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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.
President Biden – Correspondent Scott Pelley sat down with President Biden in his first 60 MINUTES interview since taking office as the 46th president of the United States. Pelley spoke with Mr. Biden at the White House and in Detroit about inflation, Russia's war on Ukraine, U.S.-China tensions, the midterm elections, and more. This is a double-length segment.
Ebrahim Raisi – 60 MINUTES' Lesley Stahl traveled to Tehran to interview Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the presidential complex in his first interview with a Western reporter. Stahl spoke with President Raisi about the impact of the United States' sanctions on Iran's economy, his thoughts on former President Trump and current President Biden, the Iran nuclear deal, and more.
Secretary of State Blinken – As Secretary of State Antony Blinken completed his tour at the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York City, 60 MINUTES' Scott Pelley met with Mr. Blinken to discuss Russia's war on Ukraine, U.S.-China relations, and more.
Inside the Committee – As the Jan. 6 committee plans to resume its public hearings next week, 60 MINUTES' Bill Whitaker interviews former Republican congressman and senior staffer inside the committee, Denver Riggleman, about his work investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. A former intelligence officer and senior technical adviser to the Jan. 6 committee, Riggleman was in charge of analyzing the call records, texts, and online activities of hundreds of people suspected of playing a role in storming the Capitol. Whitaker speaks with Riggleman in his first interview ahead of the release of his new book – which he kept under wraps until now – The Breach (Holt, Sept. 27, 2022).
Rescuing Reefs – 60 MINUTES' Anderson Cooper breaks out his diving gear to explore innovative ways marine biologists are trying to rebuild Florida's endangered reefs with help from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Olena Zelenska – Following months of the catastrophic war in Ukraine and news of Vladimir Putin's declaration of annexing occupied Ukrainian territories (a violation of international law), 60 MINUTES' Scott Pelley meets First Lady Olena Zelenska in the capital of Kyiv. Zelenska, a trained architect and former comedy writer, speaks of the transformation of her country and herself.
What Happened at Grizzly Flats – 60 MINUTES' Bill Whitaker visits the rural community of Grizzly Flats in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, almost wiped out in one of the worst wildfires in California's history. A year after the fire, angry residents are demanding answers from the U.S. Forest Service, whom they blame for letting a small fire get out of control and become a catastrophe. Through Freedom of Information Act requests and eye-witness testimony, Whitaker seeks to uncover what happened in those crucial first days of the Caldor fire.
Captain Kolisi – Correspondent Jon Wertheim profiles South Africa's first Black rugby captain, Siya Kolisi, whose team, the Springboks, won the 2019 Rugby World Cup. For a century, the Springboks have been a symbol of the nation's oppressive white minority rule. In post-apartheid South Africa, Kolisi is keenly aware of the challenges of transforming the team. Wertheim follows Kolisi's long and unexpected road to rugby glory as he uses the sport to help bind a country still riven by inequality and racial divisions.
Taiwan – As tensions keep rising between the U.S. and China over Taiwan, 60 MINUTES' Lesley Stahl travels to the island – a progressive, thriving democracy – to see how people on the ground are reacting and preparing for the possibility of a Chinese invasion.
After Ian – 60 MINUTES spans the affected coastline of southwestern Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Correspondent Bill Whitaker and his team return to Sanibel Island with a family to discover what happened to their home and visit America's first sustainably designed, hurricane-proofed, solar-powered town, which suffered almost no damage after a direct hit from the category four storm.
Church and State – As the Southern Baptist Convention finds itself at the center of a sexual abuse scandal under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, 60 MINUTES' Anderson Cooper meets the convention's newly elected president. Bart Barber was tapped in June to lead the largest evangelical institution in America. A small-town Texas pastor, Barber speaks with Cooper about the sex abuse scandal, his faith, and what he hopes evangelicals will keep in mind during the upcoming midterm elections.
The Lost Souls Of Bucha – Scott Pelley returns to the Ukrainian town of Bucha to meet with the families of the victims found in a mass grave behind St. Andrew's Orthodox Church. Pelley speaks with locals who negotiated with the Russians to access the dead bodies and dig the grave. He also talks to a Bucha resident who lost his family in a Russian attack.
