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AIRED ON 12/14/2014
Season 47 : Episode 13
AIRS ON 12/21/2014
Season 47 : Episode 14
Tonight program features one new segment and two reairings.
CBS News' David Martin reports on the events of September 8, 2009 in Afghanistan which led to Marine Corps Corporal Dakota Meyer taking matters into his own hands, going through Taliban fire five times in an effort to save his trapped comrades. His efforts earned him the Medal of Honor making him the first living Marine to receive the medal for heroism in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
From March 6, 2010: Spy on the Ice (Bob Simon).
From December 12, 2010: Jerry Jones (Scott Pelley).
In a double-length segment, Lara Logan interviews Ali Soufan, who questioned al Qaeda members of after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The former FBI agent speaks for the first time and discusses his interrogations.
Scott Pelley talks to Ground Zero responders, who relive their haunting experiences on the tenth anniversary the of 9/11 terrorist attacks, about their road to recovery and about Dr. Benjamin Luft, who is preserving their oral histories.
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Medal of Honor
In an update of a segment first aired November 14, 2010, Lara Logan interviews Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, the first living soldier to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. Having now had the medal for six months, he is just as uncomfortable wearing it as he was to be named its recipient. This is a double-length segment.
A Relentless Enemy
In an update of a segment first aired September 26, 2010, Lara Logan's reports from the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the unit she was covering was subject under heavy and continuous enemy fire from fighters the U.S. military tells us keep coming from their sanctuary in Pakistan.
Scott Pelley reports on former National Security Agency senior executive Tom Drake, who was indicted in 2010 for espionage after media leaks with allegations that the nation's largest intelligence organization had committed fraud, waste and abuse.
Byron Pitts reports on agriculture'sMigrant Stream where children as young as 12 are allowed to work unlimited hours outside of school and where their families work alongside them in the fields for minimum wage.
Lesley Stahl reports on former street activist Al Sharpton, who has tempered his become a friend to the president and broadened his activism to include causes like immigration and same-sex marriage.moreless
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates gives Katie Couric his first interview since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Katie also reports on the Secretary's five-day mission to the Middle East which included a stop in Iraq; a mission which she traveled on.
Lara Logan reports on the former head of Afghani intelligence, who says Pakistan has supported the Taliban for years and that in 2007 his information pinpointed Osama bin Laden to within 12 miles from where American forces killed him last week.
Byron Pitts reports on the increasing number of American anti-government extremists who don't pay taxes as well as ignoring requirements like social security cards and drivers licenses. They are called sovereign citizens and some have become violent to the point that the FBI considers them a domestic terror threat.
The full hour is dedicated to President Obama's first interview since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Steve Kroft talks to the President on his thoughts as the commando-style raid on bin Laden's compound unfolded.
CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan sits down with Scott Pelley and recounts her horrific experience on February 11, 2011, in Tahrir Square in Egypt when she was covering the Egyptian revolution and the fall of Hosni Mubarak. She was brutalized and sexually assaulted that night and this is her first interview since.
Byron Pitts interviews New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu about the city's efforts to heal the wounds it still suffers from corruption and Hurricane Katrina.
In advance of theKentucky Derby, Bob Simon reports on one of the greatest American thoroughbreds ever: the nearly undefeated Zenyatta.
In a two-part report, Bob Simon steps back in time getting rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula, whose lives and routines have remained constant for a thousand years. Bob sees many aspects of the monastic life including chanting, prayers, rituals and priceless relics and icons from the Byzantine Empire.
Morley Safer profiles billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad, who has already given away over $2 billion and plans on continuing to give more before he dies.
Steve Kroft presents an investigative report on best-selling author Greg Mortenson. Are his inspiring stories, including "Three Cups of Tea," all true?
Katie Couric talks to Beckett Brennan, a University of the Pacific student who says she was sexually assaulted by three of the school's athletes. She says that the University's board bungled her case.
Lesley Stahl interviews Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen about his upcoming book, which includes unflattering comments about Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
Steve Kroft reports on his 18-month investigation into a 47-year old murder in a Mississippi town.
Morley Safer tours the Vatican Library, which holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man.
Bob Simon profiles St. Louis Cardinals' slugger Albert Pujols.
Scott Pelley reports on a growing concern in the housing market: as foreclosures increase, banks' ownership documents for the properties are often unclear and are even bogus, a condition causing lawsuits and hampering an already weakened housing market.
