This week on "Sunday Morning" (November 14)

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Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Using psychedelics to treat veterans' PTSD | Watch VideoSome service members and others suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) have had little relief from traditional anti-depressants used in conjunction with psychotherapy. Now, a recent FDA-approved trial using a psychedelic drug called MDMA – better known by its street name, ecstasy – has shown promising results. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with a former Marine whose two tours in Iraq presaged twelve years of nightmares, panic attacks and failed relationships – and who now finds hope.

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Rachel Yehuda, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York CityMultidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic StudiesBob & Renee Parsons Foundation

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U.S.: Making phone calls to the departed | Watch VideoOn both sides of the Pacific Ocean, telephones have become a tool for the grieving to connect with lost loved ones. Correspondent Lee Cowan looks at how a rotary phone at an Olympia, Wash. park, connected to nothing but the wind, has become a source of solace for those left behind.

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Priest Point Park, Olympia, Wash.

NEWS: Dr. Anthony Fauci on lessons learned | Watch Video"Sunday Morning" senior contributor Ted Koppel talks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the current state of our nation's response to COVID-19, and about what the pandemic has taught him about science, politics, and America today.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci (NIAID)

Actor Andrew Garfield with correspondent Rita Braver. / Credit: CBS News
Actor Andrew Garfield with correspondent Rita Braver. / Credit: CBS News

MOVIES: The amazing Andrew Garfield | Watch VideoThe Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Andrew Garfield, known for playing Spider-Man, disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker, and an AIDS victim in "Angels in America," stars in a new film, "Tick, Tick … BOOM!," a musical inspired by the life of "Rent" composer Jonathan Larson. Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Garfield about what compelled him to take on his first musical role; and with the film's director, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who reveals how he found out whether Garfield could sing.

To watch a trailer for "Tick, Tick … BOOM!" click on the video player below:

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"Tick, Tick … BOOM!" is in select theatres, and begins streaming on Netflix November 19"The Eyes of Tammy Faye" now available on digital

PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including actor Dean Stockwell, star of the cult TV series "Quantum Leap"; and Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge.

Climber, photographer and filmmaker Jimmy Chin.  / Credit: CBS News
Climber, photographer and filmmaker Jimmy Chin. / Credit: CBS News

ADVENTURE: Climber-filmmaker Jimmy Chin on committing to the dream | Watch VideoJimmy Chin, the National Geographic photographer and Oscar-winning co-director of "Free Solo" and "The Rescue," talks with correspondent Lilia Luciano about living life on the edge, and the greatest risk he's ever taken.

To watch a trailer for "The Rescue" click on the video player below:

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"The Rescue," now playing in theaters"There and Back: Photographs from the Edge" by Jimmy Chin (‎Ten Speed Press), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available December 7 via Amazon and Indieboundjimmychin.com

HARTMAN: Discarded uniforms bring hope (Video)Over two years ago, Donna Parker, of Lexington, Ky., found Army uniforms in the bottom of a dumpster, and began searching for their rightful owner. Her quest – an obsession, really – would lead her to a grieving Texas family. Steve Hartman reports on a uniform's journey home.

MOVIES: Halle Berry on the fighter she's become | Watch VideoThe Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry has always found inspiration and motivation via the spirit of boxing. That passion inspired her first film as a director, "Bruised," about a mixed martial arts fighter. Berry talks with "Sunday Morning" contributor Kelefa Sanneh about the lessons that MMA has taught her, and what she wants to impart upon her own children.

To watch a trailer for "Bruised" click on the video player below:

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"Bruised" opens in select theaters November 17, and streams on Netflix beginning November 24Jenesse Center (Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Program)Instructor Rob Constance, at Renzo Gracie Academy, New York Cityufc.com

Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, a former submarine commander, was put in charge of Portugal's vaccination efforts. He characterized it as a
Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, a former submarine commander, was put in charge of Portugal's vaccination efforts. He characterized it as a

WORLD: Portugal, the little country that could … get vaccinated | Watch VideoPortugal is emerging as a shining example of civic duty. One of the most vaccinated countries on Earth, it is now welcoming visitors after having achieved a 98% vaccination rate for its eligible population, even as new COVID variants are appearing across Europe. Correspondent Seth Doane looks into how the country succeeded by approaching the virus as if going to war.

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Web Summit, LisbonSNS Portal: Vaccinations (Portuguese government site)Maria Mota, Institute for Molecular Medicine

COMMENTARY: Luke Burbank's tips for enjoying Thanksgiving | Watch VideoA year after COVID cancelled many family gatherings, the holiday is back, and the "Sunday Morning" commentator has some do's and don't' about getting the most from your family's feast.

NATURE: Otters in North Carolina (Extended Video)"Sunday Morning" takes us to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in North Carolina, where otters are lazing around. Videographer: Alex Goetz.

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A member of an all-female polar expedition in the documentary
A member of an all-female polar expedition in the documentary

MOVIES: DOC NYC documentary film festival returns: Check out these highlightsAmerica's largest non-fiction film festival is back, both in New York City theaters and streaming online, presenting more than 200 features and shorts. CBSNews.com's David Morgan offers some highlights.

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DOC NYC 2021

 / Credit: CBS News/Simon & Schuster
/ Credit: CBS News/Simon & Schuster

PODCAST: "Unsung Science""Sunday Morning" correspondent David Pogue explores the origin stories behind some of the most mind-blowing advances in science and technology. Presented by CBS News and Simon & Schuster.

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