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60 Minutes Season 44 Episodes

53 Episodes 2011 - 2012

Episode 1

NYPD's Counterterrorism Unit, Trey Parker and Matt Stone

Sun, Sep 25, 2011 60 mins

The 44th season begins with Scott Pelley reporting on New York City's counterterrorism unit. Also: Lesley Stahl investigates the murder of a neo-Nazi and a growing subculture of hate in the U.S.; Steve Kroft profiles Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

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Episode 2

Otsuchi Japan, Alex Honnold, Andy Rooney

Sun, Oct 2, 2011 60 mins

Bob Simon reports on the relationship between Otsuchi, Japan, and its "sister city" Fort Bragg, Cal.; Lara Logan profiles rock climber Alex Honnold; Morley Safer interviews Andy Rooney, who discusses his last regular appearance on the show.

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Episode 3

Jeffery Immelt, the Egyptian military

Sun, Oct 9, 2011 60 mins

General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt discusses creating jobs in the U.S. Also: a report on the treatment of Egyptian citizens by the country's military; a profile of NFL sports agent Drew Rosenhaus.

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Episode 4

Gen. John Allen, Vincent van Gogh

Sun, Oct 16, 2011 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews Marine Corps Gen. John Allen about the war in Afghanistan; Morley Safer interviews authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who discuss their biography of Vincent van Gogh ("Van Gogh: The Life").

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Episode 5

Steve Jobs, Apps for Autistic People

Sun, Oct 23, 2011 60 mins

Author Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of Steve Jobs and reveals that Jobs refused early and potentially lifesaving surgery after learning he had cancer. Also: a report on apps for autistic people that help them communicate.

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Episode 6

Madoffs, All American

Sun, Oct 30, 2011 60 mins

Morley Safer interviews Bernie Madoff's wife, Ruth, and his son Andrew, who discuss their family's reaction to Bernie's crimes. Also: The NFL's Mark Herzlich discusses his fight against bone cancer.

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Episode 7

A Lobbyist's Playbook, Operation Proper Exit, Andy Rooney

Sun, Nov 6, 2011 60 mins

An interview with former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff; a tribute to Andy Rooney (1919-2011). Also: Operation Proper Exit, a program that takes wounded warriors back to the battlefield to find closure.

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Episode 8

Insiders, Taser, Freeman Hrabowski

Sun, Nov 13, 2011 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on how U.S. lawmakers legally buy stock based on nonpublic information; David Martin examines the use of Tasers by police; Byron Pitts profiles Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

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Episode 9

Christine Lagarde, The Pledge, Taylor Swift

Sun, Nov 20, 2011 60 mins

Profiling managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde; Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist; and singer Taylor Swift.

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Episode 10

Hard Times Generation, The Flavorists, Angelina

Sun, Nov 27, 2011 60 mins

Scott Pelley visits Central Florida to report on homeless families living in cars. Also: a profile of Angelina Jolie; a report on artificial food flavors.

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Episode 11

Prosecuting Wall Street, Michael Bublé

Sun, Dec 4, 2011 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews two whistle-blowers who discuss fraudulent and substandard mortgages that are at the heart of the struggling U.S. economy. Also: a profile of singer Michael Bublé.

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Episode 12

President Obama, Howard Buffett

Sun, Dec 11, 2011 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews President Barack Obama; Lesley Stahl profiles Howard Buffett, who has been chosen by his father, Warren Buffett, to succeed him as the head of his multibillion-dollar holding company.

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Episode 13

The Majority Leader, The Gardens of the Queen, Meryl Streep

Sun, Dec 18, 2011 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on recession-fueled home foreclosures; Anderson Cooper explores coral reefs near Cuba; Morley Safer profiles Meryl Streep.

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Episode 14

The Library, Mount Athos

Sun, Dec 25, 2011 60 mins

Morley Safer visits the Vatican Library; Bob Simon takes a rare look at monastic life on Mount Athos in Greece.

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Episode 15

The Majority Leader, The Perfect Score, The ascent of Alex Honnold

Sun, Jan 1, 2012 60 mins

Lesley Stahl profiles House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.); Alison Stewart puts the focus on Sam Eshaghoff, a student who was allegedly involved in an SAT-exam cheating ring; and Lara Logan interviews rock climber Alex Honnold.

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Episode 16

Stem Cell Treatments, Brothers in the Marines, Truffles

Sun, Jan 8, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the sale of stem cells on the Internet and its potential danger to patients; Lara Logan profiles five sets of brothers who fought to do battle together in Afghanistan. Also: the black-market trade of pricey white truffles.

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Episode 17

Groupon, Qatar, Jake

Sun, Jan 15, 2012 60 mins

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is interviewed by Lesley Stahl; Bob Simon reports on Qatar; 13-year-old prodigy Jake Barnett is profiled.

