This week on "Sunday Morning" (October 4)

Last Updated Oct 4, 2020 10:06 AM EDT

Host: Jane Pauley


HEADLINES: Questions about Trump's hospitalization for COVID-19 (Video)
Ben Tracy reports the latest on the president's coronavirus diagnosis.

Trump's prognosis and a nation's need to know (Video)
Balancing the president's privacy with the importance of sharing details about his COVID-19 diagnosis is not easy. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Dr. Albert Ko and with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook about the need for transparency in promoting public health.            

Working mothers on the edge | Watch Video
The pandemic has put many working moms in an impossible situation – doing their own jobs as well as those of teachers and childcare workers, on top of housework – and some women are finding their careers in jeopardy as they balance the demands from employers with their children's needs. Correspondent Rita Braver hears from working mothers who describe a climate of discrimination, and examines how this challenging new work dynamic may actually set back advances that have been made in bringing equality to the workplace.

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 Retelling the story of the Chicago 7 | Watch Video
Half a century ago the U.S. government prosecuted the accused leaders of anti-Vietnam War protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, where clashes with police spilled blood on the streets of Chicago. A new film by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, "The Trial of the Chicago 7," recounts that dangerous conflict in the legal and media realms. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Sorkin about the relevance of the story to today. She also talks with star Sacha Baron Cohen¸ and with two of the trial defendants – Rennie Davis and Lee Weiner – about the politics of fighting back.

BOOK EXCERPT: The Chicago 7 and a "Conspiracy to Riot"
Lee Weiner, one of the defendants in the Chicago 7 trial, writes of his activism, cynicism, and a lifetime commitment to fighting for a better world.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7 | Official Trailer | Netflix Film by Netflix on YouTube

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FOOD: Martha Stewart on making your own jam (Video)
Autumn is the time for preserving the fruits of the year's harvest. Cookbook author Martha Stewart offers a lesson in preparing delicious blueberry preserves.

RECIPE: Christine Ferber Blueberry Preserves, courtesy of

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 In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including singer Helen Reddy and Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson. 

 COVID and the campaign (Video)
CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe offers a diagnosis on how the president's contracting the novel coronavirus may affect the remaining days in the election.

 News consumers in the heartland | Watch Video
In a conversation with Trump voters in West Virginia, senior correspondent Ted Koppel discusses their views on the president's COVID-19 diagnosis, and explores the increasing reliance on partisan social media sources for one's news.

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Singer Lenny Kravitz talks with "CBS Sunday Morning" about his new memoir, "Let Love Rule," and his unique journey to rock stardom. CBS News

MUSIC: Lenny Kravitz on finding his voice | Watch Video
Having written an introspective new memoir, "Let Love Rule," the Grammy-winning singer talks about his struggles with identity, the road to rock stardom, and his extended, blended family. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" host Michelle Miller reports.

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 October Surprises: Revelations and roadblocks to victory | Watch Video
Unexpected events occurring late in presidential campaigns have the potential to change the course of an election – and in 2020, they've gotten an early start. Correspondent Chip Reid looks back at major events and revelations that could have altered the course of history (and usually didn't), and what this September's news – a SCOTUS vacancy, Trump's taxes, and a chaotic debate performance – might mean for the November vote.

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 Debating the role of the vice president | Watch Video
In the wake of President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis, "60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson reflects on how the power and profiles of vice presidents have grown in recent decades.

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NATURE: Inyo National Forest (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes you to the Inyo National Forest, some 11,000 feet up in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Videographer: Scot Miller.


Spike Lee has directed a new film capturing a performance of David Byrne's recent Broadway show, "American Utopia." HBO

THE NEW SEASON: The latest documentary releases | Watch Video
Critic David Edelstein recommends new non-fiction films that will expand your world, at a time when our worlds are so severely contracted.

"Sunday Morning" Matinee: "Ode to Joy" 04:03

"SUNDAY MORNING" MATINEE: "Ode to Joy" (Video)
The Cleveland Orchestra performs "Ode to Joy," from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, recorded in 16 iconic public spaces across Greater Cleveland.

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