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Mo Rocca

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Mo Rocca: American comedian
Maurice Alberto Rocca is an American humorist, journalist, and actor. He is a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, the host and creator of My Grandmother's Ravioli on the Cooking Channel, and also the host of The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation on CBS. He is the moderator of the National Geographic Society's National Geographic Bee. He is also the host of the podcast Mobituaries with Mo Rocca from CBS News. He is a regular panelist on the radio quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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Voter fraud, suppression and partisanship: A look at the 1876 election

With nine days left until Election Day, many Americans hope the race finishes smoothly — unlike the disputed election of 1876. As the United States celebrated the centennial of the Declaration of..
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 10/25

Hosted by Jane Pauley. In our cover story, Barry Petersen sets out to find why people don't want to wait and what we can do to keep cool in an impatient world. Plus: Lee Cowan finds what makes a..
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A monumental reckoning

Since protests erupted over the death of George Floyd, the range of public monuments removed or vandalized has expanded well beyond those honoring the Confederacy. Criticized as racist or oppressive,..
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Rube Goldberg contraptions: Do try this at home!

This year the annual Rube Goldberg Machine Contest offered families under coronavirus lockdown a way to make good use of their time, by building contraptions that are utterly useless, except to..
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Hail to the chiefs’ portraits

The White House hosts a unique and historic collection of artwork: Portraits of the men who have held the highest office in the land. Portraitist John Howard Sanden talks with correspondent Mo Rocca..
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"CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca on “The Takeout” - 9/4/2020

On this week's episode of "The Takeout with Major Garrett," "CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca joins Major to talk about life at home during the pandemic, his “Mobituaries” book and..
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Mo Rocca explains his love of "mediocre presidents"

CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett spoke with Mo Rocca for this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast.
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Inside the secret world of the Freemasons

Mo Rocca parts the veil on the history and rituals of one of the world's oldest fraternal orders
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Vanna White, a woman of letters

Vanna White has demonstrated that no one reveals letters better than she does. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with the "Wheel of Fortune" co-host about her 37 years revealing puzzle clues, her..
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From 2011: Finding their voices – Understanding stuttering

For the estimated three million Americans and 65 million worldwide who stutter, the 2010 movie "The King's Speech," by screenwriter David Seidler (a stutterer himself), brought stuttering into the..
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Master tailor stitches a new life as tailor to the stars

Mo Rocca profiles a Holocaust survivor that went on to become a tailor who has outfitted some powerful movers and shakers over his 60-year career.
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Millard Fillmore: A presidential portrait

Mo Rocca travels to Buffalo, N.Y., home of America’s 13th president Millard Fillmore, to take a closer look at one of the country’s least-remembered commander-in-chiefs.
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The fine art of cuddling

Los Angeles-based “hugging therapist” Steve Maher hugs his clients, and explains to Mo Rocca the difference between hugging and cuddling, because there IS a difference. Rocca also gets close to..
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Mo Rocca learns how to get to "Sesame Street"

"Sesame Street" has been airing for 40 years and is now shown in more than 150 countries and earns more Emmys than any other show on television. CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca goes to the set of..
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June Squibb: A star 60 years in the making

At age 84, actress June Squibb is generating Oscar buzz for her unforgettable performance opposite Bruce Dern in the critically-acclaimed “Nebraska.” Mo Rocca sits down with Squibb to discuss her..
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Exploring the history of an iconic chair

A factory in Hanover, Pennsylvania began producing the Emeco chair for the U.S. Navy during World War II. CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca explores how the company has been able to make the chair modern..
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Mattel: A toy story

From Barbie and Ken, to Hot Wheels cars, to Chatty Cathy and countless others, California-based Mattel is the largest toymaker in the world. Mo Rocca went for a rare behind-the-scenes tour to see how..
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Putting the bite back in fortune cookies

Mo Rocca investigates claims about fortune cookies. While they may remain delicious, some say the messages in them have been getting stale.
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Inside Mattel: Mo Rocca goes behind-the-scenes at toy maker

Mo Rocca shares a preview of his "Sunday Morning" story that takes a behind-the-scenes look at Mattel's center of operations in El Segundo, Calif.
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Linda Lavin: "I’m still here"

Actress and singer Linda Lavin says that, since the pandemic began, she has been busier than ever – from releasing a new album to performing weekly online concerts. The star of the classic sitcom..
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Linda Lavin on her character “Alice” as a model mom

In this web exclusive, actress Linda Lavin, who starred as a single mother working as a waitress in the TV sitcom “Alice” (1976-1985), talked with correspondent Mo Rocca about how her character was..
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Snails, the original slow food

On the North Shore of Long Island is the largest snail farm in the country. Taylor Knapp, who calls himself a snail wrangler, delivers his fresh snails to some of New York City's finest restaurants,..
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"Mobituaries": The Black Congressmen of Reconstruction

The years following Emancipation, in which freed slaves were finally allowed to participate in our democracy, was a time of unparalleled hope that later generations depicted as a failure. Mo Rocca..
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"Mobituaries": Thomas Paine, the forgotten founding father

Mo Rocca pulled out all the stops to honor the Revolutionary author whose pamphlets lit the fuse for American independence but whose passing in 1809 drew indifference and even scorn. To hear the..
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"Mobituaries": "Drink to Thomas Paine!"

