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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
31 Seasons, 943 Episodes
September 19, 1950
Documentary & Biography, News
7.5/10
Cast: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft, Morley Safer
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60 Minutes Full Episode Guide

  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.); artificial intelligence pioneer Kai-Fu Lee; blind architect Chris Downey.

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, President El-Sisi, An Unlikely Inventor

  • Lawyer Mike Moore claims that the makers and distributors of opioids should be held responsible for the opioid crisis and the deaths associated with it; the devastating effects of plastic refuse on the remote Pacific atoll of Midway and its wildlife.

  • Entrepreneur Elon Musk; a study of the effects of heavy screen use on the developing adolescent brain; opera singer Ryan Speedo Green.

  • George H.W. Bush: Remembering the 41st president of the United States; and, 60 Minutes reveals what firefighters saw as the deadliest wildfire in California history destroyed the town of Paradise

  • The chaos behind Donald Trump's policy of family separation at the border; then, robots come to the rescue after Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster; and, ''To Kill a Mockingbird'' comes to Broadway.

  • Two reports on Naloxone, which has become known as a life-saving weapon in America's opioid crisis. Also: former NFL player Tim Green reveals that he is suffering from ALS.

  • The collection and monetization of personal information; gold extraction from deep mines in South Africa; twins and professional football players Shaquill Griffin and Shaquem Griffin.

  • What makes the AR-15 style rifle the weapon of choice for mass shooters?; Then, how Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke could predict America's political future

  • Inside the genetic genealogy being used to solve crimes; then, why has the New York City subway gone off the rails?

  • Photographer Joel Sartore's efforts to photograph every species of animal kept in captivity.

  • Senators Susan Collins, Heidi Heitkamp explain their Kavanaugh confirmation votes; then, author John Green on reaching young adults and dealing with mental illness; and, chef Massimo Bottura: The Pavarotti of pasta

  • Inside the decision to delay Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation; then, a jailed doctor who made over $6,000 a day pushing opioids shows no remorse; and, Paul McCartney says he can't read or write music in a wide-ranging 60 Minutes interview

  • How Dutch stormwater management could have mitigated damage from Hurricane Florence; then, Steve Kroft reports on how Google got so big; and, Anderson Cooper goes into the wild with Thomas D. Mangelsen

  • How a company with a blood-testing machine that could never perform as touted went from billion-dollar baby to complete bust; then, combat veterans coming home with CTE; and, making ideas into reality at MIT's 'Future Factory'.

  • Untangling the Facebook data scandal; then, Rep. Steve Scalise on surviving his life-threatening gunshot wound

  • From 2017, Lesley Stahl interviews John McCain; then, the U.S. fight against Chinese espionage ensnares innocent Americans; and, 60 Minutes goes inside the Harvard Lampoon

  • What a chemical attack in Syria looks like; then, Bill Whitaker reports on how the opioid epidemic is leaving grandparents to raise grandchildren; and, Daniel Barenboim tries bridging the Middle East conflict with music

  • What happened when Russia hacked the United States' election infrastructure?; then, inside the memorial to victims of lynching; and, following a couple from diagnosis to the final stages of Alzheimer's

  • Scott Pelley reports on how hospitals have become targets in Syria's civil war; then, San Francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits; and, Jennifer Lawrence's surprising trip to the top of Hollywood

  • An FBI undercover operative tells Scott Pelley how he infiltrated al Qaeda; and, matchmaking for zoo animals

  • Reforming solitary confinement at an infamous California prison; then, spectacular revelations courtesy of Hubble; and, saving rhino with helicopters

  • Meet a convicted felon who became a Georgetown law professor; then, the little spacecraft that could; and, will Christian Pulisic be the next big name in soccer?

  • Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, Bill Whitaker and more look back at 50 seasons of 60 Minutes

  • Scott Pelley reports on human smuggling across the southern border; then, the governor who's castigating the president on climate change; and, Steve Kroft ventures to the Isle of Eigg

  • An ex-DEA agent says the opioid crisis has been fueled by the drug industry and Congress; and, the long, unconventional career of Donald Sutherland

  • What's at stake when President Trump meets with Kim Jong Un?; then, Facebook "embeds," Russia and the Trump campaign's secret weapon; and, larger than life displays by French photographer JR.

