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Season 41

28 Sep. 2008
The Bailout/General O/The Collider
"The Bailout" interviews Henry Paulson about government action on the economy. "General O" interviews General Ray Odierno the replacement for General David Petraeus. "The Collider" looks at the Large Hadron Collider and what scientists seek to learn from it. "Andy Rooney" discusses the Vice Presidency.
 
5 Oct. 2008
Wall Street's Shadow Market/Kill Bin Laden/The Race for the Electric Car
"Wall Street's Shadow Market" looks at the financial instruments that helped to create the economic crisis. "Kill Bin Laden" looks at what really happened in the Battle of Tora Bora. "The Race for the Electric Car" examines the race to produce an effective and cheap electric car. Andy Rooney talks about investing.
 
12 Oct. 2008
The FBI's Wise Guy/The Battle of Sadr City/All in the Family
"The FBI's Wise Guy" examines how an FBI agent managed to infiltrate the Gambino crime family. "The Battle of Sadr City" examines last spring's effort to retake Sadr City in Baghdad. "All in the Family" profiles a family that has been in the wine business for 600 years. "Andy Rooney" talks about high prices.
 
19 Oct. 2008
Combat in Afghanistan/Bank of America/Blood Brothers
"Combat in Afghanistan" goes to Afghanistan to offer an on front examination of the war. "Bank of America" talks to bankers about how the U.S. government has intervened to help some of the largest banks in the country. "Blood Brothers" profiles two bullfighting brothers. "Andy Rooney" talks about presidents he has met.
 
26 Oct. 2008
Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction/T Boone Pickens/Gorongosa
"Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction" examines credit default swaps and their role in the unfolding financial crisis. "T. Boone Pickens" profiles the oil man about his efforts to get into wind energy. "Gorongosa" talks to a philanthropist who is attempting to help Mozambique by developing one of its parks. "Andy Rooney" talks about work and wages.
 
2 Nov. 2008
Coming Home/Sergeant Bill/Brain Power
"Coming Home" examines how reservists returning home from the war are unable to come back to their old jobs despite laws to the contrary. "Sergeant Bill" investigates how a conman was able to fool a small town into believing he was a federal agent. "Brain Power" examines new technology that allows the brain to interface with a computer. "Andy Rooney" talks about presidential concession speeches.
 
9 Nov. 2008
The Inner Circle/The Wasteland/Ted Turner
"The Inner Circle" looks behind the scenes at the election team that led Obama to the presidency. "The Wasteland" investigates what happens to electronics after you throw them away. "Ted Turner" interviews the media mogul. "Andy Rooney" talks about elections both past and present.
 
16 Nov. 2008
The 44th President
"The 44th President" interviews Barack Obama fresh after his election victory. "Andy Rooney" discusses the historic election and compares it to past elections.
 
23 Nov. 2008
Assault on Pelindaba/For Better or Worse/Rex
"Assault on Pelindaba" examines an attack at a South African nuclear research center. "For Better or Worse" investigates how immigration is forcing widows to leave the country after the death of their husbands. "Rex" revisits a story on a musical savant.
 
30 Nov. 2008
The Cheater$/The Silver Star/Michael Phelps
"The Cheater$" examines cheating in online poker. "The Silver Star" profiles Monica Brown who is the second woman to win the Silver Star since World War II. "Michael Phelps" profiles the Olympic swimmer who recently won a record number of gold medals. "Andy Rooney" talks about thrift.
 
7 Dec. 2008
The Oil Kingdom/Schnabel
"The Oil Kingdom" tours the country of Saudi Arabia and examines the political power of its vast oil reserves. "Schnabel" profiles and interviews the famous painter and film director. "Andy Rooney" talks about watches and his own personal pocket-watch.
 
14 Dec. 2008
Barney Frank/Where's the Bottom?/Coach Carroll
"Barney Frank" profiles the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. "Where's the Bottom?" examines the mortgage problems that underlie the financial meltdown. "Coach Carroll" examines how the USC college football is helping with gang violence in Los Angeles. "Andy Rooney" answers his mail.
 
21 Dec. 2008
Schwarzenegger/Screening the TSA/The Orphanage
"Schwarzenegger" profiles the actor who is now the governor of California. "Screening the TSA" examines the hassles and issues associated with the Transportation Security Administration. "The Orphanage" rebroadcasts a segment on an elephant sanctuary in Kenya. "Andy Rooney" talks about Christmas catalogs.
 
