Watch CBS News

This week on "Sunday Morning" (December 3)

The Emmy Award-winning "CBS News Sunday Morning" is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET.  "Sunday Morning" also streams on the CBS News app beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET. (Download it here.) 

Hosted by Jane Pauley


Former Wyoming Representative Lynn Cheney.  CBS News

COVER STORY: Liz Cheney on why she believes Trump's reelection would mean the end of our republic | Watch Video
Former Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney says that voters have become increasingly numb to politicians warning of looming dangers to democracy, so in her new book, "Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning," she lays out the case for the threats to the Constitution posed by Donald Trump should he regain the White House. Cheney talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about how the leading GOP candidate's own words reveal his plans for a second term, and why she believes blocking Trump and preventing a Republican House majority in the next election is "the cause of our time."

PREVIEW: Liz Cheney warns the U.S. is "sleepwalking into a dictatorship" | Watch Video

WEB EXTRA: Liz Cheney on the danger of Republicans embracing Trump (YouTube Video)
In this web exclusive, former Congresswoman Liz Cheney talks with CBS News' John Dickerson about fellow Republicans who once objected to Donald Trump but who now "embrace him," and says that is the path towards destruction of democracy in the United States.    

For more info:

ALMANAC: December 3 (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks at important historical events on this date.

Traveling aboard the Alaska Railroad. CBS News

U.S.: "All aboard!" Alaska Railroad turns 100 (Video)
Stretching from Seward in the south and Fairbanks in the north, the rails of the Alaska Railroad treat tourists to miles of stunning views of mountains and glaciers, waterfalls and wildlife. But for some residents, those rails are a lifeline for people in the entirely roadless wilderness. Correspondent Conor Knighton takes a ride.   

For more info:

HEALTH: Eliminating the stigma surrounding suicide | Watch Video
On average, a staggering 132 Americans kill themselves every single day, with every demographic at risk of suicidal ideation. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with experts about this major public health crisis and the need to eliminate the shame that can be attached to mental health struggles, which prevents those suffering from finding the help that could save their lives. Spencer also talks with a professor who undertook about 10 suicide attempts, from as young as age six, but who - after defying the stigma by writing about it - today believes he will never do so again.

For more info:

If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or a suicidal crisis, you can reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988. You can also chat with the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline here.

For more information about mental health care resources and support, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. ET, at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or email

Fantasia Barrino as Celie and Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery in the new musical adaptation of "The Color Purple."  Ser Baffo/© 2023 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

MOVIES: Taraji P. Henson on "The Color Purple" | Watch Video
In her latest film, the musical adaptation of "The Color Purple," Taraji P. Henson plays Shug, a fearless woman who breaks the rules while helping other women see how strong they can be. You could say the Oscar-nominated actress does that with every role she takes on. Henson talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the power of women who stick together, and about inspiring dreamers.

To watch a trailer for "The Color Purple," click on the video player below:

The Color Purple | Official Trailer 2 by Warner Bros. Pictures on YouTube

For more info:

HEADLINES: Will the expulsion of George Santos cool the vitriol in Congress? (Video)
This past year, the House of Representatives has been one of boiling tensions, from floor fights over the office of House Speaker, to threatened government shutdowns – and now, the booting of New York Republican George Santos, only the third Congressman since the Civil War to be expelled from Congress. But will his expulsion cool tempers among those that remain? CBS News correspondent Scott MacFarlane takes the temperature of the People's House.

The dining experience at one restaurant in Nagoya, Japan is being turned on its head, replacing hospitality with rudeness and insults from the staff, who tell customers to leave as soon as possible. Reservations are booked solid. CBS News

POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: In Japan, one restaurant prides itself on its rudeness (Video)
Renowned for dependable hospitality and ritualized etiquette, Japan now has one restaurant where the service is dependably, defiantly atrocious. At the Lazy House in Nagoya, the dining experience is turned on its head, with a cranky and petulant staff dishing out insults while tossing dinner plates. Correspondent Lucy Craft checks out why the rude restaurant, launched last summer, has become an instant comic hit on social media.

