60 Minutes October 12 2014
Recapo update: Here are the reports from this edition.
- 60 Minutes: James Comey Rule of Law & FBI Cywatch Headquarters
- 60 Minutes: James Risen Pay Any Price + White House Vs New York Times
- 60 Minutes: El Chapo Joaquin Guzman + Hydraulic Bathtub Escape Hatch
60 Minutes has another gripping hour of reports coming up on Sunday, October 12. Tune in for stories about El Chapo, the world’s most wanted man, as well as leaks within the US government and a second part of Scott Pelley’s conversation with FBI director James Comey.
60 Minutes: Capturing El Chapo
Bill Whitaker, the latest addition to the 60 Minutes team of correspondents, will file his first report, and the topic is fascinating. The story is about Joaquin Guzman, better known as El Chapo. This drug lord was the world’s most wanted man, until he was captured by ex-DEA agent Derek Maltz and ex-Homeland Security agent Jim Dinkins.
How did they bring down this man, whose worldwide empire raked in billions from several continents? His Sinaloa drug cartel was so successful that it landed him on the Forbes billionaires list, even as he eluded capture for over a decade. Get the full story from Whitaker on 60 Minutes October 12.
60 Minutes: FBI Director Part 2
Previously, FBI director James Comey told Scott Pelley about behind terrorized in his own home and warned of the growing threat from cyber crime. In a second part of their conversation, Comey and Pelley will discuss growing concerns about government surveillance and what other challenges the FBI is facing in modern crime fighting. Watch this Sunday.
60 Minutes: War on Leaks
Lesley Stahl is talking with a Pulitzer Prize winner about what the US government is doing to try to stop leaks to the press. James Risen has been subpoenaed in an attempt to get him to reveal confidential sources for some of his reporting. But Risen said he would sooner go to jail than give up this closely guarded information.
What do you think? I am in favor of freedom of the press, because it can serve a necessary function in democracy. But if Risen gets locked up, it would not be the first time this has happened to an American journalist in recent years.
Get the in-depth stories and more details from the 60 Minutes broadcast on Sunday, October 12.