Lee Cowan, not Charles Osgood, hosted Sunday Morning for June 19, 2016.
There were several "intellectual property" themes, including the Almanac feature, which noted:
June 19th, 1931, 85 years ago today ... the day the door opened to a whole new world of technology.
For that was the day the Stanley Works company installed the world's first automatic doors at Wilcox's Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Connecticut.
Placed between the kitchen and the dining room, the doors sprang open the moment a photoelectric eye detected a person's approach.
"Through the invention," wrote the Hartford Courant, "there is no longer need for waitresses to kick open doors or use their hands for anything other than carrying in the trays."
StanleyAccess gives some details on the related patent:
On Nov. 23, 1931, Raymond submitted an application for his “apparatus for operating doors” with the U.S. Patent Office. Three years later, a patent for the world’s first pneumatic operator with photo-electric, or light beam, controls was published (No. 1978093A).
Novelty, as well as the practical value of The Stanley Works “Magic Door,” appealed to progressive business people of this era, particularly owners of retail stores. The first installation was at Wilcox Pier Restaurant in West Haven, Conn. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology also had the door operator installed on the institute’s iconic entrance hall in Cambridge, Mass. This door operator is still in place and running today, more than 80 years later.
Anthony Mason did a "fathers day" story on photographer William Eggleston and his daughter, textile designer Andra Eggleston.
Some of the father's designs have been incorporated into fabrics produced by the daughter. Mason commented that he could not see the repeat unit in the fabric.
Seth Doane talked with Richard Gere, beginning with "Time out of mind," and getting into refugees at Sant Egidio and Lampadusa.
Gere's 94 year old father was mentioned. The Pope Francis/Lesbos refugee matter was discussed, with one of the "adopted" refugees interviewed.
Mo Rocca linked socks and Fathers Day, and talked with Vivek "V.K." Nagrani. Of creativity and socks:
Rocca asked, "The man who's wearing carefully-chosen socks is sending a message that says what?"
"That he pays attention to detail," Vagrani replied. "You naturally will start to think of that person a little bit different. You start to almost see an insight into his personality."
"Maybe that person's a bit creative, an out-of-the-box thinker?"
"Yes. And this is what gives the man an opportunity to quietly express himself."
There was mention of socks taking off with the invention of the knitting machine. This could be
an allusion to William Lee who invented the first stocking frame knitting machine in 1589.
Anna Werner interviewed actor Tim Daly, brother of Tyne Daly.
Luke Burbank did a piece on BeardedVillains, a group that got started on InstaGram.
A 1976 Supreme Court case, believed to be Kelley v. Johnson, 425 U.S. 238, , was alluded to. IndianaLegalArchive notes:
Few federal cases have applied Kelley’s rational basis test in deciding due process questions related to facial hair. In 1978, however, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in Pence v. Rosenquist, 573 F.2d 395, held that a public high school’s “policy of not permitting a person with a mustache, no matter how neatly trimmed, to drive a school bus lacks any rational relationship with a proper school purpose.” In so deciding, the court overruled one of its earlier decisions, Miller v. School District No. 167, 495 F.2d 658 (7th Cir. 1974),
The "moment of nature" evoked a Fathers Day theme: Monument Valley, located near the Utah-Arizona border, and was a familiar setting for John Ford, one of the Founding Fathers of the Hollywood Western. One of the access points is Kayenta, AZ.