LARA LOGAN REPORTS FROM A U.S. FIRE BASE NEAR THE PAKISTAN BORDER, SCOTT PELLEY EXAMINES THE CONTROVERSY AT GROUND ZERO AND STEVE KROFT PROFILES SUPER BOWL CHAMP DREW BREES ON THE 43RD PREMIERE OF "60 MINUTES" -- SUNDAY ON CBS
Premiere Also Marks the Debut of New Web Site 60minutes Overtime.com
60 MINUTES begins its 43rd season with timely stories on the war in Afghanistan, the controversy at New York's Ground Zero and the Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the New Orleans Saints. The season premiere of 60 MINUTES will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 26 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Logan's report takes viewers to the border area between Afghanistan and Pakistan, where she and her crew came under enemy fire from fighters who the U.S. military says continuingly come from their sanctuary in Pakistan. Pelley looks at the national debate that has flared up near Ground Zero in New York City over opposition to building an Islamic Center and prayer room nearby. Then Kroft talks to Drew Brees, the MVP quarterback who led the Saints to their first-ever Super Bowl victory, just a few years after the city was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Also debuting Sunday night is 60 MINUTES Overtime (60minutesovertime.com), a new Web site that will be the first programmed entirely with originally produced 60 MINUTES content. The launch of 60 MINUTES Overtime will contain stories about the filming of the dangerous fire fight in Afghanistan, Brees explaining the art of practice as he prepares for the season at the team's training facility and a look back at the very first 60MINUTES in 1968, featuring an interview with Andy Rooney.