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60 Minutes Season 48 Episodes

55 Episodes 2015 - 2016

Episode 1

President Putin, Trump, The Greatest Escape

Sun, Sep 27, 2015 90 mins

Season 48 begins with Charlie Rose interviewing Russian president Vladimir Putin, and Scott Pelley questioning Donald Trump.

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Episode 2

Hands off the Wheel, Patrick Kennedy, The Hidden Holocaust

Sun, Oct 4, 2015 60 mins

Reporter Bill Whitaker explores self-driving cars. Also: an interview with former representative Patrick Kennedy, who discusses alcoholism and addiction; a portrait of Father Patrick Desbois as he searches to uncover the unknown victims of the Holocaust.

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Episode 3

President Obama, 30 Years on Death Row

Sun, Oct 11, 2015 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews President Barack Obama; Bill Whitaker reports on a man who spent 30 years on death row due to a wrongful murder conviction.

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Episode 4

Seeking Asylum, Make-A-Wish, Revis Island

Sun, Oct 18, 2015 60 mins

Anderson Cooper reports on the impact refugees are having on Germany; Bill Whitaker reports on the people behind the Make-A-Wish Foundation; Armen Keteyian profiles New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.

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Episode 5

Vice President Biden, Inside the Air War, The New Burma

Sun, Oct 25, 2015 60 mins

Norah O'Donnell interviews Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden; Bill Whitaker interviews Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's opposition leader and Nobel Prize winner; David Martin visits the command center in Qatar for the air war against ISIS.

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Episode 6

Heroin In The Heartland, Smart Guns, The Slave Ship

Sun, Nov 1, 2015 60 mins

Bill Whitaker investigates heroin use in the U.S.; Lesley Stahl reports on smart gun technology and the lack of smart guns in the U.S.; Scott Pelley visits Mozambique Island where the remains of a slave ship were located underwater.

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Episode 7

Into Dangerous Hands, The Collider, Hamilton

Sun, Nov 8, 2015 60 mins

Scott Pelley investigates critical lapses in the U.S. security clearance process; Lesley Stahl reports on the Large Hadron Collider; Charlie Rose reports on the unorthodox Broadway musical "Hamilton."

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Episode 8

The Paris Attacks, The Speaker of the House, Football and the Brain

Sun, Nov 15, 2015 60 mins

A report on the Paris terror attacks. Also: Scott Pelley interviews Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.); Steve Kroft examines the state of concussion safety and science, especially in the NFL.

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Episode 9

Active Shooter, Common Enemy, The Future of Money

Sun, Nov 22, 2015 60 mins

Anderson Cooper reports on police departments that are training officers and citizens how to stay alive in an active shooter situation; Lara Logan reports from the battle lines against ISIS; Lesley Stahl reports on M-PESA, a mobile phone-based payment system in Kenya.

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Episode 10

The Last Prisoner, The Execution of Joseph Wood, Taking on the Eiger

Sun, Nov 29, 2015 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews Alan Gross, who was held captive in Cuba for five years; Bill Whitaker investigates the longest execution in U.S. history; Anderson Cooper profiles extreme sportsman J.T. Holmes, who flies across, skies down and jumps off Eiger's rock face in the Swiss Alps.

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Episode 11

Confidential Informants, Bonobos

Sun, Dec 6, 2015 120 mins

A report on young confidential informers used in the war on drugs; a visit to an orphanage in the Congo that cares for bonobos; a profile of Jack Barsky, a former Soviet spy who posed as an American during the Cold War; a look at self-driving cars.

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Episode 12

The New Force Behind Star Wars, Lewis Hamilton

Sun, Dec 13, 2015 60 mins

Michael Botticelli, director of National Drug Control Policy; director J.J. Abrams ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens"); Formula One race driver Lewis Hamilton.

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Episode 13

Inside Apple, Michael Caine

Sun, Dec 20, 2015 60 mins

Charlie Rose interviews Apple CEO Tim Cook; Lesley Stahl profiles actor Michael Caine.

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Episode 14

Mob Stories

Sun, Dec 27, 2015 60 mins

An organized-crime theme is featured. Included: the hunt for Boston gangster Whitey Bulger; an interview with John Gotti Jr., son of crime boss John Gotti; and the views of an FBI undercover agent who brought down high-level mobsters.

