AIRED ON 7/5/2015
Season 48 : Episode 3
AIRS ON 7/12/2015
Season 48 : Episode 4
Steve Kroft investigates Health Management Associates (HMA), America's fourth largest for profit hospital chain. HMA owns 70 hospital in 15 states and faces allegations from doctors that HMA's non-medical staff pressured them to meet admission quotas, regardless of a patient's medical needs.
Anderson Cooper profiles Shin Dong-hyuk, the first defector from North Korea's Camp 14. Shin was born in the camp and escaped at age 23. He tells the story of his escape and talks of the brutality of life in such camps.
Bob Simon profiles Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, two Swiss men who built the only solar-powered plane capable of night-time flight. Their goal is to circumnavigate the globe in 20 days and 20 nights without burning a drop of fossil fuel.
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
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.
Steve Kroft reports on how America's lawmakers can legally buy stock and real estate based on information not available to the public.
David Martin reports on tasers, a non-lethal device that has saved lives and prevented serious injury to suspects and police. But a new study says some authorities use it too quickly, with deadly consequences.
Byron Pitts profiles University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski has turned UMBC into an institution which produces outstanding scientists and engineers, many of whom are minorities.
Lesley Stahl in Iraq with General Ray Odierno who just left his command there about a month ago. Will the U.S. effort work if a land dispute between Iraq and the Iraqi Kurdistan keep mistrust and conflict from ever giving these people any peace?
Next, Morley Safer talks with 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, who are using some of their fortune for good deeds.
And stick around for Andy Rooney's gadgets.
Lesley Stahl talks with Meir Dagan, the former head of the Israeli intelligence service about the possibility of a nuclear Iran.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on the teaching methods of Sal Khan, whose educational website Khan Academy helps millions of students around the world. His teaching methods have become so effective that they may become the future of American education.
Lara Logan profiles the members of Aerosmith who, despite their differences, substance abuse and changing musical tastes, have stayed together for 40 years.moreless
A special program dedicated to Mike Wallace, who died on April 7 at the age of 93. Mike was one of the founders of 60 Minutes and set the tone for the show. He and Harry Reasoner were the initial correspondents when the show debuted in 1968.
In a follow up to a March 6, 2011 story, Scott Pelley returns back to central Florida to interview homeless families who are forced to live in cars.
Morley Safer reports on the real and artificial flavors industry, upon which food manufacturers rely to make their foods and beverages desirable to consumers.
Bob Simon profiles Angelina Jolie, who is making her directorial debut with the film In the Land of Blood and Honey.
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.
In a double-length segment, Steve Kroft sits down with President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in their first joint interview.
Scott Pelley interviews the CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Travis Tygart, who is convinced that Lance Armstrong continued to lie when he confessed to serial doping in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Steve Kroft profiles Sergio Marchionne, who is credited with saving Chrysler through an alliance with Fiat. They paid back their loans to the U.S. Government six years early.
Lara Logan reports on the case of Michael Morton, who was exonerated by DNA evidence after spending 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife. In his first interview, talks about the likelihood that prosecutorial misconduct played a role in his conviction.
Bob Simon profiles world number-one men's tennis player Novak Djokovic, who is the current holder of three of the four Grand Slam titles and began 2012 by winning his first 41 matches.
Lesley Stahl looks into California's three year drought.
Lara Logan reports on Afghanistan's efforts to be rid of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Former CIA operative Henry Crumpton discusses the strategy he feels is now necessary in Pakistan.
From October 11, 2009: The Birdmen (Steve Kroft)
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, Steve Kroft interviews biographer Walter Isaacson, who wrote Steve Jobs authorized biography. The feature includes Jobs telling his story in his own words from over 40 interviews he gave to Isaacson. Among Jobs' revelations are that he refused potentially life-saving surgery on the cancer that recently killed him.
Lesley Stahl reports on special applications for the iPad that allow autistic people to make breakthroughs in communicating, some for the first time.
Scott Pelley profiles U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta who, as head of the CIA, ran the mission that captured and killed Osama bin Laden.
Steve Kroft profiles National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Lara Logan looks at exotic big game hunting in Texas, where people can hunt for some 100 species from places like Africa and Asia.
