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Chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay with correspondent Tracy Smith. CBS News

Last Updated Dec 19, 2014 3:08 PM EST

UP NEXT: December 21

COVER STORY: Carolers
'Tis the season for Christmas caroling! The tradition of a strolling band of singers going door-to-door dates back thousands of years. In these busy -- some might say more isolated -- times, the sight of neighbors walking the streets and singing for the sheer joy of the season has grown less common.

But as Lee Cowan reports in our Cover Story, there are still places in America where the art of Christmas caroling is alive and well, for professionals and amateurs alike.

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ALMANAC:
When Nixon met Elvis
On December 21, 1970, the president welcomed Elvis Presley to the Oval Office.

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'TIS THE SEASON:
Dreidels
Serena Altschul looks into a very untraditional take on a Hannukah tradition.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
Bobby Flay
We are without question living in the age of the celebrity chef, and few chefs have achieved the status and clout of Bobby Flay.

His new restaurant, Gato, in New York City, is white-hot, with reservations (there and at his other establishments across the country) hard to come by. With his own TV show, books and cooking products, he is at the forefront of America's growing love affair with food.

From shrimp to burgers to pizza, Flay loves to cook, as he shows our Tracy Smith.

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SWEETS:
The history of candy canes
How did the Christmas treat with the signature hook get its start?

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HISTORY:
The World War I Christmas truce
The story of a Yuletide football match between British and German troops on the frontlines of battle is so good, it's still being told, embellished and re-lived 100 years later. Mark Phillips reports.

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HARTMAN:
TBD


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Sienna Miller
It comes as no surprise that Sienna Miller's stunning good looks led to early success as a model. But with her role as Alfred Hitchcock's obsession, Tippi Hedren, in "The Girl," and performances in "Layer Cake" and other films, she quickly proved her intelligence and versatility as an actress as well.

Now with two new breakout roles in the acclaimed dramas "Foxcatcher" and "American Sniper" (opposite Bradley Cooper), 2014 may be the year that the world takes notice of Sienna Miller. Our Anthony Mason profiles a true rising star.

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BILL GEIST:
Meet the "Gone With the Wind" superfans
For "Windies," their love for the classic film -- now celebrating its 75th anniversary -- goes beyond mere obsession.

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CALENDAR:
Week of December 22
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


OPINION:
David Edelstein on North Korea, Sony and "The Interview"


OPINION:
Ben Stein on North Korea, Sony and "The Interview"


MUSIC: Charles Osgood performs


NATURE:
TBD


RECAP: December 14


COVER STORY: The competitive world of eSports | Watch Video
Video games are fast becoming the biggest thing in the entertainment world. With $68 billion in revenue, it's a bigger moneymaker than the music industry. And gamers are passionate: These days entire stadiums fill up with people who pay not to play, but to WATCH OTHER PEOPLE play video games. Why?

Correspondent John Blackstone looks into the worldwide explosion of "eSports" and the athletes who play them.

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ALMANAC:
Nostradamus | Watch Video
Born on December 14, 1503, the renowned author of prophecies could never have foreseen his long-lasting impact.


FASHION:
The history of Hermes (Video)
'Tis the season for, among other things, shopping! Clothing is, of course, a go-to item during the holiday season, and when it comes to fashion one of the most iconic and historic names is Hermes.

Rita Braver travels to the epicenter of the fashion world, Paris, for a behind-the-scenes look at the 180-year history of Hermes.

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DANCE: Misty Copeland: Still proving herself | Watch Video
Anthony Mason visits with Misty Copeland, the breakthrough star of the American Ballet Theatre and currently in "The Nutcracker," who says change is coming slowly to the world of classical dance.

EXCERPT: Misty Copeland's "Firebird"
The ABT ballerina's first children's book shows how to reach soaring heights through hard work and dedication.

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PASSAGE:
National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day | Watch Video
What began as an embarrassment or joke is now a national institution.

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HISTORY:
Preserving our nation's film heritage | Watch Video
In 1891 Thomas Edison, one of the pioneers of the motion picture camera, filmed a short sequence now known as the "Newark Athlete." That strip of celluloid is the oldest of the more than 1.5 million movies and TV shows stored in vast vaults cared for by the Library of Congress.

From silent films and Hollywood classics through the Golden Age of television, the curators painstakingly maintain the archive as a time capsule of America as told through moving images.

Martha Teichner goes underground for a look at what is nothing less than a national treasure.

POLL: What favorite will be added to National Film Registry?

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HARTMAN:
Secret Santa saves Christmas (Video)
On behalf of a wealthy donor, police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, gave away money to unsuspecting drivers. Steve Hartman reports.


ART:
"Big Eyes" and the eye-opening story of Margaret Keane | Watch Video
Back in the 1960s, the images and paintings of Walter Keane, instantly recognizable by their subjects' large, haunting, eyes, were everywhere - on postcards, china plates, you name it. These "big eyes" images became known the world over, and Keane became a household name.

But as it turned out, Keane was a fraud, taking all the credit for work that was actually done by his wife.

