60 Minutes

60 Minutes
The granddaddy (and the Rolls-Royce) of news magazines, 60 Minutes set the standard for all that followed, and has kept on ticking on CBS since 1968, with its familiar format of three stories (most of them hard news) and a commentary or two.

Genre: News

  • Watch 60 Minutes Season 45

    • Episode 5

      The Death and Life of Asheboro, Stealing History, The Face of the Franchise

      aired: Sun, Oct 28, 2012

      60 Minutes visits Asheboro, named America's fasting dying town in 2008, and finds it shakily exists between recovery and recession; Also, crooks are stealing pieces of American history; And, the Jacksonville Jaguars' owner immigrated to the U.S. with $500 and a dream; now he's the first ethnic minority to own an NFL team.

    • Episode 4

      Rocky Mountain High, Resignation, Spielberg

      aired: Sun, Oct 21, 2012

      Denver, Colo., has more medical pot dispensaries than Starbucks, but the budding business, legal in 17 states, defies federal laws; Also, Anderson Cooper talks with Greg Smith, who publicly resigned in scathing op-ed, says investment bank's unethical culture threatens firm's future; And, stories from Steven Spielberg's early years -- including his parent's divorce and being bullied.

    • Episode 3

      Aleppo, Coming Home, James Bond

      aired: Sun, Oct 14, 2012

      Clarissa Ward reports from its most dangerous city, Aleppo, where a battle rages between rebel groups and Syria's military; Then, an alternative court program in Harris County, Texas, seeks to rehabilitate veterans who turn to crime for the first time; Also, 50 years of James Bond.

    • Episode 2

      Huawei, Sticker Shock, Rodriguez

      aired: Sun, Oct 7, 2012

      Huawei's pursuit of building the next generation of digital networks in the U.S. prompts outcry in Washington; Then, Lesley Stahl finds out why glasses are so expensive; Also, a Detroit musician living in poverty didn't know that in South Africa, he was more popular than the Beatles

    • Episode 1

      The Longest War, Arnold

      aired: Sun, Sep 30, 2012

      A deadly enemy tactic is killing more and more U.S. troops in Afghanistan, while in some parts of the country, al Qaeda is making a comeback; Also, Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals the secrets and lies that ultimately destroyed his 25-year marriage to Maria Shriver.

  • Watch 60 Minutes Season 44

    • Episode 51

      Killing bin Laden

      aired: Sun, Sep 9, 2012

      For the first time, a first-hand account of the raid that killed the world's most wanted terrorist from one of the Navy SEALS who pulled the trigger. Scott Pelley interviews "Mark Owen," a former SEAL who was in the room when Osama bin Laden died from American bullets, in an exclusive interview.

    • Episode 35

      Final Resting Place, Tel Aviv, The Many Meryls

      aired: Sun, May 20, 2012

      At some cemeteries, graves were desecrated so more plots could be sold. Is enough being done to protect bereaved families? Then, Israel's largest city is bordered on all sides by danger, but its residents now seem more focused on its beaches, bars, and booming high-tech industry; Also, Meryl Streep discusses her career in acting, her greatest performances, and her Oscar-winning part as the "Iron Lady," British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

    • Episode 34

      Hank, The Gulen Movement, The Role of a Lifetime

      aired: Sun, May 13, 2012

      Former CIA officer Hank Crumpton explains how the CIA toppled the Taliban after 9/11; Then, followers of Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen have opened scores of charter schools in the U.S., inspired by a man who is as powerful as he is reclusive; Also, Gary Sinise's role as amputee "Lt. Dan" in "Forrest Gump" has inspired him to help build homes for the most gravely wounded.

    • Episode 32

      Hard Measures, Hooked

      aired: Sun, Apr 29, 2012

      Jose Rodriguez, the former head of the CIA's Clandestine Service, defends the "enhanced interrogation techniques" used on high-level al Qaeda detainees; And, Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, has revolutionized how science and medicine view addiction.

    • Episode 31

      The Case Against Lehman, Christians of the Holy Land, The Trouble with Treasure

      aired: Sun, Apr 22, 2012

      Attorney Anton Valukas' investigation reveals the how and why of the spectacular financial collapse of Lehman Brothers; Then, the exodus from the Holy Land of Palestinian Christians could eventually leave holy cities without a local Christian population; Also, An amateur diver says he's discovered tens of thousands of raw emeralds at the bottom of the ocean.

