60 Minutes

Season 45 Episode 1

September 30, 2012 - The Longest War, Arnold

Aired Sunday 7:00 PM Sep 30, 2012 on CBS
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September 30, 2012 - The Longest War, Arnold

The 45th Season premieres features two stories.

At 11 years, the Afghan campaign is the longest in American history. Lara Logan talks to General James Allen, the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, and to President Hamid Karzai on the state of the war on terror.

In a two-part segment, Lesley Stahl interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose autobiography - Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life - is due out on October 1. The former Governor of California discusses his upbringing, marital infidelities and his bodybuilding and Hollywood careers.


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  • Why do you want to hurt a child?

    I am writing to express my concern over how insensitive 60 minutes and Diane Sawyer were to Arnold Schwarzenegger's young son on the episode that aired Sunday September 30. Don't you think that that little boy, who is at an impressionable age, will get feedback from schoolmates and others that he is being labeled as a product of betrayal? That could have an adverse impact on his self esteem. Why can't his life be considered a blessing? He has parents who love him and a father who can support him. Shame on Diane Sawyer for trying to appeal politically to the prudes in this country at the expense of hurting a child!moreless
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai

Interviewee - The Longest War

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Hamid Karzai: Terrorism has not gone away; it has increased.

    • Lara Logan: Your deadliest enemies on the Afghan battlefield have complete freedom of movement inside Pakistan with the blessing of the Pakistanis. And every commander that's sat in your shoes has had to try and build a relationship and go through the same motions time and time again and the effect on the battlefield remains exactly the same. American soldiers continue to die because of the support Pakistan gives to America's enemies.
      General Allen: You just stated the truth.

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    • Additional Credits
      The Longest War
      Produced by: Max McClellan
      Edited by: Patrick Lee
      Camera: Don Lee, Massimo Mariani
      Sound: Eric Kerchner
      Associate Producers: Richard Butler, Reuben Heyman-Kantor
      Broadcast Associate: Lani Levine
      Video from: Thought Equity / BBC, DVIDS
      Produced by: Richard Bonin
      Edited by: Richard Buddenhagen
      Camera: William L. Cassara, Blake Hottle
      Sound: Russ Fisher, Scott Osterman
      Associate Producer: Kathy Liu
      Broadcast Associate: Maria Rutan
      Production Associate: Maria Lutzen
      Video from: The WPA Film Library, Pumping Iron America, Inc., CNN, MGM Media Licensing
      Photos from: Albert Busek, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fitness Publications, Inc., Getty Images, Splash News