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  • Wynton conversing with Tony Bennett about his 60-years career

    Posted on November 21st, 2012 in Video | 1

    Legendary singer Tony Bennett just published a memoir, “Life Is A Gift: The Zen of Bennett.” Bennett joins the “CBS This Morning” co-hosts with CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis to discuss his new memoir.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton On Being Thankful On Thanksgiving

    Posted on November 21st, 2012 in Video | 1

    Turkey may be the ceremonial centerpiece but let’s not forget about stuffing, cranberry sauce and all the comfort and dysfunction that family and extended family bring to the table. Thanksgiving: the mythic meal shared by Native Americans with starving Pilgrims became a symbol of giving to others in need, of accepting kindness with gratitude and of recognizing the temperamental authority of Mother Nature through prayer. It was in response to the bloodiest year of the Civil War, that President Lincoln decreed the final Thursday in November to be the holiday we now observe. Through the years this annual celebration of thanking and giving, praying and cooking has become a sacred tradition. The harder the times, the greater the giving, the deeper the thanks.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Paul Simon on CBS This Morning

    Posted on May 30th, 2012 in News | 4

    Famed jazz instrumentalist and composer and CBS News cultural correspondent Wynton Marsalis recently sat down with the 70-year-old Simon - musician-to-musician - to talk about how Simon became one of the most important artists of his generation.   Keep reading »

  • Decades-old Louis Armstrong recording unearthed

    Posted on April 27th, 2012 in Video | 1

    In 1971, not long before his death at age 69, the great Louis Armstrong—“Pops,” to his friends—played at the National Press Club in Washington. It was his last public trumpet performance, and it was recorded by CBS. A few hundred copies were made—then it was pretty much forgotten. Now the recording has been re-discovered and it’s being released. CBS News cultural correspondent and jazz great Wynton Marsalis gave it a listen.   Keep reading »

  • Chasing the Blues - a Segment for CBS

    Posted on April 6th, 2012 in Video | 3

    It’s hard to find authentic “juke joints” these days that still play the blues. On “CBS This Morning,” Cultural Correspondent Wynton Marsalis tracked down two real “juke joints” and shared their soulful stories.   Keep reading »