This week on "Sunday Morning" (September 19)

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Host: Jane Pauley


SUNDAY SUMMARY: Headlines for September 19 (Video)Jane Pauley reviews some of the stories making news this weekend, including a protest in Washington, D.C., in support of those who participated in the deadly attack on the Capitol on January 6.

Take a ride in a vintage Ford Galaxy squad car, the kind Barney Fife would use to drive malefactors to the Mayberry Jail in
Take a ride in a vintage Ford Galaxy squad car, the kind Barney Fife would use to drive malefactors to the Mayberry Jail in

COVER STORY: A trip to the original "Mayberry" | Watch VideoAndy Griffith was born and raised in Mount Airy, North Carolina, a community that was the inspiration for Mayberry in the classic comedy "The Andy Griffith Show" and its spinoff, "Mayberry, R.F.D." Now, Mount Airy has reinvented itself as a destination for fans who come by the hundreds of thousands each year. Senior contributing correspondent Ted Koppel visits Mount Airy to find out what attracts so many nostalgic for a show created more than 50 years ago.

For more info: (Mount Airy Visitors Center)Andy Griffith Museum, Mt. Airy, N.C.The Snappy LunchWally's Service StationMount Airy Squad Car ToursGood Time TrolleyGreater Mount Airy Chamber of CommerceWatch "The Andy Griffith Show" on Me TV and Amazon Prime

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Workers prepare the

ART: Christo's dream unveiled: A wrapped Arc de Triomphe | Watch VideoWhen the artist known as Christo – famous for monumental projects that involved wrapping landmarks and landscapes in brilliant fabric – died in 2020, many doubted there would still be more of his spectacles to experience. But last week, the artist's nephews and studio manager teamed up to realize a long-planned dream of Christo and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude: the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, wrapped in the colors of the French flag. Correspondent John Blackstone reports on what may be just the first of the couple's projects to be realized posthumously.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Christo & Jeanne-Claude put Berlin's Reichstag under wraps (Video)n this "CBS Sunday Morning" report which originally aired on June 25, 1995, correspondent Martha Teichner reported from Berlin on one of the most famous works by the artistic team: Wrapping the Reichstag in fabric, which revealed as much as it concealed.

For more info:

"L'Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped," Paris (through October 3)

MOVIES: How dialect coaches put the accent on performances (Video)Dialect coaches teach actors to sound more like the characters they're playing, accentuating the performances of such stars as Kate Winslet in "Mare of Easttown," and Rachel McAdams in "Eurovision Song Contest." Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with some of today's leading coaches for films and TV about how accents and dialects help tell a story.

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Denise WoodsSamara BayInternational Phonetic Alphabet (with sounds)"Mare of Easttown" (HBO)"Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" (Netflix)"The Power of Voice: A Guide to Making Yourself Heard" by Denise Woods (HarperCollins), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound"Permission to Speak With Samara Bay" (podcast on iHeartRadio)Samara Bay on Instagram

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Artifacts of cinema history, from such films as

THE NEW SEASON: Art – The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures premieres | Watch VideoOn September 30 the long-awaited museum dedicated to film history and culture will open in Los Angeles. It's just one of the highlights of the new exhibition season. Correspondent Serena Altschul looks at some of what museums and galleries across the country will have to offer this fall.

For more info:

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles | Exhibits | Screening schedule

PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including comedian and former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm Macdonald.

HARTMAN: A football field of dreams (Video)The tiny town of Branson, Colorado, was proud of its football team, but what many found offensive was their football field, dubbed the worst in America. So, the players and students threw a "Hail Mary" pass to raise funds for a field without gopher holes and grass as sharp as cactus. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on how Branson's Bearcats found themselves back in the game.

Actor James Brolin, with correspondent Tracy Smith.  / Credit: CBS News
Actor James Brolin, with correspondent Tracy Smith. / Credit: CBS News

TV: James Brolin on love of work, and love of Barbra | Watch VideoThe actor who came to fame (and won an Emmy) on the 1970s TV series "Marcus Welby, M.D.," James Brolin, has appeared in scores of films and TV shows since, and is currently the narrator of the new Netflix sci-fi series, "Sweet Tooth." Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Brolin, now 81, about his continued love of work, and about his 23-year marriage to singer Barbra Streisand.

For more info:

"Sweet Tooth" (Netflix)

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica in the new film version of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic,
Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica in the new film version of Frank Herbert's sci-fi epic,

THE NEW SEASON: Film – With theaters reopening, stories are writ large once again | Watch VideoFrom the return of James Bond and "Top Gun," to the sci-fi epic "Dune" and the musical remake of "West Side Story," Hollywood is aiming big this fall. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with critic Elvis Mitchell about what audiences may expect to find among the season's new offerings on screen – and if they are ready to go back into theaters.

 / Credit: CBS News
/ Credit: CBS News

BOOKS: Anderson Cooper on the Vanderbilt dynasty | Watch VideoIn his new book, CNN anchor and "60 Minutes" correspondent Anderson Cooper tells the story of the Vanderbilt family dynasty, which included his mother Gloria. Cooper's great-great-great-grandfather, Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, once the richest man in America, built his fortune through steamships and railroads. Cooper talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about how the wealth and privilege of this side of his family marked succeeding generations.

For more info:

"Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty" by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe (HarperCollins), in Hardcover, Large Print Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available September 21 via Amazon and IndieboundNewport Mansions: The Preservation Society of Newport County

THE NEW SEASON: Music – New works | Watch Video"Sunday Morning" looks at some of the most hotly-anticipated new albums this fall.

NATURE: Sandhill cranes (Extended Video)"Sunday Morning" visits sandhill cranes dancing at dusk at the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve near Lodi, California. Videographer: Lee McEachern.

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Woodbridge Ecological Reserve, San Joaquin County, Calif.


A memorial service for Ridgewood, N.J. father, husband, friend and neighbor Jon Vandevander, who was killed on 9/11.   / Credit: CBS News
A memorial service for Ridgewood, N.J. father, husband, friend and neighbor Jon Vandevander, who was killed on 9/11. / Credit: CBS News

FROM THE ARCHIVES: From 2001: A town says farewell to a 9/11 victim (YouTube Video)After the terror attacks of 9/11, "Sunday Morning" correspondent Bill Geist reported on the shock and grief felt by his hometown of Ridgewood, N.J., which lost 12 of its residents at the World Trade Center. In this report that originally aired on September 23, 2001, Geist visits a memorial service for Ridgewood resident Jon Vandevander, during which people spoke of the many ways in which their friend and neighbor had touched their lives – a balm for a devastating wound from an incomprehensible tragedy.

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