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Steve Kroft: American journalist
Stephen F. Kroft is an American journalist and a correspondent for 60 Minutes. His investigative reporting has garnered him acclaim that include three Peabody Awards and nine Emmy awards, one of which was an Emmy for Lifetime Achievement.

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Dr. Day is Quitting

Steve Kroft's career at 60 Minutes began in 1989 with a profile of Dr. Lorraine Day, a prominent San Francisco orthopedic surgeon who led a one-woman crusade, warning doctors about the risks of..
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Herb and his Airline

Can flying be fun? That's the goal of Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher, who is determined to offer reliable on-time service at an affordable price. Steve Kroft profiles the airline president and..
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Governor & Mrs. Clinton

The Clintons address allegations that Bill engaged in a 12-year extramarital affair with a woman named Gennifer Flowers. The couple is interviewed by Steve Kroft about their marriage, politics, and the..
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Survivors

The investment banking firm Sandler O'Neill lost a third of its employees on 9/11 -- 66 people in all. But a month later, the company is up and running, while also providing logistical, emotional and..
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On the Waterfront

Despite heightened security after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, U.S. Customs is still inspecting just two percent of the six million cargo containers entering the country each year. As Steve Kroft..
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Forensic Evidence

Federal courts are growing skeptical of odontology -- bitemark analysis -- a form of forensic evidence which cannot be scientifically verified but depends solely on the interpretation of an expert...
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Puzzle Master

For many, it's an addiction as strong as morning coffee: Wake up and do the crossword. But where do those crazy clues come from? Steve Kroft fills in the blanks in this interview with Will Shortz, the..
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The Reserves

In 2003, one out of every three American servicemen and women deployed in the Middle East were part-time soldiers, members of the Reserves and National Guard. Steve Kroft reports on the unique..
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Yucca Mountain

Steve Kroft reports on the U.S. government's controversial decision to move 70,000 tons of radioactive waste from temporary storage facilities to Nevada for permanent burial under Yucca Mountain...
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Couldn't Keep It To Myself

A writing workshop at a maximum security women's prison in Connecticut leads to a critically-acclaimed anthology and a prestigious award. But, as Steve Kroft reports, that was just the beginning of the..
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The Eyes Have It

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to take a class at Harvard, you're about to find out, but don't worry -- it's not advanced calculus or Latin. Professor John Stilgoe teaches the power of..
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Jon Stewart

No one's made fake news more popular than Jon Stewart, and for some people fake news is the only news worth watching. Stewart's "Daily Show" may be funny, but it's also won him some serious accolades,..
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It Takes One To Know One

In the 1980s, Barry Minkow scammed investors out of millions with his ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning business. But after seven years in jail, the former criminal has gone evangelical -- preaching religion..
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The 44th President

President-elect Barack Obama speaks with Steve Kroft about his goals as our nation's next commander-in-chief.
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Obama's Inner Circle

Steve Kroft goes behind the scenes on election night to speak to the brains whose strategy propelled Barack Obama into the White House.
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Wall Street's Shadow Market

Steve Kroft lifts the veil on credit default swaps -- the private, under-regulated and poorly understood investments that helped decimate the economy. How and why did Wall Street make such a risky bet?
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The Personal Transition

The Obamas will soon be the youngest first family to move into the White House since the Kennedys nearly 50 years ago. Steve Kroft speaks with Barack and Michelle Obama about their personal transition.
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Evidence Of Injustice

In a joint investigation, 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft and The Washington Post's John Solomon report on a flawed science used in the convictions of hundreds of defendants, dozens of whom may be innocent.
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Candidate Obama, Part 1

In separate interviews, the two parties' presidential nominees are questioned on the big issues, including the U.S. economy, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, energy policy and health care. Steve Kroft..
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Financial WMDs

Steve Kroft examines the complicated financial instruments known as credit default swaps and the central role they are playing in the unfolding economic crisis.
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"No Drama" Obama

Barack Obama's historic presidential victory has left many in awe of how effective and disciplined his campaign was. Steve Kroft learned that Obama's mantra was "no drama" as he followed the candidate..
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The Long-Shot Candidate

In February 2007 Steve Kroft and 60 Minutes traveled to Illinois to meet a young, charismatic senator who was becoming a political phenomenon, but who few believed would become our nation's 44th..
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Parker & Stone's subversive comedy

Steve Kroft talks to Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of Comedy Central's "South Park." Now the disrespectful duo also have the biggest hit on Broadway, the musical comedy "The Book Of Mormon."
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Greg Mortenson

