Next Episode of 60 Minutes is
Season 53 / Episode 29 and airs on 25 April 2021 23:00
60 Minutes has been on the air since 1968, beginning on a Tuesday, but spending most of its time on Sundays, where it remains today. This popular news magazine provides both hard hitting investigations, interviews and features, along with people in the news and current events. 60 Minutes has set unprecedented records in the Nielsen's ratings with a number 1 rating, five times, making it among the most successful TV programs in all of television history. This series has won more Emmy awards than any other news program and in 2003, Don Hewitt, the creator (back in 1968), was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy, along with the 60 Minute correspondents. Added to the 11 Peabody awards, this phenomenally long-lived series has collected 78 awards up to the 2005 season and remains among the viewers top choice for news magazine features.
What you need to know about the Trump impeachment inquiry; Then, Mohammad bin Salman denies ordering Khashoggi murder, but says he takes responsibility for it; And, Shark devours a seal, researchers show how sharks are tagged in "60 Minutes" report.
The Impeachment Debate: Scott Pelley reports the new developments in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and speaks with voters and two members of Congress from both sides of the aisle who say the inquiry is necessary.
The Ranger and the Serial Killer: Texas Ranger James Holland tells "60 Minutes" how he got serial killer Samuel Little to confess to his crimes.
The Farmer's Advocate: Lesley Stahl speaks with Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford about the challenges facing farmers today, the opportunities technology offers and what it's like to be the only openly gay, female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
Hong Kong: "When you lose freedom, you lose everything," a successful Hong Kong businessman says, explaining why he is part of the pro-democracy street protests.
Nadia: The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize recipient tells "60 Minutes" why she and her lawyer, Amal Clooney, want ISIS tried for war crimes and genocide.
Psychedelic Science: Study participants at some of the country's leading medical research centers are going through intense therapy and six-hour psychedelic journeys deep into their minds to do things like quit smoking and worry less.
Recovering from the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history; Then, Christine Lagarde tells John Dickerson about the possible signs of a global recession; And, rare, million-dollar copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus replaced with fakes.
Joe Biden defends his son Hunter's Ukraine dealings, answers for his gaffes; Then, how red tape and black market weed are buzzkills for California's legal marijuana industry; And, saving the giant panda.
Lesley Stahl interviews Maria Butina; Then, three years later, Britain is still battling over Brexit; And, meet the family that dominates competitive saddle bronc riding.
Jamie Dimon, head of America's biggest bank, on politics, his company's role in the 2008 financial crisis, and his paycheck; Then, a mega-bank's data-driven investment in Detroit; And, Maria Ressa: Reporting in the Philippines.
Red Flag Laws – In the wake of mass shootings, states have turned to "Red Flag" laws, allowing law enforcement temporarily to remove firearms from someone posing a threat. Colorado just passed the law, but residents there are fiercely divided. Half the counties have declared themselves second amendment sanctuaries, with some sheriffs vowing not to enforce the law. Scott Pelley reports.
Into the Deep – The ocean floor holds trillions of dollars worth of metals essential to the production of supercomputers, electric cars, and cell phones. While other countries begin efforts to mine them, the U.S. is left out because it failed to sign a U.N. treaty. Bill Whitaker reports.
The Youngest Refugees – 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. Lesley Stahl reports from Jordan.
The case against Russian agents accused of interfering in the 2016 election; Then, a widow recalls how her husband and daughter drowned in the Rio Grande; And, how MRI scans are showing scientists the physical makeup of our thoughts.
YouTube – Wildly successful but often lit up by controversy, the video-sharing site has its pros and cons. Lesley Stahl talks to its CEO, Susan Wojcicki, about its policies.
Unsheltered – Seattle, Washington is one of the fastest-growing cities in America and one where the homeless crisis is among the most visible. Anderson Cooper goes there to report on how one city is dealing with what has become a national problem.
Built by Angels – Ethiopian pilgrims have been trekking to this mysterious holy site for centuries to visit its rock-hewn churches carved out of the African plateau. Scott Pelley made the trip in time for the Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas vigil and tells this remarkable story.
Genetic Information Age – Thanks to the work of geneticists like George Church, the day when humans will no longer be prone to viruses or genetic diseases is coming. In this profile of a genius, Scott Pelley sees Church's latest work that is bringing that day even closer.
City on a Hill – A Palestinian businessman is building a new city in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hoping it helps lay the groundwork for a future Palestinian state. Bill Whitaker travels to the West Bank to find out how Bashar Masri is developing the city of Rawabi despite the difficulties of operating in the conflict-ridden territory.
The Sandman – His career took off after he left "Saturday Night Live," when the comedian/actor began making films that made billions at the box office. Sharyn Alfonsi profiles Adam Sandler for his next movie in which he plays against type as a desperate gambler.
A Central Ally – In the last year, 90,000 Salvadorans have been apprehended at the U.S. Southern border. The migrants are fleeing economic hardship and, in many cases, gang violence – a vicious combination making it extremely difficult for Nayib Bukele, El Salvador's young president, to improve his country. Sharyn Alfonsi reports.
