This week on "Sunday Morning" (November 27)

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OceanGate's submersible will take travelers down to observe the wreck of the Titanic.   / Credit: CBS News

COVER STORY: Titanic: Visiting the most famous shipwreck in the world | Watch Video
Correspondent David Pogue joins Titanic enthusiasts (nicknamed "Titaniacs") who will happily pay a small fortune to ride in OceanGate's specially-designed submersible vehicle, equipped with 4K video cameras, to visit the remains of the luxury liner 13,000 feet beneath the North Atlantic (weather conditions permitting).

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Alexander Chaika is learning to walk again, after losing a leg from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  / Credit: CBS News

HEADLINES: Helping a wounded Ukrainian soldier walk again | Watch Video
Earlier this year, while fighting to protect his country, Alexander Chaika lost his right leg to a Russian artillery shell. Last month he arrived in the U.S. to be fitted for a high-tech prosthetic leg, thanks to the charitable organization Future for Ukraine. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin talks with Chaika about recovering his mobility; with medical teams about the state-of-the-art prosthetics; and with Senator Tammy Duckworth, an American veteran who knows the hard truths of losing a limb in combat.

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Future for Ukraine | DonateOssur - Prosthetics ProductsOttobock - Prosthetic SolutionsMedical Center Orthotics & ProstheticsSen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

The Hotel Chelsea's newly-renovated exterior.  / Credit: Joan Slatkin/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

ARTS: The Chelsea Hotel: Inside an urban utopia | Watch Video
Since opening its doors in 1884, New York City's Chelsea Hotel has welcomed artists, writers and cutting-edge thinkers, who shaped America's cultural landscape. Today, the storied landmark is being developed into a luxury boutique hotel. Correspondent Alina Cho talks with residents, and with "Inside the Dream Palace" author Sherill Tippins, about the Chelsea's unique history; and with developer Sean MacPherson about his determination to approach the Chelsea's restoration with reverence.

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The Hotel Chelsea"Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel" by Sherill Tippins (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), in Trade Paperback, eBook and Audio formats, available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indiebound

PHOTOGRAPHY: National Geographic Pictures of the Year 2022 (Video)
A few of this year's selections of the best images as chosen by the photo editors of National Geographic magazine.

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros perform with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  / Credit: CBS News

MUSIC: Bob Weir on how his long, strange trip turned classical | Watch Video
Recently, at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center, black tie met tie dye when the National Symphony Orchestra shared the spotlight with Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir and his band, Wolf Bros. Correspondent John Blackstone talks with Weir about bringing new life to the Dead's music, by going from a six-piece jam band to a 60-piece orchestra, blending culture with counter-culture.

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir (Video)
Nearly 60 years after Bob Weir helped form the eclectic rock group The Grateful Dead in Palo Alto, Calif., the music of the Dead is being adapted for the concert hall. In this extended interview, correspondent John Blackstone talks with Weir, now 75, about the Dead's music, adapting it to performance by a symphony orchestra, the curious life of a song "critter," and the unfinished business resulting from bandmate Jerry Garcia's passing.

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Bob Weir & Wolf BrosBobby Weir & Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Hall (Feb 17-19, 2023)National Symphony OrchestraDead & Company (2023 Tour Info)Rhino Records: Grateful Dead music & video"Sunshine Daydream" footage courtesy Sam Field & Adrian Marin and Rhino Entertainment"The Grateful Dead Movie" footage courtesy Rhino Entertainment

PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)
"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Irene Cara ("Fame," "Flashdance … What a Feeling").

A design for a proposed memorial to those killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting.   / Credit: OnePulse Foundation

HEADLINES: Memorializing mass shootings | Watch Video
Memorials honoring those killed in mass shootings are being erected in cities across the country, raising questions about what story will be told and how best to honor the dead. Correspondent Martha Teichner reports on this unfortunate addition to the American architectural landscape.

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Grand Candela, El Paso (SWA Group)OnePulse FoundationCommunity Coalition Against a Pulse MuseumMother Emanuel AME Church, Charleston, S.C.Emanuel Nine Memorial FoundationLandscape architect Walter HoodCurtain of Courage Memorial, San Bernardino, Calif. (Hood Studio)Curtain of Courage Memorial (San Bernardino County)

HARTMAN: Leader of the band (Video)
Correspondent Steve Hartman revisits Henry Boyer, an elementary school student whose passion was to one day be a member of the University of Michigan marching band. Henry is a few years older since we last met him, a few years closer to his dream, and so, as a special surprise, he was asked to lead the band's march to Michigan Stadium.

Matteo, Virginia and Andrea Bocelli. / Credit: CBS News

MUSIC: Andrea Bocelli: Keeping Christmas all in the family | Watch Video
Andrea Bocelli's transcendent voice has made him one of the bestselling classical music artists of all time. Now, he's recorded "A Family Christmas," an album of holiday favorites, with his daughter, Virginia, and son, Matteo. Correspondent Seth Doane talks with Bocelli and his children about passing down a passion for music.

To listen to Andrea, Matteo and Virginia Bocelli perform "The Greatest Gift," from their album "A Family Christmas," click on the video player below:

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andreabocelli.comAlbum: "A Family Christmas" by Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli and Virginia BocelliU.S. tour info

Andrea Bocelli Foundation

The RMS Titanic, which sunk on April 15, 1912, lies on the ocean floor about 400 miles from the coast of Newfoundland.   / Credit: CBS News

EXCURSIONS: Titanic (Part 2)

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COMMENTARY: Josh Seftel's mom on positivity and chocolate eclairs (Video)
"Sunday Morning" contributor Josh Seftel catches up with his mother, Pat, who recently faced some challenging times in the hospital. She observes, "Beautiful flowers or a nice card can do a lot more than a pill to help you get better."

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The smaller Row 7 Seed company squashes at left have more concentrated color and flavor than the much larger butternut squash at right.  / Credit: CBS News

FOOD: "Squash unplugged": Vegetables get a flavor makeover (Video)
With vegetables being produced to look perfect on the supermarket shelf, taste has become something of an after-thought. So, Row 7 Seed Company, a partnership between chef Dan Barber and vegetable breeder Michael Mazourek, set out to create a better-tasting squash, and is now turning out new varieties of vegetables that boost flavor. Correspondent Allison Aubrey reports.

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Row 7 Seed CompanyMichael Mazourek, Cornell College of Agriculture and Life SciencesThe Farm, Woodbury, Conn. Brownsville Community Culinary Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

NATURE: Bears in North Carolina (Extended Video)
We leave you this Sunday morning with black bears in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, preparing for a long winter's nap. Videographer: Carl Mrozek.


GALLERY: Notable Deaths in 2022
A look back at the esteemed personalities who left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity.

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