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60 Minutes on CNBC Season 2 Episodes

Season 2 Episode Guide

25 Episodes 2012 - 2012

Episode 1

Big Money, Big Deals

Tue, Feb 7, 2012 60 mins

Warren Buffett and his son Howard discuss the future of Berkshire Hathaway. Also: the controversy over high-frequency trading on Wall Street; the proliferation of casinos.

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Episode 2

Computer Giants

Tue, Feb 14, 2012 60 mins

Former Hewlett-Packard board chairwoman Pattie Dunn; Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tom Perkins, a former Hewlett-Packard director; former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

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Episode 3

Deadly Secrets

Tue, Feb 21, 2012 60 mins

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is profiled. Also: factory deaths and property damage tied to dust explosions are examined.

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Episode 4

The Billionaires

Tue, Feb 28, 2012 60 mins

Facebook founder-CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen.

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Episode 5

The Moguls

Tue, Mar 13, 2012 60 mins

Profiles of billionaire investor Carl Icahn, billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad and Sony CEO Howard Stringer.

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Episode 6


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 60 mins

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, the head of the BP claims fund, is interviewed. Also: the Japanese tsunami; and rescued Chilean miners.

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Episode 7

Global Expansion

Tue, Mar 27, 2012 60 mins

How companies avoid paying billions in taxes. Also: counterfeit prescription drugs; the Brazilian economy.

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Episode 8

The Business of Charity

Tue, Apr 3, 2012 60 mins

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Also: a profile of Elissa Montanti, who aids children wounded in war zones.

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Episode 9

Big Oil

Tue, Apr 10, 2012 60 mins

Wall Street and oil prices; Saudi Arabia.

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Episode 10

Working in America

Tue, May 1, 2012 60 mins

General Electric CEO-chairman Jeffrey Immelt discusses his role as head of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Also: the recession's impact on small businesses in Newton, Iowa; the controversy over raising taxes on the rich.

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Episode 11

Powering the Planet

Tue, May 8, 2012 60 mins

The safety of coal ash; the oil boom in Alberta, Canada; climate change in Antarctica.

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Episode 12

Crime Business

Tue, May 15, 2012 60 mins

The theft of more than half a billion dollars from Iraq's Ministry of Defense; gangs involved in organized shoplifting; the multi-billion dollar counterfeit-goods industry.

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Episode 13

The Collapse

Tue, May 29, 2012 60 mins

Banks that have lost the home-ownership documents needed for foreclosures; how credit default swaps impacted the economy; the troubled budgets of state and local governments.

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Episode 14

Dollars and Danger

Tue, Jun 5, 2012 60 mins

The Yakuza, a Japanese organized-crime syndicate. Also: Greg Mortenson ("Three Cups of Tea"); former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski, who was convicted of stealing millions from his company.

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Episode 15

Hard Times

Tue, Jun 12, 2012 60 mins

How the economic recession has affected children. Also: the safety of America's coal mines; the work of Remote Area Medical, which provides free medical care to remote parts of the world.

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Episode 16

Global Adventures

Tue, Jun 26, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley profiles American philanthropist Gregory C. Carr, who is helping to restore Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park; Morley Safer profiles a family that has been in the winemaking business for 600 years; Bob Simon visits a mountain rain forest in New Guinea where many new species are being discovered.

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Episode 17

Scientific Breakthroughs

Tue, Jul 17, 2012 60 mins

Cold fusion as a source of energy; the Large Hadron Collider, which may provide insight into how the universe was formed. Also: a profile of physician and Partners in Health cofounder Paul Farmer, who is dedicated to treating the poor worldwide.

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Episode 18

Pushing Educational Boundaries

Tue, Jul 24, 2012 60 mins

The SEED Public Charter School, a public boarding school in Washington, D.C.; a Bard College program for inmates at a New York prison. Also: educator Geoffrey Canada on his effort to help at-risk New York City kids become college-bound students.

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Episode 19

Foreign Intrigue

Tue, Aug 21, 2012 60 mins

The computer worm Stuxnet; Chinese espionage in the U.S. Also: how DEA agents captured Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout.

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Episode 20

Helping Hands

Tue, Aug 21, 2012 60 mins

MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte on his goal of putting a laptop computer into the hands of every child. Also: the Simon Bolivar National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; an African orphanage for baby elephants.

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Episode 21

Steve Jobs

Tue, Dec 4, 2012 60 mins

The life of Steve Jobs (1955-2011) is discussed by his biographer, Walter Isaacson. Also: iPad apps that help people with autism to communicate.

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Episode 22

Mrs. Bernie Madoff

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 60 mins

Ruth Madoff, the wife of Bernard Madoff, discusses what their life together was like.

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Episode 23

Prosecuting Wall Street

Tue, Jan 8, 2013 60 mins

Why the Justice Department has yet to bring criminal prosecutions against any major player in the financial crisis; the financial collapse of Lehman Brothers.

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Episode 24

Home Wrecker

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 60 mins

The threat to American neighborhoods posed by abandoned houses; the termination of the space shuttle program and its impact on the economy of Brevard County, Fla.; an innovative classroom program for the long-term unemployed.

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Episode 25

Stem Cell Fraud

Tue, Jan 22, 2013 60 mins

Examining the sale of fake stem cells on the Internet. Also: the Fiat-Chrysler partnership; the future of the truffle trade.

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