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a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning. i'm charles osgood this is "sunday morning." despite all the advances in medical science not every disease has a cure. facing a term nail illness some patients say they wish to die at a time and in a manner of their own choosing. it's a wish that triggers an agonizing personal and legal debate, as rita braver will explain in our "sunday morning" cover story. >> brain cancer patient brittany maynard drew national attention when she moved to oregon where she could legally end her life. but that is not allowed in new york where eve eliot's husband was in agony with als, an incurable disease. >> did he say, i need you to help me figure out some way that i can end it? >> yes, he did. >> ahead on "sunday morning." a dying wish and a heated
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>> osgood: there it's on to some literary undercover work. specifically, an investigation into what's actually between the covers of some ordinary looking books. lee cowan is on the case. >> countless exhibits of antique books over the years but this collection doesn't involve bound pages or even printed text. >> my collection is only limited by my pocketbook. i would be much crazier if i had a few more bucks. >> the book collector who doesn't really collect books at all. ahead on "sunday morning." >> osgood: when the call goes out for "the envelope please" at the oscars, she's been waiting for this moment for a good long time. this morning tracy smith will have her story.
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the halls of ridgemont high, jennifer lay son lee subpoena for her first academy award. >> do you allow yourself to think abut oscar night. >> i don't allow myself to think what this interview would be like. >> the colorful past and spectacular present of jennifer jason leigh ahead this "sunday morning." >> monkey business is what seth doane has found at a popular tourist spot in japan. >> it's hard to take a bad picture when the subject is monkey bathing in hot spring. >> i'm kind of jealous. >> it's the year of the monkey on the lunar alan door these guys have it made. >> they are pretty cute. the snow monkeys of japan. later on "sunday morning." >> osgood: anna werner looks back on the life of harper lee. ben tracy has questions for comic actor b.j. novak of
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former cia director michael hayden surveys the front lines of the fight against terrorism with david martin. and conor newton is on the trail again this time in the tunnels at kentucky's ma'am@cave national park. february. 2016. hillary clinton withstood a surge from bernie sanders to win yesterday's did he have did he have democratic caucus. donald trump won south carolina republican primary. jeb bush finished a distant fourth has dropped out. here is major garrett. >> donald trump barreled into south carolina repeatedly labeled ted cruz a liar, called pope francis disgraceful and walked away the undisputed front runner for the republican nomination. >> we will never, ever forget south carolina.
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than cruz among christians a block. cruz and marco rubio who surged as the primary approached finishing a vertical tie for second well behind trump. >> this has become a three-person race and we l will win the nomination. >> tonight i am suspending my campaign. >> south carolina spelled the edge for jeb bush who ended his bid after three straight poor showings. the people of iowa and new hampshire and south carolina have spoken. >> the battle for the g.o.p. nomination now heads to nevada which holds it caucuses tuesday, trump told supporters here he's a pretty good bet to win. i'm major garrett in spartanburg, six. >> osgood: six people are dead, two others injured after a series of random shootings in kalamazoo, michigan. police say the suspect, a 45-year-old man later -- was
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supreme court justice antonin scalia was laid to rest yesterday after a funeral mass in washington. scalia was remembered as a man of faith, family and the law. feels like spring for folks from the colorado rockies to the west coast. but a new storm will soak the northwest. snow over the upper midwest and rain from texas into the mid atlantic states. the week ahead a winter storm threatens the east, warm and sunny across the southwest.
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by their covers. >> osgood: what if a patient's dying wish is to die on his or her own terms? it's a passionately debated topic within families and within state legislatures. and not even the terminally ill are in agreement. our cover story is reported now by rita braver. >> this is the ford freighting base. >> as a u.s. marine, j.j. hanson survived combat in iraq. but after he got home his life
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>> we were having a lunch meeting and all of a sudden i started getting this intense feeling. my hands started to shake and start to sweat. i think there's something wrong with me you need to call 911. >> i got the phone call from the emt saying he had a seizure and nothing but feeling of shock, my perfectly healthy husband was in the hospital. >> after an mri the news got worse, kristen hanson's 33-year-old husband was diagnosed with brain cancer. i. >> i had a prognosis of about four months to live. best case scenario possibly make it a year. >> hanson underwent surgery and chemotherapy. he struggled through nine more seizures while losing his ability to talk and walk. >> i am thinking, what do i do here? do i continue to fight? do i give up?
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is it worth going on and feeling this pain. >> that should work. >> j.j. hanson found himself in the midst of the same daunting struggle as brittany>k maynard who also suffered from brain cancer. >> i refuse to subject myself and my family to superiorsless, prolonged pain and suffering at the hands of an incurable disease. >> maynard made national news in 2014 when she moved to oregon so she could legally receive a prescription for a lethal combination of pills. >> she vowed to end her life on her own terms and over the weekend, she did. taking lethal drugs prescribed by a doctor. >> her story inspired a change in her home state. california recently became the fifth state to legalize aid in dying. the law will take effect later this year. a gallup poll last may shows
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support it. it almost feels like there was a dam that has broken. talking about this. >> it's not toxic. it's not taboo any more. >> barbara coombs lee heads up an advocacy group called compassion and choices. she cowrote the first in the nation oregon law passed in 1994. it enables terminally ill, mentally competent people to ask a doctor for life-ending drugs. >> it's the individual who initiates a request. who undertakes a number of steps in order to gain eligibility. and then last safeguard very important one that person has to administer the medication themselves. >> but so much law exists in new york state, where the hanson live. >> he was like in sanely in love with birds which meant he did
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>> and where eve eliot shared a home with jim delgrasso her husband of more than two decades. >> he was my true,