SEASON THIRTY-THREE

60 MINUTES

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BRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE/MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS/SMALLPOX

EPISODE 1

STORYLINE
"Bridgestone Firestone" investigates the tire company due to a series of death that resulted from tire blowouts. "Michael Tilson Thomas" interviews the famous conductor of the San Francisco's Symphony Orchestra. "Smallpox" looks at the danger posed by the weaponization of the disease that was thought to be eradicated. "Andy Rooney" talks to a handwriting expert.


DAMAGE CONTROL/TINA SINATRA/BORIS YELTSIN

EPISODE 2

STORYLINE
"Damage Control" talks to the CEO of the Ford Motor Company about the problems affecting the Ford Explorer SUV. "Tina Sinatra" talks to the daughter of Frank Sinatra about her father's last years. "Boris Yeltsin" interview the former Russia president who denies that he is ill and argues that Russia is not in bad shape economically. "Andy Rooney" talks about the recent presidential debate.


AMERICA'S WORST NIGHTMARE?/SLEEPLESS IN THE COCKPIT/BUD SHUSTER

EPISODE 3

STORYLINE
"America's Worst Nightmare?" looks at instability if the Pakistani government and the danger it poses due to the country's nuclear arsenal. "Sleepless in the Cockpit" looks at the troubling problem of fatigue among commercial airline pilots. "Bud Shuster" looks at the troubling relationship between a House Representative and a lobbyist. "Andy Rooney" talks about Hillary Clinton.


DICK CLARKE/MADE TO ORDER/WALL STREET WHIZ KID

EPISODE 4

STORYLINE
"Dick Clarke" talks to the counter-terrorism expert and looks at the effort to track down the terrorists who bombed the USS Cole. "Made to Order" examines how some parents are using the sperm and eggs of physically and mentally desirable donors to design their own children. "Wall Street Whiz Kid" talks to a teenager who was prosecuted for securities fraud. "Andy Rooney" talks about being a talk show guest.


JACK WELCH/NEGATIVE ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/MEGAN'S LAW

EPISODE 5

STORYLINE
"Jack Welch" interviews the CEO of General Electric. "Negative About Affirmative Action" looks at a lawsuit which charges that the University of Michigan refused to enroll three white students while enrolling less qualified minority students. "Megan's Law" looks at whether convicted sex offenders have a right to privacy. "Andy Rooney" talks about commercialism.


YASIR ARAFAT/YOU'VE GOT MAIL/THE 450 MILLION DOLLAR SCAM

EPISODE 6

STORYLINE
"Yasir Arafat" interviews the Palestinian leader about the escalation of violence in Israel. "You've Got Mail" examines how Republican and Democrats are raising money through direct mail techniques. "The 450 Million Dollar Scam" looks at how white collar criminals managed to loot an insurance company for almost a half a billion dollars. "Andy Rooney" talks about voters and non-voters.


THE MMR VACCINE/THE CROSSROAD/THE CALENDAR GIRLS

EPISODE 7

STORYLINE
"The MMR Vaccine" examines the the belief that the MMR Vaccine causes autism and talks to doctors who stress that there is no real evidence for this belief. "The Crossroad" reports on the growing violence in the Gaza Strip's Netzarem Junction. "The Calendar Girls" profiles a group of middle-age British women who raised money for cancer by posing in nude in a calendar. "Andy Rooney" talks about the recent election controversy in Florida.


OFFICER YOUNG/THE ORCHESTRA/FISH FUSS

EPISODE 8

STORYLINE
"Officer Young" examines the case of Cornel Young Jr. a black off-duty police officer who was killed by two white police officers when he tried to help them in an arrest. "The Orchestra" looks at a children's classical orchestra in Venezuela. "Fish Fuss" looks at the government's multi-billion dollar effort to save salmon in the Pacific Northwest. "Andy Rooney" talks about the close presidential election.


