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60 Minutes Season 47 Episodes

52 Episodes 2014 - 2015

Episode 1

The Islamic State/The Tax Refund Scam

Sun, Sep 21, 2014 60 mins

The 47th season begins with Scott Pelley reporting from Iraq on efforts to stop the terrorist group ISIS; and Steve Kroft reporting on a multi-billion dollar scam in which con artists use stolen Social Security numbers to secure fraudulent tax returns.

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Episode 2

President Obama, Chairman Ma

Sun, Sep 28, 2014 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews President Barack Obama, who discusses foreign and domestic issues, including the bombing campaign against ISIS; Lara Logan reports on Chinese company Alibaba, now valued at $231 billion after taking its shares public.

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Episode 3

The Director, Cancer Drugs, Smartest Dog

Sun, Oct 5, 2014 60 mins

FBI director James Comey discusses terrorism and cybercrime in an interview. Also: Lesley Stahl puts the focus on expensive cancer drugs; and Anderson Cooper reports on a dog that knows the names of over a thousand different toys.

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Episode 4

FBI Director on Privacy, The War on Leaks, The Arrest of El Chapo

Sun, Oct 12, 2014 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on the capture of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman; Scott Pelley interviews FBI director James Comey; Lesley Stahl interviews journalist James Risen who discusses the government's quest to stop press leaks and to force him to reveal confidential sources.

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Episode 5

Ending Life, Gold Rush, Saving History

Sun, Oct 19, 2014 60 mins

Anderson Cooper examines assisted suicide and interviews Barbara Mancini, a Pennsylvania nurse who was accused of helping her terminally ill father kill himself; Bob Simon reports on a gold rush in the Yukon; Morley Safer looks at iconic architectural treasures that are falling into disrepair in Italy.

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Episode 6

Treating Ebola, Breeding Out Disease, Foo Fighters

Sun, Oct 26, 2014 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on efforts to save Ebola patient Thomas Duncan at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas; Norah O'Donnell examines how genetic testing and in vitro fertilization are weeding out dangerous diseases from the gene pool; Anderson Cooper profiles the Foo Fighters.

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Episode 7

Campaigning for ISIS, SEAL under fire, Blake Shelton

Sun, Nov 2, 2014 60 mins

Clarissa Ward reports on radical Muslim fundamentalists in London who may be recruiting fighters for ISIS; Scott Pelley reports on the criminal investigation surrounding one of the Navy SEALs who shot Osama bin Laden and then went public about it; Norah O'Donnell profiles country music star Blake Shelton.

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Episode 8

The Ebola Hot Zone, Cleaning Up the VA, Steve Carell

Sun, Nov 9, 2014 60 mins

Lara Logan visits an Ebola treatment center in Liberia, where Americans are fighting the disease; Scott Pelley interviews Robert McDonald, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Steve Kroft profiles Steve Carell.

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Episode 9

Water, Cardinal Seán, Mandy Patinkin

Sun, Nov 16, 2014 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on the depletion of crucial groundwater around the world; Norah O'Donnell interviews Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston; Bob Simon profiles actor-singer Mandy Patinkin.

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Episode 10

Falling Apart, Chernobyl, Forgotten Corner of Hell

Sun, Nov 23, 2014 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on structurally deficient roads and bridges in the U.S.; Bob Simon visits Chernobyl, Ukraine, the site of a 1986 nuclear power plant disaster; Anderson Cooper accompanies volunteers who use modern technology to locate the remains of WWII airman missing in action in the waters off Palau in the South Pacific.

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Episode 11

War and Hunger, Swiping Your Card, The Lion Whisperer

Sun, Nov 30, 2014 60 mins

Clarissa Ward reports on the tragic fate of lions in South African animal parks and exposes the business of having them killed in "canned hunts" once they retire from petting zoos. Also: cybercrime during the holidays.

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Episode 12

The Spill at Dan River, Disrupting Cancer, The City of Music

Sun, Dec 7, 2014 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on how the nation's biggest energy company is handling 100 million tons of coal ash waste in North Carolina; Sanjay Gupta profiles billionaire surgeon Patrick Soon-Shiong who discusses unconventional ways of treating cancer; Bill Whitaker travels to Cremona, Italy, to visit artisans who are crafting violins the way Antonio Stradivari did 300 years ago.

