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Season 43, Episode 01 A Relentless Enemy; People Behind the Mosque; Cool Brees

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Sep 26, 2010
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A Relentless Enemy; People Behind the Mosque; Cool Brees Sep 26, 2010 Tonight's first story features Lara Logan back to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Last time she was there, she and her crew were fired on - by fighters in a Pakistani sanctuary. In our second story, Scott Pelley with some uncomfortable questions and answers about the Ground Zero Islamic Center proposal. Finally, Steve Kroft with Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl star quarterback.

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Season 43, Episode 02 Unfinished Business; The Go-To-Guy; Giving Away A Fortune

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Oct 3, 2010
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Unfinished Business; The Go-To-Guy; Giving Away A Fortune Oct 3, 2010 Lesley Stahl goes to Iraq to report on the sources of conflict that could erupt once the U.S. withdraws; Also Kenneth Feinberg. Just in case you don't know who this is, Feinberg is the man who was in charge of the victims' of 9/11 compensation fund, Agent Orange compensation and most recently the BP oil spill. No one is ever completely happy with how these things go, but Feinberg is used to that and very open about what he's doing. Finally, Scott Pelley with Bill and Melinda Gates. Yes, 'that' Gates. The multi-billionaire who seems determined to use that money for good deeds.And stick around for Andy Rooney's gadgets.

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Season 43, Episode 03 High Frequency Trading; Nelson Mandela; Eminem

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Oct 10, 2010
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High Frequency Trading; Nelson Mandela; Eminem Oct 10, 2010 THE SPEED TRADERS - Steve Kroft gets a rare look inside the secretive world of "high-frequency trading," a controversial technique the SEC is scrutinizing in which computers can make thousands of stock trades in less than a second. Tom Anderson is the producer. MANDELA - A collection of his memoirs, mostly from the 27 years he spent in prison, reveal the innermost thoughts of the international civil rights giant Nelson Mandela, whose movement brought down the apartheid regime of South Africa. Bob Simon reports. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers.EMINEM - Anderson Cooper profiles the chart-topping rapper from Detroit who overcame addiction to reclaim the winning style that made him the biggest selling artist of the past decade. Tanya Simon is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 04 City of David/Stand Down/Market Street

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Oct 17, 2010
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City of David/Stand Down/Market Street Oct 17, 2010 CITY OF DAVID - Lesley Stahl reports from under the city of Jerusalem from a controversial archeological dig that has become a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. STAND DOWN - Some veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan into the recession are finding themselves homeless. Scott Pelley reports on an annual encampment in San Diego where veterans can find hope, help and services. Henry Schuster is the producer.MARKET STREET - Morley Safer reports on a mystery that was solved about a 100-year-old film that we now know was made on San Francisco's Market Street just days before the 1906 earthquake. David Browning is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 05 The 99ers/Jane Goodall/Top Gear

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Oct 24, 2010
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The 99ers/Jane Goodall/Top Gear Oct 24, 2010 THE 99ERS - Even after an extension of unemployment benefits to 99 weeks, many of those without work are still jobless and in a quandary. Scott Pelley talks to some of them in California's Silicon Valley. Robert Anderson, Daniel Ruetenik and Nicole Young are the producers. JANE GOODALL - Jane Goodall brings Lara Logan and 60 MINUTES cameras back to the forests of Tanzania, where she began her love affair with chimpanzees 50 years ago, to remind the public that chimps are endangered. Max McClellan is the producer.TOP GEAR - A quirky British television show about cars has become a hit almost everywhere but the U.S. Steve Kroft reports on "Top Gear," whose witty humor, outrageous speed, destructive vehicle stunts and car reviews attract an estimated weekly worldwide audience of 350 million according to the BBC. Graham Messick and Michael Karzis are the producers.

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Season 43, Episode 06 Anger in the Land/Tax the Rich/Zenyatta

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Oct 31, 2010
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Anger in the Land/Tax the Rich/Zenyatta Oct 31, 2010 ANGER IN THE LAND - Scott Pelley reports from Newton, Iowa, where the closing of an appliance factory is causing a negative effect on the community's economy. Robert Anderson, Daniel Ruetenik and Nicole Young are the producers. TAX THE RICH - David Stockman, Ronald Reagan's budget director who once preached tax cuts, is now in favor of putting a one-time surtax on the rich. Lesley Stahl reports and finds just such a proposal on the ballot in the state of Washington. Karen Sughrue is the producer.ZENYATTA - If Zenyatta wins the Breeder's Cup Classic next week to cap an undefeated career of 20 straight victories, some say the 6-yr.-old mare might just be the greatest thoroughbred race horse in history. Bob Simon reports. Tom Anderson is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 07 President Obama/Pacman

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Nov 8, 2010
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President Obama/Pacman Nov 8, 2010 PRESIDENT OBAMA - President Obama takes questions from Steve Kroft in his first one-on-one interview since his party's midterm election defeat in the House. Michael Radutzky and L. Franklin Devine are the producers. PACMAN - Boxing sensation Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has done it all in the ring, winning world championships in seven different weight divisions. He'll go for an eighth title next week, but will his new job as a Philippine politician hurt his career? Bob Simon reports. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers.

