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60 Minutes Season 51 Episodes

51 Episodes 2018 - 2019

Episode 1

Inside the Epidemic; Paul McCartney

Sun, Sep 30, 2018 60 mins

The Season 51 premiere examines the origins of the opioid epidemic. Also: Paul McCartney shares rare details from the Beatles years and his subsequent decades as the most successful musician in popular music history.

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Episode 2

John Green; The Pavarotti of Pasta

Sun, Oct 7, 2018 60 mins

Jon Wertheim profiles best-selling author John Green, who is also a star of YouTube, podcasting and Hollywood; and Lesley Stahl goes to Modena, Italy, to meet chef Massimo Bottura to taste and see why his restaurant ranks No. 1 on the list of the top 50 eateries in the world.

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Episode 3

The Photo Ark

Sun, Oct 14, 2018 60 mins

A report on National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, who is attempting to photograph every living species in captivity.

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Episode 4

Genetic Genealogy; Off the Rails; Fly Like an Eagle

Sun, Oct 21, 2018 60 mins

A report on a new law-enforcement tool that's being used to crack cold cases; a look at New York City's aging subway system and the plans to move it into the 21st century; a profile of falconer Lauren McGough.

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Episode 5

Inside the Secret Archive; America's War Against ISIS; Jaap van Zweden

Sun, Oct 28, 2018 60 mins

Church insiders, including a clergyman, tell Bill Whitaker how a bishop failed to remove priests from service even though he knew of credible allegations of abuse against them. Also: Holly Williams goes to the former ISIS stronghold of Raqqa to report on efforts to restore it after the U.S.-led coalition destroyed the Islamist militants' military capabilities and much of the city in the process; and a profile of Jaap van Zweden, the new music director of the New York Philharmonic.

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Episode 6

High Velocity; As Goes Texas; The Ride of His Life

Sun, Nov 4, 2018 60 mins

How the AR-15 is impacting the protocols used by first responders and emergency rooms; the race for the U.S. Senate in Texas between Ted Cruz (R) and Beto O'Rourke (D); and the influx of surfers to the Portuguese town of Nazare, where Garrett McNamara rode a 78-foot monster wave.

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Episode 7

Your Data; Ultra Deep; The Pact

Sun, Nov 11, 2018 60 mins

Steve Kroft reports on the pushback against the collection and monetization of data, which is being led by Europe; and Bill Whitaker descends nearly two miles in a South African gold mine. Also: Sharyn Alfonsi reports on twins—and football players—Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin, who are identical in every way but one: Shaquem's left hand had to be amputated when he was 4.

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Episode 8

A Dose of Hope; A Dose of Greed; Tim Green

Sun, Nov 18, 2018 60 mins

Two reports on Naloxone, which has become known as a life-saving weapon in America's opioid crisis. Also: former NFL player Tim Green reveals that he is suffering from ALS.

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Episode 9

Chaos on the Border; Robots to the Rescue; To Kill a Mockingbird

Sun, Nov 25, 2018 60 mins

The separation of migrant children from families seeking asylum at the U.S. border; the use of robots to clean up the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan; and what the Broadway version of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be like.

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Episode 10

George Herbert Walker Bush; Paradise Lost

Sun, Dec 2, 2018 60 mins

Three former presidents reflect on the life and legacy of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush (1924-2018). Also: The rapid DNA identification process being used to recover remains of the victims of the Camp Fire is examined.

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Episode 11

Elon Musk; Screen Time; Ryan Speedo Green

Sun, Dec 9, 2018 60 mins

An interview with Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elon Musk about his electric car company, Tesla; and a profile of opera singer Ryan Speedo Green. Also: A report on a National Institutes of Health study of the adolescent brain that measures the effects of heavy use of smart phones, videogames and other screens.

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Episode 12

Taking Aim at Opioids; Plastic Plague

Sun, Dec 16, 2018 60 mins

Mike Moore, the lawyer associated with the multi-billion dollar tobacco settlement 20 years ago and more recently, the settlements of lawsuits against BP for its massive oil spill, is now looking at the makers and distributors of opioids. Also: the devastating effects of plastic refuse on the remote Pacific atoll of Midway and its wildlife.

