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Last Updated Nov 17, 2019 10:47 AM EST

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RECAP: NOVEMBER 17

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COVER STORY:  Rescuing art: The creativity and science of restoration | Watch Video
The painstaking work of art restoration is often done in a studio or a lab, removing decades of dulling dirt and dust, or repairing works that has been damaged, always with the aim of helping art – meant to stand the test of time – keep time at bay. Lee Cowan reports.

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Amanda Serrano and Heather Hardy fight for the WBO featherweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York City. CBS News

SPORTS: Women in the ring: Female boxers | Watch Video
Heather Hardy and Amanda Serrano, two of the biggest names in women's boxing, have known each other for years. But recently, when they climbed into the ring at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, they weren't thinking about their friendship. They were thinking about combat. Correspondent Kelefa Sanneh talked with exemplars of a sport that still receives much less recognition than men's boxing, and where prizefighting comes without much of a prize.

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Artist David Sipley shows correspondent Rita Braver illustrations of western jays. CBS News

ART:  For the birds: Illustrator David Sibley | Watch Video
David Sibley has been called the most important illustrator of birds since John James Audubon or Roger Torey Petersen, and his "Sibley Guides to Birds" have sold more than two million copies. Rita Braver finds out how the bird fancier became one of the most respected and successful chroniclers of bird life. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: David Sibley: Growing up as a birder
Illustrator David Sibley, famed for the bestselling "Sibley Guide to Birds," talks with correspondent Rita Braver about his youthful interest in bird-watching, and how being the son of a noted ornithologist, Yale professor Fred Sibley, led to his career.

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PASSAGE:
 The Jane Pauley Community Health Center (Video)
It happened this past Friday: a 10th anniversary celebration for an Indianapolis-area health center . . . named for a graduate of local Warren Central High School. Today, the Jane Pauley Community Health Center operates 22 clinics in five counties, with nearly 94,000 patient visits last year.

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John le Carré's new novel, "Angel Running in the Field," examines how the British public, he says, is being "bamboozled by people with private interests" and European allies are being turned into enemies. CBS News

BOOKS:  Master of intrigue John le Carré on his latest villain: Brexit | Watch Video
John le Carré is 88 now, and 25 novels, 10 films and 6 TV adaptations later, he has new villains: The people trying to take Britain out of the European Union. The author talks with Mark Phillips about his latest novel of intrigue, "Agent Running in the Field," which examines how the British public is being "bamboozled by people with private interests" in the push for Brexit.

BOOK AND AUDIO EXCERPT: "Agent Running in the Field" by John le Carré

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: John le Carré reads from "Agent Running in the Field"
What lies within the heart of a secret agent, and how would he convince others to betray their countries for the benefit of his own? In this web exclusive, author John le Carré reads a passage from his latest novel, "Agent Running in the Field," to elucidate the motives and morals of secretive figures in the intelligence world.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: The secret world of John le Carré (Video)
The putative end of the Cold War didn't mark the end for master spy storyteller John le Carré, who continued to write thrilling bestsellers of international intrigue and duplicity. Mark Phillips talked with the writer about how his "secret world" hadn't changed all that much, and with London tailor Douglas Hayward, who served as a source of inspiration for the British expat who finds himself in the middle of a plot in crime-and drug-ridden Panama City, in le Carré's novel, "The Tailor of Panama." Originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" November 17, 1996.

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On the Greek island of Ikaria, where life expectancy is among the highest in the world, residents credit the local honey. CBS News

FOOD: Ikarian honey: The secret ingredient to long life? | Watch Video
On this Greek island, where life expectancy is among the highest in the world, residents credit the local honey. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

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"Mobituaries": "Drink to Thomas Paine!"

"MOBITUARIES": Thomas Paine and the death of a forgotten founding father
Mo Rocca pulls out all the stops to honor the Revolutionary author whose pamphlets lit the fuse for American independence but who remains little-remembered today. 

