60 Minutes Season 36
S36 E01Sep 28, 2003
Tulia, Texas, Musically Speaking, Eminent Domain Sep 28, 2003 “Tulia, Texas” interviews a former undercover drug officer accused of targeting the black community with racially motivated drug sting. “Musically Speaking” talks to a young musical savant named Rex. “Eminent Domain” investigates the controversial practice of government forcing private citizens to sell their homes and businesses. “Andy Rooney” talks about the Democratic candidates for president.
S36 E02Oct 5, 2003
Dr. Sam Waksal, Skull and Bones, For Love of Money Oct 5, 2003 “Dr. Sam Waksal” interviews the founder and former CEO of the biotech firm ImClone who is in the middle of one of the largest stock scandals of the past year. “Skull and Bones” investigates the mysterious Yale secret society that counts George W. Bush as one of its members. “For Love of Money” examines how the families of grooms in India still demand a dowries. “Andy Rooney” talks about baseball in October.
S36 E03Oct 12, 2003
Cooking the Books, How Many Miles to the Gallon?, Sainthood Oct 12, 2003 “Cooking the Books” interview Richard Scrushy the former CEO of HealthSouth Corporation who is accused of committing securities fraud. “How Many Miles to the Gallon?” examines the U.S.’s dependence on foreign oil and how Detroit is resisting efforts to move to more fuel-efficient cars. “Sainthood” examines whether the Vatican is making too many saints. “Andy Rooney” talks about how the president needs to do more to make the U.S. less hated.
S36 E04Oct 19, 2003
Gimme Shelter, Nation Building, The Case Against Dr. Butler Oct 19, 2003 “Gimme Shelter” examines whether prestigious accounting and law firms are selling tax shelters that are of questionable legality. “Nation Building” examines whether American and European efforts at nation building have been successful in the Bosnian city of Mostar. “The Case Against Dr. Butler” examines the investigation of a scientist who reported 30 vials of bubonic plague missing from his lab. “Andy Rooney” talks about dropping the use of the title of the first lady.
S36 E05Oct 27, 2003
Terror in Moscow, Yucca Mountain, Undercover Marketing Oct 27, 2003 “Terror in Moscow” examines how video cameras recorded the horror of the Moscow Theater terrorist crisis. “Yucca Mountain” looks at the government’s plan to store 70,000 tons of nuclear waste in Nevada. “Undercover Marketing” investigates how marketers are now attempting to secretly selling to people who don’t know they’re being sold to. “Andy Rooney” talks about diet books.
S36 E06Nov 3, 2003
An Island of Sanity, Pirates of the Internet, Mary J Nov 3, 2003 “An Island of Sanity” visits the Jewish Hadassah Medical in Jerusalem where Palestinians and Jews work side-by-side treating patients without animosity. “Pirates of the Internet” examines how Hollywood is responding to Internet movie pirates. “Mary J” interviews the hip-hop diva Mary J. Blige. “Andy Rooney” talks about what the president should say to the nation.
S36 E07Nov 10, 2003
Jessica Lynch's Hero, Arafat's Billions, Mr. Feinberg Nov 10, 2003 “Jessica Lynch’s Hero” interviews Patrick Miller the real hero of the Jessica Lynch saga. “Arafat’s Billions” examines how Yasser Arafat diverted almost one billion dollars of public funds to ensure his own survival. “Mr. Feinberg” interviews the man who decides how much victims can collect from 9/11. “Andy Rooney” talks about the angry response to his last commentary.
S36 E08Nov 17, 2003
Chemical Plant Insecurity, They Didn't Ask, He Didn't Tell, The Kuwait of Africa Nov 17, 2003 “Chemical Plant Insecurity” investigates the lax security at U.S. plants that contain deadly chemicals. “They Didn’t Ask, He Didn’t Tell” interviews a senior Army officer who was dismissed because he was gay. “The Kuwait of Africa” examines Equatorial Guinea which remains a poor African country despite its vast oil reserves due to a corrupt political regime. “Andy Rooney” talks about his computer use.
S36 E09Nov 24, 2003
Porn in the U.S., Still Fighting, Howard Hughes, Jeopardy! Nov 24, 2003 “Porn in the U.S.” examines the $10 billion pornography industry in the United States. “Still Fighting” reports on how former prisoners of war from the first Gulf War are trying to collect a judgment for the torture and brutality they suffered. “Howard Hughes” looks at how the Howar d Hughes Medical Institute became one of the riches charities in the United States.“Jeopardy!” goes behind the scenes of the famous quiz show. “Andy Rooney” comments on his personal likes and dislikes.
