60 Minutes Season 37
S37 E01Sep 26, 2004
Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Closer!, O'Reilly Sep 26, 2004 “Wanted: Dead or Alive” profiles Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi the Iraqi terrorist behind a number of gruesome attacks on Westerners. “The Closer!” examines a telemarketing scam in Canada that preyed on the elderly. “O’Reilly” interviews the controversial Fox News host. “Andy Rooney” urges stupid Americans to not vote.
S37 E02Oct 3, 2004
Echo Boomers, Tales from the Crypt, Bill Parcells Oct 3, 2004 “Echo Boomer” discusses the children of the baby-boomers and how marketers are trying to define their attitudes and tastes. “Tales from the Crypt” examines an archaeological investigation into the remains the Medici family. “Bill Parcells” interviews the NFL coach. “Andy Rooney” talks about repairing the reputation of CBS news.
S37 E03Oct 10, 2004
The Killing in Sudan, Staying at Home, Queen Latifah Oct 10, 2004 “The Killing in Sudan” goes to Sudan to examine the genocide, mass murder, and refugee crisis in the Darfur region. “Staying at Home” interviews women who succeeded in the workplace, but then chose to return home to raise children. “Queen Latifah” profiles the singer and actress. “Andy Rooney” talks about presidential-style debates.
S37 E04Oct 17, 2004
A Deal with the Devil, Top 10%, Ray Charles Oct 17, 2004 “A Deal with the Devil” looks at how a plea bargain made 20 years ago may let a serial killer out of jail. “Top 10%” examines how some consider unfair a Texas law that automatically gives high school students in the top 10 percent of their class admission to college. “Ray Charles” profiles the life of the legendary musician and rebroadcasts an interview with him. “Andy Rooney” talks about what happens to a car that is traded in.
S37 E05Oct 24, 2004
The Murder of Emmett Till, Jon Stewart Oct 24, 2004 “The Murder of Emmett Till” examines a 1955 Mississippi case where a 14-year-old black boy was tortured and murdered for whistling at a white woman. “Jon Stewart” profiles the popular comedian and Comedy Central host. “Andy Rooney” talks about how the United States spends more on equipment and not enough on soldiers.
S37 E06Nov 1, 2004
Live from New York, The Governor, In Harm's Way Nov 1, 2004 “Live from New York” goes behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live and catch a live and embarrassing television gaffe. “The Governor” interviews Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. “In Harm’s Way” examines why the government has not provided the military with enough fully armored vehicles. “Andy Rooney” discusses the differences between Bush and Kerry.
S37 E07Nov 8, 2004
The Next Space Race, Crusade Against Credit Nov 8, 2004 “The Next Space Race” examines the private sector’s race to space and interviews engineer Burt Rutan who is one of the people who are leading the way. “Crusade Against Credit” interviews radio host Dave Ramsey who is trying to save debtors with his advice program. “Andy Rooney” talks about losing the presidential election.
S37 E08Nov 15, 2004
Anonymous Revealed, Prescription for Trouble, Arafat Nov 15, 2004 “Anonymous Revealed” interview the former head of the CIA unit that is pursuing Osama bin Laden who has also written a book critical on U.S. policy. “Prescription for Disaster” examines whether the manufacturer of Vioxx knew the painkiller could cause heart attacks and strokes. “Arafat” looks at past interviews with the Palestinian leader in light of his recent death. “Andy Rooney” talks about rule changes in sports.
S37 E09Nov 22, 2004
The Uncounted, Hoodia, Jim Carrey Nov 22, 2004 “The Uncounted” examines how soldiers injured in Iraq are not listed as casualties unless their injuries are the direct result of combat. “Hoodia” looks at the appetite-suppressing plant and how it has been used for thousands of years by the Bushmen of the Kalahari who may now profit from its sale as a diet drug. “Jim Carrey” interviews the comic actor. “Andy Rooney” talks about letters he has received.
S37 E10Nov 29, 2004
The Case of the Spy Ring, Bluejay, Dustin Hoffman Nov 29, 2004 “The Case of the Spy Ring” examines two soldiers who are accused of spying at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. “Bluejay” profiles Jay Greenberg a twelve year-old musical prodigy. “Dustin Hoffman” interviews the famous actor. “Andy Rooney” explains why the mint should stop making pennies.
S37 E11Dec 6, 2004
Old Soldiers, ADD Grows Up, Bob Dylan Dec 6, 2004 “Old Soldiers” examines how many former soldiers are being called to active duty even though they thought they fulfilled their military obligations. “ADD Grows Up” looks at attention deficit disorder which is thought to affect eight million adults. “Bob Dylan” offers the first television interview with the legendary musician in 19 years. “Andy Rooney” talks about Christmas gifts to avoid.
S37 E12Dec 13, 2004
Who Killed Carolyn Muncey?, A Feisty Farewell, Cinderella Story Dec 13, 2004 “Who Killed Carolyn Muncey?” investigates a murder where one man awaits death for a crime that many believe the husband was responsible for. “A Feisty Farewell” interviews Senator Fritz Hollings on the eve of his retirement. “Cinderella Story” interviews Russian opera diva Anna Netrebko. “Andy Rooney” talks about being a major network anchor.
S37 E13Dec 20, 2004
The Stone Box, Ricky Williams, Redneck Woman Dec 20, 2004 “The Stone Box” investigates an ossuary that is alleged to have contained the bones of the brother of Jesus. “Ricky Williams” interviews the former NFL football player about why he walked away from the sport. “Redneck Woman” profiles country music singer Gretchen Wilson. “Andy Rooney” talks about getting the world to like the United States.
S37 E14Dec 27, 2004
Echo Boomers, Ray Charles, The Coach Dec 27, 2004 “Echo Boomers” rebroadcasts a segment on the children of the baby-boomers and how marketers are trying to define their attitudes and tastes. “Ray Charles” rebroadcasts a profile of the legendary musician. “The Coach” rebroadcasts a segment on professional football coaching how how much more advance it has become in the modern era. “Andy Rooney” talks about using college professors to improve government.
S37 E15Jan 3, 2005
Google, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World Jan 3, 2005 “Google” looks at the hugely successful Internet company and interviews one of its founders Sergey Brin. “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” interviews the famous Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. “Andy Rooney” talks about how modern art should not be in public places.
S37 E16Jan 10, 2005
The Big Gun, Lang Lang, A Dog's Nose Jan 10, 2005 “The Big Gun” examines the .50-caliber rifle and whether it poses a greater danger than other rifles. “Lang Lang” profiles the Chinese piano prodigy. “A Dog’s Nose” looks at how researchers are training dogs to smell cancer. “Andy Rooney” talks about the annoyance of cell phones.
S37 E17Jan 17, 2005
Under Fire, The Insider, Tim Howard Jan 17, 2005 “Under Fire” goes to Ramadi one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq to look at how U.S. Marines are fighting insurgents. “The Insider” interviews tobacco whistle-blower Jefferey Wigand about his current efforts against tobacco. “Tim Howard” interviews the Manchester United goalie about his Tourette’s syndrome. “Andy Rooney” talks about the recent tsunami.
S37 E18Jan 31, 2005
Poisoned, An Expensive Lesson, Hilary Swank Jan 31, 2005 “Poisoned” interviews Ukrainian president Victor Yushchenko about the attempt to poison him. “An Expensive Lesson” investigates a school that exaggerates its job-placement rates and has left students with big loans to repay. “Hilary Swank” interviews the actress about her recent role as a boxer. “Andy Rooney” talks about the weather.
S37 E19Feb 7, 2005
Child Prodigies Feb 7, 2005 60 Minutes looks at child prodigies. Including golfer prodigy Michelle Wie, disabled musical prodigy Rex Clack, musical prodigy Jay Greenberg, prodigies with Williams Syndrom, the Brown children musical prodigies, soccer prodigy Freddy Apu, and the child prodigies Greg Smith and Sho Yano.
