This week on "Sunday Morning" (December 6)

Last Updated Dec 6, 2020 10:31 AM EST

Guest Host: Martha Teichner

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COVER STORY: The looming eviction crisis | WATCH VIDEO
Coronavirus has already had a devastating economic impact: One in four American households has experienced job loss or diminished income during the pandemic. Potentially, millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes starting January 1, when a government moratorium on evictions ends. "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with tenants and a landlord, and with Pulitzer Prize-winner Matthew Desmond ("Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City"), about the looming crisis. 

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HEALTH: At-home COVID tests: Advancing do-it-yourself diagnostics | WATCH VIDEO
OraSure Technologies has blazed a trail in at-home diagnostic tests. Now, the Pennsylvania-based biotech company is working to produce a quick, over-the-counter coronavirus test that consumers can take in the privacy of their home with results available in minutes. NPR's Allison Aubrey reports.

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Paintings by Titus Kaphar depict African-American women and their missing children. CBS News

ART: Artist Titus Kaphar on depicting loss and finding purpose | WATCH VIDEO
One of the country's hottest artists, Titus Kaphar has long tackled under-representation of minorities in Western art through his plays on classic paintings. He talks with correspondent Rita Braver about his artwork, and about NXTHVN, an arts program he co-founded that aids emerging artists, curators and students.

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TELEVISION: PBS turns 50 | WATCH VIDEO
The Public Broadcasting Service is marking fifty years of broadcasting, during which the consortium of public TV stations has not only served up award-winning dramas, documentaries and children's programming, but also opened an underserved broadcast market to the outside world. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at how PBS has changed the lives of viewers and filmmakers in its first half-century, and the fundraising drives that are critical to its survival.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (VIDEO)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor/bodybuilder David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, and Olympic Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson.

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2020

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Chigusa Sushi in Tokyo has been serving delectable morsels for 85 years – but this summer the coronavirus pandemic forced the small sushi shop to close its doors for good.  CBS News

POSTCARD FROM TOKYO: The vanishing art of sushi | WATCH VIDEO
Even before coronavirus, soaring fish prices and competition from big chains had wiped out more than half of Japan's traditional sushi restaurants. With most owners at or near retirement, the pandemic is accelerating the demise of neighborhood sushi. Correspondent Lucy Craft looks at how fast-food sushi is remaking a dining tradition.

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COMMENTARY: David Sedaris demands the right to fire others | WATCH VIDEO
The humorist suggests the power of a "citizen's dismissal," like a citizen's arrest, could revolutionize customer service.

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Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams. CBS News

SUNDAY PROFILE: Leslie Uggams on going the extra mile | WATCH VIDEO
Singer and actress Leslie Uggams has been in show business for seven decades, since she was six. From appearances on musical variety shows and hosting her own series, to her roles in "Roots," "Empire," and the "Deadpool" movies, she talked with correspondent Mo Rocca about the responsibility she felt as one of the few African Americans regularly performing on early television, where there was no room for failure.

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HARTMAN: Ho! Ho! Ho! COVID can't keep Santa Claus down (VIDEO)
Not even a pandemic could prevent Jolly St. Nick from completing his Christmas rounds. Thanks to his technologically-challenged elves, Santa will do thousands of virtual visits this holiday season. Steve Hartman reports from the North Pole's Zoom chat room. 

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Singer-songwriter Dua Lipa ("Future Nostalgia") just received six Grammy nominations. CBS News

MUSIC: Dua Lipa and her plan for world domination | WATCH VIDEO
Singer-songwriter Dua Lipa's latest album, "Future Nostalgia," a collection of dance hits – released just as lockdowns began – has become a soundtrack to her fans' isolation. The Grammy-winner talked with correspondent Roxana Saberi about her determination to leave home at 15 to build a music career; how her lyrics reflect her growing confidence as a young woman in the industry; and how she came up with the next best thing to a world tour during COVID-19.

You can stream Dua Lipa's album "Future Nostalgia" (Warner Records) by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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NATURE: Washington waterfalls (EXTENDED VIDEO)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to the Lower Lewis River Falls near Cougar, Washington. Videographer: Mike Griffith.       


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