28 Dec. 2008
The Road to the White House
"The Road to the White House" examines how Barack Obama's campaign won the White House.
 
4 Jan. 2009
Mind Reading/Is It Murder?/The Mad Scientist of Football
"Mind Reading" examines how neuroscience is able to determine the nature of certain thoughts. "Is It Murder?" examines attempts to increase punishments of drunk drivers. "The Mad Scientist of Football" interviews Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. "Andy Rooney" talks about the inauguration.
 
11 Jan. 2009
The Price of Oil/The Chairman/Wyclef
"The Price of Oil" investigates whether Wall Street financial speculation is driving up the price of oil. "The Chairman" profiles the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen. "Wyclef" interviews the musician who is attempting to help his native Haiti. "Andy Rooney" talks about holidays.
 
25 Jan. 2009
The Winter of Our Hardship/No Peace Deal/Wine Rx
"The Winter of Our Hardship" goes to Wilmington, Ohio to examine how the economic crisis is hitting people in the Midwest. "No Peace Deal" reports on the growing number of Israelis and Palestinians who believe a two state solution is impossible. "Wine Rx" investigates the anti-aging properties of red wine. "Andy Rooney" talks about the new president.
 
8 Feb. 2009
Saving Flight 1549/Coldplay
"Saving Flight 1549" talks to the captain and crew of US Airways Flight 1549 that was forced to make an emergency water landing last month. "Coldplay" profiles the British rock band and offers a candid interview with lead singer Chris Martin.
 
15 Feb. 2009
Buy American/World of Trouble/The War in Pakistan
"Buy American" examines how the stimulus is impacting the steel industry and how it may help to keep jobs in the United States. "World of Trouble" examines the shady mortgage practices that led to the financial crisis. "The War in Pakistan" looks at how Al Queda and the Taliban threaten the stability of a key U.S. ally. "Andy Rooney" talks about headlines describing the housing crisis.
 
22 Feb. 2009
The Drinking Age/Kidnapped in Basra/The Mascot
"The Drinking Age" examines the controversy over lowering the drinking age to eighteen. "Kidnapped in Basra" examines the retaking of Basra by the Iraqi army and the rescue of hostage Richard Butler. "The Mascot" examines how a young Jewish boy survived the Holocaust by becoming the mascot of a Nazi army unit. "Andy Rooney" discusses C-SPAN's list of the top Presidents.
 
1 Mar. 2009
The Man Who Knew/The War Next Door/Bobby Jindal
"The Man Who Knew" examines the Madoff investment scheme and interviews man who figured it out. "The War Next Door" examines the rise of drug-cartel fueled violence in Mexico. "Bobby Jindal" profiles the Indian-American governor of Louisiana. "Andy Rooney" discusses the benefits of certain months of the year.
 
8 Mar. 2009
Your Bank Has Failed/Eyewitness
"Your Bank Has Failed" talks to FDIC agents who reveal what happens to your money when your bank fails. "Eyewitness" investigates whether eyewitness testimony is actually reliable. "Andy Rooney" talks about heroes and how war can create heroism.
 
15 Mar. 2009
The Chairman/Alice Waters
"The Chairman" profiles Ben Bernanke the chairman of the Federal Reserve. "Alice Waters" profiles the famous chef and restaurateur known for her slow food. "Andy Rooney" talks about reading the newspaper and how he used to deliver the paper as a young man.
 
22 Mar. 2009
President Obama/Mr. Ayers and Mr. Lopez
"President Obama" interviews the president about the toughest challenges of his first two months including the economy, the bailouts, the budget, and the war. "Mr. Ayers and Mr. Lopez" examines how a Los Angeles Times newspaper reporter discovered a talented mentally ill musician living on the street.
 
29 Mar. 2009
The Internet Is Infected/Poisoned/LeBron
"The Internet Is Infected" examines how computer viruses allow thieves to steal money from unwitting computer users. "Poisoned" investigates how some African farmers are using a deadly poison to kill rare lions that are feeding on their herds. "LeBron" interviews the basketball star. "Andy Rooney" answers mail from people who are critical of him.
 
