July 2, 2020
On July 1, the United States surpassed 50,000 coronavirus cases in a single day — the highest daily number since the pandemic began. Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, joins CBS News' national consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner to discuss why he says we are only at "the 100 yard mark in the marathon." Dr. Osterholm tells Werner we have to be better prepared because, "the worst is yet to come." He shares the reality of when to expect a vaccine and explains why all masks are not equal and why people should stay 10 to 12 feet apart — not six feet. Plus, Osterholm offers tips on safe ways to enjoy the Fourth of July.
July 1, 2020
The GoalSetter app is working to show how financial independence can help close the wealth gap and lead to financial success for the next generation. GoalSetter founder and CEO Tanya Van Court joins CBS News' Errol Barnett to discuss a new initiative called "SOS" or "Save Ourselves" to improve economic mobility for Black Americans. Van Court, a former executive at both Nickelodeon and Discovery Education, shares her own economic setbacks that led her to work toward toward helping other children and families achieve financial literacy.
June 30, 2020
Art historian Blake Gopnik discusses his new biography of American artist Andy Warhol with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason. In "Warhol," Gopnik tracks the 20th century pop artist's journey from growing up in Pittsburgh to trying to make a name for himself in the art scene to his lasting impact on the art world.
June 26, 2020
With an ongoing global pandemic and a national election five months away, many state election officials are looking to expand mail-in voting as an alternative to waiting in line at polling locations. As co-chair of the new bipartisan group called VoteSafe, Tom Ridge, a former Republican governor and the nation's first Secretary of Homeland Security, is advocating for safe in-person voting and the expansion of voting by mail. This week, President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr made unverified claims that foreign actors could tamper with mail-in ballots. Ridge tells CBS News' political correspondent Caitlin Huey-Burns why the president's claims are simply false and why Trump should be encouraging absentee ballots if he wants to win re-election. Ridge says he's confident in this November's election, despite efforts of foreign interference.
June 24, 2020
Actress Selenis Leyva, known for her roles in "Orange is the New Black" and "Diary of a Future President," has co-written a book with her sister, Marizol, called "My Sister: How One Sibling's Transition Changed Us Both." Marizol explains how writing the book was therapeutic while processing the trauma of her transition, and Selenis shares what it was like to watch her sister live her true identity. Plus, they discuss J.K. Rowling's controversial comments about transgender women, the recent Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ employees, and how to be an ally for the trans community.
June 22, 2020
Tim Cadogan took over as CEO of GoFundMe at the beginning of March, just as the coronavirus pandemic was ramping up in the United States. He joins CBS News' Errol Barnett to discuss his adjustment to the role, how GoFundMe campaigns are assisting people in the midst of the pandemic and how the company serves as a partial social safety net. Cadogan also explains how people are using the platform to support social causes in the wake of nationwide anti-racism protests.
June 19, 2020
"60 Minutes" correspondent John Dickerson says the American presidency has become overburdened with duties since George Washington first took the oath of office. In “The Hardest Job in The World: The American Presidency,” Dickerson writes, “the American presidency is in trouble. It is overburdened, misunderstood, an almost impossible job to do.” He joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil to discuss the need to fix the presidency and how we choose the inhabitant of the office. He says successful presidents know how to delegate and build strong teams to achieve their goals. Plus, Dickerson shares how television changed expectations of presidents.
June 17, 2020
Even before the coronavirus crisis, former CIA acting director Michael Morell says the U.S. and China were trending toward a Cold War based on competition over technologies for the future and influence over the rest of the world. Morell, who also hosts the "Intelligence Matters" podcast, joins "Face the Nation" moderator and CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan to discuss how the blame game between the two nations over the pandemic has exacerbated the tension. They discuss where the bilateral relationship is heading, what the current environment of mistrust means for a trade deal and the race for a COVID-19 vaccine.
June 15, 2020
Best-selling author Brit Bennett is following the success of her critically-acclaimed debut, "The Mothers," with a "The Vanishing Half," a novel exploring the American history of racial passing. She joins CBS News' Errol Barnett to discuss how the story, which opens in 1968, is particularly timely today. Bennett also shares her reaction to J.K. Rowling's controversial statements on transgender women and how the trending #PublishingPaidMe has uncovered inequities within the publishing industry.
June 12, 2020
Activists have been calling for the dismantling of police for years, but it has gained traction since the killing of George Floyd. Many people of color don't feel protected by the police and believe Americans can survive without law enforcement as we know it. Phillip Atiba Goff, co-founder and CEO of the Center for Policing Equity, joins CBS News' Jeff Pegues to discuss what it would mean to defund the police and where the funds could be reallocated. Plus, Goff explains why the issue goes beyond policing and that this moment of protest should serve as an opportunity to rethink what it means to have safe communities and to reinvest in the communities that have been long abandoned.
June 11, 2020
Esther Smith, who stars in the new Apple TV+ series, "Trying," joins CBS News' Jamie Wax to discuss the show's use of humor to address the ups and downs of navigating infertility and adoption. Smith plays one half of a London couple who turns to adoption after struggling to conceive. She explains how comedy can illuminate difficult subjects and why she thinks audiences are drawn to the show, which has already been renewed for a second season.
