"60 MINUTES" LISTINGS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009
THE WASTELAND - Where do the millions of computer monitors, cell phones and other electronic refuse our society generates end up? Some of it is shipped illegally from the U.S. to China, reports Scott Pelley, where it is harming the environment and the people who salvage its valuable components. Solly Granatstein is the producer.
FINANCIAL WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION - Steve Kroft examines the complicated financial instruments known as credit default swaps and the central role they are playing in the unfolding economic crisis. Frank Devine and Jennifer MacDonald are the producers.
BIRDMAN - Forrest Bird's invention, the respirator, has saved millions of lives and, approaching his ninetieth year, he's still living his life to the fullest, flying his airplanes and working 12-hour days. Morley Safer reports. David Browning is the producer.