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  • September 21, 2008 Candidate Debate; 40th Anniversary and in HD
    September 21, 2008 Candidate Debate; 40th Anniversary and in HD A flurry of firsts on tonight's show: Steve Kroft with Obama and Scott Pelley with McCain with the most candid look and interviews. The economy to healthcare, energy to the war – it all gets put on the table tonight. Another first is that tonight is 60 Minutes 40th anniversary broadcast and the first broadcast in High-Definition.moreless
  • September 14, 2008 Award Winning Episode
    September 14, 2008 Award Winning Episode Steve Kroft with a story presented together with The Washington Post, that won television's highest awards since broadcast in November '07: Government errors nationwide causing wrongful convictions, releases of criminals without notification of their victims and a massive amount of other slip ups that just should never happen in this modern era. Also tonight, Antonin Scalia, called 'a maverick on a mission'. Lesley Stahl follows up on a report from April (this is a double length segment)moreless
  • September 07, 2008 The War Within; Alec Baldwin; The King of Sushi
    September 07, 2008 The War Within; Alec Baldwin; The King of Sushi Bob Woodward with Scott Pelley about his latest book with an inside look at the White House. You might not know what you think you know about Bush's strategies and input from his closest advisors. With everything very public about Alec Baldwin's divorce and custody battle, you'll be amazed at what Morley Safer uncovers in his candid interview with Baldwin himself about the subject. The King of Sushi is bluefin tuna. Bob Simon reports on how demand for this popular fish and methods of capture are endangering future fish.moreless
  • August 24, 2008 Double Segment: Civilians Killed In Iraq; Dennis Quaid's Twins
    August 24, 2008 Double Segment: Civilians Killed In Iraq; Dennis Quaid's Twins Scott Pelley with a Peabody award winning story about the worst single killing by American troops since Vietnam. Women and children dead, American troops responsible. Marine Staff Sergeant, Frank Wuterich is charged with murdering 18 civilians, including women and babies. His explanation is probably what garnered the award this story won after airing in '07. Also tonight, Steve Kroft with Dennis Quaid and the story about the medical mistake that nearly took the lives of his two newborn babies. How many non-celebrity victims are there?moreless
  • August 17, 2008 Exposing a Spy; Congo Civil War; da Vinci's Secret Katie Couric with Valerie Plame Wilson, the spy who was exposed by her own country in a leak hear 'round the world. CNN's Anderson Cooper uncovers the most heinous, vile of crimes used as a weapon of war: Rape in the Congo. Finally, Morley Safer in Florence, Italy looking for treasure. Is there a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece mural underneath what we see on this wall?moreless
  • July 27, 2008 Re-visited Episodes
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    July 27, 2008 Re-visited Episodes Steve Kroft with John Martorano, assassin who promised Ed Bradley (before he died) that he'd do this interview. NASA's Mars mission and possible return to the moon. Bob Simon reports. Scott Pelley with Bruce Springsteen.