S36 E10Dec 1, 2003
Alice Coles of Bayview, Answers from the Grave, L.T. Over the Edge Dec 1, 2003 “Alice Coles of Bayview” looks at how one woman helped transform her poor village in rural Virginia into a bustling community with modern homes. “Answers from the Grave” examines how DNA technology is being used to locate missing people in war zones. “L.T. Over the Edge” interviews former football player Lawrence Taylor about his rough life after football. “Andy Rooney” looks at road rage.
S36 E11Dec 8, 2003
The Look, Operation Iraqi Freedom?, King Solomon Dec 8, 2003 “The Look” investigates whether Abercrombie & Fitch is discriminating by hiring only attractive, mostly white salespeople. “Operation Iraqi Freedom?” examines how Iraqis in Karbala elected a city council only to have them unseated by U.S. forces. “King Solomon” interviews soul music icon Solomon Burke. “Andy Rooney” talks about presidential travel.
S36 E12Dec 15, 2003
Saddam Hussein's Capture Dec 15, 2003 60 Minutes reports on the capture of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. David Martin offers a report on the capture of Saddam near Tikrit. Lesley Stahl interviews Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld about the significance of the capture. Dan Rather discusses and analyzes an interview he did with the dictator from earlier this year. Thalia Assuras offers a report from Iraq on the capture. “Andy Rooney” offers his thoughts on the matter.
S36 E13Dec 22, 2003
Behind Bars, John Edwards, President?, The Fence Dec 22, 2003 “Behind Bars” interviews Paul Bremer about what it was like to meet imprisoned Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. “John Edwards, President?” profiles the Senator from North Carolina who is attempting to win the Democratic presidential nomination. “The Fence” examines how a 400-mile fence is being built in Israel to protect the country from Palestinians. “Andy Rooney” talks about holiday gift ads.
S36 E14Dec 29, 2003
Michael Jackson, Iraq After Saddam Dec 29, 2003 “Michael Jackson” interviews the famous singer about the sexual molestation charges against him. “Iraq After Saddam” examines the difficulties facing efforts to reconstitute the police forces of Iraq. “Andy Rooney” talks about Christmas and the proliferation of holidays.
S36 E15Jan 5, 2004
More Than They Deserve, The Eyes Have It, Turkmenbashi, Does the Nose Know?, Bering Strait Jan 5, 2004 “More Than They Deserve” looks at why judges are now protesting the long jail sentences that mandatory-minimum laws mandate for drug offenses. “The Eyes Have It” talks to a Harvard professor who teaches students how to look at their environment. “Turkmenbashi” interviews the eccentric dictator of Turkmenistan. “Does the Nose Know?” examines how some drug and bomb-sniffing dogs are unreliable. “Bering Strait” rebroadcasts an interview with a country music band from Russia. “Andy Rooney” looks at store mannequins.
S36 E16Jan 12, 2004
Inside the Bush White House, Out of India, The Greyston Bakery Jan 12, 2004 “Inside the Bush White House” interviews former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill about his decision to leave the Bush White House. “Out of India” examines how more American companies are sending jobs overseas to India. “The Greyston Bakery” looks at a business that not only employs the disenfranchised but also puts its profits into social services. “Andy Rooney” talks about cleaning out his closet.
S36 E17Jan 26, 2004
John Kerry, Farewell to the Queen, Doing Business with the Enemy Jan 26, 2004 “John Kerry” profiles and interviews the Democratic presidential candidate. “Farewell to the Queen” goes on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 for its historic last trans-Atlantic cross. “Doing Business with the Enemy” examines how pension plans and mutual funds are investing in companies that do business with states that support terrorism. “Andy Rooney” talks about Bush’s plans for space.
S36 E18Feb 9, 2004
Faith, Hope & Politics, The Sunni Triangle, The Man with the Golden Ears Feb 9, 2004 “Faith, Hope & Politics” examines the influence of evangelical Christians in the United States government. “The Sunni Triangle” interviews some of the soldiers patrolling one of the most dangerous areas in Iraq. “The Man with the Golden Ears” interviews legendary music executive Clive Davis. “Andy Rooney” talks about the Super Bowl halftime show controversy.
S36 E19Feb 16, 2004
Nuclear Insecurity, Self-Made Maverick, Pilobolus Feb 16, 2004 “Nuclear Insecurity” examines lax security at some of the facilities that house America’s nuclear weapons and the materials used to make them. “Self-Made Maverick” profiles billionaire Internet and sports entrepreneur Mark Cuban. “Pilobolus” profiles the famous modern dance group. “Andy Rooney” talks about deceptive advertising.
