This week on "Sunday Morning" (October 14)

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Last Updated Oct 14, 2018 1:14 PM EDT


COVER STORY: The Flat Earth movement: A society of disbelievers in scientific fact | Watch Video
"The Truth is out there," and the Flat-Earthers know it. They'll tell you that not only is the Earth a flat disk, but also that we've never been to the Moon or Mars, and that all the footage of floating astronauts is faked. It's a sign of a lack of faith in expertise, where people only choose to believe what they can see for themselves.

Correspondent Brook Silva-Braga talks with "Mad Mike" Hughes, who ascended 1,800 feet in a self-built rocket to see if the Earth actually curves; "conspiracy realist" Patricia Steere, host of the YouTube channel "Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes," who believes NASA is part of a conspiracy directed at all of humanity; and Thomas Nichols, author of "The Death of Expertise," who talks about a reverse-snobbery expressed by some people against the well-educated.

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Almanac: Matthew Shepard

ALMANAC: Matthew Shepard | Watch Video
Twenty years ago this past week, a 21-year-old gay man died of injuries he'd received in a beating - and would become a martyr in the cause for gay rights. Jane Pauley reports. 

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Unlocking the secrets behind Tiny Doors ATL

ART: Unlocking the wonders of Tiny Doors ATL | Watch Video
Karen Anderson's art project featuring tiny doors – all of seven inches tall – installed in neighborhoods across Atlanta invites people to unlock their imaginations. Mark Strassmann reports. 

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COMEDY: Cheech & Chong's "Up in Smoke," 40 years later | Watch Video
It was 40 years ago that the stoner comedy "Up in Smoke" wafted into theaters – the perfect film vehicle for Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. John Blackstone talks with the comic duo, and with record producer Lou Adler, who was a first-time director on the 1978 comedy hit.

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Behind The Headlines: The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

BEHIND THE HEADLINES: The mystery of Jamal Khashoggi | Watch Video
A writer for The Washington Post who has written columns critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, last week and has not been seen since. U.S. intelligence reportedly intercepted Saudi communications portending a plot to detain Khashoggi, while Turkish officials have said they feared he has been murdered. Holly Williams reports. 

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The "pink wave" of Election 2018

POLITICS: Looking at 2018's "Pink Wave" - and an uphill run for women | Watch Video
Correspondent Tony Dokoupil looks at the historical under-representation of women in elected office, and the spike in female candidates in 2018. Interviews include two-time presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Democratic Congressional candidate Jahana Hayes (Teacher of the Year from Connecticut), and GOP Congressional candidate Kimberlin Brown Pelzer from California. 

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Putting a town treasure on a pedestal

HARTMAN: Putting a town treasure on a pedestal (Video)
Todd Kirnan, a 45-year-old man with autism, has been making deliveries and doing odd jobs for virtually every business in downtown Gresham, Ore.  Todd is so treasured here that people have often joked that he should have his own statue, or have a parade thrown in his honor. Which is why Kirnan got a very special surprise recently. Steve Hartman reports.         

MUSIC: Tina Turner on her voice, finding serenity, and losing a son | Watch Video
The music legend talks with CBS News' Gayle King about her new memoir, "My Love Story."

BOOK EXCERPT: Hear Tina Turner read the prologue from "My Love Story"

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Faith Salie brings you BREAKING NEWS!

COMMENTARY: BREAKING NEWS! Faith Salie has some words about "breaking news"! | Watch Video
Contributor Faith Salie on the fake urgency of 24-hour cable news channels that hype everything as a breaking news story.

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How the Marines fought the Korean War's greatest battle

HISTORY: "On Desperate Ground": The story of Chosin Reservoir, the Korean War's greatest battle | Watch Video
It was Thanksgiving 1950, when U.S. Marines – enduring temperatures of 50 degrees below zero  -- advanced through a mountain pass towards the Yalu River in northern Korea, only to be met by 100,000 Chinese forces. Their clash at the Chosin Reservoir would be called the Korean War's greatest battle.

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Hampton Sides, author of the new book "On Desperate Ground"; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, whose father fought at Chosin; and Warren Weidhahn, who was a private during the battle.

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Calendar: Week of October 15

CALENDAR: Week of October 15 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead.

Nature: Woodchucks

NATURE: Woodchucks | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes you among woodchucks at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth, Maine. Videographer: Mauricio Handler. 


"Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii" at the New York Botanical Garden

ART: Georgia O'Keeffe and her visions of Hawaii | Watch Video
An exhibition of paintings and flowers at the New York Botanical Garden showcases one of the lesser-known subjects of the great American artist: Hawaii.

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With one cheetah taking the lead, a pack are on a wildebeest in seconds at Kenya's Maasai Mara.

NATURE UP CLOSE: A coalition of the killing
Videographer Judy Lehmberg witnesses a group of cheetahs in the arduous process of taking down a wildebeest at Kenya's Maasai Mara.

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