For more info:

REMEMBRANCE: Historian Evan Thomas on Justice Sandra Day O'Connor | Watch Video
The author of the biography "First," about the first female U.S. Supreme Court Justice, remembers the impact that Sandra Day O'Connor had during her 24 years on the High Court, from casting the decisive swing votes in 330 cases, to her role in maintaining civility among her fellow justices.

For more info: 

TV: "Archie," the man who played Cary Grant | Watch Video
Cary Grant was considered one of the world's best-known movie stars, but it turns out there was plenty that audiences did not know about the debonair actor. In fact, he was born in England as Archibald Leach, and grew up impoverished and neglected, before finding his way to the U.S. and transforming into the silver screen star we know as Cary Grant. The BritBox series "Archie" explores the actor's complicated past. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with actor Jason Isaacs, who plays Grant, as well as Grant's fourth wife, actress Dyan Cannon, who is a producer of the series.

To watch a trailer for "Archie" click on the video player below:

Archie I BritBox Original I Exclusive Trailer by BritBox on YouTube

For more info:

COMMENTARY: Ted Koppel on the complicated legacy of Henry Kissinger | Watch Video
The "Sunday Morning" senior contributor remembers Henry Kissinger, who died this week at age 100, and how the former secretary of state and national security adviser maintained his preeminence even as he experienced both dizzying heights of acclaim and bitter condemnation.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Looking back with Henry Kissinger at 100 (YouTube Video)
Henry Kissinger, the controversial former Secretary of State who was long an adviser to presidents and an architect of U.S. foreign policy positions, died Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at the age of 100. Earlier this year, while marking his centenary, Kissinger spoke with "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel about present and future threats to national security, and his response to critics about his record on war and peace, particularly the bombing of Cambodia.

For more info:

Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee, of the rock band Rush, with correspondent Jim Axelrod, sampling some "Rush Canadian Golden Ale," at Henderson Brewing Company in Toronto.  CBS News

MUSIC: Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson on the band's next chapter | Watch Video
The progressive rock group Rush, formed decades ago in the Toronto suburbs by guitarist Alex Lifeson, bass player Geddy Lee and drummer Neil Peart, became Canada's most legendary rock band ever, with more than 40 million albums sold. Lifeson and Lee (author of a new memoir, "My Effin' Life") talk with correspondent Jim Axelrod about their particular blend of musicianship, stagecraft and goofiness; how tragedy upended the band; and what might constitute Rush's next chapter.

For more info:

Nature: Monarch butterflies in New Jersey 03:29

NATURE: Monarch butterflies in New Jersey (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning with a species of butterfly the late first lady Rosalynn Carter was dedicated to preserving – Monarch butterflies – in Cape May, New Jersey. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.


Found: A country artist's long-lost "Nudie suit" by CBS Sunday Morning on YouTube

FASHION: A long-lost piece of country music history is found | YouTube Video
In 1969 a rose-embroidered, rhinestone-accented suit owned by Chris Etheridge, of The Flying Burrito Brothers, was stolen from a station wagon; after more than 50 years, Etheridge's daughter found it for sale at auction. "Sunday Morning" producer Roman Feeser reports on the odyssey of a "Nudie Suit" lost, then found.

For more info: 

GALLERY: Notable deaths in 2023
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity. 

The Emmy Award-winning "CBS News Sunday Morning" is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET. Executive producer is Rand Morrison.

DVR Alert! Find out when "Sunday Morning" airs in your city 

"Sunday Morning" also streams on the CBS News app beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET. (Download it here.) 

Full episodes of "Sunday Morning" are now available to watch on demand on, and Paramount+, including via Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV/FireTV stick and Xbox. 

Follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTubeTikTok; and at  

You can also download the free "Sunday Morning" audio podcast at iTunes and at Now you'll never miss the trumpet!

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.