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"Pilings in Fog," one of the hauntingly beautiful landscapes of photographer Daniel Jones.

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Last Updated Nov 27, 2015 3:04 PM EST


Missing persons
It is an astonishing fact, but at any given moment there are roughly 84,000 people classified as "missing" in the United States. Most are quickly found - loved ones who forgot to call home, or runaways who turn up at a friend's house. But thousands go missing who are never found.

Susan Spencer of "48 Hours" has the story of one man's quest to find his lost childhood friend, and what he learns of others who "go missing" along the way.

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The Army-Navy game
On November 29, 1890, Army's football team hosted Navy at West Point in their very first contest. Charles Osgood reports.

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A taste of the World Champion Squirrel Cook-Off
Rodents were the featured ingredient at a recent cooking competition in Bentonville, Arkansas, and correspondent Luke Burbank was one of the lucky judges.

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New Yorker editor David Remnick
Erin Moriarty profiles one of the most influential men in the media today, the editor of The New Yorker magazine.

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Paula Poundstone on electronics and kids' brains
The comedian says feeding children's addiction to smartphones, tablets and video games is no good for developing minds.

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Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan is one of the most sought-after actors working in Hollywood today. She made her film debut in 2005's "Pride & Prejudice," and had roles on British TV in "Bleak House" and "Doctor Who." But it was her Oscar-nominated performance in the 2009 film "An Education" that really put her on the map. She went on to star in "Drive," "The Great Gatsby," and "Inside Llewyn Davis."

Now Mulligan is on Oscar's radar again for her latest film, "Suffragette." Ben Tracy catches up with the very in-demand actress.

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"Alice in Wonderland" at 150
Kristine Johnson celebrates the sesquicentennial of Lewis Carroll's beloved adventure.

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The Piano Guys
If you spend any time at all on YouTube, you've no doubt heard of The Piano Guys. Their unique team approach to playing songs on the piano has made them an Internet sensation. And it all started at a small piano shop in St. George, Utah, where for fun five friends started looking for new approaches to playing the piano -- not just by pressing the keys, but by tapping the wood, plucking the strings, and a lot more.

Their videos have captivated millions around the world, and so our Lee Cowan pays the Piano Guys a visit to see just how the magic happens.

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Photographer Daniel Jones
Photographer Daniel Jones rarely features people in his works. "I find it distracting," he says. "I want the viewer of my images to feel like they're there by themselves." In a self-narrated profile (part of our Short Takes series), Jones shows us the landscapes -- the ocean waves, beaches, clouds and trees near his home on Long Island -- that have long captivated him.

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"Creed," "Room" and "The Big Short"
Critic David Edelstein reviews three films to salivate over seeing this holiday season (and which don't include "Star Wars").

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Week of November 30
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.



Pull up a chair at our table -- it's time for our annual "Food Issue," for which we've prepared a seemingly endless smorgasbord of culinary delights!

RECIPE INDEX - Delicious menu suggestions from top chefs and cookbook authors and the editors of Bon Appetit, including dishes featured on the "Food Issue."

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Home grown: Moving next to the farm | Watch Video
You've heard of people buying homes next to a golf course or the ocean. But how about buying a home next to your own private farm?

Mark Strassmann takes us on a tour of the newest thing in residential living: the "agrihood," taking the farm-to-table movement to the extreme.

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Painting with coffee | Watch Video
Painter Gerard Tonti enjoys a cup of coffee or tea as much as anyone. But one day this artist was fooling around with pigments in his studio when he looked at his brew in a new light: he now uses the rich browns, mochas, greens, reds and even blues of coffee grounds and tea leaves as paint, to make incredible works of art. Anna Werner shows how he does it.

