Next Episode of 60 Minutes is
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.
The King - King Abdullah II of Jordan tells Scott Pelley Syrian refugees are overwhelming his kingdom, making such an impact on its institutions and economy that the country is now in "dire straits." The king speaks to Pelley about the refugee crisis, radical Islam, the Syrian civil war and ISIS.
The New Cold War - The threat of all-out nuclear war may still be remote, but the risk of a nuclear attack somewhere in the world has actually increased.
The Picasso Portfolio - When an elderly couple from a small village in France produced a portfolio of 271 never-before-seen Picasso pieces estimated to be worth as much as $100 million, it was cause for shock and awe in the art world and more than a little consternation from the artist's heirs.
The Artic Frontier - Lesley Stahl goes to the top of the world where the next battle over oil and mineral resources is shaping up as the region becomes more accessible due to climate change.
Don't Mess with Mary Quin - After narrowly surviving being held hostage, former-Xerox exec Mary Quin tells 60 Minutes how she brought a radical British cleric to justice for his role in the kidnapping.
Nate Parker - Hollywood filmmaker Nate Parker will not apologize for the rape case he became embroiled in at college 17 years ago because, he tells Anderson Cooper, he was falsely accused and then vindicated in court. He also says it would be unfortunate if people stayed away from his new historical epic based on Nat Turner's slave rebellion because of the incident. Parker's film, "The Birth of a Nation," had generated a huge amount of Oscar buzz until an uproar grew over the incident and it became widely known the woman who accused him killed herself in 2012.
Breaking Good - After decades in Hollywood, actor Bryan Cranston didn't find fame until his fifties -- thanks to the hit show Breaking Bad. Now, he tells Steve Kroft he's seizing the moment.
Artificial Intelligence - It might not be long before machines begin thinking for themselves -- creatively, independently, and sometimes with better judgment than a human.
Gorilla Doctors - When the first Gorilla Doctor began helping mountain gorillas, the species was almost extinct. Today, they're the only population of great apes that's growing.
Finding Refuge - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson says "thorough" refugee vetting process has been augmented with social media searches.
The Brothers Rosenberg - The sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg tell Anderson Cooper what it was like to be the children of infamous Communist spies during the McCarthy era, in a story that sheds new light on one of the most dramatic espionage cases of the Cold War -- the execution of a husband and wife, leaving their two little boys orphans.
Ask Ohio - Candidates who win this state have won the presidency in every election since 1964, but with Election Day around the corner, Scott Pelley finds a state divided.
Thrown for a Loss - Jeff Rubin says he wishes he never set foot in Alabama. That's where a risky investment he made went bust, losing several NFL players a total of $43 million. The disgraced financial adviser gives his first interview to 60 Minutes about a debacle that became the largest financial loss ever for NFL players at the hands of one investment adviser. Armen Keteyian speaks to Rubin and some of the NFL players caught up in his bad deal on 60 Minutes.
The Influncers - Imagine shooting goofy videos with your friends, posting them online and getting paid six figures. That's exactly what many twenty-somethings with large social media following are doing. They're called social media influencers, and they've become a new force in advertising. Bill Whitaker reports on this new advertising phenomenon on the next edition of 60 Minutes.
In God's Name - An American leader of an ISIS cell tells Scott Pelley how videos of the dead Anwar al-Awlaki persuaded him to recruit for ISIS on American soil. A 21-year-old Minneapolis man pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support (fighters) to ISIS tells Scott Pelley how he was radicalized by the Internet videos of the dead American al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. Speaking in his first interview, Abdirizak Warsame takes responsibility for his actions and the blame for the deaths of friends he helped send to fight in Syria.
The Pot Vote - Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado, where recreational pot is legal, urges caution to states voting on it because there's not enough data. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper urges caution to the five states voting on legalizing recreational pot next month. There still isn't enough reliable information on the drug's impact, especially on drivers and teenagers, he tells Dr. Jon LaPook. Dr. LaPook went to Pueblo, Colorado -- a town where pot is produced and sold.
The Music of Zomba Prison - Beautiful music created by inmates and their guards offers happiness and hope behind prison walls. Anderson Cooper's report from Malawi, Africa.
