The Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra is the only symphony orchestra in Central Africa and the only all-black orchestra in the world. Watch its volunteer musicians and vocalists perform Handel's "Messiah."Continue Reading »
Are you one of those people who never forgets a face? If so, you might be a "super recognizer."
In March on 60 Minutes, we met Jennifer Jarett, a "super recognizer" who described her remarkable ability to Lesley Stahl and aced a "super-recognizer" test called "The Before They Were Famous" test.Continue Reading »
Last April, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on new research coming out of some of America's most respected institutions, which find that sugar -- the way it's being consumed by Americans today -- is a toxin. And it could be the driving force behind some of this country's leading killers, including heart disease.Continue Reading »
This week on "60 Minutes" Lesley Stahl reports on people who are "face blind." It's a mysterious and sad condition that keeps sufferers from recognizing or identifying faces -- even the faces of close family members, children, or spouses. Many "face blind" people don't even know they have it.Continue Reading »
Four years ago, Anderson Cooper challenged Olympic champion Michael Phelps to a one-lap race. Anyone want to guess how that went? (Imagine competing against a dolphin.)Continue Reading »
Who is Michael Morton?
"He was just an ordinary, law-abiding citizen, who got clobbered for no good reason," says 60 Minutes producer Andy Court, who co-produced this week's story about Morton's wrongful murder conviction and 25 years in prison.Continue Reading »
"That's the most amazing thing I've ever seen." That's what 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon said after witnessing chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen play 10 opponents simultaneously with his back turned and all 10 boards out of sight!Continue Reading »
Scared to try cooking with truffles? When "60 Minutes Overtime" got one look at footage of Patricia Wells, whipping up her easy polenta and truffles dish for the 60 Minutes crew on location in Provence, there was one thing to do: get her recipe! A quick exchange of e-mails and here it is. (If you want more recipes, check out Wells' new cookbook "Simply Truffles.") She was even gracious enough to invite us all to Provence to sample truffles in person. Now that's a field trip!Continue Reading »
The word "Qatar" has been popping up in conversations at 60 Minutes lately. Why? Because Bob Simon recently visited this tiny speck of a Middle Eastern Country for his 60 Minutes story. The only problem is that no one seems to know how to pronounce it. Some people say "kuh-TAR," others say "KUH-tar" or "cutter" or even "gutter."Continue Reading »
Last March on 60 Minutes, Steve Kroft unraveled the mysterious Stuxnet computer virus, which he calls "the most sophisticated cyber weapon ever invented."