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2012

1 Jan. 2012
The Majority Leader/The Perfect Score/Alone on the Wall
"The Majority Leader" profiles Eric Cantor. "The Perfect Score" interviews Sam Eshaghoff about how he was hired to take the SAT and ACTs for other people. "Alone on the Wall" rebroadcasts a segment on climber Alex Honnold as he scales a rock wall using his bare hands.
 
8 Jan. 2012
Stem Cell Fraud/Marine Brothers/The Most Expensive Food in the World
"Stem Cell Fraud" looks into a doctor who claims he can treat cerebral palsy. "Marine Brothers" looks at brothers who are serving together in Afghanistan. "The Most Expensive Food in the World" looks into the truffle business.
 
15 Jan. 2012
Groupon/Qatar/Jake
"Groupon" looks into the popular Internet company and profiles its CEO Andrew Mason. "Qatar" examines the prosperous Middle Eastern country that has remained calm as the Arab Spring rocks the region. "Jake" profiles a young math and science prodigy.
 
22 Jan. 2012
Into the Wild: The Great Migration/The Secret Language of Elephants/Jane Goodall
"The Great Migration" visits Kenya to see the great wildebeest migration. "The Secret Language of Elephants" looks at scientists who are studying elephant communication. "Jane Goodall" repeats an interview with Lara Logan, the famous Primatologist.
 
29 Jan. 2012
Defense Secretary Panetta/The Commissioner/Big Game Hunting
"Defense Secretary Panetta" profiles the new defense secretary. "The Commissioner" looks at Roger Goodell head of the NFL. "Big Game Hunting" looks at how some species of big game can be hunted on preserves in the United States.
 
5 Feb. 2012
Three Remarkable Women: Dolly/Vogue, Anna Wintour/The Many Meryls
"Dolly" interviews country singer Dolly Parton. "Vogue, Anna Wintour" looks at the woman behind Vogue magazine. "The Many Meryls" interviews Meryl Streep about her career and her latest role as Margaret Thatcher.
 
12 Feb. 2012
Deception at Duke/India's Gold/The Year of Adele
"Deception at Duke" investigates a report that an oncologist at Duke falsified his data. "India's Gold" looks into gold market in India. "The Year of Adele" interviews the singer.
 
19 Feb. 2012
Trapped in Unemployment/Treating Depression/The Mozart of Chess
"Trapped in Unemployment" looks at a program to help the long-term unemployed get back into the workplace. "Treating Depression" looks at the placebo effect on depression. "The Mozart of Chess" profiles chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen.
 
26 Feb. 2012
Going to Extremes: The Birdmen/The Sharkman/Alone on the Wall
"The Birdmen" looks at the latest extreme sports craze where people don wing suits and guide off of mountains. "The Sharkman" gets up close to sharks with an experience South African diver. "Alone on the Wall" repeats a profile of Alex Honnold.
 
4 Mar. 2012
Stuxnet/The Archbishop of Dublin/Redshirting
"Stuxnet" looks at the computer virus that sabotaged Iran's nuclear program and how it may threaten the security of the United States. "The Archbishop of Dublin" examines how the sex abuse crisis in the Irish Catholic Church has turned and archbishop into one of the fieriest critics of the Church. "Redshirting" investigates the controversial practice of holding back children from school so that they can be the oldest in their class rather than the youngest.
 
11 Mar. 2012
The Spymaster Speaks/Teacher to the World/Aerosmith
"The Spymaster Speaks" discusses the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran with the former head of Israel's intelligence service. "Teacher to the World" speaks to the head of the "Khan Academy" and looks at the techniques he uses to teach millions of students across the world. "Aerosmith" profiles the famous rock band.
 
18 Mar. 2012
SpaceX/Face Blindness
"SpaceX" profiles Elon Musk who was the first private citizen to launch a space vehicle into orbit. "Face Blindness" examines the neurological phenomenon of prosopagnosia where a person loses their ability to recognize faces.
 
25 Mar. 2012
Resurrecting Chrysler/Evidence of Innocence/Novak Djokovic
"Resurrecting Chrysler" examines how the Chrysler company managed go from near bankruptcy to profitability in a few short years. "Evidence of Innocence" interviews Michael Morton who was freed after 25 years in prison thanks to a DNA test. "Novak Djokovic" profiles the Serbian tennis champion and recent Wimbledon winner.
 
