This week on “Sunday Morning” (July 3)

Guest host: Lee Cowan

COVER STORY: Welcome to a hell of a summer of travel | Watch the video
After two years of the pandemic, airlines are struggling to keep up with pent-up demand as staff shortages, canceled flights and bad weather make the summer of 2022 a miserable time for air passengers. CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave speaks with aviation experts and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg about why the airline industry is failing to meet public expectations.

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Monuments to the first 43 men who served in the Oval Office, in various states of disrepair, stand on a field in Virginia.

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THE STORY: Heads of State – Stroll among the giant presidential busts | Watch the video
Dropped onto swampy land in Croaker, Virginia, they became an accidental tourist attraction: gigantic, decaying busts – about 20 feet tall and weighing several tons each – of every US president, from George Washington to George W. Bush. Correspondent Rita Braver visits the giant presidential sculptures that make many people’s heads spin.

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NEW: Sherri Chessen on her 1962 abortion and Roe’s fate: ‘We can’t go back to willow sticks and knitting needles’ | Watch the video
Years before Roe v. Wade is not protecting a woman’s right to choose, an Arizona mother of four risked giving birth to a child with a congenital condition after taking thalidomide. With abortion unavailable to her, Sherri Chessen traveled to Sweden for the procedure, her every move being followed by gasping media. Now 89, Chessen speaks to CBS News correspondent Major Garrett about her choice (whom she said “any mother would do to save her own child from suffering”) , and her belief that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe arouses “a large dose of anger” in women.

Animals at Funny Farm Rescue in New Jersey get along better than some people.

From “Funny Farm: My Unexpected Life with 600 Rescue Animals” by Laurie Zaleski

NATURE: Remarkable Animal Friendships | Watch the video
Correspondent Lesley Stahl visits Funny Farm Rescue, a New Jersey nonprofit sanctuary for retired, abused or neglected animals, where interspecies friendships are formed and predators become friends.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable people who passed away this week, including artist Margaret Keane, known for her paintings of “big-eyed” children.

GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2022

Marine Corporal. Hershel “Woody” Williams received a Medal of Honor after the Battle of Iwo Jima, but his service to his country was just beginning.

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VETERANS: Remembering World War II Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams | Watch the video
During the Battle of Iwo Jima, facing heavy enemy resistance, Marine Cpl. Hershel “Woody” Williams managed to destroy several heavily defended machine gun pillboxes and was awarded the Medal of Honor. But his service to his country and his bravery did not stop there. In this “Sunday Morning” profile that originally aired May 30, 2021, Williams (who died June 29 at age 98) spoke with CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin. of his efforts for Gold Star families.

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HARTMAN: A first anniversary (Video)
Abraham and his brother, James, found their way from an orphanage in Sierra Leone to their new family outside Charlotte, North Carolina, and have been wide-eyed with wonder ever since. But Abraham, 12, says his first birthday in America means a lot more. Reporting by correspondent Steve Hartman.

The Doobie Brothers, left to right: John McFee, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and Michael McDonald.

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MUSIC: The Doobie Brothers: “These are the best days” | Watch the video
The members of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, who have been playing together for more than half a century, aren’t letting old resentments get in the way of releasing a new album and touring. Correspondent Jim Axelrod chats with members of The Doobie Brothers – Michael McDonald, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons and John McFee – about the band’s longevity and their first studio album in over a decade, “Freedom”. (This story originally aired on October 3, 2021.)

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SCIENCE: “Engine Trouble”: How greenhouse gases are threatening our world (Video)
Thursday’s Supreme Court decision limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to strictly regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants makes the effort to fight climate change that much more difficult. In this “CBS Sunday Morning” video essay, writer and narrator Robert Krulwich explains why rising levels of carbon dioxide in our air since the start of the Industrial Revolution pose an existential threat to us and our planet. Based on the work of Aatish Bhatia. Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton. Music by Buck St. Thomas.

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  • “Engine Trouble”, supported by “This American Life”
  • Written and narrated by Robert Krulwich, based on the work of Aatish Bhatia
  • Animation directed and designed by Nate Milton
  • Music by Buck St. Thomas
House January 6 Committee Holds Public Hearing
Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies before Vice Chair Liz Cheney of the select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, June 28, 2022. Hutchinson offered details from inside the White House from the days and hours before the violent uprising.

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COMMENT: Douglas Brinkley: Celebrating Patriots Who Put Country Before Party | Watch the video
With Independence Day, presidential historian says truth tellers are what protect our Constitution, as January 6 Committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney and former Trump aide demonstrated in the White House, Cassidy Hutchinson, whose testimony this week spoke out against the actions of her fellow Republicans. during the insurrection helps protect our nation from the enemies of democracy.

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WILD: Red Wolves (extended video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us among red wolves, a critically endangered species, near Pamlico Sound in eastern North Carolina. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


Here Comes The Sun: teacher and author Ibram X. Kendi and artist Romero Britto


“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi and artist Romero Britto (Video)
Professor and author Ibram X. Kendi sits down with Nancy Giles to discuss the importance of being anti-racist. Plus, Faith Salie chats with artist Romero Britto about her incredible works of art.

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