GALLERY: Art made from coffee
Gerard Tonti "paints" with grinds and tea leaves to evoke the sensual pleasures of the coffee culture

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Back on line at Clifton's Cafeteria | Watch Video
When it opened in 1935, L.A.'s Clifton's Cafeteria was billed as the world's largest. In the thick of the Great Depression it became famous as the "Cafeteria of the Golden Rule" -- no one who was hungry was turned away whether they could pay or not. Walt Disney, Jack Kerouac and sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury were just a few of Clifton's A-list customers, and the restaurant is still going strong to this day, thanks to a visionary our Lee Cowan meets.

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Boiled peanuts, "the Caviar of the South" | Watch Video
Susan Spencer celebrates the joys of some of our favorite regional foods, including boiled peanuts, the Official State Snack Food of South Carolina.

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Chef Marcus Samuelsson: Living the dream | Watch Video
Marcus Samuelsson is one of America's foremost celebrity chefs. He won TV's "Top Chef Masters" competition, prepared President Obama's first White House state dinner, and his restaurant, Red Rooster, is a Harlem landmark. It has been a pretty remarkable ride for Samuelsson, especially considering he was orphaned in his native Ethiopia and adopted by a Swedish couple before making his way to the U.S.A. and to culinary superstardom. Jane Pauley has his amazing story.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Marcus Samuelsson on diversity in professional kitchens
The celebrity chef talks with Jane Pauley about how he was determined to open a restaurant that was "a little more democratic," and how the 9/11 attacks prompted that decision.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Marcus Samuelsson: Keep dreaming big
Marcus Samuelsson came to America as a young man with $300 in his pocket. The celebrity chef, cookbook author and owner of Red Rooster Harlem in New York City talks to Jane Pauley about how he worked to make his culinary dreams a reality.

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Japan's fascinating plastic food | Watch Video
Restaurants and sushi bars lure in patrons with tempting menu displays of fake food, Seth Doane reports.

GALLERY: Culinary art: Japan's fascinating plastic food

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Celebrating the Cuban sandwich | Watch Video
Tampa's venerable Columbia Restaurant serves up to 600 of the carefully-constructed works of art a day, for good reason. Susan Spencer reports.

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A juicy alternative for the health-conscious (Video)
Plenty of Americans are on the juice these days. Juice bars are popping up all over, giving folks a new outlet to staying healthy. Nancy Giles gives us the skinny on what's behind the new juice craze.

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Cloris Leachman knows just how to serve it up | Watch Video
Actress Cloris Leachman won an Academy Award for her tender and heart-breaking performance in "The Last Picture Show." She's also made us laugh as Frau Blucher in Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein," and won eight Emmys -- more than any other performer -- for such programs as "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Malcolm in the Middle."

But this versatile and dedicated actor is also a dedicated vegetarian, and as our Tracy Smith reports, quite a star in the kitchen!

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Going bananas! | Watch Video
Tracing the appeal of America's most popular fruit.

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Food preferences: Why we like what we like | Watch Video
Genes, environment and familiarity -- as well as smell -- govern why we do or do not like certain tastes, but aging taste buds can be more adventurous. Rita Braver reports.

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DIVES: Sun never sets for some neighborhood dives | Watch Video
Corner taverns are disappearing around the country, but in Chicago there are still time-honored bars where everybody knows your name.

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Boston Cream Pie | Watch Video
The kitchen of Boston's Omni Parker House Hotel is where the sumptuous dessert was created. Susan Spencer reports.

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Wild Turkeys (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday before Thanksgiving among wild turkeys near Stonewall, Texas. Videographer: Scot Miller


France prepares military response for ISIS attack
The terror attacks in Paris on Friday killed at least 120 people and injured more than 350. French President Francois Hollande condemned the attack as an "act of war" and vowed that his nation "will be merciless toward the barbarians of Islamic State group." Elizabeth Palmer has the latest from Paris.

COVER STORY: The Photo Ark: Preserving species before they disappear | Watch Video
Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs became extinct in what scientists call "the 5th mass extinction." Though few of us are aware of it, we are currently in the midst of the 6th mass extinction. Not since the dinosaurs vanished have as many species of animals been threatened with extinction as there are today.