Steve Kroft reports on a sophisticated computer worm called Stuxnet successfully sabotaged Iran's nuclear program by destroying centrifuges. It is now available to all and its ideas and methods potentially exposed to terrorists or rogue nations who could modify the worm and use it against the United States.
Bob Simon talks to the Archbishop of Dublin regarding the sex abuse crisis in the Irish Catholic Church. The Archbishop is an outspoken critic of the Church and the way the crisis has been handled.
Morley Safer reports on kindergarten "redshirting," the practice of holding children who have late birthdays back one year so they will be among the oldest in instead of among the youngest.
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.
Steve Kroft examines the story behind "Blackwater 61", a plane carrying soldiers and supplies that crashed into a mountain in Afghanistan.
Lesley Stahl reports on an alternative energy source that large corporations in California have been secretly testing.
Scott Pelley returns to Ground Zero to look at why, despite billions spent, none of the buildings and memorial has been completed.
In a double length story, Steve Kroft interviews President Obama about the unmistakable message voters sent in the midterm elections.
Bob Simon profiles boxer Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, winner of world championships in seven different weight divisions.
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.
Lesley Stahl talks to two pilots - Major Jeremy Gordon and Capt. Josh Wilson of the Virginia Air National Guard based at Langley Air Force Base - who have chosen not to fly the nation's top fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, because of safety and health concerns. The two pilots are risking their careers by speaking to 60 Minutes without military approval.
Byron Pitts reports on the work of investigative reporters Adam Sulfridge and Samantha Swindler, who were responsible for the arrest and incarceration of Whitley County, Kentucky's corrupt sheriff, Lawrence Hodge. Working for The Corbin Times-Tribune, the two managed to do what federal authorities could not - building a case to get the sheriff and numerous associates convicted on charges which included money laundering, extortion and distribution of drugs.
Anderson Cooper profiles United States swimmer Michael Phelps, eight-time gold medalist at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Michael talks about the time after Beijing when he stopped training to enjoy life, which included being photographed with a marijuana pipe. He has rededicated himself to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, after which he will retire.
Scott Pelley examines the world of espionage in and the ever increasing role of the Chinese in their attempts to steal America's secrets.
Bob Simon reports from the banks of the Euphrates River, where Armenians claim that some 100 years ago the Turks committed genocide with the deportation and killing of more than a million of their citizens. The Turkish and American governments, however, refuse to call it genocide.
Lesley Stahl profiles Kathryn Bigelow, whose film The Hurt Locker has her in line to possibly become the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director.
Charlie Rose interviews Mark Cobb, Steve Wysocki and Nick Frazier, three of the five Americans who survived the January 16, 2013 terrorist attack on an Algerian natural gas facility. The three-pronged al Qaeda attack resulted in 37 deaths.
An investigative report by Steve Kroft examines the accuracy of credit reports that 200 million American consumers rely on. An eight-year Federal Trade Commission study, due out the day after this segment aired, looks at Experian, TransUnion, Equifax, the three major players in the credit reporting industry. The study says that there is a 20 percent error rate, which translates in 40 million mistakes.
Lesley Stahl examines the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, through the eyes of the team that made the film Lincoln. Featured in the report are director Steven Spielberg, star Daniel Day Lewis and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, on whose book the movie is based. Lincoln has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards.
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
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
Scott Pelley returns to Wilmington, Ohio for the latest on the aftermath of the DHL shut down.
Bob Simon travels to Istanbul, Turkey to interview Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, leader of the 300-million member Orthodox Christian Church.
Morley Safer interviews Alec Baldwin.
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?
From October 04, 2009: The Swindler (Steve Kroft)
Lesley Stahl interviews former president Jimmy Carter about his new book White House Diary. In the book, he admits to mistakes he made and blames Senator Ted Kennedy for delaying comprehensive health care reform.
From January 17, 2010: Football Island (Scott Pelley)
When shots rang out in the Ohio HS, coach Frank Hall ran toward them instead of away, saving an untold number of young lives; then, Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the experts for decades in an art scam that netted him and his partners millions of dollars; and, Liam Neeson speaks about his wife's untimely death, his childhood and how his age is beginning to conflict with his action star roles.moreless
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
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.
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.
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.
Steve Kroft reports on the thriving medical marijuana industry in Colorado which, despite its creation of jobs and revenue, is all against federal law.
