In this report originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” December 23, 2007, correspondent Bill Geist attended rehearsals at Madame Fokine’s Ridgewood, N.J., dance studio, where she guides her young students through leaps and plies.WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Paulo Coelho’s homage to Ernest Hemingway In this web exclusive, the bestselling author of “The Alchemist” talks to correspondent Rita Braver about how he was inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” and what he hopes readers take away from his own books.For more info: PULSE: What’s your favorite Christmas song?FROM THE ARCHIVES: A “Harlem Nutcracker” (VIDEO)In a story originally broadcast on “Sunday Morning” on December 8 1996, host Charles Osgood reports on “The Harlem Nutcracker,” a reinvention of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet, reimagined by way of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, as a jazz-infused fantasy involving a grandmother revisiting the dreams of her youth.Features interviews with choreographer Donald Byrd and conductor David Berger. (VIDEO)One of the country’s most famous holiday gift-wrappers is Alton Du Laney, of Splendora, Texas.
Lee Cowan talks with survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Roosevelt was remembered for “not losing his cool.” David Martin reports on the timeline of FDR’s actions between the attack on Pearl Harbor and his address to a joint session of Congress seeking a declaration of war against Japan.
“Jingle Bells” (10%)“Silent Night” (10%)“White Christmas” (6%)“O Holy Night” (3%) NATURE: Penguins (Extended Video)We leave you this last Sunday Morning before Winter among the penguins of Antarctica. CALENDAR: Week of December 19 | Watch Video From the Electoral College presidential election to the Winter Solstice, “Sunday Morning” takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. NATURE UP CLOSE: Seals COVER STORY: Carnegie Heroes: A definition of selfless humanity | Watch Video The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission rewards those who ignore extraordinary risk to themselves to save the lives of strangers. For more info: ALMANAC: Kraft’s processed cheese | Watch Video December 11, 1874, was the birthday of James Lewis Kraft, who revolutionized dairy products with his “improved process of sterilizing cheese.” Jane Pauley reports.
For more info: TV: The outrageous Billy Eichner | Watch Video In “Billy on the Street,” unsuspecting pedestrians become participants in the comedian’s high-octane, staccato talk show/prankfest. WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Bill Eichner on his “Billy on the Street” persona He’s loud, outrageous, and accosts pedestrians with obnoxious pranks about pop culture.
But Viggo Mortensen’s relationship with the movie camera has been conflicted, he tells Tracy Smith.
WEB EXTRA VIDEO: Viggo Mortensen: When acting is the “most embarrassing” job In this web exclusive, the star of “Captain Fantastic” talks with Tracy Smith about his comfort level with the camera.For more info: HARTMAN: One student’s special military operation (Video)Rishi Sharma, 19, is no soldier.