This week on 60 Minutes: Inside the plasma therapy doctors are using to treat COVID-19; Then, Lesley Stahl reports on the Tijuana River spilling raw sewage in California; And, NASA readies to launch a new rover to Mars in search of past life.
Even if they haven't been infected with the coronavirus, hundreds of millions of Americans have had their lives upended by the pandemic. John Dickerson reports on the toll the virus taken on our mental health.
The space agency is making final preparations for what one official calls "probably the most complex" scientific mission NASA has ever undertaken. Anderson Cooper reports.
Beaches are being polluted and communities, including the Navy SEALs and Border Patrol, are getting sick from the waste. Lesley Stahl reports.
Spring is usually a time when bands start touring and music festivals pop up all around the globe – but not this year. And yet, the music hasn't stopped, as the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired artists from The Rolling Stones to Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber to release new songs – music that will remain a marker of a time that has changed everything. Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Jon Bon Jovi and Jewel about the inspiration for their latest releases.
The death of a Minneapolis man in police custody last Monday has spurred a nationwide explosion of grief and anger. Jeff Pegues looks at the events of the past week and talks to the family and girlfriend of George Floyd, whose arrest and detention was recorded on video for the world to watch in horror; with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump; and with the mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, whose city was the first to erupt in street protests and unrest.
Social distancing, plexiglass dividers and facemasks are just some signs of the ways Americans' lives have changed because of coronavirus. But are all these changes for good? Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with restaurateur Lidia Bastianich, New York University psychology professor Adam Alter, and plastics manufacturer Russ Miller about whether we’ll return to the “old normal.”
In these times of social distancing, technology is helping serve up libations on a whole new level. Correspondent Luke Burbank drinks up the history of the cocktail hour from food historian and host of “The Feast” podcast Laura Carlson; and gets some tips on how to make a classic Negroni from the owners of New York City's Dante, recently rated the Best Bar in the World.
Smartphones and digital downloads have helped make audio recordings of books a billion-dollar industry, with more than 45,000 new audiobooks recorded last year alone. Correspondent David Pogue talks with actors Laurence Fishburne, Jesse Eisenberg and Scott Brick, and thriller writer Brad Meltzer, about this expanding chapter in book publishing.
Floyd will be honored in a memorial service Saturday in North Carolina, where he was born.
On Saturday, the Trump campaign emailed a petition to campaign supporters, reiterating that the "American Flag should be respected."
Protests continued Friday as Minneapolis, where Floyd died, said it would end the use of chokeholds and neck restraints by police.
"Our nation's campuses should be bastions of free speech," she tweeted.
"I know what it is to have people call you Uncle Tom and hate you, and not realize it was just a few minutes ago I was marching next to you," Eric Adams said.
In a viral video, the officers are seen shoving an elderly man, who then fell to the ground and hit his head, and remains in "critical condition."
The Bulgarian-born artist, who died May 31, 2020, became internationally renowned for his monumental art projects that would wrap public spaces, landmarks and natural landscapes with miles of fabric
The death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minnesota sparked widespread outrage and days of protests.
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We found lots of remarkably unremarkable video of largely peaceful protests across the nation.
"I can honestly think of no better way to serve as an entertainer right now than by both doing my job to entertain and hopefully activating people at home to do what they can," Gad told CBS News.
"The world is going through this horrible situation," Itza Rodriguez said. "A lot of people are getting affected. But if you go down, it's OK. Get up and start all over again."
Jennie Stejna asked nursing home staff for a Bud Light to celebrate, something she loved but hadn't had in a very long time.
He even invited her with a special "promposal."
"Anytime you can get fresh fish prepared for you and given to you, my god what else can we ask for," a local nurse said.