In a two-part segment, Scott Pelley digs into the case against New York Yankee baseball player Alex Rodriguez with a series of interviews with the key players in the process that lead to a season-long suspension. The original suspension was for 212 games and through the arbitration process, it was reduced to 162 games which comprises the 2014 baseball season.
Lesley Stahl looks at the phenomenon of 'total recall' memory, where people can remember what they were doing on any given day in the past. 60 Minutes originally aired a feature on the phenomenon on December 19, 2010, when only six people were known to have the gift.
Lesley Stahl interviews President Obama's national security Susan Rice on wide range of subjects including the Iran, Syria, Benghazi and the NSA leaks.
From October 21, 2012 and September 15, 2013: Rocky Mountain High (Steve Kroft)
Morley Safer interviews Steve Clarkson, the 'quarterback guru' who trains children as young as eight, who one day hope to become National Football League quarterbacks.
In a two-part segment, CBS News' John Miller receives unprecedented access to the halls of the United States National Security Agency and interviews several key staff including its head, General Keith B. Alexander. The segment includes an explanation of what the NSA does and what it says it does not do, including spying on Americans. The segments also look at the damage caused by former contractor Edward Snowden's leaks.
Bob Simon profiles Egyptian's Christians, known as Coptics. The recent turmoil in Egypt has led to one of the worst periods of persecution of the Coptics in its nearly 2,000-year history.
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.
Charlie Rose interviews Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who talks about what the company has become and looks to the future.
Scott Pelley gets a tour of the Capitol Building's dome, which was finished in 1863 and is due for some refurbishing.
From January 13, 2013: Free Diving (Bob Simon)
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.
Lesley Stahl presents an investigative report on Guantanamo Bay.
Scott Pelley profiles custom luxury car manufacturer Lamborghini on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
Armen Keteyian profiles University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban, who has won three of the last four national championships.
Bob Simon examines the decline and bankruptcy of Detroit, which has debts of $18.5 billion. The report includes efforts to revitalize the city.
Morley Safer profiles 15-year old Jack Andraka, winner the of the $100,000 prize at the Intel International Science Fair, who has developed an early test for pancreatic cancer.
Lesley Stahl profiles John Riordon, an assistant bank manager at a Saigon Citibank who risked his life to save 105 of his Vietnamese staff members and their families just days before the 1975 fall of Saigon to the Viet Kong.
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.
Scott Pelley interviews U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the challenges of the day, with a focus on the crisis in Syria and Iran's nuclear program.
Steve Kroft looks at the U.S. mental health system, including severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia, a brain disease that many mass murderers showed symptoms of.
Norah O'Donnell interviews cable TV icon Bill O'Reilly, who says the Holy Spirit inspired him to write his latest book, Killing Jesus.
Charlie Rose interviews Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Scott Pelley talks with U.S. President President Obama regarding the current crisis in Syria.
Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell gives first television interview since his recent retirement to CBS senior correspondent John Miller. He tells of his briefings to President Obama regarding Syria as well as other security issues. He also talks about the Syria situation and his concern that the nation could turn into a terrorist haven.
From October 21, 2012: Rocky Mountain High (Steve Kroft)
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.
Scott Pelley interviews Jessica Buchanan, the American aid worker who recounts her terrifying October 2011 kidnapping, captivity and dramatic nighttime rescue on January 25, 2012 by Navy SEAL Team 6 in the Somali desert.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiles Air Force veteran Mike Haynie, a Syracuse University business professor who created a course that teaches veterans how to start their own businesses.
Charlie Rose interviews Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who shows him a priceless and inspirational da Vinci manuscript.
Law enforcement is taking back the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts, from criminal gangs and drugs by using military counterinsurgency tactics that are used overseas. Lesley Stahl looks at the tactics and the successes achieved using them.
Paul Tudor Jones, with inspiration from a 60 Minutes story in 1986, founded the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York charity for the richest of the rich. Scott Pelley reports on the foundation, which has raised as much as $57 million in one night. The charity has distributed over $1.25 billion to New York's neediest with an emphasis on education.
CBS News Correspondent David Martin, on assignment for 60 Minutes, reports on how tens of thousands of U.S. battlefield veterans are suffering from permanent and/or traumatic brain injuries from concussions incurred in Iraq and Afghanistan. The situation is one which the military is only recently coming to grips with. David also looks at the steps being taken to help veterans.
