60 Minutes: Killing Bin Laden, Navy SEAL Mark Owen & No Easy Day Book

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60 Minutes February 24 2013

Recapo update: Here are the segments from this show.

This Sunday, 60 Minutes is going inside a story that is truly one for the American history books. Scott Pelley has an interview with the former Navy SEAL, Mark Owen, who killed Osama bin Laden. This is one of the most talked about stories of the year, and the news program has dedicated its entire hour to the interview. Here is what you can expect to see.

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60 Minutes: No Easy Day Review

60 Minutes: Killing Bin Laden, Navy SEAL Mark Owen & No Easy Day Book

In a 60 Minutes special, Killing Bin Laden, Scott Pelley will talk with Mark Owen, the Navy SEAL who wrote a book about the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden.

When Mark Owen decided to write a book about his experiences as a Navy SEAL, could he have imagined the scrutiny and reaction that would come as consequences? The book is called No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden.

The book, which was released in September 2012, goes into great detail about the mission to take out America’s most wanted terrorist, the mastermind behind the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks on America that launched two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The Department of Defense was critical of the book’s publication, because they were concerned that it contained classified information that could put national security or active military personnel at risk. Nonetheless, the book was a bestseller even before it went on sale.

60 Minutes: Mark Owen & Killing Bin Laden

In his only interview about the book, Mark Owen chatted with Scott Pelley about his involvement in the successful mission to take out the country’s most wanted man. Mark Owen is of course a pseudonym to protect the man’s true identity.

The story of Owen’s involvement in the Navy SEALs and a special tactical unit will comprise the entire hour of this week’s 60 Minutes telecast.

It is a timely topic in that the hunt for Osama Bin Laden was also the subject of one of the year’s nominees for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Zero Dark Thirty. The Oscars will be handed out on the same night of this interview’s broadcast.

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