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CBS Sunday Morning Season 40 Episodes

50 Episodes 2017 - 2018

Episode 1


Sun, Sep 24, 2017 90 mins

Season 40 begins with profiles of singer Shania Twain and author J.K. Rowling, and interviews with author and bookstore owner Ann Patchett, and actor Iain Armitage. Also: children given unusual names; fall 2017 movies; a museum filled with artifacts found by a sanitation engineer; what's ahead in art.

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Episode 2


Sun, Oct 1, 2017 90 mins

Bill Murray; author Dan Brown; actress Sofia Vergara; Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; late artist Piet Mondrian; late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Also: a report on finding skilled labor as cities rebuild following hurricanes Irma and Harvey; a look at a new children's book based on a newly discovered manuscript by Mark Twain.

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Episode 3


Sun, Oct 8, 2017 90 mins

Ivana Trump; pop star Pink; actor Andrew Garfield; Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer John Filo. Also: a tribute to Tom Petty; a visit to England to meet a man who makes intricately crafted globes by hand.

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Episode 4


Sun, Oct 15, 2017 90 mins

Author Walter Isaacson ("Leonardo da Vinci"); Tom Hanks; Jimmy Kimmel; Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei; singer Harry Styles; news anchor and author Gretchen Carlson ("Be Fierce").

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Episode 5


Sun, Oct 22, 2017 90 mins

Country singer Darius Rucker; tennis star Maria Sharapova; TV anchors Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough; artists who create courtroom sketches; technology behind "the cloud"; secrets behind Hitchcock's "Psycho" shower scene; a National Park in Alaska where hunting caribou is permitted.

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Episode 6


Sun, Oct 29, 2017 90 mins

Miley Cyrus; Michael J. Fox; "Halloween" director John Carpenter; unique undertaker Caitlin Doughty. Also: the business of magic; 50 years of "On the Road"; a spooky cemetery tour in Savannah, Ga.; scrapbooks of late comedienne Joan Rivers.

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Episode 7


Sun, Nov 5, 2017 90 mins

Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner; singer Art Garfunkel; author Ta-Nehisi Coates; actor-director Kenneth Branagh; 15-year-old Gabe Fleisher, who publishes a political newsletter. Also: the legacy of the 747 airplanes; Paul Newman's Rolex wristwatch that sold for $17 million at auction.

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Episode 8


Sun, Nov 12, 2017 90 mins

Tim McGraw; Faith Hill; editor Tina Brown; "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda; cartoonist George Booth; former Maryland inmates who spent decades in prison due to a law that was overturned in 2012. Also: a look at "Casablanca" on its 75th anniversary; a visit to Rooster Soup, a Philadelphia restaurant that donates food and 100 percent of its profits to help feed the homeless.

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Episode 9


Sun, Nov 19, 2017 90 mins

A food-themed edition. Included: Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg; schools helping hungry kids; food that fits in a doll house; the "instant pot"; Britain's Black Swan, voted best restaurant in the world; rolled ice cream; waitress and chef uniforms; ketchup; the Lunchbox Museum; tapas restaurants in Madrid; Japanese whiskey; students at Butterball University; coffee from plants grown in Yemen.

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Episode 10


Sun, Nov 26, 2017 90 mins

Fashion designer Stella McCartney; singer-songwriter Noel Gallagher; a report on the pulmonary disease COPD; the history of the apple. Also: journalist Ronan Farrow discusses his reporting on the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

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Episode 11


Sun, Dec 3, 2017 90 mins

Model Ashley Graham; entrepreneur Warren Buffett; dancer Carmen de Lavallade; WWII hero Joe George. Also: exotic Turkish desserts in Istanbul; the word of the year.

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Episode 12


Sun, Dec 10, 2017 90 mins

Director Judd Apatow; rapper Logic; the first female to play Tiny Tim in a Chicago production of "A Christmas Carol"; a rehab program for airline pilots; an exhibit of the drawings of Michelangelo in New York; a 20th anniversary celebration of "The Lion King" on Broadway.

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Episode 13


Sun, Dec 17, 2017 90 mins

Christmas toy crazes; gifts for tech lovers; interviews with Christoph Waltz and Michael McDonald; a visit to Madrid, New Mexico; the history of White House Christmas ornaments; a discussion with senator-elect Doug Jones.

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Episode 14


Sun, Dec 24, 2017 90 mins

A simple act of kindness and its impact; the history of uniforms on restaurant servers; Donna Reed's letters to servicemen during WWII; a visit to a London company that makes shoes for ballerinas; a trip to Branson, Mo.; an interview with Petula Clark.

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Episode 15


Sun, Dec 31, 2017 90 mins

The lives and accomplishments of people who passed away in 2017; events that happened in 2017, and how they may impact 2018; an interview with James Franco; a vodka made from fog captured from the California sky.

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Episode 16


Sun, Jan 7, 2018 90 mins

Actor John Lithgow; director Greta Gerwig ("Lady Bird"); states that are legalizing marijuana; paintings of Johannes Vermeer; the history of the Barbour coat; the "bone broth" craze.

