60 Minutes October 5 2014
60 Minutes spent the October 5 edition talking about modern advances in crime fighting, medicine, and scientific research. FBI director James Comey shared his personal background in discussing the challenges his organization faces globally. Doctors talked about standing up for patients regarding the financial strain of paying for cancer medication. Also, a psychology professor’s work with his dog has opened up new avenues for canine brain exploration.
60 Minutes: FBI Director James Comey + Cybercrime Vs Bonnie and Clyde
60 Minutes shared the first TV interview with FBI director James Comey, who spoke about the growing threat from cybercrime and the government’s response. The conversation also covered Americans working with ISIL and changes at the FBI since 9/11. Comey revealed a personal experience that may have influenced his career in law enforcement.
60 Minutes: Cancer Costs, Zaltrap Vs Avastin & Immoral Drug Prices?
60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl talked with doctors who are confronting drug companies and the government about the high cost of cancer drugs like Zaltrap. Why were they surprised at one manufacturer’s response? Plus, why is there so much finger-pointing going on when it comes to who is passing the costs on to patients? It is quite a debate in the medical world.
60 Minutes: Dogs Oxytocin, Canine Brain Research & Dognition Tests
How do dog brains work? 60 Minutes shared scientific research that concludes dogs can learn words, and their owners activate the canine brain reward center. It turns out that humans and dogs may have more in common than any of us thought. It’s great news for dog people, and even correspondent Anderson Cooper was glad to know his dog had a bond with him that extended beyond food and shelter.