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Episode 13

Denied, Inside Homs, Mindfulness

Sun, Dec 14, 2014 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates what happens when insurance companies deny the mentally ill the treatment their doctors prescribe; Bob Simon reports on Syria's civil war; Anderson Cooper attempts to achieve "mindfulness" by putting aside mobile devices.

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Episode 14

Cuba, Sen. Tom Coburn, Reese Witherspoon

Sun, Dec 21, 2014 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the restoration of diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba; Lesley Stahl interviews retiring Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn; Charlie Rose profiles Reese Witherspoon.

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Episode 15

Inside the Vatican

Sun, Dec 28, 2014 60 mins

A visit to the Vatican includes interviews with friends of Pope Francis and a look inside the Vatican Library.

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Episode 16

U.S. Gen. John Campbell and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

Sun, Jan 4, 2015 60 mins

A report on the status and future of Afghanistan features interviews with U.S. Gen. John Campbell and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. Also: A Harlem choir for mature adults is spotlighted.

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Episode 17

Colorado's Legal Marijuana, Affordable Care Act, Veterans Mountain Climbing

Sun, Jan 11, 2015 60 mins

A report on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado; an examination of the Affordable Care Act and whether it will eventually become unaffordable; a visit with wounded veterans who scale some of the world's tallest mountains.

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Episode 18

The Republican Leaders, The Cleveland Division, Li Na

Sun, Jan 25, 2015 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.); Bill Whitaker interviews the chief of the Cleveland Division of Police; Lesley Stahl profiles tennis player Li Na.

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Episode 19

60 Minutes Presents: The Many Sounds of Music

Sun, Feb 1, 2015 60 mins

Anderson Cooper profiles the Foo Fighters; Norah O'Donnell visits country singer Blake Shelton; Bill Whitaker visits Cremona, Italy, where artisans handcraft violins the way Antonio Stradivari did 300 years ago.

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Episode 20

DARPA Dan, The Swiss Leaks, Selma

Sun, Feb 8, 2015 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on the U.S. military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Bill Whitaker investigates the biggest leak in Swiss banking history; Bob Simon interviews "Selma" director Ava DuVernay.

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Episode 21

ZMapp, A New Kind Of Terrorist, Bradley Cooper

Sun, Feb 15, 2015 60 mins

Bob Simon reports on the development of ZMapp, a promising drug to combat Ebola; Clarissa Ward reports on the French neighborhood and prison that gave rise to the terrorists who carried out the deadly attacks in Paris; Steve Kroft profiles Bradly Cooper.

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Episode 22

Remembering Bob Simon

Sun, Feb 22, 2015 90 mins

A tribute to correspondent Bob Simon (1941-2015) includes interviews with his "60 Minutes" colleagues, clips of his life's work and three of his finest, award-winning stories.

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Episode 23

The Storm After the Storm

Sun, Mar 1, 2015 60 mins

An interview with Larry David; an investigation into allegations that thousands of homeowners were denied their flood insurance claims following Hurricane Sandy because of fraudulent engineers' reports; a report on Chinese-made laminate flooring that may not meet health and safety standards.

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Episode 24

Argentine Prosecutor Assassination, Golf Company Reunion, James Levine, Laminate Flooring Update

Sun, Mar 8, 2015 60 mins

Lesley Stahl investigates the mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman; Scott Pelley reports on veterans of a Marine company that suffered especially high casualties in Afghanistan; Bob Simon profiles New York Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine.

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Episode 25

Dead or Alive, A Few Good Women, Back to the Wild

Sun, Mar 15, 2015 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates the Social Security Administration's Death Master File; David Martin reports on orders given to the Marine Corps to open up its ground combat units to women; Lesley Stahl reports on Damian Aspinall's controversial mission to release animals bred in captivity.

