60 Minutes January 4 2015
60 Minutes is kicking off the year with a brand-new hour featuring stories that will have you talking after holiday vacations and year-end celebrations. First, Lara Logan shares perspectives from Afghanistan at the close of a long chapter. Then, Lesley Stahl finds inspiration in Harlem, where a choir offers mature adults a new beginning.
60 Minutes: Ending America’s Longest War
The war in Afghanistan has been America’s longest war in its history. Now, the country is poised to face the future on its own. Lara Logan traveled to Afghanistan to interview United States General John Campbell and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, who seems to be questioning if it’s too soon for America to be scaling back and setting a hard deadline.
What is next for the people of Afghanistan? It’s hard to believe this has gone on so long. But since it has, now it is hard to believe that the operation may finally be reaching its endpoint. See what those with firsthand knowledge of the situation have to say about it on 60 Minutes January 4.
60 Minutes: Alive and Kickin’
In 2011, Lesley Stahl reported a story called “Gospel for Teens,” which earned her two Emmy Awards by following young people in Harlem who relied on music to get through life’s challenges. Now she is heading back to Harlem and revisiting the same topic, with a different age group.
Stahl will be visiting with the members and organizers of a choir for older adults. These singers are getting a new chance in the singing group, and for some it can make all the difference in terms of a new chapter in life. Be sure to tune in for the first 60 Minutes of the new year on Sunday, January 4 2015, when we will hear these singers’ stories as well as their voices, in a two-segment report.