S36 E20Feb 23, 2004
Boosting, The Patriot, The Wild Man of Music Feb 23, 2004 “Boosting” examines how South American gangs are ripping off American stores in a practice of organized shoplifting. “The Patriot” investigates some serious problems with the Patriot missile defense system. “The Wild Man of Music” profiles famed Russian conductor Valery Gergiev.
S36 E21Mar 1, 2004
Lost in the Translation, Surf's Up, A True Confession Mar 1, 2004 “Lost in the Translation” looks at how North Korea is using the Diary of Anne Frank and a propaganda tool against the United States. “Surf’s Up” interviews big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. “A True Confession” examines how interrogators can sometimes convince innocent people to make a false confession. “Andy Rooney” talks about previews and ads before movies.
S36 E22Mar 8, 2004
The Blame Game, The Bishop, Geno's Game Mar 8, 2004 “The Blame Game” talks to Ahmed Chalabi a wealthy Iraqi exile who is accused of misleading the U.S. about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. “The Bishop” interviews Bishop Gene Robinson the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church. “Geno’s Game” profiles successful University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma. “Andy Rooney” talks about things that are true.
S36 E23Mar 15, 2004
Prescriptions and Profit, Hubble, The Last Gangster Mar 15, 2004 “Prescriptions and Profit” looks at why Americans pay more for prescription drugs than anyone in the world. “Hubble” examines how the future of the Hubble Space Telescope is in danger due to budget cuts. “The Last Gangster” interviews ’Big Ron’ Previte a former gangster in the Philadelphia Mafia. “Andy Rooney” responds to letters.
S36 E24Mar 22, 2004
9-11 Before and After, The Second Most Wanted Man Mar 22, 2004 “9-11 Before and After” offers an exclusive interview with former White House terrorism adviser Richard Clarke who talks about the Bush administration’s view on terrorism before and after 9/11. “The Second Most Wanted Man” updates a previous broadcasts segment on Ayman Al-Zawahiri who is Osama bin Laden’s right hand man. “Andy Rooney” talks about preserving the institution of marriage.
S36 E25Mar 29, 2004
Condoleezza Rice, Judge Charles Pickering, Freddy Adu Mar 29, 2004 “Condoleezza Rice” interviews the national security adviser about her refusal to testify under oath before the 9/11 Commission. “Judge Charles Pickering” interviews the Appeals Court nominee responds to charges that he is racially insensitive. “Freddy Adu” profiles the 14 year old soccer prodigy. “Andy Rooney” talks about deciding which charities to support.
S36 E26Apr 4, 2004
See No Evil, The Best Possible Deal?, Who Is Jack Spadaro? Apr 4, 2004 “See No Evil” examines how several hospitals employed a nurse who recently confessed to killing dozens of patients under his care. “The Best Possible Deal?” investigates why car buyers may not be getting the best interest rates from car dealerships. “Who Is Jack Spadaro?” interviews a government whistle-blowers who claims the Bush administration covered-up the the reasons behind a toxic coal slurry spill in Appalachia. “Andy Rooney” talks about the book business in America.
S36 E27Apr 11, 2004
Michelle Wie, The Summer Games, Out of Control Apr 11, 2004 “Michelle Wie” interviews the 14-year-old golfing sensation. “The Summer Games” looks at how Greece and the city of Athens are working to complete facilities to host and keep safe the Olympic games. “Out of Control” looks at how the rising AIDS epidemic is hitting India. “Andy Rooney” talks about kitchen gadgets.
S36 E28Apr 18, 2004
Plan of Attack, Mary J Apr 18, 2004 “Plan of Attack” interviews legendary journalist Bob Woodward about his new book on the White House’s plans to attack Iraq. “Mary J” rebroadcasts a segment on hip-hop diva Mary J. Blige who talks about her storied past. “Andy Rooney” talks about increasing gas prices.
S36 E29Apr 25, 2004
The Devil's Advocate, Comrade Capitalist, Self-Made Maverick Apr 25, 2004 “The Devil’s Advocate” interviews Jacques Verges who will defend Saddam Hussein in court. “Comrade Capitalist” interviews a former Marxist guerrilla who has become a multimillionaire South African businessman. “Self-Made Maverick” rebroadcasts an edited segment on sports entrepreneur Mark Cuban. “Andy Rooney” talks about the use of initials.
S36 E30May 2, 2004
Deep Dark Secret, Funny Girl, Superbugs May 2, 2004 “Deep Dark Secret” investigates how state institutions in America were once part of the eugenics movement. “Funny Girl” interviews Shazia Mirza a Muslim stand-up comedian. “Superbugs” examines the emergence of drug resistant bacteria and the dangers of the over-prescription of antibiotics. “Andy Rooney” talks about putting things in their place.
