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60 Minutes is a weekly news program that has aired on American television since 1968. Its success has resulted in multiple international spin offs, although the American edition remains the most well-known. It is generally considered to be high-quality and balanced reporting, for which it has garnered multiple Emmy and Peabody Awards. A wide variety of respected media figures have been involved with the show over the years, including Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, Sanjay Gupta, and Anderson Cooper. 60 Minutes is known for its employment of investigative journalism, which blends independent investigation with the examination of investigations started by other media outlets and organizations. This tactic has frequently resulted in the coverage of controversial topics, such as police brutality and racism in the United States. Each episode typically focuses on three stories. These range in content, although recurring themes include politics, technology, justice, corporate investigation, and character profiles. 60 Minutes additionally featured a closing commentary from Andy Rooney, in which he would ruminate on a given topic in a cynical and humorous manner. The segment ran from 1978 until Rooney's death in October, 2011.

Despite the general acclaim awarded to the program, it has occasionally been on the receiving end of negative controversy. Two particularly notable incidents occurred in 1997 and 2000. The first was an investigation into drug smuggling that provided unfounded evidence accusing the US Customs Agency of being actively involved in promoting drug smuggling across southern borders. 60 Minutes later retracted the accusations. In 2000, the program interviewed Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, and allowed him free reign to criticize the government of the United States in an attempt to justify his actions. Following the story, media access to in-person interviews with death row inmates was prohibited. Despite incidents such as these, the overall quality of 60 Minutes remains high, and the show is a well-respected fixture of American news. 60 Minutes airs on Sunday nights at 7 pm Eastern Time.

Sunday 7:00 PM et/pt on CBS
30 Seasons, 877 Episodes
September 19, 1950
Documentary & Biography, News
7.6/10
Cast: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft, Morley Safer
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60 Minutes Full Episode Guide

  • Bill Whitaker interviews three former U.S. soldiers who dispute the official report that blames human error for a friendly fire accident that killed six on a secret mission in Afghanistan; Dr. Jon LaPook profiles Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman.

  • An update on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria; the sinking Millennium Tower in San Francisco; 12-year-old Alma Deutscher, a natural composer who plays piano and violin, discusses music.

  • North Korea's nuclear capabilities; the Emir of Quatar speaks out about the blockade imposed on his country; a man saves Jews during World War II by forging documents.

  • An undercover FBI agent talks about thwarted terror attacks and infiltrating al-Qaida; conditions in California's Pelican Bay Prison; a man confronts those who fraudulently sold him a bottle of Thomas Jefferson's wine.

  • A report on how efforts to crack down on the opiate epidemic were derailed; a profile of Georgetown law professor Shon Hopwood, who once served time for armed bank robbery.

  • Bill Whitaker interviews the Las Vegas sheriff and S.W.A.T. team members about the massing shooting; Lesley Stahl interviews Brad Parscale, the Trump campaign's digital director; Anderson Cooper profiles restaurateur Danny Meyer.

  • Rep. Steve Scalise on surviving: "It's a miracle," then, spectacular revelations courtesy of Hubble; and, will Christian Pulisic be the next big name in soccer?

  • Hurricane Harvey: A fluke or the future? Then, Sen. John McCain fights back; and, is the U.S. still a nation divided? Oprah Winfrey reports.

  • Fighting for life in Syria's vicious civil war; then, Steve Kroft reports on how cash-starved countries offer citizenship for a price; and, chess instills new dreams in kids from rural Mississippi county.

  • North Korean defector believes he can help topple regime by speaking out; then, what is "brain hacking"? Tech insiders on why you should care; and, Bruno Mars on his artistry: "I'm working hard for this."

  • Putin critic says he's one of the lucky ones: "I'm still here;" then, Chobani's billionaire founder on creating jobs in America; and, saving Africa's endangered mountain gorilla.

  • At nearly 100, Bataan Death March survivor Ben Skardon marches on; then, wildfires are on the rise due to drought and climate change; and, technology that could change how humans live and work in space.

  • Deported man's wife and friends rethink voting for Trump; then, what the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know; and, how the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series after 108 years.

  • Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell on SCOTUS overturning his conviction; Film shot by photographer Norman Seeff shows revealing sides of his famous subjects; Ex-hedge fund manager founds school in Somaliland.

  • Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Judge Alex Kozinski responds to President Trump's attack on his court; the century-old tradition of timber racing.

  • Chobani founder stands by hiring refugees

  • Tulsa Oklahoma police officer Betty Shelby, who was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man, is interviewed by Bill Whitaker; Architect Peter Marino is interviewed by Steve Kroft.

  • How difficult is it to monitor Americans who sympathize with ISIS? Anderson Cooper reports; then, 60 Minutes investigates fake news' real consequences; and, kids fight stereotypes using chess in rural Mississippi.

  • In a war-torn world where death often comes from the skies, life too, can drop from above. Victims of the civil war in South Sudan are staying alive with precious food dropped from airplanes thanks to the UN's World Food Programme (WFP).

  • 60 Minutes examines the unfortunate fate that stalks some of Putin's most prominent critics; then, does torture get good intel? Ex-Gitmo detainee says, "No."

  • Studying people with a rare genetic mutation that causes early-onset Alzheimer's in the hope of preventing the disease in others; J.T. Holmes skis the Eiger, then jumps off the peak with a parachute.

  • North Korean defector believes he can help topple regime by speaking out; then, popular Remington 700 rifle linked to potentially deadly defect; and former Team USA gymnasts describe doctor's alleged sexual abuse.

  • Interviews with singers Beyonce, Adele and Bruno Mars.

  • Charlie Rose takes a close up view of the Broadway musical "Hamilton"; and meets with the members and the leader of the Pope's Choir.

  • A look at how Syrian refugees were vetted before Trump; then, Steve Kroft interviews avalanche survivors -- "It was a miracle"; and, 60 Minutes investigates hidden motors and pro cycling.

  • In his last interview on network TV as president, Obama discusses his time as POTUS, Trump and the "unusual" presidential transition. Steve Kroft reports.

  • Should the U.S. government pay ransom money? Lesley Stahl reports; then, a new generation of drones is set to revolutionize warfare; and, scientists have found evidence of a ninth planet.

  • Bill Whitaker reports on Chicago's surge in murders and discovers an alarming situation; then, Steve Kroft reports on how cash-starved countries offer citizenship for a price; and, who makes the real Havana Club rum? Sharyn Alfonsi reports.

  • Charlie Rose meets the participants and the maestro of the Pope's Choir to see how they carry out their celestial sound. Also: a "director's cut" of the magazine's article on the Broadway musical "Hamilton."

  • Scott Pelley reports on fighting for life in Syria's vicious civil war; then, Charlie Rose meets the members and the maestro of the Pope's Choir; and, Bill Whitaker reports on actor Denzel Washington's "fourth-quarter" mission.

  • Lesley Stahl interviews Israel's prime minister; then, how unconventional thinking transformed a war-torn Colombia; and, the story of a man who returned to his childhood home against the odds.

  • Speaker Ryan's "strange bedfellows" partnership with Trump; then, how an economic developer is bringing factory jobs back to Mississippi; and, what's a "drive-by lawsuit"? Anderson Cooper reports.

  • Prime Minister Matteo Renzi explains his radical plan for Italy; then, can Alzheimer's be prevented? Lesley Stahl reports on a family that may hold the key to that critical question; and, Edward R. Murrow's interview with Fidel Castro.

  • Steve Kroft reports on Turkey's disillusionment with the U.S.; Team USA soccer players speak out about their historic fight for equal pay; and Bruno Mars on his artistry.

  • President-elect Donald Trump speaks to a divided country on 60 Minutes; and, Bill Whitaker reads mail received about a story Dr. Jon LaPook reported on legalizing recreational pot.

  • Lara Logan reports from Iraq's second-largest city, which is being taken back by the Iraqi Army; then, Americans voters on the 2016 presidential election as it comes to an end; and the fight against Zika in the U.S.

  • An American guilty of supporting ISIS speaks in his first interview with Scott Pelley; then, Dr. Jon LaPook reports on what's known about recreational pot as five states ready to vote on making it legal; and, Anderson Cooper visits Zomba prison in Malawi where music offers hope amidst bleak conditions.

  • Candidates who win Ohio have won the presidency in every election since 1964. Several of the NFL's biggest stars have lost a total of $43 million in a risky venture. Twenty something social media stars are earning big money for pitching products.

