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60 Minutes Season 40 Episodes

52 Episodes 2007 - 2008

Episode 1

President Ahmadinejad, Pot Shops, The Match of His Life

Sun, Sep 23, 2007 60 mins

The 40th season begins with Scott Pelley's interview with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Also: Morley Safer reports on selling marijuana for medicinal purposes; and Steve Kroft profiles Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov.

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Episode 2

The Justice Nobody Knows, What Killed Rebecca Riley?, Invincible

Sun, Sep 30, 2007 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; Scott Pelley profiles Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young; and Katie Couric reports on the death of 4-year-old Rebecca Riley, who died from an overdose of medicines given to her for bipolar disorder.

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Episode 3

The Man from Interpol, Roots, Springsteen, The Bird Man of Idaho

Sun, Oct 7, 2007 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on Interpol; Lesley Stahl reports on the use of DNA to trace a person's ancestry; Scott Pelley interviews Bruce Springsteen.

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Episode 4

Blackwater, A Clean Version of Hell, Joel Osteen, Dubai Inc.

Sun, Oct 14, 2007 60 mins

Scott Pelley visits ADX Florence, a federal supermax prison in Florence, Colo., that houses some of the country's most infamous prisoners; Byron Pitts profiles Pastor Joel Osteen; and Steve Kroft visits Dubai.

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Episode 5

The Age of Megafires, Life Saver, No Ordinary Spy

Sun, Oct 21, 2007 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the increasing number and intensity of forest fires in the U.S. and their possible link to global warming; Katie Couric interviews former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson; Anderson Cooper reports on Plumpy'nut, a nutritious food used to feed starving children and famine victims.

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Episode 6

Bombing Afghanistan, What's Wrong with the Bees?, Sarko L'Americain

Sun, Oct 28, 2007 60 mins

Lesley Stahl interviews French president Nicolas Sarkozy; Scott Pelley reports on U.S. air strikes in Afghanistan; and Steve Kroft talks to commercial beekeepers about losing hives to colony collapse disorder.

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Episode 7

Curve Ball, The Ivory War, Captain of Capitalism

Sun, Nov 4, 2007 60 mins

Bob Simon investigates the Iraqi defector known as "Curveball," who supplied bogus information about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction; Lesley Stahl profiles venture capitalist Tom Perkins, who owns one of the world's largest sailing yachts; Scott Pelley reports on endangered elephant herds in Africa.

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Episode 8

Superbug, Insanity on Death Row, Here Come the Millennials

Sun, Nov 11, 2007 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterial infection resistant to antibiotics; Morley Safer reports on the generation of young people called Millennials; Lara Logan reports on whether convicted murderer Gregory Thompson, who may be mentally ill, should be executed.

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Episode 9

Evidence of Injustice, The Youngest Terrorist, Calorie Counting

Sun, Nov 18, 2007 60 mins

Steve Kroft and John Solomon investigate allegedly flawed science used to convict thousands of defendants; Bob Simon reports on suspected terrorist Omar Khadr, who is awaiting trial at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for allegedly killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan in 2002 when Khadr was 15 years old; Lesley Stahl reports on whether the number of calories in foods should be added to restaurant menus.

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Episode 10

Awakenings, Hi-Tech Heist, Eagles

Sun, Nov 25, 2007 60 mins

Steve Kroft profiles the Eagles, who discuss their 2007 CD "Long Road Out of Eden"; Anderson Cooper reports on minimally conscious people and how many are being reawakened through drug therapy; Lesley Stahl investigates the vulnerability of retail stores to high-tech thieves who steal computerized financial records.

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Episode 11

The Purge, One Laptop Per Child, Will Smith

Sun, Dec 2, 2007 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates the murders of Iraqi Christians by Islamic extremists; Steve Kroft profiles Will Smith; 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.

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Episode 12

Kings of Congo, Prescription for Addiction, LT MVP

Sun, Dec 9, 2007 60 mins

Anderson Cooper reports on endangered mountain gorillas in Africa; Scott Pelley investigates the use of Prometa to treat addictions; Bob Simon profiles the NFL's LaDainian Tomlinson.

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Episode 13

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Garden of Eden, A-Rod

Sun, Dec 16, 2007 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on openly gay soldiers serving in the U.S. military, despite its "don't ask, don't tell" policy; and Bob Simon travels to Indonesia and visits a so-called paradise where many new species are being discovered; Katie Couric interviews baseball's Alex Rodriguez.