1 Apr. 2012
A Hard Landing/Sugar/Art Market
"A Hard Landing" looks at the end of the space shuttle program and the employment problems of former Kennedy Space Center workers. "Sugar" looks at the devastating effecting that sugar can have on person's health beyond just weight gain. "Art Market" looks at how art dealers and art collectors are doing in the recession.
 
8 Apr. 2012
An Imperfect Union/The Sport of Kings/Joy in the Congo
Safer announces the recent death of longtime contributor Mike Wallace. "An Imperfect Union" looks at how the recession is effecting countries in the European Union. "The Sport of Kings" looks at the sport of polo and efforts to make it popular in the United States. "Joy in the Congo" profiles the Kinshasa Symphony.
 
15 Apr. 2012
Remembering Mike Wallace
60 Minutes offers a tribute and memorial to Mike Wallace with clips from his most famous interviews.
 
22 Apr. 2012
The Case Against Lehman Brothers/Christians of the Holy Land/The Trouble with Treasure
"The Case Against Lehman Brothers" interviews an attorney who investigated the financial collapse of Lehman Brothers. "Christians of the Holy Land" examines the exodus of Christians from the Holy Land. "The Trouble with Treasure" looks at an amateur diver who discovered a hoard of raw emeralds, but must wait in debt as lawyers sort out the ownership claim.
 
29 Apr. 2012
Hard Measures/Hooked
"Hard Measures" interviews CIA agent and former head of Clandestine Services Jose Rodriguez who defends the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques on al-Qaeda detainees. "Hooked" profiles scientist Nora Volkow whose work is helping to revolutionize our understanding of addiction.
 
6 May 2012
The Raptor/Cleaning Up Whitley County/Michael Phelps
"The Raptor" examines allegations that the F-22 Raptor is dangerous because lack of oxygen during flight can cause disorientation. "Cleaning Up Whitley County" looks at two Kentucky journalists whose lives were threatened after they began investigation into a corrupt local sheriff. "Michael Phelps" profiles the gold medal swimmer as he prepares for the 2012 Olympics.
 
13 May 2012
Hank/The Gülen Movement/Role of a Lifetime
"Hank" interviews former CIA officer Hank Crumpton and discusses the work of its National Resources Division. "The Gulen Movement" examines a group of charter school inspired by the teachings of Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. "Role of a Lifetime" profiles Gary Sinise and his work with veterans.
 
20 May 2012
Dropping Out/Hard Cases/Roger Waters
"Dropping Out" looks at billionaire Peter Thiel and his plan to pay people to drop out of college. "Hard Cases" interviews Dr. William Gahl who focuses on patients suffering from rare, debilitating, and undiagnosed medical conditions. "Roger Waters" profiles the former Pink Floyd bass player and composer.
 
20 May 2012
Final Resting Place/Tel Aviv/The Many Meryls
"Final Resting Place" follows Anderson Cooper as he investigates corruption and fraud in mostly unregulated cemetery business. "Tel Aviv" takes an inside look at Israel's largest city and how its residents find a place of calm in the dangerous Middle East. "The Many Meryls" repeats a profile of the famous actress.
 
27 May 2012
Honoring Our Troops: Never Seen the Like/Operation Proper Exit/Marine Brothers
A special episode dedicated to the U.S. Military in honor of Memorial Day. "Never Seen the Like" rebroadcasts a profile of medal of honor recipient Dakota Meyer. "Operation Proper Exit" rebroadcasts a segment on a program that helps soldiers get closure by bring them back to the battlefield. "Marine Brothers" rebroadcasts a segment on brothers who are serving together in Afghanistan.
 
3 Jun. 2012
SpaceX/The Murder of an American Nazi/Angelina
"SpaceX" rebroadcasts a profile Elon Musk and his space company which recently sent a capsule to the International Space Station. "The Murder of an American Nazi" rebroadcasts a segment on the murder of Jeff Hall by his own son. "Angelina" rebroadcasts a profile of the famous actress.
 
10 Jun. 2012
Defense Secretary Panetta/Big Game Hunting/Parker & Stone
"Defense Secretary Panetta" rebroadcasts a profile of the defense secretary. "Big Game Hunting" rebroadcasts a look at how some species of big game in the United States. "Parker & Stone" rebroadcasts a interview with the creators of South Park about their new musical based on the Book of Mormon.
 
17 Jun. 2012
Insiders/Freeman Hrabowski/Taylor Swift
"Insiders" rebroadcasts a segment on how lawmakers can legally buy stock based on inside information. "Freeman Hrabowski" rebroadcasts a look at the University of Maryland president who has turned his school into a science and engineering powerhouse. "Taylor Swift" rebroadcasts a profile of the young musician.
 
