60 Minutes Season 4
S04 E01Sep 21, 1971
21 September, 1971 Sep 21, 1971
S04 E02Dec 12, 2006
June 18, 2006 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming with Sharks Dec 12, 2006 Repeat of December 11, 2006 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming with Sharks
S04 E03Feb 6, 2006
February 05, 2006 Network Celebrity Special Feb 6, 2006 February 05, 2006 60 Minutes is Pre-Empted For Network Celebrity Interview Special
S04 E04Jan 2, 2006
January 1, 2006 The New Space Race; Fighting AIDS; Immortality Jan 2, 2006 Ed Bradley reports on how the worldwide governments may soon lose the space race to an individual who is far more committed to it. Since leaving office and re-structuring his life, Bill Clinton has taken up what some would consider even bigger causes, like eradicating AIDS. Finally, how long do you want to live? It may come down to making that choice, rather than having it made for you by nature.
S04 E05Jan 9, 2006
January 8, 2006 Gangster Cops? Sir Howard; Bode Jan 9, 2006 Has the mafia infiltrated the NY detectives? Ed Bradley gets the first interview with one of the former cops. Sony CEO, Sir Howard Stringer is determined to make the company the giant it once was. Bode Miller may be a skiing sensation representing the U.S., but does he go too far ?
S04 E06Jan 16, 2006
January 15, 2006 John Murtha; The Hermit Kingdom; Felicity Jan 16, 2006 John Murtha; The Hermit Kingdom; Felicity Republican John Murtha, perhaps the biggest critic of the war in Iraq gives an interview tonight on 60 Minutes; also, a rare look into the secretive communist, North Korea. Finally, in tonight’s episode, an interview with Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives and Transamerica).
S04 E07Jan 23, 2006
January 22, 2006 The Oil Sands; Kinky for Governor; Fatal1ty Jan 23, 2006 4004 Alberta, Canada is one of today’s largest oil producing regions. What’s behind the oil boom and how much is there? Kinky Friedman, Jewish country singer with no political experience, believes he can govern Texas! Johnathan Wendel (Fatal1ty) makes a living playing video games. Is he giving false hope to today’s youth?
S04 E08Jan 30, 2006
January 29, 2006 Worst Case Scenario; Prisoner of Pain; Off The Scale Jan 30, 2006 Just how prepared is the U.S. government to handle the fall out of a nuclear attack? Forget bird flu, what are the medical facilities in place for the population upon a terrorist attack with nuclear weapons? Also, when an accident victim has no control over their pain and ultimately, no control over the amount of pain meds he takes, is he further victimized when drug laws put him in jail? Bob Simon sits down with Deborah Voigt, the opera singer who lost a part because of her weight. Now, 100 lbs lighter after surgery, is she happy she did it and what about the offers now?
S04 E09Feb 13, 2006
February 12, 2006 War Profiteers? A Surplus of Embryos; Wounds of War Feb 13, 2006 You’ve probably suspected it and tonight, Steve Kroft asks the hard questions about where the money for restoration in Iraq really goes. Also tonight, a disturbing report about the massive destruction of human embryos. Nearly ½ million of them a day! Lesley Stahl investigates. Mike Wallace interviews many of returning soldiers who have survived thanks to modern improvements in both medicine and protective devices used in war. With all the latest scandals about body armor, this new look at what’s happening is, perhaps, overdue.
S04 E10Feb 20, 2006
February 19, 2006 State of Denmark; Global Warning! Philip Seymour Hoffman Feb 20, 2006 Not in the headlines so much since publishing the offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, Bob Simon travels to Denmark and talks with the man who made worldwide news of it all. Just in case you’ve forgotten about it, global warming is making dramatic changes on the planet. Tonight, visit the ‘top of the world’ and see some of the most significant findings. Nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Truman Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman sits down with Steve Kroft for a humorous and heartfelt interview.