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Episode 17


Sun, Jan 14, 2018 90 mins

Oprah Winfrey talks with a group of Hollywood stars about the Time's Up campaign. Also: Sharon Stone; the practice of gerrymandering for political gain; crime scene dioramas from the 1940s; Wake Island; exercise gizmos advertised on TV.

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Episode 18


Sun, Jan 21, 2018 90 mins

Naturalist David Attenborough; director Jordan Peele; singer Jane Birkin; the rise of political correctness on college campuses; art created by prisoners at Guantanamo Bay Prison; Goat Yoga.

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Episode 19


Sun, Jan 28, 2018 90 mins

Singer Ed Sheeran; the careers of Neil Diamond and Elton John, both of whom announced they are retiring; hologram technology that allows deceased singers to perform at concerts with live musicians; cabaret singer Marilyn Maye; the science and art of bubbles; the Italian forest that provides the wood for some of the world's finest violins; the 1968 Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War.

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Episode 20


Sun, Feb 4, 2018 90 mins

The Puppy Bowl; the Boy Scouts; film critic Rex Reed; German artist Anselm Kiefer; a football player who continues to play despite being paralyzed from the waist down; outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

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Episode 21


Sun, Feb 11, 2018 90 mins

Dylan Lauren, founder of Dylan's Candy Bar; Oscar-nominated screenwriters of "The Big Sick"; the O'Jays; companies that are hiring people with autism; the changing world of office romances; history of the "love spoon"; Abraham Lincoln's hometown.

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Episode 22


Sun, Feb 18, 2018 90 mins

Actor Willem Dafoe; Jimmy Buffett; actor Ed Asner; artist Amy Sherald, who painted former First Lady Michelle Obama's official portrait. Also: a report on why mates stray; the legacy of President Andrew Johnson; a tour of tapas restaurants in Madrid.

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Episode 23


Sun, Feb 25, 2018 90 mins

Singer and actress Mary J. Blige; artist John Derian; the opioid epidemic; Eleven Madison Park restaurant; an appreciation of The Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." Also: Comedian Jim Gaffigan shares thoughts on his family ski vacation.

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Episode 24


Sun, Mar 4, 2018 90 mins

Jared Leto; Glenda Jackson; behind the scenes of Rotten Tomatoes; Elizabeth Taylor's archive; the Steadicam inventor; the Newman family, who have received more Oscar nominations than any other. Also: a report on what happens to someone's legacy and body of work after career-damaging accusations and allegations are made.

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Episode 25


Sun, Mar 11, 2018 90 mins

RuPaul; Joan Baez; TV producer Peter Lassally; Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral; one woman's inspirational battle against cancer; a key collection at Colorado's Baldpate Inn; the 1968 New Hampshire primary and its consequences on the election.

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Episode 26


Sun, Mar 18, 2018 90 mins

Geniuses throughout history are spotlighted. Also: a look at the brains of various animals; an interview with Glen Close about her efforts to destigmatize mental illness; tips on strengthening one's memory; the relationship between madness and artists.

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Episode 27


Sun, Mar 25, 2018 90 mins

Former president Jimmy Carter; actor Sean Penn; radio legend Don Imus; artist Takashi Murakami; "March for Our Lives" in Washington, D.C.; the final days of the last male Northern White Rhino in the world; flying kites on a frozen lake in winter.

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Episode 28


Sun, Apr 1, 2018 90 mins

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Episode 29


Sun, Apr 8, 2018 90 mins

Why a free, easy way to do your taxes isn't seeing the light of day; behind-the-scenes with Tina Fey on the Broadway set of her new musical "Mean Girls"; and a profile of Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.). Also: Bernie Taupin, best known writing the lyrics to Elton John's songs; a woman who honors her late husband by posting daily photos on Instagram; actor Antonio Banderas on portraying Pablo Picasso; and the Faroe Islands, home to a world-class restaurant that is a popular destination.

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Episode 30


Sun, Apr 15, 2018 90 mins

The Universal Basic Income concept; shared work spaces; how coffee goes from seed to cup; the creator of and force behind "My Pillow"; a family that is offering $10 million to anyone who can help treat their teenage son, who is battling a brain tumor; the U.S. Treasury employees who decide the fate of mutilated money; pets that make money on Instagram; actor-philanthropist Salma Hayek; and three stories about photographers.

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Episode 31


Sun, Apr 22, 2018 90 mins

Included: Americans who are drowning in too much stuff; volunteers who restored and now maintain grave gardens at the Woodlands cemetery in West Philadelphia; the search for Steve McQueen's famed Mustang from the movie "Bullitt"; a cheese-monger competition. Also: Pauley Perrette ("NCIS"); choreographer Justin Peck ("Carousel"); and historian Douglas Brinkley on the life and legacy of former First Lady Barbara Bush.

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Episode 32


Sun, Apr 29, 2018 90 mins

How families help rescue puffin chicks in Iceland; a new exhibit of artwork by Grant Wood; singer-actor Janelle Monae; a young woman who spends her time talking to strangers; Denzel Washington; and a barbershop quartet convention.

