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60 Minutes Season 49 Episodes

53 Episodes 2016 - 2017

Episode 1

The King, The New Cold War (2), The Picasso Portfolio

Sun, Sep 25, 2016 60 mins

Season 49 begins with Scott Pelley interviewing Jordan's King Abdullah II. Also: David Martin reports on efforts by the U.S. and Russia to make using nuclear weapons less difficult; Bill Whitaker looks at 271 newly discovered art works by Pablo Picasso.

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Episode 2

The Arctic Frontier, Nate Parker, Don't Mess with Mary Quin

Sun, Oct 2, 2016 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on the battle over oil and mineral resources at the top of the ice-covered world; Anderson Cooper interviews filmmaker Nate Parker ("The Birth of a Nation"); Bill Whitaker interviews Mary Quin who was kidnapped in Yemen.

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Episode 3

Artificial Intelligence; Bryan Cranston; Gorilla Doctors

Sun, Oct 9, 2016 90 mins

Charlie Rose reports on artificial intelligence and its many uses, including cancer care; Steve Kroft profiles actor Bryan Cranston.

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Episode 4

Finding Refuge, The Brothers Rosenberg

Sun, Oct 16, 2016 60 mins

Bill Whitaker examines the Syrian refugee crisis. Also: A central event of the Cold War is explored when Anderson Cooper reports on the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The brothers reveal what it's like to be the children of the infamous spies.

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Episode 5

Ask Ohio, Thrown for a Loss, The Influences

Sun, Oct 23, 2016 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on the presidential race in Ohio; Armen Keteyian investigates the largest investment loss at the hands of one advisor in NFL history; Bill Whitaker looks at social media stars who are earning big money pitching products.

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Episode 6

In God's Name, The Pot Vote, The Music of Zomba Prison

Sun, Oct 30, 2016 60 mins

A young Muslim man who grew up in the U.S. explains to Scott Pelley what made him want to join ISIS in Syria. Also: a report on the impact in Colorado of legal marijuana use; a look at the Zomba Prison Project in Malawi, Africa.

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Episode 7

The Battle for Mosul, The National Mood, The Zika Virus

Sun, Nov 6, 2016 60 mins

Lara Logan reports on the battle for Mosul; Steve Kroft eyes the U.S. presidential election and the candidates' historic disapproval ratings; Dr. Jon LaPook looks at the process of creating a vaccine to stop the Zika virus.

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Episode 8

President-Elect Trump, Letters on ''The Pot Vote''

Sun, Nov 13, 2016 60 mins

Lesley Stahl interviews President-elect Donald Trump and members of his family, including First Lady-elect Melania, Ivanka, Tiffany, Eric and Donald Jr.

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Episode 9

Turkey, The Match of their Lives, Bruno Mars

Sun, Nov 20, 2016 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on Turkey's dissatisfaction with U.S. policy; Norah O'Donnell interviews players on the U.S. National Women's Soccer team who are fighting the U.S. Soccer Federation over wages and fair treatment; Lara Logan profiles Bruno Mars.

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Episode 10

The Prime Minister, The Alzheimer's Laboratory, Castro

Sun, Nov 27, 2016 60 mins

Charlie Rose interviews Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi; Lesley Stahl reports on efforts to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

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Episode 11

The Speaker of the House, The Golden Triangle, Drive-by Lawsuits

Sun, Dec 4, 2016 60 mins

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan; Joe Max Higgins, who is credited with bringing 6000 manufacturing jobs back to Mississippi; private businesses being sued for not being in line with legal requirements in the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Episode 12

Benjamin Netanyahu, The New Colombia, Lost

Sun, Dec 11, 2016 60 mins

Lesley Stahl interviews Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Lara Logan reports on a unique advertising campaign that helped end Colombia's long civil war; Bill Whitaker profiles Saroo Brierley, whose life inspired the movie "Lion."

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Episode 13

The White Helmets, The Pope's Choir, Denzel

Sun, Dec 18, 2016 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews volunteers of the Syrian Civil Defense; Charlie Rose speaks with members of the Pope's Choir; Bill Whitaker profiles actor Denzel Washington.