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Episode 13

To Catch a Spy; Malta; The Wolves of Yellowstone

Sun, Dec 23, 2018 60 mins

How a former CIA officer was caught spying for the Chinese. Also: alleged bribery, cronyism and money laundering among top Maltese officials; and the re-introduction of the wolf to Yellowstone Park.

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Episode 14

The Pavarotti of Pasta; Whisky Island; Paul McCartney

Sun, Dec 30, 2018 60 mins

Lesley Stahl goes to Modena, Italy, to meet chef Massimo Bottura to see why his restaurant ranks No. 1 on the list of the top 50 eateries in the world. Also: report on a Scottish Island where some of the world's premium single-malt scotch whiskies are made; Paul McCartney shares rare details from the Beatles years and his subsequent decades as the most successful musician in popular music history.

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Episode 15

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez; President el-Sisi; The Unlikely Inventor

Sun, Jan 6, 2019 60 mins

A profile of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress; an interview with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; and a profile of former Boston lawyer Marshall Medoff, who has invented a process to produce an environmentally friendly transportation fuel from inedible plant life

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Episode 16

Elijah Cummings; The Oracle of AI; A Different Kind of Vision

Sun, Jan 13, 2019 60 mins

Steve Kroft interviews Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the new chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; Scott Pelley reports on the artificial intelligence revolution in China, where one of the world's foremost experts on AI, Kai-Fu Lee, reigns as the industry's leading visionary; and Lesley Stahl profiles architect Chris Downey, who lost his sight but found a way to keep working.

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Episode 17

Howard Schultz; Small Satellites, Big Data; Jerry and Marge Selbee

Sun, Jan 27, 2019 60 mins

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on whether he's going to run for president; and Jerry and Marge Selbee, a retired couple from Michigan, explain how they won millions in state lotteries. Also: America's spy satellites and a new wave of smaller ones launched by the hundreds that have dramatically increased the amount of data collected, challenging the U.S. agency that analyzes it

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Episode 18

Investigating the President; The Chibok Girls

Sun, Feb 17, 2019 60 mins

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe discusses the events that occurred behind the scenes between the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the initiation of the Mueller investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election. Also: some of the young women from Chibok, Nigeria, who endured beatings, bombings and starvation for three years while captives of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

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Episode 19

The Label; Double Crossed; Made in China

Sun, Feb 24, 2019 60 mins

How the FDA allowed companies to market opioids for chronic treatment, which fueled the opioid epidemic; an American Muslim convert who joined al Qaeda risks safety to speak out about providing what the FBI regarded as critical intelligence that helped get him out of jail, but not into the witness protection program; and China's burgeoning electric auto industry.

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Episode 20

This Is No Ordinary Lawsuit; Off Track; Cracking the Code

Sun, Mar 3, 2019 60 mins

A report on a lawsuit filed by children against the federal government that charges their constitutional rights are being denied due to the government's failure to stop the use of fossil fuels; a former CSX engineer describes a deadly train accident that could have been prevented by a safety system called Positive Train Control that Congress has mandated for most of America's major rail lines; and a report on efforts to end the gender imbalance in computing jobs.

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Episode 21

The Chairman; ACLU; Genetic Revolution

Sun, Mar 10, 2019 60 mins

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell discusses the economy and interest rates. Also: the increased power of the ACLU, flush with donations and new memberships since Donald Trump was elected; and a successful clinical trial for a gene therapy for sickle cell anemia may be a cure for the painful, chronic and often deadly disease.

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Episode 22

Targeting Americans; Billionaire on the Bus; Monaco

Sun, Mar 17, 2019 60 mins

The sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China; AOL co-founder and billionaire investor Steve Case's bus ride across Middle America in search of promising start-ups; and life in Monaco.

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Episode 23

Pegasus; All Bets Are On; Samuel L. Jackson

Sun, Mar 24, 2019 60 mins

Lesley Stahl investigates a cutting-edge cyber espionage tool called Pegasus that governments acquire to fight crime and terror; legal sports betting opens up new possibilities for fan engagement, increased revenues for sports leagues, betting during games and say critics, more opportunity for gamblers to corrupt unpaid college athletes; Steve Kroft profiles Samuel L. Jackson's career, which didn't take off until middle age.