Anderson Cooper profiles Greg Smith, whose very public resignation from Goldman Sachs via a The New York Times editorial. He tells Anderson of his motivation behind his actions.
Lesley Stahl profiles Steven Spielberg, Hollywood's most successful filmmaker. Spielberg discusses his new film, an epic historic feature on Abraham Lincoln's quest to abolish slavery.
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).
How safe are our computer systems? The ones that run the water works, power grids and possibly even military arsenals? Steve Kroft reports.
In a two-part segment, Katie Couric profiles Andre Agassi on his the release of his upcoming autobiography Open and his decision to open up about the darkest moments of his life.
Steve Kroft interviews President Obama on a range of topics including the war, troops, bankers getting richer despite doing a bad job and taking bail out money and the recent party crashers at the White House.
Morley Safer profies Dr. Anthony Atala, a researcher who is growing body parts from human cells taken directly from patients for the purpose of producing replacing body parts.
Lesley Stahl profiles Ricky Gervais.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Byron Pitts with Christopher Parsons, a bomb squad National Guardsman who, along with other specialists like him are finding roadside and other deadly bombs before anyone else does.
Lesley Stahl talks with the inspiration behind the lead character in Jurassic Park and reports on famed dinosaur hunter Jack Horner, who is shaking up the paleontology world.
Scott Pelley travels to Southern Iraq, where many biblical scholars place the Garden of Eden, and finds a water world where the 'Marsh Arabs' are recovering from Saddam Hussein's attempt to destroy the 'cradle of civilization.'
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.
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.
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?
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.
Hank - Legendary retired covert CIA Officer Henry "Hank" Crumpton tells his spy stories to Lara Logan, including his role in the early war in Afghanistan as Deputy Director of the CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center.
The Gulen Movement -A worldwide Islamic movement that has inspired scores of public charter schools here in the U.S. is led by a Turkish cleric living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Lesley Stahl reports on Fethullah Gulen and his message of education.
The Role of a Lifetime - "CSI: NY" star Gary Sinise's appearance in "Forrest Gump" helped lead to his humanitarian efforts for disabled veterans like the "Lt. Dan" character he made so memorable in the c film. David Martin reports.moreless
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.
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, multimillion 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, multinational corporation. Tonight, Scott Pelley reports on how Howard Schultz grew a few local stores into the star that is Starbucks.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Steve Kroft reports on the shortcomings of our own government in providing proper equipment, including armored vehicles, for our troops overseas.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
Nearly a year in captivity, Lesley Stahl interviews Roy Hallums.
Steve Kroft explores the latest in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and just how close we may have gotten.
Baseball's Derek Jeter speaks with Ed Bradley
Scott Pelley presents an investigative report on the New England Compounding Center, the source of pain medication that was infected with fungal meningitis. As of this report, the outbreak has killed 48 Americans and sickened hundreds more.
Norah O'Donnell profiles Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about the feminist movement and about her controversial book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
Lara Logan looks at one of the world's most unique churches, the Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain. The building, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí has been under construction since 1883. Pope Benedict XVI visited the church and consecrated it as a Basilica.
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.
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Steve Kroft talks with FBI agents about their 16-year search and eventual capture of mobster Whitey Bulger.
Scott Pelley 60 Minutes gets a rare inside look at revolutionary new therapies which are helping the thousands of veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anderson Cooper profiles best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell.
Lesley Stahl gets a rare view inside Guantanamo Bay prison, where some 164 accused terrorists have been jailed, most for 11 years without charge or trial.
Charlie Rose talks to some of a group of billionaires who have pledged to give at least half their fortunes to charity. The only requirements for membership in the club are to be a billionaire and to pledge to give away at least 50% of your worth. Interviewees include founding members Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates.
Bob Simon reports from the poorest section of Asunción, the capital city of Paraguay, where some residents have fashioned musical instruments and started an orchestra from trash scavenged at a local dump.
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.
Businessman Bill Browder says his life has been threatened as a result of his claims of corruption in the Russian government.
David Martin gets an inside look at what makes the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter the most expensive weapons system in history
Lesley Stahl profiles Cate Blanchett, who is famous for morphing into her roles, but says that each time she worries she won’t pull it off.
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)
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, 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.
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)
Scott Pelley interviews Secretary of State John Kerry, who is dealing with multiple challenges including chemical weapons in Syria, foreign terrorism and a potentially a new relationship with the new president of Iran.