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Season 43, Episode 08 Shaleionaires/Haiti/Medal of Honor

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Nov 15, 2010
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Shaleionaires/Haiti/Medal of Honor Nov 15, 2010 SHALEIONAIRES - While some complain that extracting natural gas from shale rock formations is tainting their water supply, others who have allowed drilling on their property are getting wealthy and becoming "shaleionaires." Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On and Meghan Frank are the producers. HAITI - The earthquake made things in already-poor Haiti bad enough, but now a cholera epidemic is threatening to kill more Haitians, whose living conditions after the quake help to spread the water-borne infection. Byron Pitts reports. Harry Radliffe and Magalie Laguerre Wilkinson are the producers.MEDAL OF HONOR - The first living soldier to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War tells Lara Logan in an emotional interview just what he did to earn the nation's highest combat honor and how the recognition makes him uncomfortable. Max McClellan and Jeff Newton are the producers.

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Season 43, Episode 09 The Merchant of Death/Designing Life/Mark Wahlberg

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Nov 22, 2010
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The Merchant of Death/Designing Life/Mark Wahlberg Nov 22, 2010 THE MERCHANT OF DEATH - The Drug Enforcement Administration agents who caught the alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout explain how they lured and then captured the suspect one of them calls "one of the most dangerous men on the face of the Earth." Armen Keteyian reports. Robert Anderson and Pat Milton are the producers. DESIGNING LIFE - Steve Kroft profiles famous microbiologist J. Craig Venter, whose scientists have already mapped the human genome and created what he calls "the first synthetic species." Andy Court is the producer.MARK WAHLBERG - From street thug, to rapper to actor and now producer, Mark Wahlberg has reinvented himself to the top of the Hollywood heap. Lara Logan profiles Wahlberg as he prepares for his most challenging role: a boxer. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 10 Good Cop, Bad Cop/Spider-Man/John Paul Stevens

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Nov 29, 2010
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Good Cop, Bad Cop/Spider-Man/John Paul Stevens Nov 29, 2010 GOOD COP, BAD COP - The Afghan National Police force is more important to the security of the country than the army, but despite improvements, there are still drug abuse and corruption problems within its ranks. CNN's Anderson Cooper reports. Keith Sharman is the producer. SPIDER-MAN - Lesley Stahl and 60 MINUTES cameras get the first look at the rehearsal and production of "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," the most ambitious and expensive musical ever brought to a Broadway stage. Andrew Metz is the producer.JOHN PAUL STEVENS - Scott Pelley interviews Justice John Paul Stevens upon his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court after 35 years. Jenny Dubin is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 11 The Chairman/Facebook

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Dec 6, 2010
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The Chairman/Facebook Dec 6, 2010 THE CHAIRMAN - The chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke gives a rare interview to Scott Pelley in which he discusses pressing economic issues, including the unemployment rate, the deficit and the Fed's controversial $600 billion U.S. Treasury Bill purchase. Henry Schuster is the producer. FACEBOOK - Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-yr.-old founder and CEO of mega-social media site Facebook, talks to Lesley Stahl about his life and his business, now worth an estimated $35 billion. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT.

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Season 43, Episode 12 The Next Speaker/Brazil/Jerry Jones

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Dec 13, 2010
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The Next Speaker/Brazil/Jerry Jones Dec 13, 2010 THE NEXT SPEAKER - Rep. John Boehner will become the speaker of the House next month, but few know this Ohio Republican beyond his life in Washington. Lesley Stahl profiles the man whose new role will place him at the top of the Republican Party and third in line for the presidency. Karen Sughrue is the producer. BRAZIL - As the U.S. and most of the world's countries limp along after the crippling recession, Brazil is off and running with jobs, industry, and resources. The economic juggernaut is poised to become the fifth largest economy in the world. Steve Kroft reports. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer.JERRY JONES - A disappointed Cowboys owner, GM Jerry Jones says even his friend, the late George Steinbrenner, would fire him for the poor performance of his Dallas football team that many predicted would go to the Super Bowl. Scott Pelley reports. Henry Schuster is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 13 The Day of Reckoning/Endless Memory

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Dec 20, 2010
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The Day of Reckoning/Endless Memory Dec 20, 2010 THE DAY OF RECKONING - Steve Kroft reports on the growing financial difficulties states across the country are facing. James Jacoby is the producer. ENDLESS MEMORY - Lesley Stahl reports on the recently discovered phenomenon of "superior autobiographical memory," the ability to recall nearly every day of one's life. Stahl interviews the handful of individuals known to possess the skill, which scientists are only now beginning to study. Shari Finkelstein is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT.

