Recap: Inside The Olympic Bid

Tom Welch Talks To Mike Wallace

Recap: Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. ET/PTcolor>

UNLOCKING PARKINSON'S: Morley Safer reports on the remarkable relief a surgical treatment called "deep brain stimulation" can give to sufferers of advanced Parkinson's disease.

MICHAEL APTED: The British director known for movies like "Coal Miner's Daughter" and the latest James Bond and Jennifer Lopez films is most proud of a documentary he's been working on for nearly 40 years called "Seven Up." Lesley Stahl reports.

TOM WELCH: Mike Wallace talks to the man most responsible for Salt Lake City's winning bid in the competition to get the 2002 Winter Olympic Games - an effort that could get Welch indicted for bribery and conspiracy.

Recap: Feb. 17color>

WHAT'S NEW IN THE ART WORLD? Elephants are using their trunks to paint their own canvases, which two New York artists proclaim are art, no better or worse than that produced by human painters. Bob Simon reports.

FORENSIC EVIDENCE: Courts are beginning to look askance at the testimony of so-called experts - even fingerprint analysis is being questioned. Steve Kroft reports on an "expert" in bite marks whose analyses are being highly doubted.

IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST: Twenty years ago, the literati hailed Jack Abbott as a great new writer and helped in his early release from prison after publishing his jailhouse memoirs. But he murdered a man just weeks later and went back to prison. He committed suicide this week. Ed Bradley reports.

Recap: Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. ET/PTcolor>

HOW WELL OILED ARE WE?: As long as the U.S. continues to consume 25 percent of the world's oil while holding just three percent of its reserves, Americans will never become oil-independent, Lesley Stahl reports.

DO YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT?: Many believe the rise in consumption of fast food - marketed mostly to children - directly parallels the rise in childhood obesity, which has doubled over the last 20 years. Morley Safer reports.

Recap: Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PTcolor>

HARRY POTTER: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who went from being a poor single mother to the world=s most successful author, tells her remarkable story to Lesley Stahl.

ADOPT ME: Some social workers believe "adoption fairs," where children are introduced to prospective adoptive parents, are a good way to find homes for hard-to-adopt children. But critics say it's a cruel practice that subjects vulnerable children to hurtful rejection. Morley Safer reports.

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART: Feeding on political scandal and election controversy, Comedy Central's mock newscast and its anchor/comedian Jon Stewart struck a nerve and won a Peabody Award. Steve Kroft reports.

Recap: Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. ET/PTcolor>

HAMAS: Moussa Abu Marzoo, a top leader in the Palestinian militant group Hamas, distances his group from Al Qaeda and reiterates that the mission of Hamas is to resist the Israeli "occupation." Steve Kroft reports.

AUGUST WILSON: Ed Bradley profiles this two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and visits his childhood neighborhood from which he drew so much of his material.

THE FBI'S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET: The FBI - including then-director J. Edgar Hoover -- knowingly participated in a conspiracy to send an innocent man to prison for 32 years in efforts to protect a Mafia informant. Mike Wallace reports.

Recap: Jan. 20color>

TORTURE: With many al Qaeda terrorists in custody, the use of torture may be inevitable – some even think the law should sanction it. Mike Wallace reports.

WOMEN IN COMBAT: Correspondent Lesley Stahl interviews Lt. Col. Martha McSally, the highest-ranking female fighter pilot, who is suing the secretary of defense over a Muslim garment that is mandatory off-base dress for military women in Saudi Arabia.

MS. SWIFT: Politics in Massachusetts is tough for any governor, but especially hard on Jane Swift, who is not only young and a woman, but has recently given birth to twins. Morley Safer reports.

Recap: Jan. 13color>

GOOD INTENTIONS, BAD RESULTS: U.S.-backed efforts to wipe out Colombia's coca plants with an herbicide seem to be having little effect and may also be harming people and the environment. Steve Kroft reports.

