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prominent television figure, connie chung, left the business a few years back. big life changes for two well-known personalities. they'll be talking with our mo rocca. >> congratulations! >> reporter: after a career spanning n70 years, maury povich is moving off-camera. >> the maury i see on tv is so thoughtful, so considerate, enormous amount of patience. >> it is true that she would rather be with the guy who is on tv. >> well, he is so nice. >> but i thought those two people were the same. >> no. >> reporter: putting it together with maury and connie ahead on "sunday morning." >> hi, jane. >> hi, connie. >> pauley: it is actually a morning of superstars for us. tracy smith will catch up with tennis great naomi osaka, for many a role model on the court and off.
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>> osaka is -- >> reporter: naomi osaka is the highest paid female athlete ever. >> withdrawn from the french open -- >> reporter: whose stunning decision not to play rea reached far beyond the tennis world. obviously it was about protecting yourself, but were you thinking about >> iant mife easi forhe peoe that behind me.ominup on "sunday morning," naomi osaka playing the game her way. >> pauley: next stop, nashville, where lee cowan will be talking with country great miranda lambert. ♪♪ >> reporter: for her, the pandemic was productive. ♪♪ ♪ if i was a cowboy ♪ >> reporter: miranda lambert's latest album is all about doing what we couldn't do back then: wander. >> this record has 38 places in it. >> reporter: you didn't
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physically go to them -- >> no, but we went. >> reporter: wide open spaces never felt so welcoming. miranda lambert later on "sunday morning." ♪♪ >> pauley: david martin introduces us to a formidable weapon in ukraine's arsenal, the kamikaze drone. seth doane explains how the fighting there is, in some ways, a religious war. alina cho takes us inside the high-fashioned world of designer thom browne. the comic birth series. and martha teichner on a.j. jacobs, a story from steve hartman, commentary from oprah winfrey and more all on this "sunday morning" morning for the first of may, 2022. and we'll be back after this.
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recall chesa boudin now. >> pauley: they are legendary broadcasters, both trailblazers in their field. mo rocca catches up with maury povich and connie chung. >> i used to be a 3.8, and now i'm a 2.6. >> reporter: these days, 83-year-old maury povich
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has lots of free time to work on his golf game. >> it has been my therapy for the last, you know, 50 years or so. >> reporter: in march, povich announced he is retiring from his day job. and his long time talk show, famous and infamous for its out of control teens -- >> you are a father at 16. you're going to have to grow up fast, son. >> black olives or green olives -- >> reporter: it's unusual phobias, and, most of all, paternity tests. >> you are the father. >> reporter: would stop airing in september. >> you are not the father. >> reporter: but long before the father knew him simply as -- >> maury! >> reporter: he had already made his name as a public affairs host, a reporter and local anchorman who in his off-time studied the tape of tv news' then most
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trusted voice. >> the carter administration said that $50 a person rebate checks could be in mailboxes in the next three months. >> at that point in my life, the holy grail was the anchor on network news. i watched cronkite because, of course, he was the man. >> reporter: but life on the road took its toll. >> i made the terrible mistake of not being with my family, worried about my career, and that ended in a divorce. the biggest mistake i made was putting my job before my family. that was unconscionable. >> reporter: you think it is unconscionable, but that -- >> that was the -- that's the addiction of the business. >> hollywood's most horrible crime... >> reporter: so when rupert murdoch offered him the relative stability of host of a new kind of news show, povich said yes. >> be behind the scenes with the teen that uncovered
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the exclusive robert chambers home video. >> reporter: "a current affair" was really influential -- >> charles manson is up for parole agant fair," changed wholengorteo? bst affair" because popular because of the stories the network newsrooms were putting in the trash can. jim bakker and tammy faye bakker, and all of the other so-called tabloid stories, and all of a sudden we were getting the ratings that the newscasts were getting. the cbs news does more crime than they used to, i guarantee you. >> i'm maury povich, and welcome to "a current affair." >> reporter: and it meant he would live in the same city as his second wife. which is the perfect cue for connie to come in.
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>> she is not here? >> reporter: where is connie? >> this is connie chung time. this is connie chung standard time. >> reporter: maury povich and connie chung had met in 1969, when he was a big shot at wttt in washington, d.c., a she was copy girl. >> maury never paid attention to me. i would rip copy off the machines and hand it to him. >> reporter: were you pining for him? >> secretly, no. >> reporter: seven years later, in 1977, he met again on the west coast. this time chung had top billing. >> co-anchor, second banana, and she was a big star in los angeles. >> among the hardest hit were the beatles himself. >> reporter: that's when their current affair began. >> we dated for over seven years, never lived together. >> it was perfect. >> reporter: and you got married in 1984.
