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Start your day with award-winning co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil in Studio 57, as they bring you the most important headlines, intelligent conversations and world-class original reporting from around the world.

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How Bruce Springsteen's Music Inspired New Film 'Blinded by the Light'
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, co-host Anthony Mason talks with Sarfraz Manzoor, whose lifelong passion for the music of Bruce Springsteen formed the basis of his new movie "Blinded by the Light," in which a Pakistani teen from Britain finds salvation in the lyrics and storytelling of "The Boss." Manzoor explains how he and his friend Roops became Springsteen fans and why he decided to write a book that he considers a "love letter to Springsteen." He discusses how the book turned into a screenplay and how he got Springsteen's approval to use his music in the film. Plus, Manzoor shares the special moment Springsteen showed up to the film's premiere in the town that helped launch his career, Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Aug 19, 2019
Morning News: Millions of Americans face uncomfortable heat. A white nationalist's shooting plot was thwarted.
Up to 60 million Americans will be uncomfortably hot today, and millions more could face severe thunderstorms. An avowed white nationalist is expected to be arraigned today in Ohio after allegedly plotting a mass shooting against Jews. At least two more alleged shooting plots in other states have been broken up in the past week. This morning, Britain's Prince Andrew is responding to sexual abuse allegations against Jeffrey Epstein for the first time since his longtime friend hanged himself in jail. Iran is warning the U.S. not to retake a seized supertanker released overnight.
Aug 19, 2019
Morning News: NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and his family escape after their small plane explodes in flames. Israel restricts U.S. congresswomen from entering Israel.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr and his family were in a small plane that ran off a runway and caught fire yesterday in east Tennessee. Israel now says it will allow a humanitarian visit from a congresswoman it barred from entering the country. But minutes ago, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib called Israel's demands "humiliating" and said she won't go. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is still excluded by order of Israel's prime minister, after pressure from President Trump. South Korea held an emergency National Security Council meeting this morning, just hours after North Korea fired two more projectiles into the sea. President Trump hammered Democrats in the second big speech of his weeklong vacation. New York City's police commissioner says there is a mental health emergency in his department after the ninth suicide by an officer this year. Pennsylvania's governor says he'll announce executive actions on gun control today, after a gunman wounded six officers in a shootout in Philadelphia.
Aug 16, 2019
Eye on Earth: The Toll Extreme Heat Takes On the Planet
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, meteorologist and CBS News climate and weather contributor Jeff Berardelli talks with two climate scientists about the extreme heat that made July the hottest month ever on record. Tom Crowther, a professor at ETH Zurich, was the senior researcher on a recent study about how by 2050, the weather in most cities will be drastically different. He shares solutions to combat what he refers to as the "climate challenge." Then, Loughborough University's Tom Matthews discusses the effect that extreme heat has on the human body and warns why we shouldn't become overly dependent on air conditioning as global temperatures continue to climb.
Aug 16, 2019
Morning News: Six police officers were shot during a standoff. We hear from alleged sex abuse victims of Jeffrey Epstein.
A nightlong standoff that paralyzed a Philadelphia neighborhood is over, after the man accused of wounding six police officers and shooting repeatedly at others surrendered overnight. Americans saw a big chunk of their stock market saving disappear yesterday over fears of an economic recession. Russian airline pilot averted a disaster this morning outside Moscow. House Republican leaders are condemning comments from one of their own this morning, Iowa Congressman Steve King. This morning, we're hearing more firsthand accounts from alleged sex abuse victims of Jeffrey Epstein. We're also learning more about the whereabouts of Ghislaine Maxwell, who has kept a low profile since Epstein's death.
Aug 15, 2019
Learning How to Become an Anti-Racist
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, professor Ibram Kendi of American University tells co-host Tony Dokoupil that we're all trained to be racist and now we need to learn to be antiracist. In his new book, "How to be an Anti-Racist," Kendi traces the roots of racism and slavery back to Prince Henry of Portugal in the mid-1400s. He considers bigotry to be one of the three lethal weapons threatening human existence, along with nuclear war and climate change. Kendi also explains how racism harms almost everyone, no matter the color of their skin.
