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RECAP: December 28

Air Asia jetliner goes missing off Indonesia (Video)
Air Asia Flight 8501 disappeared from air traffic control screens shortly after departing Surabaya, Indonesia on Sunday morning, bound for Singapore. Correspondent Debora Patta breaks down what we know so far about the missing plane and the 162 people on board.

There's no excuse for a poor excuse | Watch Video
According to a recent CBS News poll, 85 percent of us think Americans use too many excuses. Should we stop trying to explain our mistakes?

Is honesty the best policy? Or do excuses actually work?

Susan Spencer finds out if there is a foolproof formula for making them effective.

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LOOK BACK: A look back: The top stories of 2014 | Watch Video
As we come to the end of 2014, Charles Osgood reviews some of the stories we'll remember.

OUR MAN IN PARIS: Inside Patrick Roger's chocolate workshop (Video)
Just outside Paris, Patrick Roger has been making 10 million pieces of chocolate for 20 years - not all of which are meant to be eaten. The chocolate artisan is recognized by the French government as one of the finest craftsman in his trade. David Turecamo reports.

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LOOK BACK: 2014's top music, books and movies (Video)
From Pharrell Williams' "Happy" to "Guardians of the Galaxy," these are the top music, movies, books, and online content of 2014.

FOR THE RECORD: The remarkable comeback of Foreigner's Mick Jones | Watch Video
Anthony Mason catches up with Mick Jones, founder of one of rock's most successful bands, Foreigner.

    Click here to listen to Mick Jones' intro to a live version of "Hot Blooded," from "The Best of Foreigner 4 & More" (Sony).

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    Faith Salie shares her pet peeve on oversharing | Watch Video
    Contributor Faith Salie comments on the Word of the Year, "Overshare."

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    Hail and farewell to those we lost in 2014 | Watch Video
    Robin Williams . . . Philip Seymour Hoffman . . . Joan Rivers . . . Just some of the people who left us in the year gone by.

    As is our annual custom, this "Sunday Morning" - the last Sunday of 2014 - Charles Osgood says "Hail and Farewell" to some of the most curious and colorful characters who are gone, but certainly not forgotten.

    "Sunday Morning" would like to thank:

    • The family of Ralph Baer, for going the extra mile to bring Ralph Baer's inventions to our studio.
    • The family of Martin Litton, for their photographs.
    • Footage of Martin Litton shooting the Colorado Rapids came from Mark Fraser and James Fox's excellent documentary, "The Good Fight: The Martin Litton Story."
    • The Hagley Museum and Library, in Wilmington, Del., curators of the Stephanie Kwolek Collection, for their generosity and care; and to curator Debra Hughes, for going the extra mile to bring Kevlar to New York City.
    • The Strong Museum (also known as the National Museum of Play) in Rochester, N.Y., for their help in honoring Ralph Baer.
    • Jeff Dymowski and Creative Photographers, Inc. (Cpi Syndication) provided Phil Stern's memorable images.
    • The Thronateeska Heritage Center, in Albany, Ga., for Alice Coachman newspaper clips.
    • Footage of Boston Mayo Thomas Menino provided by David Burt and City Of Boston Cable.
    • Photos of Al Feldstein provided by DC Comics.
    • Thanks to Stourwater Pictures
    • And we would be remiss if we didn't thank Bill deCicco and Retro Video of Glendale, Calif., for their help and generosity every year in honoring the great musicians who died.

    Lucky Tony Danza | Watch Video
    Tony Danza became a TV sensation with two back-to-back sitcoms in the 1970s and '80s: "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss?" Now, he's taking a turn singing and dancing on Broadway, in the new musical, "Honeymoon in Vegas."

    Gayle King chats with Danza about growing up in Brooklyn, his days as a boxer, and life as a single guy in New York.

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    MOVIES: How will the flap over "The Interview" play out? | Watch Video
    Ben Tracy will be talking about the most talked-about movie of the month, the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, "The Interview," now playing at a number of movie theaters around the country, as well as online.

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    NATURE: The Mississippi River (Extended Video)
    This week's moment of nature takes you to the Mississippi - Old Man River - which just keeps rolling along.

    WEB EXTRA GALLERY: Florence Lawrence, the first movie star
    One of the bright lights of the early silent era, who died on Dec. 28, 1938, was the first actress promoted by name.

    RECAP: December 21

    NYC mourns two police officers shot to death (Video)
    New York City is mourning the shooting deaths of two police officers killed in their patrol car in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon, by a gunman who later took his own life. The suspect may have targeted them as retribution for the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York and for the Michael Brown police shooting case in Missouri. Mark Albert reports.

    WEB EXTRA: The story of modern Cuba (Video)
    At a dawn of a new era in U.S.-Cuba relations, discover the history of the island nation, from Cuban independence from Spain, to Fidel Castro's reign, to President Obama's recent diplomatic restoration. Adriana Diaz reports.

    Christmas carolers share the holiday spirit
    '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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    When Nixon met Elvis | Watch Video
    On December 21, 1970, the president welcomed Elvis Presley to the Oval Office.

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    Are your spinning skills good enough to play major league dreidel? (Video)
    Serena Altschul looks into a very nontraditional take on a Hanukkah tradition.

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    Bobby Flay's recipe for success | Watch Video
    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.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bobby Flay's "Sunday Morning" brunch
    The chef concocts a delightful menu featuring Frittata with Peppers and Onions, Orange Ricotta Pancakes, and Blood Orange Campari Mimosas

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    The history of candy canes | Watch Video
    How did the Christmas treat with the signature hook get its start?

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    The World War I Christmas truce | Watch Video
    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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    What makes a 220-mile commute worth it? (Video)
    Ask Thurmond Alford about the sacrifice he made to stay near his loved ones. Alford travels seven hours each day for his dream job in Washington, D.C. Steve Hartman reports.

    A new chapter for Sienna Miller | Watch Video
    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.

    GALLERY: Sienna Miller

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

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    Week of December 22 | Watch Video
    "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

    Remembering CBS News colleagues Emerson Stone and Richard Hottelet (Video)
    Charles Osgood tells us about the legacies that two CBS News colleagues have left behind. Emerson Stone spent 35 years as a writer, producer, executive and vice president in charge of news practices. Richard Hottelet was one of the "Murrow boys," setting the standard for radio reporting during World War II.

    David Edelstein on hackers' chilling effect on movies | Watch Video
    Says Sony's decision to withhold "The Interview" only bolsters Hollywood's desire for dull, apolitical and safe films.

