Pulling back the curtain on Cirque's "Immortal"
60 Minutes' Lara Logan goes backstage at the Michael Jackson-themed Cirque du Soleil show "Immortal," to see costumes, props, and the intricate underworld beneath the stage.Continue Reading »
Could you spend 16 hours a day trapped in a vehicle with your husband? Road trips have left many a relationship in tatters, but for Beverly and Dereck Joubert -- the wildlife filmmakers profiled this week on 60 Minutes -- spending long days together in a truck and nights in a tent is just part of the fun.
Most of us want to forget the heartache and struggles of adolescence, but for pop singer Taylor Swift, those memories are the makings of a great song.Continue Reading »
How did the mother's club at Bill Gates' high school set him on a path to change the world? By holding a rummage sale to buy the school's first teletype, the machine that would connect 13-year-old Gates and his friend Paul Allen to a world of possibility in personal computing. The two men went on to found Microsoft and wrote the software that fueled the PC revolution.Continue Reading »
This week, Scott Pelley brought us the remarkable story of the Robin Hood Foundation, a unique charity that has figured out how to (as Pelley put it) shake wealthy donors "by their ankles" in order to help New Yorkers living in poverty. Last year, Robin Hood also managed to shake the whole country by its ankles: They were the ones behind the televised 12-12-12 concert at Madison Square Garden, which raised $50 million to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.Continue Reading »
Ridgway: Cullen not a mercy killerContinue Reading »
This week on 60 Minutes, Lara Logan took us into the secretive world of elite military dogs. These animals are not pets. They are "dogs of war," and much of what they do for for U.S. Special Operations and specialized units in the FBI remains classified. We know they can jump out of helicopters on a mission, capture enemies on the battlefield, and sniff out the kind of IEDs used by the Boston Marathon bombers. One of these dogs even helped Navy SEAL Team 6 capture Osama bin Laden.Continue Reading »
In the world of baseball, it was the knuckleball pitch that saved R.A. Dickey's career, but as the Toronto Blue Jays' pitcher told Lesley Stahl on Sunday night, it wasn't the knuckleball alone that turned the tide.Continue Reading »