This week on “Sunday Morning” (October 6)

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Last Updated Oct 13, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

COVER STORY: Transgender youth: Navigating gender identity in adolescence | Watch Video
In 2014 Rita Braver met with children grappling with a very grown-up issue: gender identity. Five years later she met up again with them to see how their lives have progressed.

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ALMANAC:
 America’s first aerial photograph | Watch Video
On October 13, 1860, James Wallace Black took a picture of Boston from a balloon 1,200 feet in the air. Jane Pauley reports.

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In Indianapolis a highway median was the perfect place in which to erect a miniature park, where visitors could gaze upon cars speeding (or crawling) by. CBS News

PUBLIC SPACES: The Idle: An oasis in the midst of traffic | Watch Video
Tom Battista is the kind of guy who tends to veer off the beaten path – specifically, a small triangle of land wedged between traffic-choked freeways in Indianapolis. There, Battista has created a quiet oasis, a park for people to sit and gaze at drivers stuck in traffic. Luke Burbank reports on the inspiration behind the tiny park known as the Idle.

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Actress Mariska Hargitay (right), with CBS News’ Michelle Miller.  CBS News

TELEVISION: Mariska Hargitay
Michelle Miller sits down the actress, star of TV’s long-running “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” whose off-screen work is to promote victim’s rights.

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BROADCASTING:
Play by play
Beginning this year radio and television sports broadcaster Jason Benetti became the fulltime play-by-play announcer for the Chicago White Sox. Benetti, who has cerebral palsy, spoke with Scott Simon, of National Public Radio, about his remarkable career.

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HARTMAN:
 Ending retirement with cupcakes
Once Ray Boutwell worked in a bakery. But retirement wasn’t sitting well with him, so at age 93 he started again from scratch, opening up his own business for the first time: Ray’s Boozy Cupcakes, in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. (Yes, some cupcakes are actually infused with alcohol.) And now his big gamble is paying off, as Steve Hartman discovered. 

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Elton John performs on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” Tour. CBS News

MUSIC: Elton John
The singer who is on a farewell world tour has just released his first official autobiography, “Me: Elton John.” Tracy Smith reports.

BOOK EXCERPT: “Me” by Elton John
In his first official autobiography the music legend writes of exiting the comfort zone by composing songs for “The Lion King”; meeting his future husband; having Michael Jackson over for dinner; and how the world avoided an Elton John theme park.

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OPINION:
 Jim Gaffigan on his in-laws
The comedian considers his other “family,” assigned to him legally.

       
POLITICS:
Andrew Yang
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang will be among the 12 contenders on stage at the Democratic Party debate in Westerville, Ohio, on October 15. Nicholas Thompson, the editor-in-chief of Wired, sits down with the entrepreneur to talk about his campaign.

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CALENDAR:
Week of October 14
“Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Jane Pauley reports.

      
NATURE:
 Yellowstone geysers
        

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A group of prothonotary warblers and one worm-eating warbler enjoy a drink, just after arriving on the Texas coast from South America during spring migration.

NATURE UP CLOSE: The massive decline of bird populations
The U.S. and Canada have lost 29% of their birds over the past 50 years, as species are subjected to habitat loss, pesticides, predation, and climate change.
      


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