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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning, i'm charles osgood and this is "sunday morning." first sunday morning of the new season. the season that gives proof to the saying that everything old is new again. three popular music legends, bruce, paul and wrongo are in the spotlight yet again. and this morning they will be looking back and ahead with our
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anthony mason. >> on his latest tour bruce springsteen was playing four hours a night. >> how do you keep doing that? >> don't try this at home kids. >> but it was the beatles who invented arena rock. the noise was constant. >> yeah, it was just like, she loves -- >> later on "sunday morning," we go back to abbey road with paul and ringo and to the streets of jersey with bruce. >> osgood: good luck, we say, when someone begins a brand new venture. but can we they our words and deeds actually improve our luck? this year's emmy awards just hours away that's a question for our susan spencer. >> look around you. roughly seven out of ten americans say they had mostly
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good luck in their lives. so, what's their secret? >> there are things that you can do to increase your luck and increase your chances. >> that implies that we have control over luck. >> i think we do, absolutely. >> this is good news. >> good luck. later on "sunday morning." >> osgood: it's the new season in just about every creative field. david edelstein will have our fall movie preview. our ben tracy has been surveying the world of art. >> leaves aren't the only things changing this season. from coast to coast, museums around the country are preparing their fall season, making way for new exhibits and hopefully new visitors. >> we'll take a bite out of the some of the best art in the country ahead on "sunday morning." >> osgood: conor knighton is on the trail to another one of our great national parks this morning. this time, he has some very special travel can companions.
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>> this is cupcake. it hurts, it hurts so much. >> these adorable little guys and girls, born in july at the denali national park. >> the happiest government employees you'll ever meet. it's really true. >> ahead on "sunday morning," take a deep breath and say -- ahhhh. >> osgood: lee cowan visits the big easy with scott bakula of "ncis: new orleans." mo rocco talks with "sunday morning" make up artist rise see johnson about her life long brush with fame. steve hartman mourns the passing of a 600-year-old tree. first, the headlines, the 18th of september. 2016. united states is apologizing for
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any loss of life after a coalition airstrike apparently struck government troops in syria. russia says more than 60 people were killed. elizabeth palmer is in the city of aleppo. >> charlie, these airstrikes have put extra strain on what we're calling a cease fire although both sides accuse the others of multiple violations. here in aleppo hearing intermittent sounds of gunfire and artillery and have done since we arrived several daysdas o. thstrikesappened ike easternria, deep insisitory. sa. is sutisis anda'sationt pu a bi.
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>> osgood: many of us have our own good luck charms and rituals, but do they really make any difference? can we really make our own luck? our cover story is reported by susan spencer. >> whether you're hitting the slots in vegas -- >> we're going to rebuild america! >> running for president. >> thank you everyone, god bless. >> or hoping to hear your name called out at tonight's emmy awards, you probably could use a little luck. ♪ they call you lady luck >> as emmy hosts like neal patrick harris knows so well. >> luck itself is beating the odds. you have the power over your destiny. >> mathematician joseph mazur
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harnesses his luck by writing about it. he says there's a reason why people have believed in luck since the cave man days. it helps us cope with life's uncertainties. >> we know the present, we know the past, but that future is really -- we want to be sure that we have it all under control. many people have some lucky charm like a rabbit's foot. >> or whatever else gives them that elusive feeling of control. one in three americans believes that finding a penny brings good luck. one in five knocks on wood to ward off bad luck. and about that same number avoids walking under ladders. is this nuts? >> there are things that you can do to increase your luck. >> but that implies that we have control over luck. >> exactly. >> you think we do? >> i think we do, absolutely. >> this is good news. >> yeah. >> unlike the superstitious
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masses, writer karla starr claims to have luck down to a science, even naming her blog "the science of luck." you think you're lucky. >> yes, absolutely. >> it's that upbeat attitude that makes lucky people lucky, she says. think positive and things will turn out that way. >> lot of research showing that optimistic people do make their own luck because they have a higher self-esteem so they're more likely to persist after failure. >> take actor jon hamm who seemed to credit luck when he won an emmy last year. >> there has been a terrible mistake clearly. >> before he landed his starring role on "mad men" hamm had been acting in relative obscurity for more than a decade. he simply kept at it. >> all it takes is that one audition. >> so this is the science of luck? >> if we're lucky it will end up
