This week on "Sunday Morning" (October 6)

Last Updated Oct 6, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

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COVER STORY: Pete Hamill on Jimmy Breslin and the heralded world of beat reporters | Watch Video
Since 2004, some 1,800 metropolitan and community newspapers have gone out of business or merged – a challenging environment for journalists whose job is to report the life's blood of a city. Two "princes of print" who'd gotten their starts in the heyday of New York City metropolitan newspapers were Jimmy Breslin (who died in 2017) and Pete Hamill, both of whom are the subject of a new HBO documentary, "Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists." Hamill talked with Tony Dokoupil about working the city beat, and offered advice for journalists of today.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Newspaper man Jimmy Breslin (VIDEO)
Used to be every big city newspaper had a guy who knew what was what, to whom both cops and crooks wanted to tell their stories. A guy like Jimmy Breslin, as New York as the A train. Harry Smith walks through some of the veteran newspaper reporter and author's biggest stories from the underworld, and visits what was John Gotti's favorite Queens social club, now a grooming salon for dogs, in this profile originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" on March 9, 2008.

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ALMANAC:
Fallout shelters | Watch Video
On October 6, 1961, President Kennedy wrote to Civil Defense officials urging construction of fallout shelters to protect against radiation from a nuclear attack. Jane Pauley reports.

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Correspondent Serena Altschul at the newly-expanded Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  CBS News

ART: NYC's Museum of Modern Art gets a makeover | Watch Video
Serena Altschul takes a tour of New York City's Museum of Modern Art, which is soon to reopen following a major $450 million renovation, with more than 40,000 square feet of new gallery and performance space, and about a thousand additional pieces of art on display. Altschul talks with museum director Glenn Lowry, curator Sarah Suzuki, and architect Liz Diller, of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, about the museum's expansion.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Morley Safer on the Museum of Modern Art's expansion (Video)
In 2004 the Museum of Modern Art in New York City underwent a meticulous expansion and facelift. CBS News' Morley Safer talked with MoMA's director Glenn Lowry, chief curator of painting and sculpture John Elderfield, and architect Yoshio Taniguchi about the museum's transformation – a perfect marriage of architecture and art, in a report originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" November 14, 2004.

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PASSAGE:
 Diahann Carroll and Jessye Norman (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers two notable artists who left us this week: Tony-winning and Oscar-nominated actress Diahann Carroll, and international opera star Jessye Norman.

      
BUSINESS:
Corporations and guns: How companies are reshaping the gun control debate | Watch Video
While Congress and the White House have resisted laws to increase restrictions on gun purchases, companies like Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods are now taking the lead in curtailing sales of firearms or ammunition. Lee Cowan reports.

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The Camp Adventure observation tower in Ronnede, Denmark. CBS News

POSTCARD FROM DENMARK: A spiraling walk above the trees | Watch Video
An hour from the Danish capital city of Copenhagen, visitors at an unusual spiraling walkway, meant to both stand out and blend in with surrounding the forest, can soar 14 stories high, above the canopy of trees, to experience a rare view of nature. Seth Doane talked with Jesper Mathiesen, a former Danish Navy SEAL behind the project, called Camp Adventure, and with architect Tue Foged whose team designed the unique observation tower.

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HARTMAN:
 A surprising funeral announcement (Video)
To most people, Dennis Valstad of Ripon, Wis., who passed away a few months ago, seemed to be a man of modest means. But he'd actually amassed a small fortune. And his will contained a surprising provision that no one who attended his funeral could have seen coming. Steve Hartman reports.

      
MILEPOST:
The hard hat

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Entertainer Mitzi Gaynor with correspondent Mo Rocca.  CBS News

SUNDAY PROFILE: Presenting Mitzi Gaynor | Watch Video
Mitzi Gaynor has been playing with audiences for over 70 years now, in movies, then on TV and in Vegas. The singer, dancer and actress talks with Mo Rocca about being wooed by Howard Hughes, starring in the film version of "South Pacific," and sharing the "Ed Sullivan Show" stage with The Beatles.

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OPINION:
Andy Borowitz: How to be a successful failure | Watch Video
The New Yorker humorist behind "The Borowitz Report" offers his take on how you, too, can be great at something, by not being great at something.

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The singer Lizzo with correspondent Tracy Smith. CBS News

MUSIC: Lizzo: "I feel like a master" | Watch Video
She's been compared to some of the greatest singers of our time. Her real name is Melissa Jefferson, but she's known by her childhood nickname, Lizzo, and you might say this has been her year. Last month alone she had the number one song, "Truth Hurts"; appeared on the cover of Elle magazine; and stole the show on MTV's biggest night. She also costars in the hit Jennifer Lopez film, "Hustlers." Yet, the 31-year-old described her career as "the slowest build of all time." Lizzo sat down with Tracy Smith to discuss overcoming bouts of poverty, homelessness, and crippling self-doubt, and how her high school band teacher gave her the focus she needed to make her mark.

WEB EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Watch an extended version of Tracy Smith's profile of Lizzo

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Read a transcript of an extended conversation with Lizzo, or watch the special video

You can stream Lizzo's album "Cuz I Love You" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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CALENDAR:
Week of October 7 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

       
NATURE:
 Hawaii's Akaka Falls (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Akaka Falls State Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. Videographer: Jamie McDonald. 

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The sandhill crane, ready to pounce on the black bear.

NATURE UP CLOSE: Sandhill cranes vs. a black bear
An encounter in Yellowstone National Park results in an unexpected outcome. 
      


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