A social worker tried to tell him about "career alternatives" after he lost his sight, but Chris Downey wasn't about to stop being an architect.
The 34-year-old offers 60 Minutes a glimpse into his life.
Six years ago, lead seeped into the tap water in Flint, Michigan, while state and local officials said everything was fine. Now, the same doctor who proved something was wrong is taking the first comprehensive look at the thousands of kids exposed to lead in Flint.
The political fight over how to vote during the coronavirus pandemic; Then, faulty COVID-19 antibody tests complicating efforts to know the reach of coronavirus; And, should you be taking probiotics?
If you think Jim Carrey is merely a brilliant-but-quirky actor-comedian, just wait until you read his new book titled "Memoirs and Misinformation." Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Carrey and co-author Dana Vachon about their "semi-autobiographical novel."
Drive-in concerts? Basketball without fans? From music to movies to sports, correspondent Susan Spencer takes a look at how large-venue events in America are changing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Carl Reiner, the legendary comedy actor, writer, director and producer, died Monday at the age of 98. Correspondent Mo Rocca talks with two of his longtime friends – TV producer Norman Lear, and actor Dick Van Dyke – about Reiner's extraordinary life and career, from creating classics like "The Dick Van Dyke Show," to playing second banana to Mel Brooks' "2000-Year-Old Man."
For many yellow cab drivers, owning a New York City taxi medallion was seen as a road to success, as the value of the special license rose dramatically. But since the taxi medallion bubble burst in 2015, drivers have been drowning in financial debt. Special contributor Ted Koppel reports on how the pandemic could mark the end of an industry, and an urban icon.
Much of Spring and Summer of 2020 was canceled by COVID-19, but comedian Jim Gaffigan still receives pre-programmed calendar alerts to events that never happen – a reminder of all the things he's missing in life.
Thanks to one man's vision, residents in rich and poor areas of Shreveport, La., are extending themselves to their neighbors, forging bonds in communities that have been marked by bigotry, segregation, poverty and isolation
When the pandemic shut down his studio, the "Daily Show" host posted a video online to help audiences understand a societal tipping point, without relying on humor
The first woman in America to receive three Michelin stars says the restaurant industry will never be the same, but she is fighting the effects of pandemic with the same passion with which she fought cancer
The actress who starred as Laura Ingalls reflects on why the Michael Landon-produced series' messages about family, community and tolerance continue to resonate today
With visitors from America (where coronavirus is raging) banned from Europe, Italy is suffering even further from the economic fallout of the pandemic
The science behind how using a mask can help prevent an infected person with no symptoms from transmitting the coronavirus to others
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A look back at the esteemed personalities who've left us this year, who'd touched us with their innovation, creativity and humanity
National parks are finally reopening after weeks of COVID-19-related shutdowns. Here's where all 62 of them rank in popularity.
The death of George Floyd during an arrest in Minnesota sparked widespread outrage and days of protests.
Though tornados have been documented throughout the year, the traditional tornado season lasts from March through June.
"There's a comfort that comes from me being with him, from me holding his hand," Mary Daniel said.
Dramatic bystander video shows the boy fall from the third floor and drop into Phillip Blanks' arms.
Madison Wilson became frustrated when she couldn't find the right shade of brown when drawing herself – so she had an idea.
Rehan Staton, who was raised by a single father, said surprising people in his life encouraged him.
After talking to the students on his bus about history, he realized he wanted to do it even more – as a history teacher.
"I never could repay it. If she needed it, I'd give her my right arm," Jeff said.