June 10, 2020
Mellody Hobson, president and co-CEO of Ariel Investments, joins co-host Tony Dokoupil to discuss how corporations can go beyond social media posts condemning racism and address the systemic inequality within their organizations. Hobson, who has been pushing for diversity and change in corporate America for years, explains the importance of remaining color brave instead of color blind. She also explains why simply working toward diversity is not good enough, and shares steps companies can take to make this vision a reality.
June 5, 2020
On the eve of the 76th anniversary of D-Day, Robert Citino, historian at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason to discuss lessons gleaned from history as thousands of people take to the streets to protest police brutality and systemic racism amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Citino says Americans have the ability to come together in difficult and trying times, despite the nation's rugged individualism.
June 3, 2020
As protests continue across the country in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis, "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller speaks with authors and educators Ibram X. Kendi and Tim Wise about the calls for justice and an end to police brutality. They discuss the history that led to this point, the white privilege that has delayed progress and how protesters can inspire real change. They also explain what a reformed policing system could look like and offer suggestions for people who want to help the movement but don't know where to begin.
June 1, 2020
Francois Clemmons made history as one of the first African American actors to have a recurring role on a children's television program when he was cast as "Officer Clemmons" on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Clemmons joins CBS News' Jamie Wax to discuss his new book "Officer Clemmons: A Memoir" and the lessons he learned from Fred Rogers. Plus, Clemmons shares how racism and homophobia have impacted his life.
May 28, 2020
Award-winning director Ava DuVernay spoke with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King about her new initiative - Array 101. It will offer free learning companions for students to accompany TV and film productions. The first one is for her mini-series, "When They See Us," released almost one year ago. It documents the wrongful conviction of the Exonerated Five. DuVernay also discusses the impact of the coronavirus on Hollywood.
May 27, 2020
May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, a time to reflect on how these communities have shaped the history of the U.S. while also examining the struggles and discrimination they have faced in America. Author Celeste Ng joins CBS News' Elaine Quijano to discuss her best-seller turned Hulu series "Little Fires Everywhere,” as well as her journey as a writer and her efforts to bring more diversity to the publishing industry. “One of the things we need to do is to create a space where that writing about being 'other' and different experiences is valued and people can advocate for that kind of work," Ng said, adding, "But we also need people to open the gates for those stories and to champion them and bring them out."
May 26, 2020
May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, a time to reflect on how these communities have shaped the history of the U.S. while also examining the struggles and discrimination they have faced in America. Actor John Cho of the "Harold & Kumar" and "Star Trek" films, joins CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang to discuss an oped he penned for the Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus reminds Asian Americans like me that our belonging is conditional." He shares why he decided to write the column and what he hopes people learn about the discrimination faced by Asian Americans.
May 25, 2020
May is Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, a time to reflect on how these communities have shaped the history of the U.S. while also examining the struggles and discrimination they have faced in America. Erika Lee, one of the nation’s leading immigration and Asian American historians, as well as a professor of American history at the University of Minnesota, joins CBS News Asia correspondent Ramy Inocencio to discuss the concept of "Asian America" and the pivotal moments and essential lessons in history. Lee is also extensively featured in the five-part PBS docuseries "Asian Americans," which debuted this month.
May 21, 2020
André Leon Talley, contributing editor and formerly creative director at "Vogue," discusses his new memoir "The Chiffon Trenches" with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King. Talley tells King about the sexual abuse he experienced growing up and the lessons his grandmother taught him. He also shares what he learned working for Diana Vreeland and Anna Wintour.
May 20, 2020
As Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot marks one year in office, she discussed the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on the city with "CBS This Morning" national correspondent Jericka Duncan. Mayor Lightfoot shares how the city is addressing the virus' disproportionate affect on minority communities and what reopening this summer may look like. In addition to combatting the virus, Lightfoot discusses fighting the pandemic of gun violence in the city.
May 18, 2020
The former mayor of New Orleans, Marc Morial, discusses his new book "The Gumbo Coalition: 10 Leadership Lessons That Help You Inspire, Unite, and Achieve." Morial, now president of the National Urban League, tells "CBS This Morning" national correspondent Jericka Duncan how certain moments in his life shaped his outlook on leadership. He also explains what leaders can provide in times of crisis, like the current coronavirus pandemic. And he comments on the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
May 15, 2020
Psychiatrist and CBS News Mental Health Contributor Dr. Sue Varma talks about why frontline workers are at risk for developing mental health challenges in the fight against the coronavirus and how stigma keeping many from getting help. Speaking with David Begnaud, lead national correspondent for “CBS This Morning,” Dr. Varma discusses the fear many frontline workers are experiencing. She says that our inability to be physically close to one another and not being able to hug each other has a negative psychological effect. Dr. Varma offers solutions for being emotionally close to people and explains how giving back can boost your mood. If you or someone you know is seeking mental health resources, you can call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1- 800- 950- NAMI (6264). Or, in a crisis, text NAMI to 741-741.
May 13, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new normal for many employees now working from home. Others have lost their jobs as the national unemployment rate has soared to its highest level since the Great Depression. LinkedIn editor-in-chief Dan Roth joins CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger to discuss the future of work and offers advice to college graduates in these uncertain times. This conversation is part of CBS This Morning's "Work in Progress" series with the professional networking site exploring the future of jobs and issues facing the American workforce.
May 12, 2020
Just weeks after the coronavirus forced businesses and public spaces across the U.S. to close, more than half of the states have begun the reopening process in hopes of offsetting economic turmoil. Meanwhile, public health officials warn of a resurgence of the virus if social distancing measures are ended too quickly. Dr. Tom Inglesby, director of Center for Health Security of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is a leader in the field of public health preparedness and pandemics. He joins CBS News' Dr. Jon LaPook to discuss what it will take to reopen our country, what precautions will be necessary, the risks of a second wave, and lessons from other countries.
