60 Minutes April 21 2013
The April 21 edition of 60 Minutes covered some developing news, chronicling a busy week of alarming events in the city of Boston. The show also looked at the intense training for military dogs (explored in the book Trident K9 Warriors) and the ongoing construction at the September 11 Museum.
60 Minutes: Boston Marathon Bombings & Dzhohkar Tsarnaev Manhunt
Boston was rocked by explosions at its elite marathon on April 15, triggering a citywide manhunt that killed one suspect and captured another. Scott Pelley looked back with the Boston police chief at how the unbelievable story unfolded over the course of about 100 hours. From the moment explosions rang out on Monday to the release of the suspects’ photos on Thursday night, followed by a dramatic gun battle and a shutdown of the entire city, the people of Boston endured. 60 Minutes talked with classmates and neighbors of the suspects.
60 Minutes: Trident K9 Warriors Military Dogs & Warrior Dog Foundation
You probably knew that police officers use dogs to help them, because dogs have such powerful noses. But you likely had no idea just how effective and highly trained these dogs could be, when prepared for military operations or law enforcement assistance. Get a rare glimpse at how they are trained, and what they are capable of. Dogs may be even stronger than humans, and they are trained not to know danger. Could this present a new means for fighting wars? Plus, one trainer literally wrote the book on the subject. It’s called Trident K9 Warriors.
60 Minutes: September 11 Museum At Ground Zero
It has been over a decade since the horrific morning of 9/11, when terrorists attacked America. To commemorate that tragic part of the nation’s history, a team is working on every detail of the September 11 Museum, which stands on the site of Ground Zero in New York City, where thousands perished. How do you decide how best to tell this sensitive story in a museum setting?