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  • 1950
  • 56 Seasons
  • 7.5  (4,220)

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.

60 Minutes is a series that is currently running and has 56 seasons (1252 episodes). The series first aired on September 19, 1950.

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Chaos On Campus / Quantum Computing / Greta Gerwig
12. Chaos On Campus / Quantum Computing / Greta Gerwig
December 3, 2023
CHAOS ON CAMPUS –60 MINUTES' Bill Whitaker witnesses pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel student rallies at Columbia University and department-led campus forums at Dartmouth in response to the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks and ensuing Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Whitaker speaks with Jewish and Palestinian students, and Middle East studies professors, about the antisemitic and Islamophobic rhetoric that has raged across campuses, the continuing situation unfolding and a path forward. Marc Lieberman and Graham Messick are the producers. QUANTUM COMPUTING –Correspondent Scott Pelley reports on the pioneering technology of quantum computing, a new kind of computer that could answer impossible questions in physics, chemistry, engineering and medicine. Pelley travels to California to see Google's quantum lab, visits one of the first quantum computers outside the lab at Cleveland Clinic and gets a first look at IBM's newest quantum computer, its most advanced to date. Denise Schrier Cetta and Katie Brennan are the producers.GRETA GERWIG – Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi profiles the brains behind "Barbie" – filmmaker Greta Gerwig, whose outside-the-box blockbuster smashed box office records this summer. Alfonsi speaks with Gerwig about pulling off a delicate balancing act: giving voice to the iconic Barbie doll while appealing to her fiercest critics, and details Gerwig's journey from indie darling to billion-dollar director. Nathalie Sommer is the producer.
Rise / Sealand / Ancient Vines
11. Rise / Sealand / Ancient Vines
November 26, 2023
RISE – As Ukrainian families grieve the losses of their loved ones in Russia's continued conflict, correspondent Scott Pelley joins a group of widows and children of the war on a mountain climb in the Austrian Alps, a journey of recovery and resilience. Organized by a charity founded by an American marine who is still finding his footing after serving three combat tours in Iraq, Pelley joins the bereaved families, who traveled 1,300 miles after their city was bombed, on an expedition of hope, community and teamwork. This is a double-length segment. Oriana Zill de Granados and Michael Rey are the producers. SEALAND – Correspondent Jon Wertheim journeys by boat (and winch) into the world's smallest—and unlikeliest—state: the Principality of Sealand. Just off the English coast, and roughly the landmass of two tennis courts, it boasts a full-time population of one. It was built during World War II as a nautical fort, and later repurposed as a "pirate radio" station under its monarchs, the Bates family. Wertheim takes a tour of this micronation and its history of piracy, coups, countercoups and rogues. Michael Gavshon is the producer. ANCIENT VINES – Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi reports from the former Soviet republic of Georgia, regarded by scholars as the birthplace of wine. Alfonsi delves into its deep history of winemaking and the enduring vineyards that have survived thousands of years of invasions, wars and communist rule. She visits the lush wine region of Kakheti to meet monks protecting these ancient vines and one American vineyard owner who is committed to bringing Georgian wines to the rest of the world. This is a double-length segment. Ashley Velie is the producer.
Disappeared / The Stand / The Underboss / Africatown
10. Disappeared / The Stand / The Underboss / Africatown
November 19, 2023
DISAPPEARED – No one knows exactly how many Ukrainian children have allegedly been abducted by Russia during Vladimir Putin's war. The Ukrainian government estimates about 20,000 kids have been taken, but says the number may actually be closer to 300,000. Correspondent Cecilia Vega reports from Ukraine and Poland on the dangerous journey mothers are taking, traveling thousands of miles into enemy territory to bring back their children with the help of the organization Save Ukraine. Vega spent months following one grandmother as she risked her life to find her grandson before he completely disappeared. Nichole Marks is the producer. THE STAND –After a wildfire devastated the Hawaiian town of Lahaina in August, correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi reports new details about the disaster, including the narrow escape of Maui County firefighters who had become trapped by the rapidly moving flames. Guy Campanile and Lucy Hatcher are the producers. THE UNDERBOSS – Reporting from backstage of a Bruce Springsteen concert in Rome, correspondent Jon Wertheim profiles longtime guitarist and musical director for Springsteen and the E Street Band –and ultimate wingman – Steven Van Zandt. Wertheim talks with Van Zandt, now 72 years old, about growing up in New Jersey with his best friend, Springsteen, the success of the E Street Band, his involvement with political activism, the shifting state of music and what makes him a true American original. Michael Karzis is the producer. AFRICATOWN – Correspondent Anderson Cooper continues his reporting on Africatown, a community founded by the formerly enslaved men and women brought to Alabama on the Clotilda slave ship in 1860. The Clotilda is the last known ship to bring enslaved Africans to America and was found in 2018 in an Alabama river, a story first reported by 60 MINUTES in 2020. Cooper returns to Africatown to witness a historic meeting between the descendants of the enslaved Africans and the descendants of Timothy Meaher, the man who commissioned the Clotilda. This is a double-length segment. Denise Schrier Cetta and Katie Brennan are the producers.