Steve Kroft examines America's mental health system, which may be failing those with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses. Schizophrenia is a brain disease many mass murderers showed symptoms of.
Norah O'Donnell interviews Bill O'Reilly, who talks about his latest book, Killing Jesus.
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 filmBlack 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.
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.
What's widely known in Washington may come as a surprise to the public: members of Congress can and often do use funds donated to their political action committee for personal use like private trips and to hire family members. Steve Kroft reports.
For the first time, Dick Cheney speaks frankly and in detail about the heart disease that plagued him over his entire political career and especially when he was vice president. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Scott Pelley reports on two very different ways two individuals are going about trying to save the endangered humpback whale.
Lara Logan presents and in-depth report on the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last year which killed the U.S. ambassador and three others. The report includes an eyewitness account of the attack.
John Miller, on assignment for 60 Minutes, interviews former Deputy Director of the CIA Mike Morell on a variety of subject at this, one of the most trying times in U.S. history.
Bob Simon goes backstage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and talks with general manager Peter Gelb on his efforts to reinvigorate the art form.
Mike Wallace looks into a hot springs spa that sells expensive "miracle cures" to the sick and elderly.
Mike Wallace interviews Clint Hill, a former secret service agent who shielded Jackie Kennedy seconds after President John F. Kennedy was shot.
Steve Kroft reports on the European debt crisis which, if not contained, would impact the United States. Interviewees include International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde.
Lara Logan profiles Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras, the sport of polo's leading star and the face of Ralph Lauren's Polo fashion brand.
Bob Simon visits the Congo's Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra, a group of 200 musicians and vocalists who perform in the capital city of Kinshasa. Today, it is Central Africa's only symphony orchestra and the world's only all-black orchestra.
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Steve Kroft talks to Anton R. Valukas, Chairman of Jenner & Block and former U.S. Attorney, the bank examiner who investigated the how and why of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history and the trigger behind the world financial crisis. This is Valukas' first interview.
Bob Simon reports on the slow exodus of Palestinian Christians from the Holy Land, who say life in the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become too difficult.
Armen Keteyian reports on Jay Miscovich, who found a cache of emeralds on the bottom of the ocean off the coast of Key West, Florida worth millions.moreless
Scott Pelley reports on a program run by Joe Carbone, president and CEO of WorkPlace Inc., called Platform to Employment which is designed to help the long term unemployed back into the workforce.
Lesley Stahl profiles Dr. Irving Kirsh, a Harvard psychologist who says anti-depression drugs are not much better than placebos, especially for the mildly to moderately depressed, something that is heavily disputed by psychiatrists and the pharmaceutical industry.
Bob Simon profiles chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, the number one chess player in the world.
Scott Pelley reports on Duke University oncologist Dr. Anil Potti, an Indian-born Rhodes Scholar who manipulated data in his study of a breakthrough cancer therapy and fooled not only Duke itself, but also 112 patients who signed up for the treatment and top medical journals. It is one of the largest medical frauds in history.
Byron Pitts reports on the demand for gold in India, which accounts for an amazing 32 percent of the worldwide market for the precious metal with wedding jewellery driving roughly 50 per cent of the demand. The Indian Dream of owning gold is akin to the American Dream of owning a home
Anderson Cooper profiles 23-year old British singing sensation Adele, whose second album sold over 17 million copies worldwide and has put her in line for six Grammys. She talks about recent laser vocal cord surgery to remove a polyp that threatened her career.
Morley Safer profiles three famous ladies.
From June 7, 2009 - Dolly
From May 17, 2009 - Anna Wintour
From December 18, 2011 - The Many Meryls
Scott Pelley reports on the latest on the status and availability of the H1N1 vaccine.
Lara Logan reports on a high ranking member of Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, who maneuvered his way to the front of the line in the U.S. for a liver transplant.
Lesley Stahl reports on how major movies are pirated, in some instances prior to being releassed in movie theaters.
Steve Kroft examines the $60 billion a year Medicare and Medicaid fraud industry.
Katie Couric reports on the lack of attention paid to combating epilepsy.
Byron Pitts profiles Tyler Perry, who started his own studio in Atlanta and produced the popular movie series Madea.