5 Apr. 2009
Closing the Clinic/Torture in Iran/Dolly
"Closing the Clinic" examines how the economic crisis is closing hospitals and medical clinic around the country. "Torture in Iran" interviews and Iranian dissident about his eight year incarceration in and eventual flight from Iran. "Dolly" interviews the famous country singer. "Andy Rooney" talks about money.
 
12 Apr. 2009
The DEKA Arm/Gun Rush/Steve Wynn
"The DEKA Arm" examines a new technology that can help amputees pick up and feel objects. "Gun Rush" looks at how Americans are stocking up on weapons even though there is an economic slowdown. "Steve Wynn" profiles the Las Vegas casino mogul. "Andy Rooney" talks about icebergs and global warming.
 
19 Apr. 2009
401K Recession/Cold Fusion Is Hot Again/Blood Brothers
"401K Recession" examines how the recent stock market downturn has jeopardized the financial security of millions. "Cold Fusion Is Hot Again" examines the renewed interest in cold fusion as an energy source. "Blood Brothers" rebroadcasts a segment on bullfighting brothers. "Andy Rooney" talks about taxes.
 
26 Apr. 2009
Vice President Biden/Powered by Coal/The Orphanage
"Vice President Biden" profiles and interviews the vice president. "Powered by Coal" examines what coal does to the environment. "The Orphanage" rebroadcasts and updates a segment on an orphanage for elephants. "Andy Rooney" talks about gifts he has received from viewers.
 
3 May 2009
Amazon Crude/Reeducating Osama Bin Laden's Disciples/All in the Family
"Amazon Crude" talks to a group of Ecuadorians who are suing Chevron because oil has damaged their local environment. "Reeducating Osama Bin Laden's Disciples" looks at efforts to change the mindsets of those won endorse jihad. "All in the Family" rebroadcasts a segment on a family wine business. "Andy Rooney" talks about counting.
 
10 May 2009
America's New Air Force/The Perfect Spy/Stat Man
"America's New Air Force" looks at the rise in the U.S. military's use of unmanned drones. "The Perfect Spy" examines the life and death of Ashraf Marwan. "Stat Man" profiles influential baseball statistician Bill James. "Andy Rooney" talks about graduation.
 
17 May 2009
Secretary of War/AIG, We Own It/Vogue, Anna Wintour
"Secretary of War" profiles Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. "AIG, We Own It" interviews the new CEO of American International Group which has been promised over a hundred billion dollars in aid from the U.S. government. "Vogue, Anna Wintour" profiles the editor of Vogue Magazine. "Andy Rooney" explains why he is not flying this summer.
 
24 May 2009
Buy America/Sergeant Bill/Wine Rx
"Buy American" rebroadcasts a segment on the stimulus and the steel industry. "Sergeant Bill" rebroadcasts a segment on how a conman convinced a small town he was a federal agent. "Wine Rx" rebroadcasts a segment on the anti-aging properties of red wine. "Andy Rooney" talks about Memorial Day.
 
31 May 2009
Your Bank Has Failed/The War in Pakistan/Michael Phelps
"Your Bank Has Failed" rebroadcasts a segment reveals what happens to your money when your bank fails. "The War in Pakistan" rebroadcasts a look at how Al Queda and the Taliban threaten the stability of Pakistan. "Michael Phelps" rebroadcasts a profile of the multiple gold medalist. "Andy Rooney" talks about delivering newspapers.
 
7 Jun. 2009
The Chairman/Dolly
"The Chairman" rebroadcasts a profile of Ben Bernanke the current chairman of the Federal Reserve. "Dolly" rebroadcasts a profile of the famous country singer. "Andy Rooney" talks about how his life is cluttered with the many things he saves.
 
14 Jun. 2009
The Man Who Knew/For Better or For Worse/Alice Waters
"The Man Who Knew" interviews the man who discovered Madoff's investment scheme. "For Better or Worse" rebroadcasts a segment on how immigration is forcing widows to leave the country after the death of their husbands. "Alice Waters" rebroadcasts a profile of the famous chef. "Andy Rooney" talks about shoes.
 
21 Jun. 2009
A Clean Version of Hell/The War Next Door/LeBron
"A Clean Version of Hell" rebroadcasts a segment on the Supermax prison where the United States holds some of its most dangerous criminals. "The War Next Door" rebroadcasts a segment on the rise of drug-cartel fueled violence in Mexico. "LeBron" rebroadcasts a segment on the famous basketball player. "Andy Rooney" answers his mail.
 
