60 Minutes September 28, 2014 Recap
60 Minutes had a great episode September 28, 2014, talking to President Barack Obama about a number of foreign policy issues, including the recent campaign in Iraq and Syria against ISIS. 60 Minutes also sat down with Alibaba founder Jack Ma about the history of his company and e-commerce in China.
Check it all out below!
60 Minutes: Update on the African Mercy Hospital Ship
60 Minutes also had an update on the Africa Mercy Hospital Ship that was first reported on last year. The Africa Mercy has been bringing 21st Century medical care to some of the world’s poorest countries along the west coast of Africa.
The ship has a crew of 450. It’s got eight decks and it’s 500 feet in length. It’s also a floating hospital with 90 nurses, 15 doctors, 6 operating rooms, and 78 beds. The idea for the ship began in 1978, when the charity Mercy Ships was started by Don Stephens of Texas. Africa Mercy replaced three earlier vessels. Over 35 years, hundreds of thousands of patients have been aboard a Mercy Ship.
Even the Africa Mercy wasn’t equipped to deal with the Ebola virus this summer. The outbreak kept them in port at the Canary Islands, forcing them to cancel scheduled surgical calls in Guinea, where the outbreak started. Now, the Africa Mercy is en route under the Cape of Good Hope to visit the island nation of Madagascar.
60 Minutes: President Barack Obama Opens Up On Iraq & Syrian Campaign
President Barack Obama talked to Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes about the situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat of ISIS.
60 Minutes: President Obama On Russian Aggression & The U.S. Economy
President Obama said down with Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes to talk about issues like Russian aggression in the Ukraine and the state of the economy since he first took office. Plus, does he think he can hold the Senate?
60 Minutes: Alibaba Founder Jack Ma, Going Public & Chinese E-Commerce
Lara Logan talked to Alibaba founder Jack Ma on 60 Minutes today, discussing the company going public, their relations with the Chinese government, and their effect on e-commerce in China.