BRENDA SNYDER: Brenda Snyder appeared to be a good mother, especially in her in efforts to get her children medical attention when they mysteriously stopped breathing on several occasions. But authorities eventually caught on after 2-year-old Lisa died – her mother had murdered her. Mike Wallace reports.

FROZEN ASSETS: Why did President Bill Clinton suddenly release Cuban U.S. assets frozen for over 40 years on the night before he left office? Ed Bradley investigates.

Recap: Jan. 6color>

ATHENS 2004 : Authorities haven't been able to identify even one member of the terrorist group, 17 November, which has killed 22 persons in more than 100 attacks in Athens, Greece – site of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. Ed Bradley reports.

FAT CITY : Morley Safer visits Durham, N.C., where so many overweight people come each year for scientific diet clinics that even the dieters refer to it as the "Lourdes of Lard."

WHERE'S OURS? : Lesley Stahl reports on charges from former collegiate athletes that student athletes are underinsured and under-compensated at the Division I level, despite the billions of dollars generated by big-time football and basketball programs.

Recap: Dec. 30color>

THE PIANO MAN: Even though the last of his mega-hit records came out years ago and he says himself he's just a "schnook" from Levittown, Long Island, Billy Joel still wows his fans in sold-out arenas. Steve Kroft reports.

THE GREAT ONE: Morley Safer profiles one of the greatest entertainers on stage or television, Jackie Gleason.

RICHARD HARRIS: The veteran Irish actor is finding the spotlight on him once again as he plays the role of Professor Dumbledore in the new Harry Potter film. Christiane Amanpour reports.

STUDS: At age 89, author and radio personality Studs Terkel still likes his martinis and cigars but admits he curious about death, so curious he's written his latest book about it. Carol Marin reports.

Recap: Dec. 23color>

THE GREATEST: Muhammad Ali is still the greatest, especially now as he fights the toughest battle of his life, Parkinson's Syndrome, while he continues to promote charities and his religion. Ed Bradley reports.

CHARLIE DID IT: Former congressman Charles Wilson, who championed the Afghan fighters against the Soviets in the late 1980s, admits that the U.S. program failed to follow up with aid and guidance when the Russians pulled out, setting the stage for the Taliban to take over the war-ravaged country. Mike Wallace reports.

THE DIVA NEXT DOOR: Balancing her kids and her career is a lot harder than hitting the high notes for opera star Renee Fleming. Morley Safer reports.

Recap: Dec. 16color>

THE SECRET LIFE OF ROBERT HANSSEN: He betrayed his country by selling the Russians some of America's biggest secrets, but Lesley Stahl discovers that the former FBI agent's treachery also extended to almost every aspect of his life, including his sex life with his wife.

HOLD THE PHONE: "Competing by cheating" is the way one state attorney general describes the viciously competitive telephone industry, and it's the consumers who are being cheated, he tells Steve Kroft.

IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN When Senator James Jeffords of Vermont left the Republican Party to become an independent, he upset the balance of power in the Senate and he became a hero to some and a pariah to others. Mike Wallace reports.

Recap: Dec. 9, 7 p.m. ET/PTcolor>

WHY DID SHE DO IT? Russell Yates, the husband of the Texas woman who admits killing all five of their children, tells Ed Bradley in his first interview that his wife is a good person with a bad case of mental illness.

THE CANDY MAN: The Milton Hershey School is one of the richest schools for poor kids ever, with a $4.5 billion endowment that grew from money left by the candy company founder. But alumni charge the school with ignoring the most needy. Morley Safer reports.

Recap: Dec. 2color>

THE DIRTY LITTLE WORD: PROFILING: All 19 of the September 11 hijackers were young Arab men. So does that mean officials should profile Arab men at security checkpoints? Steve Kroft reports.

SELLING THE DREAM? Prominent members of the black community, including the chairman of the NAACP, criticize the family of Dr. Martin Luther King for selling the image and words of the civil rights martyr for profit. Lesley Stahl reports.

