Sunday, October 9th, 2005
s1e1: My FBI; The Dinner Set Gang; NASCAR Family
Mike Wallace with a revealing report and interview with former FBI Director Louis Freeh about the Clinton years. Steve Kroft has a shocking interview with two professional thieves who stole millions of dollars worth of gems over their 20 year 'career' while owners ate dinner downstairs. Lesley Stahl gets insider info about the ever-growing auto racing industry from the 3rd generation NASCAR family's Brian France.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2005
s1e2: 38 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days; Michael Jordan; Rex
Make no judgements until you see this about Charles Jenkins, the soldier who deserted to North Korea almost 40 years ago. Scott Pelley reports. Ed Bradley gets a rare interview with Michael Jordan. Lesley Stahl explores musical savants; mentally challenged persons with extraordinary musical talents.
Sunday, October 30th, 2005
s1e3: The Outing of Valerie Plame; Whose Life Is It Anyway?; Prince Charles
Ed Bradley talks with friends, coworkers and family of CIA operative, Valerie Plame, who recently announced her sexual orientation. Morley Safer questions how much power an employer has, or should have in their employees lives. From smoking to fitness, why do so many employees just take it? Prince Charles in his first American interview in more than a decade, with Steve Kroft.
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
s1e4: The Airport Road; The First Man; The Winner
Imagine the most dangerous road in the entire world. Lara Logan joins U.S. Soldiers on the Baghdad airport highway. The scenes are right from the evening news, but this time, a lot more personal. What do these soldiers think as they defend this volatile highway? Also: Neil Armstrong in an exclusive interview with Ed Bradley and Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady with Steve Kroft.
Sunday, November 13th, 2005
s1e5: After Shock; Burning Rage; Mad Money Man
Tonight's 60 Minutes profiles an incredible group of NY paramedics who left everything behind, paychecks and even their jobs, to step in when no one else would after the Pakistan earthquake left such devastation. Bob Simon asks them not just why, but sheds light on the need that made this team step up when no one else did. Ed Bradley examines environmental and animal rights groups using violent tactics. Dan Rather reports on the Wall Street millionaire making so much noise on cable t.v.
Sunday, November 13th, 2005
s1e6: Juiced; A Deal With The Devil; Cirque Du Soleil
Steroid use and lies in baseball. Also, is there an admitted serial killer free among us? Leslie Stahl gets a front row seat and behind the scenes interviews with the Cirque Du Soleil
Sunday, July 3rd, 2005
s2e1: Old Soldiers; The New Free Space;
How can the U.S. justify calling back to active duty, soldiers who have already put their time in and are now over 50 years old? Also: Is the space race growingly dependent on private investors?
Sunday, August 21st, 2005
s2e2: Anonymous Revealed; Party at Gregg's; The Sea Gypsies
Michael Scheuer, once head of the CIA and highly critical of the government's failure to succeed at getting Bin Laden, drops his veil of anonymity and interviews with Steve Kroft. Also, parents supplying alcohol to their underage children and how a society of people knew the tsunami was coming and escaped to safety in time.
Sunday, August 28th, 2005
s2e3: Prescription For Trouble; The Killing In Sudan; Crusade Against Credit
How much did the makers of Vioxx know and when did they know it? Ed Bradley reports. Scott Pelley investigates mass murder and refugee desperation in Sudan. Lesley Stahl looks into Dave Ramsey's crusade to return Americans to using cash, not credit.
Sunday, September 4th, 2005
s2e4: Katrina; Echo Boomers; Medical Tourism
Scott Pelley tries to find out why the levees failed after Katrina's rampage. The Baby Boomer's kids start to replace their parents in the marketplace. Why do Americans flock to 3rd world countries for surgery? Bob Simon reports.
Sunday, September 11th, 2005
s2e5: Parkinson's Drug Trial; Order Out Of Chaos; Mr. Feinberg
Is there hope within this lifetime of Parkinson's patients and is the drug company with the possible treatment, withholding it? Ed Bradley looks into the efforts by New Orleans police to restore order and Morley Safer reports on the man who decided how much money each 9/11 victim-survivor received.
Sunday, September 18th, 2005
s2e6: Ricky Williams; No Sex Teens; Andy Rooney
Mike Wallace profiles Ricky Williams who went from football to yoga and back again. He explains why. Ed Bradley talks to teens who join a club and make a no-sex-until-marriage pledge Andy Rooney and the obvious about smokers in America
Sunday, October 2nd, 2005
s2e7: Chalabi; A Fractured Mind; Elian
If you didn't know Ahmed Chalabi before now, you will. Lesley Stahl interviews the Iraqi fallen leader who is now Deputy Prime Minister And meet Robert Oxnam, along with several of his other personalities. Morley Safer does. Elian Gonzalez made media madness five years ago when he was just 6 years old. Today, at 11, he recounts to Bob Simon what he remembers and feels about what he went through.
Sunday, October 16th, 2005
s2e8: Addicted To Heroin; Romo; The Lord God Bird
Afghanistan is more than a hot bed of war, struggle for freedom and terrorism, it's becoming the number one supplier of the raw material (opium) that produces heroin. Also: Former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski candidly interviewed by Scott Pelley and Ed Bradley talks with the team on the look out for definitive proof the Ivory Billed Woodpecker is really back from extinction.
Sunday, June 5th, 2005
s3e1: Justice at Guantanamo; Insider's Prescription; Not In My Backyard
Prisoners at Guantanamo cannot find proper representation if their attornies aren't allowed access due to "national security". A drug company exec is against high prices and are grizzly bears ok to exterminate if they get too close to the homes impinging on their native land?
Sunday, June 12th, 2005
s3e2: The Closer; Beatrice's Goat; Bob Dylan
Canadian lottery scams just seem to get more bold and even vicious. Find out who is behind them and how to spot them. Also, a poor African girl and her family are given a goat that changes their lives. And Bob Dylan is interviewed.
Sunday, June 19th, 2005
s3e3: Grand Theft Auto; Top 10 Percent; Amazon Treasure
Popular video games are increasingly violent. Are they the cause of violence among teens, including murder? Should high performing high schoolers be automatically given spots in prestigious colleges? Also, a new species of monkey discovered!
Friday, July 1st, 2005
s3e4: Child Prodigies - 60 Minutes SPECIAL
Unbelievable feats by kids you typically see in any playground; even more unbelievable and highly gifted contributions from children who are considered challenged. How are these individuals discovered, nurtured and enjoyed?
Sunday, July 10th, 2005
s3e5: Handouts for the Homeland; Submission; Highway In The Sky
We allot more than $10 BILLION for homeland security, so, want to know where it's actually going? You might not! Film maker is victim of a Muslim ordered hit! Have you ordered your personal flying machine yet?
Sunday, July 17th, 2005
s3e6: In Harm's Way; The Big Gun; Staying At Home
Steve Kroft reports on the shortcomings of our own government in providing proper equipment, including armored vehicles, for our troops overseas.
Sunday, July 24th, 2005
s3e7: Rendition; Born In The USA; Dustin Hoffman
Why would the CIA hand over terrorist suspects to countries known for their torture techniques? Black babies are increasingly be adopted by parents in other countries and Dustin Hoffman gives a pleasant, very open interview.
Sunday, July 31st, 2005
s3e8: President Putin; Jane Fonda (My Life So Far)
Mike Wallace with a revealing look at the Russian leader and Jane Fonda discusses her life so far, including her infamous Hanoi visit during the Viet Nam war.
Sunday, August 14th, 2005
s3e9: The Governor; An Expensive Lesson; Hilary Swank
From actor to governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks with Morley Safer about foreign born citizens running for president. Also, are those career colleges all they promise to be? Hilary Swank is also featured.
Sunday, November 20th, 2005
s3e10: Illegal and Thriving; New Orleans is Sinking; U2
Internet gambling is highly illegal in the U.S., yet without U.S. gamblers it wouldn't thrive like it is. New Orleans' flooding has just brought attention to the geographical problem that's been there all along and isn't going away soon. The group "U2" is profiled and interviewed.
Sunday, November 27th, 2005
s3e11: Plan B; Living Large; James Blake
Plan B is an emergency contraceptive and an FDA official is upset about it not getting approval. Living Large examines the super-sizing of American homes, despite the typical family consisting of less members than ever. James Blake is interviewed
Sunday, December 4th, 2005
s3e12: December 4, 2005 Chasing The Flu; MS-13; Howard Stern
60 Minutes takes an extensive, comprehensive look at the bird flu threat, it's history and the possibilities. MS-13, the gang that spans continents. Howard Stern, candid interview, no holds barred!
Sunday, December 11th, 2005
s3e13: December 11, 2005 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming with Sharks
How far is too far to go in order to secure our borders? Ed Bradley examines some of the measures being taken at the Mexican border. Does our CIA support torture by handing people over to countries known for how they do it? Tour operators put people in shark cages; how responsible are they for the tourists safety? Bob Simon reports.
Sunday, December 18th, 2005
s3e14: December 18, 2005 The Bridge to Gretna; Rendition; Morgan Freeman
Hurricane Katrina victims, shot at by police while trying to leave! Also, is our gov?t sending people to countries known for torture interrogations and trying to keep it quiet? Morgan Freeman gets candid with Mike Wallace
Sunday, December 25th, 2005
s3e15: December 25, 2005 Three Stories of Survival
Three stories for Christmas, all of survival. How are the Sea Gypsies of the Andaman Sea doing? Remember them? They knew the tsunami was coming and moved to higher ground, with just about no one else heeding their generations of knowledge of the sea. Plus, visit Beirut, the ?Paris of the Middle East?. Is it once again becoming the place it used to be? Finally, Mike Wallace and Tina Turner.
Sunday, February 12th, 2006
s4e1: February 12, 2006 War Profiteers? A Surplus of Embryos; Wounds of War
You?ve probably suspected it and tonight, Steve Kroft asks the hard questions about where the money for restoration in Iraq really goes. Also tonight, a disturbing report about the massive destruction of human embryos. Nearly ½ million of them a day! Lesley Stahl investigates. Mike Wallace interviews many of returning soldiers who have survived thanks to modern improvements in both medicine and protective devices used in war. With all the latest scandals about body armor, this new look at what's happening is, perhaps, overdue.
Monday, December 11th, 2006
s4e2: June 18, 2006 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming with Sharks
Repeat of December 11, 2006 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming with Sharks
Sunday, February 5th, 2006
s4e3: February 05, 2006 Network Celebrity Special
February 05, 2006 60 Minutes is Pre-Empted For Network Celebrity Interview Special
Sunday, January 1st, 2006
s4e4: January 1, 2006 The New Space Race; Fighting AIDS; Immortality
Ed Bradley reports on how the worldwide governments may soon lose the space race to an individual who is far more committed to it. Since leaving office and re-structuring his life, Bill Clinton has taken up what some would consider even bigger causes, like eradicating AIDS. Finally, how long do you want to live? It may come down to making that choice, rather than having it made for you by nature.
Sunday, January 8th, 2006
s4e5: January 8, 2006 Gangster Cops? Sir Howard; Bode
Has the mafia infiltrated the NY detectives? Ed Bradley gets the first interview with one of the former cops. Sony CEO, Sir Howard Stringer is determined to make the company the giant it once was. Bode Miller may be a skiing sensation representing the U.S., but does he go too far ?
Sunday, January 15th, 2006
s4e6: January 15, 2006 John Murtha; The Hermit Kingdom; Felicity
John Murtha; The Hermit Kingdom; Felicity Republican John Murtha, perhaps the biggest critic of the war in Iraq gives an interview tonight on 60 Minutes; also, a rare look into the secretive communist, North Korea. Finally, in tonight's episode, an interview with Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives and Transamerica).
Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
s4e7: January 22, 2006 The Oil Sands; Kinky for Governor; Fatal1ty
4004 Alberta, Canada is one of today's largest oil producing regions. What's behind the oil boom and how much is there? Kinky Friedman, Jewish country singer with no political experience, believes he can govern Texas! Johnathan Wendel (Fatal1ty) makes a living playing video games. Is he giving false hope to today's youth?
Sunday, January 29th, 2006
s4e8: January 29, 2006 Worst Case Scenario; Prisoner of Pain; Off The Scale
Just how prepared is the U.S. government to handle the fall out of a nuclear attack? Forget bird flu, what are the medical facilities in place for the population upon a terrorist attack with nuclear weapons? Also, when an accident victim has no control over their pain and ultimately, no control over the amount of pain meds he takes, is he further victimized when drug laws put him in jail? Bob Simon sits down with Deborah Voigt, the opera singer who lost a part because of her weight. Now, 100 lbs lighter after surgery, is she happy she did it and what about the offers now?
Sunday, February 12th, 2006
s4e9: February 12, 2006 War Profiteers? A Surplus of Embryos; Wounds of War
You?ve probably suspected it and tonight, Steve Kroft asks the hard questions about where the money for restoration in Iraq really goes. Also tonight, a disturbing report about the massive destruction of human embryos. Nearly ½ million of them a day! Lesley Stahl investigates. Mike Wallace interviews many of returning soldiers who have survived thanks to modern improvements in both medicine and protective devices used in war. With all the latest scandals about body armor, this new look at what's happening is, perhaps, overdue.
Sunday, February 19th, 2006
s4e10: February 19, 2006 State of Denmark; Global Warning! Philip Seymour Hoffman
Not in the headlines so much since publishing the offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, Bob Simon travels to Denmark and talks with the man who made worldwide news of it all. Just in case you?ve forgotten about it, global warming is making dramatic changes on the planet. Tonight, visit the ?top of the world? and see some of the most significant findings. Nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Truman Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman sits down with Steve Kroft for a humorous and heartfelt interview.
Sunday, February 26th, 2006
s4e11: February 26, 2006 Montana?s Coal Cowboy; On The Waterfront; To Walk Again
Montana's governor Brian Schweitzer claims the solution to high oil prices are right here at home. With all the coal in Montana, he claims there's enough potential diesel fuel to enable the U.S. to refuse to bow down to current suppliers overseas. Also, the sale of U.S. port terminals to Middle Eastern company? How good an idea is this? It might really surprise you. Finally, stem cell research has proven successful in making paralyzed rats walk again. Can the same be done with humans?
Sunday, March 5th, 2006
s4e12: March 05, 2006 Is The Price Right? The Court Martial Of Willie Brand; The Prince of Pot
4009 March 05, 2006 Is The Price Right? The Court Martial Of Willie Brand; The Prince of Pot A disturbing, stark look into why people without health insurance are often required to pay more than people who have it. Dan Rather investigates why the same services are more expensive for those who seem least able to afford it. The Court Martial Of Willie Brand is about the horrific assault and resulting death of an Afghan prisoner by a U.S. soldier. He claims he was just following orders, but how this prisoner died is beyond belief. The Prince of Pot has been selling marijuana seeds from his business in Canada for years and he openly promotes the legalization of pot. U.S. officials are working to prosecute him in America and if convicted in the U.S., he could end up in prison for life. Why is he remaining so passionate about this?
Sunday, March 12th, 2006
s4e13: March 12, 2006 Brutal; Al Qaeda?s Town; Gay or Straight?
One of the FBI's most wanted, James ?Whitey? Bulger, ran rampant on the streets of Boston. Helping him with drug dealing, robbery and even murder, Kevin Weeks finally comes clean. In Al Qaeda's town of Tal Afar, it was wall to wall terrorists. Still, as Lara Logan reports, the U.S. military persisted, insisting on reclaiming it for peace. Finally, tonight, Gay or Straight? Is it possible that the more older brothers a guy has, the more his liklihood of being gay? Science has some very interesting evidence and theory about homosexual tendencies.
Sunday, March 26th, 2006
s4e14: March 26, 2006 (Double Length Episode) Betting On A Fall; Tiger
4012 March 26, 2006 Betting On A Fall; Tiger This is a two hour ?60 Minutes? Investment pools for the wealthy may be the motivation behind misinformation about major companies. Lesley Stahl looks into whether or not one of these pools is being rightly accused in a lawsuit claiming they spread rumors in order to sway the market. Tiger (Woods) sits with Ed Bradley in a rare interview this evening. Perhaps one of the most down to earth, family oriented and most recognized figures, it doesn't matter if you like golf or not, you can't help but like Tiger.
Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
s4e15: April 02, 2006 Dire Predictions From Osama bin Laden's Bodyguard
April 02, 2006 Dire Predictions From Osama bin Laden's Bodyguard Laden's (former) bodyguard gives away some secrets about al Qaeda's upcoming plans of attack against the U.S.. How believable is he and how are officials reacting? Bob Simon reports.
Sunday, April 9th, 2006
s4e16: April 09, 2006 Death of a General; The Orphanage; Michelle Wie
April 09, 2006 Death of a General; The Orphanage; Michelle Wie Scott Pelley interviews the serviceman who has been convicted in the killing of an Iraqi general being tortured. The soldier continues to insist he was not just authorized, but instructed. Bob Simon travels to Africa to take an inside look at a unique orphanage, for elephants. When heartless poachers slaughter adult elephants and even rhinos, for their tusks and horns, the babies have little chance for survival beyond a couple of days. This orphanage provides ?round the clock care that saves many of their lives, and pursues the poachers. Finally, an interview with Michelle Wie. She's just 16, but the highest paid female golfer on earth! Steve Kroft reports.
