Actress Bette Midler: “I never look back”
By Hal Boedeker
MAY 14, 2017
They’re all part of the “By Design” edition at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Midler is starring on Broadway in a revival of “Hello, Dolly!” She is the heavy favorite to win a Tony for putting her stamp on a role made famous by Carol Channing.
When Gayle King asks the Divine Miss M about looking back, she has succinct advice: Don’t.
“I never look back,” says Midler, 71. “Because if you’re looking back, you can’t look forward.”
Midler said she traveled from Hawaii to do Broadway musicals. She had been in community theater as a child and was fired for upstaging the star. But she wanted to be in musicals because she saw a dream that was different from real life.
Pauley looks at the Netherlands’ art, food and tulips.
Pop star Jessica Simpson talks about her clothing line in an interview with Tracy Smith. Simpson says she designs for women of all sizes based on personal experience.
“It’s very important for me to let every woman feel included,” Simpson tells Smith. “Like, every person needs to feel included. If I make a shirt, I’m going to make sure every size is available. Because I have been every size, trust me.”
Mo Rocca talks to Lonnie Johnson, creator of the Super Soaker and Nerf gun, who is based in Atlanta.
Lee Cowan talks with a couple who built floating islands in the Pacific Northwest, and Conor Knighton visits the home of Marvin Windows in Warroad, Minn.
The program features Seth Doane’s profile of the Vespa scooter, Mark Phillips’ feature on the thatched roof’s renewed popularity and Anthony Mason’s look at a BMW program that enlists a top artist to paint a signature car.
For commentary, Nancy Giles looks back at “the silly things she has bought from television commercials through the years,” CBS News said. That topic should hit home for many viewers.