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Author Isabel Wilkerson on her new book "Caste"
Author of the best-selling book "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent," Isabel Wilkerson, discusses how the book examines the "infrastructure of division that is built into society" with CBS News national correspondent Errol Barnett. Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, explains what prompted her to look into the "structure that's place to hold people in a fixed ranking." Plus, she reacts to news that Ava DuVernay is set to turn the book into a new Netflix film.
With Record Number Of Early Votes Casted, What Does It Mean For Election Day
Election law expert and CBS News contributor David Becker discuss how we are potentially seeing an election turn out not seen since 1908 with CBS News political reporter Ed O'Keefe. Becker, executive director and founder of the Center for Election Innovation & Research, explains what voters need to know if they are planning to vote early and what he will be watching for as Election Day approaches.
Playwright Heidi Schreck on Putting the Constitution in Context
Tony-nominated playwright and actress Heidi Schreck discusses what inspired her hit-broadway show, "What the Constitution Means to Me," with CBS News national correspondent Jerica Duncan. Now available to stream on Amazon Prime VIdeo, Schreck details how the lives of three generations of women in her family was shaped by the Constitution. She tells Duncan the impact the show has had on her and audience members. Schreck shares notes the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave her after seeing the show and asking for the script. She says part of the proceeds from the film will be donated to the Broadway Cares COVID Relief Fund and to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Voting Rights 2020 initiative.
Director Julie Taymor on her new Gloria Steinman biopic
A new film, "The Glorias," directed by Julie Taymor looks at the life of women's right activist Gloria Steinman from her childhood growing up in Ohio to present day. Taymor joined CBS News national correspondent Jamie Yuccas to discuss what inspired her about Steinman's life story and what message she hopes viewers take away. Taymor calls the film a political movie made for our time.
Why the 2020 Election is Vital to Combatting Climate Change
How do the two presidential candidates stack up when it comes to combatting climate change? Leah Stokes, assistant professor at UC Santa Barbara's Bren School of Environment Science & Management, joins CBS News meteorologist and climate contributor Jeff Berardelii for her assessment of President Trump's record on the environment and former Vice President Joe Biden's climate plan.
Indigenous Peoples' Day: The Case to Rename Columbus Day
Since 1937, the second Monday in October has been a federal holiday known as Columbus Day, named after the explorer Christopher Columbus. Shannon Speed, director of UCLA's American Indian Studies Center joins CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan to discuss why Columbus Day is harmful to Native Americans and the push to rename in honor of the indigenous people who lived on this land before Europeans arrived.