This week on "Sunday Morning" (Sept. 11): A tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

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The Queen remembered"Sunday Morning" examines the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, who died this week at 96.

Hosted by Jane Pauley.

Note for New York City area viewers: WCBS will pre-empt "Sunday Morning" on September 11 in order to present live coverage of a commemoration for 9/11 victims being held at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan. To watch "Sunday Morning" please tune in (or set your DVR to record) our CBS Station WLNY Channel 10/55, beginning at 9:00 a.m. The broadcast will later be streamed online at CBSNews.com beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET, and will also be available on Paramount+.

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COVER STORY: Queen Elizabeth II - Why she will be missed | Watch VideoThe passing of Queen Elizabeth II after 70 years on the throne has meant that not just a monarch is gone at the age of 96, but decades of stability and continuity are suddenly gone, too. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with the Queen's former chaplain, Gavin Ashenden; historian Sir David Cannadine; and Erin Vanderhoof (of the Vanity Fair podcast "Dynasty") about how the Queen's duty, poise, charisma, and adherence to tradition served her, and her subjects, during her seven-decade reign.

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royal.ukGavin Ashenden (Official site)Sir David Cannadine, professor of history, Princeton UniversityFollow Erin Vanderhoof (@vanderhoofy) on TwitterVanity Fair's "Dynasty" podcast

  THE ROYALS: Charles III - What changes might we see from Britain's new king? | Watch VideoAfter serving what has been dubbed "the longest internship in history," Prince Charles has now ascended to the throne following the death of his 96-year-old mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Correspondent Mark Phillips talks with author Robert Hardman and historian Simon Schama about what this new monarch may mean for the royal family.

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"Queen of Our Times: The Life of Elizabeth II" by Robert Hardman (Pegasus Books), in Hardcover, Large Print, eBook and Audio formats, available via AmazonBarnes & Noble and IndieboundSimon Schama, Columbia University

A program organized more than 40 years ago by East Brooklyn churches helped build a community within a destitute neighborhood, and has since enabled hundreds of first-time homeowners to build equity - and hope for the future. / Credit: CBS News
A program organized more than 40 years ago by East Brooklyn churches helped build a community within a destitute neighborhood, and has since enabled hundreds of first-time homeowners to build equity - and hope for the future. / Credit: CBS News

HOUSING: Nehemiah - Making the American Dream possible for first-time homeowners | Watch VideoA program organized more than 40 years ago by local churches in East Brooklyn and the Industrial Areas Foundation to build a community within a destitute neighborhood – where no one would wish to drive through, let alone live – has since enabled first-time homeowners to build equity, and hope for the future, as the homes have become, literally, the foundation of community development. And the forces behind the Nehemiah housing project have never stopped, expanding to cities around the nation, where they have built 6,500 homes. "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel reports.

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Brooklyn Nehemiah Homeowners Associations, Brooklyn, N.Y.St. Paul Community Baptist Church, East Brooklyn, N.Y.Industrial Areas FoundationEast Brooklyn CongregationsNehemiah Spring CreekNehemiah HDFC

Sound artist Mikki Lindt creates a portrait in sound of the surrounding environment, using microphones placed underground or underwater.  / Credit: CBS News
Sound artist Mikki Lindt creates a portrait in sound of the surrounding environment, using microphones placed underground or underwater. / Credit: CBS News

ART: Sound artist Nikki Lindt on recording a hidden universe (Video)Nikki Lindt employs microphones and a deep-rooted curiosity to record sounds in environments usually unseen – underground, inside trees and beneath water – in order to capture their mystery and sonic power. Correspondent Serena Altschul talks with Lindt about her fascination with finding subterranean resonance, and participates in a "Sound Walk" at Brooklyn's Prospect Park, where Lindt's recordings are featured.

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Visual and sound artist Nikki LindtThe Underground Sound Project in Prospect Park (through May 2023), Dog Beach, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y. | Visit the Sound Walk remotely

   PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including veteran journalist and CNN anchor Bernard Shaw.   