Sunday, April 16th, 2006
s4e17: Terror Behind Bars; Too Many Men; Jamie Oliver
April 16, 2006 Terror Behind Bars; Too Many Men; Jamie Oliver A look behind the bars of Israeli prisons and interviews with noted terrorists. Bob Simon reports. In the episodes other story, Lesley Stahl reports on the rising number of men in China. There has long been a favoring of male offspring and now the imbalance is larger there than anywhere else on earth. Unfortunately, crime rates have also risen in direct proportion. Also, a story about the ?Naked Chef?, Jamie Oliver, one of the youngest and most known chefs in Great Britain. Oliver has had his own television series, published several cookbooks and is enthusiastic about introducing children to a healthy way of eating early in life. Ed Bradley reports.
Sunday, April 23rd, 2006
s4e18: A Spy Speaks Out; Aging In The 21st Century; The Star In Starbucks
April 23, 2006 A Spy Speaks Out; Aging In The 21st Century; The Star In Starbucks Ed Bradley stirs up the charges that the White House ignored the facts while pursuing a war in Iraq. Tonight, a CIA official talks about what was known and when. With the Baby Boomer generation making up the majority of ?older? Americans these days, it's no surprise that anti-aging products are a fast growing, multi-billion dollar industry. From just plain smart choices with diet and exercise to the many products, treatments and controversies out there, Steve Kroft gives us a look and even warnings. Starbucks is one of the biggest business successes in recent years, in fact, a $29 Billion dollar, multi-national corporation. Tonight, Scott Pelley reports on how Howard Schultz grew a few local stores into the star that is Starbucks.
Sunday, April 30th, 2006
s4e19: April 30, 2006 Lethal and Leaking; Priory of Sion; Colbert Report
In Hanford, Washington, the Department of Energy has spent more than 16 years trying to clean up an area along the Columbia River, without much success. Lesley Stahl reports on what is being called ?the most contaminated piece of real estate?. ?The Da Vinci Code? hasn't even premiered yet, but the media has gone wild for anything remotely associated with the subjects covered in it. Tonight, Ed Bradley delves into the ?Priory of Sion? and asks the question, ?is it just an elaborate hoax?? Finally, in the Colbert Report, Morley Safer explores the notoriety that Stephen Colbert's mock news reports is causing.
Sunday, May 7th, 2006
s4e20: May 7, 2006 Sallie Mae; The Ethanol Solution; John Daly: Golf and Beer
Government backed loans for college students has become the launching pad for Sallie Mae Corp skyrocketing stocks in the last 10 years. Lesley Stahl examines why shareholders may be causing students to drown in debt. The answer to our dependence on foreign oil, or oil at all, may be right under our noses in the massive corn fields of America. Dan Rather investigates just how simple this solution might be and why is it taking so long? Morley Safer has an interesting and rather lighthearted interview with John Daly, the professional golfer who lives in the fast lane of his golf cart. His sage wisdom at the age of 40 is to stay away from whiskey and pills, but bring on the beer and the bogeys.
Sunday, May 14th, 2006
s4e21: May 14, 2006 The New Boss; The Harlem Children?s Zone; Not Ready To Make Nice
May 14, 2006 The New Boss; The Harlem Children's Zone; Not Ready To Make Nice Once powerhouses, forces to be reckoned with, workforce unions are on the decline. Tonight, Lesley Stahl reports on one man's mission to bring the power of unions back with his Service Employees International Union. Ed Bradley looks at the efforts that educator Geoffrey Canada is making to get Harlem children on the right track to college. Finally, when the Dixie Chicks exercised their freedom to speak their minds about President Bush, some Americans were outraged. Their reputations were hurt, even death threats were received, but as Steve Kroft reports tonight, they are not sorry for having an opinion.
Sunday, May 21st, 2006
s4e22: May 21, 2006 ?I?m Mike Wallace: A 60 Minutes Tribute?
May 21, 2006 ?I?m Mike Wallace: A 60 Minutes Tribute? This entire episode of 60 Minutes is dedicated to Mike Wallace, one of the longest running 60 Minute investigative reporters. Tonight, he tells his fellow cast mates what he's sorry for and what he still smiles about. Find out which actress didn't hide her flirting with him and what he really went through with his depression.
Sunday, May 28th, 2006
s4e23: May 28, 2006 Mafia Cops; Wounds of War
May 28, 2006 Mafia Cops; Wounds of War A follow-up to the former New York City cops accused of being hit men for the mob. They insisted, almost believably, that they didn't do it. Recently, a jury found them guilty and tonight, one of them talks about it for the first time since the verdict. Ed Bradley reports. The ?Wounds of War? segment is a double length segment about the soldiers returning from war these days. Mike Wallace tells their story with some interviews that only Mike Wallace could present during this Memorial Day feature.
Sunday, June 4th, 2006
s4e24: June 04, 2006 Dying To Get In; A Different Kind Of Grocery Store; Carl Kiaasen's Miami Herald Columns
4022 (39-22) June 04, 2006 Dying To Get In; A Different Kind Of Grocery Store; Carl Hiaasen's Miami Herald columns. With all the increased efforts to secure the borders from Mexican immigrants, more of them are trying to find different ways to make it across. Hundreds are dying in the desert. Ed Bradley reports on the tragic loss of life in a desperate attempt to find a new life. Dan Rather talks with John Mackey, the founder of Whole Food Markets, now a chain of more than 180 stores providing organic food at higher prices. In today's tight economy, few believed the idea would work, but it has. Quite well as a matter of fact. Steve Kroft interviews Carl Hiaasen, a Miami Herald columnist who has focused his stories on the unusual community in South Florida, from criminals to eccentrics.
Sunday, June 11th, 2006
s4e25: June 11, 2006 Plan B; Hobbit Island
4023 (39-23) June 11, 2006 Plan B; Hobbit Island Leslie Stahl reports on the motivation behind the FDA refusing to approve an emergency contraceptive called ?Plan B?. Is it being withheld because of payoffs, politics and personal agendas or is there a serious health risk? Also tonight, follow Bob Simon as he delves into the recent discovery of what appears to be an entire civilization of humans never known to have existed before. Seemingly isolated on an island, archaeological findings claim it's an entirely different human species.
Sunday, June 18th, 2006
s4e26: June 18, 2006 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming With Sharks
4024 (39-24) June 18, 2006 Repeat of December 11, 2005 (with new commentary/footage) # 3730 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming with Sharks
Sunday, June 25th, 2006
s4e27: June 25, 2006 The Oil Sands
4025 (39-35) June 25, 2006 The Oil Sands (Repeat) of January 22, 2006 (4004)
Sunday, July 2nd, 2006
s4e28: July 02, 2006 Interview with Elian Gonzalez; Al Qaeda?s Town; First Man
July 02, 2006 (Clip Show of Repeats with some updates) Interview with Elian Gonzalez; Al Qaeda's Town; First Man Bob Simon interviews an 11 year old Elian Gonzalez who has been home in his native Cuba for five years now, after an emotional battle between the U.S. and Cuba concerning where he should stay. Remember, his mother drowned at sea while illegally crossing into the U.S.; Elian's father immediately began fighting to get him back to Cuba, while Elian's U.S.
Sunday, July 9th, 2006
s4e29: July 09, 2006 Revisited Stories
39 YEARS, 6 MONTHS, 4 DAYS: Charles Jenkins, the deserter who spent close to 40 years in North Korea, speaks with Scott Pelley about how much of a nightmare his life has been. WAR PROFITEERS? Steve Kroft looks into the $50 billion invested into reconstruction work for Iraq and where has nearly $9 billion gone unaccounted? THE CAPTAIN: Derek Jeter with Ed Bradley
Sunday, July 16th, 2006
s4e30: July 16, 2006 Re-visit of previous episode
WHO'S LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? How far is too far for employers to go in monitoring employees conduct? Are personal freedoms at stake? Morley Safer investigates. BURIED IN THE PAST: Scott Pelley looks into the history of two ophaned brothers and the past they share, secreted by the Holocaust. BODE: The bad boy of the slopes or just misunderstood? Bob Simon sits down with Bode Miller and discusses his less than expected performance at the Olympics
Sunday, July 23rd, 2006
s4e31: July 23, 2006 Re-visited episode
WORKING 24/7 Though the digital revolution has allowed people to work from anywhere at anytime, is it really a good thing? Lesley Stahl reports on how this convenience may be causing people to work longer and stress higher. THE AIRPORT ROAD: Lara Logan accompanies soldiers who defended the Baghdad airport highway. THE DINNER SET GANG 20 years of burglary from only the best of homes. Steve Kroft interviews two of the most prolific cat burglers who often did the robbery while everyone was home and eating dinner.
Sunday, July 23rd, 2006
s4e32: July 30, 2006 Previous Episode Revisited
From April 02, 2006 with new commentary/updates Dire Predictions From Osama bin Laden's Bodyguard; also, What's Good For America; and, Working 24/7 Laden's (former) bodyguard gives away some secrets about al Qaeda's upcoming plans of attack against the U.S.. How believable is he and how are officials reacting? Bob Simon reports.
Sunday, August 6th, 2006
s4e33: August 06, 2006 Re-Visited Episode
A re-visit to a previously aired show GLOBAL WARNING! ? Scott Pelley; FATAL1TY - Steve Kroft reports. LIVING LARGE ? Morley Safer
Sunday, August 13th, 2006
s4e34: August 13, 2006 Irans President; Colbert Report
PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD ? In a double length segment, Mike Wallace with an exclusive (and rare) interview with the president of Iran. COLBERT REPORT - Morley Safer with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "fake news" reporter
Sunday, August 20th, 2006
s4e35: August 20, 2006 Aging Today; Michael Jordan; 'Submission'
August 20, 2006 Aging in the 21st Century; Submission; Michael Jordan (episodes aired at different previous dates) The anti-aging product industry is now making billions of dollars per year as baby boomers reach their 60's and struggle to hang on to their youth. Steve Kroft reports. In ?Submission?, Morley Safer interviews Hirsi Ali, the creator of an anti-Koran film that offends Muslims. Michael Jordan with Ed Bradley in a rare and candid interview.
Sunday, August 27th, 2006
s4e36: August 27, 2006 It Takes One To Know One; After Katrina; Gay or Straight?
August 27, 2006 It Takes One To Know One; One Year Later; Gay or Straight? The one who knows one is Barry Minkow, a con man turned minister who exposes frauds. One Year Later: Byron Pitts with Mayor Ray Nagin and nothing held back. What's going on now, a year after Katrina? Why is it going so slowly? Gay or Straight (re-visit): Can science predict a person's sexuality
Sunday, September 3rd, 2006
s4e37: September 03, 2006 AfterShock; Tiger
September 03, 2006 AfterShock ; Tiger Tonight's show is a double segment; re-visit When the most recent earthquake hit Pakistan, a group of NY paramedics rallied to go help. Giving up their job (and income), how and why these heroes did it, is explored by Bob Simon. Tiger: Ed Bradley sits down with Tiger Woods and the conversation explores Tiger's family ties and hopes to add even more branches to the family tree. Let's not forget that latest, incredible golf game!
Sunday, September 10th, 2006
s5e1: September 10, 2006 Five Years Later (Double Episode)
September 10, 2006 Five Years Later The fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attack on U.S. soil. Tonight is a double episode. The Dust At Ground Zero: Examining the latest victims of 9/11, the rescue workers and others who were exposed to toxic dust on that fateful day. Katie Couric is conducting her first 60 Minutes story with this one. Also, Tuesday's Children: Scott Pelley follows the families of those killed in the terror attack five years ago, especially the children now living with the loss of a parent.
Sunday, September 17th, 2006
s5e2: September 17, 2006 Ilegal Gambling; Romo; Howard Stern
September 17, 2006 Illegal Gambling; Romo; Howard Stern Though internet gambling thrives and legalizing it would mean billions in tax revenue, the opposition to it insists it will only cause more problems. Lesley Stahl reports on a very hot button issue with arguments well put for both sides. In another feature tonight, Scott Pelley talks with Bill Romanowski as this former NFL Linebacker tries to explain his notorious behavior on the field. Also, in an uncommon interview, Howard Stern tells Ed Bradley about his newest ventures (satellite radio) and even opens up a bit about his personal life.
Sunday, September 24th, 2006
s5e3: September 24, 2006 39th Season Debut: Killing the Dying? Katie and Condoleezza; President Musharraf
September 24, 2006 The 39th Season Debut: President Pervez Musharraf; Doctors and Nurses Euthanizing? The Private Side of Condoleezza Tonight begins the 39th season of 60 minutes with Steve Kroft posing the questions to Pakistani President Musharraf about his suggested terrorism ties. Katie Couric delves into the person, not the politics, who is Condoleezza Rice; Also, Morley Safer speaks to some doctors and nurses who reportedly help some patients die. Murder or mercy?
Sunday, October 1st, 2006
s5e4: October 01, 2006 State of Denial; Area 25; Bum Hunting
October 01, 2006 State of Denial; Area 25; Bum Hunting Bob Woodward sits down with Mike Wallace tonight and exposes the truth behind the Iraq war. Why would our president be hiding the facts behind the violence and attacks on U.S. troops? Area 25 may sound like a new UFO site, but it's a much more significant site deep in our own brains. Lesley Stahl reports on how the newest medicine and discovery of area 25 may end clinical depression. Bum Hunting is the latest, real life trend that mostly teen boys engage in. Ed Bradley investigates how and why such inhumanity is encouraged by irresponsible behavior on the part of commercial enterprises.
Sunday, October 8th, 2006
s5e5: October 08, 2006 No Fly List; Pattie Dunn
October 08, 2006 No Fly List; Carly; Pattie Dunn Is your name on the secret list that is used to screen passengers boarding airplanes? Innocent people, even dead people are on the list of possible terrorists. Steve Kroft reports. Carly: Lesley Stahl talks with Carleton (Carly) Fiorina about her fall from power within the Hewlett-Packard hierarchy . Pattie Dunn: Recently indicted , former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman, Pattie Dunn discusses the accusations of illegally gathering phone records and why she thinks she's being targeted. Leslie Stahl reports.
Sunday, October 15th, 2006
s5e6: October 15, 2006 The Duke Rape Case; A Loss of Faith
October 15, 2006 The Duke Rape Case; A Loss of Faith New interviews and information concerning the 3 lacrosse players from Duke University and their alleged attack on a black, exotic dancer. Ed Bradley reports in this double length segment. A Loss of Faith: When David Kuo, an Evangelical Christian, joined the Bush administration, he believe government and religion could work hand in hand. Now, having left his position, he claims religious leaders are as corrupt and manipulated for money and politics as the government officials.
Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
s5e7: October 22, 2006 The Mother Of All Heists; Two Heartbeats Away; Searching for Jacob
October 22, 2006 The Mother of All Heists; Two Heartbeats Away; Searching for Jacob Steve Kroft reports on the missing half billion dollars that was directed toward fighting the insurgency in Iraq. Two Heartbeats Away features Lesley Stahl as she profiles Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, possibly the next House Speaker, which puts her second in the line of succession for the presidency. Scott Pelley has schoolbooks that belong to Jacob. Jacob escaped his village in Darfur while mass murder/genocide, lent a horrific page to history. The trail to return Jacob's books is fascinating and heartbreaking.
Sunday, October 29th, 2006
s5e8: October 29, 2006 A Fighting Chance; Explosion at Texas City; Big Man On Campus
A FIGHTING CHANCE ? As casualties rise in Iraq, so do the chances of surviving for today's wounded soldiers, even those with catastrophic injuries. Those wounded on the battlefield are surviving at historically high rates thanks to new technology and the old-fashioned courage of combat medics and surgeons. Scott Pelley reports. Solly Granatstein is the producer. EXPLOSION AT TEXAS CITY ? Internal BP documents examined by 60 Minutes confirm that top executives of the oil company were aware of safety issues that led to the worst American workplace accident in 16 years which killed 15 and injured at least 170. Ed Bradley reports. David Gelber and Joel Bach are the producers. BIG MAN ON CAMPUS ? Steve Kroft profiles Notre Dame's head football coach, Charlie Weis, whose expletive-laced tirades seem to be putting the fight back into the Fighting Irish. Ira Rosen is the producer.
Sunday, November 5th, 2006
s5e9: November 05, 2006 Buried In Fine Print; The Ship Breakers; Russell Crowe
November 05, 2006 Buried in the Fine Print; The Ship Breakers; Russell Crowe Jeff Flake (R-Ariz) demands that his colleagues cut the pork! Criticized by fellow House members, Flake crusades against ?earmarks?, the secret parts of legislation that allows politicians to ?bring home the bacon?. Morley Safer reports. Bob Simon explores the Ship Breakers of Bangladesh. Using mostly just their hands, for next to nothing in earnings, stripping old ships is a remarkably dangerous job. Steve Kroft sits down with a very candid Russell Crowe who tries to explain how difficult being rich and famous can be.
Sunday, November 12th, 2006
s5e10: November 12, 2006 Ed Bradley: In Memorium
November 12, 2006 Ed Bradley: In Memorium With the unexpected passing of one of 60 Minute's finest and long time journalist this week, tonight's entire hour is dedicated to Ed Bradley's contribution not only to this long lived series, but in the lives he touched.
