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Mark Zuckerberg is all grown up. The venerable news program 60 Minutes did their second interview with Facebook’s CEO last night.
The first time, back in 2008, Zuck seemed every bit the akward nerd, stumbling on questions. Last night he came across as a confident business leader, while his Harvard nemeses, the Winklevoss Read More
Scott Pelley arrived at Ground Zero last night as promised. He cast his camera about the Park51 site for a little over 12 minutes and left. The initial take was a bit eye-rolling — “For the first time, see the key plans and hear from the key players…” Uh, been there, done Read More
Last night on 60 Minutes, Conan O’Brien talked to Steve Kroft about what it was like to lose The Tonight Show to Jay Leno.
“I went through some stuff,” said Mr. O’Brien. “And I got very depressed at times. It was like a marriage breaking up suddenly, violently, quickly. And I was just trying to Read More
On Sunday night, 60 Minutes will air the first major TV interview with Conan O’Brien since he left NBC.
Today, CBS News released a few tidbits from Mr. O’Brien’s interview with Steve Kroft.
At one point, Mr. O’Brien tells Mr. Kroft that (surprise, surprise) he would have handled the whole Tonight Show Read More
Robert Gibbs tires to understand the coverage on Fox News, Al Pacino and More! Read More
Halfway through this month’s 60 Minutes interview with the financial journalism deity Michael Lewis, a snapshot of a half-grinning banker in a pinstriped suit filled the screen. With a thick neck and soft face, mouth turned tightly upward, the former mortgage bond trader Howie Hubler smiled out unknowingly at 12 million viewers.
In his nice Read More
CBS’ 60 Minutes is this Sunday set to launch a piece on the long-troubled redevelopment of the World Trade Center, one the show has been working on for months.
In a brief teaser for the show, Larry Silverstein—the private developer who is signed up to build three of the four towers at the site—tells reporter Read More
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