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>> correct. >> but we were living in two different cities, and that made it the perfect marriage. >> why don't you tell him it took you 10 years to put me on the deed. >> it's not about me. >> reporter: it's going to be about the both of you and maury. [laughter] >> what do you mean? >> see, i've been mr. chung for almost 40 years. it's just -- i mean, if you take a look at it in terms of my career, you could absolutely track that all of my success, my national success, came after i married this woman. >> reporter: why would you say that? >> because she settled me and she encouraged me. and she was a believer in what i had to offer. >> reporter: as for connie's story, after she went national at nbc, she moved over to cbs, and in 1993 became co-anchor of
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"cbs evening news" afirst for a. the pairing didn't last. when s was taken off the "cbs evening news", the next day we find out that we're going to adopt this little boy. >> so it was serendipity. it was really meant to be. >> reporter: when is connie going to own her status as a trailblazer? >> one of the biggest problems i have with this young lady is that she doesn't recognize what she has done. and she is just beginning to because she gets, now, a lot of inquiries from young asian journalists. in fact, there is this whole crowd of asian-american women named
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connie because of her. >> is that right? >> reporter: yes. >> some of them are named actually connie chung and a last name. >> reporter: how does that make you feel? >> i'm flabbergasted, honestly. >> reporter: they split their time between new york and montana, where they keep an eye on the local newspaper that povich created in 2007. when you look at each other now, what do you see? >> i see a gorgeous man. >> no. >> i do. >> there is a little limp here. >> like a monkey -- monkeys do that. >> i see the most beautiful woman i could ever imagine. >> oh, maury, i've become a prune. i'm shrinking and i'm up to your naval, and i'm so sorry you have to look at
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this. >> stop. >> never let a plug get between us. >> reporter: maury may be done with his program, but maury povich and connie chung, their show goes on. the less they'll miss. but even if your teen was vaccinated against meningitis in the past they may be missing vaccination for meningitis b. although uncommon, up to 1 in 5 survivors of meningitis will have long term consequences. now as you're thinking about all the vaccines your teen might need make sure you ask your doctor if your teen is missing meningitis b vaccination. and now please welcome ana montoya. ♪ hello there, fellow students...
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>> pauley: the united states is on track to ship hundreds of so-called kamikaze drones to ukraine. david martin explains how this lethal weapon could be a game-changer. >> reporter: there is a new drone on the battlefield. it is only six months old, and video of it in action is still secret. >> this is state of the part. this is something very new. >> reporter: john aldana is the manager for the switchblade kamikaze drone. this is the first time the tank version has been seen. so far 700 switchblades, both large and small are being sep sent to ukraine. >> we understand what the people in ukraine are doing. this is or part to help. these weapons -- they are weapons, but what they're designed to do is stop tanks, stop artillery,
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stop what is going on over there. >> reporter: why is it called a switchblade? >> imagine all of the wings are folded and it fits inside of this tube, right? at the bottom we have what is known as a gas generator that pushes the switchblade out. once it comes out, the wings automatically flipped out and it happens very quickly. so it is just like a switchblade. >> reporter: our cameras would scan the battlefield sending it back to an operator controlling it from a tablet. >> once it finds the target, the operator has the ability to essentially dive bomb into the target and take out the target. >> reporter: one-way mission? >> exactly. >> reporter: they usually carry weapons under the wing and launch them and return to base. but the switchblade carries its own war head and blows itself up. >> it is a one and done job. >> reporter: wahid is at a location he asked us not to reveal.