The Power Of Grimsby – With a combined threat of climate change and the ongoing war in Ukraine triggering a possible global energy crisis, clean and renewable energy is having a moment. 60 MINUTES travels to the old fishing town of Grimsby, England, where the world's largest offshore wind farm now powers millions of homes a day in the U.K. Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi looks at how the wind turbines work, the growing industry of offshore wind, and how the once distressed town of Grimsby has evolved into the new offshore clean energy powerhouse of Europe.
Coach Prime – Correspondent Jon Wertheim spends time with NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders ("Coach Prime"), who is putting the football program at Jackson State, a historically Black university in Jackson, Miss., back on the map by recruiting top talent and dominating games. Wertheim speaks with Sanders about his decision to coach at the HBCU following the murder of George Floyd, the economic realities of his program while tackling his health issues and whether he'd consider coaching in the NFL.
Dominion – 60 MINUTES correspondent Anderson Cooper leads a rare interview with Dominion Voting Systems CEO John Poulos after the American company filed eight lawsuits seeking more than $10 billion from FOX and other conservative news networks and individuals. Poulos speaks with Cooper about the unsubstantiated claims that his company rigged the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden and the harm that's been caused to his company and employees.
American Prairie – 60 MINUTES' Bill Whitaker travels across the great plains of the American prairie to a vast grassland that one nonprofit is trying to transform into the largest nature reserve in the lower 48 states – bigger than Yellowstone and Glacier national parks combined. The idea of restoring a wildlife ecosystem that once teemed with buffalo and other native species is welcomed by Native American neighbors, but many local cattle ranchers are skeptical.
Ina Garten – Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi visits the home of the "Barefoot Contessa" – New York Times bestselling cookbook author Ina Garten. Alfonsi follows her journey from her early days working at the White House to becoming a successful businesswoman, Food Network TV host, and one of America's most celebrated cooks. Garten talks to Alfonsi about how the pandemic inspired her latest cookbook and offers advice to home cooks.
Belief in the Ballot – Politicians who say the 2020 election was stolen are on the ballot this midterm election for key statewide positions, including secretary of state, which would give them power over elections. After two years of investigations and audits, no fraud or error has been confirmed in any state that would change the 2020 outcome. As Election Day nears, Scott Pelley reports from Arizona on a key midterm issue that has split the Republican Party and the country. Pelley interviews Arizona's Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Republican House Speaker Rusty Bowers. He also speaks with State Rep. Mark Finchem, the Republican nominee who is in a neck-and-neck race for Arizona's secretary of state and has claimed Donald Trump won the 2020 election.
Pathogen X – In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bill Whitaker travels to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda with a team of American and Ugandan scientists to try and find the next deadly virus before it finds us. 60 MINUTES went along with the virus hunters as they trekked deep inside the primeval forest, testing bats, baboons, and monkeys for Pathogen X, new viruses capable of jumping from wild animals to us.
David Sedaris – David Sedaris is one of the most famous and successful writers working today. He is a sharp chronicler of everyday life who collects experiences – his own and other people's – and skillfully deploys them in personal essays and in front of packed crowds around the world. Jon Wertheim spends time with Sedaris in New York and in the U.K., where he surprisingly has become known for picking up trash on the side of the road, to find out where he'll draw inspiration from next.
Angry in America – With the midterm elections days away, Bill Whitaker examines how social media platforms amplify political polarization in America. Tristan Harris, the Center for Humane Technology co-founder, argues that Facebook and Twitter rely on the revenue generated by the viral nature of angry and inflammatory posts. The essence of the problem, he says, is social media's business model.
Buses from the Border – Over the past few months, thousands of migrants from Central and South America have made the 2,000-mile journey to New York City on buses chartered and paid for by the states of Texas and Arizona and the city of El Paso. Anderson Cooper examines how New York City has been dealing with the influx of people and some of the glaring problems with the nation's asylum system that the crisis exposed.
Ready or Not – Jon Wertheim goes inside the world of preppers, those who stock up and skill up for extreme catastrophes. No longer the sole province of militants and conspiracy theorists, prepping has gone mainstream. More than 15 million Americans are prepping today, intent on surviving disasters as varied as they are frequent. Wertheim travels the country going high and low – 200 feet down, as it were, inside a decommissioned military silo turned luxury bunker – talking to a few of the millions of Americans who have joined the movement about how they prep and why.
