​This week on "Sunday Morning" (Nov. 6)


Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.


Last Updated Nov 6, 2016 7:12 AM EST

Host: Jane Pauley

DVR-ers! If your cable box or Tivo is set to record “CBS News Sunday Morning” you should be good to go!   

Election 2016 nears the end: How did we get here? | Watch Video
When it comes to the presidential election, there’s one thing many Americans can actually agree on: by Wednesday it should be over. The campaign has been ugly and divisive to a tremendous degree. But as Martha Teichner reports, that’s actually not at all unprecedented in American politics.

For more info:

Worst president ever? The ignominy of James Buchanan | Watch Video
Mo Rocca has a history lesson on President James Buchanan, whom many historians consider to be our nation’s worst chief executive.

For more info:

Artist Steve Penley with correspondent Erin Moriarty. CBS News

ART: Steve Penley’s palette of red, white and blue | Watch Video
Can art be partisan? Erin Moriarty of “48 Hours” meets artist Steve Penley, the man who has been called the Republican Party’s favorite artist, to find out.

GALLERY: The very American art of Steve Penley

For more info:

Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on “Saturday Night Live.” NBC/Broadway Video

ELECTION 2016: Humor, the last line of defense | Watch Video
Has Election 2016 been God’s gift to humorists? From late-night TV to satire and political cartoons, Lee Cowan takes note of what’s made this difficult year a laughing matter.

For more info:

 The world watches | Watch Video
Seth Doane examines how a global audience is viewing America’s presidential contest.

California voters will decide this week on Proposition 64, which would make marijuana legal throughout the state (but also allow local bans on sales). CBS News

Marijuana on the ballot | Watch Video
Barry Petersen looks at Americans’ changing attitudes towards marijuana and the implications of California’s Proposition 64, which would legalize the drug in the country’s largest state.

For more info:

Family feud (Video)
Steve Hartman introduces us to a pair of brothers, each with a successful career in politics. The fly in the ointment? One is a Democrat, the other a Republican.

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon. CBS News

LEGENDS: Paul Simon: Expanding his "big bag of sounds" | Watch Video
The singer-songwriter is out with a new album, “Stranger to Stranger,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart. Lee Cowan stops by Paul Simon’s home and studio to try and find the secret to his success.

For more info: 

Conor Knighton at the southernmost U.S. National Park -- in American Samoa. CBS News

ON THE TRAIL: Living in American Samoa | Watch Video
Conor Knighton continues his trek through our National Parks, visiting the only U.S. soil south of the Equator, where U.S. nationals born in the American territory in the South Pacific are only confirmed some rights.

For more info:

Bob Schieffer on our unsavory presidential campaign | Watch Video
The veteran CBS newsman and former host of “Face the Nation” shares his thoughts about this year’s election. Democracy at its finest?

The history of voting (Video)
Jane Pauley explores the history of ballots and voting machines at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

For more info:

Mount Rushmore (Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning in the company of past presidents - at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Videographer: David Bhagat.


Lean in for a good look at some Arachnids.

Be sure to keep up-to-date: Follow “Sunday Morning” on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Have a story idea? Write to us at cndsunstory@cbsnews.com.

Have a sun artwork? We’d love to see it. You can email image files (jpg or tif) to Jessica Frank at JAF@cbsnews.com.