S37 E20Feb 14, 2005
Juiced, Born in the U.S.A., The Gates Feb 14, 2005 “Juiced” interviews Jose Canseco about his controversial book about steroids in major league baseball. “Born in the U.S.A.” investigates the practice of African-American children being adopted by families outside the United States. “The Gates” talks to the artist Christo about his latest project involving flags. “Andy Rooney” talks about the Super Bowl.
S37 E21Feb 21, 2005
Rape in the Ranks, Cirque Du Soleil, Chris Rock Feb 21, 2005 “Rape in the Ranks” examines how a former lieutenant who was treated like a criminal after she reported that she was raped. “Cirque Du Soleil” looks at the famous circus that is one of the biggest draws in Las Vegas. “Chris Rock” interviews the comedian who will host the Oscars. “Andy Rooney” talks about the overabundance of advertising in America.
S37 E22Feb 28, 2005
Breeding Ground, The Aviator and the President, Brain Rangers Feb 28, 2005 “Breeding Ground” examines Saudi Arabia and its efforts to change its reputation as a terrorist breeding ground. “The Aviator and the President” examines whether the Watergate burglary was an effort to discover whether they had information that Nixon was bribed by Howard Hughes. “Brain Rangers” looks at a new program to help treat the mental stress experienced by soldiers. “Andy Rooney” talks about the greatness of presidents.
S37 E23Mar 7, 2005
Rendition, Grand Theft Auto, The D.A. And Tom Delay Mar 7, 2005 “Rendition” examines the controversial practice of the CIA handing over terror suspects to countries that use torture. “Grand Theft Auto” examines whether a violent video game is responsible for an 18-year-old murdering three people. “The D.A. And Tom Delay” interviews a Texas district attorney who is investigating House Majority Leader Tom Delay. “Andy Rooney” talks about the Academy Awards.
S37 E24Mar 14, 2005
Ken Lay, Submission, The Last Star Wars Mar 14, 2005 “Ken Lay” interviews the former chairman of Enron the energy giant that collapsed amidst fraud allegations. “Submission” examines the controversial film on the treatment of women in Islam and its effect on Holland’s reputation for tolerance. “The Last Star Wars” interviews George Lucas about his new movie and gets a behind-the-scenes peek. “Andy Rooney” talks about sorting mail.
S37 E25Mar 21, 2005
The Big Gun II, Jessica Gonzales vs Castle Rock, The Sea Gypsies Mar 21, 2005 “The Big Gun II” interviews a gun-runner who supplied arms to a guerrilla army in Kosovo. “Jessica Gonzales v. Castle Rock” follows Jessica Gonzales as she sues her home town police department over the wrongful death of her daughters. “The Sea Gypsies” looks at how a nomadic sea tribe was able to survive a tsunami. “Andy Rooney” talks about shoes.
S37 E26Mar 28, 2005
Power to the People, The Stone Box, The Toughest Race Mar 28, 2005 “Power to the People” looks at some rare voices of dissent in Saudi Arabia who are calling for women’s rights. “The Stone Box” rebroadcasts a segment on an ossuary that is alleged to have contained the bones of the brother of Jesus. “The Toughest Race” looks at ultramarathon runners. “Andy Rooney” talks about high gas prices.
S37 E27Apr 3, 2005
Pope John Paul II: Part I, Pope John Paul II: Part II, Jane Fonda: My Life So Far - Part I Apr 3, 2005 “Pope John Paul II: Part I” interviews American seminary students who have been inspired by the pontiff. “Pope John Paul II: Part II” examines the process of picking a new pope and considers the region of the world he might come from. “Jane Fonda: My Life So Far – Part I” interviews the actress about her upcoming autobiography. “Andy Rooney” talks about Pope John Paul II.
S37 E28Apr 10, 2005
Mafia Cops, Handouts for the Homeland, Jane Fonda: My Life So Far: Part II Apr 10, 2005 “Mafia Cops” interviews a former Mafia boss who says he paid New York City detectives to commit murder. “Handouts for the Homeland” investigates pork barrel projects that are given funding in the name of homeland security. “Jane Fonda: My Life So Far: Part II” features the second part of an interview with the actress about her autobiography. “Andy Rooney” talks about coverage of the pope’s death.