Aug 15, 2019
Morning News: Accuser files lawsuit against Epstein's estate. New warnings about teen lung disease and vaping.
One of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers has filed the first lawsuit against his estate since his apparent suicide. The Chinese government is blasting pro-democracy protesters who shut down Hong Kong's airport and fought with riot police. For the first time, President Trump says American Consumers, not China, could pay a price for his ongoing trade war. A new timeline of the Dayton, Ohio massacre provides chilling details about the shooter's movements. There are new warnings this morning about a possible link between severe lung disease in teenagers and e-cigarettes and vaping.
Aug 14, 2019
Elderhood: Why Old Age Isn't So Bad
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, geriatric physician Dr. Louise Aronson joins co-host Gayle King to share some of the common myths about getting older. In her book "Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life," Aronson writes that peak happiness and life satisfaction is usually reached around age 60 or 70. She says we should think of old age as a "third act" of life, with unique ambitions and pleasures as we change throughout our lives.
Aug 14, 2019
Morning News: A traffic stop turns into a gun battle. Millions of Americans face severe weather.
A traffic stop in California turned into a gun battle that killed a highway patrol officer last night. This morning, Australian police are praising bystanders who helped end a deadly stabbing spree in Sydney. More than 37 million people from the mid-Atlantic region to the Northeast are under a threat of flash flooding and severe weather today. Congress is now investigating Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide, with new reports raising questions about the federal jail where he was being held. One of the most powerful and celebrated men in opera faces allegations of sexual misconduct, that spanned several decades. The Trump administration's newest immigration policy will affect hundreds of thousands of legal immigrants.
Aug 13, 2019
Vanity Fair Editor on the Magazine's 'Leadership Role' in Culture
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Vanity Fair editor in chief Radhika Jones joins co-host Anthony Mason to discuss how she's working to preserve the magazine's prestige amid a changing media landscape. Jones, who was named editor in 2017, says print media still holds power, but her staff is also working to manage and grow the entire brand, including its digital platforms and annual Vanity Fair Oscar party. She shares the iconic covers that inspired her and why she's confident Vanity Fair will continue to capture the big stories of our time.
Aug 13, 2019
Morning News: Epstein victims will still seek justice after his apparent suicide. Pro-democracy protesters shut down Hong Kong's airport.
Women who accuse Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them when they were minors say they still plan to seek justice, despite his apparent suicide. A fugitive suspected of killing a Tennessee corrections administrator is back behind bars this morning, after a nearly five-day manhunt. Overseas, Hong Kong's airport canceled all remaining flights for the day after thousands of pro-democracy protestors crowded into the main terminal. The presidential campaign shifted back to Iowa over the weekend as Democratic candidates offered their solutions to gun violence while talking to voters at the Iowa State Fair.
Aug 12, 2019
Why Single Americans are Optimistic About Love
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Michelle Miller talks with Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist and chief scientific adviser behind a new Match study that looks at how the Me Too movement is affecting dating culture. Fisher explains why more than 50 percent of single American men say the movement change the way they act. Plus, Fisher shares other dating trends revealed in the study, including the fact that most young people are optimistic about finding a lifelong partner.
Aug 12, 2019
Policing in America: What's Changed in the Five Years Since Ferguson?
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joins CBS News Chief Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues to discuss the current state of policing in America. As the former head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, Gupta oversaw the federal investigation into the Ferguson Police Department after a white officer fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Gupta calls Brown's death and the resulting protests across the country a watershed moment for this country. She criticizes the current administration for backing down from the strides made on police reform under her Civil Rights Division. Plus, Gupta responds to the data and comments collected in CTM's year-long investigation into police departments across the country and the changes they have made regarding race and policing.
Aug 09, 2019
Morning News: Mitch McConnell suggests he may be open to new laws on buying guns. Today marks the 5th anniversary of the death of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri.
