This week on "Sunday Morning" (April 19)

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Drive-thru America (Video)Correspondent Bill Geist explores the commercial opportunities that allow drivers to never get out of their cars, from drive-thru dry cleaners, wedding chapels and bars, to funeral homes. This report originally aired on the "CBS Evening News" on June 21, 1996.

For more info:

Dr. Matthew Abinante, Elevated Health, Huntington Beach, Calif. | COVID-19 Testing"Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America's Fast-Food Kingdom" by Adam Chandler (Flatiron Books), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon

       SUNDAY PROFILE: Randy Newman has a message: "Stay Away" | Watch VideoThe Oscar-winning singer-songwriter's new coronavirus-themed composition is a love song of sorts, perfect for a time of isolation. John Blackstone "visits" with Newman and his wife, Gretchen Preece. 

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randynewman.com"Stay Away" by Randy Newman (stream or download)Donate to the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, New Orleans

        CORRECTIONS: The COVID-19 crisis behind bars | Watch VideoJails and prisons can be toxic breeding grounds for COVID-19. And because prison staff is as vulnerable, if not more so, than the incarcerated, an outbreak behind prison walls will likely spread to the community beyond.  With confinement and social distancing mostly incompatible, "Sunday Morning" Special Contributor Ted Koppel talks with former inmates and social justice advocates about addressing the pandemic crisis inside the nation's correctional facilities.

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"Ear Hustle" podcast by Earlonne WoodsAdnan Khan, executive director, Re:Store Justicepiperkerman.com

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jason Rosenthal. Family Photo

COMMENTARY: Jason Rosenthal on life after loss | Watch VideoJason Rosenthal, the subject of a viral 2017 New York Times column titled "You May Want to Marry My Husband," written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal as she was dying from ovarian cancer, talks about the grieving process, and how to overcome the isolation and sense of tremendous loss that have become familiar states during the pandemic.

See also:

"Modern Love: You May Want to Marry My Husband" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (New York Times)

     For more info:

"My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir" by Jason B. Rosenthal (HarperCollins), in Hardcover, eBook, Large Print and Audio formats, available April 21 via AmazonAmy Krouse Rosenthal Foundation

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New Orleans during the coronavirus pandemic, April 13, 2020. CHRIS GRANGER/Times-Picayune

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Life in New Orleans during coronavirus (Video)"Sunday Morning" presents a snapshot of life in a time of pandemic, featuring the work of photojournalist Chris Granger of the Times-Picayune newspaper.

GALLERY: Pandemic: A snapshot of life in New OrleansPhotojournalist Chris Granger captures a moment in time in the Big Easy, when the city became subsumed by the coronavirus pandemic.

GALLERY: New Orleans, before and after lockdownPhotographer Sophia Germer, of The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, offers a view of the effect of coronavirus on the Big Easy.      

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A view of Mo Rocca's house, courtesy of Zoom.  CBS News

COMMUNICATION: Background report: What does Zoom reveal about your house? (Video)Correspondent Mo Rocca looks at how video conferencing has pulled back the curtain on our private lives, offering everyone a peek into our homes.

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jonathanadler.comsimondoonan.comAmanda Hess, The New York Times       

       COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan: Kids, quarantine and sanity are not compatible | Watch VideoWe get a status report on the comedian's quarantine with his wife and five children.

See also: 

Week 1: Family life under lockdownWeek 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcomWeek 3: Spring arrives!Week 4: Lessons from "distance learning"

For more info: 

jimgaffigan.comFollow @JimGaffigan on TwitterWatch "Dinner with the Gaffigans" on YouTube

      TELEVISION: "Mrs. America" and the battle over the Equal Rights Amendment | Watch VideoCorrespondent Erin Moriarty meets the all-star cast of "Mrs. America," a new series about the women who fought for, and against, the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, including Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Tracy Ullman, Sarah Paulson, Elizabeth Banks, John Slattery and Margo Martindale.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: John Slattery on playing Phyllis Schlafly's "secret feminist" husbandIn the new TV series "Mrs. America," Cate Blanchett and John Slattery star as the conservative, anti-ERA advocate Phyllis Schlafly and her husband, Fred Schlafly. Correspondent Erin Moriarty talked with Slattery about how he saw his character, who'd allowed his wife tremendous freedom to campaign against women's liberation.

To watch a trailer for "Mrs. America" click on the video player below:

Mrs. America | Official Trailer | FX by FX Networks on YouTube

For more info:

"Mrs. America" is streaming now on FX on HuluERA Coalition

         HARTMAN: A nurse's duty (Video)As the coronavirus outbreak spread throughout New York City's hospitals, 47-year-old Bevin Strickland, of High Point, North Carolina, got up off her couch and put herself on the frontlines to help. Steve Hartman talked with a woman who is no ordinary hero. 

         ART: Artist Kadir Nelson's evocative response to pandemic | Watch VideoPainters often take moments in history and capture them on canvas, and the current COVID-19 crisis is no exception.  The paint is barely dry on one work by artist Kadir Nelson, who revealed his painting "After the Storm," a celebration of the strength of the human spirit, to correspondent Lee Cowan.

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kadirnelson.comPhotos by Dr. Jungmiwha Bullock

         IN MEMORIAM:  Some ... of many: Those we've lost to coronavirus | Watch Video"Sunday Morning" remembers victims of the pandemic.

Photo credits:

John Horton Conway: Princeton University, Office of Communications/Denise ApplewhiteJohn Driscoll: Kris Graves

       NATURE: Bear with cubs (Extended Video)"Sunday Morning" takes us to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, where spring has sprung for a bear and her cubs. Videographer: Scot Miller.

WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

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Paul McGill, who played Mark in the 2006 revival of "A Chorus Line," dances on an empty street in New York's theatre district, in "A Chorus Line in Quarantine." CBS News

"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE:  "A Chorus Line in Quarantine" | Watch Video44 cast members from the 2006 Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line" – each living in lockdown – perform the show's opening dance, cut together into "one singular sensation."

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The cast of "Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical." CBS News

"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical" (VIDEO)The coronavirus pandemic has closed Broadway shows, including a new musical based on the Robin Williams comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire," which was still in previews when theatres in New York were shut down. But that didn't stop star Rob McClure and the cast from performing (while social distancing!) the song "As Long As There Is Love," presented here for homebound lovers of musical theater.

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"Mrs. Doubtfire: The Musical" at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, New York

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Actor Brian Dennehy in 2007. CBS News

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Brian Dennehy on the best part of acting | Watch VideoTwo-time Tony Award-winning actor Brian Dennehy died on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the age of 81. In this interview originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on June 10, 2007, Dennehy talked with correspondent Martha Teichner about his remarkable career, from playing Macbeth as a 13-year-old, to his roles in such popular films as "First Blood" and "Cocoon," to his acclaimed work as one of the stage's leading interpreters of Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller.        

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