60 Minutes Season 39
S39 E01Sep 24, 2006
Episode 1 Sep 24, 2006 September 24, 2006 The 39th Season Debut: President Pervez Musharraf; Doctors and Nurses Euthanizing? The Private Side of CondoleezzaTonight begins the 39th season of 60 minutes with Steve Kroft posing the questions to Pakistani President Musharraf about his suggested terrorism ties. Katie Couric delves into the person, not the politics, who is Condoleezza Rice; Also, Morley Safer speaks to some doctors and nurses who reportedly help some patients die. Murder or mercy?
S39 E02Oct 1, 2006
State of Denial, Area 25, Bum Hunting Oct 1, 2006 Bob Woodward sits down with Mike Wallace tonight and exposes the truth behind the Iraq war. Why would our president be hiding the facts behind the violence and attacks on U.S. troops? Area 25 may sound like a new UFO site, but it’s a much more significant site deep in our own brains. Lesley Stahl reports on how the newest medicine and discovery of area 25 may end clinical depression. Bum Hunting is the latest, real life trend that mostly teen boys engage in. Ed Bradley investigates how and why such inhumanity is encouraged by irresponsible behavior on the part of commercial enterprises.
S39 E03Oct 8, 2006
No Fly List, Pattie Dunn Oct 8, 2006 October 08, 2006 No Fly List; Carly; Pattie DunnIs your name on the secret list that is used to screen passengers boarding airplanes? Innocent people, even dead people are on the list of possible terrorists. Steve Kroft reports.Carly: Lesley Stahl talks with Carleton (Carly) Fiorina about her fall from power within the Hewlett-Packard hierarchy. Pattie Dunn: Recently indicted , former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman, Pattie Dunn discusses the accusations of illegally gathering phone records and why she thinks she’s being targeted. Leslie Stahl reports.
S39 E04Oct 15, 2006
The Duke Rape Case, A Loss of Faith Oct 15, 2006 October 15, 2006 The Duke Rape Case; A Loss of Faith New interviews and information concerning the 3 lacrosse players from Duke University and their alleged attack on a black, exotic dancer. Ed Bradley reports in this double length segment. A Loss of Faith: When David Kuo, an Evangelical Christian, joined the Bush administration, he believe government and religion could work hand in hand. Now, having left his position, he claims religious leaders are as corrupt and manipulated for money and politics as the government officials.
S39 E05Oct 22, 2006
The Mother Of All Heists, Two Heartbeats Away, Searching for Jacob Oct 22, 2006 October 22, 2006 The Mother of All Heists; Two Heartbeats Away; Searching for JacobSteve Kroft reports on the missing half billion dollars that was directed toward fighting the insurgency in Iraq. Two Heartbeats Away features Lesley Stahl as she profiles Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, possibly the next House Speaker, which puts her second in the line of succession for the presidency. Scott Pelley has schoolbooks that belong to Jacob. Jacob escaped his village in Darfur while mass murder/genocide, lent a horrific page to history. The trail to return Jacob’s books is fascinating and heartbreaking.
S39 E06Oct 30, 2006
A Fighting Chance, Explosion at Texas City, Big Man On Campus Oct 30, 2006 A FIGHTING CHANCE – As casualties rise in Iraq, so do the chances of surviving for today’s wounded soldiers, even those with catastrophic injuries. Those wounded on the battlefield are surviving at historically high rates thanks to new technology and the old-fashioned courage of combat medics and surgeons. Scott Pelley reports. Solly Granatstein is the producer. EXPLOSION AT TEXAS CITY – Internal BP documents examined by 60 Minutes confirm that top executives of the oil company were aware of safety issues that led to the worst American workplace accident in 16 years which killed 15 and injured at least 170. Ed Bradley reports. David Gelber and Joel Bach are the producers.BIG MAN ON CAMPUS – Steve Kroft profiles Notre Dame's head football coach, Charlie Weis, whose expletive-laced tirades seem to be putting the fight back into the Fighting Irish. Ira Rosen is the producer.
