60 Minutes March 31 2013
From a suspicious fire in Tucson to an unimaginable ordeal around the world, 60 Minutes shared stories of hope and perseverance in its March 31 edition. Meet Louis Taylor, a man who insists he was wrongfully convicted of arson at the Pioneer Hotel. Then, get to know the Lost Boys, who came to America over a decade ago, after walking 1,000 miles across Africa. Plus, the show shared an update on its Peabody Award-winning story, “Joy In The Congo.”
60 Minutes: Louis Taylor Update & 1970 Tucson Pioneer Hotel Fire Cause
After a rush to convict in a devastating hotel fire, teenager Louis Taylor found himself in prison with a life sentence. But new evidence and questionable testimony have put the case under scrutiny. Find out where it stands now, and whether Taylor will be getting his freedom soon.
The Lost Boys
For over a decade, 60 Minutes and Bob Simon have been following a group of Sudanese refugees who immigrated to America. Here are the recaps of this two-part report.
60 Minutes: The Lost Boys – Sudan Civil War Refugees Coming To America
Civil war in Sudan inspired young men to literally run for their lives, charting a course of 1,000 miles over five years. Find out what happened when survivors got the chance to start life anew in America.
60 Minutes: Lost Boys Resettlement, Sudan Independence & Refuge Point
After 12 years, how have the Lost Boys found their way in a new land? Discover the new challenges they faced and how some fared better than others at their own versions of the American dream.
60 Minutes Update: Joy in the Congo
Recently, 60 Minutes received a Peabody Award for its report on Joy in the Congo, chronicling a musical ensemble in Africa, the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra in Kinshasa. Despite its humble beginnings, the group is now making beautiful music together that rivals any world class orchestra.
In March 2013, the orchestra traveled to Los Angeles and performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, performing an original composition. You can watch the full Peabody Award-winning report right here on this page.