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This week on "Sunday Morning" (November 13)

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Host: Jane Pauley

ELECTIONS: 2022's confounding midterms, setting the stage for 2024 | Watch Video
Right-wing media and Republican politicians predicted a "red wave," even a "red tsunami," in this year's midterm elections, but it failed to materialize, as Democrats successfully defended their hold on the Senate, and (as ballots continue to be counted) are keeping the House in play. Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the factors that experts say contributed to the Republicans' weak showing: election denialism, and Donald Trump.

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ELECTIONS: Why gerrymandering has gotten worse | Watch Video
It's not quite one-person, one-vote, when politicians can redraw maps of the voting districts they represent, to ensure safe seats for their party. Correspondent David Pogue looks at how partisan gerrymandering can undermine true democracy.

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COVER STORY: Fighting back against ageism | Watch Video
Recent studies have found that over 93% of adults between 50 and 80 experience ageism, which can have negative health effects; people who have an upbeat take on getting older actually live longer.  Correspondent Susan Spencer talks with Ashton Applewhite, author of "This Chair Rocks," about raising awareness of ageism; and with scholars who discuss the benefits of rejecting social cues that insult growing older.

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In 1922 the Detroit Institute of Arts became the first U.S. museum to buy a work by Vincent Van Gogh, his 1887 "Self-Portrait." It's now the centerpiece of an exhibition exploring how the Post-Impressionist's paintings took hold in the American imagination, "Van Gogh in America."  CBS News

ART: "Van Gogh in America": How the Dutch artist entranced a nation | Watch Video
One hundred years ago the Detroit Institute of Arts became the first museum in the U.S. to buy a work by Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch Post-Impressionist who died in 1890. Now, the DIA honors the centenary of that landmark acquisition by presenting "Van Gogh in America," featuring 74 works from around the world, which explores America's introduction to the artist. Correspondent Rita Braver reports.

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Team members at Colony Glacier in Alaska are searching for the remains of the crew of an Air Force plane that crashed in 1952.  CBS News

U.S: Recovering heroes, lost for 70 years in an Alaskan glacier | Watch Video
For the past decade a multi-disciplinary team based at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage has been engaged in what is perhaps the longest-running recovery effort in the history of the U.S. Air Force: locating 52 servicemen lost when their C-124 Globemaster crashed on a glacier in Alaska, their remains and personal effects hidden in the ice since 1952. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with relatives who hope summer periods of melting ice will reveal secrets long buried.

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Journalist and longtime host of "PBS Newshour" Judy Woodruff. CBS News

TELEVISION: Judy Woodruff on her next chapter | Watch Video
The veteran journalist tells "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley why she's stepping away from the anchor desk of "PBS NewsHour." Judy Woodruff also talks about her trailblazing career spanning more than 50 years, and her relentless drive to uncover the truth.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Gallagher, the comedian best known for splattering watermelons with a giant mallet.  

HARTMAN: A veteran scoots kindness forward (Video)
When Navy veteran Kenneth Jary's mobility scooter broke down, the 80-year-old from Mahtomedi, Minnesota, thought his life had ground to a halt. But Amanda Kline, a young woman he'd met at a coffee shop, started an online fundraiser for him, and within days Kenny got a brand new scooter. But the charity didn't stop there, and now Kenny's fight against immobility is benefiting other veterans in need. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports.

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Correspondent Tracy Smith with actor Adam Sandler, walking his dog, Bagel.  CBS News

MOVIES: Adam Sandler on why he's drawn to playing unlucky characters | Watch Video
The actor who came of age playing "man-child" characters in numerous comedies is getting award buzz for his performance in the sports comedy "Hustle," about a struggling NBA scout scouring the globe for the next great player. Adam Sandler talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about what compels him to play losers; his bond with fellow "Saturday Night Live" castmate Chris Farley; and the song he sings to his wife at every show.

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Hustle starring Adam Sandler | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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Ava DuVernay, the creator and an executive producer of the OWN series "Queen Sugar." CBS News

TV: "Queen Sugar": A TV landmark for women directors | Watch Video
Ava DuVernay, the creator of "Queen Sugar," laid down a pioneering directive for her TV series: To hire only female directors, in an industry where women, particularly women of color, have had few inroads. "Sunday Morning" contributor Mark Whitaker talks with DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey (whose OWN channel broadcasts the series), and with several of the show's directors, many of whose dreams are now, finally, becoming reality.

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MISCELLANY: This and That (Video)
Jane Pauley has some updates for "Sunday Morning" viewers.

OPINION: Douglas Brinkley: Our planet needs another "Rachel Carson moment"
The historian says the author who helped spur the environmental movement of the 1960s and '70s should be remembered by voters – and the federal government – who need to understand climate change is the primary challenge of our time.

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NATURE: Autumn colors in Arkansas (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning with the sights and sounds of autumn at the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. Videographer: Scot Miller. 

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The Book Report: New fiction and nonfiction (Nov. 13) 02:44

THE BOOK REPORT: Washington Post critic Ron Charles (November 13)
Recommendations from our book reviewer of new fiction and non-fiction titles for the fall, including works by Barbara Kingsolver and Booker Prize-winner Shehan Karunatilaka.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver

BOOK EXCERPT: "Chuck Berry: An American Life"

BOOK EXCERPT: "The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida" by Shehan Karunatilaka

BOOK EXCERPT: "Dr. No" by Percival Everett

From the documentary "The Wind Blows the Border." DOC NYC

MOVIES: DOC NYC documentary film festival returns: Real life on screens and at home
America's largest non-fiction film festival is back, both in New York City theaters and streaming online, presenting more than 200 features and shorts.

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IN MEMORIAM: Notable Deaths in 2022
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.

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