Office Gambling Is Unethical

“If the stakes are high, the result of the pool could create disharmony in the workplace, and the problems could escalate,” says employment law expert B. The law is an important first step in deciding what we should do and why we should do it. In other words, in some states, office pools are illegal. The same goes for talking politics at work , having sex, drinking single malt whisky, surfing the Web for bargains, or yakking with friends on our smartphones.

Because pool participants risk violating the law, the rules they have agreed to when they accepted their jobs, or both, the games are of questionable value. For all of the problems in the legal system, it is hard to imagine that a civilized society could survive for long without laws and the serious consequences of failing to honor them.

Arguments about ethics are not entirely dependent on what the law, public policy, and corporate rules and regulations happen to be. David Joffe of the law firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP.

My argument that it is wrong to participate in office pools is not based on the ethics of gambling as such. But it’s ethically intelligent to draw the line between fun that’s appropriate in the workplace and good times that are better had elsewhere. If you’re on the job, it’s just as questionable to spend 45 minutes debating the Cartesian mind-body distinction as it is to play your favorite game app for that long. After all, Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling of Enron thought it was perfectly fine to play with employee pension funds as if they were Monopoly money, but no one today is saying that their leadership roles made what they did O.K. Whether either activity is your cup of tea is up to you; what isn’t up for grabs is the propriety of doing either at work for a significant amount of time.

But before you conclude that office pools have few legal consequences, consider this: Some employees, including those at the management level, have been fired (and in at least one case, arrested) for participating in these games, on the grounds the practice was either illegal or in violation of company policy.

But what about the folks who just place their bets and get back to work–what’s the problem there? Let’s look at some frequently marshaled defenses of office pools and why these claims are mistaken.

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. An action can be legal but wrong, or it can be illegal but ethically required. Most people lose. Before doing so, I must emphasize that I am not an attorney, and nothing in this blog should be considered legal advice. But they can violate corporate policies and the law.

March Madness office pools involving cash are common, exciting, and potentially lucrative. “The CEO allows or encourages it.” This is, quite frankly, a cop-out. In the right social setting, gambling is a fun way to spend some time and, one hopes, not too much money (provided one does not have an addiction to gambling). Some stakeholders may have religious objections to it. One would like to believe that laws, regulations, and policies are always based on what is right, but we know that too often they are shaped by special interests, outdated beliefs, or pure and simple prejudice. A few win.

If even a small percentage of customers, board members, and shareholders is likely to be troubled by the practice of on-site betting, that alone is sufficient cause for concern. Based on my research, however, I’ve discovered the legality of office pools in which employees bet cash on professional or college sports teams varies from state to state. For any law or policy, we can and should ask: “Is it right? Is it fair? Is it just?”

When examining the propriety of office pools, it is thus important to look at the relevant law. Yes, roulette has terrible odds, but I like the quiet atmosphere and the fact that there is absolutely no skill involved.

This is not a call to civil disobedience, however. “Office pools build morale and camaraderie.” Next to the thrill of winning, this is the most popular justification for office pools. Betting money on sports (or the Oscars, or anything else) falls in the latter category. A third group may simply view gambling on the job as unseemly. It’s called a workplace for a reason: It’s the place where we’re supposed to work. “Companies are fighting like mad to bring people together, and office pools are a great way to stimulate watercooler conversations,” said John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger Gray & Christmas, to The Business Review in Albany, N.Y., in 2002. Some of the best moments in our lives occur at work with close colleagues. “It’s harmless fun.” At the beginning of March Madness, you kick in a few dollars, then follow your team over the coming weeks and months. It’s quite another to have a shouting match about something that has nothing to do with one’s job.

The office, however, simply isn’t an appropriate place for gambling. It’s one thing to have a heated discussion about a project on which you and a colleague are working. But there are lots of stimulating things to talk about that just don’t belong at work.

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The issue isn’t whether a particular activity is high- or lowbrow. For example, we are legally required to file a federal tax return each year, so anyone who wishes to be a citizen in good standing (or at least not to become a member of the prison population) wisely chooses to pay his or her taxes. Yes, it is true that these laws are rarely enforced, and yes, it makes sense for police to investigate homicides, bank robberies, sexual assaults, and other serious crimes before they pursue rumors that employees in the local coffee shop are betting on the Louisville Cardinals over the Kansas Jayhawks.

1. Others might be concerned that employees will not give their full attention to their work. But this isn’t the main reason we shouldn’t place bets at work.

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2. The fact that the head of an organization sanctions a practice says little or nothing about whether the practice is justifiable or not. What’s the harm in that? Even if there happens to be no legal or policy issues at stake, the harm has to do with how stakeholders would view the business if on-the-job gambling activities were revealed. Even where they are legal and not in violation of company protocol, however, they’re ethically unintelligent, and we shouldn’t participate in them.

3. Whatever the objections are, they deserve to be taken seriously.

Bottom line: The workplace shouldn’t be a joyless Orwellian nightmare. When David Frost asked former President Richard Nixon in 1977 if it is acceptable for a President to do something illegal, Nixon replied, “Well, when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.” Nixon was mistaken, and so is any corporate leader who believes that “if I say it’s all right, then it must be all right.”

A slightly different version of this article was published originally on Bloomberg Businessweek Online.

