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Deadly wildfires decimate California communities 01:13

HEADLINES: Deadly wildfires decimate California communities (Video)
Wildfires are still burning across Northern and Southern California, forcing tens of thousands from their homes. The death toll now stands at 25. Jamie Yuccas reports from the Pacific Ocean enclave of Malibu. 

Conversion therapy: God only knows 11:49

COVER STORY: Conversion therapy: A debunked practice aimed at "converting" homosexuals | Watch Video
An estimated 700,000 adults in the U.S. have received a controversial treatment known as Reparative or Conversion Therapy, under the belief that homosexuality is caused by nurture, not nature, and can be "cured." 

Erin Moriarty talks with young men and women who had undergone the treatment (voluntarily or at the behest of their families) in order to adhere to their church's teachings; and with Alan Chambers, who was the charismatic director of Exodus International, which promised to convert those with "same-sex attraction."

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Pizza in Japan: Neapolitan delights 04:51

FOOD: A slice of Japan: Tokyo's pizza makers | Watch Video
If you're searching for the best Neopolitan pizza in the world, some of the tastiest can be found in Tokyo. Ben Tracy reports.

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No joke: Ben Stiller directs a prison break drama 07:27

TELEVISION: Ben Stiller on directing the prison-break drama "Escape at Dannemora" | Watch Video
Tony Dokoupil talks with the comic actor-director whose latest project is the Showtime miniseries "Escape at Dannemora," the too-weird-for-real-life story of a pair of convicted murderers who fled a prison in upstate New York in 2015 with the help of a female employee. The mini-series stars Benecio Del Toro, Paul Dano and Patricia Arquette.

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A shot fired, a World War II soldier's remorse 06:40

VETERANS DAY: A World War II veteran's memories of a shot fired | Watch Video
Clarence Smoyer, now 94, was a gunner with the U.S. Army's Third Armored Division who'd come ashore in Normandy three weeks after D-Day, criss-crossed France and Belgium, and in March of 1945 fought to capture the German city of Cologne. There, during a firefight with a German tank, a car rounded a corner and was hit. Katharina Esser, a young girl, was wounded and later died. For years, Smoyer has played that scene (which was caught on film by an Army photographer) over and over, wondering if his shot killed Katarina. Seth Doane traveled with Smoyer to Cologne to revisit the site of the World War II battle, to meet with Katarina's relatives as well as the German soldier who was on the other side of that firefight.

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: "Spearhead: The World War II Odyssey of an American Tank Gunner"

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Reviving a squirrel with CPR 02:19

HARTMAN: Reviving a squirrel with CPR (Video)
"Life is life," said 19-year-old Chris Felix, who was desperately trying to revive a young one who'd darted out in front of his car in Brooklyn Park, Minn. The subject of his attention was a squirrel. Steve Hartman talked with Felix and with two police officers who responded to the scene of a unique application of CPR.

Roger Daltrey of The Who: Rock legend, cancer warrior 07:24

BIOGRAPHY: The Who's Roger Daltrey: Music legend, teen cancer warrior | Watch Video
"You'll never make anything of your life, Daltrey": Those words by the school principal who expelled Roger Daltrey for misbehavior at age 15 resonated enough to fuel the young man to one of rock's most prestigious careers: Front man of The Who, star of "Tommy" and "Quadrophenia," fashion icon – and cancer warrior. He talks with Jim Axelrod about his new memoir, "Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite," and about his 30-year mission of aiding hospital wards to deal with teenage cancer patients.

BOOK EXCERPT: Roger Daltrey's "Thanks a Lot Mr. Kibblewhite" (with audio excerpt)

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Remembering 1968: The return of Richard Nixon 07:44

REMEMBERING 1968: Richard M. Nixon's election victory | Watch Video
Richard Schlesinger look back at the hard-fought race for the presidency in the turbulent year of 1968, when President Johnson withdrew from seeking re-election, and Richard Nixon – following losses in runs for the White House and the California Governor's Mansion – won the Republican presidential nomination and, ultimately, the presidency. Richard Schlesinger talks with Nixon aide Dwight Chapin and speechwriter Pat Buchanan, and with then-Senator Walter Mondale, about the unpredictable contest between a law-and-order candidate hoping to shed his image as a "loser," and a sitting vice president breaking from his own administration to vow an end to the bombing of North Vietnam.

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Playwright Kenneth Lonergan on "The Waverly Gallery" 05:10

STAGE: Kenneth Lonergan on "The Waverly Gallery" and its personal story of dementia | Watch Video
Serena Altschul interviews the Oscar-winning writer-director ("Manchester by the Sea") about the revival of his play, "The Waverly Gallery," on Broadway, starring Elaine May.

EXTENDED TRANSCRIPT: More from Serena Altschul's interview with Kenneth Lonergan

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Nature: Autumn colors 02:04

NATURE: Autumn colors | Watch Extended Video
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Stinson Lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


Almanac: Historic Route 66 01:15

ALMANAC: Historic Route 66 | Watch Video
On November 11, 1926, officials green-lighted plans for the future highway, stretching 2,400 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, nicknamed the "Mother Road." Jane Pauley reports. 

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Bill Geist travels Route 66, the "Main Street of America" (Video)
It's a storied American highway that traversed 2,400 miles beginning in Chicago, and not ending until it had to, at the Pacific Ocean. Bill Geist gets his kicks on a stretch of the historic Route 66 in New Mexico, riding along with Tom Snyder, author of "The Route 66 Traveler's Guide and Roadside Companion," and talks with Tom LaMance, proprietor of Swap Meet 66 in Prewitt, N.M., in a story originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" July 28, 1991. 

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Calendar: Week of November 12 01:09

CALENDAR: Week of November 12 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.  


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