May 18, 2022


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This week on “Sunday Morning” (August 30)

Guest host: Lee Cowan.

COVER STORY: The use of less-lethal forceAs protests against police brutality continue around the country, so, too, have the number of people being injured and maimed by what police call “less-lethal” weapons. While most police departments have access to tools designed to control crowds, experts say few are offered any significant training in how to use them. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks into the lethality of such police weapons, and talks with a protester and journalist whose lives have been changed upon being struck by projectiles intended to be non-lethal. 

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Follow Linda Tirado on TwitterDr. Rohini HaarPhysicians for Human RightsCalifornia Association of Tactical Officers


PASSAGE: Chadwick Boseman”Sunday Morning” looks back at the all-too-brief career of the star of “Black Panther,” who died Friday after a four-year fight against color cancer.  

A restored diorama, created for the 1940 American Negro Exposition, depicts a free African American, Benjamin Banneker, who surveyed the land that would become Washington, D.C. / Credit: CBS News

ART: Preserving dioramas of African American historyIn 1940, at the American Negro Exposition in Chicago (marking the 75th anniversary of Emancipation), evocative dioramas were created to celebrate the often-unacknowledged achievements of African Americans. Today, conservators, including African American students, are restoring these dioramas, bringing their magical artistry, and history, back to life. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

For more info:

The Legacy Museum at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.Joyce Hill Stoner, professor, University of DelawareThe Alliance of HBCU Museums and GalleriesWinterthur Museum, Winterthur, Del.

        HEADLINES: Hurricane aftermathOmar Villafranca reports.      

They're one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth - one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien, with eight more brains than you have. / Credit: CBS News
They’re one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth – one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien, with eight more brains than you have. / Credit: CBS News

NATURE: Untangling the mysteries of the octopusThe 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. Correspondent 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. (This story was originally broadcast on January 12, 2020.)

For more info:

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

        PULSE: Summer’s end     

An a-maize-ing vegetable. / Credit: CBS News
An a-maize-ing vegetable. / Credit: CBS News

FOOD: Corn, from farm to tableDelicious sweet corn is a staple of backyard barbecues, and a “corn-erstone” of traditional Mexican cuisine. Correspondent Martha Teichner has an appreciation of this summertime favorite, and explores how farmers growing heirloom varieties are bringing new flavors of corn to the menu.

RECIPE: Market Corn Tlayuda, from OxomocoA corn-on-corn tortilla dish from the Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y.

For more info:

Warrensburg Corn Festival, Warrensburg, Ill.Harbes Family Farm, Mattituck, Long IslandTamoaOxomoco, BrooklynMesoamerica on BrainPOP

The scene at Shankweiler's Drive-in Theatre in Orefield, Pa. / Credit: CBS News
The scene at Shankweiler’s Drive-in Theatre in Orefield, Pa. / Credit: CBS News

MOVIES: Now showing – The return of the drive-inBecause the coronavirus and social distancing shut down nearly all indoor entertainment venues this summer, going to a drive-in may be just the ticket. Nancy Giles looks into the resurgence of drive-in movie theatres, and their offshoots – projections in parking lots, and screenings on the water.

For more info:

Shankweiler’s Drive-in Theatre, Orefield, Pa.BallyHoo Media, MiamiBel Aire Diner, Astoria, N.Y.Cinema Drive-InsSkyline Drive-In, New York CityKilburn LiveNewark Moonlight Cinema, Newark, N.J.Rooftop Films, Brooklyn, N.Y.United Drive-In Theatre Owners AssociationWal-Mart Drive-In Experience

        HARTMAN: Serenade      

Olivia Newton-John wears her
Olivia Newton-John wears her

MUSIC: Olivia Newton JohnIn an emotional interview at her Los Angeles home, actress, author and singer Olivia Newton-John talks with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King about battling breast cancer, and the source of her unshakable spirit. (This story originally aired on September 29, 2019.)

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: “Don’t Stop Believin’: A Memoir” by Olivia Newton-John

For more info:

“Don’t Stop Believin’: A Memoir” by Olivia Newton-John (Simon & Schuster), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via AmazonOlivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre, Melbourne, AustraliaProperty From the Collection of Olivia Newton-John (November 2019) at Julien’s Auctions, Beverly Hills, Calif. | Auction catalogue 


COMMENTARY: John Lewis biographer Jon Meacham on the power of our voteThe Pulitzer Prize-winning author says the civil rights icon wanted citizens to use their votes as a means to rebuild America “in the image of God and democracy.”

For more info:

“His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope” by Jon Meacham (Random House), Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via

       SPORTS: The “underrated” Stephen CurryWith this team, the Golden State Warriors, out of this year’s playoffs, the NBA star has more time to spend with his children – and to watch basketball. Contributor Kelefa Sanneh talks with the 6’3″ shooter about his Underrated Book Club, his youth sports camp, and why he uses his voice to express both his faith and his politics.

For more info:

sc30.comFollow Stephen Curry on TwitterStephen Curry’s Underrated Book Club (Literati)Underrated TourStephen Curry stats (


NATURE: Ladybugs     


        THE BOOK REPORT: Reviews from Washington Post critic Ron Charles (August 30)Recommendations of new fiction and non-fiction titles.

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