S04 E11Feb 27, 2006
February 26, 2006 Montana’s Coal Cowboy; On The Waterfront; To Walk Again Feb 27, 2006 Montana’s governor Brian Schweitzer claims the solution to high oil prices are right here at home. With all the coal in Montana, he claims there’s enough potential diesel fuel to enable the U.S. to refuse to bow down to current suppliers overseas. Also, the sale of U.S. port terminals to Middle Eastern company? How good an idea is this? It might really surprise you. Finally, stem cell research has proven successful in making paralyzed rats walk again. Can the same be done with humans?
S04 E12Mar 6, 2006
March 05, 2006 Is The Price Right? The Court Martial Of Willie Brand; The Prince of Pot Mar 6, 2006 4009 March 05, 2006 Is The Price Right? The Court Martial Of Willie Brand; The Prince of Pot A disturbing, stark look into why people without health insurance are often required to pay more than people who have it. Dan Rather investigates why the same services are more expensive for those who seem least able to afford it. The Court Martial Of Willie Brand is about the horrific assault and resulting death of an Afghan prisoner by a U.S. soldier. He claims he was just following orders, but how this prisoner died is beyond belief. The Prince of Pot has been selling marijuana seeds from his business in Canada for years and he openly promotes the legalization of pot. U.S. officials are working to prosecute him in America and if convicted in the U.S., he could end up in prison for life. Why is he remaining so passionate about this?
S04 E13Mar 13, 2006
March 12, 2006 Brutal; Al Qaeda’s Town; Gay or Straight? Mar 13, 2006 One of the FBI’s most wanted, James “Whitey” Bulger, ran rampant on the streets of Boston. Helping him with drug dealing, robbery and even murder, Kevin Weeks finally comes clean. In Al Qaeda’s town of Tal Afar, it was wall to wall terrorists. Still, as Lara Logan reports, the U.S. military persisted, insisting on reclaiming it for peace. Finally, tonight, Gay or Straight? Is it possible that the more older brothers a guy has, the more his liklihood of being gay? Science has some very interesting evidence and theory about homosexual tendencies.
S04 E14Mar 27, 2006
March 26, 2006 (Double Length Episode) Betting On A Fall; Tiger Mar 27, 2006 4012 March 26, 2006 Betting On A Fall; Tiger This is a two hour ’60 Minutes’ Investment pools for the wealthy may be the motivation behind misinformation about major companies. Lesley Stahl looks into whether or not one of these pools is being rightly accused in a lawsuit claiming they spread rumors in order to sway the market. Tiger (Woods) sits with Ed Bradley in a rare interview this evening. Perhaps one of the most down to earth, family oriented and most recognized figures, it doesn’t matter if you like golf or not, you can’t help but like Tiger.
S04 E15Apr 2, 2006
April 02, 2006 Dire Predictions From Osama bin Laden's Bodyguard Apr 2, 2006 April 02, 2006 Dire Predictions From Osama bin Laden’s Bodyguard Laden’s (former) bodyguard gives away some secrets about al Qaeda’s upcoming plans of attack against the U.S.. How believable is he and how are officials reacting? Bob Simon reports.
S04 E16Apr 9, 2006
April 09, 2006 Death of a General; The Orphanage; Michelle Wie Apr 9, 2006 April 09, 2006 Death of a General; The Orphanage; Michelle Wie Scott Pelley interviews the serviceman who has been convicted in the killing of an Iraqi general being tortured. The soldier continues to insist he was not just authorized, but instructed. Bob Simon travels to Africa to take an inside look at a unique orphanage, for elephants. When heartless poachers slaughter adult elephants and even rhinos, for their tusks and horns, the babies have little chance for survival beyond a couple of days. This orphanage provides ‘round the clock care that saves many of their lives, and pursues the poachers. Finally, an interview with Michelle Wie. She’s just 16, but the highest paid female golfer on earth! Steve Kroft reports.