S37 E29Apr 17, 2005
Party at Gregg's, Carl Hiaasen, Highway in the Sky Apr 17, 2005 “Party at Gregg’s” examines the controversial trend of parents allowing their underage teens to drink in their homes to prevent drunk driving. “Carl Hiaasen” interviews the Miami Herald columnist and novelist. “Highway in the Sky” talks to inventors who are building personal flying machines. “Andy Rooney” talks about the income tax.
S37 E30Apr 24, 2005
Medical Tourists, Tunnel #3, Endangered Species Apr 24, 2005 “Medical Tourists” examines how Americans are traveling to foreign countries to get surgery at cheaper prices. “Tunnel #3” goes to 600 feet underground to talk to the miners who are constructing a water tunnel to help supply New York City. “Endangered Species” examines the Earth Conservation Corps efforts to fix a polluted river in a neighborhood with one of the highest murder rates in the country. “Andy Rooney” talks about neckties.
S37 E31May 1, 2005
Secrets from Guantanamo Bay, The Hobbit, Goldie May 1, 2005 “Secrets from Guantanamo Bay” interviews a former Army translator who reveals the cruel interrogation techniques used in the the prison camp. “The Hobbit” goes to an Indonesian island where archaeologists have discovered an ancient species of human that was only three feet tall. “Goldie” profiles actress Goldie Hawn. “Andy Rooney” talks about baseball salaries.
S37 E32May 8, 2005
President Putin, Duty, Honor, Country, Everybody Does Love Raymond May 8, 2005 “President Putin” interviews Russian leader Vladimir Putin. “Duty, Honor, Country” examines West Point and looks at how graduates of the academy adapt to life in the military. “Everybody Does Love Raymond” looks at the success of the popular television sitcom as it is ending its run. “Andy Rooney” talks about VE day.
S37 E33May 15, 2005
Maximum Security, B.S. Rules! May 15, 2005 “Maximum Security” examines prison gangs in California that are able to orchestrate criminal acts outside prison walls while they are still in lock-up. “B.S. Rules!” interviews a Princeton professor about his new book on B.S. “Andy Rooney” talks about overused words and phrases.
S37 E34May 22, 2005
The Pledge, It Takes One to Know One, Cooking the Books May 22, 2005 “The Pledge” examines how the U.S. government has spent almost a billion dollars to teach abstinence in schools. “It Takes One to Know One” interviews a former con man who now works to expose fraud to make amends. “Cooking the Books” rebroadcasts an interview with Richard Srushy about the securities fraud accusations against him. “Andy Rooney” talks about the declining rate of Americans who smoke.
S37 E35May 29, 2005
The Big Gun, Dave Chappelle, Counting on the Count May 29, 2005 “The Big Gun” rebroadcasts an examination of the .50-caliber rifle and whether it poses a greater danger than other rifles. “Dave Chappelle” rebroadcasts a profile of the famous comedian. “Counting on the Count” examine how Romanians in Transylvania are using the myth of Dracula to increase tourism. “Andy Rooney” talks about Memorial Day.
S37 E36Jun 5, 2005
Justice at Guantanamo, Insider's Prescription, Not in My Backyard Jun 5, 2005 Prisoners at Guantanamo cannot find proper representation if their attornies aren’t allowed access due to “national security”. A drug company exec is against high prices and are grizzly bears ok to exterminate if they get too close to the homes impinging on their native land?
S37 E37Jun 12, 2005
The Closer, Beatrice's Goat, Bob Dylan Jun 12, 2005 Canadian lottery scams just seem to get more bold and even vicious. Find out who is behind them and how to spot them. Also, a poor African girl and her family are given a goat that changes their lives. And Bob Dylan is interviewed.
S37 E38Jun 19, 2005
Grand Theft Auto, Top 10%, Amazon Treasure Jun 19, 2005 Popular video games are increasingly violent. Are they the cause of violence among teens, including murder? Should high performing high schoolers be automatically given spots in prestigious colleges? Also, a new species of monkey discovered!
