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.
California's cannabis producers are not seeing the windfalls predicted, amid regulations and a robust black market that are cutting into legal pot profits. A letter written by Christopher Columbus describing his discovery of the Americas became the world's first best seller more than 500 years ago. Now the surviving copies are so rare and valuable, they're being stolen and replaced with forgeries. Ethiopian pilgrims have been trekking to this mysterious holy site for centuries.
A successful clinical trial for a gene therapy for sickle cell anemia may be a cure for the painful, chronic and often deadly disease. Sesame Street is bringing a new gang of Muppets to the Middle East. The creators of the legendary children's show and the International Rescue Committee have joined forces to address the needs of Syrian child refugees. Blind and truly gifted, Matthew Whitaker is wowing audiences all over the world at just 18. Sharyn Alfonsi profiles the emerging jazz pianist .
Scott Pelley investigates the evidence and speaks to victims' relatives and prosecutors of the Malaysia Flight 17 shot down over eastern Ukraine. Public monuments to the Confederacy have been generating controversy and sometimes violence over what critics consider their racist symbolism. Anderson Cooper examines the national debate. 60 MINUTES gets unprecedented access to rehearsals of the modernized vision of this classic of the American musical theater "West Side Story."
Highlights include: how South African miners are digging some of the deepest mines in the world; Scott Pelley's journey to Mongolia to profile an American who has mastered the ancient art of hunting with eagles; and Anderson Cooper's reports on Easter Island's Moai statues, which are slowly fading away.
A report on the ongoing water crisis in Flint, MI. The remarkable story of architect Chris Downey, who lost his sight, found a way to keep working and believes blindness has made him a better architect. The world's # 1 tennis player, Rafael Nadal, takes Jon Wertheim back to his hometown on the Spanish island of Mallorca. But it's not a vacation, as the court star known as "Rafa" to his fans, practices intensely every morning.
The pandemic has forced election officials to explore ways to keep the public safe at the polls and offer alternatives to in-person voting. As Bill Whitaker reports, so far, it's not been an easy task. A three-month investigation reveals federal officials failed to immediately stop the distribution of many COVID-19 antibody tests they knew were flawed, leading to inaccurate data about the spread of the virus.
Lesley Stahl interviews Minneapolis' Police Chief Medaria Arradondo as the department still reels from the killing of George Floyd. A Bill Whitaker investigation uncovers drug companies' playbook to push opioids, and how law enforcement has scrambled to hold pharma executives accountable for fueling the opioid epidemic.
Great white sharks are coming nearer U.S. beaches, but it may not mean that attacks on people will increase; the once familiar howl of the wolf in the American West has returned to Yellowstone Park and its environs thanks to a careful reintroduction of the animal by the U.S. Park Service.
The challenge for colleges as they prepare to re-open in the fall amid the still-present pandemic. A report on the Greenwood Massacre, a two-day assault in 1921 on a thriving black community in Tulsa, OK. The Merit Systems Protection Board gives two million federal civil service workers—including whistleblowers-- a place to appeal should they be disciplined, demoted or fired.
An Italian composer and pianist who converted to Judaism has made it his mission to recover, catalog and perform music written during the Holocaust - including works done secretly by prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. Jon Wertheim reports.
Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, talks about the killing of George Floyd and what its aftermath means for America. A report on the reopening the city of San Antonio, Texas amid coronavirus and the consequences of the lockdown. An Oklahoma law created to protect children from abuse punishes people deemed guilty of failing to stop the abuse. But Sharyn Alfonsi finds that several sentences were more severe on women than man abusers.
Until a vaccine is found, plasma therapy has been helping COVID-19 victims get better. Raw sewage from Tijuana appearing on southern California's coasts. NASA attempts to find signs of ancient life on Mars with the launch of Perseverance.
The Federal Reserve plans to weather the unprecedented economic crisis. A top government virologist says he was removed from his crucial role leading a unit fighting the pandemic because he spoke out against the administration's advocacy of a drug unproven to help Covid patients. A look at some of the possible changes spurred by the coronavirus pandemic' s profound effect on society.
60 minutes vinvestigates if politics are preventing the scientific community from doing crucial research that could help find a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus. The Internet giant continues take orders and send millions of packages each day, but some of its workers say Amazon isn't keeping its workforce safe. They are virtually untraceable weapons that can be made at home using legally purchased parts. Ghost guns have turned up in criminal cases in most of the country.
