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You can also download the free “Sunday Morning” podcast at iTunes. Now you’ll never miss the trumpet!


Join Nancy Giles, Sunday Morning correspondent, for a virtual Q&A. Ask questions, and hear more about her latest story about Peloton exercise bikes and working out in isolation. Post a question in the comment section below. See you at 11 AM EDT!

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 31, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: Nancy GilesOur correspondent answered viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page following the May 31 broadcast. You may watch the archived video here. 

Host: Jane Pauley


     OPENING: “Abblasen” performed by Kelly Austermann (Video)The “Sunday Morning” theme song is performed by viewer Kelly Austermann of St. Louis.

       HEADLINES: The death of George Floyd, and calls for justice (Video)The death of a Minneapolis man in police custody last Monday has spurred a nationwide explosion of grief and anger. Jeff Pegues looks at the events of the past week and talks to the family and girlfriend of George Floyd, whose arrest and detention was recorded on video for the world to watch in horror; with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump; and with the mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, whose city was the first to erupt in street protests and unrest.  

     COVER STORY: Will we ever go back to the “old normal”? | Watch VideoSocial distancing, plexiglass dividers and facemasks are just some signs of the ways Americans’ lives have changed because of coronavirus. But are all these changes for good? Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with restaurateur Lidia Bastianich, New York University psychology professor Adam Alter, and plastics manufacturer Russ Miller about whether we’ll return to the “old normal.”

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TAP Plastics, San Leandro, Calif.Adam Alter, New York University’s Stern School of BusinessLidia Bastianich (Official site)Face masks are seen on the figures of the sculpture “Dancing Girls” by artist Ursula Schneider-Schulz in Jena, Germany, April 3, 2020. Jens Meyer/AP

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HISTORY: Facemasks through the ages, from medical aid to fashion statement | Watch VideoOriginating during the Black Death of the Middle Ages, face coverings to protect against the transmission of disease are not just medical requirements; they’re now a fashion statement. Mark Phillips reports.

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“The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris” by Mark Honigsbaum (WW Norton), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazonmarkhonigsbaum.comFollow Mark Honigsbaum on TwitterSara Little Turnbull Center for Design Institute, SeattleActor Matthew McConaughey has appeared in a series of PSAs aimed at increasing awareness about the importance of social distancing to defeat coronavirus. CBS News


ADVERTISING: How the pandemic changed TV commercials | Watch VideoCompanies have been pivoting to a new style of advertisement ever since the outbreak of COVID-19 altered our world, and upended consumers’ shopping habits. Correspondent Anna Werner talks with advertising and marketing experts about what new messaging is being broadcast during the pandemic; and with actor Matthew McConaughey, who has created a series of public-service ads aimed at increasing awareness about social distancing.

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Jeanine Poggi, Ad Age MagazineDoner advertising agency, DetroitFord Motor CompanyFollow Matthew McConaughey on TwitterSkol! CBS News


BEVERAGES:  Cheers to the virtual cocktail party | Watch VideoLuke Burbank drinks up the history of the cocktail hour, and how in these times of social distancing, technology is helping serve up libations on a whole new level. (Plus: Learn how to make a classic Negroni.)

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cocktail recipes from New York City’s Dante

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Food historian Laura Carlson (Official site)Dante, New York CitySinger-songwriters Jon Bon Jovi and Jewel talk with “CBS Sunday Morning” about opportunities for making music during an unsettling time. CBS News


MUSIC:  Songs for our times: A COVID-19 playlist | Watch VideoSpring is usually a time when bands start touring and music festivals pop up all around the globe – but not this year.  And yet, the music hasn’t stopped, as the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired artists from The Rolling Stones, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber to Luke Combs to release new songs – music that will remain a marker of a time that has changed everything. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Jon Bon Jovi and Jewel about the inspiration for their latest releases.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jewel sings “Grateful”In a performance recorded exclusively for “CBS Sunday Morning,” the singer-songwriter Jewel performs her new single “Grateful,” which was “inspired by anxiety” and the power of gratitude during tough times.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jewel on her new song “Grateful”Singer-songwriter Jewel talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about her new single, “Grateful,” and why she chose to release it early during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jon Bon Jovi (Official site)JBJ Soul KitchenJewel (Official site)Sean Wilentz, Department of History, Princeton UniversityThe Sound of the Virus (Spotify Playlist)Our thanks to the famed Village Studios in Los AngelesActivist and playwright Larry Kramer in 2006. CBS News


PASSAGE: Remembering Larry Kramer, an AIDS warrior on a soapbox and the stage | Watch VideoThe playwright, screenwriter and AIDS activist, who founded the group ACT UP and engaged in civil disobedience on behalf of AIDS research, died Wednesday, May 27 at the age of 84. Jane Pauley reports.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: AIDS activist Larry Kramer: “I wasn’t a phony … I fought for life” (Video)In this profile originally broadcast on “CBS Sunday Morning” on June 25, 2006, Larry Kramer talked with Harry Smith about fighting indifference in the battle against AIDS; about the founding of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT UP; and about becoming a pariah within the gay community due to his outspoken remarks.

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ACT UP ArchiveThanks to Donna Aceto via Gay City News

        COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on not knowing what comes next | Watch VideoIn his 11th week of quarantine, the comedian would like to know how to prepare for a second wave of the pandemic, and how to dress for it.

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jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterLaurence Fishburne lends his voice to a rise in audiobook recordings.  CBS News


PUBLISHING: Hear, hear! The explosion in audio books | Watch VideoSmartphones and digital downloads have helped make audio recordings of books a billion-dollar industry, with more than 45,000 new audiobooks recorded last year alone. David Pogue listens in on how authors, and actors, are writing a new chapter in book publishing.

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          COMMENTARY: My mom in quarantine (Video)A personal essay from filmmaker Josh Seftel, made from his video chats with his energetic mother, discussing everything from social distancing and dealing with loneliness, to the fashion of masks and dating one of the Cuomo brothers.

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seftel.comMore from Josh and Pat in “My Mom on Movies” (Facebook)Correspondent Nancy Giles on a Peloton stationary bike. CBS News


EXERCISE: On a ride with Peloton | Watch VideoWith gyms still closed in many places, at-home fitness is more in-demand, and that’s made Peloton one of the few companies to prosper in this economy. But while sales of their bikes and treadmills are up, the pandemic has also changed how the company works, as its live workout instructors are now streaming from their homes. Nancy Giles reports.

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        BETWEEN THE LINES: The New Yorker Cartoons: Life during pandemic (Video)For some 95 years, cartoons in The New Yorker magazine have captured the spirit of their times. This time is no exception. “Sunday Morning” presents a recent sampling from cartoonists Jon Adams, Johnny DiNapoli, Carolita Johnson and Avi Steinberg.

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The New Yorker

     NATURE: Spring in South Dakota (Extended Video)“Sunday Morning” shares a late spring view of Lake Poinsett, in eastern South Dakota. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.



THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews from Washington Post book critic Ron Charles  | Watch VideoRecommendations of four new fiction and non-fiction titles.

BOOK EXCERPT: “How Much of These Hills Is Gold” by C. Pam Zhang

BOOK EXCERPT: “All Adults Here” by Emma Straub

BOOK EXCERPT: “Rodham: A Novel” by Curtis Sittenfeld

BOOK EXCERPT: David Allen Sibley’s “What It’s Like to Be a Bird”

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Ron Charles, The Washington PostRon Charles’ Totally Hip Video Book Review “The 24 Hour Plays – Viral Monologues”


“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “The 24 Hour Plays – Viral Monologues” (VIDEO)An experiment in theatre – to present plays written, rehearsed and performed in the span of just 24 hours – has resulted in works shown on stages around the world. But with theatres shut, writer Christopher Oscar Peña and actors Evan Jonigkeit and Zosia Mamet have taken the blackly comic “The Story of Us” on the road, to an isolated lake – the perfect place to dispose of a murder weapon! This short play was recorded especially for “CBS Sunday Morning.”


Song Yang in the Chinese thriller ‘Wrath of Silence.” International Film Festival & Awards Macao

MOVIES: “We Are One” presents a free global film festival onlineWith theatres closed around world, 21 international film festivals unite to curate streaming content beginning May 29, including features, documentaries, and conversations with filmmakers. Films will be streamed at youtube.com/WeAreOne.

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We Are One: A Global Film Festival (May 29-June 7) | Film scheduleA Los Angeleno pictured on Skid Row. Michael Christopher Brown from National Geographic


SNAPSHOT: Life on L.A.’s Skid Row during the pandemic (Video)“Sunday Morning” presents pictures of the world in a time of COVID-19, featuring the haunting black-and-white images of some of the most vulnerable citizens of Los Angeles, taken by photographer Michael Christopher Brown from National Geographic.

GALLERY: Pandemic: Life on L.A.’s Skid Row

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michaelchristopherbrown.comRECAP: MAY 24

Tracy Smith will be chatting with singer-songwriter Josh Groban on Facebook Live at 11AM EST – 8AM PST – this Sunday after the show. Post your questions below!

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 24, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: Josh Groban & Tracy SmithThe singer-musician joined our correspondent to answer viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page following the May 24 broadcast. You can watch the archived video here.  

Host: Jane Pauley


OPENING: “Abblasen” performed by the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” (Video)This Memorial Day weekend, “Sunday Morning” is honored to have its opening theme “Abblasen” performed by members of the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” Performers (clockwise from top left): SSG Craig Basarich; SSG Alicia Eisenstadt; SSG Adrienne Doctor; SSG Danny Venora; SSG John Powlison; and SSG Kevin Paul. Arrangement by SSG Venora. Hooah!

WEB EXTRA: The U.S. Army Band: They’re playing our songWatch VideoThe mission of these military musicians, who performed the “Sunday Morning” theme “Abblasen,” is to remind us of the power of music to connect us.

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       COVER STORY: Hollywood’s cliffhanger of a summer | Watch VideoFor decades, summer has been movie blockbuster season. Now, with production halted, release schedules shuffled and hundreds of thousands of jobs lost, Hollywood is trying to figure out how it will recover from the coronavirus shutdown. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group; SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Cateris; Ted Sarandos, content chief at Netflix; and film professor Emily Carman, about how the film industry may bounce back.

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2020 theatrical and VOD movie release schedule (firstshowing.net)SAG-AFTRASony Pictures EntertainmentNetflixEmily Carman, associate professor, Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University, Irvine, Calif.

FOOD: Baking bread at home: A knead for comfort | Watch VideoIf you’re like many people holed up at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you are spending more time in the kitchen. And with yeast sales up more than 600 percent compared to a year ago, it’s a good bet what’s coming out of more and more ovens is freshly-baked bread. Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with bread expert Jim Lahey, of New York’s Sullivan Street Bakery, and with budding bread bakers who are finding comfort in their own loaves.

RECIPE: Jim Lahey’s Basic No-Knead BreadPlan ahead when baking this delicious, long-fermented rustic bread, from the owner of NYC’s Sullivan Street Bakery.

RECIPE: French-Style Country BreadFrom King Arthur Flour, a traditional crusty, hole-ridden, French bread.

RECIPE: Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey BreadFrom King Arthur Flour, a soft, mildly sweet loaf, perfect for sandwiches and toast.]

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Sullivan Street Bakery, New York, N.Y.“My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method” by Jim Lahey with Rick Flaste  (WW Norton), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available via AmazonKing Arthur Flour Baker’s Hotline: (855) 371-2253Dr. Craig Spencer, Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical CenterBridgid Bibbens

       TRAVEL: Travel industry inches back | Watch VideoThe hospitality and travel sectors, which are adjusting their business practices in times of pandemic, don’t expect a return to the “old normal” any time soon. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg reports.

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SUNDAY PROFILE: Sir Patrick Stewart, on “Star Trek” and sonnets | Watch VideoThe Shakespearean actor, most recognized for his performances in the sci-fi franchises “X-Men” and “Star Trek,” recently returned to the role of Captain Jean Luc Picard in the CBS All Access series “Star Trek: Picard.” But as “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil found out, Sir Patrick Stewart is much more down-to-earth than his title might imply.  

To watch a trailer for “Star Trek: Picard” click on the video player below: 

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Follow Sir Patrick Stewart on TwitterInstagram and Facebook“Star Trek: Picard” on CBS All AccessThanks to Oceans 8 @ Brownstone Billiards in Brooklyn

MONUMENTS: The Statue of Liberty as you’ve never seen her before | Watch VideoWith Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty currently closed due to COVID-19, this is the perfect time to experience a virtual tour of the monument, featuring every nook-and-cranny of the statue’s interior, including areas traditionally off-limits to visitors. Conor Knighton reports.

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       INFORMATION: The rise of Wikipedia as a source of medical information | Watch VideoFor years the encyclopedic Wikipedia, written and edited by anybody with an internet connection, was viewed as a “Wild West” site rife in misinformation. Today, Wikipedia is regularly the first place many of us check for information about everything, in particular the latest medical news on COVD-19, thanks to the editors and writers who are curating WikiProject Medicine. Wired Magazine editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson reports.

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WikipediaWikiProject MedicineThanks to Fordham University’s Quinn Library       

      PASSAGE: Annie Glenn, Ken Osmond | Watch Video“Sunday Morning” remembers an astronaut’s wife who became a tireless advocate for people with speech disorders, and the actor who starred in the classic TV sitcom “Leave It to Beaver.”

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2020

      HARTMAN: Taps Across America (Video)Since parades and gatherings are cancelled this Memorial Day weekend, retired Air Force bugler Jari Villanueva and correspondent Steve Hartman are asking buglers and trumpet players across the country to stand on their porches this Memorial Day, and play the haunting music of “Taps” – and for the rest of us to soak in this 24-note reminder of what Memorial Day is all about. For information on how to participate, go to cbsnews.com/taps.

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How to participate in Steve Hartman’s Memorial Day “Taps Across America”

MUSIC: Josh Groban on connecting with his audience during the pandemic | Watch VideoIn February singer-musician Josh Groban started a residency at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Now, with concerts postponed due to the pandemic, he speaks to correspondent Tracy Smith about trying to be Zen during the crisis, as well as what he misses about live performance, and his social media posts features songs performed in his shower. Groban also debuts for “Sunday Morning” viewers his new song, “Your Face.”

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joshgroban.comJosh Groban’s #ShowerSongs on YouTubeFollow Josh on TwitterInstagramYouTube and FacebookJosh Groban’s Find Your Light FoundationLatest Tour Info

       COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: Are we REALLY all in this together? | Watch VideoThe comedian, marking his 10th week in quarantine with his family because of the pandemic, ponders society as a whole.

See also: 

Week 1: Family life under lockdownWeek 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcomWeek 3: Spring arrives!Week 4: Lessons of “distance learning”Week 5: Kids, quarantine and sanity are not compatibleWeek 6: Consuming all news, all the timeWeek 7: Jim Gaffigan discovers he misses strangersWeek 8: On sharing dinner with the massesWeek 9: On living in unprecedented times

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jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterWatch “Dinner with the Gaffigans” on YouTube

SCIENCE: NASA, SpaceX launching a new era of commercial crewed spaceflight | Watch VideoNine years ago, a crewed spaceflight originated from American soil for the last time. But this week, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will launch a new era of commercial human spaceflight, when a SpaceX rocket takes off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Correspondent Mark Strassmann reports.

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SNAPSHOT: Porch views of the pandemic (Video)“Sunday Morning” presents pictures of life in a time of COVID-19, featuring the work of Indiana photographer Shane Cleminson, who offered to take portraits of families under stay-at-home orders, posed on their front porches, creating a time capsule of Spring 2020.

GALLERY: The Indiana “Front Porch Portraits”

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      NATURE: Alligators in Florida (Extended Video)“Sunday Morning” takes us to the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge in Florida, an ideal spot for alligators to bask in the sun. Videographer: Justin Grubb. 

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St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge WEB EXCLUSIVES: From the Broadway musical “Diana: A True Musical Story,” Erin Davie (who plays Camilla Parker Bowles) sings “I Miss You Most on Sundays.” “Diana: A True Musical Story”


“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Diana: A True Musical Story”Watch VideoThe Broadway musical “Diana: A True Musical Story,” which traces the love triangle involving Princess Diana, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, had just begun previews in New York when coronavirus shut down the Great White Way. In this performance recorded exclusively for “CBS Sunday Morning,” Erin Davie (who plays Bowles) sings “I Miss You Most on Sundays,” which her character sings to Prince Charles, but which here also serves a second purpose: pining for the community of fellow theatre artists now separated because of the lockdown.

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“Diana: A True Musical Story” at the Longacre Theatre, New York City | Updated ticket infoRECAP: MAY 17 We’re LIVE with Lee Cowan!

Join Lee Cowan, Sunday Morning correspondent, for a virtual Q&A. Ask questions, and hear more about his latest story on living in isolation. Post a question in the comment section below!

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 17, 2020

FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT: Lee Cowan Our correspondent answered viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page. Watch the archived video by clicking on the player above!

Host: Jane Pauley


       OPENING: “Abblasen” performed by Jacob Flaschen (Video) “Sunday Morning” viewer Jacob Flaschen, of Lancaster, Pa., performs the show’s theme “Abblasen.”

        COVER STORY: The stuff that coronavirus dreams are made of | Watch Video From tidal waves consuming New York City to toilet paper nightmares, reports of apocalyptic, frightening or just plain bizarre pandemic-driven dreams are everywhere. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks about anxiety-fueled dreams with Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett, who has collected thousands of pandemic dreams and nightmares as part of a study of our sleep-state responses to coronavirus; Mississippi State University professor Michael Nadorff; and poet Jackie Wang and artist Sandra Haynes, whose dreams have provided metaphorical stories of fear and triumph.