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Tom Brokaw with Jane Pauley in Big Sky Country. CBS News

JOURNALISM:  Tom Brokaw: Yesterday, "Today" and tomorrow | Watch Video
For five decades journalist and storyteller Tom Brokaw served as a pillar of NBC News, reporting from such hotspots as Tiananmen Square and the Berlin Wall. His 1998 book, "The Greatest Generation," became a bestselling testimonial to the men and women who selflessly fought, and won, World War II. Then, six years ago he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Brokaw talks about his fight to overcome bone marrow cancer with "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley, his former colleague from the "Today" show.

PODCAST: Listen to an extended interview between Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw

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SUNDAY JOURNAL:
 Reince Priebus: "A Warning" author Anonymous is "dishonorable" | Watch Video
President Trump's first chief of staff calls the secretive "senior Trump administration official" behind a new tell-all book a "coward." Major Garrett reports. 

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  • "A Warning" by Anonymous (Twelve), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon
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Renee Powell with correspondent James Brown at St. Andrews in Scotland. CBS News

SPORTS: Renee Powell: A driving force in golfWatch Video
At the Clearview Golf Course in East Canton, Ohio – the first golf course in the U.S. designed, built, owned and operated by an African-American – women are taking part in Clearview Hope, the first golf program for female military veterans in America. It was begun by Renee Powellthe second African-American to play on the LPGA Tour. She and her brother, groundskeeper Larry Powell, talked with CBS News special correspondent James Brown about how their father, a World War II veteran, turned a former dairy farm into an 18-hole public course, and how her family did not let roadblocks stand in the way of their love for the sport.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of November 18 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
 Bison in South Dakota (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to Custer State Park, in Custer, South Dakota, where the buffalo roam. Videographer: Charles Schultz.

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ALMANAC: 
The U.S. Capitol building opens | Watch Video
On November 17, 1800, the United States Congress met for the very first time in the as-yet-unfinished Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Jane Pauley reports. 

       
GALLERY: 
The fall of the Berlin Wall
Looking back at the wall that once divided Germany during the Cold War, and its collapse in November 1989.      

        
TAKE FIVE:
 Arts & events around the U.S. (November 15)

Check out the "Sunday Morning" listings of art openings and events this week.RECAP: NOVEMBER 10: 

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COVER STORY:  With deepest sympathy: The complications of coping with grief | Watch Video
Dealing with death is simply part of living life, as every person who dies leaves behind loved ones who must face a grieving process. And while most of us eventually adapt to a "new normal," one in 10 endures what researchers calls "complicated grief." For them the acute phase of grief never lets up. Susan Spencer investigates the study of grief, and how a website, Modern Loss, is sharing personal stories of grief, loss and coping from around the world, sometimes with unexpected twists.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Modern Loss: Candid Conversation About Grief. Beginners Welcome."
Rebecca Soffer writes that, when communing about grief in a social media era, no "like" can replace a conversation, or a hug, or shared double martinis.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Black Widow" by Leslie Gray Streeter
The Palm Beach Post columnist recounts the terrible night when her life was turned upside-down, and her unplanned, forced accommodation to the newly-dominant emotion of grief.

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ALMANAC:
 "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" | Watch Video
On November 10, 1871 the Scottish explorer who'd disappeared in Africa while searching for the source of the Nile was found by a reporter for the New York Herald. Jane Pauley reports. 
      

MOVIES:  How two "Forrest Gump" actors served their country | Watch Video
Two actors who appeared in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump," which featured harrowing scenes of combat in Vietnam and the anguish of veterans upon their return home, would themselves serve the military after the movie wrapped. Gary Sinise, who played Lt. Dan, formed the Gary Sinise Foundation to aid returning servicemembers, while Michael Humphreys, who played Tom Hanks' character as a child, signed up for the Army and was deployed for 18 months in Anbar Province, Iraq. Twenty-five years after the film's release, Mark Strassmann talked with Sinise and Humphreys about the film's impact on their lives.

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"MOBITUARIES": Marlene Dietrich goes to war | Watch Video
During World War II the German-born Hollywood film star fought for her adopted country. 

To hear the full "Mobituaries" audiobook excerpt "Marlene Dietrich Goes to War," click here  

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TELEVISION: "The Crown" | Watch Video
Time marches on, even for royalty. As the hit Netflix series "The Crown" returns for its third season, the young and glamorous Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, played to critical acclaim by Claire Foy and Matt Smith, are out; the more mature Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies are in. Mark Phillips spent time on the set with Colman and Helena Bonham Carter (who co-stars as Princess Margaret), and with series creator and writer Peter Morgan, to discuss the show about a family in extraordinary circumstances.