    Ben Stein: Sony was prudent to scrap "The Interview" | Watch Video
    Says America should stop being humiliated, start getting serious about cybersecurity and hacking threats from N. Korea, China, Russia and others.

    MUSIC: Charles Osgood sings "White Christmas" (Video)
    Watch the host of "Sunday Morning" perform "White Christmas," Irving Berlin's great Christmas song written for the movie "Holiday Inn" with Bing Crosby.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Charles Osgood on the story of "White Christmas"

    Nature: Montana's Glacier National Park (Extended Video)
    This week's moment in nature leaves us in Montana's Glacier National Park. Let it snow ... let it snow . . . let it snow.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Bill Flanagan on "A Change Is Gonna Come"
    Fifty years ago this week, Sam Cooke's song was posthumously released; it became an anthem for the civil rights movement.

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

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

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    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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    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.

    "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.

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

    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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    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.

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

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    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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    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.

    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.

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

    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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    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.

    RECAP: November 30

    COVER STORY: Giving, and giving back, via Make-A-Wish | Watch Video
    Thirty-five years ago, in Phoenix, Ariz., a seven-year-old boy was dying from leukemia. He had one last wish before he died: to become a police officer. His wish was granted, and as a result the Make-A-Wish Foundation was born.

    A quarter-million wishes later, the group is still making dreams come true for children across the country facing life-threatening illnesses.

    Our Lee Cowan meets members of the "dream team" that makes it all happen, and follows along with some of the children as they set off on their adventure of a lifetime.

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    ALMANAC: The Mason Jar | Watch Video
    On Nov. 30, 1858, a New Jersey inventor aided food preservation with his patent for a screw-top, air-tight jar

    A delicious slice of life (Video)
    Bill Geist travels to Pie Town, New Mexico, a town that's all about ... well, pies!

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    MUSIC: Holy pop relics: The Beatles' lyrics
    John Lennon and Paul McCartney are widely recognized as one of the greatest songwriting teams of all time. The list of their timeless classics is endless, from "Yesterday" to "Eleanor Rigby" to "A Day in a Life" and so many more.

    And all of them, at some point, began as hastily-scribbled lines on whatever piece of scrap paper happened to be handy -- an envelope, a sheet of hotel stationery, a child's birthday card.

    Mark Phillips sits down with Beatle friend and biographer Hunter Davies, who collected these now-priceless scraps of Beatles lyrics when John and Paul didn't need them any more, and put them on display at the British Library.

    GALLERY: The Beatles' original lyrics

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    PASSAGE: Mystery writer P.D. James | Watch Video
    "Sunday Morning:" remembers the legendary British author, who died this past week at age 94.

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    PERFORMANCE ART: Artist Marina Abramovic's body of work | Watch Video
    Marina Abramovic is a performance artist who alters an audience's view of time and space. Serena Altschul visits Abramovic's latest show, where blindfolded patrons make their way around an empty art gallery.

    She also visits the artist's house in upstate New York where Lady Gaga studied the "Abramovic Method."

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    HARTMAN: Is it okay to listen to country-western songs with your kids? (Video)
    Steve Hartman and his kids are hooked on country music thanks to Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn. The lyrics about hard drinking and other real-life issues have facilitated some hard, but useful conversations while on the road.

    Editor's Note: There has been some concern from viewers about the safety of the boys while riding in the vehicle. The boys were both in properly-installed child safety seats and the airbags were turned off. The truck does not have a backseat, and it is legal under N.Y. State law for children to ride in the front seat.

    Q&A: Chris Rock | Watch Video
    Chris Rock was just another struggling stand-up comic before getting his big break as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live."

    During the past 25 years, he went on to become one of the most successful and provocative comedians working today. Reviewing his popular HBO specials, Time Magazine called Rock "the funniest man in America."

    Mo Rocca catches up with Rock to talk about his life; his new film, "Top Five"; and how he manages to turn current social and political events into cutting-edge humor.


    Chris Rock: Stand-up comedy is "spooky"
    Comedian Chris Rock tells Mo Rocca that the basis of a stand-up comic's work - getting people's attention while talking about anything, or about nothing - is inherently odd.

    Chris Rock on whether good comics need rage
    Do stand-up comedians need be to be outraged to be funny? Chris Rock gives Mo Rocca his take.

    Chris Rock on his dad, and on being a dad
    The comedian and director Chris Rock talks to Mo Rocca about what his father did to protect him while growing up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, and how things are different now when it comes to his own children.

    Chris Rock has a fan in Meryl Streep
    When Mo Rocca asked who he was surprised to learn is a fan of his, comedian Chris Rock revealed it to be an actress he's quite a fan of himself.

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    BATTLEFIELDS: The fight to reclaim America's battlefields | Watch Video
    Martha Teichner examines the state of America's historic battlefields and the fight to preserve them.

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    CALENDAR: Week of December 1 | Watch Video
    "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

    OPINION: Faith Salie says "get a grip" over spread of germs | Watch Video
    Faith Salie comments on shaking hands and the germs that come with it.

    Wakulla Springs State Park (Extended Video)
    This week's moment in nature takes us to the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park in Florida.

    RECAP: November 23, "The Food Issue"

    Our annual show dedicated to all things epicurean! Listen for the trumpet (and bring an appetite!).

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    RECIPES: Click here for recipes from "Sunday Morning"'s 2014 "Food Issue"

    COVER STORY: The future of food: Crushed bugs, chemical elixirs and apps | Watch Video
    What will we be eating in the future? David Pogue ‎reports that in the interests of efficiency and sustainability, people are turning to supercomputers, meals-in-a-glass, and bugs.

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    ART: Art that's delicious: Roger Rowley's fruit plates | Watch Video
    When Roger Rowley wanted his children to eat more fruit, he spent extra time making attractive arrangements on a blue bowl from his kitchen cabinet. Now, he photographs those plates of fruit and displays those images at a Moscow Idaho, art gallery. Martha Teichner visits.

    GALLERY: Fruit works of art

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    POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: How to survive Japanese culinary school (Video)
    Seth Doane visits the renowned Tsuji Culinary Institute in Osaka, Japan, and learns what makes this school's astonishingly high standards quintessentially Japanese.

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    SOUP TO NUTS: The next generation of Campbell's Soup (Video)
    In a three-part series, Susan Spencer of "48 Hours" looks at three classic American staples taking on new culinary twists.

