Since 1996 inflation-adjusted pay for a public school teacher has actually fallen, and nationwide about one in five teachers has a second job during the school year to make ends meet. Fury over those flat and falling wages helped spark a movement over the past 18 months in which tens of thousands of teachers walked off the job, but thousands have also been forced by economic conditions to give up their profession. "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil talks with New York Times education reporter Dana Goldstein, and with Oklahoma teachers who have struggled with low pay – including one, Carri Hicks, who turned her frustration into a run for public office.
If you were alive in the '90s, you probably know the phenomenon called the Backstreet Boys – a frenzy some compared to Beatlemania. With more than 130 million records sold worldwide, they remain the bestselling boy band of all time. And the boys – now men – are back with their biggest world tour in 18 years, and another hit album, "DNA." Tracy Smith talked with Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson, who have never turned their backs on each other.
At Colonial Williamsburg, getting the period details just right is a mission for furniture conservator Leroy Graves. Over the past three decades he has revolutionized how museums preserve and protect upholstered antiques, despite this son of sharecroppers having had virtually no formal education. A detective of sorts when it comes to repairing and refitting antiques, Graves' work is featured in an ongoing exhibition called "Upholstery CSI." Martha Teichner reports.
As a producer, Irwin Winkler has shown "The Right Stuff," made a star of Sylvester Stallone with "Rocky," and had Martin Scorsese's back in the production of two undisputed classics: "Raging Bull" and "Goodfellas." Now, nearly 30 years after "Goodfellas," Winkler, Scorsese, and Robert De Niro are reuniting for "The Irishman," a film about Jimmy Hoffa, which also stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. Ben Mankiewicz, the host of Turner Classic Movies, talks with the 88-year-old Winkler about his gangbusters Hollywood career.
In 1968 editor Clay Felker, a Midwesterner whose nose was pressed against the windows of the rich and famous in New York City, and Milton Glaser, a Jewish, Bronx-born art director, launched New York, a national magazine with the sensibility of its namesake city – energetic, ambitious, and full of attitude. The winner of 48 National Magazine Awards, it's outlasted dozens of rival publications, in part through its successful spinoff websites, including Intelligencer, The Cut, and Vulture. "Sunday Morning" contributor (and New York online writer) David Pogue talks with Glaser, former editor-in-chief Adam Moss, and new editor-in-chief David Haskell about New York's special brand of journalism.
Clarence Smoyer, a World War II veteran nicknamed "Hero of Cologne,” was surprised with a ceremony Wednesday in Washington, to award him an overdue Bronze Star medal with a “v" for valor. The 96-year-old tank gunner is the last living member of his crew that destroyed a powerful German Panther tank in a pivotal battle, about nine months after D-day.
The ex-chairman and two other former executives of a Japanese power company have been cleared of criminal negligence in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. CBS News' Lucy Craft brings us the details from Tokyo.
The Acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, is refusing to hand over the report
“CBS This Morning” has partnered with Kaiser Health News and NPR on their "Bill of the Month" series, which uncovers shocking medical bills. In this installment, we're looking at how emergency room fees are fueling rising health care costs. Between 2009 and 2016, ER charges nearly doubled. One Colorado man told CBS News he got hit with a huge medical bill after celebrating a bit too hard at his bachelor party.
Greenland’s melting ice sheet is contributing to a rise in sea levels that could threaten millions in low-lying areas. The situation became more urgent this summer when 11 billion tons of surface ice melted in one day. Seth Doane reports.
Health officials in several states are urging people to cancel outdoor events amid several cases of a rare, deadly mosquito-borne illness. So far this year, at least 22 cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus have been reported in six states. Five people have died, including three in Michigan. Dean Reynolds reports.
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