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.
Lesley Stahl interviews George Lucas, who talks about “Star Wars: Episode III---Revenge of the Sith”; Scott Pelley interviews Ken Lay, former Enron chairman; Morley Safer interviews women's rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who discusses her movie “Submission,” which has been heavily criticized by Muslims and which directly led to the death of its director, Theo van Gogh.
Mike Wallace reports on what responsibility police have to enforce restraining orders; Ed Bradley reports on whether a .50 caliber rifle available in the U.S. could be a potential weapon for terrorists; Bob Simon visits the Moken people who live on islands in the Andaman Sea and probes how they knew a tsunami was coming.
Ed Bradley interviews three women in Saudi Arabia about living in a conservative Islamic society in which females have very few rights. Also: a report on an ossuary that was alleged to have held the bones of James, Jesus' brother; and runners in competitions featuring distances of more than 100 miles and over rough terrain.
Lesley Stahl interviews Jane Fonda, who speaks candidly about her activism during the Vietnam War and her marriage to filmmaker Roger Vadim. Also: Steve Kroft reports on how billions of dollars allocated for homeland security is actually being spent.
An investigation into whether one-time Mafia kingpin Anthony Casso paid two former New York City detectives (Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa) to commit murders for the mob; a report on how billions of dollars allocated for homeland security is actually being spent; and the conclusion of an interview with Jane Fonda.
Lesley Stahl reports on the controversial trend of parents allowing teens to drink alcohol in their homes in order to prevent drunk driving; Steve Kroft interviews author Carl Hiaasen; Bob Simon meets with inventors who build personal flying machines.
Bob Simon reports on Americans who visit exotic locales, such as India and Thailand, to have elective surgeries performed at reduced prices; Ed Bradley investigates what is being done to clean up a polluted river that runs through Washington, D.C.; Lesley Stahl interviews workers building a New York City water tunnel.
Scott Pelley interviews former Army sergeant Erik Saar about controversial tactics allegedly used by interrogators at the naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Bob Simon reports from an Indonesian island where archaeologists believe they have discovered the bones of a new species of humans who were around three feet tall; Mike Wallace interviews Goldie Hawn.
Lesley Stahl reports on prison gangs in California that continue to orchestrate criminal activity from within a maximum-security penitentiary; Morley Safer interviews Princeton University professor Harry G. Frankfurt.
Ed Bradley reports on government-funded abstinence education as a means of preventing HIV/AIDS; Mike Wallace interviews former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy, who is accused by the U.S. government of committing securities fraud; Steve Kroft interviews Barry Minkow, a convicted con artist turned pastor, who is followed as he investigates a couple suspected of running a fraudulent investment scheme.
Ed Bradley investigates the potential dangers of a 50-cal. military rifle available for purchase by the public; Bob Simon profiles Dave Chappelle; Morley Safer travels to Romania and explores the Dracula legend and how it is being utilized to attract tourists.
Ed Bradley interviews military lawyers who represent suspected terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Bob Simon reports on the high cost of prescription drugs; and Lesley Stahl visits with homeowners in the West who claim that grizzly bears are invading their land.
Steve Kroft investigates a telephone con game called the “Canadian Lottery”; Ed Bradley interviews Bob Dylan; Bob Simon reports on how an African girl's life was changed when her family received a goat donated by a U.S. aid organization.
Ed Bradley investigates a possible link between a violent video game and the murder of three people; Christiane Amanpour reports on monkeys in the Amazon rain forest; and Lesley Stahl looks at a controversial Texas law that gives top high-school students coveted spots in state-supported colleges.
Steve Kroft reports on how billions of dollars allocated for homeland security is being spent; Bob Simon meets with inventors who build personal flying machines; Morley Safer interviews women's-rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who discusses her movie “Submission,” which has been heavily criticized by Muslims and which led to the death of its director, Theo van Gogh.
A report on U.S. troops wounded or killed by roadside bombs due to inadequately armored vehicles; and a look at the availability of .50 caliber rifles to terrorists. Also: successful businesswomen who stay home and raise children.
Scott Pelley investigates the alleged CIA practice of sending terror suspects to countries where torture is allowed; Leslie Stahl examines the adoption of black American babies by white families outside the U.S.; Steve Kroft interviews Dustin Hoffman, who recalls his career.
Morley Safer interviews California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who discusses whether foreign-born people should be eligible to run for President; Mike Wallace profiles Hilary Swank; Steve Kroft investigates lofty claims made by some career colleges.
Steve Kroft interviews former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who once headed the unit hunting Osama bin Laden. Also: a Lesley Stahl report on parents who allow teens to drink in their homes to prevent drunken driving; and a segment on the Moken, a southeast Asian tribe, and how they survived the 2004 tsunami.
Scott Pelley investigates how long it will take to repair the levees in New Orleans that were breeched by Hurricane Katrina; Steve Kroft reports on how marketers are targeting baby boomers; Bob Simon reports on Americans who go to exotic places such as India and Thailand to have elective surgeries performed at greatly reduced prices.
Ed Bradley reports on New Orleans police officers who are trying to restore order in the city; Lesley Stahl reports on patients with Parkinson's disease who were given GDNF (glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor) in a clinical trial and seemingly improved, only to have the drug taken away; Morley Safer interviews Kenneth Feinberg, the former head of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.
Mike Wallace interviews Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams; Ed Bradley reports on the U.S. government's efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS in school children; Scott Pelley profiles two Iraqi families.