​This week on "Sunday Morning" (Dec. 11)

Actor Viggo Mortensen (“Captain Fantastic”) with correspondent Tracy Smith.

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Last Updated Dec 11, 2016 2:23 AM EST

Host: Jane Pauley

     
COVER STORY:
Carnegie Heroes: A definition of selfless humanity | Watch Video
The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission rewards those who ignore extraordinary risk to themselves to save the lives of strangers. Scott Simon of NPR reports.

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ALMANAC:
 Kraft’s processed cheese | Watch Video
December 11, 1874, was the birthday of James Lewis Kraft, who revolutionized dairy products with his “improved process of sterilizing cheese.” Jane Pauley reports.

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Billy Eichner with guest Lupita Nyong’o on “Billy on the Street.”

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TV:
 The outrageous Billy Eichner | Watch Video
In “Billy on the Street,” unsuspecting pedestrians become participants in the comedian’s high-octane, staccato talk show/prankfest. Richard Schlesinger reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bill Eichner on his “Billy on the Street” persona
He’s loud, outrageous, and accosts pedestrians with obnoxious pranks about pop culture. But as Billy Eichner assures Richard Schlesinger in this web exclusive, his character on the TV series “Billy on the Street” is not really him.

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NOBEL PRIZE:
Inside the Bob Dylan Archive | Watch Video
The University of Tulsa houses a treasure trove of materials from the newest Nobel Laureate in Literature. Jane Pauley reports.

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Sutton Foster in the new Off-Broadway revival of “Sweet Charity.”

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STAGE: Sutton Foster: A showbiz myth come to life | Watch Video
It’s a showbiz myth as old as showbiz itself: the understudy who becomes a star. But it actually happened to Sutton Foster. The two-time Tony Award-winner is now starring in a revival of “Sweet Charity.” Mo Rocca finds out how Foster became one of the brightest stars on the Great White Way.

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Ho ho ho! It’s time for our annual visit from Techno Claus. 

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‘TIS THE SEASON: Gift ideas from Techno Claus | Watch Video
David Pogue of Yahoo Tech delivers some gift suggestions for those on your list who love gadgets.

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HARTMAN:
 One student’s special military operation (Video)
Rishi Sharma, 19, is no soldier. But the son of Indian immigrants is working tirelessly to preserve the legacies of World War II veterans so they can be honored for years to come. Steve Hartman reports.

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MOVIES:
Viggo Mortensen: Making peace with the camera | Watch Video
He’s a respected movie star as comfortable playing a blockbuster king as he is an arthouse villain, and his latest film, “Captain Fantastic,” has brought him even more accolades. But Viggo Mortensen’s relationship with the movie camera has been conflicted, he tells Tracy Smith.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Viggo Mortensen: When acting is the “most embarrassing” job
In this web exclusive, the star of “Captain Fantastic” talks with Tracy Smith about his comfort level with the camera.

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REMEMBRANCE:
A little-known story from the life of John Glenn | Watch Video
Our contributor offers us an previously unknown story from the life of an American hero.

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Conor Knighton at Volcanoes National Park in Hawai’i.

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ON THE TRAIL: Living near volcanoes | Watch Video
“Lava Flow” homes are sprouting up near Hawai’i’s Volcanoes National Park. So who would live so close to an active volcano? Conor Knighton continues his yearlong exploration of America’s National Parks.

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THIS AND THAT:
Three short takes (Video)
Jane Pauley offers glimpses into the week’s news, from the Mall of America’s first black Santa, to a pioneer in the world of lost luggage.

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NATURE:
 Great Basin National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the soaring pines, and early signs of winter, at Great Basin National Park in eastern Nevada. Videographer: Derek Reich.

       
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NATURE UP CLOSE:  Seals
        


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