‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Airs from Grey Gardens

CBS Sunday Morning guest host Lee Cowan at Grey Gardens
CBS Sunday Morning guest host Lee Cowan at Grey Gardens

CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood is airing a special “Sunday at the Shore” episode this weekend, on July 12 at 9 a.m.

Guest host Lee Cowan anchors the broadcast from the famous Grey Gardens estate, where the eponymous documentary gave a brief glimpse into the lives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis‘ eccentric relatives “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale and her mother “Big Edie,” in a crumbling East Hampton mansion. The home has since been restored by late former executive editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee and his wife and fellow journalist Sally Quinn. Grey Gardens remains a compelling oddity and cult favorite.

The summer fun-themed broadcast features a look at the complicated history of Grey Gardens, which was built in 1897, along with Cowan’s profile of country singer Alan Jackson.

Also on the broadcast, Barry Petersen looks at a real-life treasure hunt in the high country of the Rocky Mountains. Kristine Johnson reports on the last free-standing Howard Johnson’s restaurant, which is located in Lake George, New York. Daily Show fave Mo Rocca has a story on the delicate art of getting model ships into bottles. Tracy Smith reports on a program in California that has kids caring for sick baby sea lions that have washed up on area beaches. And Nancy Giles asks if there can ever be too many flavors of ice cream—the answer, according to CBS (and everyone else) is no.

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