Our Lee Cowan talks with Margaret Keane, the real artist behind the paintings, and with actress Amy Adams, who plays her in the new Tim Burton movie, "Big Eyes."

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'TIS THE SEASON: Holiday gift ideas from Techno Claus 2014 | Watch Video
David Pogue of Yahoo News offers his tech-gift suggestions for the ho-ho-holidays.


CALENDAR:
Week of December 15 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


'TIS THE SEASON:
LEDs take skyscraper seasonal lighting to new heights (Video)
Christmas lights may be inspired by the original Star of Bethlehem, but LED technology is pushing the bounds of skyscraper lighting to new heights, both for the holidays and year-round. Charles Osgood reports.

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NATURE:
Tundra swans at Conesus Lake (Extended Video)
This week's moment in nature leaves us in the noisy company of tundra swans at Conesus Lake in upstate New York.


RECAP: December 7


HEADLINES: Inside the unsuccessful rescue mission of Luke Somers (Video)
Two hostages held by al Qaeda militants have died after an unsuccessful American rescue mission in Yemen. David Martin reports.


COVER STORY:
Sandy Hook survivors: "We're at a tipping point" on gun laws | Watch Video
It has been two years since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., took the lives of 20 children and six educators on December 14, 2012. As the community struggles to heal, a group of teachers has gotten together to try to prevent tragedies like this from ever happening again.

One of the ways, they feel, is to change the gun laws that allowed a troubled teen to get his hands on such a deadly weapon in the first place.

In our Cover Story, Jane Pauley sits down with some of the heroic teachers who were able to save their students on that awful day, and who are now banding together to try to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

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ALMANAC:
Pearl Harbor | Watch Video
On Dec, 7, 1941, naval and air forces of Japan attacked the U.S. Naval Base in Hawaii, bringing the nation into World War II.

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FASHION:
Verdura, jeweler to the stars (Video)
What do Sarah Jessica Parker, Whoopi Goldberg, and fashion pioneer Coco Chanel have in common? They are all devotees of jewelry by Verdura. For 75 years the company founded by Italian Duke Fulco di Verdura has been producing stunning pieces that are stunning works of art as well as accessories.

"CBS This Morning" anchor Norah O'Donnell takes us behind the scenes at Verdura for a close-up look at the unique gems, bracelets and necklaces that have continually captivated the fashion world.

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SUNDAY PROFILE:
The "gob-smacked" James Corden | Watch Video
Mark Phillips introduces us to the actor and comedian who's the newest name in late-night TV.

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PASSAGE:
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
The longest-running Christmas TV special of all is marking its 50th year on air.

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MOVIES:
Cecil B. DeMille, showman of the movies | Watch Video
When it comes to the Golden Age of Hollywood, fewer figures cast a longer shadow than Cecil B. DeMille. His name was synonymous with big-budget, over-the-top blockbusters with sweeping panoramas and "casts of thousands." From "Cleopatra" to "The Greatest Show on Earth" to "The Ten Commandments," DeMille set the gold standard for cinematic spectaculars.

Rita Braver sits down with the famed director's granddaughter, Cecilia DeMille Presley, for a look back at his life and legacy.

GALLERY: The spectacles of Cecil B. DeMille
The consummate showman was behind such Hollywood epics as "The Ten Commandments" and "The Greatest Show on Earth."

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HARTMAN:
Fighting for the Christmas spirit (Video)
Steve Hartman went on the road to Reading, Pa., to see what might be the saddest Christmas tree of all time, and to meet the man who saved it.


SUNDAY PROFILE:
Yusuf / Cat Stevens boards the "Peace Train" once again | Watch Video
Back in the 1970s Cat Stevens was one of the biggest names in music. His hit songs, from "Peace Train" to "Wild World" and "Morning Has Broken," sold millions, and his tours were sell-out affairs around the world.

Then, at the height of his fame, Stevens simply walked away from it all, becoming a Muslim and changing his name to Yusuf Islam.

Now he's come full-circle, and for the first time since 1976 is embarking on a U.S. tour. Anthony Mason catches up with Yusuf, the man once known as Cat Stevens, to talk about his fame, his decision to leave music, and what brought him back.

GALLERY: The musical journey of Yusuf / Cat Stevens
The singer-songwriter evolved from a teenage pop star and international folk rock artist to a Muslim writing in Middle Eastern styles.

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HOLIDAYS: The history of the Christmas wreath (Video)
The evergreen wreath has been a symbol of Christmas for centuries, but its origin remains uncertain. Now wreaths are available in just about any material imaginable. Charles Osgood reports.


CALENDAR:
Week of December 8 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.


OPINION:
David Edelstein on the horror film you must see | Watch Video
Our critic says "The Babadook," Jennifer Kent's seriously scary film from Australia, about a terror from deep, deep, deep inside.

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NATURE:
Hot springs of Yellowstone (Extended Video)
This week's moment in nature takes us to Yellowstone National Park to see the billowing steam at Mammoth Hot Springs.

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