Killing bin Laden
Sep 09, 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.
Defense Secretary Panetta, Big Game Hunting, Parker And Stone
Jun 10, 2012
As secretary of defense, Leon Panetta is fighting multiple wars, pursuing al Qaeda, and trying to keep Iran from building an atom bomb. Scott Pelley reports; Then, some exotic animal species that are endangered in Africa are thriving on ranches in Texas, where a limited number are hunted for a high price. Lara Logan reports; Also, Matt Stone and Trey Parker are both both irreverent and heartwarming, just like their creations "South Park" and the hit Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon." Steve Kroft reports.
Hard Measures, Hooked
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.
The Case Against Lehman, Christians of the Holy Land, The Trouble with Treasure
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.
SpaceX, Face Blindness
Mar 18, 2012
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants his company, SpaceX, to build America's next manned spacecraft; Also, Imagine you couldn't recognize people's faces, and even your own family looked unfamiliar. Lesley Stahl reports on face blindness, a puzzling neurological disorder.
Stuxnet, Archbishop of Dublin, Redshirting
Mar 04, 2012
First, the Stuxnet computer virus has officials asking if U.S. infrastructure is safe; Then, the sex abuse crisis in Ireland has turned the archbishop of Dublin into an outspoken critic; Also, Morley Safer reports on the rising trend of "redshirting."
60 Minutes Presents: Going to Extremes
Feb 26, 2012
Extreme sports: "Birdmen" who soar off cliffs in wingsuits; a climber who scales sheer mountain faces without climbing ropes; and divers who swim with Great White sharks. They're all on 60 Minutes Presents: Going to Extremes, hosted by Steve Kroft.
Trapped in Unemployment, Treating Depression, Mozart of Chess
Feb 19, 2012
Scott Pelly reports on a new jobs program that is helping the long term unemployed; Then, a Harvard scientist says the placebo effect, not a drug's active ingredient, is helping people with depression; Finally, go inside the mind of 21-year-old chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen.
Stem Cell Fraud, Marine Brothers, Most Expensive Food
Jan 08, 2012
The Internet is full of websites selling unproven stem cell treatments for incurable illnesses; Also, Marines call each other "brother," but in the Lone Star Battalion, there are five actual sets of brothers; Plus, The most expensive food in the world.
The Majority Leader, The Perfect Score, The ascent of Alex Honnold
Jan 01, 2012
Lesley Stahl profiles House Majority Leader Eric Cantor; Then, Sam Eshaghoff tells how he was able to take the SAT and ACT college admissions exams for others; Also, Mountain climber Alex Honnold seems to defy gravity by scaling sheer, steep rock faces with no rope and apparently no fear.
The Library, Mount Athos
Dec 25, 2011
The Vatican Library holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man and the "60 Minutes" cameras got to see the best of the best; Also, Bob Simon steps back in time and got rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on on The Holy Mountain, Mt. Athos.
There Goes the Neighborhood, The Gardens of the Queen, Meryl Streep
Dec 18, 2011
Bank foreclosures and abandonment are causing high home vacancy levels in neighborhoods across the country; Also, an underwater adventure to one of the world's most vibrant coral reefs; Plus, two-time Oscar-winner Meryl Streep.
President Obama, Howard Buffett
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.
Hard Times Generation, The Flavorists, Angelina
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.