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 reports on computer viruses that flood the Internet, infect PCs and allow their creators to electronically rob personal bank accounts. Also: Bob Simons discusses endangered African lions; Steve Kroft profiles LeBron James.
Anderson Cooper interviews human-rights activist Ahmad Batebi, who discusses his imprisonment in Iran and his escape. Also: Scott Pelley reports on an outpatient cancer clinic closing due to budget cuts; Morley Safer interviews Dolly Parton, who discusses the musical "9 to 5."
Lesley Stahl profiles Vice President Joe Biden. Also: Scott Pelley reports on creating energy by burning coal, even though it heavily contributes to global warming; Bob Simon visits an elephant orphanage in Kenya.
Scott Pelley reports on an environmental lawsuit in Ecuador against Chevron related to oil drilling in the Amazon rainforest; David Martin reports on Saudi Arabia's efforts to reeducate people who were once loyal to Osama bin Laden; Morley Safer profiles Italy's Antinori family, who have been in the winemaking business for 600 years.
Lara Logan reports on the U.S. military's use of armed but unmanned aircraft to track and destroy enemy targets; Steve Kroft probes the life of late Egyptian billionaire Ashraf Marwan (1944-2007), who was allegedly a double agent for Israel and Egypt; Morley Safer profiles Boston Red Sox senior adviser Bill James.
Lesley Stahl reports on whether Obama's economic-stimulus package with its "buy American" clause will cause foreign governments to keep U.S. products from its markets; Morley Safer reports on resveratrol, a substance in red wine that slows down aging in mice; Katie Couric reports on Bill Jakob, who fooled a small Missouri town's officials into hiring him as a law-enforcement officer.
Scott Pelley reports on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as it takes control of a failed bank; Steve Kroft interviews Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari; Anderson Cooper profiles swimmer Michael Phelps.
Steve Kroft interviews Boston investment investigator Harry Markopolos, who repeatedly alerted the Securities and Exchange Commission about Bernie Madoff's fraudulent hedge fund; Bob Simon reports on foreigners married to Americans who are being asked to leave the U.S. now that their spouses have died; Lesley Stahl profiles chef Alice Waters.
Scott Pelley visits ADX Florence, a federal supermax prison in Florence, Colo., that houses some of the country's most infamous prisoners; Anderson Cooper reports on violence in Mexico fueled by drug cartels; Steve Kroft profiles LeBron James.
Steve Kroft investigates online-poker cheating; Lesley Stahl reports on neuroscience and how to read a person's mind; and Scott Pelley profiles American philanthropist Gregory C. Carr, who is helping restore Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park.
Katie Couric interviews US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who safely landed Flight 1549 in the Hudson River on Jan. 15 after losing both engines shortly after takeoff. Also: Steve Kroft profiles Jon Bon Jovi.
Wyclef Jean discusses his career and his efforts to help his native Haiti. Also: Lesley Stahl investigates whether airport security checkpoints are making passengers safer; Bob Simon reports on drunk-driving fatalities and prosecutors who want to impose stiffer penalties against guilty parties.
A report on controversy surrounding Chiquita Brands International and paramilitary groups in Colombia; a segment on technology that helps people who are completely paralyzed communicate; and a report on the dangers of tour operators attracting sharks with food, creating the association with humans and feeding.
James Brown interviews Michael Vick; Steve Kroft profiles British band Coldplay and interviews front man Chris Martin. Also: Lara Logan reports on the U.S. military's use of armed but unmanned aircraft to track and destroy enemy targets.
Scott Pelley reports on electronic refuse being illegally shipped to China, including the harm it is causing to the environment and those who salvage the components; Steve Kroft examines credit-default swaps and the effect they have on the economy. Also: Morley Safer profiles inventor Forrest Bird, the creator of the medical respirator.
Scott Pelley investigates the intensity and frequency of forest fires and whether they are linked to global warming; Lara Logan interviews Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser in Afghanistan, where he discusses the increase of enemy personnel; Morley Safer profiles Los Angeles street musician Nathaniel Ayers, who is the subject of the 2009 movie "The Soloist."
Steve Kroft interviews President Obama. Also: Ted Kennedy Jr. and editor Jonathan Karp reflect on the life of Sen. Edward Kennedy; Morley Safer interviews "Guiding Light" cast members, including Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin and Ron Raines, who recall the soap opera's 72-year history.