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Scott Pelley

American television journalist, news anchor

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Scott Pelley: American television journalist, news anchor
Scott Cameron Pelley is an American journalist and author who has been a correspondent and anchor for CBS News for more than 31 years. Pelley is the author of the 2019 book, Truth Worth Telling, and a correspondent for the CBS News magazine 60 Minutes. Pelley served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News from 2011 to 2017, a period in which the broadcast added more than a million and a half viewers, achieving its highest ratings in more than a decade. Pelley served as CBS News’s chief White House correspondent from 1997 to 1999.

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Donald Trump's conversations with Bob Woodard

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Inside Donald Trump's 18 recorded interviews with Bob Woodward for his book "Rage“

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Bob Woodward on President Trump downplaying the coronavirus

Journalist Bob Woodward tells Scott Pelley he thinks President Trump "did not understand the American public" when the president revealed to Woodward he was downplaying the severity of the coronavirus...
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Bob Woodward to discuss Trump book on "60 Minutes"

In his first interview on Sunday for "60 Minutes," journalist Bob Woodward talks to correspondent Scott Pelley about his taped interviews with President Trump, including what he thought about the early..
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The resurrection of New York's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and the iconography it housed were destroyed in the attack on the World Trade Center. After almost two decades, the church is rising again with new iconography from a..
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Uncovering the Greenwood Massacre, nearly a century later

In 1921, a thriving black neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma, burned, leaving hundreds dead. Scott Pelley reports.
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Ask Ohio

Candidates who win this state have won the presidency in every election since 1964, but with Election Day around the corner, Scott Pelley finds a state divided.
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A standoff over Red Flag gun laws

Red Flag gun laws allow temporary confiscation of firearms if a gun owner displays dangerous or threatening behavior. The laws have been adopted in 19 states and the District of Columbia, but in..
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American's fight to expose corruption in Russia

Businessman Bill Browder says his life has been threatened as a result of his claims of corruption in the Russian government. Scott Pelley reports.
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2014 State of the Union Address

In this year's address, President Obama discussed the state of the U.S. economy, immigration reform and plans for a minimum wage hike, and offered a vigorous defense of his health care plan. Scott..
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Paul Ryan: "We will not default"

Preview: Rep. Paul Ryan tells Scott Pelley the full faith and credit of the United States government will not be put in jeopardy when it comes time to raise the nation's debt limit again. For more of..
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Huge waves expected at Hawaii beach

Top surfers are expected to flock to Sunset Beach in Oahu as the National Weather Service is forecasting waves to reach 40 to 50 feet high in the area. Scott Pelley reports.
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Massive explosion rocks Mississippi fuel plant

Flames could be seen for miles from a huge explosion at a bio-diesel plant in Jackson, Miss. Nobody was hurt in the blast, and firefighters let the fire burn itself out, saying it was too dangerous to..
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In the Mail

60 Minutes hears from viewers on Scott Pelley's report “The Case of Alex Rodriguez” and on Lesley Stahl's report "The Cleantech Crash."
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First thoughts as a hostage

Kidnapped aid worker Jessica Buchanan tells Scott Pelley that being taken hostage was like entering a "weird parallel universe"
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60 Minutes Presents: Tales of Survival

Two tales of survival -- one about an American who nearly lost her life in Africa, the other about Africans who found their lives in America. Scott Pelley hosts a special hour of 60 Minutes Presents.
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1/11: A-Rod's alleged supplier speaks out publicly; West Virginia residents unsure when water will be safe again

Anthony Bosch ran a secret doping operation for pro athletes out of his clinic in Miami. He testified that Alex Rodriguez was his client and spoke publicly for the first time to Scott Pelley for "60..
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Sullenberger remembers “Miracle on the Hudson” on eve of 5-year anniversary

Five years ago on Wednesday, a US Airways jetliner with 155 people on board made a safe emergency landing in the Hudson River. The pilot was Captain Chesley Sullenberger -- now a CBS News aviation and..
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Rice on meeting Nelson Mandela and his effect on South Africa

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks with Scott Pelley about Nelson Mandela's trip to the White House during the Bush administration and what he represents to Africans.
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Rice: Nelson Mandela "demonstrated what real leadership and vision means"

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks with Scott Pelley about Nelson Mandela's place in history.
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Elie Wiesel on Nelson Mandela's Nobel Peace Prize

Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel discusses the impact Nelson Mandela had on South Africa and the world. Scott Pelley reports.
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The War Within: Treating PTSD

60 Minutes gets a rare look inside new therapy sessions that are changing the lives of vets who suffer from PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder. Scott Pelley reports.
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210 days in captivity

Matthew Schrier's kidnapping, torture and escape from Syrian rebels provides a rare first-hand look into the brutal ways of the extremist rebel factions battling the Syrian dictatorship. Scott Pelley..
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Sullenberger: "Pilot must always be mentally engaged"