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these crates are ready to be loaded for switchblades to ukraine. >> we have been in too touchwith the ukraine military and they could use thousands of them. the type of conflict they're involved in today is almost ideal for the switchblade. >> reporter: her is talking about the long russian convoys creeping towards the front lines. >> switchblade can literally take them out like popcorn, literally. >> reporter: is the enemy going to hear it? >> no. it is very, very silent. very quiet. >> reporter: but if you look up, you can see it? >> it is not easy. it looks big on a table with the black background, but when it is in the sky, it is very hard to see. >> reporter: but you can shoot it down? >> as far as i know, it has never happened. >> reporter: but the signals which control the switchblade can be jammed, and so far only 100 have reached the battlefield. still, the weapon has earned wahid nawabi a place, along with vice
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pvicepresident kamala harris -- >> i left afghanistan back in early 19980s. so in some respect, this is very emotional and personal for me as well. >> reporter: at the age of 14, the oldest of four children, he learned what happens when the russian army invades your country. >> i've been there. i know exactly what it is like. life changes in a matter of seconds. completely changes, upside down. >> reporter: and he remembers how one weapon, the american-made stinger missile, helped chase the returns out of afghanistan. >> i vividly remember the stinger mism. >> reporter: how so? >> i saw what it did the russian helicopters. i probably seen a half dozen of them get shot from the sky while watching from the ground. >> reporter: now he wants to see russian tanks destroyed by his
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switchblade drones. >> a capability that you cannot hear, you cannot see, you cannot tell where it came from, and, boom, all of a sudden it hits you, just creates havoc in your mind. oh, my gosh, what is this? what is happening to us?
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research. >> one, two, three! >> reporter: yes, research for his new book. >> another fairy godmother. >> reporter: this, believe it or not, is m.i.t., home of the m.i.t. mystery hunt. the prize: a coin hidden somewhere on campy poin. of auzle iteen goingnor 2,000 people, over 50 teams. so it is like ironman triathlon for the brain. >> reporter: silly, you say? the story line for the 2020 hunt involved goings on in an imaginary fairy tale-themed amusement park. the solution to one puzzle was a clue to the next. hundreds of different ones. >> rubbing his nose, this is part of the puzzle. you can't solve the puzzle
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without rubbing your nose. >> reporter: foremore for morethan two years i tagged along with a.j. jacobs on his puzzleling adventures. i have never played with a rubik's cube in my life. i don't know what it means to solve it. >> solving it means all one color on one side. >> reporter: it is moving so fast it is sort of blurry. >> on daniel rose-levine, a rubik's cube wizard. >> sort of timer on. you saw it. how many seconds? >> 47 seconds. >> reporter: wow! with his feet. >> okay, that goes there. a.j., he had to try this
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rubik's cube variation, the star mix. he never solved it. >> yep, and now it is broken. >> reporter: why are you so fascinated with puzzles? >> puzzles to me are all about curiosity, and curiosity to me is the most important human value that we have. without curiosity, we would be nowhere. >> reporter: a.j. jacobs likes slotting himself into his subject matter. for one of his books, he read the entire encyclopedia britannica. for another, he followed the bible to the letter. >> here i am, in the great vermont corn maze, 100% lost. >> reporter: so, of course, he had to attempt possibly the hardest corn maze in the country. [bell ringing] >> here is the bell of frustration. >> reporter: it took him nearly four and a half hours, but he made it out.
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>> so you picked up quite a cheap chess set, huh? >> reporter: like a real life forest gum, amateur a.j. sat down with chess grand master gary casper off. casperoff. they're talking about chess problems, super difficult, counterintuitive scenarios. >> sometimes it is like alice in wonderland. you leave in one direction, but end up in the other direction. it is basically the same as you learn from chess because life is about making decisions. >> simple. >> reporter: simple, huh? >> you have to turn not 100 times, not a million, but 1.2 desillion times.
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>> reporter: this is named after a.j. >> literally impossible to solve. >> reporter: so why try? >> that's what i love about it. it represents the joy of trying. it is about the journey, and to me, it is a great metaphor for what puzzles should be. >> reporter: that journey included a trip to see one of the most famous unsolved puzzles in the world. [laughter] >> reporter: it's a long time. a kind of puzzler's holy grail. even getting a look at it is almost impossible because it is located at c.i.a. headquarters in langley, virginia. >> and there it is. >> reporter: it is called kryptos and it involves codes. >> there is a solution that is kept sealed here. >> reporter: randy burkett is one of the
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c.i.a. 's historians. >> part one starts on this side, and it falls through one and two, three it falls below the rivets there. >> reporter: since it was unveiled in 1990, three of its four sections have been solved. i tried to memorize the first one. >> between subtle shading and the absence of light lies the nuance of illusion. >> he misspelled illusion on purpose. >> reporter: what are the chances that this is all, at the end, a huge joke? [laughter] >> that chance is there. >> reporter: it is enough to drive you crazy. >> this is the position of the bolts here. >> reporter: the puzzle's a.j. jacobs loves, they're all really complicated. as he says, just like life. >> it's like mt. everest but for the mind.