Scott Pelley on the Center for Disease Control's report that Swine Flu (the H1N1 virus) is targeting people who would normally be safe.
Lesley Stahl files a follow up report on the incredible invention of John Kanzius, a cancer fighting machine that sidesteps the side effects of chemo or radiation.
Anderson Cooper interviews Drew Barrymore, who has gone from child star to producer to movie director.
Scott Pelley spends time with a U.S. Marine company in Afghanistan. They were deployed as part of President Obama's troop buildup.
Bob Simon reports on new that studies show athletes, especially professional football players, who suffered many blows to the head, became brain damaged.
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.
Steve Kroft interviews New York attorney Marc Dreier, who has scammed some $400 million and earned the nickname the 'mini-Madoff.'
Lesley Stahl reports on the possible dangers of coal ash.
Scott Pelley reports from Kenya, the site of the great wildebeest migration.
Steve Kroft reports on how many Americans spend their last days in an intensive care unit, subjected to uncomfortable machines or surgeries to prolong their lives at enormous cost.
Bob Simon talks to Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari who was recently freed after four months of interrogation and torture at the hands of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
Morley Safer interviews with James Cameron on his newest 3D sci fi fantasy movie, Avatar.
Steve Kroft with Bradley Birkenfeld, a Swiss banker who exposes how some Americans evade taxes by hiding their money in Swiss bank accounts. This has been known for decades, but not until this whistle blower was anything ever able to be traced.
Byron Pitts reports on the impacts of two wars and a recession have had on the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. Claims have significantly increased, slowing the large bureaucracy and frustrating many veterans.
African elephants with language? Experts not only have this to be true, but are putting together a sort of elephant translation-dictionary. Bob Simon in Central Africa for this absolutely incredible story.
Byron Pitts with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne in the latest efforts for citizens of Haiti.
Also, Scott Pelley in American Samoa trying to shed light on why this small territory produces more NFL players than anywhere else.
Finally, Penelope Cruz sits down with Charlie Rose.
In 43rd Season premiere, the 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 the 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.
From November 15, 2009: The Deadliest Weapon (Byron Pitts)
From January 10, 2010: Resurrecting the Extinct (Lesley Stahl)
From May 17, 2009: Anna Wintour (Morley Safer)
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Steve Kroft reports on the "echo boomers," children of the the baby boomers, born between the early 1980s and the early 1990s and numbering 80 million strong.
Steve Kroft explores what is believed to be behind the "Mini Market Crash" of spring 2010 when the stock market took a 600 point dive in a matter of minutes. A computer trading method, "high frequency trading" is thought to be behind it with thousands of trades possible in less than a second. Learn how it's done tonight.
Up next is Bob Simon with the very private Nelson Mandela as he shares some of his memoirs, including from the decades he spent in prison fighting for the end of apartheid.
In our final story, Anderson Cooper with a candid and rare interview with Eminem.
Scott Pelley starts tonight with a timely story about ever rising anger in America over the economy. Newton, Iowa residents up in arms over a major factory shut down only to see it reopen in Mexico.
In our second story, Lesley Stahl interviews former White House budget director David Stockman, who favored tax cuts but now supports a one-time surtax on the rich.
Finally, Bob Simon getting it straight from the horse's mouth - sort of. He interviews jockey Mike Smith about a horse named Zenyatta, heralded as the potentially "greatest thoroughbred in racing history". If she wins the Breeder's Cup this year, she will have her 20th victory and an undefeated career.
Scott Pelley with the plight of America's unemployed, even after benefits have been extended to a record breaking 99 weeks.
Jane Goodall changed the way the world viewed chimpanzees. Tonight, with Lara Logan and the film crew, Goodall takes us back to where it all began, 50 years ago.
Also tonight, Steve Kroft with the hugely popular BBC hit Top Gear, a TV show about cars. Find out why it's such a hit.
Lesley Stahl profiles Congressman John Boehner (R-Ohio) who will become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives in January 2011.
Steve Kroft reports on Brazil and its flourishing economy.
Scott Pelley interviews Jerry Jones, owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys.
Tonight's features include Scott Pelley's interview with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on pressing economic issues and Lesley Stahl's two-part interview with Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Andy Rooney's essay is on saving everything.
Anderson Cooper reports on the Afghan National Police force, which is more important to the country's security than the army. But despite improvements there are significant problems within its ranks.
