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60 Minutes Season 32 Episodes

53 Episodes 1999 - 2000

Episode 1

Kipp, Frank McCourt, Playing Ball with the KGB

Sun, Sep 19, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Author Frank McCourt ("Tis") visits his childhood hometown, Limerick, Ireland. Other topics include an intensive charter-school program for at-risk children; and genetic eye disorders that lead to blindness, featuring Cleveland Cavaliers owner Gordon Gund. Reporting: Mike Wallace, Morley Safer and Ed Bradley.

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Episode 2

Dutch, Vice Versa

Sun, Sep 26, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Author Edmund Morris ("Dutch: A Ronald Reagan Memoir") is interviewed by Lesley Stahl.

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Episode 3

The Blue Wall of Silence, TB, David L. Wolper

Sun, Oct 3, 1999 60 mins

Ed Bradley interviews former New York City police officer Daisy Boria, who testified against fellow officer Francis Livoti in the 1994 death of Anthony Baez. Also: a report on the 1998 death of Tyisha Miller at the hands of four policemen in Riverside, Cal.

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Episode 4

Ron Reagan on Ronald Reagan, The Scuffed Halls of Ivy: Emory University, Doing the Right Thing?

Sun, Oct 10, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Ron Reagan discusses "Dutch," the biography of his father written by Edmund Morris, in an interview with Lesley Stahl. Also: Morley Safer reports on an alleged case of petty vandalism in 1997 that led to a professor's resignation from Atlanta's Emory University; and Steve Kroft investigates the legal aftermath of a 1997 Los Angeles bank robbery in which the robber wounded 18 people, then bled to death after being shot himself.

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Episode 5

Why So Expensive?, Cop Killer, Strive, a Second Look

Sun, Oct 17, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Mike Wallace reports on reasons why some seniors travel to Mexico or Canada to purchase precription drugs, Lesley Stahl revisits a group of hard-to-employ people she profiled in 1997, and Ed Bradley examines reasons why a New Jersey man convicted of killing two police officers in 1963 has been denied parole.

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Episode 6

President Bradley?, Knee Deep in Fraud, Cruising for Fun and Profit

Sun, Oct 24, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Ed Bradley interviews Presidential candidate Bill Bradley (D); Mike Wallace investigates charges of false claims against California's Medi-Cal health-care program; and Morley Safer looks into the tax status of the U.S. cruiseline industry.

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Episode 7

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Pill, The Eyes

Sun, Oct 31, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Morley Safer reports on genetic eye diseases and Steve Kroft interviews cartoonist Charles Schulz. Also: a 1996 Ed Bradley report on Gulf War syndrome.

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Episode 8

On Trial for Murder, Lord of the Manor, A Doctor in the House?, Con Man

Sun, Nov 7, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Nathaniel Abraham, a Michigan 13-year-old on trial for a murder prosecutors say he committed when he was 11, is interviewed by Ed Bradley. Also interviewed: prosecutor David Gorcyca and defense lawyer Geoffrey Feiger, as are Abraham's mother and the victim's sister. Also: Steve Kroft visits Gardiner's Island, N.Y.; Lesley Stahl reports on the increase in foreign-born physicians in the U.S.

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Episode 9

Haiti: 5 Years & A Billion Dollars Later, Gold in Them Thar Schools, Oh Lord!

Sun, Nov 14, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Reports on U.S. efforts to reform Haiti's judicial system; for-profit schools; and the overhaul of Britain's House of Lords. Correspondents: Mike Wallace, Morley Safer and Ed Bradley.

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Episode 10

Untouchable?, Carol Burnett, R.U.C.

Sun, Nov 21, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: A report on Mexican drug trafficking includes an interview with Jorge Medrazo, the country's Attorney General, who discusses the case of former Gov. Mario Villanueva of the state of Quintana Roo. Villanueva, suspected of aiding drug lords, disappeared on March 27, 1999. Ed Bradley is the correspondent.

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Episode 11

Suicide or Murder?, Not as Private as You Think, Slam!

Sun, Nov 28, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: The case of U.S. National Guard captain Gordon Hess, whose 1998 stabbing death was ruled a suicide by the Army even though there were 26 wounds on his body. Also: a report on privacy (and the lack of it) on the Internet; a look at the popularity of poetry "slams" (readings) among the young. Correspondents: Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl and Ed Bradley.