S39 E07Nov 6, 2006
Buried In Fine Print, The Ship Breakers, Russell Crowe Nov 6, 2006 November 05, 2006 Buried in the Fine Print; The Ship Breakers; Russell CroweJeff Flake (R-Ariz) demands that his colleagues cut the pork! Criticized by fellow House members, Flake crusades against ‘earmarks’, the secret parts of legislation that allows politicians to “bring home the bacon”. Morley Safer reports. Bob Simon explores the Ship Breakers of Bangladesh. Using mostly just their hands, for next to nothing in earnings, stripping old ships is a remarkably dangerous job. Steve Kroft sits down with a very candid Russell Crowe who tries to explain how difficult being rich and famous can be.
S39 E08Nov 13, 2006
Ed Bradley: In Memorium Nov 13, 2006 November 12, 2006 Ed Bradley: In Memorium With the unexpected passing of one of 60 Minute’s finest and long time journalist this week, tonight’s entire hour is dedicated to Ed Bradley’s contribution not only to this long lived series, but in the lives he touched.
S39 E09Nov 20, 2006
Welcome to Hazleton, Shooting Tigers, Broadway Joe Nov 20, 2006 November 19, 2006 Welcome To Hazleton; Shooting Tigers; Broadway Joe Steve Kroft reports on how illegal immigration is effecting small towns across the U.S., taking a look in particular at Hazleton, PA, a city divided. Magnificent tigers, once 100,000 of them living and thriving in the wild, number just about 5,000 today in Indian jungles. Scott Pelley reports on how human development and heartless poachers have taken such a devastating toll. Broadway Joe, Namath of course, sits with Bob Simon and reminisces about his career in football, his injuries and icon status.
S39 E10Nov 27, 2006
General Abizaid, The Memory Pill, Blue Jay Nov 27, 2006 November 26, 2006 General Abizaid; The Memory Pill; Blue Jay Lara Logan speaks with the top ranking US Military Commander in the Middle East about his own ideas for stabilizing Iraq. With things seeming to get worse lately, what is the solution? The Memory Pill examines a controversial treatment that may help victims of traumatic events remember less. Leslie Stahl reports. The Blue Jay is Jay Greenberg, a musical prodigy who had composed five symphonies by the age of 13. Scott Pelley interviews the incredible genius who is contracted with the London Symphony and composing his fifth symphony. Our modern day Mozart.
S39 E11Dec 4, 2006
Netflix, Hiding From Death, The Gift Dec 4, 2006 December 03, 2006 Netflix; Hiding From Death; The Gift How Netflix began, the problems it faces, how they hope to resolve it and stay ahead of the competition. Lesley Stahl interviews Reed Hastings, Netflix’s founder. Hiding From Death looks at the remarkable story of a family that stayed hidden in a tiny bathroom for 3 months. Bob Simon reports on the terror in Rwanda with genocide having wiped out more than 800,000. The Gift is in piano virtuosa, Gabriela Montero. Morley Safer reports on this daring lady who is improvising the classics and winning fans.
S39 E12Dec 11, 2006
Exposing The Truth, the Phantom of Corleone, A New Kind of Fight Dec 11, 2006 Abu Ghraib was exposed when Joe Darby reported fellow soldiers for the horrific abuse. Anderson Cooper reports on how Darby continues to suffer threats, along with his family. The Phantom of Corleone was on the run for decades. Bernardo Provenzano, head of the Sicilian Mafia, finally caught! Steve Kroft reports on why this hasn’t seemed to change business as usual. A New Kind of Fight takes a look at mixed martial arts, once shunned by society as barbaric, extraordinarily vicious fighting. Now, a fast growing sport, Scott Pelley examines the changes in rules and increasing popularity. Andy Rooney On The Stuff People Send Him.
S39 E13Dec 18, 2006
Hitler's Secret Archive, The Lonliest People, The King Of Comedy Dec 18, 2006 December 17, 2006 Hitler’s Secret Archive; The Lonliest People; The King Of Comedy Three Jewish survivors sit down with Scott Pelley and look at their own Holocaust records as more than 50 million pages are exposed. 17.5 million victims. The Lonliest People may be unwanted children who bounce from home to home. Lesley Stahl takes an in-depth look at foster care kids who are thought to be un-adoptable. The new push to find family members and establish new roots may be their only hope. Also, he was known as “Larry The Cable Guy”, but there’s more to Dan Whitney than that. Bob Simon reports on how this ‘every man’ turns routine life into a sense of humor.
