This week on “Sunday Morning” (December 4)

This week on “Sunday Morning” (December 4)

“Sunday Morning” Full Episode 12/4

“Sunday Morning” Full Episode 12/4

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COVER STORY: Elon Musk and Twitter: Is he in over his head? | Watch Video
Elon Musk, the man behind cutting-edge companies Tesla and SpaceX, recently bought Twitter for $44 billion. What followed has been a chaotic period for the social media platform, during which Musk has invited back some users who had previously been banned or otherwise restricted; fired employees en masse; and rolled back content moderation. To what end? To what end?

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A guitar used by the artist Prince is on display at the Smithsonian exhibition “Entertainment Nation/Nacion del espectaculo,”

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ART: Smithsonian exhibit explores how entertainment shaped America | Watch Video
“Entertainment Nation,” a new exhibition at the National Museum of American History, features artifacts from 150 years of film, music, TV, theater and sports. John Dickerson, CBS News, examines how “Star Wars,” “The Wizard of Oz,”and “Prince” helped to define our national character.

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Stop-motion animators work on bringing Guillermo del Toro’s version of “Pinocchio” to the screen.

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MOVIES: Guillermo del Toro on bringing “Pinocchio” to life, one frame at a time | Watch Video
Stop-motion animators, under the direction of Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, have given life to puppets in the new Netflix feature, “Pinocchio.” Correspondent Tracy Smith speaks with Del Toro about his passion for creating a dark tale of a boy who becomes a real person.

To watch a trailer for “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” click on the video player below:

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO | Official Trailer | Netflix by
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NEWS: Experts say a system designed to protect children is breaking up families | Watch Video
Critics say the policies of child welfare agencies, rather than acting for the benefit of children, in many cases harm families, by separating parent from child, bolstering a multi-billion-dollar foster care system, and creating legal barriers for families to reunite. Correspondent Erin Moriarty reports.

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PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
“Sunday Morning” remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including singer-songwriter-keyboardist Christine McVie of the band Fleetwood Mac.

2014 interview: Christine McVie on her reunion with Fleetwood Mac

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FROM THE ARCHIVE: Christine McVie on her reunion with Fleetwood Mac (Video)
Singer-songwriter-keyboardist Christine McVie, who contributed some of the most-loved songs of Fleetwood Mac, died on November 30, 2022 at age 79. In this unaired interview with “Sunday Morning” correspondent John Blackstone recorded in 2014, McVie talked about her semi-retirement (fueled in part by her fear of flying), and about rejoining bandmates Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and ex-husband John McVie on stage for the first time in 18 years.

A David Bird “Becorn” sculpture makes a friend.

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ART: David Bird’s whimsical Becorn sculptures | Watch Video
Rhode Island artist and toy designer David Bird was inspired to create fanciful, tiny sculptures out of acorns, sticks, ferns and feathers – art he has dubbed “Becorns” – which are attracting curious birds and wildlife (and plenty of humans, too). Faith Salie reports.

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Actor Brendan Fraser.

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MOVIES: Brendan Fraser on his comeback performance in “The Whale” | Watch Video
The actor was a leading man in blockbusters in the 1990s and early 2000s, until he put the brakes on his Hollywood career. Brendan Fraser’s performance as a morbidly obese man is now a cult classic. Lee Cowan, a correspondent, speaks with Fraser about his connection with his character.

To watch a trailer for “The Whale” click on the video player below:

The Whale | Official Trailer HD | A24 by
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A love story’s happy ending (Video)
Fifty years ago, at Loyola University, Jeanne Gustavson met a man she believes would have made the perfect husband. Her family opposed her proposal because he was not White. She ended her relationship with Steve Watts, but she didn’t forget about him. Jeanne met him again more than 40 years later. Steve Hartman shares his story about a couple reunited.

Urged on by President Trump, supporters stormed a session of Congress on January 6, 2021, in an attempt to block the certification of Joe Biden as the next president, triggering unprecedented chaos and deadly violence at the heart of American democracy.

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JUSTICE: As Jan. 6th Committee finishes its work, what will its impact be? | Watch Video
The January 6th Committee will soon release a sweeping report about the violent attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The report will urge the Justice Department not to prosecute Donald Trump.

  • Rabbi Steve Leder on the line between free speech and anti-Semitism.

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    COMMENTARY: Rabbi Steve Leder on the line between free speech and anti-Semitism | Watch Video
    The senior rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles says “Jew hatred” is often promulgated by other marginalized communities – and ignores our common humanity.

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    MILEPOST: 2022 additions to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

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    NATURE: Mauna Loa volcano (Extended Video)
    We leave you this morning with Nature’s great spectacle at the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.


    Delphine Seyrig as a woman whose daily routine includes work as a prostitute in Chantal Akerman’s “Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels.”

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    MOVIES: Surprises abound in Sight and Sound critics’ poll of greatest films ever made
    There’s a new choice at No. 70452David Morgan of reports.

    Here Comes the Sun: Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and Formula One racing

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    HERE COMES THE SUN: Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and Formula One racing (Video)
    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias sits down with Tracy Smith to discuss his childhood, his sold-out Dodger Stadium show and his goal with comedy. Kristine Johnson then travels to Austin, Texas, to learn more about Formula One racing.

    GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022
    A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who’d touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.

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