May 7, 2020
Latinos represent more than 27% of COVID-19 deaths in the nation's hotspots, although they account for 18% of the population. UCLA's Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, joins CBS News contributor Maria Elena Salinas to discuss why the community is at high risk of contracting the virus. According to Dr. Hayes-Bautista, the problems are not genetic but structural. A lack of access to health care and health insurance, employment as essential workers and a shortage of Latino physicians have made Hispanics vulnerable to the coronavirus.
May 6, 2020
Southwest Airlines has grounded about 400 planes and cut capacity as passenger traffic plummeted amid the coronavirus pandemic. Company CEO Gary Kelly tells CBS News' Kris Van Cleave he believes things will return to normal once the pandemic is over, and explained what crews are doing to disinfect planes and described the “multi-layered” approach his airline is taking to ensure passenger and crew safety.
May 4, 2020
James Patterson, the best-selling thriller writer who has sold more than 275 million books worldwide, is out with a new non-fiction book about America’s Camelot with co-writer Cynthia Fagen. “The House of Kennedy” provides a multi-generational look at the storied family and the tragedies that have befallen them. He joins "CBS This Morning's" Vladimir Duthiers to discuss why Americans are captivated by the Kennedy family and how their "win at all costs" mantra contributed to their successes and scandals.
May 1, 2020
Attorney Brad Edwards represents dozens of women who accused late convicted sex offender and financier Jeffrey Epstein of varying degrees of sexual assault when they were underaged. He joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason to talk about his decades-long psychological struggle against Epstein, chronicled in his book, "Relentless Pursuit: My Fight for the Victims of Jeffrey Epstein." He shares what justice would look like for his clients and why his pursuit of Epstein became his "life's mission."
April 29, 2020
A new biography of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by New York Times Beirut bureau chief Ben Hubbard tells the story of how the young prince rose to power. Speaking with CBS News' Elaine Quijano, Hubbard shares how MBS out maneuvered siblings and family members to gain control after his father, King Salman, ascended to the throne in 2015. Hubbard discusses bin Salman's loosening of strict Islamic social codes, his relationship with the Trump administration, the detention of princes and businessmen in the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton, and brutal killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He shares what lies ahead for the Kingdom and the 34-year-old prince. In the new biography, "MBS: The Rise To Power Of Mohammed bin Salman," Hubbard chronicles how the Crown Prince has been seen as a transformative visionary — but also as an inexperienced leader, whose rash decisions are destabilizing the world’s most volatile region.
April 27, 2020
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy says America faced a loneliness epidemic long before we started social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Now, Murthy tells CBS News' Dr. Tara Narula that our current situation could either drive us further apart or serve as a "reset" to help us emerge more connected than before the global pandemic. Murthy discusses his new book, "Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World," and the importance of creating and maintaining bonds with the people in our lives. Murthy explains the physical and mental health dangers of loneliness and offers steps on how we can tackle the problem.
April 24, 2020
Since 1992, the Innocence Project at the Cardozo School of Law has work to exonerate the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and criminal justice reform. Now, the new Netflix docuseries, "The Innocence Files" gives viewers with a glimpse of the work that goes into correcting an injustice. Innocence Project co-founder and co-director of Barry Scheck joins "CBS This Morning" national correspondent to discuss what he hopes viewers learn from the nine-part series.
April 22, 2020
To mark Earth Day, climate scientist Kim Cobb joins CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli to discuss the ongoing fight to reverse the effects of climate change. Cobb, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, also shares what role global warming plays in spreading infectious diseases, including during the global coronavirus pandemic. Cobb says that both climate change and the coronavirus are public health crises that may pose a compounding threat to society.
April 21, 2020
Best-selling author Robert Kolker joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King to discuss his new book, "Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family." The book is a true story about a family of 12, and how their experience with mental illness helped transform the research in mental health. Kolker also shares his reaction to learning Oprah Winfrey announced it as a rare non-fiction selection for her Oprah's Book Club.
April 17, 2020
After dropping out of the 2020 race and backing his former rival, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said he believes the vast majority of his supporters will back Joe Biden in November. Although Sanders acknowledged that "everybody in American knows" how different the two are, he stressed the "choice is pretty clear" when deciding between Biden and President Donald Trump. Sanders spoke to "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil about his endorsement and where he expects Biden to adopt a more progressive stance.
April 16, 2020
Historian Douglas Brinkley joins CBS News' John Dickerson to discuss how the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic compares to how previous administrations have responded to crises in American history. Brinkley makes the case that White House management and structure affects the ability of the federal government to respond to national emergencies in a significant way. He tells Dickerson the coronavirus pandemic could leave an imprint on American society and culture for years to come. Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University and his latest book is "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race."
April 14, 2020
School closures from the coronavirus are forcing more than 55 million K-12 students in the U.S. to learn from home. CBS News contributor Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of "How To Raise An Adult: Break Free of the Over- Parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success,” joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil to discuss which kids who could lose out the most through distance learning and what could be the lasting impact of this new normal. She offers advice to parents to help their children succeed and assures America's youth have proven resilient in times of crisis. As a former dean of freshmen at Stanford University, Lythcott-Haims also discusses the unique challenges facing college students away from their campuses.
