60 Minutes Season 47 Episode 32 - The All-American, The Lesson of War, Whisky Island

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Synopsis: The federal government is in debt and could use a hand says billionaire David Rubenstein. So he is donating his own money to fix the Washington Monument, Monticello and the Iwo Jima Memorial. He won’t be fixing his children up with hundreds of millions of dollars, however, telling Morley Safer that to do so might stunt their productivity. Safer profiles the billionaire investor who is determined to give most of his fortune away — much of it to preserve America’s public treasures. | Scott Pelley explores the effects on children — Arab and Israeli — in the age-old conflict that reached another boiling point in last summer’s war between Gaza and Israel. | It’s a classic 60 Minutes story with adventure, beauty and Bob Simon — but it almost didn’t make air. Simon shot the report “Whisky Island,” on the Scottish island of Islay where whisky has been made since the 15th century, before he died earlier this year. He hadn’t started the script. Only his notes were left behind. This popular news magazine provides both hard hitting investigations, interviews and features, along with people in the news and current events. 60 Minutes has …

Air Date: May 3, 2015

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