60 Minutes March 24 2013
60 Minutes offered a potpourri of topics in its March 24 2013 edition of the newsmagazine, though the throughline of each of the stories had to do with danger and breaking the rules, whether imposed by government or nature. Here are the tales, from Russia to the African Delta. The stories included censorship of a Russian punk band, the tale of Brian Banks, and the fate of the Nile Crocodile.
60 Minutes: Russian Punk Band Vs President Vladimir Putin
What is the danger in standing up to your government? If you live in modern Russia, it may be great. Just ask the members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who were persecuted after a protest in a church in 2012. Two of the band’s members are still serving sentences at prison camps. Why did they do it, and why do some say they will not allow their voices to be silenced?
60 Minutes: Brian Banks Exonerated & Professional Football Tryouts
What is the danger of a powerful legal system? When you are innocent and wrongfully accused, it can be devastating. That’s what happened to promising high school football star Brian Banks, who found himself on the wrong side of the law, only to have his accuser recant after he was released, when she tried to add him as a friend on Facebook.
60 Minutes: African Nile Crocodile Diving In Okavango Delta & Croc DNA
The Nile Crocodile is one of the most dangerous creatures in the natural world. But some researchers are trying to study the creatures, learning their habits and getting up close to them like no one has before in centuries. Why are they doing it, and what is the real danger of going diving deep into the waters with these Nile Crocodiles? Anderson Cooper found out for himself firsthand.