'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers
FILE - "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl poses for a photo in her office at the "60 Minutes" offices, in New York on Sept. 12, 2017. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. After executive producer Bill Owens turned the show primarily over to COVID-19 coverage last spring, “60 Minutes” has returned to its traditional format while being focused on being timely. “60 Minutes” this fall has featured interviews with fired government cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs, former President Barack Obama and poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Original executive producer Don Hewitt often ran “60 Minutes” as an island unto itself.
If Trump wanted people to avoid '60 Minutes,' it didn't work
Behind the World Series, Fox was the most popular broadcast network in prime time, averaging 8.2 million viewers. NBC had 5.8 million viewers, ABC had 4.6 million, CBS had 4.4 million, Ion Television had 1.2 million, Univision had 1.1 million, Telemundo had 1 million and the CW had 620,000. ABC's “World News Tonight” led the evening news ratings race with an average of 8.6 million viewers. NBC's “Nightly News” had 7.2 million viewers and the “CBS Evening News” had 5.3 million. World Series, Game 3: L.A. Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay, Fox, 8.16 million.
Trump posts unedited '60 Minutes' interview before it airs
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Gastonia Municipal Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Gastonia, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump posted his full, unedited interview with “60 Minutes” on Facebook before the show’s scheduled Sunday broadcast. “Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS,” Trump wrote Thursday as he tweeted the Facebook link. As Stahl comments at one point that Trump is offering attack after attack, Trump responds: “It's not attack, it's defense. At the end of the nearly 40 minutes, Trump complained: “Are you ready for tough questions. “60 MINUTES,” it continued, "is widely respected for bringing its hallmark fairness, deep reporting and informative context to viewers each week.
The Latest: Trump tells rally about '60 Minutes' interview
WASHINGTON – The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local):7:50 p.m.President Donald Trump is keeping up a public feud with “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl, who he says took him too seriously after he pleaded for suburban women to love him. Stahl interviewed Trump at the White House on Tuesday for Sunday’s edition of the news magazine. Addressing a campaign rally Wednesday in Gastonia, North Carolina, Trump says Stahl pressed him on his plea for love from suburban women, many of whom have turned away from the president. ___HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE:President Donald Trump was campaigning in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Wednesday night. His Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, dispatched his ex-boss, former President Barack Obama, to make a pitch for him in Philadelphia.
Trump tends to his electoral map, Biden eyes Obama boost
It comes a day after Trump, trailing in polls in many battleground states, stopped in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. Trump was bound for North Carolina on Wednesday as he delivers what his campaign sees as his closing message. “This is an election between a Trump super recovery and a Biden depression," the president said in Erie, Pennsylvania. Before leaving the White House for Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Trump taped part of an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that apparently ended acrimoniously. Also trailing in fundraising for campaign ads, Trump is increasingly relying on his signature campaign rallies to maximize turnout among his GOP base.
William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, dies at 93
Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said. Impressed by Small's work in Louisville, CBS executives hired him in 1962 to be assistant news director of the network's Washington bureau. Small didn't leave the bureau for four days, from the shooting to the burial, he told The Associated Press in 2013. Small defected to NBC in 1979, becoming president of the network's news division and hiring away several CBS reporters, including Mudd and Marvin Kalb. In 2014, the organization honored Small with its lifetime achievement award.
Virus tests Lesley Stahl and CBS' '60 Minutes' on, off air
This image released by CBS News shows "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl. At the same time, “60 Minutes” has dove into a breaking news story in ways that it seldom has before. She wasn't alone with coronavirus at “60 Minutes.” Owens declined to say how many others had it, but said everyone was well now. “60 Minutes” is no stranger to news, and became more topical when Jeff Fager replaced original producer Don Hewitt. Traditionally, “60 Minutes” essentially shuts down at the end of May for vacations and to prepare for next season's stories.