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Season 08, Episode 01 Rural Justice/Wildcat Trucker/The Case Against College

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Feb 23, 1976
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Rural Justice/Wildcat Trucker/The Case Against College Feb 23, 1976 "The Case Against College" is segment of 60 Minutes produced by Imre Horvath. Centers on Caroline Bird theory. "Wildcat Truckers" is a segment of 60 Minutes produced by Richard Clark. Visually engaging big rigs and drivers. "Rural Justice" is a segment of 60 Minutes produced by Joseph Wershba.

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Season 08, Episode 02 Heart Attack!/The Kids from Council Bluffs/Hippies

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Apr 5, 1976
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Heart Attack!/The Kids from Council Bluffs/Hippies Apr 5, 1976 "Heart Attack!" Is a segment of 60 Minutes produced by Imre Horvath. Follows Seattle paramedics of the pioneering Medic One program. "The Kids from Council Bluffs" is a segment of 60 Minutes produced by Norman Gorin. "Hippies" is a segment of 60 Minutes produced by Joe DeCola.

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Season 08, Episode 03 Tokyo Rose/Communism, Italian Style/Two Can Live as Cheaply as One

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Jun 20, 1976
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Tokyo Rose/Communism, Italian Style/Two Can Live as Cheaply as One Jun 20, 1976 Tokyo Rose is a segment of 60 Minutes produced by Imre Horvath. Iva Toguri, convicted as a traitor, pleads her innocence. Communism, Italian Style is a segment of 60 Minutes produced by William K. McClure. Two Can Live as Cheaply as One is a segment of 60 minutes produced by Marion Goldin

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Season 08, Episode 04 Qaeda Stronger; Government owned banks; Bullfighting today

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Oct 19, 2008
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Qaeda Stronger; Government owned banks; Bullfighting today Oct 19, 2008 Foreign born al Qaeda in Afghanistan gaining strength and sophistication. Lara Logan with Major General Jeffrey Schlosser and how this is happening. In a second, very timely story, Lesley Stahl with what we might be seeing now that the government bail out has put government in the private sector. Bob Simon with two brothers, Cayetano and Francisco Ordonez, probably the most recognized matadors in Spain. While taping this segment, a critical injury occurs when a 1,300 lb bull gets the best of a top matador.

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Season 08, Episode 05 Credit Default Swaps; T. Boone Pickens; Goronqosa

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Oct 26, 2008
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Credit Default Swaps; T. Boone Pickens; Goronqosa Oct 26, 2008 It sounds complicated and it actually is, but tonight, Steve Kroft makes it a lot easier to understand: Credit Default Swaps and their role in the unraveling of the economy. Charlie Rose interviews T. Boone Pickens, the multi-billionaire oil man who claims to have a plan to make the U.S. far less dependent on foreign supplies. Could it really work?Finally, Scott Pelley with Greg Carr, a U.S. citizen trying to make Gorongosa, a Mozambique, African location into one of the world's newest tourist destinations.

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Season 08, Episode 06 Welcome Home, you're fired; Fake Cop; Bionic People

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Nov 3, 2008
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Welcome Home, you're fired; Fake Cop; Bionic People Nov 3, 2008 Tonight, an atrocity exposed when Lesley Stahl investigates thousands of reservists and guardsmen returning home from duty to find their jobs gone. Some blatantly fired for "being gone too long" and others victims of downsizing while they were Iraq or Afghanistan. A small Missouri town's newest Sheriff, Sgt Bill Jakob, was cleaning up the streets like no one else. Arresting drug dealers and other criminals, the mayor thought he was the best thing that happened to his town. Unfortunately, he wasn't really a cop at all.Finally, Scott Pelley reports on how the future is now. Technology connected directly to the human brain, enabling communication with people otherwise trapped in a paralyzed body. What's next is even more remarkable.

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Season 08, Episode 07 The Inner Circle; The Wasteland; Ted Turner

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Nov 10, 2008
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The Inner Circle; The Wasteland; Ted Turner Nov 10, 2008 Behind the scenes and a part of the "inner circle" with Steve Kroft on election night with Obama. You really haven't seen this anywhere else and it's both warm and fascinating. Then we go to China, a land of secrets and lies. Scott Pelley follows the trashed technology we think is being recycled and safely disposed of as it ends up in China where it's anything but safe.Finally, Morley Safer going toe to toe with mogul Ted Turner in one of the most candid interviews he's given.

