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Season 56 / Episode 22 and airs on 10 March 2024 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.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy –Ahead of his visit to the United States, 60 MINUTES correspondent Scott Pelleyspeaks 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 Stahlreports 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.
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 Alfonsireports 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Vice President Harris – Amid rising tensions in the Middle East, correspondent Bill Whitakerinterviews Vice President of the United States Kamala Harrisin 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 Alfonsimeets 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 LaPookspotlights 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 Wertheimreports 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 ownerMorgan Freeman. This is a double-length segment. David M. Levine is the producer.
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.
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 –CorrespondentBill 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.
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 Alfonsireports 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.
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 Wertheimjourneys 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.
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 Pelleyreports 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 – CorrespondentSharyn Alfonsiprofiles 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.
The Resistance – After Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, people were faced with the decision to flee or fight. Correspondent Scott Pelley reports from the capital city of Kherson, a mile from ongoing Russian shelling, and speaks with civilians who resisted the occupation about how they defended their region. Nicole Young is the producer.
Red and Green –Correspondent Bill Whitakerreports from the conservative state of Wyoming and meets with its surprisingly climate-crusading Republican governor,Mark Gordon. Currently in his second term, Gordon has set a goal to make Wyoming not just carbon-neutral but carbon-negative in CO2 emissions. It's an audacious idea, since Wyoming is the nation's largest coal producer by far. Despite heat from climate change deniers in his own party, Gordon tells Whitaker he's sticking to his goal, and to his "all of the above" approach to energy. Rome Hartman is the producer.
Novak Djokovic –At 36 years old, Novak Djokovicis one of the most dominant athletes in professional sports, having captured 24 major tennis singles titles, more than his longtime rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. He is now considered the greatest men's tennis player of all time. Correspondent Jon Wertheim goes inside the mind of the record-breaking star in his hometown of Belgrade, Serbia, and speaks with him about his vaccination controversy at the Australian Open, his work promoting tennis player equity and the reason why he plans to stay on the court. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer.
The Hostage Story – Almost three months into the Israel-Hamas war, correspondent Lesley Stahl returns to the region and speaks with a freed Israeli hostage in her first interview since spending more than 50 days in captivity by Hamas in Gaza. Stahl visits the remnants of the survivor's family's home in the kibbutz following the Oct. 7 attacks and speaks with her and her relatives. Shachar Bar-On is the producer.
The Looting of Cambodia – A year-long investigation by 60 MINUTES examines what might be the greatest art heist in history: the theft of thousands of sacred stone, bronze and gold artifacts from religious sites across Cambodia. Correspondent Anderson Cooper reports on Douglas Latchford, the British dealer who masterminded the looting amidst genocide, civil war and political turmoil and sold to the world's wealthiest collectors and most prestigious museums. Cambodia's government has spent the last 10 years tracking it all down and wants their history and heritage brought home. This is a double-length segment. Michael H. Gavshon and Nadim Roberts are the producers.
Gnawa –Correspondent Bill Whitaker traces the musical legacy of Gnawa music that for centuries was only played in secret ceremonies by enslaved Black Africans brought to Morocco during the Middle Ages. Those ancient rhythms helped give rise to the American blues. Today, Gnawa is exploding in popularity. Whitaker joins hundreds of thousands of music fans to travel to the ground zero of Gnawa: the seaside town of Essaouira on Morocco's Atlantic coast. Whitaker meets Gnawa masters and the Western musicians who join them for a taste of the Moroccan blues. This is a double-length segment. Heather Abbott is the producer.
The Sperm Whales of Dominica – The sperm whale, one of the largest animals in the sea, is at risk because of noise pollution, ship strikes, and plastic trash. Cecilia Vega dives in off the coast of Dominica, where hundreds of sperm whales live year-round, to observe these mysterious mammals and understand the efforts to protect the vulnerable species. Michael Rey 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 rhesus macaque monkeys 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.
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.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE –With hybrid work hardening from trend to new normal, correspondent Jon Wertheim looks at the crisis in commercial real estate, specifically in New York City's office sector. As occupancy rates have hit historic lows and interest rates have spiked, the value of office buildings is tanking. It's a growing problem nationwide, with more than a trillion dollars in commercial real estate loans set to expire in the next two years. Wertheim speaks with industry players about how they're staying afloat in a sector of the economy that's been rocked to its foundation. Nathalie Sommer is the producer.
MASTER OF THE MIND –Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi reports on a groundbreaking approach to brain surgery that could revolutionize the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and drug addiction without any incisions. Alfonsi follows neuroscience pioneer Dr. Ali Rezai for more than a year as he tests experimental procedures at the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute in Morgantown, W.Va. The results of Rezai's clinical trials are changing the lives of his patients and may offer hope to others suffering from brain disorders. This is a double-length segment. Guy Campanile is the producer.
AGENCY IN CRISIS –Correspondent Cecilia Vega reports on the nation's federal prison system, long considered broken and opaque, and goes inside a women's prison in Aliceville, Ala., where she speaks with inmates who candidly share their concerns about the institution. Vega interviews the woman charged with reforming the Bureau of Prisons, director Colette Peters, as her agency is facing a major staffing crisis, aging and deteriorating prison infrastructure and an alarming pattern of abuse that has persisted for years. Natalie Jimenez Peel is the producer.
INTERPOL –Reporting from Interpol headquarters in Lyon, France, Bill Whitaker examines the international law enforcement agency's successes fighting global crime, as well as its failures keeping authoritarian countries from misusing its resources. Russia, China and Turkey, among others, have used Interpol's worldwide "wanted person" alerts, called red notices, to arrest dissidents and other innocent people who fled their countries. Graham Messick and Jack Weingart are the producers.
