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.
Steve Kroft reports on the men and women who make up the U.S. reserves; Ed Bradley interviews Dr. James Jaggers about the death of Jesica Santillan, who died after a heart-and-lung transplant in February 2002 at Duke University. Also: Bill Clinton and Bob Dole debate whether the United Nations has outlived its usefulness.
Bob Simon reports on the Ayatollah Al-Hakim, leader of the Shi'ite Muslim majority in Iraq, currently exiled in Iran; Morley Safer examines the threat of shoulder-fired missiles that could be used against commercial airlines; Ed Bradley investigates Yugoslavian arms sales to Iraq.
Lesley Stahl profiles golfer Annika Sorenstam; Steve Kroft interviews Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Victoria Clarke; Morley Safer reports on Iran's efforts to build nuclear weapons. Also: Bill Clinton and Bob Dole debate the United Nations's role in post-war Iraq.
Ed Bradley reports on the militant Islamic group Hezbollah; Steve Kroft chronicles cons used to swindle people in Hollywood and New York's Hamptons; Morley Safer highlights a company that gives its workers the royal treatment; Bill Clinton and Bob Dole debate on North Korea.
Steve Kroft investigates how the Government is awarding billions of dollars in contracts to rebuild Iraq; Mike Wallace reports on whether Syria may be next on the Bush Administration's so-called hit list; Lesley Stahl looks into a plan to improve New York City's troubled public schools.
Lesley Stahl reports on conditions in Afghanistan; Morley Safer looks at Kenneth Feld, owner of the Ringling Brothers circus; Bob Simon profiles a terrorist hunter. Also: Clinton and Dole discuss reality TV.
Steve Kroft interviews writer Stephen Glass, who was fired from The New Republic magazine in 1998 for fabricating items in his articles and has now written a novel about his transgressions; Ed Bradley reports on whether gun manufacturers are doing enough to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals; Christiane Amanpour visits the former Soviet Union's bio-weapons labs.
Steve Kroft investigates possible conflicts of interest among some brokerage firms on Wall Street; Bob Simon probes the mind-set of a suicide bomber; Lesley Stahl reports on the educational decline of boys nationwide.
Ed Bradley reports on the importance of the Hubble space telescope; Mike Wallace profiles pitcher Roger Clemens; Morley Safer reports on whether Germans should unburden themselves of Holocaust guilt more than a half-century after World War II.
Morley Safer profiles Martha Stewart; Bob Simon probes the Christian Right's support of Israel; Lesley Stahl reports on the positive effects of high-school debating on inner-city students. Also: Clinton and Dole debate presidential term limits.
Lesley Stahl profiles author J.K. Rowling; Mike Wallace reports on blacks who are returing to the South to live in upscale black neighborhoods; Christiane Amanpour reports on a U.S. military base at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Also: Clinton and Dole debate volunteerism.
Bob Simon reports on how Title IX is affecting men's collegiate sports; Mike Wallace profiles Billy Crystal; Steve Kroft looks into whether someone who has been involuntarily committed to a mental institution should be allowed to own a gun.
Mike Wallace investigates American children being forced to live in Saudi Arabia with their fathers; Steve Kroft profiles crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz; Morley Safer interviews businessman Aaron Feuerstein, who continued to pay his employees after a fire destroyed his mill.
Steve Kroft reports on inspections of cargo containers that enter the U.S.; Ed Bradley visits Qatar; Lesley Stahl investigates whether artists 500 years ago used projection devices to trace human figures in their paintings.
Morley Safer investigates the concern over terrorists being able to obtain shoulder-mounted missles that could bring down airliners; Steve Kroft interviews writer Stephen Glass; Lesley Stahl reports on a woman's biological clock.
Lesley Stahl interviews CIA officer Brian Kelley; Mike Wallace profiles philanthropist Catherine Reynolds; Bob Simon reports on people who were detained as suspected terrorists following the Sept. 11 tragedies, but who were never charged with a crime.
Steve Kroft visits an Alabama town where many residents carry high levels of a cancer-causing chemical; Mike Wallace profiles Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells; Ed Bradley investigates the death of Jessica Santillan at Duke University following a transplant operation.
Ed Bradley probes into the death of Jessica Santillan at Duke University following a transplant operation; Steve Kroft investigates alleged terrorist groups in Canada; Morley Safer looks into offshore betting.