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Episode 12

Miranda, Columbia's Andres Pastrana, President Gore?

Sun, Dec 5, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Colombian President Andres Pastrana discusses his government's battle against drug traffickers and leftist guerrillas in an interview with Mike Wallace. Also: Lesley Stahl profiles Vice President Gore, and Steve Kroft reports on the possible reconsideration of the Supreme Court's 1966 Miranda ruling ("You have the right to remain silent...").

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Episode 13

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Rumpole of the Bailey, Agent Orange

Sun, Dec 12, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Ed Bradley examines the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gays in the ranks; Christiane Amanpour reports on joint U.S.-Vietnamese efforts to battle the effects of Agent Orange; Morley Safer profiles author John Mortimer ("Rumpole of the Bailey").

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Episode 14

The Secrecy Clause, Big Chicken, Hello, I'm in Finland

Sun, Dec 19, 1999 60 mins

Scheduled: Lesley Stahl on "secrecy clauses" in drug research; Mike Wallace on injuries among chicken-industry workers; Bob Simon on high technology in Finland.

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Episode 15

D.U., Miracle on 43rd Street, Wanted

Sun, Dec 26, 1999 60 mins

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Episode 16

Need Cash?, Bill Parcells, His Honor, the Mayor

Sun, Jan 2, 2000 60 mins

Scheduled: Mike Wallace interviews New York Jets head coach Bill Parcells; Lesley Stahl profiles Oakland mayor Jerry Brown; Steve Kroft reports on states that allow outrageous annual interest rates.

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Episode 17

Adopt Me, Denzel, Boris Yeltsin

Sun, Jan 9, 2000 60 mins

Scheduled: Denzel Washington is profiled by Ed Bradley.

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Episode 18

MTBE, Ben Zander

Sun, Jan 16, 2000 60 mins

Scheduled: A report on links between the gasoline additive MTBE (which makes gas burn cleaner) and ground-water contamination; a profile of motivational speaker Ben Zander, who is also an orchestra conductor and music teacher in Boston. Reporting: Steve Kroft and Morley Safer.

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Episode 19

Southern Exposure, Come Dancing, Kevin Mitnick, Cyber Thief

Sun, Jan 23, 2000 60 mins

Scheduled: Ed Bradley interviews convicted computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, who was once on the FBI's most wanted list for breaking into several company computer systems. He was jailed in February 1995 and sentenced to 46 months in prison in August 1999.

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Episode 20

Carol Burnett, Big Man, Big Voice, The Diva Next Door

Sun, Jan 30, 2000 60 mins

Scheduled: A 1999 profile of Carol Burnett; a 1997 profile of disabled singer Thomas Qwasthoff; a 1999 profile of opera singer Renee Fleming. Reporting: Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley and Morley Safer.

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Episode 21

Ethnic Profiling, Gross National Happiness, The Court-Martial of Major Bates

Sun, Feb 6, 2000 60 mins

Scheduled: The case of Maj. Sonnie Bates (USAF), who's being court-martialed because of his refusal to take an anthrax vaccine. Also: an interview with Adam Ciralsky, a former CIA lawyer who says he was fired because he's a religious Jew; the ramifications of the introduction of television to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Correspondents include Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl and Morley Safer.

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Episode 22

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, LAPD Confidential, Unfortunate and Untrue?

Sun, Feb 13, 2000 60 mins

Scheduled: Lesley Stahl interviews J.H. Hatfield, the author of "Fortunate Son," a book alleging that George W. Bush abused cocaine as a young man; Mike Wallace investigates charges of a "blue wall of silence" in the Los Angeles Police Department regarding spousal abuse; Ed Bradley reports on the debate over whether abortion opponents have the First Amendment right to publicize the names of physicians who perform abortions.

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Episode 23

Hit List?, Kevin Spacey, Whose Country Is It?

Sun, Feb 20, 2000 60 mins

Scheduled: Lesley Stahl profiles Kevin Spacey, Ed Bradley reports on the debate over whether abortion opponents have the First Amendment right to publicize the names of physicians who perform abortions, and Bob Simon explores disputes between religious and secular Jews in Israel.

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Episode 24

Echelon, Scam, King Coal

Sun, Feb 27, 2000 60 mins

Steve Kroft investigates Echelon, a secret surveillance network that allegedly is capable of monitoring the phone calls, e-mails and faxes of ordinary citizens. Also: a report on the selling of forged paintings; and a look at a controversial mining technique in West Virginia that blows the tops off mountains.

