Pope Francis' closest friends, including a rabbi he's known for years in his native Argentina, describe a pontiff who is surprising the world by spurning tradition to bring humility and humanity to the papacy; and, Boston-area native Shalane Flanagan took the Boston Marathon bombings personally, giving the runner even more motivation to win the race this year.
Bob Simon reports on the aftermath of the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, and finds toxic ghost towns frozen in time; then, nurse practitioners are providing badly needed healthcare to the uninsured working poor in Appalachia -- medical mercy for those left out of Obamacare and ineligible for Medicaid; and, Morley Safer reports on the discovery of the largest cache of missing art since WWII and the battle over its ownership.
Steve Kroft reports on a new book from Michael Lewis, "Flash Boys," that reveals how a group of unlikely characters discovered how some high speed traders work the stock market to their advantage; then, Scott Pelley profiles Elon Musk, who at 42 years old is a billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur; and, Roberts lost his sight as a child, but gained incredible insight into American music -- inspiring a generation of jazz musicians.
Federal investigators tell Scott Pelley the inside story of the Boston Marathon bombing manhunt; Bob Simon reports on a loose group of European thieves dubbed "the Pink Panthers;" New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff lets 60 Minutes cameras into the weekly process of picking the magazine’s famous cartoons
The Egyptian TV host has been labeled a traitor for his satire, but Bassem says that won't stop him from poking fun at the powerful; then, Morley Safer explores the new, hardly regulated world of commercial drones; and, The hot sauce industry is on fire with revenue of more than a billion dollars, but it all began with just one name: Tabasco.
Steve Kroft investigates the multibillion dollar industry that collects, analyzes and sells the personal information of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight; then, An inside look at the people behind the revolution that resulted in the parliamentary ouster of President Victor Yanukovych and Russia's power grab in Crimea; and, A new $1.3 billion radio telescope is allowing scientists to see parts of the universe they've seen never before, offering insight into how it all began.
When shots rang out in the Ohio HS, coach Frank Hall ran toward them instead of away, saving an untold number of young lives; then, Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the experts for decades in an art scam that netted him and his partners millions of dollars; and, Liam Neeson speaks about his wife's untimely death, his childhood and how his age is beginning to conflict with his action star roles.
Businessman Bill Browder says his life has been threatened as a result of his claims of corruption in the Russian government; then, David Martin gets an inside look at what makes the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter the most expensive weapons system in history; and, Cate Blanchett is famous for morphing into her roles, but tells Lesley Stahl that each time she worries she won’t pull it off.
More and more, scientists are realizing that the differences between the sexes are dangerously understudied; then, Anderson Cooper reports on the 100,000 Homes Campaign, an innovative approach to fighting homelessness; and, The great character actor who died suddenly last week talked candidly about his addictions with Steve Kroft in 2006
Scott Pelley reports on severe shortcomings in the state of mental health care for young people in the U.S.; then, "Year Up" trains thousands of disadvantaged youth for internships that often lead to corporate jobs; and, departing Tonight Show host Jay Leno talks in depth for the first time about losing his NBC late-night perch twice.
A first look at the details in the doping case of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez, including an interview with Major League Baseball’s chief witness against him, Anthony Bosch -- who says he injected Rodriguez with banned substances; then, hear from the League’s COO Rob Manfred and baseball commissioner Bud Selig; and, Imagine being able to remember virtually every day of your life. As Lesley Stahl reports, it’s a kind of memory that is brand new to science.
Despite billions invested by the U.S. government in so-called “Cleantech" energy, Washington and Silicon Valley have little to show for it; then, Kim Dotcom ran a site called "Megaupload" and calls himself a businessman, but U.S. authorities call him a copyright thief; and, Volcanoes are found all over the world and many could spew lava and mass destruction -- we just don't know when.
President Obama's national security advisor answers questions about the NSA leaks, Iran, Syria and the attack in Benghazi; then, Denver, Colo., has more medical marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks, but the budding business defies federal laws; and, Morley Safer interviews the "QB Guru" who says the new norm to get to the NFL as a quarterback starts with a tutor like him training kids as young as 8.
The NSA allows 60 Minutes cameras inside the agency's secure areas for the first time to explain what it does and what it says it doesn't do: spy on Americans; then, Who is Edward Snowden? John Miller reports on what the NSA has learned about the contractor responsible for stealing 1.7 million classified documents. Plus, see for the first time the black chamber - a secret room where the nation's code breakers work; and, The turmoil in Egypt has led to one of the worse persecutions of the country's Coptic Christians in the nearly 2,000-year history of the sect.
60 Minutes revisits a collection of revealing writings by the late civil rights giant and former South African president Nelson Mandela; and, Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recalls the 2005 battle in Afghanistan he alone survived -- a fire fight that at the time, resulted in the largest loss of life for Naval Special Warfare since WWII. Anderson
Double agent Morten Storm claims a key role in the CIA's killing of terrorist chief Anwar Al Awlaki; then, billionaire Paul Tudor Jones' charity -- the Robin Hood Foundation -- fights poverty with the hard-nosed, business sense of Wall Street; and, in an extreme sport in which divers reach great depths on one breath, records are being broken and doctors are surprised by feats never thought possible
Why aren't more women in leadership positions? Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg tells Norah O'Donnell women need to learn to "lean in."; then, Popular author and historian David McCullough guides Morley Safer on an American historical journey, discovering many issues of today are the same as those of long ago; and, He accompanies him to Paris, the most important city in the world at the founding of the U.S. and a place that had a profound influence on the new nation.
Technological advances, especially robotics, are revolutionizing the workplace, but not necessarily creating jobs; then, Lesley Stahl gets an in-depth look at the National September 11 Memorial Museum; and, the Michael Jackson brand is alive and well-paid: the pop legend has made more money in death than he ever did alive.