Sunday, November 19th, 2006
s5e11: November 19, 2006 Welcome to Hazleton; Shooting Tigers; Broadway Joe
November 19, 2006 Welcome To Hazleton; Shooting Tigers; Broadway Joe Steve Kroft reports on how illegal immigration is effecting small towns across the U.S., taking a look in particular at Hazleton, PA, a city divided. Magnificent tigers, once 100,000 of them living and thriving in the wild, number just about 5,000 today in Indian jungles. Scott Pelley reports on how human development and heartless poachers have taken such a devastating toll. Broadway Joe, Namath of course, sits with Bob Simon and reminisces about his career in football, his injuries and icon status.
Sunday, November 26th, 2006
s5e12: November 26, 2006 General Abizaid; The Memory Pill; Blue Jay
November 26, 2006 General Abizaid; The Memory Pill; Blue Jay Lara Logan speaks with the top ranking US Military Commander in the Middle East about his own ideas for stabilizing Iraq. With things seeming to get worse lately, what is the solution? The Memory Pill examines a controversial treatment that may help victims of traumatic events remember less. Leslie Stahl reports. The Blue Jay is Jay Greenberg, a musical prodigy who had composed five symphonies by the age of 13. Scott Pelley interviews the incredible genius who is contracted with the London Symphony and composing his fifth symphony. Our modern day Mozart.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2006
s5e13: December 03, 2006 Netflix; Hiding From Death; The Gift
December 03, 2006 Netflix; Hiding From Death; The Gift How Netflix began, the problems it faces, how they hope to resolve it and stay ahead of the competition. Lesley Stahl interviews Reed Hastings, Netflix's founder. Hiding From Death looks at the remarkable story of a family that stayed hidden in a tiny bathroom for 3 months. Bob Simon reports on the terror in Rwanda with genocide having wiped out more than 800,000. The Gift is in piano virtuosa, Gabriela Montero. Morley Safer reports on this daring lady who is improvising the classics and winning fans.
Sunday, December 10th, 2006
s5e14: December 10, 2006 Exposing The Truth; the Phantom of Corleone; A New Kind of Fight
December 10, 2006 Exposing The Truth; the Phantom of Corleone; A New Kind of Fight Abu Ghraib was exposed when Joe Darby reported fellow soldiers for the horrific abuse. Anderson Cooper reports on how Darby continues to suffer threats, along with his family. The Phantom of Corleone was on the run for decades. Bernardo Provenzano, head of the Sicilian Mafia, finally caught! Steve Kroft reports on why this hasn't seemed to change business as usual. A New Kind of Fight takes a look at mixed martial arts, once shunned by society as barbaric, extraordinarily vicious fighting. Now, a fast growing sport, Scott Pelley examines the changes in rules and increasing popularity.
Sunday, December 17th, 2006
s5e15: December 17, 2006 Hitler?s Secret Archive; The Lonliest People; The King Of Comedy
December 17, 2006 Hitler's Secret Archive; The Lonliest People; The King Of Comedy Three Jewish survivors sit down with Scott Pelley and look at their own Holocaust records as more than 50 million pages are exposed. 17.5 million victims. The Lonliest People may be unwanted children who bounce from home to home. Lesley Stahl takes an in-depth look at foster care kids who are thought to be un-adoptable. The new push to find family members and establish new roots may be their only hope. Also, he was known as ?Larry The Cable Guy?, but there's more to Dan Whitney than that. Bob Simon reports on how this ?every man? turns routine life into a sense of humor.
Sunday, December 24th, 2006
s5e16: December 24, 2006 Revisited: Swimming to Antartica; Rex; The Orphanage
December 24, 2006 Swimming to Antarctica; Rex; The Orphanage Revisiting the episode with Scott Pelley reporting on Lynne Cox, record setting swimmer who pursues a new and so far, impossible challenge: A mile in the Antarctic ocean, with only a swimsuit on. Rex: Lesley Stahl visits with musical savants The Orphanage is in Africa, but may not be what you think. This is for elephants who have suffered the loss of their mothers to poaching horrors.
Sunday, January 7th, 2007
s5e17: January 07, 2007 Poisoned; First Lady; Dame Helen
January 07, 2007 Poisoned; First Lady; Dame Helen Russian spy and dissident Alexander Litvinenko poisoned and slowly dying, tells the world who did it. Bob Simon reports on a real life mystery that movies are made of. Plus: First Lady Betty Ford speaks with Lesley Stahl about her husband, President Gerald Ford, her own struggles with substance abuse and cancer. Also, Morley Safer with British actress Helen Mirren, the star of the controversial and powerful movie about the Queen of England.
Sunday, January 14th, 2007
s5e18: January 14, 2007 President Bush; Duke LaCrosse Rape Case (double segment)
January 14, 2007 President Bush; Duke LaCrosse Rape Case (double segment) Scott Pelley interviews President Bush about details of his Iraq speech this past week. Also: Duke LaCrosse Rape Case forensic expert admits to a ?big error in judgment?. Lesley Stahl includes the parents of the accused in a group interview. Did the victim have DNA from several men who were not even on the LaCrosse team.
Sunday, September 16th, 2007
s7e1: September 16, 2007 Alan Greenspan; Swimming with Sharks
Alan Greenspan; Swimming with Sharks Alan Greenspan is featured in this double length segment with Lesley Stahl exploring how he could lead the economy out of the 9/11 aftermath, but why he didn't even seem to try to curb the subprime lending abuses crushing today's economy? In this interview, Stahl also taps into the more personal side of Greenspan. His marriage to a television news correspondent and his tour with a band playing saxophone. In the Swimming with Sharks segment, Bob Simon explores the controversial tourist attraction of entering a cage then dropped into the ocean while sharks are attracted, sometimes with chum (fish bait to spur a feeding frenzy). Is this teaching the sharks that humans are to be associated with food ?
Sunday, September 28th, 2008
s8e1: Economy Down; Gen. Ray Odierno; Forming the Universe
Scott Pelley with Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson as he faces a partisan and misbehaving Congress while trying to work out this economic mess. Lesley Stahl with Gen. Ray Odierno who has gone from battle to diplomatic engagement with Iraq. Why does he feel so many mistakes were made to begin with? Finally, Steve Kroft with Physicist Bob Stanek and some futuristic, but surprisingly current scientific developments that may include a Star Trek-like transporter. Find out how these researchers are hoping to unlock how the universe began.
Sunday, October 5th, 2008
s8e2: Wall Street's Shadow Market; Kill bin Laden; 0 to 60 on a battery?
In tonight's first story, Steve Kroft with the details you might not have heard about the unraveling of the economy. What are 'credit default swaps' and how did they play a role in the downward spiral? The complex degradation of our economy is explained. Scott Pelley re-visits the first weeks after 9/11 when the appropriate focus was on the instigator of the massive, tragic terrorist attacks, bin Laden. A former Delta Force Officer recounts the secret missions in the Tora Bora Mountains near Pakistan and never before seen video will shed new light on what really was (and is) going on. Finally, Lesley Stahl with a story from Silicon Valley in California. While cars running on batteries isn't really news, one that can go from 0 to 60 in four seconds is the stuff fantasy is made of. The newest cars are being developed to run on Lithium-ion batteries, just like the one in your laptop. We're not that far away. All this and Andy Rooney's financial advice tonight on 60 Minutes.
Sunday, October 12th, 2008
s8e3: Made by the Mob; High Tech War; The Oldest Family Business
CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian interviews Joaquin (Jack) Garcia, a fascinating undercover agent who infiltrated the Gambino crime family and was instrumental in bringing down the mob. A Cuban-American, Garcia was adept enough at pretending to be Italian that he was integrated into the deepest levels of the most dangerous mobster family. Lesley Stahl explores the most advanced weaponry being developed and used in the war in Iraq. You won't believe how high tech it gets. Finally, Morley Safer with the Antinoris, the family with what is believed to be the oldest family business in the world, Italian wine-making.
Sunday, October 19th, 2008
s8e4: Qaeda Stronger; Government owned banks; Bullfighting today
Foreign born al Qaeda in Afghanistan gaining strength and sophistication. Lara Logan with Major General Jeffrey Schlosser and how this is happening. In a second, very timely story, Lesley Stahl with what we might be seeing now that the government bail out has put government in the private sector. Bob Simon with two brothers, Cayetano and Francisco Ordonez, probably the most recognized matadors in Spain. While taping this segment, a critical injury occurs when a 1,300 lb bull gets the best of a top matador.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
s8e5: Credit Default Swaps; T. Boone Pickens; Goronqosa
It sounds complicated and it actually is, but tonight, Steve Kroft makes it a lot easier to understand: Credit Default Swaps and their role in the unraveling of the economy. Charlie Rose interviews T. Boone Pickens, the multi-billionaire oil man who claims to have a plan to make the U.S. far less dependent on foreign supplies. Could it really work? Finally, Scott Pelley with Greg Carr, a U.S. citizen trying to make Gorongosa, a Mozambique, African location into one of the world's newest tourist destinations.
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
s8e6: Welcome Home, you're fired; Fake Cop; Bionic People
Tonight, an atrocity exposed when Lesley Stahl investigates thousands of reservists and guardsmen returning home from duty to find their jobs gone. Some blatantly fired for "being gone too long" and others victims of downsizing while they were Iraq or Afghanistan. A small Missouri town's newest Sheriff, Sgt Bill Jakob, was cleaning up the streets like no one else. Arresting drug dealers and other criminals, the mayor thought he was the best thing that happened to his town. Unfortunately, he wasn't really a cop at all. Finally, Scott Pelley reports on how the future is now. Technology connected directly to the human brain, enabling communication with people otherwise trapped in a paralyzed body. What's next is even more remarkable.
Sunday, November 9th, 2008
s8e7: The Inner Circle; The Wasteland; Ted Turner
Behind the scenes and a part of the "inner circle" with Steve Kroft on election night with Obama. You really haven't seen this anywhere else and it's both warm and fascinating. Then we go to China, a land of secrets and lies. Scott Pelley follows the trashed technology we think is being recycled and safely disposed of as it ends up in China where it's anything but safe. Finally, Morley Safer going toe to toe with mogul Ted Turner in one of the most candid interviews he's given.
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
s8e8: Obama's First Interview; Musical Savant
Steve Kroft with President elect Obama's first post election interview. This is expected to be one of the most watched shows of the season as Barack Obama talks about his plans for the next four years. He also discusses his cabinet choices. Wife Michelle is also interviewed. In the second story, Lesley Stahl re visits one of the most amazing musical savants known. Rex Lewis-Clack's life was changed when his parents found that their son, born blind and mentally impaired, was extraordinarily gifted. Now, at 13, see how far music and his gift has taken him.
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008
s8e9: Easy Nukes; For Better or Worse
Imagine the size of a 6-pack of soda able to cause a nuclear explosion. That's about all the HEU (highly enriched uranium) it would take and it's not so difficult to get. Scott Pelley explores how easy it is to get a hold of the materials necessary to make a nuclear bomb. Matthew Bunn, security expert at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, concurs that access to HEU is not as difficult as it should be.
Sunday, November 30th, 2008
s8e10: The Cheaters; The Silver Star; Michael Phelps
Online gambling is illegal in the U.S., but it's a nearly impossible law to enforce. In this story, a group of men turn a dishonest cyber-poker game around and cheat to the tune of $20 million. In the second story tonight, Lara Logan reports on the second woman to ever win the Silver Star (the first being in World War II). Monica Brown wasn't even supposed to be there when she ended up saving two wounded men in battle. Also tonight, Michael Phelps talks with CNN's Anderson Cooper. This 23 year old Olympic record breaker, now a marketing millionaire and still remarkably personable.
Sunday, December 7th, 2008
s8e11: The Oil Kingdom; Schnabel
Lesley Stahl visits Saudi Arabia and tours the oil producing facilities while interviewing Saudi officials. Though prices have plummeted in recent months, they're not worried. What's in store for us, and them. In our second story, Morley Safer with Julian Schnabel, a powerhouse in art and film who made his initial mark in the 1980's and has never looked back.
Sunday, December 14th, 2008
s8e12: Barney Frank; Where's the Bottom? And Win Forever
In our first story, Lesley Stahl with Rep. Barney Frank about the bailouts the government is undertaking. In keeping with the economy, the second segment is about the mortgage crises and how much worse it may get before rebounding. Scott Pelley reports. Also tonight, USC college football coach, Pete Carroll discusses how he helped make the Trojans the powerhouse they are. Byron Pitts interviews
Sunday, December 21st, 2008
s8e13: Governor Schwarzenegger; Airport Security; Elephant Orphans
Scott Pelley with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the sad state of the State of California. The man who once topped box office charts, now a political leading man despite facing some huge challenges with California's economical spiral. Also tonight, Lesley Stahl and the latest on airport security measures. Where weaknesses remain, where new tools are being tried and how Kip Hawley (outgoing head of TSA) feels poor reports are unjust. Finally, Bob Simon follows up on the orphaned elephants of Kenya. Why their numbers are still significant.
s8e14: The Road to the White House
Steve Kroft and a special edition 60 Minutes that explores President Elect Obama's long trek to winning the presidential election.
Sunday, January 4th, 2009
s8e15: Mind Reading; Is It Murder?; The Mad Scientist of Football
Mind reading with a scientific spin. What studies have found by looking into our brains. Lesley Stahl reports. Bob Simon reports on drunk driving and new campaigns that include longer prison sentences and even charges of murder. Finally, Scott Pelley with Texas Tech coach, Mike Leach.
Sunday, January 11th, 2009
s8e16: Wall Street Speculation; Obama's Advisor; Wyclef Jean
Steve Kroft explores how our current economic mess had more contributors than we may have thought. Not the least of which being Wall Street speculation in the oil futures market. News correspondent, David Martin with the Joint Chief of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen. This is Obama's advisor as our government changes parties during wartime, another historical first. Finally, Scott Pelley with Wyclef Jean, a Haitian immigrant turned rock star.
Sunday, January 25th, 2009
s8e17: The Winter of Our Hardship; No Peace Deal; Wine Rx
Scott Pelley in Wilmington, Ohio where DHL, the town's largest employer has closed operations. The massive hardships are seen on a tremendously personal level, including how one supervisor who would walk dismissed employees off the property and take their ID badges, had it done to her as well. With "No Peace Deal", Bob Simon from Israel and the West Bank. Finally, Morley Safer reports on resveratrol, a substance in red wine that so far has repeatedly shown promise at lengthening lifespans.
Sunday, February 8th, 2009
s8e18: Brace For Impact; Coldplay
Long awaited Katy Couric interview with Capt. Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger, the heroic pilot who successfully landed a 75 ton jet in the Hudson River without a single loss of life. This is Sully's first in depth interview and not surprisingly, very candid and thoughtful. Steve Kroft with Coldplay, the British group that rarely gives interviews and has been nominated for seven Grammys (airing tonight).
Sunday, February 15th, 2009
s8e19: Buy American; Whistle Blower; Taliban Power
Lesley Stahl examines the new "Buy American" clause pushed for public works funded by the stimulus money. Dan DiMicco, CEO of the nation's largest steelmaker thinks it's a great idea. The head of Caterpillar, on the other hand, believes retaliation by other countries could spur them to push their own "Buy Europe" or "Buy China" clauses and end up hurting the American economy even more. In our next story, Scott Pelley with Paul Bishop, a whistle blower from World Savings where he was let go rather than taken seriously after trying to expose the bad mortgage market. Finally, Steve Kroft in Pakistan. How strong has the Taliban gotten ? And what might they do if they take over Pakistan and the hundred nuclear bombs there?
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
s8e20: Lower Drinking Age; Muslim Militants; Nazi Mascot
Lesley Stahl reports on the newest argument to reduce the legal drinking age to 18. More than 100 college presidents believe this will reduce binge drinking. Numerous organizations believe this would mean 900 families a year burying a teen. In our next segment, Lara Logan talks with Richard Butler, the CBS Newsman kidnapped along with others by Muslim militants. For three months he lived believing he would never make it out alive. Also, Bob Simon with a truly unusual story about a young boy living with Nazi's after his family was massacred by them.
Sunday, March 1st, 2009
s8e21: SEC Ignoring Fraud; Mexico's War; The Republican Obama
The Bernard Madoff rip-off involved thousands of victims and billions of dollars. Why does Harry Markopolos claim that the SEC (Security Exchange Commission) wouldn't know fraud if it was handed to them? Steve Kroft reports on how the contention is that the SEC personnel reportedly watching out for this aren't experienced enough to see it. In our second story, CNN's Anderson Cooper reports about the ongoing and growing war involving Mexican gangs and drugs. With most of their weapons coming from the U.S. and more than 6,000 deaths in the last couple of years, it may be time to notice and do something about it. Finally, Morley Safer with Republican Governor of Louisianna, Bobby Jindal. The son of Indian immigrants, at just 37 years old, is he a future contender for the presidency?
Sunday, March 8th, 2009
s8e22: Follow the Failure; DNA exoneration
Follow the FDIC as they actually take over a bank, secretly on a Friday night. What exactly happens when a bank fails? Scott Pelley reports. Lesley Stahl with a very interesting report on DNA evidence and how it weighs against, or with eyewitness accounts of crimes. Included in this segment, Jennifer Thompson, a rape victim who testified against Ronald Cotton, the man she was absolutely sure was her attacker. Years later, DNA exonerated Cotton and Jennifer admits she was wrong. This unlikely pair have teamed up to change the way system works, or doesn't work.