Lesley Stahl spent a year following the inspirational leader of a gospel music program for Harlem teenagers. In a double-length segment, she reports on her students, who learn to sing and build confidence and character in the process.
Lesley Stahl reports on American companies who are finding legal overseas tax havens to protect profits from America's 35% corporate tax rate.
Scott Pelley reports on the unseen victims of war - the children. He follows the progress of one of them, a badly maimed Iraqi boy, through a network of volunteers headed by Elissa Montanti.
Steve Kroft reports on St. Anthony, a tiny Catholic high school in Jersey City, New Jersey. Coach Bob Hurley has led the basketball team to 24 state championships and the #1 ranking in the nation.
Scott Pelley reports on the American team working to avert nuclear disaster in Japan after the tsunami crippled atomic power plants; Then, Byron Pitts reports on a Southern publisher's sanitized edition of "Huckleberry Finn" that replaces the N-word with "slave;" Also, New York's Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan discusses the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, his current mission and the state of the church in America.moreless
Scott Pelley reports on the American team working to avert nuclear disaster in Japan after the tsunami crippled atomic power plants.
Byron Pitts reports on a Southern publisher's sanitized edition of Huckleberry Finn that replaces the N-word with "slave."
An interview with New York's Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, who talks about the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, his current mission and the state of the church in America.
Bob Simon interviews an Iraqi defector code-named Curve Ball whose false tale of a mobile, biological weapons program was the chief justification for invading Iraq.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a nine-month investigation of counterfeit prescription drugs.
Katie Couric reports on an experimental New York City charter school.
For some children, socializing and learning are being cruelly complicated by homelessness. Scott Pelley reports from Florida.
Steve Kroft profiles Vanity Fair columnist, author and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens
Bob Simon presents a rare up-close view of polar bears.
Tonight's program is a 60 Minutes Presents special report featuring two stories of hidden cameras that capture con-men at work. Scott Pelley reports.
U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass) talks to Lesley Stahl about his traumatic childhood.
Bob Simon reports on Tunisia and the anti-government protests there that sparked the Egyptian Revolution.
Scott Pelley interviews actor Colin Firth on The King's Speech.
Harry Smith reports on the latest events in the Egypt Revolution.
Bob Simon report on the 33 Chilean miners were rescued after spending four months a half mile underground and the challenges of returning to normal in spite of serious mental stress.
Anderson Cooper reports on Lady Gaga who, with her costumes and mega-hit dance songs, has become the world's most talked about entertainer.
In a two-part interview, Steve Kroft speaks to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, about the U.S. attempt to indict him and the torrent of criticism resulting aimed at him for publishing c l a s s i f i e d documents.
Bob Simon reports on the search of the most elusive of all of nature's big cats, the jaguar, and captured amazing footage in the Brazilian jungle.
An investigative report into Tucson mass-murder suspect Jared Loughner's past as Scott Pelley talks to his friends and ates and to ex-Secret Service.
Steve Kroft takes a look at America's new partner in the war on terror, Yemen, a nation that is a known al Qaeda hideout.
Lara Logan interviews Bill Walters, a Las Vegas sports betting legend known to some as the "most dangerous sports bettor in Nevada."
Lesley Stahl reports on the proliferation of gambling to 38 states with a focus on its main attraction: 150,000 plus slot machines.
Byron Pitts reports on powerful drug gangs in Mexico and the drug wars that have left over 30,000, including the mayor of a Mexican city, dead.
Lastly, a reairing of A Living For The Dead from September 27, 2009 (Steve Kroft).
Scott Pelley talks to drug company whistle-blower Cheryl Eckard about her experience in trying to fix problems at a pharmaceutical factory which lead her to become a key figure in a federal lawsuit
In a two-part feature, Morley Safer travels with American jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, who shares his love of Jazz music.
A replay of the July 3, 2010 program featuring:
From January 3, 2010: The Secret Language of Elephants (Bob Simon).
From October 04, 2009: The Great Migration (Scott Pelley).
From November 15, 2009: B-Rex (Lesley Stahl).
Steve Kroft reports on the precarious financial conditions many U.S. states are facing.
In a two-part feature, Lesley Stahl reports on the recently discovered phenomenon of "superior autobiographical memory," the ability to recall nearly every day of one's life.
