Sunday, February 26, 2012

"60 Minutes" on February 26, 2012: going to extremes

Special episode on "Going to Extremes."

Flying at 140 miles per hour ("The Birdmen"). Separately, rock climbing (free soloing) by Alex Honnold. Separately, great white sharks.

Steve Kroft did the story on "The Birdmen." The Ramsdall Valley of Norway near Oslo was the scene of the video. for every two feet forward, a drop of one foot. The speed increases stability. There is margin.

The stories seemed to be recycled from previous episodes.

For example
"60 Minutes" on October 2, 2011. Tsunami, free soloing, and Rooney's last regular appearance.

Taking Flight With The Birdmen This story was first published Oct. 11, 2009. It was updated Dec. 16, 2009


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