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60 Minutes: Robert Gates | The Green River Drift | Whither Ye Olde English Pub (S54EP5 CBS Sun 17 Oct 2021)



Robert Gates | The Green River Drift | Whither Ye Olde English Pub: Robert Gates – Few have served in as many security and intelligence positions and for so many presidents as Robert Gates. The former defense secretary during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq speaks to Anderson Cooper about several issues, including the Afghan pullout, the use of American military in foreign countries, and the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol. 

The Green River Drift  – 60 MINUTES cameras cover the longest-running cattle drive in America, begun 125 years ago and carried on today by the descendants of the original drivers. Bill Whitaker reports from Wyoming. 

Whither Ye Olde English Pub – The pandemic forced most English pubs to close for more than a year. The number of pubs was already in decline, and many wondered if COVID-19 would be their final death blow. When pubs re-opened last summer, Jon Wertheim toured these bastions of English culture to see what their future may look like. 

Airdate: Sun 17 Oct 2021 at 19:00 on CBS

Season 54 Episode 5

60 Minutes has been on the air since 1968, beginning on a Tuesday, but spending most of its time on Sundays, where it remains today. This popular news magazine provides both hard hitting investigations, interviews and features, along with people in the news and current events. 60 Minutes has set unprecedented records in the Nielsen’s ratings with a number 1 rating, five times, making it among the most successful TV programs in all of television history. This series has won more Emmy awards than any other news program and in 2003, Don Hewitt, the creator (back in 1968), was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy, along with the 60 Minute correspondents. Added to the 11 Peabody awards, this phenomenally long-lived series has collected 78 awards up to the 2005 season and remains among the viewers top choice for news magazine features.