  • June 29, 2008 Christian Persecution in Iraq; Gene Genealogy; Will Smith
    June 29, 2008 Christian Persecution in Iraq; Gene Genealogy; Will Smith Scott Pelley on the persecution of Christians in Iraq and the tragedy thousands suffer for their beliefs. In our second story, the newest trend of having our genealogy traced via DNA testing. How surprising results may bring the most unlikely of families together. Lesley Stahl reports. Finally, Will Smith with Steve Kroft in an enjoyable and enlightening interview that will only endear this young actor even more.moreless
  • June 22, 2008 Al Hurra; Plumpynut; Scarce Salmon
    June 22, 2008 Al Hurra; Plumpynut; Scarce Salmon Scott Pelley reports on the "Al Hurra", a Bush Administration creation for pro-American news broadcast in the Middle East. Instead of being a positive influence, it turns out to be terribly mismanaged and barely supervised. Half a billion dollars wasted? In a follow up to a previously aired stored, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper follows the miracle food that can save countless numbers of starving children. Why isn't Plumpynut being mass produced? Finally, in 2000 outlines were offered to save Pacific Northwest salmon. Lesley Stahl reports about why recovery of these valuable fish is now more out of reach than ever and estimated to cost nearly $10 billion to put in effect.moreless
  • June 15, 2008 Go to Bed; The Happiest Country
    June 15, 2008 Go to Bed; The Happiest Country Tonight's first segment is a double length revisited story about what we all know, but continue to ignore: Getting a good night's sleep. Lesley Stahl presents this story with some interesting findings by sleep researcher, Matt Walker. In our second story, Morley Safer revisits Little Denmark. A country of 5 ½ million people who are reportedly the happiest in the world. A fun and very entertaining piece worth seeing.moreless
  • June 08, 2008 Deadly Dust; Howard Hughes Medical; Mega Church
    June 08, 2008 Deadly Dust; Howard Hughes Medical; Mega Church Scott Pelley examines what's behind combustible dust like the latest in a sugar factory (Savannah, GA) where 13 died and many injured. Why aren't safety measures in place? This report is sure to surprise. In our second report, Lesley Stahl follows up on a 2003 report about the legacy of good of Howard Hughes in the medical institute that was initially meant for the billionaire himself. Finally, Byron Pitts reported on the mega-churches gaining popularity these days. 16,000 seats, often filled and still criticisms about not doing enough.moreless
  • May 25, 2008 Re-visited episodes
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    May 25, 2008 Re-visited episodes Bob Simon with the story of Alton Logan, the innocent man who languished in prison for 26 years while two lawyers knew the truth and didn't tell. Steve Kroft in Stockton, CA, the foreclosure leader in the U.S. with a hard look at how greed led to the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. Morley Safer with a report on the newest generation entering the workforce, the "millennials" (1980-1995). These kids never learned to lose graciously or had limits enforced; coddled and indulged, they are not proving to be the longest lasting or best employees.moreless
  • May 18, 2008 Re-visited episodes: Iraqi Refugees; Slice of Paradise; Bon Jovi
    May 18, 2008 Re-visited episodes: Iraqi Refugees; Slice of Paradise; Bon Jovi Iraqui's Helping Americans: Scott Pelley examines the atrocities and injustice Iraqui's receive after risking life and limb, quite literally, to aid American efforts. Slice of Paradise: See exclusive, first time ever footage of a very rare bird's mating ritual. Bob Simon is one of very few people with a news crew who has ever visited this remote Indonesian paradise. Also, Steve Kroft with Bon Jovimoreless
  • May 11, 2008 Chiquita Banana Murders? U.S. Prisons; Alec Baldwin
    May 11, 2008 Chiquita Banana Murders? U.S. Prisons; Alec Baldwin Very interesting story with Steve Kroft about how, in the jungles of Columbia, murderous paramilitary forces may be at least partially funded by the company that brings you those bananas on your kitchen table. In our second story, Scott Pelley with Washington Post reporters Amy Goldstein and Dana Priest with their investigation into some hugely neglectful conditions in U.S. Government run prisons. Finally, Morley Safer with Alec Baldwin. No holds barred, Alec discusses the infamous voice mail he left his daughter and even his feelings about running for office.moreless
  • May 04, 2008 Innocent in Jail; Tilman's Truth; Dr. Farmer
    May 04, 2008 Innocent in Jail; Tilman's Truth; Dr. Farmer Scott Pelley reports on James Woodard, the longest serving inmate who was proven innocent with DNA evidence. It raises the question as to how many others are really innocent and in jail. Also tonight, the mother of Pat Tillman, the NFL star who became an Army Ranger. Initially his tragic death was reported to be while acting in heroism. The subsequent discovery that he was killed when his own men accidentally shot him opened the floodgates of questions. Why did the military lie and was there blatant negligence ? Katie Couric reports. Finally, meet Dr. Paul Farmer. This health care provider created a workable and successful charitable medical service in Haiti (Partners in Health). Now grown to touch nine countries and employing 6,000, Byron Pitts reports about how Dr. Farmer feels about the lives saved and the ones still needing saving.moreless