Iran's Assassins / The Heritage War / Horse Racing Reform?
9. Iran's Assassins / The Heritage War / Horse Racing Reform?
November 12, 2023
IRAN'S ASSASSINS –While Iran's backing of Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon is widely known, the regime is quietly carrying out a shadow war in the U.S. and Europe, deploying proxy assassins to silence or eliminate critics of the regime. Britain's head of counter-terrorism policing, Matt Jukes, tells correspondent Lesley Stahl they're noticing a significant uptick in Iran's efforts. In the U.S., Stahl meets some of the targets, including former White House national security adviser John Bolton and Iranian American activist Masih Alinejad. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. THE HERITAGE WAR –Correspondent Bill Whitaker reports from Kyiv on Russia's continued war and what Ukrainians say is the deliberate destruction and looting of the country's museums, churches and monuments – a strategy believed to come straight from the Kremlin – and a potential war crime. Whitaker tours the remains of shelled churches and bombed libraries, and speaks with museum workers who are risking their lives to save Ukraine's heritage. Heather Abbott is the producer. HORSE RACING REFORM? –As the Justice Department winds down one of the biggest horse doping investigations in U.S. history, correspondent Cecilia Vega examines the wiretaps that helped solve the case and convict dozens of veterinarians, horse trainers and drug distributors. Lisa Lazarus, the woman heading up the new national regulator tasked with cleaning up horse racing, sits down with Vega to discuss the moment of reckoning and the sport's future. Sarah Koch is the producer.
John Eastman/Our Mistake is Your Responsibility/Monkey Island/The Last Minute
8. John Eastman/Our Mistake is Your Responsibility/Monkey Island/The Last Minute
November 5, 2023
JOHN EASTMAN – Scott Pelley interviews John Eastman, the conservative former law professor who gave controversial legal advice to former President Donald Trump and is facing possible prison time in Georgia's election conspiracy case. A leader in efforts to overturn the 2020 vote, Eastman shares with 60 MINUTES what happened in the days leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and why he believes he's innocent. Aaron Weisz and Sarah Koch are the producers. OUR MISTAKE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY –Each year, about one million Americans receive a bill from the Social Security Administration, saying they were paid too much in benefits and must pay it back. Even if the error is not their fault, they often still have to pay. Correspondent Anderson Cooper reports on how some elderly and disabled people have been burdened with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Andy Court is the producer. MONKEY ISLAND –Correspondent Lesley Stahl reports from Cayo Santiago, also known as Monkey Island, off the coast of Puerto Rico, and home to roughly 1,800 monkeys, including the rhesus macaques whose DNA is a 94% match to humans. Stahl examines one study set to determine the impact of environmental crises on the longevity and overall health of the macaques and what the inhabitants of Monkey Island can reveal about climate-related trauma and survival. Ayesha Siddiqi is the producer. THE LAST MINUTE –CBS News senior foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports from Tel Aviv with the latest developments on the Israel-Hamas war.