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Deirdre Leigh Barrett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard UniversityTake Deirdre Barrett’s Coronavirus Dream Survey (surveymonkey.com)”The Committee of Sleep: How Artists, Scientists, and Athletes Use Their Dreams for Creative Problem Solving – and How You Can, Too” by Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D. (Oneiroi Press), available in Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via AmazonMichael R. Nadorff, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Mississippi State UniversityJackie Wang (Poetry Foundation)Follow LoneberryWang on TwitterFollow Sandra Haynes on Instagram

POSTCARD FROM ITALY:  Balconies: The new performance space for musicians in lockdown | Watch Video Quarantine has popularized a new venue for musicians and singers. Seth Doane reports how, in Italy, musical artists lacking a stage are making their balconies and terraces a platform for bringing communities together.

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Zeneba Bowers and Matt Walker’s performance videos (Facebook)”Tuscany, Italy: Small-town Itineraries for the Foodie Traveler” by Zeneba Bowers and Matt Walker (Little Roads Publishing), in Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via AmazonArt historian, author and tour guide Liz LevFabio and Jacopo Mastrangelo’s balcony performance videos (Facebook)

EDUCATION: Class of 2020: A graduation season like no other | Watch Video Rituals matter, and the time-honored rituals of a high school or college graduation have been taken away from seniors and their families because of the 2020 pandemic. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with students and educators about how this generation is responding to a defining societal event.

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MUSIC:  Graham Nash: “It’s never been this weird, has it?” | Watch Video Anthony Mason interviews the singer-songwriter, whose sold-out tour was cancelled due to coronavirus. 

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         CORONAVIRUS:  Adapting to living in isolation | Watch Video The forced isolation brought about by stay-at-home orders poses an unnatural state for human beings conditioned to thrive on social interactions, but our experience of being alone could just inspire a new way of living. Lee Cowan talks with professors of sociology and genomics, and with a Benedictine monk, about how to adapt to the stresses of this period of isolation, and explores how some people are coping via hobbies – sketching, baking, or quilting.

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Jack Fong, sociology professor, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, Calif.Steve Cole, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA School of MedicineSt. Andrew’s Abbey, Valyermo, Calif.Photographer Scot MillerPhotographer Matthew LudakPhotographer Nicole Wolf

DISASTER:  Revisiting the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens | Watch Video Forty years ago, the volcano in Washington state erupted, killing 57 and triggering a debris avalanche that destroyed hundreds of square miles of forest. Luke Burbank looks back at the largest volcanic event in U.S. history.

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Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument40th Anniversary Virtual EventsMount St. Helens Visitors Center, Castle Rock, Wash. (Washington State Parks)“Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens” by Steve Olson (W.W. Norton), in Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazonsteveolson.com

      HARTMAN: Maintaining pomp under COVID circumstances (Video) The cancellation of graduation ceremonies because of the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t stopped some members of the Class of 2020, as well as their families and educators, from putting on commencement exercises of their own. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

TRAVEL: The Faroe Islands’ virtual tourism | Watch Video The picturesque Faroe Islands, located halfway between Iceland and Norway, were gearing up for a record-breaking tourist deluge this year, until the coronavirus pandemic scuttled the world’s travel plans. So now, the Faroese Tourism Bureau is serving as the eyes and ears of those forced to put their trips on hold. Equipped with cameras and headsets, volunteers are live-streaming hour-long walks through the islands’ stunning landscapes, taking their guidance from online visitors who direct their movements from home. Conor Knighton reports.

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COMEDY: Jerry Seinfeld on missing audiences, comedy before smartphones, and Zoom backgrounds | Watch Video In his new Netflix special, “23 Hours to Kill,” comedian Jerry Seinfeld offers a hilarious standup act recorded before the world shut down – a time capsule that, through his on-point observational humor, is a piquant reminder of what performers and audiences are now missing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Tracy Smith chats with Seinfeld (via Zoom, of course) about what he gets excited about now; having only his family as an audience; and whether he believes we will ever get back to “normal.”

To watch a trailer for “23 Hours to Kill” click on the video player below:

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“Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill” (Netflix)Follow Jerry Seinfeld on TwitterInstagram and Facebook“Seinfeld” on Amazon Prime

        BETWEEN THE LINES: The New Yorker Cartoons: A coronavirus diary (Video) For some 95 years, cartoons in The New Yorker magazine have captured the spirit of their times. This time is no exception. “Sunday Morning” presents a recent sampling from cartoonists Roz Chast, Victoria Roberts and Danny Shanahan.        

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The New Yorker

           COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on living in unprecedented times | Watch Video The comedian, now in Week 9 of his quarantine, reflects on just how many precedents have been broken in 2020.

See also: 

Week 1: Family life under lockdownWeek 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcomWeek 3: Spring arrives!Week 4: Lessons of “distance learning”Week 5: Kids, quarantine and sanity are not compatibleWeek 6: Consuming all news, all the timeWeek 7: Jim Gaffigan discovers he misses strangersWeek 8: On sharing dinner with the masses

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jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterWatch “Dinner with the Gaffigans” on YouTube

WORKING AT HOME: Tony Dokoupil and Katy Tur (Video) The married “CBS This Morning” co-host and MSNBC anchor have each had to make do broadcasting from their basement. They share with us how they balance on-air interviews with child care.

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“CBS This Morning”“MSNBC Live with Katy Tur”

                  NATURE: Sharks in Fiji (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to Beqa Lagoon in Fiji, where sharks are enjoying a quick bite. Videographer: Ziggy Livnat.


SNAPSHOT: The Jersey Shore under lockdown (Video) Summer on the beaches and boardwalks of New Jersey is a rite of passage for millions. But shortly before Memorial Day weekend, the beach communities sit quiet, due to coronavirus closures. “Sunday Morning” presents haunting black-and-white images by Lori Nichols, a staff photographer for NJ Advance Media.

GALLERY: Pandemic: A snapshot of life  on the Jersey Shore

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COMMENTARY: Joel Sartore: For nature, life goes on during pandemic | Watch Video The National Geographic photographer says it took a terrible pandemic to give Mother Nature a break.

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joelsartore.com | The Photo Ark projectFollow @JoelSartore on Twitter and FacebookItzhak Perlman conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in a virtual group performance of a passage from Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.”  Juiliard School


“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: Itzhak Perlman & the Juilliard Orchestra | Watch Video In a recording made exclusively for “CBS Sunday Morning,” 48 music students from the prestigious Juilliard School, distance-learning from more than 35 locations around the globe, have joined together virtually for a performance of “Nimrod,” from Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” conducted by violinist and Juilliard alumnus Itzhak Perlman.

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GRADUATION: “Sunday Morning” salutes the Class of 2020 (Video) In many ways graduating students have been robbed of the time-honored rituals of a traditional senior year. “Sunday Morning” asked seniors to submit their photos, and so here is our tribute to the Class of 2020. Music: “Here’s to You” by Abby Bannon and Grace Stewart.       

RECAP: MAY 10 We’re LIVE with Tracy Smith!

Join Sunday Morning correspondent Tracy Smith for a virtual chat. Ask questions, hear more about her interviews and stories. Post your questions in the comment section below.

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 10, 2020

WATCH: Facebook Live Chat with Tracy Smith! The correspondent answered viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page on May 10. To watch the archived video click on the player above.  

Host: Jane Pauley


OPENING: “Abblasen” performed by Tim Nicholas Tang (Video) “Sunday Morning” viewer Tim Nicholas Tang, of Vancouver, offers his rendition of the show’s theme “Abblasen.” It will bowl you over!

COVER STORY: For better or worse, in quarantine | Watch Video The marriage vows might say “‘Til death do us part,” but they don’t say anything about being together all day, every day. Togetherness in a relationship is taking on a new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic, when partners are sequestered with each other for 24 hours a day. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with comedian Samantha Bee and husband Jason Jones, who are producing her TV show, “Full Frontal,” from their Upstate New York home; psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, author of “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone”; and family law attorney Laura Wasser, about what lockdown may mean for a marriage.

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“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)“Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed” by Lori Gottlieb (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available via Amazonlorigottlieb.comLaura Wasser, Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, P.C.It’s Over Easy

MEDICINE: Using blood transfusions to heal COVID-19 patients | Watch Video Convalescent plasma – using a transfusion of blood with antibodies donated by recovered patients – may just be a stop-gap measure against COVID-19 until more treatments and a vaccine come along. But doctors have already used donated plasma in thousands of patients, and are finding some success with a procedure that dates back more than 120 years in the fight against the spread of measles. Allison Aubrey, of National Public Radio, reports.

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National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma ProjectCOVID-19 expanded access programDr. Nicole Bouvier, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New YorkDr. Arturo Casadevall, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, BaltimoreDr. Michael Joyner, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.Dr. William Hartman, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wis.Dr. James Musser, Houston Methodist HospitalDr. Andreas Klein, Tufts Medical Center, Boston

MOTHER’S DAY:  Chef Bobby Flay on his favorite customer: his mother | Watch Video The chef and restaurateur lovingly recalls the menu he made for his favorite customer: his mother.

RECIPES: Eggs Benedict and a Classic Mimosa (with video on how to poach an egg)

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       ANNOUNCEMENT: How to watch       

EDUCATION: Challenges abound for students forced to take classes remotely | Watch Video As schools throughout the country shut their doors in the face of a viral pandemic, students have entered a new world of education, by learning remotely through online classes, paper packets, or lessons on TV. How is the current reality of education compromising the effects of personal, one-on-one instruction, especially for learners who are struggling? And how will this environment affect the grades of high school juniors aiming toward college acceptance? Correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with educators, parents and students about classwork in a time of COVID-19.

For more info:

Doug Harris, Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, Tulane University, New OrleansAtlanta Thrives (Facebook)

ANIMALS:  Behind the shut gates of the zoo | Watch Video For the residents of zoos, this is a year just like any other.  But with gates closed to guests because of the coronavirus pandemic, zoos are facing unprecedented challenges in caring for their animal populations, which – despite a paucity of paying visitors – still need to be fed and cared for. Conor Knighton checks out how zoological parks and aquariums are coming up with creative ways to cope.

For more info:

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical GardenDenver ZooFlorida Aquarium, Clearwater Beach, Fla.Memphis ZooSan Antonio ZooSan Diego Zoo Safari ParkSan Diego Zoo GlobalInstitute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.


SNAPSHOT: Moms on the frontlines of COVID-19 (Video) Mothers working as nurses, doctors, PAs and other healthcare workers at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City are captured by photographer (and emergency nurse) Adelene Egan. Music: “Happy Mother’s Day” by Gillian Welch (Acony Records).

GALLERY: ER workers on the frontlines in NYC Photographer Adelene Egan, an emergency room nurse, at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, captures the masked faces of coworkers battling COVID-19

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Adelene Egan Photography

FLOWERS: Tulips The Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in Holland couldn’t open this year because of the coronavirus. Like many of the world’s most beautiful places, it is now empty, and is doing virtual tours.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The tulips of Keukenhof (Video) In this web exclusive, Bart Siemerink, managing director of the Keukenhof tulip gardens outside Amsterdam, talks about the history of the internationally-renowned floral showplace, and of Holland’s famed flower itself.

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Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, Lisse, Netherlands

       PASSAGE: Little Richard, Roy Horn     

HARTMAN: Who’s the “World’s Greatest Mom”? (Video) Steve Hartman sets out on a quest to find the “World’s Greatest Mom,” talking to his own kids and a dozen others over Zoom.=

MEDIA: Reese Witherspoon on her media company, Hello Sunshine | Watch Video Reese Witherspoon is not just an Oscar-winning actress; she is also a major Hollywood influencer. Her media company, Hello Sunshine, has been behind stories that put a female perspective front-and-center, such as the TV series “Big Little Lies” and “Little Fires Everywhere.” Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine executives Sarah Harden and Lauren Neustadter about their philosophy, and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting production.

PREVIEW: Reese Witherspoon’s production company on how movies, TV may look post-COVID-19 The actress-producer’s media company Hello Sunshine ponders filming in a pandemic: “The thing we’re most confused about is love scenes”

For more info:

Hello SunshineReese’s Book ClubFollow Reese Witherspoon on Instagram and Twitter“Little Fires Everywhere” (streaming now on Hulu)

COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on sharing dinner with the masses | Watch Video Eight weeks in, and the Gaffigan family is still gathering together at the dinner table every night, a touch of normalcy in front of an audience on YouTube.

See also: 

Week 1: Family life under lockdownWeek 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcomWeek 3: Spring arrives!Week 4: Lessons of “distance learning”Week 5: Kids, quarantine and sanity are not compatibleWeek 6: On consuming all news, all the timeWeek 7: On missing strangers

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jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterWatch “Dinner with the Gaffigans” on YouTube

HISTORY: FDR and the re-creation of America | Watch Video In 1933, during the Great Depression, newly-elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt confronted 25% unemployment, sweeping poverty, and the collapse of the banking system. His response would reshape the way the country thought about presidential leadership, and democracy itself. CBS News’ John Dickerson talks with Roosevelt scholars, including Jonathan Alter, David Woolner and Susan Dunn, about FDR and the presidency during crisis and war.

For more info:

“The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope” by Jonathan Alter (Simon & Schuster), in Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via Amazonjonathanalter.com“The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace” by David B. Woolner (Basic Books), in eBook format, available via AmazonDavid Woolner, senior fellow and resident historian of the Roosevelt Institute, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.“A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America” by Susan Dunn (Yale University Press), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via AmazonSusan Dunn, professor of humanities, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.Harold HolzerHome of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, N.Y.Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, N.Y.Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

            HISTORY: The president as communicator-in-chief | Watch Video At the beginning of the 20th century, presidents spoke to the public in print, but in time transitioned to radio, newsreels and television, and now to social media. “Sunday Morning” special contributor Ted Koppel looks at how presidents have used the bully pulpit of media to campaign, to influence, and to steer the news agenda.

For more info:

“These Truths: A History of the United States” by Jill Lepore (W.W. Norton), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via AmazonJill Lepore, professor of American history, Harvard University

          MOTHERS DAY: Honoring moms for their pandemic roles | Watch Video Contributor Faith Salie reminds us that with all the extra effort moms put out to keep families going during the pandemic, there’s never been a better time to thank them.

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          NATURE: Tulips in Holland (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens outside Amsterdam. Videographer: Joan Martelli.


IN MEMORIAM: Little Richard: An appreciation of the “Quasar of Rock ‘n’ Roll” From Bill Flanagan: One of the all-time great rock singers, songwriters and showmen, Richard Penniman broke the rules while influencing generations of performers – and those rules stayed broken.

“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Moulin Rouge!” with a cat (Video) Like other Broadway shows, the musical “Moulin Rouge!” is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But social-distancing cast members Jacqueline B. Arnold, Robyn Hurder, Holly James and Jeigh Madjus have joined together virtually (with a cat) to perform “Welcome to the Moulin Rouge!” for “Sunday Morning” viewers.

For more info:

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York City | For latest ticket info

FROM THE ARCHIVE: All eyes and ears on Adele (Video) In this profile which originally aired on “CBS Sunday Morning” on October 26, 2008, Anthony Mason meets the British soul singer Adele, then an overnight sensation at just 20 years old, as she sets her sights on America, wooing audiences and seducing critics with her incomparable voice.             

RECAP: MAY 3 Live with David Pogue!

Join me, David Pogue, “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent, for a Q&A. Ask questions, and hear the story behind my “Sunny Awards” story that honors the best performances by people in lockdown! Post a question in the comment section below.

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 3, 2020

WATCH: Facebook Live Chat with David Pogue! The tech correspondent answered viewer questions, which you can watch in the archived video above. 

Host: Jane Pauley


OPENING: “Abblasen” (Video) Performed by Debra Martin, of Lebanon, Tenn., on the piccolo trumpet.

         COVER STORY:  How the fight against polio was won | Watch Video Near the start of the 20th century, a mysterious and deadly virus terrified Americans, particularly infecting young kids: Polio. Correspondent Rita Braver looks at the scientific arsenal brought to combat the epidemic and develop a vaccine, a triumph that researchers are working to replicate in our battle against COVID-19.

For more info:

Center for Vaccine Research, University of Pittsburgh“The Shot Felt ‘Round the World” (Documentary produced by Carl Kurlander and Laura Davis, directed by Tjardus Greidanus)carlkurlander.comPolio Epic Tucson

KITCHEN: Dishing up some comfort food | Watch Video It’s not one of the five basic food groups, but if it were, “comfort food” would be the most popular right now. Correspondent Mo Rocca looks at how, for many people, eating familiar processed foods (or anything covered in cheese) is like a warm hug. And yes, in a time of stay-at-home orders, good old-fashioned baking in the oven is hot!

For more info:

Food writer, chef and TV Host Samin Nosrat“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking” by Samin Nosrat; Illustrated by Wendy MacNaughton (Simon & Schuster), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available via Amazon“Salt Fat Acid Heat” (Netflix series)“Home Cooking” podcastFred Meyer, Portland, Ore.“Delicious Memories: Recipes and Stories from the Chef Boyardee Family” by Anna Boiardi and Stephanie Lyness (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available via Amazon

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Life in Washington, D.C. during coronavirus (Video) “Sunday Morning” presents a snapshot of life in a time of pandemic, featuring the work of photographer Robin Fader.

GALLERY: Pandemic: A snapshot of life in Washington, D.C.

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Robin Fader PhotographyFollow Robin Fader on InstagramThe song “You’re Not Alone” is by Alex Purdy & Donovan Duvall

        ANNOUNCEMENT: When the show’s interrupted … (Video) “Sunday Morning” host Jane Pauley has some advice of import, when our broadcast is stymied by a special report.