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being a little piece of it perhaps. >> for university of pennsylvania professor michael kearns this is what luck really looks like. >> this is basically a curve representing -- kept of representation of your pay off as a function of a probability of event. >> he writes algorithms designed to control luck. in investing. >> many people on wall street take a pretty scientific approach to thinking about luck and to shaping their luck. >> along with teaching, kearns works for a hedge fund coming up with luck shaping formulas, combining a stock's history with a client's appetite for risk. >> i'm going to compute what the optimal portfolio or mixture of stocks would have been to maximize your pay off. >> make me lucky. >> that's right, exactly. >> but the science of luck goes out to window when it comes to other get rich quick schemes we
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love. take the lottery, no, on second thought, don't. >> your expected pay off is negative. you expect to lose your money. >> you've never bought a lottery ticket? >> no. >> come on. everybody -- >> i've never bought a lottery ticket. >> not one? >> no. >> you don't like lotteries much as an investment strategy. >> no, i don't. >> okay, by now you're probably feeling pretty lucky with the right algorithm and alternates woman take mitch you, too, can be rich and happy, right? not so fast. at your local book store you are may find entirely different story, like the one behind this award-winning novel. >> there's a book called "fieldwork" it did okay. it didn't do very well. >> until it got an astonishly lucky break. >> steven king walks into a book store. >> the steven king? >> he picks up this copy of a thing called "field work" he goes home, reads it.
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thinks it's wonderful. he writes for "entertainment weekly. he said this is -- essentially he's saying this is the great american novel. >> that's probably all it took. >> he was a finalist for the national book 'or. >> talk about luck. >> in other words, luck is not something we control. stuff just happens. >> the world in some sense is just intrinsically random. >> sociologist, duncan watts, a principle researcher at microsoft, says success is mostly arbitrary. >> so the mona lisa is probably my favorite example of the role of luck in success. probably the most famous painting in the world and most famous pointing -- painting in history. like me, and other people going to the louvre you finally saw the mona lisa you might have been a little disbusiness pointed. you think, really? that's what all the fuss is about?
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>> the fuss all began with a series of chance occurrences. >> the mona lisa really only started to get famous in the last century. it sort of sat in palaces of kings for, you know, a couple of hundred years. >> so what changed? >> this young italian who was working at the louvre was apparently disgruntled that this, you know, masterpiece that rightfully belonged in italy was sitting in france so he stole it. it became this media fiasco and really drew a lot of attention to this painting. >> you're saying that absent that it might never have become famous? >> i suspect that ab isn't that it would never have become famous. >> the mona lisa got lucky. >> it did. >> but what about the actual painting. was leonardo on to something or is the moan felicia's fame just blind luck? i could do a painting. and, you know, no matter how much hype it goss, it's unlikely
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it would be put in the same category with the mona lisa. >> it's not that the things that success said don't have to be good in some sense, many things are equally good and could equally have been as successful and we've never heard of any of those things. >> so if you could rewind the world and let luck play out again, watts says there might not ab mona lisa, or a bob dylan or harry potter. all of whom benefited from being at the right place at the right time. >> there's some random accident that happens early on. and then that builds on itself and that builds on itself. and then many years later we have this huge effect that we are unable to explain except by saying this thing is unique and special. >> do you think you're lucky? >> oh, absolutely. >> our cbs news poll found seven out of ten americans feel the same way. they are mostly lucky. and as luck would have it, that includes everyone we interview
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interviewed. what about you? >> i do think i'm a lucky guy? >> reel glee do you consider yourself lucky? >> i do. >> some things are just luck. >> many things are just luck. >> osgood: coming up -- what a dump. >> osgood: we remember playwright edward albee. [ "on the road again," by willie nelson ] ♪ on the road again [ rear alert sounds ] [ music stops ] ♪ just can't wait to get on the road again ♪ [ front assist sounds ] [ music stops ] [ girl laughs ] ♪ on the road again ♪ like a band of gypsies we go down the highway ♪ [ beetle horn honks ] no matter which passat you choose, you get more standard features, for less than you expected.