To watch a trailer for Season 3 of "The Crown" click on the video player below: 

The Crown Season 3 | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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  • "The Crown" (Netflix) – Season 3 debuts November 17       

FOOD:  "The Joy of Cooking" and its recipe for success | Watch Video
Irma Rombauer wrote and published the first "Joy of Cooking" in 1931. Updating "Joy" has been a family tradition, passed down through the generations. Serena Altschul talks with Irma's great-grandson, John Becker, who is co-author, along with wife Megan Scott, of the latest edition of one of the most successful cookbooks ever published.

Recipe from "Joy of Cooking": Mushroom Confit
The latest edition of the bestselling cookbook offers the perfect spread or addition to pasta.

Recipe from "Joy of Cooking": Roasted Mushroom Lasagne
From the latest edition of the bestselling cookbook.

Recipes from "Joy of Cooking": Brownies
Classic Brownies Cockaigne, and more modern Fudgy Brownies, from the latest edition of the bestselling cookbook.

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PASSAGE: 
In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers Beatles photographer Robert Freeman, Maria Perego, creator of the puppet character Topo Gigio, and Robert Norris, who became famous in advertising as "The Marlboro Man," even though he never smoked.

      

HARTMAN: Heaven sent (Video)
During her 35 years as a nurse, Lori Wood has been a hero many times over. At the time Jonathan Pinkard, a 27-year-old autistic man, met Wood, doctors in Newnan, Ga., told him he had heart failure and needed a heart transplant. Being homeless, there was no way he could get on a transplant list – until Wood took matters in hand. Steve Hartman reports.

      
MOVIES:
 "Ford v. Ferrari": Matt Damon and Christian Bale on a story of competition and friendship | Watch Video
In the 1960s, Ford Motor Company embarked on building a supercar that could beat the Italian automaker Ferrari at one of the world's most prestigious car races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That effort, and the stories of the car designer and driver behind it, is now told in the new movie "Ford v. Ferrari." Tracy Smith talks with stars Matt Damon (who plays Carroll Shelby, the automotive artist hired to defeat Ferrari) and Christian Bale (who plays legendary driver Ken Miles) about the quest to create a finely-tuned weapon of speed.

AUDIO EXTRA: Download or stream our podcast featuring Tracy Smith's extended interview with Matt Damon and Christian Bale!

To watch a trailer for "Ford v. Ferrari" click on the video player below: 

FORD v FERRARI | Official Trailer 2 [HD] | 20th Century FOX by 20th Century Fox on YouTube

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ART:  "We, the People": Mary Whyte's portraits of 50 veterans from 50 states | Watch Video
For her project titled "We the People," artist Mary Whyte set out to paint 50 veterans from 50 states. The men and women included in the exhibition, now at the City Gallery in Charleston, S.C., are as diverse as the nation they served. Martha Teichner reports.

GALLERY: Mary Whyte's portraits of veterans

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POLITICS: Nikki Haley: I was asked by Cabinet members to take sides against the president | Watch Video
Norah O'Donnell talks with the former South Carolina governor and Trump administration Ambassador to the United Nations. 

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Nikki Haley: Trump isn't the only one guilty of inflammatory rhetoric
The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, addresses President Donald Trump's use of the term "invasion" when speaking of immigrants.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Nikki Haley: We should have the backs of the Kurds
The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, addresses President Donald Trump's abandonment of the Kurds in Syria who have been key in America's fight against ISIS, and the purpose of deploying U.S. troops overseas.

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NATURE:
 Salmon (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to the North Fork of the Clearwater River in north-central Idaho, where Kokanee Salmon are running. Videographer: Hank Heusinkveld.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of November 11 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.  

     
GALLERY: 
The fall of the Berlin Wall
Looking back at the wall that once divided Germany during the Cold War, and its collapse in November 1989.

      

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (November 8)
Check out the "Sunday Morning" listings of art openings and events this week.