The Lost Music – An Italian composer and pianist who converted to Judaism, Francesco Lotoro, 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.
Jeffrey Epstein – Sharyn Alfonsi reports on new questions about the death of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in a federal jail cell.
Antibiotics on the Farm – Lesley Stahl reports on the rise of antibiotic-resistant bugs and their relationship to the use of antibiotics in farm animals.
Shakira – The multiple GRAMMY-winning singer strives for a perfection she admits is impossible. Bill Whitaker profiles Shakira a few weeks before she is scheduled to perform at the halftime show for Super Bowl LIV.
Venice is Drowning – One of the world's cultural gems and the city of canals and gondola boats is facing an uncertain future as it deals with increasingly higher tides blamed on climate change. John Dickerson reports.
Joaquin Phoenix – Meet the real man behind the dark and complicated roles he's known for playing. Anderson Cooper profiles the Oscar-nominated actor from the controversial film "Joker" and gets a rare interview with his family.
Rafa – The world's #1 tennis player, Rafael Nadal, takes Jon Wertheim back to his hometown on the beautiful 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 Atlantic great white shark's comeback; Then, the return of wolves to Yellowstone Park; And, on board Joel Sartore's Photo Ark
What lies at the bottom of one of the deepest holes ever dug by man?; Then, how an Oklahoma woman learned to fly like an eagle in Mongolia; And, Easter Island's famous moai statues slowly fading away.
A Continent on Fire – Holly Williams reports on the massive, deadly bush fires in Australia and examines their relationship to climate change.
The Server - Scott Pelley reports on why President Trump asked Ukraine to look into a DNC "server" and CrowdStrike.
West Side Story – 60 MINUTES gets unprecedented access to rehearsals of the modernized vision of this classic of American musical theater. Bill Whitaker speaks to the directors and cast.
Bernie Sanders – Anderson Cooper profiles the self-described democratic socialist senator from Vermont, who currently leads the polls for the Democratic presidential nomination.
298 Counts of Murder – Six years ago, a missile brought down Malaysia Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, killing 298 on board. 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.
Vision of Music – Blind and truly gifted, Matthew Whitaker is wowing audiences all over the world at just 18 years old. Sharyn Alfonsi profiles the emerging jazz pianist who continues to develop his prodigious talent.
Michael Bloomberg – The billionaire presidential candidate takes questions about his campaign and his past, which rivals have used against him. Scott Pelley speaks to Michael Bloomberg days before the critical Super Tuesday primaries.
The Trial of a Navy SEAL – The Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in the case that became a cause celebre when President Trump intervened on his behalf talks about the events that led to his charges for the first time. David Martin reports.
Array of Hope – The Bahamas, reeling from rare Category 5 hurricanes scientists blame on climate change, are embracing solar power and can set an example for the world, says the islands' prime minister. Bill Whitaker reports.
Coronavirus – Dr. Jon LaPook reports on the nation's preparedness for the highly infectious disease rapidly spreading across the world.
Fiona Hill – 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 to Lesley Stahl.
Elfstedentocht – 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 that's drawing thousands of Dutch skaters.
Chasing Coronavirus – Scott Pelley reports on how New York is dealing with the pandemic.
Children of Flint – 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. Sharyn Alfonsi reports.
King of the Road – 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.
Stopping the Coronavirus – Bill Whitaker reports on the urgent scientific race to develop a vaccine and find drugs that can thwart the coronavirus and the deadly illness it causes. It's a global effort unfolding at breakneck speed.
Neel Kashkari – 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.
A Populist Movement – Hungary's populist government is spending billions to encourage women to have more children to solve its demographic problem. At the same time, it has built fences to keep immigrants out. Critics of the right-wing government are outraged. Jon Wertheim reports.
State of N.Y. – New York City is the hot spot for the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., which scientists say still has not peaked. Will its hospitals be able to handle the onslaught of cases? Scott Pelley reports.
Brené Brown – This researcher and best-selling author teaches people how to handle feelings of vulnerability and shame. Bill Whitaker profiles Professor Brown, whose message is now helping people cope with the pandemic.
The African Basketball Trail – The novel coronavirus has led to the suspension of the college basketball tournament and the NBA, symbols of glory and success often used to entice young African teenagers to come to the U.S. to play. One example, 7'6" Celtics player Tacko Fall, came here when he was just 16. 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.
Struggling in a coronavirus-ravaged economy; And, Holocaust survivors will be able to share their stories after death thanks to a new project
The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world's economy and struggling companies, small businesses, and workers; Holocaust survivors will be able to share their stories after death thanks to a new project that uses artificial intelligence.
Short Supply – 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.
Staying Well – In addition to the victims it sickens and often kills, the novel coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted nearly everyone in some way. John Dickerson explores how people are coping with anxiety, sadness, and grief.
The Resurrection of St. Nicholas – 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. After years of overcoming obstacles, the church's reopening scheduled for next year is serving as both a beacon and some kind of miracle. Scott Pelley reports.
