This week on “Sunday Morning” (May 8)

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Host Jane Pauley.

HEADLINES: A frontline in the abortion divide
The border between Missouri (where abortion is extremely difficult to access) and Illinois (where abortion rights are codified) has come to mark one of the great divisions in America today. Martha Teichner, Correspondent, travels to the frontline of the abortion debate and visits a Regional Logistics Center that helps women across the country access abortions.

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HEADLINES: Roe v. Wade and the Supreme Court’s legitimacy
Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court established a constitutional right to abortion in Roe v. Wade, the current Supreme Court appears ready to overturn that right. The leaked draft of Justice Sam Alito’s opinion (which would remove constitutional protection for abortions in Roe v. Wade) shows the court’s willingness and ability to insert itself into controversial cultural war issues.

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COVER STORY: Sandy Hook shooting: The unprecedented $73M settlement with gun maker
Francine and David Wheeler, whose son Ben was among the 26 students, teachers and staff killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., are one of nine families who accomplished the unthinkable: they sued Remington Arms, which recently settled the lawsuit for $73 million, the largest payout by a gun company to victims of a mass shooting. The legal strategy against an industry that was protected from gun violence is examined by Tracy Smith.

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Notes for Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up in Blue,” at the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Okla. CBS News

MUSIC: Bob Dylan Center: Exhibiting the voice of a generation
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a former paper warehouse has been transformed into the Bob Dylan Center, a repository for 100,000 items from the singer-songwriter’s collection. CBS News’ John Dickerson visits this center to see exhibits that feature Dylan’s original manuscripts, notebooks, and other items.

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  • Bob Dylan Center, opening May 10 in Tulsa, Okla.
  • bobdyland.com (Official site)
  • “Sixties: Teens Recycle the Era” by Robert Siegel was originally broadcast on NPR’s “All Things Considered” on August 7, 1987. (c) 1987 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. Any unauthorised duplication is strictly forbidden.
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Teresa Ngo owns Blinkie’s Donuts in Woodland Hills, Calif. Her family has owned doughnut stores since the 1980s. CBS News

BUSINESS: How doughnut shops became a sweet American Dream
Roughly 80% of doughnut shops in southern California are owned by Cambodian refugee families, who came to this country seeking shelter from genocide. Correspondent Elaine Quijano examines the stories of these immigrants, who came to California seeking refuge from genocide.

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Phil Rosenthal (left) and Ray Romano. CBS News

TV: Phil Rosenthal and Ray Romano’s recipe for “Somebody Feed Phil”
On the hit Netflix series “Somebody Feed Phil,” Phil Rosenthal eats his way around the world to discover what makes food, and the people who cook it, so captivating. The idea for the show was born from a meeting years ago with Ray Romano, the star of the hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond”, which Rosenthal created. Rosenthal and Romano discuss their relationship and the transformative power that travel has had on them.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam

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The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Carol Highsmith/Library of Congress

WASHINGTON: The Lincoln Memorial at 100 – How a monument to history became a part of history
On May 30, 1922, a majestic memorial to the “Great Emancipator” was dedicated in Washington, D.C., in front of a large, segregated crowd. The story of how the Lincoln Memorial, symbolically carved out of stone from all over the United States, became a platform for healing racial divisions and a symbol of inclusion was told by Faith Salie.

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HARTMAN: TBD

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A scene from the Broadway comedy “POTUS.” CBS News

BROADWAY: The new comedy “POTUS”: All the president’s women
The Broadway play “POTUS” tells the comical story of the women who surround an incompetent, lecherous president, and how they wield power. Correspondent Rita Braver speaks with stars Julie White, Rachel Dratch and Suzy Nakamura. She also talks to Susan Stroman, a director, and Selina Fillinger, a playwright, about the joys and stresses of motherhood.

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COMMENTARY: Gwyneth Paltrow on the joys and stresses of motherhood
The Oscar-winning actress, and the founder and CEO of the lifestyle brand Goop, talks about the emotional highs and lows of becoming a mother, from the experience of giving birth, to postpartum depression, and the diaper tax, which increases the cost of a necessity into a luxury class.

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David Gergen, author of “Hearts Touched With Fire: How Great Leaders Are Made. “ CBS News

POLITICS: David Gergen: Today’s leaders in Washington should step aside
David Gergen, long an advisor to presidents from both parties, believes the older generation currently running the show in Washington should step aside for younger leadership. 866226331195860406

PREVIEW: David Gergen’s advice to Washington establishment

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NATURE: TBD

WEB EXCLUSIVES:

Here Comes The Sun: The stars who played iconic “First Ladies,” and cryptocurrency 101 24: 32

“HERE COMES THE SUN”: The stars who played iconic “First Ladies,” and cryptocurrency 101
Their names ring out with historical and cultural significance: Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama. 40600449674 We also have a story about cryptocurrency. We also have a story on cryptocurrency.


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