S04 E17Apr 16, 2006
Terror Behind Bars; Too Many Men; Jamie Oliver Apr 16, 2006 April 16, 2006 Terror Behind Bars; Too Many Men; Jamie Oliver A look behind the bars of Israeli prisons and interviews with noted terrorists. Bob Simon reports. In the episodes other story, Lesley Stahl reports on the rising number of men in China. There has long been a favoring of male offspring and now the imbalance is larger there than anywhere else on earth. Unfortunately, crime rates have also risen in direct proportion. Also, a story about the ‘Naked Chef’, Jamie Oliver, one of the youngest and most known chefs in Great Britain. Oliver has had his own television series, published several cookbooks and is enthusiastic about introducing children to a healthy way of eating early in life. Ed Bradley reports.
S04 E18Apr 23, 2006
A Spy Speaks Out; Aging In The 21st Century; The Star In Starbucks Apr 23, 2006 April 23, 2006 A Spy Speaks Out; Aging In The 21st Century; The Star In StarbucksEd Bradley stirs up the charges that the White House ignored the facts while pursuing a war in Iraq. Tonight, a CIA official talks about what was known and when. With the Baby Boomer generation making up the majority of ‘older’ Americans these days, it’s no surprise that anti-aging products are a fast growing, multi-billion dollar industry. From just plain smart choices with diet and exercise to the many products, treatments and controversies out there, Steve Kroft gives us a look and even warnings. Starbucks is one of the biggest business successes in recent years, in fact, a $29 Billion dollar, multi-national corporation. Tonight, Scott Pelley reports on how Howard Schultz grew a few local stores into the star that is Starbucks.
S04 E19Apr 30, 2006
April 30, 2006 Lethal and Leaking; Priory of Sion; Colbert Report Apr 30, 2006 In Hanford, Washington, the Department of Energy has spent more than 16 years trying to clean up an area along the Columbia River, without much success. Lesley Stahl reports on what is being called ‘the most contaminated piece of real estate’. “The Da Vinci Code” hasn’t even premiered yet, but the media has gone wild for anything remotely associated with the subjects covered in it. Tonight, Ed Bradley delves into the “Priory of Sion” and asks the question, ‘is it just an elaborate hoax?’ Finally, in the Colbert Report, Morley Safer explores the notoriety that Stephen Colbert’s mock news reports is causing.
S04 E20May 7, 2006
May 7, 2006 Sallie Mae; The Ethanol Solution; John Daly: Golf and Beer May 7, 2006 Government backed loans for college students has become the launching pad for Sallie Mae Corp skyrocketing stocks in the last 10 years. Lesley Stahl examines why shareholders may be causing students to drown in debt. The answer to our dependence on foreign oil, or oil at all, may be right under our noses in the massive corn fields of America. Dan Rather investigates just how simple this solution might be and why is it taking so long? Morley Safer has an interesting and rather lighthearted interview with John Daly, the professional golfer who lives in the fast lane of his golf cart. His sage wisdom at the age of 40 is to stay away from whiskey and pills, but bring on the beer and the bogeys.
S04 E21May 14, 2006
May 14, 2006 The New Boss; The Harlem Children’s Zone; Not Ready To Make Nice May 14, 2006 May 14, 2006 The New Boss; The Harlem Children’s Zone; Not Ready To Make Nice Once powerhouses, forces to be reckoned with, workforce unions are on the decline. Tonight, Lesley Stahl reports on one man’s mission to bring the power of unions back with his Service Employees International Union. Ed Bradley looks at the efforts that educator Geoffrey Canada is making to get Harlem children on the right track to college. Finally, when the Dixie Chicks exercised their freedom to speak their minds about President Bush, some Americans were outraged. Their reputations were hurt, even death threats were received, but as Steve Kroft reports tonight, they are not sorry for having an opinion.