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Season 43, Episode 14 Into The Wild

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Dec 27, 2010
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Into The Wild Dec 27, 2010 A SPECIAL HOUR DEVOTED TO THE NATURAL WORLD THE GREAT MIGRATION - Scott Pelley visits Kenya, the site of the great wildebeest migration, and looks at the threats to this natural spectacle comprised of over a million animals. Henry Schuster and Rebecca Peterson are the producers.THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF ELEPHANTS - Researchers listening to elephant sounds and observing their behavior are compiling an elephant dictionary. Bob Simon goes to Central Africa to listen to the language of the forest elephants first hand. Harry Radliffe is the producer.B-REX - Lesley Stahl meets the inspiration for the lead character in the classic film Jurassic Park and reports on how famed dinosaur hunter Jack Horner is shaking up the paleontology world. Shari Finkelstein and Meghan Frank are the producers.

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Season 43, Episode 15 Bad Medicine/Wynton

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Jan 3, 2011
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Bad Medicine/Wynton Jan 3, 2011 BAD MEDICINE - Drug company whistle-blower Cheryl Eckard tells Scott Pelley about her experience trying to fix problems at a pharmaceutical factory that made her a key figure in a federal lawsuit and a multimillionaire. Denise Schrier Cetta is the producer. WYNTON - Jazz missionary Wynton Marsalis shares his love of America's most distinctive art form by taking his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra around the world. Morley Safer tags along as Marsalis and his musicians make the scene in London and then go to Havana for a spicy Afro-Cuban musical treat. David Browning is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT.

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Season 43, Episode 16 The Big Gamble/Silver or Lead/A Living for the Dead

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Jan 10, 2011
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The Big Gamble/Silver or Lead/A Living for the Dead Jan 10, 2011 THE BIG GAMBLE - Lesley Stahl reports on the proliferation of gambling to 38 states and its main attraction, the slot machine, newer versions of which some scientists believe may addict their players. Ira Rosen and Joel Bach are the producers. SILVER OR LEAD - Byron Pitts reports on the murder of the mayor of a Mexican city, where powerful drug gangs seem to be giving authorities a choice of "silver or lead" - join us and we will pay you or don't and we'll kill you. David Schneider and Joyce Gesundheit are the producers.A LIVING FOR THE DEAD - Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elvis are dead and so is Michael Jackson. But as Steve Kroft reports, they are very much alive when it comes to earning money for their estates. Frank Devine is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 17 Descent Into Madness/Yemen/The Gambler

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Jan 17, 2011
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Descent Into Madness/Yemen/The Gambler Jan 17, 2011 DESCENT INTO MADNESS - 60 MINUTES talks to Jared Loughner's friends and classmates and to ex-Secret Service, to reconstruct the pathway to mass murder he allegedly took in Tucson - a pattern this agent who once guarded the president could write a textbook about. Scott Pelley reports. Henry Schuster, Nicole Young and Jenny Dubin are the producers. YEMEN - Steve Kroft reports on the U.S.'s new partner in the war on terror, Yemen, a known al Qaeda hideout and recently the source of several explosive packages sent to America. Leslie Cockburn is the producer.THE GAMBLER - Las Vegas sports betting legend Bill Walters has never had a losing year - a winning a streak that's made odds makers call him the "most dangerous sports bettor in Nevada." Lara Logan reports. Tom Anderson is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 18 Wikileaks/In Search of the Jaguar

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Jan 31, 2011
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Wikileaks/In Search of the Jaguar Jan 31, 2011 WIKILEAKS - Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, speaks to Steve Kroft about the U.S. attempt to indict him on criminal charges and the torrent of criticism aimed at him for publishing classified documents. Howard Rosenberg and Tanya Simon are the producers. IN SEARCH OF THE JAGUAR - 60 MINUTES went in search of the most elusive of all of nature's big cats, the jaguar, and captured amazing footage of them in the Brazilian jungle. Bob Simon reports. Tom Anderson is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 19 Gotti

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Feb 7, 2011
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Gotti Feb 7, 2011 A SPECIAL HOUR WITH THE FIRST EXTENDED INTERVIEW OF JOHN GOTTI, JR. John Gotti, Jr. talks to Steve Kroft in his first extended television interview about growing up with the infamous father whom he strove to please by living a life of crime, but whom he eventually betrayed by leaving that life.The special hour includes stories about his father, the late John "Teflon Don" Gotti; being "made" a member of his father's crime family; feelings about his privacy now; his own daily worries about being "whacked"; and the one thing that made his legendary crime-boss father weep.