RECAP: NOVEMBER 3

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COVER STORY: The armless archer | Watch Video
One of the top-ranked archers in the country is 36-year-old Matt Stutzman of Fairfield, Iowa, who has medaled in a sport that many would have thought beyond his reach: he was born without arms. Lee Cowan finds out how, with a simple bow and arrow, a man who just wanted to provide for his family became an inspiration.

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ART:  Enter the immersive art world of Meow Wolf | Watch Video
What is Meow Wolf? An art collective founded in Santa Fe, N.M., whose name came from words picked out of a hat, and which puts on immersive exhibitions that tantalize audiences with vivid visuals and storytelling that is magical, mysterious, or just downright weird. Their latest exhibit, called "The House of Eternal Return," is contained in a former bowling alley purchased by one of the group's benefactors, "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin. Conor Knighton reports.

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PASSAGE:
 Cystic fibrosis drug therapy (Video)
It happened this past week: word of a new drug therapy that offers hope to the roughly 30,000 Americans who suffer from cystic fibrosis. Jane Pauley reports.

BOOKS: How Mitch Albom found Chika | Watch Video
Ten years ago, when a terrible earthquake devastated Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving millions more injured and homeless, author Mitch Albom ("Tuesdays With Morrie") traveled to Port-au-Prince to try to help, and found children huddling in an orphanage. And while many people say they will come back to a disaster site and never do, Albom did, time and again, bringing volunteers from Detroit who rebuilt the orphanage and built a new school. But Albom also brought back home something precious: a little girl, Chika, who helped create a family with Albom and his wife, Janine Sabino. She would also inspire his latest book, "Finding Chika." Nancy Giles reports.

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DEATH: Obit writers: Deadly serious about their craft | Watch Video
At ObitCon, members of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers talk about the privilege of honoring lives well-lived. Mo Rocca reports on the annual gathering of obit writers, and their awards ceremony, where they hand out the Grimmys. 

MOBITUARIES: Remembering first brother Billy Carter
In Mo Rocca's latest podcast, President Jimmy Carter shares candid memories of his brother, who gained notoriety in the 1970s and became "the most famous person in our family"

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2019

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HARTMAN:
 No deeper love (Video)
Deep in New York's Adirondack Mountains, family and friends gathered to help 59-year-old Kris Scharoun-DeForge pay tribute to her remarkable husband, Paul. They'd met in 1993, and after dating five years, became one of the first couples in the world with Down syndrome to get married. Steve Hartman reports on a remarkable marriage. 

JUSTICE: A protest against racism, and a $31.5M defamation award | Watch Video
In 2016 a student from Oberlin College in Ohio, trying to use a fake ID to buy wine, was taken into custody by police. The arrest prompted demonstrations that accused the store's owners of being racist. And while the student was found guilty, the store owners sued Oberlin, claiming the college's support for the student demonstrators caused reputational damage. Senior contributor Ted Koppel examines how the jury's award in the case may undermine freedom of speech on college campuses, and the perhaps unanswerable question:  What is the fair price for a family's good name? 

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MUSIC: Jeff Lynne, the reluctant rock star | Watch Video
The co-founder of the '70s rock band Electric Light Orchestra, which had such hits as "Livin' Thing," "Showdown," "Mr. Blue Sky" and "Evil Woman," is back, with Jeff Lynne's ELO. David Pogue sits down with Lynne, the singer, songwriter and producer who's also brought his touch to such artists as George Harrison, Tom Petty and Aerosmith.

You can stream the Jeff Lynne's ELO album "From Out of Nowhere" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: David Pogue on interviewing a musical idol
A privilege of being a "Sunday Morning" correspondent is getting to meet songwriter/singer/producer Jeff Lynne, co-founder of the rock band Electric Light Orchestra.  

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OPINION: Joseph Ricketts on free enterprise, the engine that drives America | Watch Video
Despite a pending recession, the founder of Ameritrade says the country's strength continues to come from job opportunities created by new businesses.

BOOK EXCERPT: "The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get" by Joe Ricketts

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NATURE:
 Bat swarm (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to the Bracken Cave Preserve outside San Antonio, Texas, home to more than 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats. Videographer: Ken Kerbs.  
      

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ALMANAC:
 S.O.S. | Watch Video
On November 3, 1906, an international conference approved the three-letter message as the radio telegraph distress call for ships at sea. Jane Pauley reports. 

