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.