S36 E31May 9, 2004
Couldn't Keep It to Myself, Saudi Justice, American Hero May 9, 2004 “Couldn’t Keep It to Myself” looks at the prison writing workshop behind a critically acclaimed book that has drawn the ire of prison officials. “Saudi Justice” interviews several Britons who were tortured into falsely confessing to a series of bombings in Saudi Arabia. “American Hero” revisits the the My Lai massacre and the American soldiers who tried to help the defenseless villages. “Andy Rooney” talks about the election campaign.
S36 E32May 16, 2004
The New French Revolution, The Image War, Domingo May 16, 2004 “The New French Revolution” investigates how Muslim women in France are beginning to fight back against horrid treatment in the rough ethnic ghettos of Paris. “The Image War” takes an inside look at Alhurrah the Arab-language television news channel funded by the United States. “Domingo” interviews operate great Placido Domingo who is taking effort to nurture young opera talent. “Andy Rooney” talks about how college professors should be advising politicians.
S36 E33May 23, 2004
General Anthony Zinni, Stanley 'Tookie' Williams, I Have a Dream May 23, 2004 “General Anthony Zinni” interviews a retired U.S. General who is critical of the politics behind the planning of the Iraq war. “Stanley ’Tookie’ Williams” examines how a death row inmate is working to keep kids away from street gangs. “I Have a Dream” examines a program that helps underprivileged kids get access to higher education. “Andy Rooney” talks about American troops who have tortured Iraqi prisoners.
S36 E34May 30, 2004
Muqtada Al-Sadr, How Many Miles to the Gallon? May 30, 2004 “Muqtada Al-Sadr” interviews the controversial and radical Shiite cleric whose followers are battling U.S. troops in Iraq. “How Many Miles to the Gallon?” examines why Detroit continues to produce gas guzzling SUVs despite the rise in gas prices and the ability to produce more fuel efficient cars. “Andy Rooney” pay tribute to the U.S. soldiers who have died serving their country in the Iraq War.
S36 E35Jun 6, 2004
Ronald Reagan Remembered Jun 6, 2004 60 Minutes remembers the life of President Ronald Reagan. It interviews Nancy Reagan about his life before and after her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, revisits a 1989 interview where Reagan discusses a reluctance to enter politics, and offers an overview of his political career. “Andy Rooney” talks about D-Day.
S36 E36Jun 13, 2004
Chemical Plant Insecurity, Skull and Bones, Barbara Cook Jun 13, 2004 “Chemical Plant Insecurity” rebroadcasts an investigation into the lax security at U.S. chemical plants. “Skull and Bones” rebroadcasts a segment on the secret Yale University society that claims many of America’s power elite as its members. “Barbara Cook” rebroadcasts an interview with the famous Broadway singer. “Andy Rooney” talks about store mannequins.
S36 E37Jun 20, 2004
Bill Clinton Jun 20, 2004 60 Minutes interviews former president Bill Clinton about his much-anticipated autobiography entitled “My Life”. The former president discusses his Arkansas childhood and family, his times as Arkansas governor, and the successes and failures of his presidency.
S36 E38Jun 27, 2004
The Patriot, Dr. Sam Waksal, Michael Moore Jun 27, 2004 “The Patriot” rebroadcasts an investigation into the problems associated with the Patriot missile system. “Dr. Sam Waksal” rebroadcasts a segment on the founder and former CEO of the biotech firm ImClone who is in the middle of one of the large stock scandal. “Michael Moore” rebroadcasts a segment on the documentary filmmaker. “Andy Rooney” talks about what annoys him about other drivers.
S36 E39Jul 4, 2004
Kinkade, Tulia, Texas, Eminent Domain Jul 4, 2004 “Kinkade” rebroadcasts a segment on popular artist Thomas Kinkade. “Tulia, Texas” rebroadcasts an investigation of a former undercover drug officer accused of targeting the black community with racially motivated drug sting. “Eminent Domain” rebroadcasts an investigation into the controversial practice of government forcing private citizens to sell their homes and businesses. “Andy Rooney” talks about the language of initials.
S36 E40Jul 11, 2004
Kerry & Edwards, Boosting, Man with the Golden Ears Jul 11, 2004 “Kerry & Edwards” interviews the presidential and vice-presidential nominees along with their wives. “Boosting” rebroadcasts a segment on how South American immigrant gangs are stealing American cargo. “Man with the Golden Ears” rebroadcasts a profile of legendary music executive Clive Davis. “Andy Rooney” asks questions of Kerry and Edwards.