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>> it's a combination of things. combination of people you've seen. yourself and stuff you invent. >> osgood: it happened this past friday the passing of playwright edward albee who died at his home in montauk, new york, estranged from his wealthy adopted parents and expelled from college, young albee struggled to become a writer while working odd jobs in greenwich village. his one act play "the zoo story" won him notice in 1960. but it was his tony award winning 196 play "who's afraid of virginia woolf?" that problem rocket him to fame. his portrayal of a bitterly feuding college professor was brought to the screen in 1966 with richard burton and elizabeth taylor in starring roles. >> here i am stuck with this --
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>> martha. >> who is married to the president's daughter who some expected to be -- >> virginia woolf! >> osgood: the winner of three pulitzer prizes and three tony awards, edward albee was as outspoken in real life as his characters were on stage. he once said "if attila the hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic." edward albee was 88 years old. ♪ like a human fingerprint, no two whale flukes are the same. because your needs are unique, pacific life has been delivering
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>> osgood: and in weeks to come we're previewing the new season. to begin our ben tracy is seeing what's up in the world of art. >> if you've ever left your heart in san francisco, the city's just reopened museum of modern art might provide a very good reason to come back. it's been closed for three years while undergoing a $300 million renovation. it cost a lot but now it's a lot bigger. nearly three times bigger. >> we're one of the largest museums in the country and at the moment the largest museum in terms of gallery square footage
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of any modern museum. >> neal benezra is the museum's director. >> that didn't want to have a bigger building. a bigger building allows to you have more promise, more educational opportunities and show more art. >> which means the museum can now dedicate its biggerral galleries to big name artists such as ellsworth kelly, chuck close, frank stella, roy lichtenstein and andy warhol. rest assured elvis has not left the building. but if you can't make it here to san francisco, don't worry, there's plenty of art to see across the country. three states over in colorado, the denver art museum explores japanese fashion design in its latest exhibit, shock wave. and at the kimbell art museum in fort worth, texas, monet, the early years. on the east coast, the
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philadelphia museum of art looks south with "paint the revolution: mexican modern." and then there's new york city. where two highly anticipated exhibits opened this weekend. at the whitney, a retrospective of works from 101 year old ab tract artist carmen herrera. uptown at the guggenheim the art is more, well, interactive. an 18carat golden toilet. and, yes, you can use it. it's artists maurizio cattelan commentary on economic disparity, but also our common humanity. it's perhaps one toilet truly worthy of being called a throne. >> give me an excuse c. worthy of being called a throne. >> give me an excuse c. >> osgood: coming up actor scott bakula.
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>> osgood: the new season on tv means a brand new season of "ncis: new orleans." debuting tuesday night right here on cbs. >> in new orleans recently on a mercifully not so hot day, actor scott bakula was basking in the big easy where residents have welcomed him and the the cast of "ncis: new orleans" with open arms. >> there's no place where i've ever been where people are constantly saying, how do you like my city? how do you like new orleans? how do you like the city? how do you like the food? >> the city itself is as big a character as the special agent bakula plays. >> put the gun down. >> considering katrina and the subsequent years and the rebuilding, i think you feel like, yeah, everybody's rooting for new orleans and we're no
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different. >> oh, boy. >> he has hopped around a lot in his professional life. in the late '80s he made a career out of it as the time-traveling sam beckett in "quantum leap." >> anyway, here i am, bouncing around in time. putting things right that once went wrong, sort of time-traveling lone ranger. >> it made him a household name and launched him on a television career that had him playing all sorts of roles from the captain of the starship enterprise. >> we still have weapons. you're not going to get this ship without one hell of a fight. >> to the scuk stud on "murphy brown." >> my spanish isn't what it used to be it's a dried apricot or human ear. neat, huh? >> bakula never really relished the idea of being tv famous.
