Season 40
60 Minutes
52 EPISODES • 2007
Season 40 of 60 Minutes was released on September 23 and consists of 52 episodes.

Season 39

Episodes

1: President Ahmadinejad/Pot Shops/The Match of His Life
Sep 23, 2007
"President Ahmadinejad" interviews the controversial president of Iran. "Pot Shops" look at the consequences of legalizing medicinal marijuana in California. "The Match of His Life" interviews champion chess player turned politician Garry Kasparov."Andy Rooney" talks about how people criticize the president for his many trips.
2: The Justice Nobody Knows/What Killed Rebecca Riley?/Invincible
Sep 30, 2007
"The Justice Nobody Knows" interviews Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas. "What Killed Rebecca Riley?" examines the rising cases of young children diagnosed with bipolar disorder. "Invincible" interviews NFL quarterback Vince Young. "Andy Rooney" talks about license plates.
3: The Man from Interpol/Roots/Springsteen/The Bird Man of Idaho
Oct 7, 2007
"The Man from Interpol" examines the famous international law enforcement agency. "Roots" looks at the field of genetic genealogy. "Springsteen" interviews the famous singer and his E Street Band. "The Bird Man of Idaho" profiles inventor Forrest Bird. "Andy Rooney" talks about food labels.
4: Blackwater/A Clean Version of Hell/Joel Osteen/Dubai Inc.
Oct 14, 2007
"Blackwater" interviews Eric Prince the president of the private military contractor. "A Clean Version of Hell" visits the federal Supermax prison that holds some of the most dangerous criminal in the U.S. "Joel Osteen" interviews the popular preacher. "Dubai Inc." visits the successful Middle Eastern country. "Andy Rooney" talks about the weather.
5: The Age of Megafires/Life Saver/No Ordinary Spy
Oct 21, 2007
"The Age of Megafires" examines how the warming climate may be contributing to mega fires. "Life Saver" looks at how Plumpynut is being used around the world to cure malnutrition. "No Ordinary Spy" interviews out-ed spy Valerie Plame. "Andy Rooney" talks about self-help books.
6: Bombing Afghanistan/What's Wrong with the Bees?/Sarko L'Americain
Oct 28, 2007
"Bombing Afghanistan" interviews Hamid Karzai who wants the American military to stop bombing civilians. "What's Wrong with the Bees?" investigates the recent phenomena of Colony Collapse Disorder. "Sarko L'Americain" interviews the new French president. "Andy Rooney" talks about baseball and sports.
7: Curve Ball/The Ivory War/Captain of Capitalism
Nov 4, 2007
"Curve Ball" investigators the Iraqi defector who fabricated a story about WMDs that helped drive the U.S. into war in the Middle East. "The Ivory War" investigates elephant poaching in Africa. "Captain of Capitalism" profiles venture capitalist Tom Perkins. "Andy Rooney" talks about not wanting to be a politician.
8: Superbug/Insanity on Death Row/Here Come the Millennials
Nov 11, 2007
"Superbug" investigates MRSA a drug-resistant super-bug that can cause serious infection and death. "Insanity on Death Row" examines the case of a death row inmate who may be mentally ill. "Here Come the Millennials" looks at how people in their late teens and early twenties may not be ready for the workforce. "Andy Rooney" talks about newspaper headlines.
9: Evidence of Injustice/The Youngest Terrorist/Calorie Counting
Nov 18, 2007
"Evidence of Injustice" examines how flawed science was used in hundreds of prosecutions and may have sent dozens of innocent people to jail. "The Youngest Terrorist" looks at the case of Omar Khadr who was captured in combat and sent to Guantanamo despite being only 15 years-old. "Calorie Counting" looks at how health officials want to force fast food restaurants to reveal the calories count of their food. "Andy Rooney" talks about the network's list of holidays.
10: Awakenings/Hi-Tech Heist/Eagles
Nov 25, 2007
"Awakenings" examines how some minimally conscious people can be awaken through drug therapy. "Hi-Tech Heist" looks at how thieves are using computers to steal customer's financial information from businesses. "Eagles" interviews the band as they prepare for their first album in 28 years. "Andy Rooney" talks about how people are carrying more stuff.
