on Super Bowl LV: The GOAT vs. the Kid | Watch Video

The comedian weighs in on Sunday's epic battle between NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Whom will he root for?

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NATURE: In search of a humongous fungus | Watch Video

Deep inside Malheur National Forest in Oregon is the world's largest living organism: a fungus, armillaria ostoyae, that spans thousands of acres, grows underground, and kills trees. But it also brings life – and mushrooms – to the forest floor. Correspondent Conor Knighton reports.


BOOK EXCERPT: "Entangled Life," on how fungi shape our future 

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SUPER BOWL LV: Big game preview (Video)

The experts of CBS Sports – James Brown, Nate Burleson, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms – bring you their predictions about tonight's championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Be sure to watch Super Bowl LV Sunday, Feb. 7 on CBS!

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NATURE: Florida's Ten Thousand Islands (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Florida's Ten Thousand Islands. Videographer: Charles Schultz.


Danny Trejo's Carne Asada Tacos. Clarkson Potter

FOOD: Check out these Super Bowl menu ideas

From burgers, hot dogs, tacos, BBQ and wings, to salsas and cocktails, here are some tempting recipes from top chefs, cookbook authors and restaurateurs to go with watching the Big Game!


Guest host: Mo Rocca


COVER STORY: Meet a pioneer in stroke recovery | Watch Video

After 39-year-old Aaron Ulland suffered a stroke, paralyzing his left side, he volunteered to participate in a revolutionary study at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where electrodes were implanted in his brain to help restore his mobility. Correspondent Susan Spencer reports on the incredible results.

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BUSINESS: GameStop, Reddit and the Battle of Wall Street | Watch Video

The titans of finance were shaken last week by a subculture of day traders on the internet, whose viral machinations caused the stock price of computer game retailer GameStop to skyrocket in a matter of days, costing hedge funds billions of dollars. Correspondent David Pogue breaks down this complex controversy and examines the anti-Wall Street culture that has prompted calls to revise stock trading rules. 

Chic, red carpet pockets.  CBS News

FASHION: The 500-year history of the pocket (Video)

Pockets hold a fascinating history, and if you dig down deeply enough, you may discover how, over the course of centuries, the humble pocket has carried the secrets and desires of men (and, eventually, women). Correspondent Faith Salie looks at how this fashionable clothing component continues to evolve.  

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 PULSE: Grape Nuts cereal

Mike Nichols
Director Mike Nichols. Time & Life Pictures via Getty Images

BOOKS: The improbable life of Mike Nichols | Watch Video

Director and comedian Mike Nichols arrived in the U.S. as a child refugee from Nazi Germany, and he went on to become a Tony- and Oscar-winning master of both stage and screen, with such classics as  "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "The Graduate," and "Silkwood." Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with biographer Mark Harris and actress Candice Bergen about Nichols, the outsider who became a Hollywood and Broadway A-Lister, mining real life for comedic and dramatic gold.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Mike Nichols: A Life" by Mark Harris

In this excerpt the director searches for the perfect actor to star in his groundbreaking 1967 film, "The Graduate."

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PASSAGE: Cicely Tyson and Cloris Leachman | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" looks back on the lives and careers of Cloris Leachman, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning star of "The Last Picture Show," "Young Frankenstein" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," who died this week at the age of 94; and Cicely Tyson, the Emmy- and Tony-winning actress and model, best known for "Sounder," "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" and "Roots," who died this week at age 96. Mo Rocca reports.


PETS: "When Harry Met Minnie": A NYC fairy tale of puppy love and friendship | Watch Video

In her new book, "When Harry Met Minnie," correspondent Martha Teichner has written a memoir of the remarkable friendship and bonds formed when she sought a companion for her dog, and adopted a bull terrier from noted designer Carol Fertig, who was dying of liver cancer.

READ AN EXCERPT: "When Harry Met Minnie" by Martha Teichner

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  • "When Harry Met Minnie" by Martha Teichner (Celadon Books), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio Formats, available February 2 via Amazon and Indiebound
  • Join Martha Teichner on her virtual book tour for "When Harry Met Minnie," with events moderated at the National Writers Series (February 4); Gramercy Books (Feb. 10); and the Charleston Library Society, in conversation with "Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca (Feb. 23). Details and ticket information can be found here.


