This week on "Sunday Morning" (October 7)

E-cigarettes are winning over more than just former smokers – they are gaining cautious support from a growing number of public health experts.

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Brett Kavanaugh and the nasty battle for a Supreme Court seat


HEADLINES:
The confirmation victory of Justice Brett Kavanaugh | Watch Video
The nasty, divisive battle over replacing the Supreme Court's "swing justice" was not ended by a swearing-in ceremony. Rita Braver reports.

Clearing the air on e-cigarettes

COVER STORY: Vaping: Clearing the air | Watch Video
Will e-cigs make the traditional cigarette obsolete? Vaping is catching on among smokers switching from cigarettes, but it is also attracting a new demographic: young people who'd never smoked before. Tony Dokoupil reports on the possible benefits and unknown effects of transitioning tobacco products to a smoke-free market.

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Almanac: Carbon paper

ALMANAC: The invention of carbon paper | Watch Video
On October 7, 1806, the duplicative stationery was patented by English inventor Ralph Wedgwood. Mo Rocca reports.

Moscow's stunning new park, designed by Americans

CITIES: A walk in Moscow's grand new park, created by an American | Watch Video
Built adjacent to Red Square, Moscow's Zaryadye Park, the city's first new park in 50 years, recreates Russia's many landscapes in the center of one of the world's biggest, busiest cities. The park, which features 32 undulating acres covered in native plants and trees, was designed by an American, architect Charles Renfro, who was responsible for New York's High Line. Correspondent Liz Palmer talked with Renfro and landscape architect Mary Margaret Jones about the backstory of this grand public space.

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Passage: "Sunday Morning" remembers

PASSAGE: "Sunday Morning" remembers (Video)
"Sunday Morning" looks back at the notable figures who left us this past week, including French singer, actor and activist Charles Aznavour; Oscar-winning "Claymation" animator Will Vinton; and Juan Romero, a busboy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles who cradled a dying Senator Robert Kennedy in 1968.   

Gossip queen Cindy Adams

MEDIA: Cindy Adams' bold-faced life | Watch Video
At 88, Cindy Adams is the last of her generation, but after nearly four decades her New York Post gossip column is still going strong. She dishes with Mo Rocca about why she doesn't like the word "gossip"; her affection for Yorkshire Terriers and friendships with dictators; her late husband, comedian Joey Adams; and her buddy Judge Judy, who also turns up with some dating advice.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Cindy Adams and Judge Judy: Best buddies
Judith Sheindlin (known to millions as Judge Judy) and New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams talk to Mo Rocca about the friendship they've shared for more than two decades, while Adams explains why she may prefer the company of dictators and other "interesting" people.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Cindy Adams: How I knew Donald Trump
Veteran New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about her first meeting in the 1970s with Donald Trump through his mentor, Roy Cohn, and her husband, comedian Joey Adams, and her feelings of loyalty to Trump many years later. Rocca also dares asks Adams about Trump's wives.

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Love thy neighbor: Helping Florence evacuees

HARTMAN: Love thy neighbor: Helping Florence evacuees (Video)
For many people flooded out of their homes in and around Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the most welcoming port in the storm has been a total stranger. Jaret Hucks, who owns the Midtown Inn and Cottages, has given away almost a thousand free nights to this community's poorest and most vulnerable evacuees. And his generosity has inspired many others. Steve Hartman reports. 

MUSIC: How Steve Perry started believin' again | Watch Video
Tracy Smith catches up with Steve Perry, who talks about life after leaving as the lead singer of the rock band Journey.

To watch Steve Perry perform "No More Cryin'," from his new album 'Traces," click on the video player below.

Steve Perry - No More Cryin' by StevePerryVEVO on YouTube

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Kerry Washington on Time's Up

ON BROADWAY: Kerry Washington on calling the shots | Watch Video
The "Scandal" star has returned to Broadway in the new drama "American Son," playing the mother of a young man who has disappeared. She talks with Michelle Miller about bringing her "black girl magic" into the world as an actress, producer and director; how she learned to speak up for herself; and about co-founding Time's Up to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin on how Americans can weather a crisis

OPINION: Doris Kearns Goodwin on whether we are living in "the worst of times" | Watch Video
The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian says a crisis can be overcome if aroused citizens join together toward a moral purpose.

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Calendar: Week of October 8

CALENDAR: Week of October 8 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Mo Rocca reports.

Nature: Ghost crabs

NATURE: Ghost crabs (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday Morning on a dark night in Avon, North Carolina, where ghost crabs are getting an early start on Halloween. Videographer: Joseph L. Frandino.       

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Ziggy Livnat

NATURE UP CLOSE: Dolphins
"Sunday Morning" videographer Ziggy Livnat on his encounters with the curious, playful marine animals while filming under the sea.

      
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Traveling to Kruger
Videographer Judy Lehmberg offers tips on a self-driving vacation through South Africa's splendid Kruger National Park.

Recovering from loss, a family finds strength

EMMY WINNER: Aftermath - A family's recovery | Watch Video
After the Brussels Airport blast killed his wife and seriously injured two of their children, an Air Force Lt. Col.'s family adjusts to a new life, and finds strength together. Winner of this year's News Emmy for Outstanding Feature Story in a Newscast. Congratulations to correspondent David Martin, producer Mary Walsh, editor Joseph L. Frandino, executive producer Rand Morrison, and senior producers Gavin Boyle, Amy Rosney and Jason Sacca.


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