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.
Billionaire investment fund pioneer Ray Dalio on capitalism and why he believes it needs reform; New York University's 100-percent scholarship program for medical students; and the meeting of an American veteran and the daughter of the Japanese soldier he killed during a forgotten WWII battle on a remote island in Alaska's Aleutian Archipelago.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.) is profiled. Also: behind the scenes of "Game of Thrones"; and a look at the Golden State Warriors, who are trying for their third straight NBA championship as they prepare to leave Oakland for their new home next season in a billion-dollar arena across the bay in San Francisco.
Lesley Stahl reports on the arch cyber-criminal Evgeniy Bogachev, a Russian hacker on the FBI's most wanted cyber list accused of stealing millions for himself while stealing secrets for the Russian government. Also: Holly Williams reports on superbugs, which are resistant to all but the strongest antibiotics; and Anderson Cooper goes to Easter Island, where the famous stone statues called moai are fading away under the elements.
Ransomware attacks, which are an increasingly common and lucrative cybercrime, are examined. Also: a report on FTD, a little-known but devastating disease that robs people of their personalities or their ability to communicate before it kills them; and a profile of Tanya Tagaq, who combines traditional Inuit throat singing with rock, punk and heavy metal to create an original art form that is decidedly not mainstream.
Generic drug makers who are being sued for allegedly conspiring to illegally fix the prices of commonly prescribed drugs; and an innovative program that brings the victims of violence and the convicts who harmed them face to face, changing both their lives. Also: L.A.-based abstract artist Mark Bradford.
An employee at an Estonian branch of a Danish Bank uncovered a $230 billion money-laundering scheme from Russian rubles to U.S. dollars that is probably the largest such case in history; a Canadian group that has helped hundreds of LGBT people get out of countries where their freedom, their safety and sometimes their lives are at risk; and the wild financial world of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Three former U.S. soldiers, including two Green Berets, dispute the official report that blames human error for a friendly fire accident that killed six others on a secret mission in Afghanistan. Also: the meeting of an American veteran and the daughter of the Japanese soldier he killed during a forgotten WWII battle on a remote island in Alaska's Aleutian Archipelago.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell discusses the economy and interest rates. Also: the Golden State Warriors are trying for their third straight NBA championship as they prepare to leave Oakland for San Francisco; and the Broadway version of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."
China's dominance in the rare Earth metals industry, which creates potential leverage in the U.S.-China trade war; a retired couple from Michigan who figured out how to win millions in state lotteries; and Samuel J. Jackson, whose career didn't take off until middle age.
Stellate ganglion block, a procedure used to ease pain for decades, which is now an experimental treatment for PTSD; the response to the drug crisis in Huntingdon, W Va., which includes sending an addiction counselor along on drug raids; and "Game of Thrones."
Opera star Ryan Speedo Green; National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, who is attempting to photograph every living species in captivity; and Jaap van Zweden, the music director of the New York Philharmonic.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the youngest woman ever elected to Congress; and former Boston lawyer Marshall Medoff, who has invented a process to produce an environmentally friendly transportation fuel from inedible plant life. Also: corruption in Malta.
Lawyer Mike Moore looks at the makers and distributors of opioids and says he can prove that states like Ohio should collect billions from them for the crisis that took the lives of more than 72,000 Americans last year alone; Ben Ferencz, the last living prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials after World War II, recalls prosecuting Nazi commanders; renowned wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen goes to the ends of the earth to capture some of the world's most beautiful animals.
AOL co-founder and billionaire investor Steve Case's bus ride across the heartland in search of promising start-ups; scientists trying to recreate the Ice Age in part of Siberia to combat a climate catastrophe; and the photographer who calls himself JR, who pastes huge prints of his photos on buildings, walls and sidewalks.
The artificial intelligence revolution in China; writer John Green, who is also a star of YouTube, podcasting and Hollywood; and Italian chef Massimo Bottura, whose restaurant ranks No. 1 on the list of the top 50 eateries in the world.
A couple whose daughter was gunned down in a mass shooting who have since devoted their lives to helping the survivors and families affected by mass shootings; South African miners who are going ever deeper to find gold; and how the Media Lab has been developing futuristic technology for more than 30 years.
Brain injuries incurred by American officials in Cuba; New York University School of Medicine's scholarship program; and the influx of surfers to the Portuguese town of Nazare, where Garrett McNamara rode a 78-foot monster wave.
Lesley Stahl interviews recently retired correspondent Steve Kroft about his long career in journalism, especially his remarkable 30 year-run on "60 Minutes." Includes highlights from Kroft's stories and anecdotes from along the way. Also: Steve Kroft visits a truly unique place 10 miles off the coast of Scotland with incredible natural beauty and a hundred citizens who like being away from the rat race of mainland life.
How China has failed to stop websites that sell fentanyl and its derivatives over the Internet to drug dealers and addicts in the U.S. Also: FTD, a little-known but devastating disease that robs people of their personalities or their ability to communicate; and L.A. artist Mike Bradford, who artist is considered one of the most important and influential artists in America.
Chanel Miller, the sexual assault victim previously known as "Emily Doe," whose victim impact statement was read by millions before the modern #MeToo movement caught fire, tells her story. Also: Twins Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin were athletic, competitive and identical—except for one difference: Shaquem's left hand had to be amputated when he was 4. Later they made a pact to stay together, a promise that led them to the Seattle Seahawks and NFL history.