In the line of duty, correspondent David Martin has been zapped by ray guns and exposed to nerve gas, but when it came to his story this week on 60 Minutes about Tasers, David took a pass -- choosing not to be zapped by painful jolts of electricity.
Watch David Martin's report by clicking here.
This week on Overtime, we take a look at some of David's other adventures. For example, in 2006, David learned how to eat a grub -- a beetle larva -while on training with Special Forces. "It's not bad," David said about the grub he picked from under a rotten tree stump.
This week on 60 Minutes Overtime, we get the chance to follow up with Corporal Steven Cornford, who has been suffering for years from post-traumatic stress disorder. Caught in a 2007 firefight in Iraq that killed his lieutenant, Cornford couldn't stop replaying that moment in his mind.
Cornford returned to Iraq earlier this year with "Operation Proper Exit," a program designed to help wounded warriors confront and heal traumatic memories and thus move on with their lives. On Sunday on 60 Minutes, Scott Pelley tells the story of Cornford's return to Iraq, while on Overtime, we pick up where Scott's story leaves off.
"We knew that we couldn't live with this information and not do something about it."
That's what Andrew Madoff, son of Bernard Madoff, told Morley Safer about his decision to call in the FBI after his father revealed to the family that he had been running the world's largest Ponzi Scheme.
This week on Overtime, we delve into that moment in the Madoff story - excerpting a dramatic part of Morley's interview in which Andrew describes blowing the whistle on his father. And we hear from Andrew's mother Ruth. When did she learn that her sons Mark and Andrew had turned in their father?
There are many reasons people decide to talk to "60 Minutes." Some want to clear their name; some want to make sure their side of the story gets told; some just love the attention; and some want to alert the public to corruption or danger.
Of all the myriad reasons we've heard in 44 seasons of "60 Minutes," the rationale of Ruth Madoff - wife of imprisoned financial fraudster Bernie Madoff - was a stunning first. We're not going to spoil it for you by revealing Ruth's reasons. You need to watch it on "60 Minutes Overtime" and find out for yourself.
On "60 Minutes" this week, Ruth and her son Andrew Madoff told their stories publically for the first time - how in December 2008 Bernie Madoff admitted to his family that he'd been running a massive Ponzi scheme. He was arrested by the FBI the next day.
"A black wave, darker than a nightmare," is how Bob Simon describes the tsunami that hit coastal Japan in March 2011. On 60 Minutes this week, Bob travels to Otsuchi, Japan, a town literally erased by the tsunami. Out of a population of 15,000, ten percent are missing - assumed to have been washed away, as were almost all the town's homes and structures.
For this week's "60 Minutes" broadcast, correspondent Bob Simon traveled to the Arctic and reported on an innovative BBC wildlife filmmaker who has come up with novel ways of shooting up-close footage of the dangerous polar bear -- without becoming polar bear bait. The subject of Simon's story is the legendary John Downer, who films animals using hidden spy cams, controlled remotely or connected to motion sensors. Downer and his team disguised cameras as floating icebergs, rolling snowballs, and snowy rock ledges.Continue Reading »
By now, most of the world has heard of and seen Julian Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks. Assange is responsible for publishing tens of thousands of secret U.S. military reports and diplomatic cables. His supporters say he's a freedom fighter; his detractors call him a dangerous traitor or worse.Continue Reading »
This week, one of the most moving interview moments on the "60 Minutes" broadcast happened when a 14-year-old in braces sang a cappella to correspondent Lesley Stahl. The tender song is called "Where Were You?" and Yolanda Howard wrote it about her father, who had suddenly appeared in his teenage daughter's life for a day. It was the first time Yolanda had met her dad, and she hadn't seen him since.Continue Reading »
Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan is likable, fun-loving, and quick to tell a joke - but he can also deliver a mean theological argument on some of the Catholic church's most conservative beliefs.
Dolan is known as "the American Pope" and he's often considered the most important Catholic in America today. He's also a scholar and a passionate defender of the church's traditional views on what he calls "settled questions." If you've ever wondered why exactly the Catholic church opposes gay marriage and ordination of women as priests, listen to Dolan articulate the church's beliefs. It's far from a simple matter of saying "no."Continue Reading »
In this week's "60 Minutes" broadcast, you saw Steve Kroft strap on a helmet and ride shotgun with a race-car driver from "Top Gear."
What's "Top Gear"? The simple answer is that it's a British car show on the BBC that's watched by 350 million viewers in more than 170 countries every week but is unknown to most of America.Continue Reading »