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Season 05, Episode 01 Thomas Hart Benton

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Apr 9, 1973
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Thomas Hart Benton Apr 9, 1973 Mike Wallace interviews artist Thomas Hart Benton.

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Season 05, Episode 02 September 17, 2006 Ilegal Gambling; Romo; Howard Stern

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Sep 17, 2006
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September 17, 2006 Ilegal Gambling; Romo; Howard Stern Sep 17, 2006 September 17, 2006 Illegal Gambling; Romo; Howard SternThough internet gambling thrives and legalizing it would mean billions in tax revenue, the opposition to it insists it will only cause more problems. Lesley Stahl reports on a very hot button issue with arguments well put for both sides. In another feature tonight, Scott Pelley talks with Bill Romanowski as this former NFL Linebacker tries to explain his notorious behavior on the field. Also, in an uncommon interview, Howard Stern tells Ed Bradley about his newest ventures (satellite radio) and even opens up a bit about his personal life.

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Season 05, Episode 03 September 24, 2006 39th Season Debut: Killing the Dying? Katie and Condoleezza; President Musharraf

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Sep 24, 2006
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September 24, 2006 39th Season Debut: Killing the Dying? Katie and Condoleezza; President Musharraf 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?

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Season 05, Episode 04 October 01, 2006 State of Denial; Area 25; Bum Hunting

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Oct 1, 2006
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October 01, 2006 State of Denial; Area 25; Bum Hunting Oct 1, 2006 October 01, 2006 State of Denial; Area 25; Bum HuntingBob 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.

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Season 05, Episode 05 October 08, 2006 No Fly List; Pattie Dunn

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Oct 8, 2006
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October 08, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 06 October 15, 2006 The Duke Rape Case; A Loss of Faith

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Oct 15, 2006
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October 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.

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Season 05, Episode 07 October 22, 2006 The Mother Of All Heists; Two Heartbeats Away; Searching for Jacob

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Oct 22, 2006
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October 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.

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Season 05, Episode 08 October 29, 2006 A Fighting Chance; Explosion at Texas City; Big Man On Campus

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Oct 30, 2006
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October 29, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 09 November 05, 2006 Buried In Fine Print; The Ship Breakers; Russell Crowe

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Nov 6, 2006
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November 05, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 10 November 12, 2006 Ed Bradley: In Memorium

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Nov 13, 2006
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November 12, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 11 November 19, 2006 Welcome to Hazleton; Shooting Tigers; Broadway Joe

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Nov 20, 2006
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November 19, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 12 November 26, 2006 General Abizaid; The Memory Pill; Blue Jay

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Nov 27, 2006
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November 26, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 13 December 03, 2006 Netflix; Hiding From Death; The Gift

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Dec 4, 2006
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December 03, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 14 December 10, 2006 Exposing The Truth; the Phantom of Corleone; A New Kind of Fight

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Dec 11, 2006
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December 10, 2006 Exposing The Truth; the Phantom of Corleone; A New Kind of Fight Dec 11, 2006 December 10, 2006 Exposing The Truth; the Phantom of Corleone; A New Kind of Fight 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.

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Season 05, Episode 15 December 17, 2006 Hitler’s Secret Archive; The Lonliest People;  The King Of Comedy

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Dec 18, 2006
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December 17, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 16 December 24, 2006 Revisited: Swimming to Antartica; Rex; The Orphanage

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Dec 25, 2006
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December 24, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 17 January 07, 2007 Poisoned; First Lady; Dame Helen

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Jan 8, 2007
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January 07, 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.

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Season 05, Episode 18 January 14, 2007 President Bush; Duke LaCrosse Rape Case (double segment)

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Jan 15, 2007
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January 14, 2007 President Bush; Duke LaCrosse Rape Case (double segment) Jan 15, 2007 January 14, 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.

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