60 Minutes - Season 38

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  • September 17, 2006 Ilegal Gambling; Romo; Howard Stern
    September 17, 2006 Illegal Gambling; Romo; Howard Stern Though internet gambling thrives and legalizing it would mean billions in tax revenue, the opposition to it insists it will only cause more problems. Lesley Stahl reports on a very hot button issue with arguments well put for both sides. In another feature tonight, Scott Pelley talks with Bill Romanowski as this former NFL Linebacker tries to explain his notorious behavior on the field. Also, in an uncommon interview, Howard Stern tells Ed Bradley about his newest ventures (satellite radio) and even opens up a bit about his personal life.moreless
  • September 10, 2006 Five Years Later (Double Episode)
    September 10, 2006 Five Years Later The fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attack on U.S. soil. Tonight is a double episode. The Dust At Ground Zero: Examining the latest victims of 9/11, the rescue workers and others who were exposed to toxic dust on that fateful day. Katie Couric is conducting her first 60 Minutes story with this one. Also, Tuesday’s Children: Scott Pelley follows the families of those killed in the terror attack five years ago, especially the children now living with the loss of a parent.moreless
  • September 03, 2006 AfterShock; Tiger
    September 03, 2006 AfterShock ; Tiger Tonight’s show is a double segment; re-visit When the most recent earthquake hit Pakistan, a group of NY paramedics rallied to go help. Giving up their job (and income), how and why these heroes did it, is explored by Bob Simon. Tiger: Ed Bradley sits down with Tiger Woods and the conversation explores Tiger’s family ties and hopes to add even more branches to the family tree. Let’s not forget that latest, incredible golf game!moreless
  • August 27, 2006 It Takes One To Know One; After Katrina; Gay or Straight?
    August 27, 2006 It Takes One To Know One; One Year Later; Gay or Straight? The one who knows one is Barry Minkow, a con man turned minister who exposes frauds. One Year Later: Byron Pitts with Mayor Ray Nagin and nothing held back. What’s going on now, a year after Katrina? Why is it going so slowly? Gay or Straight (re-visit): Can science predict a person’s sexualitymoreless
  • August 20, 2006 Aging Today; Michael Jordan; 'Submission'
    August 20, 2006 Aging in the 21st Century; Submission; Michael Jordan (episodes aired at different previous dates) The anti-aging product industry is now making billions of dollars per year as baby boomers reach their 60’s and struggle to hang on to their youth. Steve Kroft reports. In “Submission”, Morley Safer interviews Hirsi Ali, the creator of an anti-Koran film that offends Muslims. Michael Jordan with Ed Bradley in a rare and candid interview.moreless
  • August 13, 2006 Irans President; Colbert Report
    PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD – In a double length segment, Mike Wallace with an exclusive (and rare) interview with the president of Iran. COLBERT REPORT - Morley Safer with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "fake news" reporter
  • August 06, 2006 Re-Visited Episode
    A re-visit to a previously aired show GLOBAL WARNING! – Scott Pelley; FATAL1TY - Steve Kroft reports. LIVING LARGE – Morley Safer
  • July 30, 2006 Previous Episode Revisited
    From April 02, 2006 with new commentary/updates Dire Predictions From Osama bin Laden’s Bodyguard; also, What’s Good For America; and, Working 24/7 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.moreless
  • July 23, 2006 Re-visited episode
    WORKING 24/7 Though the digital revolution has allowed people to work from anywhere at anytime, is it really a good thing? Lesley Stahl reports on how this convenience may be causing people to work longer and stress higher. THE AIRPORT ROAD: Lara Logan accompanies soldiers who defended the Baghdad airport highway. THE DINNER SET GANG 20 years of burglary from only the best of homes. Steve Kroft interviews two of the most prolific cat burglers who often did the robbery while everyone was home and eating dinner.moreless
  • July 16, 2006 Re-visit of previous episode
    WHO'S LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? How far is too far for employers to go in monitoring employees conduct? Are personal freedoms at stake? Morley Safer investigates. BURIED IN THE PAST: Scott Pelley looks into the history of two ophaned brothers and the past they share, secreted by the Holocaust. BODE: The bad boy of the slopes or just misunderstood? Bob Simon sits down with Bode Miller and discusses his less than expected performance at the Olympicsmoreless
  • July 09, 2006 Revisited Stories
    39 YEARS, 6 MONTHS, 4 DAYS: Charles Jenkins, the deserter who spent close to 40 years in North Korea, speaks with Scott Pelley about how much of a nightmare his life has been. WAR PROFITEERS? Steve Kroft looks into the $50 billion invested into reconstruction work for Iraq and where has nearly $9 billion gone unaccounted? THE CAPTAIN: Derek Jeter with Ed Bradleymoreless
  • July 02, 2006 Interview with Elian Gonzalez; Al Qaeda’s Town; First Man
    July 02, 2006 (Clip Show of Repeats with some updates) Interview with Elian Gonzalez; Al Qaeda’s Town; First Man Bob Simon interviews an 11 year old Elian Gonzalez who has been home in his native Cuba for five years now, after an emotional battle between the U.S. and Cuba concerning where he should stay. Remember, his mother drowned at sea while illegally crossing into the U.S.; Elian’s father immediately began fighting to get him back to Cuba, while Elian’s U.S.moreless
  • June 25, 2006 The Oil Sands
    4025 (39-35) June 25, 2006 The Oil Sands (Repeat) of January 22, 2006 (4004)
  • June 18, 2006 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming With Sharks
    4024 (39-24) June 18, 2006 Repeat of December 11, 2005 (with new commentary/footage) # 3730 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming with Sharks
  • June 11, 2006 - Plan B, The Hobbit, Mel Brooks on Broadway