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Episode 26

Iraq's Christians, Rare Earth Elements, Starstruck

Sun, Mar 22, 2015 60 mins

Lara Logan reports from Northern Iraq, where Christians are being forced to flee from ISIS; Lesley Stahl reports on China's domination of the rare Earth metals industry; Charlie Rose profiles astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Episode 27

Bashar al Assad, Killing Cancer

Sun, Mar 29, 2015 60 mins

Charlie Rose interviews Syrian president Bashar al-Assad; Scott Pelley reports on brain cancer patients in a Duke University clinical trial that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill cancer cells.

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Episode 28

Homeland Security, The Good Friday Agreement, Wikimania

Sun, Apr 5, 2015 60 mins

Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson discusses evolving security efforts; Scott Pelley reports on divisions between Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods in Ireland. Also: a behind-the-scenes look at the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

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Episode 29

The Attack on Sony, Ambassador Kennedy, Rush to Judgment

Sun, Apr 12, 2015 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on the Sony cyber attack; Norah O'Donnell interviews Caroline Kennedy, who discusses the issues she faces as ambassador to Japan; Armen Keteyian interviews Mike Pressler, the former Duke lacrosse coach who was forced to resign over a rape case that turned out to be a lie.

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Episode 30

A Crime Against Humanity, TED Talks, Hoop Dreams

Sun, Apr 19, 2015 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the 2013 nerve gas attack in Syria; Charlie Rose looks at the TED talks lecture series; Lesley Stahl interviews Bob Petrella, who has highly superior autobiographical memory, and has dreamed up 50 seasons of a fictional basketball team in his head.

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Episode 31

Death in the Mediterranean, The Battle Above

Sun, Apr 26, 2015 60 mins

Clarissa Ward reports aboard an Italian rescue ship and on migrants who are making dangerous voyages to escape their unstable homelands; David Martin reports on Chinese weapons that could pose a threat to U.S. protected satellites.

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Episode 32

The Lesson of War, All-American, Whisky Island

Sun, May 3, 2015 60 mins

The impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the region's children; philanthropist David Rubenstein and his effort to preserve America's iconic monuments; the production of premium single-malt Scotch whisky on the Scottish island of Islay.

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Episode 33

An Unlikely Informant, The Unknown America, King of Crossfit

Sun, May 10, 2015 60 mins

Steve Kroft puts the focus on a man who lived a seemingly normal life as a father and husband in America, all while spying for the Soviet Union in the waning days of the Cold War. Also: Bill Whitaker profiles ballerina Misty Copeland.

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Episode 34

A Monumental Project, Child Suicide Bombers, Falling Apart

Sun, May 17, 2015 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on an African-American museum in Washington, D.C.; Lara Logan investigates how the Taliban recruits child suicide bombers; Steve Kroft reports on U.S. roads and bridges that are in need of repair or replacement.

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Episode 35

War Stories

Sun, May 24, 2015 60 mins

Lara Logan reports on the future of Afghanistan, and interviews U.S. Gen. John Campbell and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani; Scott Pelley reports on veterans of a Marine company that took especially high casualties in Afghanistan; Anderson Cooper accompanies volunteers who use technology to locate the remains of airmen missing in action in the waters off Palau.

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Episode 36

The Cleveland Division, Water, Who Is Larry David?

Sun, May 31, 2015 60 mins

Bill Whitaker interviews the chief of the embattled Cleveland Division of Police; Lesley Stahl reports on the depletion of groundwater around the world; Charlie Rose profiles Larry David.

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Episode 37

Colorado Pot, The Storm After the Storm, Bradley Cooper

Sun, Jun 7, 2015 60 mins

The legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado is explored. Also: allegations that thousands of homeowners were denied their flood insurance claims after Hurricane Sandy; Bradley Cooper and his role in the film "American Sniper."

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Episode 38

Recruiting for ISIS, The Spill at Dan River, The Smartest Dog in the World

Sun, Jun 14, 2015 60 mins

Clarissa Ward reports on radical Muslim fundamentalists in London who may be recruiting fighters for ISIS; Lesley Stahl reports on how the nation's biggest energy company is handling 100 million tons of coal ash waste in North Carolina; Anderson Cooper meets the world's smartest dog.