The Surfside Mystery – Investigators still do not know what triggered the collapse in the middle of the night of a 12-story beachfront condominium, Champlain Towers South, in Surfside, Fla., on June 24, 2021, killing 98 people. Newly enacted laws will require mandatory inspections of older condos in Florida, and millions of owners will soon be required to set aside vast sums of money for potential repairs. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the federal and local investigations and how the catastrophe is expected to impact the affordability of condo living for hundreds of thousands of Floridians.
The Paper Brigade – Jon Wertheim reports from Lithuania on a group of resistance fighters who risked their lives to save a trove of Jewish artifacts during and after the Holocaust. Today, 80 years later, their heroics are still unfolding, with a search-and-rescue mission underway in Vilnius, where hidden materials continue to be uncovered.
Sona and the Kora – Lesley Stahl profiles Sona Jobarteh, the first female virtuoso player of a centuries-old West African instrument called the kora. With 21 strings, it's described as a cross between a harp, lute, and guitar. The kora is part of a musical tradition passed down exclusively from father to son in a particular set of families in West Africa. Jobarteh, 39 years old, descends from one of those griot families – she's the daughter of a Gambian father and a British mother. Jobarteh argues that by breaking tradition, she is keeping it alive, and she's gained acceptance in the toughest place of all: The Gambia, with a hit song that's become the country's unofficial anthem.
The Most Dangerous Place in the World – Rafael Grossi is the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Grossi's most urgent mission: trying to reach an agreement between the Russians and the Ukrainians to protect Europe's biggest nuclear power plant in Russian-controlled Ukraine. A meltdown could lead to a nuclear catastrophe bigger than Chernobyl. Lesley Stahl reports.
The Panini Sticker Phenomenon – The World Cup begins Sunday in Qatar. Still, for millions of soccer fans, the excitement started weeks ago when the Panini stickers featuring their favorite players shot onto the market. Jon Wertheim explores the phenomenon that has become a booming international business and a key part of the World Cup experience.
Wild Horses – Sharyn Alfonsi visits the Wyoming Honor Farm, a state-run minimum-security prison in the middle of horse country doing its part to help the wild horse population through a program where inmates train the horses. Federal land managers say the number of wild horses roaming public land is nearly three times what it should be, and if left unchecked, their population can double every five years.
Grave Injustice – Scott Pelley speaks with residents and archeologists about lost graves from African American cemeteries in Clearwater, Florida. He follows their efforts as they excavate erased graveyards to help reclaim history. They describe how they plan to keep digging for truth in more of America's forgotten sites.
Survival of the Friendliest – Anderson Cooper reports on the links between dog and human evolution and explores how dogs diverged from wolves and developed what one geneticist calls "friendliness mutations." Those mutations are found in the same genes deleted in some people with a condition called Williams Syndrome.
Comparative Oncology – Anderson Cooper reports some of the most promising genetic research in dogs and people involves cancer. In a growing field called Comparative Oncology, scientists, physicians, and veterinarians team up to study and treat similar cancers in pet dogs and people. They use what they learn to speed potentially lifesaving treatments for both species.
The French President – Bill Whitaker interviews French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on the eve of his trip to Washington, D.C., for a state visit. In a wide-ranging conversation, they discuss the war in Ukraine and the state of U.S.-French relations.
Return to Gorongosa – Gorongosa was once a crown jewel of African national parks, but three decades of war destroyed its wildlife. Scott Pelley shows us how the park in Mozambique and its people have rebounded with the help of Greg Carr, a former tech entrepreneur from Idaho.
The South Dakota Kid – Jon Wertheim profiles Shane Van Boening, the top-ranked pool player in the world for 2022, and explores how pool is trying to shed its rambling, gambling image and thrive as a proper professional sport.
The Treasury Secretary – Norah O'Donnell interviews treasury secretary Janet Yellen about the record rate of inflation, the war in Ukraine, and whether there will be a recession in 2023. 60 MINUTES also traveled with the secretary to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth to see the first U.S. dollars with her signature roll off the printing presses. It is the first time in American history the names of two women – Secretary Yellen and U.S. treasurer Lynn Malerba – have appeared on U.S. currency in the country's nearly 250-year history.