SUNDAY PROFILE:  The enduring Henry Winkler | Watch Video Henry Winkler was preparing to film the third season of the hit HBO series “Barry,” when COVID-19 put production on hold. Correspondent Tracy Smith visits Winkler through his back door in L.A., where he is quarantining, to find out how the Emmy-winning actor – who became a household name playing The Fonz on “Happy Days” – has endured, providing a measure of comfort both to longtime fans and young readers of his children’s books.

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“Barry” (HBO)Follow Henry Winkler on Twitter


COMMERCE:  Retail winners and losers in the wake of COVID-19 | Watch Video As Americans shelter at home, everyday shopping habits have changed, perhaps permanently, with online grocery sales way up, and department stores struggling to survive. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with Brookfield Properties executive Stephanie Brager; Jan Whitaker, who has written about the history of department stores; and Scott Galloway, a professor of marketing at New York University, about the future of retail.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How will the pandemic affect consumer confidence? Consumer spending has changed dramatically since the coronavirus outbreak. But once the pandemic subsides, what will consumer sentiment be? In this web extra CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

For more info:

Brookfield PropertiesScott Galloway, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University“The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google” by Scott Galloway (Portfolio), in Hardcover, Trade Paperrback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon“Department Store: History, Design, Display” by Jan Whitaker (Thames & Hudson), in Hardcover format, available via Amazon“Service and Style: How the American Department Store Fashioned the Middle Class” by Jan Whitaker (St. Martin’s Press), in eBook format, available via Amazon

        MEDICINE:  Dr. Jon LaPook: This is not the time to abandon science | Watch Video As we reach an inflection point in the COVID-19 pandemic, when some states are tempted to open sooner than health experts say they should, Dr. Jon LaPook notes that this is the time to double-down on science.

FOOD: A treat from Martha Stewart (Video) Martha Stewart has a delicious suggestion, a sample from her latest cookbook.

And here’s the recipe!

For more info:

“Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection: 100+ Recipes to Take Your Sweet Treats to the Next Level” from the Editors of Martha Stewart Living (Clarkson Potter), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available via Amazonmarthastewart.com

        CORONAVIRUS: The survivors – Life after COVID-19 | Watch Video The coronavirus pandemic has left a terrible toll, but to those who have recovered from infection, survival brings relief, new difficulties, and questions about the virus’ long-term effects. Seth Doane talks with doctors and patients who have suffered from COVID-19, and with a woman who started a support group for thousands of other coronavirus survivors like her.

For more info:

Dr. Michael Saag, University of Alabama at Birminghamfionalowenstein.comBody Politic COVID-19 Support Group (Sign-up)

       HARTMAN: Kids rebel against lockdown (Video) Children in America are fed up under stay-at-home orders, and they are rising up to make their demands upon their parents known. Grown-ups, break out the white flags! Steve Hartman reports.       


The host of this year’s Sunny Awards, David Pogue! CBS News

AWARDS SEASON: “Sunday Morning” presents quarantine videos with their very own awards – the Sunnys! | Watch Video David Pogue rolls out the figurative red carpet for those entertainers whose humorous and music-filled quarantine videos have enthralled a captive audience.

WEB EXTRA: Behind the scenes of the Sunny Awards David Pogue explains how, through the magic of TV, he hosted an awards show for “Sunday Morning” in his basement, with winners hailing from around the world.

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Taylor TomlinsonFollow Taylor on TwitterFacebook and InstagramSam MorrilFollow Sam on TwitterFacebook and InstagramFollow Shelbiue Rassler on InstagramMagician Alex RamonThao & The Get Down Stay DownFollow the band on TwitterFacebook and InstagramJack BuchananStars in the HouseFollow Brooke Adams on Instagram

        MARRIAGE:  Marlo Thomas + Phil Donahue on the secrets of marriage | Watch Video Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue are celebrating their 40th anniversary this spring. To mark the occasion, the actress and talk-show host wrote a book in which 40 famous couples share secrets on how their marriages have stood the test of time, and many other tests along the way. Jane Pauley reports.

For more info:

“What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life” by Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue (HarperOne), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon

        COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on missing strangers | Watch Video The comedian, in Week 7 of his quarantine at home with his family, realizes something is missing from life: People he doesn’t know.

See also: 

Week 1: Family life under lockdownWeek 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcomWeek 3: Spring arrives!Week 4: Lessons of “distance learning”Week 5: Kids, quarantine and sanity are not compatibleWeek 6: On consuming all news, all the time

For more info: 

jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on Twitter

        IN MEMORIAM: Some … of many: Those we’ve lost to coronavirus | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” remembers victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

        NATURE: Spring flowers in Pennsylvania (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us among the flowers that bloom in the spring in York, Pennsylvania. Videographer: Brad Markel.


        THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews from Washington Post book critic Ron Charles Recommendations of four new fiction and non-fiction titles (part of a new online series).

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: “Simon the Fiddler” by Paulette Jiles

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: “Little Family” by Ishmael Beah

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: “Writers & Lovers” by Lily King

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: “Hidden Valley Road” by Robert Kolker


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“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Stomp” in quarantine (VIDEO) The long-running Off-Broadway percussive spectacular “Stomp” may not be stomping on stage right now, but its cast members, each social distancing at home, have joined together virtually to record a special performance for “Sunday Morning” viewers.

For more info: 

“Stomp” (Official site)

        “SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Sing Street” | Watch Video The coronavirus outbreak has postponed the Broadway opening this spring of the new musical “Sing Street,” adapted from the film by John Carney, about Dublin youths putting together a band. Its star, Brenock O’Connor, performs a song from the stage adaptation, “Dream for You,” by songwriter Gary Clark. 

For more info:

“Sing Street” (Official site) RECAP: APRIL 26 Mo Rocca Facebook Live this Sunday

Join us #SundayMorning after the show! Mo Rocca will be giving a Facebook Live chat at 11AM EST this Sunday. Mo will be discussing his story on “Quackery” this week & you can ask him anything! Post a question in the comment section below. See you right here this Sunday!

Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Thursday, April 23, 2020

WATCH: Facebook Live Chat with Mo Rocca! Correspondent Mo Rocca answered viewer questions in a Facebook Live Chat on CBS Sunday Morning’s Facebook page following Sunday’s broadcast. You can watch the archived video here.   

Host: Jane Pauley


OPENING: Members of Utah Symphony perform “Abblasen” (Video) With their concerts cancelled for the foreseeable future, four members of the Utah Symphony – Travis Peterson, principal trumpet; Jeff Luke, associate principal trumpet; Alex Pride, acting 4th/utility trumpet; and Paul Torrisi, 2nd trumpet – offered a performance of Luke’s arrangement of the “Sunday Morning” theme song, the fanfare “Abblasen,” recorded while social-distancing. It’s a blast!

       COVER STORY: Why wasn’t America ready? | Watch Video News of a mysterious novel coronavirus outbreak spreading in Wuhan, China first drew the attention of American media in early January. So, how did we get from those small but worrying early warnings to now, when our nation leads the world, not in managing the crisis, but in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths? Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett (“The Coming Plague”); Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute; and Beth Cameron, who was once in charge of pandemic preparedness for the National Security Council, about the Trump administration’s response to COVID-19.

For more info:

“The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance” by Laurie Garrett (Penguin), in Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazonlauriegarrett.comAshish Jha, director, Harvard Global Health InstituteBeth Cameron, Ph.D., vice president, Global Biological Policy and Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative

STYLE: Coping with a hairy situation by applying DIY hair color | Watch Video Life during lockdown is not all black-and-white – it’s gray! But as Faith Salie discovers, gaining a touch of control in your out-of-control life may be rooted in coloring your own hair.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hair colorist Nancy Braun on supporting personal service workers Hair colorist Nancy Braun, of the Beverly Hills salon Balayage and an artist for L’Oreal, talks with “Sunday Morning” correspondent Faith Salie about business relationships for personal service workers during the lockdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Madison Reed CEO on emotion associated with hair coloring Amy Errett, the CEO and founder of Madison Reed, a hair care and hair color products company, talks with “Sunday Morning” correspondent Faith Salie about the explosion of online business since the lockdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

For more info:

Balayage by Nancy Braun, Beverly Hills, Calif.Madison ReedKim Serratore: Serratore Styles (tumblr)Sam Brocato Salon, New York City

        FASHION: Dressing down: Fashion sense during lockdown | Watch Video In these anxious times, when people may be gravitating to comfort food, those living in self-isolation may be drawn to wearing comfort clothes, while revealing their lockdown sartorial choices on Instagram. Nancy Giles talks with designer Michael Kors and Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan about what homebound people are now wearing; how donning a favorite blazer, dress or pair of sneakers can boost confidence; and why we’re seeing a spike in the sales of pajamas.

For more info:

Michael KorsBloomingdale’sFashion critic Robin Givhan, The Washington PostLaura Lippman on Instagram

         ANNOUNCEMENTS: For our viewers (Video) Annoyed by news bulletin interruptions of our broadcast? Jane Pauley has some guidance for viewers on how they can watch “Sunday Morning” press briefing-free.

MEDICINE: Tales from the annals of medical quackery | Watch Video How does one treat a COVID-19 infection? If someone tells you “Drink bleach,” or tries to sell you a “coronavirus prevention pill,” run away! Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with “Quackery” co-author Dr. Lydia Kang, and with Dr. Stephen Barrett (who runs the Quackwatch website), about the history of quack medicine, and of charlatans and snake oil salesmen who use fears about medical conditions to separate fools from their money with almost surgical precision.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Quackery,” on how radium acquired a glowing reputation as a cure-all

For more info:

“Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything” by Lydia Kang, M.D., and Nate Pedersen (Workman Publishing), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazonlydiakang.comnatepedersen.comQuackwatchCOVID-19 Schemes, Scams, and Misinformation (Quackwatch)

TELEVISION:  Claire Danes on “Homeland,” and the embarrassment of fame | Watch Video As a teenager Claire Danes expressed her ambition in life as being “a sane person … who acts.” The star of “Homeland” (now concluding its eighth and final season) and a three-time Emmy-winner, Danes talks with correspondent Holly Williams about her portrayal of CIA officer Carrie Mathison, and the blockbuster film role she doesn’t regret turning down.

For more info:

“Homeland” (Showtime)

BUSINESS:  A Seattle farmers market reopens | Watch Video In Seattle last Sunday, a line of people stretching a block long (and standing six feet apart) welcomed the re-opening of Ballard Farmers Market, which sells only locally-grown and produced food. But things are different there now, thanks to COVID-19. Luke Burbank reports.

For more info:

Ballard Farmers Market (Seattle Farmer’s Market Association)Olson Farms, Colville, Wash.Brookfield Farm Bees and Honey (PacificNorthwestHoney.com)

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Life in Memphis during coronavirus (Video) “Sunday Morning” presents a snapshot of life in a time of pandemic, featuring the work of photographer Jamie Harmon, whose photo series, “Quarantine Memphis,” depicts Tennesseans in lockdown.

For more info:

quarantinememphis.comMemphis residents: Here’s how to sign up for a “Quarantine” portraitFollow Jamie Harmon (amuricaworld) on Instagram

        HARTMAN: A restaurant owner’s full-hearted charity (Video) While most restaurants in America are shuttered, restaurateur Bruno Serato, of Anaheim, Calif., is feeding more people today than ever before during this pandemic. Twice a week, cars line up by the hundreds, many of whom can only afford to pay Serato with a “thank you.” Steve Hartman reports.

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LEGEND: Julie Andrews’ “practically perfect” podcast | Watch Video “It’s like a very surreal science fiction movie in a way,” says Dame Julie Andrews of the current pandemic. But this week the actress who has co-authored dozens of children’s books with her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, debuts a comforting new children’s book podcast, “Julie’s Library.” Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Andrews and Hamilton about their series, in which families can hear favorite stories read in a very familiar voice.

For more info:

“Julie’s Library” (Podcast)Follow Julie Andrews on TwitterFacebook and InstagramEmma Walton Hamilton

COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on consuming all news, all the timeWatch Video The comedian, now in Week 6 of quarantine with his wife and five children, discusses his diet of ’round-the-clock news about (what else?) coronavirus.

See also: 

Week 1: Family life under lockdownWeek 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcomWeek 3: Spring arrives!Week 4: Lessons of “distance learning”Week 5: Kids, quarantine and sanity are not compatible

For more info: 

jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on Twitter

        REMEMBRANCE: New York City’s Hart Island: An overlooked final resting placeWatch Video Hart Island, located in Long Island Sound, is where the City of New York inters the unknown, the unclaimed, or those too poor to afford a burial. It’s the largest Potter’s field in the country, one which is now the final resting place for scores of COVID-19 victims. “48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty made a pilgrimage to the site now much in the news, with a woman whose infant daughter was laid to rest there 42 years ago.  

For more info:

Hart Island (nyc.gov)The Hart Island ProjectClaire Yaffa PhotographyMuseum of the City of New YorkNew York City Councilmember Mark Levine, 7th District

        IN MEMORIAM:  Some … of many: Those we’ve lost to coronavirusWatch Video “Sunday Morning” remembers victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2020

        NATURE: Egrets (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us among egrets at the Corte Madera Marsh Ecological Reserve in Marin County, north of San Francisco. Videographer: Lee McEachern.


“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Dream For You,” from “Sing Street”Watch Video The coronavirus outbreak has postponed the Broadway opening this spring of the new musical “Sing Street,” adapted from the film by John Carney, about Dublin youths putting together a band. Its star, Brenock O’Connor, performs a song from the stage adaptation, “Dream for You,” by songwriter Gary Clark.

“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE:  “A Chorus Line in Quarantine” | Watch Video 44 cast members from the 2006 Broadway revival of “A Chorus Line” – each living in lockdown – perform the show’s opening dance, cut together into “one singular sensation.”            


WATCH: Facebook Chat with Conor Knighton!Conor Knighton answers viewer questions in a virtual book tour for “Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park.” You can watch the archived video in the link above at CBS Sunday Morning’s Facebook page

BOOK + AUDIO EXCERPT: Conor Knighton’s “Leave Only Footprints” The “Sunday Morning” correspondent introduces his account of a year-long trek through America’s National Parks.

Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: On the trail of COVID-19 – contact tracing the virus | Watch Video Contact tracing – being able to trace everyone with whom a contagious person has been in touch – is a fundamental part of managing infectious diseases. David Pogue reports on a historic new collaboration between two rival tech giants, Apple and Google, to develop a means by which smartphones will allow us to receive anonymous notifications when we’ve been exposed.

For more info:

AppleGoogleDr. Louise Ivers, director, Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General HospitalPartners in Health, BostonDanny Weitzner, MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CHARITY: The increasing demands upon food banks | Watch Video Food banks are struggling to find new ways to help record numbers of Americans who are out of work during the pandemic, adding to the millions who already experience food insecurity. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with food pantries whose work in their communities is being strained – by increased demand, costlier supplies, and a reduced workforce – and yet has never been more valuable.

For more info:

Feeding America | DonateLong Island Cares, New York | DonateTrinity Jubilee Center, Lewiston, Maine | DonateSt. Mary’s Nutrition Center, Lewiston, Maine | DonateSecond Harvest Food Bank, Irvine, Calif. | Donate

          COMMERCE: Drive-thru diagnostics: How car culture facilitates COVID-19 testing | Watch Video The drive-thru, that symbol of American excess, or efficiency (or laziness), is now the means by which many are being tested for the novel coronavirus. Correspondent Tracy Smith looks at the history of car-culture commerce with Adam Chandler, author of “Drive-Thru Dreams”; and visits a southern California parking lot that is now a drive-thru doctor’s office, where Dr. Matthew Abinante tests for COVID-19 infections.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Drive-thru America (Video) Correspondent Bill Geist explores the commercial opportunities that allow drivers to never get out of their cars, from drive-thru dry cleaners, wedding chapels and bars, to funeral homes. This report originally aired on the “CBS Evening News” on June 21, 1996.

For more info:

Dr. Matthew Abinante, Elevated Health, Huntington Beach, Calif. | COVID-19 Testing“Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom” by Adam Chandler (Flatiron Books), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon

        SUNDAY PROFILE:  Randy Newman has a message: “Stay Away” | Watch Video The Oscar-winning singer-songwriter’s new coronavirus-themed composition is a love song of sorts, perfect for a time of isolation. John Blackstone “visits” with Newman and his wife, Gretchen Preece. 

For more info:

randynewman.com“Stay Away” by Randy Newman (stream or download)Donate to the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, New Orleans

         CORRECTIONS: The COVID-19 crisis behind bars | Watch Video Jails and prisons can be toxic breeding grounds for COVID-19. And because prison staff is as vulnerable, if not more so, than the incarcerated, an outbreak behind prison walls will likely spread to the community beyond.  With confinement and social distancing mostly incompatible, “Sunday Morning” Special Contributor Ted Koppel talks with former inmates and social justice advocates about addressing the pandemic crisis inside the nation’s correctional facilities.

For more info:

“Ear Hustle” podcast by Earlonne WoodsAdnan Khan, executive director, Re:Store Justicepiperkerman.com

COMMENTARY:  Jason Rosenthal on life after loss | Watch Video Jason Rosenthal, the subject of a viral 2017 New York Times column titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband,” written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal as she was dying from ovarian cancer, talks about the grieving process, and how to overcome the isolation and sense of tremendous loss that have become familiar states during the pandemic.

