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HEADLINES: Government shutdown is averted, but for how long? (Video)
An 11th hour "Hail Mary" stop-gap spending bill passed the House on Saturday, averting a shutdown of the federal government due to infighting within the Republican Party. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks at how the crisis has been (perhaps only temporarily) avoided – with ramifications for Ukraine. 

ALMANAC: October 1 (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks at important historical events on this date. 

Using forensic science, the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory can not only figure out what something is, but potentially where that protected species came from, which is helpful in tracking down poachers. CBS News

SCIENCE: CSI for animals: A forensics lab devoted to wildlife (Video)
Founded in 1988 in Ashland, Ore., the National Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory is the only U.S. federal crime lab devoted to criminal investigations of crimes committed against wildlife. Correspondent Conor Knighton meets the forensic scientists whose cases can get pretty wild.

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Former Washington Post editor Marty Baron, with former Post reporter Robert Costa. CBS News

BOOKS: Newspaper editor Marty Baron: "We always have to hold power to account" | Watch Video
Are journalists ready for what's ahead in the 2024 election? Former Washington Post editor Marty Baron is not sure they are. He talks with CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa about the responsibility of the media, and about his relationships with both a former president and a billionaire owner of a newspaper, as recounted in his new book, "Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and The Washington Post." 

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Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along."  CBS News

THEATER: "Merrily We Roll Along" and its long road back to Broadway | Watch Video
Stephen Sondheim's musical about the long, complicated friendships of a trio of creatives, which was savaged by critics when it first debuted in 1981, has been rethought and restaged in an acclaimed revival that is now back on Broadway. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with stars Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, and director Maria Friedman, about bringing a work by one of the greats of musical theater to new light. 

To watch a trailer for "Merrily We Roll Along" click on the video player below:

Merrily We Roll Along | Now On Broadway by Merrily We Roll Along Broadway on YouTube

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  • "Merrily We Roll Along," at the Hudson Theatre, New York City | Ticket info
  • Thanks to Jay Records for photos of Maria Friedman as Mary in the Leicester Haymarket Theatre production of "Merrily We Roll Along," and of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth in front of the Leicester Haymarket Theatre
  • Listen to the original 1981 Broadway cast recording of "Merrily We Roll Along" (Spotify), and the 1993 Leicester cast recording (Amazon)

PASSAGE: Remembering Senator Dianne Feinstein (Video)
California Senator Dianne Feinstein, a pioneering woman in politics, died Thursday at the age of 90. Jane Pauley looks back at her trailblazing career. 


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TECH: Can AI be trusted in warfare? | Watch Video
Like other technological advances, the growing use of artificial intelligence in warfighting is a foregone conclusion. But as "Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel reports, questions persist on how AI is developed and deployed on the battlefield, by both the U.S. and its adversaries.

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Singer and activist Joan Baez. CBS News

MUSIC: Joan Baez at peace | Watch Video
In a new documentary, "Joan Baez I Am a Noise," which features the singer-activist's personal archive of home movies, letters and drawings, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer opens up about her 60-year career and her life on the front lines of social change. Baez talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about the film and the surprising secrets she revealed; how Bob Dylan broke her heart; and how she expresses her less serious side.

To watch a trailer for "Joan Baez I Am a Noise," click on the video player below:

Joan Baez I Am A Noise - Official Trailer | Music Documentary | In Theaters October 6 by Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing on YouTube

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Correspondent Martha Teichner with Hernan Diaz, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "Trust."  CBS News

BOOKS: "Trust" author Hernan Diaz on his love for "the music of English" | Watch Video
Brooklyn-based novelist Hernan Diaz won this year's Pulitzer Prize for his bestseller "Trust," a kaleidoscopic look at the world of the stratospherically rich. He talks with correspondent Martha Teichner about how his childhood in Argentina and Sweden informed his perspective on American life and history; his love of the English language; the influence of Edith Wharton on his writing; and the miracle of validation that came after years of writing without recognition. 

READ AN EXCERPT: "Trust" by Hernan Diaz

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COMMENTARY: Robert Reich on the narrowly-avoided government shutdown: Republicans holding America hostage | Watch Video
The former Labor Secretary says GOP extremists in the House, acting at the behest of Donald Trump, were behind the crisis to shut down the government – and the funding bill that averts the shutdown is only temporary.   

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"Sunday Morning" executive producer Rand Morrison accepts the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Recorded News Program. National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

BROADCAST NEWS: Emmy update!
On Wednesday "CBS News Sunday Morning" was named winner of the 2023 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Recorded News Program! Also, our executive producer, Rand Morrison, was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' "Silver Circle," honoring journalists and broadcasters who have made an enduring contribution to the industry.

NATURE: Dolphins off Mexico's Baja Peninsula (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning in the company of dolphins, just off Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Videographer: Lee McEachern. 


Clockwise from top left: "May December" starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore; "Poor Things," with Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo; "Maestro," starring Carey Mulligan and Bradley Cooper; "The Boy and the Heron," from Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki; "Green Border," a drama of Europe's migration crisis from director Agnieszka Holland; and "Anatomy of a Fall," Justine Triet's Cannes Film Festival winner about a trial following a man's mysterious death. Netflix; Searchlight Pictures; Studio Ghibli; Agata Kubis; Neon

MOVIES: 2023 New York Film Festival opens with Natalie Portman-Julianne Moore spellbinder "May December"
This year's celebration of cinema offers films starring Emma Stone, Adam Driver, Michael Fassbender, Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal, as well as a showcase for invigorating new filmmakers. Here are some highlights. 

Drummer Josh Freese, lead singer-guitarist Dave Grohl and bassist Nate Mendel of Foo Fighters, the headliners on opening day of Riot Fest.  Jake Barlow/CBS News

GALLERY: Summer music heats up 2023
Summer is sadly over, so look back on the musical performers who made the season one to remember. Featuring smashing images by CBS News photojournalist Jake Barlow and photographers Ed Spinelli and Kirstine Walton

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