Dick Cheney was so afraid his heart might attack him that he had the wireless function of his defibrillator turned off. This way terrorists couldn't hack his system and shock him to death. The device was installed in 2007, which means Cheney's fix came years before a less savvy Vice President of the United States was dispatched though a similar high-tech plot device on the Showtime series "Homeland."
When Cheney saw the episode, "I found it credible," he tells "60 Minutes" in a segment to be aired Sunday. "I know from the experience we had, and the necessity for adjusting my own device, that it was an accurate portrayal of what was possible."