This week on "Sunday Morning" (Dec. 17)

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COVER STORY: What is this year’s prohibited new toy?
John Blackstone reports.

Tiny Tim
On Dec 17, 1969, the newness thespian married Miss Vicki on “The Tonight Show,” sketch than 21 million viewers. Jane Pauley reports.

Techno Claus
It’s that time of year!  David Pogue of Yahoo Tech, sheltered as a ridicule man in red, emerges from the grate to broach some present suggestions for those on your list who adore gadgets.


Actor Christoph Waltz.

SUNDAY PROFILE: Christoph Waltz
Seth Doane sits down with the Oscar-winning actor, who done a big sense in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds,” and who now has a tiny partial (literally!) in the sci-fi comedy “Downsizing,” about humans who are miniaturized.

For some-more info:

  • “Downsizing” (Official Facebook site)


Secret Santa


Michael McDonald at the piano with match Jim Axelrod. 

FOR THE RECORD: Michael McDonald
Jim Axelrod profiles the singer-songwriter and former member of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, who has just expelled his ninth solo studio album, “Wide Open.”

To hear Michael McDonald perform “Hail Mary,” from his manuscript “Wide Open,” click on the video player below.

Michael McDonald – Hail Mary (Official Audio) by
Michael McDonald on

For some-more info:

  • Follow Michael McDonald on Facebook and YouTube
  • “Wide Open” by Michael McDonald (Chonin), accessible on CD (Amazon, Barnes Noble), Vinyl (Amazon, Barnes Noble), Digital Download (Google Play, iTunes), and Streaming (Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify)

Madrid, New Mexico, was a spark mining city that electrified visitors in the 1930s with its Christmas light displays.

‘TIS THE SEASON: A spook town’s Christmas past
Once on a time the merriest Christmas in the Southwest came pleasantness of some lumps of coal. An electrified Christmas wonderland was built in the mining city of Madrid, New Mexico, and that tradition is continued today, in a village that hosts an different Christmas parade, musty shops and boutiques, and wink Christmas lights. Conor Knighton reports.

For some-more info:

  • Visit Madrid, New Mexico
  • Madrid Old Coal Town Museum, Madrid, N.M.

‘TIS THE SEASON: White House ornaments
In the 1980s first lady Nancy Reagan launched the thought of selling White House Christmas Ornaments. 

The first was a elementary Angel. But then the Association started honoring any president, sequentially, commencement with a pacifist copied from the weather vane at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate.

Rita Braver examines the story of this White House tradition, and checks out this year’s ornament, honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

For some-more info:

  • White House Historical Association
  • 2017 White House Christmas Ornament
Democratic Senate Candidate Doug Jones Holds Election Night Watch Party In Birmingham

Senator-elect Doug Jones and his wife, Louise Jones, hail supporters during his election night entertainment at the Sheraton Hotel on Dec 12, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Jones degraded his republican challenger Roy Moore to explain Alabama’s U.S. Senate chair that was vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

QA: Doug Jones
Manuel Bojorquez talks with the newly-elected Senator from Alabama, a Democrat and former prosecutor. 

Week of Dec 18
“Sunday Morning” takes a demeanour at some important events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.




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