Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, October 22, 2017

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, October 22, 2017

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, October 22, 201760 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.


AMERICAN RADICAL – In his first interview, an FBI undercover tells Scott Pelley how he infiltrated al Qaeda and thwarted potential terror attacks in New York and Toronto. Henry Schuster is the producer.

PELICAN BAY – Oprah Winfrey visits California’s Pelican Bay Prison and the infamous Security Housing Unit that once earned the “supermax” prison the nickname “Skeleton Bay.” She reports on conditions in the “SHU” isolation unit and on new reforms that have nearly emptied it. Rome Hartman is the producer.

CORKSCREWED – When he discovered the wine he paid $400,000 for was not really owned by Thomas Jefferson, billionaire Bill Koch spent $35 million to investigate and confront the fraudsters. Sharyn Alfonsi reports. Sarah Koch is the producer.