OVER THE YEARS, Bob Simon has reported for CBS News on everything from the Vietnam War to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait to the Israel-Palestine conflict. This past Sunday on 60 Minutes, Mr. Simon returned to an even heavier subject-elephants.
“Elephants communicate in a complicated, sophisticated language that scientists are trying to decipher and compile Read More
Last week, on Friday, Oct. 9, Wayne Nelson, the executive producer for Dan Rather Reports, was sitting in his office at HDNet’s headquarters in New York when an incredulous staff member ran in. Have you seen the promos for this weekend’s 60 Minutes, producer Meredith Ramsey asked? The clips touted an upcoming piece by Bob Read More
What sort of spell does the Bryan brothers’ publicist Natalie Mikolich cast over assignment editors?
We were amazed last week as the Bryan Brothers, six years after their first Grand Slam victory, had profiles both in The New Yorker and the Times Magazine, with no obvious peg. And now, we’ve learned, 60 Minutes is Read More
Today, CBS Sports’ James Brown sat down with Michael Vick for the quarterback’s first on-camera interview since he was released from federal prison in mid-July for charges related to his former dogfighting ring.
According to the press release, Mr. Brown conducted the interview with Mr. Vick earlier today in Virginia. The interview will air as Read More
On Monday morning, Defense Secretary Robert Gates was en route to Egypt.
Over the next several days, Mr. Gates, according to the Associated Press, will be on a “delicate mission” to “reassure long-term U.S. allies in the Persian Gulf region that efforts by Washington to reach out to Iran will not Read More
This weekend, President Barack Obama will be making his first appearance on a Sunday morning public affairs program since taking office. But he won’t be doing it on NBC’s top-rated Meet the Press.
Rather, he’ll be appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer
Last week, Mr. Obama gave an Read More
On Tuesday morning, Steve Kroft stood on the second floor of the W hotel on Lexington Avenue and poured himself a cup of coffee. A man walked by, recognized the 60 Minutes correspondent, and paused to congratulate him on a recent story from Pakistan. “That was really ballsy going in that cave,” said the Read More
CBS executives announced today that correspondent Steve Kroft has landed the first post-election interview with President-elect Barack Obama. The interview will take place tomorrow in Chicago, air on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, and will also include First Lady-elect Michelle Obama.
More from the press release:
60 MINUTES has covered the campaign and the election closely. Read More
On Jan. 10, 2005, CBS President Leslie Moonves sent his employees a novella-length memo with the subject line “The Independent Panel Issues its report.”
CBS had formed said independent panel months earlier, in the fall of 2004, in order to investigate the development, preparation and aftermath of Dan Rather and company’s flawed report on Read More
More from the Rather v. CBS docs.
On Tuesday, December 7, 2004, former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh sent an e-mail to Dan Bartlett, then the White House communications director.
At the time, Mr. Thornburgh was heading up an independent panel, established by CBS, to investigate the flawed 60 Minutes Wednesday story about President Read More