CBS Sunday Morning on December 20, 2015
Charles Osgood introduced the stories for December 20, 2015. Barry Petersen does the cover story Let's Talk. Second, Christine Johnson on Andrea Bocelli. Third, Ben Tracey on the TransSiberian Orchestra. Mo Rocca, What the Dickens. Burbank, Teichner.
Headlines. Third Democrat debate. Shopping on Saturday biggest day of year. The Force Awakens. Heavy rain in Pacific Northwest.
Factoid: Half of all shoppers buy gifts for themselves when shopping for others.
The Art of Small Talk. Come prepared with questions. Don't talk too much. Don't get too personal. University of Chicago professor on talking on public transport. Barry Petersen on The Talk. US Air Force Academy: cue cards on starting conversation.
MR on Dickens. 1843. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992).
Luke Burbank on The Nutcracker. Element of escape and humanity. Burbank appears as Mouse#2. Premier in 1892.
Ben Tracey with the TransSiberian Orchestra. Founded in 1996. Christmas Eve Sarajevo.
David Pogue as Techno Claus. Google Chromecast Audio. Rhino Shield Crash. Giftmate Gift Bags. Polaroid Snap Mate. InnoGear Selfie Stick. SingTrix System.
Maurice DuBois on Wild About Harry. Shuffle Along. Paul Robeson. Audra MacDonald.
Steve Hartman on I will wallk again. Exoskeleton device that costs about $80K.
Teichner on "Lighten Up." David Rockwell. Brookfield Place. Luminaries.
Osgood on Steinway. 1853. 600,000th piano. NYC factory since 1871. 1880 factory in Hamburg. New Steinway showroom to open this winter. Osgood doing I'll be home for Christmas.
Chef Bobby Flay. Failures with cooking a goose.
Next week "hail and farewell"
Moment of nature. Hocking Hills State Park in south central Ohio.