This week on “Sunday Morning” (Oct. 9)

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Presenter: Jane Pauley

COVER STORY: Pulling back the veil of secrecy surrounding McKinsey
In their new book, “When McKinsey Comes to Town,” New York Times researchers Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe dig inside McKinsey & Company, the consulting firm that has worked with corporate and government clients around the world (from entertainment to tobacco companies and drug manufacturers). They talk to correspondent Erin Moriarty about what makes McKinsey, they say, a major force for spreading ideas worldwide, both good and bad.

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New York Philharmonic music director Jaap van Zweden (right) with correspondent David Pogue in the newly redesigned David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.

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MUSIC: The triumphant reenactment of a New York concert hall
The acoustics in the New York Philharmonic’s home at Lincoln Center have always been problematic. Now, after a $550 million redesign, the renovated David Geffen Hall has been praised ahead of its grand opening this weekend. Correspondent David Pogue goes to upgrade a world-class venue.

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Actor John David Washington, now making his Broadway debut in a revival of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson.”

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ON STAGE: John David Washington: “Trying to prove something to someone is a fool’s errand.”
John David Washington initially wanted to avoid following in the footsteps of his father, actor Denzel Washington. But after an injury sidelined his football career, he auditioned for the role of a footballer – and launched a successful new career, starring in ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘Tenet’ and the new film ‘Amsterdam’. He talks to “Sunday Morning” co-star Kelefa Sanneh about being “Denzel’s son” and makes his Broadway debut in a revival of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson,” playing the role created by his co-star Samuel L. Jackson 35 years ago.

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MOVIES: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in his favorite role: Dad
Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson said he would have to change to become a star. it turns out Hollywood changed for him as “The Rock” grew up to become one of the biggest movie stars on the planet. He now stars as the DC Comics anti-hero “Black Adam”. Johnson talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about his humble origins, his family and what he has to say about his run for the White House.

To watch a trailer for “Black Adam” click the video player below:

Black Adam – Official Trailer 2 with
Warner Bros. Pictures on YouTube

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John Denver stars in the TV show
Singer John Denver appears on the BBC’s ‘The John Denver Show’ in April 1973.

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“MOBITUARIES”: John Denver – Death of the Sunshine Boy
In the new podcast season, Mo Rocca looks back at one of the most beloved entertainers of our time: singer-songwriter John Denver (who died 25 years ago this week), whose starkly honest songs about Colorado and nature made him one of the biggest stars of the 1970s. Roca visits Aspen, Colorado to meet John’s first wife Annie Denver and close friend Tom Crum to learn more about the man behind the music . [For more tune in to “Mobituaries” wherever you download podcasts.]

Listen to “Obituaries: John Denver – Death of the Sunshine Boy” (Season 3, Episode 1) by clicking the player below:

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Actress Julia Roberts.

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MOVIES: Julia Roberts: Being an actress ‘isn’t my only dream come true’
She’s an Oscar winner, an A-List star, and one of People magazine’s Most Beautiful People. Julia Roberts talks to “Sunday Morning” host Jane Powley about her new rom-com, “Ticket to Paradise,” marriage, life as a housewife and her ever-present hobby.

To watch a trailer for “Ticket to Paradise” click the video player below:

Ticket to Heaven | Official Trailer [HD] with
Universal Pictures on YouTube

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan gets confused by the pumpkin craze
The comedian says October, officially “pumpkin season,” is the weirdest of all the seasons — and that “pumpkin spice” isn’t what you think.

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Chef Erin French at The Lost Kitchen restaurant, with correspondent Martha Teichner.

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FOOD: How Erin French found herself on The Lost Kitchen
Recovering from a nasty divorce and addiction, Erin French is lost before finding freedom in her hometown of Freedom, Maine. Open The Lost Kitchen restaurant, one of the most difficult to book in the world. The best-selling cookbook author, memoirist and TV chef talks with correspondent Martha Teichner about her life story and her restaurant that’s so sought-after that reservations are won by lottery.

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  • The Lost Kitchen Restaurant, Freedom, Maine
  • Follow Eric French on Instagram
  • “Finding Freedom: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch” by Erin French (Celadon Books), in hardcover, eBook, and audio formats, available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Indiebound
  • “The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine: A Cookbook” by Erin French (Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed), in hardcover and eBook formats, available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound
  • For more information on Erin French and her upcoming cookbook, click here
  • “The Lost Kitchen” (Magnolia Network)
  • South Paw Farm, Freedom, Maine
Guitarist Billy Strings.

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MUSIC: Guitarist Billy Strings makes his own brand of bluegrass
William Apostol knew from a tender age that he wanted to play bluegrass. Growing up in a Michigan trailer park, he learned to play guitar from his stepfather and briefly played heavy metal. But today, as Billy Strings, he’s been called the “future of bluegrass,” thanks to his Grammy-winning album “Home.” Correspondent Conor Knighton talks to the musician about his inspirations. his upcoming album “Me and Dad”; and how – after years of reflecting on the past – he now looks forward to his music.

To hear Billy Strings perform “Long Journey Home,” from his upcoming album “Me and Dad,” click the video player below:

Billy Strings – Long Journey Home (Official Video) – ME/ME/DAD with
Billy Strings on YouTube

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Since 2010: Country legend Loretta Lynn


FROM THE ARCHIVES: Country Legend Loretta Lynn (Video)
Singer Loretta Lynn, the “miner’s daughter” who grew up to become one of the most accomplished country artists of all time, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at the age of 90. In this “CBS Sunday Morning” profile that originally aired on November 7, 2010, Lynn spoke with correspondent Mo Rocca about her marriage, her early career and how her heartbreak made great songs.

Here Comes the Sun: NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg and sound artist Nikki Lindt


“HERE COMES THE SUN”: NPR Correspondent Nina Totenberg and Sound Artist Nikki Lindt (Video)
NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg sits down with Nancy Cordes to discuss her new memoir, “Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships.” Next, Serena Altschul meets sound artist Nikki Lindt, who has a unique way of capturing the world around us.

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