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This week on "Sunday Morning" (February 2)


COVER STORY: Democratic voters in Iowa deciding on party's direction | Watch Video
As Iowa Democrats head to the state's caucuses Monday, polls show a majority of Democrats have one thing on their minds: defeating President Trump in November. But just how to succeed at defeating the incumbent Republican is proving divisive. Will Iowans back a candidate who promises fundamental change – a progressive figure like Bernie Sanders of Elizabeth Warren – or one who will bring politics "back to normal" – a moderate such Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg or Amy Klobuchar? Nicholas Thompson, the editor-in-chief of Wired, talks with candidates on the trail; Waleed Shahid, of the progressive group Justice Democrats; and Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania, about matters of electability, practicality, and motivating people to get out and vote.

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Balto's life-saving race | Watch Video
On February 2, 1925, the Siberian Husky led his relay team of sled dogs to the end of a 674-mile journey, delivering desperately-needed diphtheria serum to the children of Nome, Alaska. Jane Pauley reports.

An archaeologist of antiques and host the History Channel series, "American Pickers," Mike Wolfe is not just about buying up the past; he's also helping preserve it, by restoring old Main Street buildings in small town USA. CBS News

ANTIQUES: Mike Wolfe on rescuing America's past | Watch Video
An archaeologist of antiques, Mike Wolfe has taken viewers on a nationwide scavenger hunt of historic finds via his History Channel series, "American Pickers." But he's not just about buying up the past; he's also helping preserve it, by restoring old Main Street buildings in Le Claire, Iowa, and elsewhere. Lee Cowan talked with Wolfe about his passion for relics of history.

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What's your favorite part of the Super Bowl?
According to a CBS News poll:



The Game



The Commercials



Halftime Show



I Don't Watch It!



Correspondent Tracy Smith with actress Scarlett Johansson and writer-director Taika Waititi ("Jojo Rabbit").  CBS News

"THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE…": "Jojo Rabbit" writer-director Taika Waititi: Comedy is a powerful weapon against dictators | Watch Video
New Zealand writer-director Taika Waititi's rollicking World War II satire centers on a German boy, an aspiring young Nazi, who fantasizes about his best buddy Adolf Hitler while discovering his mother is harboring a Jewish girl in their house. Audacious and touching, the film has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Tracy Smith talks with Waititi and with Oscar-nominee Scarlett Johansson.

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

JOJO RABBIT | Official Trailer [HD] | FOX Searchlight by SearchlightPictures on YouTube

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 East Africa's plague of locusts (Video)
Among the more unsettling images of the week past was of billions of locusts ravaging Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia in East Africa, devouring crops and threatening the food supply of millions of people. Jane Pauley reports.      

NFL: Super Bowl LIV-Commissioner Roger Goodell Press Conference
The Vince Lombardi Trophy, on display during a press conference before Super Bowl LIV, at the Hilton Downtown, January 29, 2020 in Miami.  Kirby Lee, USA Today Sports via Reuters

SPORTS: The master silversmiths behind the Super Bowl trophy | Watch Video
In 1966, NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle and Oscar Riedner, head of design at Tiffany & Co., sketched on a cocktail napkin the design of what would become the Vince Lombardi Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Super Bowl. "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil talked to the Tiffany artisans and silversmiths who craft this shiny, seven-pound metal prize – and the championship trophies of several other sports – before they are hoisted by a winner.

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James Taylor on guitar.  CBS News

MUSIC: James Taylor looks back, with favorite songs and old stories | Watch Video
Life these days is pretty sweet for James Taylor, the musician-songwriter famed for such hits as "Fire and Rain," "Carolina In My Mind" and "Sweet Baby James."  At 71 he is as busy as ever, looking back in a new audio memoir on his early days in North Carolina, and exploring the songs he loved growing up in an upcoming album, "American Standard." Jane Pauley visited Taylor at his home in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, where he talked about his turbulent youth and the revitalizing rewards of going back on tour.

James Taylor performs "Teach Me Tonight," from his upcoming album, "American Standard":

James Taylor - American Standard: Teach Me Tonight (Official Music Video) by JamesTaylorVEVO on YouTube

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 Fred Silverman and Jim Lehrer | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the careers of the revolutionary network TV executive, and a pillar of broadcast journalism and presidential debates. Jane Pauley reports. 

The Tony-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning actor-singer, known for his intensity, is the calm in the eye of the storm on the hit TV series "Homeland" - and as an ambassador for the International Rescue Committee, aiding Syrian refugees in Jordan. CBS News

TELEVISION: "Homeland" star Mandy Patinkin speaks his mind | Watch Video
The Tony- and Emmy Award-winning actor, known for his intensity, admits he has earned a reputation as being "hard to handle" for walking out of shows. But in "Homeland," Mandy Patinkin is in his element as CIA Agent Saul Berenson, the calm in the eye of the storm. Correspondent Holly Williams talked with Patinkin in Morocco where he was filming the series' eighth season. They also discussed his years as an ambassador for the International Rescue Committee, and she joined Patinkin and his wife, actor-writer Kathryn Grody, as they visited a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on "The Princess Bride"

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on singing

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on being a perfectionist

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin on the refugee crisis

Watch a teaser for "Homeland" Season 8:

Homeland Season 8 (2020) Official Teaser Trailer | Claire Danes SHOWTIME Series by SHOWTIME on YouTube

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OPINION: Douglas Brinkley: Congress is to blame for an imperious presidency | Watch Video
The historian says the impending acquittal of President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial shows the Senate placing political party self-interest above the long-term integrity of the legislative branch.

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Giraffes (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Africa to witness a tower of giraffes. Videographer: Judith Lehmberg. 



CALENDAR: Week of February 3 | Watch Video
From the Iowa caucuses to National Wear Red Day, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports. 

The First Saturday Art Crawl in Nashville. Nashville Downtown Partnership

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (January 31)
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