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Episode 25

Columbine Effect, Dikembe Mutombo, Who Is Arnon Milchan?

Sun, Mar 5, 2000 60 mins

Ed Bradley reports on the case of a troubled Alabama teen banned from public school in his hometown, because of his threatening behavior; Ed Bradley profiles the NBA's Dikembe Mutombo; and Steve Kroft profiles movie executive Arnon Milchan.

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Episode 26

Timothy McVeigh, The Bodyguard's Story

Sun, Mar 12, 2000 60 mins

Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh talks about the 1995 bombing, his feelings toward the U.S. Government and his legal case in an interview with Ed Bradley; Trevor Rees-Jones, the bodyguard who survived the Paris auto crash that killed Princess Diana, recalls the 1997 tragedy and Diana's relationship with Dodi Al Fayed in a conversation with Mike Wallace. Rees-Jones' soon-to-be-published book is titled "The Bodyguard's Story."

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Episode 27

Hitler's Pope, Women and the Web, Ciao Venezia

Sun, Mar 19, 2000 60 mins

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Episode 28

By Faith Alone, Tom Joyner, Locked Up for Life?

Sun, Mar 26, 2000 60 mins

Included: Lesley Stahl profiles radio personality Tom Joyner; Ed Bradley explores the question of whether Medicare should fund non-medical nursing facilities run by the Christian Science Church. Interviewees include Sen. Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah).

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Episode 29

Broken Promises, Queen Rania, Eric Clapton

Sun, Apr 2, 2000 60 mins

An interview with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, who discusses a lawsuit filed by Native Americans regarding a trust fund managed by the Federal Government.

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Episode 30

Cyber War, Addicted to Orchids, Voice of the Farmer

Sun, Apr 9, 2000 60 mins

Segments include the threat computer terrorists pose to national security.

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Episode 31

Elian's Father, The Power of Positive Speaking, Laundering Drug Money?

Sun, Apr 16, 2000 60 mins

Segments include a report on whether persons should be forced by a court order to take medications needed to control behavior. Also: the field of motivational speaking.

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Episode 32

Different Kind of Governor, The Dirty War, The Lemba

Sun, Apr 23, 2000 60 mins

New Mexico governor Gary Johnson discusses his views on the legalization of drugs.

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Episode 33

Death Penalty, The Bishop Estate, Picking Up the Pieces

Sun, Apr 30, 2000 60 mins

An interview with Gov. George H. Ryan (R-Ill.), who discusses his decision to impose a moratorium on executions in Illinois. Ryan's decision was prompted by the 13 death-row inmates found innocent in recent years.

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Episode 34

The Colonel's Wife, A Right That Could Be Wrong, The Bicycle Thief

Sun, May 7, 2000 60 mins

An interview with Laurie Hiett, the wife of the former commander of the U.S. Army's antidrug operation.

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Episode 35

Who Killed Malcolm X?, The Seamy Side of Paradise, Ready, Willing & Able

Sun, May 14, 2000 60 mins

An interview with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and Attallah Shabazz, the daughter of Malcolm X.

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Episode 36

Bishop Spong, Kevin Mitnick: Cyber Thief, Carlos Acosta's Story

Sun, May 21, 2000 60 mins

Profiling John Shelby Spong, a controversial Episcopal bishop who advocates ordaining gays and lesbians. Also: ballet star Carlos Acosta.

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Episode 37

Charlton Heston, 50,000 White Farmers, Miranda

Sun, May 28, 2000 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Charlton Heston about his leadership of the National Rifle Association; Ed Bradley investigates the hundreds of murders of white farmers in South Africa since white rule ended there; Steve Kroft reports on the U.S. Supreme Court's possible re-examination of a suspect's Miranda rights.

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Episode 38

The Defector, The Court-Martial of Major Bates, The Year of the Woman

Sun, Jun 4, 2000 60 mins

Reports include the status of women in India, privacy on the Internet and the safety of the Army's anthrax vaccine.

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Episode 39

On Trial for Murder, Knee Deep in Fraud, The Forgotten Hostage

Sun, Jun 11, 2000 60 mins

A report on Nathaniel Abraham, who at age 11 was tried and convicted as an adult for murder. Also: a segment on an Israeli fighter pilot who has been missing since 1986 after being shot down over Lebanon.

