This week on “Sunday morning” (January 9th)



Moderator: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: How historians see Trump – and how Trump sees himself | Watch video
A panel of historians publishes its third collection of essays analyzing and evaluating the achievements and failures of presidential administration. But for the first time, a former president, Donald Trump, spoke to historians to give his own opinion on his tenure. Correspondent Rita Braver speaks with Princeton University’s Julian Zelizer, who put the panel together, and the academics unveiling the first ever verdict of the 45th President.

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Singer-songwriter Sonny Curtis with correspondent Mo Rocca.

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MUSIC: Sonny Curtis talks about a career between Buddy Holly and Mary Tyler Moore | Watch video
His music goes back to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, as an early bandmate of Buddy Holly and as the author of classics like “I Fought the Law” and “Walk Right Back”. But Sonny Curtis’ most memorable composition is perhaps “Love Is All Around”, his theme song for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. Correspondent Mo Rocca speaks to the disarmingly humble Rock and Roll Hall of Famer about a career he really made it through.

WEB EXTRA: Sonny Curtis on writing the theme song “Mary Tyler Moore” (YouTube video)

Sonny Curtis on writing the theme song “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” through
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Adam Waheed records a TikTok basketball shooting game – from space!

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MEDIA: The TikTok Path to Comedy Fame | Watch video
Comedians’ ability to expand their audiences through videos on the popular TikTok phone app is no laughing matter. Some actors and writers build successful careers even though they have never appeared in comedy clubs. Correspondent David Pogue investigates how TikTok is rewriting the rules of comedy, especially during the COVID lockdown, and speaks to TikTokers about their unusual path to stardom.

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Journalist Carl Bernstein with CBS News national security correspondent David Martin.

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BOOKS: Carl Bernstein on Following History | Watch video
He was half of the Washington Post reporting team that exposed the Watergate scandal. But Carl Bernstein’s career began as a teenager with the Washington Star, what he calls the best journalism education. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks to Bernstein about his new memoir, “Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom,” and about how a young reporter who followed the story finally got it.

BOOK EXTRACT: “Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom” by Carl Bernstein

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The finishing touches to a model of a statue of President John F. Kennedy to be cast in bronze.

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ART: Commemoration of John F. Kennedy in bronze | Watch video
To mark its 50th anniversary, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, commissioned a statue of President John F. Kennedy to reflect the humanity of a leader loved and mourned by so many. Correspondent Chip Reid speaks to the sculptor Ivan Schwartz about the arrest of the 35th President in his team at the artist memorial for JFK.

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PASSAGE: Director Peter Bogdanovich (Video)
Filmmaker, film scholar and actor Peter Bogdanovich, whose works included “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon”, died on Thursday at the age of 82. Jane Pauley looks back.

HARTMAN: A Joker That Predicts Hope For America’s Future (Video)
Correspondent Steve Hartman asked a clairvoyant, Winslow Eliot, for an outlook on 2022 and how America might fare during this troubled time. The tarot cards – and various kindnesses Americans have shared with one another – offer a sign of hope.

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: The interview with Sidney Poitier | Watch video
Groundbreaking actor-director Sidney Poitier died this week at the age of 94. As a tribute, we present Lesley Stahl’s remarkable profile, first broadcast on Sunday Morning on May 12, 2013, in which the Oscar winner talks about a career based on memorable characters who display dignity, intelligence and moral courage.

GALLERY: Sidney Poitier 1927-2022

A “Dagashiya” in Tokyo that sells penny candy.

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POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: Sweetspots (Video)
Correspondent Lucy Craft covers a beloved but disappearing institution: the “Dagashiya”, or Penny Candy Store on the corner, part of growing up in Japan.

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MILEAGE: Goodbye to the Blackberry (video)
This week marked the end of an era when Blackberry – whose mobile devices once served up to 85 million subscribers worldwide – unplugged its phones and ceased service for good. Jane Pauley reports.

NATURE: Wood Ducks (Extended Video)
Sunday Morning takes us to see some Wood Ducks in Lewiston, Idaho, at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers. Videographer: Hank Heusinkveld.

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