S04 E22May 21, 2006
May 21, 2006 “I’m Mike Wallace: A 60 Minutes Tribute” May 21, 2006 May 21, 2006 “I’m Mike Wallace: A 60 Minutes Tribute” This entire episode of 60 Minutes is dedicated to Mike Wallace, one of the longest running 60 Minute investigative reporters. Tonight, he tells his fellow cast mates what he’s sorry for and what he still smiles about. Find out which actress didn’t hide her flirting with him and what he really went through with his depression.
S04 E23May 28, 2006
May 28, 2006 Mafia Cops; Wounds of War May 28, 2006 May 28, 2006 Mafia Cops; Wounds of War A follow-up to the former New York City cops accused of being hit men for the mob. They insisted, almost believably, that they didn’t do it. Recently, a jury found them guilty and tonight, one of them talks about it for the first time since the verdict. Ed Bradley reports. The ‘Wounds of War’ segment is a double length segment about the soldiers returning from war these days. Mike Wallace tells their story with some interviews that only Mike Wallace could present during this Memorial Day feature.
S04 E24Jun 4, 2006
June 04, 2006 Dying To Get In; A Different Kind Of Grocery Store; Carl Kiaasen's Miami Herald Columns Jun 4, 2006 4022 (39-22) June 04, 2006 Dying To Get In; A Different Kind Of Grocery Store; Carl Hiaasen’s Miami Herald columns. With all the increased efforts to secure the borders from Mexican immigrants, more of them are trying to find different ways to make it across. Hundreds are dying in the desert. Ed Bradley reports on the tragic loss of life in a desperate attempt to find a new life. Dan Rather talks with John Mackey, the founder of Whole Food Markets, now a chain of more than 180 stores providing organic food at higher prices. In today’s tight economy, few believed the idea would work, but it has. Quite well as a matter of fact. Steve Kroft interviews Carl Hiaasen, a Miami Herald columnist who has focused his stories on the unusual community in South Florida, from criminals to eccentrics.
S04 E25Jun 11, 2006
June 11, 2006 Plan B; Hobbit Island Jun 11, 2006 4023 (39-23) June 11, 2006 Plan B; Hobbit Island Leslie Stahl reports on the motivation behind the FDA refusing to approve an emergency contraceptive called ‘Plan B’. Is it being withheld because of payoffs, politics and personal agendas or is there a serious health risk? Also tonight, follow Bob Simon as he delves into the recent discovery of what appears to be an entire civilization of humans never known to have existed before. Seemingly isolated on an island, archaeological findings claim it’s an entirely different human species.
S04 E26Jun 18, 2006
June 18, 2006 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming With Sharks Jun 18, 2006 4024 (39-24) June 18, 2006 Repeat of December 11, 2005 (with new commentary/footage)# 3730 Dying To Get In; Rendition; Swimming with Sharks
S04 E27Jun 25, 2006
June 25, 2006 The Oil Sands Jun 25, 2006 4025 (39-35) June 25, 2006 The Oil Sands (Repeat) of January 22, 2006 (4004)
S04 E28Jul 2, 2006
July 02, 2006 Interview with Elian Gonzalez; Al Qaeda’s Town; First Man Jul 2, 2006 July 02, 2006 (Clip Show of Repeats with some updates) Interview with Elian Gonzalez; Al Qaeda’s Town; First ManBob Simon interviews an 11 year old Elian Gonzalez who has been home in his native Cuba for five years now, after an emotional battle between the U.S. and Cuba concerning where he should stay. Remember, his mother drowned at sea while illegally crossing into the U.S.; Elian’s father immediately began fighting to get him back to Cuba, while Elian’s U.S.
