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Posted by CBS Sunday Morning on Sunday, May 10, 2020

WATCH: Facebook Live Chat with Tracy Smith!The correspondent answered viewer questions on the CBS Sunday Morning Facebook page on May 10. Watch the archived video by clicking on the video player above.  

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OPENING: “Abblasen” performed by Tim Nicholas Tang (Video)”Sunday Morning” viewer Tim Nicholas Tang, of Vancouver, offers his rendition of the show’s theme “Abblasen.” It will bowl you over!

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Comedian Samantha Bee and her husband, Jason Jones, are doing what any couple would do while in lockdown together: put out a TV show from their home.  CBS News

COVER STORY: For better or worse, in quarantine | Watch VideoThe marriage vows might say “‘Til death do us part,” but they don’t say anything about being together all day, every day. Togetherness in a relationship is taking on a new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic, when partners are sequestered with each other for 24 hours a day. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with comedian Samantha Bee and husband Jason Jones, who are producing her TV show, “Full Frontal,” from their Upstate New York home; psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb, author of “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone”; and family law attorney Laura Wasser, about what lockdown may mean for a marriage.

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“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)”Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed” by Lori Gottlieb (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available via Amazonlorigottlieb.comLaura Wasser, Wasser, Cooperman & Mandles, P.C.It’s Over EasyA blood plasma donation. CBS News

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MEDICINE: Using blood transfusions to heal COVID-19 patients | Watch Video Convalescent plasma – using a transfusion of blood with antibodies donated by recovered patients – may just be a stop-gap measure against COVID-19 until more treatments and a vaccine come along. But doctors have already used donated plasma in thousands of patients, and are finding some success with a procedure that dates back more than 120 years in the fight against the spread of measles. Allison Aubrey, of National Public Radio, reports.

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National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma ProjectCOVID-19 expanded access programDr. Nicole Bouvier, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New YorkDr. Arturo Casadevall, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, BaltimoreDr. Michael Joyner, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.Dr. William Hartman, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wis.Dr. James Musser, Houston Methodist HospitalDr. Andreas Klein, Tufts University, BostonChef Bobby Flay serves up Eggs Benedict with a Classic Mimosa. CBS News

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MOTHER’S DAY: Chef Bobby Flay on his favorite customer: his mother | Watch VideoThe chef and restaurateur lovingly recalls the menu he made for his favorite customer: his mother.

RECIPES: Eggs Benedict and a Classic Mimosa (with video on how to poach an egg)

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School closures have forces millions of schoolchildren, and their families, to adjust to a new form of instruction. CBS News

EDUCATION: Challenges abound for students forced to take classes remotely | Watch VideoAs schools throughout the country shut their doors in the face of a viral pandemic, students have entered a new world of education, by learning remotely through online classes, paper packets, or lessons on TV. How is the current reality of education compromising the effects of personal, one-on-one instruction, especially for learners who are struggling? And how will this environment affect the grades of high school juniors aiming toward college acceptance? Correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with educators, parents and students about classwork in a time of COVID-19.

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Doug Harris, Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, Tulane University, New OrleansAtlanta Thrives (Facebook)A view of the zoo in San Diego. CBS News

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ANIMALS: Behind the shut gates of the zoo | Watch VideoFor the residents of zoos, this is a year just like any other.  But with gates closed to guests because of the coronavirus pandemic, zoos are facing unprecedented challenges in caring for their animal populations, which – despite a paucity of paying visitors – still need to be fed and cared for. Conor Knighton checks out how zoological parks and aquariums are coming up with creative ways to cope.

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical GardenDenver ZooFlorida Aquarium, Clearwater Beach, Fla.Memphis ZooSan Antonio ZooSan Diego Zoo Safari ParkSan Diego Zoo GlobalInstitute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.

        

SNAPSHOT: Moms on the frontlines of COVID-19 (Video)Mothers working as nurses, doctors, PAs and other healthcare workers at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City are captured by photographer (and emergency nurse) Adelene Egan. Music: “Happy Mother’s Day” by Gillian Welch (Acony Records).

GALLERY: ER workers on the frontlines in NYCPhotographer Adelene Egan, an emergency room nurse, at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, captures the masked faces of coworkers battling COVID-19

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Adelene Egan PhotographyThe Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in Lisse, Holland. CBS News

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FLOWERS: TulipsThe Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in Holland couldn’t open this year because of the coronavirus. Like many of the world’s most beautiful places, it is now empty, and is doing virtual tours.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The tulips of Keukenhof (Video)In this web exclusive, Bart Siemerink, managing director of the Keukenhof tulip gardens outside Amsterdam, talks about the history of the internationally-renowned floral showplace, and of Holland’s famed flower itself.

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Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, Lisse, Netherlands

       PASSAGE: Little Richard, Roy Horn    

HARTMAN: Who’s the “World’s Greatest Mom”? (Video)Steve Hartman sets out on a quest to find the “World’s Greatest Mom,” talking to his own kids and a dozen others over Zoom.