    The first look is at Campbell's Soup, which is pouring in new flavors, from Creamy Thai, to Jazzy Jambalaya, to Chunky Beer and Cheese.

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    Perusing menu options | Watch Video
    Menus have been gracing the tables of restaurants in this country for more than 200 years, and the New York Public Library has a collection of more than 47,000 menus which tell the story of eating out in America.

    Rita Braver talks with the curator of the collection, as well as a modern day "menu engineer," who helps restaurants get the most out of their menus.

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    MASTER CHEF: The mother of Chinese food in America (Video)
    Mo Rocca meets Cecilia Chiang, the woman who is credited with introducing Americans to authentic Chinese cuisine.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Authentic Chinese cooking from the master
    Cecilia Chiang tells Mo Rocca how she taught the comedian and culinary fan Danny Kaye how to cook.

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    What a Crock! (Video)
    Nancy Giles explores the wonders of modern "slow cooking."

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    • Our thanks to aspiring actor and chef Joe Ventricelli for his part in showing Nancy Giles how to use her Crock Pot
    • Our thanks to Audio Engine, N.Y.C., for their help

    CANNED FOODS: Spam spam spam spam lovely spam spam | Watch Video
    The canned meat, a staple for GIs during World War II, has become a beloved part of the Hawaiian diet, from burgers to sushi. Lee Cowan reports.

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    The market for frozen foods is heating up | Watch Video
    Frozen food is suddenly hot, and it looks nothing like the TV dinners or cardboard pizza of decades past. Susan Spencer visits a New York City store where all the food is frozen, whose products range from Lobster Wellington to Duck Hot Dogs.

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    Patti LaBelle's cup runneth over
    Tracy Smith dishes with singer, avid cook, and bestselling cookbook author Patti LaBelle.

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    Cider: Bringing back a forgotten drink | Watch Video
    Faith Salie learns how hard apple cider is made and why it's become so cool.

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    PB & Thai? A spicy take on an American classic | Watch Video
    A new line of flavored peanut butters, from spicy to dark chocolate, are on the market. Susan Spencer visits a sandwich shop dedicated to the stuff, and learns it can be mixed with more foods than you would ever have guessed.

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    OPINION: Jim Gaffigan on getting stuffed for Thanksgiving | Watch Video
    The comedian and author of "Food: A Love Story" discusses the depressing aspects of the holiday.

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    NATURE: Wild Turkeys in Oklahoma (Extended Video)
    This week's moment in nature takes us on a visit to the wild turkeys of Oklahoma.

    RECAP: November 16

    ISIS video claims U.S. aid worker beheaded (Video)
    ISIS militants have released another video claiming to have beheaded American Peter Hassig. who was captured last year while providing medical aid in Syria. Charlie D'Agata reports.

    Golden words: The motivational speaker industry
    Motivational speakers are talking, and a LOT of people are paying to listen. In this week's Cover Story, Tracy Smith sits down with bestselling author self-help author Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, and with Josh Shipp, founder of the Youth Speaker University, to explore the power, and profit, of the pep talk, and the multi-billion dollar world of motivational speaking.

    WEB EXTRA: Dr. Wayne Dyer's top 5 motivational speeches of all time
    The self-help author offers his favorite addresses aimed at elevating and moving an audience to action.

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    The vacuum tube | Watch Video
    On November 16, 1904, British inventor John Ambrose Fleming patented an electronic receiver that revolutionized communications.

    THEATRE: Ann Roth's design for living | Watch Video
    For six decades Ann Roth has been designing costumes for stars of the stage and screen. A Tony Award- and Oscar-winner, she's considered the top of her craft, and a favorite of actors.

    Rita Braver takes us backstage with Roth, who at age 83 has three new shows on Broadway, including the hit revival, "A Delicate Balance," starring Glenn Close and John Lithgow.

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    Katey Sagal's first love
    Lee Cowan catches up with Katey Sagal, who has played memorable mothers in the TV shows "Married With Children" and "Sons of Anarchy," but has always wanted to be known as a singer.

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    The Philae comet landing | Watch Video
    The European Space Agency completed a 10-year mission to land a probe on the surface of a comet 300M miles from Earth.

    A dog's life: Meet University of Georgia mascot Uga | Watch Video
    Martha Teichner takes the field at the University of Georgia with one of the football team's biggest stars -- their bulldog mascot Uga, who gives new meaning to being treated "like a dog."

    WEB EXTRA GALLERY: Lovable (and lovably bizarre) college sports mascots

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    Former football player turns to farming (Video)
    Jason Brown, one of the best centers in the NFL, quit football to be a plain ol' farmer, even though he'd never farmed a day a in his life. Thanks to Youtube and some good advice from other farmers in Louisburg, North Carolina, this week Jason finished harvesting his first five-acre plot of sweet potatoes. Steve Hartman has more on this story.

    Mark Ruffalo on going for broke | Watch Video
    Actor Mark Ruffalo, who stars in the upcoming film "Foxcatcher," talks to Anthony Mason about his career, his childhood, and the loss of his brother.

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    Scott Strazzante on finding "Common Ground" | Watch Video
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist on how two families' common bond extends to the Earth, and to us all.

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    Week of November 17 | Watch Video
    "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

    Get real! David Edelstein celebrates documentary films | Watch Video
    The "Sunday Morning" critic offers his picks from the recent explosion of non-fiction films that will rock your world.

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    Caddo Lake, Texas (Extended Video)
    This week's moment in nature takes us to the Texas side of Caddo Lake, which straddles the border with Louisiana.

    RECAP: November 9

    HEADLINES: Last two Americans held by North Korea released (Video)
    Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller, detained in North Korea, have arrived back in the U.S. The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, secured their release in a secret mission to Pyongyang. Margaret Brennan reports.

    Bush 43 on Bush 41 | Watch Video
    In a two-part interview to air on CBS' "Sunday Morning" and "Face the Nation," President George W. Bush tells CBS News' chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer that he was surprised to learn Saddam Hussein did not believe he would take military action in 2003.

    Mr. Bush talks with Schieffer about his new book, in which he discusses his relationship with his father, President George H.W. Bush; the decision to send troops into Iraq; and other topics.

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    ALMANAC: Limelight | Watch Video
    On Nov. 9, 1825, Scottish inventor Thomas Drummond successfully tested a white-hot incandescent illumination.