  • April 27, 2008 Israeli Air Force Ready; Antonin Scalia vs Supreme Court (double segment)
    April 27, 2008 Israeli Air Force Ready; Antonin Scalia vs Supreme Court (double segment) Bob Simon reports on the preparedness of the Israeli Air Force even though the furor has let up over Iran's president's statement about wiping Israel "off the map". The Israeli Air Force's Major General Eliezer Shkedy believes the threat is ever present and they're ready. In our next story, Lesley Stahl interviews the US Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. When the Bush v Gore 2000 decision is raised he states, clearly, "Get over it". When it comes to the US Constitution, he wants it more closely observed as written. Pretty much nothing is left undiscussed, including his personal life. Interesting interview. Andy Rooney on Pope watch.moreless
  • April 20, 2008 Green Berets; Gastric Bypass; Missing da Vinci
    April 20, 2008 Green Berets; Gastric Bypass; Missing DaVinci Lara Logan interviews Green Berets who suffered a particularly vicious attack by hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. How they stood ground for two days, hugely out numbered and won the battle. Next, just how safe is gastric bypass surgery ? Dr. Eugenia Calle tells Lesley Stahl that incidents of cancer increase with weight gain, so is gastric bypass a potential cancer preventative? There are even more surprising benefits than this. Finally, Morley Safer reports on the disappearance of a Leonardo da Vinci mural in Florence, Italy. Did it really just fade away? Plus Andy Rooney, going nowhere.moreless
  • April 13, 2008 Corruption In Iraq; Kanzius Machine; The Future of Classical Music
    April 13, 2008 Corruption In Iraq; Kanzius Machine; The Future of Classical Music Steve Kroft with a candid although perhaps not that surprising report on corruption in Iraq. What may be the shocking part of this story is where that corruption is being found most of all. In our next story, you are certain to be amazed at the Kanzius machine, a promising and so far effective weapon in the war against cancer. Lesley Stahl interviews John Kanzius, a former t.v. exec who, when diagnosed with leukemia, set out to cure it. Finally, Bob Simon reports on a phenomenal youth orchestra in Venezuela that is world renowned. Gustavo Dudamel, one of the success stories from this innovative and progressive system is going on to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic.moreless
  • April 06, 2008 Bailing Out Wall Street; Why War?; Mission to Mars
    April 06, 2008 Bailing Out Wall Street; Why War?; Mission to Mars Lesley Stahl reports on China Investment Corp's Wall Street bailout in recent months. Gao Xiging gives his first interview as president of the corporation and explains why they did it. Remarkably candid interview, unusual for China. Next, Steve Kroft talks with Douglas Feith, one of the top Pentagon defense team members during the 2001-05 U.S. invasion of Iraq. Find out why he says war is necessary. Finally, Bob Simon with some amazing pictures of the red planet and why NASA feels a manned mission to Mars shouldn't be too far off. There is also an update tonight on "The Prosecution of Governor Siegelman"; this and Andy Rooney on 60 Minutes.moreless
  • March 30, 2008 Five Years; The Gore Campaign; Stat Man
    March 30, 2008 Five Years; The Gore Campaign; Stat Man There is no doubt that Guantanamo Bay is a horror show complete with torture tactics that most of us won't even allow ourselves to imagine. So imagine being an innocent man at Guantanamo. For five of the longest years of your life. Scott Pelley reports. Lesley Stahl with Al Gore and a passion about global warming that admittedly didn't seem to be in him for his presidential bid. Just when you thought you knew Al Gore, this will surprise you. In our third story, meet Bill James. As Morley Safer discovers, this man never played professional baseball, or even close, but has been designated a very key player for the Boston Red Sox. Find out how, tonight on 60 Minutes.moreless
  • March 23, 2008 Doomsday Vault; Brother of Jesus; David Beckham (previous stories re visited)
    March 23, 2008 Doomsday Vault; Brother of Jesus; David Beckham (previous stories re visited) Scott Pelley discusses the 'Doomsday Vault', off the coast of Norway, near the North Pole, it contains a wealth of seeds that will be key to regrowing the planet if devastation occurs. Tonight's second story concerns Bob Simon's investigation into a reported discovery of an ossuary that held the bones of Jesus' brother, James. Highly controversial claim. Also, David Beckham interviews with Anderson Cooper.moreless
  • March 16, 2008 Dennis Quaid; Are You Sleeping?
