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Rita Braver is an American television news correspondent, currently working with CBS News, and who is best known for her investigative journalism of White House scandals such as the Iran-Contra affair.
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Designing the new Eisenhower MemorialTwenty years in the making, a new memorial has been erected, in Washington, D.C., to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who led the Allies to victory in World War II and then led the United States through..
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..
Broadway Joe: A football legendSuper Bowl legend and former New York Jets star believes he has suffered some long-term effects from concussions he got while playing in the NFL. Namath, who earned the nickname "Broadway Joe" while..
Robert Gates on “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War”Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sits down with Rita Braver in his first television interview since the publication of his new book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” a controversial..
Orlando Bloom does Broadway"Lord of the Rings" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Orlando Bloom is currently tackling Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway, while also dealing with the tabloids' coverage over his..
O.J. Brigance: Heart and soul of the Baltimore RavensThe simple act of holding a football is no longer possible for the man who's the heart and soul of the Baltimore Ravens. Shortly after retiring from football, O.J. Brigance was stricken with..
From 2009: Jill Biden, second lady of the landWhen you watch Dr. Jill Biden shaking every hand in sight, stuffing gift bags for soldiers, or inviting veterans and their families to the vice president's house, you may be tempted to say, "Isn't she..
Dr. Jill Biden on family, teaching, loss and levityA community college teacher, even while serving as the second lady during the Obama administration, Dr. Jill Biden says she wants to continue to teach even if her husband, former vice president Joe..
Dr. Jill Biden tells "CBS Sunday Morning" she will continue to teach if her husband is elected presidentPreview: Vice president Joe Biden also talks with correspondent Rita Braver about his wife, their family, and grieving the loss of their son
Dr. Jill Biden: “I want people to value teachers”In this preview of an interview to be broadcast on “CBS Sunday Morning” August 9, Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, talks with correspondent Rita Braver..
Bird illustrator David Allen SibleyDavid Allen Sibley has been called the most important illustrator of birds since John James Audubon or Roger Torey Petersen, and his "Sibley Guides to Birds" have sold more than two million copies...
Artist David Sibley: For the birdsDavid Sibley has been called the most important illustrator of birds since John James Audubon or Roger Torey Petersen, and his "Sibley Guides to Birds" have sold more than two million copies. Rita..
David Sibley: Growing up as a birderIn this web exclusive, illustrator David Sibley, famed for the bestselling "Sibley Guide to Birds," talks with correspondent Rita Braver about his youthful interest in bird-watching, and how being the..
From the archive: Architect Hugh HardyArchitect Hugh Hardy has renewed and restored many of New York City's best-known landmarks and public spaces, from the New Amsterdam and New Victory Theatres near Times Square, to the fabled Radio City..
50 years of Yale Repertory Theatre"The Rep" - what insiders call the Yale Repertory Theatre - is a unique entity on the American theater scene, a place where graduate students at the Yale Drama School work side-by-side with experts in..
Janet Yellen: A matter of interestCorrespondent Rita Braver sits down for an exit interview with Janet Yellen, the outgoing chair of the Federal Reserve, to talk about her trailblazing career, the state of the economic recovery..
Art Garfunkel on his voiceIn this web extra, singer Art Garfunkel talks with correspondent Rita Braver about how he lost his Queens accent, and about the high standards to which he sets himself when performing.
A brush with madnessVincent Van Gogh is just one of scores of artists, writers, musicians and other creative people who are known or believed to have suffered from mental illness. What goes on in the brain that might..
From 2010: A rare look at author Philip RothPhilip Roth, who died on May 22, 2018, has been called "America's greatest living novelist" many times over. Roth rarely did interviews, but he invited "Sunday Morning" into his home. And that's where..
Ambassador Nikki Haley on Trump and diplomacyThe U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, talks with correspondent Rita Braver about her relationship with President Donald Trump; growing up the child of Sikh immigrants in South..
Dance Man: Justin PeckThe Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Carousel" features some very contemporary touches: dances created by a 21st century sensation, 30-year old Justin Peck. Rita Braver profiles..
Nikki Haley on growing up as "the other" in S.C.The daughter of Indiana immigrants, Nikki Haley says that, growing up in South Carolina, she and her Sikh family were often faced with suspicion. But, she explained to correspondent Rita Braver, she..
