"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 4/11
Hosted by Lee Cowan. In our cover story, Erin Moriarty reports on the Sackler family, whose name has become a controversial flashpoint in the opioid epidemic. Also: John Dickerson sits down with former House Speaker John Boehner, who has written a scorching memoir, "On the House"; Mark Whitaker interviews documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick about their PBS series on Ernest Hemingway; Lesley Stahl talks with Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty about her new biography of first lady Nancy Reagan; Michelle Miller interviews Jamie Foxx and his daughter, Corinne, who are collaborating on a new Netflix comedy series, "Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!"; and Mark Phillips looks back on the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died this week at age 99.cbsnews.com
Reappraising Ernest Hemingway
To many, the celebrated author of such classics as "The Sun Also Rises" and "The Old Man and the Sea" was the very definition of toxic masculinity. But a new PBS documentary finds the writer's literary image, personality and sexuality are not so cut-and-dried.cbsnews.com
A new look at Ernest Hemingway
To many, writer Ernest Hemingway, author of such classics as "The Sun Also Rises," "A Farewell to Arms" and "The Old Man and the Sea," was the very definition of toxic masculinity. But a new PBS documentary finds the writer's literary image, personality and sexuality are not so cut-and-dried. Correspondent Mark Whitaker talks with filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, and with Hemingway scholar Marc Dudley, about re-examining the larger-than-life writer in the age of #MeToo.cbsnews.com
State Department installs new coordinator as probe of mysterious neurological attacks on diplomats in Cuba continues
WASHINGTON – The State Department said Thursday that while it investigates mysterious neurological symptoms reported by American diplomats in Cuba, it will install a new senior-level advisor to manage future incidents. In 2016, U.S. diplomats and their support staff stationed in Havana reported hearing strange sounds, steady pulses of pressure in their heads and a number of other bizarre physical sensations. Canadian diplomats serving missions in Havana also reported similar symptoms. Physicians enlisted by the State Department said that brain scans of 21 affected U.S. personnel showed structural changes to the brain that had not been identified or linked to any known disorder. The State Department gradually evacuated most of its diplomatic staff from Havana by 2018.cnbc.com
PBS chief defends filmmaker Ken Burns, touts diversity
FILE - Ken Burns, director of the PBS documentary series "Country Music," takes part in a panel discussion during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on July 29, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Speaking Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, to the Television Critics Association in a virtual Q&A, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger rejected a filmmakers claim that public TVs long relationship with Burns has come at the expense of diversity. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The chief executive of PBS rejected a filmmaker’s argument that public TV's 40-year relationship with documentarian Ken Burns has come at the expense of diversity. “We create lots of opportunities for many filmmakers,” Kerger said. "The stuff that’s coming up is incredibly diverse in every sense of the meaning of that word,” Burns said.
Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but 'books are resilient'
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)NEW YORK – Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same. To its benefit and to its dismay, publishing was drawn into the events of the moment. Penguin Random House, among other initiatives, asked all employees to read Ibram X. Kendi’s “How To Be an Anti-Racist.” Kendi later presided over a company town hall. Macmillan CEO Don Weisberg, who cited a wide range of diversity programs at the publishing house that began before “American Dirt,” said he “understands the skepticism." The CEO of Penguin Random House U.S., Madeline McIntosh, noted how well book publishing could meet the public's needs during the pandemic and other events of 2020.
Jan Morris, author and transgender pioneer, dies at 94
NEW YORK – Jan Morris, the celebrated journalist, historian, world traveler and fiction writer who in middle age became a pioneer of the transgender movement, has died at 94. Morris died in Wales on Friday morning, according to her literary representative, United Agents. The British author lived as James Morris until the early 1970s, when she underwent surgery at a clinic in Casablanca and renamed herself Jan Morris. Morris went on to receive praise for her immersive travel writing, with Venice and Trieste among the favored locations, and for her “Pax Britannica” histories about the British empire, a trilogy begun as James Morris and concluded as Jan Morris. Born James Humphrey Morris in Somerset, with a Welsh father and English mother, Morris remembered questioning her gender by age 4.
Virus-hit Paris bookshop Shakespeare & Co appeals for help
A man walks by the closed English and American literature Shakespeare and Co. bookstore in Paris, France, Thursday, Nov. 05, 2020. Since sending the email appeal, Whitman says she has been “overwhelmed” by the offers of help Shakespeare and Company has received. Founded by Sylvia Beach in 1919, Shakespeare & Company became a creative hub for expatriate writers including Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Sylvia Whitman looked to the past for a solution to her new problem. A lot of expats had to leave Paris, as it was too expensive, so she and her friends set up a Friends of Shakespeare and Company,” Whitman said.
Little to celebrate in Pamplona with no running of the bulls
Known for its races with bulls running along cobbled streets, the festival was popularized by Ernest Hemingways 1926 novel The Sun Also Rises and was last called off during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. With more than 28,000 deaths from the novel virus and an economy in the doldrums following a strict nationwide lockdown, local authorities say there is little to celebrate. They gathered at the city hall square at noon, the time a rocket known as Chupinazo opens the 9-day festival in normal times. Revelers from all around the world respond to the rocket by bathing each other with red wine and champagne. Instead a large sign from the city halls facade displayed the slogan #WeWillExperienceThem, an invitation to revelers to return for next years celebrations.
Virus lockdown gives Venice a shot at reimagining tourism
In this picture taken on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, gondoliers President Andrea Balbi sails his gondola at the canal Grande (Grand Canal) in Venice, Italy. For years, the unbridled success of Venice's tourism industry threatened to ruin the things that made it an attractive destination to begin with. For years, Venice has faced an almost existential crisis, as the unbridled success of its tourism industry threatened to ruin the things that have drawn visitors for centuries. Now the coronavirus pandemic has dammed off the tide of tourists and hobbled the citys economy. Debates over how to manage tourism have always been heated in Venice and are especially fraught now.