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you keep your private life very private? >> yeah. for a hundred million years "people" magazine wanted to do interviews with me at my home. i said, i can't. >> where do you stop? >> that's why we met him near his home at gracias madrea popular mexican restaurant. he commutes home from new orleans every weekend to spend time with his second wife, actress chelsea field and his four children. you're somebody who is so well-known and yet you're not known for your personal life. you're not known for being in the tabloids. you're known purely for your work. >> and a lot of it. >> which is remarkable. >> that's what's wrong with my career. you summed it up in one sentence. >> if it all sounds a bit non-hollywood, maybe that's because bakula didn't grow up in hollywood. he was born in the midwest, st. louis to be exact. >> my dad was a hard working guy, my mom raised three kids and we grew up kind of
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insulated. >> it was at his presbyterian church where the acting bug bit, especially musicals. he liked singing so much, he dropped out of college where he was planning to be a lawyer and headed for the bright lights of broadway. fingers crossed. >> i went to new york to be an actor and hope that i could do stage work and be on broadway and do musicals. i just had to go to new york and see if i could make it. >> and make it he did. eventually landing the lead role in the musical "romance romance" a performance that earned bakula a tony nomination. ♪ >> but then a funny thing happened, bakula bailed on broadway and headed west. >> people are like, what are you doing? you're starring in a broadway show and you're six months into the run and you got a tony nomination and you're going back to l.a., why? >> why? to see if his musical chops on stage could get him noticed by
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hollywood, even if the process a little odd. >> nobody in l.a. goes to see the theater but if they hear that you're good then that's enough. >> is that true? >> maybe it's changed. my gosh, you saw the show? no, but we heard it was great. >> the word of mouth spread, what musicals had to do with sci-fi shows is anybody's guess but bakula rose to the occasion. and even found a way to squeeze in a little music when he could. >> ♪ imagine there's no heaven ♪ >> not only sings he plays, too, especially the piano. >> i'm not as good as i'd like to be. >> but you still play quite a bit. >> i do. but i'm a hack. especially in new orleans. >> a hack, hardly. >> ♪ take care of the children, children of the world ♪
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par may the strongest hope for the future ♪ >> he's good enough that even in the middle of a police procedural, the writers have made room for bakula to play. >> makes the show a little different, a little unique, a little special. make the world a better place. >> being on a show with some 15 million viewers and being immersed in the new orleans music scenes for bakula the best of both worlds. >> i'm overwhelmed by, not just being here but in the history of the music, but the number of good players that are in the city. >> he took us to the new orleans jazz museum where a piano used by legendary jazz and blues artist dr. john is on display which holds a special significance. dr. john actually dropped by as a guest on "ncis: new orleans" awhile back, a perk bakula says you might not get in any other
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city. >> he plays crazy, he was telling me a story about getting his fingers shot off that affected his playing for awhile. ♪ >> music remains the single note that resonates through a career that has gone in every which direction, whether he's a special agent, a friend of liberace's or just a man of a certain age. scott bakula has become a familiar face in the sea of faces he's had the opportunity to play. >> i've tried to do different things and i think that's kind of kept me alive and vital. >> is that the secret you think is just to keep trying to rein haven't yourself? >> maybe. however i present myself i guess and people's perception of me, i don't seem to be stuck in any kind of a creative rut. i'm grateful for that, people are giving me the chance to do that. ♪
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>> osgood: next, on tour with the beatles. but later -- >> home is right up here. it is now a parking lot. >> osgood: looking back with bruce springsteen. >> church was right next door. ,,
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♪ >> osgood: all my loving" was a hit for the beatles way back in 1963. now with the release of a new documentary film about the batched's touring days, anthony mason sat down with the two surviving beatles for some questions and answers. >> here are the beatles! >> the beatles assent was like a space shot. ♪ and when ringo starr joined john lennon, paul mccartney and george harrison in is the 26 all the astronauts were aboard. ♪ >> when ringo joined, then it
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was like a real rocketship. it was like, whoa, wait a minute. this is it. >> you became a band then. >> we were out to capture the world. >> the new documentary "eight days a week: the touring years" follows the beatles on the road from 1963 to '66 in hire heady climb into the pop culture heavens. ♪ >> before the real craziness started. they were just an unbelievably tight band. >> ron howard, brought in to direct the film, says many of the performances include newly restored footage. >> this is candlestick park? >> it's the last live appearance. >> and newly discovered film.
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>> there was actually no official footage of candlestick. >> no, that footage was found under a lady's bed, most of it. this lady called in and basically said, you know, i went to that candlestick. i took some movies. i never developed 'em. do you guys wanted to look? >> i love it being under her bed. >> yeah. i didn't realize she had never looked at it. >> that's great. >> like, who's picasso? >> we talked with howard and the two surviving beatles, paul and ringo, this past week at abbey road studios in london, where the beatles used to make pit stops between tour dates to record with producer george martin. >> we'd come in here. it was only me and john knew what we were going to do that day. because we just written it. george martin would come down from the sort of gone up's box
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he'd say, what are you going to do? okay, whatever it was. next one and half hours we'd make that song. ♪ >> what do you feel when you hear the beatles singing? >> i think i'm going to drop dead. >> sheer beauty. ♪ >> as beatle mania built, the flood of fans forced them to invent arena rock. >> and then when we end up the shea, because that was the biggest thing we'd ever done. it was like, far out. it was like, what? ♪
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>> at new york's shea stadium in august of 1965, they played before 56,000 fans. when you started playing stadiums, arenas, did you plan for that in any way? >> no, not really. i don't think we planned for anything. >> we just went on with what we had. >> they had only two roadies one of them, mo evans. >> all our equipment had to be big enough for mal to carry it. the noise was constant. >> yeah. >> it never 'baits. >> no. at first the screaming was great because it meant we were success. it was just like -- hey, whoa. i can't hear you. >> just becomes part of it. it was like, that's what happens when we go on stage and this is what happens.
