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 investigates the high cost of prescription drugs in the U.S.; Ed Bradley reports on the future of the Hubble space telescope; Steve Kroft interviews Ron Previte about the Philadelphia mob.
Bob Simon reports on eugenics; Ed Bradley profiles Muslim comedian Shazia Mirza; Lesley Stahl looks at so-called superbugs, infections that are drug resistant because of the over-prescription of antibiotics.
Steve Kroft interviews Gen. Anthony Zinni about the war in Iraq; Ed Bradley profiles death-row inmate Stanley “Tookie” Williams; Bob Simon reports on a program that helps underprivileged kids attend college.
Ed Bradley reports on translating information from terrorism suspects; Morley Safer investigates a secretive society at Yale University; Lesley Stahl probes the credibility of fingerprint evidence in criminal cases.
Steve Kroft reports on federal government plans to ship nuclear waste to Nevada for storage in Yucca Mountain; Morley Safer looks into “undercover marketing,” the practice of making a sales pitch to potential customers who aren't aware they're being targeted. Also: Lesley Stahl interviews surfer Laird Hamilton.
Lesley Stahl profiles soccer star Freddy Adu; Ed Bradley investigates the FBI's role in translating information received from terrorism suspects; Bob Simon reports on counterfeit merchandise being sold in China.
Richard Scrushy, former CEO of HealthSouth Corporation, is interviewed by Mike Wallace. Also: Scott Pelley reports on infant organ transplants; Morley Safer investigates why Americans pay more for prescription drugs than anyone else in the world.