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Season 08, Episode 08 Obama's First Interview; Musical Savant

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Nov 17, 2008
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Obama's First Interview; Musical Savant Nov 17, 2008 Steve Kroft with President elect Obama's first post election interview. This is expected to be one of the most watched shows of the season as Barack Obama talks about his plans for the next four years. He also discusses his cabinet choices. Wife Michelle is also interviewed. In the second story, Lesley Stahl re visits one of the most amazing musical savants known. Rex Lewis-Clack's life was changed when his parents found that their son, born blind and mentally impaired, was extraordinarily gifted. Now, at 13, see how far music and his gift has taken him.

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Season 08, Episode 09 Easy Nukes; For Better or Worse

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Nov 24, 2008
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Easy Nukes; For Better or Worse Nov 24, 2008 Imagine the size of a 6-pack of soda able to cause a nuclear explosion. That's about all the HEU (highly enriched uranium) it would take and it's not so difficult to get. Scott Pelley explores how easy it is to get a hold of the materials necessary to make a nuclear bomb. Matthew Bunn, security expert at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, concurs that access to HEU is not as difficult as it should be.

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Season 08, Episode 10 The Cheaters; The Silver Star; Michael Phelps

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Dec 1, 2008
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The Cheaters; The Silver Star; Michael Phelps Dec 1, 2008 Online gambling is illegal in the U.S., but it's a nearly impossible law to enforce. In this story, a group of men turn a dishonest cyber-poker game around and cheat to the tune of $20 million. In the second story tonight, Lara Logan reports on the second woman to ever win the Silver Star (the first being in World War II). Monica Brown wasn't even supposed to be there when she ended up saving two wounded men in battle.Also tonight, Michael Phelps talks with CNN's Anderson Cooper. This 23 year old Olympic record breaker, now a marketing millionaire and still remarkably personable.

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Season 08, Episode 11 The Oil Kingdom; Schnabel

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Dec 8, 2008
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The Oil Kingdom; Schnabel Dec 8, 2008 Lesley Stahl visits Saudi Arabia and tours the oil producing facilities while interviewing Saudi officials. Though prices have plummeted in recent months, they're not worried. What's in store for us, and them. In our second story, Morley Safer with Julian Schnabel, a powerhouse in art and film who made his initial mark in the 1980's and has never looked back.

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Season 08, Episode 12 Barney Frank; Where's the Bottom? And Win Forever

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Dec 15, 2008
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Barney Frank; Where's the Bottom? And Win Forever Dec 15, 2008 In our first story, Lesley Stahl with Rep. Barney Frank about the bailouts the government is undertaking. In keeping with the economy, the second segment is about the mortgage crises and how much worse it may get before rebounding. Scott Pelley reports.Also tonight, USC college football coach, Pete Carroll discusses how he helped make the Trojans the powerhouse they are. Byron Pitts interviews

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Season 08, Episode 13 Governor Schwarzenegger; Airport Security; Elephant Orphans

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Dec 22, 2008
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Governor Schwarzenegger; Airport Security; Elephant Orphans Dec 22, 2008 Scott Pelley with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the sad state of the State of California. The man who once topped box office charts, now a political leading man despite facing some huge challenges with California's economical spiral. Also tonight, Lesley Stahl and the latest on airport security measures. Where weaknesses remain, where new tools are being tried and how Kip Hawley (outgoing head of TSA) feels poor reports are unjust.Finally, Bob Simon follows up on the orphaned elephants of Kenya. Why their numbers are still significant.

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Season 08, Episode 14 The Road to the White House

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Dec 29, 2008
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The Road to the White House Dec 29, 2008 Steve Kroft and a special edition 60 Minutes that explores President Elect Obama's long trek to winning the presidential election.

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Season 08, Episode 15 Mind Reading; Is It Murder?; The Mad Scientist of Football

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Jan 5, 2009
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Mind Reading; Is It Murder?; The Mad Scientist of Football Jan 5, 2009 Mind reading with a scientific spin. What studies have found by looking into our brains. Lesley Stahl reports. Bob Simon reports on drunk driving and new campaigns that include longer prison sentences and even charges of murder.Finally, Scott Pelley with Texas Tech coach, Mike Leach.

