If anyone missed Lesley Stahl’s segment this weekend on 60 Minutes (though come on, how unlikely is that?), you might not have noticed that her profile of Taylor Swift, “A Young Singer’s Meteoric Rise,” was actually just a re-aired interview from 2011.
Which is fine–Ms. Stahl tells the audience that “we first met Taylor Swift in 2011, during her Speak Now tour,” and on the 60 Minutes website, they disclose “The following is a script of “Taylor Swift” which originally aired on Nov. 20, 2011 and was rebroadcast on May 19, 2013″–except that it says something about Taylor Swift’s “meteoric rise” that most people would have no idea that this interview was two years old. Or that on Twitter, 60 Minutes gave no clue that this would be a rebroadcast episode.
“Did you see Tina Fey and Sheryl Crow are wearing the same dress?” CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl whispered to a friend at the New York Women in Communications Matrix Awards at the Waldorf Astoria on Monday morning, April 19. And there they were: Ms. Crow and Ms. Fey in almost-identical floral Dolce & Gabbana fitted Read More
Television journalist Lesley Stahl’s late father, Louis Stahl, owned a leather-finishing company called Stahl Finish in Lynn, Mass., where the CBS correspondent spent her childhood. And while Ms. Stahl can now brag about a notable reporting career, she often wonders what it might have been like if she had inherited the business, which her father Read More
Wednesday, Jan. 13
Mike Wallace, Howard Stern–what’s the difference? There is none. Not really. Not anymore. Everybody confesses everything now, and no topic is out of bounds when the camera light goes on.
All right, let’s back up for a moment. On the night of Jan. 6, 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl paid a Read More