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>> reporter: just watch her hit a few balls, and there is no denying naomi osaka has power. >> osaka is champion. >> reporter: at 24, she has won four grand slams. the u.s. and australia open both twice. and last summer, there she was, lighting the olympic caldron at the tokyo games, representing her first country, japan. but for all of that super human strength, naomi osaka has also made a point of showing just how human she really is. >> i honestly don't know when i'm going to play my next tennis match. >> reporter: and she shared how she struggles with the incredibly public nature of her job. >> i think i'm going to take a break from playing for a while. >> i know there are some people thinking, like, why
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did this come up all of a 3 sudden, but it is not all of a sudden, you know? >> reporter: we spoke to osaka after she returned from a two-month break. this is a simple question, but maybe it is not so simple: do you like tennis? >> me, yeah. i love tennis. i think i had to take a little step back from it to see the full picture again. >> in a stunning move tonight -- >> reporter: that step back started last year. >> naomi osaka has ri has withdrawn from the french open. >> reporter: with her decision to pull out of the french open rather than attend interviews. >> they ask you question after question. >> reporter: she cited her mental health: "i suffered long bouts of depression, and i have had a really hard time coping with that." your decision with the french open, obviously it was about protecting yourself, but were you trying to say something else? >> of course the goal was
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to protect myself, whether i knew it or not. i've been kind of watching athletics struggle for a while. i vividly remember every time someone says something about the world or, like, politics, you'd be told you're just a sports person, blah, blah, blah. >> reporter: uan you're anathlete so you're not allowed to talk about issues. >> so i felt like i feel like we're not allowed to have feelings in a way. go out there, perform, and go back in. i always think that my way of doing things, i want to make life a bit easier for the people that come behind me. >> reporter: it was the first time the seemingly shy naomi osaka found her voice. in fact, she may have made her loudest statement by saying nothing at all. at the u.s. open, she decided to make and wear seven masks, each a silent
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victim for blacks and racial injustice. >> for me the moment was watching a program in japan on every name and every person i had on the masks. >> reporter: naomi osaka was born in osaka, japan, to a japanese mother, and a haitian father. the family moved to new york when naomi with three, and her father started teaching her and her sister tennis, modeling their training after two other sisters, vvenus and serena williams. naomi stayed with it. these are the courts where they first learned to play, and naomi refurbished them. and she met some young fans there last summer. >> so i didn't go to public school anymore. i was home-schooled.
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so i spent -- you are sort of slowly frowning. i came from a mom that worked for basically my entire childhood to put me through tennis. my dad, who was with me the entire time. and i knew they had a really hard time, you know. tennis is an expensive sport. just to put two kids through that and just believe in that so much is something that i always call y parents a bit crazy because that is definitely a dream, but i think they completed that. i am where i wanted to be as a kid. >> reporter: the dream came true fairly quickly. [applause and cheering] >> reporter: at age 20, naomi osaka won her first grand slam. [applause and cheering] >> reporter: defeating her idol, serena williams, at the 2017 u.s. open.
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and osaka kept winning. three years later, she would become the highest paid female athlete in the world ever. endorsing everything from sneakers to salads. when she withdrew from the french open last year, not a single sponsor withdrew their support, and fellow athletes praised her for opening up a much-needed discussion about mental health. mike phelps said that you probably saved a life doing what you did. >> at the time that that happened, i was really sad. and, honestly, i was a bit embarrassed because i've never received, like, media attention like that before. and i didn't really know how to cope with it. i don't know, i was kind of hiding inside my house for, like, two weeks. but when i came out to, like, go to the grocery store or something, there was a woman that came up to me. and she was saying, like, how her son deals with anxiety and stuff.
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and i really helped him out a i k that the mont that i rize , oh, i might have actually helped someone. so even though i was a bit scared, i was happy with the choice that i made. i don't know, i really love it. >> reporter: and now she has a new venture. >> because i go on the airplane a lot, and my face feels really icky. >> reporter: after osaka learned that people of color who get cancer have a higher mortality rate, she started a skin care line with sunscreen in it, called kinlo. >> when i was young, i didn't put on sunscreen at all. growing up there was always this thing like your melonin will protect you. >> reporter: she struggled in matches, but at a tournament in miami this march, she made it to the finals. >> this is really one of the funnest times of my life so i'm really
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grateful. i want to say t eryone. [applause and cheering] >> reporter: it seems she does like tennis, but more than that, naomi osaka has found true success isn't always measured with a score board. >> i honestly never truly had a year like this, so i'm grateful for it. i think it made me a lot stronger and a lot more grateful. there are so many other things going on in the world right now, and it just made me at peace with myself.