  • Kabul under siege while America's longest war rages on; then, Jose Andres feeds the people of Puerto Rico; and, Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' 'Greek Freak'

  • Why were 5 U.S. soldiers killed by an American bomber in Afghanistan; and, controversial rhino farming eyed as solution to poaching crisis.

  • How did Google get so big; then, the Theranos deception; and, Mario Batali and the Spotted Pig.

  • Pope Francis shares candid thoughts in new documentary; and, matchmaking for zooanimals.

  • Gynecological Mesh: The medical device that has 100,000 women suing; then, Bill Whitaker reports on how the opioid epidemic is leaving grandparents to raise grandchildren; and, is shock therapy making a comeback?

  • Lesley Stahl reports on the problem with prescription drug prices; then, saving theorphans of war; and, into the wild with Thomas D. Mangelsen

  • Bill Whitaker reports on CRISPR, the gene-editing tool revolutionizing biomedical research.

  • Lesley Stahl reports on Aleksandr Kogan, the link between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica; then, Scott Pelley goes inside MIT’s ‘Future Factory’; and, for better or worse, living with Alzheimer's

  • Steve Kroft investigates Allegiant Air, a discount carrier known more for its ultra-low fares than its high record of in-flight breakdowns; and, leading by example to close the gender pay gap.

  • What happened when Russia hacked the United States' election infrastructure?

  • How IEDs may be physically causing PTSD; then, Daniel Barenboim tries bridging the Middle East conflict with music; and, can technology unravel the secrets sealed by Mt. Vesuvius 2,000 years ago?

  • Stormy Daniels describes her alleged affair with Donald Trump; and, Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks' 'Greek Freak'

  • Students calling for change after the Parkland shooting; and, the Saudi crown prince talksto 60 Minutes

  • Human smuggling across the southern border; then, Betsy DeVos on guns, school choiceand why people don't like her; and, treating childhood trauma

  • The German prison system, which emphasizes rehabilitation rather than punishment; a Georgetown University Law Center professor who discovered his talent for the law while serving time for armed robbery; the Zomba Prison Project.

  • What a chemical attack in Syria looks like; then, larger than life displays by French photographer JR; and, Jennifer Lawrence's surprising trip to the top of Hollywood.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to Margaret Brennan in a wide-ranging interview that includes North Korea, Syrian chemical attacks, his dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his relationship with President Trump. Oprah Winfrey gathers the group of voters from Michigan, she interviewed last year for a spirited discussion about the first year of Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Recognizing concealed carry permits across state lines; then, running from Putin after helping him cheat; and, Sen. Gillibrand: The political face of the #MeToo movement.

  • Chobani Yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya; two companies feuding over the rights to sell liquor under the Havana Club Rum name; restaurateur Danny Meyer.

  • San Francisco's leaning tower of lawsuits; and, an ex-British spy on leading a "double life" as a famous author

  • Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, Bill Whitaker and more look back at 50 seasons of 60 Minutes

  • Kabul under siege while America's longest war rages on; then, the American scientist who's seen North Korea's nuclear secrets; and, is Portland still Portlandia?

  • RT's editor-in-chief on election meddling, being labeled Russian propaganda; Predicting crime in Chicago; and, Combat veterans coming home with CTE

  • How do Make-A-Wish wishes come true?; then, affordable care for those still uninsured; and, Chess instills new dreams in kids from rural Mississippi county

  • How do Make-A-Wish wishes come true?; then, affordable care for those still uninsured; and, Chess instills new dreams in kids from rural Mississippi county

  • The governor who's castigating the president on climate change; then, the man trying to beat Putin; and, the long, unconventional career of Donald Sutherland.

  • Political activist Alexei Navalny's campaign for president of Russia; actor Donald Sutherland; Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.).

  • Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, Bill Whitaker and more look back at 50 seasons of 60 Minutes.

  • A popular chef serves people in Puerto Rico; Then, when hospitals become targets; And, a tiny island is a testament to human independence.

  • When food is used as a weapon; Then, Anderson Cooper reports on the little spacecraft that could; And, a team rebuilds after the ultimate loss.

  • 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.

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Stormy Daniels Gets Higher Ratings Than Donald Trump

The adult film actress' '60 Minutes' interview drew bigger ratings than Trump's interview on the show.

'60 Minutes' Trump Interview Loses to Obama

Could it be time to stop worrying about politics and start watching TV again? And is it true that Donald Trump is an effective zombie killer?

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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Rep. Cummings' school struggle Clip (02:33)