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Episode 18

Wildebeest Migration, Elephant Dictionary, Jane Goodall

Sun, Jan 22, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley visits Kenya to observe the great wildebeest migration; Bob Simon reports on the compilation of an elephant dictionary in Central Africa; Lara Logan interviews anthropologist Jane Goodall.

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Episode 19

Leon Panetta, Roger Goodell, Big Game Species in US

Sun, Jan 29, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Steve Kroft profiles NFL commissioner Roger Goodell; Lara Logan reports on breeding and hunting big-game species in the U.S.

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Episode 20

Dolly Parton, Anna Wintour, Meryl Streep

Sun, Feb 5, 2012 60 mins

Morley Safer profiles Meryl Streep, Anna Wintour and Dolly Parton.

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Episode 21

Deception at Duke, India's Gold, The Year of Adele

Sun, Feb 12, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates alleged data manipulation at Duke University in a study of cancer therapy; Byron Pitts reports on the demand for gold in India; Anderson Cooper interviews Adele, who talks about her recording success and vocal-cord surgery.

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Episode 22

Trapped in Unemployment, Treating Depression, The Mozart of Chess

Sun, Feb 19, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley examines a program designed to help long-term unemployed workers get back into the job force; Lesley Stahl reports on treatments for depression; Bob Simon profiles chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen.

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Episode 23

Going to Extremes

Sun, Feb 26, 2012 60 mins

Steve Kroft takes a look at the extreme sport of wingsuit flying; Anderson Cooper dives with shark enthusiast Mike "The Sharkman" Rutzen; Lara Logan profiles rock climber Alex Honnold.

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Episode 24

Stuxnet, The Archbishop of Dublin, Redshirting

Sun, Mar 4, 2012 60 mins

Steve Kroft examines the computer worm Stuxnet. Also: an interview with Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin; a report on the rising incidence of "redshirting," in which children with late birthdays are held back from school.

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Episode 25

The Spymaster Speaks, Teacher to the World, Aerosmith

Sun, Mar 11, 2012 60 mins

Meir Dagan, former head of Israel's intelligence service, discusses the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran; Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, speaks about his educational philosophy. Also: interviews with members of Aerosmith, as well as tour footage.

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Episode 26

SpaceX, Face Blindness

Sun, Mar 18, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who discusses private space travel; Lesley Stahl reports on face blindness, a condition that prevents people from recognizing faces.

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Episode 27

Resurrecting Chrysler, Evidence of Innocence, Novak Djokovic

Sun, Mar 25, 2012 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on the financial turnaround at Chrysler; Lara Logan interviews Michael Morton, who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit; Bob Simon profiles tennis player Novak Djokovic.

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Episode 28

Hard Landing, Sugar, Art Market

Sun, Apr 1, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the loss of jobs at the Kennedy Space Center since the final space-shuttle launch in 2011; Sanjay Gupta investigates whether or not sugar is toxic; Morley Safer visits the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair.

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Episode 29

An Imperfect Union, The Sport of Kings, Joy in the Congo

Sun, Apr 8, 2012 60 mins

Steve Kroft explores the debt crisis in Europe; Lara Logan profiles polo player Ignacio Figueras; and Bob Simon puts the spotlight on the Congo's Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra.

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Episode 30

Mike Wallace

Sun, Apr 15, 2012 60 mins

A tribute to "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace (1918-2012).

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Episode 31

The Case Against Lehman, Christians of the Holy Land, The Trouble with Treasure

Sun, Apr 22, 2012 60 mins

Steve Kroft examines the financial collapse of Lehman Brothers; Bob Simon reports on the exodus of Palestinian Christians from the Holy Land; Armen Keteyian interviews treasure hunter Jay Miscovich, who claims he found a cache of emeralds off Florida.

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Episode 32

Hard Measures, Hooked

Sun, Apr 29, 2012 60 mins

Jose Rodriguez, the former director of the CIA's National Clandestine Service, discusses the agency's interrogation techniques, including waterboarding. Also: Dr. Nora Volkow, head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, discusses addictive behaviors.

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Episode 33

The Raptor, Cleaning Up Whitley County, Michael Phelps

Sun, May 6, 2012 60 mins

Lesley Stahl interviews two pilots who refuse to fly the Air Force's F-22 Raptor due to safety concerns. Also: a profile of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps; interviews with two Kentucky reporters who helped bring down a corrupt sheriff.

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Episode 34

Hank, The Gulen Movement, The Role of a Lifetime

Sun, May 13, 2012 60 mins

Former CIA operative Henry Crumpton reflects on his experiences in the spy world. Also: a portrait of Turkish scholar Fethullah Gulen; and the humanitarian work of actor Gary Sinise.

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Episode 35

Dropping Out, Hard Cases, Roger Waters

Sun, May 20, 2012 60 mins

Morley Safer interviews billionaire Peter Thiel, who discusses his alternative to a costly college education; Lara Logan visits Dr. William Gahl, who heads the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health; Steve Kroft profiles Pink Floyd's Roger Waters.

