This week on “Sunday Morning” (December 4)

This week on “Sunday Morning” (December 4)

The Emmy Award-winning “CBS Sunday Morning” is broadcast on CBS Sundays beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET.  “Sunday Morning” also streams on the CBS News app beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET. (Download it here.) 

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? Correspondent Luke Burbank talks with tech journalist Kara Swisher and cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos about Musk’s impact on the company so far.

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twitter.comKara Swisher, host of the podcast On with Kara Swisher and co-host of PivotAlex Stamos, director, Stanford Internet Observatory, Stanford University

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

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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. CBS News’ John Dickerson looks at how “Star Wars,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and Prince helped define our national character.

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“Entertainment Nation/Nación del espectáculo,” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C. (debuts December 9)”Entertainment Nation: How Music, Television, Film, Sports, and Theater Shaped the United States” by Kenneth Cohen and John W. Troutman (Smithsonian Books), in Hardcover, available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieboundSelena photos courtesy of Al Rendon

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 talks with Del Toro about his lifelong passion project that evokes the darker original tale of a wooden boy who becomes real.

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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“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” now in theaters; begins streaming on Netflix December 9″Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio: A Timeless Tale Told Anew” by Gina McIntrye; foreword by Guillermo del Toro (Insight Editions), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieboundFollow Guillermo del Toro on Twitter and InstagramNEWS: 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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Civil rights lawyer Eric Grossman, Holland, Holland, Edwards & Grossman LLC, DenverDorothy Roberts, director, Program on Race, Science and Society, University of Pennsylvania”Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families – and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World” by Dorothy Roberts (Basic Books), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieboundAlan Detlaff, dean of Graduate College of Social Work, University of HoustonChildren’s Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services        
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


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). Correspondent 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. Now, Brendan Fraser is back with an acclaimed, soulful performance as a morbidly obese man in “The Whale.” He talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about how he identified 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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“The Whale” opens in theaters December 9Obesity Action CoalitionVideo courtesy of Variety co-editor-in-chief Ramin Setoodeh       
HARTMAN: 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. But her family objected, because his skin was not White. So, she broke up with Steve Watts – but she never forgot about him. And more than four decades later, Jeanne found him again. Steve Hartman updates us on his recent story about lovers 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. Will the report urge the Justice Department to prosecute former President Donald Trump? CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa talks with Rep. Jamie Raskin about the impact of the Committee’s work, and the need for accountability. 

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Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States CapitolCOMMENTARY: 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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Wilshire Boulevard Temple, Los AngelesMILEPOST: 2022 additions to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO)       
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. 1 in the once-every-decade survey of cinema’s top films.’s David Morgan reports. 

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


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. Then, Kristine Johnson travels to Austin, Texas to learn 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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