11: The Purge/One Laptop Per Child/Will Smith
Dec 2, 2007
"The Purge" talks to a clergyman who is attempt to halt the exodus of Christians from Iraq. "One Laptop Per Child" rebroadcasts a segment on a man who wants give a laptop to every child for use as an educational aid. "Will Smith" profiles the famous actor. "Andy Rooney" talks about Christmas catalogs.
12: Kings of Congo/Prescription for Addiction/LT MVP
Dec 9, 2007
"Kings of Congo" goes to Rwanda to examine who gorillas are so endangered. "Prescription for Addiction" investigates the drug Prometa which has been advanced as a miracle drug for the treatment of methamphetamine addiction. "LT MVP" interviews running back LaDainian Tomlinson. "Andy Rooney" talks about New York Giants football games.
13: Don't Ask, Don't Tell/Garden of Eden/A-Rod
Dec 16, 2007
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" investigates the U.S. military's policy on homosexuality. "Garden of Eden" goes to Indonesia to view a pristine paradise where few humans have ever been and new species are being discovered. "A-Rod" interviews the baseball superstar about performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. "Andy Rooney" talks about what it means to be rich.
14: Joel Osteen/Roots/The Winner
Dec 23, 2007
"Joel Osteen" rebroadcasts a segment on the famous preacher. "Roots" rebroadcasts a segment on how genetic genealogy uses DNA to trace ancestry back hundreds of years. "The Winner" rebroadcasts a profile of New England Quarterback Tom Brady. "Andy Rooney" talks about Christmas.
15: The Age of Mega-Fires/Pot Shops/Get Me the Geeks!
Dec 30, 2007
"The Age of Megafires" rebroadcasts a segment on how the warming climate may be contributing to mega fires. "Pot Shops" rebroadcasts a segment on the consequences of legalizing medicinal marijuana in California. "Get Me the Geeks!" rebroadcasts a segment on the technicians who set up our sophisticated computer gadgets. "Andy Rooney" talks about self-help books.
16: President Musharraf/The Executioner/Roger Clemens
Jan 6, 2008
"President Musharraf" interviews the president of Pakistan about the recent assassination of his rival Benazir Bhutto. "The Executioner" interviews the infamous hit-man of the Boston mob. "Roger Clemens" interviews the famous baseball player about recent steroid accusations. "Andy Rooney" talks about the presidential candidates.
17: The King of Sushi/War Against Women/The Face Behind Facebook
Jan 13, 2008
"The King of Sushi" examines the fishing for and consumption of rare Bluefin tuna. "War Against Women" investigates how the civil war in the Congo has begun to target women. "The Face Behind Facebook" profiles Mark Zuckerberg. "Andy Rooney" talks about the umbrella.
18: House of Cards/Saddam's Confessions
Jan 27, 2008
"House of Cards" looks at the U.S. sub-prime mortgage meltdown. "Saddam's Confessions" interviews the FBI agent that was in charge of the seven-month interrogation of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussien. "Andy Rooney" talks about the recession and compares it to the Great Depression.
19: Dubai Inc./Gordon B. Hinckley
Feb 3, 2008
"Dubai Inc." rebroadcasts a segment on the oil-rich and rapidly growing city in the Middle East. "Gordon B. Hinckley" who was the president of the Mormon Church is memorialized by a rebroadcast of a 2000 interview and profile. "Andy Rooney" talks about office clutter.
20: Obama '08/Hillary for President/Should We Make Cents?
Feb 10, 2008
"Obama '08" interviews Barack Obama and offers a behind the scenes look at his presidential campaign. "Hillary for President" interviews Hillary Clinton and offers a behind the scenes look at her presidential campaign. "Should We Make Cents?" examines whether the US Mint should make coins whose metal content is worth more than their face value. "Andy Rooney" talks about going to the Super Bowl.
21: A Thousand Lives a Month?/The Pursuit of Happiness/Gustavo the Great
Feb 17, 2008
"A Thousand Lives a Month?" investigates the dangers of the heart surgery drug Trasylol. "The Pursuit of Happiness" visits Denmark which researchers claim is the happiest country in the world. "Gustavo the Great" interviews classical music conductor Gustavo Dudamel. "Andy Rooney" visits the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
22: The Prosecution of Governor Siegelman/The Murder of Chauncey Bailey/What's Wrong with the Bees?
