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March 5, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andy Rooney solemnly returned to "60 Minutes" on Sunday night, emphasizing that he was not a racist and saying that he had not intended to hurt homosexuals with a statement he had made about gays during a CBS-TV special program. The "60 Minutes" commentator was reinstated by CBS News three weeks after being slapped with a three-month suspension over remarks about blacks and gays attributed to him in The Advocate, a Los Angeles-based gay magazine.
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September 14, 2009 | Noam N. Levey
President Obama on Sunday dismissed the uproar over Rep. Joe Wilson's heckling during the president's Wednesday speech to a joint session of Congress, suggesting it was only a distraction -- even as some members of Obama's party threatened to punish the South Carolina Republican. "This is part of what happens. I mean, it becomes a big circus instead of us focusing on healthcare," Obama said in an interview on the CBS news program "60 Minutes." Obama noted that Wilson later apologized, which "I appreciated."
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NEWS
January 26, 1992 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN and JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former Arkansas state employee whose lawsuit alleging marital infidelity by Bill Clinton helped trigger a crisis for the Arkansas governor's Democratic presidential campaign announced Saturday night that he will drop the suit, saying the media "have made a circus out of this thing, and it's gone way too far."
NATIONAL
November 17, 2008 | John McCormick, McCormick writes for the Chicago Tribune.
President-elect Barack Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he was assembling his national security team as quickly as possible because there potentially could be "times of vulnerability" to terrorist attacks during White House transition periods. In a wide-ranging interview on the CBS News program "60 Minutes," Obama also said that capturing or killing Osama bin Laden remained a "critical aspect" of the war on terrorism. "He is not just a symbol," Obama said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON and JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
CBS News anchor Dan Rather's 2 1/2-hour talk with Bill Cosby revolving around the murder of the comedian's son will be edited down to air Sunday as a standard-length segment on the network's "60 Minutes" newsmagazine. Spokespersons at CBS News said the "60 Minutes" story on Cosby, which will run 11-12 minutes, will be an extension of segments of the conversation that aired last Monday on "CBS This Morning" and "The CBS Evening News."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three weeks after being slapped with a three-month suspension over remarks attributed to him about blacks and gays, "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney was reinstated Thursday. He will be back on the air Sunday. "Andy Rooney and I have discussed at length the events that led to his suspension as well as the debate that has ensued over the past month," CBS News President David Burke said in a statement announcing his decision to rescind his earlier discipline against the 70-year-old newsman.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2003 | Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer
Jeff Fager lives in a place that CBS colleagues of the heir apparent to run "60 Minutes" jokingly refer to as "FagerWorld." It's a place of happy families and enchanted careers, "where even the in-laws are beautiful," says Fager's boss, CBS News President Andrew Heyward, and "your show gets a time period move and the ratings go up instead of down." Now he's been given the job of running the oldest, most influential of TV news magazines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2001 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Do Islamic suicide bombers blow themselves to bits in order to enjoy paradise with 70 virgins? Such motivations are frequently cited in news reports on bombers, and frequently denied as authentic tradition by Islamic scholars, who complain that the image is bandied about to dehumanize Muslims.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2005 | Matea Gold
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2008
Obama interview: "60 Minutes" said it would broadcast an interview with President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, on Sunday night. CBS News correspondent Steve Kroft is scheduled to conduct the interview today.
WORLD
September 24, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in an American television interview aired Sunday that Iran was neither building a nuclear bomb nor headed to war with the United States. The president's motorcade arrived Sunday at the Midtown Manhattan hotel where he will be staying while he appears at a series of events including the U.N. General Assembly and a forum today at Columbia University. Ahmadinejad's appearances appear aimed at presenting his views directly to a U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
"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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2006 | From the Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2006 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Mike Wallace sure doesn't act like someone on the cusp of retirement. The veteran CBS broadcaster, who turns 88 on Tuesday, officially becomes "correspondent emeritus" at the end of this month, but when a visitor stopped by on a recent afternoon, he said he has no plans to pack up the memorabilia and Emmy Awards that line the walls of his "60 Minutes" office.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2006 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
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.
NATIONAL
June 21, 2004 | Josh Getlin, Times Staff Writer
President Bush erred in not allowing U.N. inspectors to finish their search for weapons of mass destruction before attacking Iraq, but he was on the right track in attempting to stabilize the country, former President Clinton said Sunday in an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes." "In terms of launching the war, I believe we made an error in not allowing the United Nations to complete the inspections process," Clinton said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2004
Blindsided by a controversy over its corporate ties to the publisher of Richard Clarke's book, "60 Minutes" has promised that it will not happen again. So when it reports Sunday on Bob Woodward's book "Plan of Attack," "60 Minutes" will say that publisher Simon & Schuster and CBS are both owned by Viacom. When that wasn't said during the March 21 report on Clarke's "Against All Enemies," published by Simon & Schuster subsidiary Free Press, it provided fuel for Clarke's critics.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2005 | Matea Gold
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
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