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This week on “Sunday Morning” (March 20)

Guest host: Mo Rocca.

HEADLINES: Russian missiles strike Ukraine military barracks, dozens feared dead (Video)
Rescuers in the southern city of Mykolaiv raced to save survivors after three Russian missiles hit a barracks where about 200 Ukrainian soldiers slept. Dozens are feared dead. Meanwhile, Ukrainians are praying for a miracle in Mariupol, the besieged southern port city, where drone footage reveals extraordinary destruction and sheer loss of human life due to Russian bombardment. Correspondent Charlie D’Agata reports the latest from the war’s frontlines. 

Smoke rises from a Russian tank destroyed by Ukrainian forces in Lugansk region, February 26, 2022.  ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images

HEADLINES: Why Russia’s tank war stalled in Ukraine | Watch Video
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 | Watch Video
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.

GALLERY: 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.

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A gasoline pump at an Exxon station in Washington, D.C., March 13, 2022. STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images

MONEY: What makes gas prices go up and down? (Video)
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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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.”  CBS News

BROADWAY: “Putting It Together”: An ode to the art of making art | Watch Video
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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Senate Judiciary Committee TW POOL
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.  Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc. via Getty Images

WASHINGTON: Who is Ketanji Brown Jackson? | Watch Video
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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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor William Hurt, an Oscar-winner for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.” 

HARTMAN: Stroke victim regains the power of giving hugs (Video)
After a massive stroke eight years ago, Kevin Eubanks, of Paragould, Ark., lost the ability to use his left arm – and he has missed hugging with both arms ever since. Now, four occupational therapy students at Arkansas State University have gotten together to invent a piece of adaptive equipment to allow Eubanks to hug his grandchildren again. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

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Nearly two years ago Natasha Beltran lost her father, Julian Peña, who died of COVID in a Bronx hospital. CBS News

HEALTH: The pandemic’s mental health fallout | Watch Video
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.  CBS News

MOVIES: Why Sandra Bullock is taking a pause from movies | Watch Video
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.

To watch a trailer for “The Lost City,” click on the video player below:

The Lost City | Official Trailer (2022 Movie) – Paramount Pictures by Paramount Pictures on YouTube

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COMMENTARY: Mo Rocca on one of the joys of spring (Video)
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.  CBS News

MUSIC: Pianist Jeremy Denk on the rigors of practice | Watch Video
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. 

READ AN EXCERPT: “Every Good Boy Does Fine” by Jeremy Denk

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  • “Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons” by Jeremy Denk (Random House), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon and Indiebound
  • Bing Concert Hall, Stamford, Calif.
  • Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Indiana University Archives
  • Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio
  • Thanks to the family of photographer Louis Ouzer, and the Sibley Music Collection, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
  • New Mexico State University Library Archives & Special Collections
  • “At Home with Music” video footage courtesy of Joshua Bell, Inc., Park Avenue Artists, and Dramatic Forces

NATURE: Sandhill cranes in Nebraska (Extended Video)
“Sunday Morning” takes us to the Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary in Nebraska, where sandhill cranes are on a break from their long trip north. Videographer: Kevin Kjergaard.

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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.’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 22:12

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