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This week on “Sunday Morning” (March 20)

Host: Jane Pauley

    
HEADLINES: The latest news from Ukraine

Smoke rises from a Russian tank destroyed by Ukrainian forces in Lugansk region, February 26, 2022. 

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HEADLINES: Why Russia’s tank war stalled in Ukraine
As the Russian invasion enters its fourth week, Ukrainian resistance has so far foiled Vladimir Putin’s plan to take the capital of Kyiv with a lightning strike using his vaunted tank army. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of CENTCOM, about why Russia’s tanks have failed – and what it means for Ukraine going forward.

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COVER STORY: The plight of Ukrainians fleeing Putin’s war
Three million people have left Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion, creating a refugee crisis that the world is scrambling to address. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks at what Ukraine’s refugees are facing beyond their country’s borders, and how the current situation compares to past refugee movements.

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A gasoline pump at an Exxon station in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2022.

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MONEY: What makes gas prices go up and down?
Last week U.S. gas prices hit a record high, which adds to the cost of just about everything we buy. But is the Russian invasion of Ukraine – and the U.S. ban on Russian oil – to blame? Not entirely, correspondent David Pogue learns, as he checks with experts, including a gas station manager, about what accounts for price volatility at the gas pump.

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Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing as a nominee for U.S. Circuit Judge at the District of Columbia Circuit, April 28, 2021. 

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WASHINGTON: Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson?
The highly-esteemed Circuit Court of Appeals judge, nominated by President Biden for the Supreme Court, stands just five feet one inch tall, and is poised to knock down one more barrier. “48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty talks with longtime friends of Ketanji Brown Jackson, who explain why they believe Jackson’s nomination (if confirmed, she would be the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court) is a testament to her brilliance and passion for the law.

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At New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, director-writer James Lapin, actors Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin, and correspondent Mo Rocca observe a study of George Seurat’s “A Sunday on La Grande Jatte” – the inspiration for the Broadway musical “Sunday in the Park with George.” 

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BROADWAY: “Putting It Together”: An ode to the art of making art
Director James Lapine’s New York Times bestselling book chronicles the creation of the classic Stephen Sondheim musical, “Sunday in the Park with George.” Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with Lapine, the show’s director and book writer, and with original stars Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters, to connect the dots of how this musical exploration of an Impressionist painting broke new ground for a Broadway musical.

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HARTMAN: TBD

     
HEALTH: The pandemic’s mental health fallout
Unresolved grief is just one aspect of how COVID-19 has created widespread mental health suffering – a second pandemic, as it were. Particularly affected are children: More than 140,000 of them have lost a parent or a caregiver. Correspondent Susan Spencer looks at some of the psychological scars from COVID, and what steps are being taken to address them.

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Actress Sandra Bullock with correspondent Tracy Smith. 

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MOVIES: Why Sandra Bullock is taking a pause from movies
The Oscar-winning actress has starred in more than four dozen movies, but she says her latest, the comic adventure “The Lost City,” will be her last for a while. Sandra Bullock talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about her movie, her Austin café, and why she’s stepping away from in front of the camera.

PREVIEW: Sandra Bullock on why she’s taking a break from acting

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COMMENTARY: Mo Rocca on one of the joys of spring
With the new season upon us, the “Sunday Morning” correspondent reflects on a childhood lesson about nurturing.

CBS News correspondent John Dickerson with pianist Jeremy Denk. 

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MUSIC: Pianist Jeremy Denk on the rigors of practice
CBS News correspondent John Dickerson sits down with the acclaimed classical pianist Jeremy Denk, recipient of a so-called MacArthur “genius” grant, to talk about Denk’s new book, “Every Good Boy Does Fine,” in which the performer professes love for what many music students actually hate: practice. 

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GALLERY: “The Godfather: – The 50th anniversary
A timeless landmark of American film, Francis Ford Coppola’s explosive drama of a mob family, which premiered in March 1972, was an offer no moviegoer could refuse. CBSNews.com’s David Morgan looks at the making of the classic film, and at its legacy.  

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“HERE COMES THE SUN”: Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Joseph Yoakum
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have waited patiently to finish a play they started working on two years ago. We also have a story on the often unheralded artist Joseph Yoakum, whose backstory is as colorful as his work.  


Here Comes The Sun: Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Joseph Yoakum

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