Andy Rooney on why you won't find his belongings for sale!
Lesley Stahl profiles Congressman John Boehner (R-Ohio) who will become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives in January 2011.
Steve Kroft reports on Brazil and its flourishing economy.
Scott Pelley interviews Jerry Jones, owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys.
Tonight's features include Scott Pelley's interview with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on pressing economic issues and Lesley Stahl's two-part interview with Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Andy Rooney's essay is on saving everything.
Anderson Cooper reports on the Afghan National Police force, which is more important to the country's security than the army. But despite improvements there are significant problems within its ranks.
Lesley Stahl takes a look at the rehearsal and production ofSpider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which is the most ambitious and expensive Broadway musical in history.
In a very rare opening into the workings of the U.S. Supreme Court, retiring Justice John Paul Stevens sat down with Scott Pelley for a series of interviews over the summer to share some thoughts on his 35-year tenure on the Court.
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?
Lesley Stahl reports on the phenomenon of natural gas extraction from shale rock. Some in the industry claim that reserves are twice the size of Saudi Arabia's oil reserves. Some farmers who lease their land for drilling become overnight millionaires.
Byron Pitts reports on post-earthquake Haiti where a cholera epidemic threatens to kill more Haitians, whose living conditions after the quake help to spread the waterborne infection.
Lara Logan interviews Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, the first living soldier to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, on what he did to earn the nation's highest combat honor and why the recognition makes him uncomfortable.
In a double length story, Steve Kroft interviews President Obama about the unmistakable message voters sent in the midterm elections.
Bob Simon profiles boxer Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, winner of world championships in seven different weight divisions.
Scott Pelley starts tonight with a timely story about ever rising anger in America over the economy. Newton, Iowa residents up in arms over a major factory shut down only to see it reopen in Mexico.
In our second story, Lesley Stahl interviews former White House budget director David Stockman, who favored tax cuts but now supports a one-time surtax on the rich.
Finally, Bob Simon getting it straight from the horse's mouth - sort of. He interviews jockey Mike Smith about a horse named Zenyatta, heralded as the potentially "greatest thoroughbred in racing history". If she wins the Breeder's Cup this year, she will have her 20th victory and an undefeated career.
Scott Pelley with the plight of America's unemployed, even after benefits have been extended to a record breaking 99 weeks.
Jane Goodall changed the way the world viewed chimpanzees. Tonight, with Lara Logan and the film crew, Goodall takes us back to where it all began, 50 years ago.
Also tonight, Steve Kroft with the hugely popular BBC hit Top Gear, a TV show about cars. Find out why it's such a hit.
Lesley Stahl reports from under the city of Jerusalem where a controversial archeological dig has become a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Scott Pelley reports on an annual encampment in San Diego where homeless veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan into the recession can find hope, help and services.
Morley Safer reports on a 100-year-old film that was made on San Francisco's Market Street just days before the 1906 earthquake.
Steve Kroft explores what is believed to be behind the "Mini Market Crash" of spring 2010 when the stock market took a 600 point dive in a matter of minutes. A computer trading method, "high frequency trading" is thought to be behind it with thousands of trades possible in less than a second. Learn how it's done tonight.
Up next is Bob Simon with the very private Nelson Mandela as he shares some of his memoirs, including from the decades he spent in prison fighting for the end of apartheid.
In our final story, Anderson Cooper with a candid and rare interview with Eminem.
Lesley Stahl in Iraq with General Ray Odierno who just left his command there about a month ago. Will the U.S. effort work if a land dispute between Iraq and the Iraqi Kurdistan keep mistrust and conflict from ever giving these people any peace?
Next, Morley Safer talks with Kenneth Feinberg. Just in case you don't know who this is, Feinberg is the man who was in charge of the victims' of 9/11 compensation fund, Agent Orange compensation and most recently the BP oil spill. No one is ever completely happy with how these things go, but Feinberg is used to that and very open about what he's doing.
Finally, Scott Pelley with Bill and Melinda Gates, who are using some of their fortune for good deeds.
And stick around for Andy Rooney's gadgets.
In 43rd Season premiere, the first story features Lara Logan back to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Last time she was there, she and her crew were fired on - by fighters in a Pakistani sanctuary.
In the second story, Scott Pelley with some uncomfortable questions and answers about the Ground Zero Islamic Center proposal.
Finally, Steve Kroft with Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl star quarterback.