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Episode 15

Lost In The Bermuda Triangle, Agromafia, Little Jazz Man

Sun, Jan 3, 2016 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the October 2015 sinking of the cargo ship El Faro. Also: organized crime's involvement in agricultural products, particularly olive oil; and a portrait of pianist and jazz prodigy Joey Alexander.

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Episode 16

Road to Syria, Life After Death Row, Hamilton

Sun, Jan 10, 2016 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports from inside the Syrian base where Russia is launching air strikes in support of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad; Scott Pelley interviews three people who were unjustly imprisoned; Charlie Rose takes a look at the Broadway musical "Hamilton."

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Episode 17

The Great Brain Robbery, Sean Penn, Mountain Lions of L.A.

Sun, Jan 17, 2016 60 mins

Charlie Rose interviews Sean Penn who discusses his controversial meeting with Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman; Lesley Stahl investigates economic espionage sponsored by the Chinese government; Bill Whitaker reports on mountain lions in Los Angeles.

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Episode 18

Make-A-Wish, The Health Wagon, The Giving Pledge

Sun, Jan 24, 2016 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on Make-A-Wish Foundation; Scott Pelley visits with nurse practitioners who provide healthcare services to uninsured working poor in Appalachia; Charlie Rose interviews billionaires Warren Buffet, and Bill and Melinda Gates, who plan on giving half of their fortunes to charity.

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Episode 19

Heroin in the Heartland, Alive and Kickin', David Bowie

Sun, Jan 24, 2016 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on heroin use in the U.S.; Lesley Stahl reports on a Harlem singing program for mature adults. Also: previously unaired interview clips from a never-completed "60 Minutes" profile of David Bowie.

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Episode 20

Money Laundering, Greenland Melting

Sun, Jan 31, 2016 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on crooked foreigners who launder money in the U.S.; Sharyn Alfonsi interviews scientists studying climate change and sea level rise on one of the largest glaciers in Greenland.

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Episode 21

John Brennan, Danny Clinch, FIFA

Sun, Feb 14, 2016 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews CIA director John Brennan; Steve Kroft investigates alleged corruption in FIFA; Anderson Cooper interviews Grammy photographer Danny Clinch.

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Episode 22

Recapture of El Chapo, Elaine Weinstein, Danny Boyle

Sun, Feb 21, 2016 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on the search and recapture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman; Lesley Stahl interviews Elaine Weinstein, whose husband, Warren, was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in Pakistan in 2011; Steve Kroft interviews director Danny Boyle and the cast of "Steve Jobs."

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Episode 23

Preserving The Past

Sun, Feb 28, 2016 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on an African American museum in Washington, D.C.; Morley Safer looks at architectural treasures falling into disrepair in Italy; Lara Logan visits the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona.

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Episode 24

Dead Or Alive, Face Blindness

Sun, Feb 28, 2016 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on thousands of errors in the Social Security Administration's Death Master File; Lesley Stahl examines face blindness that prevents people from recognizing faces, including family members.

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Episode 25

Prime Minister Trudeau, King of Coal, Death Row in Livingston Texas

Sun, Mar 6, 2016 60 mins

Lara Logan profiles Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau; Anderson Cooper reports on the landmark case against coal company CEO Don Blankenship; Bill Whitaker visits the busiest Death Row in the U.S. and talks with condemned prisoners who have been given execution dates.

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Episode 26

Encryption, Aid in Dying, Starchitect

Sun, Mar 13, 2016 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on a texting app favored by ISIS that features encryption; Dr. Jon LaPook reports on terminally-ill patients who can take a legally prescribed overdose of drugs to end their lives; Morley Safer profiles architect Bjarke Ingels.

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Episode 27

The Resurrection of St. Benedicts, Presidente Macri, Cornel West

Sun, Mar 20, 2016 60 mins

Lesley Stahl profiles Argentina president Mauricio Macri; James Brown interviews civil rights leader Cornel West; Scott Pelley reports on St. Benedict's, a unique school in Newark, N.J., where 85 percent of its students obtain college degrees.