    ART: A treasure hunt for undiscovered American artists | Watch Video
    It's an unusual art hunt, one that launched two men -- emissaries from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, founded by Alice Walton, the Wal-Mart heiress -- on a nine-month road trip across the U.S.

    Their mission: To find undiscovered artists across the country, to showcase in a one-of-a-kind, contemporary art show in America's heartland.

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    TV: Watch what happened to Andy Cohen | Watch Video
    Forty-six-year-old Andy Cohen is the Peter Pan of late-night television. If, by some chance, you've never heard of him, he's the host of "Watch What Happens Live" on Bravo TV, a talk show sorely in need of adult supervision. He's also responsible for the "Real Housewives" reality series.

    So where did he get his start in television? As a 21-year-old intern for CBS News correspondent Erin Moriarty, who visits Cohen for a "Sunday Morning" profile.

    WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Andy Cohen on Joan Rivers
    The Bravo TV host tells correspondent Erin Moriarty about what comedienne Joan Rivers meant to him growing up, and about a "Judge Judy"-type reality TV series, "What's Your Problem?," that the two were pitching shortly before she died in September.

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    PASSAGE: Toy Hall of Fame | Watch Video
    This week classic toys were inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame, at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, N.Y. Out of all the nominated toys, what made the cut?

    GEIST: By a whisker: The sport of bearding (Video)
    You've no doubt noticed that beards are everywhere you look these days, from the meticulously-groomed stubble on GQ models, to bewhiskered athletes and movie stars. In this bearded age it was probably inevitable that someone would stage a beard Olympics

    Bill Geist visited Portland, Ore., where everything is a little bit different -- including the downtown parade that recently honored hundreds of spectacular beards and the men who wear them.

    WEB GALLERY: Masters of competitive bearding
    A gallery of contestants from the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Portland, Ore., captured by photographer Greg Anderson.

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    HARTMAN: Lauren Hill's dream fulfilled (Video)
    Perhaps you remember Steve Hartman's story from a few weeks back about Lauren Hill, a terminally-ill basketball player with an all-consuming passion -- and not much time. This morning, he has two follow-up reports about the night of a lifetime.

    SUNDAY PROFILE: Jon Stewart on politics, family and "Rosewater" | Watch Video
    Comedian Jon Stewart has built a career skewering elected officials on his late-night satirical news show, but he doesn't like interviewing politicians.

    In fact, the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" tells Mo Rocca he despises interviewing politicians, "as most sentient creatures, I think would."

    Rocca, a former correspondent on Stewart's show, talks with the comic about his satire, and about "Rosewater," the new feature film drama he wrote and directed about the imprisonment in Iran of Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari.

    Stewart also opens up about his wife Tracey and their two children. Asked where he'd be without her, Stewart says he'd be "much unhappier."


    Jon Stewart: How raising kids is like running a small business
    The "Daily Show" host talks to correspondent Mo Rocca about the impact of having children, and what it means to be a hero.

    Jon Stewart on the corrupting force of money in politics
    The "Daily Show" host talks to correspondent Mo Rocca about disingenuous politicians who refuse to buy that money corrupts the election process.

    Jon Stewart on his parents' divorce
    The "Daily Show" host talks to correspondent Mo Rocca about the impact of his parents' separation when he was nine years old.

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    ANNIVERSARY: 25 years after the Berlin Wall fell | Watch Video
    On the night of November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall stopped being a barrier -- and became the biggest party in the world.

    The moment had been a dream for decades, and everyone in Berlin that night knew this was grand history in the making.

    Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer revisits the site when the Wall fell.

    CALENDAR: Week of November 10 | Watch Video
    "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

    HARTMAN: Meet the team that moved their game to let Lauren Hill play (Video)
    In the opening seconds of her first college basketball game, Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill made the shot heard 'round the world. The story of her terminal brain cancer and her celebration in spite of it has been told all over the globe. But while most news cameras were focused on the celebration at center court, or the crowd of 10,000 cheering fans, our cameraman noticed something else remarkable. Steve Hartman reports.

    "Face the Nation" | Watch Video
    "Sunday Morning" looks back at TV's second-longest-running program

    Sandhill Cranes (Extended Video)
    We leave you this Sunday with the sight and sound of Sandhill Cranes, at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.

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    RECAP: November 2

    COVER STORY: Play it by ear: Baseball for the blind | Watch Video
    It is often said that hitting a baseball is one of the most difficult feats in all of sports. So just imagine hitting a baseball totally blind. It sounds impossible, but that is exactly what happens in beep baseball.

    Players are partially or totally visually-impaired, so the softball-size ball emits a loud beeping sound, allowing batters to time the swing and connect, and for fielders to find the ball.

    While San Francisco cheers the Giants' capture of the Major League World Championship this past week, Mark Strassmann introduces you to another team of champs, at the National Beep Baseball Association's World Series.

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    The 1st cheerleader | Watch Video
    On Nov. 2, 1898, University of Minnesota football fan Johnny Campbell became America's first widely-acknowledged "yell leader."

    FASHION: Basic black - The fashion of mourning attire | Watch Video
    Now that we've safely made it through another Halloween ...

    Martha Teichner takes us on a tour of a new exhibit at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, which explores what was expected of Victorian-Era widows.

    WEB GALLERY: Fashion of mourning

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    Lisa Kudrow on the science of comedy | Watch Video
    As Phoebe, the ditzy, animal-loving vegetarian on the hit TV show "Friends," Lisa Kudrow established her place in the pantheon of great TV characters. After the show ended its 10-year run in 2004, Kudrow branched out, and now - as an actor, writer and producer - she is busier than ever.

    From her role as executive producer of the ancestry-based "Who Do You Think You Are," to the Showtime series "Web Therapy" and her returning HBO show, "The Comeback," Kudrow is making her mark on- and off-screen.

    Our Lee Cowan catches up with Kudrow and finds out what more is in store.

    WEB GALLERY: Notable alumni of the Groundlings improv troupe

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    The most politically-polarized places in America | Watch Video determined the 10 Best Places to Live for Liberals, Conservatives and Centrists.

    A Marine's story told through ballet | Watch Video
    As a teenager Colin Wolfe, a talented and dedicated ballet dancer, had put up with some teasing for his passion, but the teasing stopped the day after he graduated high school, when the 18-year-old joined the Marines.

    When Colin was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006, his fellow Marines had no idea he had ever been a dancer. But as David Martin tells us in his powerful report, members of his unit will be in the audience when a new ballet based on Colin's life is performed for the first time, featuring Colin's mother, artistic director of the Manassas Ballet Theatre in Manassas, Va.

