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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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
Lesley Stahl looks into California's three year drought.
Lara Logan reports on Afghanistan's efforts to be rid of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Former CIA operative Henry Crumpton discusses the strategy he feels is now necessary in Pakistan.
From October 11, 2009: The Birdmen (Steve Kroft)
Scott Pelley returns to Wilmington, Ohio for the latest on the aftermath of the DHL shut down.
Bob Simon travels to Istanbul, Turkey to interview Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, leader of the 300-million member Orthodox Christian Church.
Morley Safer interviews Alec Baldwin.