BARBARA COOK: She's had an up-and-down career, but the singer whose voice was once the toast of Broadway is still wowing them in concert halls and teaching her art to students. Mike Wallace reports.

Recap: Nov. 25, 7 p.m. ET/PTcolor>

ARAB AMERICANS: Ed Bradley visits one of the biggest Arab communities outside the Middle East – the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.

KINKADE: Thomas Kinkade, the world's most popular living artist, has created a marketing empire for his images. Morley Safer reports.

CASTRO: The dollars Cuban-Americans send to their relatives in Cuba are also helping to keep the man they profess to hate in power. Lesley Stahl reports.

Recap: Nov. 18color>

THE U.S. BORDER PATROL: As the U.S. government prepares to quickly recruit 650 new Border Patrol agents, a former section chief for the Border Patrol says the federal agency is accused of more crimes than any other law enforcement group. Steve Kroft reports.

THE PUMP: For the tens of thousands of people dying from heart failure, small heart pumps offer new hope for life for those who can't get heart transplants. Morley Safer reports.

KUWAIT: When American policy freed them from the invading armies of Saddam Hussein, Kuwaitis were all for it, but now, most Kuwaitis say they are against the way America is conducting its new war on terrorism. Mike Wallace reports.

Recap: Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. ET/PTcolor>

Correspondent Ed Bradley reports on the volunteers who support the workers at the World Trade Center, Correspondent Lesley Stahl reports on President Lyndon Johnson's privately recorded audiotapes. Plus a profile by Correspondent Mike Wallace of New York City Police commissioner Bernard Kerik. Correspondent Carol Marin profiles Studs Terkel.

Recap: Nov. 3color>

RICHARD HARRIS – The veteran Irish actor is finding the spotlight on him once again as he plays the role of Professor Dumbledore in the new Harry Potter film. Christiane Amanpour reports.

CITY WITHIN A CITY -- Ed Bradley reports on the small city of volunteers who are supporting and supplying the workers at ground zero.

LBJ TAPES – Tape recordings of Lyndon Johnson and his wife reveal a deeply troubled president who knew the Vietnam War was a quagmire even as he sent more troops into it. Lesley Stahl reports.

Recap: Oct. 28color>

SADDAM HUSSEIN'S IRAQ - Lesley Stahl goes to Iraq to find out if, as many believe, Saddam Hussein lent support to Osama bin Laden and the terrorist attackers.

THE PRINCE: Meet the billionaire who New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani refused to accept a $10 million gift from. Bob Simon visits the prince in Saudi Arabia.

INNOCENCE LOST: Morley Safer revisits Arab and Israeli teens who expressed optimism for peace between their peoples when they were together in a special camp called Seeds of Peace three summers ago. Events since then have altered their attitudes drastically.

Recap: Oct. 21 color>

Jihad: Ed Bradley reports on jihad and Ayman al-Zawahiri – Osama bin Laden's right-hand man.

Two Faces Of Pakistan – While protests and violence in the streets of Pakistan would suggest that the country hates America, Christiane Amanpour finds out most Pakistanis are pro-U.S.

Smallpox: Now that the government may try to vaccinate all Americans against smallpox, Mike Wallace asks the doctor who led the team that eradicated the deadly disease about its use as a terrorist weapon.

Recap: Oct. 14 color>

National Security: National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice speaks to Lesley Stahl about the war on terrorism.

Special Forces: U.S. military Special Forces have played key roles in most of the nation's conflicts and are now at the center of America's current fight against terrorism. What are these soldiers like and what do they face? Four Special Forces veterans tell Morley Safer what they experienced on covert operations in conflicts from Vietnam to the Gulf War.

Robert Shippen and Tim Schaaf relate their experiences while stationed in Laos in an army Studies and Operations team; Michael Taylor talks about his role in Special Forces in the Middle East in the 80s and early 90s; and Michael Walsh speaks about being a Navy SEAL in Lebanon, where terrorists have trained for years.