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the nightmare begins. >> pauley: that's benedict cumberbatch in the new movie "dr. strange" in the mult verse of madness. behind every marvel movie lies comic books, and luke burbank has found a man who has read all 27,000 of them. >> reporter: since the dawn of time, or technically the 1960s, to be precise, a tale has been building. ♪♪ >> reporter: a single, connected narrative involving thousands of characters and millions of pages of marvel universe is the biggest story that has ever been told. it all happens in the same setting, stories that happened in 1961 and 1962 have consequences in comics that are coming out this week. >> reporter: douglas wolk is a writer and
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marvel expert who patiently explained to me, a non-comic book person, that marvel might be the longest running and most voluminous story told in history. it is all connected. meaning if the hulk stubbed his toe back in 1979, "captain america" could be dealing with the consequences here in 2022. all of those events are its history, its past, what it can draw on for this perpetually evolving story. not just a continuous story going on for six decades, but a continuous story going on in many, many threads at once that can cross each other at any time. >> reporter: marvel started publishing comics in the 1930s, but according to wolk, it was only in the early 1960s that stan lee, steve ditco and john kirby pioneered the idea of having them
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all live in the same universe. his son, sterling, didn't start off sharing his love of as he calls it, spandex violence. >> comics are a complicated. and i like complicated systems. hey, dad, i would like to read all of the marvel comics not in the order they happened, but in the order of the characters. >> reporter: so they set out on a father and son adventure, tackling an seemingly impossible challenge. >> you have to find a way in and wander around inside it. there are lots of weird and boring and arcane and confusing parts. and there are beautiful and magical and fascinating parts. >> reporter: they found themselves jumping around from comic to comic, devouring page after page, issue after issue. >> i started thinking, what would it actually look like to read these half million pages of
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comics, to read the 27,000 super hero comics that marvel had published since 1961? >> reporter: it was at this point that douglas wolk started to transform from mild-mannered portland writer to dr. marvel brain, the only person on the planet to read all of the marvels. >> super hero comics are stories about our world made much bigger than life and turned into this enormous, endless, ongoing soap opera. >> reporter: it seems hard to imagine now, with marvel films regularly breaking box office records, but for years they struggled to get their work adapted for the big screen. in fact, the first marvel feature movie was actually howard the duck. >> that's it, no more
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mr. ice duck. >> reporter: a box office bomb so bad it was literally declared the worst film of 1986. the marvel cinematic universe has come a long way since then, turning out hit after hit. but, of course, it all started with the comics. which is where things took an interesting turn for douglas wolk. >> on the last page we see dr. strange hanging out in his study at home, and on his book shelf is a copy of all of the marvels. the book i wrote exists in the comics stories. >> reporter: an unusual origin story, but proof that there is room for everybody inside the biggest story ever told. ♪♪ now they can! with downy light in-wash freshness boosters. just pour a capful of beads into your washing machine before each load to give your laundry a light scent
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>> pauley: it happened yesterday...we learned of the passing of country music legend naomi judd, mother of wynonna and ashley. in a career spanning nearly 40 years, mother and daughter, naomi and wynonna, t the judds, recorded 14 number one songs. for her part, daughter ashley became a successful actress. word of naomi judd's death came in a statement from her daughters who wrote in
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part: "we lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. we are shattered. we re navigating profound grief, and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public." the judds' recording career came to an end in 1991. butthey continued to perform on occasion, appearing at the c.m.t. music awards just a few weeks ago. and they were planning to begin their final tour in september. tonight in nashville, naomi and wynonna judd will be inducted into the country music half. naomi judd was 76. ♪♪ under district attorney gascón, i prosecuted car break-ins.
