Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, January 1, 2017

CRISIS IN CHICAGO – Bill Whitaker goes to Chicago to report on its surging murder numbers and discovers a new and alarming situation that may be contributing to the rise in violence. Guy Campanile, Andrew Bast and Michael Radutzky are the producers.

PASSPORTS FOR SALE – Steve Kroft reports on how small cash-starved countries, such as the island nations of Antigua and Dominica, offer citizenship for a price, creating ways to ease travel for international citizens, including those running from the law. Graham Messick is the producer.

THE RUM WAR – Who makes the real Havana Club Rum? And who owns the rights to sell the liquor under that famous brand name currently being used by two separate companies? Sharyn Alfonsi goes to Cuba, where the longtime feud traces its roots to the Cuban Revolution. Rome Hartman is the producer.

60 MINUTES, the most successful television broadcast in history, began its 47th season in September 2014. 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 2015, making Nielsen’s Top 10 list nine consecutive weeks in the fall of 2014. Over the 2013-2014 season, 60 MINUTES continued its dominance as the number-one news program, drawing an average of 12.2 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.

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