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The importance of civics lessons 08:07

COVER STORY: Civics lessons: What it means to be a citizen | Watch Video
Since civics was dropped from school curriculums, awareness of our constitutional government (and our participation in it) has gone downhill. Only about 25% of Americans can name the three branches of government, 10% think that Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court, and only 30% of millennials believe that it's "essential to live in a democracy."

Mo Rocca talks with Supreme Court Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch about promoting civics education. Rocca also talks with Eric Liu, who created Citizen University to help cultivate the values of good citizenship; and with Chicago social studies teacher Mary Ellen Daneels, who uses what passes for politics these days as object lessons in how not to be a good citizen.

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Almanac: Walter Cronkite 02:30

ALMANAC: Walter Cronkite | Watch Video
On November 4, 1916, legendary CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite was born. Jane Pauley reports.

GALLERY: Walter Cronkite

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Making his mark: Lisbon street artist Vhils 05:10

ART: Lisbon street artist Vhils: Scraping and carving art into cityscapes | Watch Video
Instead of a paintbrush, Alexandre Farto uses drills and jackhammers to create large-scale public art that exposes layers of a city's history. Once seen as a vandal known by his tag, Vhils, he has fueled the flourishing street art scene in his native Lisbon, Portugal, where murals have added a colorful touch to the otherwise overlooked or mundane, and he has transformed buildings in cities around the world by exposing layers of history. Seth Doane reports.

GALLERY: Chiseled portraits of street artist Vhils

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Chuck Lorre on the "heartbreaking" end of "Big Bang Theory" 08:15

TELEVISION: "Big Bang Theory" creator Chuck Lorre on his Netflix series, "The Kominsky Method" | Watch Video
Correspondent Tony Dokoupil talks with the producer of such TV hits as "The Big Bang Theory," "Young Sheldon" and "Mom," who discusses his latest streaming show, "The Kominsky Method" also with the series' star Michael Douglas. Lorre also talks about his tough childhood on Long Island and his later-in-life success in TV, and in rewriting his reputation as "The Angriest Man in Television."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Chuck Lorre on lessons learned from his father
Veteran TV producer Chuck Lorre, noted for creating such comedy hits as "The Big Bang Theory" and "Mom," has extended his support to a health facility, the Venice Family Clinic's Robert Levine Family Health Center, in Venice, Calif. He explained to correspondent Tony Dokoupil why he built the clinic, dedicated to his father: "It's a frightening things to be ill and not know where to go."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Michael Douglas on finding the humor in getting old
Oscar-winning actor-producer Michael Douglas is stepping into a rare comedic role with the new Netflix series, "The Kominsky Method." Produced by Chuck Lorre, the show is about an aging actor and his aging agent-friend, played by Alan Arkin. Douglas talked with correspondent Tony Dokoupil about why he chose to sign onto working with Lorre and develop his "comedy chops."

To watch a trailer for the new Netflix series "The Kominsky Method" click on the video player below.

The Kominsky Method | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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Passage: The death of "Whitey" Bulger 01:47

PASSAGE: The killing of "Whitey" Bulger | Watch Video
The former Boston crime boss and FBI informant, jailed in connection with 11 murders and other crimes, was slain in a West Virginia prison. Jane Pauley reports.

A colorful guide to New England's autumn leaves 04:17

SEASONS: Photographer "Jeff Foliage," the pied piper of New England's fall colors | Watch Video
Jeff Folger goes by the name "Jeff Foliage," and he REALLY loves fall colors. In New England, where tourists spend around $3 billion over the course of leaf peeping season, he heads off in his red SUV in search of the most beautiful yellows and oranges and shares them with the world. He also shared his search with Conor Knighton.

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Max Richter's music to sleep by 05:15

MUSIC: Max Richter's music to sleep by (Video)
British composer Max Richter's most ambitious work," Sleep," is an eight-hour "lullaby" that is to be heard while tucked into bed. Richter recently performed it under the stars in Los Angeles, at a giant slumber party with 500 guests. Tracy Smith reports.

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Striking a chord for civility in politics 02:48

HARTMAN: Striking a chord for civility in politics (Video)
Zac Mayo and Lucy Rogers are Republican and Democratic candidates aggressively competing for a State House seat in Vermont. But this highly-competitive race took a dramatic turn when the two recently ended a debate by joining together in harmony. Steve Hartman reports. 

Actor and jazz musician Jeff Goldblum in full bloom 08:28

SUNDAY PROFILE: Jeff Goldblum: Living life like a jazz piece | Watch Video
Jeff Goldblum's life is like a jazz piece: his acting improvisational, his style unpredictable. He's made an art of being offbeat, and is this week releasing his first album. Anthony Mason reports.

PREVIEW: Jeff Goldblum made sure his quirkiness "didn't hold me back"

To watch Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra (featuring Haley Reinhart) perform "My Baby Just Cares For Me," click on the video player below:

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra feat. Haley Reinhart - My Baby Just Cares... by JeffGoldblumVEVO on YouTube

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Jackie Speier on how the Jonestown massacre changed her life 03:21

OPINION: Jackie Speier on Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple cult, and surviving the Jonestown massacre | Watch Video
In November 1978 Jackie Speier was an attorney on the staff of Congressman Leo Ryan that was investigating human rights abuses by Jim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple cult in Guyana. While on a fact-finding mission, Speier was shot five times by Jones' followers, but survived. Some 900 members of the cult did not, victims of a mass murder-suicide. Speier, now a Congresswoman from California, talks about surviving the horror, and how that formative moment changed her. 

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  • "Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back" by Jackie Speier (Little A), in Hardcover, Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio Formats, available via Amazon    
2018 midterm elections: Watch for this on Tuesday 02:24

MIDTERM ELECTIONS: What to watch for | Watch Video
CBS News' director of elections and surveys, Anthony Salvanto, says midterm elections are really the most important one.

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Calendar: Week of November 5 01:03

CALENDAR: Week of November 5 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

Nature: Wolves 02:18

NATURE: Wolves | Extended Video
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the wolves at Yellowstone National Park. Videographer: Judy Lehmberg.


FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove on sharing the stage with giants (Video)
Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove died Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the age of 49. In this profile originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" September 8, 1991, Hargrove, then 21, talked with correspondent Billy Taylor about maturing as an artist. Taylor also spoke with musician Wynton Marsalis, a mentor of Hargrove's; and with George Wein, who brought Hargrove into a new group called The Jazz Futures, which toured music festivals around the country.

The south-facing slope of Blacktail Butte, in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, has desert plants and sagebrush. On the right side, the north-facing slope has trees similar to a Canadian boreal forest, with a wide variety of wildflowers in the more open areas.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Educating your eyes
A lesson in microclimates and the north-south slope effect.

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