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This week on "Sunday Morning" (October 10)

BROADCAST NOTE: Next week, on October 17, "Sunday Morning" will be pre-empted so that CBS Sports may bring you live NFL action from London.

Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: Weak links in the supply chain | Watch Video
In recent months, supply chain problems have been blamed for shortages affecting just about every sector of industry and commerce. But what exactly is broken, and why? Correspondent David Pogue asked the experts to supply answers.

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Jonathan Vigliotti paraglides above Aspen, Colorado.  CBS News

NATURE: Taking leaf-peeping to new heights (Video)
In Aspen, Colo., some fans of fall foliage go to extremes for a spectacular view – namely, jumping off a cliff above a sea of autumnal oranges, reds, yellows and golds. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports on paragliding in a leaf peeper's paradise.

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HEADLINES: Abortion: The great divide | Watch Video
With abortion becoming more and more restricted in many states, and with a majority-conservative Supreme Court primed to decide on a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, access to the procedure in the future is unclear, and the return of "back-alley abortions" is feared. Correspondent Rita Braver looks at how women, civil rights proponents, doctors, and anti-abortion advocates are fighting over the viability of Roe v. Wade, and whether compromise is possible on one of the most contentious issues of today. 

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Correspondent John Blackstone pilots the BlackFly eVTOL personal aerial vehicle.  CBS News

AVIATION: Taking a flying car for a test drive (Video)
After years of development, the BlackFly personal aerial vehicle will soon be on sale. Correspondent John Blackstone set out to see how someone with no flying experience could manage behind the controls.

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Co-authors Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton. CBS News

BOOKS: Louise Penny & Hillary Rodham Clinton on their thriller collaboration | Watch Video
Bestselling mystery writer Louise Penny and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton forged a friendship having experienced loss – Penny, of her husband; Clinton, of an election; and together, of a beloved mutual friend. Together they've collaborated on a novel, "State of Terror." Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Clinton and Penny about how co-writing the ripped-from-the-headlines conspiracy thriller during the pandemic, featuring two middle-aged female heroes, was a form of therapy for both.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including comic and announcer Alan Kalter.

HARTMAN: A kindness yard sale (Video)
In Arlington, Virginia, all proceeds from the yard sales that Susan Thompson-Gaines holds go to fund random acts of kindness throughout her community. Correspondent Steve Hartman talks with Thompson-Gaines about a true yard sale find.     

Billy Porter (with correspondent Seth Doane, left) in front of a mural of Porter, painted by artist Camerin "Camo" Nesbit, underneath the Fort Duquesne Bridge in Pittsburgh. CBS News

SUNDAY PROFILE: Billy Porter: "I believe in dreaming the impossible" | Watch Video
Actor-dancer-singer-director Billy Porter has won Tony, Emmy and Grammy Awards, and is author of a new memoir, "Unprotected." He talks with correspondent Seth Doane about a childhood filled with years of rejection, doubt and abuse – and about how he survived and triumphed.

BOOK EXCERPTS: "Unprotected: A Memoir" by Billy Porter

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Les Paul's prototype for the Gibson Goldtop electric guitar can be yours. Estimated auction price: $100,000-150,000.  CBS News

MUSIC: A "perfect rock 'n' roll machine": Les Paul's crowning achievement | Watch Video
One of the most influential instruments of the past century – the first approved prototype of Les Paul's Gibson Goldtop, dubbed #1 – is going on the auction block later this month. Correspondent Anthony Mason talks with Gene Paul about the development of his father's now-iconic electric guitar, and with Christie's Kerry Keane about its impact on music ever since.

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Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, right, with correspondent Tracy Smith.  CBS News

MUSIC: Olivia Rodrigo on "Sour" and the artistry of heartbreak | Watch Video
Beginning with her smash hit single, "Drivers License," 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo is on a run that few singer-songwriters can even dream about, with her very first album, "Sour," debuting at #1 earlier this year. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Rodrigo about writing of heartbreak; the value of therapy; and what sudden fame hasn't changed about her life.\

You can stream Olivia Rodrigo's album "Sour" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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NATURE: Arkansas wildlife (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us on a day trip to Lake Fort Smith State Park in Crawford County, Arkansas. Videographer: Roy Neher.

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Clockwise from top left: From Australia/New Zealand, Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Power of the Dog"; from Iran, "Hit the Road"; from Japan, "Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy"; from Spain, Penelope Cruz in "Parallel Mothers"; from Switzerland, "The Girl and the Spider"; and from the U.S., Joaquin Phoenix in "C'mon C'mon." Netflix; Celluloid Dreams; Film Movement; Sony Pictures Classics; Cinema Guild; Tobin Yelland/A24

MOVIES: 2021 New York Film Festival highlights (Part 1Part 2 and Part 3)
Notes on some of the most fascinating new works from the annual celebration of world cinema (running through October 10), including Denzel Washington in "The Tragedy of Macbeth," Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Power of the Dog," and Denis Villeneuve's visually stunning adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic "Dune." 


PODCAST: "Unsung Science"
"Sunday Morning" correspondent David Pogue explores the origin stories behind some of the most mind-blowing advances in science and technology. Presented by CBS News and Simon & Schuster. Debuts October 15.

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