April 11, 2020
The second Sunday in April has become synonymous with the Masters golf tournament but the springtime tradition has been postponed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jim Nantz, CBS Sports' lead play-by-play announcer, joins "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson to discuss this untraditional Masters weekend, life without live sports, and the silver lining we can find during this lockdown. This weekend on CBS, Nantz will be joined by golfers Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as they look back at their great victories at Augusta for a special "Masters Rewind." Known as "the voice of March and April," Nantz attributes his iconic voice to his father, "the most positive guy in the world."
April 11, 2020
People across the world are discovering or rediscovering baking, especially bread, while staying home during the coronavirus pandemic. CBS News' Jamie Wax speaks with Apollonia Poilâne, whose family has owned France's Poilâne bakery since 1932, about the craft of baking bread including why the five senses are more important to success in the kitchen than state-of-the-art machinery. Poilâne also discusses how she took over the family business after her parents died a tragic accident when she was still in college. In October 2019, she released the book "Poilâne: The Secrets of the World-Famous Bread Bakery." This conversation was recorded shortly after the book's release.
April 10, 2020
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams discusses why minority communities are at higher risk of dying from COVID-19. Talking with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, Adams explains how preconditions, social determinants and economic situations are making African-Americans, Hispanics and Native American more vulnerable to the coronavirus; and how the administration plans to address the disparity. The nation's surgeon general tells King how efforts to flatten the curve in hotspots are showing promise and how staying home can be an opportunity for us to be healthier. Finally, Adams shares what he's doing to get through this challenging time as individual with many of the high-risk factors and wife with a comprised immune system.
April 8, 2020
John Prine, the singer-songwriter once called "the Mark Twain of American songwriting," died Tuesday at the age of 73. His family announced his death was due to complications from coronavirus. Prine received a lifetime Grammy achievement award earlier this year. In January 2019, CBS News' John Dickerson visited Prine at his home in Nashville, where he talked about his career trajectory — from writing songs along his mail route to his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Prine also shared how two bouts of cancer inspired newfound appreciation for the continued support and praise of his music. Plus, Dickerson and Prine took a drive through Nashville and teamed up for a duet of the song “Paradise.”
April 8, 2020
Brené Brown joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King to discuss dealing with the spiritual, mental and physical effects of living through the coronavirus pandemic. Brown, a best-selling author and popular lecturer, provides tips on navigating anxiety while social distancing. She says physical movement is key because trauma, grief and anxiety are stored in our bodies. Brown, who is a professor at the University of Houston and has spent over 20 years studying the subject of emotions and vulnerability, says it's okay to show vulnerability during this time and that our compassion and empathy are not finite. During this time of crisis, Brown says, we should not rank our suffering. It's okay to "own your feelings" but "just piss and moan with perspective," she says. Hear why strong, long-lasting, sustainable relationships are not dependent on a 50/50 break-down but rather on having a "gap plan." Plus, Brown shares why she loves recording her new podcast "Unlocking Us" so much and why her recent "60 Minutes" profile was "the hardest, most vulnerable thing" she's ever done.
April 7, 2020
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has recovered after testing positive for COVID-19 in mid-March. Now out of an 18-day isolation, he is leading the city in Florida with the highest number of positive coronavirus cases. Suarez explains why he is asking the president to stop flights from coronavirus hotspots into Miami International Airport. Plus, he shares his greatest fears about community spread of the virus and how he sees the future of Miami tourism.
April 3, 2020
Kim Kardashian West is continuing her fight for criminal justice reform as the coronavirus hits prison populations across the country. Her fight started with Alice Marie Johnson, who she helped get released from prison in 2018. Johnson was serving a life sentence for non-violent drug charges. Now, Kardashian West is taking on more cases, highlighted in the new documentary "Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project," which airs on Oxygen on Sunday, April 5 at 7 p.m. ET. Kardashian West shares how her work on criminal justice reform has led to a huge change in her personal life. She tells "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King what her dad, Robert Kardashian, a famous attorney who died in 2003, would think of her work. Plus, hear how she and her family are navigating social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.
April 2, 2020
Bill Gates has been warning about the threat of a pandemic for years and his foundation has invested $100 million dollars to respond to the coronavirus. The billionaire philanthropist talks with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason about why we currently need “strong isolation measures on a countrywide basis,” how it could be “years” before the U.S. economy gets back to where it was before and why he thinks “for the next one, we will be far more ready than we were for this one.” Gates adds, “everybody who's lived through this will view this as a dramatic, scary part of their life. And it will affect their concerns and how they look at things for the rest of time.”
March 30, 2020
Three-time Olympic gold medalist and beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings says postponing the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo because of the coronavirus pandemic was "the right decision." Speaking with "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson, Walsh Jennings says it was almost a relief to hear the games would be delayed. Walsh Jennings said she will compete in 2021, her sixth Olympic Games.
March 27, 2020
CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus discusses what the United States can learn from how other nations are combating COVID19. He tells CBS News consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner that we need to do more coronavirus testing and treat patients sooner in order to have better outcomes like South Korea and Germany. The difference between China and Italy shows the importance of a centralized response, says Dr. Agus. He also says the draconian measures taken by some Asian countries are difficult to enact without giving up some privacy. According to Dr. Agus, it will be another week and half until we see the impact of measures that have been implemented thus far. (Please note this podcast was recorded the morning of March 27th, 2020)
March 26, 2020
Cynthia Germanotta, president and co-founder of Born This Way Foundation, joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason to discuss how to manage mental and emotional wellness during the coronavirus pandemic. Germanotta explains why we should use technology to maintain social bonds while social distancing and discusses how she came up with the idea for her #TeaWithMrsG Twitter videos. She also shares some of the stories of kindness from the foundation's Channel Kindness platform.