    March 16, 2008 Dennis Quaid; Are You Sleeping? An exclusive interview with Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly about the nearly fatal error when their newborn twins were given too much of the wrong medicine by the hospital. Steve Kroft reports. In this double-length segment, we hope we're not keeping you up, though it might be worth it just this once. Lesley Stahl does a story about how lack of sleep is one of the newest links to illness, even obesity.moreless
  • March 09, 2008 John McCain; Innocent Murderer; The Ichan Lift
    March 09, 2008 John McCain; Innocent Murderer; The Ichan Lift Tonight Scott Pelley interviews John McCain about how his popularity has risen in the year since his last sit-down with him. Get a sneak peek into the upcoming campaign strategies the may be in place for either Clinton or Obama. Also, it's not unheard of to hear murderers languishing in prison avow to their innocence; but, what if it were true? And what if just about everyone knew it, but the years, nearly 30 of them, still crawl on while sitting in that jail cell? Tonight, lawyers Dale Coventry and Jamie Kunz talk about how they knew an innocent man sat in prison, but couldn't do anything about it. Bob Simon reports. Finally, Lesley Stahl interviews billionaire Carl Icahn, the man with the "Midas Touch" when he becomes involved in just about any company. So much of that touch has been apparent that he's at the top of the business world and those in the know call it the "Icahn Lift" when he steps in. Some displaced workers however have a completely different opinion of him.moreless
  • March 02, 2008 Clinton, Obama one on one; Remote Area Medical
    March 02, 2008 Clinton, Obama one on one; Remote Area Medical Steve Kroft leads tonight's show with interviews, one on one, with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. This is the closest contest in the last quarter century. In our second story, Stan Brock, founder of RAM, a free medical services organization for the poor in other countries, has found more than ½ of it's work being done here in the U.S.. Scott Pelley reports about how American elderly and disabled who have worked all their lives are now needing services typically in place for other countries poor.moreless
  • February 17, 2008 FDA Approving Dangerous Drugs? ; Little Denmark
    February 17, 2008 FDA Approving Dangerous Drugs? ; Little Denmark Scott Pelley gets an unusual glimpse into the process of drug approval by the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA). Of course you'll also discover how and why some drugs get approved despite their life threatening danger. This is a 'can't miss' 60 Minutes episode that will certainly have you re thinking those ads you see pushing the newest and latest prescriptions. Also tonight, Morley Safer investigates "Little Denmark", reportedly a country of over 5 million of the happiest people on earth. What is their secret? Will it work for any country?moreless
  • February 10, 2008 Behind Clinton and Obama; A Fine Mess at the Mint
    February 10, 2008 Behind Clinton and Obama; A Fine Mess at the Mint 60 Minutes nabs two exclusive interviews with the top Democratic runners, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Steve Kroft sits down with Obama while Katie Couric interviews Hillary. There are plenty of fascinating facts and humor in a very serious race for both candidates to make U.S. history with either the first African American or first female president of the United States. In our second story, Morley Safer explores why the US Mint continues to make both pennies and nickels, coins that cost more to make than they're worth! How many other pitfalls behind a money making business that's losing money?moreless
  • February 03, 2008 Fathers, Sons and Brothers
    February 03, 2008 Fathers, Sons and Brothers Tonight, Scott Pelley revisits a previous report on the American experience of war. The 1st Battalion of the Iowa National Guard's 133rd Infantry returns from Iraq. Originally this report followed the families and the soldiers as they were deployed, their duties in the war zones and how their families managed here without them, how life went on in their absence. This airing not only revisits the original footage, but catches up with this study today.moreless
  • January 27, 2008 Mortgage Meltdown; Saddam Hussein