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it did diminish a little as musicians. >> it sounds good. >> why does it sound good? how could it sound that good when you couldn't hear yourself. >> we played our best no matter what. >> i couldn't hear them. >> you couldn't hear them? >> i was playing, you know, to his foot tapping, to john's bouncing. you know, when they went -- i couldn't hear that. i just saw the head always thought, whoo! [ screaming ] >> the thing is, though, because we put in so many hours as kids, we instinctively knew what to do as a band. we were making a pretty good noise most of the time, not always. ♪ >> on their first trip into the american south, the beatles
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unwittingly waded into dangerous political waters. before a concert at the gator bowl in jacksonville, florida, the band was told the audience could be segregated. how did that get brought up to you. >> brian would have mentioned it. >> brian epstein, our manager, would have just said, you know, this show, they are segregated. be black people over here and white people over here we were -- >> what? >> are you joking? we play back, white, all the bands we just played together. we actually put in the contract. it wasn't a big political gesture just instinct. why shouldn't black and white people -- >> nobody raised the political -- >> no, it wasn't political to us. it was just like, no, we're not doing it. >> the gator bowl relented and the audience was integrated. but the crowds and the commotion around their appearances grew.
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was there a specific point you remember when you really started getting tired of it? >> yeah. say felt personally i was not playing the best i could. because i just had to like stay in that song. >> it came to the final concert in candlestick park. we were all getting a bit fed up. i was still resisting, oh, yeah, it's good. we got put in this van, which was like chrome interior. we were just sliding around in there we all looked at each other, you're right. this is it. forget it. this is just stupid. because conditions were brutal. >> after that concert in august 1966, the beatles retreated to the studio. that november at abbey road, they began recording sergeant pepper's lonely hearts club
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a new movie from mel gibson. say what you will about mad mel, and if you're me you could say plenty, he's a sensational filmmaker and the response to "hack saw ridge" at the venice film festival was ecstatic. it's a great subject for gibson, who is always ready to pick up a gun and start blasting. the true story of a conscientious objector who refused to kill or even carry a weapon, but served in world war ii and saved lives. there's fantastic buzz on the sci-fi invasion thrill sneer arrival: "arrival." the hero isn't a he-man but a female linguist played by amy adams who strives to learn the aillyians' language to avert
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war. >> what, can't speak english? not welcome in this country. the word is also amazing on "manchester by the sea" directed by kenneth lonergan, one of america's best living playwrights in which casey affleck plays a boston janitor who becomes the guardian of his dead brother's 15-year-old son. >> please just go away. >> that takes us through the holidays which are also jammed with great looking movies that i hope to love but reserve the right to say are terrible. >> always going to be here. apparently it's not. >> osgood: standing the test of time, next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> osgood: a long standing witness to american history will soon be no more. steve hartman has been to a town filled with mourners. >> at the basketballing ridge presbyterian church in basking ridge, new jersey, they don't need stained glass to make their windows breathtaking. >> it was built in 1717. >> parishioner jon klippel says for the entire 300 year history of this church one of the most magnificent oak trees known to man has been filling the panes here. >> everybody that has ever lived here has recognized that tree as sort of a symbol of home. >> george washington walked past it. some of his soldiers are buried under it. the tree predates america, columbus, pretty much everything we know came after this one, this 600 year old oak. now our matriarch is fading. after decades of leaning on
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cables and crutches, experts say the oldest white oak tree in north america is on its last limbs. local residents can't believe it. >> it just kind of feels like a part of the town dying with it. >> no one thought about the tree drying. one of those things that was going to go on forever. >> that's what a lot of people thought it was always going to be here. but apparently it's not. >> for the folks of basking ridge, is the very much a grieving process. >> loss, or the anticipation of loss, is traumatic. people have to go through their own steps of reconciliation with it. >> for centuries, the tree has been an ever present metaphor for preachers at this pulpit. whether the lesson was perseverance or patience, creation or resurrection, the tree helped teach it all. and soon will come its final lesson. maybe a sermon about the cycle of life, or maybe they will just
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take a minute to stare out the window one last time. it's the finest stained glass picture god ever created. ♪ >> osgood: ahead, bruce springsteen, still on the run. ,,
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♪ >> it's the new season on "sunday morning." here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: songs such as "glory days" have made him a music legend. bruce springsteen has been singing about his own life and times for some 40 years. now at last he's written about it as well. here once again is our music man, anthony mason.