S39 E14Dec 25, 2006
Revisited: Swimming to Antartica, Rex, The Orphanage Dec 25, 2006 December 24, 2006 Swimming to Antarctica; Rex; The Orphanage Revisiting the episode with Scott Pelley reporting on Lynne Cox, record setting swimmer who pursues a new and so far, impossible challenge: A mile in the Antarctic ocean, with only a swimsuit on. Rex: Lesley Stahl visits with musical savants The Orphanage is in Africa, but may not be what you think. This is for elephants who have suffered the loss of their mothers to poaching horrors.
S39 E15Jan 8, 2007
Poisoned, First Lady, Dame Helen Jan 8, 2007 January 07, 2007 Poisoned; First Lady; Dame Helen Russian spy and dissident Alexander Litvinenko poisoned and slowly dying, tells the world who did it. Bob Simon reports on a real life mystery that movies are made of. Plus: First Lady Betty Ford speaks with Lesley Stahl about her husband, President Gerald Ford, her own struggles with substance abuse and cancer. Also, Morley Safer with British actress Helen Mirren, the star of the controversial and powerful movie about the Queen of England.
S39 E16Jan 15, 2007
President Bush, Duke LaCrosse Rape Case Jan 15, 2007 President Bush; Duke LaCrosse Rape Case (double segment) Scott Pelley interviews President Bush about details of his Iraq speech this past week. Also: Duke LaCrosse Rape Case forensic expert admits to a “big error in judgment”. Lesley Stahl includes the parents of the accused in a group interview. Did the victim have DNA from several men who were not even on the LaCrosse team.
S39 E17Jan 29, 2007
An American in North Korea, Get Me the Geeks!, Brain Man Jan 29, 2007 “An American in North Korea” interviews the last American defector that is still living in North Korea. “Get Me the Geeks!” talks to the technicians who set up our sophisticated computer gadgets. “Brain Man” profiles a savant who can describe the thought processes behind his amazing abilities. “Andy Rooney” talks about the State of the Union address.
S39 E18Feb 12, 2007
Barack Obama, The Death of Timothy Sounders, Norah Jones Feb 12, 2007 “Barack Obama” interviews the Senator and now presidential candidate from Illinois. “The Death of Timothy Sounders” investigates the death of a mentally ill inmate in a Michigan prison. “Norah Jones” interviews the famous singer. “Andy Rooney” talks about the Super Bowl.
S39 E19Feb 19, 2007
The Other Iraq, Diagnosis: Autism, Hillbilly Rock Star Feb 19, 2007 “The Other Iraq” goes to Kurdistan a relatively peace area in Iraq where Americans are well liked. “Diagnosis: Autism” looks at the progress being made in the treatment of autism. “Hillbilly Rock Star” interviews country-rock musician Kenny Chesney. “Andy Rooney” discuss what would happen if the people voted on the issues instead of representatives.
S39 E20Feb 26, 2007
Dissension in the Ranks, The Nazi Deception, O'Reilly Feb 26, 2007 “Dissension in the Ranks” looks at a grown movement in the U.S. military that is against the war in Iraq. “The Nazi Deception” examines how the Nazis used and elaborate fake town to fool the world about their treatment of Jews. “O’Reilly” rebroadcasts an interview with the controversial Fox News host. “Andy Rooney” talks about throwing stuff away.
S39 E21Mar 5, 2007
Jihad.Com, Wake-Up Call, Dog Nut Mar 5, 2007 “Jihad.Com” looks at how Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups are recruiting people on the Internet. “Wake-Up Call” interviews the Comptroller General about how Medicare may bankrupt the U.S. Treasury. “Dog Nut” interviews a Simpson television producer is leading an effort to train dogs for the deaf. “Andy Rooney” asks why someone would want to be president.
S39 E22Mar 11, 2007
The Anthrax Case, Left Behind, The Widows of Harlan County Mar 11, 2007 “The Anthrax Case” interviews a man who is suspected of the 2001 anthrax attacks about how his life has been turned upside down by the FBI. “Left Behind” interviews an Iraqi translator who worked with the U.S. but is now considered a collaborator by insurgents. “The Widows of Harlan County” investigates the death of six Coal Miners in Kentucky. “Andy Rooney” talks about the draft.
