50 years of 60 Minutes moments

This season, 60 Minutes celebrates its 50th season on the air by taking a spin through its archives to find memorable moments from past years. Each week this season 60 Minutes ends with a short clip from a classic 60 Minutes story.

Senior producer Frank Devine, who has been with the broadcast for 28 years, finds these weekly moments.  

"What makes the assignment particularly enjoyable is having the opportunity to return Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, Ed Bradley, Morley Safer, Bob Simon and occasionally Andy Rooney to our Sunday broadcasts for this 50th season," he says.

September 24, 1968: Our first broadcast

September 24, 1968: The first 60 Minutes

October 5, 2008: Explaining the financial crisis

October 5, 2008: Wall Street's financial crisis

October 8, 1968: Nixon runs for office

October 8, 1968: Presidential candidate Richard Nixon

October 23, 1983: Rainman's inspiration

October 23, 1983: the savant who calculated dates

October 28, 1984: The Great One

October 28, 1984: playing pool with The Great One

November 6, 1988: Hanging out with George Burns

November 6, 1988: a music lesson from George Burns

November 13, 1994: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll

November 13, 1994: on tour with the Rolling Stones

November 23, 2008: Don't rush Christmas

November 23, 2008: Andy Rooney on Thanksgiving

November 23, 2008: An extraordinary talent

November 23, 2008: a musical savant named Rex

December 14, 1986: Will Oprah be successful?

December 14, 1986: Mike Wallace interviews Oprah

December 20, 1981: Nancy Reagan redecorates the White House

December 20, 1981: Nancy Reagan talks about her critics

December 23, 2007: Christmas with Andy Rooney

December 23, 2007: Rooney recalls Christmas pieces past

January 5, 2014: Venturing to a volcano's edge

January 5, 2014: Iceland's explosive volcano

January 14, 1979: Katharine Hepburn doesn't feel like a legend

January 14, 1979: Safer and Katharine Hepburn

February 4, 1996: "A delivery device for nicotine"

February 4, 1996: The cigarette whistleblower

February 18, 1990: The ghosts of Chernobyl

February 18, 1990: The abandoned city of Pripyat

February 28, 1999: Benigni meets the pope

February 28, 1999: Roberto Benigni meets Pope John Paul

March 12, 2000: The Oklahoma City bomber

March 12, 2000: Timothy McVeigh speaks

January 5, 2003: Stephen Hawking

Ed Bradley learns the Theory of Everything

March 17, 1996: The Greatest

March 17, 1996: Muhammad Ali pranks Ed Bradley

April 3, 2011: Gospel for Teens

April 3, 2011: Vy Higginsen's choir for Harlem teens

April 15, 2001: On Broadway with Mel Brooks

April 15, 2001: Mel Brooks mocks Mike Wallace

April 9, 2006: Kenya's elephant keeper

Dame Daphne Sheldrick's elephant orphanage


April 27, 2008: Justice Antonin Scalia

The Court's Constitutional originalist

May 3, 2015: Whisky Island

Bob Simon's last story

May 29, 2005: A Memorial Day worth remembering

Rooney rethinks Memorial Day

February 4, 1969: Cottage for sale

A cottage inhabited by history

November 15, 1981: "The best movie ever made"

An ode to Casablanca

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