         
CALENDAR:
 Week of November 4 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.
         

SUNSPOTS: Hunting ghosts at New York City's Morris-Jumel Mansion | Watch Video
Built in 1765, the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan served as a war room for Gen. George Washington and a home for Aaron Burr – and something may still live there. On this Halloween, "Sunday Morning" producer Sara Kugel visited, and talked with paranormal investigator Vincent Carbone, who explains the eerie "electronic voice phenomenon" that made itself known in a recording made in Burr's bedroom. 

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TAKE FIVE:
 Arts & events around the U.S. (November 1)
Check out the "Sunday Morning" listings of art openings and events this week.
        


RECAP: OCTOBER 27

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COVER STORY:  Our fascination with Tyrannosaurus Rex | Watch Video
Why are we captivated with a creature that hasn't existed on Earth for about 66 million years? Martha Teichner visits the American Museum of Natural History in New York's T. rex exhibit, and accompanies a University of Kansas paleontology team as they dig for Tyrannosaurus Rex bones in Jordan, Mont.

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Meet a "Jurassic World Live" dinosaur

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Hugh Murphy's humorous T-Rex
What if a Tyrannosaurus Rex could be brought to life today? Cartoonist Hugh Murphy (who is also a practicing dentist in Raleigh, N.C.) has published three books exploring how confounding life might be for a creature with such short arms. Martha Teichner reports.

GALLERY: Why it's tough to be a dinosaur
Cartoonist Hugh Murphy's series of books details the tribulations modern life poses for a Tyrannosaurus Rex with very short arms.

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ALMANAC:
 Captain Cook | Watch Video
On October 27, 1728, the British naval officer and explorer was born in northern England. Jane Pauley reports.
        

ART: Gargoyles and grotesques get their closeupWatch Video
Grimacing, gaping, grinning, mischievous creatures perched close to Heaven, they invite us, dare us, to raise our gaze. Faith Salie gets an up-close look at the gargoyles and grotesques that decorate the upper reaches of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., from the menacing (Medusa, Darth Vader) to the cheeky (a crooked politician – perfect for the nation's capital!). Salie also talks with the Cathedral's head mason, Joe Alonso; with stone carver Walter S. Arnold and sculptor Jay Hall Carpenter; and with gargoyle expert Janetta Rebold Benton about the history of these church denizens.

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MUSIC:  The life of Prince, revealed in "The Beautiful Ones"Watch Video
Begun just months before his death, in 2016, a memoir by the legendary singer-songwriter Prince is now being published. Jamie Yuccas reports on how the manuscript by Prince Rogers Nelson came to light, and talks with editor Dan Piepenbring, who helped Prince tell his story, including how the people in Prince's life made him the artist he was. Yuccas also talks with representatives of Prince's estate about the vault of previously-unreleased music that is now being made public.

You can stream the Prince album "Originals" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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POSTCARD FROM JAPAN:
 One shrinking Japanese town's plan: Give away houses for freeWatch Video
As the Japanese populace shrinks and ages, and young people leave the suburbs and rural areas for cities, more and more communities are becoming "ghost towns," with abandoned houses and declining populations. The municipality of Okutama, on the outskirts of Tokyo, has come up with a novel solution: Give away houses to young families for free. Ben Tracy talks with the man in charge of giving away homes, who isn't averse to playing Cupid to get people to move into his shrinking town.

       
HARTMAN:
 A friend in need (Video)
Life has its ups and downs, but rarely do you see a swing as dramatically as what 66-year-old Coy Fetherson just went through. Recently homeless in Austin Texas, a photo in a local newspaper alerted old friends he hadn't seen in years. Steve Hartman reports.

MUSIC:  How scary music makes movies scarierWatch Video
Why does certain music make scary movies even scarier? David Pogue talks with horror movie composers Michael Abels ("Get Out," "Us") and Michelle DiBucci ("Wendigo"), and with neuroscientist Anthony Lacagnina, who studies the effect of music on the brain, to find out how the scores of such classics as "Psycho" and "The Shining" work their magic.