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Season 43, Episode 20 New Age Revolution, The 33, Lady Gaga

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Feb 14, 2011
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New Age Revolution, The 33, Lady Gaga Feb 14, 2011 NEW AGE REVOLUTION – Harry Smith reports on the latest events from Egypt, including an in-depth interview with Wael Ghonim. Tom Anderson, Andy Court, Harry A. Radliffe II, Jeff Newton and Amjad Tadros are the producers. THE 33 – Four months after 33 Chilean miners were rescued from a half-mile underground, where they lived in daily fear of death for over two months, psychologists say all but one of them are experiencing serious mental stress. Bob Simon reports. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers.LADY GAGA – With her outrageous costumes and mega-hit dance songs, Lady Gaga has become the world’s most talked about entertainer. Anderson Cooper reports. John Hamlin is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 21 The Spark/Scott Brown: Against All Odds/The King's Speech

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Feb 21, 2011
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The Spark/Scott Brown: Against All Odds/The King's Speech Feb 21, 2011 THE SPARK - Bob Simon reports from Tunisia, where protests against the repressive government not only toppled its autocratic ruler, but sparked the uprising in Egypt that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Draggan Mihailovich and Nathalie Sommer are the producers. SCOTT BROWN: AGAINST ALL ODDS - The Massachusetts senator describes his traumatic childhood, including revelations of sexual and physical abuse. Lesley Stahl reports. Karen Sughrue is the producer.THE KING'S SPEECH - 60 MINUTES talks to its starring actor, Colin Firth, and reports on the historic find in an attic that helped make the "The King's Speech" an Oscar favorite. Scott Pelley reports. Ruth Streeter is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 22 21st Century Cons

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Feb 28, 2011
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21st Century Cons Feb 28, 2011 60 MINUTES presents a special hour with two stories featuring hidden cameras that capture conmen at work. 21st CENTURY SNAKE OIL - 60 MINUTES hidden cameras expose medical conmen who prey on dying victims by using pitches that capitalize on the promise of stem cells to cure almost any disease. Scott Pelley reports. David Gelber, Sam Hornblower and Michael Radutzky are the producers. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENTSTEALING AMERICA'S SECRETS - 60 MINUTES has obtained an FBI videotape showing a Defense Department employee selling secrets to a Chinese spy that offers a rare glimpse into the secretive world of espionage and illustrates how China's spying may pose the biggest espionage threat to the U.S.. Scott Pelley reports. Henry Schuster is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 23 Hard Times Generation, Hitchens, Spy on the Ice

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Mar 7, 2011
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Hard Times Generation, Hitchens, Spy on the Ice Mar 7, 2011 Hard Times Generation – For some children, socializing and learning in school are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at budget motels for children who’ve lost their homes. Robert Anderson, Daniel Ruetenik and Nicole Young are the producers. Hitchens – Steve Kroft profiles Vanity Fair columnist, author and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens, for whom nothing is off-limits when making his wry and often outrageous observations, including the cancer he is suffering from. Frank Devine is the producer.Spy on the Ice – Bob Simon reports on the latest “spy-cam” techniques used by wildlife filmmakers to show animals – in this case, polar bears – up-close and in a way audiences have never seen them before. Produced by Michael Gavshon.

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Season 43, Episode 24 Curve Ball/Counterfeit Drugs/The $125,000 Question

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Mar 13, 2011
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Curve Ball/Counterfeit Drugs/The $125,000 Question Mar 13, 2011 Curve Ball - Bob Simon interviews the Iraqi defector code-named "Curve Ball" - first identified by 60 MINUTES three years ago - whose false tale of a mobile, biological weapons program was the chief justification for invading Iraq. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer. Counterfeit Drugs - 60 MINUTES' nine-month investigation of counterfeit prescription drugs reveals how the dangerous and sometimes deadly fakes get into the nation's drug pipeline. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. Kyra Darnton, Sam Hornblower and Michael Radutzky are the producers.The $125,000 Question - Katie Couric reports on an experimental New York City charter school founded on the idea of hiring the best teachers by paying them $125,000, while denying them tenure. Jenny Dubin is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 25 Japan/The N-word/The Archbishop

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Mar 20, 2011
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Japan/The N-word/The Archbishop Mar 20, 2011 Japan - Scott Pelley reports on the American team working to avert nuclear disaster in Japan after the tsunami crippled a power plant. Robert Anderson and Henry Schuster are the producers. The N-word - A Southern publisher's sanitized edition of "Huckleberry Finn" that replaces the N-word with "slave" over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society. Byron Pitts reports. David Schneider is the producer.The Archbishop - In a wide-ranging interview with Morley Safer, New York's Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan discusses the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic church, his current mission and the state of the church in America. Deirdre Naphin is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 26 The New Tax Havens/One Child At A Time/Coach Hurley

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Mar 27, 2011
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The New Tax Havens/One Child At A Time/Coach Hurley Mar 27, 2011 The New Tax Havens - American companies are finding new overseas tax havens to legally protect some of their profits from the U.S. tax rate of 35 percent, among the highest in the world. Lesley Stahl reports. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. One Child At A Time - Wars can literally shatter children's lives and Elissa Montanti is on a mission to make some of them whole again through a network of volunteers. Scott Pelley follows the progress of one of them, a badly maimed Iraqi boy. Tanya Simon and Catherine Herrick are the producers.Coach Hurley - Tiny Catholic high school St. Anthony in Jersey City, N.J., doesn't even have its own gym, but it has Coach Bob Hurley, who has taken the team - now ranked number-one in the nation - to 24 state championships. Steve Kroft reports. Peter Radovich is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 27 The Next Housing Shock/Gospel for Teens