    January 27, 2008 Mortgage Meltdown; Saddam Hussein Steve Kroft tracks the mortgage meltdown and takes a look at the worst city in the country with foreclosures. How does this effect even those people without mortgages and how did it even begin? You might be surprised. Also tonight, Scott Pelley with FBI agent George Piro. Piro was the agent who conducted a nearly year long interrogation of Saddam Hussein. This fascinating story depicts a man who not only terrorized a nation, but who, while in a top security prison, planted a tiny flower garden. Find out about those 'weapons of mass destruction' and how Saddam felt about both George and George W. Bush.moreless
  • January 27, 2008 New Episode
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    January 27, 2008 60 Minutes returns with a new episode
  • January 13, 2008 Bluefin Tuna; Congo Inhumanity; The Toddler CEO
    January 13, 2008 Bluefin Tuna; Congo Inhumanity; The Toddler CEO Bob Simon follows the Sushi to the sea in our first story about Bluefin tuna. In a unique reverse investigation, find out where it all begins and why the end may be near. In a disturbing second story, Anderson Cooper explores the horrific and commonplace atrocity of rape and mutilation that has become part of the civil war there. Even more disturbing is that even civilians are participating in this heinous act of humiliation and violence as a method of control. Finally, meet 23 year old Mark Zuckerberg, ‘The Toddler CEO’ founder of Facebook. Mark’s endeavor is now a $15 billion dollar company and his own worth is about $3 billion. Still, this Harvard drop-out lives in a one bedroom apartment and sleeps on a mattress on the floor.moreless
  • January 06, 2008 Mob Executioner; Roger Clemens
    January 06, 2008 Mob Executioner; Roger Clemens Steve Kroft sits down with John Martorano, notorious hit man for a Boston mob. Rare and sometimes disturbingly cold interview, Martorano had agreed to the interview with his high school friend, the late 60 Minutes correspondent, Ed Bradley. He fulfills his promis with Steve Kroft. . Also tonight, Roger Clemens answers some hard questions by Mike Wallace about steroid use. Though the Mitchell Report found him guilty, he maintains he never used. And of course Andy Rooney in a ‘presidential state of mind’.moreless
  • December 30, 2007 Mega Fires; Pot - Pain or Profit; Get Me The Geeks
    December 30, 2007 Mega Fires; Pot - Pain or Profit; Get Me The Geeks Before the century is over, at least half of the forests in the western U.S. may burn to bare ground. Scott Pelley has reported on the mega-fires before and now follows up on what, if anything, is being done to address the conservation efforts that just may be fueling these fires and what can yet be expected. Morley Safer is continuing his look into Proposition 215 which legalized medical marijuana in California, hoping that pain patients would finally find relief. Unfortunately, it seems this business is little more than legal pot emporiums. Dealers with storefronts. How easy is it to get a prescription for pot ? Now that the holidays are over, raise your hand if you’ve got a new gadget you can’t exactly figure out. You’re far from the only one. Many people have handy-dandy electronics and don’t access all their capabilities because it’s just too complicated. Steve Kroft follows up on his report “Get Me The Geeks!” in lending a hand to those of us who might not even know how to turn the darn things on yet.moreless
  • December 23, 2007 Mega-Church Message; DNA Family Tree; Tom Brady
    December 23, 2007 Mega-Church Message; DNA Family Tree; Tom Brady Byron Pitts with an uplifting story about a huge, mega-church with a positive reinforcement approach to preaching and life. Pastor Osteen insists that more lives are changed when people are given encouragement and solutions rather than threats of fire and brimstone. In our second story, Lesley Stahl explores the popular new trend of researching family roots with DNA. Many families are finding they are of mixed race and this can make for some interesting new family reunions. Also, New England Patriot’s Tom Brady has three Super Bowl rings and his fame branches out into advertising deals and magazine covers, so how does he remain so grounded? Steve Kroft gets some surprising answers. Let’s not forget Andy Rooney and his ghosts of Christmases past.moreless