ELECTION UPDATE/DELAYED/PRESIDENTE FOX

EPISODE 9

STORYLINE
"Election Update" looks at current developments in the U.S. presidential election controversy. "Delayed" examines flight delays and how they are becoming a growing problem for air travelers. "Presidente Fox" profiles the new president of Mexico Vicente Fox who was elected on an anti-corruption and anti-poverty platform. "Andy Rooney" talks about wires.


AL GORE/INTERNAL AFFAIRS/FISA

EPISODE 10

STORYLINE
"Al Gore" interviews the vice president about the recent election controversy. "Internal Affairs" talks to a former police officer who claims that the police force took revenge on him after he uncovered corruption while he was head of the Internal Affairs division. "FISA" looks at how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act allowed the FBI to set up a special operation that allowed them to entrap and convict an American couple of espionage. "Andy Rooney" talks about explaining the recent presidential election to people from a different country.


DOT-COM MILLIONAIRES?/GOD, WOMEN AND MEDICINE/BRAIN FINGERPRINTING

EPISODE 11

STORYLINE
"Dot-Com Millionaires?" looks at how many Internet companies are going out of business. "God, Women and Medicine" examines how mergers and consolidations have put 40% of the largest health care systems in the U.S. under the control of the Roman Catholic Church. "Brain Fingerprinting" looks at an effort to use brainwaves to catch criminals. "Andy Rooney" talks about presents one should not give for Christmas.


NOTRA TRULOCK/TOM HANKS/THE ROSENBERG CASE

EPISODE 12

STORYLINE
"Notra Trulock" talks to the former Director of Intelligence for the Department of Energy who oversaw the investigation into the theft of nuclear secrets at the U.S. National laboratories. "Tom Hanks" interviews the famous actor. "The Rosenberg Case" examines the case of former radical who has served 16 years in prison for weapons possession. "Andy Rooney" talks about new president George W. Bush.


THE MORMONS/DIKEMBE MUTOMBO/BEN ZANDER

EPISODE 13

STORYLINE
"The Mormons" looks at one of the fastest growing religions in the world and talks to its president. "Dikembe Mutombo" talks to the NBA star who is using his wealth to help people in his home country of the Congo. "Ben Zander" rebroadcasts a profile of the conductor of Boston's Philharmonic Orchestra. "Andy Rooney" talks about past Christmas commentaries.


HARRY POTTER/TINA SINATRA/EVELYN GLENNIE

EPISODE 14

STORYLINE
"Harry Potter" rebroadcasts a profile of J.K. Rowling author of the popular fantasy book series. "Tina Sinatra" rebroadcasts an interview with Frank Sinatra's daughter and discusses his connections with the Mafia. "Evelyn Glennie" rebroadcasts a profile of the celebrated percussionist. "Andy Rooney" talks about his Christmas gifts.


WAL-MART/ANY GIVEN SUNDAY/THE TIANANMEN PAPERS

EPISODE 15

STORYLINE
"Wal-Mart" examines several lawsuits that have been brought against the large retail chain. "Any Given Sunday" looks at an offshore Internet company that is facilitating illegal betting on professional sports. "The Tiananmen Papers" examines secret documents that reportedly detail the debate among China's leaders about whether to use force against student protesters in 1989. "Andy Rooney" talks about ten good things about the United States.


EARTH LIBERATION FRONT/THE POPE'S MAESTRO/THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. SHIPMAN

EPISODE 16

STORYLINE
"Earth Liberation Front" examines the ecoterrorist group that has destroyed $37 million worth of property over four years. "The Pope's Maestro" profiles the Jewish conductor who has become the musical director for the head of the Roman Catholic Church. "The Strange Case of Dr. Shipman" goes to the United Kingdom where the police have caught a serial killer who has been targeting his elderly patients. "Andy Rooney" talks about his name appearing in a 150 year old book.