28 Jun. 2009
The Cheater$/Mind Reading/Gorongosa
"The Cheater$" rebroadcasts a segment on cheating in online poker. "Mind Reading" rebroadcasts a segment on how neuroscience is able to determine the nature of certain thoughts. "Gorongosa" rebroadcasts a segment on a philanthropist who is attempting to help Mozambique by developing one of its parks. "Andy Rooney" talks about cleaning his closet.
 
5 Jul. 2009
Saving Flight 1549/Bon Jovi
"Saving Flight 1549" rebroadcasts an interview with the captain and crew of US Airways Flight 1549 that was forced to make an emergency water landing earlier this year. "Bon Jovi" rebroadcasts a profile of the famous rock singer about his career.
 
12 Jul. 2009
Kill Bin Laden/Eyewitness
"Kill Bin Laden" rebroadcasts a segment on what really happened during the Battle of Tora Bora. "Eyewitness" rebroadcasts a double length segment that evaluates the reliability of eyewitness testimony. "Andy Rooney" talks about different kinds of fruit.
 
26 Jul. 2009
Gun Rush/Poisoned/Steve Wynn
"Gun Rush" rebroadcasts a segment on how Americans are stocking up on weapons even though there is an economic slowdown. "Poisoned" rebroadcasts a segment on how some African farmers are using a deadly poison to kill rare lions that are feeding on their herds. "Steve Wynn" rebroadcasts a profile on the Las Vegas casino mogul. "Andy Rooney" talks about the loss of his friend Walter Cronkite.
 
2 Aug. 2009
Screening the TSA/Is It Murder?/Wyclef
"Screening the TSA" rebroadcasts a segment on the hassles and problems associated with the Transportation Security Administration. "Is It Murder?" rebroadcast a segment on attempts to increase punishments of drunk drivers. "Wyclef" rebroadcasts a segment on the musician who is attempting to help his native Haiti. "Andy Rooney" talks about things people have sent him.
 
9 Aug. 2009
The Price of Bananas/Brain Power/Swimming with Sharks
"The Price of Bananas" rebroadcasts a segment on the troubles facing Chiquita banana in their dealings with Columbia. "Brain Power" rebroadcasts a segment on a new technology that allows the brain to interface with a computer. "Swimming with Sharks" examines the dangerous phenomenon of shark tourism. "Andy Rooney" talks about kitchen gadgets.
 
16 Aug. 2009
Michael Vick/America's New Air Force/Coldplay
"Michael Vick" interviews the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback about his time in prison. "America's New Air Force" rebroadcasts a look at the rise in the U.S. military's use of unmanned drones. "Coldplay" profiles the British rock band. "Andy Rooney" talks about the tools on his desk.
 
23 Aug. 2009
Remembering Don Hewitt
60 Minutes offers a memorial too to recently departed former executive producer and creator Don Hewitt.
 
30 Aug. 2009
The Wasteland/Financial Weapon of Mass Destruction/The Bird Man of Idaho
"The Wasteland" rebroadcasts an investigation into what happens to electronics after you throw them away. "Financial Weapon of Mass Destruction" rebroadcasts a segment on credit default swaps and their role in the financial crisis. "The Bird Man of Idaho" talks to the famous inventor Forrest Bird. "Andy Rooney" talks about how people are carrying more stuff.
 
6 Sep. 2009
The Age of Megafires/Combat in Afghanistan/Mr. Ayers and Mr. Lopez
"The Age of Megafires" rebroadcasts a segment on how global warming may be contributing to forest fires. "Combat in Afghanistan" rebroadcasts a segment on the war in Afghanistan. "Mr. Ayers and Mr. Lopez" rebroadcasts a segment on how a Los Angeles Times newspaper reporter discovered a talented mentally ill musician living on the street. "Andy Rooney" talks about advertising in women's magazines.
 
13 Sep. 2009
President Obama/Big Teddy/Guiding Light
"President Obama" interviews the president about his health care plan. "Big Teddy" examines the career of Massachusetts senator Edward Kennedy. "Guiding Light" examines the famous long-running soap opera which is ending its run. "Andy Rooney" talks about hid friend Walter Cronkite.
 
20 Sep. 2009
The DEKA Arm
60 Minutes examines a new technology that can help amputees pick up and feel objects.
 

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