  • December 16, 2007 Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; New Garden of Eden; The Mitchell Report
    December 16, 2007 Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; New Garden of Eden; The Mitchell Report Lesley Stahl reports on the obstacles and attitudes gays in the military face while serving their country. More than 20 retired, high ranking officers called for the repeal of the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy which is largely ignored anyway. Surprisingly, in many cases sexuality doesn’t seem to matter these days. The value of the soldier has grown to be more than their sexual orientation. Sgt Darren Manzella told his entire chain of command that he is gay, but no one seemed to care about that since he was an integral part of their unit. Next, a breathtaking visit to a remote mountaintop in Indonesia where, remarkably, new species continue to be discovered. A fascinating report which includes Bob Simon on this beautiful field trip with his guide, Bruce Beehler (Conservation International) and a host of rare, exotic creatures. Included is the exclusive (60 Minutes is the first to ever catch this on film) mating dance of a couple of rare birds, plus a recently discovered species. Finally, Katie Couric and Yankee player, Alex Rodriguez about the Mitchell Report. All of these stories and Andy Rooney.moreless
  • December 09, 2007 Gorilla Massacre; Addiction Cure or Con; LaDainian Tomlinson
    December 09, 2007 Gorilla Massacre; Addiction Cure or Con; LaDainian Tomlinson Anderson Cooper reports on one of the worst mass murders in the animal world in the past year. Ten, very endangered Mountain Gorillas in the Democratic Republic of Congo were slaughtered by terrorists of a different kind. With only about 700 left on earth, preserving them means preserving their habitat. Their habitat is worth more as charcoal to some dealers with a powerful message to those wanting to protect the last of these magnificent creatures: “If you don’t stop, we can kill all the gorillas”. In our second story, Scott Pelley investigates the claims of a former junk-bond salesman who now promotes ‘Prometa’, a supposed cure for methamphetamine addiction. Is it for real or for profit? Also, San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson talks with Bob Simon as he hands out Thanksgiving dinners, contributes goods to underprivileged children. Finally, a nice story from the sports world.moreless
  • December 02, 2007 The Purge; One Laptop; Will Smith
    December 02, 2007 The Purge; One Laptop; Will Smith Scott Pelley reports about the Anglican clergyman in Baghdad who watched his flock killed with survivors forced into exile by extremist Muslims. Why now, after 2,000 years of being able to mutually respect each other, are Christians and Muslims embroiled in one of the worst religious civil wars in history? In our next story, ‘One Laptop Per Child’, Lesley Stahl reports about MIT’s Professor Nicholas Negroponte’s determination to get a laptop into the laps of children in Third World countries. The professor has since realized his goal is more of a dream, but it’s one he’s not quite ready to give up on. Finally, actor Will Smith is a box office draw who earns more than $20 million per film. Tonight he sits down with Steve Kroft and explores the formula for his success, plus some great looks into his newest movie, “I Am Legend”. All of this and Andy Rooney’s Christmas crisis, tonight on 60 Minutes.moreless
  • November 25, 2007 Awakening; Hi-tech Credit Theft; The Eagles Come Back
    November 25, 2007 Awakening; Hi-tech Credit Theft; The Eagles Come Back Anderson Cooper reports on some incredible stories of people coming back from semi-consciousness after brain injuries. Many people are trapped in a semi-conscious state, able to perceive more than their caregivers might know. In our second story, Lesley Stahl examines Hi-tech crime that consumers might not ever suspect. It’s not the website orders that require your credit card number that you need to worry about, it’s using them anywhere at any time. Find out the newest, most sophisticated ways you may have your pocket picked. Finally, Steve Kroft scores a first ever interview with The Eagles, the mainstay band of the 1970’s, living “Life In The Fast Lane” and trying to “Take It Easy” at the “Hotel California” . Now releasing their first album in nearly 30 years, they are back at the top of the charts.moreless