THE OSPREY/NOTHING MORE TO WORRY ABOUT?/ZIMBABWE

EPISODE 17

STORYLINE
"The Osprey" investigates the Marines' crash-plagued MV-22 Osprey aircraft. "Nothing More to Worry About?" examines how the AIDS problem could be getting worse rather than getting better. "Zimbabwe" looks at the Africa country which is now on the verge of collapse. "Andy Rooney" talks about President Bush selecting his new cabinet.


THE GREAT ESCAPE/ARCTIC OIL/SCHOOL FOR THE HOMELESS

EPISODE 18

STORYLINE
"The Great Escape" interviews one of the Texas Seven who recounts the escape and how they avoided law enforcement for six weeks. "Arctic Oil" examines the debate over drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. "School for the Homeless" looks at the Thomas J. Pappas School in Phoenix which is dedicated to educating homeless children. "Andy Rooney" talks about presidential speeches.


SLEEPING SICKNESS/JOE THE JAILER/BRYONN BAIN OF HARVARD

EPISODE 19

STORYLINE
"Sleeping Sickness" talks to doctors who are treating the illness that pharmaceutical companies have stopped making the cure for. "Joe the Jailer" profiles the controversial Arizona sheriff that is drawing both praise and criticism for his treatment of convicts. "Bryonn Bain of Harvard" talks to a black Harvard Law student who was wrongfully arrested after being profiled. "Andy Rooney" talks about prices and inflation.


ONLINE U/THE WRONG MAN?/DIAMONDS

EPISODE 20

STORYLINE
"Online U" looks at the growing trend of for-profit online college education and examines of some its problems. "The Wrong Man?" looks at the case of Charles Schwarz who may have been wrongly convicted of assault on a Haitian immigrant. "Diamonds" looks at De Beers's monopoly on the diamond business. "Andy Rooney" talks about education in the United States.


NEEDLES/DAVID BOIES/WHOSE BODY IS IT ANYWAY?

EPISODE 21

STORYLINE
"Needles" looks at the dangers posed by needles to medical professionals. "David Boies" profiles the successful high powered corporate attorney. "Whose Body Is It Anyway? examines how private companies are patenting genetic material. "Andy Rooney" talks about saving money in the military.


PRESIDENT SIMMONS/MAMMONI/ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

EPISODE 22

STORYLINE
"President Simmons" profiles the first African American woman to be named president of an Ivy League University. "Mammoni" looks at the growing trend in Italy of adult unmarried men living at home with their parents. "Alternative Medicine" talks to a doctor who endorses the use of herbal supplements and yoga. "Andy Rooney" talks about President Bush's address before Congress.


HERE COMES THE JUDGE/WHO'S NEXT/RUSSIA'S NEW CZARS?

EPISODE 23

STORYLINE
"Here Comes the Judge" profiles Judge Leslie Crocker Snyder one of the toughest judges in New York. "Who's Next" examines the scientific, ethical, and political controversies surrounding the cloning of human beings. "Russia's New Czars?" talks to Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky about his problems with the Russian government.


GIANT KILLER/CAUGHT UP IN A CUSTODY BATTLE/SMART TV

EPISODE 24

STORYLINE
"Giant Killer" profiles successful corporate attorney Willie Gary. "Caught Up in a Custody Battle" looks at how some parents must fight to get their children back after they were taken to a foreign country. "Smart TV" looks at a new technology that may revolutionize how we watch television. "Andy Rooney" talks about soft drinks.


252/THEY MEAN BUSINESS/DILLARD'S

EPISODE 25

STORYLINE
"252" talks to the sports agent behind Alex Rodriguez's huge contract with the Texas Rangers. "They Mean Business" looks at several companies that are fighting the EPA for trying to close them down. "Dillard's" investigates whether the department store's use of off-duty police officers as security guards has led to unnecessary harm. "Andy Rooney" talks about swearing in movies.


