CBS News launched the third season of its news-magazine with a diversity of subject matter encased in three segments (ever 20 minutes) and with the crack team Reasoner/Wallace as anchormen and interviewers.
Major segment of the program was drawn from the book "The China Cloud", also footage of the Red Chinese nuclear explosion. Another segment featured an interview with the young Palestinian girl Leila Khaled.
"Postal Gang" investigates a Filipino gang of US postal workers steeling credit cards and treasury checks and cashing them under fraudulent identity cards. "A Nun's Story" follows the life at the monastery of cloistered nuns and their abbess who built a nation-wide television network.
"Kurt Waldheim, Anchorman" - Report on claims that many American adults have a lack of knowledge about current events, history, culture and geography. "Donny and Marie" - Profile of entertainers Donny and Marie Osmond. "The $500 Million Loan" - Report on how the World Bank financed a Brazilian Amazon forest development project, even though the bank was allegedly warned of possible adverse health and agricultural effects.
"Wouldn't Anyone Listen?" - Report on a young woman, Sylvia Seegrist, with a history of mental illness, who last year killed three people at a suburban Philadelphia shopping mall "Moscow U" - Report on Americans who attend Moscow University in the USSR "The Last Nazi" - Report on circumstances surrounding the questionable identity of the man imprisoned and assumed to be Rudolf Hess, Hitler's Deputy Fuhrer "A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney" - Topic: Umbrellas
Morley Safer interviews witnesses related to his examination of the 1936-1950 National City Lines streetcar conspiracy and resultant federal convictions against major American companies and individuals involved in the acquisition and subsequent dismantling of over 100 streetcar lines and electric railways in 45 American cities and their quick conversion into bus operation.