Nuclear Reactors: If terrorists can attack tall buildings, can they hit our nuclear plants? And what would happen if they did? Steve Kroft investigates.

Recap: Oct. 7, special 2-hour editioncolor>

Survivors: 60 Minutes reports on how investment banking firm Sandler O'Neill struggled to reopen after the terrorist attacks on the twin towers. The company lost a third of its employees on Sept. 11, and its entire headquarters operation – the crucial records and equipment it relied on to do business. But with the help of other Wall Street firms and the flinty resolve of its remaining 100 staffers, it reopened for business. Steve Kroft reports.

Blueprint For Survival: How will America fare if terrorists use biological or chemical weapons against us? Mike Wallace finds out from the people who know.

Recap: September 30color>

How prepared is the U.S. for a chemical or biological attack? The man who briefs the president briefs Mike Wallace.

The nation's future army officers reflect on the new realities facing America's military in the war on terrorism. Morley Safer reports. Cadet Erica Watson of the U.S. Military Academy says that the terrorist attack two weeks ago reaffirms her decision to join the military. In an interview conducted earlier this week, the West Point senior from McHenry Co., Ill., says: "Immediately from that moment, my reaction was, 'I'm so glad to be in the military right now.' There are times when you question why you're here, because it is a constant challenge and there are things that kind of run you down. But there's nothing like September 11 to instill in you again why you are here."

Who are they and how are the Muslims in America different from the radicals who attacked the country two weeks ago? Ed Bradley finds out they are just as frightened as other Americans and that their interpretation of the Koran differs greatly from that of the terrorists.

Recap: September 23color>

Attack On America: 60 Minutes reports on the tragic events of the past week.

The Mind Of A Suicide Bomber: Who becomes a suicide bomber? Bob Simon speaks to two failed suicide bombers and to the psychiatrists who analyze such would-be "martyrs."

What Are They Saying About Us? What is the Arab world saying about us? Are we the enemy? Or are they as frightened of terrorists as we are? Ed Bradley reports.

An interview with First Lady Laura Bush: Correspondent Lesley Stahl talks with the first lady about the terrorist attack, and how to talk to our children about the tragic events of September 11th.

Recap: Sept. 9, 7 p.m. ET/PTcolor>

Schneider V. Kissinger: 60 Minutes has learned that the family of a murdered Chilean general plans to file a lawsuit seeking damages against Henry Kissinger for his alleged role in the death of Gen. Rene Schneider, the commander of the Chilean Army, who was killed by kidnappers in 1970. Bob Simon reports.

Stolen Lives: Malika Oufkir was raised as a Moroccan princess until her father tried to overthrow the king, who exacted revenge by banishing her and her family to desert jails where they spent half their lives. Steve Kroft reports.

Shoot The Fox: The tradition of fox hunting is a time-honored sport to its practitioners, but animal rights activists in Britain are seeking to ban what they consider a cruel game. Ed Bradley reports.

Recap: Sept. 2color>

Smallpox: After killing half a billion people in the 20th century, smallpox was thought to be eradicated. But now, Mike Wallace reports, it could be a terorist weapon in the hands of rogue nations like Iraq and North Korea.

Jack Welch: Credited with turning an old manufacturer into a diverse, modern conglomerate, General Electric CEO Jack Welch is the superstar of corporate honchos. Lesley Stahl reports.

The Trillion-Dollar Question: Morley Safer looks at whether reparations should be granted to the African-American descendants of slaves.

Recap: Aug. 26color>

A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?The U.S. is increasingly relying on foreign doctors. Lesley Stahl reports on why entire classes at overseas medical schools hope to practice in America.

THE TINY TV NETWORK WITH A BIG MOUTH – Independent and uncensored, Qatar's cable news channel Al-Jazeera is making waves in the Middle East. Ed Bradley reports.