See also:

“Modern Love: You May Want to Marry My Husband” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (New York Times)

      For more info:

“My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir” by Jason B. Rosenthal (HarperCollins), in Hardcover, eBook, Large Print and Audio formats, available April 21 via AmazonAmy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Life in New Orleans during coronavirus (Video) “Sunday Morning” presents a snapshot of life in a time of pandemic, featuring the work of photojournalist Chris Granger of the Times-Picayune newspaper.

GALLERY: Pandemic: A snapshot of life in New Orleans Photojournalist Chris Granger captures a moment in time in the Big Easy, when the city became subsumed by the coronavirus pandemic.

GALLERY: New Orleans, before and after lockdown Photographer Sophia Germer, of The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, offers a view of the effect of coronavirus on the Big Easy.      

COMMUNICATION: Background report: What does Zoom reveal about your house? (Video) Correspondent Mo Rocca looks at how video conferencing has pulled back the curtain on our private lives, offering everyone a peek into our homes.

For more info: 

jonathanadler.comsimondoonan.comAmanda Hess, The New York Times       

        COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: Kids, quarantine and sanity are not compatible | Watch Video We get a status report on the comedian’s quarantine with his wife and five children.

See also: 

Week 1: Family life under lockdownWeek 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcomWeek 3: Spring arrives!Week 4: Lessons from “distance learning”

For more info: 

jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterWatch “Dinner with the Gaffigans” on YouTube

       TELEVISION:  “Mrs. America” and the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment | Watch Video Correspondent Erin Moriarty meets the all-star cast of “Mrs. America,” a new series about the women who fought for, and against, the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, including Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Tracy Ullman, Sarah Paulson, Elizabeth Banks, John Slattery and Margo Martindale.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: John Slattery on playing Phyllis Schlafly’s “secret feminist” husband In the new TV series “Mrs. America,” Cate Blanchett and John Slattery star as the conservative, anti-ERA advocate Phyllis Schlafly and her husband, Fred Schlafly. Correspondent Erin Moriarty talked with Slattery about how he saw his character, who’d allowed his wife tremendous freedom to campaign against women’s liberation.

To watch a trailer for “Mrs. America” click on the video player below:

For more info:

“Mrs. America” is streaming now on FX on HuluERA Coalition

         HARTMAN: A nurse’s duty (Video) As the coronavirus outbreak spread throughout New York City’s hospitals, 47-year-old Bevin Strickland, of High Point, North Carolina, got up off her couch and put herself on the frontlines to help. Steve Hartman talked with a woman who is no ordinary hero. 

          ART: Artist Kadir Nelson’s evocative response to pandemic | Watch Video Painters often take moments in history and capture them on canvas, and the current COVID-19 crisis is no exception.  The paint is barely dry on one work by artist Kadir Nelson, who revealed his painting “After the Storm,” a celebration of the strength of the human spirit, to correspondent Lee Cowan.

For more info:

kadirnelson.comPhotos by Dr. Jungmiwha Bullock

          IN MEMORIAM:  Some … of many: Those we’ve lost to coronavirusWatch Video “Sunday Morning” remembers victims of the pandemic.

Photo credits:

John Horton Conway: Princeton University, Office of Communications/Denise ApplewhiteJohn Driscoll: Kris Graves

        NATURE: Bear with cubs (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, where spring has sprung for a bear and her cubs. Videographer: Scot Miller.

WEB EXCLUSIVES:  The cast of “Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical.” CBS News


“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical” (VIDEO) The coronavirus pandemic has closed Broadway shows, including a new musical based on the Robin Williams comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire,” which was still in previews when theatres in New York were shut down. But that didn’t stop star Rob McClure and the cast from performing (while social distancing!) the song “As Long As There Is Love,” presented here for homebound lovers of musical theater.

For more info: 

“Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical” at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, New York

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Brian Dennehy on the best part of acting | Watch Video Two-time Tony Award-winning actor Brian Dennehy died on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 81. In this interview originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” on June 10, 2007, Dennehy talked with correspondent Martha Teichner about his remarkable career, from playing Macbeth as a 13-year-old, to his roles in such popular films as “First Blood” and “Cocoon,” to his acclaimed work as one of the stage’s leading interpreters of Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller.         


Host: Jane Pauley


HEADLINES: Embracing science in the fight against COVID-19 | Watch Video Researchers and pharmaceutical companies are working around-the-clock to find an effective treatment for coronavirus. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook talks about the friction that exists between conducting rigorous clinical trials versus what’s called empiric therapy – trying something out to see if it works – and the dangers of basing treatments upon anecdotal evidence.

HEADLINES: Tough times ahead for small business owners | Watch Video Just over half of all American workers are employed by small businesses (companies with 500 or fewer employees), and according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, nearly a quarter of those small businesses could close permanently within two months without a financial lifeline. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks to some small business owners who are trying to maintain their (and their employees’) livelihoods in a time of tremendous uncertainty.

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Visionique Family Eye Care, New Rochelle, N.Y.Clean Slate Laser Tattoo Removal (New York, New Jersey)The Nurtury-Montessori (New York, Florida)Community Capital New York

COMMUNITY:  Fighting coronavirus with needle and thread | Watch Video Some of the most effective weapons against COVID-19 are turning out to be a needle and thread. Lee Cowan reports on how companies large and small, and private individuals who’ve never sewn a button, are contributing to making masks and gowns vital to protecting health care workers and halting the spread of coronavirus.

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North Sails, South Freeport, MaineCarharttRalph LaurenChristian Siriano COVID-19 Response

       COVER STORY:  What kind of leadership does our nation need? | Watch Video The professional backgrounds and training of retired four-star Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Dr. Penny Wheeler, the president and CEO of Allina Health, and Father Joseph McShane, the president of Fordham University have little or nothing in common, yet they share some common traits as accomplished leaders. “Sunday Morning” Special Contributor Ted Koppel asks them about the most important elements of leadership, and what our nation seeks out in a time of crisis.

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Gen. Stanley McChrystal (retired), McChrystal GroupDr. Penny Wheeler, President and CEO, Allina HealthFather Joseph McShane, president, Fordham University, New York City

         IMAGES: Photos of the week: New York City under coronavirus (VIDEO) “Sunday Morning” presents a snapshot of life in a time of pandemic, featuring the work of photojournalist Peter Turnley.

GALLERY: Pandemic: A snapshot of life in New York City

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ARTS: Enjoying armchair tours of museums | Watch Video Museums have always been a way to escape the pressures of daily life. Yet, just when we really need them, they’re closed … except, thank goodness, online. Rita Braver visits some of the arts institutions whose virtual doors are open for exhibitions and artistic exploration.

See also: 

Online arts for kids: Museums, arts organizations bring the experience homeVirtual museum-going: A guide for socially-distanced art lovers

For more info:

“Degas at the Opéra” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington: View image gallery, audio tours, video | Purchase exhibition catalogueNational Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City#tussenkunstenquarantaine @ InstagramBarnes Foundation: Online classesCincinnati Zoo & Botanical GardenClyfford Still Museum, DenverCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark.Georgia Aquarium, AtlantaGeorgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, N.M.The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Art at HomeMuseum of Modern Art, New York CityNational Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C.The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Nelson @ HomeShedd Aquarium, ChicagoVirginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Va.


COMMENTARY: Madeleine Albright on combating pandemics, of disease and fear | Watch Video The former Secretary of State and author of “Hell and Other Destinations” talks about the need for an alliance to gain victory over COVID-19.

For more info:

“Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir” by Madeleine Albright (HarperCollins) in Hardcover, eBook, Large Print and Audio formats, available via Amazon

ETIQUETTE:  Is the handshake dead? | Watch Video It’s a ritual we take for granted, when we meet, and when we part … and it’s something we’ve all of a sudden had to learn not to do. Mo Rocca looks into the origins of the handshake, and what it may mean for etiquette, business and personal relationships if we can’t get back to shaking hands with one another any time soon.

For more info:

The Etiquette School of New YorkDavid Givens, Director for the Center for Nonverbal Studies, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash.Brody Professional Development, Jenkintown, Pa.National Handshake Day

COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: Lessons from “distance learning” | Watch Video We get a status report on Week 4 of the comedian’s quarantine with his wife and five children.

See also: 

Week 1: Family life under lockdownWeek 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcomWeek 3: Spring arrives!

For more info: 

jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on Twitter

TELEVISION:  Nathan Lane on playing the dark side | Watch Video Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane, best known for playing funny and poignant in such comedies as “The Producers” and “The Birdcage,” now stars in a noir TV murder mystery tinged with the supernatural: “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.” He talked with correspondent Martha Teichner about pushing himself into more dramatic roles on stage; about the loss of acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally to coronavirus; and about the wisdom he gleaned from George C. Scott, his co-star in his very first Broadway show back in 1982.

To watch a trailer for the series “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” click on the video player below:

For more info:

“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” debuts April 26 on Showtime

OUTDOORS: Visiting our national parks online | Watch Video Unfortunately taking a trip to enjoy America’s National Parks isn’t in the cards right now. But there are a surprising number of ways to enjoy the Great Outdoors while indoors. Conor Knighton checks out how those who are “parked” at home can experience our nation’s natural wonders, from recordings capturing soundscapes of weather and wildlife, to Skype field trips, and virtual treks through a glacier or cave.

BOOK + AUDIO EXCERPT: Conor Knighton’s “Leave Only Footprints” The “Sunday Morning” correspondent introduces his account of a year-long trek through America’s National Parks

For more info:

Joshua Tree National Park: The Virtual ExperienceGreat Sand Dunes National ParkNatural Sounds (National Park Service)Weather sounds (National Park Service)Google’s Arts and Culture: Kenai Fjords National ParkGoogle Street View: Grand Canyon National ParkHot Springs National Park Southeast Utah Health Department“Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park” by Conor Knighton (Crown), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazonconorknighton.com

      IN MEMORIAM:  Some … of many: Those we’ve lost to coronavirus | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” remembers victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

        COMMENTARY: Cardinal Dolan: The renewal of spring | Watch Video The archbishop of New York on rejoicing in the season and its promise of new life and hope.

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Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

            COMMENTARY: Rabbi José Rolando Matalon: A cause for hope, in spite of our forced isolation | Watch Video The rabbi of New York City’s B’nai Jeshurun says, although we are confined in the face of a pandemic, it is a time for us to extend ourselves, to reach out in solidarity and care for one another.

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Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon, B’nai Jeshurun, New York City

         NATURE: Bald eagle fledglings (Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area along the St. Johns River in Florida, a safe harbor for bald eagle fledglings getting their start in life.

For more info:

Canaveral Marshes Conservation Area, Titusville, Fla. WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Father and son: Guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli and John Pizzarelli (Video) As a singer John Pizzarelli has been crooning classic standards by such legendary artists as Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. As a guitar player he had an even closer inspiration: his father, jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli. The two talked with “Sunday Morning” correspondent Billy Taylor about their musical collaboration (which would evolve into several albums together) in a story originally broadcast on June 28, 1992. [Bucky Pizzarelli died on April 1, 2020 at age 94.]


Host: Jane Pauley


         HEADLINES: Understanding the record jobless numbers | Watch Video CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger on this week’s 6.6 million new jobless figures.

For more info:

“This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly” by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff (Princeton University Press), in Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via Amazon

COVER STORY: With more working from home, our Internet undergoes a stress test | Watch Video With so many people working from home nowadays, there has been a dramatic rise – as much as 50% – in internet traffic on residential networks that weren’t built for data-heavy two-way video conferencing. Will the internet be able to handle it all? David Pogue reports.

For more info:

Josephine Wolff, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Policy, Tufts UniversityCloudflareMark Felix, Drury Design

HOME:  “Victory Gardens” for the war against COVID-19 | Watch Video With spring in the air, people are looking to plant gardens. But the coronavirus pandemic and the challenging times facing those in lockdown have brought to mind among some green thumbs the victory gardens of World War II. Tracy Smith reports on how nurseries this time of year are selling out, not of flower bulbs, but of vegetables, and how online tutorials about growing your own food are sprouting up everywhere.

GALLERY: Propaganda art for WWII Victory Gardens

For more info:

Roger’s Gardens, Newport Beach, Calif.Garden Plans: A Victory Garden for a family of five (growveg.com)Bulb Basics, from “The Victory Garden’s Edible Feast” (PBS)

       MEDICINE: Teletherapy: Connecting therapists and clients during a time of separation | Watch Video The coronavirus pandemic has meant that Mosaic, a Bronx, N.Y. non-profit mental health center, had no choice but to close its doors to in-person visits. To address the needs of its patients, Mosaic’s staff of counselors and therapists took drastic measures, switching all mental health counseling to teletherapy – therapeutic sessions conducted over the phone. Susan Spencer reports on the altered dynamics of teletherapy, and how patients whose feelings of helplessness and anxiety are being compounded by a catastrophically anxious time are getting help.

For more info:  

Mosaic Mental Health, Bronx, N.Y.Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, chair, Psychiatry Department, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons“Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry” by Jeffrey A. Lieberman with Ogi Ogas (Little, Brown), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon Massachusetts General HospitalUniversity of Nebraska Medical Center’s McGoogan Library of Medicine, Special Collections and Archives    

        HISTORY:  Remembering the great toilet paper shortage of 1973 | Watch Video In the early 1970s Americans had experienced gasoline shortages owing to the OPEC oil embargo. So, when Johnny Carson made a joke about a shortage of toilet paper on “The Tonight Show,” rolls of toilet paper began disappearing off store shelves, as nervous consumers hoarded the precious commodity, thereby creating a genuine shortage. Mo Rocca explores the real-world implications of a joke.

For more info:

Documentary filmmaker Brian Gersten“The Great Toilet Paper Scare” (YouTube)Jay Zagorsky, Questrom School of Business, Boston UniversityKimberly-Clark

POSTCARD FROM ITALY: What lessons can Italy teach the U.S. about the coronavirus? | Watch Video Italian doctors who fought the pandemic of COVID-19 and have seen its devastating toll talk with Seth Doane about the imperative for Americans to prepare, and how time wasted has left countries scrambling to respond.

For more info:

Anesthesiologist Marco Vergano (Academia.edu)Jon Zelner, assistant professor of epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public HealthDr. Giacomo Grasselli, Università degli Studi di Milano

JOURNALISM: Social Q’s for the Age of Coronavirus | Watch Video New York Times columnist Philip Galanes discusses social dilemmas for those wrestling with the new kinds of conflicts created by the pandemic, and why he’s an optimist about the current crisis. Erin Moriarty reports.

For more info:

The New York Times: Social Q’s

       COMMENTARY:  Jim Gaffigan: Spring arrives for those in lockdown | Watch Video The new season is a time for renewal. Flowers are blooming! Birds are tweeting! And Jim Gaffigan remains in quarantine in his apartment with his wife and five children.

See also: 

Week 1: Family life under lockdownWeek 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcom

For more info: 

jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterWatch “Dinner with the Gaffigans” on YouTube

HUMOR: Advice for the “Next-Greatest Generation” | Watch Video For millions of Americans, these are challenging times. For some insight into resilience from a generation that survived a depression and world war, Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz turned to funnymen Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. Via cyberchat, the two comedy writers, who first met in the 1950s (“Call it laugh at first sight”), talk about enduring World War II and coming out on top. Mankiewicz also talks with “Star Trek” actor and activist George Takei (who as a child was detained in a Japanese-American internment camp in the 1940s) about what Americans look for when facing an uncertain future. Mankiewicz also talks with Brooks’ son, Max Brooks, about what the act of social distancing means to his father, and all of us.  

For more info:

melbrooks.comFollow @MelBrooks on Twitter and YouTuberandomcontent.com (Carl Reiner’s official site)Follow @CarlReiner on Twittergeorgetakei.comGeorge Takei on Facebook and Twitter

“Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre” by Max Brooks (Del Rey), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available June 16 via Amazon

GAMES: For one Portland arcade, it’s not “game over” | Watch Video Just last month, Logan Bowden was celebrating the resurgence of pinball; his Portland, Ore., company, Quarterworld, which features scores of classic pinball and arcade games, was a success – until the coronavirus pandemic made pinball parlors a no-go. But Quarterworld earned a bonus round, by offering shut-in Portlanders eager to play the opportunity to rent Bowden’s games for their very own home. Luke Burbank reports.

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QuarterWorld, Portland, Ore. 

BOOKS: “Little Fires Everywhere” author Celeste Ng | Watch Video For her second mega-bestselling novel, “Little Fires Everywhere” (which is now a Hulu miniseries), writer Celeste Ng was inspired by the Cleveland, Ohio suburb where she grew up as the daughter of Hong Kong immigrants. In February she returned to Shaker Heights with correspondent Martha Teichner, to talk about her childhood in a progressive and diverse community, and her stories of class and racial divides.

For more info:

“Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)celesteng.comFollow Celeste Ng on Twitter and FacebookShaker Heights Public Library Local History Collection


IN MEMORIAM:  Some … of many: Those we’ve lost to coronavirus | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” remembers victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Marsalis jazz family (VIDEO) In this report originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” January 30, 1983, Dr. Billy Taylor reported on a virtuoso “boy wonder” of jazz, 21-year-old trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, whose promising future was already taking off. Taylor also talked with New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of a family of talented musicians, who collaborated with his sons, Wynton and Branford, on a 1982 album titled “Fathers and Sons.” (Ellis Marsalis died on April 1, 2020.)

FROM THE ARCHIVE: The Marsalis family’s musical legacy (VIDEO) In this “Sunday Morning” feature which originally aired on May 2, 2004, Ellis Marsalis talked about the musical traditions and love for jazz that he passed down to sons Wynton, Jason, Delfeayo and Branford Marsalis, musicians all.


