November 11, 2006 |
"60 Minutes" will give its late correspondent Ed Bradley a send-off on Sunday with an hourlong tribute that features interviews with close friends and a solo by jazz musician Wynton Marsalis. Bradley, a 26-year veteran of the CBS newsmagazine, died Thursday of complications from leukemia. Sunday's special includes Steve Kroft's interviews with some of Bradley's closest friends, musician Jimmy Buffett, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Marsalis.
May 9, 2006 |
CNN's Anderson Cooper will contribute five stories a year to "60 Minutes" on CBS in an arrangement that also allows his own channel to rebroadcast those reports, both networks said Monday. Cooper, 38, fills a part-time slot previously taken by CNN's Christiane Amanpour and, along with Katie Couric's arrival at CBS this fall, gives a shot of new blood to TV's long-running and still top-rated newsmagazine. CNN wanted more than just exposure for its best-known personality.
March 15, 2006 |
Veteran CBS newsman Mike Wallace said Tuesday that he plans to make this his last season on "60 Minutes," but is stopping short of complete retirement as he wraps up 38 years on the venerable Sunday-night newscast. "I've often replied, when asked, 'I'll retire when my toes turn up,' " Wallace said in a phone interview, reading from a statement he had just written and relayed to CBS News executives.
November 11, 2005 |
Former CBS anchor Dan Rather returns to the airwaves this Sunday, when "60 Minutes" is scheduled to air his first piece for the program since he left the evening news in March. The segment is a profile on CNBC "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer. Rather, who delivered a controversial report in September 2004 about President Bush's National Guard service on the now-defunct "60 Minutes Wednesday," remained a correspondent on that program until it was canceled in May.
October 21, 2005 |
CBS' "60 Minutes" has sold all of its advertising time on Sunday's show to Philips, which the network said would allow the newsmagazine's stories to run longer. The electronics company will use half of the show's normal commercial time. As a result, the first two stories of the week will run uninterrupted. It's the first time this has happened since the newsmagazine began in 1968, and executive producer Jeff Fager said he hoped it would become more common.
January 4, 2005 |
Richard Scrushy once sat down to talk with "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace about allegations that Scrushy started a huge fraud while chief executive of HealthSouth Corp. Now, Scrushy wants Wallace to do the talking. Set to go on trial this week in Birmingham, Ala., on a 58-count indictment, Scrushy has subpoenaed Wallace and a CBS producer as witnesses to discuss their "60 Minutes" segment about the HealthSouth debacle, according to court documents.