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Guest host: Lee Cowan. In our cover story, Jim Axelrod talks with “Humans of New York” photographer Brandon Stanton about his book of international portraits. Plus: Erin Moriarty reports on an Indiana town where dozens of children have fallen ill with cancer; Mark Phillips looks at the controversy over the hit Netflix series “The Crown”; Tracy Smith goes behind the scenes of Chadwick Boseman’s last film, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”; Kelefa Sanneh talks with singer and guitar virtuoso José Feliciano (“Feliz Navidad”); Faith Salie investigates the decades-long appeal of teenage sleuth Nancy Drew; Techno Claus (a.k.a. David Pogue) offers recommendations for tech gifts for the holidays; and we look at the history of Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights.”