60 Minutes

(1999)

60 Minutes Synopsis

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. This popular news magazine provides both hard hitting investigations, interviews and features, along with people in the news and current events. 60 Minutes has set unprecedented records in the Nielsen's ratings with a number 1 rating, five times, making it among the most successful t.v. programs in all of television history. This series has won more Emmy awards than any other news program and in 2003, Don Hewitt, the creator (back in 1968), was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy, along with the 60 Minute correspondents. For the 2009 season, correspondents include Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl, Bob Simon, Scott Pelley, Morley Safer, Katie Couric, Byron Pitts, Lara Logan, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper, and Andy Rooney. Added to the 11 Peabody awards, this phenomenally long-lived series has collected 78 awards up to the 2005 season and remains among the viewers top choice for news magazine features.

Latest '60 Minutes' News

CBS Announces 2010 Fall Premiere Dates

CBS Announces 2010 Fall Premiere Dates

The network's season kicks off on September 15 with Survivor: Nicaragua.
Entire 60 Minutes Programs to Be Offered Free on iTunes

Entire 60 Minutes Programs to Be Offered Free on iTunes

CBS Radio News will offer each episode in its entirety via audio podcast.
60 Minutes Details
  • First Aired
    1999

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