S39 E23Mar 18, 2007
The Killing in Haditha, Simon Cowell Mar 18, 2007 “The Killing in Haditha” interviews Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich about the killings of twenty-four Iraqi civilians in the city of Haditha. “Simon Cowell” interviews the famous judge from American Idol. “Andy Rooney” talks about articles in a variety of town newspapers.
S39 E24Mar 25, 2007
John and Elizabeth Edwards, The Network, Prisoner 05A4820 Mar 25, 2007 “John and Elizabeth Edwards” interviews the presidential candidate and his wife about the recurrence of her cancer. “The Network” interviews a British Muslim radical who has now renounced violence and terrorism. “Prisoner 05A4820” interviews the form CEO of Tyco who is now in prison. “Andy Rooney” talks about winter.
S39 E25Apr 1, 2007
Under the Influence, Not So Perfect a Match, The Age of Warming Apr 1, 2007 “Under the Influence” examines how the pharmaceutical lobby was behind the passing of the Medicare prescription drug law. “Not So Perfect a Match” looks at how close DNA matches can lead police to investigate the families of suspects. “The Age of Warming” examines how global warming is effecting Antarctica. “Andy Rooney” talks about how much politicians pay to get elected.
S39 E26Apr 8, 2007
McCain for President, Vive Les Nukes, Dr. Evil Apr 8, 2007 “McCain for President” interviews John McCain about his candidacy for President of the United States. “Vive Les Nukes” examines how the French are using nuclear power instead of fossil fuels. “Dr. Evil” profiles a controversial lobbyist who is working against animal rights, health food, labor unions, even Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “Andy Rooney” talks about Bush and Queen Elizabeth.
S39 E27Apr 15, 2007
Innocent, Imus, Maximum Security Education Apr 15, 2007 “Innocent” offers the first interview with the three acquitted Duke lacrosse players who were charged with rape. “Imus” interviews the controversial radio host about the charges of racism against him. “Maximum Security Education” goes to a prison where inmates are being offered a college education. “Andy Rooney” goes to the New York international auto show.
S39 E28Apr 22, 2007
Mind of an Assassin, Life in Baghdad, Stop Snitchin' Apr 22, 2007 “Mind of an Assassin” examines a Secret Service study of assassins and applies the research to the Virginia Tech shooter. “Life in Baghdad” offers an inside look at what the residents of Iraq’s capital need to deal with. “Stop Snitchin’” reports on how hip-hop culture discourages cooperate with the police “Andy Rooney” talks about books.
S39 E29Apr 29, 2007
At the Center of the Storm, Armed and Dangerous Apr 29, 2007 “At the Center of the Storm” interviews former CIA Director George Tenet about what it was like to run the agency during 9/11 and the war on terror. “Armed and Dangerous” examines whether the mentally ill should be allowed to own firearms. “Andy Rooney” responds to his mail.
S39 E30May 6, 2007
Inside the Enemy Camp, Lou Dobbs, Thrift Shop Masterpiece? May 6, 2007 “Inside the Enemy Camp” interviews a former Al Qaeda trainer who now provides evidence in the war on terror. “Lou Dobbs” profiles the controversial CNN news anchor. “Thrift Shop Masterpiece?” interviews a woman who may have discovered a million dollar Jackson Pollock painting at a thrift shop. “Andy Rooney” looks at newspaper headlines.
S39 E31May 13, 2007
Mitt Romney, 6%, Ali May 13, 2007 “Mitt Romney” interviews the Republican presidential candidate about the war in Iraq, his Mormon faith, and his changing positions on abortion. “6%” examines the growth in online real estate sellers and buyers. “Ali” interviews a disabled Iraqi war orphan. “Andy Rooney” talks about getting older.
S39 E32May 20, 2007
Deepwater, Dumped on Skid Row, One Laptop Per Child May 20, 2007 “Deepwater” examines how some on Congress are saying that the Coast Guard is in worse shape after a $24 billion refurbishment. “Dumped on Skid Row” examines how a hospital put a homeless patient in a van and had her dropped off on Skid Row. “One Laptop Per Child” speaks to a man who wants give a laptop to every child for use as an educational aid. “Andy Rooney” goes to an antiquarian book fair.
