This week on "Sunday Morning" (Oct. 15)

Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" (c. 1490).

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Last Updated Oct 15, 2017 11:02 AM EDT

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The genius of Leonardo da Vinci | Watch Video
Leonardo da Vinci produced two of the most famous paintings in art history: "The Last Supper" and the "Mona Lisa." But he was also passionate about medical discoveries and military inventions, some of which were centuries ahead of their time.

Walter Isaacson, author of best-selling biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, has written a new book about Leonardo, and he tells Dr. Jon LaPook why the artist's mind and curiosity were so extraordinary.

BOOK EXCERPT: Read a chapter from Isaacson's "Leonardo da Vinci"

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Leonardo da Vinci, the scientist
Biographer Walter Isaacson talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, and his curiosity and unique gifts as an observer of the world around him.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance man
Walter Isaacson talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the rise of the "Renaissance Man" in Florence.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Leonardo da Vinci and Renaissance painting
Walter Isaacson talks with Dr. Jon LaPook about the "augmented reality" of Renaissance artwork such as da Vinci's, and why the eyes in paintings like the Mona Lisa appear to follow the viewer.

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ALMANAC: Abraham Lincoln's beard | Watch Video
On October 15, 1860, an 11-year-old girl's letter urged the presidential candidate to "let your whiskers grow." Jane Pauley reports.


Correspondent Rita Braver with Ai Weiwei in the artist's installation, "Gilded Cage."

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ART:  Ai Weiwei's "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors" | Watch Video
Rita Braver catches up with Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, whose latest exhibit is his largest undertaking yet.

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Actor and typewriter buff Tom Hanks in heaven, at the Gramercy Typewriter Company in New York City, with Lee Cowan. 

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BOOKS: Tom Hanks: Actor, typist | Watch Video
Typewriters are Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks' vice, his not-so-guilty pleasure.  He has a personal collection of more than a hundred -- nearly every style, make and year. They intrigue him so much, Hanks even made typewriters the supporting characters in his very first book, a collection of short stories fittingly titled "Uncommon Type." He talked with Lee Cowan about his affection for typewriters, and how he found his writer's voice.

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 America's oldest hardware store closes shop (Video)
The oldest hardware store in America is closing. Jane Pauley reports on Elwood Adams Hardware Store in Worcester, Mass., in business since 1782, which will soon shut its doors for good.

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BY THE NUMBERS: Puerto Rico and Maria (Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at the data behind the disaster, as Puerto Rico continues to struggle weeks after Hurricane Maria slammed into the island. Jane Pauley reports.

 A young boy's yardwork (Video)
While five-year-old Brian Kelly's dad was on overseas deployment with the Air Force, Brian enjoyed doing yardwork with a surrogate dad, his neighbor, Dean Cravens. Steve Hartman returns to the young boy he met in June for a happy followup.


Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel with correspondent Tracy Smith on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles.

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TELEVISION: Jimmy Kimmel speaks his mind | Watch Video
He might be walking in the footsteps of giants, but late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has found a way to stand out. He was always the lovable frat boy at 11:30, often more playful than political. But Kimmel put comedy on hold when his on-air story about his son's fight for life became a call to action on healthcare; and following the Las Vegas massacre, his monologue turned into an emotional call for sanity … and gun control.

Kimmel talked with correspondent Tracy Smith about his road to late-night, and why he's not so bothered if viewers are upset by his heartfelt monologues: "I don't say, 'I don't mind.' I'd love for everyone -- I want everyone with a television to watch the show. But if they're so turned off by my opinion on healthcare and gun violence, then I don't know. I probably won't wanna have a conversation with them anyway." 

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Gretchen Carlson on sexual harassment | Watch Video
The former Fox News host offers her perspective on sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Pop superstar Harry Styles says, as a solo artist, his music has gone in a new direction: "I wanted to love it every time that I played it."

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MUSIC: Harry Styles goes in a new direction | Watch Video
He was just 17 years old when Harry Styles and his bandmates in One Direction hit it big early. Their debut album, "Up All Night," opened atop the Billboard charts, something even The Beatles didn't do. And One Direction's concert tours rank among the highest-grossing ever. Styles is now out with an eponymous solo album, and he tells Tony Dokoupil that his music has a different sound than what One Direction fans have come to expect.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Harry Styles on the origin of One Direction
British singer Harry Styles talks to Tony Dokoupil about how an audition for the TV competition series "The X Factor" led to the formation of the hit boy band One Direction.

To watch Harry Styles perform "Sign of the Times," from the album, "Harry Styles," click on the video player below. 

Harry Styles - Sign of the Times by HarryStylesVEVO on YouTube

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Week of October 16 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports. 

 Bison at Yellowstone National Park (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning among the bison at Yellowstone National Park. Videographer: David Bhagat.



Mauricio Handler specializes in underwater videography and photography.

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NATURE UP CLOSE: Filming nature
Meet Mauricio Handler, whose underwater and on-land photography has been featured on "Sunday Morning."        


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