39 Years, 6 Months, and 4 Days: A Look Back at 2005 in the  Archive

39 Years, 6 Months, and 4 Days: A Look Back at 2005 in the Archive

In the 2005 episode of “60 Minutes Archive,” journalist Scott Pelley sat down with Charles Robert Jenkins, a former U.S. soldier who made headlines for deserting to North Korea in 1965. For 39 years, 6 months, and 4 days, Jenkins endured unimaginable abuse and control in the isolated country before finally being able to return to the United States.

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