Lesley Stahl takes a look at the rehearsal and production ofSpider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which is the most ambitious and expensive Broadway musical in history.
In a very rare opening into the workings of the U.S. Supreme Court, retiring Justice John Paul Stevens sat down with Scott Pelley for a series of interviews over the summer to share some thoughts on his 35-year tenure on the Court.
Bob Simon reports on the March 2011 tsunami's destruction of the Japanese town of Otsuchi and its bond to the town of Fort Bragg, California.
Lara Logan profiles free-soloing rock climber Alex Honnold, the subject of the movie Alone on the Wall.
Morley Safer interviews 92-year old Andy Rooney, who is making his final regular appearance on the program.
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.
Steve Kroft reports on his 18-month investigation into a 47-year old murder in a Mississippi town.
Morley Safer tours the Vatican Library, which holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man.
Bob Simon profiles St. Louis Cardinals' slugger Albert Pujols.
In our first story, Armen Keteyian reports on arms dealer Viktor Bout, also known as the "merchant of death" faces charges in America after finally being nabbed by the DEA. The agents responsible for capturing him talk about Viktor's cold, heartless and unconscionable arming of terrorists, including getting weapons into the hands of children.
In our second story, Steve Kroft profiles microbiologist J. Craig Venter who, with his team of scientists, mapped the human genome and created what he calls "the first synthetic species."
Finally tonight we have Mark Wahlberg sitting down with Lara Logan. Though he infrequently speaks about it, Wahlberg was an up and coming, real life thug in Boston before ending up acclaimed in Hollywood. How did he go from nearly killing someone in a criminal act, to, well, acting?
Morley Safer interviews Lori Andrews, a professor of law who insists your genes are yours alone. Another lawyer, who is also a molecular biologist, insists that biotech gene patents benefit society as a whole.
In our next story, Bob Simon reports on Ugandans dying of HIV and AIDS, in a country where the vast majority of people cannot afford or access to necessary medications, are now finding hope in a program, started by President George W. Bush, helping to alter tragic outcomes.
Also tonight, Leslie Stahl looks at how tobacco companies are trying to stay afloat as the number of smokers declines with smokeless products.
FBI & CIA officer, Nada Prouty was on the trail of terrorists for years before being branded a traitor and spy. Scott Pelley with the first media interview she's conducted since being targeted by national security investigations and nicknamed, "Jihad Jane"
Next up, Steve Kroft with a man who insists there's a lot of luck behind his making it big in his lifetime. Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia's richest 'oligarch' is now talking about making the New Jersey Nets a New York based team. With his billions of dollars, mega boats, cars and nearly everything he touches prospering, it seems strange that he attributes it to being in the right place at the right time - and 8 Russian party girls.
Finally, 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.
Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel talks with Katie Couric about what it's like to be the man who is consistently in the middle of all presidential decisions and tough, unpopular choices, not the least of which being the new health care reform.
In our second story, Scott Pelley reports on the current situation with Haiti's earthquake victims, the most tragic being the children. We've heard about the attempts to steal the kids that desperate parents give up with hopes for a better chance at survival, but what about those left in a form of legal slavery there?
Finally, Lesley Stahl with pro tennis doubles champs, identical twins who have convinced their opponents that a psychic connection explains how they know what each other are doing or going to do.
Our first story is a double length feature with a different look at the Wall Street mess. Michael Lewis, former bond trader and best selling author talks with Steve Kroft on the current status on Wall Street, including why big bonuses continue to be paid.
Also tonight, Lesley Stahl with Derek Paravicini, who despite severe disabilities is a renowned musical savant.
Leslie Stahl talks with David Kris, head of the National Security Division at the Justice Department about Iran's nuclear capabilities and how some their uranium enrichment equipment may have come from America..
Scott Pelley gets an inside look at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Morley Safer reports that despite over a year of news coverage on Bernard Madoff's multibillion dollar Ponzi, similar scams are still thriving.
Lara Logan was given unprecedented access to a team of Army Green Berets, ODA 7215, whose job it is to train Afghan soldiers to protect their homeland. The 60 Minutes team "lived with them, trained with them and went to battle with them" for 2 1/2 months.
Bob Simon interviews Olympic snowboarder U.S. Shaun White as he prepared for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
Steve Kroft profiles award winning performer Beyonce Knowles, best known only by her first name.