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Episode 14

Joel Osteen, Roots, The Winner

Sun, Dec 23, 2007 60 mins

Byron Pitts profiles pastor-author Joel Osteen; Lesley Stahl reports on genetic genealogy that uses DNA to trace ancestry; Steve Kroft interviews the NFL's Tom Brady.

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Episode 15

The Age of Mega-Fires, Pot Shops, Get Me the Geeks!

Sun, Dec 30, 2007 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates the intensity and frequency of forest fires and whether they are linked to global warming; Morley Safer reports on pharmacies that distribute marijuana for medical purposes; Steve Kroft reports on so-called geeks who keep the country's complicated electronics working.

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Episode 16

President Musharraf, The Executioner, Roger Clemens

Sun, Jan 6, 2008 60 mins

Mike Wallace interviews Roger Clemens, who discusses allegations that he used banned substances during his career, which were made in former senator George Mitchell's report on baseball and steroids; and Steve Kroft interviews former Boston mob hit man John Martorano, who turned government witness, served 12 years in prison and admitted to killing 20 people over three decades.

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Episode 17

The King of Sushi, War Against Women, The Face Behind Facebook

Sun, Jan 13, 2008 60 mins

Bob Simon reports on bluefin tuna, which is becoming endangered because of its value as sushi; Lesley Stahl interviews Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook; Anderson Cooper reports on the rape of women during the civil war in Congo.

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Episode 18

House of Cards, Saddam's Confessions

Sun, Jan 27, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews FBI agent George Piro, who interrogated Saddam Hussein after his capture in Iraq and reveals that the late Iraqi leader didn't believe the U.S. would invade his country; Steve Kroft reports on how U.S. subprime mortgages have affected capital markets around the world.

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Episode 19

Dubai Inc., Gordon B. Hinckley

Sun, Feb 3, 2008 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on Dubai's success as a business and tourist destination. Also: a rebroadcast of Mike Wallace's interview with Mormon Church president Gordon Hinckley (1910-2008), and interviews with prominent Mormons Steve Young and Orrin Hatch.

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Episode 20

Obama '08, Hillary for President, Should We Make Cents?

Sun, Feb 10, 2008 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Barack Obama at his campaign headquarters on Super Tuesday; Katie Couric talks with Hillary Clinton; Morley Safer reports on whether the U.S. Mint should continue to make pennies and nickels since their metal content is worth more than their value.

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Episode 21

A Thousand Lives a Month?, The Pursuit of Happiness, Gustavo the Great

Sun, Feb 17, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates alleged harmful effects of the heart-surgery drug Trasylol; Morley Safer reports on why Denmark is rated the happiest country in the world.

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Episode 22

The Prosecution of Governor Siegelman, The Murder of Chauncey Bailey, What's Wrong with the Bees?

Sun, Feb 24, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the conviction of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman on bribery charges; Anderson Cooper investigates the 2007 shooting death of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey and whether his murder was connected to a story he was working on; and Steve Kroft reports on the widespread collapse of honeybee colonies in the U.S.

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Episode 23

Ohio, Lifeline, The Pentagon's Ray Gun

Sun, Mar 2, 2008 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; Scott Pelley reports on Remote Area Medical, a nonprofit organization that provides free heath-care services to people around the world; and David Martin reports on a nonlethal ray gun intended to control riots.

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Episode 24

John McCain, 26-Year Secret, The Icahn Lift

Sun, Mar 9, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews John McCain; Lesley Stahl profiles billionaire Carl Icahn; Bob Simon interviews Alton Logan, who is awaiting trial in Illinois to overturn a 1982 murder conviction for which he has served 26 years of a life sentence. Also interviewed are attorneys Jamie Kunz and Dale Coventry, who withheld evidence of Logan's innocence because of attorney-client privilege with the confessed killer.

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Episode 25

The Wrong Medicine, The Science of Sleep

Sun, Mar 16, 2008 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Dennis Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, who discuss the near fatal accidental drug overdose their newborn twins were given in a hospital; Lesley Stahl reports on the link between sleep deprivation and serious health problems, including diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

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Episode 26

The Doomsday Vault, The Stone Box, David Beckham

Sun, Mar 23, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the collection of more than a billion seeds from global crops that is in safe storage inside a mountain near the North Pole; Bob Simon investigates whether a stone box once contained the bones of Jesus' brother, as its inscription claims; Anderson Cooper profiles David Beckham.

