This week on "Sunday Morning" (June 4)

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The Emmy Award-winning "CBS News Sunday Morning" is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET.  "Sunday Morning" also streams on the CBS News app beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET. (Download it here.) 

Host: Jane Pauley

    
COVER STORY: Opponents, supporters of affirmative action on whether college admissions can be truly colorblind | Watch Video
With the Supreme Court poised to decide two cases challenging the use of race as a consideration in college and university admissions, correspondent Rita Braver talks with the man responsible for launching multiple cases against affirmative action in higher education, as well as with advocates for and against maintaining the policy.

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Students for Fair AdmissionsMitchell Crusto, Loyola University New Orleans College of LawAmericans for Equality Political Action CommitteeHarvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association

HEADLINES: Hundreds dead in India train disaster (Video)
The collision and derailment of several passenger trains in eastern India has left hundreds dead, with many hundreds more injured. We get the latest from our British broadcast partner, BBC correspondent Archana Shukla.

The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, designed by Jeanne Gang.  / Credit: CBS News
The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, designed by Jeanne Gang. / Credit: CBS News

ARCHITECTURE: Architect Jeanne Gang on changing the shape of a city (Video)
Jeanne Gang, arguably the most important female architect working today, heads her own firm, Studio Gang, which is pushing the boundaries of the good that architecture can do, for connecting communities and for the environment. Gang talked with correspondent Martha Teichner about her most recent project, an expansion of New York's American Museum of Natural History, and about the skyscrapers, airport terminal, and other civic spaces she has designed in her hometown of Chicago meant to transform spaces, outside and within.

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Jeanne Gang, Studio GangAmerican Museum of Natural History, New York CitySpirit of SpaceEd & Aileen PhotographySpoon Photo & Design

Tony Award-nominee Jodie Comer (right), with correspondent Erin Moriarty, on the New York stage where Comer performs the one-woman drama,
Tony Award-nominee Jodie Comer (right), with correspondent Erin Moriarty, on the New York stage where Comer performs the one-woman drama,

BROADWAY: Jodie Comer on the impact of "Prima Facie": "I think we were all taken aback by it" | Watch Video
Jodie Comer, who won an Emmy Award for her role of a Russian assassin on the TV series "Killing Eve," is now an Olivier Award-winner and Tony-nominee for her performance in the one-woman play "Prima Facie," as a London barrister confronting injustice in the legal system with regards to victims of sexual assault. CBS News' Erin Moriarty talks with Comer, and with playwright Suzie Miller, about the dynamics of the play, the responses from audiences, and how a "scrappy" young woman from Liverpool with no formal training found success on stage.

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"Prima Facie" at the Golden Theatre, New York City, through July 2 | Ticket info

   
PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including songwriter Cynthia Weil, who - with her partner and husband Barry Mann - wrote such classics as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'."

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann (Video)
Lyricist Cynthia Weil, who with her husband Barry Mann was half of one of the most successful songwriting teams in New York's fabled Brill Building, and who wrote or co-wrote hits for such artists as Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt and Lionel Richie, died June 1, 2023, at age 82. In this "Sunday Morning" profile that aired February 8, 2015, Weil and Mann talk with correspondent Rita Braver about their love-hate competition with Carole King (dramatized in the musical "Beautiful"), and about creating such classics as "On Broadway" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'."

Every day 15 million packages are moved through one of FedEx's transit hubs.  / Credit: CBS News
Every day 15 million packages are moved through one of FedEx's transit hubs. / Credit: CBS News

BUSINESS: FedEx: A 50-year revolution of business | Watch Video
When Fred Smith started his next-day delivery company Federal Express in 1973, flying packages to customers, it was not an overnight success. Today FedEx moves 15 million packages a day aboard its fleet of aircraft, through hubs in Memphis and other cities, to more than 200 countries around the world. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Smith about how the former Marine captain and decorated Vietnam veteran transformed the shipping industry.

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Charlie White III, whose 109 years on this Earth inspired
Charlie White III, whose 109 years on this Earth inspired

BOOKS: "The Book of Charlie": Wisdom from a centenarian neighbor | Watch Video
When Washington Post editor David Von Drehle moved into a new home, he found his neighbor, Charlie White, was not your typical 102-year-old. Striking up a friendship, Von Drehle discovered the colorful White, who'd already lived a couple of lifetimes, had a lot to teach others about making the most of our time alive. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Von Drehle about a remarkable character, the subject of "The Book of Charlie."

