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November 17, 1995 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent First Amendment attorney who had been critical of CBS' decision not to air an interview with a former tobacco company executive on "60 Minutes" said that new disclosures about agreements made between CBS and the subject altered his opinion about the matter. "Based on the new information, it appears that CBS faced serious exposure to a lawsuit," said Victor A. Kovner, an attorney who has represented many media companies in First Amendment cases.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Applause thundered through the hotel ballroom. The speaker at the podium was Andy Rooney. The Andy Rooney. Remember? Accused of slurring blacks--denied it. Accused of slurring gays--acknowledged it. Suspended by CBS for three months and deleted from "60 Minutes." Reinstated by CBS after three weeks and returned to "60 Minutes." Andy Rooney, landing on his feet. It's impossible to assess merely from watching "60 Minutes" how America regards the post-Rooneygate Rooney.
NEWS
March 11, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 70 doctors sent a letter to CBS criticizing a "60 Minutes" report which suggested that Matthew Eappen was strangled, not shaken and slammed by his au pair, as prosecutors contend. The CBS program reported Sunday that two doctors believe the 8-month-old baby was strangled up to two days before he was hospitalized on Feb. 4, 1997. Lawyers for au pair Louise Woodward said they may seek a retrial; prosecutors said there is no evidence to warrant one.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1998 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
NBC has made "Dateline NBC" its transportable fast-food franchise, and ABC hopes to do the same with "20/20." So naturally there's buzz at CBS for adding another night of charismatic "60 Minutes," whose set of new faces possibly would include Bryant Gumbel, now that his own magazine series on that network appears on the rocks.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1995 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The controversy over the "60 Minutes" tobacco-industry interview that did not air is causing dissent and unhappiness among the newsmagazine staff and elsewhere at CBS. Executive producer Don Hewitt and correspondent Mike Wallace have exchanged angry words about the story, as have Hewitt and correspondent Morley Safer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1987 | JESS BRAVIN and KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writers
A Los Angeles-area dentist filed suit Wednesday to bar the scheduled Sunday broadcast of a "60 Minutes" interview that he contends he was deceived into granting. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court, Dr. Howard M. Stein claims that he agreed to be interviewed by CBS television reporter Diane Sawyer only after a "60 Minutes" producer promised him that it would not be a "hatchet job" or an "ambush."
NEWS
December 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
Retired pathologist Jack Kevorkian was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on murder charges based largely on a video he supplied to "60 Minutes" that appears to show him giving a terminally ill man a lethal injection. "The intent to kill was premeditated," District Judge Phyllis McMillen ruled after a preliminary hearing on the charges. She also ordered Kevorkian to stand trial on charges of assisted suicide and delivering a controlled substance. No trial date was set.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Executive producer Don Hewitt posted a notice on the bulletin board in the "60 Minutes" offices Tuesday attributing the magazine's unexpected drop in the ratings this week in part to the absence of commentator Andy Rooney and saying that Rooney "will soon be coming back" to the CBS News program.
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.
BUSINESS
January 30, 1996 | From Associated Press
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. received permission Monday to seek sworn depositions from "60 Minutes" correspondent Mike Wallace and other CBS employees who interviewed whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand. Lawyers for the Louisville, Ky.
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