“60 Minutes” senior foreign correspondent Bob Simon visited “Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin on location in South Africa.
For today’s “60 Minutes Overtime” web exclusive, Patinkin took Simon and crew on a tour of the “Homeland” set, which Simon found very realistic. “The extent to which those two blocks look like Pakistan for me was mind-blowing,” Simon recalls. “To see how they created a foreign land was something staggering.”
Simon, who was famously captured by Iraqi forces back in 1991, chronicled his experience in the book, Forty Days. Patinkin’s “Homeland” character is going through a similar experience, and the actor studied Simon’s experience during the first Gulf War to prepare for his role on the show this season. Read more