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Episode 33


Sun, May 6, 2018 90 mins

Authors James and Deb Fallows, who have spent the past five years visiting small towns across the country; singer-songwriter Kesha; UM ambassador Nikki Haley; the world of colorful low rider bicycles in Compton, Cal.; Mart Crowley, author of "The Boys in the Band"; Internet celebs who make a living posting what they wear and how they live; and a Mother's Day commentary from Daryn Kagan.

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Episode 34

A Sunday Morning in London

Sun, May 13, 2018 90 mins

Jane Pauley anchors the show from London, where guests include Twiggy and Rachel Weisz. Also: how Britain has become a multicultural melting pot; a Kensington Palace exhibit of dresses worn by Princess Diana; and the history of the British royal family.

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Episode 35


Sun, May 20, 2018 90 mins

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Episode 36


Sun, May 27, 2018 90 mins

Celebrities selling their own brands of legal marijuana; Steve Martin and Martin Short; "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"; James Clapper, the former director of National Intelligence; the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco; and three cultural touchstones from 1968: "Hair," "Laugh-In" and "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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Episode 37


Sun, Jun 3, 2018 90 mins

The life and legacy of Robert F. Kennedy; Judy Collins and Stephen Stills; former President Bill Clinton and bestselling author James Patterson ("The President Is Missing"); pianos placed in public places around York City for everyone to play; Roadside America, an 8000-square-foot miniature village and model railroad in Pennsylvania; the art and the life of Jean Dubuffet; and horse racing's Triple Crown.

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Episode 38


Sun, Jun 10, 2018 90 mins

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Episode 39


Sun, Jun 17, 2018 90 mins

Country singer-songwriter Rory Feek discusses performing again after the loss of his wife and singing partner, Joey, to cancer.

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Episode 40


Sun, Jun 24, 2018 90 mins

Included: the trend of businesses giving workers "summer Fridays" off; the "Ear Hustle" podcast about life behind bars at California's San Quentin prison; Todd Fisher remembers his mom, Debbie Reynolds, and his sister, Carrie Fisher; a David Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum; and the Tenement Museum in New York.

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Episode 41


Sun, Jul 1, 2018 90 mins

What scientists are doing to save the old-growth redwood trees; Cynthia Nixon on her New York gubernatorial campaign; a visit with John Mellencamp; the National Museum of the American Indian; movie advice; and the history of ketchup.

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Episode 42


Sun, Jul 8, 2018 90 mins

The differences between introverts or extroverts; trees that were there at the battle of Gettysburg that are still alive 155 years later; comedian Louie Anderson; Dave Grohl, founder and lead singer of theFoo Fighters; Michael J. Fox; a farm-to-table chef whose farm happens to be in a national park; and the challenges of cramped airline seating.

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Episode 43


Sun, Jul 15, 2018 90 mins

Jennifer Garner; the Las Vegas-based rock band the Killers; the World Cup; Shanghai dumplings; and a retired music teacher whose students come together for a choral reunion.

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Episode 44


Sun, Jul 22, 2018 90 mins

The state of civility in America; the Go-Go's; Billy Joel's 100th concert at Madison Square Garden; an exhibit of painted lighthouses in Chicago; Intel's 50th anniversary; and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.

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Episode 45


Sun, Jul 29, 2018 90 mins

Included: Universal Basic Income; shared workspaces; the creator of and force behind "My Pillow"; the U.S. Treasury's "mutilated currency division"; pets that make money for their owners on Instagram; actor-philanthropist Salma Hayek; three stories about photographers; the pricey business of cemetery real estate; and whether money can buy happiness.

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Episode 46


Sun, Aug 5, 2018 90 mins

The challenges facing the world in disposing of plastics; the summertime sport of "sandboarding"; the North American Truffle Dog Championship in Oregon; the increased rate of maternal deaths associated with childbirth in the U.S.; and the works of print artist Dox Thrash.

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Episode 47


Sun, Aug 12, 2018 90 mins

How robotic exoskeletons could help injured people walk again. Also: Ice Cube; Petula Clark; artist Georg Baselitz; Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.); and goat yoga.

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Episode 48


Sun, Aug 19, 2018 90 mins

Geniuses throughout history; whether ESP is real; how working with one's hands helps make the brain happier; the intelligence of dogs, dolphins and other animals; remarkable savants; micro-dosing LSD and "magic" mushrooms to combat anxiety and depression. Also: Glenn Close; Wynton Marsalis; Walter Isaacson; and Jennifer Doudna, who co-discovered the technique for editing genes known as CRISPR.

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Episode 49


Sun, Aug 26, 2018 90 mins

The latest innovations in hearing aids; the history of the country as told in photographs; the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago; efforts to save the great American prairie. Also: Art Garfunkel; and retired American Express CEO Ken Chenault.

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Episode 50


Sun, Sep 2, 2018 90 mins

Included: companies hiring people with autism; Norman Rockwell's famed "Four Freedoms" paintings; singer Leon Bridges; former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry; Ohio's washboard music festival; '60s icon Twiggy; and the latest trend in the workplace: the "open" office.

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