National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, a "Sunday Morning" contributor, is on a mission to save as many species of animals as he can, by -- what else? --- taking their picture. So far he has captured more than 5,000 animal portraits as part of his "Photo Ark." Our Martha Teichner sat in on Sartore's latest photo session.

GALLERY: Joel Sartore's Photo Ark

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ALMANAC: Georgia O'Keeffe | Watch Video
On November 15, 1887, the artist who created blazing and sensual images of the New Mexico landscape was born. Charles Osgood reports.

GALLERY: Georgia O'Keeffe

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NEWSPAPERS: The king of Sunday funnies turns 100 | Watch Video
Whether you've heard of King Features Syndicate or not, you've heard of their stable of stars: Popeye, Blondie and Dagwood, Dennis the Menace, Krazy Kat and many more. King Features has brought us many beloved comic strip characters, and it all began 100 years ago in the Sunday Funnies. Rita Braver takes a fond look back at this American institution.

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How survivors of Paris attacks reached out to social media (Video)
The terror attacks in the French capital have underscored the increasingly important role of social media. Contessa Brewer reports on the use of Twitter and Facebook when disaster and tragedy strike.

Jennifer Hudson | Watch Video
Jennifer Hudson first landed in the spotlight as a finalist on "American Idol." She didn't win, but two years later she beat out 700 others for a role in the film version of "Dreamgirls," for which she would earn an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Her meteoric rise to stardom has been truly remarkable, and now the Oscar- and Grammy-winner is taking on a new challenge: appearing for the first time on Broadway, in "The Color Purple."

Anthony Mason has a backstage pass.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson: "Everything is a lesson"
The actress-singer talks to Anthony Mason about winning a role in "Dreamgirls" and how her experiences on "American Idol" and a Disney cruise ship prepared her for the job.

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POLITICS: Sarah Palin's view | Watch Video
As the 2008 Presidential campaign heated up, Republican nominee John McCain chose a little-known Alaska governor to be his running mate. The choice of Sarah Palin sent shockwaves across America, making Palin an instant conservative standard bearer.

But her choice was not without controversy, and during and after the campaign Palin and her family were often in the tabloids as much as the front page.

With the current presidential election heating up, Tracy Smith pays Palin an at-home visit in Wasilla, Alaska, to talk about her family, and life in and out of politics.

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STEVE HARTMAN: Stray dogs become celebrities in Fort Worth (Video)
Two brothers guilty about their sports hunting past are making amends in any way they can. One of them is creating a special train of canines that's become the talk of the town. Steve Hartman shows how train travel has gone to the dogs.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Sylvester Stallone steps back into the ring | Watch Video
In 1976 the film "Rocky" became a worldwide phenomenon. Written by and starring a little-known actor named Sylvester Stallone, the film earned 10 Academy Award nominations, and won three Oscars, including Best Picture.

That was just the beginning of Stallone's remarkable career as an actor, writer, producer and director, in such films as the Rambo series, "Cliffhanger," "Tango & Cash," "Get Carter," and "Copland."

Now he's back, once again playing his iconic character Rocky Balboa, in "Creed." Lee Cowan reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Sylvester Stallone on writing "Rocky"
The actor who climbed to fame playing Rocky Balboa talks to Lee Cowan about his screenplay for the 1976 boxing film, and how he refused to sell it unless he was cast in the lead.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Sylvester Stallone on a most "miraculous time"
In 1976 a small film about an underdog boxer, "Rocky," became a worldwide sensation, winning three Academy Awards. In this web exclusive clip, Sylvester Stallone talks to Lee Cowan about the notoriety which the film's success brought to him.

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Paris attacks: A bruised city moves forward | Watch Video
David Turecamo says in the wake of terror the city of a thousand villages joins as one.

Paris attacks: The response to terrorism | Watch Video
Former NYT Paris Bureau chief Elaine Sciolino on the political fallout of the assault on France.

World landmarks lit in solidarity with France (Video)
In the wake of Friday night's terror attacks, the people of Paris - the City of Lights - were quick to rally to their nation with the colors of their flag. Meanwhile, cities around the world have been showing their solidarity with lights of their own. Charles Osgood reports.