    VIDEO PREVIEW: A Marine trained in ballet
    Amy Wolfe, mother of a young Marine killed in Iraq in 2006, talks about how the athleticism of her son's ballet training shaped his ability to serve in the armed forces.

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    Texas boy's "Before-I-go-blind" bucket list (Video)
    Nine-year-old Ben Pierce, of Denton, Texas, is not blind - at least not yet. But he suffers from a condition that is slowly stealing his sight, and so he is on a mission. Steve Hartman reports.

    Bradley Cooper transformed by "The Elephant Man" | Watch Video
    Bradley Cooper is without a doubt one of the hottest names in Hollywood. Perhaps best known for his comedic turn in the blockbuster "Hangover" series, Cooper showed his versatility with Oscar-nominated performances in "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle."

    Now Cooper is taking on perhaps his biggest acting challenge yet, in the lead role of "The Elephant Man" on Broadway.

    Our Serena Altschul, who first visited with Cooper two years ago, catches up with him during rehearsals, and finds out why, for Cooper, "The Elephant Man" is the role of a lifetime.

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    Nancy Giles to voters: Don't flunk the midterms | Watch Video
    Our "Sunday Morning" contributor says Americans who fail to cast ballots in Congressional races will be failing their country.

    Week of November 3 | Watch Video
    "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

    A political rogue returns to the campaign trail | Watch Video
    Mo Rocca introduces us to a man who is both loved and reviled in Providence, R.I.: former mayor and convicted felon Buddy Cianci, now running for re-election.

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    Devil's Playground (Extended Video)
    We leave you this Sunday after Halloween among the rock formations of Devil's Playground in Utah ...

    RECAP: October 26

    HEADLINES: Marysville grapples with aftermath of school shooting (Video)
    Once again, an American town is grappling with the painful aftermath of a deadly shooting rampage in a school. Carter Evans has the latest from Marysville, Wash.

    McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is still lovin' it | Watch Video
    Don Thompson took the reins at McDonald's two years ago, as its first African-American CEO. His charge: to make the Golden Arches golden again.

    With 35,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries, there's no denying McDonald's' influence. It affects everything from agriculture to animal welfare to food safety.

    But when it comes to the man responsible for it all, Thompson doesn't think of himself as the head of an iconic brand. He sees himself as the same guy who started on the grill on those years ago. Correspondent Lee Cowan reports.

    WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Inside the archives of McDonald's
    Mike Bullington, senior archives manager at the McDonald's Corporation, gives correspondent Lee Cowan a tour of artifacts from the company's history, including the very first Ronald McDonald costume.

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    ALMANAC: The Erie Canal | Watch Video
    On October 26, 1825, America charted a new course to the West with the opening of the New York State waterway.

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    How we see heaven and hell | Watch Video
    Do we go anywhere after we die, and if so, where? Two-thirds of Americans believe in heaven and hell, and most of us agree on what heaven and hell look like. Heaven is up (with angels and puffy clouds), and hell is down (full of fire and torment).

    But what is the source of those visions? Is it Biblical? Correspondent Martha Teichner takes a journal through heaven and hell this "Sunday Morning."

    GALLERY: View a history of Western artists' depictions of Christian views of the afterlife

    CBS NEWS POLL: Americans' views on death

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    Q & A:
    Garrett Morris | Watch Video
    As one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live," Garrett Morris holds a rightful place in TV history. His comedic turn as Dominican baseball player Chico Escuela, whose catch-phrase "Baseball been berra berra good to me," is one of the all-time greats.

    These days Morris is making a splash again as the wise-cracking cashier on the hit CBS comedy, "2 Broke Girls." Rita Braver catches up with Morris for a look back at his remarkable life and career.

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    Oscar de la Renta, Ben Bradlee and Frank Mankiewicz | Watch Video
    "Sunday Morning" remembers three figures who stood out in the areas of fashion, journalism and politics.

    The spectres of America's ghost towns | Watch Video
    Next Friday is Halloween, of course, and what better way to kick off the celebration than by paying a visit to a real life ghost town? Believe it or not, there are numerous ghost towns dotting the American landscape -- former gold rush and mining towns in Colorado, California and other states that still hold haunting echoes of the past.

    Barry Peterson takes us to towns with names like Bodie and Bonanza, where the population is zero (at least among the living!).

    GALLERY: Ghost towns of America

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    Girl with terminal cancer living for basketball (Video)
    Nineteen-year-old Lauren Hill, who started playing basketball in 6th grade and immediately fell in love with the game, is literally living for the game. Steve Hartman reports.

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Alan Turing and Enigma | Watch Video
    If you are not familiar with the name Alan Turing, he was in many ways a World War II hero of the first order -- the genius who helped the British crack the Germans' top-secret "Enigma" code, and in the process saved countless thousands of lives.

    Our Anthony Mason visits with actor Benedict Cumberbatch to talk about his role as Turing in "The Imitation Game," a new film recounting Turing's heroic (and tragic) life story.

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    Rocco DiSpirito: Caramel apples a healthy Halloween treat | Watch Video
    The celebrity chef says preparing an alternative to candy is no big trick.

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    Protecting your afterlife in the digital realm | Watch Video
    David Pogue shows us ways to keep your virtual self alive online after the real you is gone.

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    Week of October 27
    "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

    Bats of Vermont (Extended Video)
    This week's moment in nature takes us to a Vermont cave full of bats.

    RECAP: October 19

    HEADLINES: Human remains found in Hannah Graham search (Video)
    Police said a search team seeking clues for a missing 18-year-old college student found human remains while combing an abandoned property just outside of Charlottesville, Va. Officials cautioned against jumping to conclusions, but they called the find a significant development. Julianna Goldman reports.

    Aging in America: Stuck in the middle | Watch Video
    There are currently about 40 million Americans over the age of 65, and those over 80 are the fastest-growing segment of our population. The good news is we're living longer, healthier lives. But it's not all good news: fully 70 percent of Americans over age 65 will need long-term care of some kind, whether at home or in a healthcare facility, and that care is time-consuming and expensive.

    Increasingly it's not uncommon for a child to spend years, and their life savings, to care for aging parents.

    In our Cover Story Rita Braver reports on a group of seniors who have banded together and found a way to make their golden years not just affordable, but truly "golden."