Scott Pelley interviews Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis regarding the Boston Marathon bombings on Patriot's Day, Monday, April 15, 2013. The subsequent investigation led to the capture and killing of the alleged perpetrators in slightly over 100 hours.
Lara Logan gets a rare glimpse into the lives of bomb-sniffing dogs, who are used domestically for anti-terror operations and in combat zones around the world to protect the lives of American soldiers.
Lesley Stahl gets an in-depth look at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. The museum, currently under construction, is located underground at ground zero in New York. Lesley previews some of its planned exhibits and speaks to the museum's director, president and victim's family members.
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.
Steve Kroft looks into Chinese telecom giant Huawei, a global company whose U.S. Headquarters are in Plano, Texas. Huawei, whose Chinese hierarchy is clothed in secrecy and whose senior executives rarely grant interviews, has been investigated by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee over concerns of being a potential security threat to the United States, government, industry and citizenry.
Lesley Stahl reports on the world's largest eye-wear company, the Italian firm Luxottica, responsible for putting glasses on half a billion people.
Bob Simon profiles singer-songwriter Rodriguez, whose two early-1970's albums were largely ignored in America while thriving in South Africa. A recent documentary on his life entitled Searching for Sugar Man, has helped Rodriguez gain a measure of notoriety in America.
The 45th Season premieres features two stories.
At 11 years, the Afghan campaign is the longest in American history. Lara Logan talks to General James Allen, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, and to President Hamid Karzai on the state of the war on terror.
In a two-part segment, Lesley Stahl interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose autobiography - Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life - is due out on October 1. The former Governor of California discusses his upbringing, marital infidelities and his bodybuilding and Hollywood careers.
Campaign 2012 is examined in depth with separate interviews with the two men vying for the Office of the President. Steve Kroft interviews President Barack Obama and Scott Pelley interviews Governor Mitt Romney on a wide range of topics which are of interest to voters including the economy, jobs, healthcare, national security and the federal budget.moreless
Scott Pelley interviews "Mark Owen," one of the members of Seal Team 6. Owen, who is disguised for his own safety, gives a first-hand account of the raid in Pakistan which resulted in the killing of the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. "Mark" recalls each step of the mission and the preparation he and the nation's elite force made for it in order to give credit to his SEAL comrades and the hundreds of others whose work played a role in the successful mission. The story is presented in four parts and comprises the entire program.moreless
Morley Safer profiles Peter Thiel, a billionaire internet business pioneer who pays students with promising entrepreneurial ideas $100,000 to drop out of college. He sees the controversial program as a viable alternative to what, in his opinion, is a university system that is too expensive and not effective in preparing graduates for success.
Lara Logan reports on the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, a final hope for patients with rare and undiagnosed medical conditions run by Dr. William Gahl's.
Steve Kroft profiles Roger Waters, the creative force behind Pink Floyd and writer of the rock opera The Wall which, at the age of 68, he is still performing around the world.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.
From December 18, 2011 - The Many Meryls (Morley Safer)moreless
In a double-length segment, Lesley Stahl interviews the former head of the C.I.A.'s Clandestine Service, Jose Rodriguez, who talks to about 'enhanced interrogation techniques' used on high-level al-Qaeda prisoners. He defends certain techniques, including waterboarding, that some consider torture.
Morley Safer talks to Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, on the use of MRI brain scans of addicts to demonstrate the difficulty to just no to drugs and other addictions, including eating, smoking and gambling.
Scott Pelley reports on the impact of the end of the Space Shuttle program in which 7,000 employees at the Kennedy Space Center lost their jobs and the devastating ripple effect on local businesses in Brevard County.
Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California at San Francisco, believes the high amount of sugar in the American diet is deadly. His research, supported by new studies from some of the nation's most respected institutions, suggests that sugar is toxic and a contributory factor to cancer, obesity, Type II diabetes, hypertension and even heart disease and stroke.
Morley Safer visits the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair where contemporary art prices have been outperforming the stock market since 2003.
Lesley Stahl profiles House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) regarding political gridlock and his role in it. President Obama has used him as a lightning rod for popular opposition to the Republican agenda in the House.
Alison Stewart, on assignment for 60 Minutes, interviews Sam Eshaghoff about his criminally fraudulent behavior of taking the SAT and ACT college tests and being paid up to $2,500 per test.
From October 2, 2011, Lara Logan profiles free-soloing rock climber Alex Honnold, the subject of the movie Alone on the Wall.
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.