Patty Hearst's abduction in 1974 gripped the nation. The Symbionese Liberation Army, a small group of left-wing revolutionaries, kidnapped the newspaper heiress in California. But what seemed like a simple abduction turned into something much more complicated. The story is chronicled in a new book by The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin, called "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst." Toobin joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the dramatic time in history.
In the new movie "Five Nights in Maine," David Oyelowo plays a widower who lost his wife in a car accident. He is called to Maine by his terminally ill and estranged mother-in-law, who is also trying to grieve. Oyelowo joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the film, how Hollywood diversity impacts his decisions on which projects to take on, and recently becoming a U.S. citizen.
The book "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" debuted hours after its play version in London. Some fans in New York City waited after midnight Sunday for a chance to get a copy. The play, which lasts more than five hours, is sold out through May. Author J. K. Rowling described how she felt being there opening night.
The highly anticipated "Jason Bourne" movie starring Matt Damon is just one of a slew of big ticket blockbusters that have been released over the past seven months. But what about those smaller and independent films that don't get as much hype as their bigger-budgeted cousins and -- more often than not -- get lost in the shuffle? Fandango managing editor Erik Davis joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to share some very good films you may have missed.
Legendary singer and songwriter Carole King will perform at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night. The longtime Democrat was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton's campaign, even going door-to-door in New York to try and win over voters. King joins "CBS This Morning" in Philadelphia to discuss Clinton's candidacy and how the Democratic Party treated Bernie Sanders' supporters.
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" is the only late night comedy show originating from the convention cities. In Cleveland last week, Noah picked apart Donald Trump's acceptance speech. This week, "The Daily Show" is taking on the Democrats in Philadelphia. Noah joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his perspective of U.S. politics as a South African comedian.
Filmmaker Ken Burns has spent more than 35 years telling America's story in documentaries, but now he's releasing his first children's book called "Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents." Burns joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the inspiration behind the book as well as his latest political project, Historians on Donald Trump, which addresses why the presumptive GOP nominee's campaign is "so troubling from a historical perspective."
America's theater chains hope summer blockbusters will give business a jolt. Attendance has dropped 16 percent since 2002. MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe, who was part of the founding team at Netflix, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why his company is offering an unlimited monthly subscription to catch theater showings.
For Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart was an inspiration for him to abandon his career as a heart surgeon. Youssef started hosting a comedy show in Egypt during the 2011 Arab Spring. "Al Bernameg," or "The Program," became one of the most-watched shows in the Middle East, drawing an estimated 30 million weekly viewers. But Youssef shut it down in 2014, citing political pressure and safety concerns for his family. Youssef, who now lives in California, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new web series for Fusion, "The Democracy Handbook," which explores American political issues including guns.
Actor, comedian, writer and executive producer Denis Leary returns Thursday night in the TV musical comedy, "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll." He plays Johnny Rock, a washed-up early 1990s star in the series about a dysfunctional band that reunites. Leary joins "CBS This Morning" to explain why his character is a "delicious mess," how frictions within bands make them work and his signature look on the show.
We are in the middle of the cultural phenomenon known as "Shark Week." But for some parts of America, this may seem like every week. Attacks on both coasts raise new concerns this summer about beach safety, but Ocearch founder and expedition leader Chris Fischer believes people have a "statistically irrational" fear of sharks. Fischer joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what's behind the worldwide all-time record for attacks, how to keep safe and his latest shark tracking and tagging expeditions.
Billy Eichner gained success with his energetic persona on his hit show, "Billy on the Street." He runs around quizzing strangers with random questions, sometimes bringing celebrities along for the ride. Along with his sidewalk adventures, he also stars in the Hulu scripted comedy, "Difficult People." Eichner joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his career and the people he's met along the way.