S39 E33May 27, 2007
Fathers, Sons, and Brothers May 27, 2007 60 Minutes honors Memorial Day by profiling the 1st Battalion of the 133rd Infantry of the Iowa National Guard now serving in Iraq. It follows soldiers and their families over a period of two years in order to chronicle the American experience of war in Iraq and the United States.
S39 E34Jun 3, 2007
Jack Kevorkian, Vanessa Redgrave, President Ahmadinejad Jun 3, 2007 Mike Wallace looks back at some of his favorite segments. “Jack Kevorkian” interviews the famous euthanasia doctor. “Vanessa Redgrave” interviews the famous actress. “President Ahmadinejad” interviews the president of Iran. “Andy Rooney” talks about Mike Wallace.
S39 E35Jun 10, 2007
The No-Fly List, Barry Diller, The Sea Gypsies Jun 10, 2007 “The No-Fly List” rebroadcasts a segment on the secret list used to screen airline passengers for terrorists. “Barry Diller” profiles the famous CEO. “The Sea Gypsies” rebroadcasts a segment on how a nomadic sea tribe was able to survive a tsunami. “Andy Rooney” talks about some of the gifts that have been sent to him.
S39 E36Jun 17, 2007
The Mother of All Heists, The Memory Pill, Long John Daly Jun 17, 2007 “The Mother of All Heists” rebroadcasts an investigation into how a half a billion dollars was stolen from the Iraq’s Ministry of Defense. “The Memory Pill” rebroadcasts a segment on a drug that may be able to dull people’s memories. “Long John Daly” rebroadcasts a segment on the pro golfer. “Andy Rooney” talks about type A and B personalities.
S39 E37Jun 24, 2007
Exposing the Truth, Family Ties, Hitler's Secret Archive Jun 24, 2007 “Exposing the Truth” rebroadcasts an interview with Joe Darby who turned in his fellow soldiers for abusing Iraqi prisoners. “Family Ties” rebroadcasts a segment on how the children of sperm donors are finding their biological parents and relatives. “Hitler’s Secret Archive” rebroadcasts a segment on a large WWII era archive of the Holocaust. “Andy Rooney” tracks down a car he once owned.
S39 E38Jul 1, 2007
A Fighting Chance, Hiding from Death, Explaining Russell Crowe Jul 1, 2007 “A Fighting Chance” rebroadcasts a segment on advances in combat medicine. “Hiding from Death” rebroadcasts an interview with a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. “Explaining Russell Crowe” rebroadcasts a profile of the famous actor. “Andy Rooney” talks about milk.
S39 E39Jul 8, 2007
Wake-Up Call, Shooting Tigers, Loneliest People Jul 8, 2007 “Wake-Up Call” rebroadcasts an interview with the Comptroller General about how Medicare may bankrupt the U.S. Treasury. “Shooting Tigers” rebroadcasts a segment on the shrinking tiger population of India. “The Loneliest People” rebroadcasts a segment on un-adopted foster-care children. “Andy Rooney” talks about bottled water.
S39 E40Jul 15, 2007
Not So Perfect Match, An American in North Korea, Dog Nut Jul 15, 2007 “Not So Perfect a Match” rebroadcasts a segment on how close DNA matches can lead police to investigate the families of suspects. “An American in North Korea” rebroadcasts an interview with the last American defector that is still living in North Korea. “Dog Nut” rebroadcasts an interviews with a Simpsons television producer who is leading an effort to train dogs for the deaf. “Andy Rooney” talks about watches.
S39 E41Jul 22, 2007
The Death of Timothy Sounders, Dr. Evil, Hillbilly Rock Star Jul 22, 2007 “The Death of Timothy Sounders” rebroadcasts an investigation into the death of a mentally ill inmate in a Michigan prison. “Dr. Evil” rebroadcasts a profile of a controversial lobbyist who is working against animal rights, health food, labor unions, even Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “Hillbilly Rock Star” rebroadcasts a profile of country-rock musician Kenny Chesney. “Andy Rooney” talks about mixing flavors in foods.
