This week on "Sunday Morning" (December 2)


The cast of "Hamilton" rehearses.

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Last Updated Dec 2, 2018 12:50 PM EST


President George H.W. Bush: Remembering 41

IN MEMORIAM: Remembering 41: The life and career of George H.W. Bush | Watch Video
Rita Braver looks back at the life and career of President George Herbert Walker Bush, remembered for his sense of honor, decency and fair play. In addition to reviewing highlights from his impressive resume as a World War II Navy pilot, businessman, Congressman, diplomat, Vice President and President, she interviews former Secretary of State Jim Baker, historian David McCullough, and former CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante. 

GALLERY: George H.W. Bush 1924-2018

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ALMANAC: Aaron Copland | Watch Video
On December 2, 1990, a most un-common man, composer Aaron Copland, died at the age of 90. Jane Pauley reports. We are joine dby members of the Copland House ensemble who perform Copland's own piano and violin arrangement of the "Hoe Down" section of the ballet "Rodeo."  

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Jason Bishop and the magical arts

PERFORMANCE: Illusionist Jason Bishop: Creating magic in life | Watch Video
Illusionist Jason Bishop's life wasn't always magical. Born to drug-addicted parents and shuttled from one foster home to another, Bishop found a way to escape his world via escape artists like Harry Houdini, and would discover a talent for magic that has since taken him around the world. Faith Salie finds out how one magician has created magic in his life.

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Seniors star in a remake of "Annie Hall"

MOVIES: An "Annie Hall" for the ages | Watch Video
Intrigued by the change that came over his aging grandmother with early onset Alzhiemer's when she watched an old movie, millennial filmmaker Matt Starr came up with a novel idea: ask seniors to act in a remake of a film. The movie they chose to remake? Woody Allen's "Annie Hall," a comedy about sex, death and memory. Starr and partner Ellie Sachs talked with Serena Altschul about working with their cast from Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in New York City (not to mention the live lobsters).

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PASSAGE: The creator of "SpongeBob SquarePants" | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" remembers Stephen Hillenburg, a former marine biology teacher with a talent for art who dreamed up the gleeful cartoon residents of Bikini Bottom. Jane Pauley reports.

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A very personal "thank you for your service"

HARTMAN: A very personal "thank you for your service" (Video)
John Metzler says a letter he received on the battlefield on Christmas Day 1970 from a sixth-grade girl helped him get through the Vietnam War. It was a simple note, with a simple message: "Thank you." Today, Metzler prizes the letter and its sentiment, and always wondered what happened to the little girl who wrote it. Steve Hartman was there when he found out.       

"Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau

ART: The chronicles of "Doonesbury" creator Garry Trudeau | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley interviews her husband, cartoonist Garry Trudeau, whose '60s comic strip at Yale, "Bull Tales," evolved into one of the most influential and enduring chronicles of the generational counter-culture. Now 70, Trudeau talks about his Pulitzer Prize-winning strip, and the effect his memorable characters' journey has had on him.

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"Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau

STAGE: Lin-Manuel Miranda brings "Hamilton" to Puerto Rico | Watch Video
The revolutionary musical is on the road on the island ravaged by Hurricane Maria. David Begnaud reports.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: The autograph wall backstage at "Hamilton"
At New York's Richard Rodgers Theatre, Lin-Manuel Miranda shows correspondent David Begnaud a noted stopping-off point for famous visitors to "Hamilton": the celebrity signing wall.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda talks nerves on stage
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of "Hamilton" and "In the Heights," talks to correspondent David Begnaud about his response to nerves from being on stage: treating them like fuel.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda on his "Hamilton" elevator pitch
A rap musical about a founding father? O-kay. In this web extra, Lin-Manuel Miranda recalls for correspondent David Begnaud his very first public performance of music from "Hamilton," at the Obama White House.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda on a president's visit to "Hamilton"
Lin-Manuel Miranda recalls for correspondent David Begnaud when President Barack Obama came to see his Broadway show "Hamilton," when he wasn't scheduled to perform.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda on making other people's dreams come true
Lin-Manuel Miranda talks about bringing his Broadway hit "Hamilton" to Puerto Rico, and of casting Puerto Rican native Rick Negron as King George III.

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"The last of his kind": Evan Thomas on George H.W. Bush

COMMENTARY: Evan Thomas on George H.W. Bush, "the last of his kind" | Watch Video
President George H.W. Bush died on Friday, November 30, at the age of 94. His passing has prompted reflection and respect from veteran journalist and author Evan Thomas.

From 1996: George H.W. Bush in his own words

FROM THE ARCHIVE: George H.W. Bush in his own words (Video)
We present highlights from an August 4, 1996 "Sunday Morning" interview of former President George H.W. Bush by Paula Zahn, in which he talks about campaigning, the media, character, and life after the White House. 

Calendar: Week of December 3

CALENDAR: Week of December 3 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

Nature: Florida Everglades

NATURE: Florida Everglades | Watch Extended Video
We leave you this Sunday Morning at Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Florida, home to flowers, turtles, and the occasional gator. Videographer: Charles Schultz.


Glossodoris cincta, a species of sea slug.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Nudibranchs are just weird
These ocean-dwelling mollusks are extremely colorful, and their behavior and reproduction extremely fascinating.

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