HARTMAN: High fives (Video)

Every week, Andy Gullahorn, of Nashville, goes for a walk, and meets up with his friend, Gabe Scott, and they give each other a high five. And then they each walk back home. Correspondent Steve Hartman attempts to get to the bottom of this silly ritual, now in its seventh year.

Actor Stanley Tucci with correspondent Holly Williams.  CBS News

IN CONVERSATION: The sultry Stanley Tucci | Watch Video

Acclaimed character actor Stanley Tucci not only steals scenes, in such films as "Julie & Julia," "The Devil Wears Prada" and "The Lovely Bones," but he's also earned an online cult following with his way of mixing a Negroni. Tucci talks with correspondent Holly Williams about his latest film, "Supernova" (about a middle-aged gay couple dealing with one partner's early-onset dementia), and his very public obsession with food and drink. 

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COMMENTARY: Why can't Jim Gaffigan find his TV remote? | Watch Video

Comedian Jim Gaffigan reflects on experiences he's lost out on during the pandemic – and on things he's lost around the house.


MOVIES: Revealing the unknown Billie Holiday | Watch Video

Billie Holiday turned a lifetime of pain into immortal lyrics, with a voice that still haunts decades after her death. Her life is now the subject of a new film, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," about the government's persecution of the jazz singer. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with singer-songwriter Andra Day (who adapted Holiday's nickname "Lady Day" as her own), and with director Lee Daniels, about the emotional roller-coaster of bringing Holiday's tormented life to the screen.

To watch a trailer for "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" click on the player below:

The United States vs. Billie Holiday - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original by Hulu on YouTube

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MILEPOST: Kris Kristofferson


NATURE: Deer in New York (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us among the deer at the Tifft Nature Preserve in Erie County, in western New York State. 

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COVER STORY: Climate refugees: The quest for a haven from extreme weather events | Watch Video

People who are driven from their homes by wildfires, floods and hurricanes are seeking areas less ravaged by our worsening climate and rising sea levels. Correspondent David Pogue examines how those with the means are relocating to "climate haven cities."


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Will we ever get back to the office? | Watch Video

New research confirms that where we work affects how we work. Since many of us spent most of 2020 working from home, contributor Kelefa Sanneh checks out how it's been going. Will Americans go back to offices, or is this just the beginning of a whole new way of doing business?

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IN MEMORIAM: Remembering Larry King | Watch Video

The award-winning broadcaster, noted for interviewing the famous and infamous for more than 60 years, died Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the age of 87. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks back at the life of Larry King, one of radio and TV's most celebrated interviewers.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Talking TV with Larry King (Video)

Award-winning broadcaster Larry King, who spent more than six decades on radio and television, died on January 23, 2021 at the age of 87. In this profile originally broadcast on October 1, 2006, King talked with "Sunday Morning" anchor Charles Osgood about interviewing the famous and infamous, curiosity, and the devastation he felt as a nine-year-old when his father died.

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: Fashion victims: Italian artisans try to preserve their struggling industry | Watch Video

Italy's fashion industry has long depended on the work of artisans drawing on generations of tradition and expertise. With the coronavirus affecting markets around the world, these same workers are now drawing on their creativity to survive. Correspondent Seth Doane traveled through Italy to find out how embroiderers, fabric manufacturers and other pillars of high-end fashion houses are coping in the COVID era.

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THE PRESIDENCY: Farewell 45: Donald Trump exits the stage (Video)

Once Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President on Wednesday, the man who had dominated every aspect of American life was suddenly gone. CBS News senior national correspondent Ben Tracy reflects on covering President Donald Trump, as well as his legacy, and – after four years of shocking or bizarre White House news – a return to the ordinary.


PASSAGE: Baseball great Hank Aaron (Video)

"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley looks back at the life of Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who in 1974 overcame racist threats and abuse to break one of the most coveted records in all of sports: Babe Ruth's career home run record.

