On July 6, 1699, the notorious pirate William Kidd was arrested in Boston for piracy and murder. Hanged in 1701, his body was tarred and hung by chains on the bank of the Thames as a warning to other sailors for good measure. Charles Osgood reports.
On June 15, 1844, Charles Goodyear received a patent for his "Improvement in India-Rubber Fabrics." Goodyear, a financially struggling tinkerer from Connecticut, had accidentally stumbled upon a process that led to countless new uses for rubber. Charles Osgood reports.
In this story first broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on June 6, 1999, Charles Osgood explores the history of the landing boats designed by Charles Higgins, which made possible the Allied assaults at Normandy and elsewhere during World War II, and meets veterans and boatbuilders recreating the iconic craft.
Journalists Rick Kogan and Charles Osgood offer reflections on Chicago.
Ernie Pyle s War traces the life and works of one of the most popular American writers of the 20th century. This documentary features rare, historic film and photographs, as well as revealing interviews with historians, veterans and others who knew and served with Pyle including Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney and Charles Osgood.
Horton Hears a Who! -- A playful pachyderm named Horton becomes a reluctant hero when he discovers the microscopic city of Who-ville on a floating speck of dust and embarks on a hilarious adventure to save the town from the dangers of the jungle. Featuring a who's who of superstar voice talent, including Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Carol Burnett, this heartwarming hit comedy delivers loads of laughs and tons of fun for the whole family!
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists.
Dr. Seuss fable of an elephant that becomes the protector of the microscopic residents of Whoville.
Charles Osgood recites an ode to the end of the summer season.
Charles Osgood takes a look back at three notables who were lost to us this week: Sally Ride, the first American woman in space; Sherman Hemsley, who moved on up as George Jefferson in a hit TV sitcom; and Chad Everett, who starred in the TV series "Medical Center."
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