This week on "Sunday Morning" (November 29)

Last Updated Nov 29, 2020 9:36 AM EST

Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: COVID-19 vaccine breakthroughs: What happens now? | Watch Video
The latest promising advances in coronavirus vaccines are now posing more questions. Correspondent David Pogue talks with public health and manufacturing experts, medical officials and pharmaceutical representatives, in search of answers about the logistics required to safely transport an approved vaccine; who will get the first available doses; and combatting vaccine skepticism.

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Artist and author Charlie Mackesy. CBS News

ART: Charlie Mackesy's lessons in kindness | Watch Video
Through his whimsical sketches and his characters' simple yet sage advice, British artist Charlie Mackesy manages to distill what's most important about life, including kindness, empathy, perseverance and love. He talks with correspondent Seth Doane about his surprise bestseller, "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse."

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Raccoons do not have opposable thumbs; that may be what saves us.  Pond5

WILDLIFE: Are we making raccoons smarter? | Watch Video
The black-masked critters that teach themselves how to break into trash bins are the perfect urban survivalists, and we have ourselves to thank for that. Correspondent Faith Salie talks with experts who have studied raccoons to find out what we can learn from them.

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 Meryl Streep, Candice Bergen and Dianne Wiest on "Let Them All Talk" | Watch Video
Three remarkable actress – Academy Award-winners Meryl Streep and Dianne Wiest, and Emmy Award-winner Candice Bergen – share the screen in a new film by director Steven Soderbergh, "Let Them All Talk," an exercise in improvisation, in which its actors were required to create the dialogue themselves. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with the trio about the rarity of starring in a major Hollywood film about three women in their 70s.

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Let Them All Talk | Official Trailer | HBO Max by HBO Max on YouTube

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In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Zappos' former CEO Tony Hsieh and World Cup soccer star Diego Maradona. 

Tony Hsieh, the retired head of Las Vegas-based, died Friday, November 27. In this profile that originally aired on "Sunday Morning" June 6, 2010, correspondent Erin Moriarty talked with the then-36-year-old CEO whose online shoe retailer was thriving, thanks in part to a unique company culture and its revolutionary customer service. Hsieh also discussed a business philosophy he wrote about in his book, "Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose."

GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2020

Portraits of homeless persons by Leah Denbok. Leah Denbok

ART: Portraits of the homeless (Video)
For five years 20-year-old Canadian photographer Leah Denbok has been taking photos of the homeless in Toronto, capturing their faces as well as their stories, to bring attention to their plight. Correspondent John Blackstone talks with Leah and her father, Tim, who have used her haunting photographs to raise funds for homeless charities.

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Teacher, journalist and peace advocate Colman McCarthy.  CBS News

EDUCATION: Peace advocate Colman McCarthy | Watch Video
Colman McCarthy is a true original: A golfer, former monk, Washington Post columnist, and now a teacher of peace, who has forged his own path spreading the philosophy of non-violence. Correspondent Mo Rocca sat down with McCarthy for an unforgettable conversation with an unforgettable man.

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Jim Gaffigan's 2020 set to music | Watch Video
The comedian's Thanksgiving holiday, which he shared with the same people he's been in lockdown with since March, suggests a musical theme for this Year of COVID-19.

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Actor-director George Clooney. CBS News

MOVIES: George Clooney: Down to Earth | Watch Video
Actor-director George Clooney returns to the world of sci-fi with his latest futuristic drama, the post-apocalyptic thriller "The Midnight Sky," He talks with correspondent Tracy Smith about shooting in Iceland; how marriage and fatherhood has changed his perspective; and does he really cut his own hair?

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THE MIDNIGHT SKY starring George Clooney | Official Trailer | Netflix by Netflix on YouTube

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Sharing quarantine with endangered seabirds (Video)
This summer, during the COVID-19 pandemic, three scientists studying endangered seabirds found themselves on an island off the New Hampshire coast, which they shared with thousands of terns – and no one else. New Yorker magazine contributor Kelefa Sanneh talked with Liz Craig, Aliya Caldwell and Beckley Stearns about their unique sojourn on the terns' breeding ground at Seavey Island.

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Dr. Jon LaPook on his personal pet peeves | Watch Video
When something irritates you, should you share it with the world? CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reveals what pushes his buttons, and whether one should push back.

Late autumn colors (Extended Video)
"Sunday Morning" takes us along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to witness fall foliage. Videographer: Charles Schultz.

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