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60 Minutes Season 42 Episodes

48 Episodes 2009 - 2010

Episode 1

McChrystal, The Liquidator, A Living for the Dead

Sun, Sep 27, 2009 60 mins

The 42nd season begins with Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal discussing the war in Afghanistan. Also: repayments to victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme; the earning power of deceased celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Michael Jackson.

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Episode 2

The Swindler, 130 Million Tons of Waste, The Great Migration

Sun, Oct 4, 2009 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews former high-profile attorney Marc Dreier, who is serving 20 years in prison for an elaborate fraud scheme; Lesley Stahl investigates the safety of coal ash; Scott Pelley visits Kenya and reports on a wildebeest migration.

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Episode 3

Golf Company, A Blow to the Brain, The Birdmen

Sun, Oct 11, 2009 60 mins

Scott Pelley visits with marines fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand province; Bob Simon reports on sports-related head injuries; Steve Kroft takes a look at the extreme sport of wingsuit flying.

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Episode 4

H1N1, The Kanzius Machine, Drew Barrymore

Sun, Oct 18, 2009 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on H1N1 flu and the government's plans to fight the flu pandemic; Lesley Stahl reports on a radio-wave machine invented by John Kanzius (1944-2009) that could potentially kill cancer cells in humans; Anderson Cooper profiles Drew Barrymore.

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Episode 5

60 Billion Dollar Fraud, Fight for a Cure, Tyler Perry

Sun, Oct 25, 2009 60 mins

Steve Kroft investigates Medicare and Medicaid fraud; Byron Pitts profiles Tyler Perry; Katie Couric reports on the search for a cure for epilepsy.

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Episode 6

H1N1 (II), Yakuza, The Movie Pirates

Sun, Nov 1, 2009 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the creation, distribution and safety of the H1N1 flu vaccine; Lara Logan investigates the Japanese crime group known as the Yakuza; Lesley Stahl reports on movie pirating and its cost to Hollywood.

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Episode 7

Sabotaging the System, Agassi

Sun, Nov 8, 2009 60 mins

Katie Couric interviews Andre Agassi, who discusses his autobiography, "Open." Also: Steve Kroft reports on foreign computer hackers who have compromised systems that operate major power grids, waterworks and military arsenals.

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Episode 8

The Deadliest Weapon, B-Rex, Resurrecting Eden

Sun, Nov 15, 2009 60 mins

Byron Pitts travels with a bomb-hunting unit in Afghanistan; Lesley Stahl interviews paleontologist Jack Horner; Scott Pelley reports on the Marsh Arabs living in southern Iraq.

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Episode 9

The Cost of Dying, Witness, Cameron's Avatar

Sun, Nov 22, 2009 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on the cost of dying in a hospital; Bob Simon interviews reporter Maziar Bahari, who was arrested June 21, 2009, in Iran and jailed there for four months until his release in October; Morley Safer profiles director James Cameron.

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Episode 10

Congo Gold, The Great Explorer

Sun, Nov 29, 2009 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on millions of deaths in the Democratic Republic of Congo that are due to a war fueled by gold mined in the country by warlords; Lara Logan profiles oceanographer Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, the Bismarck and PT-109, as he explores the Aegean Sea for his latest discovery.

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Episode 11

The Zone, Personal Foul

Sun, Dec 6, 2009 60 mins

Anderson Cooper reports on the Harlem Children's Zone, an inner-city educational experiment for students in New York City. Also: Bob Simon interviews former NBA referee Tim Donaghy.

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Episode 12

President Obama, Growing Body Parts, Ricky Gervais

Sun, Dec 13, 2009 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews President Barack Obama, who discusses plans for Afghanistan and Pakistan, the economy and a breach in security at a White House state dinner. Also: a report on growing body parts from human cells; a profile of Ricky Gervais.

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Episode 13

The Long Recession, The Patriarch, Alec Baldwin

Sun, Dec 20, 2009 60 mins

Scott Pelley talks with citizens of Wilmington, Ohio, a year after the town's largest employer shut down; Bob Simon interviews Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew; Morley Safer profiles Alec Baldwin.

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Episode 14

California Water Drought, Oust al Qaeda, The Birdmen

Sun, Dec 27, 2009 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on the effects of a three-year drought in California; Lara Logan interviews Ambassador Henry Crumpton, who discusses the war in Afghanistan; Steve Kroft takes a look at the extreme sport of wingsuit flying.

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Episode 15

A Crack in the Swiss Vault, Delay Deny and Hope That I Die, The Secret Language of Elephants

Sun, Jan 3, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on Swiss bank accounts; Byron Pitts reports on the increase in claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Bob Simon reports on the compilation of an elephant dictionary in Africa.

