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this week "Sunday morning" (April 16): "Issue of money"

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Jane Pauley hosts our annual special broadcast on the many ways money underscores the way we live.


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Cover Story: Dominion vs. Fox News: The Case Against Conspiracy Theories
After President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, Fox News on-air personalities and invited guests continued to broadcast false accusations against Dominion Voting Systems, claiming that the company’s machines and ballot scanners, used in 28 states, allowed votes to be “switched.” . Dominion is now suing Fox for defamation, arguing that the network aired false statements “with actual malice” even as Fox executives privately admitted such claims were false. “48 Hours” correspondent Erin Moriarty spoke with First Amendment attorney Lee Levin, former Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt and Semaphore editor-in-chief Ben Smith about the strength of Dominion’s case and what it means for the news channel.

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The Way Way Store, located in Saco, Maine, closed in 2003 and sat empty for eight years until retired teacher Peter Skantras and his wife, Bridget, reopened the general store as a labor of love.

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Small Towns: Save the general store, heart of small towns
Running a rural general store is a labor of love – and a tough business, made tougher by competition from big chains. In New England, where communities believe the value of having a general store goes beyond the bottom line, locally-supported models may offer a way forward. Correspondent Connor Knighton reports.

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Tupperware pulls its line from Target stores

In 2003 Tupperware became available for sale in Target stores. Sales of Tupperware parties suffered as a result.

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Innovation: Is the Party Over for Tupperware?
In recent years the growth of online sales and cheaper knock-offs have taken a toll on sales of Tupperware, the plastic container that spokespeople have revolutionized home sales by throwing Tupperware “parties.” This week, with its stock price plunging, the company warned it could go out of business, but is doing everything it can to save the brand. Jane Pauley reports.

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Financial: A charity that cancels medical debt
At any given time, one in five American households carries medical debt, which accounts for the majority of US bankruptcies. Since 2014, the charity RIP Medical Debt has canceled $8.5 billion worth of medical bills for 5 million Americans, just like debt collectors do, buying and canceling delinquent medical debt for pennies on the dollar. Reporter Martha Teichner spoke with the co-founder and president of RIP Medical Debt and a Georgia preschool teacher whose $1,500 medical debt, which had dogged her for years, was suddenly wiped out.

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Treasure Hunter Carl Allen.

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Quest: Hunt for sunken treasure from a legendary shipwreck
As a child, Carl Allen came to the small island of Walker’s Cay in the Bahamas to fish. Today, the retired merchant fishes for gold, silver and gems from the wreck of a 17th-century Spanish galleon that sank in 1656. Correspondent Lee Kwan dives deep into hidden riches and the drive of a man living the dream. .

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Business: Today’s Agenda: Minimizing Meetings
Since the start of the pandemic, more and more of our time has been taken up in meetings – on average, a third of our work week. But they’re often less than productive, which is why Shopify’s corporate offices imposed a meeting moratorium, deleting almost all meetings with more than two people. Reporter Mo Roca looks at how meetings can be reduced and improved.

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Crime: Outsmarting shoplifters
It is estimated that billions of dollars worth of merchandise is lost to shoplifters every year. And as shoplifters (acting alone or as part of organized retail crime rings) become more brazen, store owners are looking for new ways to stop them. Correspondent Rita Brewer visits the Loss Prevention Research Council, which is testing new ways for retailers to protect their products from theft.

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Novelist Laura Dave with actress Jennifer Garner.

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TV: Laura Dave, Jennifer Garner in “The Last Thing He Told Me.”
Laura Dave’s bestselling novel, “The Last Thing He Told Me,” is about a woman whose husband disappears, revealing how little we know about the people we love. It has now been turned into a TV series starring four-time Emmy nominee Jennifer Garner. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti spoke with Garner about his particular attraction to the role; And how Bruce Springsteen’s music inspired his writing with Dave.

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“The Last Thing He Told Me,” by Laura Dave (Simon & Schuster) in hardcover, trade paperback, large print, ebook, and audio formats, available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and indieboundlauradave.com. Starring Jennifer Garner, premieres April 14 on Apple TV

Labor: Tips on tipping
Correspondent Nancy Giles reports.

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Thanks to Titan Casket’s online sales, consumers now have a greater choice when purchasing a coffin.

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Innovation: Putting consumer concerns about casket prices to rest
Two manufacturers control 85% of casket production in the United States, with the average casket costing more than $2,000, sold exclusively to funeral homes. Titan Casket is looking to disrupt the industry by selling its products more cheaply, directly to consumers. Reporter Luke Burbank looks at how thousands of people are now finding their loved ones’ final resting place on the internet.

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Milepost: Remembering Mary Quant, pioneer of the miniskirt
British fashion designer Dame Mary Quant, who popularized the miniskirt, died on Thursday, April 13 at the age of 93. Jane Pauley reports how Quant’s skirts drove fashion forward in the “swinging ’60s” – a small idea that had a profound impact on popular culture.

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Politics: Cindy McCain on her campaign to fight hunger
In Rome this month, Cindy McCain began her new job as executive director of the United Nations’ World Food Program, an organization working in 123 countries with the ambitious goal of ending world hunger. He spoke with correspondent Seth Doan about the increased political and logistical challenges of feeding the world’s neediest people, made more critical by the pandemic and war in Ukraine; And about the advice she carries with her from her husband, the late Sen. John McCain.

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1988 to: Hal Prince and the Broadway opening of “Phantom of the Opera.”


From the Archives: Hal Prince and the Broadway Opening of “Phantom of the Opera” (VIDEO)
Sunday, April 16, 2023 marks the final performance of Broadway’s longest running musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” a show that opened 35 years ago. In this “Sunday Morning” report originally broadcast on January 24, 1988, director Hal Prince talks with correspondent Charles Osgood about how “Phantom” is the culmination of his long theatrical career.

Photo by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin; John Lennon; Madonna; and Super Mario Bros

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Music: 2023 National Recording Registry additions: John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Madonna and “Super Mario Bros.”
“Stairway to Heaven,” “Imagine,” and songs by John Denver, Mariah Carey, Louis Armstrong, The Police and more will be preserved by the Library of Congress for future generations.

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Here Comes the Sun: Actor Eva Longoria and the Ruins of Pompeii, Italy


“Here Comes the Sun”: Actor Eva Longoria and the Ruins of Pompeii, Italy (VIDEO)
Actor and television host Eva Longoria sits down with Lee Cowan to discuss her CNN travel show “Searching for Mexico.” Then, Seth Dwan travels to Pompeii, Italy to learn about archaeologists’ new discoveries.

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