S04 E29Jul 9, 2006
July 09, 2006 Revisited Stories Jul 9, 2006 39 YEARS, 6 MONTHS, 4 DAYS: Charles Jenkins, the deserter who spent close to 40 years in North Korea, speaks with Scott Pelley about how much of a nightmare his life has been. WAR PROFITEERS? Steve Kroft looks into the $50 billion invested into reconstruction work for Iraq and where has nearly $9 billion gone unaccounted?THE CAPTAIN: Derek Jeter with Ed Bradley
S04 E30Jul 16, 2006
July 16, 2006 Re-visit of previous episode Jul 16, 2006 WHO'S LIFE IS IT ANYWAY? How far is too far for employers to go in monitoring employees conduct? Are personal freedoms at stake? Morley Safer investigates. BURIED IN THE PAST: Scott Pelley looks into the history of two ophaned brothers and the past they share, secreted by the Holocaust.BODE: The bad boy of the slopes or just misunderstood? Bob Simon sits down with Bode Miller and discusses his less than expected performance at the Olympics
S04 E31Jul 23, 2006
July 23, 2006 Re-visited episode Jul 23, 2006 WORKING 24/7 Though the digital revolution has allowed people to work from anywhere at anytime, is it really a good thing? Lesley Stahl reports on how this convenience may be causing people to work longer and stress higher. THE AIRPORT ROAD: Lara Logan accompanies soldiers who defended the Baghdad airport highway.THE DINNER SET GANG 20 years of burglary from only the best of homes. Steve Kroft interviews two of the most prolific cat burglers who often did the robbery while everyone was home and eating dinner.
S04 E32Jul 23, 2006
July 30, 2006 Previous Episode Revisited Jul 23, 2006 From April 02, 2006 with new commentary/updates Dire Predictions From Osama bin Laden’s Bodyguard; also, What’s Good For America; and, Working 24/7 Laden’s (former) bodyguard gives away some secrets about al Qaeda’s upcoming plans of attack against the U.S.. How believable is he and how are officials reacting? Bob Simon reports.
S04 E33Aug 6, 2006
August 06, 2006 Re-Visited Episode Aug 6, 2006 A re-visit to a previously aired show GLOBAL WARNING! – Scott Pelley; FATAL1TY - Steve Kroft reports. LIVING LARGE – Morley Safer
S04 E34Aug 13, 2006
August 13, 2006 Irans President; Colbert Report Aug 13, 2006 PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD – In a double length segment, Mike Wallace with an exclusive (and rare) interview with the president of Iran. COLBERT REPORT - Morley Safer with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "fake news" reporter
S04 E35Aug 20, 2006
August 20, 2006 Aging Today; Michael Jordan; 'Submission' Aug 20, 2006 August 20, 2006 Aging in the 21st Century; Submission; Michael Jordan (episodes aired at different previous dates)The anti-aging product industry is now making billions of dollars per year as baby boomers reach their 60’s and struggle to hang on to their youth. Steve Kroft reports. In “Submission”, Morley Safer interviews Hirsi Ali, the creator of an anti-Koran film that offends Muslims. Michael Jordan with Ed Bradley in a rare and candid interview.
S04 E36Aug 27, 2006
August 27, 2006 It Takes One To Know One; After Katrina; Gay or Straight? Aug 27, 2006 August 27, 2006 It Takes One To Know One; One Year Later; Gay or Straight? The one who knows one is Barry Minkow, a con man turned minister who exposes frauds. One Year Later: Byron Pitts with Mayor Ray Nagin and nothing held back. What’s going on now, a year after Katrina? Why is it going so slowly? Gay or Straight (re-visit): Can science predict a person’s sexuality
S04 E37Sep 3, 2006
September 03, 2006 AfterShock; Tiger Sep 3, 2006 September 03, 2006 AfterShock ; Tiger Tonight’s show is a double segment; re-visitWhen the most recent earthquake hit Pakistan, a group of NY paramedics rallied to go help. Giving up their job (and income), how and why these heroes did it, is explored by Bob Simon. Tiger: Ed Bradley sits down with Tiger Woods and the conversation explores Tiger’s family ties and hopes to add even more branches to the family tree. Let’s not forget that latest, incredible golf game!