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Carole King and her "Beautiful" life
As the Broadway musical that celebrates the singer-songwriter's gifts marks its fifth anniversary, she surprised the audience by taking the stage to play herself
Rock legend Tina Turner on her voice, finding serenity and losing a son
The singer, now 79, has written a memoir, "My Love Story," and opens up about her years with Ike Turner, falling for a younger man, Buddhism, and the suicide of her son, Craig
The Go-Go's on their staying power
Members of one of the most successful all-female bands in rock 'n' roll history talk about their rollercoaster, 40-year relationships, and the new Broadway musical, "Head Over Heels," that features the group's songs
Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters: "I love music, and I love life"
The former drummer of Nirvana on how he raised himself from the dark period following the suicide of Kurt Cobain
Nature: Snowy owl
We leave you this Sunday Morning in Genesee County in western New York, home to a snowy - and presumably - wise old owl. Videographer: Carl Mrozek
Adam Grant on meditation and its discontents
Meditation is exploding in popularity, but recent studies have concluded that the science behind it is spotty, with zero evidence that meditation was better than exercise or relaxation at reducing stress. New York Times bestselling author Adam Grant has some fighting words for people who try to push meditation on the less meditative.
Calendar: Week of March 19
From the birthday of a "Star Trek" star, to the student-led March For Our Lives, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
Savants: A new chapter
For the last six years Ione Kuhner has gradually lost her grasp on much of daily life due to Early-onset Alzheimer's. But amazingly she's also started painting … something the former dental assistant had never thought about doing before her illness. Susan Spencer reports.
Altered states: Can LSD contribute to mental health?
Faith Salie reports on how LSD and "magic mushrooms" are being studied for their ability to help patients conquer anxiety and depression without the psychedelia long associated with mind-altering drugs. Salie talks with author Ayelet Waldman, who microdosed LSD and overcame a deep depression, and with NYU professor Tony Bossis, who conducted a clinical trial of cancer patients treated for depression with a one-time dose of the psychedelic Psilocybin.
Changing minds
Actress Glenn Close has taken on a new role - hoping to help de-stigmatize mental illness. That's because mental illness runs in her own family. (Her nephew, Calen, has schizophrenia; and her sister Jessie, after a lifetime of struggles, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.) Glenn and Jessie have since started a foundation, Bring Change to Mind, to encourage communication around mental health. Tracy Smith reports.
Are animals smarter than us?
What goes on in an animal's mind? A neuroscientist at Emory University believed he might find out by placing dogs in an MRI scanner, and analyzing how their brains respond to different stimulations. Martha Teichner checked out his findings, and the research of other scientists studying the complexities of elephants and dolphins, and learned that humans may not be smart enough to understand the intelligence of animals.
Savants: Mark your calendar
Artist George Widener is a calendar savant. Give him a year and a date, and he'll produce the day of the week with astonishing accuracy. Susan Spencer reports.
Handiwork: How busy hands may help the brain
Researchers think activities that occupy our hands, like folding laundry, doing yardwork or knitting, are actually making our brains happier. Tony Dokoupil talks with Dr. Kelly Lambert of the University of Richmond, and author Matthew Crawford ("Shop Class as Soulcraft"), who's never happier than when he is tinkering in the garage. Dokoupil also tests out the theory with artist Zaria Forman, who concocts vivid paintings without ever putting brush to canvas.
ESP and espionage: How psychics aided the U.S. government
In the 1970s Uri Geller popularized the notion of extra-sensory perception, or ESP - the ability to read other people's minds, or affect change without physically touching an object. Is ESP for real? The U.S. government aimed to find out, spending decades studying psychic phenomena, and even employing psychics and mediums as "psychic spies." Erin Moriarty reports.
A brush with madness
Vincent Van Gogh is just one of scores of artists, writers, musicians and other creative people who are known or believed to have suffered from mental illness. What goes on in the brain that might create a relationship between mania and creativity? Rita Braver reports.
