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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.
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November 13, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
CBS News is conducting a journalistic review of a discredited "60 Minutes" report on the attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday. "The moment we confirmed there was an issue in our story we began a journalistic review that is ongoing," said a "60 Minutes" spokesman, who did not provide details of the review or its scope. The confirmation of an ongoing review into the botched story by correspondent Lara Logan, first reported by McClatchy's Nancy Youssef , comes after days of mounting criticism of CBS' response to the incident.
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June 1, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Lance Armstrong attacked the credibility of a report aired on CBS' "60 Minutes" in the way he often attacked mountain climbs at the Tour de France — with blustery anger. However, Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News, reacted differently than many of Armstrong's cycling competitors did during the big race. Fager didn't back off. Armstrong's attorney made public Wednesday a letter he'd sent to 60 Minutes calling the May 22 television report "extraordinarily shoddy to the point of being reckless and unprofessional, or a vicious hit-and-run job," and demanding an on-air apology.
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November 11, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
"60 Minutes" briefly apologized Sunday night for its discredited Oct. 27 report on the attack on the American Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, but did not go into detail about the reporting errors that led to it. At the end of Sunday's episode, correspondent Lara Logan issued an apology and correction for the politically charged story, which was quickly seized upon by conservative leaders critical of the Obama administration's response to...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
CBS News is conducting a journalistic review of a discredited "60 Minutes" report on the attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday. "The moment we confirmed there was an issue in our story we began a journalistic review that is ongoing," said a "60 Minutes" spokesman, who did not provide details of the review or its scope. The confirmation of an ongoing review into the botched story by correspondent Lara Logan, first reported by McClatchy's Nancy Youssef , comes after days of mounting criticism of CBS' response to the incident.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
The first few minutes of this Sunday's season premiere of "60 Minutes" offer a glimpse of some of the underlying tensions at the venerable television newsmagazine. Along with longtime correspondents Ed Bradley, Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl and Morley Safer, the opening segment will feature another face -- that of former CBS anchor Dan Rather, who joined the show after "60 Minutes Wednesday" was canceled this spring.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
"60 Minutes" briefly apologized Sunday night for its discredited Oct. 27 report on the attack on the American Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, but did not go into detail about the reporting errors that led to it. At the end of Sunday's episode, correspondent Lara Logan issued an apology and correction for the politically charged story, which was quickly seized upon by conservative leaders critical of the Obama administration's response to...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2011 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
CBS moved Tuesday to reinvigorate its perennially-third-place morning news program, introducing two familiar personalities to help anchor the show and promising a broadcast with less fluff. The new, yet-to-be-named show, scheduled to debut Jan. 9, will feature PBS late-night oracle Charlie Rose and Gayle King, best known as personal and professional sidekick to Oprah Winfrey. Erica Hill, already host of the network's "The Early Show," will remain in place as the third member of the anchor team.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2012 | Meg James
The death of CBS News' pit-bull reporter Mike Wallace marks not only the passing of a broadcast lion but in many ways also the brand of journalism he helped to define. Wallace, 93, died late Saturday at a care center in New Canaan, Conn., where he had been staying for the last few years. CBS plans an hourlong tribute to Wallace and his career on "60 Minutes" next Sunday. In announcing his death, CBS lauded the brazen tactics that it said had made Wallace a household name "synonymous with the tough interview -- a style he practically invented for television more than half a century ago. " "All of us at CBS News and particularly at '60 Minutes' owe so much to Mike," Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and a longtime executive producer of "60 Minutes," said in a statement released Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2011 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
After 33 years of piquant and sometimes irascible commentary, 92-year-old Andy Rooney will surrender his regular gig on CBS' legendary newsmagazine "60 Minutes" this weekend. Rooney will sign off with a final piece — his 1,097th — on Sunday's program, preceded by a retrospective segment on his career with longtime colleague Morley Safer, the network said in a news release Tuesday. FOR THE RECORD: A headline on this article says Andy Rooney is 93 years old. He is 92. In addition to his own often attention-grabbing views — he once scolded those who mourned the 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain by saying he'd never even heard of the Nirvana frontman before then — the beetle-browed Rooney is one of the last on-air links to the glory days of CBS News, when "60 Minutes" regularly topped the ratings and anchorman Walter Cronkite was dubbed "the most trusted man in America.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2012 | Meg James