Feb 24, 2008
"The Prosecution of Governor Siegelman" investigates whether the bribery charges against popular Democratic Governor Don Siegelman were politically motivated. "The Murder of Chauncey Bailey" investigates the death of a reporter who was killed to keep a story out of the newspaper. "What's Wrong with the Bees?" rebroadcasts a segment on colony collapse disorder. "Andy Rooney" talks about newspaper headlines.
23: Ohio/Lifeline/The Pentagon's Ray Gun
Mar 3, 2008
"Ohio" talks to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama about the Ohio primary which may determine which candidate gets the presidential nomination. "Lifeline" looks at a group of doctors who are trying to bring free medicine to remote parts of the world. "The Pentagon's Ray Gun" looks at a non-lethal weapon being developed by the military. "Andy Rooney" talks about the presidential race.
24: John McCain/26-Year Secret/The Icahn Lift
Mar 9, 2008
"John McCain" interviews and profiles the Republican presidential candidate. "26-Year Secret" examines how an innocent man was kept in prison for 26 years because two lawyer were bound by client-attorney privilege. "The Icahn Lift" profiles billionaire investor Carl Icahn. "Andy Rooney" talks about magazine ads.
25: The Wrong Medicine/The Science of Sleep
Mar 16, 2008
"The Wrong Medicine" interviews Dennis Quaid about how his newborn twins almost died after they were mistakenly given a drug overdose. "The Science of Sleep" examines how scientists are discovering that sleep is far more critical to human health than was previously believed. "Andy Rooney" talks about the deaths of William F. Buckley and W.C. Heinz.
26: The Doomsday Vault/The Stone Box/David Beckham
Mar 23, 2008
"The Doomsday Vault" examines how scientists are collecting seeds in order to create a safe storage vault deep inside a mountain near the North Pole. "The Stone Box" rebroadcasts and updates an investigation into an ossuary that is alleged to have contained the bones of the brother of Jesus. "David Beckham" profiles the soccer star. "Andy Rooney" talks about doctors.
27: Five Years/The Gore Campaign/Stat Man
Mar 30, 2008
"Five Years" interviews an innocent man held for years as a terrorism detainee. "The Gore Campaign" examines the campaign of the former vice president to increase awareness of global warming. "Stat Man" profiles baseball statistician Bill James. "Andy Rooney" talks about using bad language.
28: Sovereign Wealth Fund/The Path to War/A Bigger Leap for Mankind
Apr 6, 2008
"Sovereign Wealth Fund" examines China's government controlled $200 billion sovereign wealth fun. "The Path to War" interviews a Pentagon insider about the lead up to the war in Iraq. "A Bigger Leap for Mankind" discusses NASA's post-shuttle plans including a return to the moon and a manned Mars mission. "Andy Rooney" talks about the International Auto Show.
29: State of Corruption/The Kanzius Machine/El Sistema
Apr 13, 2008
"State of Corruption" examines how entrenched corruption in Iraqi may be leading to the death of Americans. "The Kanzius Machine" examines a cancer treatment machine developed by an inventor with leukemia. "El Sistema" examines a musical training program in Venezuela. "Andy Rooney" talks about fruit.
30: Ambush in Afghanistan/The Bypass Effect/The Lost Leonardo
Apr 20, 2008
"Ambush in Afghanistan" examines the sophisticated tactics used by Taliban fighters against U.S. Special Forces. "The Bypass Effect" looks at the use of Gastric Bypass surgery to treat obesity. "The Lost Leonardo" talks to an art detectives who believes he has discovered a lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci. "Andy Rooney" talks about air travel.
31: The IAF/Justice Scalia
Apr 27, 2008
"The IAF" offers an inside look at the Israeli air force which trains to protect Israel from its enemies. "Justice Scalia" interviews and profiles the controversial Supreme Court Justice. "Andy Rooney" talks about Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States.