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Apr 3, 2011
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The Next Housing Shock/Gospel for Teens Apr 3, 2011 The Next Housing Shock - As more and more Americans face mortgage foreclosure, banks' crucial ownership documents for the properties are often unclear and are sometimes even bogus - a condition that's causing lawsuits and hampering an already weak housing market. Scott Pelley reports. Robert Anderson and Daniel Ruetenik are the producers. Gospel for Teens - Lesley Stahl spends a year following the inspirational leader of a gospel music program for teenagers in Harlem and her students as they learn to sing this original American art form and build the confidence and character it inspires. Shari Finkelstein is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT.

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Season 43, Episode 28 The Murder of Louis Allen/The Library/Albert Pujols

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Apr 10, 2011
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The Murder of Louis Allen/The Library/Albert Pujols Apr 10, 2011 The Murder of Louis Allen - Steve Kroft's 18-month investigation into a 47-yr.old murder in a Mississippi town sheds light on an unsolved civil rights killing near the top of the FBI's list. Graham Messick and Sumi Aggarwal are the producers. The Library - No one is allowed to borrow from the Vatican Library, except the pope. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Morley Safer and "60 Minutes" cameras get to see the best of the best. David Browning is the producer.Albert Pujols - His big bat has made the St. Louis Cardinals' slugger one of the top 10 players in baseball history. But to people with Down syndrome and the poor of his native Dominican Republic that he helps, he means a lot more than home runs and RBI. Bob Simon reports. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 29 Greg Mortenson/The Case of Beckett Brennan/The Co-Founder

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Apr 17, 2011
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Greg Mortenson/The Case of Beckett Brennan/The Co-Founder Apr 17, 2011 Greg Mortenson - He's written inspiring best sellers, including "Three Cups of Tea," but are the stories all true? Steve Kroft investigates. Andy Court and Kevin Livelli are the producers. The Case of Beckett Brennan - The government recently sent out guidelines on how college judicial review boards should handle the rising incidence of campus sexual assault. Beckett Brennan says the University of the Pacific's board bungled her case, spurring her to come forward to say she was sexually assaulted by three of the school's athletes. Katie Couric reports. Graham Messick and Ashley Velie are the producers.The Co-Founder - Lesley Stahl speaks to Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen in his first interview about his upcoming book in which he criticizes his Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates. Shachar-Bar-On is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 30 Mount Athos/The Billionaire

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Apr 24, 2011
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Mount Athos/The Billionaire Apr 24, 2011 Mount Athos - Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years. Cameras capture the monastic life, including chanting, prayers, rituals, and the priceless relics and icons from the Byzantine Empire stored on "The Holy Mountain," Mt. Athos. Harry Radliffe and Michael Karzis are the producers. (This is a double-length segment.) The Billionaire - Eli Broad sets the standard for philanthropy. He's given away over $2 billion and plans on leaving even more to charity before he dies. But along with the billionaire's name that most projects he funds must take, his advice and oftentimes his control are usually part of the deal. Morley Safer reports. Ruth Streeter is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 31 Lara Logan/Mitch Landrieu/Zenyatta

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May 1, 2011
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Lara Logan/Mitch Landrieu/Zenyatta May 1, 2011 Lara Logan - In her first television interview since being sexually assaulted two months ago, the CBS News chief foreign correspondent and 60 MINUTES reporter reveals what happened to her in Tahrir Square in an interview with Scott Pelley. Robert Anderson is the producer. Mitch Landrieu - The New Orleans mayor talks to Byron Pitts about the city he loves and his efforts to heal wounds it still suffers from corruption and Hurricane Katrina. David Schneider is the producer.Zenyatta - With the greatest American horse race coming up next week in Kentucky, 60 MINUTES takes another look at one of the greatest American thoroughbreds ever to grace a track - the nearly undefeated Zenyatta. Bob Simon reports. Tom Anderson is the producer.

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Season 43, Episode 32 Killing Bin Laden: The President's Story

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May 8, 2011
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Killing Bin Laden: The President's Story May 8, 2011 President Obama gives his first and only interview since the killing of Osama bin Laden to "60 Minutes." The president will reveal to Steve Kroft for the first time his thoughts as he watched and listened from the Situation Room of the White House as the commando-style raid on bin Laden's compound unfolded. Frank Devine and Michael Radutzky are the producers.

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Season 43, Episode 33 The Soldiers' Secretary/Afghanistan's Top Spy/Sovereign Citizens

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May 15, 2011
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The Soldiers' Secretary/Afghanistan's Top Spy/Sovereign Citizens May 15, 2011 Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on a five-day mission to the Middle East.

