First Aired: August 15, 1999
Scheduled: A January 1999 report on the “Magdalen laundries” in a Dublin, Ireland, convent, where “women had been virtual prisoners,” correspondent Steve Kroft says, “confined behind convent walls for perceived sins of the flesh.” Also: a February 1999 interview with Roberto Benigni; and a September 1998 interview with Rev. Sun Myung Moon's former daughter-in-law Nansook Hung, who talks about her marriage to Rev. Moon's son. Also reporting: Mike Wallace and Bob Simon.
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- Premise: The granddaddy (and the Rolls-Royce) of newsmagazines, it set the standard for all that followed, and has kept on ticking on CBS since Sept. 24, 1968, with its familiar format of three stories (most of them hard news) and a commentary or two. (more)