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♪ >> in the final dates of his international tour that ended this past week, bruce spring teen played one four-hour gig after another. how do you keep doing that? >> i'm conditioned to do it from many, many years of experience. don't try this at home kids. >> it's the one arena where the singer, who turns 67 this week, can control the clock. >> you're looking for a particular moment, then when you catch that it feels so good sometimes. then time disappears, you know? ♪ you get a little physically tired, though it's amazing how
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you can do it every night when you're called to. >> we met on the singer's new jersey farm recently at the recording studio he built there. what r do you think your drive comes from? >> i believe every artist had someone who told them they weren't worth dirt and someone who told them that they were the second coming of the baby jesus and they believed 'em both. and that's the fuel that starts the fire. >> for springsteen, the fire started in freehold, new jersey. where was home? >> home was right up here. >> on the block around the st. rose of lima catholic church. >> my house was here, church was there, my aunt's house was there. my other aunt's house was right next door. >> the grinding hypnotic power of this ruined place would never leave me, he writes in "born to run" his new autobiography published by simon and shoesera division of cbs, doug and adele
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springsteen's son found both comfort and fear here. his mothera legal secretary, rented him his first guitar. his father, who worked at ford, was an angry man. he loved me, springsteen writes, but cooperate stand me. >> oh, my, gosh. >> my feelings exactly. >> we made a surprise visit to the school at st. rose of lima. >> i'm gettin' the willies. >> he's beloved here now. it was different when he was in class. >> how did do you when you were here? >> not particularly well, you know. i was -- i didn't fit in the box so well. >> do i read that they called you springy? >> yes. that is correct, my friend. amongst many other things. >> long after he moved away, springsteen would drive back at times to freehold. >> i may still cruise through
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every once in awhile. >> what are you looking for when you do? >> well, they say -- they say you're lookin' to make things all right again, you know? of course, there's no going back, you know. >> the long haired guitar slinger who earned his stripes in the bars of asbury park was just 22 when he was signed to columbia records. ♪ his first two albums did not sell well, so he poured his soul into a new song called "born to run." ♪ you were reaching for something epic. >> well, i was trying to make the greatest record you'd ever heard. the record that after you heard it, you didn't have to hear
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another record, you know? >> "born to run" launched bruce springsteen. the album's now iconic cover also featured sax player, clarence clemons. bruce's myth i can sidekick. the big man's imposing presence came to symbolize the brotherhood of the e street band. how would you describe your relationship with clarence? >> it was very primal, you know. it was just, you're some missing part of me, you're some dream i'm having. ♪ he was such this huge force, you know? while at the same time being very fragile and very dependent himself, which is maybe what the two of us had in common. we were both kinda insecure down
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inside. and we both felt kinda fragile and unsure of ourselves. but when we were together we felt really powerful. we were very different people, you know. clarence lived fast and loose and wild and wide open, you know. i tended to be a little more conservative. >> you said off stage you couldn't be friends. >> i couldn't because it would ruin my life. clarence could be clarence excellently. he was very good at it. >> until his health began a long decline. in 2011, clemons suffered a stroke and died days later. "losing clarence" springsteen twice, "was like losing the rain." >> it happened very quick and suddenly was quite devastating. >> when something like that, that as you say came magically
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to begin with, goes away, you got to be sitting there going, how do i replace this? >> there's no replacing clarence. you got to do something else. >> clarence had mentioned he had a sax playing nephew, jake clemons. springsteen turned to him to resolve the band's identity crisis. when you saw this was finally working, was it a relief? >> oh, yeah, are you kidding? it was like the weight of the world off my shoulders, you know. >> springsteen faced an even greater challenge as he entered his 60s, a crippling attack of depression that he'd battle with the help of his wife and e street band member, patti scialfa. >> it lasted for a long time, in my 60s, it lasted for a year then strip away then come back for a year and a half. >> do you see it coming? do you feel it coming? >> not really, you know.