Week of November 16 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.

Sunflowers in France (Extended Video)
We leave you this "Sunday Morning" in a field of sunflowers near the village of Lempaut in the south of France. Videographer: Joan Martelli.


Fighting back against Parkinson's - in the ring | Watch Video
During her legendary career at "60 Minutes," correspondent Lesley Stahl has covered hundreds of stories. But perhaps none is as meaningful as the one she'll tell this week on "Sunday Morning." Stahl's husband, Aaron Latham, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. For many that signals the beginning of the end of life as they know it. But others, like Latham, are fighting back thanks to a new therapy which -- believe it or not -- puts them in the boxing ring.

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ALMANAC: The Rorschach test| Watch Video
On Nov. 8, 1884, Hermann Rorschach, the psychiatrist who created the famed inkblot test, was born. Charles Osgood reports.

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A stone carver's family tradition (Video)
Nick Benson's handiwork can be seen across the country - his meticulous portfolio immortalized on headstones, war monuments and memorials. The stone carving craft that he's perfected dates back to ancient times, and is a Benson family tradition. Michelle Miller reports on the family of craftsmen whose work is embedded in American history.

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Walking vs. running (Video)
A new study by the London School of Economics says that when it comes to losing weight, the best exercise is a brisk walk. Charles Osgood reports.

Jennifer Connelly on "Shelter"
Actress Jennifer Connelly seems to have the golden touch. Her natural beauty led to a lucrative modeling career that started in middle school. At age 11 she was cast in her first film, Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America." But she shot to stardom, and earned an Oscar, for her performance as the wife of troubled mathematics genius John Nash in Ron Howard's "A Beautiful Mind."

On the set of that film she also met her future husband, actor Paul Bettany. Now husband and wife have teamed up for a new film, "Shelter," and our Tracy Smith pays a visit with Connelly to talk about her life, family and career.

GALLERY: Jennifer Connelly

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Batmobile designer George Barris | Watch Video
The car designer, who died this week, customized some of television's most memorable automobiles. Charles Osgood reports.

Reaching new heights in aerial photography | Watch Video
Lee Cowan takes to the skies to introduce us to Vincent Laforet, a man who goes to great heights (literally!) to take his unique and astonishing aerial photographs.

GALLERY: Stunning aerial photos of Vincent Laforet

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3-year-old learns the meaning of "happy tears" (Video)
Three-year-old McKenzy Paugam, the daughter of an Army Staff Sergeant, was distraught when, during a recent move, her beloved stuffed animal went missing. Steve Hartman reports on how the family coped -- and what McKenzy learned once her little giraffe reappeared.

What makes Bernie Sanders run? | Watch Video
The race for the White House is heating up, and already has taken some unforeseen twists and turns. On the Republican side, Ben Carson and Donald Trump are grabbing the headlines and the big poll numbers. As for the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is getting a somewhat unexpected run for her money from a man who many never thought had a chance: Senator Bernie Sanders. But the Vermont lawmaker's populist message of getting the government to fight for the middle class and working class and not "just a handful of billionaires" is resonating with people across the country.

Jim Axelrod hits the road with Sanders to find out what's driving him -- and his popularity.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bernie Sanders: Obama's big mistake
The Junior Senator from Vermont says President Barack Obama was wrong to assume he could compromise with Republicans in Congress.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bernie Sanders on what Americans really want
The presidential candidate talks to Jim Axelrod about the issues that will rally American voters.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:Bernie Sanders: "Socialist" is not a dirty word
The president candidate running as a Democratic Socialist tells Jim Axelrod that conventional political wisdom is wrong

WEB EXTRA VIDEO:Bernie Sanders on Black Lives Matter
The presidential candidate talks to Jim Axelrod about his civil rights record and his run-ins with activists protesting police brutality.

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Honoring MIAs from the Korean War | Watch Video
Seth Doane travels to South Korea with relatives of soldiers still "missing in action."

