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CBS News Sunday Morning: Could The Electric Car Save Us?

COVER: Current Affairs - Electric Cars

David Pogue takes a look at the future of electric cars in this Sunday Morning cover story. He visits the Silicon Valley headquarters of Tesla Motors where a 0-to-60-mph-in-4-seconds electric roadster is being readied for sale later this year. Pogue also travels to Detroit to visit with GM's Bob Lutz who shows us the latest developments in the Plug-in Electric Hybrid called the Volt which is being readied for a 2010 roll-out.

ALMANAC: General Motors founded


For the aging population of a nation obsessed with youth, some good news: turning 80 years old is not fatal, and it might even be fun. That's the message of "80", a collection of interviews with 80 prominent octogenarians. Correspondent Tracy Smith sat down with five of them: Entertainer Elaine Stritch, Ben Bradlee of he Washington Post, White House correspondent Helen Thomas, TV Producer Norman Lear, and Hugh Hefner, founder of the Playboy empire. We asked similar questions of each: the answers varied, but all shared the opinion that turning 80 is not the same thing as being old.

THE MOVIES: David Edelstein on War in Film

PASSAGE: USA Today's 25th Anniversary

OF NOTE: K.T. Tunstall

Anthony Mason takes us to the Scottish Highlands to hear KT Tunstall headline her first music festival. The singer/songwriter whose songs "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Suddenly I See" catapulted her to world-wide fame has now sold over 1 million albums in the U.S. alone. The former street performer who couldn't get anybody to record her songs is now releasing a new album this week. She takes Anthony Mason back to her home town of St. Andrews, on the Scottish coast, and shows him the many jobs she first had, from scooping ice cream to selling Scotch. She also invites us all along to a special birthday party where the biggest gift is her music

THE NEW SEASON: Bacon is Back!

Love bacon and eggs in the morning? How about some bacon and parmesan biscuits? Or some bacon covered chocolate? Bobby Flay explores the heights to which humble, everyday bacon has been lifted. Bacon, it's not just for breakfast anymore!


Harry Smith talks with Sean Penn.

OPINION: Nancy Giles on Procrastination

GEIST: Honor Air

World War Two vets en route to Washington

NATURE: Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

Source: CBSNews.com

Episode Info  

Episode number: 30x3
Production Number: 3003
Airdate: Sunday September 16th, 2007

Guest Stars
K.T. TunstallK.T. Tunstall
As Herself
Sean PennSean Penn
As Himself
Main Cast
Charles OsgoodCharles Osgood
As Himself
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Executive ProducerRand Morrison
Theme Music ComposerWynton Marsalis
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