This week on "Sunday Morning" (July 3)
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Guest host: Lee Cowan

COVER STORY: Welcome to a summer of travel hell
After two years of the pandemic, airlines are struggling to keep up with pent-up demand, as staff shortages, canceled flights and bad weather make Summer 2022 a miserable time for air passengers. CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave talks with aviation experts and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about why the airline sector is not meeting public expectations. 

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Monuments to the first 43 men who served in the Oval Office, in various states of disrepair, loom over a Virginia field. 

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HISTORY: Heads of state – A walk among giant presidential busts
Dropped onto a swampy field in Croaker, Va., they’ve become an accidental tourist attraction: gigantic, decaying busts – some 20 feet tall, and weighing several tons each – of every U.S. president from George Washington to George W. Bush. Correspondent Rita Braver visits the giant presidential sculptures that are turning a lot of people’s heads. 

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NEWS: Sherri Chessen on her 1962 abortion: “The God inside of me said, ‘Don’t have this baby'”
Years before Roe v. Wade protected a woman’s right to choose, an Arizona mother of four faced giving birth to a deformed child after having taken Thalidomide. With abortion unavailable to her, Sherri Chessen traveled to Sweden for the procedure, her every move followed by a breathless media. Now 89, Chessen talks with CBS News correspondent Major Garrett about her choice (which she says “any mother would do to save her own child from suffering”), and about the Supreme Court’s “hateful” ruling to overturn Roe. 

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Animals at Funny Farm Rescue in New Jersey get along better than some people. 

From “Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals” by Laurie Zaleski


NATURE: Remarkable friendships from the animal world
Correspondent Lesley Stahl visits Funny Farm Rescue, a not-for-profit New Jersey sanctuary for retired, abused or neglected animals, where interspecies friendships are formed and predators become pals.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam
      

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022
     

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Marine Cpl. Hershel “Woody” Williams received a Medal of Honor after the Battle of Iwo Jima, but his service to his country was just beginning. 

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VETERANS: Remembering WWII Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams
During the Battle of Iwo Jima, in the face of powerful enemy resistance, Marine Cpl. Hershel “Woody” Williams succeeded in destroying several heavily-defended machine-gun pillboxes, and was awarded the Medal of Honor. But his service to his country, and his gallantry, did not end there. In this “Sunday Morning” profile that originally aired on May 30, 2021, Williams (who died on June 29 at the age of 98) talked with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin about his efforts for Gold Star families. 

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HARTMAN: Happy Birthday
       

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The Doobie Brothers, from left: John McFee, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and Michael McDonald. 

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MUSIC: The Doobie Brothers, still going strong
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers, who’ve been playing together for more than half a century, don’t let old resentments get in the way of a new album and tour. Correspondent Jim Axelrod talks with members of The Doobie Brothers – Michael McDonald, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee – about the band’s longevity, and about their first studio album in more than a decade, “Liberté.” (This story was originally broadcast on October 3, 2021.)

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SCIENCE: “Engine Trouble”: How greenhouse gases threaten our world
The Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to strictly regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants makes the effort to counter climate change much more difficult. In this “CBS Sunday Morning” video essay, writer and narrator Robert Krulwich explains why rising levels of carbon dioxide in our air since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution poses an existential threat to us and our planet. Based on the work of Aatish Bhatia. Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton. Music by Buck St. Thomas.

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  • “Engine Trouble,” supported by “This American Life”
  • Written and narrated by Robert Krulwich, based on the work of Aatish Bhatia
  • Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton
  • Music by Buck St. Thomas
House January 6 Committee Holds Public Hearing
Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows, gives testimony to Vice Chair Liz Cheney of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, June 28, 2022. Hutchinson offered details from inside the White House from the days and hours leading up to the violent insurrection. 

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COMMENTARY: Douglas Brinkley: Let us celebrate patriots who put country over party
With Independence Day upon us, the presidential historian says truth-tellers are what guard our Constitution, as demonstrated by January 6 Committee vice chair Liz Cheney, and former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, whose testimony this week speaking out against fellow Republicans’ actions during the insurrection is helping protect our nation from the enemies of democracy.

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NATURE: TBD
      

WEB EXCLUSIVES: 


Here Comes The Sun: Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi and artist Romero Britto

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi and artist Romero Britto (Video)
Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi sits down with Nancy Giles to discuss the importance of being anti-racist. Also, Faith Salie talks with artist Romero Britto about his incredible works of art.


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