  • November 18, 2007 Flawed Forensics; Teen Terrorists; Counting Calories
    November 18, 2007 Flawed Forensics; Teen Terrorists; Counting Calories In our first story, a travesty of justice being reported by 60 Minutes and The Washington Post about flawed forensics and inaccurate testimony putting defendants in prison. Steve Kroft reports with producer Ira Rosen and The Washington Post’s John Solomon about unfair trials, skewed statistics and testimony that has been found to be unreliable. So why isn’t the government informing these people and letting them file for the retrials they may be entitled to? Also tonight, amazing footage of how an extremist Islamic terrorist followed his father’s lead to Osama Bin Laden’s training camps while still a teen. Now one of the youngest prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, he is charged with killing a U.S. Soldier. Bob Simon interviews his family in Canada and includes film of his father in Afghanistan just weeks before 9/11. Finally, you might never again order ‘fries with that’ once you find out how many calories you’re really getting in those fast food meals. In fact, most restaurants, not just the fast food industry, are fighting the call for calories to be listed on menus. Lesley Stahl reports about what they might be hiding and how much more we’re eating than we think we are.moreless
  • November 11, 2007 MRSA Super Bug; Executing the Mentally Ill; Millennials
    November 11, 2007 MRSA Super Bug; Executing the Mentally Ill; Millennials Lesley Stahl explores the latest on the drug-resistent staph infection known as MRSA. This super bug doesn’t discriminate, hitting our schools, hospitals, prisons and athletes. Wherever there are people, it can be lurking and it can be deadly. In our second story, Lara Logan speaks with the attorney for a mentally man on death row. Without a doubt, bizarre thoughts and motivations caused him to murder, but now, on medications that reportedly treat the mental illness, the Supreme Court deems him competent for execution. This interview includes talking with the prisoner, Gregory Thompson, who even on medication is clearly not sane. Finally, meet the Millennials. Those born between 1980-1995, self-entitled, over-indulged, children of a generation that has long been expected to have a hard time accepting that they’ll not only have to work for a living, but who were raised to put themselves first.moreless
  • November 04, 2007 Curve Ball; Ivory War; Captain of Capitalism
    Curve Ball; Ivory War; Captain of Capitalism An Iraqi defector exposes secret information about mobile biological weapons and the U.S. uses this as a justification to invade Iraq. The problem is, as we all later discovered, the information wasn’t true. Bob Simon investigates and exposes the identity and more about the man known as “Curve Ball”. Scott Pelley is in Africa to find out why, with so many sanctions, laws and prohibitions, are elephants still being slaughtered for tusks. The intelligent, magnificent African elephant is endangered and poachers continue to reduce their numbers for this ivory. Finally, Lesley Stahl talks with Tom Perkins, former Hewlett-Packard director, owner of the biggest yacht (sailboat) in the world and sheds some light on why he’s so deserving of the title ‘Captain of Capitalism’. All this and Andy Rooney, tonight on 60 Minutes.moreless
  • October 28, 2007 Bombing Afghanistan; What’s With The Bees? and Sarko L’Americain
    October 28, 2007 Bombing Afghanistan; What’s With The Bees? and Sarko L’Americain Scott Pelley visits Afghanistan after the deaths of 9 citizens in an air strike. These increasing deaths of civilians by military forces is also increasing ill will toward Americans. Pelley meets a 7 year old survivor who lost his mother and other family members. Afghanistan’s president Karzai asks for these strikes to stop. ‘What’s With The Bees?’ examines the recent crises caused by the disappearance of honey bees by the millions. Steve Kroft reports about how this stunning loss effects our food supply. Why is it happening and what can be done? In ‘Sarko L’Americain’, Lesley Stahl visits France and President Nicolas Sarko. This French president is openly American oriented, embraces the culture and the politics. He’s also sometimes rather passionate, if not volatile in his interactions.moreless
