Season 53

Episode Guide

9/5: The Last Pandemic, The Ritchie Boys

S53 E51
Sep 05, 2021
Pentagon programs hope to make COVID-19 the last pandemic ever; Stories from members of the Ritchie Boys, a secret U.S. WWII intelligence unit bolstered by German-born Jews.

8/22/2021: Race in the Ranks, Geldingadalir, Kindred in the Bleachers

S53 E49
Aug 22, 2021
Changing how the military handles racial bias in the ranks; Iceland's newest volcano offers rare opportunities; And, Dave Kindred goes back on the beat to cover high school girls basketball

8/15/2021: Hell Flight, Justice Defenders, Kings of the Road

S53 E48
Aug 15, 2021
The COVID flight from hell; Inside the organization helping prisoners in Africa become lawyers and paralegals; Will driverless trucks soon share our roads?

8/1/2021: Ingenuity and Perseverance, Darren Walker, The Premonition

S53 E46
Aug 01, 2021
Perseverance rover, Ingenuity helicopter, and the search for ancient life on Mars; Darren Walker speaks with Lesley Stahl; Early pandemic spotters at the center of Michael Lewis' new book, "The Premonition"

7/18/2021: Left Behind, Talent on the Spectrum, Survival

S53 E44
Jul 18, 2021
Families remember loved ones lost to COVID-19; Then, companies seeking out potential employees with autism; And, survivors recount being stranded on island as teens 50 years ago.

6/20/2021: The Prosecutors, The Oath Keepers, Japan's Babe Ruth

S53 E40
Jun 20, 2021
The prosecution team in the Derek Chauvin murder trial speaks to Scott Pelley; Sharyn Alfonsi reports on the Oath Keepers militia group's path to breaching the Capitol; And, our 2017 report on Shohei Ohtani.

6/6/2021: What Happened in Wuhan?, Ransomware, Sir David

S53 E38
Jun 06, 2021
WHO-led inquiry ends with even more questions than it began with on coronavirus origin; Then, how cybercriminals hold data hostage... and why the best solution is often paying a ransom; And, Sir David Attenborough: The 60 Minutes Interview

5/30/2021: Attack on the Judiciary, 90+, Notes of Grace

S53 E37
May 30, 2021
Judges say it's time for more security in the face of mounting violence; Checking in on the groundbreaking 90+ Study on aging; Igor Levit talks to 60 Minutes.

5/23/2021: Transgender Healthcare, Geldingadalir, Exhume the Truth

S53 E36
May 23, 2021
Health care challenges for transgender youth; Iceland's newest volcano offers rare opportunities; Uncovering the Greenwood Massacre.

5/16/2021: Facial Recognition, UAP, Rafa

S53 E35
May 16, 2021
Police using facial recognition amidst claims of wrongful arrests; Navy pilots describe encounters with UFOs; And, Rafael Nadal offers 60 Minutes a glimpse into his life.

5/9/2021: Ingenuity and Perseverance, The Ritchie Boys

S53 E34
May 09, 2021
Perseverance rover, Ingenuity helicopter, and the search for ancient life on Mars; Then, stories from members of the Ritchie Boys, a secret U.S. WWII intelligence unit bolstered by German-born Jews.

5/2/2021: The Secretary of State, Chips, The Premonition

S53 E33
May 02, 2021
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the threat posed by China; America's microchip problem; And, early pandemic spotters at the center of Michael Lewis' new book, "The Premonition."

4/4/2021: A Fair Shot, Darren Walker, Survival

S53 E29
Apr 04, 2021
Inside Florida's chaotic vaccine rollout; How Darren Walker, the head of the Ford Foundation, wants to change philanthropy; And, survivors recount being stranded on an island as teens 50 years ago.

3/21/2021: Prosecuting the Riot, Race in the Ranks, Back to School

S53 E27
Mar 21, 2021
Detailing the charges facing the Capitol rioters; Then, changing how the military handles racial bias in the ranks; And, studying coronavirus spread in one Georgia school system.

3/14/2021: Variants, The Prosecutor, Best Band in the Land

S53 E26
Mar 14, 2021
An in-depth look at coronavirus variants; Then, Prosecutor Kim Gardner's fight to reform the St. Louis justice system; And, the story of New Orleans' St. Augustine High School Marching Band.

3/7/2021: The Unequal Recession, The Long Shot, Back to the Moon

S53 E25
Mar 07, 2021
Stories from COVID-19's unequal recession; Then, the longshot candidate to treat COVID; And, NASA's women sending America back to the moon.

2/21/2021: Attack on the Judiciary, Handcuffed to the Truth, QAnon

S53 E23
Feb 21, 2021
Judges say it's time for more security in the face of mounting violence; Then, Holding Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime accountable for war crimes; And, QAnon's corrosive impact on the U.S.