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Episode 27

Five Years, The Gore Campaign, Stat Man

Sun, Mar 30, 2008 60 mins

An interview with Murat Kurnaz, a German of Turkish descent who was wrongfully detained in American prison camps in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for almost five years; a profile of the Boston Red Sox's statistical consultant, Bill James. Also: Al Gore discusses his global-warming awareness campaign.

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Episode 28

Sovereign Wealth Fund, The Path to War, A Bigger Leap for Mankind

Sun, Apr 6, 2008 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on China's government-controlled sovereign-wealth fund; Steve Kroft interviews Douglas Feith, former undersecretary of defense for policy, about the war in Iraq; and Bob Simon reports on NASA's plans to return astronauts to the moon in preparation for a manned flight to Mars.

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Episode 29

State of Corruption, The Kanzius Machine, El Sistema

Sun, Apr 13, 2008 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on corruption in the Iraqi government; Lesley Stahl interviews John Kanzius, who discusses his invention that could potentially kill cancer cells in humans; and Bob Simon reports on the Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

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Episode 30

Ambush in Afghanistan, The Bypass Effect, The Lost Leonardo

Sun, Apr 20, 2008 60 mins

An account from U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers of an ambush by Taliban fighters near Kandahar, Afghanistan; a report on how gastric bypass is being used to treat certain illnesses and diseases; and a report on an art detective who believes he knows the location of Da Vinci's lost masterpiece, "The Battle of Anghiari."

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Episode 31

The IAF, Justice Scalia

Sun, Apr 27, 2008 60 mins

Lesley Stahl interviews Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, who discusses his work and personal life; Bob Simon reports on the Israeli Air Force.

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Episode 32

Exonerated, What Really Happend to Pat Tillman?, Dr. Farmer's Remedy

Sun, May 4, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on joint efforts of the Innocence Project of Texas and the Dallas County DA's office to reexamine cases and free inmates who are innocent; Katie Couric interviews Mary Tillman, mother of slain Army Ranger Pat Tillman; and Byron Pitts profiles physician Paul Farmer, who is dedicated to treating people in Third World countries.

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Episode 33

The Price of Bananas, Detention in America, Alec Baldwin

Sun, May 11, 2008 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on Chiquita Brands International and employee deaths in Colombia; Scott Pelley investigates alleged inadequate medical treatment for some U.S. government detainees; and Morley Safer profiles Alec Baldwin.

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Episode 34

The List, Garden of Eden, Bon Jovi

Sun, May 18, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on Iraqis who are in danger because they helped the U.S. in various ways; Bob Simon visits an area of Indonesia where new species are being discovered; and Steve Kroft profiles Jon Bon Jovi.

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Episode 35

A 26-Year Secret, House of Cards, Here Come the Millennials

Sun, May 25, 2008 60 mins

Bob Simon interviews Alton Logan, who is awaiting trial in Illinois to overturn a 1982 murder conviction for which he has served 26 years of a life sentence. Also interviewed are attorneys Jamie Kunz and Dale Coventry, who withheld evidence of Logan's innocence because of attorney-client privilege with the confessed killer. Steve Kroft reports on U.S. subprime mortgages. Morley Safer reports on the generation known as Millennials, many of whom are ill-prepared for the workplace.

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Episode 36

Officer Herrera Goes Public, The Pentagon's Ray Gun, Captain of Capitalism

Sun, Jun 1, 2008 60 mins

Katie Couric interviews indicted Chicago police officer Keith Herrera, who discusses his former elite unit, the Special Operations Section, some of whose members are accused of robbery and kidnapping; David Martin reports on a nonlethal ray gun intended to control riots; Lesley Stahl profiles venture capitalist Tom Perkins, who owns one of the world's largest sailing yachts.

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Episode 37

Combustible Dust, Howard Hughes, Joel Osteen

Sun, Jun 8, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the increase of combustible dust explosions occurring at U.S. factories; Lesley Stahl reports on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Byron Pitts profiles Texas minister and author Joel Osteen.

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Episode 38

The Science of Sleep, The Pursuit of Happiness

Sun, Jun 15, 2008 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on the link between sleep deprivation and serious health problems, including diabetes, obesity and heart disease; Morley Safer reports on why Denmark is rated the happiest country in the world.

