60 Minutes: Robotic Limbs, Stealing History & Dame Maggie Smith

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60 Minutes June 2 2013

Recapo update: Here are the reports from this hour.

60 Minutes is gearing up for summer with fascinating stories that could change your view of the world or give you a new perspective. Here’s a look at what’s coming up this weekend, including robotic limbs, a historically minded thief, and the venerable Dame Maggie Smith. It is all coming up as the stopwatch ticks to another Sunday night with 60 Minutes.

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60 Minutes: Robotic Limbs Breakthrough

60 Minutes: Robotic Limbs, Stealing History & Dame Maggie Smith

Dame Maggie Smith is the subject of a 60 Minutes profile on June 2. (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

Scott Pelley is taking a look at a stunning innovation in the world of robotics. We are used to the idea that artificial limbs can be manually controlled. But now science is blazing a trail that allows these prosthetics to be controlled by thought alone, making them even more functional for those who need them.

With an alarming number of veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan injured, this medical innovation could be a game changer. See the story June 2 2013

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Do you know anyone who has ever had to use an artificial limb?

60 Minutes: Stealing History

When you think about heists, the ideal targets that pop into your head might be bank vaults or jewelry stores, the stuff of movie capers. But someone is out to lift some of America’s most valuable historical puzzle pieces.

A conman is suspected of collecting presidential papers and even the patent issued to the Wright Brothers. What is going on with this case, and will authorities be able to crack it open? Tune in June 2 for the story.

60 Minutes: Dame Maggie Smith

She is best known these days as the sharp-tongued dowager countess in Downton Abbey. Dame Maggie Smith granted a rare interview about her life and career to 60 Minutes, and she revealed something surprising: she has never seen the hit show in which she stars. See her life in her own words on June 2 2013.

Downton Abbey Season 3 Streaming

Have you seen the new season of Downton Abbey yet? Season three aired in the United States on PBS in January 2013. But if you missed it, you can catch up this summer when the episodes become available on Amazon Prime, beginning June 18 2013.

I still haven’t caught up on the most recent episodes, so I might have to get back on board this summer.

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