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Season 43, Episode 34 Armstrong/The FBI and the Grim Reaper

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May 22, 2011
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Armstrong/The FBI and the Grim Reaper May 22, 2011 "Armstrong" examines the allegations that world famous cyclist Lance Armstrong is using performance enhancing drugs. "The FBI and the Grim Reaper" looks at FBI agent Lin Vecchio who help put away several notorious Mafia leaders, but also faces murder charges due to his association with an informant.

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Season 43, Episode 35 U.S. v. Drake/Children in the Fields/Al Sharpton

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May 22, 2011
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U.S. v. Drake/Children in the Fields/Al Sharpton May 22, 2011 "U.S. v. Drake" looks at former NSA executive Thomas Drake who claims 9/11 could have been stopped though he now faces espionage charges. "Children in the Fields" examines how some farmers are forced to work with their families in the fields. "Al Sharpton" profiles the famous activist. "Andy Rooney" memorializes producer Joe Wershba.

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Season 43, Episode 36 Medal of Honor/A Relentless Enemy

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May 29, 2011
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Medal of Honor/A Relentless Enemy May 29, 2011 Medal of Honor - The first living soldier to win the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War tells Lara Logan in an emotional interview just what he did to earn the nation's highest combat honor and how the recognition makes him uncomfortable. Sal Giunta has now possessed the medal for six months and says he is just as uncomfortable wearing it as he was to be named its winner. A Relentless Enemy - Lara Logan's report takes viewers to the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the unit she was covering came under heavy and regular enemy fire from fighters the U.S. military says keep coming from their sanctuary in Pakistan.

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Season 43, Episode 37 The Speed Traders/City of David/Lady Gaga

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Jun 5, 2011
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The Speed Traders/City of David/Lady Gaga Jun 5, 2011 The Speed Traders - Steve Kroft gets a rare look inside the secretive world of "high-frequency trading," a controversial technique the SEC is scrutinizing in which computers can make thousands of stock trades in less than a second. City of David - Lesley Stahl reports from under the city of Jerusalem from a controversial archeological dig that has become a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Lady Gaga - With her outrageous costumes and mega hit dance songs, Lady Gaga has become the world's most talked about entertainer.

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Season 43, Episode 38 Designing Life/The N-Word/The King's Speech

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Jun 12, 2011
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Designing Life/The N-Word/The King's Speech Jun 12, 2011 Designing Life - Steve Kroft profiles famous microbiologist Craig Venter, whose scientists have already mapped the human genome and created what he calls "the first synthetic species." The N-Word - A Southern publisher's sanitized edition of "Huckleberry Finn" that replaces the N-word with "slave" over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society.The King's Speech - "60 Minutes" talks to its starring actor, Colin Firth, and reports on the historic find in an attic that helped make the "The King's Speech" an Oscar favorite.

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Season 43, Episode 39 The Spark/Endless Memory

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Jun 19, 2011
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The Spark/Endless Memory Jun 19, 2011 The Spark - Bob Simon reports from Tunisia, where protests against the repressive government not only toppled its autocratic ruler, but sparked the uprising in Egypt that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Endless Memory - Lesley Stahl reports on the recently discovered phenomenon of "superior autobiographical memory," the ability to recall nearly every day of one's life. Stahl interviews the handful of individuals known to possess the skill, which scientists are only now beginning to study.

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Season 43, Episode 40 Hard Times Generation/Wynton Marsalis

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Jun 26, 2011
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Hard Times Generation/Wynton Marsalis Jun 26, 2011 Hard Times Generation - For some children, socializing and learning in school are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at budget motels for children who've lost their homes. Wynton Marsalis - Jazz missionary Wynton Marsalis shares his love of America's most distinctive art form by taking his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra around the world. Morley Safer tags along as Marsalis and his musicians make the scene in London and then go to Havana for a spicy Afro-Cuban musical treat.

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Season 43, Episode 41 The Murder of Louis Allen/One Child at a Time/The Library

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Jul 3, 2011
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The Murder of Louis Allen/One Child at a Time/The Library Jul 3, 2011 The Murder of Louis Allen - Steve Kroft's 18-month investigation into a 47-yr.old murder in a Mississippi town sheds light on an unsolved civil rights killing near the top of the FBI's list. One Child at a Time - Wars can literally shatter children's lives and Elissa Montanti is on a mission to make some of them whole again through a network of volunteers. Scott Pelley follows the progress of one of them, a badly maimed Iraqi boy.The Library - No one is allowed to borrow a book from the Vatican Library - except the pope. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Morley Safer and "60 Minutes" cameras get to see the best of the best.