Besides, winning a sporting event is extremely important to some of us, and arguments about sports can out of hand. Things that interfere with doing our jobs well should be done before or after work. When I’m in Las Vegas — to give talks on, of all things, ethics — I usually make time for the roulette tables

A gambling addiction story. – CNN iReport

I have had a number of addictions.  Food and exercise addictions made me miserable for a time, but gambling swept me off my feet.  I started with slot machines and after three months I was gambling away my rent money, and I was unable to stop. I went to see a psychiatrist, following my brother’s advice. When I came out of jail, I had justifiably lost custody of my twelve year old son, and all I owned were a couple of sets of clothes.  For the first six months, I was under house arrest so, I was not allowed to work. I was also ordered to attend counselling which I did once per week. I never regained custody of my son, but I have seen him almost every week-end since my release from jail.  Him and I have a wonderful relationship and I thank God everyday for letting him be in my life.  The change in my life happened because once I was done destroying myself and everything around me, my son said he still loved me.  I guess because my illness, I felt that I had to test him. Sometimes I think that If I was run over by a semi and my son walked in front of me, I would then pull myself together and walk.. And now, at the age of nineteen, my son says that what he admires about me is that I never give up. So I found out, prison, insanity and, or death is real.  While in jail,  I was sent for a psychiatric assesment where I was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder, a form of neurosis.  I spent three months in the Remand Centre, and I was given a two years conditional sentence,  during its duration I had to stay with my family or go back to jail.  The sentence was light probably because I didn’t have a gun or any other weapon of any sort. He gave me Paxil, and the only improvement was that I didn’t care how much money I lost.  In ten years, I went to Gamblers Anonimous twice but, looking back I wasn’t ready to do what the program asked of me. I joined a pentecostal church, and I attended service every Sunday.  I was also sent to Gambler’s Anonimous and I was allowed to attend 1 meeting per week.  Amazing, in spite of the consequences, I still suffered serious gambling urges until I went through step 4 and 5 for the second time.  Following the first year of my sentence, I was allowed to return to school, and I took an Office Assistance program.  I actually  finished the program and got a 1 year certificate.  I recently celebrated my seven year birthday in G.A. At the end of the ten years, I had quit University, quit a job because I couldn’t handle cash, lost a few cars, started two abusive relationship because I was afraid of being alone, attempted suicide twice and failed.  At the end, I was arrested and charged for 1 armed robbery and 1 attempted

Six Things You Should Never Do at a Casino by Jeff Albert

Don’t stick around at a cold craps table. First, you’re dropping probably 20-50 bucks in the time you wait for the waitress to return. Don’t play if you’ve been drinking. But, dealers are trained to make you have fun and have a good time – and to make sure you keep spending money. Better yet, look up strategies on games like blackjack and roulette before going (You’ll find a great interactive one here for online blackjack).

3. Don’t ever believe the drinks are free. Gambling is like any other sport – best done when sober, possibly dangerous when not.

2. Don’t play without your player’s card. Read on for a list of the top ten things you should never do at an offline casino:

4. Call it superstition, call it whatever you like, but I’ve tried various craps strategies and the only sure fire thing I’ve seen happen every time I’ve played is that when the table goes “cold” (a term used to mean it starts losing a lot), it stays cold. Remember that almost all Casino’s have players cards which keep track of how much you gamble. House rules are the rules the casino has to play by (such as you should never split Kings in blackjack) and they’ve spent thousands of dollars deciding what gives them the best edge. Nothing brings a fanny pack back in style faster than sitting in front of a slot machine looking for somewhere to stick your purse.

5. They may offer you “friendly advice” – but before you take any of it, ask them what the “house” would do in the same situation. If you’re a woman, never carry a purse. By far, some of the biggest losses I’ve seen (and incurred myself) were after the player had downed a few drinks. contribute to gaining points, but even smaller gamblers can usually score a “free” lunch after a weekend of gambling (see #1).

1. But, I soon found the thrill. I’m by no means a gambling addict, but I have come to love the “sport” and I’ve learn a bit about playing in a Casino along the way. So, a house rule is usually a good one. 6. If a craps table has a hot run and a few sevens in a row come out afterwards, pick up your chips and find a new table or grab some lunch.

If you’re a regular at casinos or are planning your first trip, check out this list of the top six things you should never do at an offline casino.

. Granted, the casinos aren’t supposed to allow obviously intoxicated customers play – but your definition or drunk and they’re definition of “obviously intoxicated” may not be the same. Don’t listen to the dealer in most cases unless he precedes his statement with “house rules”. The first time I ever went to a casino, the whole thing seemed a little intimidating. Then add her tip, usually a dollar, or she won’t be returning to see if you need a refill any time soon.

I never thought gambling could be so fun. A variation of things such as money spent per hand, time spent gambling throughout a day, etc

Pete Rose – Photo 14 – Pictures

After 14 years of denials, Rose admitted he gambled, though never against the Reds, in his 2004 autobiography.

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Former Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose prepares to speak at a news conference at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. The rookie second baseman hit .273 to earn him the National League’s Rookie of the Year Award.

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In the 12th inning of the 1970 All-Star Game in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 14, 1970, Cincinnati Reds’ Pete Rose slams into Cleveland Indians’ catcher Ray Fosse to score a controversial game-winning run for the National League team. 23, 2002, in Cincinnati.

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. NBC was deluged by complaints from fans in the hours after Gray’s interview. Regular spring training facilities were also closed to the players.

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Cincinnati Reds’ Pete Rose walks to the Reds dugout after he struck out in the ninth inning, ending his 44-game hitting streak, against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta, Ga., Aug. Standing behind him are his defense lawyers Reuben Katz, left, Robert Pitcairn Jr., center, and Robert Stachler. It centered on Rose’s lifetime ban from the sport for gambling, and came minutes after Rose was announced as a member of baseball’s All-Century team.

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Cal Ripken, left, Pete Rose, and Hank Aaron, right, are seen on the field after the three were named in some of the most memorable moments in baseball before the start of game 4 of the World Series in San Francisco, Oct. Both benches and bullpens emptied in the ensuing brawl.

