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10 Worst Episodes of 60 Minutes

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60 Minutes - S51E18

#1 - Andrew McCabe, The Chibok Girls (Season 51 - Episode 18)

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe tells 60 Minutes about taking over for James Comey, starting investigations of President Trump, interactions with the president and his own firing; and, Chibok survivors of kidnapping by Boko Haram share their stories

The episode was rated 5.80 from 10 votes.

60 Minutes - S52E37

#2 - The College Test, Exhume the Truth, Three Empty Chairs (Season 52 - Episode 37)


Universities ready for fall amid coronavirus. Then, uncovering the Greenwood Massacre, nearly a century later. And, the case backlog mounts for a federal appeals board.

The episode was rated 6.25 from 12 votes.

60 Minutes - S51E21

#3 - The Chairman, ACLU, Genetic Revolution (Season 51 - Episode 21)

Fed Chair Jerome Powell is asked if the Fed is done raising interest rates and whether or not he thinks President Trump can fire him; then, the ACLU's surprising new political strategy, modeled in part after the NRA; and, could gene therapy cure sickle cell anemia?

The episode was rated 6.27 from 11 votes.

60 Minutes - S51E42

#4 - The Dutch Solution, Redemption, Fly Like An Eagle (Season 51 - Episode 42)


How Dutch stormwater management could mitigate damage from hurricanes; then, meet a convicted felon who became a Georgetown law professor; and, how an Oklahoma woman learned to fly like an eagle in Mongolia

The episode was rated 6.36 from 11 votes.

60 Minutes - S52E44

#5 - The Emerald Triangle, The Columbus Letters, Built By Angels (Season 52 - Episode 44)

Sharyn Alfonsi talks to cannabis producers in California three years after the state legalized adult use who are not seeing the legal market develop as predicted and say regulations and a robust black market are to blame, produced by Guy Campanile. Jon Wertheim reports on a letter written by Christopher Columbus describing his discovery of the Americas which became the world’s first best-seller when it was printed, distributed throughout Europe more than 500 years ago. Now the surviving copies are so rare and valuable that they’re being stolen and replaced with forgeries. Katherine Davis is the producer. Scott Pelley tells the remarkable story of the Ethiopian Orthodox Christmas vigil and the pilgrims that have been trekking to this mysterious holy site for centuries to visit its rock-hewn churches carved out of the African plateau, produced by Nicole Young. These previously broadcast segments have been updated for summer viewing.

The episode was rated 6.42 from 12 votes.

60 Minutes - S53E4

#6 - Nadia, A Different Kind of Vision, The Wright Way (Season 53 - Episode 4)


Nobel laureate Nadia Murad's fight to bring ISIS to court; Then, an architect goes blind, but says he's actually gotten better at his job; And, the family that dominates saddle bronc riding.

The episode was rated 6.42 from 12 votes.

60 Minutes - S51E17

#7 - Howard Schultz, Small Satellites, Big Data, Jerry and Marge Selbee (Season 51 - Episode 17)

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's considering independent run for president; Then, small satellites take more than 1 million photos of the Earth every day; And, how a retired couple found lottery odds in their favor

The episode was rated 6.47 from 17 votes.

60 Minutes - S52E4

#8 - Tree of Life, Madame Lagarde, The Columbus Letters (Season 52 - Episode 4)


Recovering from the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history; Then, Christine Lagarde tells John Dickerson about the possible signs of a global recession; And, rare, million-dollar copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus replaced with fakes

The episode was rated 6.50 from 12 votes.

60 Minutes - S52E43

#9 - Genetic Revolution, The Youngest Refugees, Vision of Music (Season 52 - Episode 43)

Dr. Jon LaPook reports about a successful clinical trial for a gene therapy for sickle cell anemia that may be a cure for the painful, chronic and often deadly disease, produced by Denise Schrier Cetta and Megan Kelty. Lesley Stahl reports from Jordan on how the creators of the legendary children’s show Sesame Street have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee to address the needs of Syrian child refugees by bringing a new gang of Muppets to the Middle East, produced by Shari Finkelstein. Sharyn Alfonsi profiles the blind and truly gifted emerging jazz pianist, Matthew Whitaker, who's wowing audiences all over the world at just 18 years old and continuing to develop his prodigious talent, produced by Katy Textor, Kate Morris and Michael Karzis. These previously broadcast segments have been updated for summer viewing.

The episode was rated 6.50 from 12 votes.

60 Minutes - S54E11

#10 - 11/28/2021: Hazing, Saving the Mountain Gorillas, Rita Moreno (Season 54 - Episode 11)


The hazing of Washington State University freshman Sam Martinez; Saving Rwanda’s mountain gorillas; Rita Moreno: The 60 Minutes Interview.

The episode was rated 6.50 from 12 votes.

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