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Lesley Stahl reports on the dramatic advancements in facial recognition and how the public proliferation of the technology which is making it more and more difficult to remain anonymous.
Anderson Cooper tells the story of North Koren defector Shin Dong Hyuk, who managed to escape Camp 14 after three generations of brutal punishment endured by his family. Camp 14 is thought to be part of a national prison system which is as brutal as any in the world.
Lara Logan looks at the Michael Jackson legacy. His brand has more income in death than when he was alive, having sold some 50 million albums since his death.
Scott Pelley interviews Jessica Buchanan, the American aid worker who recounts her terrifying October 2011 kidnapping, captivity and dramatic nighttime rescue on January 25, 2012 by Navy SEAL Team 6 in the Somali desert.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiles Air Force veteran Mike Haynie, a Syracuse University business professor who created a course that teaches veterans how to start their own businesses.
Charlie Rose interviews Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who shows him a priceless and inspirational da Vinci manuscript.
Law enforcement is taking back the streets of Springfield, Massachusetts, from criminal gangs and drugs by using military counterinsurgency tactics that are used overseas. Lesley Stahl looks at the tactics and the successes achieved using them.
Paul Tudor Jones, with inspiration from a 60 Minutes story in 1986, founded the Robin Hood Foundation, a New York charity for the richest of the rich. Scott Pelley reports on the foundation, which has raised as much as $57 million in one night. The charity has distributed over $1.25 billion to New York's neediest with an emphasis on education.
CBS News Correspondent David Martin, on assignment for 60 Minutes, reports on how tens of thousands of U.S. battlefield veterans are suffering from permanent and/or traumatic brain injuries from concussions incurred in Iraq and Afghanistan. The situation is one which the military is only recently coming to grips with. David also looks at the steps being taken to help veterans.
Scott Pelley interviews Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis regarding the Boston Marathon bombings on Patriot's Day, Monday, April 15, 2013. The subsequent investigation led to the capture and killing of the alleged perpetrators in slightly over 100 hours.
Lara Logan gets a rare glimpse into the lives of bomb-sniffing dogs, who are used domestically for anti-terror operations and in combat zones around the world to protect the lives of American soldiers.
Lesley Stahl gets an in-depth look at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. The museum, currently under construction, is located underground at ground zero in New York. Lesley previews some of its planned exhibits and speaks to the museum's director, president and victim's family members.
Scott Pelley reports on the factory town of Asheboro, North Carolina, where thousands of jobs have lost to outsourcing and the recession and what some entrepreneurs are doing to turn things around.
Bob Simon reports on the disappearance of some of America's precious treasures including signed presidential papers and the Wright Brothers patent.
Byron Pitts profiles Shahid Khan, the owner of the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars. He is a Pakistani immigrant who came to America at age 16 and made his fortune in auto-parts. Khan is one of the NFL's most popular owners.
Clarissa Ward, on assignment for 60 Minutes, travels to Syria including its largest city, Aleppo, to take a first-hand look at the Syrian civil war which has taken hundreds of lives and destroyed cities. She talks to rebels who, due to a lack of support from the West, are turning Islamic militants who have their own agenda: turning Syria into an Islamic state.
Scott Pelley reports on an alternative to standard justice for veterans who are first time felony offenders. Instead of going to prison, they attend a program that helps them overcome symptoms of war, including PTSD. Upon graduation, their criminal record is expunged. State Judge Marc Carter talks about the program.
In celebration of 50 years of James Bond films, Anderson Cooper profiles the current Bond, Daniel Craig and talks to Barbara Broccoli, whose family has produced every Bond film - dating back to 1962. Anderson also gets a look at some of the memorabilia from the franchise, including a champagne bottle from the first film, Dr. No, and the famous golden gun.
Steve Kroft looks into Chinese telecom giant Huawei, a global company whose U.S. Headquarters are in Plano, Texas. Huawei, whose Chinese hierarchy is clothed in secrecy and whose senior executives rarely grant interviews, has been investigated by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee over concerns of being a potential security threat to the United States, government, industry and citizenry.
Lesley Stahl reports on the world's largest eye-wear company, the Italian firm Luxottica, responsible for putting glasses on half a billion people.
Bob Simon profiles singer-songwriter Rodriguez, whose two early-1970's albums were largely ignored in America while thriving in South Africa. A recent documentary on his life entitled Searching for Sugar Man, has helped Rodriguez gain a measure of notoriety in America.
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.
Campaign 2012 is examined in depth with separate interviews with the two men vying for the Office of the President. Steve Kroft interviews President Barack Obama and Scott Pelley interviews Governor Mitt Romney on a wide range of topics which are of interest to voters including the economy, jobs, healthcare, national security and the federal budget.moreless
Scott Pelley interviews "Mark Owen," one of the members of Seal Team 6. Owen, who is disguised for his own safety, gives a first-hand account of the raid in Pakistan which resulted in the killing of the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. "Mark" recalls each step of the mission and the preparation he and the nation's elite force made for it in order to give credit to his SEAL comrades and the hundreds of others whose work played a role in the successful mission. The story is presented in four parts and comprises the entire program.moreless
Morley Safer profiles Peter Thiel, a billionaire internet business pioneer who pays students with promising entrepreneurial ideas $100,000 to drop out of college. He sees the controversial program as a viable alternative to what, in his opinion, is a university system that is too expensive and not effective in preparing graduates for success.