Calendar: Week of March 12
From Pennsylvania's special House election to the National School Walkout protest against gun violence, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
RuPaul on the power of drag
"RuPaul's Drag Race" begins its 10th season on television this month. The successful VH1 game show features contestants who compete for cash prizes and the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." RuPaul Andre Charles talks to Nancy Giles about why he started dressing in women's clothes, heels and makeup, and explains the power of a man performing in drag.
A Sunday Drive: The Baldpate Inn's keys to success
Conor Knighton explores the history behind the Baldpate Inn in Estes Park, Colorado, a mountain lodge whose guests visiting from around the world have left behind their keys - 30,000 of them, in fact.
The fate of a Confederate flag
Several years ago, in Summerville, South Carolina, Annie Caddell stirred heated emotions from across her predominantly black neighborhood when she raised a Confederate flag outside her home. Protests led to counter-protests, which made international news. But now Caddell has done an about-face, and taken down the flag, helping move her divided community a little closer together. She explained to Stave Hartman why she believes her new position is the more honorable one.
Tarsila, the mother of Brazilian Modern Art
In her native country, all you need to say is her first name - Tarsila - for people to recognize the woman known as "the Picasso of Brazil." But Tarsila do Amaral (1886-1973) is little-known in North America, despite her revolutionary art. Faith Salie visits an exhibition (now showing at New York City's Museum of Modern Art) of Tarsila's "cannibalist" paintings, which took the tropes of Western European art and turned them into something extremely Brazilian.
Almanac: The Luddites
An anti-technological innovation movement was born on March 11, 1811, when textile workers in Nottingham, England, destroyed machines they believed threatened their livelihoods. Jane Pauley reports.
RuPaul on what he learned from his family
In this web exclusive, RuPaul, renowned as a celebrity drag queen, talks about his mother (a "rebel"), his father (the "life of the party"), his sisters (who were his universe growing up), and why he describes himself as "an introvert masquerading as an extrovert."
Judge Judy hands down her opinion on RuPaul
In this web exclusive, RuPaul, star of "RuPaul's Drag Race," expresses his devotion to Judge Judy - and hears via Nancy Giles a special message for RuPaul from the lady in black robes herself.
From the archives: Roger Bannister on breaking the 4:00 mile
British runner Roger Bannister, the first person to break the 4-minute barrier in the mile, died Saturday at age 88. In this "Sunday Morning" report that originally aired May 2, 2004, Mark Phillips talks with Bannister about his monumental feat fifty years earlier, as well as with American runner Wes Santee and Australian John Landy (who were also chasing the 4:00 mile at the time) and with Neal Bascomb, author of "The Perfect Mile." Phillips also recounts the subsequent matchup between Bannister and Landy at the 1954 British Empire Games, an epic race that was called "the Mile of the Century."
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Nature: Elephant seals
We leave you this Sunday Morning along the California coast at San Simeon, where elephant seals are the stars. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.
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David Edelstein's Oscar picks
Who will win this year's Academy Awards? Better yet, who SHOULD win? "Sunday Morning" film critic David Edelstein offers his predictions about Hollywood's biggest night.
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Calendar: Week of March 5
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead, including International Women's Day Jane Pauley reports.
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Glenda Jackson back on stage
After a second career as a Member of Britain's Parliament, Oscar-winner Glenda Jackson ("Women in Love," "A Touch of Class") has returned to acting, and is now appearing on Broadway in a revival of Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women." Mark Phillips talks with Jackson about her life on two very different stages, and with her Broadway co-stars Laurie Metcalf and Alison Pill about working with a legend.
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Jared Leto's differing roles
The Oscar-winning actor has transformed himself for memorable portrayals in films such as "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Blade Runner 2049." But Jared Leto tells Anthony Mason he feels the most himself when performing on stage with his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars.
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Time's Up and the legacy of abusive filmmakers
Some film directors, producers and actors who have produced highly-esteemed bodies of work are now facing a critical re-appraisal, due to recent allegations of harassment and sexual assault. Is the behavior of artists inseparable from their art? Tracy Smith talks with Tippi Hedren, who says she was harassed by director Alfred Hitchcock on the set of "The Birds," and with actresses Uzo Aduba and Amber Tamblyn, who are founding members of Time's Up.
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