NATURE: Snow geese at the Finger Lakes (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us near Savannah, New York, in the Finger Lakes … a favorite spot for migrating snow geese. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


ESSAY: A grateful nation thanks Dr. Anthony Fauci | Watch Video The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has become the face of the nation’s pandemic response. Lee Cowan talks about the most-trusted voice in the administration’s efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus, and about how Dr. Anthony Fauci’s many supporters are making their gratitude for his work known.

For more info: 

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesDr. Fauci Pins (Etsy)Dr. Fauci Socks (Etsy)“Honk for Dr. Fauci” Sign (Etsy)I ❤ Dr. Fauci Pillow (redbubble.com)Dr. Fauci Sweatshirt (Etsy)“What Would Fauci Do” T-shirt (redbubble.com)Dr. Fauci Prayer Candle (Etsy)Dr. Fauci “Hope” T-shirt (redbubble.com) RECAP: MARCH 29

Guest Host: Lee Cowan in Los Angeles


HEALTH: Dr. Jon LaPook on the value of antibody tests for past coronavirus infection | Watch Video With the friction between treating COVID-19 and protecting the populace from infection vs. reopening businesses, testing for immunity to coronavirus is urgently vital. Dr. Jon LaPook explains the importance of serology (or antibody) testing for the virus, and why it needs to be done now.

COVER STORY: How to live AND work at home without losing your mind | Watch Video David Pogue offers rules for conducting business and maintaining social relationships while observing social-distancing protocols as we work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.  (And yes, cats are allowed!)

For more info:

Zoom.usDr. Sanam Hafeez, Comprehensive Consultation Psychological ServicesNetflixparty.com

       TIME OUT: Ignaz Semmelweis, the pioneering doctor behind hand-washing | Watch Video The 19th-century Hungarian doctor determined that proper hand hygiene could make all the difference between life and death – and his ideas were rejected. Lee Cowan reports.

For more info:

Ignaz Semmelweis Biography (The Semmelweis Society)The Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)Infection Control (CDC)

        DUTY: The 2020 Census: America is down for the count | Watch Video The once-in-a-decade enumeration of everyone in America has been launched – and pandemic or not, the work of the Census Bureau will go on. Chip Reid talks with Census Director Steve Dillingham, and with other public officials and social activists, about the importance of participating in the census, which – in a time of pandemic – can be fulfilled by phone, mail and online.  

For more info:

U.S. Census BureauHow to complete your 2020 Census information online“The Sum of the People: How the Census Has Shaped Nations, from the Ancient World to the Modern Age” by Andrew Whitby (Basic Books), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available via Amazon

         TIME OUT: How Purell cleaned up | Watch Video How a small, family-owned company turned a product that no one wanted – hand sanitizer – into a necessity.

For more info:

Purell (gojo.com)

        ECONOMY: Help wanted: The business outlook of the coronavirus outbreak | Watch Video New unemployment claims for the most recent measured week totaled 3.28 million. Facing an unprecedented event, the government is taking unprecedented measures as America’s economy hits the crisis stage. But there are also firms that are hiring in response to the pandemic. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger reports.

For more info:

Ellen Zentner, Morgan StanleyDollar GeneralOutschoolBartender Elmer Mejicandos (Instagram)

         LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN: Time to catch up on TV | Watch Video Hollywood Reporter TV critic Daniel Fienberg offers new and classic series for those housebound by the pandemic, now that we have more time to binge-watch.

For more info:

The Fein Print: Daniel Feinberg, The Hollywood ReporterAMCFreeformFXHBOHulu        

        POLITICS: The definition of leadership | Watch Video What does leadership look like in this time of crisis? We’re learning the names of top officials of states struggling with a global pandemic – Andrew Cuomo of New York, Jay Inslee of Washington, Mike DeWine of Ohio, Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan – as governors are far out in front of the president in response to COVID-19, united in their bipartisan push to get what they need. Martha Teichner talks with Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland, chairman of the National Governors Association, and with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, about when governors take the lead in turbulent times – in this case, a defining crisis for our generation.

For more info:

Gov. Larry Hogan of MarylandNational Governors Association“Leadership in Turbulent Times” by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon

COMMENTARY: Life in quarantine is like a sitcom | Watch Video Comedian Jim Gaffigan says holing up with his wife and five kids mirrors a never-ending TV series.

For more info: 

jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterWatch “Dinner with the Gaffigans” on YouTube

ON STAGE: Sarah Jessica Parker + Matthew Broderick | Watch Video The actors are working together for the first time since they married 23 years ago in the (now-delayed) return to Broadway of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite.” Jane Pauley sits down with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick to talk about playing a couple on stage, and whether Carrie Bradshaw and Ferris Bueller would have dated. 

For more info:

“Plaza Suite,” opening soon (?) at the  Hudson Theatre, New York City | Ticket infoFollow Sarah Jessica Parker on Instagramsjpbysarahjessicaparker.com

GAMES:  Piecing together the history of jigsaw puzzles | Watch Video Many people shut in to help stem the coronavirus pandemic are turning to jigsaw puzzles to pass the time. Mo Rocca reports on their history and popularity.

For more info:

Piece Time Puzzles, Northwood, New Hampshire”The Jigsaw Puzzle: Piecing Together a History” by Anne D. Williams (Berkley Books), in eBook format, available via AmazonDaily online jigsaw puzzles at Jigzone.com

LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN: Recommended books | Watch Video Washington Post book critic Ron Charles offers suggestions for these challenging, cloistered times.

For more info:

indiebound.org (for ordering from independent booksellers)Ron Charles, The Washington PostRon Charles’ Totally Hip Video Book Review

        ESSAY: The Hippocratic Oath | Watch Video The exhausted doctors and nurses fighting the coronavirus are our best hope, unwavering in their sacred task to tend the sick and suffering, even as they put themselves in danger, says Lee Cowan.

              PASSAGE: In memoriam (VIDEO) “Sunday Morning” remembers several illustrious figures who left us this past week: Harlem Globetrotters’ Fred “Curly” Neal; Cameroonian jazz and funk saxophonist Manu Dibango; four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally; and civil rights leader Joseph Lowery.

        NATURE: Antelope Island (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to Antelope Island State Park in Utah. Videographer: Derek Reich.

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Antelope Island State Park, Syracuse, Utah WEB EXCLUSIVES:  

EXCURSIONS: A brisk walk with Nancy Giles (Video) “Sunday Morning” contributor Nancy Giles is, like most of us, self-isolating because of the coronavirus pandemic. But that’s not an excuse to miss out on some exercise, and a helpful distraction. Giles takes us on a walk around Weehawken, N.J. for some fresh air and spectacular views.

LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN: Virtual museum-going: A guide for socially-distanced art lovers In lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic? Explore art from among the world’s leading collections — even while they’re closed.       



Guest Host: Lee Cowan in Los Angeles


FIRST THINGS FIRST: Coronavirus and flattening the curve: “This is no time to be selfish” | Watch Video Dr. Jon LaPook on the part we must all play to reduce our exposure to the virus and minimize its spread to others.

For more info: 

Stars in the HouseThe Actors Fund

        COVER STORY: Coronavirus and the contagion of fear | Watch Video While stress and anxiety can drive us to take healthy precautions in trying circumstances (like a pandemic), our irrational fear can become dangerous when it goes off the rails. David Pogue talks to psychologists and researchers about how emotion, in contrast to facts, can steer our response to danger and the unknown.

For more info:

David DeSteno, professor of psychology, Northeastern University, BostonRajita Sinha, director, Yale Interdisciplinary Stress Center, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.Albert Ko, professor of epidemiology, Yale School of Public Health

CORONAVIRUS:  CBS News’ Seth Doane, diagnosed with COVID-19, on living under quarantine | Watch Video CBS News foreign correspondent Seth Doane is currently under quarantine at his home in Rome after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He speaks about how life has drastically changed in a country hard-hit by the virus, and how he and others struggle to maintain normalcy in an abnormal time. 

FINANCE: The economic fallout of coronavirus | Watch Video As the global economy enters an unprecedented shutdown during the coronavirus outbreak, CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with Nobel Prize-winning economics expert Joseph Stiglitz; Michael Goodman, president of the investment management firm Wealthstream Advisors; and Jake Dell,  owner of New York City’s venerable Katz’s Delicatessen, about weathering the economic storm. She also talks with improv actor Ed Herbstman, whose Magnet Theater – shuttered by the pandemic – is now being forced to improvise.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Coronavirus economics: Should you tap your 401(k) right now? The COVID-19 pandemic has created tremendous economic uncertainty. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with Michael Goodman, president of the investment management firm Wealthstream Advisors, about how people should strategize when considering dipping into their retirement savings.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: How the coronavirus pandemic exposed deficiencies in our economy CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger talks with Nobel Prize-winning Columbia University professor Joseph Sitglitz about how efficiencies in our economy, aimed at increasing short-term profit, have made us more vulnerable in the crisis we face today with the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more info:

Katz’s Delicatessen, New York CityMagnet Theater, New York CityMagnet’s Virtual Improv Show ScheduleJoseph Stiglitz, Columbia UniversityMichael Goodman, Wealthstream Advisors

        PASSAGE: Kenny Rogers (Video) “Sunday Morning” remembers singer Kenny Rogers (“The Gambler”), who died Friday at age 81.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Kenny Rogers profiled by Russ Mitchell on “Sunday Morning” (9/3/2006)

HISTORY: Bellevue, the storied history of America’s oldest public hospital | Watch Video The New York City medical institution became renowned for turning no one away, and for treating the worst of cases with the best of care. Mo Rocca reports.

For more info:

Bellevue Hospital Center, New York City“Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital” by David Oshinsky (Anchor), in Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon

LIFE UNDER QUARANTINE: Movies as an escape from pandemic | Watch Video Critic David Edelstein on the new streaming reality for the forcibly homebound, offering opportunities to see the world more deeply as we practice social-distancing.

For more info:

Turner Classic MoviesThe Criterion ChannelAmazon PrimeNetflixHuluCBS All Access“Emma” (Focus Features)

CORONAVIRUS: Physicians and bioethicists on a pressing question: Who lives, and who dies? | Watch Video As COVID-19 cases increase, hospitals are preparing for a situation in which the number of patients needing ventilators exceeds their actual number of ventilators. Senior Contributor Ted Koppel looks at the agonizing life-and-death choices hospitals may be facing.

For more info:

Dr. Maria Raven, University of California San Francisco HospitalDr. Tia Powell, director of bioethics, Montefiore Medical Center, New YorkProfessor David Williams, Harvard School of Public Health

COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on family life under lockdown | Watch Video The comedian, who has been in quarantine with his wife and five children, on the new normal.

Watch “Dinner With the Gaffigans” on Jim Gaffigan’s YouTube channel!

For more info: 

jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterJim Gaffigan’s special, “Quality Time,” is available on Amazon Prime

       SUNDAY PROFILE: Alicia Keys on her struggle to know herself | Watch Video Alicia Keys might be the reigning queen of cool. But in the past few years, even as she was rocketing to new heights of fame, the private Alicia Keys was struggling with profound doubts about what she was doing, why she was doing it, and even who she was. Now, the multiple Grammy-winner has paused for a little self-reflection in a new book (“More Myself: A Journey”) and a new album (“Alicia”), which she discusses with correspondent Tracy Smith. 

WEB EXTRA: Alicia Keys: In life we don’t get what we ask for (VIDEO) Singer Alicia Keys reads an excerpt from her upcoming audio book of “More Myself: A Journey” (coming March 31), in which she talks of self-actualization and self-doubt. 

To watch Alicia Keys perform “Underdog,” from her upcoming album “Alicia,” click on the video player below: 

 For more info: 

aliciakeys.comPre-order Alicia Keys’ new album “Alicia,” released on May 15 via AmazonGoogle Play and iTunes“More Myself: A Journey” by Alicia Keys (Flatiron Books), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available March 31 via AmazonPre-order the audio book of “More Myself: A Journey” read by Alicia Keys and special guests, available March 31

LIFE UNDER QUARANTINE: Chef Bobby Flay on food as a retreat | Watch Video Chef, restaurateur and Food Network star Bobby Flay on the fallout from coronavirus on the food service industry, and how preparing comfort food becomes a familiar retreat in unsettling times.

RECIPES: Comfort food for discomfiting times Bobby Flay offers his recipes for Spaghetti & Meatballs with Ricotta, Chicken Soup, and Chicken Salad.

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         ESSAY: No, the world is not ending | Watch Video Thoughts from Lee Cowan on what changes have been brought to our lives by the coronavirus outbreak, and how social distancing may actually bring us closer together.

        NATURE: Cherry blossoms (Video) “Sunday Morning” visits the nation’s capital for a view of blossoming cherry trees, a hopeful sign of spring. Videographer: Danny Farkas.


       NATURE UP CLOSE: Allowing nature to tend to our souls “Sunday Morning” contributing videographer Judy Lehmberg offers a break from the virus.


Due to the coronavirus diagnosis of several employees at the CBS Broadcast Center, “Sunday Morning” will present an encore broadcast of our 40th anniversary celebration, which originally aired on January 27, 2019. 


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NATURE: Capturing the “Sunday Morning” Moments of NatureWatch Video Conor Knighton meets some of our team of videographers who bring the beauty and sounds of nature to our broadcast each week.

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


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



HEADLINES: Italy goes to new extremes to fight coronavirus outbreak (Video) Italy, which has the highest coronavirus death toll outside of Asia, has announced stringent new measures to fight the outbreak, quarantining about a quarter of its people, and even banning weddings and funerals. Charlie D’Agata has the latest. 

         HEADLINES: Coronavirus: Steps to stay safe | Watch Video Dr. Jon LaPook with the latest on the virus’ spread in the U.S., and what precautions you should take to avoid infecting yourself and others.

See also: 

The facts about coronavirus: What you need to know (“Sunday Morning,” 3/1/20)

COVER STORY: Napping – You snooze, you win! | Watch Video Whoever said “You snooze, you lose,” never met Brian Halligan, CEO of a Boston-area tech company, who admits he sleeps on the job. And researchers say that can be a good thing: An afternoon nap has been found to improve performance, cognition and memory, and reduce frustration. Need proof? How about the 2013 Boston Red Sox, who put a nap room in the clubhouse, on their way to earning their World Series championship rings? Susan Spencer talks with sleep doctors and historians about the restorative effects of naps; how our sleep architecture has changed over time; and why sleep-deprived Americans spend almost $30 billion a year on items (from weighted napping blankets to sleep-enhancing pajamas) geared toward helping them catch some shuteye. 

For more info:

Brian Halligan, HubSpotFollow @bhalligan on TwitterDr. Charles Czeisler, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, BostonRoger Ekirch, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.“At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past” by A. Roger Ekirch (W.W. Norton), in Trade Paperback and eBook, available via AmazonDayna Johnson, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, AtlantaVispring, New YorkThe Napper weighted blanket from Bearaby.com

        ALMANAC: The Marx Brothers | Watch Video On March 8, 1959, Groucho, Chico and Harpo appeared together for the last time, on TV’s “General Electric Theater.” Jane Pauley reports. 

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Remembering Groucho Marx (“Sunday Morning,” 8/16/07)Almanac: Margaret Dumont (“Sunday Morning,” 10/20/19)Muhammad Ali cools off while training in Miami Beach, February 1971. From the book “Picture: Muhammad Ali,” featuring rare images by the photographers of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Larry Spitzer/The Courier-Journal/PSG


PHOTOGRAPHY: Muhammad Ali, in and out of the ring | Watch Video The book “Picture: Muhammad Ali” shows how photographers from the Louisville Courier-Journal, the boxer’s hometown newspaper, captured both public and private moments of “The Greatest.” Tony Dokoupil reports. 

GALLERY: Rare photos of Muhammad Ali

For more info:

“Picture: Muhammad Ali – A Rare Glimpse Into the Life of The Champ by the Photographers of the Courier-Journal” (PSG), in Hardcover, available via Amazon

Our thanks to Nicholas Bareis and Louisville Select Boxing for their generosity in lending us their gym 

STAGE: “Riverdance” at 25 | Watch Video In the 1990s “Riverdance,” a boisterous celebration of Irish music and dance, became an unlikely show-biz phenomenon, with sold-out performances around the globe. Now it’s back with a 25th anniversary show, headed for New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Correspondent Mark Phillips talks with John McColgan and Moya Doherty, producers of the original “Riverdance” and its newest iteration, and with 22-year-old dancer Amy-Mae Dolan, who has never known a world without “Riverdance.”

For more info:

“Riverdance” (Official site)“Riverdance” U.S. tour datesFollow @Riverdance on TwitterInstagramFacebook and YouTubeRiverdance Dancer Application FormFollow Amy-Mae Dolan on InstagramThanks to Grace Cheatham, Eliza Jose, and Lucy Sullivan of the Aherne Sheehan School of Irish Dance, New York, N.Y.


HARTMAN: Norah and Dan (Video) Four years ago, Dan Peterson was in his darkest days. His wife had just died, he was severely depressed, and was out grocery shopping for himself in Augusta, Ga., when he was spotted by four-year-old Norah Wood, who said, “Hi, old person!” and demanded a hug. The two struck up an unlikely friendship which continued through Norah’s kindergarten graduation and weekly visits to his garden, with countless hugs along the way, even up to the day before Dan died last month at age 85. Steve Hartman revisits the friendship that touched the world, which offered a prescription for happiness.

HISTORY: The 1918 flu pandemic, a cautionary tale | Watch Video The pandemic of H1N1 virus in 1918 infected about one-third of the world’s population, causing at least 50 million deaths, including more than a half-million in the United States.  Martha Teichner reports.