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it sneaks up on you. it's like this thing that engulfs you. i got to where i didn't want to get out of bed, you know? and you're not behaving very well at home and you're tough on everybody. hopefully not the kids. i always try to hide it from the kids. but, you know, patti really had to work with me through it. and she was -- her strength and the love she had was very important as far as guiding me through it. you're going to be okay. maybe not today or tomorrow. but it's going to be all right. >> you still function with it? >> yeah. my thing is, for some reason, it never affected my work or any of my playing. it was something, if i was dead down, when i came in the studio i could work. >> springsteen, who wrote about it in the song "this depression"
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finally got through it with therapy and medication. ♪ this is my confession i need your heart in this depression ] >> his late father also suffered from mental illness. and much of springsteen's book is an attempt to write a new ending to their relationship. >> yeah, my dad was very important in it, because i felt i hadn't completely fair to him in my music. >> how do you feel you were unfair? >> i think i left an image of him as sort of this very domineering character, which he could be at different times. and he could be frightening. but he was also much, much more. he had a much more complicated life. >> he describes an unannounced visit his father made to see him just days before the first of his three children was born. what did he say to you? >> you're going to get me now, man. he showed up at my door.
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he came in, we had a couple of beers. it was early in the morning and i think he said, hey, you know, you've been really good to us. i said, i wasn't so good to you. i said, well, you did the best you could, you know? and that was it. that was the only recognition i needed of our history. >> it was a little thing but it was everything? >> it was a small thing but it was everything. it changed our relationship immediately. it was just a lovely gift. it was a lovely epilogue to our relationship, you know. it really was. >> the relationship bruce springsteen has with his fans is deep and enduring. >> i'm still in love with playing. and my attitude at this point in mislive, this is what i love to do. i want to do as much of it as i
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can. >> thank you, philly! >> again and again on this tour, he played -- >> e street band loves you! >> he played his longest shows ever in the u.s. around four hours every night. you could play for just two and a half hours, you know? >> i suppose i could. nah! >> osgood: coming up -- a dog's life. ♪jake reese, "day to feel alive"♪ ♪jake reese, "day to feel alive"♪
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oh. it hurts, it hurts so much. >> if you're anything like me you're going to need a minute here. it's okay. take your time. get it out of your system. take a deep breath and say awwww. more puppies! i want all the puppies? these adorable little guys and girls, five of them total, were born in july at the denali national park. cupcake, happy, party, piñata and hundo were named in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the park service. denali, formerly mt. mckinley, turns 100 next year. and these pups are just the latest additions to a legacy of alaskan sled dogs as old as the
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park itself. the first superintendent was a veteran dog musher named harry karstens who used a team of sled dogs to patrol the back country looking for poachers. as the park grew, it needed a supply of well-trained dogs. karstens established the first and only working kennel in a national park. >> we always joke that they're the happiest government employees you'll ever meet. it's really, really true. >> the stays between 30-35 dogs. >> jennifer is the current kennels manager at denali. looking after the stable of canine rangers. and while a dog team may seem like a throw back to another era, they're very much in use today. >> the really amazing things about dog teams in alaska is that sometimes they still prove to be the most reliable and effective means of transportation in really challenging winter conditions. you know, if you're out at 50
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below you try start upment snow machine, it may or may not start. at 50 below i say good morning these guys all jump up up and ready to go. >> in the trimming it winter months these dogs can run well over a thousand miles, shuttling supplies and creating trails. they come with a built in gps. >> navigation family do they help you at all? >> incredibly so. these dogs have brains and hearts and memories better than most rangers. >> perhaps most importantly, they do all of this quietly. in 1980, two million acres of denali were designated as federally protected wilderness. that means no forms of mechanized transport allowed. these dogs were bred to sled. during summer presentations they show off their skills around the kennel track.
