Lee Cowan, not Charles Osgood, did the stories for July 20, 2014. The big news was Malaysia 17, with Mark Phillips and Martha Teichner to do news stories. Cowan will do a story on actress Elaine Stritch. "What a Lady." Tracy Smith does an interview with Michael Douglas. Mo Rocca on the humor of Ronald Reagan. Don Daylor on Henry Thoreau. Steve Hartman.
45th anniversary of moon walk: interview with wives of astronauts.
Actor James Garner died. Star of Rockford Files and Maverick. He was 86. Hot air balloon crashed. Weather storms in middle. Nicest weather: coastal California.
First story up was Mark Phillip on shooting down of Malaysia 17. It's the world's biggest crime scene and the foxes are in charge of it. OSCE investigators were restricted. One mans tampering is another man's humanitarian gesture. Indignity has been piled on tragedy. Plenty of argument over who did it. The suspicion that somebody here has something to hide.
Martha Teichner. Samantha Power talking at the UN. Clip of Obama implicating separatists. Putin said US-backed Ukrainian government was responsible. Juan Sirate clip. Franz Timmermans of the Netherlands. International outrage. "We have just shot down a plane..."
July 20, 1965: Bob Dylan releases "Like a Rolling Stone." Between Help and California Girls on the charts. "Rolling Stone" mag rated it the number one rock song of all time.
Don Daylor "On the trail." Henry David Thoreau in the Maine woods. Moosehead Lake to Indian Island.
Lee Cowan on Elaine Stritch. Interviewed at age 89. The Colgate Comedy Hour. Sail Away and Bus Stop. Steven Sondheim. Emmy for NBC's Thirty Rock. Documentary "Shoot Me." "Success doesn't mean a damn thing." It's not the work, it's the stares. I think drinking is part of performing. I had to be entertaining the folks. I loved the escape of being another human being. Date with Marlon Brando. Previous interview with Charles Osgood in 1996: stopped drinking to see if I could really act. She was married to John Bay. [from wikipedia: She won an Emmy Award in 1993 for her guest role on Law & Order and another in 2004 for the television documentary of her one woman show. From 2007 to 2012, she had a recurring role as Jack Donaghy's mother, Colleen, on NBC's 30 Rock, a role that won her a third Emmy in 2007. ]
On July 17, 1980, Reagan gave his acceptance speech. But March 30, 1981, Hinckly. Reagan tells doctors: I hope you are all Republicans. Peter Sweeney: I hope you get well quick or you might have to make a speech in your pajamas. John Highbush: director of Reagan's library. Stack of index cards of 1-liners. Drew Carey looks at the jokes. Patti Davis: lifelong coping mechanism. Coating of humor. Impersonating Truman Capote. "Honey, I forgot to duck."
Steve Hartman on Fire Station One in Lansing, Michigan. Tony Tumminello [Recycled from a CBS News story July 6, 2012.]
Tracy Smith interviews Michael Douglas. The O'Neill Center Playhouse in Waterford, Connecticut. George White. It presents you with a compass. ONeills National Theater Institute. "It changed my life."
"The Astronaut's Wives Club" Proud thrilled and happy. Recycled from a cover story on June 16, 2013.
Week ahead. RoboCup 2014. Prince George birthday. World LUmberjack Competition. Most Wanted Male. National Dance Day.
Next week on Sunday Morning. Full up with hoarders.
Moment of nature. Virginia's Chincoteague Island.