Caked with make-up and facing possible disciplinary action for publishing his book on the Bin Laden raid, Mark Owen offered up the details of the SEAL Team 6's historic raid to 60 Minutes on Sunday night. The half hour-long segment took viewers through the entire saga, from the hundreds of practice runs on a full scale reproduction of Bin Laden's compound in North Carolina to the SEALs' unloading the slain terrorist's body from their Blackhawk helicopter. Even though it's been nearly a year and a half since the raid, the story is as enthralling as ever.
The interview itself was not without its fair share of drama. CBS took four hours to disguise Owen before the interview and altered his voice during. ("You know, the enemy has a long memory," Owen said.) They had the model of Bin Laden's Abbottabad compound standing ready in a stark blue spotlight as Owen pointed out what happened when and where. The freshest details, we're pleased to say, really make the story come together.