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Academy Award-winning actress (“Walk the Line”) and Emmy Award-winning producer (“Big Little Lies”) Reese Witherspoon. CBS News

MEDIA: Reese Witherspoon on her media company, Hello Sunshine | Watch VideoReese Witherspoon is not just an Oscar-winning actress; she is also a major Hollywood influencer. Her media company, Hello Sunshine, has been behind stories that put a female perspective front-and-center, such as the TV series “Big Little Lies” and “Little Fires Everywhere.” Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine executives Sarah Harden and Lauren Neustadter about their philosophy, and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting production.

PREVIEW: Reese Witherspoon’s production company on how movies, TV may look post-COVID-19The actress-producer’s media company Hello Sunshine ponders filming in a pandemic: “The thing we’re most confused about is love scenes”

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Hello SunshineReese’s Book ClubFollow Reese Witherspoon on Instagram and Twitter“Little Fires Everywhere” (streaming now on Hulu)Comedian Jim Gaffigan serves up a nightly “Dinner With the Gaffigans” on Youtube.  CBS News

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on sharing dinner with the masses | Watch VideoEight weeks in, and the Gaffigan family is still gathering together at the dinner table every night, a touch of normalcy in front of an audience on YouTube.

See also: 

Week 1: Family life under lockdownWeek 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcomWeek 3: Spring arrives!Week 4: Lessons of “distance learning”Week 5: Kids, quarantine and sanity are not compatibleWeek 6: On consuming all news, all the timeWeek 7: On missing strangers

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jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterWatch “Dinner with the Gaffigans” on YouTubeA photo taken moments before President Franklin D. Roosevelt began his historic fireside chat to the American people on March 12, 1933 from the White House in Washington, D.C. The president explained in simple language the measures he was taking to solidify the nation’s shaky banking system. AP

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HISTORY: FDR and the re-creation of America | Watch VideoIn 1933, during the Great Depression, newly-elected President Franklin Delano Roosevelt confronted 25% unemployment, sweeping poverty, and the collapse of the banking system. His response would reshape the way the country thought about presidential leadership, and democracy itself. CBS News’ John Dickerson talks with Roosevelt scholars, including Jonathan Alter, David Woolner and Susan Dunn, about FDR and the presidency during crisis and war.

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“The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope” by Jonathan Alter (Simon & Schuster), in Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via Amazonjonathanalter.com”The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace” by David B. Woolner (Basic Books), in eBook format, available via AmazonDavid Woolner, senior fellow and resident historian of the Roosevelt Institute, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.”A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America” by Susan Dunn (Yale University Press), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback and eBook formats, available via AmazonSusan Dunn, professor of humanities, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.Harold HolzerHome of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, N.Y.Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, N.Y.Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College

           HISTORY: The president as communicator-in-chief | Watch VideoAt the beginning of the 20th century, presidents spoke to the public in print, but in time transitioned to radio, newsreels and television, and now to social media. “Sunday Morning” special contributor Ted Koppel looks at how presidents have used the bully pulpit of media to campaign, to influence, and to steer the news agenda.

For more info:

“These Truths: A History of the United States” by Jill Lepore (W.W. Norton), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via AmazonJill Lepore, professor of American history, Harvard University

         MOTHERS DAY: Honoring moms for their pandemic roles | Watch VideoContributor Faith Salie reminds us that with all the extra effort moms put out to keep families going during the pandemic, there’s never been a better time to thank them.

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         NATURE: Tulips in Holland (Extended Video)”Sunday Morning” takes us to the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens outside Amsterdam. Videographer: Joan Martelli.

WEB EXCLUSIVES:Little Richard performs at The Domino Effect, a tribute concert to New Orleans Rock and Roll musician Fats Domino, in New Orleans, La., May 30, 2009. Patrick Semansky/AP

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IN MEMORIAM: Little Richard: An appreciation of the “Quasar of Rock ‘n’ Roll”From Bill Flanagan: One of the all-time great rock singers, songwriters and showmen, Richard Penniman broke the rules while influencing generations of performers – and those rules stayed broken.

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“Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

“SUNDAY MORNING” MATINEE: “Moulin Rouge!” with a cat (Video)Like other Broadway shows, the musical “Moulin Rouge!” is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But social-distancing cast members Jacqueline B. Arnold, Robyn Hurder, Holly James and Jeigh Madjus have joined together virtually (with a cat) to perform “Welcome to the Moulin Rouge!” for “Sunday Morning” viewers.

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“Moulin Rouge! The Musical” at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York City | For latest ticket infoThe singer Adele performs in 2008. CBS News

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: All eyes and ears on Adele (Video)In this profile which originally aired on “CBS Sunday Morning” on October 26, 2008, Anthony Mason meets the British soul singer Adele, then an overnight sensation at just 20 years old, as she sets her sights on America, wooing audiences and seducing critics with her incomparable voice.      

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