Sunday, March 15th, 2009
s8e23: What Went Wrong; Nourishment of a Nation
Scott Pelley with Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke about what went wrong and brought us to this incredible economic crisis. There is so much to discuss that this segment is double-length. Next, Lesley Stahl with Alice Waters, a world class chef, author of 8 cookbooks and a personal problem with microwaves. Well, at least to the point of wanting to show people how easy, environmentally friendly and healthy fresh, organic can be.
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
s8e24: Obama Interview; Street Musician
President Barack Obama sits down with Steve Kroft in one of the longest interviews since taking office. Also tonight, Morley Safer with Nathaniel Ayers, a musician that had his beginnings in one of the finest music schools. When schizophrenia struck, he took to the streets of Los Angeles, California where a reporter found him. Now, the subject of a book and a film, Ayers' philosophy is remarkably uplifting.
Sunday, March 29th, 2009
s8e25: Do You Have Worms?; Kenya Cats; LeBron James
Lesley Stahl with an enlightening and sometimes frightening report about the internet threats hiding in millions of PC's. Viruses and worms can crash a computer, steal your information and do much more harm than many people think. Find out what you can do to protect yours. In our next story, Bob Simon in Kenya, Africa with a report about steps taken against African lions by local farmers. While the numbers of these incredible cats are dwindling toward extinction, locals are using poison in order to protect their cattle from them. Richard Leakey, worldwide known conservationist, is fighting to get this poison, actually a pesticide made in America, banned. Also tonight, Steve Kroft with 24 year old basketball hot shot, LeBron James.
Sunday, April 12th, 2009
s8e27: Bionic Veterans; Guns for Sale; Steve Wynn's Win
Scott Pelley gets some incredible insight as to the advances made in prosthetic limbs. Fred Downs, head of prosthetics for the Veterans Administration, demonstrates the almost "sci fi" type limbs now being used to change lives. In our second story, Lesley Stahl explores the reasons behind an increase in gun sales and why at least one advocacy group is encouraging Americans to be armed. Finally, a look at the glitz and glitter of casino gaming as seen through the eyes of one of the most innovative and successful moguls, Steve Wynn. He is interviewed by Charlie Rose who also discusses the eye disease that may soon take the sight of this visionary. And tonight, what's the problem with Andy Rooney.
Sunday, April 19th, 2009
s8e28: Delayed Retirement; Cold Fusion; Ole'!
With many people's 401(k) retirement investments surprisingly drained, not everyone is in the position to wait the predicted 10 plus years for recovery. What are they doing when retirement was planned in the next couple years? Steve Kroft reports on the hardships not publicized when retirement funds all but disappear. In our second story, Scott Pelley with a look at how a new energy source may be an old idea. Cold fusion has been considered 'junk science' since first hailed as possible in the late 80's, but now former skeptics are considering it. Finally, Bob Simon revisits the Spanish bullfighting family of Cayetano and Francisco Ordonez. The update shows how the story takes a bad turn.
Sunday, April 26th, 2009
s8e29: Shadowing Biden; Killer Coal; Elephant Orphanage
Lesley Stahl with Vice President Joe Biden as he allows this reporter to follow him around for three days. Just what does he do and how does his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, figure in? Also expect to see President Obama in this segment. Also tonight, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers who is building coal plants despite knowing the deadly byproduct of this cheap and abundant fuel. Scott Pelley reports on how clean coal technology may be the answer and how it can be done, but will it be done in time? And Bob Simon following up with the heartbreaking elephant orphanage in Kenya. Why are there even more orphaned elephants?
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
s8e30: Amazons Sue Texaco; Guantanamo Bay Shut Down; Oldest Family Business
In a litigious world few lawsuits surprise anymore; however, tonight Scott Pelley reports on a suit brought against oil giant Chevron, which owns Texaco. What makes this most stunning is that this lawsuit is brought by the natives of Ecuador in the Amazon rain forest, charging that oil drilling has polluted their environment. Also tonight, as Guantanamo Bay is closed, David Martin looks into what is happening to the detainees, including follow ups on those already freed for re-programming. Finally, Morley Safer re visits a family business that is perhaps the oldest in the world.
Sunday, May 10th, 2009
s8e31: Eyes in the Sky; Who Killed the Spy?; Bill James
America's Air Force has the ultimate weapon of stealth and surprise, "unmanned aerial vehicles" or "eyes in the sky" can hit their target from 2 miles above it in perfect silence. Lara Logan has been granted access to the pilots, a demonstration and classified footage of missions over Afghanistan. Next, Steve Kroft with a unique murder mystery: The Egyptians claim it was their greatest spy, but then, so do the Israelis. Ashraf Marwan was likely pushed or dropped from his 5 story high terrace in London, but who was he really working for and why was he killed? Then, Morley Safer with Bill James. He doesn't actually play for the Red Sox, but he is credited with helping them win two World Championships.
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
s8e32: Secretary of Defense; AIG; Vogue Editor
Defense Robert Gates about what's really happening now and his insights to a time frame for an end to this war. Also, Steve Kroft with the insurance and banking powerhouse, AIG, the reported center of the economic crises. Finally, Morley Safer with Vogue editor, Anna Wintour in a very rare interview. You might know her as "The Devil Wears Prada".
Sunday, May 24th, 2009
s8e33: Buy American; New Sheriff In Town; Red Wine For Health
Revisited stories: Lesley Stahl with what 'buying American' means to the world economy; Katie Couric with self appointed, "Narcotics Task Force" sheriff Sgt. Bill Jakob; Morley Safer with the truth about the health benefits of red wine.
Sunday, August 16th, 2009
s8e36: Michael Vick
Michael Vick Former pro quarterback, Michael Vick in an interview by CBS Sports anchor James Brown. He discusses his suspension, his involvement in dogfights and hopes to be signed. At this writing it was reported that Vick has been signed to the Eagles.
Sunday, August 23rd, 2009
s8e37: Tribute to Don Hewitt
A special tribute to Don Hewitt (1922-2009), 60 Minutes creator and former executive producer, includes a retrospective of his life, and reminisces from the correspondents.
Monday, July 9th, 1990
s22e1: Is there poison in your mouth?
This ?60 Sixty Minutes? TV show segment originally aired in 1990 on Mercury fillings and the poisonous effect on those who have them in their mouths... It only aired once because of the uproar it created in the dental field. You would never think that something so far reaching and pervasive as putting poison in your mouth could happen in the USA, but it did and we will never be the same as a result. Everyone alive should watch this video as a testament to the reality that no one is watching out for you except you?
s41e7: Episode 7
s41e8: Episode 8
s41e9: Episode 9
s41e24: Barrack & Michelle Obama
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
s41e30: Ecuador, Saudi Arabia, wine
Scott Pelley speaks with Ecuadorians suing oil maker Chevron because they claim the oil giant is polluting their fragile environment. David Martin reports on Saudi Arabia's attempts to change the mindsets of former jihadists. And finally, Morley Safer speaks with the Antinoris, a family who has been making wine in Italy for 600 years.
Sunday, May 10th, 2009
s41e31: Military, Spy, Baseball
The United States military has been relying on new technology to track and destroy enemies, many times from thousands of miles away. Lara Logan reports. Later...Ashraf Marwan's death is a mystery as was his life - did he work as a spy for the Egyptian or the Israeli government? Steve Croft investigates. Also...Bill James is one of the most important 'players' for the Boston Red Sox, yet he never steps out on the field. Morley Safer tells us why. All this coming up on "60 Minutes."
Sunday, May 17th, 2009
s41e32: Secretary Gates, AIG, Anna Wintour
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates discusses the war in Afghanistan in a candid and wide-ranging interview with Katie Couric. Later...Ed Liddy, the man who took over the reins of AIG, speaks to Steve Kroft about the gargantuan task ahead. Also...the sunglasses come off Anna Wintour as the Vogue editor reveals why she always wears them. She talks to Morley Safer in her first long-length interview for U.S. television.
Sunday, May 24th, 2009
s41e33: Buy American, Sergeant Bill, Wine RX
BUY AMERICAN - The economic stimulus package includes a "buy American" clause that the steel and other U.S. industries lobbied hard for. However, American businesses that export overseas now fear foreign governments will retaliate and keep U.S. products out of their market, hurting their business. Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. SERGEANT BILL - Waving a badge he bought on the Internet and claiming to belong to the "Multi-jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force," Bill Jakob fooled a small town's officials into granting him the authority of a law enforcement officer. Katie Couric reports. Kyra Darnton is the producer. WINE RX - Scientists have found a substance called resveratrol in red wine that slows down the aging process in mice. Will it someday lengthen the lives of humans, too? Morley Safer reports. Deirdre Naphin and Katy Textor are the producers.
s41e34: Failed Banks, Pakistan, Michael Phelps
Scott Pelley has an exclusive look as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation takes control of a failed bank. Steve Kroft reports from Pakistan, where Islamic insurgents are trying to take over the country and he interviews its new president, Asif Ali Zardari. CNN's Anderson Cooper sits down with Michael Phelps, the 23-year-old phenom who swam into history at the Beijing Olympics
s41e35: Federal Reserve, Dolly Parton
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke tells Correspondent Scott Pelley what he believes led to the nation's economic crisis, and when he expects the recession to end. Country music star Dolly Parton discusses her success in show business.
Sunday, August 30th, 2009
s41e47: Episode 47
Scott Pelley reports on the illegally shipped electronics refuse to China, which includes the harm which is caused to the environment and those who salvage the components. Steve Kroft examines the effect on the economy caused by credit-default swaps. Morley Safer interviews inventor Forrest Bird, the inventor of the medical respirator.
Sunday, September 6th, 2009
s41e48: Episode 48
Scott Pelley gives his report concerning the intensity and frequency of forest fires and their relationship with global warming. Lara Logan interviews Maj. Gen. Jeffery Schloesser, stationed in Afghanistan, discussing the increase in enemy personnel. Los Angeles street musician Nathaniel Ayers is interviewed by Morley Safer, about being the main subject to the movie "The Soloist."
Sunday, September 13th, 2009
s41e49: Episode 49
President Obama is interviewed by Steve Krofts. The life of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy is reflected on by Ted Kennedy Jr. and editor Jonathan Karp. Morley Safer interviews cast members of the soap opera, The Guiding Light, including Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlain and Ron Raines, about the 72 year history.
Sunday, September 27th, 2009
s42e1: McChrystal/The Liquidator/A Living for the Dead
McCHRYSTAL - As the news from Afghanistan moves to the front pages of Americans' newspapers, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, tasked with turning things around there, tells 60 MINUTES that the spread of the violence in Afghanistan was more than he expected. David Martin reports. Mary Walsh is the producer. THE LIQUIDATOR - The man in charge of recovering assets from Ponzi scheme king Bernard Madoff says there is about 18 billion still out there that he hopes to recover for victims of the scam. But it won't be easy. Morley Safer reports. Deirdre Naphin and Katy Textor are the producers. A LIVING FOR THE DEAD - Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elvis are dead and now, so is Michael Jackson. But as Steve Kroft reports, they are very much alive when it comes to earning money for their estates. Frank Devine is the producer.
Sunday, October 4th, 2009
s42e2: The Swindler/130 Million Tons of Waste/The Great Migration
THE SWINDLER - To understand how Bernard Madoff could have done what he did, listen to so-called "mini-Madoff" Ponzi schemer Marc Dreier tell Steve Kroft in his first television interview how he scammed $400 million. Ira Rosen is the producer. 130 MILLION TONS OF WASTE - If coal ash is safe to spread under a golf course or be used in carpets, why are the residents of Kingston, Tenn., being told to stay out of a river where the material was spilled last December? Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. THE GREAT MIGRATION - Scott Pelley visits Kenya, the site of the great wildebeest migration, and looks at the threats to this natural spectacle comprised of over a million animals. Henry Schuster and Rebecca Peterson are the producers.
Sunday, October 11th, 2009
s42e3: Golf Company/A Blow to the Brain/The Birdmen
GOLF COMPANY - Scott Pelley spends time with a U.S. Marine company in Helmand Province, sent there as part of President Obama's troop buildup in Afghanistan. Henry Schuster is the producer. A BLOW TO THE BRAIN - New studies show that athletes, especially professional football players, who suffered many blows to the head, became brain damaged. Bob Simon reports. Catherine Olian and Michael Radutzky are the producers. THE BIRDMEN - In the latest craze that has killed several extreme adventurers, men don wing suits, jump off mountain tops and glide at speeds of 140 miles per hour. Steve Kroft reports. Tom Anderson is the producer.
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
s42e4: H1N1/The Kanzius Machine/Drew Barrymore
H1N1 - Scott Pelley reports on the H1N1 flu - which is increasingly targeting young, healthy people - and how the government plans to fight the flu pandemic. Michael Radutzky, David Gelber and Sam Hornblower are the producers. THE KANZIUS MACHINE - John Kanzius fought his leukemia head on, inventing a machine that may someday offer effective treatment for cancers without the debilitating side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Lesley Stahl reports. Tanya Simon is the producer. DREW BARRYMORE - The remarkable former child star, actress and now director is profiled by CNN's Anderson Cooper. John Hamlin is the producer.
Sunday, October 25th, 2009
s42e5: 60 Billion Dollar Fraud/Fight for a Cure/Tyler Perry
$60 BILLION FRAUD - Medicare and Medicaid fraudsters are cheating U.S. taxpayers out of an estimated $90 billion a year using a billing scam that is surprisingly easy to execute. Steve Kroft investigates. Ira Rosen and Joel Bach are the producers. FIGHTING FOR A CURE - More Americans are suffering from epilepsy than Parkinson's, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis combined. Katie Couric reports on a disease that may not be getting the attention it deserves. Kyra Darnton is the producer. TYLER PERRY - When Hollywood refused to produce his films his way, Tyler Perry started his own studio in Atlanta and now his movies - including the popular "Madea" series - are drawing huge audiences. Byron Pitts profiles the new and unlikely movie mogul. Ruth Streeter is the producer.
Sunday, November 1st, 2009
s42e6: H1N1 Vaccine/Yakuza/The Movie Pirates
H1N1 VACCINE - Scott Pelley reports on the manufacture, distribution and safety of the H1N1 flu vaccine. David Gelber, Michael Radutzky and Sam Hornblower are the producers. YAKUZA - How does a foreigner jump the line in America for a life-saving liver transplant? It might be because he is a high-ranking member of Japan's mafia, known as the Yakuza, whose criminal influence is worldwide. Lara Logan reports. Howard L. Rosenberg is the producer. THE MOVIE PIRATES - They are the bane of Hollywood: criminals who copy films - sometimes before the movies even reach the theater - and distribute them illegally on the Internet, costing Hollywood billions in lost revenue. Lesley Stahl reports. Tom Anderson is the producer.
Sunday, November 8th, 2009
s42e7: Cyber War/Andre Agassi
CYBER WAR - Could foreign hackers get into the computer systems that run crucial elements of the world's infrastructure, such as the power grids, water works or even a nation's military arsenal, to create havoc? They already have. Steve Kroft reports. Graham Messick is the producer. ANDRE AGASSI - Katie Couric interviews the tennis champion about his drug use, the depression that made him use methamphetamine and other aspects of his personal life and tennis career in his first interview about his upcoming book. Harry Radliffe and Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson are the producers.
Sunday, November 15th, 2009
s42e8: The Deadliest Weapon/B-Rex/Resurrecting Eden
THE DEADLIEST WEAPON - Byron Pitts and 60 MINUTES cameras spend two days on the road with a bomb-hunting unit in Afghanistan as they encounter one deadly bomb after another. Tom Anderson is the producer. B-REX - Lesley Stahl meets the inspiration for the lead character in the classic film Jurassic Park and reports on how famed dinosaur hunter Jack Horner is shaking up the paleontology world. Shari Finkelstein and Meghan Frank are the producers. RESURRECTING EDEN - In Southern Iraq where many biblical scholars place the Garden of Eden, Scott Pelley finds a water world where the "Marsh Arabs" are making a comeback after Saddam nearly destroyed the "cradle of civilization." Jenny Dubin is the producer.
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
s42e9: The Cost of Dying / Witness / Cameron's Avatar
THE COST OF DYING - Many Americans spend their last days in an intensive care unit, subjected to uncomfortable machines or surgeries to prolong their lives at enormous cost. Steve Kroft reports Andy Court is the producer. Watch a preview WITNESS - Recently freed after four months of interrogation and torture at the hands of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari tells his story to Bob Simon and writes about his ordeal in the next issue of Newsweek. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers. Watch a preview CAMERON'S AVATAR - Morley Safer gets the first broadcast look at how "Titanic" director James Cameron created his $400 million 3D fantasy "Avatar." David Browning is the producer. Watch a preview
Sunday, November 29th, 2009
s42e10: Congo's Gold War / Robert Ballard
CONGO GOLD - Five million people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a war fueled primarily from gold mined in the country by warlords and smuggled out to be sold on the open market. Scott Pelley reports. Solly Granatstein and Nicole Young are the producers. THE GREAT EXPLORER - Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic, the Bismarck and the PT 109 and now 60 MINUTES cameras are there for his latest discovery, 1,500 feet down in the Aegean Sea off Turkey. Lara Logan reports. Max McClellan is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT.
