The classic long-running prime time TV investigative news magazine.

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Series cast summary:
Lesley Stahl ...  Herself - Host / ... 583 episodes, 1994-2018
Andrew Rooney ...  Himself - Commentator (segment "Andy Rooney") / ... 583 episodes, 1986-2018
Steve Kroft ...  Himself - Host / ... 545 episodes, 1990-2018
Morley Safer ...  Himself - Host / ... 426 episodes, 1968-2017
Scott Pelley ...  Himself - Host / ... 418 episodes, 2002-2018
Mike Wallace ...  Himself - Host / ... 299 episodes, 1968-2018
Ed Bradley ...  Himself - Host / ... 294 episodes, 1984-2016
Bob Simon ...  Himself - Host / ... 263 episodes, 1998-2017
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Storyline

This series set the pattern for the TV news magazine. Each episode consists of several stories, each presented by a different reporter. Stories have included investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, background pieces on current events, and general human interest stories. The series has also featured "Point-Counterpoint" debates and humorous commentaries by Andy Rooney. Written by Eric Sorensen

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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In Andy Rooney's segment of 30 November 2008, the location of his seat in Giants Stadium was digitally blurred at the top of his season ticket - though the blurred region shifted enough to reveal most of the information - but all for naught as the same information was left unobstructed and even pointed to by Mr. Rooney at the bottom of the ticket, as well as the ticket's bar code and accompanying number. See more »

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Steve Kroft: [commercial promoting ]
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Steve Kroft: ] I'm Steve Kroft.
Lesley Stahl: I'm Lesley Stahl.
Scott Pelley: I'm Scott Pelley.
Anderson Cooper: I'm Anderson Cooper.
Bill Whittaker: I'm Bill Whittaker.
Murphy Brown: And I'm Murphy Brown.
Bill Whittaker: Wait; what?
Lesley Stahl: Are you kidding?
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The gold standard
21 November 1999 | by BerenSee all my reviews

With the explosion of news magazine shows on the prime-time airwaves, it is useful to remember the long-running program that producers are trying to emulate: 60 Minutes.

This show combines investigative journalism, celebrity profiles, and features about interesting organizations and events. When it's a serious subject, you feel like they have fairly and objectively reported the story. Even with lighter topics you get the impression 60 Minutes has captured the essence of the story.

Each segment is about 15 minutes long; we get three in every one-hour show. When the subject is something serious, the viewer has the option of following up in detail on other sources.

Sure, it's a formula, but the 60 Minutes people perfected the formula. No one else on commercial television does such good journalism.

Why has this show consistently placed near the top of the ratings for three decades? Because it's damn good. Why do people tune into 60 Minutes every week, despite the fact that during football season it is often delayed due to long-running games? Because they know that 60 Minutes will deliver.

Jack and Shana's debates in the 70s were a little much to take, and I can't stand Andy Rooney's musings, but the core of the show has remained solid.


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