Editor’s note: These previously broadcast segments have been updated for this summer edition.
HIGH VELOCITY – Bullets from the AR-15-style rifle used in most of the deadliest mass shootings – including the tragedy at the Pittsburgh synagogue last week – cause devastating and often lethal wounds. As Scott Pelley reports, that’s why first responders and emergency rooms are changing their protocols and preparing for the worst. Ashley Velie is the producer.
THIS IS NO ORDINARY LAWSUIT – Steve Kroft reports on an unusual lawsuit filed by children against the federal government. It charges that their constitutional rights are being denied by the government for failing to stop the use of fossil fuels despite being aware of their link to global warming. If it goes to trial, many predict it will eventually find its way to the Supreme Court. Draggan Mihailovich is the producer.
PAUL MCCARTNEY – Sir Paul McCartney appears in his first 60 MINUTES profile, in which he shares rare details from the Beatles years and his subsequent decades as the most successful musician in popular music history. Sharyn Alfonsi reports. Bill Owens is the producer.
CONGRESSWOMAN OCASIO-CORTEZ – Anderson Cooper profiles Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and already one of the most controversial. Andy Court and Evie Salomon are the producers.
MALTA – European Union officials are sounding the alarm about a series of scandals involving allegations of bribery, cronyism and money laundering among top Maltese officials. Jon Wertheim reports from the island nation of Malta. Michael Gavshon, David M. Levine and Aarthi Rajaraman are the producers.
THE UNLIKELY INVENTOR – Former Boston lawyer Marshall Medoff wanted to save the world from, among other things, fossil fuel pollution. He has invented a process to produce an environmentally friendly transportation fuel from inedible plant life. Lesley Stahl reports. Sarah Koch is the producer.