This week on "Sunday Morning" (October 10)

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BROADCAST NOTE: Next week, on October 17, "Sunday Morning" will be pre-empted so that CBS Sports may bring you live NFL action from London.

Host: Jane Pauley

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COVER STORY: Weak links in the supply chain | Watch VideoIn recent months, supply chain problems have been blamed for shortages affecting just about every sector of industry and commerce. But what exactly is broken, and why? Correspondent David Pogue asked the experts to supply answers.

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Southport Diner, Southport, Conn.Port Department, Port Authority of New York and New JerseyMIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySchneider National

Jonathan Vigliotti paraglides above Aspen, Colorado.  / Credit: CBS News
Jonathan Vigliotti paraglides above Aspen, Colorado. / Credit: CBS News

NATURE: Taking leaf-peeping to new heights (Video)In Aspen, Colo., some fans of fall foliage go to extremes for a spectacular view – namely, jumping off a cliff above a sea of autumnal oranges, reds, yellows and golds. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports on paragliding in a leaf peeper's paradise.

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Aspen Paragliding, Aspen, Colo. Photographer Craig Turpin on Instagram

HEADLINES: Abortion: The great divide | Watch VideoWith abortion becoming more and more restricted in many states, and with a majority-conservative Supreme Court primed to decide on a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, access to the procedure in the future is unclear, and the return of "back-alley abortions" is feared. Correspondent Rita Braver looks at how women, civil rights proponents, doctors, and anti-abortion advocates are fighting over the viability of Roe v. Wade, and whether compromise is possible on one of the most contentious issues of today.

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EMW Women's Surgical Center, LouisvilleBsideU for Life, LouisvilleCarol Sanger, Columbia Law School, Columbia University"About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First-Century America" by Carol Sanger (Harvard University Press), in Hardcover and eBook formats, available via Amazon and IndieboundAddia Wuchner, executive director, Kentucky Right to LifeHeather Gatnarek, American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky

Correspondent John Blackstone pilots the BlackFly eVTOL personal aerial vehicle.  / Credit: CBS News
Correspondent John Blackstone pilots the BlackFly eVTOL personal aerial vehicle. / Credit: CBS News

AVIATION: Taking a flying car for a test drive (Video)After years of development, the BlackFly personal aerial vehicle will soon be on sale. Correspondent John Blackstone set out to see how someone with no flying experience could manage behind the controls.

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BlackFly by Opener

Co-authors Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton. / Credit: CBS News
Co-authors Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton. / Credit: CBS News

BOOKS: Louise Penny & Hillary Rodham Clinton on their thriller collaboration | Watch VideoBestselling mystery writer Louise Penny and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton forged a friendship having experienced loss – Penny, of her husband; Clinton, of an election; and together, of a beloved mutual friend. Together they've collaborated on a novel, "State of Terror." Correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Clinton and Penny about how co-writing the ripped-from-the-headlines conspiracy thriller during the pandemic, featuring two middle-aged female heroes, was a form of therapy for both.

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"State of Terror" by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster/St. Martin's Press), in Hardcover, Large Print, eBook and Audio formats, available October 12 via Amazon and Indieboundlouisepenny.comhillaryclinton.com

PASSAGE: In memoriam (Video)"Sunday Morning" remembers some of the notable figures who left us this week, including comic and announcer Alan Kalter.

HARTMAN: A kindness yard sale (Video)In Arlington, Virginia, all proceeds from the yard sales that Susan Thompson-Gaines holds go to fund random acts of kindness throughout her community. Correspondent Steve Hartman talks with Thompson-Gaines about a true yard sale find.

Billy Porter (with correspondent Seth Doane, left) in front of a mural of Porter, painted by artist Camerin
Billy Porter (with correspondent Seth Doane, left) in front of a mural of Porter, painted by artist Camerin

SUNDAY PROFILE: Billy Porter: "I believe in dreaming the impossible" | Watch VideoActor-dancer-singer-director Billy Porter has won Tony, Emmy and Grammy Awards, and is author of a new memoir, "Unprotected." He talks with correspondent Seth Doane about a childhood filled with years of rejection, doubt and abuse – and about how he survived and triumphed.

BOOK EXCERPTS: "Unprotected: A Memoir" by Billy Porter

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"Unprotected: A Memoir" by Billy Porter (Abrams), in Hardcover, eBook and Audio formats, available October 19 via Amazon and IndieboundFollow Billy Porter on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Les Paul's prototype for the Gibson Goldtop electric guitar can be yours. Estimated auction price: $100,000-150,000.  / Credit: CBS News
Les Paul's prototype for the Gibson Goldtop electric guitar can be yours. Estimated auction price: $100,000-150,000. / Credit: CBS News

MUSIC: A "perfect rock 'n' roll machine": Les Paul's crowning achievement | Watch VideoOne of the most influential instruments of the past century – the first approved prototype of Les Paul's Gibson Goldtop, dubbed #1 – is going on the auction block later this month. Correspondent Anthony Mason talks with Gene Paul about the development of his father's now-iconic electric guitar, and with Christie's Kerry Keane about its impact on music ever since.

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Christie's: The Exceptional Sale, live auction on October 13 at Christie's, New YorkGibson: The Les Paul Collections

Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, right, with correspondent Tracy Smith.  / Credit: CBS News
Singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo, right, with correspondent Tracy Smith. / Credit: CBS News

MUSIC: Olivia Rodrigo on "Sour" and the artistry of heartbreak | Watch VideoBeginning with her smash hit single, "Drivers License," 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo is on a run that few singer-songwriters can even dream about, with her very first album, "Sour," debuting at #1 earlier this year. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Rodrigo about writing of heartbreak; the value of therapy; and what sudden fame hasn't changed about her life.\

You can stream Olivia Rodrigo's album "Sour" by clicking on the embed below (Free Spotify registration required to hear the tracks in full):

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oliviarodrigo.com

NATURE: Arkansas wildlife (Extended Video)"Sunday Morning" takes us on a day trip to Lake Fort Smith State Park in Crawford County, Arkansas. Videographer: Roy Neher.

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Lake Fort Smith State Park, Crawford County, Arkansas WEB EXCLUSIVES:

Clockwise from top left: From Australia/New Zealand, Benedict Cumberbatch in
Clockwise from top left: From Australia/New Zealand, Benedict Cumberbatch in

MOVIES: 2021 New York Film Festival highlights (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)Notes on some of the most fascinating new works from the annual celebration of world cinema (running through October 10), including Denzel Washington in "The Tragedy of Macbeth," Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Power of the Dog," and Denis Villeneuve's visually stunning adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic "Dune."

COMING SOON:

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. Debuts October 15.

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