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    Auguste Lumiere, father of cinema | Watch Video
    The film-making pioneer, who with his brother first publicly exhibited movies, was born on October 19, 1862

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    Baltimore's painted screens (Video)
    Jan Crawford explores a unique folk art tradition going back 100 years -- once seen on nearly every row house in the working class neighborhoods of Baltimore, Md. -- as artists today once again embrace the tradition of painted window screens, an authentic connection to the city's past.

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    Should we be worried? | Watch Video
    CBS News senior medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook on the facts about the outbreak in West Africa, and how to deal with it in America.

    Pete Rose still hopes for baseball's forgiveness
    As any sports fan can tell you, on the field Pete Rose was one of the greatest baseball players in history. He has more hits than anyone who ever played the game -- not Babe Ruth, not Lou Gehrig, not Ty Cobb, Ted Williams or Derek Jeter ever achieved what he has.

    But there's another distinction about Rose that none of those greats could, or would, boast of: he has been banned for life from the game he loves for gambling on games while he was a manager.

    Our Lee Cowan spends some time with the baseball legend for an emotional, revealing look at his legacy on and off the field.

    TAKE OUR POLL: Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

    WEB VIDEO PREVIEW: Pete Rose: "I'll get into the Hall of Fame"

    WEB VIDEO PREVIEW: Pete Rose: "I screwed up"

    WEB VIDEO PREVIEW: Fay Vincent on Pete Rose: "It's pathetic"

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    Tim Hauser
    "Sunday Morning" remembers the founder of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe, The Manhattan Transfer, who died Thursday of cardiac arrest.

    Two hearts on the mend (Video)
    Traditional medicine can do wonders when it comes to saving lives. But when it comes to making those lives worth living, sometimes patients need a little more. Steve Hartman reports.

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    Just who is Danny Aiello? | Watch Video
    Veteran actor Danny Aiello will be the first to tell you he's lived a charmed life. The Italian-American son of a seamstress and a laborer, Aiello joined the Army at 16 and then worked as a Greyhound bus dispatcher, among other odd jobs, before finding his calling as an actor.

    With memorable roles in such films as "Bang the Drum Slowly," "Moonstruck," "The Godfather: Part II," "Do the Right Thing," "The Purple Rose of Cairo" and countless others, Aiello has earned his reputation as one of the most talented and professional actors working today.

    But, as he tells our Tracy Smith in an intimate profile, off-camera he's still trying to figure out who the real Danny Aiello is when he's not in character.

    WEB EXTRA: Read an excerpt from Danny Aiello's memoir, "I Only Know Who I Am When I Am Somebody Else"

    WEB VIDEO PREVIEW: Danny Aiello, bus announcer

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    Ben Stein: Time for U.S. to pay ransom to terrorists | Watch Video
    Recent brutal acts in the Middle East, and our government's policy for dealing with them, are weighing on the mind of our contributor Ben Stein.

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    Week of October 20
    "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead

    WEB EXTRA GALLERY: Four Cubist masters at the Met
    Works by Picasso, Leger, Braque and Gris, from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, debut at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Arcade Fire: Determined to be like something else | Watch Video
    In just a few short years the eclectic rock band Arcade Fire has gone from having a small but adoring fan base, to selling out huge arenas.

    In 2011 their album "The Suburbs" won the coveted Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year, and since then the band has continued to grow into a critical and commercial success.

    Our Anthony Mason carries a backstage pass to head out on tour with the members of Arcade Fire, one of the most original and innovative bands in recent memory.

    WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Music is a "family thing" for Arcade Fire
    Win and William Butler talk to Anthony Mason about growing up in a home filled with music, and how younger brother Will apprenticed for his older brother's band, eventually becoming a member of Arcade Fire.

    WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Arcade Fire: "We played really hard"
    Brothers Win and William Butler of the eclectic Canadian rock band Arcade Fire talk to Anthony Mason about connecting with their audiences at their early shows, by playing "as loud and as hard" as they could in the midst of the crowds.

    WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Arcade Fire's Regine Chassagne on an early gig
    Regine Chassagne, of the Canadian band Arcade Fire, tells Anthony Mason about an early experience singing bossa nova in the refrigerated aisle at a grocery store opening.

    WEB EXTRA GALLERY: Arcade Fire
    The eclectic and highly theatrical band from Canada blends musical influences as varied as hard rock, bossa nova, French chanson, rara and punk.

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    Fall colors (Extended Video)
    We leave you this "Sunday Morning" among the autumn leaves near Milan, New Hampshire.

    WEB EXTRA GALLERY: Fall foliage 2014
    Autumn colors decorate landscapes across the globe,

    RECAP: October 12

    COVER STORY: Just a coincidence, or a sign? | Watch Video
    How many times in your life have you said that? We've all experienced the strange, seemingly chance meetings or incidents that defy the odds and make us wonder if they are really random, or whether perhaps destiny or a higher power is involved.

    In our Cover Story, Susan Spencer of "48 Hours" talks with some people who have had coincidences that are almost TOO incredible to be true, yet are!

    She also chats with researchers trying to figure out exactly what these coincidences mean, if they mean anything at all.

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    The conscientious objector | Watch Video
    On October 12, 1945, Cpl. Desmond Doss, a Seventh Day Adventist, received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service as an unarmed medic in WWII.

    BOOKS: Madeline, the Everygirl who never grows old | Watch Video
    "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived 12 little girls in two straight lines..."

    As generations of readers young and old can tell you, those are the opening lines to the many stories featuring Madeline, one of the most beloved children's characters of all times. Madeline is a feisty little girl who lives in a French boarding school but spends very little time in the classroom -- instead, she heads out on adventures that for decades have captivated fans around the world.

    On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the publication of Ludwig Bemelmans' first book, contributor Faith Salie looks back at the ongoing appeal of the little girl known as Madeline.

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    FOR THE RECORD: The revealing Sam Smith | Watch Video
    Anthony Mason travels to England to visit with a rising star, Sam Smith, whose song, "Stay With Me," has been dominating the charts.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sam Smith on his singing roots
    The singer-songwriter tells Anthony Mason that he used to sing during his morning commute to school in the car with his mother.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sam Smith doesn't want to be pigeonholed

    The "Stay With Me" singer tells Anthony Mason he wants the freedom to do what he wants -- which may someday include a rock album.

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    Jan Hooks (Video)
    The "Saturday Night Live" alum, who was part of the comedy troupe from 1986 to 1991, died this week after a long illness at her home in New York. She was 57. Charles Osgood reports.