Week of November 9 | Watch Video
From World Science Day to Odd Day: "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.

Bisti Wilderness (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" offers us views of scenic rock formations of the Bisti Wilderness in northern New Mexico. Videographer: Jamie McDonald.

Review: "Spotlight" and uncovering the church's sex abuse scandal | Watch Video
Critic David Edelstein says a new film about reporters taking on the Catholic Church is more horrifying than any horror movie.


Investigators probe crash of Russian passenger jet (Video)
Russia is observing a day of mourning following Saturday's crash of a jetliner in the Sinai that killed all 224 people on board. Allen Pizzey reports the latest developments.

In the dark over power grid security | Watch Video
Blackouts are usually not much more than an inconvenience -- a few hours or days at most -- when a major storm knocks out electricity. But what would happen if days stretched into weeks, and it wasn't just your street or town losing power, but an entire region of the country?

And to add to the panic, what if Mother Nature wasn't to blame, but terrorists who have hacked into the computers that run our nation's power grid? That's the all-too-possible scenario Chip Reid investigates in our Cover Story.

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The Parker pen | Watch Video
On November 1, 1863, future fountain pen magnate George S. Parker was born in Shullsburg, Wis. Charles Osgood reports.

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Kehinde Wiley's echoes of masterworks | Watch Video
Rita Braver introduces us to a young painter who is taking the art world by storm.

GALLERY: The art of Kehinde Wiley

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TIME PIECE No. I: A critical time for watchmakers | Watch Video
In honor of Daylight Saving Time (which ends this weekend -- turn your clocks back one hour!), Martha Teichner meets a new generation of watchmakers learning their trade at a school run by the legendary Swiss watch company Patek Philippe.

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Bill Maher: Not sorry to be unapologetic | Watch Video
When it comes to being "politically incorrect," you could say comedian and talk show host Bill Maher has cornered the market. That, of course, was the name of his TV show that ran from 1997 to 2002, before he switched over to HBO for "Real Time with Bill Maher."

He isn't one to shy from controversy, and speaking his mind is his stock in trade as he covers the social, political and religious issues in the headlines. Tracy Smith visits with the always provocative Bill Maher.

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Tillman the skateboarding bulldog | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" pays tribute to a record-breaking, sports-loving canine.

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Returning to Alcatraz | Watch Video
Former inmates and guards -- rock stars from the prison's notorious history -- join a reunion at the renowned San Francisco institution.

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High school coach's proudest moment (Video)
After 25 years at West Blocton High School in Blockton, Alabama, football coach Gregg Farnetti says says his proudest moment came just last week, with a relatively pointless extra point attempt that had no effect on the final score. But the story behind the kick made his career. Steve Hartman reports.

Gloria Estefan: Caught by the rhythm | Watch Video
Gloria Estefan has gotten all of America -- and millions more fans around the world -- on their feet for more than 30 years now. The Cuban-American singer-songwriter has sold more than 100 million albums, and her songs have long been FM radio staples, including such hits as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," "Words Get in the Way," and of course, "Get on Your Feet."

Now she's heading to Broadway, where a musical based on her life and music is all the buzz. Lee Cowan catches up with Estefan and her husband, multiple-Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan, for a behind-the-scenes tour.

GALLERY: Gloria Estefan

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Time may be running out for Big Ben (Video)
London's Big Ben has been chiming out the hours for 156 years. But it turns out the ancient clockwork - a charming example of Victorian engineering - is a bit temperamental, and problems with accuracy (last summer it was a whole six seconds out of whack) have prompted calls to shut down and rebuild the clock, a process that could take years. Mark Phillips reports.

Week of November 2 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Charles Osgood reports.

Bats (Extended Video)
November has begun, so we end with a look at Bats in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, where more than a million bats are heading for their big night out.

Scary, silly Halloween costumes 2015
Revelers around the world get into the spirit of the holiday, with all manner of creepy figures - young and old - joining parades and zombie walks.