It’s been 50 years since the world watched America put the first man on the moon. It was a huge source of American pride no doubt, but the idea that the Apollo missions enjoyed broad public support throughout the 1960s, well, it’s just not true. "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil went on his own mission to figure out how people today feel about that moment -- and also asked them about NASA’s new plan.
After years on probation, rapper Meek Mill will get a chance Tuesday to argue that his 2008 conviction on gun and drug charges should be overturned. In this excerpt of his exclusive interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, Mill talks about the complications and limitations of life on probation ahead of his most important court hearing to date.
Author Colson Whitehead won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his novel “The Underground Railroad” which reimagined the railroad as an actual train transporting slaves to safety. Now, the genre-bending author is turning his attention to the Jim Crow South with his new book “The Nickel Boys.” The novel is set around Nickel Academy, a Florida reform school where two of its black students must navigate violence, abuse and corrupt officials.
Fifty years ago Tuesday, Apollo 11 blasted off from Earth for its historic mission to the moon. Charlie Duke was the voice on the radio talking to the astronauts, as flight director Gene Kranz led mission control during the lunar landing. Above the moon, Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 command module while his fellow astronauts walked the moon's surface. Mark Strassmann spoke with all three men.
In our Pushing the Limits series we profile seemingly ordinary people who are doing remarkable things. Dancer Paige Fraser displays effortless elegance as she performs with Beyoncé, or stars in her own commercial but the breakout star has had to rely on her fierce determination to overcome barriers. Errol Barnett reports.
This week, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and its monumental achievement of landing a man on the moon in 1969. "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell spoke with some of the pioneering women involved in the Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago, at a time when the space program was dominated by men. She joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what she learned from those women and her first broadcast as the new anchor of "CBS Evening News."
Louisiana police are investigating the mysterious death of a beloved civil rights activist in Baton Rouge's African American community. The body of 75-year-old Sadie Roberts-Joseph was found in the trunk of a car on Friday, not far from the history museum she founded almost two decades ago. Jericka Duncan reports.
Puerto Rico's governor faces new calls to resign over leaked conversations that reveal his role in a profane, sexist and homophobic group chat. The island has struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria in 2017 and Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration has been plagued by scandals involving funding. Two top officials stepped down this weekend after the leaked group chat. It showed Rosselló and his allies discussing confidential government information and disparaging officials, politicians and journalists. David Begnaud reports.
President Trump’s racially-tinged attacks on Democrats come as he touts a large-scale plan to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants with final deportation orders. It's off to a slow start. Immigration officials delayed raids scheduled to begin in ten major cities Sunday, but the operation is expected to pick up this week. Manuel Bojorquez reports.
President Trump is doubling down on his attacks on four progressive Democratic lawmakers, all women of color. The president tweeted Sunday they should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." It was widely criticized by Democrats as racist. Paula Reid reports.