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Season 08, Episode 16 Wall Street Speculation; Obama's Advisor; Wyclef Jean

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Jan 12, 2009
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Wall Street Speculation; Obama's Advisor; Wyclef Jean Jan 12, 2009 Steve Kroft explores how our current economic mess had more contributors than we may have thought. Not the least of which being Wall Street speculation in the oil futures market. News correspondent, David Martin with the Joint Chief of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen. This is Obama's advisor as our government changes parties during wartime, another historical first. Finally, Scott Pelley with Wyclef Jean, a Haitian immigrant turned rock star.

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Season 08, Episode 17 The Winter of Our Hardship; No Peace Deal; Wine Rx

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Jan 26, 2009
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The Winter of Our Hardship; No Peace Deal; Wine Rx Jan 26, 2009 Scott Pelley in Wilmington, Ohio where DHL, the town's largest employer has closed operations. The massive hardships are seen on a tremendously personal level, including how one supervisor who would walk dismissed employees off the property and take their ID badges, had it done to her as well. With "No Peace Deal", Bob Simon from Israel and the West Bank. A powerful and thoughtful report on the danger that Israeli settlements pose to the chances for Israeli-Palestinian peace.Finally, Morley Safer reports on resveratrol, a substance in red wine that so far has repeatedly shown promise at lengthening lifespans.

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Season 08, Episode 18 Brace For Impact; Coldplay

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Feb 9, 2009
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Brace For Impact; Coldplay Feb 9, 2009 Long awaited Katy Couric interview with Capt. Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger, the heroic pilot who successfully landed a 75 ton jet in the Hudson River without a single loss of life. This is Sully's first in depth interview and not surprisingly, very candid and thoughtful. Steve Kroft with Coldplay, the British group that rarely gives interviews and has been nominated for seven Grammys (airing tonight).

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Season 08, Episode 19 Buy American; Whistle Blower; Taliban Power

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Feb 16, 2009
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Buy American; Whistle Blower; Taliban Power Feb 16, 2009 Lesley Stahl examines the new "Buy American" clause pushed for public works funded by the stimulus money. Dan DiMicco, CEO of the nation's largest steelmaker thinks it's a great idea. The head of Caterpillar, on the other hand, believes retaliation by other countries could spur them to push their own "Buy Europe" or "Buy China" clauses and end up hurting the American economy even more. In our next story, Scott Pelley with Paul Bishop, a whistle blower from World Savings where he was let go rather than taken seriously after trying to expose the bad mortgage market.Finally, Steve Kroft in Pakistan. How strong has the Taliban gotten ? And what might they do if they take over Pakistan and the hundred nuclear bombs there?

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Season 08, Episode 20 Lower Drinking Age; Muslim Militants; Nazi Mascot

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Feb 23, 2009
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Lower Drinking Age; Muslim Militants; Nazi Mascot Feb 23, 2009 Lesley Stahl reports on the newest argument to reduce the legal drinking age to 18. More than 100 college presidents believe this will reduce binge drinking. Numerous organizations believe this would mean 900 families a year burying a teen. In our next segment, Lara Logan talks with Richard Butler, the CBS Newsman kidnapped along with others by Muslim militants. For three months he lived believing he would never make it out alive.Also, Bob Simon with a truly unusual story about a young boy living with Nazi's after his family was massacred by them.

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Season 08, Episode 21 SEC Ignoring Fraud; Mexico's War; The Republican Obama

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Mar 2, 2009
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SEC Ignoring Fraud; Mexico's War; The Republican Obama Mar 2, 2009 The Bernard Madoff rip-off involved thousands of victims and billions of dollars. Why does Harry Markopolos claim that the SEC (Security Exchange Commission) wouldn't know fraud if it was handed to them? Steve Kroft reports on how the contention is that the SEC personnel reportedly watching out for this aren't experienced enough to see it. In our second story, CNN's Anderson Cooper reports about the ongoing and growing war involving Mexican gangs and drugs. With most of their weapons coming from the U.S. and more than 6,000 deaths in the last couple of years, it may be time to notice and do something about it.Finally, Morley Safer with Republican Governor of Louisianna, Bobby Jindal. The son of Indian immigrants, at just 37 years old, is he a future contender for the presidency?

