In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were wrongly accused of the brutal rape of a jogger in New York City’s Central Park. Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise became known as the Central Park Five. The boys were charged and convicted with no physical evidence implicating them. But in 2002, their convictions were overturned after DNA evidence and a confession exonerated them. Director Ava DuVernay joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her Netflix four-part series on the Central Park Five, "When They See Us."
America’s Special Operations Forces are usually top secret, but a new book sheds light on some of their most daring missions. Retired Four Star Navy Adm. William McRaven is one of the most decorated military leaders who oversaw the Navy SEAL raid that led to the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. McRaven joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new book, "Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations."
Oprah Winfrey was so inspired by a CBS News story on a high school principal changing his students’ lives, she decided to help in a big way. New Jersey principal Akbar Cook started the Lights On program in Newark to give students somewhere safe to hang out on Friday nights. Last Friday, Oprah showed up with a half million dollar donation and pizza. David Begnaud reports on the surprise. Principal Cook also joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what he plans to do with Oprah's donation.
CBS News is getting an exclusive look at the National Security Agency's secretive outpost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. NSA Hawaii is on the front lines of American intelligence gathering, intercepting communications and monitoring a region that includes China and North Korea. Carter Evans reports.
President Trump warned Iran not to threaten the U.S. or it would face its "official end." The ominous tweet came after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Sunday. That rocket may have been fired by an Iranian-backed militia. Roxana Saberi, reporting from Baghdad, spoke with Iraq's president about the escalating tensions.