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Episode 16

Watching the Border, Revelations from the Campaign, Resurrecting the Extinct

Sun, Jan 10, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on the status of the "virtual fence" being built along the U.S.-Mexican border; Lesley Stahl reports on the use of DNA technology to sustain endangered species and perhaps resurrect extinct ones; and Anderson Cooper interviews authors John Heilemann and Mark Halperin about their book "Game Change," which details the behind-the-scene issues of the 2008 presidential campaign.

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Episode 17

Haiti, Football Island, Penelope Cruz

Sun, Jan 17, 2010 60 mins

Reports on the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Also: Scott Pelley visits American Samoa, where many NFL players are born.

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Episode 18

The Quiet Professionals, White Hot, Beyonce

Sun, Jan 31, 2010 60 mins

Lara Logan reports on Green Berets training Afghan soldiers; Steve Kroft interviews Beyoncé; Bob Simon profiles snowboarder Shaun White.

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Episode 19

Made In America, Davos, Pigeon Fever

Sun, Feb 14, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the 2010 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland; Lesley Stahl investigates whether equipment used to make weapons of mass destruction is being smuggled into Iran from the U.S.; Morley Safer reports on Ponzi schemes.

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Episode 20

Blackwater 61, Bloom Box, Ground Zero

Sun, Feb 21, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft investigates the 2004 crash of the military transport plane Blackwater 61 in Afghanistan; Lesley Stahl reports on Bloom boxes, which can generate power without being connected to an electric grid; Scott Pelley reports on the lack of a memorial at Ground Zero.

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Episode 21

Stealing America's Secrets, Battle Over History, Kathryn Bigelow

Sun, Feb 28, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates how China is spying on the U.S.; Bob Simon reports on the 1915 forced deportation and massacre of ethnic Armenians by the Turks; Lesley Stahl profiles director Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker").

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Episode 22

Inside The Collapse, Derek

Sun, Mar 14, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews author and financial expert Michael Lewis, who discusses the future on Wall Street; Lesley Stahl profiles musical savant Derek Paravicini.

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Episode 23

Chief of Staff, The Lost Children of Haiti, Tennis Twins

Sun, Mar 21, 2010 60 mins

Katie Couric interviews White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel; Lesley Stahl profiles tennis doubles partners Bob and Mike Bryan, who are identical twins. Also: Scott Pelley reports on enslaved Haitian children.

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Episode 24

The Case Against Nada Prouty, The Russian Is Coming, The Sharkman

Sun, Mar 28, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews former FBI and CIA agent Nada Nadim Prouty, who pleaded guilty in 2007 to naturalization fraud and unauthorized FBI searches on the terrorist group Hezbollah; Steve Kroft profiles Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov; Anderson Cooper dives with shark enthusiast Mike "The Sharkman" Rutzen.

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Episode 25

Who Owns Your Genes?, Death Sentences Survived, Smokeless Cigarettes

Sun, Apr 4, 2010 60 mins

Included: the possibility of biotech firms patenting genes and the ethical issues that it raises; the effects of America's supply of medicine to fight HIV in Uganda; and the sale of smokeless products by tobacco companies.

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Episode 26

Gotti Family Member, Meet the New Missing Link

Sun, Apr 11, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews John Gotti Jr., who discusses his life and mobster father John Gotti; Bob Simon reports on a fossilized skull and bones discovered by a boy that could shed new light on the human evolutionary chain.

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Episode 27

21st Century Snake Oil, Pacino

Sun, Apr 18, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates medical con artists who prey on dying patients by using the promise of stem cells to cure almost any disease. Also: Katie Couric interviews Al Pacino.

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Episode 28

Conan O'Brien, The All American Canal, Chef Jose Andres

Sun, May 2, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Conan O'Brien; Anderson Cooper profiles chef Jose Andres, who discusses his avant-garde cooking technique known as molecular gastronomy; Scott Pelley reports on a canal on the California-Mexico border where hundreds have drowned.

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Episode 29

Homegrown terror, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, people walking out on their mortgages

Sun, May 9, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on American citizens who have traveled abroad for terrorist training; Scott Pelley interviews Hillary Rodham Clinton; Morley Safer reports on strategic-default homeowners, who can afford to make their mortgage payments but choose to walk away because their houses are worth less than their mortgage balances.

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Episode 30

Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Conductor Gustavo Dudamel

Sun, May 16, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast and what caused the explosion that triggered the devastating leak; Bob Simon profiles Gustavo Dudamel, the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Episode 31

Are They Safe?, The Seed School, Marty's Big Idea

Sun, May 23, 2010 60 mins

Lesley Stahl investigates the safety of phthalates, which are chemical compounds used in a variety of plastic products; Byron Pitts reports on the SEED School, a public boarding school for inner-city kids; Morley Safer profiles cell-phone inventor Martin Cooper.

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Episode 32

The Deadliest Weapon, Resurrecting the Extinct, Vogue, Anna Wintour

Sun, May 30, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews John Gotti Jr., who discusses his life and mobster father John Gotti.