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Episode 39

Al Hurra, Life Saver, Fish Fuss

Sun, Jun 22, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates controversies involving Alhurra, a U.S.-supported TV channel in the Middle East; Anderson Cooper reports on Plumpy'nut, a nutritious food used to feed starving children and famine victims; Lesley Stahl reports on the U.S. government's efforts to save salmon in the Pacific Northwest.

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Episode 40

The Purge, Roots, Will Smith

Sun, Jun 29, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on Iraqi Christians who have fled the country or been murdered; Lesley Stahl reports on genetic genealogy that uses DNA to trace ancestry; Steve Kroft profiles Will Smith.

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Episode 41

Kings of Congo, The Path to War, Should We Make Cents

Sun, Jul 6, 2008 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Douglas Feith, former undersecretary of defense for policy, about the Iraq War; Anderson Cooper reports on endangered mountain gorillas in Africa; Morley Safer reports on whether the U.S. Mint should continue to make pennies and nickels since their metal content is worth more than their value.

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Episode 42

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Lifeline, David Beckham

Sun, Jul 13, 2008 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy concerning gay soldiers; Scott Pelley reports on Remote Area Medical, a nonprofit organization that provides free heath-care services to people around the world; Anderson Cooper profiles David Beckham.

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Episode 43

Searching for Jacob, The Kanzius Machine, El Sistema

Sun, Jul 20, 2008 60 mins

A report on the Darfur genocide focuses on the story of a boy who fled his village to survive; a profile of John Kanzius, who believes he's invented a machine that kills cancer cells using radio waves; and a report on the National System of Venezuelan Youth and Children's Orchestras, created to help underprivileged and at-risk young people.

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Episode 44

The Executioner, A Bigger Leap for Mankind, Springsteen

Sun, Jul 27, 2008 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews former Boston mob hit man John Martorano, who turned government witness and served 12 years in prison after admitting to killing 20 people over three decades; Bob Simon reports on NASA's plans to return astronauts to the moon in preparation for a manned flight to Mars; Scott Pelley profiles Bruce Springsteen.

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Episode 45

Dubai Inc., Stat Man

Sun, Aug 3, 2008 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on Dubai's success as a business and tourist destination; Morley Safer profiles Bill James, the Boston Red Sox's statistical consultant.

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Episode 46

The IAF, Insanity on Death Row, The Icahn Lift

Sun, Aug 10, 2008 60 mins

Bob Simon reports on the Israeli Air Force; Lara Logan examines the case against Gregory Thompson, who faces the death penalty despite a mental-illness defense; Lesley Stahl profiles billionaire investor Carl Icahn.

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Episode 47

No Ordinary Spy, The War Against Women, The Lost Leonardo

Sun, Aug 17, 2008 60 mins

An interview with former CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson; a report on the rape of women during the civil war in the Congo; and a segment on the supposed discovery of Leonardo da Vinci's lost masterpiece, "The Battle of Anghiari."

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Episode 48

The Killings in Haditha, The Wrong Medicine

Sun, Aug 24, 2008 60 mins

SSgt. Frank Wuterich discusses the November 2005 attack he led at Haditha, Iraq, that resulted in the deaths of civilians; Steve Kroft interviews Dennis and Kimberly Quaid about the near-fatal accidental drug overdose their newborn twins were given in a hospital.

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Episode 49

Obama Biden '08, Bombing Afghanistan, Awakening

Sun, Aug 31, 2008 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Barack Obama and Joseph Biden about the upcoming presidential election; Anderson Cooper reports on minimally conscious people and how many are being reawakened through drug therapy.

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Episode 50

The War Within, Alec Baldwin, The King of Sushi

Sun, Sep 7, 2008 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews Bob Woodward about the Iraq War; Morley Safer profiles Alec Baldwin.

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Episode 51

Evidence of Injustice, Justice Scalia

Sun, Sep 14, 2008 60 mins

Lesley Stahl interviews Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, who discusses his work and personal life; Steve Kroft and John Solomon investigate allegedly flawed science used to convict thousands of defendants.

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Episode 52

The Candidates: McCain, The Candidates: Obama

Sun, Sep 21, 2008 60 mins

John McCain and Barack Obama are interviewed and discuss the U.S. economy, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, health care and energy concerns.

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