This week on 60 Minutes Piers Morgan on “woke” culture, Crowded House on their reunion, and the Aussie Cartel.
THE FACEBOOK GANGSTER
For investigative reporter Nick McKenzie, this story is the result of a decade of work. It’s the hunt for Australia’s most wanted criminal, a rat-cunning, ruthless gangster who has made an eye-watering fortune importing massive quantities of drugs into Australia. Law enforcement authorities call the criminal network he helps to operate “The Aussie Cartel”, but now, after years on the run outwitting the cops, his arrogance could be about to lead to his downfall. By linking top-secret intelligence with multiple online clues – including some of this man’s remarkably careless Facebook and Instagram activity – McKenzie has discovered the location of the crook’s secret hideout.
Reporter: Nick McKenzie
Producer: Joel Tozer
If it ain’t woke, we’d better fix it. Depending on which side you take, it’s either a rallying call to make the world a better place or a ridiculous catch cry killing free speech. When it comes to knowing what’s offensive and what isn’t, most people rely on common sense, but with the internet being such an effective transmitter of outrage, as well as an instant weapon to publicly shame perceived offenders, that’s not always the case. On 60 MINUTES, Karl Stefanovic interviews sacked British TV host Piers Morgan, one of the most divisive characters in the cancel-culture debate. Three months ago Morgan controversially declared the Duchess of Sussex had lied in her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, and in the outcry that followed his comments he lost his high-profile job. But now the outspoken journalist is fighting back, warning the world of dire consequences if the battle to defend free speech is lost.
Reporter: Karl Stefanovic
Producer: Tracey Hannaford
When Crowded House played their farewell concert on the steps of the Sydney Opera House 25 years ago, tears were shed all over the world, especially in New Zealand and Australia. The music Neil Finn, Nick Seymour and Paul Hester made was so well loved that knowing it was over was tough to take. But for Crowded House fans, the pain is about to end. The band is reforming, although as Tom Steinfort finds out, “renovating” might be a better description because there are new members joining the lineup. One thing is certain though: that legendary Crowded House sound will be as memorable as ever.
Reporter: Tom Steinfort
Producer: Darren Ally