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In 1990, American professor and poet Frances Mayes felt an irresistible urge to buy a derelict 300-year-old property. She transformed it into one of the most famous villas in Tuscany, attracting a constant stream of tourists, thanks to her bestselling memoir about restoring the house, called "Under the Tuscan Sun." The book spent more than two-and-a-half years on the bestseller list, and later became a popular film. Mayes talks with correspondent Rita Braver about her unexpected success, her adopted village of Cortona, and her latest book, "See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy." (Originally broadcast May 19, 2019.)






Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is well known for getting a lot of laughs with his observational comedy. His four-show run at New York’s Madison Square Garden earlier this year, broke records for ticket sales. It was the highest-grossing comedy event in North America, according to Billboard, beating the record set by Dave Chappelle in 2014. Sebastian is getting ready to host the MTV Video Music Awards next week. He joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how he is preparing for his very first gig as an award show host.

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