CBS News’ CBS SUNDAY MORNING will celebrate America’s love of animals in all shapes and sizes in an encore one-hour primetime special, “SUNDAY MORNING: The Pet Project,” to be broadcast Friday, Sept. 3 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming on Paramount +.

Anchored by Jane Pauley, “The Pet Project” looks at all aspects of our passion for pets – from viral videos online and family pets to a visit with Bindi Irwin and her siblings, who are carrying on the mission of their late father, the animal conservationist and “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, who died tragically in 2006.

“Pets and animals are such an important and often overlooked part of American family life,” said Rand Morrison, executive producer of CBS SUNDAY MORNING. “Our team has put together a fun and fascinating look at animals, and set out to answer why we love them so much.”

The broadcast will also feature a fun look at owners who – in time – actually seem to begin to resemble their pets, along with a history of presidential pets, a report on the growing interest in pet “cloning,” and a visit with the adorable giant panda cub born in August 2020 at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

CBS SUNDAY MORNING is America’s #1 Sunday morning news program, featuring award-winning reporting on the arts, music, nature, entertainment, sports, history, science, Americana and unique human accomplishments and achievements. Rand Morrison is the executive producer.

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