"60 Minutes" on March 6, 2011
The second story was on Christopher Hitchens. He is now waging a fight against "stage IV" cancer. A discussion of "catch 22." Survival rate on cancer of the esophagus is about 5%. Writing is who I am, rather than what I do. On MT: Living thieving Albanian dwarf. Princess Diana/minefield. easy to lay, difficult to get rid of. Notorious at Oxford. 1968 was a good year. Hitchens has lived in DC for the last 20 years. "God is not great." A celestial North Korea. Christopher Buckley. Graydon Carter. Salmon Rushdie. Editing: he was so erudite (editing amounted to] putting in a few declarative sentences. Alexander Cockburn. On his disease, no evidence has yet been presented to change my mind.
The third story was on John Downer filming polar bears. "Spy on the Ice." Using a spycam to film the polar bears. Bears can do 100 meters in 9 seconds. Technical assistant Jeff Bell. The only difference between men and boys is the price of the toys.
Andy Rooney on books. Andy used the word "invented" and talked about electronic books. Can carry 3500 books in one ereader.
Rooney talked about "The Fortunes of War." And the idea that conventional books might become extinct.