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Episode 36

Final Resting Place, Tel Aviv, The Many Meryls

Sun, May 27, 2012 60 mins

An interview with former marine Dakota Meyer upon receiving the Medal of Honor; profiles of five sets of brothers who fought to do battle together in Afghanistan; a report on Operation Proper Exit that helps wounded warriors find closure.

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Episode 37

Elon Musk, Jeff Hall and the NSM, Angelina Jolie

Sun, Jun 3, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who discusses private space travel; Lesley Stahl investigates the murder of a neo-Nazi and a growing subculture of hate in the U.S.; Bob Simon profiles Angelina Jolie.

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Episode 38

Leon Panetta, Texas Safaris, Matt Stone and Trey Parker

Sun, Jun 10, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Lara Logan reports on breeding and hunting big-game species in the U.S.; Steve Kroft profiles Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

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Episode 39

Insiders, Freeman Hrabowski, Taylor Swift

Sun, Jun 17, 2012 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on how U.S. lawmakers legally buy stock based on nonpublic information; Byron Pitts profiles Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County; Lesley Stahl interviews Taylor Swift.

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Episode 40

Greg Mortenson, Howard Buffett, Novak Djokovic

Sun, Jun 24, 2012 60 mins

An investigation into the validity of humanitarian Greg Mortenson's best-selling stories. Also: Howard Buffett, who will succeed his father, Warren Buffett, as the head of a multibillion-dollar holding company; and tennis player Novak Djokovic.

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Episode 41

Stuxnet, Qatar, The Most Expensive Food in the World

Sun, Jul 1, 2012 60 mins

Steve Kroft examines the computer worm Stuxnet; Bob Simon visits Qatar; Lesley Stahl reports on the black-market trade of pricey white truffles.

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Episode 42

A Lobbyist's Playbook, Redshirting, The Mozart of Chess

Sun, Jul 8, 2012 60 mins

Lesley Stahl interviews former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff; Morley Safer reports on the rising incidence of "redshirting," in which children with late birthdays are held back from school; Bob Simon profiles chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen.

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Episode 43

Steve Jobs, Apps for Autism

Sun, Jul 15, 2012 60 mins

Author Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of Steve Jobs. Also: a report on apps designed to help people with autism communicate.

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Episode 44

Evidence of Innocence, India's Gold, Michael Phelps

Sun, Jul 22, 2012 60 mins

Lara Logan interviews Michael Morton, who spent nearly 25 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit; Byron Pitts reports on the demand for gold in India; Anderson Cooper profiles Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps.

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Episode 45

Hard Times Generation, The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh

Sun, Jul 29, 2012 60 mins

A report on homelessness in central Florida. Also: the life and death of Vincent van Gogh is discussed with biographers, who say that the widely-accepted notion that he committed suicide may not be true.

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Episode 46

Sugar, Face Blindness

Sun, Aug 5, 2012 60 mins

Sanjay Gupta investigates whether or not sugar is toxic; Lesley Stahl reports on face blindness, a condition that prevents people from recognizing faces.

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Episode 47

Romney Ryan, Trapped in Unemployment, Joy in the Congo

Sun, Aug 12, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley examines a program designed to help long-term unemployed workers get back into the job force; Morley Safer reports on artificial food flavors; and Bob Simon puts the spotlight on the Congo's Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra.

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Episode 48

The Case Against Lehman Brothers, The Archbishop of Dublin, Aerosmith

Sun, Aug 19, 2012 60 mins

The financial collapse of Lehman Brothers is studied via a conversation with a bank examiner who investigated the financial-service firm. Also: a sex-abuse crisis in the Irish Catholic Church; and an interview with classic rockers Aerosmith.

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Episode 49

The Pledge, Stem Cell Fraud, The Sport of Kings

Sun, Aug 26, 2012 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; Scott Pelley reports on the sale of stem cells on the Internet and its potential danger to patients; Lara Logan profiles polo player Ignacio Figueras.

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Episode 50

Resurrecting Chrysler, The Flavorists, Teacher to the World

Sun, Sep 2, 2012 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on the financial turnaround at Chrysler; Morley Safer examines artificial food flavors; Sanjay Gupta profiles Sal Khan, founder of the educational Web site Khan Academy.

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Episode 51

Killing Bin Laden

Sun, Sep 9, 2012 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews the former Navy SEAL who wrote "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden" using the pseudonym Mark Owen.

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Episode 52

The Spymaster Speaks, The Player, The Year of Adele

Sun, Sep 16, 2012 60 mins

Meir Dagan, former head of Israel's intelligence service, discusses the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran; Adele talks about her recording success and vocal-cord surgery. Also: a profile of NFL sports agent Drew Rosenhaus.

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Episode 53

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

Sun, Sep 23, 2012 60 mins

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are interviewed.

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