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Season 45 Episode 25

March 31, 2013 - The Pioneer Hotel Fire, The Lost Boys

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Mar 31, 2013 on CBS
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March 31, 2013 - The Pioneer Hotel Fire, The Lost Boys

Steve Kroft reports on the Pioneer Hotel fire, which occurred on on December 20, 1970 in Tucson, Arizona. The blaze killed 28 people and, despite sketchy evidence, police arrested 16-year old Louis Taylor. Taylor was found guilty of setting the fire and has been in prison for 42 years on 28 counts of murder. The Arizona Justice Project has been looking at Taylor’s case for over than a decade and the case was also investigated by in a joint 60 Minutes and Court TV report in 2002. Modern methods of arson investigation, along with new testimony, have led
In a two-part segment, Bob Simon revisits the story of 3,000 Sudanese refugees who have resettled in the United States. In a story that 60 Minutes has been following for 12 years, their odyssey is traced back to the beginning, when the refugees were forced to flee on foot to escape a Sudanese civil war that destroyed their families and homes.


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