The Zika Virus: One of the world's most frightening viruses has reached the U.S. Dr. Jon LaPook speaks with the country's top scientists about the fight against Zika.
The Battle for Mosul: After more than two years of ISIS occupation, Iraq's second-largest city is being taken back by the Iraqi Army. Lara Logan reports from Mosul.
The National Mood: In two days, American voters will send a president to the White House, but both the leading candidates have the highest disapproval ratings in U.S. history.
President-elect Donald Trump's hard-line immigration stance was a central part of his campaign message in 2016 -- and he said in an interview airing Sunday that he plans to immediately deport approximately two to three million undocumented immigrants. Asked whether he really plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border -- a proposal that served as a centerpiece of his campaign message -- Trump replied, "Yes."
Since Trump's election on Tuesday night, the realities of actually building that wall have begun to set in. The Mexican government has publicly reminded him that Mexico will not pay for the wall. And asked about the wall, Trump transition co-chair Newt Gingrich said the wall was "a great campaign device." Trump also told "60 Minutes" that the border wall, which was one of the centerpieces of his campaign platform, could be part wall and "some fencing," in accordance with what congressional Republicans have proposed.
The Match of their Lives: Players on the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team are fighting the U.S. Soccer Federation over wages and treatment they say are not commensurate with their male counterparts.
Turkey: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey speaks with 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft about tensions and anti-Americanism in his country, a NATO ally vital to projecting U.S. military power.
Bruno Mars: He's been broke, busted and nearly homeless. Now, as 60 Minutes' Lara Logan reports, he's on top of the music world.
The Prime Minister : Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi, tells Charlie Rose his country is not "only a museum" stuck in the past, as he tries to radically change its future.
The Alzheimer's Laboratory : An extended family in Colombia with a genetic mutation causing Alzheimer's may help scientists prevent the disease someday. Lesley Stahl reports on the groundbreaking study.
The Speaker of the House - At odds during campaign, House Speaker Paul Ryan and President-elect Donald Trump are "fine" now and talk almost daily, Ryan tells Scott Pelley. The speaker of the House tells Scott Pelley he and President-elect Donald Trump have made up and speak on the phone nearly every day. On the campaign trail, the two were at odds. Speaker Ryan had called one of Trump's statements racist and Trump dismissed him as ineffective and disloyal, but Ryan says the two are not looking back and are already working together.
The Golden Triangle - Job training and tax incentives are key to this economic developer's successful strategy to revive manufacturing jobs in Mississippi. Joe Max Higgins has attracted about 6,000 manufacturing jobs back to an area of Mississippi that lost thousands of them since the 1990s. He's done it by aggressively pursuing corporations with tax breaks, ready-to-build sites and other incentives. But a critical element of his strategy is to provide a jobs ready workforce trained in the "advanced manufacturing" skills new factories require.
Drive-by Lawsuits - The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that every private business in the U.S. make their space accessible to disabled people. Some lawyers are filing thousands of lawsuits against businesses that often have no idea they've done anything wrong.
The New Columbia - Power of advertising proven in Colombian campaign that helped bring rebels out of the jungle after 52 years of civil war. Given the chance to sell peace, rather than a breakfast cereal or a bottle of spirits, a Colombian ad executive stepped up with ideas that persuaded rebels to lay down arms and eventually end a 50-year civil war. Lara Logan talks to that ad man in her report about a transformation in Colombia that could not have been achieved without ending the country's long civil war.
Lost - Man who inspired the film "Lion," talks about the mental map that enabled him to track down the mother he lost when he was 5 years old. The incredible lost-and-found story of Saroo Brierley has inspired the new Hollywood film "Lion" -- a movie critics are saying has Oscar potential. But the real events are just as thrilling as the drama on screen. Brierley says he was separated from his birth mother when he was five years old and locked on a train that took him 1,000 miles across India to Calcutta. Once there, he says he survived by himself on the city's chaotic streets for weeks until he wound up in an orphanage and was adopted by an Australian couple. For the first time on American television, Brierley explains how he found his way back to his Indian village using Google Earth and a mental map of home.
Benjamin Netanyahu - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells 60 Minutes Israel has never been in a better place; part of his optimism relates to the election of Trump.
