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COVER: Accidents Happen
ALMANAC: Edgar Allen Poe
PHOTOGRAPHY: Eye in the Sky
MOVIES: David Edelstein on George Clooney
NEW SEASON: In Art and Architecture
This Sunday, Pullitzer Prize-winning writer Paul Goldberger of the New Yorker magazine shares his thoughts on the state of museum architecture, 10 years after the opening of Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, Spain.
MUSIC: Bill Flannigan
This week Sunday Morning contributor MTV's Bill Flanagan recommends a few CD's for what will prove to be a very exciting fall in popular music.
FINE PRINT: Man of Action
Best-selling thriller writer Ken Follett, known for such world-wide hits as "The Eye of the Needle" and "A Key to Rebecca," has written a sequel to his historical novel "The Pillars of the Earth." His new book, "World Without End" is about what it took in Medieval England to construct and maintain a cathedral while the Black Plague was raging. Correspondent Anthony Mason visit Westminster Abbey with Follett and enters that distant era. But Follett is also fully engaged in the politics of today, with his wife Barbara both a Member of Pariliament and the Minister for East England. We get an unexpected and unique insight into the political worlds of both modern and medieval England.
BEHND THE HEADLINES: Diana
SUNDAY PROFILE: Lynne Cheney
Lynn Cheney is married to one of the most powerful and most controversial men in American politics, Vice President Dick Cheney. "A terrific guy," she says, dismayed by his critics. In her latest book"Blue Skies, No Fences,"-Mrs. Cheney takes the reader, and our correspondent Rita Braver, to Casper, Wyoming. There, in the 1950's, this state baton twirling champion fell for the captain of the football team. He would become a Congressman, Secretary of Defense, and finally George W. Bush's Vice President. She also takes Rita Braver on a tour of the Vice President's Residence in Washington, DC. Not just the living and dining rooms where they entertain the Capitol's powerful, but also their private rooms where the Cheney's relax, watch television, write books, and entertain their grand children.
In her interview, Mrs. Cheney is a staunch defender of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, George Bush and her husband.
She also says that while she grew up in a segregated world, she learned from her mother: "it doesn't matter if we're different in some ways. Underneath people are just people. " A rule that holds "whatever differences we might be talking about whether it's race, gender, or sexual orientation."
This Summer the Philadelphia Zoo decided to close down its elephant exhibit, citing lack of money. One problem: what do you do with Dulary, the Asian elephant who had lived at the Zoo for 43 years? Like many Americans she didn't have a 401 K-plan or a pension. In the pachyderm world there is really only one solution: the 2700 -acre Elephant Sanctuary in Central Tennessee. Correspondent Bill Geist follows Dulary's trip to this elephant paradise where circus and zoo elephants find there are no cages and no chains. Instead co-founders Carol Buckley and Scott Blais await with open arms, a little hard to do with an elephant.
NATURE: Aspens in Dubois, Wyoming