S37 E39Jun 26, 2005
Under Fire, A Dog's Nose, Miracle Man Jun 26, 2005 “Under Fire” rebroadcasts a segment on Ramadi one of the most dangerous cities in Iraq and looks at how U.S. Marines are fighting insurgents. “A Dog’s Nose” rebroadcasts a look at how researchers are training dogs to smell cancer. “Miracle Man” profiles Lance Armstrong who survived cancer and won the Tour de France bicycle race. “Andy Rooney” talks about mannequins.
S37 E40Jul 1, 2005
Child Prodigies Jul 1, 2005 Unbelievable feats by kids you typically see in any playground; even more unbelievable and highly gifted contributions from children who are considered challenged. How are these individuals discovered, nurtured and enjoyed?
S37 E41Jul 3, 2005
Old Soldiers, The New Free Space Jul 3, 2005 How can the U.S. justify calling back to active duty, soldiers who have already put their time in and are now over 50 years old? Also: Is the space race growingly dependent on private investors?
S37 E42Jul 10, 2005
Handouts for the Homeland, Submission, Highway in the Sky Jul 10, 2005 We allot more than $10 BILLION for homeland security, so, want to know where it’s actually going? You might not! Film maker is victim of a Muslim ordered hit! Have you ordered your personal flying machine yet?
S37 E43Jul 17, 2005
In Harm's Way, The Big Gun II, Staying at Home Jul 17, 2005 Steve Kroft reports on the shortcomings of our own government in providing proper equipment, including armored vehicles, for our troops overseas.
S37 E44Jul 24, 2005
Rendition, Born In The USA, Dustin Hoffman Jul 24, 2005 Why would the CIA hand over terrorist suspects to countries known for their torture techniques? Black babies are increasingly be adopted by parents in other countries and Dustin Hoffman gives a pleasant, very open interview.
S37 E45Jul 31, 2005
President Putin, Jane Fonda: My Life So Far Jul 31, 2005 Mike Wallace with a revealing look at the Russian leader and Jane Fonda discusses her life so far, including her infamous Hanoi visit during the Viet Nam war.
S37 E46Aug 14, 2005
The Governor, An Expensive Lesson, Hilary Swank Aug 14, 2005 From actor to governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks with Morley Safer about foreign born citizens running for president. Also, are those career colleges all they promise to be? Hilary Swank is also featured.
S37 E47Aug 21, 2005
Anonymous Revealed, Party at Gregg's, The Sea Gypsies Aug 21, 2005 Michael Scheuer, once head of the CIA and highly critical of the government’s failure to succeed at getting Bin Laden, drops his veil of anonymity and interviews with Steve Kroft. Also, parents supplying alcohol to their underage children and how a society of people knew the tsunami was coming and escaped to safety in time.
S37 E48Aug 28, 2005
Prescription For Trouble, The Killing In Sudan, Crusade Against Credit Aug 28, 2005 How much did the makers of Vioxx know and when did they know it? Ed Bradley reports. Scott Pelley investigates mass murder and refugee desperation in Sudan. Lesley Stahl looks into Dave Ramsey’s crusade to return Americans to using cash, not credit.
S37 E49Sep 4, 2005
Katrina, Echo Boomers, Medical Tourism Sep 4, 2005 Scott Pelley tries to find out why the levees failed after Katrina’s rampage. The Baby Boomer’s kids start to replace their parents in the marketplace. Why do Americans flock to 3rd world countries for surgery? Bob Simon reports.
S37 E50Sep 11, 2005
Parkinson's Drug Trial, Order Out Of Chaos, Mr. Feinberg Sep 11, 2005 Is there hope within this lifetime of Parkinson’s patients and is the drug company with the possible treatment, withholding it? Ed Bradley looks into the efforts by New Orleans police to restore order and Morley Safer reports on the man who decided how much money each 9/11 victim-survivor received.
S37 E51Sep 18, 2005
Ricky Williams, No Sex Teens, Andy Rooney Sep 18, 2005 Mike Wallace profiles Ricky Williams who went from football to yoga and back again. He explains why. Ed Bradley talks to teens who join a club and make a no-sex-until-marriage pledge Andy Rooney and the obvious about smokers in America