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April 9, 2012 |
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.
February 16, 1996 |
CBS Inc. told a judge Thursday that Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. does not need the confidential information it is trying to force from "60 Minutes" journalists about the tobacco company's former research chief turned whistle-blower. The network is seeking a ruling that would throw out subpoenas issued to television news show veterans Mike Wallace and Morley Safer and others about a controversial interview with former B&W executive Jeffrey Wigand. Louisville, Ky.
February 7, 1992 |
Forget cocaine--guns have clearly become the premier American drug of choice. And it's hitting the TV airwaves in a big way this weekend. Whether it's the deadly serious "60 Minutes" segment, "Bang, Bang, You're Dead" (at 7 p.m. Sunday on CBS), or the ironic and mordant "Guns and Violence" episode of the delicious series "The 90's" (at 10 tonight on KCET Channel 28), the message is clear: Like any full-time user, Americans are paying a heavy price for their firearms habit.
November 2, 2002 |
Someday, the Hollywood power brokers who reign over TV programming will wake up to discover that the cult of celebrity is over, and that the public has finally had its fill of the endless profiles of the rich and famous that have been clogging the airwaves since the medium was in its infancy.
January 30, 1996 |
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.
May 12, 1989 |
CBS News correspondents Meredith Vieira and Steve Kroft will leave the low-rated "West 57th" magazine series for its high-rated older brother, "60 Minutes," the network said Thursday. The shift comes three months after Diane Sawyer made her well-publicized jump from "60 Minutes" to ABC News to co-anchor a new prime-time series, and less than two months after Connie Chung left NBC to anchor what will be a revamped version of "West 57th" next fall. Vieira, 35, has been with "West 57th" since it premiered in 1985.
April 8, 2005 |
CBS News won a Peabody Award on Thursday for its report on abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a story anchored by Dan Rather and produced by Mary Mapes, who was later fired by CBS for her role in the story about President Bush's military service. Comedy Central's Jon Stewart won his second Peabody Award, for his satiric take on the 2004 election campaign, while HBO's Western "Deadwood" also won.