Steve Kroft talks with Director of Homeland Security Richard Stana on the status of the multi-billion-dollar "virtual fence" being built at the U.S.-Mexican border.
Anderson Cooper's report looks at behind-the-scenes issues from the Republican and Democratic camps during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Lesley Stahl reports on advances in sustaining endangered species and maybe day even resurrect some that have died out by using DNA technology.
In a double-length report, Steve Kroft interviews John Gotti Jr. in his first extended television interview about growing in the mafia lifestyle and being the son of "The Dapper Don."
Bob Simon reports on the landmark discovery of a nearly 2 million year old hominid skeleton in South Africa.
In our first story, a double sized episode with Scott Pelley and hidden cameras exposing the heartless, low down and completely fraudulent stem cell snake oil sales pitches that rob sick people and their loved ones of hope and a lot of money.
Also tonight, Katie Couric with Al Pacino. His latest role as Dr. Jack Kevorkian, "Dr. Death" was actually fashioned by his studying the 1998 Mike Wallace interview with the actual Kevorkian. How does Pacino feel about the role and the subject itself, medically assisted suicide or euthanasia for people?
Tonight, Lesley Stahl explores the how and why behind American born and raised individuals joining terrorist "jihads".
Also, Katie Couric reports on the overwhelming use of "smart drugs" in our nation's schools and universities.Finally, Byron Pitts from San Francisco where the Bay Bridge is being rebuilt and fitted for the "big one".
Byron Pitts reports on the earthquake preparedness of the Bay Bridge, which collapsed during the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta quake.
Steve Kroft reports on Jon Stewart and his Daily Show on Comedy Central. Jon has done more than anyone to make fake news popular and his coverage of the 2004 election won him a Peabody Award.
Steve Kroft presents a three part interview with John Gotti, Jr., son of the late John "Teflon Don" Gotti. Topics include growing up with his father whom he strove to please by living a life of crime, how he betrayed his father by leaving the mob and, with the end of his court case in December 2009, adjusting to being a free man ay his home on Long Island with his wife and six children.moreless
Our first story is a must see for anyone who owns or has ever used plastic. That means everyone. Lesley Stahl investigates phthalates, chemical compounds found in many plastics. Just how safe, or how dangerous are they?
In our next story, Byron Pitts with a look at the SEED school. Inner-city kids with a live in option for education.
Finally, here's the man to thank or blame it all on: Martin Cooper, inventor of the cell phone talks, in person, with Morley Safer.
Immigrants trying to get into the U.S. by any means will often end up giving their lives in the attempt. Hundreds of John and Jane Doe's are buried not too far from where they drown crossing "The All American Canal". Scott Pelley reports.
An entirely new look at cooking with José Andrés who deconstructs the chemistry of food and flavors in ways you'd never expect or even believe. Anderson Cooper reports (and eats).
Finally, Steve Kroft interviews Conan O'Brien in his first interview since his being ousted from the Tonight Show in order to make it possible for Jay Leno to return after failing miserably in a different time slot. Conan tries, but doesn't always hold back how he's feeling.
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.
Steve Kroft with a shocking report on American citizens in training to become a terrorist against their own country. The 'Times Square Bomber' is far from the only one out there.
In our second story, Scott Pelley on the Hillary Clinton's heels as she goes about her usual duties and delves into her biggest focuses with regard to foreign policy.
Finally, Morley Safer looks at the newest trend of "walking away" from homes with mortgages far higher than their value. One former such home owner is now showing others how to cut their losses and just 'walk away'.
Scott Pelley talks to General John Allen, the man in charge of the war in Afghanistan, which hits the 10 year mark. As guerrilla tactics are still exacting a high human toll, Gen. Allen says that some U.S. troops will need to be there longer than most Americans thought.
In a double length segment, Morley Safer looks at the troubled life of artist Vincent van Gogh through the eyes of Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, whose exhaustive investigation produced the biography Van Gogh: The Life. The authors say their research strongly indicates van Gogh may not have taken his own life.
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.
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.
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.
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.moreless
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
Ed Bradley investigates the incident where hundreds of evacuees were actually prevented from crossing a bridge into a safer area of Louisiana by being fired on by law enforcement.