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
s42e11: The Zone/Personal Foul
THE ZONE - Geoffrey Canada's remarkable experiment in inner-city education, the Harlem Children's Zone, has helped put historically low-achieving students in New York City on academic par with their grammar-school peers. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports. Tanya Simon is the producer. PERSONAL FOUL - Disgraced ex-NBA referee Tim Donaghy speaks for the first time about betting on pro basketball games, his Mafia involvement and subsequent prison term. Bob Simon reports. Robert Anderson is the producer. (This is a double-length segment.)
Sunday, December 13th, 2009
s42e12: President Obama/Growing Body Parts/Ricky Gervais
PRESIDENT OBAMA - In his first extensive interview since his speech announcing his troop build-up in Afghanistan, President Obama talks about his plans for Afghanistan and Pakistan, the economy and the creation of jobs and reacts to the breach in security at last week's White House state dinner. Steve Kroft reports. Michael Radutzky and Frank Devine are the producers. GROWING BODY PARTS - Morley Safer reports on the emerging technology of growing body parts from human cells taken directly from patients, providing new hope for amputees and patients on organ-transplant lists. Katy Textor is the producer. RICKY GERVAIS - Lesley Stahl profiles the man who created the hit television program "The Office," which has opened other doors to the stage and screen for the British comedian. Richard Buddenhagen is the producer.
Sunday, December 20th, 2009
s42e13: The Long Recession/The Patriarch/Alec Baldwin
THE LONG RECESSION - Scott Pelley returns to Wilmington, Ohio, to see how residents are coping a year after thousands of them lost their jobs when the town's largest employer shut down. Solly Granatstein and Nicole Young are the producers. THE PATRIARCH - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of the 300 million-member Orthodox Christian Church, feels "crucified" living in Turkey under a government he says would like to see his nearly 2,000-year-old Patriarchate die out. Bob Simon reports. Harry Radliffe is the producer. ALEC BALDWIN - Morley Safer profiles the versatile actor, who talks candidly about his career and his personal life - including his very public divorce and custody battle. Deirdre Naphin and Katy Textor are the producers.
Sunday, December 27th, 2009
s42e14: California Water Drought/Oust al Qaeda/The Birdmen
RUNNING DRY - A three-year drought in California is bringing a decades-long fight over water to a head, forcing tough choices. Lesley Stahl reports. OUT OF THE SHADOWS - Henry Crumpton, the ex-CIA operative who secretly ran the war against terror in Afghanistan after 9/11, describes using local might to oust al Qaeda and their Taliban hosts - a strategy he says is needed in Pakistan now, where terrorist leaders are hiding. Lara Logan reports. BIRDMEN - In the latest craze that has killed several extreme sports enthusiasts, men don wing-suits, jump off mountaintops and glide down at speeds approaching 140 miles per hour. Steve Kroft reports.
Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
s42e15: A Crack In The Swiss Vault/Delay, Deny And Hope That I Die/The Secret Language Of Elephants
A CRACK IN THE SWISS VAULT - Swiss bank accounts offered people, including American tax cheats, a safe place to hide money. But Switzerland's largest bank has given authorities formerly sacrosanct information on its American customers because of tips provided by whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld, who tells Steve Kroft the secrets Swiss bankers never tell. Andy Court and Keith Sharman are the producers. "DELAY, DENY AND HOPE THAT I DIE" - Two wars and a recession have significantly increased the claims handled by the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, slowing the large bureaucracy and frustrating many veterans. Byron Pitts reports. David Schneider is the producer. THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF ELEPHANTS - Researchers listening to elephant sounds and observing their behavior are compiling an elephant dictionary. Bob Simon goes to Central Africa to listen to the language of the forest elephants first hand. Harry Radliffe is the producer.
Sunday, January 10th, 2010
s42e16: Watching The Border/Revelations From The Campaign/Resurrecting The Extinct
WATCHING THE BORDER - Steve Kroft reports on the status of the multi-billion-dollar "virtual fence" being built at the U.S.-Mexican border, which is years behind schedule and so far covers only about one percent of the border. Keith Sharman is the producer. REVELATIONS FROM THE CAMPAIGN - Authors of a new book, "Game Change," and John McCain's former top campaign strategist reveal behind-the-scenes issues from the Republican and Democratic camps during the presidential campaign. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports. Robert Anderson is the producer. RESURRECTING THE EXTINCT - Scientists believe they can sustain endangered species - maybe even one day resurrect some that have died out - using DNA technology. Lesley Stahl reports. Shari Finkelstein and Meghan Frank are the producers.
Sunday, January 17th, 2010
s42e17: Haiti/Football Island/Penelope Cruz
HAITI - News from Haiti as Correspondent Byron Pitts reports on the efforts of the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division to help rescue, feed and protect the citizens of the earthquake decimated country. FOOTBALL ISLAND - 60 MINUTES goes to American Samoa to find out how a territory with a population less than the capacity of a pro-football stadium sends more players to the NFL than any similarly populated place in America. Scott Pelley reports. Peter Radovich is the producer. PENELOPE CRUZ - In a rare interview, the Spanish starlet opens up about her life, career and childhood. Charlie Rose reports. Ruth Streeter is the producer.
Sunday, January 31st, 2010
s42e18: The Quiet Professionals/White Hot/Beyonce
THE QUIET PROFESSIONALS - In a rare chance to show America's elite Special Forces up close, 60 MINUTES spent over two months with a Green Beret unit as they trained a group of Afghan soldiers and then went into battle with them against the Taliban. Lara Logan reports. Jeff Newton is the producer. WHITE HOT - U.S. Snowboarder Shaun White, who took home the gold at the last Winter Olympics, is still the guy to beat as he shows Bob Simon some of the tricks he'll use next month in Vancouver. Tanya Simon and Andrew Metz are the producers. BEYONCE - Steve Kroft profiles the superstar singer on the road and backstage where she explains what makes her one of the world's most successful entertainers. John Hamlin is the producer.
Sunday, February 14th, 2010
s42e19: Made In America/Davos/Pigeon Fever
MADE IN THE USA - Could crucial parts of the equipment Iran is using in its uranium enrichment facility have come from the U.S.? American law enforcement authorities say sensitive devices and electronics that could be used in weapons of mass destruction are being smuggled into Iran. Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On and Meghan Frank are the producers. DAVOS- Nowhere in the world can such a concentration of power be found than at the World Economic Forum's meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where the world's most powerful and influential people gather yearly to try to solve the world's most pressing problems. Scott Pelley reports. Michael Karzis is the producer. PIGEON FEVER - It's been just over a year since Bernard Madoff's multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme fell apart. But, as Morley Safer reports, despite all the news about the Madoff scandal, similar Ponzi scams are still thriving. David Browning and Diane Beasley are the producers.
Sunday, February 21st, 2010
s42e20: Blackwater 61/Bloom Box/Ground Zero
BLACKWATER 61 - "Blackwater 61" is the call sign of a plane flown by the embattled government contractor Blackwater that crashed into a mountain in Afghanistan killing all onboard. The widow of one of the soldiers killed - a pilot herself - says the firm was negligent in the way it operated the flight. Steve Kroft reports. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer. THE BLOOM BOX - Large corporations in California have been secretly testing a new device that can generate power on the spot, without being connected to the electric grid. They're saying it's efficient, clean, and saves them money. Will we have one in every home someday? Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. GROUND ZERO - It's been eight years since the attack on the World Trade Center and billions of dollars have been spent, yet none of the promised buildings and memorial has been completed in what its developer calls "a national disgrace." Scott Pelley reports. Shawn Efran and Catherine Herrick are the producers.
Sunday, February 28th, 2010
s42e21: Stealing America's Secrets/Battle Over History/Kathryn Bigelow
STEALING AMERICA'S SECRETS -- 60 MINUTES has obtained an FBI videotape showing a Defense Department employee selling secrets to a Chinese spy that offers a rare glimpse into the secretive world of espionage and illustrates how China's spying may pose the biggest espionage threat to the U.S. Scott Pelley reports. Henry Schuster is the producer. BATTLE OVER HISTORY - Bob Simon reports on what the Armenians call their holocaust - the 1915 forced deportation and massacre of more than a million ethnic Armenians by the Turks - an event that the Turks and our own government have refused to call genocide. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers. KATHRYN BIGELOW - Lesley Stahl talks to Academy Award best-director nominee Kathryn Bigelow about her award-winning film, "The Hurt Locker." If she's chosen, she would be the first woman ever to win in that category. Tom Anderson is the producer.
Sunday, March 14th, 2010
s42e22: Inside The Collapse/Derek
INSIDE THE COLLAPSE - Former trader-turned author Michael Lewis writes about a handful of Wall Street outsiders who realized the subprime mortgage business was a house of cards and found a way to make millions betting against it. He also talks about the current situation on Wall Street, the large bonuses still being paid and his predictions for the future of the industry. Steve Kroft reports. Frank Devine and Jennifer MacDonald are the producers. THIS IS A DOUBLE LENGTH SEGMENT. DEREK - Lesley Stahl profiles British musical savant Derek Paravicini, whose computer-like memory for music is matched by his creative abilities to play it in any style. Shari Finkelstein is the producer.
Sunday, March 21st, 2010
s42e23: Chief of Staff/The Lost Children of Haiti/Tennis Twins
CHIEF OF STAFF - The man in the middle of all things presidential - especially the health care reform legislation in Congress right now - is President Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Katie Couric talks to Obama's right-hand man about his tough job and his even tougher reputation. Draggan Mihailovich and Jennifer Yuille are the producers. THE LOST CHILDREN OF HAITI - Scott Pelley reports on the most vulnerable victims of Haiti's earthquake, children who not only face hunger, disease and sexual assault, but a form of slavery that is legal in the Caribbean country. Solly Granatstein and Nicole Young are the producers. TENNIS TWINS - Pro tennis' leading doubles champions are identical twins who are so coordinated on the court that their opponents actually suspect they have twin telepathy. Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On is the producer.
Sunday, March 28th, 2010
s42e24: The Case Against Nada Prouty/The Russian Is Coming/The Sharkman
THE CASE AGAINST NADA PROUTY - Former FBI and CIA terrorism fighter Nada Prouty was herself accused of aiding terrorism, but in her first interview, she denies she was anything other than a patriot. Scott Pelley investigates her case. Graham Messick is the producer. THE RUSSIAN IS COMING - Mikhail Prokhorov, perhaps Russia's richest man, discusses his planned purchase of the N.J. Nets basketball team, his vast wealth and the surprisingly unusual way he made most of his money in his first American television interview. Steve Kroft reports. Robert Anderson is the producer. THE SHARKMAN - Anderson Cooper dives unprotected with great white sharks and the South African who's spent more time up close with the ocean's most feared predator than anyone else. Michael Gavshon and Paul Bellinger are the producers.
Sunday, April 4th, 2010
s42e25: Who Owns Your Genes?; Death Sentences Survived; Smokeless Cigarettes
Smokeless Cigarettes Morley Safer with Lori Andrews, professor of law who insists your genes are yours alone. Another lawyer who happens to be a molecular biologist insists that biotech gene patents are just beginning. Big companies profiting from the genetics of others? That's just one layer of 'wrong' explored in this story along with reasons why this might be the future in a good way. In our next story, Ugandan's given death sentences due to rampant HIV and AIDS in a country where the vast majority of people couldn't afford or gain access to necessary medications are now finding hope. Bob Simon reports on the American program helping to alter tragic outcomes. Also tonight, Leslie Stahl in a hard look at how tobacco companies are trying to stay afloat as more and more people wise up and quit while fewer start smoking to begin with. Are the new smokeless products safer alternatives or just another way to deliver new addicts to the companies that count on new customers replacing those lost to death and disease.
Sunday, April 11th, 2010
s42e26: Gotti Family Member; Meet the New Missing Link
In our first story, a double-length report, Steve Kroft with John Gotti, Jr., son of big time, well known mobster, John Gotti. Known as "Dapper Don" as well as other appropriate names, his son strived for his approval by following in his footsteps. Now, with Gotti Sr. in prison, his son sits with Steve Kroft and exposes some of the secret dynamics of the Mafioso. Also tonight, a 60 Minutes exclusive with the two people in South Africa who made what could be the biggest archeological discovery to date. A new link in human evolution, found by Lee Berger and his son Matthew, this is the most complete set of remains found. Bob Simon reports. And let's not forget Andy Rooney tonight, on time.
Sunday, April 18th, 2010
s42e27: Con men who promise cures to dying victims; actor Al Pacino discusses his career and upcoming roles.
Scott Pelley investigates medical con artists who prey on dying patients by using the promise of stem cells to cure almost any disease. Also: Katie Couric interviews Al Pacino.
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
s42e31: Conan O'Brien, The All American Canal,, Chef Jose Andres
Late-night television comedian Conan O'Brien appears in his first interview since having to give back his spot on the "Tonight Show" to Jay Leno. Steve Kroft reports. The most dangerous body of water in the U.S. is a deep canal on the Mexican border with California where over 550 people, mostly illegal immigrants, have drowned. Scott Pelley reports. Pioneering Chef Jose Andres takes Anderson Cooper's taste buds on a savory tour of his culinary laboratory, featuring his avant-garde cooking technique, molecular gastronomy.
Sunday, May 9th, 2010
s42e32: Homegrown terror, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, people walking out on their mortgages
Steve Kroft reports on homegrown terror; Plus, Scott Pelley travels withSteve Kroft reports on homegrown terror; Plus, Scott Pelley travels with Sec. of State Hillary Clinton; Also, Morley Safer on people walking out on their mortgages, even though they can afford to pay.; Also, Morley Safer on people walking out on their mortgages, even though they can afford to pay.
Sunday, May 16th, 2010
s42e33: Deepwater Horizon disaster, Conductor Gustavo Dudamel
On tonight's edition of "60 Minutes", Scott Pelley investigates the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Bob Simon catches up with Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and Andy Rooney on gambling.
Sunday, July 25th, 2010
s42e34: The Narrative, Growing body parts, Tyler Perry
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
s43e1: A Relentless Enemy; People Behind the Mosque; Cool Brees
Tonight's first story features Lara Logan back to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Last time she was there, she and her crew were fired on - by fighters in a Pakistani sanctuary. In our second story, Scott Pelley with some uncomfortable questions and answers about the Ground Zero Islamic Center proposal. Finally, Steve Kroft with Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl star quarterback.
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
s43e2: Unfinished Business; The Go-To-Guy; Giving Away A Fortune
Lesley Stahl goes to Iraq to report on the sources of conflict that could erupt once the U.S. withdraws; Also Kenneth Feinberg. Just in case you don't know who this is, Feinberg is the man who was in charge of the victims' of 9/11 compensation fund, Agent Orange compensation and most recently the BP oil spill. No one is ever completely happy with how these things go, but Feinberg is used to that and very open about what he's doing. Finally, Scott Pelley with Bill and Melinda Gates. Yes, 'that' Gates. The multi-billionaire who seems determined to use that money for good deeds. And stick around for Andy Rooney's gadgets.
Sunday, October 10th, 2010
s43e3: High Frequency Trading; Nelson Mandela; Eminem
THE SPEED TRADERS - Steve Kroft gets a rare look inside the secretive world of "high-frequency trading," a controversial technique the SEC is scrutinizing in which computers can make thousands of stock trades in less than a second. Tom Anderson is the producer. MANDELA - A collection of his memoirs, mostly from the 27 years he spent in prison, reveal the innermost thoughts of the international civil rights giant Nelson Mandela, whose movement brought down the apartheid regime of South Africa. Bob Simon reports. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers. EMINEM - Anderson Cooper profiles the chart-topping rapper from Detroit who overcame addiction to reclaim the winning style that made him the biggest selling artist of the past decade. Tanya Simon is the producer.
Sunday, October 17th, 2010
s43e4: City of David/Stand Down/Market Street
CITY OF DAVID - Lesley Stahl reports from under the city of Jerusalem from a controversial archeological dig that has become a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. STAND DOWN - Some veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan into the recession are finding themselves homeless. Scott Pelley reports on an annual encampment in San Diego where veterans can find hope, help and services. Henry Schuster is the producer. MARKET STREET - Morley Safer reports on a mystery that was solved about a 100-year-old film that we now know was made on San Francisco's Market Street just days before the 1906 earthquake. David Browning is the producer.
Sunday, October 24th, 2010
s43e5: The 99ers/Jane Goodall/Top Gear
THE 99ERS - Even after an extension of unemployment benefits to 99 weeks, many of those without work are still jobless and in a quandary. Scott Pelley talks to some of them in California's Silicon Valley. Robert Anderson, Daniel Ruetenik and Nicole Young are the producers. JANE GOODALL - Jane Goodall brings Lara Logan and 60 MINUTES cameras back to the forests of Tanzania, where she began her love affair with chimpanzees 50 years ago, to remind the public that chimps are endangered. Max McClellan is the producer. TOP GEAR - A quirky British television show about cars has become a hit almost everywhere but the U.S. Steve Kroft reports on "Top Gear," whose witty humor, outrageous speed, destructive vehicle stunts and car reviews attract an estimated weekly worldwide audience of 350 million according to the BBC. Graham Messick and Michael Karzis are the producers.
