Sunday, July 03, 2011

"60 Minutes" on July 3, 2011

"60 Minutes" reprised the story of Louis Allen from Liberty, Mississippi. See "60 Minutes" on April 10, 2011

The second story was "One child at a time," reprising a story from March 2011. Elisa Montante of Staten Island helping a child.
"60 Minutes" on March 27, 2011
Cross-reference: The Global Medical Relief Fund. As an update on July 3, Scott Pelley noted the Fund had received one million dollars SINCE the March 2011 airing of the story.

Third up was "The Library," on the Vatican library, reprising a story from April 2011. The Vatican allowed "60 Minutes" in, even though the Vatican Library is generally closed to the public. There are two million printed works. The Urbino bible from 1476. There are 80,000 hand-printed books. A map of the world 50 years before Columbus. And a book by Columbus published in 1493. Pope Leo X and Alexander VI. Seventeen love letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn. 16th Century wars. Galileo's 1612 drawings of sunspots. Pope Urban VIII agreed with Galileo, but could not say so publicly. In 1992, John Paul II apologized for the Galileo affair. There was discussion of restoration work. St. Peter's letters to the faithful, written around the year 200. The oldest known copy of the Lord's Prayer. To breathe the air and touch the hand of history.


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