The recent exposure of tactics by our CIA to transfer prisoners to countries with torture interrogations.
Mike Wallace interviews Morgan Freeman about his varied and well respected life.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Osama bin 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.
This is a two hour episode of '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.
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.
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?
Medicare spirals toward bankruptcy despite ongoing gov't attempts to make it right. Steve Kroft reports on what is going wrong and what needs to be done.
There are maybe 5,000 tigers still wild in the Indian jungles. There were 100,000 not that long ago. If there isn't a solution found for the ongoing poaching and encroachment into their natural habitat, the only tigers that may be left are those in the zoos. Scott Pelley examines this devastation.
Lesley Stahl examines the "Lonliest People". Children who are shuttled place to place in the foster care system, stranger to stranger are now trying to placed with actual family members who are safe and familiar.
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!
A replay of the July 3, 2010 program featuring:
From January 3, 2010: The Secret Language of Elephants (Bob Simon).
From October 04, 2009: The Great Migration (Scott Pelley).
From November 15, 2009: B-Rex (Lesley Stahl).
Scott Pelley talks to drug company whistle-blower Cheryl Eckard about her experience in trying to fix problems at a pharmaceutical factory which lead her to become a key figure in a federal lawsuit
In a two-part feature, Morley Safer travels with American jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, who shares his love of Jazz music.
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 April24, 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.
Scott Pelley reports on Dan Ecklund, who offers to treat cerebral palsy with a quality of stem cell that could actually be endangering patients. In truth, stem cells have not proven to be the magic cure-all for incurable illnesses that many Internet sites claim.
Lara Logan reports on five sets of brothers in the Marine Reserves who fought to be able to fight together on the front lines in Afghanistan.
Lesley Stahl reports from France and Italy where truffle hunters search for white truffles, which can sell for as much as $3,600 a pound. Due to their great value, a mafia-like attitude and a black market has emerged allowing an influx of inferior Chinese truffles, all of which contribute to the dilution of this lucrative market.
Lesley Stahl interviews 31-year old Andrew Mason, founder and CEO of Groupon, the multibillion dollar Internet coupon company that, according to Forbes, is the fastest growing company in the world.
Bob Simon profiles the tiny and wealthy Middle Eastern nation of Qatar, whose 250,000 citizens are the richest in the world. The nation has no income taxes and free health care, education and electricity. The country is home to the Arab world's only independent television news station, Al Jazeera, which is seen as a large influence in launching the Arab Spring.
Morley Safer profiles Jake Barnett who, at 13 years of age, is attending college and tutoring his much older fellow students. The math and science genius was already taking college courses at the age of eight.
From October 4, 2009: The Great Migration (Scott Pelley)
From January 3, 2010: The Secret Language of Elephants (Bob Simon)
From October 24, 2010: Jane Goodall (Lara Logan)
The Great Migration and The Secret Language of Elephants were also replayed on December 26, 2010 as part of 60 Minutes Presents: Into The Wild.
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.
Scott Pelley profiles Elon Musk, the first private citizen to launch a space vehicle into orbit and recover it. He is the founder of SpaceX and hopes to become the first private venture to put a person into orbit.
In a double-length segment, Lesley Stahl reports on Face Blindness, known medically as Prosopagnosia. It is a condition that keeps people from remembering faces, even those of family members. Some studies estimate that as many as one in 50 people may be afflicted with Prosopagnosia. Lesley also interviews 'super recognizers,' people who never forget a face, no matter how long ago they saw it.
Lesley Stahl reports from under the city of Jerusalem where a controversial archeological dig has become a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Scott Pelley reports on an annual encampment in San Diego where homeless veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan into the recession can find hope, help and services.
Morley Safer reports on a 100-year-old film that was made on San Francisco's Market Street just days before the 1906 earthquake.
The 42nd Season opens with the following segments:
David Martin talks to General Stanley McChrystal, the man tasked with turning things around in Afghanistan. He tells David that the spread of violence in Afghanistan was more than he expected and talks about some the challenges he faces.
Irving Picard is the man in charge of recovering assets from the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme and returning some of his victims lost investments. He tells Morley Safer that there is still about $18 billion out there that he hopes to recover and that it won't be easy.
Many famous stars like Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elvis Presley are dead and now but, as Steve Kroft reports, all are very much alive when it comes to generating income for their estates.