Sunday, October 31st, 2010
s43e6: Anger in the Land/Tax the Rich/Zenyatta
ANGER IN THE LAND - Scott Pelley reports from Newton, Iowa, where the closing of an appliance factory is causing a negative effect on the community's economy. Robert Anderson, Daniel Ruetenik and Nicole Young are the producers. TAX THE RICH - David Stockman, Ronald Reagan's budget director who once preached tax cuts, is now in favor of putting a one-time surtax on the rich. Lesley Stahl reports and finds just such a proposal on the ballot in the state of Washington. Karen Sughrue is the producer. ZENYATTA - If Zenyatta wins the Breeder's Cup Classic next week to cap an undefeated career of 20 straight victories, some say the 6-yr.-old mare might just be the greatest thoroughbred race horse in history. Bob Simon reports. Tom Anderson is the producer.
Sunday, November 7th, 2010
s43e7: President Obama/Pacman
PRESIDENT OBAMA - President Obama takes questions from Steve Kroft in his first one-on-one interview since his party's midterm election defeat in the House. Michael Radutzky and L. Franklin Devine are the producers. PACMAN - Boxing sensation Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has done it all in the ring, winning world championships in seven different weight divisions. He'll go for an eighth title next week, but will his new job as a Philippine politician hurt his career? Bob Simon reports. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers.
Sunday, November 14th, 2010
s43e8: Shaleionaires/Haiti/Medal of Honor
SHALEIONAIRES - While some complain that extracting natural gas from shale rock formations is tainting their water supply, others who have allowed drilling on their property are getting wealthy and becoming "shaleionaires." Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On and Meghan Frank are the producers. HAITI - The earthquake made things in already-poor Haiti bad enough, but now a cholera epidemic is threatening to kill more Haitians, whose living conditions after the quake help to spread the water-borne infection. Byron Pitts reports. Harry Radliffe and Magalie Laguerre Wilkinson are the producers. MEDAL OF HONOR - The first living soldier to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War tells Lara Logan in an emotional interview just what he did to earn the nation's highest combat honor and how the recognition makes him uncomfortable. Max McClellan and Jeff Newton are the producers.
Sunday, November 21st, 2010
s43e9: The Merchant of Death/Designing Life/Mark Wahlberg
THE MERCHANT OF DEATH - The Drug Enforcement Administration agents who caught the alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout explain how they lured and then captured the suspect one of them calls "one of the most dangerous men on the face of the Earth." Armen Keteyian reports. Robert Anderson and Pat Milton are the producers. DESIGNING LIFE - Steve Kroft profiles famous microbiologist J. Craig Venter, whose scientists have already mapped the human genome and created what he calls "the first synthetic species." Andy Court is the producer. MARK WAHLBERG - From street thug, to rapper to actor and now producer, Mark Wahlberg has reinvented himself to the top of the Hollywood heap. Lara Logan profiles Wahlberg as he prepares for his most challenging role: a boxer. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer.
Sunday, November 28th, 2010
s43e10: Good Cop, Bad Cop/Spider-Man/John Paul Stevens
GOOD COP, BAD COP - The Afghan National Police force is more important to the security of the country than the army, but despite improvements, there are still drug abuse and corruption problems within its ranks. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports. Keith Sharman is the producer. SPIDER-MAN - Lesley Stahl and 60 MINUTES cameras get the first look at the rehearsal and production of "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," the most ambitious and expensive musical ever brought to a Broadway stage. Andrew Metz is the producer. JOHN PAUL STEVENS - Scott Pelley interviews Justice John Paul Stevens upon his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court after 35 years. Jenny Dubin is the producer.
Sunday, December 5th, 2010
s43e11: The Chairman/Facebook
THE CHAIRMAN - The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke gives a rare interview to Scott Pelley in which he discusses pressing economic issues, including the unemployment rate, the deficit and the Fed's controversial $600 billion U.S. Treasury Bill purchase. Henry Schuster is the producer. FACEBOOK - Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-yr.-old founder and CEO of mega-social media site Facebook, talks to Lesley Stahl about his life and his business, now worth an estimated $35 billion. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT.
Sunday, December 12th, 2010
s43e12: The Next Speaker/Brazil/Jerry Jones
THE NEXT SPEAKER - Rep. John Boehner will become the speaker of the House next month, but few know this Ohio Republican beyond his life in Washington. Lesley Stahl profiles the man whose new role will place him at the top of the Republican Party and third in line for the presidency. Karen Sughrue is the producer. BRAZIL - As the U.S. and most of the world's countries limp along after the crippling recession, Brazil is off and running with jobs, industry, and resources. The economic juggernaut is poised to become the fifth largest economy in the world. Steve Kroft reports. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer. JERRY JONES - A disappointed Cowboys owner, GM Jerry Jones says even his friend, the late George Steinbrenner, would fire him for the poor performance of his Dallas football team that many predicted would go to the Super Bowl. Scott Pelley reports. Henry Schuster is the producer.
Sunday, December 19th, 2010
s43e13: The Day of Reckoning/Endless Memory
THE DAY OF RECKONING - Steve Kroft reports on the growing financial difficulties states across the country are facing. James Jacoby is the producer. ENDLESS MEMORY - Lesley Stahl reports on the recently discovered phenomenon of "superior autobiographical memory," the ability to recall nearly every day of one's life. Stahl interviews the handful of individuals known to possess the skill, which scientists are only now beginning to study. Shari Finkelstein is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT.
Sunday, December 26th, 2010
s43e14: 60 Minutes Presents: Into The Wild
A SPECIAL HOUR DEVOTED TO THE NATURAL WORLD THE GREAT MIGRATION - Scott Pelley visits Kenya, the site of the great wildebeest migration, and looks at the threats to this natural spectacle comprised of over a million animals. Henry Schuster and Rebecca Peterson are the producers. THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF ELEPHANTS - Researchers listening to elephant sounds and observing their behavior are compiling an elephant dictionary. Bob Simon goes to Central Africa to listen to the language of the forest elephants first hand. Harry Radliffe is the producer. B-REX - Lesley Stahl meets the inspiration for the lead character in the classic film Jurassic Park and reports on how famed dinosaur hunter Jack Horner is shaking up the paleontology world. Shari Finkelstein and Meghan Frank are the producers.
Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
s43e15: Bad Medicine/Wynton
BAD MEDICINE - Drug company whistle-blower Cheryl Eckard tells Scott Pelley about her experience trying to fix problems at a pharmaceutical factory that made her a key figure in a federal lawsuit and a multimillionaire. Denise Schrier Cetta is the producer. WYNTON - Jazz missionary Wynton Marsalis shares his love of America's most distinctive art form by taking his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra around the world. Morley Safer tags along as Marsalis and his musicians make the scene in London and then go to Havana for a spicy Afro-Cuban musical treat. David Browning is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT.
Sunday, January 9th, 2011
s43e16: The Big Gamble/Silver or Lead/A Living for the Dead
THE BIG GAMBLE - Lesley Stahl reports on the proliferation of gambling to 38 states and its main attraction, the slot machine, newer versions of which some scientists believe may addict their players. Ira Rosen and Joel Bach are the producers. SILVER OR LEAD - Byron Pitts reports on the murder of the mayor of a Mexican city, where powerful drug gangs seem to be giving authorities a choice of "silver or lead" - join us and we will pay you or don't and we'll kill you. David Schneider and Joyce Gesundheit are the producers. A LIVING FOR THE DEAD - Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elvis are dead and so is Michael Jackson. But as Steve Kroft reports, they are very much alive when it comes to earning money for their estates. Frank Devine is the producer.
Sunday, January 16th, 2011
s43e17: Descent Into Madness/Yemen/The Gambler
DESCENT INTO MADNESS - 60 MINUTES talks to Jared Loughner's friends and classmates and to ex-Secret Service, to reconstruct the pathway to mass murder he allegedly took in Tucson - a pattern this agent who once guarded the president could write a textbook about. Scott Pelley reports. Henry Schuster, Nicole Young and Jenny Dubin are the producers. YEMEN - Steve Kroft reports on the U.S.'s new partner in the war on terror, Yemen, a known al Qaeda hideout and recently the source of several explosive packages sent to America. Leslie Cockburn is the producer. THE GAMBLER - Las Vegas sports betting legend Bill Walters has never had a losing year - a winning a streak that's made odds makers call him the "most dangerous sports bettor in Nevada." Lara Logan reports. Tom Anderson is the producer.
Sunday, January 30th, 2011
s43e18: Wikileaks/In Search of the Jaguar
WIKILEAKS - Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, speaks to Steve Kroft about the U.S. attempt to indict him on criminal charges and the torrent of criticism aimed at him for publishing classified documents. Howard Rosenberg and Tanya Simon are the producers. IN SEARCH OF THE JAGUAR - 60 MINUTES went in search of the most elusive of all of nature's big cats, the jaguar, and captured amazing footage of them in the Brazilian jungle. Bob Simon reports. Tom Anderson is the producer.
Sunday, February 6th, 2011
s43e19: 60 Minutes Presents: Gotti
A SPECIAL HOUR WITH THE FIRST EXTENDED INTERVIEW OF JOHN GOTTI, JR. John Gotti, Jr. talks to Steve Kroft in his first extended television interview about growing up with the infamous father whom he strove to please by living a life of crime, but whom he eventually betrayed by leaving that life. The special hour includes stories about his father, the late John "Teflon Don" Gotti; being "made" a member of his father's crime family; feelings about his privacy now; his own daily worries about being "whacked"; and the one thing that made his legendary crime-boss father weep.
Sunday, February 13th, 2011
s43e20: New Age Revolution/The 33/Lady Gaga
NEW AGE REVOLUTION - Harry Smith reports on the latest events from Egypt, including an in-depth interview with Wael Ghonim. Tom Anderson, Andy Court, Harry A. Radliffe II, Jeff Newton and Amjad Tadros are the producers. THE 33 - Four months after 33 Chilean miners were rescued from a half-mile underground, where they lived in daily fear of death for over two months, psychologists say all but one of them are experiencing serious mental stress. Bob Simon reports. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers. LADY GAGA - With her outrageous costumes and mega-hit dance songs, Lady Gaga has become the world's most talked about entertainer. Anderson Cooper reports. John Hamlin is the producer.
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
s43e21: The Spark/Scott Brown: Against All Odds/The King's Speech
THE SPARK - Bob Simon reports from Tunisia, where protests against the repressive government not only toppled its autocratic ruler, but sparked the uprising in Egypt that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Draggan Mihailovich and Nathalie Sommer are the producers. SCOTT BROWN: AGAINST ALL ODDS - The Massachusetts senator describes his traumatic childhood, including revelations of sexual and physical abuse. Lesley Stahl reports. Karen Sughrue is the producer. THE KING'S SPEECH - 60 MINUTES talks to its starring actor, Colin Firth, and reports on the historic find in an attic that helped make the "The King's Speech" an Oscar favorite. Scott Pelley reports. Ruth Streeter is the producer.
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
s43e22: 60 Minutes Presents: 21st Century Cons
60 MINUTES presents a special hour with two stories featuring hidden cameras that capture conmen at work. 21st CENTURY SNAKE OIL - 60 MINUTES hidden cameras expose medical conmen who prey on dying victims by using pitches that capitalize on the promise of stem cells to cure almost any disease. Scott Pelley reports. David Gelber, Sam Hornblower and Michael Radutzky are the producers. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT STEALING AMERICA'S SECRETS - 60 MINUTES has obtained an FBI videotape showing a Defense Department employee selling secrets to a Chinese spy that offers a rare glimpse into the secretive world of espionage and illustrates how China's spying may pose the biggest espionage threat to the U.S.. Scott Pelley reports. Henry Schuster is the producer.
Sunday, March 6th, 2011
s43e23: Hard Times Generation/Hitchens/Spy on the Ice
Hard Times Generation - For some children, socializing and learning in school are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at budget motels for children who've lost their homes. Robert Anderson, Daniel Ruetenik and Nicole Young are the producers. Hitchens - Steve Kroft profiles Vanity Fair columnist, author and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens, for whom nothing is off-limits when making his wry and often outrageous observations, including the cancer he is suffering from. Frank Devine is the producer. Spy on the Ice - Bob Simon reports on the latest "spy-cam" techniques used by wildlife filmmakers to show animals - in this case, polar bears - up-close and in a way audiences have never seen them before. Produced by Michael Gavshon.
Sunday, March 13th, 2011
s43e24: Curve Ball/Counterfeit Drugs/The $125,000 Question
Curve Ball - Bob Simon interviews the Iraqi defector code-named "Curve Ball" - first identified by 60 MINUTES three years ago - whose false tale of a mobile, biological weapons program was the chief justification for invading Iraq. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer. Counterfeit Drugs - 60 MINUTES' nine-month investigation of counterfeit prescription drugs reveals how the dangerous and sometimes deadly fakes get into the nation's drug pipeline. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. Kyra Darnton, Sam Hornblower and Michael Radutzky are the producers. The $125,000 Question - Katie Couric reports on an experimental New York City charter school founded on the idea of hiring the best teachers by paying them $125,000, while denying them tenure. Jenny Dubin is the producer.
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
s43e25: Japan/The N-word/The Archbishop
Japan - Scott Pelley reports on the American team working to avert nuclear disaster in Japan after the tsunami crippled a power plant. Robert Anderson and Henry Schuster are the producers. The N-word - A Southern publisher's sanitized edition of "Huckleberry Finn" that replaces the N-word with "slave" over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society. Byron Pitts reports. David Schneider is the producer. The Archbishop - In a wide-ranging interview with Morley Safer, New York's Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan discusses the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic church, his current mission and the state of the church in America. Deirdre Naphin is the producer.
Sunday, March 27th, 2011
s43e26: The New Tax Havens/One Child At A Time/Coach Hurley
The New Tax Havens - American companies are finding new overseas tax havens to legally protect some of their profits from the U.S. tax rate of 35 percent, among the highest in the world. Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. One Child At A Time - Wars can literally shatter children's lives and Elissa Montanti is on a mission to make some of them whole again through a network of volunteers. Scott Pelley follows the progress of one of them, a badly maimed Iraqi boy. Tanya Simon and Catherine Herrick are the producers. Coach Hurley - Tiny Catholic high school St. Anthony in Jersey City, N.J., doesn't even have its own gym, but it has Coach Bob Hurley, who has taken the team - now ranked number-one in the nation - to 24 state championships. Steve Kroft reports. Peter Radovich is the producer.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
s43e27: The Next Housing Shock/Gospel for Teens
The Next Housing Shock - As more and more Americans face mortgage foreclosure, banks' crucial ownership documents for the properties are often unclear and are sometimes even bogus - a condition that's causing lawsuits and hampering an already weak housing market. Scott Pelley reports. Robert Anderson and Daniel Ruetenik are the producers. Gospel for Teens - Lesley Stahl spends a year following the inspirational leader of a gospel music program for teenagers in Harlem and her students as they learn to sing this original American art form and build the confidence and character it inspires. Shari Finkelstein is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT.
Sunday, April 10th, 2011
s43e28: The Murder of Louis Allen/The Library/Albert Pujols
The Murder of Louis Allen - Steve Kroft's 18-month investigation into a 47-yr.old murder in a Mississippi town sheds light on an unsolved civil rights killing near the top of the FBI's list. Graham Messick and Sumi Aggarwal are the producers. The Library - No one is allowed to borrow from the Vatican Library, except the pope. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Morley Safer and "60 Minutes" cameras get to see the best of the best. David Browning is the producer. Albert Pujols - His big bat has made the St. Louis Cardinals' slugger one of the top 10 players in baseball history. But to people with Down syndrome and the poor of his native Dominican Republic that he helps, he means a lot more than home runs and RBI. Bob Simon reports. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer.
Sunday, April 17th, 2011
s43e29: Greg Mortenson/The Case of Beckett Brennan/The Co-Founder
Greg Mortenson - He's written inspiring best sellers, including "Three Cups of Tea," but are the stories all true? Steve Kroft investigates. Andy Court and Kevin Livelli are the producers. The Case of Beckett Brennan - The government recently sent out guidelines on how college judicial review boards should handle the rising incidence of campus sexual assault. Beckett Brennan says the University of the Pacific's board bungled her case, spurring her to come forward to say she was sexually assaulted by three of the school's athletes. Katie Couric reports. Graham Messick and Ashley Velie are the producers. The Co-Founder - Lesley Stahl speaks to Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen in his first interview about his upcoming book in which he criticizes his Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates. Shachar-Bar-On is the producer.
Sunday, April 24th, 2011
s43e30: Mount Athos/The Billionaire
Mount Athos - Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years. Cameras capture the monastic life, including chanting, prayers, rituals, and the priceless relics and icons from the Byzantine Empire stored on "The Holy Mountain," Mt. Athos. Harry Radliffe and Michael Karzis are the producers. (This is a double-length segment.) The Billionaire - Eli Broad sets the standard for philanthropy. He's given away over $2 billion and plans on leaving even more to charity before he dies. But along with the billionaire's name that most projects he funds must take, his advice and oftentimes his control are usually part of the deal. Morley Safer reports. Ruth Streeter is the producer.