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PASSAGE:
 Nikon Small World photo winners (VIDEO)
This week the winning pictures in the annual Nikon Small World photomicrography competition were announced.

HALLOWEEN:  Taking the wraps off candy | Watch Video
For the past century, the Mars Wrigley company, one of the largest privately-held companies in the world, has been making candy treats that have filled kids' Halloween stashes. Luke Burbank visited the company's Oak Park, Ill., factory where millions of fun-sized candy bars are made each day.

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HISTORY: Time will tell: Historians on judging presidential leadership | Watch Video
Mo Rocca talks with historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, and with David Rubenstein, author of "The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians," about judgments made of presidents of the past (and the present).

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on "cutting the past some slack"
In this web exclusive Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the author of several books on presidents (including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson), talks with correspondent Mo Rocca about living with dead presidents, and how we should judge the leaders of the past by their imperfections as well as their accomplishments.

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NATURE:
 Spider webs (Extended Video)
For Halloween, "Sunday Morning" takes us to Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, where spiders are weaving their webs. Videographer: Charles Schultz.

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CALENDAR:
 Week of October 28 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.  

TAKE FIVE: Arts & events around the U.S. (October 25)
Check out the "Sunday Morning" listings of arts openings and events this week.

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The Swedish vampire film "Let the Right One In." Magnet

GALLERY: 50 essential horror films for Halloween
Check our guide to the most unforgettable cinematic shockers.
         


RECAP: OCTOBER 20

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COVER STORY:
 The Herbert Hoover you didn't know | Watch Video
Herbert Hoover had been president for less than a year when the Crash of 1929 initiated the Great Depression, an epochal event in American history that would place his name near the bottom of presidential rankings. But the engineer and business magnate, who made several fortunes in his 20s, is also remembered as a great humanitarian for feeding several million starving Belgians during World War I, and for introducing a variety of innovations in American life, from standardized traffic lights to milk bottles. Mo Rocca examines Hoover's remarkable rise (from humble beginnings to the White House) and his remarkable fall.

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ALMANAC:
 Margaret Dumont | Watch Video
On October 20, 1882, the film and stage actress, the favorite comic foil of the Marx Brothers, was born. Jane Pauley reports. 

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ART:  Helen Frankenthaler: An artist lost in the moment | Watch Video
The beauty of Provincetown, Massachusetts inspired many works by one of the most renowned American artists of the 20th century: Helen Frankenthaler. A series of works that the abstract expressionist painter created on Cape Cod is on view in an exhibit called "Abstract Climates," at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, Long Island. Correspondent Rita Braver talked with co-curator Elizabeth Smith, and with the artist's step-daughter, Lise Motherwell, about Frankenthaler's unique style.

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: From 1984: Abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler (VIDEO)
In this report originally broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" September 16, 1984, correspondent Eugenia Zuckerman met with one of the most important of American post-war painters, Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), as she prepared for an exhibition of her abstract expressionist work at the André Emmerich Gallery in New York City, and talked about her artistic process, which she described as "a kind of magic."

MUSIC:  How Janis Joplin became America's first female rock star | Watch Video
A new book about the rock and blues singer presents a portrait of a gifted, complex and challenging artist who became an iconic trailblazer during her 27 years. Anthony Mason talks with music journalist Holly George-Warren about her biography, "Janis: Her Life and Music."

READ A BOOK EXCERPT: "Janis: Her Life and Music"

WEB EXTRA: Listen to 12 essential Janis Joplin tracks
Music journalist Holly George-Warren offers "Sunday Morning" a roster of Joplin hits – well-known and rare – that capture the brilliance and power of the rock and blues singer.

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PASSAGE: Bill Macy and Elijah Cummings | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" remembers an actor famed for playing the long-suffering TV husband of Bea Arthur in the '70s sitcom "Maude," and a fiery orator of the House and untiring champion of civil rights. Jane Pauley also remembers two veterans of CBS News: Chris Myers, our Los Angeles deputy bureau chief, and Chris Raine, a video editor in our London bureau.


GAMES:
  Escapism: The immersive adventure of escape rooms | Watch Video
Correspondents David Pogue, Martha Teichner and Nancy Giles, along with "Sunday Morning" intern Cory Peeler, face a difficult challenge: Find their way out of a room before a bomb goes off! It's just one of many examples of the big business in escape rooms – immersive adventures in which people are entertained by being trapped.