Vice President Harris/A Quiet Invasion/The Air We Breathe/The State of the Blues
7. Vice President Harris/A Quiet Invasion/The Air We Breathe/The State of the Blues
October 29, 2023
VICE PRESIDENT HARRIS – Amid rising tensions in the Middle East, correspondent Bill Whitaker interviews Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris in the Eisenhower Executive Office building. Whitaker speaks with the Vice President about the situation in Israel and Gaza in the wake of the Hamas terror attack, and travels with her aboard Air Force Two to see her discuss important domestic issues, including gun violence prevention and immigration, while advocating for the Biden administration's policy agenda at a college in Nevada. Marc Lieberman is the producer. A QUIET INVASION – Days after Russia invaded Ukraine, the country of Georgia applied for membership to the European Union, fearing that it could become Vladimir Putin's next target. Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi meets with Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili in Tbilisi to discuss that E-U bid, the presence of Russian troops inside Georgia's borders, the recent influx of Russian residents and Kremlin influenced politics and propaganda, signaling a quiet invasion that she says is threatening the future of her country. Ashley Velie is the producer. THE AIR WE BREATHE –With a new strain of COVID-19 on the rise and flu season just getting started, Dr. Jon LaPook spotlights how lessons from the pandemic about the quality of indoor air are leading building owners to adopt new workplace air and ventilation systems to help contain contagious respiratory viruses. Andrew Wolff is the producer. THE STATE OF THE BLUES – Jon Wertheim reports from the town of Clarksdale, Miss., where the Delta blues first flourished and where local musicians have been carrying on the blues tradition for generations. In recent years, there's been something of a renaissance in Clarksdale, as new fans and young blues artists have rediscovered the place. Wertheim meets Clarksdale native Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, heir to a long line of blues greats from the Delta – with surprise guest, actor and local blues club owner Morgan Freeman. This is a double-length segment. David M. Levine is the producer.
The Five Eyes | A Prisoner of Iran | Pink | The Isle of Man
6. The Five Eyes | A Prisoner of Iran | Pink | The Isle of Man
October 22, 2023
The Five Eyes –Scott Pelley sits down with FBI director Christopher Wray and intelligence chiefs from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to ask whether the Israel-Hamas war has raised the terror threat at home in the United States and around the globe. Aaron Weisz is the producer. A Prisoner of Iran – Margaret Brennan conducts the first interview with one of the five American prisoners freed from Iran last month. With 200 hostages reportedly being held in Gaza and 13 Americans unaccounted for, Emad Shargi's harrowing story is a stark illustration of the difficulties and perils involved in bringing citizens home. Andy Court is the producer. Pink –Cecilia Vega profiles international punk rock and pop princess Alecia Moore – also known as Pink – as she celebrates 25 years of her successful music-making career. Vega meets Pink at her home in California, stops backstage on her tour, and traces her somewhat troubled journey to superstardom. John Hamlin and Kara Vaccaro are the producers. The Isle of Man – Bill Whitaker reports from the Isle of Man on the longest-running and most dangerous motorcycle race on earth: the Isle of Man TT. Once the seat of a Viking kingdom, the 30-mile-long island sits in the middle of the Irish Sea, with England to the east and Ireland to the west. Whitaker examines the distinct Manx identity and the role a collision of cultures played in shaping such a wild and improbable race. This is a double-length segment. Rome Hartman is the producer.
President Biden, Rescue at the Kibbutz, The 50
5. President Biden, Rescue at the Kibbutz, The 50
October 15, 2023
PRESIDENT BIDEN –As the Israel-Hamas war intensifies and Russia's assault on Ukraine continues, Scott Pelley meets with President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss the United States' role in these raging conflicts, efforts to locate American hostages, the brutality discovered in Israel and Gaza, and the state of the war in Ukraine. Maria Gavrilovic is the producer. RESCUE AT THE KIBBUTZ – Lesley Stahl returns to Israel to meet the family behind the heroic rescue effort at kibbutz Nahal Oz after it was attacked by Hamas. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. THE 50 –60 MINUTES revisits the story of 50 migrants who arrived in the United States through Texas in 2022 and were transported to Martha's Vineyard by Florida officials. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the investigation into those flights by a Texas sheriff who calls what happened a "covert criminal operation." Michael Karzis is the producer.
