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60 Minutes Season 38 Episodes

52 Episodes 2005 - 2006

Episode 1

Hostage, In Search of Bin Laden, The Captain

Sun, Sep 25, 2005 60 mins

The 38th season begins with Lesley Stahl interviewing Roy Hallums, a former American hostage in Iraq, who discusses his 10 months in captivity. Also: Ed Bradley profiles Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees; Steve Kroft reports from the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

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Episode 2

Chalabi, A Fractured Mind, Elian

Sun, Oct 2, 2005 60 mins

Lesley Stahl interviews Iraqi deputy prime minister Ahmed Chalabi; Bob Simon interviews Elian Gonzalez; Morley Safer interviews Robert Oxnam who discusses his struggle with multiple personality disorder.

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Episode 3

My FBI, The Dinner Set Gang, NASCAR Family

Sun, Oct 9, 2005 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews former FBI director Louis J. Freeh; Lesley Stahl interviews NASCAR CEO Brian France, who discusses plans to diversify the sport; Steve Kroft interviews two cat burglars, Peter Salerno and Dominick Latella, who discuss stealing millions in jewelry from people's homes.

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Episode 4

Addicted To Heroin, Romo, The Lord God Bird

Sun, Oct 16, 2005 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews former NFL player Bill Romanowski, who discusses his life, career and book "Romo: My Life on the Edge"; Steve Kroft reports on the growing drug trade in Afghanistan; Ed Bradley reports on the ivory-billed woodpecker that was once thought to be extinct.

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Episode 5

38 Years 6 Months 4 Days, Michael Jordan, Rex

Sun, Oct 23, 2005 60 mins

Former Army Sgt. Robert Jenkins, who deserted to North Korea in 1965 and lived there for 39 years, is interviewed. Also: a profile of Michael Jordan; a report on musical savants.

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Episode 6

The Outing of Valerie Plame, Whose Life Is It Anyway? Prince Charles

Sun, Oct 30, 2005 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Prince Charles; Ed Bradley interviews family and former colleagues of CIA operative Valerie Plame, who discuss the harm to her and the agency since she was outed; Morley Safer reports on whether employers have the right to control their employees' behavior, such as smoking.

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Episode 7

The Airport Road, The First Man, The Winner

Sun, Nov 6, 2005 60 mins

Ed Bradley interviews Neil Armstrong, who discusses the historic 1969 moon landing; Steve Kroft talks with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady; Lara Logan reports on the dangerous U.S. mission to keep a vital 6-mile stretch of road open between downtown Baghdad and the city's airport.

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Episode 8

After Shock, Burning Rage, Mad Money Man

Sun, Nov 13, 2005 60 mins

Bob Simon reports on a team of New York paramedics who left their jobs to help earthquake victims in Pakistan; Dan Rather profiles financial expert Jim Cramer; Ed Bradley reports on extremist groups committed to protecting the environment and animals.

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Episode 9

Juiced, A Deal With The Devil, Cirque Du Soleil

Sun, Aug 7, 2005 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Jose Canseco about steroid use in major-league baseball; Steve Kroft profiles serial killer Coral Eugene Watts; Lesley Stahl visits Cirque du Soleil.

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Episode 10

Illegal and Thriving, New Orleans is Sinking, U2

Sun, Nov 20, 2005 60 mins

Ed Bradley follows U2 on tour and interviews band members Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen. Bono discusses his activism and efforts to help AIDS victims in Africa. Lesley Stahl reports on Internet gambling and whether it should be legalized in the U.S. Scott Pelley reports on whether the city of New Orleans is sinking.

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Episode 11

Plan B, Living Large, James Blake

Sun, Nov 27, 2005 60 mins

A profile of tennis player James Blake; a report on the FDA; a story on the size of American homes.

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Episode 12

Chasing The Flu, MS-13, Howard Stern

Sun, Dec 4, 2005 60 mins

Ed Bradley interviews Howard Stern; Steve Kroft reports on the Asian bird flu and whether it is likely to become a human pandemic; Dan Rather investigates the rise of dangerous MS-13 gangs in the U.S.; Bob Simon examines the shark tourism business and whether such businesses are putting surfers and swimmers in more danger.

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Episode 13

Dying To Get In, Rendition, Swimming with Sharks

Sun, Dec 11, 2005 60 mins

Ed Bradley reports on the effectiveness of security along the U.S.-Mexico border and interviews former immigration official Mark Reed; Scott Pelley investigates the alleged CIA practice of handing over terror suspects to countries known to use torture; Bob Simon examines the shark tourism business and whether such businesses are putting surfers and swimmers in more danger.