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Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds slides to third during eighth inning of game three in World Series action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y., Oct. He served a five-month sentence for tax evasion.

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Cincinnati Reds fans sit behind a sign in support of longtime Reds baseball star Pete Rose during the Reds’ game against the Detroit Tigers at Plant City Stadium, Plant City, Fla., March 24, 1996.

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Baseball great Pete Rose trades a high five with five-year-old J.D. 24, 1989. Rose, whose gambling got him banned from baseball in 1989, said he feels his induction into the Hall of Fame is inevitable. Fosse suffered a fractured shoulder in the collision. Looking on are the Reds’ third base coach Leo Durocher, and Cincinnati Reds’ next hitter Dick Dietz (2).

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Pete Rose, left, of the Cincinnetti Reds swings at New York Mets shortstop Bud Harrelson after Rose failed to break up Harrelson’s double play in Game 3 of the National League Championship series at Shea Stadium, Oct. 23, 2002.

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Former Cincinnati Reds greats, left to right, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, and Pete Rose, tip their hats to the crowd following a celebrity softball game at Cinergy Field, Sept. Rose was given a lifetime suspension by the baseball commissioner with the opportunity to be reinstated in one year.

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Former major league baseball player Pete Rose looks toward members of the media gathered outside the Marion Federal Prison after his release from the facility in Marion, Ill., Jan. Most players had stopped their group workouts pending developments in that year’s baseball negotiations. The commissioner’s office was investigating allegations Rose bet on baseball while managing the team. At right is Yankees player Graig Nettles (9).

Pete Rose, 22, of the Cincinnati Reds, Feb. 2, 1982. 20, 1976. 11, 1985. The Reds beat the Mets 10-2.

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Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose rubs his eyes while watching a game, March 24, 1989, in Plant City, Fla. 24, 1999. Cunningham at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, June 19, 1997. 27, 1963. 8, 1973. Rose broke Ty Cobb’s record of 4,192 in the first inning.

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Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds manager, laughs with unidentified players in the dugout as Luis Quinones circles the bases at Shea Stadium with his second homer against the New York Mets in New York, July 6, 1989. 7, 1991. At right is Phillies president Bill Giles.

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Montreal Expos player Pete Rose in congratulated by teammates Gary Carter and Argenis Salazar following his 4000th career hit during the Expo’s home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies, April 13, 1984.

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Cincinnati Reds’ Pete Rose slams his record-breaking hit fly toward left field during a game against the San Diego Padres in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1978.

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A foul pop from Kansas City Royals batter Frank White is deflected by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Bob Boone as Phillies first baseman Pete Rose (14) moves in to make the catch in the ninth inning of a World Series game in Philadelphia, Oct. He returned to the city where he helped the Phillies win the World Series in 1980 to sign autographs at an annual Phillies-sponsored charity event.

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Pete Rose is interviewed by NBC’s Jim Gray after the All-Century introductions during Game 2 of the World Series in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. The Reds defeated the Yankees, 6-2.

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Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose (14) poses with his son, Pete Rose Jr., at the All-Star game at Yankee Stadium, New York City, July 19, 1977.

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Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose arrives in his Rolls-Royce to work out at the West Tampa baseball complex in Tampa, Fl., March 15, 1978. 22, 1980.

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Phillies first baseman Pete Rose gestures as he talks about his one-year, $1.2 million contract at a news conference in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov

How To Master Sports Betting

Anything less than this and it is going to be a disaster. For instance, if you are pretty certain that a side is going to win and they are getting good odds for this than take this. Thus when you are doing well, you will still be focused and when you aren’t doing so well you won’t be thinking that it’s the end of the world. It doesn’t matter if it is pretty or not.

Because of this point, it is probably better if you steer clear from any matches involving the teams that you like. You will be better off for doing so in the long run.. It is only going to place you in a difficult position and as much as you might think it won’t be, your decision making ability is going to be compromised. It’s all about accumulating winnings. You shouldn’t favor a team because they are the team your best friend supports. Upsets are always going to happen but see when it makes the most sense when to go for that and when not to. On the flip side, you shouldn’t bet against a team because someone you don’t like roots for that team. So do yourself a favor and swear off them. The weather conditions also make a difference as they do in horse racing. What is the point of drowning yourself in statistics and research for what you could just as easily decided with a flip of the coin? So you need to sift through it all and just take the morsels here and there which are really important and make a difference. It could provide great insight as to predicting what will occur.

Sports betting is an easy way to make a tough living. Also look into how sides perform the week after doing certain travel. So if you suffer a bad break along the way, just remember it goes with the territory. If you are going to do it you need to do it properly and master it, it means you are completely organized and focused. Travel is a factor such as when East Coast sides travel to the West Coast and vice versa. Business is business and you need to be concentrating on who is going to win regardless of who likes and who doesn’t like which team.

Speaking of the long run, this is what you should be focused on. This means that when you place your bets you need to be thinking clearly and concisely. Information and doing your homework is important, but you don’t want to full into the trap of information overload. You can’t let the highs and lows affect you too much.

Look for value bets. You don’t want to lose money just because you weren’t on top of your game.

The most important thing is that you need to take emotion out of the equation. Over time, you will learn what it should be that you should be paying attention to.

In the case of team sports, injuries are important. Hopefully this kind of thinking will keep you grounded. You want to know who trained and who didn’t

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A Relentless Enemy – Lara Logan’s report takes viewers to the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the unit she was covering came under heavy and regular enemy fire from fighters the U.S. Morley Safer and “60 Minutes” cameras get to see the best of the best. Max McClellan is the producer.