    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.

  • June 04, 2006 - Dying to Get In; A Different Kind of Grocery Store; Carl Kiaasen's Miami Herald Columns

    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.

  • May 28, 2006 - Mafia Cops, Wounds of War

    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.

  • May 21, 2006 - I'm Mike Wallace: A 60 Minutes Tribute

    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.

  • May 14, 2006 - The New Boss, The Harlem Children's Zone, Not Ready To Make Nice

    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.

  • May 7, 2006 - Sallie Mae, The Ethanol Solution, John Daly: Golf and Beer

    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.

  • April 30, 2006 - Lethal and Leaking, Priory of Sion, Colbert Report

    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.

  • April 23, 2006 - A Spy Speaks Out, Aging In The 21st Century, The Star In Starbucks

    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.

  • April 16, 2006 - Terror Behind Bars, Too Many Men, Jamie Oliver

    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 9, 2006 Death of a General, The Orphanage, Michelle Wie

    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.

  • April 2, 2006 - Dire Predictions from Osama bin Laden's Bodyguard

    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.

  • March 26, 2006 - Betting On A Fall, Tiger Woods

    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.

  • March 12, 2006 Brutal, Al Qaeda's Town, Gay or Straight?

    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.

  • March 05, 2006 - Is The Price Right?, The Court Martial of Willie Brand, The Prince of Pot

    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?

  • February 26, 2006 - Montana's Coal Cowboy, On The Waterfront, To Walk Again

    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?

  • February 19, 2006 - State of Denmark, Global Warning!, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    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.

  • February 12, 2006 War Profiteers?, A Surplus of Embryos, Wounds of War

    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.

  • February 05, 2006 Network Celebrity Special
    February 05, 2006 60 Minutes is Pre-Empted For Network Celebrity Interview Special
  • January 29, 2006 - The Worst Case Scenario, Prisoner of Pain, Off The Scale

    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?

  • January 22, 2006 - The Oil Sands, Kinky for Governor, Fatal1ty

    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?

  • January 15, 2006 - John Murtha, The Hermit Kingdom, Felicity

    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).

  • January 8, 2006 Gangster Cops?, Sir Howard, Bode Miller

    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?

  • January 1, 2006 - The New Space Race, Fighting AIDS, Immortality

    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.

  • December 25, 2005 - Three Stories of Survival

    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.

  • December 18, 2005 - The Bridge to Gretna; Rendition; Morgan Freeman

    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.

  • December 11, 2005 - Dying To Get In, Rendition, Swimming with Sharks

    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.

  • December 4, 2005 - Chasing The Flu, MS-13, Howard Stern

    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!

  • November 27, 2005 - Plan B. Living Large, James Blake

    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

  • November 20, 2005 - Illegal and Thriving; New Orleans is Sinking; U2

    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.

  • November 20, 2005 - Juiced, A Deal With The Devil, Cirque Du Soleil

    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

  • November 13, 2005 - Aftershock, Burning Rage, Mad Money Man

    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.

  • November 6, 2005 - The Airport Road, The First Man, The Winner

    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.

  • October 30, 2005 - The Outing of Valerie Plame, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Prince Charles

    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.

  • October 23, 2005 - 38 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days; Michael Jordan; Rex

    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.

  • Sunday October 16 - Addicted to Heroin, Bill Romanowski, The Lord God Bird

    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.

  • October 9, 2005 - My FBI, The Dinner Set Gang, NASCAR Family

    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.

  • October 2, 2005 - Chalabi, A Fractured Mind, Elian Gonzalez

    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.

  • September 25, 2005 - The Hostage; The Search for Bin Laden; The Captain

    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