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>> pauley: time to play ball with steve hartman. >> watching 8-year-old chloe grimes talkin' smack, hittingliners, throw heat, you would never guess she is also fighting cancer, and has been off and on since the age of two. the girl has grit. which is why the tampa bay rays recently invited chloe to toss out a first pitch. she threw it to a player named brett phillips, who now believes this moment wasn't so much ceremonial as it was serendipitous. >> you can't not thing there is some divine intervention. >> reporter: brett phillips, number 35, is chloe's favorite player, even though he is not exactly an all star. she is not exactly the
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best hitter, you know? >> i know. but he is so nice. >> reporter: she has got that right. this is a player who comes out 20 minutes before every game to talk with kids. >> how you doing? >> reporter: almost to the point of parenting. >> how are those grades? >> reporter: he'll make time for people, even in the middle of a play. i have never seen a professional athlete so devoid of bravado, especially on the day chloe walked into his life. >> you know, i had the chance to meet chloe for the first time, and she is battling cancer, and she brought me these gifts. she wrote my name on a softball. holy cow. >> reporter: among those gifts, a bracelet. >> it is going to bring me good luck. >> reporter: and sure enough, that night, not just a homerun -- >> it was the hardest ball i had hit in my major league career. >> reporter: if not for the roof, it might have left the building. needless to say, brett wouldn't be taking off
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that bracelet any time soon. although chloe insists she got the better gift. >> he gave me spirit to, like, beat the butt out of cancer! >> reporter: and to brett phillips, that smile is what baseball is all about. >> i've been blessed with a platform to spread joy and love on a daily basis. >> hey, what are you doing? >> reporter: just recently, brett surprised chloe at her house, cemented their friendship, and earned himself the greatest title in professional sports: most valuable presence in a child's life. >> how was school? >> good.
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with age. lee cowan takes us to nashville to catch up with singer-songwriter miranda lambert. ♪♪ >> reporter: if songwriters are born, not made, then miranda lambert was born with just a little extra. ♪ i've seen el paso and the skies on fire ♪ ♪♪ ♪ lost in the glory a couple of times ♪ ♪ i wish was in his arms tonight ♪ >> reporter: her voice can be as soft as the sunsets in her native texas, and it could also be just as big. ♪ the keeper of the flame ♪ >> ever since i started out, whatever was popular at the time, i had my own style, and sometimes it didn't fit in there lane that was the fast-track. it made my road longer at
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certain times in my career. >> reporter: it is hard to argue with the trail she has ridden. miranda lambert has won more country music awards than any other woman. topping it all off with the biggest prize. >> oh, miranda lambert. >> reporter: the academy of country music's 2022 narienterentertainer of the year award. >> to all of the young girls out there, we did it. this is for us. ♪ they don't love me like jesus does ♪ ♪ nobody can ♪ >> every time i go to make a new record or write a new song, i want to try to write a better song than i wrote last time, but stay really true to the truth because that's how i got here. >> reporter: has it &-pu approach music? >> i think it has. i came out with gun blazing and kerosene and
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all of this energy -- ♪ i'm not given up on love ♪ >> i still have all of that, but i don't have to be as loud or do it as often. ♪♪ >> reporter: her music isn't the only place where she is putting her uniquely country stamp on things. >> hi, guys! >> reporter: she opened befo?r own restaurant >> is ve hada mascu. r less of that now. there is a lot of pink, but if you think that's too girlie to attract real cowboys, consider this -- >> if the guys are smart, they'll realize this is where the girls are. the first weekend it was about 90 percent women, and i thought, they'll figure it out. >> reporter: she's got a
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unique enough look she has also launched her own brand of western wear. >> this is my favorite one, metallic. we went big for spring. >> reporter: the brand is called "idyllwind." named after her first horse, ellie idyllwind. >> it is about her and taking chances. >> reporter: we first met miranda and that first horse, ellie, back in 20176789. 2017. >> that's how you learn, get back on. >> reporter: it wasn't the best of times for miranda. the tabloids were full of rumors of what would be the eventual end to her marriage to countryi star bl shelton. >> i think you have to
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take it with a grain of salt. i'm a singer-songwriter, so luckily i can tell my whole truth. i will not lie in my music. >> reporter: you seem much happier than the last time we met. >> i also have grown up and learned a lot about myself. at some point you start to settle into who you are, and i think that is why you feel that peace. because i feel that peace for myself. >> reporter: in 2019, though, she beat the tabloids to the punch when she surprised everyone with news that she had secretly gotten married again to brendan mcloughlin, a former new york city police officer who inspired this hit single: "settling down." >> it is kind of a hallmark moment. this redneck from texas meets this beautiful nypd officer on the streets in new york, but it actually happened that way. >> reporter: that is brendan mcloughlin in the video, shot on lambert's farm in