March 25, 2020
Sentenced to life in prison for a non-violent crime in 1996, Alice Marie Johnson had resigned herself to the fact that she would never see the outside world again. But that changed in 2018, when President Donald Trump commuted her sentence after a direct plea by Kim Kardashian West. Now a free woman after 21 years, Johnson has partnered with Stand Together to help promote criminal justice reform. Johnson and Stand Together's senior vice president Mark Holden joined CBS News' consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner to discuss her story and the changes they hope to see in the system. (Please note this conversation took place in early March.)
March 20, 2020
Dr. David Agus shares what you should be asking your doctor if you feel any symptoms of the COVID19 virus, the importance of social distancing and quarantining, and the best practices for recovery. Dr. Agus, a CBS News medical contributor, discusses the two possible treatments that are being used to help treat infected patients and how the virus is bringing the country's medical infrastructure to the brink. He also explains what can be learned from the global response and why we have seen drastically different outcomes in countries like Italy and South Korea. Talking with CBS News consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner, Dr. Agus emphasizes that young people are not immune to the coronavirus and needs to heed the warnings. (Please note this podcast was recorded the morning of March 20th, 2020)
March 19, 2020
Psychiatrist Dr. Sue Varma shares the importance of remaining emotionally near while heeding health officials' calls for social distancing as we try to limit the spread of the coronavirus. She joins "CBS This Morning" correspondent Vladimir Duthiers to discuss why you should keep in touch with friends and family. She suggests limiting conversations about coronavirus and doing your best to find a silver lining in your situation. Plus, she shares the unique mental and physical health challenges to older Americans during this time, especially those in nursing homes and retirement communities, and what we can do to help them.
March 17, 2020
Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed "The Addams Family" movie and the "Men in Black" trilogy joins CBS News' Jamie Wax to share how his dysfunctional childhood influenced in his career. In his new book "Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker," Sonnenfeld explains why he says there is no upside to optimism, only to pessimism — and details the miracles that have happened throughout his life to get him to where he is today. He discusses his strained relationship with his parents, beginning his career as a cinematographer on several Coen Brothers films, and why he became a director when he had no interest in doing so.
March 16, 2020
New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer joins CBS News' Caitlin Huey-Burns to discuss her new book, "The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress." Steinhauer shares what she learned as she followed along for the first year of the historic class of congresswomen elected in 2018. She explains why Democratic women fared better in their contests than Republicans and how the growing number of women is helping to reshape House rules.
March 13, 2020
Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes sat down with “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason to talk about their successful career, their break-up and eventual reunion as they embark on a new tour. The brothers discuss their childhood, beginning their career in 1980s Atlanta and how they finally reconnected. Plus, hear whether a new album is in the works.
March 12, 2020
With credit card debt reaching an all-time high of $930 billion, CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger discusses solutions to paying down debt. She shares common mistakes consumers make with CBS News correspondent Mola Lenghi. Schlesinger explains when a person should get their first credit card, why you should monitor your credit report and the meaning behind your FICO score. She says it's important to track your money and keep a budget in order to pay down your credit card debt. Plus, she explains the effect the debt is having on the overall economy and whether it's better to have "good debt" or no debt. NOTE: This podcast was recorded on March 5, 2020.
March 12, 2020
With schools closing and events getting canceled across the country due to the spread of the coronavirus, parents should have the proper tools to have a conversation about the virus with their children across all ages. CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula and CBS News contributor and child psychologist Lisa Damour join CBS News' Jim Axelrod with advice on how to start those conversations. Dr. Narula offers the medical facts about coronavirus and COVID-19, while Damour explains how to ease kids' anxiety, as well as their disappointment over canceled events and disruptions to their schedules.
March 10, 2020
Many Americans thought the "spy games" between the Soviet Union and the U.S. ended along with the Cold War over three decades ago. However, author Gordon Corera joins "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King to discuss his book "Russians: Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories, and the Hunt for Putin's Spies" and why Russian spying on Moscow's perceived enemies in the West have evolved and intensified in the last 30 years.
March 9, 2020
Television and Broadway producer Richie Jackson discusses his book "Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son" with CBS News contributor Jamie Wax. Jackson explains why he wrote this love letter to his gay son as he got ready to head off to college. Jackson says this is the book he wishes he had as a young man. He tells Wax why he hoped his son would be gay and why he considers being gay a super power. They discuss parenting an LGBTQ child and how to be an ally.
March 6, 2020
Michael Osterholm, Ph.D, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, joins CBS News Medical Contributor Dr. Tara Narula to discuss what people need to know about the coronavirus. Osterholm says the U.S. healthcare system is not prepared and shares what we know about how the virus spreads and who it impacts the most. He tells Dr. Narula what underlining risk factors may be impacting fatality and if someone with no symptoms can still be infected. Plus, Osterholm comments on what recovery from the virus looks like and whether the changing of seasons may help end the spread of the coronavirus.