Finding a job in America in the time of the virus has become increasingly daunting. Some farmers affected by the pandemic shutdown were already hurting. They lost their export market to China in retaliation for trade war tariffs and then watched most of the U.S. trade relief payments go to the largest farms. Some states are beginning a slow, gradual re-opening of business. But health care providers in rural areas warn the side effects could cause a collapse in the system.
The financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on automakers Ford and GM, and their transformation from making cars to making ventilators and other medical supplies. Mapping technologies driven by artificial intelligence are helping airlines, health officials and governments to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Bill Whitaker reports on the new data gathering methods that point to the future of contagion mapping. The Covid-19 pandemic is testing the U.S. military readiness to fight.
Scott Pelley reports on the enormous task of handling an unprecedented number of bodies in NYC due to the pandemic. World-famous chef Jose Andres has stepped up once again by harnessing restaurants in a massive effort to feed those most impacted by the pandemic. Cameras capture the pageantry of Japan's centuries-old theater art marked by elaborate make-up and stylized dances.
Bill Whitaker reports on the short supply of protective gear nurses and doctors need to prevent their own infection with Covid-19 and whether the shortage should have been anticipated. John Dickerson explores how people are coping with anxiety, sadness, and grief. From the ashes of Ground Zero, the small Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas is slowly being rebuilt as both a church and national shrine.
Scott Pelley reports on how wide and deep the coronavirus pandemic's impact could be on companies, small businesses, workers and the world's economy. Seventy-five years ago, the world was convulsed by a very different crisis than the pandemic we face today -- the end of World War II. As Holocaust survivors near the end of their lives, thanks to a new project using artificial intelligence technology, they will be able to keep having conversations, and telling their stories, forever.
A report on New York City's hospitals and their capacity when it comes to handling the COVID-19 outbreak. Jon Wertheim reports on shadowy operatives and fly-by-night schools whose schemes lead to broken dreams and financial loss for the majority of the teens that come to the U.S. to play basketball. A researcher and best-selling author teaches people how to handle feelings of vulnerability and shame.
The urgent scientific race to develop a vaccine and find drugs that can thwart the coronavirus. It's a global effort unfolding at breakneck speed. Scott Pelley interviews the banker who oversaw the government's response to the Great Recession in 2008. Now the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Kashkari provides insight on the economic impact of covid-19. Hungary's government is spending billions to encourage woman to have more children to solve its demographic problem.
Scott Pelley reports on how New York is dealing with the pandemic. Five years after the Flint water crisis, there are still long lines for water and new evidence of the long-term health impact on the city's children. Jon Wertheim looks at driverless truck technology, which is already being tested on the open road and will go live on the nation's highways sooner than many think. Michael Karzis is the producer.
Dr. Jon LaPook reports on the nation's preparedness for the highly infectious disease rapidly spreading across the world. President Trump's former top adviser on Russia and Europe whose testimony on Capitol Hill formed a crucial part of the impeachment inquiry, gives her first interview. The traditional Dutch ice skating race hasn't been held in the Netherlands since 1997 due to climate change. Bill Whitaker reports on an alternative race in the Austrian Alps.
The billionaire presidential candidate takes questions about his campaign and his past that rivals have used against him. The Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in the case that became a cause celebre when President Trump intervened on his behalf. The Bahamas, reeling from rare Category 5 hurricanes scientists blame on climate change, is embracing solar power and can set an example for the world says the islands' prime minister.
Anderson Cooper profiles the self-described democratic socialist senator from Vermont who currently leads the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination. Six years ago a missile brought down Malaysia Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine killing 298 onboard. Next month, four men, three of them Russian, go on trial in a Dutch courtroom. Scott Pelley investigates the evidence and speaks to victims' relatives and prosecutors. Blind and truly gifted, an 18 year pianist is wowing audiences.
Holly Williams reports on the massive, deadly bush fires in Australia and examines their relationship to climate change. 60 MINUTES gets unprecedented access to rehearsals of the modernized vision of this classic of the American musical theater. Bill Whitaker speaks to the directors and cast.
South African miners are going ever deeper to find gold, digging some of the world's deepest mines. Scott Pelley goes to the steppes of Mongolia to profile falconer Lauren McGough, an American who has mastered the ancient art of hunting with eagles. Anderson Cooper goes to Easter Island, where the famous stone statues called moai are fading away under the elements.