Season 8

Episode Guide

Space Tourism: The Next Great Leap | CBS Reports

S8 E18
Sep 28, 2023
In the aftermath of the Titan submersible tragedy, extreme travel has come under fresh scrutiny. But one industry stands out for both its allure and the lack of regulation protecting participants' safety: space tourism. CBS Reports explores the next great leap for humankind and whether regulators and industry stakeholders are striking the right balance between encouraging innovation and ensuring safety.

Funding Cartels: The Fentanyl Fight | CBS Reports

S8 E17
Sep 21, 2023
CBS Reports goes into a cartel stronghold in Mexico to uncover what’s behind the surge in fentanyl trafficking and why America is failing to stop it.

Arming Cartels | CBS Reports

S8 E16
Sep 14, 2023
A CBS Reports investigation found that Americans have been aiding Mexican drug cartels by smuggling military-grade weapons across the U.S. border into Mexico, at a scale and scope previously unreported — providing the firepower cartels need to operate with impunity.

Yellowstone Bison Revival | CBS Reports

S8 E15
Aug 24, 2023
The mighty bison was virtually wiped out a century ago. But a few remained in the heart of Yellowstone National Park. CBS Reports explores the American icon’s incredible return from the brink, and its remarkable role in revitalizing and restoring sacred tribal culture and traditions.

Fighting for Haiti | CBS Reports

S8 E14
Jul 6, 2023
In July 2021, Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated, leaving a power vacuum seized upon by rival gangs that now effectively run the capital city of Port-au-Prince. It’s the latest in a long history of hardships, including some in which the US has played a role. Remarkably Haitians are undeterred in their optimism for a better future. CBS Reports explores Haiti’s current crisis, fueled in part by American firepower, and the inspiring stories amidst the anarchy of those fighting to fulfill Haiti’s promise. After the documentary’s release, a spokesperson from Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry's office provided the following statement: "We don't deal with gangs. We don't talk to them. We don't negotiate with them. We don't even want to sit with them."

40 Acres and a Mule | CBS Reports

S8 E13
Jun 22, 2023
Today, the phrase "40 acres and a mule" represents the broken promises the U.S. government has made to Black American farmers, contributing to a vast racial wealth gap. CBS Reports explores the ways in which Black Americans are trying to reclaim their land, connect to their ancestry, and generate wealth that can be passed on for generations to come.

The ChatGPT Revolution | CBS Reports

S8 E12
Jun 1, 2023
The artificial intelligence revolution has arrived. AI tools such as ChatGPT offer the power to transform fields like business, art, medical research and more. But this technology also brings ethical uncertainty and peril. CBS Reports explores the unleashing of this still rapidly evolving creation and some of the possible dangers.

Eating Trash | CBS Reports

S8 E11
Apr 20, 2023
Nearly 40% of food in the U.S. ends up in the landfill, a problem exacerbating both climate change and food insecurity. But innovative chefs from gourmet eateries to soup kitchens are on a mission to change that. CBS Reports' Adam Yamaguchi dines across America to discover the creative ways chefs transform food waste into trendy eats.

Pledge of Silence | CBS Reports

S8 E10
Apr 13, 2023
CBS Reports investigates why, in public school districts across America, some teachers have sexually abused students for decades before being stopped.

Body Brokers | CBS Reports

S8 E9
Mar 23, 2023
In this eye-opening documentary, CBS Reports goes inside the $100 million market where bodies donated to science are bought and sold for profit.

Black Twitter | CBS Reports

S8 E8
Feb 23, 2023
You may know the hashtags and the groundbreaking movements — #BlackLivesMatter, #OscarsSoWhite, #SayHerName — but now you'll get an inside look at where they were born: Black Twitter. CBS Reports interviews celebrities, influencers and thought leaders to chronicle the history of Black Twitter, how it has spread to other platforms like Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and explore the social sphere where Black people started a community and ended up creating a pop culture juggernaut and driver of social justice.

Campaign of Deceit | CBS Reports

S8 E7
Feb 9, 2023
Since the day George Santos announced his bid for a seat in Congress, much of what he’s said about his life and career has proven to be false. So who is George Santos? CBS Reports follows his unlikely path from a basement in Queens to seaside Brazil to Long Island’s wealthiest suburbs – unwinding a campaign of deceit that delivered him to the loftiest halls of power in Washington.

Elon Musk, Inc. | CBS Reports

S8 E6
Dec 15, 2022
Elon Musk has built a reputation for changing the game by ignoring the rules, and his recent acquisition of Twitter is no different. Is the turbulent Twitter buyout just the next chapter in Elon Musk’s odds-defying story? CBS Reports peels back the layers on the high-stakes and high-rewards journey of one of the most polarizing and influential people of our time.

Guns in the Classroom | CBS Reports

S8 E5
Nov 17, 2022
As America grapples with the crisis of school shootings, solutions to school safety seem to divide into two sides — more restrictions or more guns. While victims’ families and survivors in largely conservative and pro-gun Texas now fight for gun control, others across the state are choosing to fortify schools by arming their children’s teachers.

A New Conservative Alliance | CBS Reports

S8 E4
Nov 3, 2022
A segment of American conservatives has found inspiration in the success of the conservative cultural movement in Hungary. CPAC, the American Conservative Political Action Committee, is extolling President Viktor Orban's anti-LGBTQ and nativist policies as the way forward for the United States. CBS Reports explores what the emerging alliance means for some U.S. conservatives' vision for America.

CBS Reportes: El Poder

S8 E3
Oct 13, 2022
CBS News Race & Culture Unit presents CBS REPORTES: EL PODER, Hosted by Adriana Diaz featuring CBS News correspondents Enrique Acevedo, Manuel Bojorquez, Skyler Henry, Lilia Luciano, Ed O’Keefe, and Omar Villafranca, exploring the cultural diversity and increasing power of Latino voters ahead of the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election.

Defending Taiwan | CBS Reports

S8 E2
Oct 6, 2022
An increasingly powerful China is stepping up its aggression against the self-governing island of Taiwan -- an alarming development that could result in a U.S.-China showdown with massive economic consequences. CBS Reports heads to Taiwan to examine how the Taiwanese are building resistance in the face of growing threats, and the global stakes of the island’s fate.

Artemis: America's New Moonshot | CBS Reports

S8 E1
Aug 26, 2022
NASA's launch of the Artemis 1 mission signals America's intent to return to the moon, and beyond. This CBS Reports documentary reveals the incredible endeavor of America's next great leap in space exploration and the collective will required to see it through.