March 5, 2020
The five-part documentary series "Visible: Out on Television" explores the role of television in LGBTQ representation and rights. Executive producers Ryan White and Wilson Cruz join "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller to share the impact of moments like Ellen DeGeneres' character coming out on her sitcom and a 1980s "60 Minutes" report about why LGBTQ people were angry with the federal government's inaction on the AIDS epidemic. Cruz, who starred in the 1994 teen drama "My So-Called Life,” shares the impact of being the first openly gay actor to play an openly gay series regular in a leading role. White, who also directs the series, explains the progress that still needs to be made regarding representation in media.
March 4, 2020
Shereen Pimentel, the star of Broadway's latest revival of the American classic "West Side Story" joins CBS News' Jamie Wax to discuss juggling the role of Maria while completing her senior year at Juilliard. Pimentel shares the Broadway shows that made her fall in love with theater — and the most common reaction she gets when people hear her sing for the first time.
March 3, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden tells CBS News political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns what his victory in the South Carolina primary means for his campaign ahead of Super Tuesday. Biden answers whether this is now a two-person race and whether he can raise enough money to compete with Senator Bernie Sanders. He also responses to criticism of his campaign and if former President Barack Obama is expected to endorse him soon. NOTE: This interview was conducted early Monday afternoon.
March 2, 2020
Financial expert Suze Orman joins “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King to discuss what people approaching retirement need to do to be financially sound. Orman explains why, thanks to increased life expectancy, the best age to retire is not 65 - but 70 years old. Plus, she shares why she decided to step back from her successful career and retire at 65. Orman says she wrote her latest book, “The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+: Winning Strategies to Make Your Money Last a Lifetime,” because there isn’t enough time later in life to make financial mistakes. Plus, hear what common financial mistakes people are making - including what she has to say to parents who are helping their children financially.
February 28, 2020
CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus breaks down what people need to know about the coronavirus and places it in historical context. He answers questions such as how the virus spread from bats to human in China to what precautions people should take to prevent catching the virus. Talking with CBS News' correspondent Anna Werner, Dr. Agus explains whether cornavirus has become a pandemic, what disruptions the virus may cause and how this may force people to change how they think about public health.
February 27, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Bungalow co-founder and CEO Andrew Collins joins CBS News correspondent Meg Oliver to discuss what lead him to create the co-living start up. The 31-year-old explains how his own experience of moving around the country and having trouble making connections inspired him to create Bungalow. Collins also discusses the importance of having a co-founder that complement you and advice to those looking to be entrepreneurs.
February 26, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Uber whistleblower Susan Fowler joins “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King to reveal the story behind the blog post that led to the resignation of the company’s CEO. Fowler details the sexual harassment allegations in her new book “Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber.” She also discusses her unique upbringing, building a family and life after Uber.
February 25, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, writer and director Andrew Heckler joins CBS News' Jamie Wax to discuss his new film, "Burden," starring Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund, Tim Wilkinson and Usher. Heckler explains how bringing this true story to the big screen was a 20 year passion project. The winner of the Audience Award at Sundance, "Burden" tells the story of a black congregation that helps an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan to leave the group. Heckler says the film is about love conquering hate.
February 24, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, author Tomi Adeyemi tells CBS News’ Errol Barnett how she overcame rejection and hurdles to pursue her dream of writing young adult fantasy novels. With the success of her debut novel, “Children of Blood and Bone,” Adeyemi discusses her new book “Children of Virtue and Vengeance.”
February 21, 2020
Scottish actor Richard Rankin, who portrays Roger MacKenzie on "Outlander," joins CBS News contributor Jamie Wax to discuss the genre-bending series. Rankin reflects on the show’s popularity, filming in his homeland, and how the show has continued evolve over the past five seasons.
February 20, 2020
February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about heart health and what we can do to prevent heart disease. Dr. Jennifer Mieres is one of the leading experts and patient advocates of heart health in women. She joins CBS News medical contributor and cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula to discuss why heart disease is the leading cause of death for women — more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. Dr. Mieres, the senior vice president of the Center for Equity of Care at Northwell Health, explains why African American and Hispanic women are at even greater risk for heart disease. She shares the spectrum of symptoms women should watch for and ways to improve heart health.
February 19, 2020
Science journalist Lydia Denworth has written a book about the phenomenon of friendship and how the bonds we form with our friends are not just pleasant, but essential. She tells CBS News' Errol Barnett what she learned while researching "Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond." Denworth explains how studying baboons and other primates helped scientists understand the physical benefits of friendships — plus, why social media isn't as detrimental to our bonds as some might think.
February 18, 2020
Going out for a drink has never been more expensive. Since 2003, federal data shows a 57 percent spike in the cost of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants. Co-host Tony Dokoupil traveled around the country to bars and barely farms to see what's behind the drastic change. He speaks with Ralph Brennan, head of the Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group, which owns several iconic restaurants in New Orleans.
February 17, 2020
The Oscar-winning writing duo of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, behind the new film "Downhill" starring Will Ferrell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, tell CBS News' Vladimir Duthiers why they decided to remake the 2014 European film "Force Majeure" for an American audience. They explain how they formed their successful partnership and whether they want to spend more time in front of the camera. Faxon and Rash previously won an Oscar for co-writing "The Descendants" with Alexander Payne.