The Syrian Civil Defense; members and maestro of the pope's choir; actor Denzel Washington.
Crisis in Chicago - Chicago experienced more gun violence than New York and Los Angeles combined in 2016. Yet, a 60 Minutes investigation reveals a decline in police activity. Chicago ends 2016 with more than 700 murders and over 4,000 people shot – the worst bloodshed the city has seen in 18 years. Data obtained by 60 Minutes shows that while gun violence spiked, police activity dropped in all of Chicago's 25 police districts.
The Rum War - It's a story 60 Minutes reports from Cuba, where a longtime feud has roots to the Cuban Revolution. Who makes the real Havana Club Rum? Who should own the right to sell the liquor under the famous Havana Club brand name? Two companies are currently selling rum under the same name and for years have been battling it out in court for the right to the legendary brand. It's a story Sharyn Alfonsi goes to report in Cuba, where the longtime feud traces its roots to the Cuban Revolution.
Passports for Sale - Steve Kroft reports on how small cash-starved countries, such as the island nations of Antigua and Dominica, offer citizenship for a price, creating ways to ease travel for international citizens, including those running from the law.
The Coming Swarm - Autonomous drones are being called the biggest thing in military technology since the nuclear bomb. David Martin reports.
The Hostage Policy - Lesley Stahl speaks to a counterterrorism adviser who admits U.S. failures in dealing with hostages, and to the parents of Steven Sotloff, a journalist who was kidnapped and killed by ISIS.
The Hunt for Planet Nine - At the farthest edges of our solar system, scientists have found evidence of a ninth planet. Bill Whitaker reports.
President Barack Obama discusses his two-term legacy, current key issues and President-elect Donald Trump; highlights of Obama's past interviews.
Avalanche: It took 10 hours for rescue crews to reach Hotel Rigopiano after an avalanche buried the Italian resort. No one expected survivors, but rescuers never gave up on those who'd been buried alive.
Enhancing the Bike: Bill Whitaker investigates whether pro cyclists have used secret bike motors to win races -- like the Tour de France -- in a sport notorious for its culture of cheating.
A Front Row Seat: 60 Minutes director's cut of "Hamilton" offers more on the Broadway smash; then Charlie Rose meets the members and the maestro of the Pope's Choir.
Grammy Night: First, Beyoncé and Adele's different approaches to success. Then, Bruno Mars has been broke, busted and nearly homeless, but now he's on top of the music world.
The Remington 700 - Thousands of gun owners claim Remington 700 rifles have fired without the trigger being pulled. Now, with a class-action lawsuit and recall, why do most gun owners still have the controversial trigger?
The North Korean Threat - Bill Whitaker reports from Seoul, where 28,000 U.S. troops are stationed in or nearby, and the Korean DMZ, seeing firsthand the tense standoff between the North and South.
USA Gymnastics - Attorney suing USA Gymnastics for failing to protect female athletes believes every Olympic team since 1996 has had members abused by Dr. Lawrence Nassar.
Can Alzheimer's be prevented? A family may hold the key; then, descending the Eiger the way James Bond might do it.
Le Pen: Can French populist candidate Marine Le Pen ride a hard line on immigration to the presidency like Donald Trump did?
Saving the Lions: 60 Minutes follows the largest airlift of lions in history as 33 are rescued from circuses and flown to freedom in an African sanctuary.
Voices of the Lost: In his first interview about the El Faro's black box, NTSB investigator recounts listening to the last words of the doomed crew.
Poisoned: 60 Minutes examines the unfortunate fate that stalks some of Putin's most prominent critics: unsolved shootings, suspicious suicides and poisonings.
Prisoner 760: Mohamedou Slahi gives 60 Minutes an uncensored account of the now-illegal enhanced interrogation he endured at Guantanamo Bay -- and why he says it doesn't work.
Poisoned Again?: 60 Minutes had already interviewed Putin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza when news broke that he was in the hospital again. Poisoned, he says, for speaking out against the Kremlin.
Fighting Famine: In South Sudan, 5M people don't know where their next meal is coming from and, of them, 100,000 are starving and face death. If not for humanitarian efforts, millions could die.