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Episode 39

The Director, The Cost of Cancer Drugs, Saving History

Sun, Jun 21, 2015 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews FBI director James Comey; Lesley Stahl investigates the high cost of cancer drugs; Morley Safer reports on iconic architectural treasures in Italy that are falling into disrepair.

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Episode 40

The Tax Refund Scam, Cleaning Up the VA, Foo Fighters

Sun, Jun 28, 2015 60 mins

Steve Kroft investigates a tax refund scam; Scott Pelley interviews Robert McDonald, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Anderson Cooper interviews members of Foo Fighters and profiles lead singer and guitarist Dave Grohl.

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Episode 41

Dead or Alive, Breeding Out Disease, Steve Carell

Sun, Jul 5, 2015 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on thousands of errors to the Social Security Administration's Death Master File; Norah O'Donnell reports on using genetic testing and in vitro fertilization to weed out diseases from the gene pool; Steve Kroft profiles Steve Carell.

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Episode 42

The Swiss Leaks, Alive and Kickin'

Sun, Jul 12, 2015 60 mins

Bill Whitaker investigates the biggest leak in Swiss banking history; Lesley Stahl reports on a Harlem singing program for mature adults that is helping to give older voices new control over their challenging lives.

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Episode 43

Rare Earth Elements, Ending Life, All-American

Sun, Jul 19, 2015 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on rare Earth metals and China's domination in their mining and processing; Anderson Cooper interviews Barbara Mancini, who was arrested and accused of helping her dying father kill himself; Morley Safer profiles "patriotic philanthropist" David Rubenstein.

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Episode 44

The Gaskos, Wikimania, Star-Struck

Sun, Jul 26, 2015 61 mins

Steve Kroft reports on how the FBI tracked down and arrested former Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger; Morley Safer takes a behind-the-scenes look at the online encyclopedia Wikipedia; Charlie Rose profiles astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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Episode 45

Denied, The Battle Above

Sun, Aug 2, 2015 61 mins

Scott Pelley reports on what often happens when insurance companies deny mentally ill people the treatment their doctors prescribe; David Martin reports on the threat posed by Chinese weapons to U.S. satellites.

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Episode 46

War and Hunger, TED Talks, Back to the Wild

Sun, Aug 9, 2015 61 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the World Food Programme; Charlie Rose looks at the TED Talks; Lesley Stahl reports on Damian Aspinall's controversial mission to release animals bred in captivity.

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Episode 47

Lumber Liquidators, A Monumental Project, The Unknown America

Sun, Aug 16, 2015 61 mins

Chinese-made laminate flooring that may not meet health and safety standards; and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Also: oceanographer Robert Ballard sheds light on unexplored battlefields and untapped natural resources off America's shores.

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Episode 48

Crime Against Humanity, Senator Tom Coburn, Misty Copeland

Sun, Aug 23, 2015 61 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the 2013 nerve gas attack in Syria; Lesley Stahl interviews Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.); Bill Whitaker profiles ballerina Misty Copeland.

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Episode 49

The Spy Among Us, Li Na

Sun, Aug 30, 2015 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Jack Barsky, a former Soviet spy who posed as an American during the Cold War; Lesley Stahl profiles Chinese tennis player Li Na who stood up to her country's stringent sports training program.

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Episode 50

The Attack on Sony, Cardinal Seán, Mindfulness

Sun, Sep 6, 2015 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures; Norah O'Donnell interviews Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston; Anderson Cooper lays aside mobile devices in an attempt to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness scientists say is healthy but is difficult to achieve in a world of digital distractions.

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Episode 51

Iraq's Christians, Shooting at Chardon High, The King of CrossFit

Sun, Sep 13, 2015 60 mins

Lara Logan reports on Christians who are being forced by ISIS to flee Northern Iraq; Scott Pelley interviews Frank Hall, who saved countless lives when he chased a lone gunman from an Ohio high school; Sharyn Alfonsi interviews CrossFit founder Greg Glassman.

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Episode 52

President Rouhani, Pope Francis, The Smartest Dog in the World

Sun, Sep 20, 2015 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Iran's president Hassan Rouhani; Scott Pelley visits Pope Francis at the Vatican; Anderson Cooper reports on a dog that knows the names of over a thousand different toys.

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