If any American reporter can give us perspective on the uprisings in the Arab world, it's Bob Simon, a "60 Minutes" correspondent who lived in the Middle East off and on for 30 years. In this video, Simon sits down with "Overtime" editor Ann Silvio and debriefs us on his reporting assignment to Tunisia.Continue Reading »
Overtime editor Ann Silvio has a frank discussion about the N-word with correspondent Byron Pitts, whose report on "60 Minutes" this week is about a new edition of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" that omits the racial epithet and replaces it with the word "slave."Continue Reading »
CNN's Anderson Cooper sits down with "60 Minutes Overtime" editor Ann Silvio to share more revealing moments from his series of in-depth interviews with Lady Gaga. Our favorite moment happens when Gaga shows Anderson how she prepares her coffee. Most people add sugar and cream, but Gaga has a special ingredient...Continue Reading »
It's no accident that "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan took now-retired CBS News cameraman R.A. Bribiesca on her trip to Afghanistan last summer. "Ray B." has not only been covering wars for decades -- he is also a Vietnam vet.
In this video, you'll see how "60 Minutes" got such riveting combat footage from the Afghan-Pakistan border: Ray B. risked his life to capture what he calls "crazy shots" when Lara and the military unit she was traveling with were ambushed by foreign fighters.Continue Reading »
This week on "60 Minutes," Scott Pelley reports on one of the greatest athletes of all time: Lance Armstrong. The seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor has recently become the focus of a federal investigation into performance-enhancing drugs. As we learned in Pelley's report, a grand jury in Los Angeles has been hearing secret testimony from Armstrong's former teammates on the U.S. Postal Service team, and one of the prime witnesses is Tyler Hamilton.Continue Reading »
Ever heard of the Sovereign Citizen movement? This week, Byron Pitts introduces the "60 Minutes" viewing audience to an internet-based anti-government group that the FBI lists among the top ten domestic terror threats facing the United States.Continue Reading »
Correspondent Byron Pitts has been covering New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina devastated the area in 2005. His very first "60 Minutes" report, in 2006, was about then-Mayor Ray Nagin, as he struggled to get the city back on its feet. While many say Nagin ultimately failed, there's a new mayor giving the city new hope: Mitch Landrieu. What's different about Landrieu? And, perhaps more importantly, how did he get Byron to put on a clown costume and ride atop a Mardi Gras float?Continue Reading »
We knew that Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen owns the Seattle Seahawks, as well as the Portland Trail Blazers. And we knew about his 414-foot yacht, the "Octopus," which reportedly set him back $200 million. What we didn't know was that Paul Allen also has his own HD film crew following him around. That crew was rolling back in 2007 when Allen and Bill Gates took a trip down memory lane, to a now-abandoned building in Seattle.Continue Reading »
A special post from producer Sumi Aggarwal:
Like most American schoolchildren, I studied the civil rights movement. Years later, I only remembered the highlights: Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, the bus boycotts and the images of police dogs and water cannons being used on demonstrators.
But in researching this story, I learned that the real ground battle was being fought by ordinary African-Americans in small towns all over the South. They tried to vote and stood up to local Klan leaders and many, like Louis Allen, paid for it with their lives.Continue Reading »
Do you know who really owns your mortgage? As Scott Pelley reports on "60 Minutes" this week, that question has become a nightmare for many homeowners since the invention of mortgage-backed securities. Yes, those were the exotic investments that sparked the financial collapse in this country. And they're still causing problems.
As it turns out, Wall Street cut corners when it bundled homeowners' mortgages into securities that were traded from investor to investor. Now that banks are foreclosing on people, they're finding that the legal documents behind many mortgages are missing. So, what do the banks do? As Pelley explains in this video, some companies appear to be resorting to forgery and phony paperwork in what looks like a nationwide epidemic.Continue Reading »