Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, August 20, 2017

60 MINUTES, the most successful television broadcast in history, began its 49th season in September 2016. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast begun in 1968 is still a hit in 2016, making Nielsen’s Top 10 nearly every week.

Over the 2015-2016 season, 60 MINUTES continued its dominance as the number-one news program, drawing an average of 12.3 million viewers per week – almost twice the audience of its nearest network news magazine competitor and three million viewers ahead of the most-watched daily network evening news broadcast. The average audience for a 60 MINUTES broadcast still dwarfs the biggest audiences drawn by cable news programs.

ATTACK ON GARLAND – Two homegrown jihadists’ attack on a Texas Muhammad cartoon contest demonstrates how hard it is to prevent a terrorist attack even when one of the terrorists has been identified. Anderson Cooper reports. Graham Messick and Steve McCarthy are the producers.

THE COMING SWARM – David Martin gets a look at what the future battlefield may look like when he reports on experimental, autonomous drones that can ferret out enemies and coordinate weapons strikes against them. Mary Walsh is the producer.

LOST –The real lost-and-found story of Saroo Brierley, the man who inspired the powerful new film “Lion.” Hopelessly lost in India as a 5-year-old, Brierley was adopted by Australian parents only to find his home and his birth mother decades later. He tells his story to Bill Whitaker. Marc Lieberman is the producer.

These previously broadcast segments have been updated for this summer edition.

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