  • October 21, 2007 Losing the American West; Plumpynut; Spy Exposed
    October 21, 2007 Losing the American West; Plumpynut; Spy Exposed The American West is quickly disappearing due to a single degree temperature increase. Further proof that global warming is changing the landscape of the world is the lengthening fire season in the West. Scott Pelley reports about the mega-fires that are now plaguing areas in America. Interviews with Tom Swetnam (University of Arizona) and Tom Boatner. CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper reports on this next story about ‘Plumpynut’, a remarkable product that has saved countless babies and toddlers from death due to malnutrition. What is it, where is it and why aren’t we hearing more about it? Don’t forget, Andy Rooney wraps up our program, but before he does, Katie Couric interviews Valerie Plame Wilson in her first ever interview. Valerie is the U.S. government spy who was exposed when her identity was leaked to the media. An 18 year career ended with a careless or manipulative decision that could be tracked all the way to the White House.moreless
  • October 14, 2007 Blackwater; Supermax Prison; Emerald City of the Middle East
    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
  • October 07, 2007 The Man From Interpol; Roots; Springsteen; Birdman
    October 07, 2007 The Man From Interpol; Roots; Springsteen; Birdman Steve Kroft interviews Interpol’s secretary general, Ron Noble and investigates deeper into the powerful, often mysterious international law enforcement agency. In a second story, Lesley Stahl looks into the newest genetic technology that reportedly lets individuals trace their DNA back hundreds of years. Some people are quite surprised by the results. Also, Scott Pelley interviews Bruce Springsteen who is once again touring. At 58 years old, Springsteen remains outspoken and in recent years rather politically involved, expressing his feelings as he does best, through song. Finally, Birdman is Forrest Bird, inventor of the respirator. Morley Safer reports about how this 86 year old seems to be the least likely candidate for his own device. And Andy Rooney tonight on 60 Minutes.moreless
  • September 30, 2007 Clarence Thomas; Bi-Polar in Children; Vince Young
    September 30, 2007 Clarence Thomas; Bi-Polar in Children; Vince Young The lead story tonight about Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court Justice who discusses his years in service with Steve Kroft, addresses his many critics. Surprisingly Thomas also talks about his past scandal with Anita Hill and his feelings about the confirmation hearings that lead to justice’s appointments (or not). In our second story, Katie Couric investigates what appears to be an over-diagnosis of Bi-Polar Disorder in children. Rebecca Riley, just four years old, died from an overdose of medication for bi-polar disorder. Both doctors and parents are interviewed about the rising diagnosis of this previously ‘adult only’ disorder, in a million American children. Finally, Scott Pelley talks with Vince Young, the Tennessee Titans’ quarterback considered NFL Hall of Fame material.moreless
  • September 23, 2007 40th season premier President Mahmoud; Pot Shops
    September 23, 2007 40th season premier President Mahmoud; Pot Shops The only interview with the man everyone’s talking about, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, scheduled to address the U.N. next week. His controversial request to visit ground zero was not met well, despite his claiming it was out of respect for the lives lost. This man is accused of harboring and supporting more terrorists than just about any other place on earth. Scott Pelley asks some hard questions and confronts the man with some disturbing facts. Also tonight, Morley Safer surprised at the growing movement to legalize marijuana in the treatment of various medical conditions. Voted on and passed as legal in California, the state’s law, Prop 215 has been abused right from the start, which is not surprising to many. Safer and his cameras get into the inner sanctums where pot is openly sold, smoked and produced in gourmet goods for patient’s eating enjoyment.moreless
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