21st Century Snake Oil – 60 MINUTES hidden cameras expose medical conmen who prey on dying victims by using pitches that capitalize on the promise of stem cells to cure almost any disease. Scott Pelley reports. Watch it now

Lady Gaga – With her outrageous costumes and mega-hit dance songs, Lady Gaga has become the world’s most talked about entertainer. Henry Schuster, Nicole Young and Jenny Dubin are the producers. But along with the billionaire’s name that most projects he funds must take, his advice and oftentimes his control are usually part of the deal. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer. Watch it now

SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011

The big gamble – Lesley Stahl reports on the proliferation of gambling to 38 states and its main attraction, the slot machine, newer versions of which some scientists believe may addict their players. Harry Radliffe is the producer.

The Commissioner – He presides over the most successful entertainment business in America, the wildly popular NFL. David Schneider is the producer. Dolan discusses the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic church, his current mission and the state of the church in America. Watch it now

Freeman Hrabowski – University President Freeman Hrabowski has turned the University of Maryland Baltimore County into a well-known producer of outstanding scientists and engineers, many of whom are minorities. Watch it now

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011

The Murder of Louis Allen – Steve Kroft’s 18-month investigation into a 47-yr.old murder in a Mississippi town sheds light on an unsolved civil rights killing near the top of the FBI’s list. Robert Anderson is the producer. Watch it now

The life and death of Vincent van Gogh – His paintings are among the most well-known in the world, just like the story of his life and death: Vincent van Gogh was a troubled genius who killed himself. vs. Robert Anderson and Daniel Ruetenik are the producers. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer. Watch it now

Alone on the wall – “60 Minutes” cameras capture a feat never documented before: viewers will see Alex Honnold scale a 1,600-ft. Graham Messick and Sumi Aggarwal are the producers. Lesley Stahl profiles music sensation Taylor Swift. Karen Sughrue and Julie Holstein are the producers. Scott Pelley reports. Watch it now

The N-word – A Southern publisher’s sanitized edition of “Huckleberry Finn” that replaces the N-word with “slave” over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society. Watch it now

In Search of Jaguars – “60 Minutes” went in search of the most elusive of all of nature’s big cats, the jaguar, and captured amazing footage of them in the Brazilian jungle. Karen Sughrue is the producer. Watch it now

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011

Insiders – Steve Kroft reports on how America’s lawmakers can legally buy stock based on non-public information. Scott Pelley reports. Watch it now

Michael Bubl» – He fills concert halls and has sold 35 million albums by covering classic American songs made famous by crooners like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Watch it now

Angelina – Bob Simon profiles international film star Angelina Jolie, who has gone behind the camera to direct a film for the first time. Henry Schuster and Rebecca Peterson are the producers.

The Most Expensive Food in the World – European white truffles can sell for as much as $3,600 a pound. Watch it now

Gospel for Teens – Lesley Stahl spends a year following the inspirational leader of a gospel music program for teenagers in Harlem and her students as they learn to sing this original American art form and build the confidence and character it inspires. Howard L. Watch it now

Wynton Marsalis – Jazz missionary Wynton Marsalis shares his love of America’s most distinctive art form by taking his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra around the world. Watch it now

The Many Meryls -Two-time Oscar-winner and Grande Dame of American film and stage Meryl Streep sat down with Morley Safer for a rare interview to discuss acting, her career and her latest leading role – as British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Watch it now

“60 Minutes Presents: Three Remarkable Women,” a special hour hosted by Morley Safer – Watch it now

The Secret Language of Elephants -Researchers listening to elephant sounds and observing their behavior are compiling an elephant dictionary. Watch it now

Dolly – Dolly Parton, the oh-so-country music superstar with the city-slicker sense of show business talks to Morley Safer about her childhood, her career and the Broadway production of her film, “9 to 5.” David Browning and Diane Beasley are the producers.

Eminem – Anderson Cooper profiles the chart-topping rapper from Detroit who overcame addiction to reclaim the winning style that made him the biggest selling artist of the past decade. Henry Schuster is the producer. Rosenberg and Tanya Simon are the producers. David Browning is the producer. Watch part one, part two and part three

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011

Taser – The non-lethal device has saved many lives and prevented serious injury to suspects and police say its law enforcement advocates, but a new study says some authorities use it too quickly, causing unnecessary pain and sometimes death. Tom Anderson is the producer. for a price. Watch it now

The FBI and The Grim Reaper (7 p.m. Steve Kroft reports on “Top Gear,” whose witty humor, outrageous speed, destructive vehicle stunts and car reviews attract an estimated weekly worldwide audience of 350 million according to the BBC. Robert Anderson and Nicole Young are the producers. We return with an all-new show on Sunday, Jan. Dolan discusses the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, his current mission and the state of the church in America. Scott Pelley reports. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. James Jacoby is the producer. Shari Finkelstein is the producer. Frank Devine is the producer. Postal Service team led by Armstrong used banned substances, including EPO and testosterone, to gain an advantage in races that Armstrong won. Watch it now

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The King’s Speech – 60 MINUTES talks to its starring actor, Colin Firth, and reports on the historic find in an attic that helped make the “The King’s Speech” an Oscar favorite. Ruth Streeter is the producer. David Browning and Diane Beasley are the producers. Watch it now

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011

The Soldiers’ Secretary – Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in his first interview since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Robert Anderson and Daniel Ruetenik are the producers. Watch it now

Counterfeit Drugs – 60 MINUTES’ nine-month investigation of counterfeit prescription drugs reveals how the dangerous and sometimes deadly fakes get into the nation’s drug pipeline. Henry Schuster is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT. Watch it now

Stand Down – Some veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan into the recession are finding themselves homeless. rock wall using nothing more than his hands and feet. Watch it now

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2011

Japan – Scott Pelley reports on the American team working to avert nuclear disaster in Japan after the tsunami crippled a power plant. Watch it now

