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Susan Spencer

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Susan Spencer is an American television news reporter and correspondent for 48 Hours Mystery and CBS Sunday Morning.

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Jackie Robinson, George Shuba, and the "handshake of the century"

In 1946, when the trailblazing Jackie Robinson hit his first homer for a Dodgers farm team in an otherwise all-White league, one player, George “Shotgun” Shuba, shook his hand – an act that was..
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 9/27

Hosted by Jane Pauley. In our cover story, Ted Koppel examines the controversy over qualified immunity, which shields police officers from civil lawsuits in many cases. Plus: Pauley profiles..
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Are fruit flies the key in the fight against cancer?

The battle against cancer in all its forms is perhaps the greatest medical challenge of our lifetime. Susan Spencer of "48 Hours" reports on an exciting new treatment in which doctors are using fruit..
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Diet and brain health: You are what you eat?

A key element in brain health is nutrition, say researchers who believe the number one factor that you have control over in terms of your mental health is at the end of your fork. Susan Spencer talks..
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With deepest sympathy: Addressing grief

Dealing with death is simply part of living life, as every person who dies leaves behind loved ones who must face a grieving process. And while most of us eventually adapt to a "new normal," one in 10..
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How scorpions help kill cancer

Scorpions can be deadly, but they can also help save lives. Researchers have discovered that molecules derived from the scorpion's venom, combined with fluorescent dye, will stick to cancer cells and..
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Dogs assist the fight against bone cancer

Comparative oncology, a rapidly-growing field of cancer research, pairs veterinarians with human doctors in the fight against cancer. Because certain cancers in dogs and people share striking..
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Sillier putty

It's no stretch to say that Aaron Muderick is stuck on putty. His first love was classic Silly Putty, but that soon got old. Puttering with putty, he experimented with colors and textures in his..
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Thrifting: Profiting from second-hand clothes

Jade Myers is a professional "thrifter," someone who hunts for buried treasures at second-hand clothing stores and turns discarded duds into profits through online shopping sites like Poshmark. Susan..
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A dating app you love to hate

Hater is a dating app like no other: instead of matching you up with people that love the same things you do, it creates profiles based on what you hate. Founder Brendan Alper thinks mutual dis-likes..
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Remembering 1968: "2001: A Space Odyssey"

Fifty years ago Stanley's Kubrick's masterwork, "2001: A Space Odyssey," debuted, expanding the horizons of science fiction in cinema, and inspiring generations of moviemakers and moviegoers. Susan..
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From 2005: The confidential Tab Hunter

Hollywood star and gay icon Tab Hunter died on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at age 86. In this "Sunday Morning" profile originally broadcast on October 23, 2005, correspondent Susan Spencer talked with Hunter..
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Trading money for happiness

A fancy car, a new wardrobe, an iPhone X - just a few of the things that money can buy. But can cash bring contentment? Susan Spencer talks with a man who chucked his six-figure salary as a..
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The truth behind conspiracy theories

Human beings are skeptical of coincidence, and think in terms of cause-and-effect, which is why many people are attracted to conspiracy theories to explain seemingly inexplicable events, like the..
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Bowled over for breakfast cereal

What happened when food blogger Wil Fulton tried an experiment of eating nothing but breakfast cereal for a week – 82 consecutive bowls? Susan Spencer talks with Fulton about his serial dining on..
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Going it alone

According to a recent study, nearly half of Americans now say they sometimes or always feel alone, and one in five says they rarely or never feel close to anyone. And researchers say that the more..
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Bizarre commuting tales

Traffic engineer Sam Schwartz, who's credited with coining the term "gridlock," believes the current traffic situation has never been this bad. So, is it any surprise that some commuters have turned to..
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Paradise Lost

A husband shot dead in his Costa Rican paradise, his wife's murder conviction tossed out -- who killed the Wall Street millionaire? "48 Hours"' correspondent Susan Spencer updates the case. | Read..
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"48 Hours" Presents: Eliminating the Threat?

An elite FBI agent shoots his wife after he says she came after him with a knife -- was it self-defense or murder? "48 Hours" correspondent Susan Spencer investigates. | Read story
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Father and Son

Can a son's shocking discovery about his father prove his mom's death wasn't a suicide? Susan Spencer investigates. | Read story
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Fateful Connection

A detective is haunted by the case of two women missing for 30 years. Now she's hot on the trail of a killer - can she catch him? Susan Spencer reports.
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Hannah Graham: Deadly Connections [Part 1]

Part 1: "48 Hours" goes inside the investigation of the death of the UVA student and the evidence that links the alleged killer to other crimes spanning a decade. Susan Spencer reports. | *Watch part..
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Hannah Graham: Stalked by Evil [Part 2]

Part 2: "48 Hours" goes inside the investigation of the death of the UVA student and the evidence that links the alleged killer to other crimes spanning a decade. Susan Spencer reports. | *Watch Part..
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Father and Son: The Verdict

A son is determined to prove his father, a doctor, killed his mother, a noted scientist. Will a jury believe him? "48 Hours" correspondent Susan Spencer reports. | Read story
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"48 Hours" Presents: Love and Death in Alaska [Part 1]

Is Mechele Linehan a conniving ex-stripper who should be in jail for murder, or was she unfairly targeted by police because of a past life? Susan Spencer investigates. Read story
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Eliminating the Threat?

An elite FBI agent shoots his estranged wife after he says she came after him with a knife -- was it self-defense or murder? "48 Hours"' Susan Spencer investigates.
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Dark Side of the Mesa

Convicted of killing his wife in 2004, a bombshell twist gives an Arizona man a second shot at freedom. Will a jury set him free? "48 Hours" correspondent Susan Spencer has the latest in the case.
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Dyslexia: Cracking the code

Yale researchers who have studied hundreds of kindergartners for nearly 40 years say one in five was dyslexic. But perhaps their most important finding: There is no link at all between dyslexia and..
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The battle for breakfast: Bowled over for cereal

What happened when food blogger Wil Fulton tried an experiment of eating nothing but breakfast cereal for a week – 82 consecutive bowls? Susan Spencer talks with Fulton about his serial dining on..
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