This weekend on 60 Minutes Allison Langdon meets Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins, plus US Navy Seal Robert O’Neill who shot Osama Bin Laden.
Horse racing might be the sport of kings, but right now in Australia it’s a queen who rules the track. A flying machine named Winx. This six-year-old mare has won her last 19 races in a row and this weekend she’ll be trying to make it number 20. With the victories come the great rewards. Winx has won almost $13.5 million in prizemoney so far. Soon she’ll become the turf’s top earner of all time. But there’s more to this amazing madam than just winning. Peter Stefanovic meets the team behind Winx – her trainer, jockey and three lucky owners – and reports how they’re all having the ride of their lives.
Reporter: Peter Stefanovic
Producer: Nick Greenaway
The Man Who Shot Bin Laden
If anyone tried to imagine what a highly skilled, ruthless assassin might look like, Robert O’Neill’s image would not spring to mind. But beyond his friendly face and benign demeanour, O’Neill is a man who has spent much of his adult life learning to kill. In May 2011, every bit of the U.S. Navy Seal’s training was tested when he lined up the western world’s greatest single enemy, Osama bin Laden, in his gunsights. O’Neill didn’t flinch – he pulled the trigger. As Liam Bartlett discovered, hearing his story is chilling enough, but even more worrying are the latest expert warnings that bin Laden’s death, far from killing off al-Qaeda, has spurred the terrorists on to greater evil.
Reporter: Liam Bartlett
Producers: Phil Goyen, Steve Jackson
There was no way reporter Allison Langdon was going to refuse the invitation to interview and spend a couple of days with Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins from the hugely successful band, Foo Fighters. However, she accepted her assignment with a sense of trepidation, because she already knew encounters with “The Fooeys” tend to be rather unpredictable – no one is ever quite sure what’s about to happen or why. Grohl and Hawkins have well and truly worked out that every waking moment of life is for living. As well as not having an off switch they also have no filter, which is a nice way of saying their language is as colourful as their lives. But more than anything, these rock legends are great fun, and their music’s not too bad either.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producers: Garry McNab
8:30pm Sunday on Nine.