For the first time, Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is suggesting he's open to new laws requiring background checks on all gun buyers. An incident in Springfield, Missouri shows us just how nervous Americans are in the wake of those shootings. Democratic presidential contenders could have something to say about the shootings when they visit the Iowa State Fair this weekend. President Trump tapped the country's top counter-terrorism official to be the country's next acting spy chief. A huge manhunt is underway in Tennessee for an inmate accused of killing a prison administrator before he escaped. Police say the suspect in a deadly California stabbing spree is a gang member with a violent past. Pro-Democracy activists are rallying this morning at Hong Kong's airport, in an effort to spread their message to travelers. We're learning more about the impact on children and communities of the massive immigration raids in Mississippi. Ferguson, Missouri is marking the 5th anniversary of the death of Michael Brown Jr. this morning.
Aug 09, 2019
CTM Exclusive: Tiger Woods on his comeback and fatherhood
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, hear Tiger Woods' exclusive conversation with "CTM Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson as he reflects on his recent Masters victory and what it means to be a dad. The 15-time major winner discussed what his children think of him playing golf again.
Aug 08, 2019
Morning News: First funerals for victims in El Paso will be held today. The largest single-state immigration raid in U.S. history has divided families in some Mississippi communities.
Four people are stabbed to death in a two-hour rampage in California. New information overnight on the suspect charged with killing 22 people in El Paso. His mother called police weeks before the shooting, because she was concerned about him owning an assault rifle. The first funerals for the 22 shooting victims in El Paso will be held today. In Dayton this morning, we have a story of one man's heroism in the middle of that city's deadly attack. The largest single-state immigration raid in U.S. history has divided families in some Mississippi communities. Police in Canada believe they found the bodies of two teenage murder suspects who are suspected of killing three people. In an exclusive interview, golf legend Tiger Woods tells CTM he's grateful to be back on the golf course pain-free.
Aug 08, 2019
Policing in America: A CTM Investigation
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, hear from the CBS News team who led a year-long investigation into changes police departments across the country are making regarding race and policing. CBS News Chief Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues, along with producers Elianna Mintz and Jonathan Blakely, tell CTM's Vladimir Duthiers what they learned about the how various departments have introduced racial bias training in light of high profile police shootings. They also discuss comments from two white police officers in Mesa, Arizona, who say implicit bias training "kills morale" and an officer in St. Louis who says there are white supremacists on the force.
Aug 07, 2019
Morning News: Pres. Trump visits El Paso and Dayton in wake of shootings. Tributes honor author Toni Morrison.
President Trump is on his way to visit two cities where the nation's most recent mass shootings left 31 people dead. The FBI has now opened an investigation into the Dayton gunman, as evidence emerges he previously expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting. For the first time since Saturday's El Paso shooting, we're hearing from the parents of the suspect. A woman who says she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man left prison early this morning. Politicians, actors, writers, musicians and fans are paying tribute to author Toni Morrison, who died Monday.
Aug 07, 2019
Author Elin Hilderbrand on Embracing Her Role as 'Queen of the Beach Reads'
Only on the "CBS This Morning" podcast, best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand tells co-host Gayle King why she was born to write her latest novel, "Summer of '69." Hilderbrand, who turned 50 the same week as the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, explains how she incorporated that event and other monumental news stories from that summer into the storyline of her new book. Plus, she reflects on reaching five years of living cancer free and shares details of her next book, which will mark her first time writing about politics and will be released next year in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election.
Aug 06, 2019
Morning News: Latest on the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Wall Street opened even lower after yesterday's worst losses of the year.
We have the latest information on the suspects and the moments leading up to the attacks that killed 22 people in El Paso and nine more in Dayton, Ohio. President Trump plans to visit both cities tomorrow. What are the Democratic candidates saying? For the fourth time in less than two weeks, North Korea test-fired more missiles, amid a standstill in nuclear talks. Wall Street opened even lower after yesterday's worst losses of the year, following China's response to the president's newest tariff threat. Shocking video shows scary moments onboard an international flight after smoke filled the cabin.
Aug 06, 2019