The National Transportation Safety Board is opening hearings into whether airline pilots are being lulled into crashes by cockpit computers. CBS News aviation and safety expert Capt. Chesley..
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Pelosi's first time at the Capitol

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tells Scott Pelley about her first visit to the Capitol and describes the building's symbolism.
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Broken pieces of the dome

Stephen Ayers is the Architect of the Capitol. He shows Scott Pelley why a massive repair project is needed: pieces of the dome are falling off.
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The Capitol Dome's 150th anniversary

It's hard to imagine America without the Capitol Dome, but when you hear how it was created it becomes hard to imagine it exists at all. Scott Pelley reports.
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America's longest-married couple celebrates anniversary

John and Ann Betar celebrated their 81st anniversary as America's longest married couple. John, 102, and Ann, 98, have 16 great grandchildren and say they rarely disagree. Scott Pelley reports.
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Vet: "We all had our own war"

In 2001, Gable Darbonne was out of high school and headed to college. But then 9/11 happened and Gable joined the Army instead -- serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. He talks with Scott Pelley about..
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Dope & Glory

Former Olympic hopefuls accuse their coaches of secretly giving them performance-enhancing drugs. Ex-USA Cycling teammates Greg Strock and Erich Kaiter tell Scott Pelley that not only were their dreams..
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Pope John Paul II

After the death of Pope John Paul II, Scott Pelley meets the American cardinal who the pope entrusted to run Vatican City and the seminarians - known as "John Paul's soldiers" -- who will be his living..
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Wilmington's Long Recession

Scott Pelley returns to Wilmington, Ohio, to see how residents are coping a year after thousands of them lost their jobs when the town's largest employer shut down.
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Saving the giant panda from extinction

Scientists and veterinarians from China and America are working together to restore the giant panda population. Scott Pelley reports
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Giant Pandas: How China and the U.S. are saving the iconic bear from extinction

Scientists and veterinarians from China and America are working together to restore the giant panda population. Scott Pelley reports.
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Inside Lalibela, the mysterious holy site visited by 200,000 Ethiopian Christians on their annual pilgrimage

In the northern highlands of Ethiopia stand 11 churches that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church says were built by angels. Scott Pelley reports.
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ICYMI: A look back at Sunday's 60 Minutes

This week on 60 Minutes: Lesley Stahl asks YouTube's CEO if the company's doing enough to curb hate speech, Anderson Cooper reports on Seattle's homeless crisis and Scott Pelley visits the mysterious..
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60 Minutes Presents: Great Adventures

Bill Whitaker finds out what lies 2 miles below Earth's surface, Scott Pelley goes hunting with eagles in Mongolia and Anderson Cooper reports on Easter Island's moai statues
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How an Oklahoma woman learned to fly like an eagle in Mongolia

In the Mongolian steppe, hunters partner with golden eagles to catch game. When Lauren McGough found out about it she said, "I have to see it. I have to do it.“ Scott Pelley reports.
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President Obama's Super Bowl interview in 2013

Scott Pelley of CBS News interviewed President Barack Obama for Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, 2013.
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Scott Pelley on "We the People" and the flag that unites us

"60 Minutes" correspondent Scott Pelley says Americans can only sustain a democracy when divisions do not recklessly tug at the threads holding us together.
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Bluejay

Scott Pelley profiles Jay Greenberg, a musical prodigy who by age 12 had written five full-length symphonies, putting him in the same league as Mozart. The Juilliard student says he signs his work..
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Candidate McCain, 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. Scott Pelley..
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Calif. Gov's Bold Moves

The former Hollywood action star-turned California governor may be facing his most formidable foe in a $40 billion state budget gap caused by the economic decline. Scott Pelley reports.
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Saving Seeds In Doomsday Vault

Scientists are collecting a billion and a half seeds from all the world's crops to keep in safe storage deep inside a mountain near the North Pole. Scott Pelley reports.
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The Wasteland

Where do our cast-off computer monitors, cell phones, and other electronic refuse end up? Scott Pelley finds that some of it is shipped illegally from the U.S. to China, where toxic "e-waste" is..
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The All-American Canal

The most dangerous body of water in the U.S. is a deep canal on the Mexican border with California where over 550 people, mostly illegal immigrants, have drowned. Scott Pelley reports.
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Brain Power

People who are completely paralyzed due to illness or trauma are getting help communicating with a new technology that connects their brains to a computer. Scott Pelley reports.
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The Great Migration

Scott Pelley visits Kenya, the site of the great wildebeest migration, and looks at the threats to this natural spectacle comprised of over a million animals.
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Scott Pelley follows Hillary Rodham Clinton as she performs her duties as secretary of state and questions her on the latest developments in foreign policy and the recent terror scare in New York's..
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