    • Episode 28

      Hard Landing, Sugar, Art Market

      aired: Sun, Apr 1, 2012

      First, with the end of the space shuttle program, Kennedy Space Center workers lost good jobs that made them proud; Then, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health; Also, Morley Safer is back on the art beat, and although he doesn't like much of what he sees at Miami's Art Basel, there's no denying that sales are strong.

    • Episode 12

      President Obama, Howard Buffett

      aired: Sun, Dec 11, 2011

      Steve Kroft questions the president on a wide range of critical topics, including his performance in office, the U.S. economy and unemployment, and the budget woes in Washington; Plus, Warren Buffett has chosen his son Howard to succeed him as chairman of his multibillion dollar holding company. Lesley Stahl reports.

    • Episode 10


      aired: Sun, Nov 27, 2011

      Scott Pelley brings "60 Minutes" cameras back to central Florida to document another form of family homelessness; Also, meet the scientists who create flavors that make foods and beverages tasty; Plus, international film star Angelina Jolie.

    • Episode 8


      aired: Sun, Nov 13, 2011

      Members of Congress can legally trade stock based on non-public information from Capitol Hill; Also, do some police officers reach for the Taser too quickly?; Plus, University of Maryland Baltimore County's Freeman Hrabowski.

    • Episode 5


      aired: Sun, Oct 23, 2011

      Steve Jobs was already gravely ill with cancer when he asked author Walter Isaacson to write his biography; Plus, how tablet computers and special applications are helping autistic people to communicate, some for the first time.

    • Episode 2


      aired: Sun, Oct 2, 2011

      The March tsunami destroyed the Japanese town of Otsuchi, but not its bond to the town of Fort Bragg, CA; Also, mountain climber Alex Honnold; Plus, Andy Rooney, the iconic, curmudgeonly commentator, and his remarkable career on "60 Minutes."

    • Episode 1


      aired: Sun, Sep 25, 2011

      A personal tour conducted by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly of what may be the world's most sophisticated terror defense forces; Also, the murder of a neo-Nazi leader - killed by his 10-year-old son; Plus, Trey Parker and Matt Stone talk "South Park" and "The Book Of Mormon."

  • Watch 60 Minutes Season 43

    • Episode 49


      aired: Sun, Aug 28, 2011

      Greg Mortenson has written inspiring best sellers, including "Three Cups of Tea," but are the stories all true? Steve Kroft investigates. Then, Lesley Stahl follows a teen gospel class for a year on its musical and emotional journey in a two-part report.

    • Episode 44

      , 07.24.11

      aired: Sun, Jul 24, 2011

      Scott Pelley finds a water world in Iraq where the Marsh Arabs are making a comeback; Also, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on his Big Easy challenge; Plus, South Africa's "Sharkman" and diving with great white sharks.

    • Episode 43


      aired: Sun, Jul 17, 2011

      Byron Pitts reports on the murder of the mayor of a Mexican city, where drug gangs seem to be giving authorities a choice of "silver or lead"; Also, Las Vegas sports betting legend Bill Walters; Plus, "60 Minutes" goes in search of the jaguar.

    • Episode 42


      aired: Sun, Jul 10, 2011

      The pros and cons of extracting natural gas from shale rock formations; Also, the annual encampment in San Diego where veterans can find hope; Plus, a 100-year-old film made on San Francisco's Market Street just days before the 1906 earthquake.

    • Episode 41


      aired: Sun, Jul 3, 2011

      Steve Kroft sheds new light on an unsolved civil rights killing near the top of the FBI's list; Also, one woman's mission to improve the lives of war's youngest victims through a network of volunteers; And, a glimpse at some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man - on a tour of the Vatican Library.

    • Episode 32


      aired: Sun, May 8, 2011

      In his first and only interview since the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama talks to Steve Kroft about the intelligence and preparations leading up to the operation in Pakistan;

    • Episode 31

      Killing Bin Laden: The President's Story

      aired: Sun, May 1, 2011

      Lara Logan's first television interview since being sexually assaulted two months ago in Tahrir Square; Also, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu on corruption and Hurricane Katrina; Plus, another look at Zenyatta.