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
s43e31: Lara Logan/Mitch Landrieu/Zenyatta
Lara Logan - In her first television interview since being sexually assaulted two months ago, the CBS News chief foreign correspondent and 60 MINUTES reporter reveals what happened to her in Tahrir Square in an interview with Scott Pelley. Robert Anderson is the producer. Mitch Landrieu - The New Orleans mayor talks to Byron Pitts about the city he loves and his efforts to heal wounds it still suffers from corruption and Hurricane Katrina. David Schneider is the producer. Zenyatta - With the greatest American horse race coming up next week in Kentucky, 60 MINUTES takes another look at one of the greatest American thoroughbreds ever to grace a track - the nearly undefeated Zenyatta. Bob Simon reports. Tom Anderson is the producer.
Sunday, May 8th, 2011
s43e32: President Obama
President Obama - President Obama gives his first and only interview since the killing of Osama bin Laden to "60 Minutes." The president will reveal to Steve Kroft for the first time his thoughts as he watched and listened from the Situation Room of the White House as the commando-style raid on bin Laden's compound unfolded. Frank Devine and Michael Radutzky are the producers.
Sunday, May 15th, 2011
s43e33: The Soldiers' Secretary/Afghanistan's Top Spy/Sovereign Citizens
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on a five-day mission to the Middle East.
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
s43e34: Lance Armstrong/The FBI and The Grim Reaper/U.S. v. Drake/Children in the Fields/Al Sharpton
Lance Armstrong - A former teammate of perhaps the world's greatest cyclist, Lance Armstrong, says he used banned performance-enhancing substances with Armstrong to cheat in pro races, including the Tour de France, the sport's ultimate event. For the first time, former Armstrong teammate Tyler Hamilton reveals details to Scott Pelley never heard in public before of how and when he and some of the former members of the U.S. Postal Service team led by Armstrong used banned substances, including EPO and testosterone, to gain an advantage in races that Armstrong won. Michael Radutzky and Tanya Simon are the producers. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT. The FBI and The Grim Reaper - A former FBI agent says he considered his star Mafia informant - a hit man nicknamed "The Grim Reaper" - a friend and did not investigate when this informant let him know he had killed a rival mobster. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports. Andy Court is the producer. U.S. v. Drake - Tom Drake, a former National Security Agency senior executive indicted last year for espionage after leaking to the media allegations that the nation's largest intelligence organization had committed fraud, waste and abuse will appear in his first television interview. Scott Pelley reports. Glenn Silber and Graham Messick are the producers. Children in the Fields - In agriculture, children as young as 12 are allowed to work unlimited hours outside of school. Byron Pitts reports on the "Migrant Stream" and the families who are part of it whose children work alongside them in the fields for minimum wage. David Schneider is the producer. Al Sharpton - The former street activist has tempered his style, become friends of the president and broadened his civil rights activism to include causes like immigration and same-sex marriage. Lesley Stahl reports. Ira Rosen is the producer.
Sunday, May 29th, 2011
s43e35: Medal of Honor/A Relentless Enemy
Medal of Honor - The first living soldier to win the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War tells Lara Logan in an emotional interview just what he did to earn the nation's highest combat honor and how the recognition makes him uncomfortable. Sal Giunta has now possessed the medal for six months and says he is just as uncomfortable wearing it as he was to be named its winner. A Relentless Enemy - Lara Logan's report takes viewers to the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the unit she was covering came under heavy and regular enemy fire from fighters the U.S. military says keep coming from their sanctuary in Pakistan.
Sunday, June 5th, 2011
s43e36: The Speed Traders/City of David/Lady Gaga
The Speed Traders - Steve Kroft gets a rare look inside the secretive world of "high-frequency trading," a controversial technique the SEC is scrutinizing in which computers can make thousands of stock trades in less than a second. City of David - Lesley Stahl reports from under the city of Jerusalem from a controversial archeological dig that has become a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Lady Gaga - With her outrageous costumes and mega hit dance songs, Lady Gaga has become the world's most talked about entertainer.
Sunday, June 12th, 2011
s43e37: Designing Life/The N-Word/The King's Speech
Designing Life - Steve Kroft profiles famous microbiologist Craig Venter, whose scientists have already mapped the human genome and created what he calls "the first synthetic species." The N-Word - A Southern publisher's sanitized edition of "Huckleberry Finn" that replaces the N-word with "slave" over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society. The King's Speech - "60 Minutes" talks to its starring actor, Colin Firth, and reports on the historic find in an attic that helped make the "The King's Speech" an Oscar favorite.
Sunday, June 19th, 2011
s43e38: The Spark/Endless Memory
The Spark - Bob Simon reports from Tunisia, where protests against the repressive government not only toppled its autocratic ruler, but sparked the uprising in Egypt that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Endless Memory - Lesley Stahl reports on the recently discovered phenomenon of "superior autobiographical memory," the ability to recall nearly every day of one's life. Stahl interviews the handful of individuals known to possess the skill, which scientists are only now beginning to study.
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
s43e39: Hard Times Generation/Wynton Marsalis
Hard Times Generation - For some children, socializing and learning in school are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at budget motels for children who've lost their homes. Wynton Marsalis - Jazz missionary Wynton Marsalis shares his love of America's most distinctive art form by taking his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra around the world. Morley Safer tags along as Marsalis and his musicians make the scene in London and then go to Havana for a spicy Afro-Cuban musical treat.
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
s43e40: The Murder of Louis Allen/One Child at a Time/The Library
The Murder of Louis Allen - Steve Kroft's 18-month investigation into a 47-yr.old murder in a Mississippi town sheds light on an unsolved civil rights killing near the top of the FBI's list. One Child at a Time - Wars can literally shatter children's lives and Elissa Montanti is on a mission to make some of them whole again through a network of volunteers. Scott Pelley follows the progress of one of them, a badly maimed Iraqi boy. The Library - No one is allowed to borrow a book from the Vatican Library - except the pope. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Morley Safer and "60 Minutes" cameras get to see the best of the best.
Sunday, July 10th, 2011
s43e41: Shaleionaires/Stand Down/Market Street
Shaleionaires - While some complain that extracting natural gas from shale rock formations is tainting their water supply, others who have allowed drilling on their property are getting wealthy and becoming "shaleionaires." Stand Down - Some veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan into the recession are finding themselves homeless. Scott Pelley reports on an annual encampment in San Diego where veterans can find hope, help and services. Market Street - Morley Safer reports on a mystery that was solved about a 100-year-old film that we now know was made on San Francisco's Market St. just days before the 1906 earthquake.
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
s43e42: Silver or Lead/The Gambler/In Search of Jaguars
Silver or Lead - Byron Pitts reports on the murder of the mayor of a Mexican city, where powerful drug gangs seem to be giving authorities a choice of "silver or lead" - join us and we will pay you or don't and we'll kill you. The Gambler - Las Vegas sports betting legend Bill Walters has never had a losing year - a winning a streak that's made odds makers call him the "most dangerous sports bettor in Nevada." In Search of Jaguars - "60 Minutes" went in search of the most elusive of all of nature's big cats, the jaguar, and captured amazing footage of them in the Brazilian jungle.
Sunday, July 24th, 2011
s43e43: Resurrecting Eden/Mitch Landrieu/The "Sharkman"
Resurrecting Eden - In Southern Iraq where many biblical scholars place the Garden of Eden, Scott Pelley finds a water world where the "Marsh Arabs" are making a comeback after Saddam nearly destroyed the "cradle of civilization." Mitch Landrieu - The New Orleans mayor talks to Byron Pitts about the city he loves and his efforts to heal wounds it still suffers from corruption and Hurricane Katrina. The "Sharkman" - Anderson Cooper dives unprotected with great white sharks and the South African who's spent more time up close with the ocean's most feared predator than anyone else.
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
s43e44: The Big Gamble/Brazil/Mark Wahlberg
The Big Gamble - Lesley Stahl reports on the proliferation of gambling to 38 states and its main attraction, the slot machine, newer versions of which some scientists believe may addict their players. Brazil - As the U.S. and most of the world's countries limp along after the crippling recession, Brazil is off and running with jobs, industry, and resources. The economic juggernaut is poised to become the fifth largest economy in the world. Mark Wahlberg - From street thug, to rapper to actor and now producer, Mark Wahlberg has reinvented himself to the top of the Hollywood heap. Lara Logan profiles Wahlberg as he prepares for his most challenging role - a boxer.
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
s43e45: The next housing shock/The co-founder/Eminem
The next housing shock - As more and more Americans face mortgage foreclosure, banks' crucial ownership documents for the properties are often unclear and are sometimes even bogus - a condition that's causing lawsuits and hampering an already weak housing market. The co-founder - Lesley Stahl speaks to Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen in his first interview about his upcoming book in which he criticizes his Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates. Eminem - Anderson Cooper profiles the chart-topping rapper from Detroit who overcame addiction to reclaim the winning style that made him the biggest selling artist of the past decade.
Sunday, August 14th, 2011
s43e46: The new tax havens/Top Gear/Albert Pujols
The new tax havens - American companies are finding new overseas tax havens to legally protect some of their profits from the U.S. tax rate of 35 percent - among the highest in the world. Top Gear - A quirky British television show about cars has become a hit almost everywhere but the U.S. Steve Kroft reports on "Top Gear," whose witty humor, outrageous speed, destructive vehicle stunts and car reviews attract an estimated weekly worldwide audience of 350 million according to the BBC. Albert Pujols - His big bat has made the St. Louis Cardinals' slugger one of the top 10 players in baseball history. But to people with Down syndrome and the poor of his native Dominican Republic who he helps, he means a lot more than home runs and RBI.
Sunday, August 21st, 2011
s43e47: U.S. vs. DRAKE/The 33/The Archbishop
U.S. vs. DRAKE - Tom Drake, a former National Security Agency senior executive, was indicted last year for espionage after leaking allegations to the media that the nation's largest intelligence organization had committed fraud, waste and abuse. The 33 - Three months after 33 Chilean miners were rescued from a half-mile underground - where they lived in daily fear of death for 69 days - psychologists say more than 20 of them are experiencing serious mental stress. Bob Simon reports. The Archbishop - In a wide-ranging interview with Morley Safer, New York's Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan discusses the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, his current mission and the state of the church in America.
Sunday, August 28th, 2011
s43e48: Greg Mortenson/Gospel for Teens
Greg Mortenson - He's written inspiring best sellers, including "Three Cups of Tea," but are the stories all true? Gospel for Teens - Lesley Stahl spends a year following the inspirational leader of a gospel music program for teenagers in Harlem and her students as they learn to sing this original American art form and build the confidence and character it inspires.
Sunday, September 4th, 2011
s43e49: WikiLeaks/Resurrecting the extinct
WikiLeaks - Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, speaks to Steve Kroft about the U.S. attempt to indict him on criminal charges and the torrent of criticism aimed at him for publishing classified documents. Resurrecting the extinct -Scientists believe they can sustain endangered species - maybe even one day resurrect some that have died out - using DNA technology.
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
s43e50: The interrogator/Remembering 9/11
The interrogator - Few know more about the 9/11 investigation than Ali Soufan, who questioned members of al Qaeda after the attack. The former FBI agent reveals himself for the first time and talks about his interrogations in an interview with Lara Logan. Remembering 9/11 -Ground Zero responders relive their haunting experiences on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks for a "60 Minutes" segment about their road to recovery and the doctor who is preserving their oral histories.
Sunday, September 18th, 2011
s43e51: "I've never seen the like"/Spy on the ice/Jerry Jones
"I've never seen the like" - After many requests for help from his ambushed unit were denied, Dakota Meyer took matters into his own hands, going through a gauntlet of Taliban fire five times to try and save his trapped comrades. His efforts earned him the Medal of Honor. David Martin reports. Spy on the ice - Bob Simon reports on the latest "spy-cam" techniques used by wildlife filmmakers to show animals - in this case, polar bears - up-close and in a way audiences have never seen them before. Jerry Jones - A disappointed Cowboys owner - GM Jerry Jones says even his friend, the late George Steinbrenner, would fire him for the poor performance of his Dallas football team that many predicted would go to the Super Bowl.
Sunday, September 25th, 2011
s43e52: The counter terrorism bureau/The murder of an American Nazi/Parker and Stone
The counter terrorism bureau - Scott Pelley brings viewers on a personal tour conducted by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly of what may be the world's most sophisticated terror defense forces - the New York City Police Department's counter terrorism unit. The murder of an American Nazi - Lesley Stahl reports on the murder of a neo-Nazi leader and captures a growing subculture of hate playing out in America's backyards and alongside the border - where neo-Nazis patrol in order to keep illegal immigrants out. Parker and Stone - Steve Kroft talks to Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central's "South Park" and gets to watch the process that each week produces another scathing and hilarious episode for the biggest hit on basic cable television. Now the disrespectful duo also have the biggest hit on Broadway, the musical comedy "The Book Of Mormon."
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
s43e53: After the wave/Alone on the wall/Andy Rooney
After the wave - The relationship between the Japanese town of Otsuchi and its "sister city" Ft. Bragg, Calif., took on a new and powerful meaning after Otsuchi was inundated by the tsunami last winter. Alone on the wall - "60 Minutes" cameras capture a feat never documented before: viewers will see Alex Honnold scale a 1,600-ft. rock wall using nothing more than his hands and feet. Lara Logan interviews the 26-year-old about his technique and his daredevil sport- where there can be no mistakes. Andy Rooney - Morley Safer interviews the iconic commentator about his remarkable career right before Rooney's last regular appearance on "60 Minutes," where he has had the final word since 1978.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
s43e54: The jobs czar/The revolution/The player
The jobs czar - Can General Electric Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, whose company has been racking up big profits overseas, help create jobs in America? Lesley Stahl interviews the man President Obama chose to lead the crucial quest for more American jobs. The revolution - Despite ousting the dictator whose regime repressed and tortured citizens for decades, Egyptians are now facing the same treatment from the country's military that they endured under President Hosni Mubarak. The player - He doesn't put on the pads or walk the sidelines, but Drew Rosenhaus, the agent who represents the most NFL players, is a force to be reckoned with -- even if he has to say so himself.
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
s43e55: Afghanistan/The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh
Afghanistan - As the war in Afghanistan hits 10 years, guerrilla tactics are still exacting a high human toll. Gen. John Allen, the man in charge of the war, tells Scott Pelley that some U.S. troops will need to be there longer than most Americans thought. The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh - His paintings are among the most well-known in the world, just like the story of his life and death: Vincent van Gogh was a troubled genius who killed himself. But now the authors of a biography say their exhaustive investigation strongly indicates he may not have taken his own life.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
s43e56: Steve Jobs/Apps for autism
Steve Jobs - In his first interview about the visionary Apple CEO, biographer Walter Isaacson reveals the private Steve Jobs few knew. Jobs also tells his story in his own words, as Isaacson recorded some of the over 40 interviews he conducted with him. Among the revelations: Jobs refused early and potentially life-saving surgery on the cancer that eventually killed him a few weeks ago. Apps for autism - Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time.
Sunday, September 25th, 2011
s44e1: NYPD's Counterterrorism Unit; Trey Parker and Matt Stone
New York Police Department's counterterrorism unit; the murder of a neo-nazi leader; "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
s44e2: Otsuchi, Japan; Alex Honnold; Andy Rooney
Bob Simon reports on the relationship between Otsuchi, Japan, and its "sister city" Fort Bragg, Cal.; Lara Logan profiles rock climber Alex Honnold; Morley Safer interviews Andy Rooney, who discusses his last regular appearance on the show.
Sunday, October 9th, 2011
s44e3: Jeffery Immelt; the Egyptian military
General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt discusses creating jobs in the U.S. Also: a report on the treatment of Egyptian citizens by the country's military; a profile of NFL sports agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Sunday, October 16th, 2011
s44e4: Gen. John Allen; Vincent van Gogh
Scott Pelley interviews Marine Corps Gen. John Allen about the war in Afghanistan; Morley Safer interviews authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who discuss their biography of Vincent van Gogh ("Van Gogh: The Life").
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
s44e5: Steve Jobs; Apps for Autistic people
Author Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of Steve Jobs and reveals that Jobs refused early and potentially lifesaving surgery after learning he had cancer. Also: a report on apps for autistic people that help them communicate.
Sunday, October 30th, 2011
s44e6: Madoffs/All American
Madoffs - In their first interview about the crimes of Bernard Madoff, the son and the wife of the man who scammed billions of dollars provide the first inside account from the immediate family. Ruth Madoff and son Andrew tell Morley Safer how Madoff confessed his crimes to them, their reaction and the subsequent family strife of the past three years. All American - Beating the odds in a fight against a deadly cancer for most people would mean staying alive. For Mark Herzlich, who was diagnosed with bone cancer while he was a football star at Boston College, living meant playing football in the NFL.
Sunday, November 6th, 2011
s44e7: A Lobbyist's Playbook/Operation Proper Exit/Andy Rooney
A Lobbyist's Playbook - Jack Abramoff, the ex-lobbyist and now ex-convict at the center of the biggest Washington corruption scandal in decades gives his first television interview to Lesley Stahl. He reveals how he was able to influence politicians and why, despite reform, such influence buying continues. Operation Proper Exit - This unique program takes wounded warriors back to the battlefield in an effort to provide closure that often leads to better lives for these veterans and their families. Andy Rooney - Morley Safer remembers the longtime 60 Minutes commentator, who died on November 4, 2011, at the age of 92.