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nashville. >> it was a beautiful moment to share with my husband. sometimes artists live in darkness, but you don't have to be tortured to be good. you can writey saou ever writblway to live and to be. >> reporter: what did he think about it? >> he loved it. he is such a ham. if there is a camera, he'll jump in front of it. he is a very extroverted, outgoing person. >> reporter: when the pandemic hit, miranda and her husband rode it out in an air stream, traveling where they could, camping where they could together. >> i've been touring since i was 17, and i have been everywhere and seen nothing. so i was, like, this is my one chance to, like, breathe and not feel like i need to be doing something with music all of the time. then, of course, i wrote three records (laughing). [laughter]
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♪♪ >> reporter: one of them is "palomino," lambert's highly anticipated eight solo album, her dreams during the pandemic put to music. ♪♪ ♪ i'll be looking at a poster ♪ >> reporter: with songs like "if i was a cowboy." ♪ if i was a cowboy, i'd be wild and free ♪ >> it felt like freedom, traveling, something we do do with our minds that we couldn't physically do. ♪♪ ♪ if i was a cowboy, i'd be the queen ♪ >> reporter: some of the songs she originally wrote out in the breathtaking and socially distance wilderness of far west texas. ♪♪ ♪ i wish i was in his arms tonight ♪ >> reporter: but maybe the best new song to sum up her life and ours during the pandemic is
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>> pauley: new york's met gala is tomorrow night, an event famous for high style that is state-of-the-art. territory contributor alina cho tells us designer thom browne knows very well indeed. >> that's where you go. >> yep. >> yep. >> reporter: when we first met up with thom browne more than two years ago, in paris -- now that is it. at his studio in view of the eiffel tower. the fashion designer was putting the finishing touches on a collection he would unveil the very next day. the pressure is on? >> yeah, and i'm very competitive. >> reporter: 24 hours later, back stage -- >> welcome to the world. >> reporter: -- welcome to the world, a world uniquely thom browne. ♪♪ >> reporter: at its core, a highly theatrical,
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at least for the eye, fashion show thom browne is known for, the kind of event that draws a-list celebrities, like rapper cardi b who dressed for the metropolitan museum of art. how did you feel in that gown? >> a little heavy, but i felt amazing. i felt so confident. it was beautiful, it was bold. >> reporter: but who is this curiously dressed, somewhat shy american in paris? thom browne grew up in allentown, pennsylvania. the middle child in a family of seven kids who all played sports. thom was a swimmer. what does your family think about what you do? >> i think they get a kick out of it. i think they're like me sometimes, how did that ever happen. >> reporter: almost by accident. he came to new york, where he still lives today, worked as a salesman for
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georgio armani, and then a designer at ralph lauren where he learned success in fashion is largely driven by creating a signature look. so in 2001, thom browne re-imagined the classic men's suit. >> i was doing something that nobody cared about, and people said that to me. >> reporter: you thought it was a great idea but nobody else did? >> no. no. i mean, it took almost three years for even the first stores to even entertain the idea of what i did. >> reporter: people thought he was a little nuts, right? >> people thought it was really weird. who wants to see four inches of a guy's ankle? >> reporter: the thom browne shrunken suit eventually caught on. vanessa freidman is at the
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"new york times." what sets thom browne apart? >> his original nalt. most of the times you think, nice skirt and you yougo on to the next one. thom's pictures are very, very hard to forget. sometimes you really hate them, but you remember them. >> reporter: browne has dressed everyone from michelle obama, at her husband's second presidential inauguration, to singer katy perry at joe biden's first. he has a huge following among athletes, like lebron james. he is so successful, in 2018 the fashion designer with no formal training sold a majority stake in his company for an estimated $500 million. >> i have never designed addressing what the trends or.
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i almost always designed almost s selfishly for himself. >> reporter: he says sales at his company are up because dressing up is up. >> i've been through all of it, and i've never changed the way that i've approached my collection. they're not coming to me for dressing down. >> reporter: just two days ago, thom browne was at it again, with another feuring of hisater sho, unconventionalntu >> i love the idea of men entertaining different things for themselves, or just opening liar their eyes to different ideas. >> reporter: you don't know what it is like to wear a skirt.