For more info: 

“The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History” by John M. Barry (Penguin), in Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon“Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History” by Jeremy Brown (Atria Books), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon

MUSIC:  The Dixie Chicks on turning their bad times into ballads | Watch Video The Dixie Chicks, comprised of lead singer Natalie Maines and sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer, are one of the biggest female music acts of all time, with tens of millions of records sold, and 13 Grammy Awards. They talk with correspondent Tracy Smith about the Iraq War controversy that led to boycotts and blacklists of their music over comments made about President George W. Bush, and how failed relationships became a source of inspiration for their upcoming album, “Gaslighter,” their first studio album together since 2006’s Grammy-winning smash “Taking the Long Way.”

Watch the official music video of “Gaslighter” by the Dixie Chicks:

For more info:

Dixie Chicks (Official site)Tour infoPre-order “Gaslighter” by the Dixie Chicks (Columbia Records), available May 1 via AmazonGoogle PlayiTunes and SpotifyMarley’s Mutts Dog Rescue, Tehachapi, Calif.Proclaim Justice, Austin

       PASSAGE: “Sunday Morning” remembersWatch Video We look back at the lives of noted figures from the WWII homefront, architecture and television who left us: Rosalind P. Walter, an inspiration for “Rosie the Riveter”; architect Henry Cobb; James Lipton, longtime host of TV’s “Inside the Actors Studio”; and jazz pianist McCoy Tyner.  

SUNDAY PROFILE: Mandy Moore returns to music with “Silver Landings” | Watch Video Mandy Moore was a certified teen pop star, and a regular presence on MTV, before stretching into acting. Just a few years ago, she had been so shaken by a divorce and lack of acting work she considered leaving Hollywood. But that was before landing a starring role in a show that exceeded all expectations, the TV hit “This Is Us.” Moore talked with correspondent Luke Burbank about a young girl’s music dreams, and a woman realizing her dreams with her new album, “Silver Landings,” a collaboration with her second husband, musician Taylor Goldsmith.

To watch Mandy Moore perform “Save a Little For Yourself,” from her album, “Silver Landings,” click on the video player below: 

For more info:

“Silver Landings” by Mandy Moore (Verve Forecast), available via AmazonBarnes & NobleGoogle PlayiTunes and SpotifyFollow @ThemandyMoore on TwitterFacebook and Instagrammandymooreofficial.comMandy Moore tour info“This Is Us” (NBC)

       NATURE: River otters (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us along the Arrowhead State Trail in northern Minnesota, a winter playground for river otters. Videographer: Scot Miller.


       CALENDAR: Week of March 9 | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.  

NATURE UP CLOSE: Plants that steal or kill for nutrients Several rare plant species found at New York’s Letchworth State Park don’t rely on photosynthesis to survive.

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (March 6) Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.



HEADLINES: Ed O’Keefe: Voters are deciding at the last minute (Video) Correspondent Ed O’Keefe reports on former Vice President Joe Biden’s big win in the South Carolina primary Saturday, and looks ahead to a “Super-sized” Tuesday in the presidential primary.

        HEADLINES: The facts about coronavirus: What you need to know | Watch Video Dr. Jon LaPook with the latest information about the virus and how to protect yourself and others. 

For more info: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus

         COVER STORY:  Gretchen Carlson and the complicated truth about NDAs | Watch Video In the wake of widespread revelations about sexual harassment that have brought down dozens of powerful men (including Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein), the role of non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, has come under heavy scrutiny. Critics say these deals, where both parties agree to keep quiet about a harassment allegation in exchange for money, can be used to protect serial offenders. Former news anchor Gretchen Carlson and her Fox News colleague Julie Roginsky talk with Faith Salie about Lift Our Voices, an organization they helped found that advocates for laws banning the use of confidentiality agreements in sexual harassment settlements. Salie also talks with University of Pennsylvania Law School professor David Hoffman and attorney Debra Katz about the harm NDAs can do.

For more info:

Lift Our VoicesDavid Hoffman, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law SchoolDebra Katz, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP

        ALMANAC: The first commercially-successful typewriter | Watch Video On March 1, 1873, the Remington company produced a typewriter with the now-familiar “QWERTY” keyboard. Jane Pauley reports.

For more info:

Mesa Typewriter Exchange, Mesa, Ariz. (Facebook)typewriters.comThe Virtual Typewriter MuseumSmith Corona Typewriter Museum

BUSINESS: How Jenny Doan created the Disneyland of quilting | Watch Video A decade ago Hamilton, Missouri was like a lot of small towns with its best days behind it. Then Jenny Doan and her family, who’d been through rough patches themselves, opened a quilting shop, and Doan launched a new career as a YouTube quilting celebrity. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports.

For more info:

Missouri Star Quilt Company, Hamilton, Mo.Man’s Land, Hamilton, Mo.Follow Missouri Star on InstagramFacebookTwitter and YouTube

SUNDAY PROFILE: Paulina Porizkova: “It’s really freaking hard to be a woman over 50” | Watch Video The Czech emigre supermodel was a familiar cover girl in the 1980s and ’90s and became the face of Estée Lauder. But now, Paulina Porizkova tells “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason, the modeling shoots are much rarer, and the death last September of her husband, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, left her with a shocking surprise.

For more info:

Follow Paulina Porizkova on InstagramFacebook and Twitter

        HARTMAN: An amateur goalie put to the test (Video) When a former Zamboni driver took to the ice last week as an emergency replacement goaltender and stopped 8 out of 10 shots, he became an overnight sensation among NHL fans. But, thought correspondent Steve Hartman, could an Average Joe do just as well stopping pucks? He suited up to find out – and it didn’t quite go as he’d hoped.

        PASSAGE: “Sunday Morning” remembers (Video) “Sunday Morning” marks the passing this week of noted figures in the fields of literature and science: adventure novelist Clive Cussler; NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose story was told in “Hidden Figures”; and theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Author and undersea explorer Clive Cussler (Video) Novelist Clive Cussler, the man whose maritime alter-ego, adventurer Dirk Pitt, raised the Titanic and explored countless shipwrecks, has himself located more than 60 sunken ships and submarines. Cussler (who died on February 24, 2020, at age 88) talked to correspondent Anthony Mason in this interview that originally aired on “Sunday Morning” on January 25, 1998, in which he discussed his passion for vintage cars, and for going beneath the ocean’s surface to find the answers to naval history’s perplexing questions.

TELEVISION:  Vanna White, a woman of letters | Watch Video Since 1982, Vanna White has demonstrated that no one reveals letters better than she. Correspondent Mo Rocca profiles the “Wheel of Fortune” hostess, and also speaks with Pat Sajak about their long partnership.

For more info:

Follow Vanna White on InstagramFacebook and TwitterFollow “Wheel of Fortune” on Instagram“Wheel of Fortune” (Official site)


MILEPOST: Leap Year: Bringing birthdays out of limbo | Watch Video It’s the paradox Gilbert & Sullivan highlighted in “The Pirates of Penzance”: Those born on February 29 are out of sync with everyone else.       

ARCHITECTURE: Architect Rem Koolhaas contemplates the future of cities – and the countryside | Watch Video At New York’s Guggenheim Museum, a thought-provoking exhibition recently opened with virtually no art. Its subject? Rural spaces. “Countryside: The Future” is presented by a man famous for designing buildings that define urban skylines, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. He spoke with correspondent Seth Doane about his highly-anticipated show aimed at bringing focus to life outside cities, which makes up 98 percent of the world.

For more info:

Rem Koolhaas, OMA“Countryside, The Future” at the Guggenheim Museum, New York City (through August 14, 2020) | Ticket infoExhibition catalogue: “Countryside, A Report” by AMO/Rem Koolhaas (Guggenheim/Taschen), in Trade Paperback, available via Amazon

        CALENDAR: Week of March 2 | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.


NATURE: Owls (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to Plum Island in Massachusetts, a winter home for owls. Videographer: Michael Clark.


NATURE UP CLOSE: Plants that steal or kill for nutrients Several rare plant species found at New York’s Letchworth State Park don’t rely on photosynthesis to survive.

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (February 28) Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.



HEADLINES: Sanders wins Nevada’s Democratic caucuses (Video) Senator Bernie Sanders celebrated in Texas Saturday after clinching the Nevada presidential caucuses. Nikole Killion reports from Las Vegas.

          COVER STORY: Epic, the software company that’s changed the sharing of medical records (including, probably, yours) | Watch Video Correspondent Lee Cowan reports on an unusual Wisconsin company that is changing the way medical records are kept, accessed and disseminated. 

For more info:

Epic Systems Corporation, Verona, Wis.Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

        ALMANAC: “Remember the Alamo!” | Watch Video February 23, 1836 marked the beginning of the Mexican army’s 13-day siege upon the Alamo mission in what is today San Antonio, Texas. Jane Pauley reports.  

For more info:

The Alamo, San AntonioRemembering the Alamo (Smithsonian Magazine, April 2004)“The Alamo” (1960) available on Blu-ray and DVD“The Alamo” (2004) available on Blu-ray and DVD

ART: Assemblage artist Betye Saar: Making the ordinary extraordinary | Watch Video In recent months 93-year-old artist Betye Saar has been cast in the spotlight with major shows in New York City and Los Angeles, both met with glowing reviews. Saar’s primary art form is assemblage – sculptures made from found items that she pieces together, often addressing spirituality and black oppression – that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Correspondent Serna Altschul reports.

For more info:

betyesaar.net“Betye Saar: Call and Response” at the Resnick Pavilion of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (through April 5, 2020) | Ticket infoExhibition catalogue: “Betye Saar: Call and Response” by Carol S. Eliel (Prestel), available via Amazon“Betye Saar” The Legends of ‘Black Girl’s Window'” at the Museum of Modern Art (exhibition closed) | Audio playlistExhibition catalogue: “Betye Saar: Black Girl’s Window” by  Esther Adler and Christophe Cherix (MoMA), in Trade Paperback, available via AmazonBetye Saar (Robert Projects)

        MILEPOST: Changes at Victoria’s Secret (Video) A major change is underway at the struggling lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret. Jane Pauley reports.

BUSINESS: Bob’s Red Mill | Watch Video At 91, Bob Moore is an unexpected celebrity in the whole natural and organic foods industry, as the face of the company he founded, Bob’s Red Mill. He talks with correspondent Luke Burbank about his recipe for success.

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      HARTMAN: A special bond (Video) Eight-year-old Robbie Gay loves an underdog. An abused child who entered the foster care system before being adopted, he now goes to the Flagler County Humane Society in Palm Coast, Florida, determined to adopt as many dogs as his parents will allow. But not just any dogs. Steve Hartman reports.

COVER STORY: George Washington’s turbulent retirement | Watch Video Through eight grueling years of the Revolutionary War, and another eight as the first President of the United States, George Washington was sustained by a dream, of the day he would return to Mount Vernon, his beloved plantation high above the Potomac River, where at 65 years old he aspired to a peaceful retirement as a farmer. But that’s not quite how it turned out. His post-presidency was filled with controversy, intrigue, and personal torment. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Chip Reid visits Mount Vernon, and talks with Jonathan Horn, author of “Washington’s End: The Final Years and Forgotten Struggle.”

BOOK EXCERPT: “Washington’s End,” on the final years of the father of our country

For more info:

“Washington’s End: The Final Years and Forgotten Struggle” by Jonathan Horn (Scribner), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via AmazonGeorge Washington’s Mount Vernon

MOVIES: Richard Dreyfuss on facing down sharks, aliens, and his own demons | Watch Video The Oscar-winning star talks with Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz about success, failure, and his goal to become a better person.

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Richard Dreyfuss on “American Graffiti,” “Jaws,” and civics classes An expanded transcript of Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz’s conversation with the Oscar-winning actor, who talks about his apprenticeship in 1960s TV; George Lucas and Steven Spielberg; and what Civil War general he would like to play

         HISTORY: The Battle of Iwo Jima, 75 years ago | Watch Video


OPINION: Faith Salie: There’s no “I” in “Team,” but there is a “ME” | Watch Video The “Sunday Morning” contributor says the increasingly indiscriminate use of the term “Team” among work colleagues can be self-serving to a team’s “Leader.”

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ART: Keeping a classic technique of painting alive in Florence | Watch Video At his studio Charles Cecil teaches the “sight-size” method of portraiture developed during the Renaissance. Seth Doane reports. 

For more info:

Charles H. Cecil Studios, FlorenceRaffaello Romanelli, Florence

        CORRESPONDENCE: “Sunday Morning” news and viewer mail (Video) Jane Pauley dips into the mail bag. 

            CALENDAR: Week of February 24Watch Video “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       NATURE: Frozen waterfall (Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to a wintry scene at Letchworth State Park south of Rochester, New York. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.        


SUNSPOTS: Craft beers surge in popularity, with more than 7,000 craft brewers in U.S. alone | Watch Video Domestic sales of craft beers have grown to more than $27 billion annually, representing about a quarter of the American beer market. “Sunday Morning” producer Sara Kugel talked with Marcus Doucet, who opened Manchester, N.H.’s Backyard Brewery, one of more than 7,000 craft breweries in the U.S.

For more info:

Backyard Brewery, Manchester, New HampshireGreat American Beer Festival, DenverBrewers Associationcraftbeer.com

NATURE UP CLOSE: Marine biology at Monterey Bay The waters off the California town made famous by John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row” feature one of the most productive and diverse marine ecosystems in the world.

         TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (February 21) Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.



COVER STORY: Taking migraine seriously | Watch Video About one in seven people live with what’s ranked as the second-most debilitating disease on the planet, right after back pain: migraine. Though the causes are unclear, migraine is a serious neurological disease that often runs in families. But the malady is not often taken seriously, in part because the headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, dizziness, and a host of other symptoms affect three times as many women as men. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with doctors grappling with treatments for migraine (and a shortage of migraine researchers), and a Cincinnati artist whose migraine visions have become key to her art.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Migraine: A History” Medical historian Katherine Foxhall writes of a disabling disease that is little understood, but which affects one out of seven people on Earth

For more info:

Migraine artist Priya Rama: Transforming pain into beautyDr. William Young, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, PhiladelphiaMiles for Migraine“Migraine: A History” by Katherine Foxhall (Johns Hopkins University Press), in Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via AmazonNational Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH)Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers, New York City

       ALMANAC: Esperanto | Watch Video On February 16, 1905, America’s first club devoted to the constructed universal language Esperanto was founded in Boston. Jane Pauley reports. [La 16-an de februaro 1905, la unua klubo de Usono dediĉita al la konstruita universala lingvo Esperanto fondiĝis en Boston. Jane Pauley raportas.]

For more info:

Esperanto-USA (Esperanto League for North America)Esperanto.org

MUSIC: Air Supply: Love is in the air | Watch Video Air Supply, the duo from Australia that’s never gone away, has been perfecting their romantic pop ballad blend for more than four decades. Correspondent Nancy Giles talked with Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell about their lack of ego, and these musicians’ gift for making love out of nothing at all. 

You can stream the Air Supply album “The Lost in Love Experience” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

For more info:

Air Supply (Official site)Tour info“The Lost in Love Experience (Live)” by Air Supply, available via AmazonGoogle PlayiTunes and SpotifyAir Supply are Goodwill Ambassadors of Issa Trust Foundation, a charity focused on pediatric healthcare and education for children in Jamaica

       FOOD: Faith Salie on the bittersweet truth about her love of chocolate | Watch Video The “Sunday Morning” contributor says she doesn’t need the esoteric additives in competing varieties of milk, dark and white chocolate to make her go for the cacao.

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ENTERTAINMENT: The history of the Moulin Rouge | Watch Video The Moulin Rouge, the famous cabaret with a windmill that opened in the Montmartre section of Paris 130 years ago, is still drawing crowds to its spectacular shows featuring a chorus line of topless dancers. And it’s now the inspiration for a hit Broadway musical. Correspondent Alina Cho visits the fabled landmark that has inspired artists and writers (and even marriage proposals), and talks with its artistic director and dancers, along with the Tony Award-winning set designer of the new Broadway show, “Moulin Rouge!: The Musical.” 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: “Moulin Rouge!” scenic designer Derek McLane A new Broadway musical is translating Baz Luhrman’s 2001 movie “Moulin Rouge!” to the stage. In this web exclusive, correspondent Alina Cho talks with Tony Award-winning scenic designer Derek McLane about how he transformed New York’s Al Hirschfeld Theatre into a world evocative of the landmark Parisian cabaret.

For more info:

Moulin Rouge, Montmartre, Paris“Moulin Rogue: The Musical” at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York City | Ticket info“Moulin Rouge” (2001), directed by Baz Luhrman (Official site), available on Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD”Le Moulin Rouge en folies” by Francesco Rapazzini (in French), available in Trade Paperback and eBook formats via Amazon

       HARTMAN: Happily ever after (Video) Forty-five-year-old Corey Cunningham, who has an incurable brain tumor and is under hospice care, had one item on his bucket list: get married. So, doctors and nurses at Houston Methodist Hospital rushed him to the chapel, where he became the first patient there to have his bachelor status removed. Steve Hartman meets the bride and the groom, who explains why he feels like “the luckiest man alive.”      

MOVIES:  Harrison Ford, the reluctant superstar, on “The Call of the Wild” | Watch Video Harrison Ford has embodied some of the most enduring characters ever put on film as part of the “Star Wars” and Indiana Jones franchises. In his latest movie role he has embarked on one of the most enduring tales of man’s best friend ever written: Jack London’s “The Call of the Wild.” Correspondent Lee Cowan sat down with the Oscar-nominated actor to talk about performing opposite a CGI dog; returning to the character of Indiana Jones for another upcoming adventure; and speaking out as an advocate for protecting the environment, among his other passionate causes.

To watch a trailer for “The Call of the Wild” click on the video player below. The movie opens in theatres February 21. 