Nikki Haley: Trump never surprises me with his tweetsIn this web exclusive, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tells Rita Braver that, while President Trump's pronouncements via Twitter may catch some people off-guard, she has never..
How the first Americans became iconic symbolsEver since the United States was founded, the names and images of Native Americans – the first Americans – have served as the iconic symbols, brand names and mascots found on consumer goods and..
Cashing in your mutilated moneyDo you have bills damaged by fire, water or termites, or that have been literally chewed up by Fido? There is an office at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing that will replace your damaged,..
Brett Kavanaugh and the nasty battle for a Supreme Court seatAssociate Justice Brett Kavanaugh is beginning his first full day as a member of the Supreme Court. Rita Braver looks back on the long and acrimonious road to his confirmation and swearing-in.
Gary Hart: "All the rules have changed" in politicsThe new movie "The Front Runner" focuses on how, in 1987, the presidential campaign of Colorado Senator Gary Hart was upended by a newspaper story raising allegations of an extramarital affair. In a..
In the kitchen with Chrissy Teigen and John LegendRita Braver visits social media star and bestselling cookbook author Chrissy Teigen, and her husband, music superstar John Legend, who step into the kitchen to prepare one of Teigen's favorite dishes.
The rise of anti-SemitismAs the faithful celebrate the festival of Hanukkah, hate incidents targeting Jews - involving vandalism, incitements to violence, mass shootings and online attacks - have increased dramatically...
Glenstone, the art museum built in natureMitch and Emily Rales built Glenstone to share their extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art. But they wanted to make this a different kind of museum – a blend of art, architecture..
A Look Back: The newsmakers on "Sunday Morning"Over the years "Sunday Morning" has brought its viewers interviews with some of the most fascinating figures on the world stage. Rita Braver brings us a roll call.
The enthusiastic Steve BallmerIn 2014 Steve Ballmer, who ranks as one of the wealthiest people in the world, bought the Los Angeles Clippers, and is today their most enthusiastic fan. It's just one of the areas the former Microsoft..
Steve Ballmer on the fairness of taxesIn this web exclusive, Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft and one of the nation's wealthiest individuals, talks to correspondent Rita Braver about society's determination of setting tax rates.
Harper Lee and her true crime storyFor years the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," and a best friend of "In Cold Blood" author Truman Capote, had researched and written a true-crime novel based on a series of deaths in Alabama, for..
Many happy returnsTypically about 8% of items purchased at a store will be returned; for ecommerce sites, that can be as much as 25% to 40%. And all the stuff that stores cannot easily resell will wind up in the..
When customers return high-end fashionsRoughly a third of apparel purchases may end up as returns, and high-end stores may not be the final resting place for high-end fashions. In this web exclusive, correspondent Rita Braver talks with..
Under the Tuscan sun with Frances MayesIn 1990, American professor and poet Frances Mayes felt an irresistible urge to buy a derelict 300-year-old property. She transformed it into one of the most famous villas in Tuscany, attracting a..
What happens to the stuff you return to stores?Typically about 8% of items purchased at a store will be returned; for ecommerce sites, that can be as much as 25% to 40%. And all the stuff that stores cannot easily resell will wind up in the..
Rising Alvin Ailey star Jacqueline GreenDancer Jacqueline Green started at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's school at age 17, and today is one of the rising stars of the venerable dance company. She told correspondent Rita Braver she..
Growing up transIn 2014 Rita Braver met with children grappling with a very grown-up issue: gender identity. Five years later she meets up again with Zoey, Venice and Mati, each a transgender youth, to see how their..
Portrait of the artist Helen FrankenthalerThe beauty of Provincetown, Massachusetts inspired many works by one of the most renowned American artists of the 20th century: Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011). A series of works that the abstract..
A "Sunday Morning" in Florence 8/18This week's "Sunday Morning" hosted by Jane Pauley, takes us to Tuscany, with stories on all things Italian – art and design, traditions and culture, fashion, food, music and entertainment, history..
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 60The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, founded by the groundbreaking dancer-choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989), is celebrating 60 years as one of the world's preeminent modern dance companies. Rita..