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.
Bill Whitaker reports from inside the Syrian base from which Russia is launching air strikes in support of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; then, three unjustly convicted people who spent years in prison and then were exonerated tell Scott Pelley how they are adjusting to being free; and, Charlie Rose reports on an unorthodox musical with a diverse cast about the life of Alexander Hamilton.
Scott Pelley follows patients in a Duke clinical trial of a new cancer therapy that the FDA has granted breakthrough status; and, Bill Whitaker reports on how the U.S. fight against Chinese espionage has ensnared innocent Americans.
A celebration of Morley Safer's career includes interviews with former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw, historian David McCullough and retired U.S. Brig. Gen. Joe Stringham.
Bill Whitaker meets some of the people behind the popular organization that grants the wishes of seriously ill children; Then, Scott Pelley meets nurse practitioners who are providing badly needed health care to the uninsured, working poor in Appalachia; and, Charlie Rose reports on new club for billionaires.
Lesley Stahl investigates the life insurance industry; then, Bill Whitaker reports on a disturbing pattern of neglect and excessive force at Rikers Island; and, everything is hackable -- including your phone.
Should heroin be treated as a medical or a legal problem? Bill Whitaker reports from Ohio on how the hard-hit state is handling the crisis; including its use of drug courts. Stop fundraising, start working, says Fla. Rep. David Jolly, who is seeking to ban federal-elected officials from dialing for dollars. They're called "Gold Star Parents" and, once a year, they come together to remember the military heroes who are their children and to share an intimate truth: life is lost, but love does not end
Scott Pelley's report on the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro; and, 60 Minutes director's cut of "Hamilton" offers more on the Broadway smash and may be last chance to see Lin-Manuel Miranda before he steps down.
The results of Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana; the Affordable Care Act; veterans using mountain climbing to overcome disabilities they acquired during war.
FBI Director James Comey talks about right to privacy and electronic surveillance, The Obama administration relentlessly pushes journalists to expose their sources, Drug kingpin known as El Chapo becomes public enemy number 1 as his syndicate distributes more drugs across the US than any other cartel in history.
Clarissa Wards speaks with Islamic radicals in London about accusations they recruit British citizens for battlefields in Syria and Iraq; and, the country music superstar brings Norah O'Donnell back to his hometown for a discussion on his childhood, his music and why he loves going home.
Lara Logan travels to Liberia to report on Americans working on the frontline of the Ebola outbreak; and, Steve Kroft talks with the gifted actor about the challenges of making the new film "Foxcatcher."
Steve Kroft reports on structurally deficient roads and bridges in the U.S.; Bob Simon visits Chernobyl, Ukraine, the site of a 1986 nuclear power plant disaster; Anderson Cooper accompanies volunteers who use modern technology to locate the remains of WWII airman missing in action in the waters off Palau in the South Pacific.
Lesley Stahl reports on how the nation's biggest energy company is handling 100 million tons of coal ash waste in North Carolina; Sanjay Gupta profiles billionaire surgeon Patrick Soon-Shiong who discusses unconventional ways of treating cancer; Bill Whitaker travels to Cremona, Italy, to visit artisans who are crafting violins the way Antonio Stradivari did 300 years ago.
Scott Pelley reports on the restoration of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba; Lesley Stahl interviews retiring Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn; Charlie Rose profiles Reese Witherspoon.
Scott Pelley profiles Pope Francis, a pontiff who is surprising the world by spurning tradition; and, Morley Safer gets a rare look inside the Vatican Library
Scott Pelley investigates the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 48 people and sickened hundreds of others; Norah O'Donnell profiles Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; Lara Logan reports on construction of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
Bob Simon reports on how Pope Francis may address the disillusionment among American nuns; Lara Logan interviews Twitter creator Jack Dorsey; Byron Pitts profiles former Mafia hit man John Veasey, who claims he is now a born-again Christian.
Lesley Stahl interviews a member of Russia's punk protest band Pussy Riot, about the group's anti-Putin demonstration that resulted in two members being imprisoned. Also: James Brown interviews NFL hopeful Brian Banks, who spent five years in prison for a rape he did not commit; and Anderson Cooper swims in the Nile with crocodiles.
Parents of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., massacre speak with Scott Pelley about their efforts to change gun laws. Also: Charlie Rose interviews NBA player Jeremy Lin.
A behind-the-scenes look at online-retailer Amazon's warehouses; a report on the restoration of the Capitol dome in Washington, D.C.; and a close-up on a free-diving extreme sport.
Steve Kroft reports from Iran's capital as the prospect of a nuclear deal with world powers looms on the horizon; and, the residents of Cateura, Paraguay, don't just make a living from the massive garbage heap in their town. They also make music.
Will the skies of the future be filled with buzzing drones? Morley Safer explores the new, hardly regulated world of commercial drones
Steve Kroft investigates the federal disability program; Scott Pelley reports on luxury car manufacturer Lamborghini as it celebrates its 50th anniversary; Lesley Stahl profiles Cate Blanchett.