This week on "Sunday Morning" (January 10)

Last Updated Jan 10, 2021 10:08 AM EST

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Democracy under siege: Writing the first draft of history | Watch Video
Correspondent Lee Cowan puts the past week's tumultuous events in Washington, D.C., including the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol Building, into perspective. 

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WASHINGTON: The history of the U.S. Capitol | Watch Video
As a symbol and an institution, the United States Capitol Building is more than just the seat of our government. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the history of one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, from its design and construction, to the backdrop it has provided for our democracy.

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WASHINGTON: Former Homeland Security head's advice following Capitol attack: "Buckle up" | Watch Video
Michael Chertoff talks with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin about the failure of the Capitol Police to prevent armed Trump supporters from breaching a Joint Session of Congress, despite threats of violence posted on social media in the runup to the Electoral College vote tabulation.

      
OPINION: Charles Blow on the greatest threat to our democracy: White supremacy | Watch Video
New York Times columnist Charles Blow shares his thoughts on voting rights and justice in America.

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DEMOCRACY: Chaos at the Capitol, as seen by allies and adversaries around the world | Watch Video
Observers abroad who have watched the attack unfold in Washington this week share some surprising perspectives with correspondent Seth Doane about what it means for democracy.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, and documentary filmmaker Michael Apted (the "7 Up" series).

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Recording life, seven years at a time (VIDEO)
British filmmaker Michael Apted, who died on January 7, 2021 at age 79, was best known for his groundbreaking "7 Up" series of documentaries featuring a cohort of London schoolchildren, interviewing them at seven-year intervals throughout the course of their lives. In this January 6, 2013 story, "Sunday Morning" correspondent Lee Cowan talked with Apted (and some of his subjects) about what became his life's work – a living document of humanity probing the joys and sadness of growing up.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt tips his top hat while sitting in the back of a car with former President Herbert Hoover at the Inauguration in Washington, D.C., March 4, 1933.  American Stock Archive/Getty Images

HISTORY: "Lame ducks" and the tradition of presidential transitions | Watch Video
Once the electorate has voted them out, what have politicians accomplished as they linger in office? And how was the term "lame duck" coined? Correspondent Mo Rocca looks at America's time-honored practice of handing over the reins of presidential power.

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PUBLISHING: Lessons from Scholastic | Watch Video
Scholastic, the largest publisher of children's books and magazines in the world, is now celebrating its 100th anniversary. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Chairman, President and CEO Dick Robinson, who at 83 is only the second person to have headed the company that has offered generations of students a kid's-eye view of history and culture.

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Legendary television producer Norman Lear.  CBS News

TELEVISION: What makes Norman Lear, at 98, still tick? | Watch Video
In January 1971 "All in the Family" premiered on CBS. Fifty years later, the co-creator of that classic situation comedy, Norman Lear, explains the importance of laughter in keeping him going strong at the age of 98. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jonathan LaPook (Lear's son-in-law) recently spent time with Lear, making a home movie like no other, in which the legendary producer reveals what makes him tick.

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CORONAVIRUS: Josh Seftel and his mother, on hold (Video)
Filmmaker Josh Seftel – whose conversations with his mother, Pat, have been featured on "Sunday Morning" from time to time – spends a virtual afternoon with his mom as she tries to sign up for a COVID vaccination.

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HARTMAN: Birth of a friendship (Video)
ICU nurse Caitlyn Obrock has treated hundreds of COVID patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, but one patient stands above: 28-year-old Monique Jones, who came to the hospital deathly ill – and six months pregnant. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports on an example of a bond forged in the midst of terrifying hardship.

       
NATURE: Elephant seals (Extended Video)

"Sunday Morning" takes us to the beach at San Simeon, Calif., a home for elephant seals. Videographer: Lance Milbrand.     

    


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