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"The Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man" by David Von Drehle (Simon & Schuster), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via AmazonBarnes & Noble and IndieboundDavid Von Drehle, The Washington Post

Actor Mark Hamill.  / Credit: CBS News
Actor Mark Hamill. / Credit: CBS News

MOVIES: Mark Hamill on "The Machine," Luke Skywalker, and supporting Ukraine | Watch Video
The actor famous for starring as a Jedi confronting his father in a galaxy far, far away, is now playing the father of Bert Kreischer, a comedian in trouble with the Russian mob, in the comedy "The Machine." Correspondent Tracy Smith sits down with Hamill to talk about being launched into the stratosphere with "Star Wars"; putting fame in perspective; and being a voice of hope to the people of Ukraine.

To watch a red-band trailer for "The Machine" click on the video player below:

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"The Machine" now playing in theaters Follow Mark Hamill on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

ARTS: Photographers Kahran and Regis Bethencourt reimagine fairy tales (Video)
In their new book, "Crowned: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora," photographers Kahran and Regis Bethencourt challenge preconceived notions about fairy tale heroines and shatter traditional beauty standards. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with the husband-and-white team who travel the world to capture photos celebrating differences.

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"Crowned: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora" by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt (‎St. Martin's Press), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via AmazonBarnes & Noble and IndieboundCreativeSoul Photography (Kahran and Regis Bethencourt)

    
COMMENTARY: Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin condemns threats to default on U.S. gov't debt | Watch Video
The United States avoided default this week when the House passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling. But Robert Rubin, who served as treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, says the political fight that jeopardized the government's ability to pay its bills threatened severe economic harm, and that any future fights over the debt ceiling are risky and irresponsible.

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Robert E. Rubin, Council on Foreign Relations"The Yellow Pad: Making Better Decisions in an Uncertain World" by Robert E. Rubin (Penguin Press), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Bookshop.org

    
NATURE: Florida's Sanibel Island (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" visits J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Fla., where nature is on the mend following the devastation caused by last year's Hurricane Ian. Videographer: Charles Schultz.

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J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Fla. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)WEB EXCLUSIVES:

THE BOOK REPORT: Washington Post critic Ron Charles (June 4) | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" book reviewer offers his picks from this month's new fiction and nonfiction titles, including Jonathan Eig's new biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "King: A Life."

Book excerpt: "The Guest" by Emma Cline
The author of "The Girls," the New York Times bestseller about the Manson Family murders, returns with a smoldering thriller about a young escort's search for a new sugar daddy.

Book excerpt: "King: A Life" by Jonathan Eig
This latest biography, drawing upon more than 200 interviews and previously-unseen FBI documents, creates a deeper study of the civil rights leader's upbringing and mission.

Book excerpt: "The Three of Us" by Ore Agbaje-Williams
This wickedly comic debut novel presents a day in the lives of a husband and wife, and the wife's best friend, whose respective narrations offer very different takes on the sturdiness of the marriage.

Book excerpt: "Why Fathers Cry at Night" by Kwame Alexander
The Newbury Medal-winning author of books for young readers has written an unusual memoir for adults, about his parents, and his own struggles to be a good husband and father.

Reyhaneh Jabbari, on trial in Iran for murdering her attempted rapist, is the subject of the documentary
Reyhaneh Jabbari, on trial in Iran for murdering her attempted rapist, is the subject of the documentary

MOVIES: Watch 2023 Human Rights Watch Film Festival documentaries in NYC and at home
Powerful exposés of human rights abuses, war and deforestation are being screened in New York City May 31-June 8, and available nationwide via streaming June 5-11.

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2023 Human Rights Watch Film Festival

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Actor Jeremy Strong and 150 years of Levi's 501 jeans (Video)Actor Jeremy Strong sits down with Ben Mankiewicz to discuss his four seasons playing Kendall Roy on HBO's hit series "Succession." Then, Serena Altschul travels to the Eureka Innovation Lab in San Francisco, California, to learn about Levi's legendary 501 blue jeans.

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