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CBS News Sunday Morning: Build A Better Baby

COVER: Build a Better Baby

Thoreau said that every child begins the world again. He was right, of course, but he never had children of his own: he never spent nine months wondering if the child was a boy or a girl…or if the baby would be born healthy…or at all. But now-as never before-science has taken some of the agonizing out of the process. Male or female, sick or well, dead or alive: the final verdict at childbirth has been replaced by a series of medical options. As Sunday Morning correspondent Tracy Smith reports, parents can choose gender, screen for a growing number of genetic diseases…and end up with what some might call a better baby.

ALMANAC: Edison Invents the Light bulb

ART: Frank Stella

Frank Stella has been at the forefront of American art for nearly half a century. He started out a minimalist and now you might say he is a maximalist. So what happened? Martha Teichner finds out this Sunday Morning.

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Rudy Giuliani before the Family Research

MAYTAG: Clean Start

Chances are your family had a Maytag washing machine when you were growing up. At its peak, the company, known for its dependability, made one in every five washing machines in the United States. Its iconic repairman advertising campaign is one of the most successful of all-time. But in recent years, sales have flattened and alleged mismanagement of the company led to a buyout by rival Whirlpool. This Friday, Whirlpool will officially pull Maytag out of Newton, Iowa -- the town where F.L. Maytag made his first washing machine exactly 100 years ago -- closing the plant that has been gradually laying off thousands of workers since the takeover last year. Dean Reynolds visits a community saddened by loss of Maytag, but hopeful for the future.

SPORTS: Uphill Battle

MUSIC: Chaka Khan


PHOTOGRAPHY: Camera Collection

For 50 years, Jack Naylor has painstakingly put together his collection of photography. In all, Naylor amassed more than 31,000 pieces of equipment and prints. The collection details history - that of the world in the breathtaking images, and that of photography itself in the equipment. Now, at 90, Naylor is saying goodbye to it all - auctioning it off - so that, as he says, others may have some fun. Jack Naylor takes Daniel Sieberg on the last tour of the intact collection.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 30x8
Airdate: Sunday October 21st, 2007

Guest Stars
Nancy GilesNancy Giles
As Herself
Chaka KhanChaka Khan
As Herself
Frank StellaFrank Stella
As Himself
Main Cast
Charles OsgoodCharles Osgood
As Himself
Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerRand Morrison
Theme Music ComposerWynton Marsalis
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