THE BOY SCOUTS/OF MICE AND MEN/HIT SQUADS

EPISODE 26

STORYLINE
"The Boy Scouts" looks at the organization's controversial new policy of disallowing homosexuals. "Of Mice and Men" looks at the lax rules governing the use of human subjects in clinical medical research. "Hit Squads" examines whether Israeli is targeting the right people for assassination in Palestine. "Andy Rooney" talks about head-wear.


THE FBI AND THE MOB/THE TRILLION DOLLAR QUESTION/THE ROCKET

EPISODE 27

STORYLINE
"The FBI and the Mob" examines whether Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger committed his crimes with the assistance of the FBI. "The Trillion Dollar Question" examines the question of whether the U.S. government should pay reparations for the damage done by slavery. "The Rocket" profiles pitcher Roger Clemens. "Andy Rooney" talks about a union for airline passengers.


DARRYL STRAWBERRY/MEL BROOKS ON BROADWAY/STOLEN LIVES

EPISODE 28

STORYLINE
"Darryl Strawberry" looks at the former Baseball start who is struggling with addiction. "Mel Brooks on Broadway" talks to the comedian about the Broadway adaptation of one of his hit films. "Stolen Lives" talks to a woman who suffered at the hands of King Hassan of Morocco. "Andy Rooney" talks about images of Jesus.


DOCTOR'S DILEMMA/THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART/GENES

EPISODE 29

STORYLINE
"Doctor's Dilemma" talks to a doctor who must treat a mentally ill murderer so that he is well enough to be executed. "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" profiles the success Comedy Central host. "Genes" examines a genetic research company that has gained access to almost all of Iceland's health records. "Andy Rooney" talks about China.


CAUGHT ON TAPE/SHOOT THE FOX/THE SUDBURY WAY

EPISODE 30

STORYLINE
"Caught on Tape" examines a secret recording that could implicate the president of Ukraine in illegal activities. "Shoot the Fox" looks at an effort to ban fox hunting in England. "The Sudbury Way" examines a school that gives no tests, has no grades, and makes no required classes. "Andy Rooney" responds to viewers.


COMPASSIONATE USE/THE TINY TV NETWORK WITH A BIG MOUTH/BACK TO MY LAI

EPISODE 31

STORYLINE
"Compassionate Use" examines how pharmaceutical companies can sometimes offer drugs to critically ill patients before clinical trials for those drugs have been completed. "The Tiny TV Network with a Big Mouth" looks at Qatar's Al-Jazerra television network. "Back to My Lai" follows two Americans who saved lives during the My Lai massacre as they return to visit Vietnam and meet some of the people they saved. "Andy Rooney" talks about Bob Kerry's military service in Vietnam.


THE EXECUTION OF TIMOTHY MCVEIGH/THE MEMORIAL

EPISODE 32

STORYLINE
"The Execution of Timothy McVeigh" talks to the controversial Oklahoma City bomber about his looming execution and also talks to survivors of that attack who offer their thoughts on the bomber. "The Memorial" looks at the memorial to the attack that was built on the site where the Murrah Federal Building once stood. "Andy Rooney" talks about the death penalty.


MURDER OR SUICIDE?/DNA DRAGNET/CASH CROP

EPISODE 33

STORYLINE
"Murder or Suicide?" examines the assassination of an American priest in Kenya. "DNA Dragnet" looks at how there are serious civil liberties issues involved in law enforcement's collection and storage of DNA samples. "Cash Crop" looks at insurance companies that are selling insurance policies for crops that are known to fail. "Andy Rooney" talks angering people.


DELAYED/ARCTIC OIL/GOLD IN THEM THAR SCHOOLS

EPISODE 34

STORYLINE
"Delayed" rebroadcasts a segment that examines flight delays and how they are becoming a growing problem for air travelers. "Arctic Oil" rebroadcasts a segment on the debate over drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. "Gold in Them Thar Schools" rebroadcasts a look at the controversial for-profit Edison Schools. "Andy Rooney" talks about being a talk show guest.