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Season 43, Episode 42 Shaleionaires/Stand Down/Market Street

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Jul 10, 2011
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Shaleionaires/Stand Down/Market Street Jul 10, 2011 Shaleionaires - While some complain that extracting natural gas from shale rock formations is tainting their water supply, others who have allowed drilling on their property are getting wealthy and becoming "shaleionaires." Stand Down - Some veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan into the recession are finding themselves homeless. Scott Pelley reports on an annual encampment in San Diego where veterans can find hope, help and services.Market Street - Morley Safer reports on a mystery that was solved about a 100-year-old film that we now know was made on San Francisco's Market St. just days before the 1906 earthquake.

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Season 43, Episode 43 Silver or Lead/The Gambler/In Search of Jaguars

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Jul 17, 2011
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Silver or Lead/The Gambler/In Search of Jaguars Jul 17, 2011 Silver or Lead - Byron Pitts reports on the murder of the mayor of a Mexican city, where powerful drug gangs seem to be giving authorities a choice of "silver or lead" - join us and we will pay you or don't and we'll kill you. The Gambler - Las Vegas sports betting legend Bill Walters has never had a losing year - a winning a streak that's made odds makers call him the "most dangerous sports bettor in Nevada."In Search of Jaguars - "60 Minutes" went in search of the most elusive of all of nature's big cats, the jaguar, and captured amazing footage of them in the Brazilian jungle.

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Season 43, Episode 44 Resurrecting Eden/Mitch Landrieu/The ?Sharkman?

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Jul 24, 2011
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Resurrecting Eden/Mitch Landrieu/The ?Sharkman? Jul 24, 2011 Resurrecting Eden - In Southern Iraq where many biblical scholars place the Garden of Eden, Scott Pelley finds a water world where the "Marsh Arabs" are making a comeback after Saddam nearly destroyed the "cradle of civilization." Mitch Landrieu - The New Orleans mayor talks to Byron Pitts about the city he loves and his efforts to heal wounds it still suffers from corruption and Hurricane Katrina.The "Sharkman" - Anderson Cooper dives unprotected with great white sharks and the South African who's spent more time up close with the ocean's most feared predator than anyone else.

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Season 43, Episode 45 The Big Gamble/Brazil/Mark Wahlberg

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Jul 31, 2011
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The Big Gamble/Brazil/Mark Wahlberg Jul 31, 2011 The Big Gamble - Lesley Stahl reports on the proliferation of gambling to 38 states and its main attraction, the slot machine, newer versions of which some scientists believe may addict their players. Brazil - As the U.S. and most of the world's countries limp along after the crippling recession, Brazil is off and running with jobs, industry, and resources. The economic juggernaut is poised to become the fifth largest economy in the world.Mark Wahlberg - From street thug, to rapper to actor and now producer, Mark Wahlberg has reinvented himself to the top of the Hollywood heap. Lara Logan profiles Wahlberg as he prepares for his most challenging role - a boxer.

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Season 43, Episode 46 The next housing shock/The co-founder/Eminem

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Aug 7, 2011
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The next housing shock/The co-founder/Eminem Aug 7, 2011 The next housing shock - As more and more Americans face mortgage foreclosure, banks' crucial ownership documents for the properties are often unclear and are sometimes even bogus - a condition that's causing lawsuits and hampering an already weak housing market. The co-founder - Lesley Stahl speaks to Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen in his first interview about his upcoming book in which he criticizes his Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates.Eminem - Anderson Cooper profiles the chart-topping rapper from Detroit who overcame addiction to reclaim the winning style that made him the biggest selling artist of the past decade.

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Season 43, Episode 47 The new tax havens/Top Gear/Albert Pujols

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Aug 14, 2011
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The new tax havens/Top Gear/Albert Pujols Aug 14, 2011 The new tax havens - American companies are finding new overseas tax havens to legally protect some of their profits from the U.S. tax rate of 35 percent - among the highest in the world. Top Gear - A quirky British television show about cars has become a hit almost everywhere but the U.S. Steve Kroft reports on "Top Gear," whose witty humor, outrageous speed, destructive vehicle stunts and car reviews attract an estimated weekly worldwide audience of 350 million according to the BBC.Albert Pujols - His big bat has made the St. Louis Cardinals' slugger one of the top 10 players in baseball history. But to people with Down syndrome and the poor of his native Dominican Republic who he helps, he means a lot more than home runs and RBI.

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Season 43, Episode 48 U.S. vs. DRAKE/The 33/The Archbishop

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Aug 21, 2011
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U.S. vs. DRAKE/The 33/The Archbishop Aug 21, 2011 U.S. vs. DRAKE - Tom Drake, a former National Security Agency senior executive, was indicted last year for espionage after leaking allegations to the media that the nation's largest intelligence organization had committed fraud, waste and abuse. The 33 - Three months after 33 Chilean miners were rescued from a half-mile underground - where they lived in daily fear of death for 69 days - psychologists say more than 20 of them are experiencing serious mental stress. Bob Simon reports.The Archbishop - In a wide-ranging interview with Morley Safer, New York's Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan discusses the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, his current mission and the state of the church in America.

