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60 Minutes Season 33 Episodes

48 Episodes 2000 - 2001

Episode 1

Bridgestone Firestone, Michael Tilson Thomas, Smallpox

Sun, Oct 1, 2000 60 mins

Ed Bradley reports on the Firestone tire crisis; Morley Safer profiles San Francisco Symphony conductor Michael Tilson Thomas; Mike Wallace investigates how smallpox may be used as a terrorist weapon in the future.

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Episode 2

Damage Control, Tina Sinatra, Boris Yeltsin

Sun, Oct 8, 2000 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Tina Sinatra about her dad's last years, his death and his Mafia involvement; Mike Wallace talks with Boris Yeltsin; Lesley Stahl investigates Ford's tire problems.

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Episode 3

America's Worst Nightmare?, Sleepless in the Cockpit, Bud Shuster

Sun, Oct 15, 2000 60 mins

Ed Bradley investigates the problem of overly tired pilots; Steve Kroft reports on Pakistan's nuclear arsenal and how it could fall into the wrong hands; Mike Wallace looks at the relationship between House Transportation Committee chairman Bud Shuster and lobbyist Ann Eppard.

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Episode 4

Dick Clarke, Made to Order, Wall Street Whiz Kid

Sun, Oct 22, 2000 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews 16-year-old Jonathan Lebed, who made illegal profits through a "pump-and-dump" stock scam he carried out over the Internet using chat rooms to post optimistic predictions on stocks; Lesley Stahl reports on efforts to track down the terrorists responsible for the attack on the USS Cole; Morley Safer investigates the possibility of creating a master race using selected sperm and eggs.

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Episode 5

Jack Welch, Negative About Affirmative Action, Megan's Law

Sun, Oct 29, 2000 60 mins

Lesley Stahl profiles General Electric CEO Jack Welch; Ed Bradley reports on a discrimination lawsuit at the University of Michigan; Mike Wallace examines Megan's Law, which identifies sex offenders in a community.

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Episode 6

Yasir Arafat, You've Got Mail, The 450 Million Dollar Scam

Sun, Nov 5, 2000 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat; Morley Safer reports on direct mail fund-raising techniques employed by politicians; Steve Kroft investigates an alleged insurance scam.

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Episode 7

The MMR Vaccine, The Crossroad, The Calendar Girls

Sun, Nov 12, 2000 60 mins

Bob Simon reports on the shooting death of Mohammed Aldura, the 12-year-old Palestinian boy who was gunned down in front of TV cameras on Sept. 30, 2000; Ed Bradley reports on MMR, the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella; Morley Safer takes a look at a group of British women who took an unusual approach to raising money for cancer research.

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Episode 8

Officer Young, The Orchestra, Fish Fuss

Sun, Nov 19, 2000 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on the accidental shooting death of Providence, R.I. police Sgt. Cornel Young Jr. by fellow officers; Ed Bradley examines Venezuela's efforts to build good citizens by promoting classical orchestras for children; Lesley Stahl looks into efforts to save salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

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Episode 9

Election Update, Delayed, Presidente Fox

Sun, Nov 26, 2000 60 mins

From 2000: Steve Kroft reports on problems with air travel, such as cancellations and delays; Morley Safer profiles Mexico's President-elect, Vincente Fox; and Mike Wallace looks at one couple's claim that they were set up by the FBI and wrongly convicted of espionage.

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Episode 10

Al Gore, Internal Affairs, FISA

Sun, Dec 3, 2000 60 mins

Ed Bradley reports on a former police officer and the treatment he received from the force when he uncovered crimes while head of an Internal Affairs division; Lesley Stahl investigates the progress in the fight against AIDS; Mike Wallace looks at the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is supposed to protect Americans from unwarranted Government surveillance.

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Episode 11

Dot-Com Millionaires?, God, Women and Medicine, Brain Fingerprinting

Sun, Dec 10, 2000 60 mins

Mike Wallace reports on the use of brain waves to catch criminals; Steve Kroft investigates the rapid demise of many Internet companies. Also, a look at the control the Roman Catholic Church has over healthcare systems.

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Episode 12

Notra Trulock, Tom Hanks, The Rosenberg Case

Sun, Dec 17, 2000 60 mins

Steve Kroft profiles Tom Hanks; Morley Safer interviews former radical Susan Rosenberg, who has served 16 years in prison for possessing explosives. She is being denied parole due to her alleged involvement in a 1981 Brinks robbery even though the charges against her were dropped; Lesley Stahl talks to Notra Trulock, the former director of intelligence for the Department of Energy, about the theft of nuclear secrets at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Episode 13

The Mormons, Dikembe Mutombo, Ben Zander

Sun, Dec 24, 2000 60 mins

Included: Mike Wallace interviews Mormon Church President Gordon B. Hinckley; Ed Bradley reports on basketball player Dikembe Mutombo; Morley Safer profiles Boston Philharmonic conductor Benjamin Zander.

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Episode 14

Harry Potter, Tina Sinatra, Evelyn Glennie

Sun, Dec 31, 2000 60 mins

Segments include an interview of author J.K. Rowling by Lesley Stahl; Tina Sinatra discusses her father with Steve Kroft; and deaf Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie is profiled by Ed Bradley.

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Episode 15

Wal-Mart, Any Given Sunday, The Tiananmen Papers

Sun, Jan 7, 2001 60 mins

Mike Wallace reports on secret documents that reveal new information about China's leaders during the Tiananmen Square student uprising; Morley Safer looks at sports betting on the Internet; Lesley Stahl investigates Wal-Mart in the courts.