THE ROCKET How does Roger "Rocket" Clemens, one of the oldest pitchers in the major leagues, continue to throw so hard and win so many games? Mike Wallace finds out.

Recap: Sunday, Aug. 19color>

SUICIDE BOMBER: Bob Simon's interview with the Hamas terrorists who planned the suicide bombings of the number 18 bus in Jerusalem a few years ago provides a chilling look into the how and why of this latest rash of deadly suicide bombings in Israel.

WHO IS NEXT: People are already working on cloning a human being, a fact that worries just about the entire medical and scientific communities. Steve Kroft explores the human cloning debate.

SCHOOL FOR THE HOMELESS: Special schools for the homeless claim they can improve kids' self-esteem as well as their knowledge but critics argue that the schools are a form of segregation. Morley Safer reports.

Recap: Sunday, Aug. 12color>

Wanted: Mike Wallace puts the tough questions to former Bosnian Serb leader and indicted war criminal Radovan Karadzic.

252: Are salaries - like the $252 million Alex Rodriguez got for 10 years - ruining the game of baseball? Scott Boras, the agent who negotiated his contract, the highest ever in sports, doesn't think so. Lesley Stahl reports.

Never Too Late: How old is too old for a woman to give birth? Ed Bradley reports on an Italian fertility specialist whose techniques – criticized by some - can make women in their 50s and 60s pregnant.

Recap: Sunday, Aug. 5color>

Zimbabwe: Once the pride of Africa, Zimbabwe is now on the verge of collapse as black gangs intimidate and sometimes murder white farmers for their land, and anyone, black or white, who opposes President Robert Mugabe is violently repressed. Steve Kroft reports.

Giant Killer: Corporations have lost or settled major lawsuits for millions of dollars brought by Willie "The Giant Killer" Gary and his clients. Gary has become part of an elite group of black lawyer feared by corporations. Morley Safer reports.

Partial Birth Abortion: A graphic, political term for a certain type of abortion is dividing the country. Abortion rights advocates, including doctors, say there is no such medical term - it was invented to demonize one form of late-term abortion. Anti-abortion group members say fetuses in such abortions are so close to birth that the procedure should be made criminal. Ed Bradley reports.

Recap: Sunday, July 29color>

Online U: On the Internet, you can shop, communicate with others, listen to music or watch a video, and now, as Lesley Stahl finds out, you can also attend college.

Femme Fatale: Mike Wallace profiles French film siren Jeanne Moreau, who appeared in over 90 movies in her illustrious career.

Whose Body Is It Anyway: Now that scientists have mapped the human genome, there's not only a rush to find the cures and preventions for diseases that genes may provide, but to own those genes through patents. Morley Safer explores this newest ethical quagmire.

Recap: Sunday, July 22color>

Made-To-Order Genes: Now that parents are using the sperm and eggs of desirable donors to design their own children, can a master race be far behind? Morley Safer reports.

Dot-Com Millionaires? No longer the darlings of Wall Street, Internet companies are closing every day, spelling the end of thousands of jobs and "dot-com" millionaires. Steve Kroft reports.

Mammoni: So many Italian men are opting for the comfortable life their mothers provide, instead of leaving home to marry, that the birth rates are declining. Italian society has labeled them mammoni, or "mama's boys." Lesley Stahl reports.

Recap: Sunday, July 15, 7 p.m. ET/PTcolor>

Sleepless In The Cockpit: Delays, cancellations and rudeness may be the least of air travelers worries. A pilot for a major carrier tells Ed Bradley that he has fallen asleep at the controls and that overly tired pilots are a common problem.

Mel Brooks On Broadway: One of the funniest movies ever, "The Producers," could become one of the funniest musical comedies ever to hit the Broadway stage. Mel Brooks, its creator, talks to Mike Wallace about his life and his work.

Wall Street Whiz Kid: A 16-year-old who made $800,000 trading stocks that the Securities Exchange Commission says he illegally manipulated tells Steve Kroft in his first interview that he didn't do anything wrong.
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