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Season 08, Episode 22 Follow the Failure; DNA exoneration

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Mar 8, 2009
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Follow the Failure; DNA exoneration Mar 8, 2009 Follow the FDIC as they actually take over a bank, secretly on a Friday night. What exactly happens when a bank fails? Scott Pelley reports. Lesley Stahl with a very interesting report on DNA evidence and how it weighs against, or with eyewitness accounts of crimes. Included in this segment, Jennifer Thompson, a rape victim who testified against Ronald Cotton, the man she was absolutely sure was her attacker. Years later, DNA exonerated Cotton and Jennifer admits she was wrong. This unlikely pair have teamed up to change the way system works, or doesn't work.

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Season 08, Episode 23 What Went Wrong; Nourishment of a Nation

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Mar 15, 2009
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What Went Wrong; Nourishment of a Nation Mar 15, 2009 Scott Pelley with Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke about what went wrong and brought us to this incredible economic crisis. There is so much to discuss that this segment is double-length. Next, Lesley Stahl with Alice Waters, a world class chef, author of 8 cookbooks and a personal problem with microwaves. Well, at least to the point of wanting to show people how easy, environmentally friendly and healthy fresh, organic can be.

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Season 08, Episode 24 Obama Interview; Street Musician

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Mar 22, 2009
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Obama Interview; Street Musician Mar 22, 2009 President Barack Obama sits down with Steve Kroft in one of the longest interviews since taking office. Also tonight, Morley Safer with Nathaniel Ayers, a musician that had his beginnings in one of the finest music schools. When schizophrenia struck, he took to the streets of Los Angeles, California where a reporter found him. Now, the subject of a book and a film, Ayers' philosophy is remarkably uplifting.

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Season 08, Episode 25 Do You Have Worms?; Kenya Cats; LeBron James

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Mar 29, 2009
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Do You Have Worms?; Kenya Cats; LeBron James Mar 29, 2009 Lesley Stahl with an enlightening and sometimes frightening report about the internet threats hiding in millions of PC's. Viruses and worms can crash a computer, steal your information and do much more harm than many people think. Find out what you can do to protect yours. In our next story, Bob Simon in Kenya, Africa with a report about steps taken against African lions by local farmers. While the numbers of these incredible cats are dwindling toward extinction, locals are using poison in order to protect their cattle from them. Richard Leakey, worldwide known conservationist, is fighting to get this poison, actually a pesticide made in America, banned.Also tonight, Steve Kroft with 24 year old basketball hot shot, LeBron James.

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Season 08, Episode 27 Bionic Veterans; Guns for Sale; Steve Wynn's Win

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Apr 12, 2009
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Bionic Veterans; Guns for Sale; Steve Wynn's Win Apr 12, 2009 Scott Pelley gets some incredible insight as to the advances made in prosthetic limbs. Fred Downs, head of prosthetics for the Veterans Administration, demonstrates the almost "sci fi" type limbs now being used to change lives. In our second story, Lesley Stahl explores the reasons behind an increase in gun sales and why at least one advocacy group is encouraging Americans to be armed.Finally, a look at the glitz and glitter of casino gaming as seen through the eyes of one of the most innovative and successful moguls, Steve Wynn. He is interviewed by Charlie Rose who also discusses the eye disease that may soon take the sight of this visionary.And tonight, what's the problem with Andy Rooney.

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Season 08, Episode 28 Delayed Retirement; Cold Fusion; Ole'!

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Apr 19, 2009
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Delayed Retirement; Cold Fusion; Ole'! Apr 19, 2009 With many people's 401(k) retirement investments surprisingly drained, not everyone is in the position to wait the predicted 10 plus years for recovery. What are they doing when retirement was planned in the next couple years? Steve Kroft reports on the hardships not publicized when retirement funds all but disappear.In our second story, Scott Pelley with a look at how a new energy source may be an old idea. Cold fusion has been considered 'junk science' since first hailed as possible in the late 80's, but now former skeptics are considering it.Finally, Bob Simon revisits the Spanish bullfighting family of Cayetano and Francisco Ordonez. The update shows how the story takes a bad turn.

