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Season 45 Episode 11

December 9, 2012 - The False Confession Capital, The Race To Save The Tortoise, Hugh Jackman

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Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Dec 09, 2012 on CBS
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December 9, 2012 - The False Confession Capital, The Race To Save The Tortoise, Hugh Jackman
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Byron Pitts reports on two cases of rape and murder in which defendants were coerced into confessing to the crimes even though they did not commit them and there was no physical evidence implicating them. The report focuses on Chicago, the city with the most proven cases of false confession in America.
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Lesley Stahl profiles Eric Goode, a New York entrepreneur whose passion is saving turtles and tortoises. These creatures have been roaming the earth for some 200 million years and are now endangered by poachers who get up to $60,000 per animal.
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Scott Pelley profiles Australian actor Hugh Jackman, who talks about his "role of a lifetime" as Jean Valjean in the film adaption of the musical Les Miserables.

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      • Credits:
        The False Confession Capital
        Produced by: Ira Rosen, Gabrielle Schonder

        The Race To Save The Tortoise
        Produced by: Andrew Metz
        Edited by: Terry Manning
        Camera: Chris Everson, Ian Robbie
        Sound: Anton van der Merwe
        Associate Producer: Jessica Haddad
        Broadcast Associate: Maria Rutan
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        Hugh Jackman
        Produced by: Ruth Streeter
        Edited by: Terry Manning
        Camera: Laurence Curson, Scott Morelli
        Sound: Ben Crane, Ben Hooft
        Associate Producer: Kaylee Tully
        Video from: Australian Broadcasting Company, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

      • In a brief segment at the end of the show, Lesley Stahl presents a follow up to the November 20, 2011 segment called The Pledge.

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