60 Minutes – September 5 2021 – The Last Pandemic / The Ritchie Boys – CBS

The CBS 60 Minutes episode at 7pm ET/PT and 6pm CT on Sunday September 5 2021 features stories, including “The Last Pandemic” and “The Ritchie Boys”.


The Last Pandemic – It might surprise you to learn that many of the innovations deployed to counter the coronavirus were once obscure Pentagon-funded projects to defend soldiers from contagious diseases and biological weapons. The life-saving vaccine developed in record time owes a debt to these programs. To learn more, 60 Minutes met the man who has been leading the rapid vaccine effort, retired Colonel Matt Hepburn. An army infectious disease physician, he spent years with the secretive defense advanced research projects agency or DARPA, working on technology he hopes will ensure COVID-19 is the last pandemic.

The Ritchie Boys60 Minutes reports on members of a secret American military intelligence unit who fought in World War II. Many of them were German born Jews who fled their homeland, came to America, and then joined the U.S. Army. 


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1 Response

  1. Patricia M. Glasner says:

    why isn’t Steven Spielberg doing a movie on the Ritchie Boys? Seriously people!

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