60 Minutes

Season 40 Episode 4

October 14, 2007 Blackwater; Supermax Prison; Emerald City of the Middle East

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Oct 14, 2007 on CBS
6.0
out of 10
User Rating
1 votes

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review

Episode Summary

EDIT
October 14, 2007 Blackwater; Supermax Prison; Emerald City of the Middle East
AIRED:
October 14, 2007 Blackwater; Supermax Prison; Emerald City of the Middle East Private contractor security, Blackwater, USA, has been under scrutiny for some time, but no more so than recently. 17 killed, 24 injured when a Blackwater team opened fire after a car bombing last month. Lara Logan interviews Blackwater founder, Erik Prince. In another story tonight, Scott Pelley takes a look at what is called the ‘toughest prison in America’, a Florence, Colorado federal penitentiary. Former warden, Robert Hood provides a rare insight into the prison, some infamous inmates and why some prisoners are in their tiny cells for 23 hours a day. Byron Pitts provides an interesting look at Joel Osteen, a Texas preacher with 42,000 parishioners a week. In what could well be the biggest church on earth, find out what Pastor Osteen thinks of his critics. Finally, Steve Kroft reports on what is called the ‘real’ Emerald City and it’s not in Oz. In the midst of the war torn Middle East, Dubai is a city of modern architecture, incredible wealth and the hopes of ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.moreless

Episode Discussion

Join the discussion of this episode Episode Discussion

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

See All Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions Trivia & Quotes

Season 40 Episodes

See All
Ep 50
September 21, 2008 Cand...
Ep 49
September 14, 2008 Awar...
Ep 48
September 07, 2008 The ...
Ep 47
August 24, 2008 Double ...
Ep 46
August 17, 2008 Exposin...
Ep 45
July 27, 2008 Re-visite...
Ep 41
June 29, 2008 Christian...
Ep 40
June 22, 2008 Al Hurra;...
Ep 39
June 15, 2008 Go to Bed...
Ep 38
June 08, 2008 Deadly Du...
Ep 36
May 25, 2008 Re-visited...
Ep 35
May 18, 2008 Re-visited...
Ep 34
May 11, 2008 Chiquita B...
Ep 33
May 04, 2008 Innocent i...
Ep 32
April 27, 2008 Israeli ...
Ep 31
April 20, 2008 Green Be...
Ep 30
April 13, 2008 Corrupti...
Ep 29
April 06, 2008 Bailing ...
Ep 28
March 30, 2008 Five Yea...
Ep 27
March 23, 2008 Doomsday...
Ep 26
March 16, 2008 Dennis Q...
Ep 25
March 09, 2008 John McC...
Ep 24
March 02, 2008 Clinton,...
Ep 22
February 17, 2008 FDA A...
Ep 21
February 10, 2008 Behin...
Ep 20
February 03, 2008 Fathe...
more