1/31/2021: Left Behind, The Biodata Race, DNA For Sale

S53 E21
Jan 31, 2021
Families remember loved ones lost to COVID-19; Then, How China is racing to collect Americans’ DNA; And, The big money market for your DNA.

1/10/2021: January 6th; 11,780 Votes; American Independent

S53 E19
Jan 10, 2021
Nancy Pelosi speaks to 60 Minutes about the Capitol riot; Then, President Trump's phone call with Georgia's top election official; And, Angus King: The 60 Minutes Interview

1/3/2021: Section 230, The Case Against Curtis Flowers, Notes of Grace

S53 E18
Jan 03, 2021
What is Section 230 and why do people want it repealed; Then, podcast helps save man from death row; And, Igor Levit: The 60 Minutes Interview

12/20/2020: An End in Sight, Justice Defenders, Built by Angels

S53 E16
Dec 20, 2020
How the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was developed; Then, inside the organization helping prisoners in Africa become lawyers and paralegals; And, Inside Lalibela, the mysterious holy site.

12/13/2020: Saudi Fugitives, The High Cost of Healing, Excited Delirium

S53 E15
Dec 13, 2020
Saudi citizens accused of crimes in U.S. escaping justice; Then, investigating practices by Sutter Health that led to higher California health care costs; And, how a questionable syndrome, ‘excited delirium,’ could be protecting police officers from misconduct charges.

12/6/2020: Peddling PPE, Secondary Sports, Viola Davis

S53 E14
Dec 06, 2020
Inside the wild world of PPE sales; Then, some colleges cutting "secondary sports"; And, Viola Davis: The 60 Minutes Interview.

11/29/2020: Securing the Election, The Last Slave Ship, James Corden

S53 E13
Nov 29, 2020
Chris Krebs speaks to 60 Minutes; Then, The story of the last known slave ship; And, James Corden: The 60 Minutes interview

11/22/2020: COVID's Long-Haulers; Where did they Go?; 90+

S53 E12
Nov 22, 2020
Long-term symptoms plague COVID "Long-Haulers"; Then, student enrollment down during pandemic; And, checking in on the 90+ Study on aging.

11/15/2020: The 44th President, TikTok

S53 E11
Nov 15, 2020
Barack Obama on his book, President Trump, George Floyd, the divisions in the country, and more; And, is TikTok a harmless app or a threat to U.S. security?

11/8/2020: Counting the Vote, Operation Warp Speed, Ken Burns

S53 E10
Nov 08, 2020
Pennsylvania election officials detail their vote count, share experiences from election week; Then, planning the distribution of a future COVID-19 vaccine; And, Ken Burns speaks with Scott Pelley about how his films are made, the message he wants to convey with them and how he became the person he is today.

11/1/2020: Ask Ohio, Arizona Counts, The First Outbreak

S53 E9
Nov 01, 2020
Ohio voters on who they're backing in 2020; Then, Arizona's move from Republican stronghold to swing state in play for Democrats; And, Inside the country's first COVID-19 outbreak.

10/25/2020: The Republican Ticket, The Democratic Ticket

S53 E8
Oct 25, 2020
Lesley Stahl speaks with Republican candidates, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, while Norah O'Donnell speaks with the Democratic candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris.

10/18/2020: Putin’s Public Enemy, Dr. Fauci, Hell Flight

S53 E7
Oct 18, 2020
Alexey Navalny describes being poisoned; Then, Dr. Anthony Fauci on his media restrictions, Trump contracting COVID, masks, voting and more; And, the COVID flight from Hell.

10/11/2020: Treating COVID-19 Today, The Lincoln Project, Grizzlies

S53 E5
Oct 11, 2020
The COVID-19 treatments showing the most promise; Then, inside the Lincoln Project's campaign against President Trump; And, finding ways to coexist with grizzly bears in Montana

10/4/2020: Nadia, A Different Kind of Vision, The Wright Way

S53 E4
Oct 04, 2020
Nobel laureate Nadia Murad's fight to bring ISIS to court; Then, an architect goes blind, but says he's actually gotten better at his job; And, the family that dominates saddle bronc riding.

10/4/2020: Cause and Effect, Talent on the Spectrum, Seinfeld in 2020

S53 E3
Oct 04, 2020
Climate scientists on 2020’s wildfires and storms; Then, companies seek out potential employees with autism; And, Jerry Seinfeld: The 2020 60 Minutes Interview.

Florida's Amendment 4, The Wall, Sir David

S53 E2
Sep 27, 2020
How many of Florida's felons will be able to vote in the swing state? Then, engineers say a private section of the border wall will eventually fail. And, Sir David Attenborough: The 60 Minutes Interview

The Battle for the Ballot, H.R. McMaster, Coach O and the Sideways Season

S53 E1
Sep 20, 2020
Pennsylvania's battle over mail-in voting; Then, an interview with former National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster; And, Ed Orgeron's journey from the bayou to LSU