VH1 Classic is tapping into the archives of the award-winning CBS News broadcast 60 Minutes for the new series Classic 60 Minutes, which revisits some of the biggest names in pop and rock music, including Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Elton John, Sting and The Eagles. The first episode, focusing on Eric Clapton, premieres Sunday, January 6, 2008 at 8:00 PM*.
CBS News correspondent Lara Logan will host the new half-hour series featuring past 60 Minutes interviews expanded with never-before-seen footage and conversations. Classic 60 Minutes will provide viewers with an intimate snapshot of their favorite artists complete with in-depth details and insights as well as an update from Logan on recent news about these icons.
Lara Logan is the chief foreign correspondent for CBS News and has filed reports for the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes, and the CBS Radio Network. She also was just named one of Glamour Magazine's 2007 "Women of the Year."
Now in its 40th season, 60 Minutes produces in-depth interviews, hard investigative reports, profiles on people in the news, and feature segments each week on CBS. The program has won numerous Emmys and is the most successful broadcast in the history of television.
Classic 60 Minutes debuts on the heels of VH1 Classic's critically acclaimed Seven Ages of Rock, the BBC co-production documentary series that premiered on December 17.