"60 MINUTES" LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2009
THE PRICE OF BANANAS -- Chiquita Brands International says it paid murderous paramilitaries in Colombia to protect the lives of its employees there, but the families of civilians killed by the paramilitaries say the company is responsible for their deaths. Steve Kroft reports. Andy Court is the producer.
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. In the future, brain computer interface, or BCI, may restore movement to paralyzed people and allow amputees to move bionic limbs. Scott Pelley reports. Denise Schrier Cetta is the producer.
SWIMMING WITH SHARKS - Because tour operators use food to attract sharks for their "shark tourist" customers, critics say surfers and swimmers are in more danger now because the dangerous fish are associating humans with food. Bob Simon reports. Michael Gavshon and Solly Granatstein are the producers.