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Episode 16

Earth Liberation Front, The Pope's Maestro, The Strange Case of Dr. Shipman

Sun, Jan 14, 2001 60 mins

Segments include a report by Steve Kroft on the Earth Liberation Front, a radical ecological group; a profile of Gilbert Levine by Bob Simon; and a report on British serial murder suspect Dr. Harold Shipman by Ed Bradley.

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Episode 17

The Osprey, Nothing More to Worry About?, Zimbabwe

Sun, Jan 21, 2001 60 mins

Probing the safety record of the Osprey aircraft, which takes off like a helicopter and then flies like a plane.

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Episode 18

The Great Escape, Arctic Oil, School for the Homeless

Sun, Feb 4, 2001 60 mins

Ed Bradley interviews inmate George Rivas, who, along with six other prisoners, escaped from a Texas prison; Lesley Stahl reports on Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which President Bush wants to develop for oil and gas; Morley Safer looks at special schools for the homeless.

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Episode 19

Sleeping Sickness, Joe the Jailer, Bryonn Bain of Harvard

Sun, Feb 11, 2001 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Bryonn Bain, a Harvard law student, who claims he was a target of racial profiling; Morley Safer profiles Phoenix sheriff Joe Arpaio; Christiane Amanpour reports on an epidemic of sleeping sickness in Africa.

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Episode 20

Online U, The Wrong Man?, Diamonds

Sun, Feb 18, 2001 60 mins

Ed Bradley investigates former New York City cop Charles Schwarz's role in a 1997 police brutality case for which the officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison; Lesley Stahl looks at how a person can attend college on the Internet; Bob Simon reports on how some civil wars in Africa are partly funded by profits from diamonds mined there.

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Episode 21

Needles, David Boies, Whose Body Is It Anyway?

Sun, Feb 25, 2001 60 mins

Segments include a report by Mike Wallace on hypodermic-needle related accidents in hospitals; a profile of of courtroom litigator David Boies by Steve Kroft; and the controversy over human genome research is examined by Morley Safer.

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Episode 22

President Simmons, Mammoni, Alternative Medicine

Sun, Mar 4, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 23

Here Comes the Judge, Who's Next, Russia's New Czars?

Sun, Mar 11, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 24

Giant Killer, Caught Up in a Custody Battle, Smart TV

Sun, Mar 18, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 25

252, They Mean Business, Dillard's

Sun, Mar 25, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 26

The Boy Scouts, Of Mice and Men, Hit Squads

Sun, Apr 1, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 27

The FBI and the Mob, The Trillion Dollar Question, The Rocket

Sun, Apr 8, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 28

Darryl Strawberry, Mel Brooks on Broadway, Stolen Lives

Sun, Apr 15, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 29

Doctor's Dilemma, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Genes

Sun, Apr 22, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 30

Caught on Tape, Shoot the Fox, The Sudbury Way

Sun, Apr 29, 2001 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma.

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Episode 31

Compassionate Use, The Tiny TV Network with a Big Mouth, Back to My Lai

Sun, May 6, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 32

The Execution of Timothy McVeigh, The Memorial

Sun, May 13, 2001 60 mins

Ed Bradley's March 2000 interview with convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh re-airs, along with previously unused footage, and comments from family members who lost loved ones in the explosion.

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Episode 33

Murder or Suicide?, DNA Dragnet, Cash Crop

Sun, May 20, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 34

Delayed, Arctic Oil, Gold in Them Thar Schools

Sun, May 27, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 35

The Preacher's Daughter, Billion Dollar Business, His Honor the Mayor

Sun, Jun 3, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 36

The Osprey, The Strange Case of Dr. Shipman, Not as Private as You Think

Sun, Jun 17, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 37

President Simmons, The Earth Liberation Front, Nothing More to Worry About?

Sun, Jun 24, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 38

Why So Expensive?, Officer Young, The Orchestra

Sun, Jul 1, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 39

The Boy Scouts, Negative About Affirmative Action, Michael Tilson Thomas

Sun, Jul 8, 2001 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on the Boy Scouts policy on gays; Ed Bradley investigates the negative effects of affirmative action; Morley Safer profiles conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

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Episode 40

Sleepless in the Cockpit, Mel Brooks on Broadway, Wall Street Whiz Kid

Sun, Jul 15, 2001 60 mins

Mike Wallace profiles Mel Brooks; Ed Bradley investigates the problem of overly tired airline pilots; Steve Kroft reports on a teenage boy who made over a half-million dollars trading stocks.

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Episode 41

Made to Order, Dot-Com Millionaires?, Mammoni

Sun, Jul 22, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 42

Online U, Femme Fatale, Whose Body Is It Anyway?

Sun, Jul 29, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 43

Zimbabwe, Giant Killer, Partial Birth Abortion

Sun, Aug 5, 2001 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on violent gangs in Zimbabwe; Morley Safer profiles attorney Willie Gary; Ed Bradley investigates partial-birth abortions.

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Episode 44

Wanted, 252, Never Too Late

Sun, Aug 12, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 45

Suicide Bomber, Who's Next?, School for the Homeless

Sun, Aug 19, 2001 60 mins

Bob Simon reports on suicide bombings in Israel; Steve Kroft explores the human cloning issue; Morley Safer investigates special schools for the homeless.

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Episode 46

A Doctor in the House?, The Tiny TV Network with a Big Mouth, The Rocket

Sun, Aug 26, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 47

Smallpox, Jack Welch, The Trillion-Dollar Question

Sun, Sep 2, 2001 60 mins

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.

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Episode 48

How Secure Is Your Airport?, An American Town, The Three Wise Men, How Intelligent Were We?

Sun, Sep 16, 2001 60 mins

Reports on the World Trade Center bombing in New York City.

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