March 22, 1991 |
Lesley Stahl, CBS' chief White House correspondent and a reporter at the network since 1972, was named Thursday to join the cast of "60 Minutes." The appointment had been expected. Stahl, who also moderates the public-affairs show "Face the Nation" and until recently co-anchored the weekday late-night program "America Tonight," recently was in Europe on a "60 Minutes" story that will air later this spring.
March 25, 1996 |
Brown & Williamson executives urged the company to buy a nicotine patch maker so it could profit from its customers' attempts to quit smoking, CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" reported. The show said it learned of the proposal from documents from British American Tobacco PLC, the London parent of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. B&W is the nation's third-largest tobacco company. At least one executive warned against buying a patch maker.
February 24, 1990 |
The Andy Rooney affair has become a monkey on CBS' back, much more important than whether Dan Rather finishes first or last in the ratings. And a flurry of reports Friday suggesting that Rooney might return soon to "60 Minutes"--from which he was suspended after remarks about blacks that he denied making--indicates the severe public pressure the network has been under. "I'm told there was an informal meeting Wednesday" between Rooney and CBS News President David Burke, a network spokesman said.
September 4, 2003 |
If you see some celebrity interviews on "60 Minutes," the correspondents are probably holding their noses. Morley Safer, Steve Kroft and Lesley Stahl didn't hide their distaste Wednesday for the hottest trend in their line of work. Celebrity chats are such winners for newsmagazines that NBC and ABC this summer arranged for help from entertainment news shows in landing them.
May 5, 1990 |
It's two months now since Andy Rooney returned to work on "60 Minutes," and he's had time to think things over. The dust has settled. His three-week suspension from the CBS Sunday series is history. And at age 70, he seems certain to ride out the TV career that suddenly was threatened with extinction when he became the center of a national controversy. Rooney was thrust into the spotlight when a Los Angeles-based gay magazine, the Advocate, attributed to him remarks about blacks and homosexuals.
November 24, 1998 |
Campaigning for the post of Oakland County prosecutor two years ago, David Gorcyca pledged to stop spending Michigan taxpayer dollars on longshot prosecutions of the world's most provocative and resilient right-to-die proponent. He won the election, ousting the incumbent in suburban Detroit. On Monday, Gorcyca found himself in a position not unlike that of his predecessor, if perhaps even more difficult.
November 10, 1990 |
Harry Reasoner, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent, will be leaving the show as a regular correspondent at the end of this season. Reasoner will become "editor emeritus," contributing occasional pieces to the high-rated CBS News program. "It's something I've been thinking about for a couple of years," the 67-year-old Reasoner said in an interview. "I've been at work for 53 years, half of that with '60 Minutes.' I'll still be with the show, but I'll come in irregularly."
November 17, 1995 |
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.
May 9, 1990 |
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.
March 11, 1999 |
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.