32: Exonerated/What Really Happend to Pat Tillman?/Dr. Farmer's Remedy
May 4, 2008
"Exonerated" looks at the Innocence Project of Texas which is working to free wrongfully accused prisoners. "What Really Happend to Pat Tillman?" interviews Pat Tillman's mother about her dissatisfaction with the government's investigation of her son's death. "Dr. Farmer's Remedy" profiles a doctor who has devoted his life to delivering medical treatment in Third World countries. "Andy Rooney" looks at the career of Mike Wallace to honor his birthday.
33: The Price of Bananas/Detention in America/Alec Baldwin
May 11, 2008
"The Price of Bananas" looks at the troubles facing Chiquita banana in their dealings with Columbia. "Detention in America" investigates the neglectful conditions and inadequate medical treatment in a U.S. government-run prison system. "Alec Baldwin" profiles the famous actor. "Andy Rooney" talks about junk mail.
34: The List/Garden of Eden/Bon Jovi
May 18, 2008
"The List" interviews a man who is attempting to get out of harms way Iraqis who helped the United States. "Garden of Eden" rebroadcasts a segment on recently discovered Indonesian jungle that hosts dozens of new species. "Bon Jovi" interviews the famous band. "Andy Rooney" talks about his desk.
35: A 26-Year Secret/House of Cards/Here Come the Millennials
May 25, 2008
"26-Year Secret" rebroadcasts a segment on how an innocent man was kept in prison for 26 years because two lawyer were bound by client-attorney privilege. "House of Cards" rebroadcasts a segment on the U.S. sub-prime mortgage meltdown. "Here Come the Millennials" rebroadcasts a segment on how people in their late teens and early twenties. "Andy Rooney" talks about Memorial Day.
36: Officer Herrera Goes Public/The Pentagon's Ray Gun/Captain of Capitalism
Jun 1, 2008
"Officer Herrera Goes Public" interviews an indicted Chicago police officer whose unit is accused of accused of crimes including armed robbery and kidnapping. "The Pentagon's Ray Gun" rebroadcasts a segment on how the military is develop nonlethal weapons. "Captain of Capitalism" rebroadcasts a profile of Tom Perkins. "Andy Rooney" compares books and video.
37: Combustible Dust/Howard Hughes/Joel Osteen
Jun 8, 2008
"Combustible Dust" examines how dust explosions cause property damage and death in American factories. "Howard Hughes" rebroadcasts a looks at how the Howard Hughes Medical Institute became one of the riches charities in the United States. "Joel Osteen" rebroadcasts a profile of the famous preacher. "Andy Rooney" talks about watches.
38: The Science of Sleep/The Pursuit of Happiness
Jun 15, 2008
"The Science of Sleep" rebroadcasts a segment on how scientists are discovering that sleep is critical to human health. "The Pursuit of Happiness" rebroadcasts a segment on Denmark which researchers claim is the happiest country in the world. "Andy Rooney" talks about what makes a person wealthy.
39: Al Hurra/Life Saver/Fish Fuss
Jun 22, 2008
"Al Hurra" examines the American taxpayer supported television channel in the Middle East. "Life Saver" rebroadcasts a segment on how Plumpynut is being used around the world to cure malnutrition. "Fish Fuss" rebroadcasts a segment on how dams are hurting salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest. "Andy Rooney" talks about fruit.
40: The Purge/Roots/Will Smith
Jun 29, 2008
"The Purge" rebroadcasts an interview with a clergyman who is attempt to halt the exodus of Christians from Iraq. "Roots" rebroadcasts a segment on how genetic genealogy uses DNA to trace ancestry back hundreds of years. "Will Smith" rebroadcasts a profile of the actor. "Andy Rooney" talks about his old clothes.
41: Kings of Congo/The Path to War/Should We Make Cents
Jul 6, 2008
"Kings of Congo" rebroadcasts a segment on Rwanda and its endangered gorillas. "The Path to War" rebroadcasts an interview with a Pentagon insider about the lead up to the war in Iraq. "Should We Make Cents' rebroadcasts a segment on whether we should continue to make pennies and nickles. "Andy Rooney" talks about modern art.
