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RECAP: JULY 4

Host: Jane Pauley

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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.       

Local Residents Rally For DC Statehood As House Considers Act
District of Columbia residents rally for statehood near the U.S. Capitol on March 22, 2021. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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. 

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Correspondent Tracy Smith with Oscar-winning filmmaker (and now novelist) Quentin Tarantino.  CBS News

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”

PREVIEW: Quentin Tarantino on living the literary life

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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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RECAP: JUNE 27

Host: Jane Pauley 

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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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RECAP: JUNE 20

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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.

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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: 


RECAP: JUNE 13

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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.


RECAP: JUNE 6

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

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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.


RECAP: MAY 30

Host: Jane Pauley 

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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.

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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.    


RECAP: MAY 16

Host: Jane Pauley

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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.


RECAP: MAY 9

Host: Jane Pauley

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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.

     

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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.


RECAP: MAY 2

Host: Jane Pauley

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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.      


RECAP: APRIL 25

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.

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Host: Jane Pauley

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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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RECAP: APRIL 18

Host: Jane Pauley

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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.
        


RECAP: APRIL 11

Guest host: Lee Cowan

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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.    

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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.       

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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. 


RECAP: APRIL 4

Guest host: Tracy Smith 

WATCH THE FULL APRIL 4 BROADCAST!

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.

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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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RECAP: MARCH 28

Host: Jane Pauley 

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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.
       

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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.


RECAP: MARCH 21

Host: Jane Pauley 

WATCH THE FULL MARCH 21 EPISODE!

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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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. 

      


RECAP: MARCH 14

Host: Jane Pauley

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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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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.

You can stream the album “Kiwanuka” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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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.

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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

EDUCATION: 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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NATURE: Iceland (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” spends the last days of winter in Iceland. Videographer: Mauricio Handler.
     

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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.


RECAP: MARCH 7

Host: Jane Pauley 

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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.
      


RECAP: FEBRUARY 28

Host: Jane Pauley

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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.

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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.
     

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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


RECAP: FEBRUARY 21

Host: Jane Pauley

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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.

GRAVESTONES: 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.

  • For more on the effort to recover the headstones, click here


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.


RECAP: FEBRUARY 14

Host: Jane Pauley

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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. 

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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 marthastewart.com)

RECIPE: Blood Orange Champagne Cocktails (at marthastewart.com)

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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RECAP: FEBRUARY 7

Host: Jane Pauley

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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…       

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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.

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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!


RECAP: JANUARY 31

Guest host: Mo Rocca

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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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RECAP: JANUARY 24

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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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BUSINESS:
 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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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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MILEPOST: MLK Day
      

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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.      

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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.


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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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President Franklin D. Roosevelt tips his top hat while sitting in the back of a car with former President Herbert Hoover at the Inauguration in Washington, D.C., March 4, 1933.  American Stock Archive/Getty Images

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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Legendary television producer Norman Lear.  CBS News

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.     


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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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Dr. Sanjay Gupta. CBS News

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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Musician Barry Gibb. CBS News

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.

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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. CBSNews.com’s David Morgan offers his picks for the best of 2020.
        


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