MODERN ARK –Lions from war-torn Ukraine, abused bears from a Korean medical facility, exotic big cats from Netflix's "Tiger King" pens in Oklahoma; they're among the many animals rescued by a modern-day Noah named Pat Craig, and brought back to his sprawling animal sanctuary in Colorado. Correspondent Jon Wertheim meets Craig and tells the story of his most ambitious mission yet: a high-stakes rescue at a zoo in Puerto Rico. David M. Levine is the producer.
CHAIRMAN POWELL – Following the Federal Reserve's announcement to hold interest rates steady, correspondent Scott Pelley interviews Fed chair Jerome Powell in Washington, D.C., on inflation risks and the economy, the timeline for cutting rates, the health of the country's banks and more. Henry Schuster is the producer.
A HOLE IN THE SYSTEM – Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the fastest growing group entering the U.S. through the southern border – Chinese migrants. Alfonsi speaks with the migrants about following instructions posted on TikTok that guided them on their 7,000-mile journey to the California desert where Chinese asylum seekers cross the border from Mexico through a 4-foot gap in the border fence. Guy Campanile is the producer.
THE MISMATCH – Technology has helped spur a sports betting boom. Correspondent Jon Wertheim examines what this has meant for sports fans, betting companies and the gamblers – overwhelmingly young men – making snap bets anytime, anywhere. David M. Levine is the producer.
CRISIS IN THE RED SEA – As tensions continue to escalate in the Middle East and the Iran-allied Houthi militia launch strikes against commercial and U.S. Navy ships in the southern Red Sea, 60 MINUTES' Norah O'Donnell was the first journalist to report from the region in the air, on the water, and inside the 5th Fleet's command center at naval headquarters in Bahrain. O'Donnell speaks with the deputy commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, Vice Admiral Brad Cooper,and other Navy officers about a new kind of warfare on the high seas involving anti-ship ballistic missiles, as well as the disruption of international shipping traffic and whether an endgame is in sight. Keith Sharman and Roxanne Feitel are the producers.
FAKE ELECTORS – In the aftermath of President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election, Republicans in seven states where he won, including Wisconsin, banded together and cast fake electoral votes for Donald Trump. Correspondent Anderson Cooper reports on Wisconsin's fake presidential electors and interviews Andrew Hitt, an attorney and former GOP state chair, who claims he and his fellow fake electors were tricked into signing the documents. Special counsel Jack Smith alleges the fake votes were part of a plan, orchestrated by Donald Trump and conspirators, to try to overturn the election. Sarah Koch is the producer.
FINDING CILLIAN MURPHY – Ahead of the 96th Academy Awards, correspondent Scott Pelley joins enigmatic actor Cillian Murphy in Ireland for a candid interview since being nominated for Best Actor in the blockbuster film "Oppenheimer." Pelley talks to the Oscar front-runner about how he transforms for roles, his secret to maintaining a low profile and more. Nicole Young is the producer.
142 DAYS IN GAZA –For nearly five months, Israeli forces have unleashed unrelenting airstrikes and a heavy ground offensive inside Gaza – decimating cities and displacing more than 1 million – all in response to the Oct. 7 terror attacks by Hamas. It's been reported that more than 29,000 Palestinians have died. 60 MINUTES correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the ongoing war and what's been happening inside Gaza's collapsing humanitarian aid and healthcare system. Through CBS-shot footage and first-hand accounts of an American doctor and aid worker inside Gaza, Alfonsi offers a rare window into the dire situation that international journalists have been barred from independently covering inside the 25-mile-long enclave. Ashley Velie is the producer.
CHINA –Correspondent Lesley Stahl reports from China as one of the few Western journalists to enter the People's Republic since 2020, when the Chinese government under the direction of President Xi Jinping expelled some journalists and restricted access to others in the foreign media. Stahl interviews U.S. ambassador to China Nicholas Burns on the contentious U.S.-China relationship, American and foreign investment in the wake of expanded espionage laws and intellectual property theft under Xi and the state of China's floundering economy as its population ages and shrinks. Stahl also reports on the mood of the country after its oppressive zero-COVID policy. This is a double-length segment. Richard Bonin is the producer of part one. He and Mirella Brussani are the co-producers of part two.
OPERATION LONE STAR – After President Biden and former President Trump's visits to the Texas-Mexico border this past week, correspondent Cecilia Vega reports from Eagle Pass, Texas, where she interviewed Governor Greg Abbott. The governor's controversial border enforcement effort, known as Operation Lone Star, has led to a showdown with the federal government. Andy Court is the producer.
97 BOOKS – Correspondent Scott Pelley reports on the battle to ban 97 books in one South Carolina public school district and the role played by the national movement for "parental rights" inspired by a group called Moms for Liberty. The group says it is "fighting for the survival of America" but the book banning attempt was met with strong opposition in Beaufort, S.C. Henry Schuster and Sarah Turcotte are the producers.
ARTEMIS – Bill Whitaker reports on NASA's plans to send Americans back to the moon with hopes of building a lunar outpost and traveling onward to Mars. With a stated target date of late 2026, Whitaker reports from Kennedy Space Center, interviews NASA's top watchdog, and visits one of its contractors, Blue Origin, where he asks tough questions around costs and timeline as they work towards this historic undertaking. Rome Hartman is the producer.
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