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This week on “Sunday Morning” (March 7)

Host: Jane Pauley 

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COVER STORY: COVID-19 after one year: What will the future bring? | Watch Video

It has been 12 months of loss since the coronavirus outbreak in the United States began. Correspondent Martha Teichner takes stock of what we’ve been through – and perhaps what’s to come in the pandemic’s fallout – with leaders in fields ranging from the economy and civil rights, to the food industry, psychology, urban planning and the arts. 

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CORONAVIRUS: Cut off from the rest of America, a small town endures lockdown | Watch Video

Point Roberts, Wash., on a peninsula jutting out from Canada beneath the 49th parallel, is a tiny piece of America separate from the U.S. mainland. Its isolation helped protect the community from the spread of COVID-19, but restrictions at the border have effectively trapped residents there, and kept visitors out. Correspondent Lee Cowan journeys to the isolated town suffering from the economic ripple effects of the pandemic.

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Jessica Watkins and Donovan Crowl, two veterans who are members of the Oath Keepers, are among those indicted for their roles in the insurrection. 

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DEFENSE: Extremism in the ranks: Veterans and the insurrection | Watch Video

A surprising number of people arrested for participating in the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol are military veterans, whose skill sets were deployed to break through and overwhelm the Capitol Police, and occupy our seat of government. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin looks into the role of the extremist group Oath Keepers, and how the Pentagon is still coming to grips with veterans who become radicalized.

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Actress-director Regina King, right, with CBS News’ Michelle Miller. 

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MOVIES: Regina King on directing “One Night in Miami” | Watch Video

The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress makes her directorial film debut with an acclaimed story, set in the 1960s, of a re-imagined meeting of four iconic Black men – Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke – discussing the civil rights movement. Regina King talks with CBS News’ Michelle Miller about her artistic ambitions, her promotion of social justice, and the blessings of her fruitful career.

PREVIEW: Regina King: “God put me here to tell more of our stories”

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CORONAVIRUS: Bats and the search for COVID’s origin (Video)

Correspondent Ramy Inocencio visits the Chinese province of Yunnan to investigate theories about the source of COVID-19, including the role of bats in its spread, and bats’ migration patterns into nearby countries in Southeast Asia.  

     

PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)

“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including humorist Tony Hendra, editor of National Lampoon and Spy magazines.

         

SCIENCE: CRISPR and “The Code Breaker” | Watch Video

Visionary biochemist Jennifer Doudna shared the Nobel Prize last year for the gene-editing technique known as CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats), which has the potential to cure diseases caused by genetic mutations. Correspondent David Pogue talks with Doudna about the promises and perils of this technology; and with Walter Isaacson, author of the new book “The Code Breaker,” about why the biotech revolution will dwarf the digital revolution in importance.

BOOK EXCERPT: Walter Isaacson’s “The Code Breaker”

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Bob Hope entertained the troops for nearly 50 years, from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, through to the Persian Gulf War. 

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ENTERTAINMENT: “Dear Bob”: Bob Hope’s correspondence with GIs at war | Watch Video

For decades comedian Bob Hope was a true war hero to American military stationed overseas, as he entertained the troops with his USO Tour. Less- known was the role he played as a correspondent, answering some of the thousands of letters he received each week from GIs. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Hope’s daughter, Linda Hope, and with Martha Bolton, who together compiled a new book of wartime letters, “Dear Bob… : Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the GIs of World War II.”

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CORONAVIRUS: Italy’s pandemic survivors, one year later | Watch Video

Correspondent Seth Doane visits the Northern Italian village of Nembro, whose residents were hard-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak last year – an experience that forced the townspeople to reexamine fundamental issues of life and death, solitude and solidarity. Now, how will the survivors in Nembro move on?

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OPINION: Dana Perino on why “Everything Will Be Okay” | Watch Video

The political commentator and Bush administration press secretary offers life lessons learned at the knee of her Wyoming rancher grandfather.

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NATURE: Baboons in Botswana (Extended Video)

“Sunday Morning” takes us among the baboons at Chobe National Park in Botswana, Africa. Videographer: Justin Grubb.

      


The Emmy Award-winning “CBS Sunday Morning” is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET. Executive producer is Rand Morrison.

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