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.
Scott Pelley interviews SSgt. Frank Wuterich, who is charged with murder in connection with some of the 24 Iraqi civilians killed in Haditha, Iraq, in November 2005; Anderson Cooper interviews Simon Cowell.
Morley Safer interviews former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski, who is serving an 8-to-25 year prison sentence for stealing millions from Tyco; Bob Simon interviews Muslim extremist Hassan Butt; Lesley Stahl reports on crime-scene DNA evidence.
Scott Pelley reports on climate changes in Antarctica; Steve Kroft reports on how the pharmaceutical industry influenced Congress to pass the Medicare prescription-drug law; Lesley Stahl reports on crime-scene DNA evidence.
Lesley Stahl interviews the three former Duke lacrosse players (David Evans, Collin Finnerty, Reade Seligmann) who were cleared of rape charges; Bob Simon reports on a prison that allows inmates to get a college education from Bard College.
Scott Pelley interviews U.S. Secret Service intelligence officers who compare their research on assassins to the characteristics of Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-Hui; Lara Logan reports on residents of Baghdad; Anderson Cooper reports on how the hip-hop culture's message of not cooperating with police undermines efforts to solve murders.
Scott Pelley interviews former CIA director George Tenet, who discusses the agency's “High Value Detainee” program and its “enhanced interrogation techniques”; Steve Kroft reports on whether mentally ill individuals should be allowed to own guns.
Bob Simon reports on aid provided to intelligence agencies by Nasir Abas, who once trained terrorists for an Al Qaeda-linked organization. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was released early for cooperating with authorities. Also: Lesley Stahl profiles CNN anchor Lou Dobbs; Anderson Cooper reports on a woman who purchased a painting at a thrift store that may be a Jackson Pollock original.
Steve Kroft reports on the U.S. Coast Guard; Anderson Cooper reports on the so-called practice of “hospital dumping,” in which homeless patients are dropped off on a city's skid row, even though they are not healthy enough to care for themselves; Lesley Stahl interviews MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte, who discusses his goal of putting a laptop computer into the hands of every child as an educational tool.
Steve Kroft reports on a no-fly list used to screen airline passengers who may be suspected terrorists; Lesley Stahl profiles Barry Diller; Bob Simon reports on Moken sea gypsies who live on islands in Southeast Asia.
Steve Kroft investigates the theft of more than half a billion dollars from Iraq's Ministry of Defense; Lesley Stahl reports on a controversial treatment that dulls painful memories; Morley Safer profiles golfer John Daly.
Anderson Cooper interviews Joe Darby, the whistle-blower in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal; Scott Pelley talks with three Holocaust survivors, who see their archived German records for the first time; and Steve Kroft reports on extended families created through anonymous sperm donations, who are now meeting each other.
Scott Pelley reports on combat medics and surgeons, and the technology they use to aid wounded soldiers; Bob Simon interviews Rwanda genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza; Steve Kroft profiles Russell Crowe.
Steve Kroft talks with U.S. comptroller general David M. Walker about the cost of Medicare and its possible effects on the U.S. Treasury; Scott Pelley reports on the dwindling tiger population in India; Lesley Stahl reports on unadopted foster-care children.
Bob Simon reports on James Joseph Dresnok, the last U.S. defector still living in North Korea, who is profiled in the documentary “Crossing the Line.” The film's producers, Daniel Gordon and Nicholas Bonner, are interviewed. Morley Safer interviews TV producer-director Sam Simon about his foundation that rescues stray dogs and trains them to aid the deaf; Lesley Stahl reports on crime-scene DNA evidence.
Scott Pelley reports on the treatment of the mentally ill in U.S. prisons, focusing on the case of Timothy Souders, a Michigan inmate who died in August 2006 after being restrained in bed for four days; Morley Safer interviews Washington lobbyist Rick Berman, who represents businesses that are trying to prevent restrictive laws; Anderson Cooper interviews Kenny Chesney, who discusses his brief marriage to Renée Zellweger, rumors that he is gay and his small-town upbringing.
Steve Kroft reports on how the pharmaceutical industry influenced Congress to pass the Medicare prescription-drug law; Morley Safer interviews former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski, who is serving an 8-to-25-year prison sentence for stealing millions from Tyco; and Scott Pelley reports on mixed martial arts.
Scott Pelley reports on genocide in Sudan and how it has affected one young man; Anderson Cooper investigates how the hip-hop culture's message of not cooperating with police undermines efforts to solve murders; Bob Simon profiles Dan Whitney, who is better known as Larry the Cable Guy.
Morley Safer interviews Dr. Anna Pou, who was accused of murdering four patients by lethal injection in the days after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans; Scott Pelley reports on Iraqis who fear for their lives because they helped the U.S. in Iraq; Lesley Stahl interviews MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte, who discusses his goal of putting a laptop computer into the hands of every child as an educational tool.
Katie Couric reports on illnesses contracted at Ground Zero by relief workers and first responders; Steve Kroft reports on electronic technicians; Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) is remembered in a profile by Mike Wallace.