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2021


POLITICS: Democrat John Fetterman looms tall – in person and in politics | Watch Video

John Fetterman, the 6'8" lieutenant-governor of Pennsylvania, is a blunt-talking, self-described progressive intent on breaking through with swing voters, many of whom backed Donald Trump. Contributor Mark Whitaker talks with Fetterman about his efforts to revitalize Pennsylvania's Rust Belt; his outspoken defense against election-related conspiracy theories; and his unabashed Twitter feed that mixes mockery with cold, hard facts.

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A FEW THINGS ABOUT... : President Joe Biden (Video)

"Sunday Morning" anchor Jane Pauley offers a biography of the 46th President of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr

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HEALTH: Dr. Anthony Fauci: Divisiveness has failed America "in every single way" | Watch Video

"Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks about the latest efforts to address the coronavirus pandemic with the Biden administration's chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who says the goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days is entirely achievable. Fauci also discusses how politicization of public health measures (like wearing masks), mixed messaging from the Trump White House, and claims that COVID-19 is a hoax have thwarted America's efforts to limit the pandemic's toll. 

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OPINION: James Fallows on the message from Joe Biden's inauguration | Watch Video

The Atlantic writer says the new president's inaugural address speaks to an ever-growing nation's resolve and will to succeed in the face of cruel obstacles and divisiveness. 

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MILEPOST: Tom Brokaw retires


NATURE: Winter in Minnesota (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us out into the cold, at Blue Mounds State Park in Minnesota. 

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Host::Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: Inauguration 2021: The task for Joe Biden, and for America | Watch Video

An inauguration represents a grand re-opening of the American experiment. But as Joe Biden is sworn in as our 46th President, old grudges imperil the traditions of renewal. "60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson talks with New Yorker writer Jill Lepore, New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie, and Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson about the challenges facing a president taking charge of a nation enflamed by mistrust, disinformation and insurrection.

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INAUGURATION: Security challenges as a new president is sworn in | Watch Video

With this week's inauguration of the 46th President of the United States coming on the heels of a murderous attack on the U.S. Capitol by insurrectionists, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin looks at the increased security preparations for when Joe Biden takes the oath of office.


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INTERNET: A protected right? Free speech and social media | Watch Video

A decade ago social media was hailed as an organizing tool for pro-democracy rallies, giving voice to the voiceless. But it has also become a forum for conspiracy theories, disinformation and hate speech. President Donald Trump was recently banned from Twitter following his incitement of rioters, and his social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram were suspended. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks into the legality and implications of tech companies "de-platforming" a user – even a president.

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Comedian Sarah Cooper. CBS News

COMEDY: Sarah Cooper, in her own voice | Watch Video

After 20 years of trying, standup comedian Sarah Cooper became an overnight success when she started lip-syncing President Trump, stripping away his image and using only his words, in social media posts that became comedy sensations. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with Cooper about her rise to fame, and what the future may hold for her, now that her object of mockery is leaving the stage.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Siegfried Fischbacher, half of the entertainment duo Siegfried & Roy.


HISTORY: Remembering Charles Curtis, the first Native American vice president | Watch Video

Elected in 1928, Charles Curtis became the first, and only, Native American Vice President of the United States. After being raised among the Kaw Tribe in Kansas, he stayed in Topeka to live with his White father's family. His professional and political rise (from lawyer, to Congressman and Senator, to Herbert Hoover's running mate) was swift and compelling. Correspondent Mo Rocca looks back at the incredible life of Curtis, and the not-always-positive impact he had on Native American peoples.

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THE PRESIDENCY:  GOP Congresswoman on voting to impeach Trump: "I felt like I had to" | Watch Video

President Donald Trump became the first chief executive to be impeached twice, when the House of Representatives voted this past week that he had incited a violent insurrection upon the U.S. Capitol. Correspondent Rita Braver looks at the history of impeachment, and the future implications for Mr. Trump as he leaves office.


HARTMAN: Day care friends (Video)

Every day that 91-year-old Gene McGehee steps outside his house in Vidalia, La., he discovers a bunch of kids from the day care across the street, eager to include him in their fun. And because McGehee has severe dementia, every day brings a wonder of discovery. Steve Hartman reports on how youth brings sunlight to the elderly living in shadows.


Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris with her husband, Douglas Emhoff. CBS News

THE VICE PRESIDENCY: Kamala Harris is "clear-eyed" about the job ahead: "It is not gonna be easy" | Watch Video

In part one of our two-part interview with the Vice President-Elect, Kamala Harris talks with "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley about her role in this unique moment in history. The former prosecutor, attorney general and U.S. Senator also looks back at the many "firsts" of her career; her debates with her mother about optimism vs. realism; and the January 6th assault on our democracy on Capitol Hill.

THE VICE PRESIDENCY: Kamala Harris and Douglas Emhoff on breaking new ground | Watch Video

In part two of our two-part interview with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley talks with Harris and her husband, lawyer Douglas Emhoff, about their marriage and blended family, and his role as the first "second gentleman."

PREVIEW: Kamala Harris, Douglas Emhoff in first joint TV interview since attack on Capitol


MILESTONE: A "Sunday Morning" departure & arrival (Video)

Jane Pauley says goodbye to former CBS News economics correspondent and "Sunday Morning" regular Ray Brady, who died this week at age 94, and says hello to the newest member of the "Sunday Morning" family.


NATURE: Big horn sheep in Montana (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to Big Sky Country, in Western Montana's Sapphire Mountains. Videographer: Brad Markel.


Host: Jane Pauley



COVER STORY: Democracy under siege: Writing the first draft of history | Watch Video

Correspondent Lee Cowan puts the past week's tumultuous events in Washington, D.C., including the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol Building, into perspective.


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WASHINGTON: The history of the U.S. Capitol | Watch Video

As a symbol and an institution, the United States Capitol Building is more than just the seat of our government. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the history of one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, from its design and construction, to the backdrop it has provided for our democracy.

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WASHINGTON: Former Homeland Security head's advice following Capitol attack: "Buckle up" | Watch Video

Michael Chertoff talks with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin about the failure of the Capitol Police to prevent armed Trump supporters from breaching a Joint Session of Congress, despite threats of violence posted on social media in the runup to the Electoral College vote tabulation.


OPINION:  Charles Blow on the greatest threat to our democracy: White supremacy | Watch Video

New York Times columnist Charles Blow shares his thoughts on voting rights and justice in America.

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DEMOCRACY: Chaos at the Capitol, as seen by allies and adversaries around the world | Watch Video

Observers abroad who have watched the attack unfold in Washington this week share some surprising perspectives with correspondent Seth Doane about what it means for democracy.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, and documentary filmmaker Michael Apted (the "7 Up" series).

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Recording life, seven years at a time (VIDEO)

British filmmaker Michael Apted, who died on January 7, 2021 at age 79, was best known for his groundbreaking "7 Up" series of documentaries featuring a cohort of London schoolchildren, interviewing them at seven-year intervals throughout the course of their lives. In this January 6, 2013 story, "Sunday Morning" correspondent Lee Cowan talked with Apted (and some of his subjects) about what became his life's work – a living document of humanity probing the joys and sadness of growing up.  

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HISTORY: "Lame ducks" and the tradition of presidential transitions | Watch Video

Once the electorate has voted them out, what have politicians accomplished as they linger in office? And how was the term "lame duck" coined? Correspondent Mo Rocca looks at America's time-honored practice of handing over the reins of presidential power.

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PUBLISHING: Lessons from Scholastic | Watch Video

Scholastic, the largest publisher of children's books and magazines in the world, is now celebrating its 100th anniversary. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Chairman, President and CEO Dick Robinson, who at 83 is only the second person to have headed the company that has offered generations of students a kid's-eye view of history and culture.

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TELEVISION: What makes Norman Lear, at 98, still tick? | Watch Video

In January 1971 "All in the Family" premiered on CBS. Fifty years later, the co-creator of that classic situation comedy, Norman Lear, explains the importance of laughter in keeping him going strong at the age of 98. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook (Lear's son-in-law) recently spent time with Lear, making a home movie like no other, in which the legendary producer reveals what makes him tick.

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CORONAVIRUS: Josh Seftel and his mother, on hold (Video)

Filmmaker Josh Seftel – whose conversations with his mother, Pat, have been featured on "Sunday Morning" from time to time – spends a virtual afternoon with his mom as she tries to sign up for a COVID vaccination.

