This is what is happening on ‘CBS Sunday Morning” this week!
COVER STORY: “Pelosi in the House”: Examining power, both public and private: “Pelosi in the House,” a new HBO documentary directed by Alexandra Pelosi, follows her mother, Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House. Alexandra speaks with CBS News’ John Dickerson about her unofficial film, which follows her mother’s public and private lives in the run-up to the insurrectionists’ attack on Congress on January 6, 2021. She also discusses her father, Paul, and his recovery from a brutal assault by an intruder in her parents’ San Francisco home, as well as Paul’s feelings about his wife’s career.
“Pelosi in the House” debuts December 13 on HBO and HBO Max
POSTCARD FROM JAPAN: Tokyo says goodbye to an ultra-modern architectural marvel: Tokyo’s Nakagin Tower, designed by Kisho Kurokawa and completed in 1972, was a landmark of modular architecture – 140 stacked, prefabricated apartment pods in the heart of downtown. However, the tower is now being demolished, and its pods have become time capsules of the ultra-modern 1970s. Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer, reports.
‘TIS THE SEASON: Holiday gift ideas from Techno Claus: Techno Claus (who resembles “Sunday Morning” correspondent David Pogue) offers gift ideas for those on your holiday shopping list who enjoy gadgets for work and play.
MUSIC: Charlie Puth on his latest music: “I’ll be telling the truth from here on out”: The musical prodigy rose to prominence after his massively successful 2015 collaboration with rapper Wiz Khalifa, “See You Again.” Charlie Puth, on the other hand, slowed down in early 2020. He discusses falling in love with music with “CBS Mornings” co-host Tony Dokoupil, how a chance encounter with Elton John led to a reappraisal of his career, and the 31-year-third old’s album, “Charlie,” which he says feels like his first.
FOOD: The unsavory stigma surrounding MSG: MSG has been labeled as an unwelcome addition to cooking since a letter in a medical journal identified it as the source of unpleasant health effects dubbed “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.” However, proponents of MSG argue that there is no proof that it is harmful. Allison Aubrey of National Public Radio investigates why MSG’s reputation is still difficult to swallow.
SUNDAY PROFILE: The Smothers Brothers are back, taking their show on the road: “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” turned primetime television on its head in the late 1960s. But folk singers-turned-comedians Tom and Dick Smothers stood up to the establishment, from the White House to CBS, until the network famously canceled their top-rated counterculture hit in 1969. The brothers, now in their 80s, have returned for a live stage tour. They discuss sibling rivalries, censorship, and sharing a bond that has outlasted their detractors with correspondent Lee Cowan.
Smothers Brothers tickets available through TICKETMASTER
MUSIC: Killer Mike: “I believe in being able to do it all”
Michael Render, a.k.a. Killer Mike, is known for his intense music as a member of Run The Jewels, as well as his PBS talk show “Love and Respect,” in which he turns down the volume while building conversational bridges. He speaks with CBS News chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa about balancing music, activism, and television, as well as “Clark Kenting it” as an Atlanta Black business owner.
For more information killermike.com
COMMENTARY: “Stranger at the Gate”
Filmmaker Joshua Seftel discusses his new documentary short about how love can triumph over fear and hatred.
HERE COMES THE SUN: Actor Jamie Lee Curtis: Jamie Lee Curtis talks to Tracy Smith about her career, sobriety, and what she’s learned from her parents.
Then, Conor Knighton travels to Vermont to learn about the 251 Club.
Notable Deaths in 2022
A look back at the notable people who died this year and left us with their innovation, creativity, and humanity.
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