Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman arguably has one of the most distinctive careers and voices in Hollywood. He made a name for himself with hit movies including "The Shawshank Redemption," "Glory" and "Million Dollar Baby." Behind the camera, Freeman is one of the executive producers of the CBS political drama, "Madam Secretary." He is directing the Season 3 premiere, as well as being a guest star. Freeman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his career and his thoughts on the 2016 elections.
The Smithsonian's Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., is now open to the public. One of the museum's most-anticipated exhibits is a casket that carried the body of Emmett Till 61 years ago. It's so sacred visitors are not allowed to take videos or pictures. Michelle Miller reports on the story behind the casket.
A new fertility technique has produced the world's first so-called three-parent baby. The procedure took place in Mexico, and the baby was born in April. The controversial procedure reported Tuesday uses genetic material from one man and two women. It intends to stop mothers from passing down genetic disorders to their children. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss what experts are calling a "revolutionary" medical event.
Dashcam and bodycam videos fail to show exactly what led to last Tuesday's fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are still questions about Scott's history with guns, but Scott's family attorney says his record doesn't change the way the deadly shooting unfolded. Errol Barnett reports.
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is forfeiting $41 million in stock awards and is foregoing his salary, as the bank investigates sales practices. The clawbacks follow revelations that bank employees opened about two million unauthorized accounts in customers' names to meet lofty sales targets. Omar Villafranca reports on how this may be a symptom of a larger problem in the banking industry.
Space pioneer Elon Musk has his eyes set on a bold new mission. The man behind SpaceX and Tesla unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to take people to Mars. Passengers on the first journey to the Red Planet would have to buy a pricey ticket. Carter Evans reports on the costly plan to colonize Earth's neighbor.
The Senate plans a vote Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of a bill giving 9/11 families the right to sue Saudi Arabia. Many of those families claim the Saudi government has connections to the terror plot. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is telling Congress the bill could undermine counterterrorism efforts around the world. Margaret Brennan reports.
Shimon Peres, the Nobel Prize-winning former president and prime minister of Israel, died overnight. The 93-year-old was the last surviving leader of Israel's founding generation. President Obama said Peres changed the course of human history, working with other world leaders for decades to bring peace to the Middle East. Charlie D'Agata reports.