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Episode 14

The Pope's Choir, Hamilton

Sun, Dec 25, 2016 60 mins

Charlie Rose meets the members and the maestro of the Pope's Choir to see how they achieve their celestial sound. Also: a "director's cut" of the magazine's report on the Broadway musical "Hamilton."

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Episode 15

Crisis in Chicago, Passports for Sale, The Rum War

Sun, Jan 1, 2017 60 mins

Chicago's surging murder numbers and what may be contributing to the city's rise in violence are investigated by Bill Whitaker. Also: a look at small cash-starved countries that offer citizenship for a price; and a longtime feud involving rum in Cuba.

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Episode 16

The Hostage Policy, The Coming Swarm, The Hunt for Planet Nine

Sun, Jan 8, 2017 60 mins

Lesley Stahl examines the controversial policy the U.S. follows when an American is held for ransom; David Martin reports on autonomous drones that can ferret out enemies and coordinate weapons strikes; Bill Whitaker looks at a possible ninth planet.

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Episode 17

Barack Obama: Eight Years in the White House

Sun, Jan 15, 2017 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews President Barack Obama.

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Episode 18

Finding Refuge, Avalanche, Enhancing the Bike

Sun, Jan 29, 2017 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on the Syrian refugee crisis; Steve Kroft interviews survivors and the people who rescued them from an Italian ski resort that was buried in an avalanche; Bill Whitaker investigates whether secret motors have been used to cheat in pro cycling.

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Episode 19

Hamilton, The Pope's Choir

Sun, Feb 5, 2017 60 mins

Charlie Rose takes an in-depth look at the Broadway musical "Hamilton"; and meets with the members and the maestro of the Pope's Choir.

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Episode 20

Grammy Night

Sun, Feb 12, 2017 30 mins

Interviews with singers Beyoncé, Adele and Bruno Mars.

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Episode 21

The North Korean Threat, The Remington 700, USA Gymnastics

Sun, Feb 19, 2017 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on North Korea's military threat; Lesley Stahl reports on controversy surrounding the Remington 700 hunting rifle; Jonathan LaPook investigates claims that some U.S. female gymnasts were sexually abused by a team doctor.

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Episode 22

Behind Bars

Sun, Feb 26, 2017 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on the capture of drug lord El Chapo Guzman; Scott Pelley interviews three unjustly convicted people who spent years in prison and then were exonerated; Anderson Cooper reports on the Zomba Prison Project.

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Episode 23

The Alzheimer's Laboratory, Taking on the Eiger

Sun, Feb 26, 2017 60 mins

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Episode 24

Le Pen, Voices of the Lost, Saving the Lions

Sun, Mar 5, 2017 60 mins

Anderson Cooper profiles controversial French politician Marine Le Pen; Scott Pelley reports on the doomed El Faro cargo ship that sank in 2015; Bill Whitaker reports on the relocation of 33 circus lions rescued in South America.

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Episode 25

Poisoned, Prisoner 760

Sun, Mar 12, 2017 60 mins

Lesley Stahl profiles Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who twice has survived being poisoned; Holly Williams interviews Mohamedou Slahi, who was imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years before being released in 2016.

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Episode 26

You're Fired, Fighting Famine, New Kid on the Street

Sun, Mar 19, 2017 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on loopholes in the H-1B visa program that allows U.S. companies to displace American workers; Scott Pelley looks at the U.N.'s World Food Programme in South Sudan; Lesley Stahl visits the set of "Sesame Street."

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Episode 27

The Attack in Garland, Fake News, Chess Country

Sun, Mar 26, 2017 60 mins

Anderson Cooper reports on a terrorist attack on a Texas Muhammad cartoon contest; Scott Pelley reports on fake news; Sharyn Alfonsi reports on a chess program in Mississippi that has broadened the outlooks of hundreds of school children.

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Episode 28

Shots Fired, Peter Marino

Sun, Apr 2, 2017 60 mins

Bill Whitaker interviews Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby, who is charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man; Steve Kroft profiles architect Peter Marino.