For more info:

“The Call of the Wild” (Official Site)

HISTORY: Auschwitz, 75 years after liberation | Watch Video Last month about 200 survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp returned to the site where 1.1 million people were murdered – Jews, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, gypsies, and others. Their ceremony, marking the 75th anniversary of their liberation, was a tribute to the living, and a lament for the dead. Preserving Auschwitz has been the mission of billionaire Ronald Lauder, who first visited in 1987 while he was the U.S. Ambassador to Austria. The chairman of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation and president of the World Jewish Congress, Lauder helped raise $40 million to open a conservation lab at Auschwitz so that objects telling the story of genocide will bear witness long after the survivors of Auschwitz are gone. Correspondent Martha Teichner reports.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz”

For more info:

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial FoundationAuschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, Oświęcim,  PolandWorld Jewish Congress“Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz” by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat (Farrar Straus Giroux), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via AmazonUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

HISTORY: Yad Vashem: A mission to remember the victims of the Holocaust | Watch Video Cut into a Jerusalem hillside is a striking modern memorial to an unthinkable past. Part museum and part archive, Yad Vashem stores the documents and artifacts of the Holocaust, the stories of millions of victims, and the testimonies of survivors who lost family members and loved ones. Seth Doane reports on the efforts made by museum staff and volunteers to identify the millions of souls lost to the Nazis’ genocide.  

For more info:

Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, JerusalemFollow @YadVashem on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTubeArchitect Moshe Safdie

COMMENTARY: Charlotte Alter on young voters’ support of “socialism” | Watch Video The Time magazine correspondent says progressive candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are pushing for advances in areas such as health care, child care and income inequality that older generations might equate with Communism. So what, exactly, is in a label?

For more info:

“The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America” by Charlotte Alter (Viking), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via AmazonCharlotte Alter at Time MagazineFollow @CharlotteAlter on Twitter

        NATURE: North Dakota (Extended Video) On this Presidents Day weekend, “Sunday Morning” takes us to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Videographer: Valarie D’Elia.       


MUSIC: Texas HS students compete in Mariachi festival (Video) Mariachi started in the late 1800s when Mexican musicians began adopting European instruments, like the violin, guitar, trumpet and accordion. But when Linda Ronstadt’s 1987 album of songs she heard her Mexican father sing became a smash, mariachi went mainstream. Today, high school students across Texas practice this form of folkloric music that transcends the U.S.-Mexico border. Correspondent Barry Petersen talked to some of the young musicians who came to Edinburg in southwest Texas, where 70 bands participated in the 2019 State Mariachi Festival, which became a state-sanctioned competition for the first time.

For more info: 

State Mariachi Festival (University Interscholastic League)

NATURE UP CLOSE: Giraffes, a most improbable animal Their general anatomy is a study in superlatives: the tallest terrestrial animals on Earth, with necks that are six feet long,  and strong legs to help support weight of up to 3,000 pounds.

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

        TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (February 14) Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.                            



COVER STORY: How intimacy coordinators are changing the way intimate encounters are filmed | Watch Video Movies have long had stunt coordinators to oversee action scenes. But In the era of #MeToo, there’s a new focus on how romantic scenes are filmed for movies and TV. It’s led to the rise of a new figure on set: the intimacy coordinator, who helps actors and directors choreograph and act out sexual encounters safely and effectively. Rita Braver talks with Alicia Rodis, of Intimacy Directors International, about how the HBO series “The Deuce” changed the way actors get up-close-and-personal.

For more info:

“The Deuce” (HBO)Intimacy Directors InternationalFollow alicia_rodis on Instagram

       ALMANAC: Carmen Miranda | Watch Video On February 9, 1909, the samba singer, dancer and star of Hollywood musicals – celebrated as the “lady with the tutu-frutti hat” – was born. Jane Pauley reports.

MOVIES: Rescuing scenic backdrops from Hollywood’s Golden Age | Watch Video In Hollywood’s Golden Age, hand-painted backdrops played a vital role in the magic of movies, creating cities, sunsets, or any other setting a director could imagine. These massive artworks were some of the largest paintings ever created, by artists whose work often went unappreciated. John Blackstone reports on efforts to rescue these works of cinema history.

For more info:

Backdrop Recovery Project“The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop” by Richard M. Isackes and Karen L. Maness (Regan Arts), in Hardcover and eBook format, available via AmazonKaren Mannes, Department of Theatre and Dance, scenic art supervisor at Texas Performing Arts, University of Texas at AustinJC Backings, Culver City, Calif.Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times

       MUSIC:  Dance, dance, dance! Toni Basil has all the right moves | Watch Video“Oh, Mickey, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, hey, Mickey! Hey, Mickey!” Recording artist, actress, dancer, choreographer and music video director Toni Basil had a worldwide hit with her 1981 pop tune, “Mickey.” Kristine Johnson catches up with Basil, who was instrumental in the new Quentin Tarantino film, “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”

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MOVIES:  A small town silver-screen fairy tale, with real buttered popcorn | Watch Video Sixty-five-year-old Craig Smith has loved movies his whole life. So much so that, about 10 years ago, he took a leap of faith, and his life savings, to turn an old firehouse in Kingston, Washington, into the tiny town’s only movie house. But running a theater that’s practically a one-man operation isn’t easy, and Smith has faced difficulties that have stirred the community to help. Lee Cowan takes in a show at the Firehouse Theater. 

For more info:

Firehouse Theater, Kingston, Wash.Oscar Party at the Firehouse Theater, Sunday, Feb. 9 beginning at 5 p.m.Kingston Firehouse Theater Fundraising Page (GoFundMe)

       MOVIES:  A promise fulfilled: Filming a story of heroism in battle | Watch Video On April 11, 1966, Airman 1st Class William Pitsenbarger personally saved more than 60 service members who had been ambushed by the Viet Cong. He was killed in action while trying to help the injured. The survivors of that battle recommended him for the Medal of Honor, a tribute that would not be fulfilled for nearly 35 years. Pitsenbarger’s story is now told in a new film, “The Last Full Measure.” CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with director Todd Robinson about his promise to Vietnam War veterans that their story, and Pitsenbarger’s sacrifice, would not be forgotten.

To watch a trailer for “The Last Full Measure” click on the video player below:

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“The Last Full Measure” (Roadside Attractions)

MOVIES: Tatum O’Neal | Watch Video Tatum O’Neal was only nine when she starred in her first film, 1973’s “Paper Moon,” with her father, Ryan O’Neal. She stole the show, and won an Academy Award. But her career and her life wasn’t easy after that. She’s always been remarkably open about her struggles with addiction, her divorce from tennis great John McEnroe (with whom she has three children), and a strained relationship with her dad. But O’Neal is showing the same grit with her family, her health and her career as she showed on screen as a child. Correspondent Tracy Smith reports.

PREVIEW: Tatum O’Neal says dealing with rheumatoid arthritis is her biggest challenge ever

For more info:

tatumoneal.comFollow @Tatum_Oneal on Twitter and Instagram


PASSAGE: They made movies (Video) “Sunday Morning” remembers just a few of the talented actors and filmmakers we’ve lost this past year, since the last Academy Awards ceremony.       

“MOBITUARIES”: Anna May Wong – Death of a trailblazer | Watch Video In his latest podcast Mo Rocca looks back at the actress who was Hollywood’s very first Chinese-American star.

For more info:

“Anna May Wong: Performing the Modern” by Shirley Jennifer Lim (Temple University Press), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via Amazon | Read an excerptFollow @MargaretCho on Twitter and InstagramFollow @RosalindChao on Twitter and Instagramlisasee.comMobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving” by Mo Rocca, published by Simon & Schuster (a division of ViacomCBS), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon“Mobituaries” (Simon & Schuster)Follow @MoRocca on Twitter

ACADEMY AWARDS: “Hair Love” (Video) In this heart-warming Academy Award-nominated animated short subject, “Hair Love,” by Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver, an African American father gets a lesson in cosmetology when he tackles doing his little girl’s hair for the first time.

       ACADEMY AWARDS: David Edelstein’s Oscar predictions | Watch Video This year’s winners appear to be sure things, but are they? Our film critic shares his take.

Download our Academy Awards nominations ballot for your office pool or Oscar party (pdf)

For more info:

David Edelstein, New York Magazineoscars.org (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)oscars.com (Official site of Oscar telecast)Complete CBSNews.com coverage: The Academy AwardsComplete CBSNews.com coverage: Movies

               NATURE: California coast (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to Davenport Beach near Monterey Bay in California. Videographer: Michael Hernandez.


CALENDAR: Week of February 10 | Watch Video From New Hampshire’s presidential primary to International Childhood Cancer Day, “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports. 

OSCARS 2020: The nominees All weekend we’ll be posting performance clips and interviews with the nominees for this Sunday’s Academy Awards. We begin with:

Best Actor nomineesBest Actress nomineesBest Supporting Actor nomineesBest Supporting Actress nomineesBest Picture nominees

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (February 7) Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.



COVER STORY:  Democratic voters in Iowa deciding on party’s direction | Watch Video As Iowa Democrats head to the state’s caucuses Monday, polls show a majority of Democrats have one thing on their minds: defeating President Trump in November. But just how to succeed at defeating the incumbent Republican is proving divisive. Will Iowans back a candidate who promises fundamental change – a progressive figure like Bernie Sanders of Elizabeth Warren – or one who will bring politics “back to normal” – a moderate such Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg or Amy Klobuchar? Nicholas Thompson, the editor-in-chief of Wired, talks with candidates on the trail; Waleed Shahid, of the progressive group Justice Democrats; and Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania, about matters of electability, practicality, and motivating people to get out and vote.

See also:

How do the Iowa caucuses work? A primer for the 2020 election (CBS News)

For more info:

2020 Caucuses (Iowa Democratic Party)Justice DemocratsFollow Ed Rendell on Twitter (@GovEdRendell)Nicholas Thompson, Wired

          ALMANAC: Balto’s life-saving race | Watch Video On February 2, 1925, the Siberian Husky led his relay team of sled dogs to the end of a 674-mile journey, delivering desperately-needed diphtheria serum to the children of Nome, Alaska. Jane Pauley reports.

ANTIQUES:  Mike Wolfe on rescuing America’s past | Watch Video An archaeologist of antiques, Mike Wolfe has taken viewers on a nationwide scavenger hunt of historic finds via his History Channel series, “American Pickers.” But he’s not just about buying up the past; he’s also helping preserve it, by restoring old Main Street buildings in Le Claire, Iowa, and elsewhere. Lee Cowan talked with Wolfe about his passion for relics of history.

For more info:

Antique Archaeology, Le Claire, Iowa“American Pickers” (History Channel)

       PULSE: What’s your favorite part of the Super Bowl?

“THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…”: “Jojo Rabbit” writer-director Taika Waititi: Comedy is a powerful weapon against dictators | Watch Video New Zealand writer-director Taika Waititi’s rollicking World War II satire centers on a German boy, an aspiring young Nazi, who fantasizes about his best buddy Adolf Hitler while discovering his mother is harboring a Jewish girl in their house. Audacious and touching, the film has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Tracy Smith talks with Waititi and with Oscar-nominee Scarlett Johansson.

To watch a trailer for “Jojo Rabbit” click on the video player below:

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“Jojo Rabbit” (Fox Searchlight)

        NEWS: East Africa’s plague of locusts (Video) Among the more unsettling images of the week past was of billions of locusts ravaging Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia in East Africa, devouring crops and threatening the food supply of millions of people. Jane Pauley reports.    

SPORTS: The master silversmiths behind the Super Bowl trophy | Watch Video In 1966, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle and Oscar Riedner, head of design at Tiffany & Co., sketched on a cocktail napkin the design of what would become the Vince Lombardi Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Super Bowl. “CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil talked to the Tiffany artisans and silversmiths who craft this shiny, seven-pound metal prize – and the championship trophies of several other sports – before they are hoisted by a winner.

For more info:

Tiffany & Co.Super Bowl LIV (nfl.com)Official Super Bowl LIV Game Program

MUSIC:  James Taylor looks back, with favorite songs and old stories | Watch Video Life these days is pretty sweet for James Taylor, the musician-songwriter famed for such hits as “Fire and Rain,” “Carolina In My Mind” and “Sweet Baby James.”  At 71 he is as busy as ever, looking back in a new audio memoir on his early days in North Carolina, and exploring the songs he loved growing up in an upcoming album, “American Standard.” Jane Pauley visited Taylor at his home in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, where he talked about his turbulent youth and the revitalizing rewards of going back on tour.

James Taylor performs “Teach Me Tonight,” from his upcoming album, “American Standard”:

For more info:

jamestaylor.com“Break Shot: My First 21 Years” by James Taylor (Audible)”American Standard” by James Taylor (Fantasy), available February 28, on CD (AmazonBarnes & Noble), Vinyl (AmazonBarnes & Noble), Digital Download (Google PlayiTunes) and Streaming (Spotify)James Taylor tour schedule 

        PASSAGE: Fred Silverman and Jim Lehrer | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” looks back at the careers of the revolutionary network TV executive, and a pillar of broadcast journalism and presidential debates. Jane Pauley reports. 

TELEVISION: “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin speaks his mind | Watch Video The Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor, known for his intensity, admits he has earned a reputation as being “hard to handle” for walking out of shows. But in “Homeland,” Mandy Patinkin is in his element as CIA Agent Saul Berenson, the calm in the eye of the storm. Correspondent Holly Williams talked with Patinkin in Morocco where he was filming the series’ eighth season. They also discussed his years as an ambassador for the International Rescue Committee, and she joined Patinkin and his wife, actor-writer Kathryn Grody, as they visited a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on “The Princess Bride”

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on singing

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on being a perfectionist

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on the refugee crisis

Watch a teaser for “Homeland” Season 8:

For more info:

“Homeland” – Final season premieres February 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ShowtimeInternational Rescue Committee

        OPINION: Douglas Brinkley: Congress is to blame for an imperious presidency | Watch Video The historian says the impending acquittal of President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial shows the Senate placing political party self-interest above the long-term integrity of the legislative branch.

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          NATURE: Giraffes (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to Africa to witness a tower of giraffes. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.          


CALENDAR: Week of February 3 | Watch Video From the Iowa caucuses to National Wear Red Day, “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.   

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (January 31) Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.  




COVER STORY:  Is there a science behind creating pop hits? | Watch Video What goes into creating a hit song? Are there formulas or tricks that will help you craft the next #1 smash? David Pogue talks with Neil Sedaka, Ashford & Simpson’s Valerie Simpson, and author John Seabrook (“The Song Machine”) about the genius of pop songs, and then collaborates with producer Oak Felder on a song that undoubtedly will be the next big hit.

For more info:

neilsedaka.comvaleriesimpson.netFollow Oak Felder (@Oakwud) on Twitterjohnseabrook.com“The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory” by John Seabrook (W.W. Norton), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon

       GRAMMY AWARDS: Landmarks of the music industry awards | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” looks back at the Recording Academy’s annual honors.

For more info:

How to watch the GrammysGrammy Awards 2020: Full list of nomineesgrammy.com

MUSIC: Raffi, the children’s troubadour | Watch Video For more than 40 years the folk singer-turned-rock star to kids has been singing songs to delight the young at heart. Serena Altschul sits down with Raffi Cavoukian, whose hits like “Baby Beluga” and “Bananaphone” have appealed to multiple generations of fans.

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

For more info:

raffinews.com (Official site)Follow @Raffi_RC on Twitter and Facebook“Dog on the Floor” by Raffi (Rounder Records), available in CD (AmazonBarnes & Noble), Digital Download (Google PlayiTunes) and Streaming (Spotify) formatsRaffi Foundation for Child HonouringFollow the foundation on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube

MUSIC: Conductor Gustavo Dudamel: It’s necessary “to have art as part of your life” | Watch Video Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is a rock star of the classical world, and he brings that star power when he leads young musicians in schools and colleges across the country. An ambassador of the sublime, he talks with John Dickerson about the transformative power of music, and shares his infectious excitement in performances that transmit the necessity of making art a part of your life.

For more info:

gustavodudamel.comLos Angeles PhilharmonicTrenton Music Makers

        HARTMAN: Strike up the band! (Video) Third grader Henry Boyer, of Howell, Michigan, was so blown away by the University of Michigan marching band that he wrote a letter to them saying how he’d love to sign up someday – approximately in 2029. Their response struck a major chord in this young man’s life. Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC: From the slums of Madagascar arise young boys’ songs of joy | Watch Video In the capital of Madagascar, an island nation where nearly 80 percent of people eke out a living on less than $2 a day, an unexpected sound emerges from the slums of the capital, Antananarivo: Zaza Kanto, an a capella group of boys, ages 11 to 16, whose joyful sounds and viral videos have elevated them to national fame. They’ve also earned praise from Fredo Austin, of the band Freedom’s Boombox, who mentored the young men as part of an exchange program called American Music Abroad. Seth Doane reports.

For more info:

zazakanto.comDonate to the Zaza Kanto FundZaza Kanto – Underground Boys of Tana (YouTube Channel)American Music AbroadFreedom’s Boombox

MUSIC:  Huey Lewis on his hearing loss | Watch Video Huey Lewis and the News are in the mood to celebrate, joking about their age as they prepare for the release of what is almost certainly their last album, titled “Weather.” At 69, Lewis, who has performed in bands for most of his life, had no intention of slowing down, but his diagnosis of Meniere’s Disease – a hearing disorder which has affected his voice – has made the decision for him. John Blackstone reports.