THE ROYALS: Britain's royal history: More than 1,000 years of family drama | Watch VideoSince the reign of Alfred the Great, the line of Britain's hereditary royalty has stretched across nearly 40 generations to the new king, Charles III. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with author Hugo Vickers about the sprawling branches of the royal family tree whose members were sometimes pitted against one another.

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Hugo Vickers

Oscar-winner Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, with James Cromwell as Prince Philip, in
Oscar-winner Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, with James Cromwell as Prince Philip, in

MEDIA: The Queen on screen: Actors discuss playing the most private of public persons | Watch VideoFrom Helen Mirren's Oscar-winning performance in "The Queen," to the long-running television series "The Crown," Queen Elizabeth II has provided a grand but mysterious canvas for actresses portraying the British monarch. Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz looks back at screen portraits of the Queen, and talks with Jane Alexander, who played her in the 2011 TV movie, "William & Catherine: A Royal Romance."

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Film critic and teacher Ella Taylor on Twitter

     THE ROYALS: Tina Brown on Elizabeth II: "The monarchy was incredibly lucky that it is she who inherited the throne" | Watch VideoBy her temperament, and her reassuring presence in the lives of her subjects, Queen Elizabeth II was the very model of a modern monarch. CBS News contributor Tina Brown, author of "The Palace Papers," talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about the Queen's mystique, and how Her Majesty evoked history and familiarity in a turbulent world.

For more info:

"The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – The Truth and the Turmoil" by Tina Brown (Crown), in Hardcover, Large Print Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indieboundtinabrownmedia.com

The Royal Princess Elizabeth holding a Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog, April 1940. / Credit: Lisa Sheridan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The Royal Princess Elizabeth holding a Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog, April 1940. / Credit: Lisa Sheridan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

THE ROYALS: The Queen's animal companionsWatch VideoFrom Corgis to thoroughbreds, Queen Elizabeth II has spent her life accompanied by four-legged friends. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the monarch's long history of pets, and how her breeding of winning racehorses made her the Queen of the Sport of Kings.

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Michael Joseph Gross, Vanity FairJournalist Julian Muscat

Queen Elizabeth is joined by U.S. President Bill Clinton at a banquet held during 50th anniversary D-Day Commemorations at Portsmouth Guildhall, June 4, 1994.  / Credit: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth is joined by U.S. President Bill Clinton at a banquet held during 50th anniversary D-Day Commemorations at Portsmouth Guildhall, June 4, 1994. / Credit: Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

THE ROYALS: Bill Clinton on Queen Elizabeth II: "She was an amazing woman" | Watch VideoThe United States' "special relationship" with the United Kingdom has endured in no small measure due to the presence of Elizabeth II, who as Queen met with all but one U.S. president since Eisenhower. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with former President Bill Clinton about his memories of the Queen, including her curiosity, her kindness, and her devotion to duty.

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Clinton Foundation

 

NATURE: New Forest National Park (Extended Video)"Sunday Morning" takes us to New Forest National Park, the site of England's first royal hunting ground established in the year 1079. Videographer: Henry Bautista.   

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COMMENTARY: Queen Elizabeth's epic reign, and why the monarchy matters | Watch VideoHistorian and author Amanda Foreman offers her thoughts on the woman who embodied the spirit of a nation, as both a figurehead and a very relatable mother and grandmother.

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dramandaforeman.com (Official site)

   GALLERY: Queen Elizabeth II through the years

  RECIPE: The Queen's cocktail

   FROM THE ARCHIVES: Almanac - The day Elizabeth became queen | Watch VideoOn February 6, 1952, 70 years ago, Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, ascended to the British throne by the death of her father, King George VI. Jane Pauley reports.

GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2022A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.

CBS News' Robert Costa with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.).  / Credit: CBS News
CBS News' Robert Costa with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). / Credit: CBS News

"HERE COMES THE SUN": Senator Patrick Leahy and Birkenstock shoes (Video)Vermont Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy sits down with CBS News' Robert Costa to discuss his upcoming retirement. Also, Seth Doane travels to Germany to learn how Birkenstock is handling counterfeiters.

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