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Episode 29

Brain Hacking, Chief of Chobani, Japan's Babe Ruth

Sun, Apr 9, 2017 60 mins

Anderson Cooper explores brain science and how it's used to get people hooked on smartphones; Steve Kroft profiles Chobani Yogurt billionaire Hamdi Ulukaya; Jon Wertheim profiles Japanese baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani.

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Episode 30

Return to Newtown, Defenseless, Out of Darkness

Sun, Apr 16, 2017 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews parents of school children massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.; Anderson Cooper investigates claims by past and current attorneys of the New Orleans Public Defenders Office that innocent clients have gone to jail because they lacked the time and resources to defend them properly; Bill Whitaker reports from Burma on two eye surgeons who are reversing blindness.

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Episode 31

Bloomberg, The Judge, America's Steeplechase

Sun, Apr 23, 2017 60 mins

Steve Kroft profiles billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg; Lesley Stahl interviews controversial Federal Judge Alex Kozinski; Charlie Rose reports on the century-old horse racing tradition of timber racing.

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Episode 32

Tawdry Tales, Norman Seeff's Archive, Starr Students

Sun, Apr 30, 2017 60 mins

Bill Whitaker interviews former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell; Lara Logan profiles photographer Norman Seeff; Anderson Cooper reports on students from Somaliland who are winning academic scholarships to elite U.S. universities.

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Episode 33

Deported, The Nuremberg Prosecutor, Theo and Joe

Sun, May 7, 2017 60 mins

Anderson Cooper reports on the deportation of a business owner who had no criminal record and who had lived in the U.S. for 20 years; Lesley Stahl interviews Ben Ferencz, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials; Bill Whitaker gets the inside story of how the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series.

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Episode 34

The Bin Laden Documents, James Comey, Curiosity

Sun, May 14, 2017 60 mins

The firing of FBI director James Comey is explored via Scott Pelley's 2014 interview with Comey; former FBI agent Ali Soufan discusses the documents seized in the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Also: a report on the Mars rover "Curiosity."

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Episode 35

Sanctuary, Cook County Jail, Enemy of the State

Sun, May 21, 2017 60 mins

Scott Pelley reports on so-called sanctuary cities; Lesley Stahl interviews Cook County, Ill., sheriff Tom Dart, who runs one of the largest jails in the country, located in Chicago; Holly Williams profiles controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

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Episode 36

Operation Car Wash, Snitches, Space Archaeology

Sun, May 21, 2017 60 mins

Anderson Cooper investigates a massive corruption scandal in Brazil; Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the use of jailhouse informants in Orange County, Cal.; Bill Whitaker looks at the use of satellite imagery to find ancient archaeological sites.

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Episode 37

A Survivor's March, In the Path of Fire, Life in Outer Space

Sun, May 28, 2017 60 mins

Sharyn Alfonsi interviews Ben Skardon, who survived the Bataan Death March in 1942; Steve Inskeep reports on efforts to protect homes from wildfires; Lara Logan looks at technology that could dramatically change how humans live and work in zero gravity.

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Episode 38

Poisoned, Chief of Chobani, Gorilla Doctors

Sun, Jun 4, 2017 60 mins

The story of a Kremlin critic who has been brought to the brink of death twice by a mysterious toxin. Also: Steve Kroft profiles Chobani Yogurt owner Hamdi Ulukaya; and the focus is on doctors in Africa who treat sick or injured gorillas.

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Episode 39

The North Korean Threat, Brain Hacking, Bruno Mars

Sun, Jun 11, 2017 60 mins

Bill Whitaker interviews a defector from North Korea; Anderson Cooper examines whether smartphone designers use brain science to keep users hooked; Lara Logan profiles singer-songwriter Bruno Mars.

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Episode 40

The White Helmets; Passports for Sale; Chess Country

Sun, Jun 18, 2017 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews volunteers of the Syrian Civil Defense; Steve Kroft reports on small, cash-starved countries that offer citizenship for a price; Sharyn Alfonsi looks at a Mississippi chess program that has broadened the horizons of hundreds of kids.