    • Episode 30

      Lara Logan/Mitch Landrieu/Zenyatta

      aired: Sun, Apr 24, 2011

      Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years.

    • Episode 29

      Mount Athos/The Billionaire

      aired: Sun, Apr 17, 2011

      The government sent out guidelines on how college judicial review boards should handle incidents of campus sex assault. Beckett Brennan says a university board bungled her case, spurring her to come forward to say she was sexually assaulted by three of the school's athletes. Katie Couric reports.

    • Episode 28


      aired: Sun, Apr 10, 2011

      No one is allowed to borrow from the Vatican Library, except the pope. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Morley Safer gets to see the best of the best.

    • Episode 27


      aired: Sun, Apr 3, 2011

      As more and more Americans face mortgage foreclosure, banks' crucial ownership documents for the properties are often unclear; Plus, Lesley Stahl spends a year following the inspirational leader of a gospel music program for teenagers in Harlem.

    • Episode 26

      Bob Hurley, the Sage of St. Anthony

      aired: Sun, Mar 27, 2011

      Lesley Stahl reports on American companies are finding new overseas tax havens to legally protect some of their profits; Then, Scott Pelley reports on the Global Medical Relief's mission to save children's shattered lives; Also, Steve Kroft profiles St. Anthony's high school basketball coach Bob Hurley.

  • Watch 60 Minutes Season 42

    • Episode 47

      The Bloom Box

      aired: Sun, Aug 29, 2010

      Large corporations in California have been testing a new device that can generate power on the spot, without being connected to the electric grid. They're saying it's efficient, clean, and saves them money. Will we have one in every home someday?

    • Episode 39

      Into The Wild

      aired: Sun, Jul 4, 2010

      Scott Pelley visits Kenya, the site of the great wildebeest migration, and looks at the threats to this natural spectacle comprised of over a million animals.

  • Watch 60 Minutes episodes from 2010

    • Episode 2411

      Espionage: Stealing America's Secrets

      aired: Sun, Aug 29, 2010

      60 Minutes has obtained an FBI videotape showing a Defense Department employee selling secrets to a Chinese spy that offers a rare glimpse into the secretive world of espionage. Scott Pelley reports.

    • Episode 2341

      Deepwater Horizon's Blowout, Part 2

      aired: Sun, Aug 22, 2010

      Scott Pelley speaks to one of the survivors of the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil rig blast who was in a position to know what caused the disaster.

    • Episode 2271

      Coal Ash: 130 Million Tons of Waste

      aired: Sun, Aug 15, 2010

      If coal ash is safe to spread under a golf course or be used in carpets, why are the residents of Kingston, Tenn., being told to stay out of a river where the material was spilled? Lesley Stahl reports.

    • Episode 2211

      Saving A Global Treasure

      aired: Mon, Aug 9, 2010

      One man is using his great wealth to try to help some of the poorest people in Mozambique by attracting more tourists to the beautiful national park of Gorongosa. Scott Pelley reports.

    • Episode 1641

      Cyber War

      aired: Sun, Jun 13, 2010

      Could foreign hackers get into the computer systems that run crucial elements of the world's infrastructure, such as the power grids, water works or even a nation's military arsenal, to create havoc? They already have. Steve Kroft reports.

  • Episodes

    • Episode

      60 Minutes - Campaign 2012

      aired: Sun, Sep 23, 2012

      In separate interviews, President Barack Obama and his challenger, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, discuss the election year's hot button issues. Steve Kroft interviews Obama. Scott Pelley interviews Romney.

    • Episode

      60 Minutes/60 Minutes Full Episodes: 60 Minutes, 08.29.10

      aired: Sun, Aug 29, 2010

      An FBI videotape shows a Defense Department employee selling secrets to a Chinese spy; Plus, the latest craze that has killed several extreme sports enthusiasts; Also, Andy Rooney on Lady Gaga.

    • Episode

      60 Minutes: 6/24/79: The Island

      aired: Mon, Aug 16, 2010

      6/24/79: In Ed Bradley's first 60 Minutes assignment he traveled to an island off Malaysia which Vietnamese refugees risked their lives to reach.

    • Episode

      60 Minutes: 09/07/1999: Journey Into Madness

      aired: Tue, Aug 10, 2010

      09/07/1999: Scott Pelley delves into the mind of alleged Capitol Hill gunman Russell Weston, Jr.

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