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Episode 14

The Bridge to Gretna, Rendition, Morgan Freeman

Sun, Dec 18, 2005 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Morgan Freeman, who discusses racism, his acting career, his love of sailing and flying planes. Also: Scott Pelley investigates the alleged CIA practice of handing over terror suspects to countries known to use torture; Ed Bradley reports on Hurricane Katrina evacuees, mostly black, who were prevented by police from crossing the Mississippi River Bridge from New Orleans into Gretna, La.

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Episode 15

Three Stories of Survival

Sun, Dec 25, 2005 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Tina Turner. Also: a report on the Moken, sea gypsies who escaped 2004's deadly tsunami because they knew it was coming; a visit to Beirut.

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Episode 16

The New Space Race, Fighting AIDS, Immortality

Sun, Jan 1, 2006 60 mins

Dan Rather travels with Bill Clinton to China where the former president seeks to educate people about AIDS; Ed Bradley profiles aviation expert Burt Rutan; Morley Safer reports on medical advances that may help individuals live much longer lives.

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Episode 17

Gangster Cops? Sir Howard, Bode

Sun, Jan 8, 2006 60 mins

Ed Bradley interviews former New York City detective Stephen Caracappa who is accused of once working as a hitman for the mob; Lesley Stahl interviews Sony CEO Howard Stringer; Bob Simon profiles ski racer Bode Miller.

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Episode 18

John Murtha, The Hermit Kingdom, Felicity

Sun, Jan 15, 2006 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.); Dan Rather reports on the communist dictatorship of North Korea; Lesley Stahl interviews Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy.

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Episode 19

The Oil Sands, Kinky for Governor, Fatal1ty

Sun, Jan 22, 2006 60 mins

Bob Simons reports on an oil boom in Alberta, Canada; Morley Safer profiles author-singer Kinky Friedman, who is running for governor of Texas; Steve Kroft interviews professional video-game player Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel.

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Episode 20

Worst Case Scenario, Prisoner of Pain, Off The Scale

Sun, Jan 29, 2006 60 mins

Ed Bradley reports on whether the U.S. is medically prepared for a nuclear bombing; Morley Safer interviews Richard Paey, a chronic-pain sufferer who is serving 25 years in a Florida prison for prescription forgery, but he maintains he is innocent; Bob Simon profiles opera singer Deborah Voigt, who discusses her weight loss.

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Episode 21

War Profiteers? A Surplus of Embryos, Wounds of War

Sun, Feb 12, 2006 60 mins

Steve Kroft investigates the allocation of the $50 billion the U.S. has spent reconstructing Iraq; Lesley Stahl reports on the destruction of unused human embryos in fertility clinics and why the Bush administration limits their use in research; and Mike Wallace interviews soldiers wounded in combat who are aided by advanced medicine and technology.

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Episode 22

State of Denmark, Global Warning! Philip Seymour Hoffman

Sun, Feb 19, 2006 60 mins

Bob Simon reports from Denmark on the furor over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad; scientist Bob Corell discusses global warming with Scott Pelley; Steve Kroft interviews Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Episode 23

Montana's Coal Cowboy, On The Waterfront, To Walk Again

Sun, Feb 26, 2006 60 mins

Ed Bradley interviews Dr. Hans Keirstead, who discusses the potential of using human stem cells to help cure paralysis; Steve Kroft reports on the inability of U.S. Customs to inspect the six million cargo containers that arrive annually in the country; Lesley Stahl interviews Montana governor Brian Schweitzer, who discusses developing diesel fuel from coal to reduce the U.S.'s dependence on foreign oil.

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Episode 24

Is The Price Right? The Court Martial Of Willie Brand, The Prince of Pot

Sun, Mar 5, 2006 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews Pvt. Willie Brand, a soldier convicted of maiming and assaulting an Afghan prisoner; Bob Simon talks with Canadian Marc Emery, the so-called "Prince of Pot," who faces extradition to the United States for sales of marijuana seeds through the U.S. mail; Dan Rather investigates whether hospitals discriminate against patients without insurance by making them pay more for the same services.

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Episode 25

Brutal, Al Qaeda's Town, Gay or Straight?