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Episode 41

Artificial Intelligence; Japan's Babe Ruth

Sun, Jun 25, 2017 60 mins

Charlie Rose reports on artificial intelligence; Jon Wertheim profiles Shohei Ohtani, a 22-year-old Japanese baseball player.

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Episode 42

In God's Name; Saving the Lions; The Music of Zomba Prison

Sun, Jul 2, 2017 60 mins

Scott Pelley interviews a man who grew up in America but joined ISIS in Syria; Bill Whitaker reports on rescued circus lions airlifted to a sanctuary in South Africa; Anderson Cooper travels to Malawi, Africa, to report on the Zomba Prison Project.

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Episode 43

The Alzheimer's Laboratory; Breaking Good

Sun, Jul 9, 2017 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on a rare genetic mutation that causes early-onset Alzheimer's disease; Steve Kroft profiles actor Bryan Cranston.

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Episode 44

The Hostage Policy; Out of Darkness; Enemy of the State

Sun, Jul 16, 2017 60 mins

Lesley Stahl reports on U.S. policy when an American is held for ransom; Bill Whitaker interviews two eye surgeons in Burma; Holly Williams provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

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Episode 45

Tawdry Tales; The Brothers Rosenberg

Sun, Jul 23, 2017 60 mins

Bill Whitaker interviews former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell; Anderson Cooper interviews the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who describe how it felt to be the children of the infamous spies.

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Episode 46

Prisoner 760; The Picasso Portfolio

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 60 mins

Holly Williams interviews Mohamedou Slahi, who was held at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years; Bill Whitaker reports on Pablo Picasso's former electrician and his wife who came forward with a trove of 271 never-before-seen Picasso pieces.

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Episode 47

Return to Newtown; Strike-Through; Peter Marino

Sun, Aug 6, 2017 60 mins

Scott Pelley visits with parents whose children were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings; Anderson Cooper investigates allegations that a U.S. manufacturer sold faulty protective equipment during the Ebola virus outbreak; Steve Kroft profiles architect Peter Marino.

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Episode 48

You're Fired; The Remington 700; America's Steeplechase

Sun, Aug 13, 2017 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on loopholes in the H-1B visa program; Lesley Stahl reports on the Remington 700 hunting rifle involved in several shooting tragedies; Charlie Rose examines the horse racing tradition of timber racing.

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Episode 49

Attack on Garland; The Coming Swarm; Lost

Sun, Aug 20, 2017 60 mins

Anderson Cooper reports on the Garland, Texas, terrorist attack and how difficult it is to stop such an attack; David Martin looks at the future of warfare using drones; Bill Whitaker interviews author Saroo Brierley, whose life inspired the film "Lion."

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Episode 50

Bloomberg; Cook County Jail; The King of CrossFit

Sun, Aug 27, 2017 60 mins

Steve Kroft profiles billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg; Lesley Stahl interviews Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart; Sharyn Alfonsi profiles CrossFit creator Greg Glassman.

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Episode 51

The Storm After the Storm; Enhancing the Bike; New Kid on the Street

Sun, Sep 3, 2017 60 mins

Sharyn Alfonsi investigates allegations that thousands of homeowners were denied flood insurance claims after Hurricane Sandy; Bill Whitaker reports on the alleged use of motors in pro cycling; Lesley Stahl visits the set of "Sesame Street."

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Episode 52

Stephen Bannon; The Arctic Frontier

Sun, Sep 10, 2017 60 mins

Charlie Rose interviews Stephen K. Bannon, former chief strategist for President Trump; Lesley Stahl visits the ice-covered top of the world where the next battle over oil and mineral resources is shaping up as the region becomes more accessible due to climate change.

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Episode 53

Heroin in the Heartland, Le Carré

Sun, Sep 17, 2017 60 mins

Bill Whitaker reports on the heroin epidemic in the U.S.; Steve Kroft interviews author John le Carré.

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