Sunday, November 13th, 2011
s44e8: Insiders/Taser/Freeman Hrabowski
Insiders - Steve Kroft reports on how America's lawmakers can legally buy stock based on non-public information. Taser - The non-lethal device has saved many lives and prevented serious injury to suspects and police say its law enforcement advocates, but a new study says some authorities use it too quickly, causing unnecessary pain and sometimes death. Freeman Hrabowski - University President Freeman Hrabowski has turned the University of Maryland Baltimore County into a well-known producer of outstanding scientists and engineers, many of whom are minorities.
Sunday, November 20th, 2011
s44e9: Christine Lagarde/The Pledge/Taylor Swift
Christine Lagarde - Thrust into the breach during one of the worst economic crises in decades, Christine Lagarde, the new head of the International Monetary Fund, has become one of the world's most powerful women. The Pledge - Steve Kroft takes a look at Grover Norquist, the man many blame for holding up the deficit-reduction process because of the anti-tax pledges he has obtained from nearly all the Republican politicians in Washington. Taylor Swift - She writes and sings all her own songs, sells millions of records and she's just 21 years old. Lesley Stahl profiles music sensation Taylor Swift.
Sunday, November 27th, 2011
s44e10: Hard Times Generation/The Flavorists/Angelina
Hard Times Generation - Scott Pelley brings "60 Minutes" cameras back to Central Florida to document another level of homelessness - kids and their parents living in cars. The Flavorists - Meet the scientists behind the real and artificial flavors that make foods and beverages so tasty. Morley Safer reports on this fascinating industry that food manufacturers depend on, but which critics say make some people dependent on less-than-healthy food choices. Angelina - Bob Simon profiles international film star Angelina Jolie, who has gone behind the camera to direct a film for the first time.
Sunday, December 4th, 2011
s44e11: Prosecuting Wall Street/Michael Buble
Prosecuting Wall Street - Two whistleblowers tell Steve Kroft that their warnings about fraudulent and substandard mortgages were ignored by their companies, offering a rare window into the root causes of the subprime mortgage meltdown still holding back the struggling U.S economy. Michael Buble - He fills concert halls and has sold 35 million albums by covering classic American songs made famous by crooners like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Lara Logan profiles this still-rising singer whose current album, "Christmas," is number one.
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
s44e12: President Obama/Howard Buffett
President Obama - Steve Kroft questions the president on a wide range of critical topics, including his performance in office, the U.S. economy and unemployment, and the budget woes in Washington. Howard Buffett - Legendary investor Warren Buffett has chosen his son Howard to succeed him as head of his multibillion dollar holding company. But as Lesley Stahl reports, "Howie" - a farmer - is no chip off the old block.
Sunday, December 18th, 2011
s44e13: The Majority Leader/The Gardens of the Queen/Meryl Streep
The Majority Leader - Lesley Stahl questions House Majority Leader Eric Cantor about the partisan politics that are holding up legislation and giving the U.S. Congress such a low approval rating among Americans. The Gardens of the Queen - "60 Minutes" cameras take viewers on an underwater adventure off the Cuban coast to one of the world's most pristine and vibrant coral reefs. But as Anderson Cooper reports, reefs like these are already dying and could disappear someday if mankind isn't more careful. Meryl Streep - The two-time Oscar-winner and Grande Dame of American film and stage sat down with Morley Safer for a rare interview to discuss acting, her career and her latest leading role as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Sunday, December 25th, 2011
s44e14: The Library, Mount Athos
This special Christmas edition of 60 Minutes features two segments from previous programs. From April 10, 2011, Morley Safer tours the Vatican Library, which holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. From April 24, 2011, Bob Simon presents a two-part feature in which he steps back in time getting rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula, whose lives and routines have remained constant for a thousand years. Bob sees many aspects of the monastic life including chanting, prayers, rituals and priceless relics and icons from the Byzantine Empire.
Sunday, January 1st, 2012
s44e15: The Majority Leader, The Perfect Score, The ascent of Alex Honnold
Lesley Stahl profiles House Majority Leader Eric Cantor; Then, Sam Eshaghoff tells how he was able to take the SAT and ACT college admissions exams for others; Also, Mountain climber Alex Honnold seems to defy gravity by scaling sheer, steep rock faces with no rope and apparently no fear.
Sunday, January 8th, 2012
s44e16: Stem cell treatments, Brothers in the Marines, Truffles
The Internet is full of websites selling unproven stem cell treatments for incurable illnesses, Marines call each other "brother," but in the Lone Star Battalion, there are five actual sets of brothers, The most expensive food in the world.
Sunday, January 15th, 2012
Groupon - In his first major interview since taking the multibillion dollar Internet company public late last year, the founder and CEO of online daily deals site Groupon talks about the company Forbes called the fastest growing in the world. Qatar -The tiny and prosperous Middle Eastern country with no income taxes and free health care is an island of calm in a sea of unrest as neighbors like Syria, Egypt and Bahrain experience social upheaval. Jake -At 13 years old, Jake Barnett is already attending college and tutoring his much older "peers." In fact, the math and science prodigy was acing college courses when he was just eight and hopes to use his gift to change the world someday.
Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
s44e18: Wildebeest Migration, Elephant Dictionary, Jane Goodall
Scott Pelley visits Kenya to observe the great wildebeest migration; Bob Simon reports on the compilation of an elephant dictionary in Central Africa; Lara Logan interviews anthropologist Jane Goodall.
Sunday, January 29th, 2012
s44e19: Leon Panetta, Roger Goodell, Big Game Species in US
Scott Pelley interviews Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Steve Kroft profiles NFL commissioner Roger Goodell; Lara Logan reports on breeding and hunting big-game species in the U.S.
Sunday, February 5th, 2012
s44e20: 60 Minutes Presents: Dolly Parton, Anna Wintour, Meryl Streep
Morley Safer profiles three famous ladies. From June 7, 2009 - Dolly Parton - An interview with Dolly Parton concerning her life, musical career, and the production of the Broadway version of her film "9 to 5." From May 17, 2009 - Anna Wintour - Morley Safer with Vogue editor, Anna Wintour in a very rare interview. You might know her as "The Devil Wears Prada." From December 18, 2011 - The Many Meryls - Morley Safer sits down with the two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep for a rare interview. She talks about acting, her career, family and her major role: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
s44e21: Deception at Duke/India's Gold/The year of Adele
Deception at Duke - Scott Pelley reports on a Duke University oncologist whose supervisor says he manipulated the data in his study of a breakthrough cancer therapy. India's Gold -The demand for gold in India accounts for an amazing 32 percent of the worldwide market for the precious metal. And no wonder. The most important tradition at nearly all the 10 million annual weddings in India is the lavish gold jewelry. The year of Adele -Her second album has sold nearly 18 million copies worldwide, putting the British singing sensation on top of the charts and up for six Grammys. Anderson Cooper talks to Adele about her success and the vocal cord surgery that saved her voice.
Sunday, February 19th, 2012
s44e22: Trapped in Unemployment/Treating Depression/The Mozart of Chess
Trapped in Unemployment - As the number of Americans without work for a year or two rises into the millions, Scott Pelley reports on a program designed to help the long term unemployed back into the workplace. Treating Depression -A Harvard psychologist says drugs used to treat depression do work, but for the most part, it's not the chemical that's making people feel better, it's the placebo effect. The Mozart of Chess -Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen is the number one chess player in the world and he loves to see his opponents squirm.
Sunday, February 26th, 2012
s44e23: 60 Minutes Presents: Going to Extremes
From October 11, 2009: The Birdmen (Steve Kroft) - Steve Kroft reports on the latest extreme adventurer craze: men donning wing suits and jumping off mountain tops to glide at speeds of 140 miles per hour. From October 02, 2011: Alone on the Wall (Lara Logan) - Lara Logan profiles free-soloing rock climber Alex Honnold, the subject of the movie Alone on the Wall. From March 28, 2010: The Sharkman (Anderson Cooper) - Anderson Cooper with Mike Rutzen in Cape Town, South Africa. Rutzen, also known as "The Sharkman", swims with the most feared predators in the ocean and takes Anderson with him.
Sunday, March 4th, 2012
s44e24: Stuxnet/The Archbishop of Dublin/Redshirting
Stuxnet - The sophisticated computer worm that sabotaged Iran's nuclear program is now out there, its idea and methods exposed to terrorists or rogue nations who could use them to create their own cyberweapon. The Archbishop of Dublin - The sex abuse crisis in the Irish Catholic Church has rocked one of the most Catholic countries in the world and turned the archbishop of Dublin into an outspoken critic of the church. Redshirting - Morley Safer reports on the rising incidence of "redshirting," holding back children from school who have late birthdays so they can be the oldest instead of the youngest in their class.
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
s44e25: The Spymaster Speaks/Teacher to the World/Aerosmith
The Spymaster Speaks - While the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran becomes an election year issue, the former head of Israel's intelligence service, Meir Dagan, sits down with Lesley Stahl to discuss the Iranian nuclear question. Teacher to the World - On his educational website, "Khan Academy," he teaches millions of students across the world each month. Sal Khan's teaching method has become so effective that it may be the future of American education. Aerosmith - An inside look at how, despite their differences, one of America's premier rock bands defied age, substance abuse and changing musical tastes to stay together for 40 years. Lara Logan goes on tour with and interviews the members of Aerosmith.
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
s44e26: SpaceX/Face Blindness
SpaceX - Elon Musk was the first private citizen to launch a space vehicle into orbit and bring it back to Earth. Now, the founder of SpaceX is competing against larger, more entrenched aeronautical companies to become the first private venture to put a man into orbit. Face Blindness -Lesley Stahl reports on a little known condition that prevents people from remembering faces, even those of family members. Some studies estimate that as many as one in 50 people are afflicted with face blindness. Remarkably, Stahl found others who are the opposite when it comes to face recognition. "Super recognizers" never forget a face, no matter how long ago they saw it.
Sunday, March 25th, 2012
s44e27: Resurrecting Chrysler/Evidence of Innocence/Novak Djokovic
Resurrecting Chrysler - Just a few years ago, Chrysler was in chapter 11, its future bleak. Now, with a new leader in Sergio Marchionne and a new company forged by an alliance with Fiat, the automaker has made a remarkable turnaround to profitability. Evidence of Innocence - Michael Morton was finally freed when DNA evidence exonerated him after 25 years in prison; he speaks out in his first interview. As Lara Logan reports, Morton's case is one of a series of high profile wrongful convictions that have cast a harsh light on prosecutors. Novak Djokovic -He's the number-one tennis player in the world. He is a hero to his Serbian people and he has quite a sense of humor.
Sunday, April 1st, 2012
s44e28: Hard Landing/Sugar/Art Market
Hard Landing - Seven thousand employees of the Kennedy Space Center lost their jobs when the final Space Shuttle was launched last July, a loss of income that's hit the local economy hard. Sugar - A prominent doctor who treats childhood obesity believes the high amount of sugar in the American diet, much of it in processed foods, is killing us. And as Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports, new studies seem to support his theory that sugar is toxic. Art Market - Morley Safer visits the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair where prices for contemporary art are spiking upward in a market that's been outperforming stocks since 2003.
Sunday, April 8th, 2012
s44e29: An Imperfect Union/The Sport of Kings/Joy in the Congo
An Imperfect Union - Steve Kroft reports on the debt crisis in Europe, where weaker members of the European Union struggle to pay debt and try to avoid a financial crisis in the Eurozone that could spread to the U.S. The Sport of Kings - Polo is one of the oldest organized sports in the world and its leading star, Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras, plays it with a style befitting his other role as the face of Ralph Lauren's iconic fashion brand, Polo. Joy in the Congo -The Congo's Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra grew from one man's dream to 200 musicians and vocalists providing joy to the poor, bleak capital of Kinshasa. It's now the only symphony orchestra in Central Africa and the only all-black one in the world.
Sunday, April 15th, 2012
s44e30: Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace: "60 Minutes" will devote its entire hour to its beloved colleague and founding correspondent, Mike Wallace, who died on April 7 at the age of 93.
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
s44e31: The Case Against Lehman/Christians of the Holy Land/The Trouble with Treasure
The Case Against Lehman - Steve Kroft talks to the bank examiner whose investigation reveals the how and why of the spectacular financial collapse of Lehman Brothers, the bankruptcy that triggered the world financial crisis. Christians of the Holy Land - Bob Simon reports on the slow exodus from the Holy Land of Palestinian Christians, who say life in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become too difficult. The Trouble with Treasure - Jay Miscovich says he found a cache of emeralds on the bottom of the ocean off of Florida, but it may be years before he can profit from the treasure.
Sunday, April 29th, 2012
s44e32: Hard Measures/Hooked
Hard Measures - The former head of the CIA's Clandestine Service, Jose Rodriguez, talks to Lesley Stahl about the "enhanced interrogation techniques," including waterboarding, used on high-level al Qaeda detainees. The ex-spy was the man behind those techniques that some would consider torture and he defends their use for the first time. Hooked - Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on drug abuse, uses MRI scans on the brains of addicts to show how difficult it is to just say no to drugs and other addictive behaviors, including eating.
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
s44e33: The Raptor/Cleaning Up Whitley County/Michael Phelps
The Raptor - Two pilots who refuse to fly the nation's top fighter jet because of safety and health concerns risk their wings to become military whistleblowers and speak out about the F-22 Raptor. Cleaning Up Whitley County - A corrupt sheriff in a drug-infested Kentucky county who federal authorities initially failed to indict was finally foiled by a pair of twenty-something journalists from the local newspaper. Michael Phelps - The Olympic gold wunderkind is back to a strict training regimen after a lull that included some fun downtime and unimpressive races. He tells Anderson Cooper he's now ready for the London games, where his coach predicts another multiple gold medal effort.
Sunday, November 25th, 2012
s45e9: Free The Children; New York City Ballet; Dereck & Beverly Joubert
The organization Free the Children empowers kids to help others; the New York City Ballet; filmmakers Dereck & Beverly Joubert.
Sunday, March 10th, 2013
s45e22: Lethal Medicine, Sheryl Sandberg, God's Architect
Scott Pelley investigates the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 48 people and sickened hundreds of others; Norah O'Donnell profiles Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; Lara Logan reports on construction of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
Sunday, February 17th, 2013
s45e19: Israel's Iron Dome; World's Largest Civilian Hospital Ship; Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith
Bob Simon reports on Israel's "Iron Dome," a game-changing defense system that the Israeli Air Force says shot down 85 percent of the rockets its enemies fired into the country from nearby Gaza last November. The world's largest civilian hospital ship takes volunteer medical staff to the Third World where they have restored sight to thousands of people suffering from cataracts and returned smiles to victims of facial tumors and cleft palates. Scott Pelley reports. Steve Kroft profiles Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith, who, at 78, has reached new heights of stardom due to the popular PBS series.
Sunday, February 10th, 2013
s45e18: Attack in Algeria; 40 Million Mistakes; Lincoln
Mark Cobb, Steve Wysocki and Nick Frazier, three of the five Americans who survived the al Qaeda attack on an Algerian natural gas facility that resulted in the deaths of 37 foreign workers, recount their ordeals for the first time to Charlie Rose. Howard L. Rosenberg and Julie Holstein are the producers. A Steve Kroft investigation looks into the accuracy of the credit reports that American consumers rely on for credit cards and loans. James Jacoby and Michael Karzis are the producers. 60 Minutes explores the character of Lincoln, the president and the man, as seen through the eyes of the team that made the 12-time Oscar nominated film "Lincoln": best director nominee Steven Spielberg, best actor nominee Daniel Day Lewis and the historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, on whose book the movie was based. Lesley Stahl reports. Ruth Streeter is the producer.
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
s45e20: No Easy Day Lawsuit & SEALs Mark Owen Vs Osama Bin Laden
A former member of SEAL Team 6, known by the pseudonym Mark Owen, recounts the raid that killed the world's most wanted man: Osama bin Laden. Scott Pelley reports.
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s46e7: 210 Days in Captivity, GoPro's Video Revolution, Capturing History
Matthew Schrier's kidnapping, torture and escape from Syrian rebels provides a rare first-hand look into the brutal ways of the extremist rebel factions battling the Syrian dictatorship. Scott Pelley reports. A little, wearable camera is putting its owners in their own movies, doing everything from walking down the street to jumping out of an airplane. Anderson Cooper reports on GoPro, the world's best-selling camera that's revolutionizing the world of video. Meet Henry Grossman, the photographer whose images -- especially of JFK and the Beatles -- remain iconic landmarks of a ripe period in American history. Morley Safer reports.
Sunday, December 15th, 2013
s46e12: Inside the NSA, The Copts
The NSA gives unprecedented access to the agency's HQ and, for the first time, explains what it does and what it says it doesn't do: spy on Americans. The turmoil in Egypt has led to one of the worst persecutions of the country's Coptic Christians in the nearly 2,000-year history of the sect. Bob Simon reports from Egypt.
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
s46e33: Washington's Open Secret, EMERGENCY, Salmon in the Sea
Steve Kroft reports on Washington's open secret: Profitable PACs; then, Clarissa Ward visits a hospital in Sudan that offers free, life-saving surgeries; and, salmon farms: do they help or hurt wild salmon? Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.