The Flavorists – Meet the scientists behind the real and artificial flavors that make foods and beverages so tasty. Now, Leon Panetta takes on another great challenge as U.S. John Allen, the man in charge of the war, tells Scott Pelley that some U.S. David Browning and Diane Beasley are the producers. Watch it now

Yemen – Steve Kroft reports on the U.S.’s new partner in the war on terror, Yemen, a known al Qaeda hideout and recently the source of several explosive packages sent to America. Andrew Metz is the producer. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Bob Simon reports. Anderson Cooper reports. Warren Lustig is the producer. Max McClellan is the producer. Andy Court and Anya Bourg are the producers. Lesley Stahl reports. David Browning is the producer. Harry Radliffe and Michael Karzis are the producers. Watch it now

Mitch Landrieu – The New Orleans mayor talks to Byron Pitts about the city he loves and his efforts to heal wounds it still suffers from corruption and Hurricane Katrina. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Lara Logan interviews Honnold about his skills and his unique sport where there can be no mistakes. troops will need to be there longer than most Americans thought. Tom Anderson is the producer. Watch it now

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2011

There Goes the Neighborhood – Recession-fueled foreclosures are causing extremely high vacancy rates in some neighborhoods, ruining the values of the occupied homes and forcing the demolitions of once valuable properties. Frank Devine is the producer. Watch it now

SUNDAY, JAN. Draggan Mihailovich and Nathalie Sommer are the producers. Watch it now

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011

Mount Athos – Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years. Louis Cardinals’ slugger one of the top 10 players in baseball history. Watch it now

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2012

The Majority Leader – Lesley Stahl profiles House Majority Leader Eric Cantor about his life and the recent bipartisan wars in Congress. Henry Schuster is the producer. Watch it now

The Sage of St. economy and unemployment, and the budget woes in Washington. Watch it now

Remembering 9/11 -Ground Zero responders relive their haunting experiences on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks for a “60 Minutes” segment about their road to recovery and the doctor who is preserving their oral histories. Bob Simon reports. But harvests are down and a black market has emerged that has allowed an influx of inferior and cheap Chinese truffles that are diluting this lucrative market. Watch it now

Jake – At 13 years old, Jake Barnett is already attending college and tutoring his much older “peers.” In fact, the math and science prodigy was acing college courses when he was just eight and hopes to use his gift to change the world someday. Robert Anderson, Daniel Ruetenik and Nicole Young are the producers. Watch it now

Market Street – Morley Safer reports on a mystery that was solved about a 100-year-old film that we now know was made on San Francisco’s Market St. Ira Rosen is the producer. Watch it now

Copyright 2011 CBS. Morley Safer reports. Tom Anderson and Coleman Cowan are the producers. David Schneider and Joyce Gesundheit are the producers. Watch it now

Wynton – Jazz missionary Wynton Marsalis shares his love of America’s most distinctive art form by taking his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra around the world. Lara Logan reports. 30, 2011

Wikileaks – Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, speaks to Steve Kroft about the U.S. ET/PT) – A former teammate of perhaps the world’s greatest cyclist, Lance Armstrong, says he used banned performance-enhancing substances with Armstrong to cheat in pro races, including the Tour de France, the sport’s ultimate event. Watch it now

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Brazil -As the U.S. Louis Cardinals’ slugger one of the top 10 players in baseball history. Michael Gavshon is the producer. David Martin reports. Glenn Silber and Graham Messick are the producers.Watch it now

Albert Pujols – His big bat has made the St. Byron Pitts reports. Scott Pelley follows the progress of one of them, a badly maimed Iraqi boy. Scott Pelley reports on one man offering to treat cerebral palsy who a respected stem cell researcher says could be endangering patients. Lesley Stahl reports. Watch it now

Stealing America’s Secrets – 60 MINUTES has obtained an FBI videotape showing a Defense Department employee selling secrets to a Chinese spy that offers a rare glimpse into the secretive world of espionage and illustrates how China’s spying may pose the biggest espionage threat to the U.S.. and most of the world’s countries limp along after the crippling recession, Brazil is off and running with jobs, industry, and resources. Graham Messick and Sumi Aggarwal are the producers. 23, for CBS Sports coverage of the American Football Conference Championship game between the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tanya Simon and Catherine Herrick are the producers. Lara Logan profiles this still-rising singer whose current album, “Christmas,” is number one. Michael Radutzky and Frank Devine are the producers. Cameras capture the monastic life, including chanting, prayers, rituals, and the priceless relics and icons from the Byzantine Empire stored on “The Holy Mountain,” Mt. ET/PT

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2011

Hard Times Generation – For some children, socializing and learning in school are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at budget motels for children who’ve lost their homes. Watch it now

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

The Speed Traders – Steve Kroft gets a rare look inside the secretive world “high-frequency trading,” a controversial technique the SEC is scrutinizing in which computers can make thousands of stock trades in less than a second. Watch it now

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Howard Buffett – Legendary investor Warren Buffett has chosen his son Howard to succeed him as head of his multibillion dollar holding company. Watch it now

Mitch Landrieu – The New Orleans mayor talks to Byron Pitts about the city he loves and his efforts to heal wounds it still suffers from corruption and Hurricane Katrina. Scott Pelley reports. Watch it now

Resurrecting the extinct -Scientists believe they can sustain endangered species – maybe even one day resurrect some that have died out – using DNA technology. And no wonder: the archive holds some of the oldest and most precious works of art and treasure known to man. Tom Anderson is the producer. Jeff Newton is the producer. Watch it now

SUNDAY, JAN. 20, 2011

Scott Brown: Against All Odds – The Massachusetts senator describes his traumatic childhood, including revelations of sexual and physical abuse. David Schneider is the producer. 23, 2011