You're Fired: 60 Minutes investigates how some businesses have fired American workers and replaced them with cheaper labor: temporary, foreign workers with H-1B visas.
New Kid on the Street: 60 Minutes visits "Sesame Street" for the first time and films the debut of their new Muppet character, Julia, who has autism.
Fake News: The phrase "fake news" has been used by Trump to discredit responsible reporting that he dislikes. But 60 Minutes' investigation looks at truly fake news created by con-artists.
Chess Country: Grade-school chess teams from Franklin County, Mississippi, blow past stereotypes about who can play chess and win national recognition.
Attack in Garland: A terrorist attack in Texas by two U.S. citizens shows how hard it is to prevent such an attack -- even when one of the terrorists is well-known to the FBI.
Shots Fired: Was the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, a wrongful death -- influenced by race -- or the outcome of Crutcher's actions? Bill Whitaker reports.
Peter Marino: If you follow the worlds of art, architecture and high fashion, you probably know Peter Marino, a favorite among luxury brands and the uber-rich.
Brain Hacking: Silicon Valley is engineering your phone, apps and social media to get you hooked, says a former Google product manager. Anderson Cooper reports.
Chief of Chobani: Hamdi Ulukaya built the best-selling yogurt brand in the U.S. after coming here 23 years ago. Today, 70% of Chobani employees are American born, 30% are immigrants and refugees.
Japan's Babe Ruth: Japan's most fearsome starting pitcher, Shohei Ohtani, is also its most prolific hitter -- and he may be headed to the Majors as early as next season.
Return to Newtown: Scott Pelley returns to Newtown, Connecticut, and speaks with families who may never move on, but are finding ways to move forward.
Defenseless: New Orleans' chief public defender tells Anderson Cooper that until he can ensure every client gets the defense they deserve, he'll continue to turn cases away.
America's Steeplechase- When filming the sport of timber racing, it helps to know the turf. 60 Minutes' resident horsewoman joins Charlie Rose on the course. When 60 Minutes reports a story related to horses, producer Michelle St. John probably has something to do with it. St. John is the broadcast's resident horsewoman, and for good reason: She grew up on a 400-acre Maryland horse farm in a family that breeds, trains, and rides racehorses.
Bloomberg - Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg takes 60 Minutes on a helicopter tour of the city, pointing out some of the changes he made while in office. In Hudson Yards, rows of commuter trains sit in neat parallel lines, bordered by the High Line. The Statue of Liberty appears to stand no taller than a tourist's souvenir amid the waters of New York Harbor. No longer derelict and abandoned, Brooklyn's piers carve rectangles of green into the East River.
The Judge - Provocative Judge Alex Kozinski says executions should be brutal. So why did he save a mom from death row, even though he admits she may be guilty? Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski holds provocative views on the death penalty. In an interview with Lesley Stahl this week, he advocates for the firing squad — even the guillotine. "It's 100 percent effective, and it leaves no doubt that what we are doing is a violent thing," he tells Stahl on the broadcast. But look past the shocking sentiment and French Revolution imagery and see Judge Kozinski's broader notion: killing a person — no matter how it's carried out and how legally justified courts deem it — is vicious. "If we're going to take human life, if we're going to execute people, if the state is going to snuff out a human being," he says, "we should not fool ourselves into thinking that it's anything but a violent, brutal act."
Tawdry Tales - Bob McDonnell says family broke no Virginia laws taking $177K in gifts and loans and says he was vindicated when the Supreme Court overturned his conviction. When he and his wife accepted $177,000 worth of gifts and loans from a wealthy man seeking the governor's help on a business venture, the overworked and indebted governor of Virginia "appreciated" his generosity. But the former governor, Bob McDonnell, says he would not accept such gifts if he could do it all over again. Bill Whitaker interviews McDonnell and reports on his conviction for corruption and the influential Supreme Court ruling that reversed it.
Starr Students - An ex-hedge fund manager founded a high school in one of the poorest places in the world. Now Anderson Cooper reports from Africa on how students from Somaliland are achieving academic success.
Norman Seeff's Archive - Film shot by photographer Norman Seeff while taking some of the most iconic pictures in the world show revealing sides of his famous subjects the public rarely sees.
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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