S36 E41Jul 18, 2004
The Kuwait of Africa, Alice Coles of Bayview, Howard Hughes Jul 18, 2004 “The Kuwait of Africa” rebroadcasts a segment on the oil rich country of Equatorial Guinea. “Alice Coles of Bayview” rebroadcasts a segment on a woman who is trying to transform her poor rural Virginia village into a community of modern homes. “Howard Hughes” rebroadcasts a segment on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. “Andy Rooney” talks about deceptive advertising.
S36 E42Jul 25, 2004
Yucca Mountain, Undercover Marketing, Surf's Up! Jul 25, 2004 “Yucca Mountain” rebroadcasts a segment on the government’s plan to store nuclear waste in Nevada. “Undercover Marketing” rebroadcasts a segment on how product marketing has gone undercover. “Surf’s Up!” profiles big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton. “Andy Rooney” takes a look at diet books.
S36 E43Aug 1, 2004
Musically Speaking, Out of India, The Bishop Aug 1, 2004 “Musically Speaking” rebroadcasts a segment on musically talented savants. “Out of India” rebroadcasts a segment on how American companies are sending jobs to India. “The Bishop” rebroadcasts an interview with Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church. “Andy Rooney” talks about his likes and dislikes.
S36 E44Aug 8, 2004
Lost in Translation, The World's Greatest Fakes, Freddy Adu Aug 8, 2004 “Lost in Translation” rebroadcasts a segment on an FBI whistle-blower who claims that crucial information about terrorism was deliberately not translated in the weeks after 9/11. “The World’s Greatest Fakes” examines how many brand-name products are being counterfeited and sold in China. “Freddy Adu” rebroadcasts a profile of the 15-year-old soccer prodigy. “Andy Rooney” talks about the Smart Car.
S36 E45Aug 15, 2004
See No Evil, The Garden of Eden, Pirates of the Internet Aug 15, 2004 “See No Evil” rebroadcasts a segment on how several hospitals employed a nurse who recently confessed to killing dozens of patients under his care. “The Garden of Eden” looks at what happens when gorillas meet humans for the first time. “Pirates of the Internet” rebroadcasts a segment on how Hollywood is responding to Internet movie pirates. “Andy Rooney” talks about movie previews and commercials before movies.
S36 E46Aug 22, 2004
Cooking the Books, Prescriptions and Profit, Change of Heart Aug 22, 2004 “Cooking the Books” rebroadcasts an interview with Richard Scrushy the former CEO of HealthSouth Corporation who is accused of committing securities fraud. “Prescriptions and Profit” rebroadcasts a segment on the cost of prescription drugs in America. “Change of Heart” examines a medical breakthrough that allows infants to withstand organ transplants from unmatched donors. “Andy Rooney” talks about gift giving.
S36 E47Aug 29, 2004
Nuclear Insecurity, Doing Business with the Enemy, Michelle Wie Aug 29, 2004 “Nuclear Insecurity” rebroadcasts a segment investigating lax security at nuclear facilities in the United States. “Doing Business with the Enemy” rebroadcasts a segment on how pension plans and mutual funds are investing in companies that do business with states that support terrorism. “Michelle Wie” rebroadcasts a segment on the golf prodigy. “Andy Rooney” talks about how some people don’t put things back where they belong.
S36 E48Sep 5, 2004
Porn in the U.S., Jeopardy! Sep 5, 2004 “Porn in the U.S.” rebroadcasts a segment examining the $10 billion pornography industry in the United States. “Jeopardy!” rebroadcasts a segment that goes behind the scenes of the famous television quiz show and discuss how a software engineer has become the show’s biggest winner. “Andy Rooney” talks about how cities do not profit from political conventions.
S36 E49Sep 12, 2004
DNA Dragnet, All in the Family, L.T. Over the Edge Sep 12, 2004 “DNA Dragnet” rebroadcasts a segment on how DNA is being used to close unsolved cases. “All in the Family” rebroadcasts a segment on how identity theft is on the rise among family members. “L.T. Over the Edge” rebroadcasts an interview with the football legend. “Andy Rooney” talks about receiving fund-raising notices in the mail.
S36 E50Sep 19, 2004
The Second War, Fat City, The Coach Sep 19, 2004 “The Second War” talks U.S Soldiers and Iraqi government officials about the insurgency. “Fat City” rebroadcasts a segment on diet clinics in Durham, North Carolina. “The Coach” examines professional football coaching and how it is much more advanced in the modern era. “Andy Rooney” talks about a new season of the show.