60 MINUTES will be pre-empted this Sunday, Jan. Bob Simon reports. Oriana Zill and Michael Rey are the producers. Watch it now

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2011

Madoff – In their first interview about the crimes of Bernard Madoff, the son and the wife of the man who scammed billions of dollars provide the first inside account from the immediate family. David Schneider is the producer. Draggan Mihailovich and Nathalie Sommer are the producers. Shari Finkelstein is the producer. Watch it now

The $125,000 Question – Katie Couric reports on an experimental New York City charter school founded on the idea of hiring the best teachers by paying them $125,000, while denying them tenure. 30.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2011

Steve Jobs – In his first interview about the visionary Apple CEO, biographer Walter Isaacson reveals the private Steve Jobs few knew. Watch it now

The “Sharkman” – Anderson Cooper dives unprotected with great white sharks and the South African who’s spent more time up close with the ocean’s most feared predator than anyone else. Watch it now

A Living For The Dead – Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Elvis are dead and so is Michael Jackson. Shachar-Bar-On is the producer. Michael Radutzky and Tanya Simon are the producers. Watch it now

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011

“I’ve never seen the like” – After many requests for help from his ambushed unit were denied, Dakota Meyer took matters into his own hands, going through a gauntlet of Taliban fire five times to try and save his trapped comrades. Graham Messick and Michael Karzis are the producers. Byron Pitts reports. Denise Schrier Cetta is the producer. Morley Safer and “60 Minutes” cameras get to see the best of the best. Max McClellan and Jeff Newton are the producers. Watch it now

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The murder of an American Nazi – Lesley Stahl reports on the murder of a neo-Nazi leader and captures a growing subculture of hate playing out in America’s backyards and alongside the border – where neo-Nazis patrol in order to keep illegal immigrants out. David Schneider is the producer. Watch it now

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011

The jobs czar – Can General Electric Chairman Jeffrey Immelt, whose company has been racking up big profits overseas, help create jobs in America? Lesley Stahl interviews the man President Obama chose to lead the crucial quest for more American jobs. Watch it now

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SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2011

The Murder of Louis Allen – Steve Kroft’s 18-month investigation into a 47-yr.old murder in a Mississippi town sheds light on an unsolved civil rights killing near the top of the FBI’s list. Cameras capture the monastic life, including chanting, prayers, rituals, and the priceless relics and icons from the Byzantine Empire stored on The Holy Mountain, Mt. Lesley Stahl reports. Watch it now

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2011

The Library – No one is allowed to borrow a book from the Vatican Library except the pope. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer. Katie Couric also traveled with the secretary on a five-day mission to the Middle East that included a stop in Iraq. Robert Anderson, Henry Schuster, Nicole Young and Daniel Ruetenik are the producers. Shari Finkelstein is the producer. Watch it now. DRAKE – Tom Drake, a former National Security Agency senior executive, was indicted last year for espionage after leaking allegations to the media that the nation’s largest intelligence organization had committed fraud, waste and abuse. Watch it now

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011

President Obama – President Obama gives his first and only interview since the killing of Osama bin Laden to “60 Minutes.” The president will reveal to Steve Kroft for the first time his thoughts as he watched and listened from the Situation Room of the White House as the commando-style raid on bin Laden’s compound unfolded. Watch it now

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011

Christine Lagarde – Thrust into the breach during one of the worst economic crises in decades, Christine Lagarde, the new head of the International Monetary Fund, has become one of the world’s most powerful women. Lesley Stahl interviews Andrew Mason. Watch it now

The Case of Beckett Brennan – The government recently sent out guidelines on how college judicial review boards should handle the rising incidence of campus sexual assault. Ruth Streeter is the producer. Andy Court is the producer. 2, 2011

Bad Medicine – Drug company whistle-blower Cheryl Eckard tells Scott Pelley about her experience trying to fix problems at a pharmaceutical factory that made her a key figure in a federal lawsuit and a multimillionaire. 9, 2011

The Big Gamble – Lesley Stahl reports on the proliferation of gambling to 38 states and its main attraction, the slot machine, newer versions of which some scientists believe may addict their players. attempt to indict him on criminal charges and the torrent of criticism aimed at him for publishing classified documents. THIS IS A DOUBLE-LENGTH SEGMENT.

The N-Word – A Southern publisher’s sanitized edition of “Huckleberry Finn” that replaces the N-word with “slave” over 200 times is the focal point for a debate on the use of the controversial word in American society. Bob Simon reports. Shachar-Bar-On is the producer. Alison Stewart reports. “60 MINUTES PRESENTS: Gotti” will be broadcast on Sunday, Feb. He’s given away over $2 billion and plans on leaving even more to charity before he dies. Peter Radovich Jr. Watch it now

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City of David – Lesley Stahl reports from under the city of Jerusalem from a controversial archeological dig that has become a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Kyra Darnton, Sam Hornblower and Michael Radutzky are the producers. Bob Simon reports. Watch it now

All-American – Beating the odds in a fight against a deadly cancer for most people would mean staying alive. Scott Pelley reports. Lesley Stahl reports. Produced by Ira Rosen and Joel Bach. Morley Safer reports. Sal Giunta has now possessed the medal for six months and says he is just as uncomfortable wearing it as he was to be named its recipient. Watch it now

Medal of Honor – The first living soldier to earn the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War tells Lara Logan in an emotional interview just what he did to be awarded the nation’s highest combat honor and how the recognition makes him uncomfortable. Henry Schuster is the producer. Tanya Simon is the producer. Watch it now

