Bob Simon presents a retrospective on the life of Nelson Mandela through a collection of personal writings from his years in prison, including a look at his 2010 book Conversations with Myself. Mandela passed away on December 5 at the age of 95.
In a two-part segment, Anderson Coopers talks to former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell about a 2005 battle in Afghanistan which he alone survived. At the time, it represented the largest loss of life for Naval Special Warfare since World War II.
Lisa makes a new best friend, who turns out to be as conservative as Lisa is liberal. When they run against each other for 2nd grade rep, the Springfield Republican Party tries to tip the scales.moreless
Scott Pelley chronicles Matthew Schrier's kidnapping, torture and escape from the hands Syrian rebels after 210 days in captivity.
Anderson Cooper interviews GoPro CEO Nick Woodman, whose camera, the world's best-selling, has created a revolution in video.
Morley Safer profiles freelance photographer Henry Grossman whose photographs, especially of President John F. Kennedy and the Beatles, remain iconic landmarks of a ripe period in American history.
Steve Kroft reports on the federal disability program which, having exploded in size, could become the first federal benefits program to run out of money.
Lara Logan reports on America's first battle against al Qaeda in 1993. Thanks to the film Black Hawk Down, many American know the story. Now, 60 Minutes presents footage never before seen in public, along with eyewitnesses reports on the ambush and recent recovery of the wreckage of Super 6-1.
Anderson Cooper reports on the more than one million near-Earth objects in space big enough to destroy a city. Included is a feature on the meteor which hit Chelyabinsk in Russia on February 15 of this year.
Lesley Stahl reports on the dramatic advancements in facial recognition and how the public proliferation of the technology which is making it more and more difficult to remain anonymous.
Anderson Cooper tells the story of North Koren defector Shin Dong Hyuk, who managed to escape Camp 14 after three generations of brutal punishment endured by his family. Camp 14 is thought to be part of a national prison system which is as brutal as any in the world.
Lara Logan looks at the Michael Jackson legacy. His brand has more income in death than when he was alive, having sold some 50 million albums since his death.
Live from New York, it's... Kenan Thompson!
Sketches include "Politics Nation," "Bengo F*** Yourself," "Xanax for Gay Summer Marriages," "A Depression Story," "New Beginners Flagstaff," "Greg Pulino's Wake," "Hermes," "Shauna and Kirk's Engagement Party," and "Ian Rubbish & The Bizarros."
Kanye West performed "Black Skinhead" and "New Slaves."moreless
Clarissa Ward, on assignment for 60 Minutes, travels to Syria including its largest city, Aleppo, to take a first-hand look at the Syrian civil war which has taken hundreds of lives and destroyed cities. She talks to rebels who, due to a lack of support from the West, are turning Islamic militants who have their own agenda: turning Syria into an Islamic state.
Scott Pelley reports on an alternative to standard justice for veterans who are first time felony offenders. Instead of going to prison, they attend a program that helps them overcome symptoms of war, including PTSD. Upon graduation, their criminal record is expunged. State Judge Marc Carter talks about the program.
In celebration of 50 years of James Bond films, Anderson Cooper profiles the current Bond, Daniel Craig and talks to Barbara Broccoli, whose family has produced every Bond film - dating back to 1962. Anderson also gets a look at some of the memorabilia from the franchise, including a champagne bottle from the first film, Dr. No, and the famous golden gun.
Kathy and her celebrity guest Anderson Cooper discuss about their friendship, his mother, a variety of current topics, and Meredith Morris and Michelle Collins join them on the couch. Anderson helps Kathy find a date for Tiffany, and later joins Maggie for the ending segment.moreless
Anderson Cooper reports on illegal activities at America's cemeteries including exhuming bodies to resell plots, pressurized sales tactics and moving graves without informing families. These practices raise questions around whether or not the multi-billion needs more government oversight.
Bob Simon visits Tel Aviv, Israel's largest city. The city is an oasis of merriment in the increasingly violent and unstable Middle East.
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Scott Pelley reports from Cleveland, where the sheer volume of foreclosures is causing high vacancy rates in some neighborhoods to be so high that the values of occupied homes are being impacted. In order to combat the problem, the city is demolishing once valuable properties.
Anderson Cooper goes on an underwater adventure off coast of Cuba to look first hand at one of the world's most pristine and vibrant coral reefs. But unless mankind is more careful, these reefs, which are already dying, could disappear entirely.
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.
The 44th Season opens with three segments:
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly takes Scott Pelley on a personal tour of the city's anti-terror defenses, which rival most nation's armies.
Lesley Stahl gets inside the growing neo-Nazi movement in America.
Steve Kroft profiles Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central's animated hit South Park.
Tonight Stephen welcomes legendary illusionist David Copperfield.
Steve Kroft reports on the precarious financial conditions many U.S. states are facing.
In a two-part feature, Lesley Stahl reports on the recently discovered phenomenon of "superior autobiographical memory," the ability to recall nearly every day of one's life.
Andy Rooney on why you won't find his belongings for sale!
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In a double length episode, Scott Pelley with Michael Williams, the chief tech on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. What this man has to say about what happened and why is disturbing. Worst of all, how easy it is to happen again.
Also tonight, Bob Simon with Gustavo Dudamel, phenomenal conductor with magnetic personality, wonderful humor and a dedication to bring options of music to inner city kids rather than gangs, drugs and crime. "el Sistema" is a working model of how to help these kids make different choices.
Andy Rooney's essay is on gambling.
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