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Episode 40

Doing the Right Thing?, Ben Zander, Columbia's Andres Pastrana

Sun, Jun 18, 2000 60 mins

Profiling Boston Philharmonic conductor Ben Zander. Also: a look at Colombian president Andres Pastrana's efforts to combat drug trafficking.

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Episode 41

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Cruising for Fun and Profit, Prison Inc.

Sun, Jun 25, 2000 60 mins

Reports include the effectiveness of the U.S. military's policy on homosexuality and the use of prison labor.

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Episode 42

Suicide or Murder?, Denzel, Haiti: 5 Years & A Billion Dollars Later

Sun, Jul 2, 2000 60 mins

A profile of Denzel Washington. Also: the death of a U.S. Army captain; and the state of democracy in Haiti.

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Episode 43

Harry Potter, Need Cash?, Adopt Me

Sun, Jul 9, 2000 60 mins

British novelist J.K. Rowling, author of the "Harry Potter" books. Also: a segment on "adoption fairs."

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Episode 44

Hitler's Pope?, Kevin Spacey, Voice of the Farmer

Sun, Jul 16, 2000 60 mins

Ed Bradley interviews author John Cornwell ("Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII"); Lesley Stahl talks with Kevin Spacey; Mike Wallace reports on the American Farm Bureau, which some allege isn't supporting small family farmers but rather big businesses.

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Episode 45

Autopsy, The Scuffed Halls of Ivy: Emory University, TB

Sun, Jul 23, 2000 60 mins

Mike Wallace reports on the need for hospitals to conduct more autopsies; Morley Safer investigates alleged vandalism at Emory University and the consequences for one professor; Steve Kroft looks at a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis from Russia.

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Episode 46

Echelon, Frank McCourt, Kipp

Sun, Aug 6, 2000 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on Echelon, a global surveillance network; Ed Bradley interviews author Frank McCourt ("Angela's Ashes"); Mike Wallace looks at KIPP, an intense school program that stands for Knowledge Is Power Program.

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Episode 47

Spy?, Come Dancing, Not as Private as You Think

Sun, Aug 13, 2000 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Dr. Wen Ho Lee, a former Los Alamos scientist, about allegations that he mishandled vital U.S. nuclear secrets; Morley Safer takes a look at the possibility of ballroom dancing becoming an Olympic sport; Lesley Stahl reports on how cruising the Internet may affect a person's privacy.

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Episode 48

The Bicycle Thief, Gross National Happiness, Whose Country Is It?

Sun, Aug 20, 2000 60 mins

Bob Simon reports on the battle between religious Jews and secular Jews in Israel; Morley Safer looks at how TV is affecting the lives of Buddhists in Bhutan; Steve Kroft examines California's three-strikes law, under which even nonviolent criminals receive mandatory sentences of 25 years to life.

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Episode 49

Coming Apart at the Seams, A Pig Heart?, Eric Clapton

Sun, Aug 27, 2000 60 mins

Christiane Amanpour reports on how Russia's weakened economy is adversely affecting its military; Ed Bradley interviews Eric Clapton; Lesley Stahl investigates the possibility of using the hearts and kidneys of pigs in humans.

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Episode 50

Jiang Zemin, Daniel Barenboim

Sun, Sep 3, 2000 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Chinese leader Jiang Zemin, who answers questions regarding Chinese human rights and the NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, among other topics.

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Episode 51

Testing, Testing, Testing, The Eyes, Hit List?

Sun, Sep 10, 2000 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on the effectiveness of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test given to high schoolers in the Lone Star state.

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Episode 52

Dr. Wen Ho Lee, Liz Smith, The Bishop Estate

Sun, Sep 17, 2000 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews columnist Liz Smith; Morley Safer reports a black college offering scholarships to white students; Steve Kroft investigates Hawaii's Bishop Estate, which was founded to fund the education of native Hawaiian children.

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Episode 53

Vice Versa, Baku, Who Is Arnon Milchan?

Sun, Sep 24, 2000 60 mins

Morley Safer reports on a historically black college that offers scholarships only to white students; Steve Kroft profiles film producer Arnon Milchan; Bob Simons investigates whether the former Soviet republic of Baku may be the world's next big oil producer.

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