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HARTMAN:
 What's in a name? (VIDEO)
At a small university near Birmingham, Alabama, Steve Hartman found a big guy: 6'8", 310-pound senior offensive lineman George Grimwade, a dominating force on the Samford Bulldog football team, who used his time on the playing field to send a very special message to his stepdad.       

        
MOVIES:
  Martin Scorsese, Al Pacino and Robert De Niro on "The Irishman" | Watch Video
Director Martin Scorsese and actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro talked with correspondent Lee Cowan about their first-ever collaboration, "The Irishman," the true story of Frank Sheeran, a hit man for a Philadelphia crime family. The mob epic, which spans decades, was created using cutting-edge technology to "de-age" its cast, as it traces a story of loyalty and corruption, and explores the fate of Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa.

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  • "The Irishman" opens in select theatres on November 1, before streaming on Netflix beginning November 27.

To watch a trailer for "The Irishman" click on the video player below:

The Irishman | Official Teaser by Netflix on YouTube

       

OPINION:  Skateboarding: Why should youth be wasted on the young? | Watch Video
Contributor Luke Burbank recently took up a new hobby – skateboarding – and while inside he felt like a kid again, outside he remained very much a middle-aged man, with a sense of balance that could only be described as intermittent.

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HISTORY:
 Tracing the remarkable life's path of Harriet Tubman | Watch Video
Harriet Tubman, a tiny woman who could neither read nor write, pulled off superheroine-like exploits in the years before the Civil War. With the help of the Underground Railroad, she not only escaped from a Maryland plantation to freedom in the North, she went back, 13 times over 10 years, to guide more than 70 enslaved people to freedom. And during the war, she became the first American woman to lead troops into battle, near Beaufort, S.C. Martha Teichner visits historic sites that were part of Tubman's remarkable life story, and with actress Cynthia Erivo, who plays the iconic figure in a new biopic, "Harriet."

WEB EXTRA VIDEO: British actress Cynthia Erivo on playing American icon Harriet Tubman
The Tony Award-winning British actress Cynthia Erivo, who portrays abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the new movie "Harriet," talks with correspondent Martha Teichner about criticism she has faced as a non-American being cast as a legendary American woman.

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To watch a trailer for "Harriet" click on the video player below.

HARRIET | Official Trailer | In Theaters November 1st by Focus Features on YouTube

        

CALENDAR: Week of October 21 | Watch Video
"Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

         
NATURE:
 Butterflies (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us to a gathering of cabbage butterflies near Bridgeton, New Jersey. Videographer: Jeff Reisly.

WEB EXCLUSIVES: 

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"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be (Self-imagined atlas)" (2018), left, and "Handsome" (2019), by Amy Sherald. © Amy Sherald. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

SUNSPOTS: Amy Sherald's "everyday people" | Watch Video
An exhibition in New York City by the artist whose painting of Michelle Obama became a sensation features portraits of everyday models, and captures the private, inner lives of African Americans. "Sunday Morning" producer Sara Kugel reports.

NATIONAL PASTA DAY (10/17): Geometry and pasta (VIDEO)
People may think more about the taste of pasta than its shape. Architects and chefs, however, find much beauty in the design of different pastas. Faith Salie talks with George Legendra, author of "Pasta by Design," and London chef Jacob Kennedy, co-author of "The Geometry of Pasta." Originally broadcast November 18, 2012.

NATURE UP CLOSE: The pros and cons of introducing non-native fish species
Anglers may welcome fighters like trout, but stocking lakes and streams with non-native fish can have disastrous impacts on other organisms.
       


RECAP: OCTOBER 13

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COVER STORY:
 Transgender youth: Navigating gender identity in adolescence | Watch Video
In 2014 Rita Braver met with children grappling with a very grown-up issue: gender identity. Five years later she met up again with them to see how their lives have progressed.

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ALMANAC:
 America's first aerial photograph | Watch Video
On October 13, 1860, James Wallace Black took a picture of Boston from a balloon 1,200 feet in the air. Jane Pauley reports.

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PUBLIC SPACES: The Idle: An oasis