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>> pauley: commentary this morning comes from oprah winfrey, who is partnering with the smithsonian channel to raise awareness about inequities in our health care system. >> during the height of the pandemic, i read a story about a family in detroit. now, this story would not let me rest. as a matter of fact, it haunted me. it was the story of the fowler family. gary fowler worked hard his entire life. 56 years old, working 80 hours a week to provide for his family because that was his greatest desire, to create a secure, beautiful life for the people he love. he became ill, experiencing covid symptowsymptoms, went to three hospitals, begging for help. each hospital sent him
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home. finally he became so tired, so exhausted, he gave up, went home, sat in his favorite recliner and died there because hospitals, three of them in detroit, would not treat him. imagine that. if access to life-saving health care for somebody you loved depended on the color of their skin. so i wondered how many other gary fowlers there are in america. research tells us there is far too many. and we need to do something about this larger pandemic that covid has exposed: racial disparities in our health care system that cost lives. we're fighting the impact of decades of mistreatment, but we can do better. so let's make the choice to be better and do better. this can be changed, and we're the ones to change it.
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to achieve their dreams. who's your rock? ♪♪ >> pauley: there is the ukraine war we know about, perhaps all too well, and then there is another war, far less familiar, underpinning this entire conflict. seth doane explains. ♪♪ >> reporter: at a special midnight service in budana, in northeast italy, this priest led his flock of ukrainian, russian and eastern eastern parishioners. in march, this parish decided to split from its mother church in moscow, joining instead the
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istanbul-based orthodox church, whose leader has criticized the war in stark contrast to the head of the russian church. by separating from moscow, this father told us we're adhering to the christian version of the world. there are roughly 100 million russian orthodox, the largest church within orthodox christianity. their leader is patriarch kirill, who has framed russia's invasion of ukraine in holy terms. in a sermon in early march, he railed against the influences of the western world, it's excess consumption and gay pride parades, saying we're talking about human salvation. andrey sinitsyn, who is from moscow, agrees with his parish's split. >> it's got to close to
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the government. >> reporter: how is that, as a church goer, a believe rr -- >> the church should be independent. i believe that the church is the main supplier of the ideology. >> reporter: father cyril hovorun was the advisor until 2012. >> was equals the guns and ideas. and the guns are, of course, supplied by the kremlin, and the ideas come from the church. >> reporter: and father cyril believes putin sees this war as a sacred is mission. >> a mission from god to purge the world of the western ideas and western values. >> reporter: you're saying that the church has created the ideological undeunderpining for the war? >> actually, when i was working there, i was witnessing how this ideology was emerging, and
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i protested against that. >> reporter: in soviet times, priests were pushed to keep the spy service informed. father cyril believes kirill was never enthusiastic about it, and it created tension between putin. >> they use their skills, their charisma, for the resources of each other, each one for his own end. >> reporter: those resources are vast, says another former insider, sergei chapnin, who also worked for him. >> it is a rough estimation that he is definitely a billionaire, and, in fact, he is one of putin's oligarchs. >> reporter: you're calling the patriarch an oligarch? >> yes. he has financial interests in sort of his participation in the
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state. >> reporter: he says russia's church as a state propaganda machine, spreading putin's message as a defender of conservative values against a morally corrupt west. he also thinks the expansion ambitions of patriarch kirill -- >> it's channel 10 power it's pd influence. bau of the war, he loses it. >> reporter: now hundreds of ukr ukrainian parishes have broken away. but this priest says he felt compelled to speak out. the responsibility of what is happening now lays on all of us, father guon told us. but when he spoke in a sermon of what he calls this conflict, he was
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questioned by russian police, fined and warned of a criminal proceeding. you're seeing people in russia leave the church because of this.[speaking forein language] >> reporter: it is not a visible process. they do not leave in groups, he told us, but without a doubt, it is happening. ♪♪ >> reporter: and just as this church in budena, italy, illustrates, as putin tries to alter political borders, the region's religious map is also changing.
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>> pauley: we sheepishly leave you this sunday with big-horn sheep along the salmon river near riggins, idaho. captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, committed to improving health for everyone, everywhere. captioned by media access group at wgbh [sounds of water flowing] >> pauley: i'm jane
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pauley. "face the nation" is coming right up. and please join us when our trumpet sounds again ne sunday morning ♪♪ [trumpet] ♪♪. captioning sponsored by cbs >> brennan: i'm margaret brennan in washington. and today on "face the nation" a powerful show of support for ukraine from top congressional democrats as the biden administration pushes for tens of billions more in aid for that war-torn country. we'll have the latest on the military maneuvers and diplomatic efforts in the war that is now entering its tenth week. the head of u.s. agencyratic sem mccain will both be here. and the committee investigating the january 6 attack on the capitol is preparing for what they hope will be critical public hearings next month. we'll hear from adam kinzinger about what to expect. and, finally, a vaccine for the


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