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HARTMAN: Birth of a friendship (Video)

ICU nurse Caitlyn Obrock has treated hundreds of COVID patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, but one patient stands above: 28-year-old Monique Jones, who came to the hospital deathly ill – and six months pregnant. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on an example of a bond forged in the midst of terrifying hardship.


NATURE: Elephant seals (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the beach at San Simeon, Calif., a home for elephant seals. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.




COVER STORY: The threats arising from the massive SolarWinds hack | Watch Video

When it comes to cyberspace, the United States is the most technologically-advanced nation – and, at the same time, perhaps the most vulnerable to a cybersecurity intrusion. The suspected Russian hacking of software from SolarWinds, a Texas-based IT management company, caused a "cyber virus" that has infected the computer systems of more than 18,000 private and government customers, in the U.S. and abroad. "Sunday Morning" senior correspondent Ted Koppel talked with cybersecurity experts about the national security implications of the breach, and the dangers it poses to critical infrastructure.

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HEALTH: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's prescription for fighting off dementia | Watch Video

The neurosurgeon, CNN commentator and author of "Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age" has long studied the brain and the onset of Alzheimer's. He talks with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook about the recommended steps to a healthier brain, from diet and exercise to the value of sleep and social interaction.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Keep Sharp" by Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

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PULSE: Looking back

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Comedian Chris Rock sits down with CBS News' Gayle King.  CBS News

COMEDY: Chris Rock: Truth, therapy and punchlines | Watch Video

Being happy – especially during COVID-19 – is more than a punchline for comedian, writer and director Chris Rock. "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King sits down for a candid conversation with the 55-year-old divorced comic, in which he discusses attending therapy during the coronavirus pandemic; forgiving the people who bullied him as a kid; whether he will get vaccinated; and stretching himself, by acting in the drama series "Fargo."

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LOOKING AHEAD IN 2021: Will Washington welcome the new dawn? | Watch Video

The nation awaits a new president. Yet, 2020 leaves behind unfinished political and pandemic business. CBS News chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett talks with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman about President-elect Joe Biden's agenda, and what loyalists to the outgoing president portend for the Republican Party's future.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

"Sunday Morning" looks back at the lives of three notable figures who left us this week: Pierre Cardin, a giant in the fashion industry; actress Dawn Wells, famed for her role in the classic 1960s sitcom "Gilligan's Island"; and Phyllis McGuire, the last of the singing McGuire Sisters. Jane Pauley reports.  

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MUSIC: Barry Gibb returns to the Bee Gees' music via Nashville | Watch Video

For his latest album, Barry Gibb teamed up with some of Nashville's biggest stars to record "Greenfields," in which they perform some of The Bee Gees' greatest hits. The last surviving Gibb brother talked with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason about returning to their catalogue, and about the new HBO Max documentary about the group, "The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," which he says is too painful for him to watch.

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COMMENTARY: Bob Schieffer on never taking our democracy for granted | Watch Video

The vaccine may ultimately beat COVID-19, but healing a deeply-divided nation may be even more difficult, says the veteran CBS newsman.


LOOKING AHEAD IN 2021: The U.S., no longer AWOL on the world stage | Watch Video

The New Year promises a period of renewed engagement in the world by the United States, but after four years of the outgoing administration, will our Western allies once again trust American leadership? Correspondent Mark Phillips talks with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and with Dr. Karin von Hippel, director-general of the Royal United Services Institute in London.

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LOOKING BACK: Remembering Sumner Redstone (Video)

"Sunday Morning" looks back at the life of one of the magnates of the entertainment industry: Sumner Redstone, who went from running drive-in movie theatres to becoming chairman of the media giant Viacom. Lee Cowan reports.


PULSE: Look ahead

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NATURE: Bald eagles in Idaho (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us among bald eagles at Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho. Videographer: Hank Heusinkveld.


John Magaro in Kelly Reichardt's "First Cow." Allyson Riggs/A24 Films

MOVIES: The 10 best films of 2020

An unconventional year for cinema brought forth an unusual mix of fiction and nonfiction, animation and documentary.'s David Morgan offers his picks for the best of 2020.


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