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Episode 33

The Swindler, The Case Against Nada Prouty, The Sharkman

Sun, Jun 6, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews former high-profile attorney Marc Dreier, who is serving 20 years in prison for an elaborate fraud scheme; Scott Pelley interviews former FBI and CIA agent Nada Nadim Prouty, who pleaded guilty in 2007 to naturalization fraud and unauthorized FBI searches on the terrorist group Hezbollah; Anderson Cooper dives with shark enthusiast Mike "The Sharkman" Rutzen.

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Episode 34

Sabotaging the System, The Great Explorer

Sun, Jun 13, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on foreign computer hackers who have compromised systems that operate major power grids, waterworks and military arsenals. Also: Lara Logan profiles oceanographer Robert Ballard, who discovered the Titanic, the Bismarck and PT-109, as he explores the Aegean Sea for his latest discovery.

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Episode 35

Assault on Pelindaba, The Liquidator, A Living for the Dead

Sun, Jun 20, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates an assault on South Africa's Pelindaba nuclear reactor and research center. Also: repayments to victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme; the earning power of deceased celebrities, such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Michael Jackson.

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Episode 36

Blackwater 61, Fight for a Cure, Cameron's Avatar

Sun, Jun 27, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft investigates the 2004 crash of the military transport plane Blackwater 61 in Afghanistan; Katie Couric reports on the search for a cure for epilepsy; Morley Safer profiles director James Cameron.

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Episode 37

Into the Wild: The Great Migration, The Secret Language of Elephants, B-Rex

Sun, Jul 4, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley visits Kenya and reports on a wildebeest migration; Bob Simon reports on the compilation of an elephant dictionary in Africa; Lesley Stahl interviews paleontologist Jack Horner.

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Episode 38

The Lost Children of Haiti, Kathryn Bigelow, White Hot

Sun, Jul 11, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on enslaved Haitian children; Lesley Stahl interviews director Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker"); Bob Simon profiles snowboarder Shaun White.

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Episode 39

Golf Company, Penelope Cruz, Guiding Light

Sun, Jul 18, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley visits with marines fighting in Afghanistan's Helmand province; Charlie Rose profiles Penélope Cruz; Morley Safer interviews "Guiding Light" cast members, including Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlin and Ron Raines, who recall the soap opera's 72-year history.

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Episode 40

The Narrative, Growing Body Parts, Tyler Perry

Sun, Jul 25, 2010 60 mins

Tyler Perry is profiled. Also: a report on U.S. jihadists; a segment on the growing of human body parts from cells.

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Episode 41

Out of the Shadows, Discovery, Derek

Sun, Aug 1, 2010 60 mins

An interview with former CIA operative Henry Crumpton; a profile of British musical savant Derek Paravicini; and a segment on a fossil discovery made by a father and his son.

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Episode 42

The Cost of Dying, The Patriarch, Chef Jose Andres

Sun, Aug 8, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on the cost of dying in a hospital; Bob Simon interviews Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew; Anderson Cooper profiles chef Jose Andres, who discusses his avant-garde cooking technique known as molecular gastronomy.

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Episode 43

A Crack in the Swiss Vault, 130 Million Tons of Waste, Pacino

Sun, Aug 15, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on Swiss bank accounts; Lesley Stahl investigates the safety of coal ash; Katie Couric interviews Al Pacino.

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Episode 44

The Blowout, The Russian Is Coming

Sun, Aug 22, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast and the cause of the explosion that triggered the devastating leak. Also: Steve Kroft profiles Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.

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Episode 45

Stealing America's Secrets, The Bloom Box, The Birdmen

Sun, Aug 29, 2010 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates how China is spying on the U.S.; Lesley Stahl reports on Bloom boxes, which can generate power without being connected to an electric grid; Steve Kroft takes a look at the extreme sport of wingsuit flying.

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Episode 46

60 Billion Dollar Fraud, The Seed School, Doubles

Sun, Sep 5, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft investigates Medicare and Medicaid fraud; Byron Pitts reports on the SEED School, a public boarding school for inner-city kids; Lesley Stahl profiles tennis doubles partners Bob and Mike Bryan.

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Episode 47

21st Century Snake Oil, Beyonce

Sun, Sep 12, 2010 60 mins

A hidden-camera report on medical con men who prey on those who are terminally ill. Also: a profile of Beyoncé.

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Episode 48

The Swindler, White House Diary: Jimmy Carter, Football Island

Sun, Sep 19, 2010 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews former high-profile attorney Marc Dreier, who is serving 20 years in prison for an elaborate fraud scheme; Lesley Stahl interviews Jimmy Carter, who discusses his book "White House Diary"; Scott Pelley visits American Samoa, where many NFL players are born.

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