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.
The German prison system, which emphasizes rehabilitation rather than punishment, is explored by correspondent Bill Whitaker. Also: Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon is profiled, as is pro golfer Bubba Watson.
Steve Kroft reports on possible Saudi support for 9/11 hijackers; Holly Williams looks at China's fast-growing film industry; Lesley Stahl profiles Harvard swimmer Schuyler Bailer, the first openly transgender athlete to compete in a NCAA Division I men's sport.
Lesley Stahl investigates the systemic practice of insurers not paying benefits on millions of policies, even when the companies knew the policy holder was deceased. Also: a report on how easy it is to hack into a cell phone.
Bill Whitaker investigates the heroin epidemic in Ohio; Norah O'Donnell reports on a bill to outlaw members of Congress from personally asking for donations; Scott Pelley interviews people who have lost loved ones in military service as they attend an annual "Gold Star" gathering in San Francisco where they can remember their fallen family members with those who share their pain.
Anderson Cooper investigates allegations that a U.S. manufacturer sold faulty protective equipment during the Ebola crisis; Lesley Stahl interviews Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison; Bill Whitaker visits an American woman and her Tanzanian business partner who have become the legal guardians of almost 100 young Tanzanians.
A former Russian track star and her husband detail how they exposed drug cheating by members of the Russian Olympic team. Also: A French Catholic priest's mission to expose genocide by ISIS in Iraq; the high incidence of earthquakes in Oklahoma.
Scott Pelley follows patients in a clinical trial of a new cancer therapy; Bill Whitaker reports on innocent American citizens accused of espionage-related crimes as the government steps up the fight against Chinese theft of U.S. trade secrets and intellectual property.
A look at "60 Minutes" correspondent Morley Safer's career on the occasion of his retirement. The hour traces Safer's beginnings as foreign correspondent in the 1950s with the CBC to his war reporting for CBS, and ultimately his work on the newsmagazine.
Morley Safer reports on the Antinori family of wine makers in Tuscany, Italy; Bill Whitaker interviews the analyst involved in helping bring down the Galleon hedge fund management firm; Norah O'Donnell profiles White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett.
David Martin reports on a National Guard recruiting program that was taken advantage of by some guardsmen; Anderson Cooper reports on the most lucrative art fraud scam in history; Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the world's most endangered marine mammal.
Scott Pelley interviews CIA director John Brennan; Anderson Cooper reports on the case against former coal company CEO Don Blankenship; Lesley Stahl reports on M-PESA, a mobile phone-based payment system in Kenya.
Lesley Stahl reports on smart gun technology; Steve Kroft investigates possible Saudi support for 9/11 hijackers; Anderson Cooper profiles extreme sportsman J.T. Holmes, who flies across, skies down and jumps off Eiger's rock face in the Swiss Alps.
Bill Whitaker reports on the recapture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman; Scott Pelley visits a unique school in Newark, N.J., whose students race and religion reflect the inner-city neighborhood it's located in; Sharyn Alfonsi profiles golfer Bubba Watson.
Bill Whitaker reports on a murderer's execution that took almost two hours to complete; Steve Kroft gets the inside scoop on how the FBI tracked down Boston gangster Whitey Bulger; Anderson Cooper profiles photographer Danny Clinch.
Scott Pelley interviews three unjustly convicted people who spent years in prison and then were exonerated; Sharyn Alfonsi reports on scientists in Greenland studying climate change and the rise in sea levels; Bill Whitaker visits with an American woman and her Tanzanian business partner who have become the legal guardians of almost 100 young Tanzanians.
Lesley Stahl reports on the systemic practice of insurers not paying benefits on policies. Also: Father Patrick Desbois and his determination to find the forgotten victims of the Holocaust; and a portrait of Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.
Anderson Cooper investigates allegations that a U.S. manufacturer sold faulty protective equipment during the Ebola crisis; Lesley Stahl interviews Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison; Scott Pelley visits Mozambique Island, once a center for the slave trade.
Scott Pelley reports on efforts by non-profit watchdog Global Witness to stop crooked foreigners from laundering their ill-gotten money in the U.S.; Lesley Stahl interviews Harvard swimmer Schuyler Bailar, who may be the first openly transgender male athlete to compete in a NCAA Division I men's sport.
Sharyn Alfonsi investigates cell-phone hacking; Bill Whitaker interviews a prosecutor who admits his cowardice and indifference led to a wrongful murder conviction of a man who spent 30 years on death row; Lesley Stahl reports on the Large Hadron Collider.
Lesley Stahl tours the 9/11 Memorial Museum; Scott Pelley visits with Gold Star parents and others who have lost loved ones in military service; Bill Whitaker reports on the high incidence of earthquakes in Oklahoma.
Steve Kroft interviews Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld; David Martin reports on America's nuclear arsenal; Holly Williams takes a look a China's fast-growing movie industry.