Scott Pelley looks at New York City's incredible anti-terror defenses that rival most nation's armies, Steve Kroft profiles the disrespectful duo responsible for the animated hit "South Park," and Lesley Stahl gets inside the neo-Nazi movement in America on the 44th Season Premiere of "60 Minutes," Sunday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
Pelley brings viewers on a personal tour conducted by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly of what may be the world's most sophisticated terror defense forces - the New York City Police Department's counter terrorism unit. A thousand officers, many armed heavily, are the tip of the spear in a department of 50,000 that keeps America's largest city and terrorists' favorite target safe. They are augmented by surveillance and detection capabilities that are state of the art. Imagine a computerized network of 2,000 cameras that can identify an unattended package or hunt down a suspect in seconds. They employ boats and aircraft and radiation security equipment so sensitive that it can detect cancer patients who have had radiation therapy. Find out why Kelly claims that terrorists' number-one target may be the safest city in the world. Watch an excerpt.
Then, neo-Nazis in America? There sure are, and Stahl reports on a top leader who wants just about everybody who's not white like him to leave the country. Tough economic times have spurred membership in hate groups like this, a phenomenon thrust into the limelight because the movement's rising star, Jeff Hall, was recently murdered by his 10-year-old son. "60 Minutes" goes inside the case and captures a growing subculture of hate playing out in America's backyards and alongside the border - where neo-Nazis patrol in order to keep illegal immigrants out. Watch an excerpt.
Finally, Kroft talks to Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central's "South Park." He gets to watch the process that each week produces another scathing and hilarious episode in a series about foul-mouthed school boys that's still the biggest hit on basic cable television after 15 years. He also takes a look at their newest project that has taken the Broadway establishment by storm: "The Book of Mormon," a no-holds-barred musical comedy unlike anything ever to appear on the Great White Way, and the winner of nine Tony Awards. Watch an excerpt.