THE PREACHER'S DAUGHTER/BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS/HIS HONOR THE MAYOR

EPISODE 35

STORYLINE
"The Preacher's Daughter" talks to the daughter of Billy Graham about becoming a preacher. "Billion Dollar Business" investigates the billion dollar sex trade of Eastern Europe. "His Honor the Mayor" rebroadcasts a segment on Milton Milan the controversial mayor of Camden. "Andy Rooney" talks about deciding what to do first.


BRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE/IN MEMORY OF ALISA/DEATH BY DOCTOR

EPISODE 36

STORYLINE
"Bridgestone Firestone" rebroadcasts an investigation into the tire company and several deaths caused by tire blowouts. "In Memory of Alisa" rebroadcasts a segment on a lawyer who fought for the right to sue states that sponsor terrorism. "Death by Doctor" rebroadcasts a segment on euthanasia activist Jack Kevorkian. "Andy Rooney" talks about inflation.


THE OSPREY/THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. SHIPMAN/NOT AS PRIVATE AS YOU THINK

EPISODE 37

STORYLINE
"The Osprey" rebroadcasts an investigation into the the Marines' crash-plagued MV-22 Osprey aircraft. "The Strange Case of Dr. Shipman" rebroadcasts a segment on a British serial killer who has been targeting his elderly patients. "Not as Private as You Think" rebroadcasts a segment on how Internet companies are tracking the online habits of consumers. "Andy Rooney" talks about improving education.


PRESIDENT SIMMONS/THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT/NOTHING MORE TO WORRY ABOUT?

EPISODE 38

STORYLINE
"President Simmons" rebroadcasts a profile of the first African American woman to be named president of an Ivy League University. "The Earth Liberation Front" rebroadcasts a segment on the ecoterrorist group that is responsible for millions in damages. "Nothing More to Worry About?" rebroadcasts a segment on the AIDS crisis. "Andy Rooney" talks about packaging.


WHY SO EXPENSIVE?/OFFICER YOUNG/THE ORCHESTRA

EPISODE 39

STORYLINE
"Why So Expensive?" rebroadcasts a segment on why seniors have been traveling to Canada to buy their prescription drugs. "Officer Young" rebroadcasts a segment on Cornel Young Jr. a black off-duty police officer who was killed by two white police officers when he tried to help them in an arrest. "The Orchestra" rebroadcasts a profile of the children's classical orchestra in Venezuela. "Andy Rooney" goes to the Bronx Zoo.


THE BOY SCOUTS/NEGATIVE ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

EPISODE 40

STORYLINE
"The Boy Scouts" rebroadcasts a look at the organization's controversial new policy of disallowing homosexuals. "Negative About Affirmative Action" rebroadcasts a look at a lawsuit which charges that the University of Michigan refused to enroll three white students while enrolling less qualified minority students. "Michael Tilson Thomas" rebroadcasts a profile of the famous conductor of the San Francisco's Symphony Orchestra. "Andy Rooney" talks about tangled wires.


SLEEPLESS IN THE COCKPIT/MEL BROOKS ON BROADWAY/WALL STREET WHIZ KID

EPISODE 41

STORYLINE
"Sleepless in the Cockpit" rebroadcasts a look at the troubling problem of fatigue among commercial airline pilots. "Mel Brooks on Broadway" rebroadcasts a segment on the comedian adapting one of his hit films for Broadway. "Wall Street Whiz Kid" rebroadcasts a profile of teenager who was prosecuted for securities fraud. "Andy Rooney" talks about soft drinks.


MADE TO ORDER/DOT-COM MILLIONAIRES?/MAMMONI

EPISODE 42

STORYLINE
"Made to Order" rebroadcasts a segment on how some parents are using the sperm and eggs of physically and mentally desirable donors to design their own children. "Dot-Com Millionaires?" rebroadcasts a look at how many Internet companies are going out of business. "Mammoni" rebroadcasts a look at the growing trend in Italy of adult unmarried men living at home with their parents. "Andy Rooney" talks about tourism.