42: Don't Ask, Don't Tell/Lifeline/David Beckham
Jul 13, 2008
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" rebroadcasts a segment on the U.S. military's policy on homosexuality. "Lifeline" rebroadcasts a segment on a group of doctors who are trying to bring free medicine to remote parts of the world. "David Beckham" rebroadcasts a profile on the soccer star. "Andy Rooney" talks about milk.
43: Searching for Jacob/The Kanzius Machine/El Sistema
Jul 20, 2008
"Searching for Jacob" rebroadcasts a segment on the search for a Sudanese boy whose schoolbooks were found in a destroyed village in Darfur. "The Kanzius Machine" rebroadcasts a segment on a cancer treatment machine developed by an inventor with leukemia. "El Sistema" rebroadcasts a segment on a musical training program in Venezuela. "Andy Rooney" talks about airplanes and flying.
44: The Executioner/A Bigger Leap for Mankind/Springsteen
Jul 27, 2008
"The Executioner" rebroadcasts an interview with an infamous hit-man of the Boston mob. "A Bigger Leap for Mankind" examines NASA's post-shuttle plans. "Springsteen" rebroadcasts an interview with the famous rock singer. "Andy Rooney" talks about food labels.
45: Dubai Inc./Stat Man
Aug 3, 2008
"Dubai Inc." rebroadcasts a segment on the oil-rich and rapidly growing city in the Middle East. "Stat Man" rebroadcasts a profile of baseball statistician Bill James and his widely influential system of sabermetrics. "Andy Rooney" talks about mixing flavors in foods.
46: The IAF/Insanity on Death Row/The Icahn Lift
Aug 10, 2008
"The IAF" rebroadcasts an inside look at the Israeli air force. "Insanity on Death Row" rebroadcasts a segment on a death row inmate who may be mentally ill. "The Icahn Lift" rebroadcasts a profile on billionaire investor Carl Icahn. "Andy Rooney" talks about license plates.
47: No Ordinary Spy/The War Against Women/The Lost Leonardo
Aug 17, 2008
"No Ordinary Spy" rebroadcasts a segment on former CIA agent Valerie Plame. "War Against Women" rebroadcasts a segment on how the civil war in the Congo has begun to target women. "The Lost Leonardo" rebroadcasts a segment on an art detectives who believes he has discovered a lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci. "Andy Rooney" talks about the umbrella.
48: The Killings in Haditha/The Wrong Medicine
Aug 24, 2008
"The Killings in Haditha" rebroadcasts an investigation into the Haditha killings and Marine Corps Private Frank Wuterich. "The Wrong Medicine" rebroadcasts an interview with Dennis Quaid about how his newborn twins almost died after they were mistakenly given a drug overdose. "Andy Rooney" talks about magazine advertising.
49: Obama Biden '08/Bombing Afghanistan/Awakening
Aug 31, 2008
"Obama Biden '08" interviews candidates Barack Obama and Joe Biden. "Bombing Afghanistan" rebroadcasts an interview with Hamid Karzai who wants the American military to stop bombing civilians. "Awakening" rebroadcasts a segment on how some minimally conscious people can be awaken through drug therapy. "Andy Rooney" talks about his mail.
50: The War Within/Alec Baldwin/The King of Sushi
Sep 7, 2008
"The War Within" interviews Bob Woodward about his latest book about the Iraq war. "Alec Baldwin" rebroadcasts an interview with the famous actor. "The King of Sushi" rebroadcasts a segment on the fishing for and consumption of rare Bluefin tuna. "Andy Rooney" talks about how people carry more stuff than they used to.
51: Evidence of Injustice/Justice Scalia
Sep 14, 2008
"Evidence of Injustice" rebroadcasts a segment on how flawed science was used in hundreds of prosecutions and may have sent dozens of innocent people to jail. "Justice Scalia" rebroadcasts a profile of the Supreme Court Justice. "Andy Rooney" talks about kitchen gadgets.
52: The Candidates: McCain/The Candidates: Obama
Sep 21, 2008
"The Candidates: McCain" interviews the Republican presidential candidate about the recent economic meltdown and looks at his life story. "The Candidates: Obama" interviews the Democratic presidential candidate about the recent economic meltdown and looks at his life story.
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