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The Best Episodes of 60 Minutes

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There are so many informative episodes of 60 Minutes, educating you about stories of crime, corruption, celebrities, politics, and community, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Jeffrey Wigand: The big tobacco whistleblower" the best, or is "The Music of Auschwitz" your favorite episode of 60 Minutes? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of 60 Minutes are, let's rank every 60 Minutes episode from best to worst.

60 Minutes is a news magazine series notable for its reporter-centered investigations. Popular actors, world leaders, convicted criminals, and leading scientists have all been profiled by the series. 60 Minutes premiered on CBS on September 24, 1968. 60 Minutes has won over 120 Emmy Awards and multiple Peabody Awards.

Vote up your favorite episodes of 60 Minutes, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be tough to put one 60 Minutes episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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    Sallie Mae; The Ethanol Solution; John Daly: Golf and Beer

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    Government backed loans for college students has become the launching pad for Sallie Mae Corp skyrocketing stocks in the last 10 years. Lesley Stahl examines why shareholders may be causing students to drown in debt. The answer to our dependence on foreign oil, or oil at all, may be right under our noses in the massive corn fields of America. Dan Rather investigates just how simple this solution might be and why is it taking so long? Morley Safer has an interesting and rather lighthearted interview with John Daly, the professional golfer who lives in the fast lane of his golf cart. His sage wisdom at the age of 40 is to stay away from whiskey and pills, but bring on the beer and the...
    • Original Airing: May 07 2006
    • Season: 60 Minutes - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 20
    • Series: 60 Minutes
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    War Profiteers? A Surplus of Embryos; Wounds of War

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    You’ve probably suspected it and tonight, Steve Kroft asks the hard questions about where the money for restoration in Iraq really goes. Also tonight, a disturbing report about the massive destruction of human embryos. Nearly ½ million of them a day! Lesley Stahl investigates. Mike Wallace interviews many of returning soldiers who have survived thanks to modern improvements in both medicine and protective devices used in war. With all the latest scandals about body armor, this new look at what’s happening is, perhaps, overdue....
    • Original Airing: Feb 12 2006
    • Season: 60 Minutes - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Series: 60 Minutes
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    The Oil Sands

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    4025 (39-35) June 25, 2006 The Oil Sands (Repeat) of January 22, 2006 (4004)...
    • Original Airing: Jun 25 2006
    • Season: 60 Minutes - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 27
    • Series: 60 Minutes
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    September 24, 2006 39th Season Debut: Killing the Dying? Katie and Condoleezza; President Musharraf

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    September 24, 2006 The 39th Season Debut: President Pervez Musharraf; Doctors and Nurses Euthanizing? The Private Side of Condoleezza Tonight begins the 39th season of 60 minutes with Steve Kroft posing the questions to Pakistani President Musharraf about his suggested terrorism ties. Katie Couric delves into the person, not the politics, who is Condoleezza Rice; Also, Morley Safer speaks to some doctors and nurses who reportedly help some patients die. Murder or mercy?...
    • Original Airing: Sep 24 2006
    • Season: 60 Minutes - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 3
    • Series: 60 Minutes
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