ONLINE U/FEMME FATALE/WHOSE BODY IS IT ANYWAY?

EPISODE 43

STORYLINE
"Online U" rebroadcasts a look at the growing trend of for-profit online college education. "Femme Fatale" rebroadcasts a segment on French actress Jeanne Moreau. "Whose Body Is It Anyway?" rebroadcasts an examination of how private companies are patenting genetic material. "Andy Rooney" talks about his co-workers' cluttered offices.


ZIMBABWE/GIANT KILLER/PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION

EPISODE 44

STORYLINE
"Zimbabwe" rebroadcasts a look at the Africa country which is now on the verge of collapse. "Giant Killer" rebroadcasts a profile of successful corporate attorney Willie Gary. "Partial Birth Abortion" rebroadcasts a segment on the controversial medical procedure. "Andy Rooney" talks about how politicians end speeches.


WANTED/252/NEVER TOO LATE

EPISODE 45

STORYLINE
"Wanted" rebroadcasts an interview with controversial Bosnia Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and General Ratko Mladic who both face possible charges for war crimes. "252" rebroadcasts a segment on the agent who negotiated a large contract for baseball player Alex Rodriguez. "Never Too Late" rebroadcasts a segment on older women who are seeking to become parents. "Andy Rooney" talks about the new dollar coin.


SUICIDE BOMBER/WHO'S NEXT?/SCHOOL FOR THE HOMELESS

EPISODE 46

STORYLINE
"Suicide Bomber" rebroadcasts a segment on the planning that goes into a Palestinian suicide bomber."Who's Next?" rebroadcasts a segment examining the scientific, ethical, and political controversies surrounding the cloning of human beings. "School for the Homeless" rebroadcasts a segment on a school for homeless children. "Andy Rooney" talks about food labeling.


A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?/THE TINY TV NETWORK WITH A BIG MOUTH/THE ROCKET

EPISODE 47

STORYLINE
"A Doctor in the House?" rebroadcasts a segment on how more and more doctors in the United States are coming from foreign countries. "The Tiny TV Network with a Big Mouth" rebroadcasts a segment on Qatar's Al-Jazerra television network. "The Rocket" rebroadcasts a segment on pitcher Roger Clemens. "Andy Rooney" talks about car bumpers.


SMALLPOX/JACK WELCH/THE TRILLION-DOLLAR QUESTION

EPISODE 48

STORYLINE
"Smallpox" rebroadcasts a look at the danger posed by the weaponization of the dangerous disease. "Jack Welch" rebroadcasts an interview with the CEO of General Electric. "The Trillion-Dollar Question" rebroadcasts an examination into whether the U.S. government should pay reparations for the damage done by slavery. "Andy Rooney" talks about throwing away junk.


SCHNEIDER V. KISSINGER/STOLEN LIVES/SHOOT THE FOX

EPISODE 49

STORYLINE
"Schneider v. Kissinger" talks to the family of a Chilean general who is suing Henry Kissinger for his part in a kidnapping that resulted in the general's death. "Stolen Lives" rebroadcasts a profile of a woman who suffered at the hands of King Hassan of Morocco. "Shoot the Fox" rebroadcasts a segment on an effort to ban fox hunting in England. "Andy Rooney" talks about the side effects of medicine.


HOW SECURE IS YOUR AIRPORT?/AN AMERICAN TOWN/THE THREE WISE MEN/HOW INTELLIGENT WERE WE?

EPISODE 50

STORYLINE
"How Secure Is Your Airport?" looks at airport security in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. "An American Town" follows a family in New Jersey that is looking for a family member that was working in the World Trade Center. "The Three Wise Men" talks to three major businessmen about how the terrorist attacks will effect the economy. "How Intelligent Were We?" examines the quality of U.S. intelligence. "Andy Rooney" reflects on the aftermath of 9/11.


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