  • Bill Whitaker reports on the road to America as a Syrian refugee; and, the sons of infamous Cold War spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg speak with Andeson Cooper about their parents' case, shedding new light on one of the central events of the Cold War.

  • Artificial intelligence is positioned to be game-changer, Charlie Rose reports and, "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston on unexpectedly making it big. Steve Kroft profiles the actor; then, veterinarians help save Africa's endangered mountain gorilla, Lara Logan reports.

  • Climate change shapes next battle over oil and mineral resources; then, Hollywood director's first TV interview on 1999 rape case; and a former-Xerox exec on how she brought a radical British cleric to justice.

  • A personal tour conducted by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly of what may be the world's most sophisticated terror defense forces; Also, the murder of a neo-Nazi leader - killed by his 10-year-old son; Plus, Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk "South Park" and "The Book Of Mormon."

  • A report on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at ground zero; annual gathering for those who have lost loved ones in military service; earthquakes in Oklahoma.

  • How cellphones and mobile phone networks are vulnerable to hacking; then, the wrongful murder conviction of a man sentenced to death; and, extra dimensions? Dark matter? A more powerful Collider hunts for clues.

  • Hidden cameras capture NY lawyers being asked to move highly questionable funds into the U.S.; and, Harvard swimmer Schuyler Bailar on coming out as transgender

  • 60 Minutes investigates medical gear sold during Ebola crisis; then, Lesley Stahl reports on what's being called the financial technology revolution; and, a journey to recover the first artifacts known to be preserved from a slave ship.

  • Lesley Stahl reports on a life insurance industry investigation; then, a priest is determined to find forgotten victims of the Holocaust; and, Charlie Rose profiles three-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton.

  • Scott Pelley hears the story of three people who were exonerated after spending years in prison; then, Sharyn Alfonsi reports one of the most significant efforts to study climate change; and, Bill Whitaker meets the two legal guardians of nearly 100 children in Tanzania.

  • Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, speak to Scott Pelley in their first joint interview; then, Bill Whitaker meets some of the people behind the popular organization that grants the wishes of seriously ill children.

  • Donald Trump and Gov. Mike Pence speak to Lesley Stahl in their first joint interview; Seth Doane reports from Nice, France; and, Bill Whitaker reports on the big cats some L.A. residents are calling neighbors.

  • The 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger; then, Bill Whitaker reports on the longest execution in U.S. history; and, capturing music's "in-between" moments.

  • A special edition of "60 Minutes Presents" takes a look at the new force behind "Star Wars"; British veteran actor Michael Caine; and, the difficult task of making a film about Steve Jobs.

  • Bill Whitaker reports on the recapture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman; Scott Pelley visits a unique school in Newark, N.J., whose students race and religion reflect the inner-city neighborhood it's located in; Sharyn Alfonsi profiles golfer Bubba Watson.

  • Is the U.S. ready for smart guns? Lesley Stahl reports; then, top secret "28 pages" may hold clues about Saudi support for 9/11 hijackers; and, an extreme sportsman uses a three-sport technique to descend the Eiger.

  • Scott Pelley's report on the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro; and, 60 Minutes director's cut of "Hamilton" offers more on the Broadway smash and viewers' last chance to catch Lin-Manuel Miranda before he steps down.

  • Top drug official Michael Botticelli says the old war on drugs is all wrong; 60 Minutes revisits a classic 1996 segment on Muhammad Ali, who died at age 74; And, Joey Alexander plays jazz like a veteran, but he's just 12 years old.

  • CIA director on ISIS attacks in U.S.: Attempts are inevitable; Landmark case after worst mining disaster in 40 years; A "mobile money" revolution has swept Kenya, where people can send and receive money on their cell phones.

  • 60 Minutes salutes Morley Safer with a look back at one of his favorite reports, "All in the Family"; then, a rare look at how insider trading actually works; and, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett on her unique "First Friend" role in Obama's White House.

  • Scott Pelley follows patients in a Duke clinical trial of a new cancer therapy that the FDA has granted breakthrough status; and, Bill Whitaker reports on how the U.S. fight against Chinese espionage has ensnared innocent Americans.

  • Russian doping at Sochi Winter Olympics exposed; then, Oklahoma's rise in quakes linked to man-made causes; and, exposing the ISIS killing machine.

