Four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally, whose credits include “Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune,” “Love! Valour! Compassion!,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Ragtime,” died Tuesday, March 24 at age 81. In this “CBS Sunday Morning” report originally broadcast November 12, 1995, McNally talked with correspondent Eugenia Zukerman about his play “Master Class,” starring Zoe Caldwell and Audra McDonald. Zukerman also interviewed Caldwell about playing the tempestuous opera singer Maria Callas instructing young Juilliard students.
Singer Kenny Rogers, best known for his 1978 country hit “The Gambler,” died Friday, March 20 at age 81. In this profile originally broadcast on “CBS Sunday Morning” on September 3, 2006, Rogers talked with correspondent Russ Mitchell about his transition from avant-garde jazz, folk and rock to country, and his passion for photography. Mitchell also talked with superstar Dolly Parton about her hit duet with Rogers, “Islands in the Stream.”
Alicia Keys might be the reigning queen of cool. But in the past few years, even as she was rocketing to new heights of fame, the private Alicia Keys was struggling with profound doubts about what she was doing, why she was doing it, and even who she was. Now, the multiple-Grammy-winner has paused for a little self-reflection in a new book ("More Myself: A Journey") and a new album ("Alicia"), which she discusses with correspondent Tracy Smith.
The New York City medical institution became renowned for innovative medical advances, turning no one away, and treating the worst of cases with the best of care. Mo Rocca reports on the history of Bellevue Hospital Center, and talks with David Oshinsky, author of "Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital."