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10 Best Episodes of 60 Minutes

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60 Minutes - S50E11

#1 - 50 years of 60 Minutes (Season 50 - Episode 11)

Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, Bill Whitaker and more look back at 50 seasons of 60 Minutes

The episode was rated 8.41 from 17 votes.

60 Minutes - S51E45

#2 - To Catch a Spy, A Different Kind of Vision, Alma (Season 51 - Episode 45)


How a former CIA officer was caught betraying his country; then, an architect goes blind, says he's actually gotten better at his job; and, Alma Deutscher: The prodigy whose "first language" is Mozart.

The episode was rated 8.40 from 10 votes.

60 Minutes - S49E34

#3 - The Bin Laden Documents, James Comey, Curiosity (Season 49 - Episode 34)

Fired FBI Director James Comey in 2014: “You cannot trust people in power;” then, what bin Laden documents reveal about al Qaeda; and did life ever exist on Mars? It could have.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 29 votes.

60 Minutes - S50E12

#4 - Governor Brown, The Challenger, Donald Sutherland (Season 50 - Episode 12)



The episode was rated 8.00 from 18 votes.

60 Minutes - S51E4

#5 - Genetic Genealogy, Off the Rails, Fly Like an Eagle (Season 51 - Episode 4)

Inside the genetic genealogy being used to solve crimes; then, why has the New York City subway gone off the rails?; and, how an Oklahoma woman learned to fly like an eagle in Mongolia.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 19 votes.

60 Minutes - S49E41

#6 - Artificial Intelligence, Japan's Babe Ruth (Season 49 - Episode 41)


Artificial intelligence positioned to be a game-changer; and, is Japan’s Babe Ruth headed to the Majors?

The episode was rated 7.94 from 17 votes.

60 Minutes - S48E1

#7 - The Tax Refund Scam, Cleaning up the VA, Foo Fighters (Season 48 - Episode 1)

Steve Kroft reports on a tax refund scam that's costing millions; then, hear from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on his personal mission to reorganize the troubled agency; and, Anderson Cooper and the Foo Fighters explore the roots of American music.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 16 votes.

60 Minutes - S49E13

#8 - The White Helmets, The Pope's Choir, Denzel (Season 49 - Episode 13)


Scott Pelley reports on fighting for life in Syria's vicious civil war; then, Charlie Rose meets the members and the maestro of the Pope's Choir; and, Bill Whitaker reports on actor Denzel Washington's "fourth-quarter" mission.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 15 votes.

60 Minutes - S49E10

#9 - The Prime Minister, The Alzheimer's Laboratory, Castro (Season 49 - Episode 10)

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi explains his radical plan for Italy; then, can Alzheimer's be prevented? Lesley Stahl reports on a family that may hold the key to that critical question; and, Edward R. Murrow's interview with Fidel Castro.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 28 votes.

60 Minutes - S49E24

#10 - Le Pen, Voices of the Lost, Saving the Lions (Season 49 - Episode 24)


France’s Marine Le Pen says she’s not waging a religious war; then,″incredibly moving’ audio from El Faro’s final hours; and disturbing footage of circus animal abuse leads to widespread reform.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 26 votes.

60 Minutes - S48E10

#11 - The Last Prisoner, The Execution of Jospeh Wood, Taking on the Eiger (Season 48 - Episode 10)

Alan Gross talks with Scott Pelley in his first interview about his five-year captivity in Cuba; Bill Whitaker reports on the longest execution in U.S. history; 60 Minutes cameras capture an extreme sportsman descending the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 11 votes.

60 Minutes - S49E28

#12 - Shots Fired, Peter Marino (Season 49 - Episode 28)


The white officer who fatally shot Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, explains why; then, architect Peter Marino on being a tastemaker for the rich and famous.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 11 votes.

60 Minutes - S50E33

#13 - CRISPR, The Gates Scholars, Seaweed (Season 50 - Episode 33)

Bill Whitaker reports on CRISPR, the gene-editing tool revolutionizing biomedical research; then, why Bill and Melinda Gates put 20,000 students through college; and, seaweed farming and its surprising benefits.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 19 votes.

60 Minutes - S48E13

#14 - Inside Apple, Michael Caine (Season 48 - Episode 13)


Apple CEO Tim Cook addresses issues concerning his company including encryption technology, corporate taxes, and manufacturing products in China; and, Michael Caine, the veteran British actor who's made dozens of films and won two Oscars over 50 years, is still going strong as a leading man at the age of 82.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 14 votes.

60 Minutes - S53E28

#15 - 3/28/2021: What Happened in Wuhan?, Dynamic Robots, Kindred in the Bleachers (Season 53 - Episode 28)

Finding the origin of the coronavirus; Then, robots of the future at Boston Dynamics; And, Dave Kindred goes back on the beat to cover high school girls basketball.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 14 votes.

60 Minutes - S48E45

#16 - The Gaskos, The Execution of Joseph Wood; Danny Clinch (Season 48 - Episode 45)


The execution of Joseph Wood, which took nearly two hours, the longest in U.S. history; federal law enforcement trackers discuss how they located and arrested gangster Whitey Bulger; photographer Danny Clinch.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 12 votes.

60 Minutes - S50E43

#17 - 50 years of 60 Minutes (Season 50 - Episode 43)

Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, Bill Whitaker and more look back at 50 seasons of 60 Minutes

The episode was rated 7.82 from 11 votes.

60 Minutes - S50E6

#18 - God of War, The Blockade of Qatar, The Forger (Season 50 - Episode 6)


Defending the U.S. from North Korea's nuclear threat; Qatar's emir stands defiant in face of blockade; then, how a WWII-era forger saved lives, one fake document at a time.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 26 votes.

60 Minutes - S53E11

#19 - The 44th President, TikTok (Season 53 - Episode 11)

Barack Obama on his book, President Trump, George Floyd, the divisions in the country, and more; And, is TikTok a harmless app or a threat to U.S. security?

The episode was rated 7.81 from 26 votes.

60 Minutes - S48E30

#20 - 28 Pages, Rising in the East, Switching Teams (Season 48 - Episode 30)


Top secret report may hold clues about Saudi support for 9/11; ?Hollywood, watch out,? says an American film producer on the rise of Chinese cinema; and, a transgender Harvard swimmer?s choice.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 10 votes.


Last updated: feb 08, 2023

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