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Episode 24

Survivor's Network; Pleistocene Park; The Rock

Sun, Mar 31, 2019 60 mins

A couple who lost their daughter in a mass shooting and now help the survivors and families affected by mass shootings. Also: Global warming is thawing the Arctic permafrost and threating to release dangerous amounts of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere; and a Connecticut prison experiment inspired by Germany's corrections system that has not only reduced violent incidents in the maximum security facility, it has also produced a college basketball star who made the Dean's List.

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Episode 25

The Principles of Ray Dalio; A Radical Solution; ATTU

Sun, Apr 7, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 26

Nancy Pelosi; Game of Thrones; Last Shot in Oakland

Sun, Apr 14, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 27

A Marriage Made in Hell; Superbugs; Easter Island

Sun, Apr 21, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 28

On the Border; Online Overdose; High North

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 60 mins

Migrant families attempting to cross into the United States are causing a border crisis. Later, a powerful drug bought online has caused thousands of overdose deaths.

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Episode 29

Ransomware; Frontotemporal Dementia; Polar Punk

Sun, May 5, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 30

The Price of Generics; The Most Unlikely Meeting; Mark Bradford

Sun, May 12, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 31

One Loose Thread; Rainbow Railroad; Bitcoin's Wild Ride

Sun, May 19, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 32

Friendly Fire, ATTU

Sun, May 26, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 33

The Chariman; Last Shot in Oakland; To Kill a Mockingbird

Sun, Jun 2, 2019 60 mins

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."

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Episode 34

Rare Earth Elements; Jerry And Marge Selbee; Samuel L. Jackson

Sun, Jun 9, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 35

SGB; Huntington WV; Game of Thrones

Sun, Jun 16, 2019 60 mins

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."

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Episode 36

Working Dads; Ryan Speedo Green; The Photo Ark; JAAP

Sun, Jun 16, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 37

High Velocity; This Is No Ordinary Lawsuit; Paul McCarrtney

Sun, Jun 23, 2019 60 mins

The AR 15-style rifle's impact on the protocols of first responders and emergency rooms; and a lawsuit filed by children against the federal government regarding climate change. Also: Paul McCartney.

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Episode 38

Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez; Malta; The Unlikely Inventor

Sun, Jun 23, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 39

Taking Aim At Opioids; The Nuremberg Prosecutor; Into The Wild

Sun, Jun 30, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 40

Billionare on the Bus; Pleistocene Park; JR

Sun, Jul 7, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 41

The Oracle of AI; John Green; The Pavarotti of Pasta

Sun, Jul 14, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 42

The Dutch Solution; Redemption, Fly Like an Eagle

Sun, Jul 21, 2019 60 mins

How the Dutch keep floodwaters from inundating their low-lying country. Also: former felon-turned-Georgetown law professor Shon Hopwood; and falconer Lauren McGough.

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Episode 43

The Principles of Ray Dalio; Robots to The Rescue; Monaco

Sun, Jul 28, 2019 60 mins

Billionaire investment fund pioneer Ray Dalio on why capitalism should be reformed. Also: the use of robots to clean up the Fukushima nuclear reactor; and life in Monaco.

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Episode 44

Survivors' Network; Ultra Deep; The Future Factory

Sun, Aug 4, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 45

To Catch a Spyl; A Different Kind of Vision; Alma

Sun, Aug 11, 2019 60 mins

How a former CIA officer was caught spying for the Chinese. Also: architect Chris Downey, who lost his sight; and 12-year-old Alma Deutscher, who is drawing comparisons to a young Mozart.

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Episode 46

Pegasus; Plastic Plague

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 60 mins

A cyber espionage tool called Pegasus that governments acquire to fight crime and terror; and the devastating effects of plastic refuse on the remote Pacific atoll of Midway and its wildlife.

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Episode 47

Ransomware; Inside The Epidemic; Tim Green

Sun, Aug 25, 2019 60 mins

Ransomware, which has become increasingly common; the origins of the opioid epidemic; and former NFL player Tim Green, who is suffering from ALS.

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Episode 48

Targeting Americans; A Radical Solution; The Ride of His Life

Sun, Sep 1, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 49

Kroft; The Isle of Eigg

Sun, Sep 8, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 50

Online Overdose; Frontotemporal Dementiafrontotemporal Dementia; Mark Bradford

Sun, Sep 15, 2019 60 mins

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.

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Episode 51

Know My Name; The Pact

Sun, Sep 22, 2019 60 mins

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.

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