Suing Social Media – Sharyn Alfonsi reports on how new legal challenges against Meta, TikTok, YouTube, and Snapchat may alter the future landscape of social media. More than 1,200 families are pursuing lawsuits against the social media giants, accusing the platforms of impacting their kids' mental health and, in some cases, causing the death of their children. Alfonsi sits down with some of these families and the founder of the Social Media Victims Law Center.
College of Magic – You can't wave a wand and make intolerance, poverty, and violence disappear, but you can use magic to try. Jon Wertheim visits the College of Magic in Cape Town, South Africa, where students learn sleight of hand, juggling, ventriloquism, and card tricks. But what the school really teaches is also the great superpower of magic itself: rethinking the limits of possibility.
Convoy of Life – Scott Pelley reports from Ukraine, where more than 1,000 children are fighting cancer amid Russian attacks on hospitals and the power grid, putting their lives in immediate danger. A renowned American hospital and 21 countries have stepped in to help.
Litigation Funding – Lesley Stahl reports on litigation funding, a relatively new multi-billion-dollar industry where investors fund lawsuits in exchange for a slice of the award. It can be lucrative and help level the playing field against big corporations with deep pockets, but it's proliferating with little rules or oversight.
Lourdes – Bill Whitaker reports from the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, a Marian shrine in southern France and the site of 70 medical miracles recognized by the Catholic Church. 60 MINUTES goes inside the Lourdes Office of Medical Observations, where world-renowned doctors and researchers conduct decade-long investigations into the dozens of claims of miraculous cures made every year. They determine which cases can be medically explained and which cannot.
Radio Free Europe – Once seen as a Cold War relic, Radio Free Europe has become a vital tool in today's battle against disinformation and authoritarianism, especially since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. American taxpayers pay for RFE's $140 million budget, which recently got a bipartisan boost from Congress. Bill Whitaker visits the RFE headquarters in Prague and meets the brave journalists behind its fearless reporting.
The Vanishing Wild – Scientists are sounding an alarm that we are living amid Earth's sixth mass extinction; the last one was 66 million years ago when an asteroid hit the Yucatan peninsula and wiped out the dinosaurs. They predict we are just 20 years away from life being altered on Earth again. Scott Pelley speaks with experts who offer solutions to what they call one of the most urgent global problems.
Obesity – Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in America after smoking. Lesley Stahl reports on a new medication that helps with weight loss but is wildly expensive and covered by very few insurance companies.
Prince Harry – In the first U.S. television interview to discuss his upcoming memoir, Spare, Prince Harry sits down with Anderson Cooper to also recount his childhood, the loss of his mother, and his rift with the royal family. This is a double-length segment.
A Hans Zimmer Score – Lesley Stahl profiles Hans Zimmer, one of Hollywood's most in-demand composers, who will go on tour this spring to perform new arrangements of his iconic film scores.
Star Power – Scott Pelley goes inside Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's National Ignition Facility, home of the world's largest laser, which recently reported a breakthrough in fusion research. It's a step towards realizing a new source of clean energy.
Hide and Seek – The tiny island nation of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean has long been a financial hub of choice for wealthy Russians to move their rubles offshore. But, this practice is now under intense scrutiny by U.S. and EU investigators looking for the hidden overseas wealth of sanctioned Russian oligarchs. Sharyn Alfonsi reports from Cyprus to follow the money and speak with Cyprus politicians and U.S. prosecutors untangling this intricate international flow of funds.
The Guru – Anderson Cooper profiles prolific music producer Rick Rubin, a tastemaker who guides his artists to tap into their creativity with the most unorthodox approach – using practices like meditation to shape the work rather than marketing to the masses.
The IMF Report – With the International Monetary Fund out this week with new projections on the global economy, Lesley Stahl interviews IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva.
Investigating Donald Trump – Bill Whitaker conducts the first television interview with Mark Pomerantz since the former Manhattan special assistant district attorney abruptly resigned a year ago after he says District Attorney Alvin Bragg declined to authorize the prosecution of former President Donald Trump on the case Pomerantz developed.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Jon Wertheim sits down with all four members of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, currently on their biggest tour ever.
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