S39 E42Jul 29, 2007
Under the Influence, Prisoner 05A4820, A New Kind of Fight Jul 29, 2007 “Under the Influence” rebroadcasts a segment on how the pharmaceutical lobby was behind the passing of the Medicare prescription drug law. “Prisoner 05A4820” rebroadcasts an interview with the former CEO of Tyco who is now in prison. “A New Kind of Fight” rebroadcasts a segment on mixed martial arts. “Andy Rooney” talks about office clutter.
S39 E43Aug 5, 2007
The Other Iraq, The Phantom of Corleone, The Dame Aug 5, 2007 “The Other Iraq” rebroadcasts a segment on Kurdistan a relatively peaceful area in Iraq where Americans are well liked. “The Phantom of Corleone” rebroadcasts a segment on the Sicilian Mafia in Italy. “The Dame” rebroadcasts a profile of British actress Helen Mirren. “Andy Rooney” looks at how much politicians pay to get elected.
S39 E44Aug 12, 2007
Searching for Jacob, Stop Snitchin', King of Comedy Aug 12, 2007 “Searching for Jacob” rebroadcasts a segment on the search for a Sudanese boy whose schoolbooks were found in a destroyed village in Darfur. “Stop Snitchin’” broadcasts a report on how hip-hop culture discourages cooperation with the police. “The King of Comedy” rebroadcasts an interview with the man behind Larry the Cable Guy. “Andy Rooney” talks about men’s fashion.
S39 E45Aug 19, 2007
Deepwater, The Age of Warming, Simon Cowell Aug 19, 2007 “Deepwater” rebroadcasts a segment on how the Coast Guard may be in worse shape after a $24 billion refurbishment. “The Age of Warming” rebroadcasts a segment examining how global warming is effecting Antarctica. “Simon Cowell” rebroadcasts a profile of the famous American Idol judge. “Andy Rooney” compares President Bush and Queen Elizabeth.
S39 E46Aug 26, 2007
Was It Murder?, Left Behind, One Laptop Per Child Aug 26, 2007 “Was It Murder?” rebroadcasts an investigation into the murder accusations against a doctor and two nurses in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. “Left Behind” rebroadcasts an interview with an Iraqi translator who worked with the U.S. but is now considered a collaborator by insurgents. “One Laptop Per Child” rebroadcasts a profile to a man who wants give a laptop to every child for use in education. “Andy Rooney” talks about kitchen gadgets. “Update” reports on the deaths of Brooke Astor and Leona Helmsley.
S39 E47Sep 2, 2007
The Killings in Haditha, The Shipbreakers Sep 2, 2007 “The Killing in Haditha” rebroadcasts an interview with Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich about the killings of twenty-four Iraqi civilians in the city of Haditha. “The Shipbreakers” rebroadcasts a segment on Bangladesh’s dangerous shipbreaking industry. “Andy Rooney” talks about watching movies in the theater.
S39 E48Sep 9, 2007
The Dust at Ground Zero, Get Me the Geeks!, Pavarotti Sep 9, 2007 “The Dust at Ground Zero” rebroadcasts a segment on how 9/11 searchers are suffering health problems due to dust at the former site of the World Trade Center. “Get Me the Geeks!” rebroadcasts a segment on the technicians who set up our sophisticated computer gadgets. “Pavarotti” rebroadcasts an interview with the opera singer to memorialize his recent death. “Andy Rooney” talks about statistics.
S39 E49Sep 16, 2007
Alan Greenspan, Swimming with Sharks Sep 16, 2007 Alan Greenspan; Swimming with Sharks Alan Greenspan is featured in this double length segment with Lesley Stahl exploring how he could lead the economy out of the 9/11 aftermath, but why he didn’t even seem to try to curb the subprime lending abuses crushing today’s economy? In this interview, Stahl also taps into the more personal side of Greenspan. His marriage to a television news correspondent and his tour with a band playing saxophone. In the Swimming with Sharks segment, Bob Simon explores the controversial tourist attraction of entering a cage then dropped into the ocean while sharks are attracted, sometimes with chum (fish bait to spur a feeding frenzy). Is this teaching the sharks that humans are to be associated with food ?