CBS News January 24, 2019, 4:37 PM This week: 40 years of "Sunday Morning" (January 27)

Jane Pauley hosts a special 40th anniversary broadcast of "Sunday Morning," which looks at the people, the moments, and the milestones from the broadcast's first four decades.

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A LOOK BACK: A history of "Sunday Morning"
Jane Pauley looks back at the very beginning of "Sunday Morning" in 1979, and how over the last four decades the broadcast has stayed true to Charles Kuralt's vision – traveling the back roads, taking our audience places and showing them things they wouldn't see anywhere else on television, to make sure "gentler subjects" get their due.


A LOOK BACK:
The places we've been
For 40 years, "Sunday Morning" correspondents have meandered from exotic destinations and out-of-the-way places to our own backyards. Lee Cowan takes on a Sunday Drive through the past.


A LOOK BACK:
The musicians of "Sunday Morning"
We take a moment to re-visit some of the countless musical stars that "Sunday Morning" has profiled over the years.

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In 2004 trumpeter Wynton Marsalis recorded the "Sunday Morning" theme. CBS News

MUSIC: "Abblasen"
There's no mistaking our "Sunday Morning" theme music, no matter how many different ways it's been played over the years. Nancy Giles gives the story of how 18th century German composer Gottfried Reiche's Abblasen" became our theme, and talks with musician Wynton Marsalis, whose recording has been trumpeting the start of our show every week for almost 15 years.


A LOOK BACK:
40 years of art
For four decades "Sunday Morning" has been a sort of art gallery on TV. Martha Teichner checks out some of the artists whose work has graced our screens.


A LOOK BACK:
Stories with heart
Tracy Smith explores a "Sunday Morning" specialty: stories spotlighting people great and small at their best.

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For 20 years associate director Jessica Frank has been handpicking every shining example of sun artwork to appear on our program – about 9,000 and counting. CBS News

ART: The "Sun Queen"
For 20 years associate director Jessica Frank has been handpicking every shining example of sun artwork to appear on our program – about 9,000 and counting. Serena Altschul talks to Frank about what goes into bringing sunshine into every broadcast.

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. CBS News

A LOOK BACK: That's entertainment
"Sunday Morning" looks back at some of the stars of stage and screen that have been on our program during the past four decades.


A LOOK BACK:
The "Big Gets"
Over the years "Sunday Morning" has brought its viewers interviews with some of the most fascinating newsmakers. Rita Braver brings us a roll call.

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In one Utah community an unusual ritual has bound residents together, to come to the aid every evening of a neighbor with MS. CBS News

HARTMAN: Good neighbors
Steve Hartman tells us about an unusual ritual in one Utah community that has bound residents together, to come to the aid every evening of a neighbor with multiple sclerosis. (Originally broadcast September 14, 2018.)


A LOOK BACK:
The light side
Mo Rocca digs into some of the quirky stories that have been a "Sunday Morning" tradition since Charles Kuralt first went "on the road."


ODE:
A poem by Ted Koppel
"Sunday Morning" is treated to an ode by our Special Contributor.


A LOOK BACK:
In memoriam
Jane Pauley remembers some of the members of our "Sunday Morning" family whom we have lost over the past 40 years.

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Nature videographer Derek Reich setting up his camera to document the wilds of northwest Nevada. CBS News

NATURE: Capturing the "Sunday Morning" Moments of Nature
Conor Knighton meets some of our team of videographers who bring the beauty and sounds of nature to our broadcast each week.


NATURE:
Caddo Lake, Texas
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Caddo Lake in Texas. Videographer: Scot Miller.

WEB EXCLUSIVE:

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Sperm whales rest after a long day of socializing.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Sperm whales
A look at the remarkable deep-diving, toothed giants.

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