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.
Morley Safer interviews Brown University president-elect Ruth Simmons, the first black person to be named head of an Ivy League school; Ed Bradley profiles Andrew Weil, a leading proponent of alternative medicine; Lesley Stahl reports on the growing trend of Italian men choosing to live at home with their parents instead of getting married.
Mike Wallace profiles New York City judge Leslie Crocker Snyder, who is known for her tough sentences; Steve Kroft investigates the possibility of cloning humans; Ed Bradley interviews Russian media mogul Boris Berezovsky.
Morley Safer profiles African-American attorney Willie Gary, who takes on major corporations in court; Mike Wallace reports on personal video recording devices that could change the way TV is watched; Christine Amanpour interviews parents fighting child custody battles with German ex-spouses who took their kids to Germany.
Lesley Stahl interviews sports agent Scott Boras, who negotiated Alex Rodriguez's $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez comments, as does sports columnist Bill Madden. Also: Ed Bradley investigates whether some department store security officers are involved in racial profiling, and Carol Marin reports on the Environmental Protection Agency.
The series celebrates its 1500th broadcast and its 90,000th minute. Lesley Stahl reports on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling concerning gay leaders in the Boy Scouts; Bob Simon looks at Israeli hit squads who battle terrorism. Also: an investigation into experimental drugs used in clinical trials.
Ed Bradley investigates the alleged link between the FBI and a reported Boston mobster; Morley Safer looks at whether or not reparations that could amount to trillions of dollars should be paid to African American descendants of slaves; Mike Wallace profiles baseball pitcher Roger Clemens.
Mike Wallace interviews Mel Brooks, who speaks candidly about anti-Semitism and also about his Broadway musical “The Producers”; Morley Safer speaks with Darryl Strawberry about his bouts with cancer and drug addiction; Steve Kroft profiles Malika Oufkir, who was raised as a Moroccan princess but spent years in prison for her father's attempt to overthrow the king.
Steve Kroft interviews Jon Stewart; Lesley Stahl investigates the ethics of helping mentally challenged prisoners become competent enough to be executed; Ed Bradley reports on Iceland's decision to allow a company exclusive rights to all of its citizens' medical records so it can isolate genes that cause diseases.
Included: Lesley Stahl reports on experimental cancer-fighting drugs; Ed Bradley goes to Qatar to investigate their cable news channel, Al-Jazeera; and Mike Wallace reports from Vietnam on the My Lai massacre and two men who tried to save unarmed villagers.
Carol Marin reports on the August 2000 shooting death of Rev. John Kaiser in Kenya, which the FBI ruled a suicide but critics claim was murder. Interviewed are Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) and former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Smith Hempstone. Also: Mike Wallace interviews farmers about a government crop-insurance program, and Morley Safer investigates whether taking DNA samples from the public in order to catch criminals violates an innocent person's rights.
Steve Kroft investigates air-travel nightmares; Lesley Stahl reports on whether oil and gas should be extracted from Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; Morley Safer looks at whether elementary and high schools should compete for students.
Morley Safer profiles Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, who is also a minister; Steve Kroft interviews former Camden, N.J., mayor Milton Milan, who was convicted of corruption; Christiane Amanpour reports on organized crime's use of poor women from former Soviet republics to supply their prostitution operations.
Mike Wallace investigates crashes involving the U.S. Marine Corps' MV-22 Osprey aircraft; Ed Bradley reports on convicted murderer Harold Shipman, a British physician who was found guilty of killing 15 of his patients and is being investigated in the deaths of 600 others; Lesley Stahl looks at the dangers of cruising the Internet.
Morley Safer profiles Brown University president Ruth Simmons; Steve Kroft investigates the terrorist activities of the Earth Liberation Front; Lesley Stahl reports on AIDS and whether the epidemic is growing or slowing down.
Mike Wallace reports on seniors who travel to Canada or Mexico to purchase lower-priced prescription drugs; Steve Kroft investigates the accidental 2000 shooting death of Cornel Young Jr., an off-duty police officer, by two white cops; Ed Bradley looks at how Venezuela is helping to build good citizens by promoting orchestras for thousands of children.
Morley Safer investigates the possibility of creating a master race; Steve Kroft reports on the epidemic failure of Internet companies; Lesley Stahl looks at the growing trend among Italian men who choose to remain at home and refuse to get married.
Mike Wallace profiles actress Jeanne Moreau; Lesley Stahl looks at how a person can attend college on the Internet; Morley Safer reports on efforts of some to get patents on human genes that could lead to cures for diseases.
Mike Wallace profiles former Bosnian Serb leader and indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic; Lesley Stahl looks at baseball's $250 million man, Alex Rodriguez of the Texas Rangers; Ed Bradley reports on Dr. Severino Antinori, an Italian fertility specialist, who intends to produce a cloned baby as soon as 2002.
Mike Wallace profiles pitcher Roger Clemens; Lesley Stahl reports on the increase of foreign doctors practicing in the U.S.; Ed Bradley looks at Qatar's cable news channel Al-Jazeera and the impact it is making in the Middle East.
Mike Wallace reports on the possibility of smallpox being used as a terrorist weapon; Lesley Stahl profiles General Electric CEO Jack Welch; Morley Safer looks at whether reparations that could amount to trillions of dollars should be granted to African-American descendants of slaves.