​This week on "Sunday Morning" (Oct. 30)

Monitoring your pet while away from home.


Last Updated Oct 30, 2016 7:55 AM EDT

Host: Jane Pauley

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Powerful quake strikes central Italy (Video)
Another powerful earthquake struck central Italy Sunday morning. The magnitude 6.6 tremblor was the strongest to hit the nation in 35 years. Seth Doane reports.

HEADLINES: FBI head’s letter “deeply troubling” (Video)
A defiant Hillary Clinton is criticizing FBI director Jame Comey’s controversial letter to Congress, just days before the election, saying the agency is investigating a new batch of emails belonging to Clinton aide Huma Abedin and which are said to number in the thousands. Jeff Pegues reports a new search warrant has still not been obtained.

A dog’s secret life | Watch Video
The animated movie “The Secret Life of Pets,” one of the summer’s biggest blockbusters, explored what our animals are up to after we leave the house each day. Pets have a secret life, all right. But for dogs, it’s mostly about how they experience the world: through their noses. Did you know they can actually tell time through their sense of smell?  Martha Teichner reports.

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Workplace time clock | Watch Video
On October 30, 1894, a patent was awarded for the first device to use a card to record the times at which an employee punched in and out from work. Jane Pauley reports.

 Ravens get a bad rap | Watch Video
An intelligent bird has nonetheless become a maligned symbol of death and the supernatural in popular culture and folklore.

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Eddie Redmayne with correspondent Tracy Smith in London. CBS News

MOVIES: Eddie Redmayne spreads more magic in “Fantastic Beasts” | Watch Video
Tracy Smith profiles the Oscar-winning star of “The Theory of Everything,” “The Danish Girl,” and the new J.K. Rowling fantasy, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

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Color me impressed | Watch Video
While some publishers may be concerned about book sales, there’s one category that is flying off the shelves: coloring books for grown-ups. Rita Braver reports on the adult coloring craze, with visits to bestselling artist Steve McDonald (“Fantastic Cities”), and art therapist and author Lacy Mucklow (“Color Me Happy”).

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Art by the numbers (Video)
Critics sniffed, but paint by numbers was a popular fad in the 1950s. To mark the hobby’s 50th anniversary, the works of amateur, number-aided artists were honored with an exhibition - the most comprehensive ever - at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Bill Geist meets the inventor of paint-by-numbers, Dan Robbins, and curator William “Larry” Bird, as well as aficionado Trey Speegle, who shows off his personal collection of hundreds of paint-by-numbers canvases. Originally broadcast on April 27, 2001.

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 N.Y. museum acquires first emoji | Watch Video
The Museum of Modern Art announces it has acquired the original cell phone pictographs introduced by Japan’s national phone company in 1999

 An old-school gravedigger plies his trade | Watch Video
Sometimes the old ways still work best, and Everard Hall may be the best testament to that. Nearly five decades ago, he began digging graves in the Maine town of Milbridge. Hall still digs graves by hand, and takes tremendous pride in his work.

“I was put on Earth to be a gravedigger,” he told correspondent Mark Strassmann. “It’s a God-given talent. Everybody has an occupation that they do perfect. Mine is grave-digging.”      

STEVE HARTMAN: Special Olympians team up for zombie film (Video)
Sam and Mattie have quite a long list of accomplishments - the pair met while competing in the Special Olympics and forged a special bond. Their friendship has taken them many places, but it was a surprise to many when one of their wacky adventures landed them in front of and behind the camera for a zombie horror movie. Steve Hartman reports.

Singer Josh Groban, who is making his Broadway debut in the new musical, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.” CBS News

ON BROADWAY: Josh Groban’s childhood dream comes true on Broadway | Watch Video
In a studio on New York’s 42nd Street, the cast of the new musical adapted from Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” rehearses for opening night. Twenty-four members of this production will be making their Broadway debuts, including the leading man, Josh Groban.

For weeks now, the 35-year-old singer has been putting in grueling 12-hour days to get ready. “I’m coming from another world,” he told Anthony Mason, “and I wanted to make sure that it was known, right off the bat, that I was coming to this world with the maximum amount of respect for it.”

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 Scarecrows: An ancient tradition (Video)
The scarecrow is an ancient tool of farmers trying to protect their crops from hungry birds. But these nostalgic agricultural aids - the stars of the annual Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival in Bucks County, Pa. - are being supplanted by more modern methods. Luke Burbank checks out some farms using less traditional ways to scare off bothersome birds.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: An ode to scarecrows (Video)
In this poem which was originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” October 28, 1984, Charles Osgood pays homage to the scarecrow, in all its festive incarnations, as found at the Nut Tree Harvest Festival in Vacaville, Calif.

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 Bob Sirott: Some of us will miss our losing Cubs
The Cubs, who have not played in a World Series since 1945, and have not won a World Series in 108 years, are now battling the Cleveland Indians for the title of Champions of the World. Chicago broadcaster Bob Sirott, who has rooted for the Cubs since childhood, offers his thoughts on what a winning Cubs team would mean for its long-suffering fans.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Bill Geist, long-suffering Cubs fan (Video)
Chicago baseball fans know a thing or two about losing, and about superstitions that would mean defeat for their beloved Cubs. Correspondent Bill Geist, a long-time fan, visited Wrigley Field, but didn’t dare go inside, as the Cubs played the New York Mets for a spot in the playoffs. Originally aired on Sept. 24, 1989.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Cleveland baseball-loving nun (Video)
In the past the Cleveland Indians have been lifted into the World Series, no doubt, thanks to the cookies baked for them by Sister Mary Assumpta and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit in Garfield Heights, Ohio. Bill Geist met Sister Assumpta, an ardent baseball fan, as she attended her beloved Indians’ Opening Day game, armed with cookies and prayers for a win. Originally aired on April 19, 2010.

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Week of October 31 | Watch Video
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. (With recipes!) Jane Pauley reports.

 Spiders (Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning before Halloween in a garden haunted by spiders in upstate New York ... in Erie County, no less! Videographer: Carl Mrozek.         


Autumn colors
The season’s changing hues appear to be magical, even when we understand the biology behind the process.

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