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Season 45 Episode 24

March 24, 2013 - Crackdown in Russia, Blindsided, The Nile Crocodile

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Mar 24, 2013 on CBS
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March 24, 2013 - Crackdown in Russia, Blindsided, The Nile Crocodile

Lesley Stahl profiles Russian female punk protest band Pussy Riot, whose anti-President Vladimir Putin performances, including one in Moscow's largest Orthodox cathedral. Viral videos of their stunts and subsequent stiff prison sentences for some band members have made the group a cause celebre amid the government's crackdowns on democratic rights.
James Brown profiles Brian Banks who, at the age of 27, is hoping to make the NFL despite not having played the game for 10 years. He spent five years in prison for a rape that he pleaded no contest to despite not having committed the crime. Brian spent five years in prison and was later exonerated. After unsuccessfully attending several tryout camps in advance of the 2012 season, Brain is now in negotiations with multiple NFL teams.
Anderson Cooper goes underwater to get a close look at Africa's largest and most feared predator, the man-eating Nile crocodile. He swims with wildlife filmmakers Brad Bestelink and his wife Andy Crawford, who are studying the creatures.


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