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011

WikiLeaks – Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, speaks to Steve Kroft about the U.S. Morley Safer and “60 Minutes” cameras get to see the best of the best. Now the disrespectful duo also have the biggest hit on Broadway, the musical comedy “The Book Of Mormon.” Graham Messick is the producer. He reveals how he was able to influence politicians and why, despite reform, such influence buying continues. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer. Robert Anderson, Daniel Ruetenik and Nicole Young are the producers. is the producer. Watch it now

SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011

The Spark – Bob Simon reports from Tunisia, where protests against the repressive government not only toppled its autocratic ruler, but sparked the uprising in Egypt that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign. Deirdre Naphin and Katy Textor are the producers. David Gelber, Sam Hornblower and Michael Radutzky are the producers. Watch it now

The special hour includes stories about his father, the late John “Teflon Don” Gotti; being “made” a member of his father’s crime family; feelings about his privacy now; his own daily worries about being “whacked”; and the one thing that made his legendary crime-boss father weep.

The Perfect Score – In his first interview about his criminal fraud, Sam Eshaghoff tells how he was able to take the SAT and ACT college admissions exams for others who paid him up to $2,500 per test. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. Howard L. Watch it now

Lady Gaga – With her outrageous costumes and mega hit dance songs, Lady Gaga has become the world’s most talked about entertainer. Michael Gavshon and Drew Magratten are the producers. Lesley Stahl reports. Watch it now

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2011

The new tax havens – American companies are finding new overseas tax havens to legally protect some of their profits from the U.S. Watch it now

Anna Wintour -The sunglasses come off the high-queen of haute couture in this rare and unprecedented interview, in which the Vogue editor reveals why she always wears them and much more to Morley Safer in her first long-length interview for U.S. Byron Pitts reports. Robert Anderson and Daniel Ruetenik are the producers. Andy Court and Michael Radutzky are the producers. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. Watch it now

SUNDAY, JAN. Tom Anderson, Andy Court, Harry A. talks to Steve Kroft in his first extended television interview about growing up with the infamous father whom he strove to please by living a life of crime, but whom he eventually betrayed by leaving that life. For the first time, former Armstrong teammate Tyler Hamilton reveals details to Scott Pelley never heard in public before of how and when he and some of the former members of the U.S. Mary Walsh and Tadd Lascari are the producers. Tanya Simon and Catherine Herrick are the producers. Watch it now

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012

Defense Secretary Panetta – He’s balanced the budget, run the CIA and eliminated Osama bin Laden. John Hamlin is the producer. 16, 2011

Editor’s Note: 8 p.m. Shachar Bar-On is the producer. Anthony in Jersey City, N.J., doesn’t even have its own gym, but it has Coach Bob Hurley, who has taken the team – now ranked number-one in the nation – to 24 state championships. Katherine Davis is the producer. Morley Safer tags along as Marsalis and his musicians make the scene in London and then go to Havana for a spicy Afro-Cuban musical treat. Tom Anderson is the producer. Watch it now

Zenyatta – With the greatest American horse race coming up next week in Kentucky, 60 MINUTES takes another look at one of the greatest American thoroughbreds ever to grace a track – the nearly undefeated Zenyatta. Watch it now

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2011

The Lobbyist’s Playbook – Jack Abramoff, the ex-lobbyist and now ex-convict at the center of the biggest Washington corruption scandal in decades gives his first television interview to Lesley Stahl. Watch it now

Andy Rooney – A tribute segment by Morley Safer to beloved “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney, who died November 4th at the age of 92. Produced by Michael Gavshon. Leslie Cockburn is the producer. Watch it now

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Big Game Hunting – The same kinds of exotic, sometimes endangered, species found in places like Africa can be hunted here in the U.S. Steve Kroft reports. ET, 7 p.m. David Browning is the producer.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012

Groupon – In his first major interview since taking the multibillion dollar Internet company public late last year, the founder and CEO of online daily deals site Groupon talks about the company Forbes called the fastest growing in the world. Bob Anderson and Nicole Young are the producers. Mary Walsh is the producer. Watch it now

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011

Curve Ball – Bob Simon interviews the Iraqi defector code-named “Curve Ball” – first identified by 60 MINUTES three years ago – whose false tale of a mobile, biological weapons program was the chief justification for invading Iraq. Watch it now

“60 Minutes Presents: Into the Wild,” a special hour devoted to the natural world – Watch it now

The 33 – Four months after 33 Chilean miners were rescued from a half-mile underground, where they lived in daily fear of death for over two months, psychologists say all but one of them have experienced serious mental stress. television. just days before the 1906 earthquake. Clem Taylor is the producer. Frank Devine is the producer. (This is a double-length segment.) Watch part one

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Albert Pujols – His big bat has made the St.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011

Designing Life – Steve Kroft profiles famous microbiologist Craig Venter, whose scientists have already mapped the human genome and created what he calls “the first synthetic species.” Andy Court is the producer. Watch it now

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SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2011

Hard Times Generation – For some children, socializing and learning in school are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at budget motels for children who’ve lost their homes. Steve Kroft gets inside Roger Goodell and his $10 billion business model that continues to practically mint money. Ruth Madoff and son Andrew tell Morley Safer how Madoff confessed his crimes to them, their reaction and the subsequent family strife of the past three years. Scott Pelley reports. Watch it now

Mount Athos – Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years. Watch it now

Alone on the Wall – “60 Minutes” cameras capture a feat never documented before: viewers will see Alex Honnold scale a 1,600-foot rock wall using nothing more than his hands and feet. Watch it now

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Spy on the Ice – Bob Simon reports on the latest “spy-cam” techniques used by wildlife filmmakers to show animals – in this case, polar bears – up-close and in a way audiences have never seen them before. Watch it now