  • 60 Minutes investigates medical gear sold during Ebola crisis; then, Lesley Stahl reports on what's being called the financial technology revolution; and, Bill Whitaker meets a "Mom" and "Dad" who have teamed up to nurture 94 Tanzanian childre

  • Ohio's Attorney General Mike DeWine addresses the issues of drug use and deaths, drug courts, and opioid addiction in his state.

  • Top secret report may hold clues about Saudi support for 9/11; "Hollywood, watch out," says an American film producer on the rise of Chinese cinema; and, a transgender Harvard swimmer's choice.

  • The German prison system's emphasis on rehabilitation; ballet choreographer Christopher Wheeldon; professional golfer Bubba Watson.

  • Bill Whitaker meets some of the people behind the popular organization that grants the wishes of seriously ill children; Then, Scott Pelley meets nurse practitioners who are providing badly needed health care to the uninsured, working poor in Appalachia; and, Charlie Rose reports on new club for billionaires.

  • Presidente Marci, Cornel West, The Resurrection of St. Benedict's

  • Lesley Stahl reports on the privacy versus security debate sparked by the war on terror; then, should the terminally ill control how they die? Dr. Jon LaPook reports; and, architect Bjarke Ingels' billion-dollar designs.

  • Justin Trudeau, the new, young leader and scion of Canadian political royalty talks to Lara Logan; then, Anderson Cooper reports on the landmark case against coal company CEO Don Blankenship; and, 60 Minutes cameras go inside the busiest death row in America.

  • Thousands of errors to the Social Security Administration's Death Master File results in fraudulent payments, which costs taxpayers billions. Plus, Lesley Stahl reports on a neurological disorder called face blindness - the inability to recognize people's faces, including their own.

  • U.S. and Mexican authorities give Bill Whitaker the inside story on the recapture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman; Elaine Weinstein, whose husband was killed in a U.S. drone strike, speaks out.

  • Investigating why the U.S. has become one of the most popular places for foreigners to hide dirty money. See what happens when hidden cameras capture American lawyers being asked to move highly questionable funds into the U.S. Plus, a closer look at climate change.

  • What was once thought of as an inner-city problem is now a national epidemic: heroin addiction; then, Lesley Stahl reports on a show in Harlem with a cast of singers ages 55 and up; and, unaired interview clips from the never-completed 60 Minutes profile on David Bowie.

  • Economic espionage sponsored by the Chinese government is costing U.S. corporations money and jobs; then, Sean Penn on his controversial meeting with the drug kingpin known as "El Chapo."

  • Bill Whitaker reports from inside the Syrian base from which Russia is launching air strikes in support of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; then, three unjustly convicted people who spent years in prison and then were exonerated tell Scott Pelley how they are adjusting to being free.

  • Scott Pelley's report on the sinking of the El Faro shows video for the first time of the cargo ship 15,000 feet beneath the Atlantic; then, Bill Whitaker reports on food fraud in Italy; and, Anderson Cooper profiles 12-year-old jazz prodigy Joey Alexander.

  • 60 Minutes Presents: Mob Stories

  • An interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook by Charlie Rose; Lesley Stahl reviews the life of celebrity Michael Caine.

  • Top drug official Michael Botticelli says the old war on drugs is all wrong, and wants to refocus the country's drug policy; J.J. Abrams, the director of the latest "Star Wars" installment takes Bill Whitaker behind the scenes; A three-time world champion in Formula One racing describes driving multimillion-dollar cars, winning races all over the globe, and his rise to the top.

  • Alan Gross talks with Scott Pelley in his first interview about his five-year captivity in Cuba; Bill Whitaker reports on the longest execution in U.S. history; 60 Minutes cameras capture an extreme sportsman descending the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.

  • U.S. police departments are training officers how to respond to active shooter attacks; then, Lara Logan reports from the battle lines against ISIS in Iraq; and, a "mobile money" revolution has swept Kenya, where people can send and receive money on their cell phones.

  • Scott Pelley interviews survivors of the Paris terror attacks; then, newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan discusses his plans for the job he almost turned down; and, Steve Kroft examines the state of concussion safety and science in football.