    BIOGRAPHIES: Walter Isaacson on the traits of "Innovators" | Watch Video
    His biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was the bestselling book of 2011. Now author and journalist Walter Isaacson has returned to the high-flying world of tech geniuses in his new book, "The Innovators."

    In it he moves beyond Jobs to look at the other visionaries and dreamers who created the computer and Internet revolution. Who invented the computer? What made them succeed? What traits did it take?

    Our Rita Braver catches up with Isaacson for a fascinating look at the geniuses who did nothing less than change the world.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Book excerpt from "The Innovators"
    Read the introduction to Walter Isaacson's story of the "hackers, geniuses and geeks" who created the digital revolution.

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    Beautiful music at a retirement home (Video)
    Inside the Judson Manor retirement community in Cleveland, Ohio, they have about 100 senior residents, and a 24-year-old music student who - in exchange for free rent - is making some very beautiful music. Steve Hartman reports.

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    Michael Keaton takes wing in "Birdman"| Watch Video
    Michael Keaton first caught our attention with his manic brand of humor back in the early 1980s, in films like "Night Shift" and "Mr. Mom." But during the next 30 years Keaton proved himself to be one of the most surprising and versatile actors of his generation, with roles in such varied films as "Beetlejuice," "Batman," "Clean and Sober," "Multiplicity," and many more.

    Now he's getting rave reviews for his new film, "Birdman," and our Lee Cowan heads to Keaton's 1,000-acre Montana ranch for an up-close-and-personal visit with this unique and inventive actor.

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    COMMENTARY: Reza Aslan and the shouting match of religion | Watch Video
    Our "Sunday Morning" contributor says our identification with belief systems is about more than just faith.

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    CALENDAR: Week of October 13
    "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

    HISTORY: Kennewick Man, an ambassador from the past | Watch Video
    Chip Reid introduces us to a long-lost relative -- as in, 9,000 years.

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    NATURE: Kure Beach in North Carolina (Extended Video)
    This week's moment in nature takes us to a pond near Kure Beach in North Carolina, where alligators lurk.

    RECAP: October 5

    COVER STORY: Mandatory minimum sentencing: Injustice served? | Watch Video
    When his teenage daughter and her boyfriend were fighting, Lee Wollard fired a warning shot into a wall to scare the young man away. She was safe. But then Wollard was convicted of shooting into a building with a firearm, aggravated assault and child endangerment, and sentenced to 20 years in a Florida state prison.

    The judge said he had no choice: mandatory minimum sentencing laws tied his hands.

    Correspondent Erin Moriarty of "48 Hours" looks as the issue of mandatory-minimum laws and what they mean for prosecutors, judges and defendants, including first-time offenders who are locked away for decades regardless of the circumstances of their crimes.

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    The Dalai Lama | Watch Video
    On October 5, 1989, the political and spiritual leader of the people of Tibet was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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    A toast to cork! (Video)
    High in the mountains of Portugal's Algarve region, correspondent Martha Teichner finds herself in what feels like a misty, magic forest, where giant cork trees grow. Portugal produces 65 percent of the world's cork supply, exporting a staggering 12 billion corks a year. But before 2000, nine out of every 10 wine bottles was sealed with a cork; now it's down to around 7, thanks to plastic and screwtops.

    Teichner visits a fourth-generation cork manufacturer to discover the ages-old traditions of producing corks.

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    A talk with "Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn | Watch Video
    The writer says she is fascinated by dark, even violent female characters because how women express aggression and anger "just seemed to not be talked about."

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    Born from a transplanted womb | Watch Video
    A medical first this week that holds the promise of helping thousands of women around the world.

    Actors dish on the drama backstage | Watch Video
    Lesley Stahl sits down with the cast of the revival of Terrence McNally's comedy, "It's Only a Play," to learn what goes on backstage of a Broadway production, and what actors REALLY think of critics' reviews.

    So come backstage with Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally, Micah Stock and Rupert Grint for a peek behind the stage curtains.

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    Pennsylvania nurse goes above and beyond the call of duty (Video)
    Sometimes in the darkest of hours, exactly the right person to deal with our hardship just happens to appear. Steve Hartman meets a Pennsylvania woman who - soon after being diagnosed with cancer - claims to have seen an angel.

    Billy Idol still has the swagger | Watch Video
    Best known for his MTV-friendly hits like "Dancing with Myself," "Rebel Yell" and "White Wedding," rocker Billy Idol's long and varied career has been a wild ride.

    Today he's still going strong, and still refusing to let go of his bad-boy image or lifestyle despite the fact that he's 58 years old and the father of two.

    On the eve of Idol's new tour, a new album, and a new autobiography, our Tracy Smith hits the road with the rock idol for an unvarnished look back on a lifetime of sex, drugs, and mostly rock 'n' roll.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Read an excerpt from Billy Idol's new autobiography, "Dancing With Myself"

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    Luke Burbank on gamers and the game we should play | Watch Video
    Our "Sunday Morning" contributor says the opportunity to watch others play video games or interact in virtual worlds ignores the very real game we all live in.

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    Week of October 6
    "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead

    Tensions remain high in Hong Kong (Video)
    Though pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have agreed to take down some of their barricades, their struggle against the central Chinese government in Beijing continues. Seth Doane reports.

    California Sea Lions (Extended Video)
    This week's moment in nature takes us among the California Sea Lions at Seal Rock in Pebble Beach.

    RECAP: Sept. 28

    HEADLINES: George Clooney ties the knot in Venice (Video)
    Hollywood's "Most Eligible Bachelor" wed Amal Alamuddin, a human rights lawyer, at a private ceremony in Venice, Italy. Charlie D'Agata reports.

    COVER STORY: How Sunday night became quality TV's prime time
    The "Golden Age of Television" often refers to those early years when shows like "The Honeymooners," "The Twilight Zone" and other classics ruled the airwaves.

    But today a new generation of crowd-pleasers, from "Game of Thrones" and "The Good Wife" to "Downton Abbey," have critics and audiences alike talking about a New Golden Age, in which Sunday night is the night that shines brightest.

    In our Cover Story Tracy Smith looks at some of our favorite TV shows, and why Sunday night is now truly prime time.

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    The discovery of penicillin | Watch Video
    On September 28, 1928, an accident in the lab of Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming revolutionized medicine.

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    The timeless allure of swing dancing
    Swing dancing has captured our hearts for nearly a century. Michelle Miller takes a look at the infectious dance craze that's sweeping the nation anew; and also sits down with the Queen of Swing, 94-year-old Norma Miller, who shows her a thing or two about why this dance has lasted for so long.

    WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Dance lessons from masters of swingCorrespondent Michelle Miller gets some tips on swing dancing, including a signature Lindy hop move known as an aerial, from the "Queen of Swing," 94-year-old Norma Miller, and Chazz Young, son of the man who invented many classic swing dance moves in the 1930s, Frankie Manning.

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    Meet the First Family of drag racing (Video)
    Imagine driving a car that can go from zero to 300 m.p.h. in under four seconds. There's nothing "funny" about it, but that's exactly what National Drag Racing Association champion John Force has been doing for years as a "funny car" driver.

    And what's more, he's passed down his need for speed to his three daughters - Courtney, Ashley and Brittany - who are top drag racers as well.

    Lee Cowan puts the pedal to the metal for a thrilling ride with the members of the First Family of Drag Racing, the Forces.

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    Look who's talking (Video)
    Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy were one of the most famous comic duos of all time. It hardly mattered that one of them was a dummy (literally). Bergen was, of course, a pioneering ventriloquist, and now more than a half-century after he helped popularize the art form, a new generation is learning to let their dummies do the talking.

    Our Bill Geist heads to the annual ventriloquists convention outside Cincinnati for the last word on the subject.

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    A not-so-banner day for a N.Y. youth football team (Video)
    In the tiny town of Wallkill, New York, a tiny football team has been licking its wounds. As the players were running off the field in a victory celebration, their breakaway banner didn't. How does an aspiring young football team rebound from a setback? Steve Hartman has the answer.

    Mick Fleetwood plays on
    With hits like "Rhiannon," "Go Your Own Way," "Landslide" and so many more, Fleetwood Mac has earned its rightful place in the pantheon of great rock bands.

    Now co-founder Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Christine and John McVie are about to head out on their first tour together in more than 17 years. John Blackstone sits down with the band for a fond look backward - and forward - at the long road of Fleetwood Mac.

    WEB EXTRA: Read an excerpt from "Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac" by Mick Fleetwood & Anthony Bozza

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Christine McVie on rejoining Fleetwood Mac
    After leaving the band 18 years ago, she is back with her friends, recording and on tour.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Stevie Nicks on Mick Fleetwood
    The singer talks about the history of Fleetwood Mac, and of Christrine McVie's return to the group after a 17-year absence.

    To hear Stevie Nicks' "24 Karat Gold," one of the tracks from her new album, "24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault," click on the video player below.

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    Building a monument to wounded warriors | Watch Video
    David Martin takes a look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C., and speaks with a veteran featured on the new monument.

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    Edelstein on "Gone Girl": Elegantly wicked | Watch Video
    Our critic says David Fincher's film of the Gillian Flynn mystery will inspired debate, once you've picked your jaw off the floor.

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    Week of September 29
    "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

    The fall season: A look ahead
    "Sunday Morning" offers a preview of what to watch for in art, literature, music and on Broadway.

    Rocky Mountain National Park (Extended Video)This week's moment in nature takes us among the bugling elk at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.

    RECAP: Sept. 21

    COVER STORY: The debate over Common Core | Watch Video
    The goal of helping kids learn more in the classroom is something on which everyone can agree. But here's a hard lesson: It's not that easy to figure out HOW to improve education.

    The Common Core is now at the core of a heated national controversy. Launched by state officials in 2009, the Core outlines what students must master at every grade level. The bar is high: Kindergartners, for example, should be able to "Count to 100 by ones and by tens." The curriculum was later backed by the federal government, which offered grant money to any state signing on; forty-five states and the District of Columbia did so.

    But now some states are re-thinking their approach. Conservatives have branded the Core as the federal government "overreaching" into state affairs; Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is suing the White House over it. And in New York -- one of the bluest of states -- an estimated 60,000 students have now opted out of Common Core testing.

    So what grade is the Common Core receiving from educators and parents? Jan Crawford reports.

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    Penguin BooksSeptember 21, 1902, was the birthday of British publisher Allen Lane, creator of the venerated line of quality paperback books.

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    Mead, the honey-based brew producing a real buzz | Watch Video
    An ancient alcoholic drink is finding new favor at wineries and brewers. John Blackstone reports.

    This story was originally broadcast on November 24, 2013.

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    A salute to the Queen Mary | Watch Video
    For a ship that hasn't sailed in nearly 50 years, the Queen Mary still has the power to move.

    Correspondent Tracy Smith traces the history of one of the grandest of ocean liners, its illustrative wartime service, and its place in the hearts of those who sailed her.

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    Meet an 11-year-old voice of reason | Watch Video
    Correspondent Jane Pauley introduces us to Marquis Govan, an eloquent young man who spoke out about the riots in Ferguson, Mo., and who is already planning his life in politics.

    Memories of a POW camp outside Washington, D.C. | Watch Video
    During WWII Army Intelligence interrogated high-ranking prisoners-of-war at a secret installation called "P.O. Box 1142." Seth Doane reports on this little-known piece of history that took place just a few miles from the nation's capital.

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    Pittsburgh detective thinks outside the box to help foster kids (Video)
    Jack Mook, a Pittsburgh police detective, took unusual steps when he discovered a troubling truth about two foster children. Steve Hartman reports.

    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: A musical love supreme
    They're six decades apart in age, but the flamboyant pop star and gentleman jazz singer make beautiful music together.

    Correspondent Anthony Mason shares an intimate interview with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett about their new collaboration, the album "Cheek to Cheek."

    GALLERY: Tony Bennett's jazz art
    The incomparable singer's other passion is painting, and the works are just as musical

    WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Lady Gaga on fashion advice
    In this preview of an interview to be broadcast on CBS' "Sunday Morning," singer Lady Gaga discusses her emotional performance of "Dope" at the 2013 YouTube Music Awards, and why she rebels when offered suggestions on how to dress while on stage.

    WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Tony Bennett on studying art and music
    In this web extra, Tony Bennett visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where he talks to correspondent Anthony Mason about how - as a young student studying both art and music - his art teacher had encouraged his singing.

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    Steve Coleman on being a "MacArthur Genius"
    The jazz saxophonist and composer on his musical education, and of being named a MacArthur Fellow for his artistic innovation.

    WEB-EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: A jazz improvisation by Steve Coleman and Five Elements
    Jazz saxophonist Steve Coleman, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, performs an improvisation with Five Elements, recorded at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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