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Episode 28

Make-A-Wish, The Health Wagon, The Giving Pledge

Sun, Mar 27, 2016 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on the Make-A-Wish Foundation; Scott Pelley visits with nurse practitioners who provide much-needed health care services for uninsured working poor in Appalachia; Charlie Rose interviews billionaires Bill and Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett who pledge to give away half of their fortunes to charity.

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Episode 29

Crime and Punishment, Christopher Wheeldon, Bubba

Sun, Apr 3, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 30

28 Pages, Rising in the East, Switching Teams

Sun, Apr 10, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 31

Not Paid, Rikers Island, Hacking Your Phone

Sun, Apr 17, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 32

The Heroin Epidemic, Dialing for Dollars, and Gold Star Parents

Sun, Apr 24, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 33

Strike-through, Fintech, The Children's Village

Sun, May 1, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 34

Russia's Dark Secret, The Killing Machine, Earthquake Alley

Sun, May 8, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 35

Breakthrough Status, Collateral Damage

Sun, May 15, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 36

Morley Safer: A Reporter's Life

Sun, May 15, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 37

All in the Family, Inside Edge, Valerie Jarrett

Sun, May 22, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 38

After Shock, $80 Million Con, The Last Vaquitas

Sun, May 22, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 39

John Brennan, King of Coal, The Future of Money

Sun, May 29, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 40

A New Direction on Drugs, The Greatest, Little Jazz Man

Sun, Jun 5, 2016 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews Michael Botticelli, director of National Drug Control Policy; Lesley Stahl reports on smart gun technology; Anderson Cooper profiles 12-year-old jazz prodigy Joey Alexander.

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Episode 41

Update on the Orlando Mass Shooting, Lost in the Bermuda Triangle, Hamilton

Sun, Jun 12, 2016 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro. Also: an extended "director's cut" of Charlie Rose's report on the Broadway musical "Hamilton."

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Episode 42

Smart Guns, 28 Pages, Taking On The Eiger

Sun, Jun 19, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 43

El Chapo, The Resurrection Of St. Benedict's Bubba

Sun, Jun 26, 2016 60 mins

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.

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Episode 44

A Night at the Movies

Sun, Jul 3, 2016 61 mins

Bill Whitaker interviews director J.J. Abrams ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens"); Lesley Stahl profiles actor Michael Caine; Steve Kroft interviews director Danny Boyle ("Steve Jobs").

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Episode 45

The Gaskos, The Execution of Joseph Wood, Danny Clinch

Sun, Jul 10, 2016 61 mins

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.

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Episode 46

The Republican Ticket, Bastille Day Tragedy, Mountain Lions of L.A.

Sun, Jul 17, 2016 61 mins

Lesley Stahl interviews Donald Trump and Republican Vice President nominee Mike Pence; Bill Whitaker reports on mountain lions in Los Angeles.

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Episode 47

The Democratic Ticket, Make-A-Wish

Sun, Jul 24, 2016 61 mins

Scott Pelley interviews Hillary Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.); Bill Whitaker reports on the people behind the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Episode 48

Life After Death Row, Top of the World, The Children's Village

Sun, Jul 31, 2016 61 mins

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.

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Episode 49

Heroin In The Heartland, Christopher Wheeldon, Bonobos

Sun, Aug 7, 2016 61 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on the heroin epidemic in the U.S.; Lesley Stahl profiles ballet choreographer Christopher Wheeldon; Anderson Cooper visits an orphanage in the Congo that cares for bonobos.

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Episode 50

Not Paid, The Hidden Holocaust, Lewis Hamilton

Sun, Aug 14, 2016 61 mins

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.

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Episode 51

Strike-through, Fintech, The Slave Ship

Sun, Aug 21, 2016 61 mins

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.

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Episode 52

Anonymous, Inc., Switching Teams

Sun, Aug 28, 2016 61 mins

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.

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Episode 53

Hacking Your Phone, 30 Years on Death Row, The Collider

Sun, Sep 4, 2016 61 mins

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.

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Episode 54

The 9/11 Museum, Gold Star Parents, Earthquake Alley

Sun, Sep 11, 2016 61 mins

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.

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Episode 55

The Libertarian Ticket, The New Cold War (1), Rising in the East

Sun, Sep 18, 2016 60 mins

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.

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