60 Minutes: Iron Dome, Africa Mercy & Maggie Smith Downton Abbey 4

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60 Minutes February 17 2013

On the occasion of the Downton Abbey season finale, 60 Minutes scored a rare interview with elusive actress Dame Maggie Smith for its February 17 2013 broadcast. Plus, the show explored Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system and the medical care changing lives onboard the Africa Mercy.

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60 Minutes: Iron Dome, Africa Mercy & Maggie Smith Downton Abbey 4

On February 17, 60 Minutes explored Israel’s Iron Dome, the humanity aboard the Africa Mercy ship, and a profile of Downton Abbey 4 star Dame Maggie Smith. (Featureflash / Shutterstock.com)

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For a previous story, Dr Alan Rabinowitz took 60 Minutes along on his journeys searching for the elusive jaguar in a 2011 60 Minutes report. The team tracked the animal via GPS to ensure the future of the species. In an update, scientists observed her with a mate and later a cub. It sounds like the jaguar will live to fight another day.

60 Minutes: Iron Dome Defense Missile Success Rate, Cost & Peace Talks

The Iron Dome is the Israeli missile defense system that can defuse attacks midair with just seconds of notice. How does it work, how well does it work, and how much does it cost? Get the answers, and what the Iron Dome means for prospects of peace in the Middle East, in this 60 Minutes report.

60 Minutes: Iron Dome Defense Missile Success Rate, Cost & Peace Talks

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60 Minutes: Africa Mercy Free Medical Care & Mercy Ships Charity

Mercy Ships first set sail in 1978, and now the Africa Mercy travels the African border offering free medical care to thousands of patients per year. Meet the mostly American crew of dedicated medical professionals who pay their own way to volunteer aboard the Africa Mercy and find out why they are so passionate and committed.

60 Minutes: Africa Mercy Free Medical Care & Mercy Ships Charity

60 Minutes: Dame Maggie Smith Retirement & Downton Abbey 4

Dame Maggie Smith is among the brightest stars on the British period drama Downton Abbey, which has just wrapped its third season on American television. Smith submitted to a 60 Minutes interview about her life and remarkable career. Is she planning on retiring from acting?

60 Minutes: Dame Maggie Smith Retirement & Downton Abbey Season 4

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