July 2, 1991 |
Short Takes: Showtime on Monday announced two replays of last Friday's Mike Tyson-Donovan (Razor) Ruddock heavyweight fight: Wednesday and Monday at 10 p.m. Steve Albert and Ferdie Pacheco will call the action. . . . "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft, 45, and free-lance writer Jennet Conant, 31, were married Saturday on Martha's Vineyard. The couple met a year ago at a CBS affiliates meeting in Los Angeles.
February 24, 1987 |
CBS News' "West 57th" could be returning to the schedule any month now and possibly will be positioned in the 10 p.m. Monday time slot, where the critically lauded "Cagney & Lacey" is on the ratings roller coaster, the Washington Post reported Monday. CBS said it could not confirm the report. (Last week, "Cagney & Lacey" plunged to a tie for 63rd place in the Nielsens after previous weekly finishes of 32nd, 34th, 44th and 43rd.
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.
February 14, 2013 |
Here's some “Downton Abbey” news that's almost as shocking as what happened to Lady Sybil a few weeks back: The Dowager Countess herself, Maggie Smith, has never seen a single episode of the hugely popular PBS costume drama in which she stars. Quick, someone fetch the smelling salts! The actress, who's twice won an Emmy for her performance on the series, made the stunning confession in an interview scheduled to air this Sunday on “60 Minutes.” PHOTOS: Maggie Smith through the years The subject came up when correspondent Steve Kroft asked if she was proud of the phenomenal success of “Downton Abbey.” After a pause, she explained that she wasn't quite able to answer because she hasn't actually seen the finished product.
November 18, 2008 |
President-elect Barack Obama helped "60 Minutes" draw its biggest viewership in nearly a decade on Sunday. Correspondent Steve Kroft's interview with the incoming president and future first lady, Michelle Obama, drew a 17.4 rating in the top 56 local markets measured by Nielsen Media Research. That's the highest rating the venerable CBS program has scored since January 1999. (Final national ratings will be released today.) Last week, "60 Minutes" was the most-watched program on television, attracting its biggest audience in a year when Kroft interviewed four of Obama's top campaign advisers.