This week on "Sunday Morning" (February 7) – CBS News

Host: Jane Pauley


COVER STORY: What do the stars predict for Super Bowl LV? | Watch VideoAstrology has had adherents going back to ancient Mesopotamia. So, what do the stars foretell for tonight's NFL championship game? Correspondent Rita Braver checks in with some of today's leading astrologers, and finds out why the pandemic has brought them more business than ever before a development they could not see coming.

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CORONAVIRUS: Mass vaccinations: How stadiums host a COVID defensive play | Watch VideoAlthough vaccines against the coronavirus have been developed in record time, the lack of a playbook on how to administer them quickly prompted a union between health workers and professional sports teams, to offer shots at stadiums and ball parks across the country. NPR's Allison Aubrey looks at how organizations like the New England Patriots are taking the field against COVID.

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FOOD: Eddie Jackson, from NFL cornerback to Food Network MVP | Watch VideoAfter his football playing days ended, Eddie Jackson took a chance with his own catering business, and soon rose to the pros as a star on the Food Network. Correspondent Luke Burbank reports.

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HARTMAN: Making the most of being on hold (Video)As people calling customer service have no doubt found out, the pandemic has increased wait times. And while your call IS very important to them, correspondent Steve Hartman finds that being put on hold is actually inspiring the creativity of people who are waiting, and waiting

MOVIES: "Minari" star Steve Yeun on portraying the American Dream | Watch VideoKorean American actor Steve Yeun, who played a zombie-slayer for six seasons on the mega-hit "The Walking Dead," now stars in the acclaimed film "Minari," as an immigrant dad who searches for his American Dream on a farm in Arkansas. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Yeun about his own immigrant experience, and how his latest movie role brought him to tears.

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PASSAGE: Remembering Christopher Plummer | Watch VideoJane Pauley looks back on the career of the Oscar- and Tony-winning actor Christopher Plummer, who died this week at age 91 a talent of remarkable longevity, whose most enduring fame came from the 1965 musical "The Sound of Music."

SUPER BOWL LV: The roar of the crowd | Watch VideoIn the COVID era a nearly-empty NFL stadium can be made to sound like a packed arena, through the playback of recordings of fans made way back in pre-pandemic times. Vince Caputo, VP/senior sound supervisor of NFL Films, explains to correspondent David Pogue how a sound machine operated during Sunday's Super Bowl can create everything from a dull roar to the cheers of a crowd going bonkers.

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CONVERSATION: Josh Seftel and his mother talk Tom Brady (Video)Contributor Josh Seftel joins his mother, Pat, in an online conversation about football's Big Game, and one of the sport's star attractions.

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MOVIES: Robin Wright on directing "Land," a film about human kindness | Watch VideoAfter six years of shooting "House of Cards," actress Robin Wright undertook her first feature film as a director about as far from a soundstage as one could get in the remote Rocky Mountains, playing a woman who runs from a personal tragedy, only to face solitude and danger in an isolated cabin. Wright talks with correspondent Lee Cowan about "Land"; her portrayals of strong, independent women; and her work to aid women brutalized by sexual violence.

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COMMENTARY: Jim Gaffigan on Super Bowl LV: The GOAT vs. the Kid | Watch VideoThe comedian weighs in on Sunday's epic battle between NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Whom will he root for?

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NATURE: In search of a humongous fungus | Watch VideoDeep inside Malheur National Forest in Oregon is the world's largest living organism: a fungus, armillaria ostoyae, that spans thousands of acres, grows underground, and kills trees. But it also brings life and mushrooms to the forest floor. Correspondent Conor Knighton reports.

BOOK EXCERPT: "Entangled Life," on how fungi shape our future

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SUPER BOWL LV: Big game preview (Video)The experts of CBS Sports James Brown, Nate Burleson, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms bring you their predictions about tonight's championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Be sure to watch Super Bowl LV Sunday, Feb. 7 on CBS!

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NATURE: Florida's Ten Thousand Islands (Extended Video)"Sunday Morning" takes us to Florida's Ten Thousand Islands. Videographer: Charles Schultz.

FOOD: Check out these Super Bowl menu ideasFrom burgers, hot dogs, tacos, BBQ and wings, to salsas and cocktails, here are some tempting recipes from top chefs, cookbook authors and restaurateurs to go with watching the Big Game!

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