60 Minutes celebrates its 35th Anniversary. It looks back at stories featuring con artists, celebrities, musicians, and world leaders. It also revisits some of the tough interviews, remarkable places...
Hosted by noted reporters Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley, this program presents in-depth coverage of news stories in the tradition of 60 Minutes and 20/20. Rather than just reading news reports... See full summary »
Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest. They then have to answer 15 ... See full summary »
This series features old and new music videos, with a twist: As the video plays, "information bubbles" will "pop up" with facts about the production of the video, things contained in the ... See full summary »
After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dave was given his own morning talk-show. This show included a full orchestra, news breaks, and a cast of ... See full summary »
This series set the pattern for the TV news magazine. Each episode consists of several stories, each presented by a different reporter. Stories have included investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, background pieces on current events, and general human interest stories. The series has also featured "Point-Counterpoint" debates and humorous commentaries by Andy Rooney. Written by
In Andy Rooney's segment of 30 November 2008, the location of his seat in Giants Stadium was digitally blurred at the top of his season ticket - though the blurred region shifted enough to reveal most of the information - but all for naught as the same information was left unobstructed and even pointed to by Mr. Rooney at the bottom of the ticket, as well as the ticket's bar code and accompanying number. See more »
I watch "60 Minutes" every week, but it's probably better now that Mike
Wallace has retired. He always seemed too self-righteous and biased
(maybe even sort of creepy); Lesley Stahl wasn't much better. Morley
Safer, Steve Kroft and Ed Bradley are OK, but Andy Rooney...he's truly
the show's highlight (I really like that he recently called for a
massive reduction in military spending).
I wish to assert that some of their most important stories aired right
after September 11, 2001. An example was an interview with Iraqi
politician Tariq Aziz, who affirmed that Saddam Hussein's regime would
never harbor Osama bin Laden (unfortunately, the Bush administration
got many people to think otherwise). Another example was a look at
Kuwait ten years after the Gulf War, and how the US was no longer very
popular there. But also, their interviews with Jon Stewart and Stephen
Colbert were really insightful.
All in all, "60 Minutes" is a news magazine that I recommend. Just as
long as you understand their occasional biases.
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