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.
Ed Bradley reports on New York City's police department and its mission to stop terrorism; Scott Pelley investigates global warming; Steve Kroft reports on so-called donor siblings, people related via anonymous sperm donations, who are meeting each other.
Bob Simon interviews Abu Jandal, the former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden, who discusses his onetime boss and talks about the possibility another attack on the U.S. Also: Steve Kroft reports on General Motors; and Lesley Stahl investigates how the digital revolution is causing people to work longer and harder than ever before.
Bob Simon interviews convicted Palestinian terrorists Abdullah Barghouti, Muhammad Abu Jalala and Amna Muna to learn their motivation; Lesley Stahl reports on a growing population imbalance in China, where more men are born than women; Ed Bradley interviews chef Jamie Oliver, who discusses his efforts to teach children about nutrition.
Steve Kroft reports on anti-aging medicine and interviews Dr. Alan Mintz, a pioneer in the field; Ed Bradley investigates whether the White House ignored intelligence that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction; Scott Pelley interviews Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz.
Lesley Stahl interviews Service Employees International Union leader Andrew Stern about the future of unions; Ed Bradley interviews educator-author Geoffrey Canada, who discusses his goal of turning at-risk New York kids into college-bound students; Steve Kroft interviews the Dixie Chicks, who talk about death threats made against them in 2003.
Mike Wallace is interviewed by his fellow correspondents on his final regular appearance on the newsmagazine. The hour-long tribute also reprises segments from some of his most memorable interviews, including the Ayatollah Khomeini, Johnny Carson, Mel Brooks, Vladimir Putin and Barbra Streisand.
Ed Bradley interviews former New York City detective Stephen Caracappa before he was convicted of eight mob murders; Mike Wallace interviews soldiers wounded in combat who are aided by advanced medicine and technology.
Lesley Stahl investigates the FDA's failure to approve sales of the contraceptive Plan B; Bob Simon reports on archaeological findings on an Indonesian island that may indicate a different species of humans; Mike Wallace interviews Mel Brooks.
Ed Bradley reports on extremist environmental- and animal-rights groups; Morley Safer profiles author-singer Kinky Friedman, who is running for governor of Texas; Bob Simon reports on the dangers to surfers and swimmers when tour operators use food to attract sharks.
Bob Simon interviews Elian Gonzalez; Ed Bradley profiles Neil Armstrong, who discusses the historic 1969 moon landing; Lara Logan reports on how the U.S. Army took back the Iraqi town of Tal Afar from terrorist insurgents.
Scott Pelley interviews Charles Jenkins, a former U.S. soldier who lived in North Korea for nearly 40 years; Ed Bradley profiles Derek Jeter; Steve Kroft reports on the billions spent to reconstruct Iraq.
Lesley Stahl reports on the working lives of Americans; Lara Logan goes on patrol with soldiers guarding the Baghdad airport highway; Steve Kroft interviews two cat burglars, Peter Salerno and Dominick Latella, who discuss stealing millions in jewelry from people's homes.
Bob Simon interviews Abu Jandal, the former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden, who discusses his onetime boss and talks about the possibility of another attack on the U.S.; Scott Pelley reports on global warming; Ed Bradley profiles U2.
Steve Kroft reports on the anti-aging industry; 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. ; Ed Bradley speaks with Michael Jordan.
Steve Kroft interviews Barry Minkow, a convicted con artist turned pastor who also investigates fraudulent investment schemes; Byron Pitts talks with New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, who discusses the city's future and the clean-up and rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Katrina; Lesley Stahl reports on scientists' efforts to determine what makes a person gay or straight.
Lesley Stahl reports on whether the U.S. should legalize Internet gambling; Scott Pelley interviews former NFL player Bill Romanowski, who discusses his life, career and book, “Romo: My Life on the Edge”; Ed Bradley talks with Howard Stern.