24 Jun. 2012
Greg Mortenson/Howard Buffett/Novak Djokovic
"Greg Mortenson" rebroadcasts an investigation into claims that the author was kidnapped by Taliban. "Howard Buffett" rebroadcasts a profile of Warren Buffett's son. "Novak Djokovic" rebroadcasts a profile of the Serbian tennis champion.
 
1 Jul. 2012
Stuxnet/Qatar/The Most Expensive Food in the World
"Stuxnet" rebroadcasts a segment on the computer virus attacking Iran. "Qatar" rebroadcasts a profile on the small Middle East country. "The Most Expensive Food in the World" rebroadcasts a segment on truffles.
 
8 Jul. 2012
A Lobbyist's Playbook/Redshirting/The Mozart of Chess
"A Lobbyist's Playbook" rebroadcasts a segment on former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff. "Redshirting" rebroadcasts a segment the controversial practice of holding back children from school so that they are the oldest in their class. "The Mozart of Chess" rebroadcasts a profile of chess champion Magnus Carlsen.
 
22 Jul. 2012
Evidence of Innocence/India's Gold/Michael Phelps
"Evidence of Innocence" rebroadcasts an interview with Michael Morton who was freed after 25 years in prison thanks to a DNA test. "India's Gold" rebroadcasts a look at the gold market in India. "Michael Phelps" rebroadcasts a profile of the Olympic swimmer.
 
29 Jul. 2012
Hard Times Generation/The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh
"Hard Times Generation" rebroadcasts a segment on homeless people in Florida who are forced to live in cars. "The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh" rebroadcasts an examination of the life and death of the famous painter and interviews biographers who claim that he may not have taken his own life.
 
5 Aug. 2012
Sugar/Face Blindness
"Sugar" rebroadcasts a segment on the health dangers beyond weight gain associated with sugar. "Face Blindness" rebroadcasts a segment on the neurological phenomenon of prosopagnosia where a person loses their ability to recognize faces
 
12 Aug. 2012
Romney Ryan/Trapped in Unemployment/Joy in the Congo
"Romney Ryan" interviews the Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates. "Trapped in Unemployment" rebroadcasts a segment on program to help the long-term unemployed get back into the workplace. "Joy in the Congo" rebroadcasts a profile of the Kinshasa Symphony.
 
19 Aug. 2012
The Case Against Lehman Brothers/The Archbishop of Dublin/Aerosmith
"The Case Against Lehman Brothers" rebroadcasts a segment that investigates the financial collapse of Lehman Brothers. "The Archbishop of Dublin" rebroadcasts an interview with an Irish bishop critical of the church's handling of sexual abuse by priests. "Aerosmith" rebroadcasts an interview with the band.
 
26 Aug. 2012
The Pledge/Stem Cell Fraud/The Sport of Kings
"The Pledge" rebroadcasts a profile of conservative anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. "Stem Cell Fraud" rebroadcasts an investigation to a doctor who falsely claims he can use stem cells to treat cerebral palsy. "The Sport of Kings" rebroadcasts a look at polo and efforts to make it popular in the United States.
 
2 Sep. 2012
Resurrecting Chrysler/The Flavorists/Teacher to the World
"Resurrecting Chrysler" rebroadcasts a segment on the revitalization of the automaker. "The Flavorists" rebroadcasts a segment on the people who make the artificial flavors in food. "Teacher to the World" rebroadcasts a segment on educator using computer to teach millions around the world.
 
9 Sep. 2012
Killing Bin Laden
Scott Pelley interviews a former SEAL who was part of the team that assassinated Osama bin Laden.
 
16 Sep. 2012
The Spymaster Speaks/The Player/The Year of Adele
"The Spymaster Speaks" rebroadcasts an interview with the former head of Israel's intelligence service. "The Player" rebroadcasts a profile of the famous sports agent Drew Rosenhaus. "The Year of Adele" rebroadcasts an interview with the singer.
 
23 Sep. 2012
Campaign 2012
60 Minutes, in preparation of the 2012 election, interviews President Barack Obama and his challenger Former Governor Mitt Romney about issues of national interest including the economy and jobs, health care, national security and the federal budget.
 
30 Sep. 2012
The Longest War/Arnold
"The Longest War" interviews General John Allen and Afghan President Hamid Karzai about what is and is not working in the decade old war in Afghanistan. "Arnold" interviews former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger about the infidelities that ended his marriage and his upcoming autobiography.
 
