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Season 49 / Episode 35 and airs on 28 May 2017 23:00
60 Minutes has been on the air since 1968, beginning on a Tuesday, but spending most of its time on Sundays, where it remains today. This popular news magazine provides both hard hitting investigations, interviews and features, along with people in the news and current events. 60 Minutes has set unprecedented records in the Nielsen's ratings with a number 1 rating, five times, making it among the most successful TV programs in all of television history. This series has won more Emmy awards than any other news program and in 2003, Don Hewitt, the creator (back in 1968), was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy, along with the 60 Minute correspondents. Added to the 11 Peabody awards, this phenomenally long-lived series has collected 78 awards up to the 2005 season and remains among the viewers top choice for news magazine features.
Deported - Anderson Cooper reports on the effect Trump's new immigration policy has had on a community in Indiana after a longtime resident is deported.
The Nuremberg Prosecutor - At 97, Ben Ferencz is the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive and he has a far-reaching message for today's world.
Theo and Joe - When the Chicago Cubs won the World Series last year, they ended the longest championship drought in professional sports. How'd they do it?.
James Comey - In 2014, then-FBI director James Comey spoke to Scott Pelley about his job and the political independence it required in order to effectively uphold the rule of law.
The Bin Laden Documents - Bin Laden documents reveal a loving, vengeful son who might take his father's role atop an al Qaeda that's stronger than ever, says ex-FBI agent. Personal letters seized in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden reveal the al Qaeda leader's son to be a young man who adores his father and wants to carry on his murderous ideology. That son today is poised to lead a stronger, larger al Qaeda and is bent on avenging his dad's death, says an ex-FBI agent familiar with those documents. Holly Williams interviews Ali Soufan, the former FBI agent who was the bureau's lead investigator of al Qaeda after the 9/11 attacks. Soufan describes a letter from the son, Hamza, that was collected in the raid and now declassified. "He tells him that…he remembers 'every look…every smile you gave me, every word you told me.'" Hamza would be about 28 now and wrote the letter when he was 22 and had not seen his father in several years. Hamza also wrote this: "I consider myself to be forged in steel. The path of jihad for the sake of God is what we live."
Curiosity - Rover "Curiosity" explores whether life could have begun on Mars. Is Earth the only planet in our solar system that has life on it? Scientists can't say for sure, but it's possible life could have flourished on Mars based on data gleaned by the Mars rover "Curiosity." Bill Whitaker reports on the sights and data beamed back more than 30-million miles from Mars by Curiosity, information that's telling scientists a lot about the Red Planet and Earth. Whitaker visits the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to bring viewers on a trip to Mars. JPL monitors show incredible images from its surface, such as a sunset and Martian terrain. But information from Curiosity's internal lab offers evidence of essential organic chemicals, leading JPL's Chief Engineer Rob Manning to consider an even wilder trip. "Could have been that Mars was habitable before Earth was and life got its foothold on Mars and took its journey to Earth and we're all Martians." Manning explains. "When a meteor comes along and hits Mars, a rock from Mars can be lifted up, travel in circles around the sun until someday it will bump into Earth," he tells Whitaker. "We've found Mars rock…we've found them all over the Earth." Manning says Earth rocks have traveled to Mars in the same way and that it's possible life could have survived the journey.
Sanctuary - Philadelphia minister offering sanctuary to an immigrant says when laws break the backs of God's people, time to mull "breaking those laws". The Rev. Robin Hynicka and his congregation are certainly circumventing U.S. immigration law by sheltering an illegal immigrant inside the Arch St. Methodist Church in Philadelphia. But Rev. Hynicka answers to a higher law. He says the immigration policy ordering the deportation of Javier Flores Garcia is unjust – a law God gives him the power to question. And he's not the only cleric in the U.S. who feels and acts this way. As Scott Pelley reports, Arch St. Methodist is just one of more than 800 churches and synagogues offering sanctuary to illegal immigrants in response to the new crackdown ordered by the Trump administration.
Cook County Jail - Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart runs one of the largest jails in the country, located in Chicago. But it's his unconventional and controversial style that puts him in the spotlight.
Enemy of the State - Art that's relevant is political, says provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Ai Weiwei's work has gotten him harassed by police, thrown in detention and driven out of the country. But in order to be relevant, he must be political, as he tells Holly Williams. The acclaimed artist has left China and is now staying in Germany, he says, out of concern for the safety of his young son. But he doesn't rule out moving back to China, where authorities tried to censor his work, which they considered subversive. In one famous piece, he photographed himself giving the middle finger to a portrait of China's revered former dictator Mao Zedong.
Operation Car Wash - Brazil's massive corruption scandal -- called "Operation Car Wash" -- involves billions in bribes and scores of politicians.
Snitches - The California DA under scrutiny for use of jailhouse snitches disputes allegations by his own informant.
Space Archeaology - Locating archaeological sites for excavation can be a time-consuming and sometimes futile endeavor. But archaeologist Sarah Parcak uses a new method that utilizes satellite imagery to find ancient sites.
Lara Logan (Co-Host)
Lesley Stahl (Co-Host)
Bill Whitaker (Co-Host)
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