The Archbishop – In a wide-ranging interview with Morley Safer, New York’s Archbishop Timothy M. But to people with Down syndrome and the poor of his native Dominican Republic who he helps, he means a lot more than home runs and RBI. Jobs also tells his story in his own words, as Isaacson recorded some of the over 40 interviews he conducted with him. Watch it now

In Search Of The Jaguar – 60 MINUTES went in search of the most elusive of all of nature’s big cats, the jaguar, and captured amazing footage of them in the Brazilian jungle. PT

Descent Into Madness – 60 MINUTES talks to Jared Loughner’s friends and classmates and to ex-Secret Service, to reconstruct the pathway to mass murder he allegedly took in Tucson – a pattern this agent who once guarded the president could write a textbook about. Harry Radliffe is the producer. Andy Court, Kevin Livelli and Maria Usman are the producers. 6, 2011

“60 MINUTES PRESENTS: GOTTI”

A SPECIAL HOUR WITH THE FIRST EXTENDED INTERVIEW OF JOHN GOTTI, JR.

John Gotti, Jr. Robert Anderson, Pat Milton and Nicole Young are the producers. Byron Pitts reports on the “Migrant Stream” and the families who are part of it whose children work alongside them in the fields for minimum wage. Draggan Mihailovich and Frank Devine are the producers. Scott Pelley reports. Scott Pelley reports. Watch it now

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011

President Obama – Steve Kroft questions the president on a wide range of critical topics, including his performance in office, the U.S. Athos. But now the authors of a biography say their exhaustive investigation strongly indicates he may not have taken his own life. ET/PT) – In agriculture, children as young as 12 are allowed to work unlimited hours outside of school. Watch it now

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011

Afghanistan – As the war in Afghanistan hits 10 years, guerrilla tactics are still exacting a high human toll. Lara Logan interviews the 26-year-old about his technique and his sport- where there can be no mistakes. Max McClellan and Jeff Newton are the producers. Watch it now

Hitchens – Steve Kroft profiles Vanity Fair columnist, author and public intellectual Christopher Hitchens, for whom nothing is off-limits when making his wry and often outrageous observations, including the cancer he is suffering from. Steve Kroft reports. Michael Gavshon and Paul Bellinger are the producers. Rosenberg and Tanya Simon are the producers. Watch it now

Apps for autism – Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate, some for the first time. Bob Simon reports. Watch it now

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011

Prosecuting Wall Street – Two whistleblowers tell Steve Kroft that their warnings about fraudulent and substandard mortgages were ignored by their companies, offering a rare window into the root causes of the subprime mortgage meltdown still holding back the struggling U.S economy. Steve Kroft reports. Katie Couric reports. Watch it now

The Co-Founder – Lesley Stahl speaks to Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen in his first interview about his upcoming book in which he criticizes his Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates. Watch it now

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2011

Greg Mortenson – He’s written inspiring best sellers, including “Three Cups of Tea,” but are the stories all true? Steve Kroft investigates. Watch it now

Andy Rooney – Morley Safer interviews the iconic commentator about his remarkable career right before Rooney’s last regular appearance on “60 Minutes,” where he has had the final word since 1978. military says keep coming from their sanctuary in Pakistan. Robert Anderson and Daniel Ruetenik are the producers. ET/PT) – The former street activist has tempered his style, become friends of the president and broadened his civil rights activism to include causes like immigration and same-sex marriage. But as Anderson Cooper reports, reefs like these are already dying and could disappear someday if mankind isn’t more careful. Clem Taylor is the producer. But to people with Down syndrome and the poor of his native Dominican Republic that he helps, he means a lot more than home runs and RBI. Shari Finkelstein is the producer. David Browning is the producer. Watch it now

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Afghanistan’s Top Spy – The former head of Afghanistan’s intelligence says Pakistan has supported the Taliban for years and in 2007, he says, his information pinpointed Osama bin Laden 12 miles from where American forces killed him last week. Watch it now

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 2011

The next housing shock – As more and more Americans face mortgage foreclosure, banks’ crucial ownership documents for the properties are often unclear and are sometimes even bogus – a condition that’s causing lawsuits and hampering an already weak housing market. The former FBI agent reveals himself for the first time and talks about his interrogations in an interview with Lara Logan. Watch it now

The Pledge – Steve Kroft takes a look at Grover Norquist, the man many blame for holding up the deficit-reduction process because of the anti-tax pledges he has obtained from nearly all the Republican politicians in Washington. Morley Safer tags along as Marsalis and his musicians make the scene in London and then go to Havana for a spicy Afro-Cuban musical treat. Lesley Stahl reports. 6 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Silver Or Lead – Byron Pitts reports on the murder of the mayor of a Mexican city, where powerful drug gangs seem to be giving authorities a choice of “silver or lead” – join us and we will pay you or don’t and we’ll kill you. Ruth Streeter is the producer. Scott Pelley reports. Called sovereign citizens, some have become violent and the FBI considers them a domestic terror threat. Anthony – Tiny Catholic high school St. Beckett Brennan says the University of the Pacific’s board bungled her case, spurring her to come forward to say she was sexually assaulted by three of the school’s athletes. Deirdre Naphin is the producer.Watch it now

One Child At A Time – Wars can literally shatter children’s lives and Elissa Montanti is on a mission to make some of them whole again through a network of volunteers. Max McClellan and Reuben Heyman-Kantor are the producers. Warren Lustig is the producer. Henry Schuster is the producer. David Schneider and Joyce Gesundheit are the producers. Watch it now

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011

U.S. Tom Anderson is the producer.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2012

Stem Cell Fraud – Stem cells still have not proven to be the panacea many claimed they could be, yet the Internet is alive with stem cells for sale to treat incurable illnesses