For more info:

hueylewisandthenews.com“Weather” by Huey Lewis and the News (BMG), to be released February 14; pre-order at AmazonBarnes & NobleGoogle Play and iTunes

MUSIC:  The multi-talented and persuasively confident DJ Khaled | Watch Video DJ Khaled has worked with some of the biggest artists in music (Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Drake), and he went on tour as Beyoncé’s opening act twice. His songs are all-star collaborations, and he’s been making hits for more than a decade. The son of Palestinian immigrants, he’s a radio DJ, producer and New York Times bestselling author who is nominated for a Grammy for the song “Higher,” a partnership with John Legend and rapper Nipsey Hussle. Kelefa Sanneh sits down with the man who calls himself the “Quincy Jones of hip hop.”

For more info:

Follow @DJKhaled on TwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube

        PASSAGE: They made music | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” remembers just some of the talented musicians we’ve lost since last year’s Grammy Awards ceremony. 

MUSIC:  Remembering songwriter Allee Willis | Watch Video Allee Willis grew up in Detroit and was raised on the sounds of Motown, though she never learned to play music. After recording an album in 1974, Willis turned her focus to songwriting, creating hits for such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Sister Sledge, Cyndi Lauper, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Patti LaBelle (which won her a Grammy). She also earned a second Grammy, and a Tony Award nomination, for the Broadway musical “The Color Purple.” Nancy Giles talked last year with Willis, who died last month at age 72.

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       NATURE: Songbirds in Texas (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” attends a concert by migratory songbirds in High Island, Texas, on the Gulf Coast. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg.           


         CALENDAR: Week of January 27 | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan reports.  

NATURE UP CLOSE: Are humans really the smartest species? Attributing human actions and thoughts to non-human animals that appear to mimic our behavior may be fanciful, but we may be getting it backwards.

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (January 24) Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.




HEADLINES: Harry and Meghan’s Declaration of Independence (Video) With the bombshell news that Prince Harry and wife Meghan are stepping away from royal duties, Queen Elizabeth II has given her official blessing. But there’s a price to be paid, as Imtiaz Tyab reports from London.

       COVER STORY: Next U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to be named after African American Pearl Harbor hero | Watch Video Instead of presidents or admirals, an African American enlisted sailor – a hero during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor – will be honored when the USS Doris Miller is christened. David Martin talks with Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly, who broke with tradition to name the next Navy aircraft carrier after an enlisted man, and with relatives of Doris “Dorie” Miller, who was not initially recognized for his valor on that “Day of Infamy.”

For more info:

Doris “Dorie” Miller: The Hero of Pearl Harbor (Veterans Affairs)Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas ModlyDr. Regina Akers, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.Pearl Harbor National Memorial, HonoluluU.S. Navy

       ALMANAC: Neon lights | Watch Video On January 19, 1915, French inventor Georges Claude received a U.S. patent for his “System of Illuminating by Luminescent Tubes” … tubes filled with neon gas. Mo Rocca reports. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Fixing the bright lights of Broadway (Video) New York’s Times Square long ago earned the nickname “The Great White Way,” thanks to its brilliant neon lights and advertising signs. But all those lights need to be replaced now and then. Enter Marty Katz, responsible for spotting broken bulbs and dim neon tubes among the brilliant displays, and the Artkraft Strauss Sign Company, which makes sure all those bright lights stay lit. Bill Geist followed Katz as he made his rounds, and talked with Paul Goldberger, chief architecture critic of The New York Times, about our “national park of neon.” Originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” November 22, 1992.

For more info:

The Neon Museum, Las VegasCustom Neon (Create Your Own Neon Lights)Facts about Neon (livescience.com)The element Neon (Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility)

ART: The long shadow of Claude Monet | Watch Video Claude Monet (1840-1926) was one of the most innovative painters to stand astride two art movements: Impressionism in the 19th century, and the modern art age of the 20th. Barry Petersen visits the Denver Art Museum, which is currently staging the country’s largest Monet exhibit in more than two decades, and talks with curators at the Art Institute of Chicago, about the artist’s fascination with light, and how tragedy colored his work.

GALLERY: Claude Monet; The Truth of Nature

For more info:

Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature, at the Denver Art Museum (through February 2)Ticket infoExhibition Catalogue: “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature”Monet and Chicago, at the Art Institute of Chicago (May 10-September 7)Ticket info

MUSIC: Mumford & Sons on playing with a “sense of abandon” | Watch Video Mumford & Sons are one of music’s most unlikely success stories. The British group broke through with a banjo-driven folk/rock sound that, Rolling Stone wrote, was “like a horse and buggy designed in a Tesla factory.” With the recent release of “Delta,” their third straight #1 album, they are indisputably among the biggest bands of the past decade. Anthony Mason reports.

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

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Mumford & Sons“Delta” by Mumford & Sons (Gentlemen of the Road/Island/Glassnote) is available on CD (AmazonBarnes & Noble), Vinyl, (Barnes & Noble), Digital Download (Google PlayiTunes) and Streaming (Spotify)

         MILEPOST: Top Library Checkouts To mark its 125th anniversary, the New York Public Library has released its list of all-time most checked-out books:

“The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats”The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss”1984″ by George Orwell”Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak”To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee

MYSTERY:  The mystery of the reappearing Klimt painting | Watch Video “Portrait of a Lady” vanished from an Italian art gallery 23 years ago – and then just as mysteriously turned up last month, hidden within the gallery’s walls. Seth Doane reports. 

FOOD: Dumplings: A delicious tradition | Watch Video Dumplings can be found in most every cuisine, from Italian raviolis to Indian samosas, from Polish pierogies to Spanish empanadas. But Chinese dumplings originated in the year 200. And for Chinese families around the world, especially now as Chinese New Year celebrations begin, dumplings are an everyday staple. Kelefa Sanneh digs in to some families’ long-held traditions involving this delicious food that can serve as breakfast, lunch or dinner, appetizer or snack.

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Lei Ping, assistant professor of China Studies, The New School, New York CityTim Ho Wan Dim Sum RestaurantsWen Zhou, 3.1 Phillip Lim

MOVIES:  The year of Laura Dern | Watch Video The actress, who this week received her third Academy Award nomination for her performance in the Noah Baumbach drama, “Marriage Story,” also currently stars in Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” Dern talks with correspondent Tracy Smith.

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“Marriage Story” in theatres and on Netflix“Little Women” in theatres

Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Beverly Hills

             HEALTH:  Reaching out: How caring letters help in suicide prevention | Watch Video Kevin Hines is a walking miracle, having jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived. But what might have kept him from jumping at all could have been something as simple as getting a letter in the mail.  A long-forgotten yet simple idea is now finding success as a tool for suicide prevention. Lee Cowan reports.

YOU ARE NOT ALONEIf you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

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kevinhinesstory.comThe Kevin & Margaret Hines FoundationFollow @KevinHinesStory on Twitter and YouTubeUrsula Whiteside, University of Washington School of MedicineNow Matters NowGolden Gate Bridge Suicide Deterrent Net ProjectJerome Motto papers, UCSF Archives & Special Collections, at the University of California, San Francisco LibraryThe best way to save people from suicide (Huffington Post)myfirstlink.orgZero Suicide

FRUITS: Remembering Frieda Caplan, the exotic fruit lady | Watch Video Frieda Caplan, who died Saturday at age 96, made a number of exotic fruits and vegetables household names, changing the way many of us eat. Rita Braver spoke with her this past fall.  

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        OPINION: Premature births: One of the biggest public health threats facing the U.S. | Watch Video Chances are you know someone who was born prematurely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of preterm births is going up. Last year, one in 10 American babies was born before 37 weeks gestation. Author Sarah DiGregorio talks about one of the biggest public health threats facing this country.

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“Early: An Intimate History of Premature Birth and What It Teaches Us About Being Human” by Sarah DiGregorio (HarperCollins), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazonsarahdigregorio.com

        “MOBITUARIES”: The art of obituary writing This week’s episode of the popular podcast, recorded at appearances in Asbury Park, N.J., and Fairfield, Conn., features Mo Rocca talking with legendary New York Times obituary writer Margalit Fox about the dramatic sweep of obituaries and of recounting lives well-lived. 

        NATURE: Monet’s garden (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to the French town of Giverny, and a view of the water lilies that inspired artist Claude Monet. Videographer: Joan Martelli. 


        CALENDAR: Week of January 20 | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Mo Rocca reports.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Bison in winter With many of their natural predators extinct, the bison in Yellowstone National Park are subject to man-made options to controlling their population, including reintroducing them to other areas.

          TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (January 17) Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.



HEADLINES: Iran’s admission of responsibility in jet shootdown fails to calm crisis (Video) After days of government denials, on Saturday Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani finally admitted his country had downed a Ukrainian jetliner with 176 people on board through “human error, as vigils for the victims and protests against the government continued. Holly Williams reports from Baghdad. 

       COVER STORY:  Studying the creativity and intelligence of the octopus | Watch Video The octopus is one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth – one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien. It can camouflage itself in a flash, squeeze its entire body through a one-inch hole, and use their brains (yes, it has nine of them) to think and play. Chip Reid visits scientists at New England Aquarium in Boston, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., and talks with Sy Montgomery, author of “The Soul of an Octopus,” about these curious creatures.

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New England Aquarium, BostonMarine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass.Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution“The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness” by Sy Montgomery (Atria Books), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazonsymontgomery.comRoger Hanlon, Marine Biological Laboratory“Octopus, Squid, and Cuttlefish: A Visual, Scientific Guide to the Oceans’ Most Advanced Invertebrates” by Roger Hanlon, Mike Vecchione, and Louise Allcock (University of Chicago Press), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available via Amazon

        ALMANAC: “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends” | Watch Video The long-running live TV variety show made its debut on CBS on January 12, 1949. Jane Pauley reports.

         HEADLINES:  Carlos Ghosn calls himself a “fugitive of injustice” | Watch Video You don’t get as far as Carlos Ghosn has come without thinking outside the box, or inside the box, which is how the former Nissan CEO skipped bail and fled Japan, where he was to stand trial for financial wrongdoing. He spoke with Charlie D’Agata about his improbable journey. 

GRAMMYS:  Gary Clark Jr.: “Music is my religion” | Watch Video At 35 Gary Clark Jr. is still clearly uncomfortable being heralded as one of the best guitarists in a generation. He’s played the White House, and toured with the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. This year his blues/rock album, “This Land,” is up for four Grammy Awards. Kristine Johnson talks with the musician who describes himself as a “simple dude from Austin, Texas who picked up a guitar.”

You can stream Gary Clark Jr.’s album “This Land” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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garyclarkjr.com“This Land” by Gary Clark Jr. (Warner Bros.), in CD (AmazonBarnes & Noble), Vinyl (AmazonBarnes & Noble), Digital Download (Google PlayiTunes) and Streaming (Spotify) formats

       HARTMAN: DNA that’s all in the family (Video) A recent survey showed about a quarter of the people who take DNA tests find a surprising result.  Count among them correspondent Steve Hartman, whose search for family roots brought him to some unexpected places. 

        FOOD: In Sicily, police patrol for pistachio thieves | Watch Video With the biennial harvest upon them, farmers of the valuable crop are getting assistance from Italy’s paramilitary security force. Seth Doane reports. 

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MOVIES:  The art of Kim Novak | Watch Video Now on the cusp of turning 87, Kim Novak is still finding herself. The star of such classics as Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo,” “Picnic,” and “Bell, Book and Candle,” the actress turned her back on Hollywood in the 1960s and has since pursued artwork and a love of animals. Mo Rocca reports.

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Kim Novak: An Iconic Vision, at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio (show closed)

       PASSAGE: Remembering Buck Henry | Watch Video The comic writer and actor helped bring “Get Smart,” “The Graduate” and “Heaven Can Wait” to the screen, and was a frequent guest host of “Saturday Night Live.”                

LAW: Fighting for overdue protections for pregnant workers | Watch Video It’s a story told hundreds of thousands of times every year across America: Women can get the job – just don’t get pregnant. Even though pregnancy discrimination has been illegal under federal law for more than 40 years, pregnant women are pushed out of their jobs every day, because employers still deny accommodations to pregnant workers. Jan Crawford talks to women who have faced serious choices and sometimes tragic circumstances affecting careers and family; and with two lawmakers trying to change federal law to better protect women in the workplace.

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Pregnancy and Parenting Discrimination (ACLU)Photos from “Showing: Pregnancy in the Workplace” (by Working Assumptions)


OPINION:  David Sedaris vs. nail polish | Watch Video Humorist David Sedaris on his run-in with the wrong passenger aboard a London-to-Paris train ride.

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davidsedarisbooks.com“Calypso” by David Sedaris (Little, Brown), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon


NATURE: Kangaroos (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us to the beach in Australia, among kangaroos fleeing forest fires that have been ravaging the country. Videographer: Harry Clapson.         


CALENDAR: Week of January 13 | Watch Video “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

NATURE UP CLOSE: The decline of the caribou Despite their remarkable adaptability to an unforgiving environment, the numbers of these large, majestic, gentle-looking animals have fallen by more than half in the United States since 2003.         

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (January 10) Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.       



HEADLINES: General Soleimani’s body flown home to Iran (Video) The body of the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, was returned following his assassination by an American aistrike in Baghdad, an act one Middle East expert calls a declaration of war by the Trump administration against Iran. Holly Williams reports from Northern Iraq.

       HEADLINES: What’s next: The showdown between Iran and the U.S. | Watch Video The death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. airstrike seems only to have increased the likelihood of attacks, as both Iran and the militias it supports vow revenge. David Martin and Seth Doane report.

         COVER STORY: DNA and family matters | Watch Video Taking a DNA test might yield some surprises about your heritage; a recent survey shows that more than a quarter of those who use mail-in DNA tests end up learning about close relatives they didn’t know about. But it’s not always happy news. Rita Braver talks with people who have met siblings for the first time, and with members of a support group for those who discover they have different biological parents. She also finds out how employees at 23&Me get special training to counsel people who’ve made shocking discoveries about their families.

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        ALMANAC: The inventor of Reddi-Wip | Watch Video On January 5, 1914, dairy salesman Aaron Lapin, who first put whipped cream into an aerosol can, was born. Jane Pauley reports.

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        HOSPITALITY: Hotel designer Bill Bensley, delighting in the art of surprise | Watch Video Bill Bensley, who grew up in the shadow of Disneyland, is one of the most famous hotel designers in Asia, having designed more than 200 hotels in 30 countries. His “maximalist” projects reflect his personality: playful, colorful, and sometimes way over-the-top. Ben Tracy visits some of Bensley’s work, from a luxury tented camp inside the largest rainforest in Cambodia, to the Siam Hotel in Bangkok, a black-and-white temple to Thai history.

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Shinta Mani Wild, Kirirom, CambodiaSiam Hotel, Bangkok, Thailandbensley.com“Escapism” by Bill Bensley (Serindia Contemporary), in Hardcover, available via Amazon

ON BROADWAY:  David Byrne on “American Utopia,” and living an optimistic life | Watch Video David Byrne is burning down the house on Broadway. His show “American Utopia” is a smash hit, but that isn’t the only reason the former frontman for the Talking Heads is so happy. Serena Altschul talks with Byrne about his love of performing, his growing affinity for collaboration, and his optimism, apparent in his “Reasons to Be Cheerful,” a platform that spotlights ways in which the world is getting better.

You can stream the original cast recording of “American Utopia on Broadway” by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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David Byrne’s “American Utopia” at the Hudson Theatre, New York (through February 16) | Ticket infodavidbyrne.comReasons to Be Cheerful

DESIGN: Competitive tablescaping (Video) At the Los Angeles County Fair, Conor Knighton introduces us to the world of competitive tablescaping – a contest that is equal parts creativity and cutlery, as contestants try to design artful, decorative table settings in a variety of categories.

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L.A. County Fair 2019 Tablescaping Rules (pdf)Los Angeles County Fair

       BOOKS: New York Times Bestsellers – Fiction

       HARTMAN: Cat Grandpa (Video) The Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary in Green Bay, Wis., has been blessed with one of America’s most helpful volunteers: a brother at the St. Norbert Abbey named Terry Lauerman, a 76-year-old retired teacher who started coming in to brush the shelter’s special needs cats. But his mission quickly turns to slumber, and soon photos of Lauerman’s cat naps with the felines started going viral. Steve Hartman reports. 

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Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary, Green Bay, Wis.Cat Grandpas 2020 Calendars

MUSIC: A new dawn for Tanya Tucker | Watch Video Since the ripe old age of 13, Tanya Tucker has had nearly two dozen Top-40 albums. And after more than 50 years on stage, with a new album that’s getting the best reviews of her career, she’s up this month for not just one but four Grammy nominations, more than any other country singer.  CBS News’ Bob Schieffer sits down with the singer who was once country music’s wild child, and whose voice has never had more to offer than it does today.

PREVIEW: Tanya Tucker: “I don’t think you could be successful unless you’ve had a lot of failures – and I’ve had some”

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tanyatucker.comThe Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia

OPINION:  Joel Sartore on saving endangered species – and ourselves | Watch Video In order to help stabilize our planet’s life support systems, National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore says we must step up and find a problem to solve in our communities, and actually do something about it.

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joelsartore.com | The Photo Ark projectFollow @JoelSartore on Twitter and Facebook

       BOOKS: New York Times Bestsellers – Non-Fiction

        NATURE: Bison in snow (Extended Video) “Sunday Morning” takes us among bison riding out a snowstorm at Yellowstone National Park. Videographer: Alex Goetz.


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

“MOBITUARIES”: The Lawrence Welk you didn’t know Mo Rocca and Fred Armisen on the longtime bandleader and TV host known for “champagne music,” and how the man who seemed like the ultimate square was anything but. 

         TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (January 3) Check out the “Sunday Morning” listings of events this coming week.

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