The death of CBS News' pit-bull reporter Mike Wallace marks not only the passing of a broadcast lion but in many ways also the brand of journalism he helped to define. Wallace, 93, died late Saturday at a care center in New Canaan, Conn., where he had been staying for the last few years. CBS plans an hourlong tribute to Wallace and his career on "60 Minutes" next Sunday. In announcing his death, CBS lauded the brazen tactics that it said had made Wallace a household name "synonymous with the tough interview -- a style he practically invented for television more than half a century ago. " "All of us at CBS News and particularly at '60 Minutes' owe so much to Mike," Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and a longtime executive producer of "60 Minutes," said in a statement released Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2012 | Myrna Oliver and Valerie J. Nelson
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program. Beginning in 1968, as one of the first hosts of the enduringly popular news show, he circled the globe, displaying his charm and wit and asking sometimes barbed, always penetrating questions of kings and presidents, business magnates and bureaucrats, entertainers and cultural personalities.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2011 | By James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
CBS moved Tuesday to reinvigorate its perennially-third-place morning news program, introducing two familiar personalities to help anchor the show and promising a broadcast with less fluff. The new, yet-to-be-named show, scheduled to debut Jan. 9, will feature PBS late-night oracle Charlie Rose and Gayle King, best known as personal and professional sidekick to Oprah Winfrey. Erica Hill, already host of the network's "The Early Show," will remain in place as the third member of the anchor team.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2011 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
After 33 years of piquant and sometimes irascible commentary, 92-year-old Andy Rooney will surrender his regular gig on CBS' legendary newsmagazine "60 Minutes" this weekend. Rooney will sign off with a final piece — his 1,097th — on Sunday's program, preceded by a retrospective segment on his career with longtime colleague Morley Safer, the network said in a news release Tuesday. FOR THE RECORD: A headline on this article says Andy Rooney is 93 years old. He is 92. In addition to his own often attention-grabbing views — he once scolded those who mourned the 1994 suicide of Kurt Cobain by saying he'd never even heard of the Nirvana frontman before then — the beetle-browed Rooney is one of the last on-air links to the glory days of CBS News, when "60 Minutes" regularly topped the ratings and anchorman Walter Cronkite was dubbed "the most trusted man in America.
SPORTS
June 1, 2011 | By Diane Pucin
Lance Armstrong attacked the credibility of a report aired on CBS' "60 Minutes" in the way he often attacked mountain climbs at the Tour de France — with blustery anger. However, Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News, reacted differently than many of Armstrong's cycling competitors did during the big race. Fager didn't back off. Armstrong's attorney made public Wednesday a letter he'd sent to 60 Minutes calling the May 22 television report "extraordinarily shoddy to the point of being reckless and unprofessional, or a vicious hit-and-run job," and demanding an on-air apology.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
CBS has tapped a company veteran and a newcomer from cable to run its news operation. In a restructuring of its executive ranks, CBS News named "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager chairman and brought in David Rhodes, who previously led domestic television operations for financial news firm Bloomberg News, as president. Sean McManus, 55, who had been serving as president of both the network's news and sports divisions, will become chairman of CBS Sports. Fager, 56, who becomes the first person to hold the title of chairman at CBS News, will have oversight of the unit's editorial operations both on television and online.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2012 | Myrna Oliver and Valerie J. Nelson
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program. Beginning in 1968, as one of the first hosts of the enduringly popular news show, he circled the globe, displaying his charm and wit and asking sometimes barbed, always penetrating questions of kings and presidents, business magnates and bureaucrats, entertainers and cultural personalities.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
CBS has tapped a company veteran and a newcomer from cable to run its news operation. In a restructuring of its executive ranks, CBS News named "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager chairman and brought in David Rhodes, who previously led domestic television operations for financial news firm Bloomberg News, as president. Sean McManus, 55, who had been serving as president of both the network's news and sports divisions, will become chairman of CBS Sports. Fager, 56, who becomes the first person to hold the title of chairman at CBS News, will have oversight of the unit's editorial operations both on television and online.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
The first few minutes of this Sunday's season premiere of "60 Minutes" offer a glimpse of some of the underlying tensions at the venerable television newsmagazine. Along with longtime correspondents Ed Bradley, Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl and Morley Safer, the opening segment will feature another face -- that of former CBS anchor Dan Rather, who joined the show after "60 Minutes Wednesday" was canceled this spring.
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.
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