The Godfather of AI | General Milley | Rich Paul | 3D Printing
4. The Godfather of AI | General Milley | Rich Paul | 3D Printing
October 8, 2023
The Godfather of AI –Scott Pelley interviews the "Godfather of AI," Geoffrey Hinton, who speaks out about the promise and risks of advanced artificial intelligence his research helped make possible. Aaron Weisz is the producer. General Milley – As the nation's highest-ranking military officer steps down, Norah O'Donnell profiles General Mark Milley. From inside the Pentagon, aboard the USS Constitution, and in his hometown of Winchester, Mass., O'Donnell speaks with Milley about his four years as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, his differences with former President Donald Trump, the military challenge of China and why America should support Ukraine in their war against Russia. Keith Sharman is the producer. Rich Paul – In a broadcast exclusive, Bill Whitaker profiles mega sports agent Rich Paul ahead of his new memoir. The founder and CEO of Klutch Sports Group represents NBA sensations like LeBron James and Draymond Green and negotiated almost $900 million in deals this past summer alone. Whitaker traces Paul's unlikely journey from the east side of Cleveland to his glittering life today and scores an invite to the Klutch All-Star Game party, one of the hottest tickets in the NBA. Marc Lieberman is the producer. 3D Printing – 60 MINUTES takes a comprehensive look at the technology, engineering, and future of 3D-printed buildings, as a Texas company sets out to replace traditional home construction with robotic printers and eventually 3D print on the Moon. Lesley Stahl takes a sneak peek at a 3D-printed home in the first housing development of its kind and reports from NASA on its aspirations for 3D-printed infrastructure on the Moon. This is a double-length segment. Shari Finkelstein and Collette Richards are the producers.
The Attorney General, The Rise and Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried
3. The Attorney General, The Rise and Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried
October 1, 2023
The Attorney General –As the government shutdown looms, 60 MINUTES correspondent Scott Pelley sits down with U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in Washington D.C. Pelley speaks with the head of the Justice Department about the indictments of former President Donald Trump, the Hunter Biden probe and the Jan. 6 indictments. Aaron Weisz and Pat Milton are the producers. The Rise and Fall of Sam Bankman-Fried –Days before FTX cryptocurrency exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried is set to go to trial, 60 MINUTES conducts the exclusive first interview with author and financial journalist Michael Lewis who had a front row seat to Bankman-Fried's rise and fall. Correspondent Jon Wertheim speaks with Lewis, ahead of his Going Infinite book release, about Bankman-Fried at the height of his empire, the collapse of crypto and whether the FTX wunderkind believes he's innocent. This is a double-length segment. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer.
Gov. Gavin Newsom, Bankrolling the War, Hanging On
2. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Bankrolling the War, Hanging On
September 24, 2023
Care Court – Cecilia Vega reports from California on Governor Gavin Newsom's CARE Court – a bold, new strategy set to transform the state's approach to homelessness and the severely mentally ill with court-ordered treatment plans. Vega interviews Gov. Newsom on his passion project, investigates the broken system it hopes to mend and looks at the controversy surrounding it. Natalie Jimenez Peel is the producer. Bankrolling The War –As Congress considers financing another $20 billion in aid to Ukraine, 60 MINUTES tracks the weapons and monetary funds the United States has contributed to the country since Russia's military invasion. Holly Williams reports from Ukraine on the impact and oversight of U.S. tax dollars in the country as it fights to survive. Erin Lyall is the producer. Hanging On – 60 MINUTES' Sharyn Alfonsi reports from Costa Rica on sloths and their superpower of slowing down. Alfonsi examines how these mammals have mastered the art of survival for more than 60 million years and the new threats of climate change to the species. Guy Campanile is the producer.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Into the Streets, Prime Time in Colorado
1. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Into the Streets, Prime Time in Colorado
September 17, 2023
PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY –Ahead of his visit to the United States, 60 MINUTES correspondent Scott Pelley speaks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the presidential offices in Kyiv as Ukraine continues its counteroffensive and Russia's war wages on. In a wide-ranging interview, Pelley speaks with Zelenskyy about U.S. aid, drone strikes in Russia and the possibility of territorial concessions. Maria Gavrilovic is the producer. INTO THE STREETS –60 MINUTES' Lesley Stahl reports from Israel on Brothers and Sisters in Arms – a group of military reservists, including commando soldiers and pilots, who are at the forefront of the huge rallies in the country. They've been protesting for months over a far-reaching plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to weaken Israel's Supreme Court. They say it'll pave the way to autocracy. It's already caused arguably the biggest domestic crisis in the nation's history. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. PRIME TIME IN COLORADO – 60 MINUTES correspondent Jon Wertheim heads to the field at the University of Colorado where new head football coach Deion Sanders, aka "Prime Time," is leading a college football shakeup. The controversial and legendary Pro Football Hall of Famer has overhauled the Colorado team roster and led them to victory in their 2023 home opener. Wertheim sits down with Sanders to talk about his path from transforming the football program at Jackson State University, an HBCU, to taking the top coaching job at University of Colorado and what's next for "Coach Prime." Draggan Mihailovich is the producer.
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  • Premiere Date
    September 19, 1950
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (4,220)