February 14, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, child psychologist and CBS News contributor Lisa Damour joins CBS News’ Reena Ninan to answer parenting questions. From whether parents should provide alcohol to minors in a controlled environment to addressing anxiety in children, Damour offers some advice on what parents can do. She also provides some help on how to address death and loss with a child, handling tantrums and parenting a bully. If you have a question you would like to ask Lisa Damour regarding parenting, email
February 13, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning," host and executive producer of the successful podcast "Up & Vanished" Payne Lindsey discusses the appeal of the true crime genre and bringing the genre to television with CBS News' Anne-Marie Green. The new series airs on Oxygen beginning on Saturday.
February 12, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, "The Daily Show" correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Ronny Chieng join CBS News' Jamie Wax to discuss their comedic processes and what they've learned from one another while sharing an office. They discuss balancing their standup careers (which include successful comedy specials) with the demanding grind of "The Daily Show." They share how the show has made their comedy more poignant and why they remain committed to being "truth-tellers." Comedy Central is part of ViacomCBS.
February 11, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, legendary talk show host Dick Cavett discusses his new HBO documentary "Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes" with "CBS This Morning" co-host Anthony Mason. He shares how his unlikely friendship with former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali developed. Cavett also tells Mason how he went from working the copy desk at Time magazine to getting a job working for Jack Parr.
February 10, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, linguist Dennis Baron joins CBS News' Reena Ninan to discuss his new book, "What's Your Pronoun? Beyond He and She.” Baron, a professor of English and linguistics at the University of Illinois, explains how the centuries-long history of gender neutral pronouns relates to the current debate over people seeking an option beyond he and she. Baron explains the significance of pronouns when determining our rights and identities and why singular they has gained more acceptance in recent years.
February 7, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Vulture's film critic Alison Willmore joins CBS News' Jamie Wax to preview this Sunday's Academy Awards. Willmore explains why Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger are the actors to beat, plus the movie she says will likely take home the best picture Oscar. They also discuss who they think should have been nominated and why they're optimistic Hollywood will continue producing films that brings people out to the theaters, as opposed to only catering to streaming networks.
February 6, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula explores the public health and global policy implications of the coronoavirus epidemic with global health expert Lauri Garrett and expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Elizabeth Economy. Garrett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, explains how the outbreak compares to other crises like the SARS outbreak in 2003. And Economy discusses what coronoavirus tells us about China, Chinese politics and President Xi Jinping.
February 5, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, former NFL player turned filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry joins national correspondent Jericka Duncan to discuss his Oscar-nominated animated short film, "Hair Love," which tells the story of a black father doing his daughter's hair for the first time. Cherry discusses why it's important to normalize natural hair and expand representation in Hollywood. Plus, he shares what it was like to pivot to a new career after playing football and what it means to follow in the footsteps of Kobe Bryant, who was the first professional athlete to be nominated for an Oscar for the 2018 animated short "Dear Basketball."
February 4, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, The Sunday Times' royal correspondent Roya Nikkhah discusses the latest with the British royal family with correspondent Vladimir Duthiers. Nikkhah tells us why Britian is feeling a great level of sadness about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's desire to move to North America and give up their royal duties. She explains what a post-royal public life will look like and why being half-in and half-out just wasn't going to work. She also discusses Prince Andrew's relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Charles' desire to have a slimmed down monarchy.
February 3, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe talks with Iowa-based CBS News campaign reporters Musadiq Bidar and Adam Brewster about what they've learned while traveling more than 20,000 miles each throughout the Hawkeye State. They discuss the issues that Iowa voters are most passionate about how the caucus system works. Plus, Bidar and Brewster explain which candidates have built the strongest campaign infrastructures in the state, how the race has evolved since the summer and why it's important for a candidate to do well in Iowa.
January 31, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBS News special correspondent and host of The NFL Today on CBS discusses what we can expect this Sunday from the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers as they face off during Super Bowl LIV. Will Tom Brady's former understudy Jimmy Garoppolo be able to bring the Lombardi trophy to the Bay Area with the help of teams defense? Or will the Chief's much beloved coach Andy Reid and on the field leadership of Patrick Mahomes bring Kansas City their first Super Bowl win in 50 years? Brown breaks it all down plus discusses the storied history of the two franchises and why he never makes predictions.
January 30, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, hear former Lakers head athletic trainer Gary Vitti's full conversation with "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson as he remembers Kobe Bryant. The two met when Bryant was 17 years old, entering the NBA out of high school in 1996, they would continue to work together for all of Brant's 20 seasons with the Lakers. Vitti discusses the special relationship an athletic trainer and a athlete have. He remembers Bryant as a competitive player with a winning mentality but most importantly as a family man who cared deeply about his community and mentoring. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others died Sunday in a helicopter crash.
January 30, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Financial Times U.S. editor-at-large Gillian Tett joins CBS News' Errol Barnett to discuss the United Kingdom's impending departure from the European Union. Tett, who is also the chair of the editorial board, explains why the exit will take place at 11 p.m. on Friday, instead of midnight. She also discusses the uncertainty surrounding how the split will play out on the world stage, in terms of travel, trade and immigration. Tett describes the Brexit-fatigue many people are feeling and the longing to return what she refers to as Britain's "boring" politics.
January 28, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Syrian refugee and filmmaker Waad al-Kateab discusses her Oscar-nominated documentary "For Sama" with CBS News' Anne-Marie Green. Al-Kateab shares how she began filming protests against President Bashar al-Assad's government as a university student — before being thrust into a revolution for freedom. During the five year siege eastern Aleppo, al-Kateab fell in love, got married, had a child and helped run a hospital for the civilians injured from the constant bombardment. Al-Kateab calls the Frontline film a "love letter" to her daughter, Sama.
