My favorite 60 Minutes story

60 Minutes producer Michael Karzis on the searing memories of reporting in Zimbabwe in 2000 — and how Ed Bradley's questions made officials squirm.

Producer Nathalie Sommer got her 60 Minutes start as Bob Simon's assistant. She says Bob's profile of Lang Lang was "one of the greatest treats of my life."

Mike Wallace plays a prank on young 60 Minutes producer Ira Rosen while reporting on a Cold War spy story in 1986.

Who would've guessed that a story about recycling would result in Chinese gangsters chasing after Scott Pelley and producer Nicole Young?

When a death-row inmate claims innocence, a young 60 Minutes producer gets drawn into a complicated tale worthy of any detective novel.

Matt Richman, a 60 Minutes editor, talks about the sad task of editing stories about family loss and the destruction of homes.

It took 60 Minutes producer Harry Radliffe not months, but YEARS, to convince the monks of Mt. Athos to allow 60 Minutes cameras in. And that was just the beginning.

How producer Joel Bernstein turned a seemingly dull story about a dictionary into a reason to order a tray full of pastrami sandwiches.

In Italy, professional men in their 30s and 40s live with their mothers and love it. Can you blame them? Producer Shari Finkelstein remembers her favorite story.

Howard Stern didn't want to do the interview and neither did Ed Bradley. But something surprising happened when the two men met. Producer Ruth Streeter remembers.

Producer Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson on an unforgettable interview moment: the president of France loses his temper and storms away from his 60 Minutes interview.

Producer Draggan Mihailovich went to Vietnam with Tracy Tragos, who struggled to get to know her father more than 30 years after his death.

When you're an editor at 60 Minutes, the footage doesn't often crack you up. Richard Buddenhagen remembers his funniest assignment.

60 Minutes story editor Claudia Weinstein was there in El Salvador when an American teen was reunited with her long-lost birth parents.

Robert Gardiner, an 88-year-old aristocrat in the Hamptons, was one of the most eccentric people ever to appear on 60 Minutes. Producer Frank Devine looks back.

The 1971 story "After Attica" is trademark 60 Minutes, says producer "emeritus" Phil Scheffler.

Before Jeff Fager became executive producer of 60 Minutes, he produced stories for the broadcast. Here's one of his all-time favorites: a story about Boston's Billy Bulger. This segment was originally published on Dec. 26, 2010.

Editor's Note: Billy Bulger's brother James "Whitey" Bulger, who was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for his alleged role in 19 murders, was captured in June 2011 near Los Angeles after living on the run for 16 years.

60 Minutes Executive Editor Bill Owens looks back at a favorite story about an extraordinary boy. This segment was originally published on Dec. 26, 2010.