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Season 43 Episode 9

November 21, 2010 - The Merchant of Death, Designing Life, Mark Wahlberg

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Nov 21, 2010 on CBS
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November 21, 2010 - The Merchant of Death, Designing Life, Mark Wahlberg

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?


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Mark Wahlberg

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Armen Keteyian

Armen Keteyian

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