January 27, 2020
In October 2019, retired basketball star Kobe Bryant sat down with "CBS This Morning Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson to discuss life after the NBA. On Sunday, Bryant unexpectedly died, along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven others, when his helicopter crashed. Bryant was 41 years old. Talking with Jacobson, Bryant said he hoped to be remembered as a storyteller by younger generations. He created the production Granity Studios in 2016 after 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers. He created podcasts, TV shows, and films. Bryant discussed parenting his four daughters, winning an Oscar, and how he adapted to life after basketball.
January 24, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Variety's Jem Aswad joins CBS News' correspodent Vladimir Duthier to preview the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. They discuss who will be the night's biggest winner, which performances they are looking forward to the most and how Maren Morris and Taylor Swift got snubbed. Aswad also shares the latest reporting regarding the allegations made by suspended Recording Academy CEO Deborah Dugan about the nomination process being rigged. Hear whether they think Billie Eilish or Lizzo will win Best New Artist.
January 23, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Debbie Walsh, the director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, joins CBS News political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns to discuss gender and electability. The discussion of whether a woman can be elected president surfaced in the 2020 Democratic presidential campaign after comments allegedly made by Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. After the defeat of Hillary Clinton in 2016, Walsh says 2018 provided to be a record year for female candidates — and she shares why the surge in elected women has fallen along party lines.
January 22, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn join co-host Tony Dokoupil to discuss their new book, "Tightrope: Americans Reaching For Hope." Kristof and WuDunn, the first married couple to win a Pulitzer for journalism, traveled from Kristof's hometown in rural Oregon to urban Baltimore to show how decades of government policies have failed working class Americans. They explain how the disappearance of blue collar jobs, along with stagnant wages, weak education and a lack of healthcare, have led to intergenerational struggles. Plus, they share the solutions other industrialized nations have adopted that helped them avoid the same sweeping drug problems, mass incarceration and declining life expectancy rate as the United States.
January 21, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, psychologist Kelly McGonigal joins co-host Gayle King to discuss her new book, "The Joy of Movement: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage." McGonigal explains how walking just one minute a day can have a positive impact on your mental health. Plus, she shares how 1980s aerobics tapes inspired her love for movement, how exercise helped her overcome shyness and the Carly Rae Jepsen song that always gets her moving.
January 20, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, reproductive psychiatrist Dr. Alexandra Sacks joins CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula to define "matrescence," the period when women transition to motherhood. Sacks explains how the medical community doesn't adequately prepare women for portion of their lives, which includes physical and emotional changes reminiscent of adolescence. She shares why her "Motherhood Sessions" podcast from Gimlet Media is a valuable public health tool that gives women the opportunity to have candid conversations on the complex emotions and guilt they don't always want to discuss with their friends and family. "Motherhood Sessions" is available on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
January 17, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, chef and restauranteur Marcus Samuelsson discusses how he uses food to tell a story. Talking with CBS News' Vladimir Duthiers, Samuelsson shares how his grandmother influenced his passion for cooking and what surprised him and his mother about New York. The host of the new season of "No Passport Required" on PBS, Samuelsson explains the difference between fast food and road food; and why he's built his restaurants to slow the dining experience down.
January 16, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, biographer James Kaplan shares why Irving Berlin has been called the greatest songwriter of American popular music. Talking with CBS News' Anne-Marie Green, Kaplan explains what was behind Berlin's nine decade career that included such songs like "God Bless America" and "White Christmas" that are still sung today. In his new book, "Irving Berlin: New York Genius," Kaplan shares how Berlin when from growing up as a Jewish immigrant in New York's Lower East Side and leaving home at the age of 13 after his father's death to writing over 1,500 songs.
January 16, 2020
On CBS This Morning, the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, announced that award-winning author Jason Reynolds was The Library of Congress' newest National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Reynolds and Hayden join co-host Gayle King to discuss why he was chosen and what he plans to do with the ambassadorship. Reynolds, who did not read a whole book until he was 17 years old, is the author of best-selling Track series and "As Brave As You."
January 15, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta discusses growing up in apartheid-era South Africa and her career covering the African continent. Patta tells CBS News' Reena Ninan about getting jailed as a teenager and held in solidarity confinement for teaching black South Africans how to read — and she explains why that experience inspired her to become a journalist. During her career with CBS, Patta has covered the death of Nelson Mandela, the Ebola crisis and the use of child labor in the dangerous mining of cobalt.
January 13, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, best-selling author, neuroscientist and cognitive psychologist Daniel Levitin joins co-host Gayle King to discuss his new book, "Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives." The book shows us how we can make the most of our lives as we age and Levitin explains why curiosity, openness, conscientiousness and healthy practices are the lifestyle choices that can have the biggest impact on the rest of our lives.
January 10, 2020
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.A.E. Barbara A. Leaf and Middle East expert Vali Nasr talk with CBS News senior foreign affairs correspondent and moderator of "Face the Nation" Margaret Brennan about the impact the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is having on the region. Ambassador Leaf discusses the role Soleimani played in Iraq and Syria and why Iraqis have taken to the streets recently to protest. Nasr shares how Soleimani has provided Iran with a sense of nationalism but economic problems still exist in the country.
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