7 Oct. 2012
Huawei/Sticker Shock/Rodriguez
"Huawei" looks at the Chinese telecommunications giant that some claim poses a security threat to the United States government. "Sticker Shock" investigates the rising prices of glasses. "Rodriguez" interviews the famous singer and songwriter about a recent film about his life.
 
14 Oct. 2012
Aleppo/Coming Home/James Bond
"Aleppo" goes to Syria for an inside look at how the civil war is destroying communities. "Coming Home" examines a Texas program that seeks to help veterans who are getting in trouble with the law. "James Bond" looks at the long-running James Bond franchise.
 
21 Oct. 2012
Rocky Mountain High/Resignation/Spielberg
"Rocky Mountain High" examines the thriving medical marijuana industry in Colorado. "Resignation" interviews a former Goldman Sachs's employee who is publicly criticizing the company. "Spielberg" interviews the famous film director. There is also an update on drug accusations against Lance Armstrong.
 
28 Oct. 2012
The Death and Life of Asheboro/Stealing History/The Face of the Franchise
"The Death and Life of Asheboro" goes to North Carolina to see how one town is doing in the still stalled economy. "Stealing History" investigates how a conman was able to steal thousands of important historical archives over a period of several years. "The Face of the Franchise" profiles the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
 
4 Nov. 2012
The Broken Senate/McCullough/Leader of the Pack
"The Broken Senate" examines how the U.S. Senate is bogged down in partisan gridlock. "McCullough" interviews popular historian David McCullough who observes that many of the issues that face us to day are similar to issues our country has struggled with in the past. "Leader of the Pack" interviews Aaron Rodgers the NFL MVP and quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.
 
11 Nov. 2012
Belle Harbor/3 Million Open Jobs/McCullough
"Belle Harbor" interviews residents of New York City about the hurricane Sandy disaster. "Three Million Open Jobs" examines how millions in America remain unemployed while U.S. manufacturers are having trouble filling jobs requiring skill with high-tech machinery. "McCullough" follows the historian to Paris and examines how the city had a profound influence on the United States.
 
18 Nov. 2012
The Super Cartel/The Baby Lab/The College Game
"The Super Cartel" follows Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a three-year investigation to bust one of the largest drug trafficking rings in history. "The Baby Lab" looks at scientists who are studying whether infants understand morality. "The College Game" takes a close look at college football. "Update" offers an update on the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
 
25 Nov. 2012
Children Helping Children/The New York City Ballet/Lion Kings
"Children Helping Children" looks at an organization founded by Craig Kielburger that helps empower children to help other children. "The New York City Ballet" goes behind the scenes with Peter Martins to look at the New York Ballet. "Lion Kings" profiles celebrated nature filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert.
 
2 Dec. 2012
The Cost of Admission/Three Generations of Punishment/Around the World in 20 Days
"The Cost of Admission" investigates allegations that a hospital chain pressured doctors to admit patients regardless of their medical needs. "Three Generations of Punishment" interviews a man born an raised in a North Korean prison camp. "Around the World in 20 Days" profiles tow adventures who have built a solar powered airplane.
 
9 Dec. 2012
The False Confession Capital/The Race to Save the Tortoise/Hugh Jackman
"The False Confession Capital" examines two cases in Chicago where teenagers were pressured into confessing to crimes the did not commit. "The Race to Save the Tortoise" looks at efforts to protect turtles and tortoises from poachers. "Hugh Jackman" interviews the actor about his role in the film version of Les Miserables. "Update" looks at the current status of Grover Norquist's tax pledge.
 
16 Dec. 2012
Newtown/Costa Concordia/The Library
"Newtown" examines the recent shooting at a Connecticut elementary school which has taken the lives of 20 children and 6 adults. "Costa Concordia" examines the salvage operation targeting the capsized luxury liner. "The Library" rebroadcasts a segment on the Vatican library.
 
23 Dec. 2012
The Year of Adele/Rodriguez/Taylor Swift
"The Year of Adele" rebroadcasts a profile and interview with the singer. "Rodriguez" rebroadcasts a profile and interview the famous singer and songwriter about the recent film about his life. "Taylor Swift" rebroadcasts a profile and interview with the young musician.
 
30 Dec. 2012
Breakthrough/Morten Storm/Judd Apatow
"Breakthrough" examines how researchers have created robotic prostheses that can move based on a person's thoughts. "Morten Storm" interviews a Danish spy who played a crucial role in the killing of Anwar Al Awlaki. "Judd Apatow" interviews the comedy filmmaker.
 

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