Do you think you might have superior autobiographical memory? Take the test. For each event in question, can you remember any details about your day?
1) What big sporting event occurred on Jan. 30, 1983?
Answer: The Miami Dolphins played the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII
2) What disaster occurred on March 24, 1989?
Answer: The Exxon Valdez Spill
3) What happened on June 4, 1989?
Answer: The Tiananmen Square Massacre
4) On what date did Tiger Woods win the Master's Tournament?
Answer: April 13, 1997
5) The Chicago Bears defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX on what date?
Answer: Jan. 26, 1986
6) What day did Baby Jessica fall down the well?
Answer: Oct. 14, 1987
7) On what date did the Queen Mother die at age 101?
Answer: March 30, 2002
8) Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right knee on what date?
Answer: Jan. 6, 1994
9) On Feb. 11, 1990 what historical event occurred?
Answer: Nelson Mandela was released from prison
10) When were the Beltway Snipers arrested?
Answer: Oct. 24, 2002
"60 Minutes Overtime" editor Ann Silvio sat down with Lesley Stahl to hear more about the next Speaker of the House John Boehner. Lesley traveled to his hometown in Ohio, met the whole Boehner clan, and even shared a few heartfelt moments with the congressman. Watch and weigh in. What do you think of your speaker-in-waiting?Continue Reading »
The labor agreement between the 32 NFL team owners and the players expires in March 2011. At that time, the owners could lockout the players, a first step towards the possible delay or cancellation of pro football next fall. What's at stake? Mostly, it's money. "60 Minutes Overtime" breaks down the dispute between billionaire owners and millionaire players.Continue Reading »
Back in 1970, Mike Wallace reported on a new technology that he said would change the way we send mail and consume the news. The Internet? Nope. Cable television.
"60 Minutes Overtime" unearthed this time-capsule of a piece, and we had to share it as this week's "Rewind."Continue Reading »
If you think your job is stressful, consider the duties of Ben Bernanke. As Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Bernanke has tremendous influence over America's economy - and that economy has been troubled lately. The recession may have ended, but unemployment remains high and the recovery has been slow. While at Ohio State University, Bernanke talked with Scott Pelley of "60 Minutes" about the challenges still ahead. Here are excerpts from that interview.Continue Reading »
Lesley Stahl has interviewed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg twice for "60 Minutes." She first spoke to him in 2007, when Zuckerberg was at the tender age of 23 and his company had 50 million users. Since then, Facebook has grown to 500 million users, and the story of the company's beginnings has been featured in a Hollywood movie called "The Social Network."Continue Reading »
For this week's Rewind, "60 Minutes Overtime" revisits ancient Internet history: 2005. DROID and the iPhone were just twinkles in some engineer's eye; Facebook was less than a year old and Gmail was still in Beta.Continue Reading »
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his redesign on "60 Minutes" this week. We figured this was of high interest to a great many people (say, 500 million), so we asked our very own Joe Akbrud, the social media wizard at CBS News, to walk us through the changes. Joe takes "60 Minutes Overtime" editor, Ann Silvio, on a tour of what's new and different about the updated Facebook profile page.Continue Reading »
This Sunday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will appear on "60 Minutes" in his first television interview since the debut of "The Social Network," a fictionalized account of how he founded the company in his Harvard dorm room. The interview with Zuckerberg, conducted by Lesley Stahl, will be broadcast on Dec. 5 (7:00-8:00PM, ET/PT) on CBS, and online at 60Minutes.com.Continue Reading »