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Season 08, Episode 29 Shadowing Biden; Killer Coal; Elephant Orphanage

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Apr 26, 2009
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Shadowing Biden; Killer Coal; Elephant Orphanage Apr 26, 2009 Lesley Stahl with Vice President Joe Biden as he allows this reporter to follow him around for three days. Just what does he do and how does his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, figure in? Also expect to see President Obama in this segment. Also tonight, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers who is building coal plants despite knowing the deadly byproduct of this cheap and abundant fuel. Scott Pelley reports on how clean coal technology may be the answer and how it can be done, but will it be done in time?And Bob Simon following up with the heartbreaking elephant orphanage in Kenya. Why are there even more orphaned elephants?

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Season 08, Episode 30 Amazons Sue Texaco; Guantanamo Bay Shut Down; Oldest Family Business

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May 3, 2009
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Amazons Sue Texaco; Guantanamo Bay Shut Down; Oldest Family Business May 3, 2009 In a litigious world few lawsuits surprise anymore; however, tonight Scott Pelley reports on a suit brought against oil giant Chevron, which owns Texaco. What makes this most stunning is that this lawsuit is brought by the natives of Ecuador in the Amazon rain forest, charging that oil drilling has polluted their environment. Also tonight, as Guantanamo Bay is closed, David Martin looks into what is happening to the detainees, including follow ups on those already freed for re-programming.Finally, Morley Safer re visits a family business that is perhaps the oldest in the world.

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Season 08, Episode 31 Eyes in the Sky; Who Killed the Spy?; Bill James

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May 10, 2009
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Eyes in the Sky; Who Killed the Spy?; Bill James May 10, 2009 America's Air Force has the ultimate weapon of stealth and surprise, "unmanned aerial vehicles" or "eyes in the sky" can hit their target from 2 miles above it in perfect silence. Lara Logan has been granted access to the pilots, a demonstration and classified footage of missions over Afghanistan. Next, Steve Kroft with a unique murder mystery: The Egyptians claim it was their greatest spy, but then, so do the Israelis. Ashraf Marwan was likely pushed or dropped from his 5 story high terrace in London, but who was he really working for and why was he killed?Then, Morley Safer with Bill James. He doesn't actually play for the Red Sox, but he is credited with helping them win two World Championships.

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Season 08, Episode 32 Secretary of Defense; AIG; Vogue Editor

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May 17, 2009
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Secretary of Defense; AIG; Vogue Editor May 17, 2009 Defense Robert Gates about what's really happening now and his insights to a time frame for an end to this war. Also, Steve Kroft with the insurance and banking powerhouse, AIG, the reported center of the economic crises.Finally, Morley Safer with Vogue editor, Anna Wintour in a very rare interview. You might know her as "The Devil Wears Prada".

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Season 08, Episode 33 Buy American; New Sheriff In Town; Red Wine For Health

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May 24, 2009
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Buy American; New Sheriff In Town; Red Wine For Health May 24, 2009 Revisited stories: Lesley Stahl with what 'buying American' means to the world economy; Katie Couric with self appointed, "Narcotics Task Force" sheriff Sgt. Bill Jakob; Morley Safer with the truth about the health benefits of red wine.

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Season 08, Episode 34

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Season 08, Episode 35

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Jul 19, 2009
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Jul 19, 2009 The Life & Times of Walter Cronkite We interrupt the summer re-runs and re-visits with a special edition, new 60 Minutes. In memoriam of

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Season 08, Episode 36 Michael Vick

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Aug 16, 2009
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Michael Vick Aug 16, 2009 Michael Vick Former pro quarterback, Michael Vick in an interview by CBS Sports anchor James Brown. He discusses his suspension, his involvement in dogfights and hopes to be signed. At this writing it was reported that Vick has been signed to the Eagles.

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Season 08, Episode 37 Tribute to Don Hewitt

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Aug 23, 2009
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Tribute to Don Hewitt Aug 23, 2009 A special tribute to Don Hewitt (1922-2009), 60 Minutes creator and former executive producer, includes a retrospective of his life, and reminisces from the correspondents.

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