He has written inspiring best sellers, including "Three Cups of Tea," but are the stories all true? Steve Kroft investigates. (Original air date: April 17, 2011)
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Insiders: The road to the STOCK act

Until recently, America's lawmakers could legally buy stock based on non-public information, but after Steve Kroft's report aired, all that changed.
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The Pledge: Grover Norquist's hold on the GOP

Steve Kroft interviews the man many blame for holding up the deficit-reduction process because of an anti-tax pledge that he enforces.
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Campaign 2012, part 2

For President Barack Obama, the choice is clear: "Do we keep moving forward and continue to make progress, or do we go backwards to the very policies that got us into this mess in the first place?"..
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Obama and Clinton, part two

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discuss the disaster in Benghazi and the state of her health. Steve Kroft reports.
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The Gaskos: Capturing Whitey Bulger

FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list.
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Medical marijuana: Will Colorado's "green rush" last?

Denver, Colo., has more medical marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks, but the budding business defies federal laws. Steve Kroft reports.
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Update on "Huawei"

Steve Kroft updates the 60 Minutes report "Huawei" about the Chinese telecommunications equipment giant that, a year ago, was aggressively battling for a share of the American market.
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Biggest IRS scam around: Identity tax refund fraud

Con artists have been filing bogus tax returns and collecting millions. Steve Kroft finds out how far the scam has gone and why the IRS hasn't been able to stop it.
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The U.S. at the UN: Tackling violence and a virus

Ebola, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine -- the number of complex international crises may seem overwhelming, but each is solvable when countries work together, President Obama tells Steve Kroft
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Pres. Obama: Confident in the coalition against ISIS

"We now have a coalition of more than 40 countries who are working with the Iraqi goverment and the Iraqi military to make sure that ISIS is rolled back," President Obama tells Steve Kroft.
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Steve Carell in a dramatic new role

Steve Kroft talks with the gifted actor about the challenges of making the new film "Foxcatcher."
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The Spy Among Us, part one

Jack Barsky held a job at some of the top corporations in the U.S. and lived a seemingly normal life -- all while spying for the Soviet Union. Steve Kroft reports.
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"The Gaskos"

FBI agents tell Steve Kroft about their 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger, once No. 1 on the Most Wanted list.
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President Obama, part one

Steve Kroft questions President Obama on topics including Russia's incursion in Syria, ISIS and the 2016 presidential race.
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Preview: The Attack on Sony

North Korea's cyberattack on Sony Pictures exposed a new reality: you don't have to be a superpower to inflict damage on U.S. corporations. Steve Kroft's report will air on Sunday, September 6 at 7..
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Preview: President Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tells Steve Kroft that his countrymen's chant of "Death to America" is a condemnation of U.S. policy rather than a death wish for Americans. Watch Kroft's full report..
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Anonymous, Inc., part I

The U.S. has become one of the most popular places for foreigners to hide dirty money. See what happens when hidden cameras capture New York lawyers being asked to move highly questionable funds into..
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FIFA

The world's most powerful sporting organization is rife with corruption, says U.S. law enforcement authorities who have indicted FIFA officials. Steve Kroft reports.
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The Libertarian Ticket

Steve Kroft interviews Gary Johnson and his running mate, Bill Weld, the Libertarian candidates taking on the two-party system with many ideas outside the political mainstream.
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Passports for Sale

Steve Kroft reports on how cash-starved countries offer citizenship for a price, creating ways to ease travel for foreigners, including those running from the law.
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Turkey

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey speaks with Steve Kroft about tensions and anti-Americanism in his country, a NATO ally vital to projecting U.S. military power.
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The National Mood

In two days, American voters will send a president to the White House, but both the leading candidates have the highest disapproval ratings in U.S. history. Steve Kroft reports.
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Avalanche

It took 10 hours for rescue crews to reach Hotel Rigopiano after an avalanche buried the Italian resort. No one expected survivors, but rescuers never gave up on those who'd been buried alive. Steve..
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Chobani's chief taster

This week on 60 Minutes, Steve Kroft profiles Chobani's CEO Hamdi Ulukaya, who explains why the company's yogurt recipe is personal for him.
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Preview: Chief of Chobani

Hamdi Ulukaya built the best-selling yogurt brand in the U.S. after coming here 23 years ago. Today, 70% of Chobani employees are American born, 30% are immigrants and refugees. Steve Kroft reports on..
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