Alexander Hamilton isn't the only American Revolutionary figure to be feted by Broadway composers. As a special treat in his podcast "Mobituaries," Mo Rocca enlisted Tony-nominees Laurence O’Keefe..
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"Mobituaries": Marlene Dietrich goes to war

"During Hollywood's Golden Age, German immigrant Marlene Dietrich electrified audiences, defying the expectations of traditional women's roles in her films and in her life. And when the United States..
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Mo Rocca on the stories behind "Mobituaries"

"CBS Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca is asking key question about life and death in his new book, “Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving.” The book honors the lives of famed artists,..
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Obit writers: Deadly serious about their craft

At ObitCon, members of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers talk about the privilege of honoring lives well-lived. Mo Rocca reports on the gathering of obit writers (where they hand out their..
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"Mobituaries": Remembering first brother Billy Carter

In Mo Rocca's latest podcast, President Jimmy Carter shares candid memories of his brother, who gained notoriety in the 1970s and became "the most famous person in our family"
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"Mobituaries": The Auburn University tree killer speaks

In Mo Rocca's latest podcast, Harvey Updyke, Jr., a die-hard Crimson Tide fan, opens up about why he poisoned the beloved 80-year-old Toomer's oak trees on the campus of his school's rival
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"Mobituaries": Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese twins

In his latest podcast Mo Rocca shares a story of grit and courage featuring the conjoined twins who became a public sensation touring America in the 19th century
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"Mobituaries": Mo Rocca on the enduring popularity of Audrey Hepburn

In her 1951 debut for American TV audiences, the actress re-enacted her wartime experience during the Nazi occupation of Holland
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"Mobituaries": Mo Rocca's irreverent podcast to debut with intriguing stories of past lives

CBS News and Simon & Schuster partner on podcast and book that offer obituaries celebrating the famous, the un-famous, the fictional, and the inanimate who have bitten the dust
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Last call for the phone booth?

Yes, there's nothing like reaching out and touching someone from a phone booth. They used to be everywhere, but they are now rare coin-operated curiosities. Mo Rocca looks into the history of the..
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Reliving Custer's Last Stand at the Little Bighorn

In 1876 George Armstrong Custer - the brave, reckless and vain Civil War hero - met an ignoble end at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. And every year, re-enactors in Montana recreate the clash between..
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Rosé, the pink wine that's red hot

Not long ago rosé wine had a reputation as lightweight as its color, despite its surprisingly rich history as the favorite of kings, tsars and popes. But the pink wine is now red hot; in 2015, rosé..
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Kitto Katto: Japan's candy obsession

Kit Kat candy is exceedingly popular in Japan, where the name itself promises good luck. Up to five million Kit Kat bars are sold every day, in dozens more varieties and flavors than just the familiar..
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Justice Antonin Scalia speaks

A new book, "Scalia Speaks," collects speeches by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, whose originalist views about the Constitution were both polarizing and colored with humor. Mo Rocca..
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Rex Reed on this year's Best Picture Oscar nominees

In this web extra, film critic Rex Reed gives his opinions - good and bad - about the movies up for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and offers up to Mo Rocca what he thinks should have been..
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A demonstration of grafting apple trees

Mo Rocca gets a lesson in horticulture from Bill Srmack, of the USDA's Plant Genetic Resources Unit in Geneva, N.Y., who shows how apple trees are grafted.
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How's them apples?

Was Johnny Appleseed for real? Where did apples originate? And how do horticulturists develop better and better varieties of the fruit? Mo Rocca visits the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne,..
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Vint Cerf on the prospect of a "digital dark age"

In this web exclusive, engineer Vint Cerf, who helped pioneer the internet, talks with Mo Rocca about the frailty and impermanence of digitally-stored information and how, in coming decades, the..
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Bill Clinton & James Patterson, on the same page

The former President of the United States (and a fan of thrillers) and the world's bestselling writer have co-authored a new novel, "The President Is Missing," about a grave threat to our nation. Mo..
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Bill Clinton on fighting impeachment

In this web exclusive, former President Bill Clinton tells Mo Rocca that despite what he calls the voters' referendum against Republicans in the 1998 midterms, the GOP and House Speaker Newt Gingrich..
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Bill Clinton on his political opponents

In this web exclusive former President Bill Clinton talks with Mo Rocca about his relationship with those on the other side of the political aisle.
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