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This week on "Sunday Morning" (October 31)

Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: Why nightmares might actually be a good thing | Watch Video
Experts say there is something beneficial in facing our fears head-on, and that means embracing our nightmares. Correspondent Tracy Smith looks at the dreams that terrify us when we're asleep, and talks with horror director Eli Roth about why he's excited to share his nightmares with the world. 

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Josh Rossi's depictions of children as superheroes have gone viral.  Josh Rossi Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY: Kids as the superheroes they really are | Watch Video
Photographer Josh Rossi and his wife, Roxanna, have been turning pint-sized people battling huge challenges into true-life superheroes. Correspondent Lee Cowan finds out how young people are being transformed into larger-than-life characters – and how the transformations are changing how they see themselves.

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Bryan Sansivero photographs an abandoned Connecticut house that was at one time a movie star.  CBS News

PHOTOGRAPHY: Haunting portraits of abandoned houses | Watch Video
Grand old homes that had seen better days are the subject of photographer Bryan Sansivero, who relishes capturing abandoned houses as eerie time capsules to their owners' past lives. Correspondent Martha Teichner tags along as Sansivero preserves some faded Connecticut houses from the 18th and 19th centuries with his vintage Rollieflex camera.

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Huma Abedin talks with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell, in an interview for "CBS Sunday Morning."  CBS News

BOOKS: Huma Abedin on her husband Anthony Weiner's betrayals | Watch Video
In her first television interview, Huma Abedin talks with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell about her extraordinary journey – from the pinnacles of power, as a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the depths of public scandal, as the wife of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Abedin discusses her book, "Both/And: My Life in Many Worlds," and opens up about her fears that Weiner's sexting transgressions may have cost Clinton the presidency.

READ AN EXCERPT: "Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds" by Huma Abedin

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including singer Jay Black, of Jay and the Americans.

Actor Kal Penn.  CBS News

BOOKS: Kal Penn on his unlikely stardom | Watch Video
How actor Kal Penn, the self-described "skinny Brown kid from New Jersey," became a star in the comedy "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" is as improbable a Hollywood story as was his leaving acting to work in the Obama White House. Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with Penn about confounding the expectations of his South Asian American family, and about Penn's candid new memoir, "You Can't Be Serious."

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HARTMAN: Driven to serve (Video)
Mike Mason, of Midlothian, Virginia, had served his country for decades, first as a captain in the Marines, and later as the No. 4 man at the FBI. After leaving the Bureau and working at a Fortune 500 company, Mason found retirement didn't sit well with him. So, he started a new chapter in his life, as a school bus driver. Correspondent Steve Hartman reports. 

Members of ABBA wear their motion-capture suits to record their performances for the group's upcoming "live" show featuring digital avatars.  ABBA

MUSIC: The return of ABBA: The start of a new "Voyage" | Watch Video
Nearly four decades after taking a "break," the Swedish pop group ABBA is back with a new album, "Voyage." Correspondent Seth Doane talks to group members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus about the music that first drew them together – and brought them back to the recording studio (and soon, in a live concert performance featuring digital avatars).

To watch ABBA perform "I Still Have Faith In You," from their new album, "Voyage," click on the video player below:

ABBA - I Still Have Faith In You by AbbaVEVO on YouTube

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Nothing up my sleeves ... except magic!  Illusionist Shin Lim.  CBS News

ENTERTAINMENT: Shin Lim's magic (Video)
Shin Lim's first career goal was to become a concert pianist, but halfway through music school, carpal tunnel syndrome forced him to drop out. Instead, Lim became one of the most astonishing illusionists ever, with dexterity that has earned him accolades from such legends as Penn & Teller. Correspondent David Pogue gets a close-up look at true card magic.

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COMMENTARY: Where there's a will, there's a way: The case for advance planning | Watch Video
There's no time like the present to prepare for your ultimate demise. Advance planning consultant Amy Pickard, creator of Good to Go!, tells us why it's important not to wait until it's almost (or definitely) too late to make your final wishes known.

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NATURE: Undersea Indonesia (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to reefs off the coast of Indonesia, where videographer Mauricio Handler uses UV lights and a special camera to capture creepy creatures underwater.       


Mo Rocca stars in the Off-Broadway comedy, "Fairycakes."  "Fairycakes"

THEATRE: Mo Rocca stars in the Off-Broadway comedy "Fairycakes" | Watch Video
Douglas Carter Beane's comic romp mixes the stories and messages of fairytales (such as Cinderella and Pinocchio) with Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream," and features "Sunday Morning" correspondent Mo Rocca as Geppetto. Rocca offers us a backstage pass.

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GALLERY: Scenes from New York Comic Con 2021
Hundreds of fans and cosplayers lined up to attend the convention, its first time back in the Javits Center since the coronavirus pandemic began. Those looking for the whimsical, outrageous and supernatural were not disappointed.

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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. 

Listen to the episode, "How We Almost Blew the Vaccine":

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