The legendary singer/songwriter Patti Smith, one of my personal heroes, sat down with CBS News host Anthony Mason to discuss her career and her forthcoming album in this hour-long video. She performs two songs: "My Blakean Year" and "Grateful." They also talk about her 2010 book, "Just Kids," a memoir of the formative years she shared in New York with Robert Mapplethorpe. More clips here, including her comments on Jim Morrison.
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