  • Scott Pelley uncovers critical lapses in the U.S. security clearance process that millions must pass to work with America's secrets; then, what else will the Large Hadron Collider reveal as it begins work at nearly double the power?; and, an unorthodox musical about the life of Alexander Hamilton.

  • Bill Whitaker takes a close look at heroin use in the United States; Lesley Stahi talks about smart gun technology; Scott Pelley goes to Mozambique Island to see the remains of a sunken slave ship.

  • Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, speak with Norah O'Donnell; then, 60 Minutes goes inside the U.S. command center for the air war against ISIS; and, as Burma heads to historic elections, Bill Whitaker reports on the country's democratic movement.

  • With thousands of new arrivals coming daily from the Mideast, how many can Germany really handle? Anderson Cooper reports; then, how do Make-A-Wish wishes come true? Bill Whitaker reports; and, Armen Keteyian profiles Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.

  • Steve Kroft questions President Obama on topics including Russia's incursion in Syria, ISIS and the 2016 presidential race; then, Bill Whitaker interviews a prosecutor who admits his cowardice and indifference led to a wrongful murder conviction.

  • How soon will self-driving cars become part of our lives? Bill Whitaker reports; then, the son of Senator Ted Kennedy opens up about his family's alcoholism -- including his own; and, a priest is determined to find forgotten victims of the Holocaust.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a rare - and surprising - interview to Charlie Rose; then, Scott Pelley interviews Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump; and, Bill Whitaker on how Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most wanted men, escaped from prison - again.

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'60 Minutes' Trump Interview Loses to Obama

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CBS Confirms Death Of '60 Minutes' Anchor Mike Wallace

With a career spanning more than 60 years in tow, veteran CBS anchor Mike Wallace has died, CBS News reports. He was 93. Wallace died in Connecticut, the state where he resided, around 8 PM on April 7, as reported April 8 on "CBS Sunday Morning". His career spanned more than six decades and included clashes in interviews with personalities ranging from Louis Farrakhan, Malcolm X and two generations' controversial Iranian leaders, to Johnny Carson, Barbara Streisand and Lawrence Taylor.

Watch '60 Minutes' Pay Tribute to Andy Rooney

Legendary "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney, who preferred to be referred to as a writer rather than a journalist, died this weekend at the age of 92, just weeks after announcing his retirement from his long-running weekly segment on the show. Watch the "60 Minutes" tribute.

RIP Andy Rooney: '60 Minutes' Commentator Dead at 92

When CBS News announced in September that Andy Rooney would be retiring from his duties as a regular commentator and essayist on "60 Minutes" at the age of 92, it was the end of an era. Today, just a few weeks after he begrudgingly stopped doing his weekly segments, he has died.

Hell Freezes Over: Andy Rooney Finally Retires from '60 Minutes'

CBS News announced today that Andy Rooney will be retiring from his duties as a regular commentator and essayist on "60 Minutes" this week at the age of 92. According to the network, Rooney will announce his retirement during his usual closing segment of next Sunday's airing of the news program.

Lance Armstrong: 'Say You're Sorry!' '60 Minutes': 'No'

CBS' news hour program "60 Minutes" has gotten on the bad side of cyclist Lance Armstrong, and it doesn't look like they care, either. A few weeks ago, "60 Minutes" aired an investigative story about Armstrong's alleged history of doping. Among the claims made by the story was that new evidence points to Armstrong having used illegal performance-enhancing substances during the Tour de Suisse in 2001.

'The Social Network' Got Basic Aspects Wrong Says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg

Mark Zuckerburg, CEO and founder of the social network giant Facebook explicitly said that there are basic things “The Social Network” movie got wrong about him and the evolution of his company during an interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 minutes.

According to Zuckerburg, it is not true that his whole motivation in creating Facebook was to get girls. The 26- year old billionaire was talking about the scene in the movie suggesting that he came up with the idea of creating facebook while on the verge of being dumped by his girlfriend.

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark - A Broadway Success or Not?

Many are wondering if the producers of the $65 million Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark musical will be able to recover their investments to the most expensive show ever produced in Broadway history after the numerous technical problems it countered during the Sunday night preview at Foxwoods Theater.

The talk of the Broadway after the preview was the technical difficulties when Spider-Man was stuck hanging 10 feet above the audience, crew members took a while to fix the problem.

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