FROM THE ARCHIVES: An ode to scarecrows (Video)In this poem which was originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” October 28, 1984, Charles Osgood pays homage to the scarecrow, in all its festive incarnations, as found at the Nut Tree Harvest Festival in Vacaville, Calif.For more info: The Cubs, who have not played in a World Series since 1945, and have not won a World Series in 108 years, are now battling the Cleveland Indians for the title of Champions of the World.This year it once again sits atop Billboard’s Holiday 100, and is the most-downloaded song of Carey’s career. The restaurant Lucille’s, a Houston institution, carries on her traditions. For more info: NATURE: Turkeys (Extended Video)We leave you this Sunday Morning before Thanksgiving among the wild turkeys at the Allegheny National Forest near Foster Brook, Pennsylvania. MOVIES: Meet the magical cast of “Fantastic Beasts” (Video)“CBS Sunday Morning” producer Sara Kugel talks to the cast of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” and finds more magic behind the scenes of the new film based in J. ALMANAC: The mechanical cow milking machine | Watch Video On November 13, 1930, a N. dairy farm introduced the Rotolactor, a rotating mechanical cow milker. HISTORY: Restoring a World War II aviation gem | Watch Video Lee Cowan shows us a B-29 bomber rescued from the boneyard, and the people who helped launch it back into the skies.Ben Tracy talks with Walter Afanasieff, who co-wrote the song with Carey, about what it’s like to create a holiday classic. For more info: DESSERT: Cakes from a dessert island | Watch Video Smith Island, off the coast of Maryland, is the source of a multi-layered cake with a delicious word-of-mouth reputation. FROM THE ARCHIVES: “The Twentieth Century”: The Sailing Oystermen (Video)Walter Cronkite hosts this documentary that examines a disappearing way of life for Chesapeake Bay skipjack sailors, dredging for oysters under restrictions aimed at preserving a dwindling supply. ART: Sir Elton John’s album Elton John began collecting photographs when he got sober 25 years ago.Nearly five decades ago, he began digging graves in the Maine town of Milbridge. Mine is grave-digging.” STEVE HARTMAN: Special Olympians team up for zombie film (Video)Sam and Mattie have quite a long list of accomplishments - the pair met while competing in the Special Olympics and forged a special bond.Hall still digs graves by hand, and takes tremendous pride in his work.“I was put on Earth to be a gravedigger,” he told correspondent Mark Strassmann. Their friendship has taken them many places, but it was a surprise to many when one of their wacky adventures landed them in front of and behind the camera for a zombie horror movie. | Watch Video In a studio on New York’s 42nd Street, the cast of the new musical adapted from Tolstoy’s “War and Peace” rehearses for opening night.For more info: | Watch Video The singer-songwriter is out with a new album, “Stranger to Stranger,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart. nationals born in the American territory in the South Pacific are only confirmed some rights. If your cable box or Tivo is set to record “CBS News Sunday Morning” you should be good to go!Lee Cowan stops by Paul Simon’s home and studio to try and find the secret to his success. For more info: | Watch Video The veteran CBS newsman and former host of “Face the Nation” shares his thoughts about this year’s election. ELECTION: The history of voting (Video)Jane Pauley explores the history of ballots and voting machines at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D. HEADLINES: Powerful quake strikes central Italy (Video)Another powerful earthquake struck central Italy Sunday morning.
For more info: | Watch Video Barry Petersen looks at Americans’ changing attitudes towards marijuana and the implications of California’s Proposition 64, which would legalize the drug in the country’s largest state.“I’m coming from another world,” he told Anthony Mason, “and I wanted to make sure that it was known, right off the bat, that I was coming to this world with the maximum amount of respect for it.”For more info: HALLOWEEN: Scarecrows: An ancient tradition (Video)The scarecrow is an ancient tool of farmers trying to protect their crops from hungry birds.But these nostalgic agricultural aids - the stars of the annual Peddler’s Village Scarecrow Festival in Bucks County, Pa. Luke Burbank checks out some farms using less traditional ways to scare off bothersome birds.How the red-and-green plant came to be a Christmas perennial, and its connection to this city, is the story uncovered by correspondent Mark Strassmann.For more info:‘TIS THE SEASON: Menorahs: Let there be lights | Watch Video Hanukkah, the Jewish “Festival of Lights,” is a time for family and dedication, a tradition that wouldn’t be complete without lighting at least one menorah.