In 1990, Rooney was suspended without pay for three months by then-CBS News President David Burke, because of the negative publicity around his saying that "too much alcohol, too much food, drugs, homosexual unions, cigarettes [are] all known to lead to premature death. [14] The segment was an innovation that caught the public imagination as a live version of competing editorials. [78] Davies had said to the program and written in his book that he told an alternative version of his actions to his employer, who he said had demanded that he stay inside his Benghazi villa as the attack unfolded. The show has been praised for landmark journalism and received many awards. This list features Anderson Cooper Meredith Vieira and more. In February 1989, 60 Minutes aired a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council claiming that the use of daminozide (Alar) on apples presented an unacceptably high health risk to consumers. Debuting in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt, who chose to set it apart from other news programs by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation. [8] According to one historian of the show, the idea of the format was to make the hosts the reporters, to always feature stories that were of national importance but focused upon individuals involved with, or in conflict with, those issues, and to limit the reports' airtime to around 13 minutes. The devastating feeling of watching a family member struggle with COVID-19. Within a day, the automotive blog site Jalopnik reported that the sounds accompanying footage of the car shown during the story were actually sounds from a traditional gasoline engine dubbed over the footage, when in reality the electric car makes no such sounds. It later emerged that an expert witness employed by one of the plaintiffs modified the accelerator with a concealed device, causing the "unintended acceleration". Bill Whitaker. In 1981, 60 Minutes won a Logie Award for their investigation of lethal abuses at the Chelmsford psychiatric hospital in Sydney.[100][101]. How author Di Morrissey and her newspaper became a … By 1976, 60 Minutes became the top-rated program on Sunday nights in the U.S. By 1979, it had achieved the #1 spot among all television programs in the Nielsen ratings, unheard of before for a news broadcast in prime time. A number of people at CBS would benefit from a sale of CBS to Westinghouse Electric Corporation, including the head of CBS lawyers and CBS News. [citation needed], This move, and the addition of then-White House correspondent Dan Rather to the reporting team, made the program into a strong ratings hit and, eventually, a general cultural phenomenon. In Hewitt's own words, 60 Minutes blends "higher Murrow" and "lower Murrow". Jackson himself declared in the program that "a part of [his] job is to know the enemy". [53] Alar was subsequently banned for use on food crops in the U.S. by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). [61], In 1997, 60 Minutes alleged that agents of the U.S. Customs Service ignored drug trafficking across the Mexico–United States border at San Diego. However, in the two westernmost time zones, 60 Minutes is always able to start at its scheduled time as live sports coverage ends earlier in the afternoon. Mike Horner, a former Customs Service employee, had passed the memos on to 60 Minutes, and even provided a copy with an official stamp. Each episode featured three of these segments.[90]. Point/Counterpoint was also lampooned by the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live, which featured Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd as debaters, with Aykroyd announcing the topic, Curtin making an opening statement, then Aykroyd typically retorting with, "Jane, you ignorant slut" and Curtin with "Dan, you pompous ass";[16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23] in the film Airplane! At the conclusion of an NFL game, 60 Minutes will air in its entirety and delay all subsequent programs. Another one wears a cap which clearly has the logo of Karjala, a Finnish brand of beer, on it. [71] In the photo, one of the children wears a jacket with the Coat of Arms of Finland on it. [7] Similar programs sprang up in Australia and Canada during the 1970s, as well as on local television news.[7]. [43][44], As of June 26, 2017[update], 60 Minutes had won a total of 138 Emmy Awards, a record unsurpassed by any other primetime program on U.S. Grounded in investigative journalism, the program was the first of the TV newsmagazines and became the industry standard for television journalism. The official site of the SHOWTIME Original Series 60 Minutes Sports. A meditation by Wallace and Reasoner on the relation between perception and reality. Lara Logan. 60 Minutes first went to air on February 11, 1979, under executive producer Gerald Stone and with reporters Ray Martin, George Negus and Ian Leslie. The broadcast was delayed due to the NCAA men's basketball regional final on CBS between Kansas and Duke going to overtime. [5], The program employed a magazine format similar to that of the Canadian program W5, which had premiered two years earlier. The principal of the school in Taivalkoski confirmed that the photo was taken at the school about five years before the program was broadcast. 60 Minutes has been on the air since 1968, beginning on a Tuesday, but spending most of its time on Sundays, where it remains today. CBS Interactive released a mobile app in 2013, "60 Minutes for iPad", which allows users to watch 60 Minutes on iPad devices and access some of the show's archival footage. The start time remains at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on stations which are not broadcasting a late game in a given week.[11]. 271 Episodes 2004. The first edition, described by Reasoner in the opening as a "kind of a magazine for television," featured the following segments: The first "magazine-cover" chroma key was a photo of two helmeted policemen (for the Clark interview segment). This list includes all of the 60 Minutes main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. Commentator 3 Credits. Personalities from CBS Sports also contributed to the program. The program was retitled 60 Minutes Wednesday both to differentiate itself and to avoid tarnishing the Sunday edition, as the editions were editorially independent from one another. [49] Independent investigators concluded that this "unintended acceleration" was most likely due to driver error, where the driver let their foot slip off the brake and onto the accelerator. CBS has renewed their groundbreaking newsmagazine, 60 Minutes for the 2017-18 broadcast season. [12] Video from 60 Minutes (including full episodes) is also made available for streaming several hours after the program's initial broadcast on CBSNews.com and CBS All Access. as Co-Host. Based on this memo, CBS alleged that Camacho had allowed trucks belonging to a particular firm to cross the border unimpeded. Keith Urban tells 60 Minutes his funniest ever on stage moment. He previously was executive producer of 60 Minutes II, which debuted in January 1999. [8] However, the initial season was troubled by lack of network confidence, as the program did not garner ratings much higher than that of other CBS News documentaries. In 1992, the rights were acquired by TVNZ, who began broadcasting it in 1993. Where to Watch. The program sometimes does not start until after 7:00 p.m. Eastern, due largely to CBS' live broadcast of NFL games. 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