Sun, Mar 12, 2006 60 mins

Ed Bradley interviews Kevin Weeks, the man who helped mobster James "Whitey" Bulger run organized crime in Boston; Lesley Stahl investigates what makes a person gay or straight; Lara Logan reports on how the U.S. Army took back the Iraqi town of Tal Afar from terrorist insurgents.

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Episode 26

Defending New York/Rewriting the Science/Family Ties

Sun, Mar 19, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 27

Betting On A Fall, Tiger

Sun, Mar 26, 2006 60 mins

Ed Bradley interviews Tiger Woods; Lesley Stahl reports on hedge funds.

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Episode 28

Dire Predictions From Osama bin Laden's Bodyguard

Sun, Apr 2, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 29

Death of a General, The Orphanage, Michelle Wie

Sun, Apr 9, 2006 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates the death of an Iraqi general; Bob Simon visits an African orphanage for baby elephants; Steve Kroft profiles golfer Michelle Wie.

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Episode 30

Terror Behind Bars, Too Many Men, Jamie Oliver

Sun, Apr 16, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 31

A Spy Speaks Out, Aging In The 21st Century, The Star In Starbucks

Sun, Apr 23, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 32

Lethal and Leaking, Priory of Sion, Colbert Report

Sun, Apr 30, 2006 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on the contaminated Columbia River in Hanford, Wash.; Ed Bradley investigates the claims of "The Da Vinci Code"; Morley Safer interviews Stephen Colbert.

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Episode 33

Sallie Mae, The Ethanol Solution, John Daly: Golf and Beer

Sun, May 7, 2006 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on college loans from the Sallie Mae Corporation; Dan Rather reports on the possibility that ethanol will one day replace oil; Morley Safer interviews golfer John Daly.

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Episode 34

The New Boss, The Harlem Children's Zone, Not Ready To Make Nice

Sun, May 14, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 35

"I'm Mike Wallace: A 60 Minutes Tribute"

Sun, May 21, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 36

Mafia Cops, Wounds of War

Sun, May 28, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 37

Dying To Get In, A Different Kind Of Grocery Store, Carl Kiaasen's Miami Herald Columns

Sun, Jun 4, 2006 60 mins

Ed Bradley reports on the deaths of illegal immigrants trying to get into the U.S.; Dan Rather profiles John Mackey, the cofounder of Whole Foods Markets; Steve Kroft interviews author Carl Hiaasen.

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Episode 38

Plan B, Hobbit Island

Sun, Jun 11, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 39

Dying To Get In, Rendition, Swimming With Sharks

Sun, Jun 18, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 40

The Oil Sands, Rex

Sun, Jun 25, 2006 60 mins

A report on the oil boom in Alberta, Canada; and a segment on musical savants.

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Episode 41

Elian, Al Qaeda's Town, First Man

Sun, Jul 2, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 42

39 Years 6 Months 4 Days, War Profiteers, The Captain

Sun, Jul 9, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 43

Whose Life Is It Anyway?, Buried in the Past, Bode

Sun, Jul 16, 2006 60 mins

Morley Safer reports on whether employers have the right to control their employees' behavior, such as smoking; Bob Simon profiles ski racer Bode Miller.

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Episode 44

Working 24-7, The Most Dangerous Road in the World, The Dinner Set Gang

Sun, Jul 23, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 45

Bin Laden's Bodyguard, Rewriting the Science, U2

Sun, Jul 30, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 46

Global Warning, Living Large, Fatal1ty

Sun, Aug 6, 2006 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on global warming.

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Episode 47

Irans President, Colbert Report

Sun, Aug 13, 2006 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran; Morley Safer profiles Stephen Colbert.

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Episode 48

Aging Today, Michael Jordan, 'Submission'

Sun, Aug 20, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 49

It Takes One To Know One, After Katrina, Gay or Straight?

Sun, Aug 27, 2006 60 mins

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.

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Episode 50

AfterShock, Tiger

Sun, Sep 3, 2006 60 mins

Ed Bradley interviews Tiger Woods, who discusses his family and career; Bob Simon reports on a team of New York paramedics who left their jobs to help earthquake victims in Pakistan.

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Episode 51

The Dust at Ground Zero, Tuesday's Children

Sun, Sep 10, 2006 60 mins

Katie Couric reports on illnesses contracted at Ground Zero by relief workers and first responders; Scott Pelley reports on children of 9/11 victims.

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Episode 52

Ilegal Gambling, Romo, Howard Stern

Sun, Sep 17, 2006 60 mins

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.

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