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Season 43, Episode 49 Greg Mortenson/Gospel for Teens

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Aug 28, 2011
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Greg Mortenson/Gospel for Teens Aug 28, 2011 Greg Mortenson - He's written inspiring best sellers, including "Three Cups of Tea," but are the stories all true? Gospel for Teens - Lesley Stahl spends a year following the inspirational leader of a gospel music program for teenagers in Harlem and her students as they learn to sing this original American art form and build the confidence and character it inspires.

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Season 43, Episode 50 WikiLeaks/Resurrecting the extinct

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Sep 4, 2011
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WikiLeaks/Resurrecting the extinct Sep 4, 2011 WikiLeaks - Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, speaks to Steve Kroft about the U.S. attempt to indict him on criminal charges and the torrent of criticism aimed at him for publishing classified documents. Resurrecting the extinct -Scientists believe they can sustain endangered species - maybe even one day resurrect some that have died out - using DNA technology.

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Season 43, Episode 51 The interrogator/Remembering 9/11

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Sep 11, 2011
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The interrogator/Remembering 9/11 Sep 11, 2011 The interrogator - Few know more about the 9/11 investigation than Ali Soufan, who questioned members of al Qaeda after the attack. The former FBI agent reveals himself for the first time and talks about his interrogations in an interview with Lara Logan. Remembering 9/11 -Ground Zero responders relive their haunting experiences on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks for a "60 Minutes" segment about their road to recovery and the doctor who is preserving their oral histories.

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Season 43, Episode 52 ?I've never seen the like?/Spy on the ice/Jerry Jones

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Sep 18, 2011
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?I've never seen the like?/Spy on the ice/Jerry Jones Sep 18, 2011 "I've never seen the like" - After many requests for help from his ambushed unit were denied, Dakota Meyer took matters into his own hands, going through a gauntlet of Taliban fire five times to try and save his trapped comrades. His efforts earned him the Medal of Honor. David Martin reports. Spy on the ice - Bob Simon reports on the latest "spy-cam" techniques used by wildlife filmmakers to show animals - in this case, polar bears - up-close and in a way audiences have never seen them before.Jerry Jones - A disappointed Cowboys owner - GM Jerry Jones says even his friend, the late George Steinbrenner, would fire him for the poor performance of his Dallas football team that many predicted would go to the Super Bowl.

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Season 43, Episode 53 After the wave/Alone on the wall/Andy Rooney

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Oct 2, 2011
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After the wave/Alone on the wall/Andy Rooney Oct 2, 2011 After the wave - The relationship between the Japanese town of Otsuchi and its "sister city" Ft. Bragg, Calif., took on a new and powerful meaning after Otsuchi was inundated by the tsunami last winter. Alone on the wall - "60 Minutes" cameras capture a feat never documented before: viewers will see Alex Honnold scale a 1,600-ft. rock wall using nothing more than his hands and feet. Lara Logan interviews the 26-year-old about his technique and his daredevil sport- where there can be no mistakes. Andy Rooney - Morley Safer interviews the iconic commentator about his remarkable career right before Rooney's last regular appearance on "60 Minutes," where he has had the final word since 1978.

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Season 43, Episode 54 The jobs czar/The revolution/The player

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Oct 9, 2011
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The jobs czar/The revolution/The player Oct 9, 2011 The jobs czar - Can General Electric Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, whose company has been racking up big profits overseas, help create jobs in America? Lesley Stahl interviews the man President Obama chose to lead the crucial quest for more American jobs. The revolution - Despite ousting the dictator whose regime repressed and tortured citizens for decades, Egyptians are now facing the same treatment from the country's military that they endured under President Hosni Mubarak.The player - He doesn't put on the pads or walk the sidelines, but Drew Rosenhaus, the agent who represents the most NFL players, is a force to be reckoned with -- even if he has to say so himself.

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Season 43, Episode 55 Afghanistan/The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh

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Oct 16, 2011
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Afghanistan/The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh Oct 16, 2011 Afghanistan - As the war in Afghanistan hits 10 years, guerrilla tactics are still exacting a high human toll. Gen. John Allen, the man in charge of the war, tells Scott Pelley that some U.S. troops will need to be there longer than most Americans thought. The Life and Death of Vincent van Gogh - His paintings are among the most well-known in the world, just like the story of his life and death: Vincent van Gogh was a troubled genius who killed himself. But now the authors of a biography say their exhaustive investigation strongly indicates he may not have taken his own life.

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Season 43, Episode 56 60 Minutes, 10.23.11

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Oct 23, 2011
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60 Minutes, 10.23.11 Oct 23, 2011 Steve Jobs - In his first interview about the visionary Apple CEO, biographer Walter Isaacson reveals the private Steve Jobs few knew. Jobs also tells his story in his own words, as Isaacson recorded some of the over 40 interviews he conducted with him. Among the revelations: Jobs refused early and potentially life-saving surgery on the cancer that eventually killed him a few weeks ago. Apps for autism - Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time.

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