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“Sunday Morning: A Nation Divided?”

Twenty-one years ago, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, was perhaps the last time the United States was openly — even defensively — united in pain and patriotism. Since then, we have split up, gone to our different corners, down in our respective silos. In this special edition of “Sunday Morning,” hosted by senior contributor Ted Koppel, we look at us—the things that keep us apart, and the many ways we can still come together.

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Cover Story: Over the Line – Why Some Oregonians Want to Be Part of Idaho
In a state dominated by progressive politics, some residents in rural Oregon east of the Cascade Mountains want to move the border so that their county becomes part of Idaho, a more conservative state that aligns more closely with their values. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with advocates of the Greater Idaho movement about why they believe the idea may not be so far-fetched.

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Social Media: How the People of Online Behavior Jekyls Hydes . turns into
Online anonymity has made it easy and frustratingly common to be bad without fear of repercussions – a lack of restraint that psychologists call the online disinhibition effect, or ODE. Correspondent David Pogue talks to experts who discuss why exchanges on the Internet can turn into hate, hateful anger and name-calling that would never be acceptable when talking face-to-face.

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History: History Lessons – When America’s Politics Gets Ugly, Violent
Historian John Grinspan, a curator at the Smithsonian Institution, has studied how intense partisanship in the 19th century prompted people to feel isolated, destabilizing their lives, feeding an aggressive, even violent political discourse. was. He talks with CBS News’ John Dickerson about his new book, “The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fight to Fix Their Democracy, 1865–1915,” and how our nation’s ugly trends in politics have returned to the partisans. From the news to the white supremacists’ march in Charlottesville and the January 6 uprising.

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America: the search for common ground – the younger and older generations speak
“Sunday Morning” contributor Kelefa Sneh visits Bethlehem, Pa., and sits down with four people over the age of 60 and four under the age of 40 to find out what the difference in generations they see. And see the similarities.

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Activism: Musician-activist John Legend on the ongoing struggle for justice
The award-winning singer-songwriter is an advocate for prison reform in America, a nation that has incarcerated more of its citizens than any other. John Legend talks with “Sunday Morning” senior contributor Ted Koppel about our penal system, racial inequality, and fighting for a stronger democracy.

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Real Estate: Wyoming’s New Land Rush
Teton County in Wyoming is home to the widest income division in the US, with a median home price of more than $3.5 million and a median income of $312,000. Correspondent Ben Tracy observed how the wealthy, drawn to the picture-perfect settings of the state, are squeezing the middle class – the people needed to run the community.

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Communications: Talk on the Radio – Widening the Great Divide of the Airwaves
The repeal of the FCC’s Fairness Doctrine in 1987 opened the floodgates for excessive partisanship on the airwaves, creating a ripe landscape for controversial opinions aimed at attracting commercial talk radio listeners. Correspondent Jim Axelrod observes how increasingly radical talk radio has undeniably divided Americans and hardened our politics.

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Commentary: David Sedaris on Coming Out, Again
Humorists have some ideas about the word “queer” and how today’s people (or maybe just humanities professors) identify themselves.

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Television: Norman Lear on the power of laughter to unite Americans
TV legend Norman Lear, whose credits include hit series like “All in the Family” and “Maude,” always managed to make viewers laugh on dangerous topics: racism, sexism, bigotry, homosexuality. And today, at the age of 100, she’s determined to find out if we’ll still laugh together. He sits down with “Sunday Morning” senior contributor Ted Koppel to discuss his upcoming projects, including a potential remake of one of the most controversial sitcom episodes of all time.

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trade: trade secret
Not everyone is interested in a white-collar job or college degree (or in racking up student loan debt). “Sunday Morning” senior contributor Ted Koppel meets the men and women who have chosen plumbing as a profession to talk about their work and how it is perceived by others.

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US: Brewer’s Angels – Want to De-Polarize America
In an effort to help bridge the nation’s political gap, the nonprofit Brewer’s Angels uses a workshop approach similar to that of a marriage counselor to bring red and blue together. Correspondent Martha Teichner visits Traverse City in Michigan, a battlefield where participants work to overcome their fears of the other side, to find common ground – and even friendship.

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Comment: Do you get frequent messages from politicians asking for money? Jim Gaffigan does too
The comedian says he is being chased by the Democratic and Republican parties, who have one thing in mind.

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Nature: San Juan National Forest

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From 2009: “Free” by Angela Lansbury, Broadway


From the archive: “Free” by Angela Lansbury, Broadway (Video)
Hollywood and Broadway star Angela Lansbury, who earned five Tony Award and three Oscar nominations, and who received 12 Emmy nominations for her role as mystery writer-detective Jessica Fletcher on the TV series “Murder, She Wrote,” 11 of Died on October, 2022. At the age of 96. In this interview aired on “Sunday Morning” on December 6, 2009, Lansbury spoke with CBS News’ Katie Couric about her unique career on stage and screen.

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Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan as New York Times journalists Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor in “She Said.”

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Movies: 2022 New York Film Festival highlights: “She Said,” a journalistic takedown of Harvey Weinstein
Director Maria Schrader’s procedural, starring Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan, has one of the notable premieres at this year’s festival.

Here Comes the Sun: Comedians Billy Eichner and Bol Weville


“Here Comes the Sun”: Comedians Billy Eichner and Bol Weville (VIDEO)
Comedian and actor Billy Eichner sits down with Jonathan Vigliotti to discuss his new film, “Bros.” Conor Knighton then travels to Enterprise, Alabama to learn about the Boll Weevil.

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