Lara Logan reports on the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, a final hope for patients with rare and undiagnosed medical conditions run by Dr. William Gahl's.
Steve Kroft profiles Roger Waters, the creative force behind Pink Floyd and writer of the rock opera The Wall which, at the age of 68, he is still performing around the world.moreless
In a double-length segment, Lesley Stahl interviews the former head of the C.I.A.'s Clandestine Service, Jose Rodriguez, who talks to about 'enhanced interrogation techniques' used on high-level al-Qaeda prisoners. He defends certain techniques, including waterboarding, that some consider torture.
Morley Safer talks to Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, on the use of MRI brain scans of addicts to demonstrate the difficulty to just no to drugs and other addictions, including eating, smoking and gambling.
Scott Pelley reports on the impact of the end of the Space Shuttle program in which 7,000 employees at the Kennedy Space Center lost their jobs and the devastating ripple effect on local businesses in Brevard County.
Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at the University of California at San Francisco, believes the high amount of sugar in the American diet is deadly. His research, supported by new studies from some of the nation's most respected institutions, suggests that sugar is toxic and a contributory factor to cancer, obesity, Type II diabetes, hypertension and even heart disease and stroke.
Morley Safer visits the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair where contemporary art prices have been outperforming the stock market since 2003.
Lesley Stahl profiles House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) regarding political gridlock and his role in it. President Obama has used him as a lightning rod for popular opposition to the Republican agenda in the House.
Alison Stewart, on assignment for 60 Minutes, interviews Sam Eshaghoff about his criminally fraudulent behavior of taking the SAT and ACT college tests and being paid up to $2,500 per test.
From October 2, 2011, Lara Logan profiles free-soloing rock climber Alex Honnold, the subject of the movie Alone on the Wall.
This special Christmas edition of 60 Minutes features two segments from previous programs.
From April 10, 2011, Morley Safer tours the Vatican Library, which holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man.
From April 24, 2011, Bob Simon presents a two-part feature in which he 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.
Scott Pelley reports from Cleveland, where the sheer volume of foreclosures is causing high vacancy rates in some neighborhoods to be so high that the values of occupied homes are being impacted. In order to combat the problem, the city is demolishing once valuable properties.
Anderson Cooper goes on an underwater adventure off coast of Cuba to look first hand at one of the world's most pristine and vibrant coral reefs. But unless mankind is more careful, these reefs, which are already dying, could disappear entirely.
Morley Safer sits down with the two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep for a rare interview. She talks about acting, her career, family and her major role: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
On Friday, December 9, Steve Kroft sat down with President Obama in the Cabinet Room and asks him a wide-ranging questions of subjects which include his record, his leadership, the economy and his re-election hopes. This is a double-length feature.
Lesley Stahl profiles Howard Buffett, son of investor Warren Buffett. Warren has chosen Howard to succeed him as head of Berkshire-Hathaway.
In a follow up to a March 6, 2011 story, Scott Pelley returns back to central Florida to interview homeless families who are forced to live in cars.
Morley Safer reports on the real and artificial flavors industry, upon which food manufacturers rely to make their foods and beverages desirable to consumers.
Bob Simon profiles Angelina Jolie, who is making her directorial debut with the film In the Land of Blood and Honey.
Steve Kroft reports on how America's lawmakers can legally buy stock and real estate based on information not available to the public.
David Martin reports on tasers, a non-lethal device that has saved lives and prevented serious injury to suspects and police. But a new study says some authorities use it too quickly, with deadly consequences.
Byron Pitts profiles University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski has turned UMBC into an institution which produces outstanding scientists and engineers, many of whom are minorities.
In a double-length segment, Steve Kroft interviews biographer Walter Isaacson, who wrote Steve Jobs authorized biography. The feature includes Jobs telling his story in his own words from over 40 interviews he gave to Isaacson. Among Jobs' revelations are that he refused potentially life-saving surgery on the cancer that recently killed him.
Lesley Stahl reports on special applications for the iPad that allow autistic people to make breakthroughs in communicating, some for the first time.
Bob Simon reports on the March 2011 tsunami's destruction of the Japanese town of Otsuchi and its bond to the town of Fort Bragg, California.
Lara Logan profiles free-soloing rock climber Alex Honnold, the subject of the movie Alone on the Wall.
Morley Safer interviews 92-year old Andy Rooney, who is making his final regular appearance on the program.
The 44th Season opens with three segments:
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly takes Scott Pelley on a personal tour of the city's anti-terror defenses, which rival most nation's armies.
Lesley Stahl gets inside the growing neo-Nazi movement in America.
Steve Kroft profiles Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central's animated hit South Park.
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.
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.moreless
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.
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