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as soon as people see the dogs want to run and pull a sled that's the highlight of every program for them. >> all summer long the canine rangers get to meet their adoring public. volunteer walkers help them stay in shape. and the staff takes small groups out to play. eventually after nine years or so of service it's time for retirement. the park matches the dogs with active owners like the winter family. >> we still go for our two-mile runs that's pretty much a part of her routine. >> aurora ran over 7,000 miles at denali. in her retirement she's adopted a few new routines. for those who can't bring an actual sled dog home with them, the park has popular puppy cam. 24 hours a day, visitors can log on and see what the new gang is
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up to, each one has his or her own fans. i may be partial to piñata. >> utah dog whisperer. you got him pretty comfortable there. >> but, you know what they say, kids grow up so fast. before long, these dogs will join their relatives out on the trail, carry gearing and carrying on a tradition more than a century old. >> can i use a little bit of make up right now. >> you look a little -- right here. >> osgood: putting our best face forward, next. >> there we are. hey there, hi.
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her life long brush with fame. >> first thing we do is take off our glasses, remember? >> yes. >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs. but before our beloved host, charles osgood, greets the millions of you out there -- >> close your eyes. >> he spends time with this woman. make up artist riccie johnson. >> she's the last person you're chatting with before going on air. >> yes. we're chatting about any number of thing. >> for our 20 years our beloved riccie has been making up charlie. i'm guessing your rapport relaxes you with her? >> absolutely. >> but riccie's career with cbs long predates "sunday morning." among the other tight ans she's touched up. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm ed bradley. >> i'm harry reasonen. >> that pioneer of television
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news broadcasting -- what was edward r.murrow like? >> he was busy smoking and working and writing, not sociable, i mean, to me. >> after almost 65 years, yes, 65 years at work, riccie johnson is a master at reading the room. >> most of the time we talk. we talk about, you know, what movie did you see or have you been to the theater. how's the family. we do chat. but sometimes charlie will come in and i can tell from the look on his face that some is going on and i can't i don't say anything. give him a chance to work it out. >> make up may in fact be superficial but its impact is deep. richard nixon's biggest mistake after watergate? probably his decision not to wear make up in his presidential debate with john f. kennedy. decision which made him look
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sweaty and nervous. >> make up shows up in history books when it comes to that 1960 election. you made up richard nixon when? >> after he left office. i made him up twice actually. he was very gracious and certainly took make up. >> this time, i'm accepting make up. >> absolutely. >> florence riccobono began working in tv right around when tv began. an art school graduate and aspiring actress, riccie, she got the nickname in college, got her start doing make up of sid caesar's "your show of shows" and "the milton berle show." and a show like that was watched by millions of people. did you think, i got to get this right, because about a third of the country is going to be watching this? >> i really never thought about it. it was my job. i did the best i knew how to do. but i never really thought about
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the historical significant of it. it was just like something you did. >> she liked doing it so much that even after marrying and having seven children she kept on working. muhammad ali? >> next to bella abzug. next to marv albert. >> riccie keeps track of all the news maker she's made over in a spiral notebook. >> i can just go anywhere randomly i'm on m i put my finger there's john mcenroe. what about margaret mead. >> she was lovely. >> mickey mantle. >> yeah. >> the monkees. the mcguire sisters, all of them? >> yeah. dudley moore. >> then there are those four guys from england, the ones who in 196 played the ed sullivan show. where riccie worked at the time. >> i heard all this din outside. say looked out the window i saw all these young people. i talked to the doorman.
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he said, some group from england. i said, wow, this looks serious. i called home and i said to my husband, i can get the children in to a dress rehearsal. the children didn't want to come. of course now they're very sorry about that. >> riccie knew just what those pop up starts needed to pop on tv during that now legendary broadcast. >> i used a little eye liner. >> why did you use eye liner? >> because it was black and white television. they were a music group. you want to see their eyes. you want to see their mouth. that's what's important. i met paul mccartney, maybe eight years ago. i told him who i was. he said, you used pancake make up and eye liner. when we asked you about the eye liner, you said, it will be fine. >> and it was. >> it was. >> over the decades, riccie has drawn close to more than a few of her colleagues here.
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friendships that mattered dearly after her husband, jay, passed away in 1999. >> i was devastated. i thought maybe i shouldn't go back to work. i didn't know how i could. and mike wallace came to the funeral home. and mike took me by the hands and he looked me in the eyes he said, you're coming back to work. i said, i don't know what i'm doing. he said, you are coming back to work. so he gave me courage, you know. >> i don't do this with my glasses on, can i? >> no. >> it wouldn't be right to end this tribute without pointing out that riccie johnson, the woman who has made thousands of other people look good, looks pretty damn great herself. are you ever going to retire? >> i don't know, mo. i love what i do. i work with the top people in the industry. and they still like what i do. so should i just sit here and
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