Life and Death – More have died from COVID-19 in New York City than anywhere else in America. Scott Pelley reports on the enormous task of handling an unprecedented number of bodies each day.
Feeding the Front Line – World-famous chef Jose Andres has used his expertise to become an important food resource in times of crisis. Anderson Cooper reports on how the chef has stepped up once again, by harnessing restaurants in a massive effort to feed those most affected by the pandemic.
The Crown Prince of Kabuki – 60 MINUTES cameras capture the pageantry of Japan's centuries-old theater art marked by elaborate make-up and stylized dances. Jon Wertheim reports from Japan.
On the Line – Norah O'Donnell reports on 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.
Outbreak Science – 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 Unseen Enemy – The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the U.S. military readiness to fight, making it cope with a new and potent enemy. The Army was forced to suspend taking in new recruits until it overhauled basic training, major exercises were canceled, and a front-line aircraft carrier was sidelined. David Martin reports.
The Jobless – The prospects of finding a job in America in the time of the virus has become increasingly daunting. Scott Pelley reports on job seekers who the pandemic prevents from sharing a handshake and a smile with potential employers.
Where Does the Money Go? – 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. Lesley Stahl reports.
The State of Texas – Texas, like other states, is beginning a slow, gradual re-opening of business. But health care providers in rural areas tell Sharyn Alfonsi if COVID-19 outbreaks get worse, their financially fragile health care systems could become overwhelmed or even close.
Pandemic Politics – Is politics preventing the scientific community from doing crucial research that could help find a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus? Scott Pelley investigates.
Amazon – The internet giant continues to take orders and send millions of packages each day, but some of its workers say Amazon isn't keeping its workforce safe. Lesley Stahl reports.
Ghost Guns – 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, reports Bill Whitaker, in this year-and-a-half investigation.
Chairman of the Federal Reserve – Fed Chair Jerome Powell tells Scott Pelley what the government and the Federal Reserve need to do to weather the unprecedented economic crisis precipitated by the pandemic.
Whistleblower – 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. Norah O'Donnell talks to whistleblower Rick Bright in his first television interview.
The Reckoning – Jon Wertheim takes a look at some of the possible changes spurred by the coronavirus pandemic's profound effect on society. Jon Wertheim reports.
The Promise of Plasma – Until new drugs are found to treat COVID-19, one of the more effective treatments has been plasma therapy. Bill Whitaker reports on how doctors are taking the blood plasma of COVID-19 survivors, and the virus-fighting antibodies in it, to create the life-saving therapy.
Spilling Across the Border – Lesley Stahl reports on raw sewage that is entering Southern California's coastal lands and waters from Tijuana, Mexico, just over the border.
Perseverance – In the most ambitious Mars rover mission yet, NASA hopes to launch Perseverance this summer to find evidence of ancient life on the "Red Planet." Anderson Cooper reports.
Nation in Crisis – Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, tells Bill Whitaker what the killing of George Floyd and its aftermath means for America and how society should move forward.
The Long Siege – San Antonio, Texas, has begun reopening businesses and easing the restrictions imposed to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Scott Pelley reports on a city walking a fine line between easing the devastating economic consequences of lockdown and the potential uptick in infections and deaths it could cause.
Failure to Protect – An Oklahoma law created to protect children from abuse punishes people deemed guilty of failing to stop the abuse. But Sharyn Alfonsi finds the cases of over a dozen women who were more severely punished than the men who did the abusing.
The College Test – John Dickerson reports on the challenge to colleges and students as the institutions prepare to reopen in the fall amid the still-present pandemic.
Exhume the Truth – History has largely ignored the Greenwood Massacre, a two-day assault in 1921 on a thriving black community in Tulsa, Okla., in which an estimated 300 people – mostly African American men, women, and children – were killed. Scott Pelley reports on a community trying to uncover the facts and the bodies in what's been called the worst race riot in American history.
Three Empty Chairs – 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. As Norah O'Donnell reports, the board now has a backlog of nearly 2,900 cases, because of the failure of the Senate to confirm any new members to the board in over eight years.
Chief Arradondo – Lesley Stahl interviews Minneapolis' Police Chief Medaria Arradondo as the department still reels from the killing of George Floyd.
The Opioid Playbook – 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. This is a double-length segment.
Voting in the Pandemic – Americans will vote for president in just a few months, and 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.
Wild West of Testing – 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. Sharyn Alfonsi reports.
Probiotics – Consumers spend tens of billions of dollars on probiotics that promise to improve health. Dr. Jon LaPook takes a look at the so-called "good bacteria" and whether all the hype is true.
Children of Flint – 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. Sharyn Alfonsi reports.
A Different Kind of Vision – 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. Lesley Stahl reports.
Rafa – The world's #1 tennis player, Rafael Nadal, takes Jon Wertheim back to his hometown on the beautiful Spanish island of Mallorca. But it's not a vacation, as the court star known as "Rafa" to his fans, practices intensely every morning.
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