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60 Minutes

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    John Miller's New NYPD Gig and the Terrible Revolving Door

    Three times John Miller has jumped from reporter to an institution he covered as a reporter. Here's a brief timeline: 1973-1994: Journalist, including 10 years as an investigative reporter for New York's NBC affiliate. 1994-1995: Law enforcement official, as deputy police commissioner for the NYP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2014

    The 10 Dumbest Rightblogger Ideas of 2013, Part 2

    We hope it's been long enough since listicle season (only a few days, but hell, your attention spans have all been shot to pieces by the internet, right?) that you won't mind if we present part 2 of the roundup we began last week. Herewith items 5 through 1 in our list of the dumbest ideas that wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Mike Wallace, Deceased, Leaves Behind This Commercial for Golden Fluffo

    Renowned 60 Minutes cast member and respected journalist Mike Wallace passed away this past Saturday at the age of 93, after over 50 years as a TV journalist.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2012

    Broadcast Journalist And 60 Minutes Legend Mike Wallace Dies At 93

    Mike Wallace, veteran broadcast journalist known for his contributions to CBS' 60 Minutes has died. Wallace, 93, died at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan Saturday night, Conn. Wallace, who was known for his hard hitting interviews with controversial public figures, had said in interviews following h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Pelosi, Boehner, Bachus, Hastert, Other Congressional Reps Traded Stock On Inside Tips, But It's All Legal (!?!)

    ​Ever wonder why Congress seems so willing to help bail out the financial industry? Well, a 60 Minutes report on Sunday says that lawmakers purchased stock in companies while involved in debates on Capitol Hill about bills that would affect those companies. Conflict of interest? Just a teensy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2011

    Andy Rooney Dies; FARC Leader Killed; Attacks in Nigeria

    ​60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney died yesterday in New York at the age of 92. Rooney retired from 60 Minutes last month after 33 years of closing out the show with short, observational essays. Over the years he recorded 1,097 of the segments, which often focused on small gripes about the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2011

    What Will Andy Rooney Talk About During His Last '60 Minutes' Appearance?

    ​Tonight, after 33-years on CBS's 60 Minutes, Andy Rooney will be stepping down. Rooney's short segments, 1,096 of them in all, were must-see TV. His essays were observations on everyday life, but he was at his best when he was complaining about modern life. Tonight, 60 Minutes is airing a ret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Ray Kelly: the NYPD Could Take Down an Aircraft if Necessary

    ​NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly appeared on 60 Minutes last night to talk about New York City's counterterrorism unit, created after 9/11, which now numbers 35,000 uniformed police officers and 15,000 civilian employees. The interview with Scott Pelley includes a look at the NYPD's $3 billion joi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    He's So Dumb....

    ​He has to get naked to count to 21. It takes him an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes. He thinks an innuendo is an Italian suppository. He tripped over a cordless phone. He has to go into a dressing room to change his mind. He stole a free sample.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Lance Armstrong and His Accusers: Processing the Unthinkable

    Lance Armstrong, flanked by two guys accusing him of nothing. Yet.​During Lance Armstrong's recent comeback, the Voice kept a fairly close eye on him. Despite what some commenters seemed to believe, we actually have admired the man and his incredible cycling exploits. For years, of course, Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Lara Logan Speaks on Her Sexual Assault in Egypt

    Lara Logan in Cairo​As the deaths of photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Honros sadly reminded us last week, journalists continue to face dangers all over the globe, and especially in the volatile Middle East, where a rash of uprisings have created historic opportunities to capture news, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Stephen Colbert Asks, 'Is God Fattening?' Study Says Yes.

    Lo-cal communion wafers.​A new study reveals that people who regularly attend church or other religious institutions are 50 percent more likely to be obese than non-religious folk. And, if you happened to catch Morley Safer's profile of Archbishop Timothy Dolan on 60 Minutes a couple weeks bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    But Really, Is It Okay for Men to Cry?: A Retrospective

    ​Following House Speaker-designate John Boehner's Sir-Weeps-a-Lot moment on 60 Minutes recently, along with the salty, flowing waves of 2010 man-tears (including Charlie Rangel's please don't censure me sobs and Chris Brown's spontaneous waterworks at a Michael Jackson tribute), the Today Show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2010

    Mark Zuckerberg to Debut New Facebook Profile Page Tonight on 60 Minutes

    ​Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will use Sunday's episode of 60 Minutes like one giant commercial for his company, unveiling the new profile page design on the air. Above is a screenshot of the episode's preview, giving us the pleasure of a first glimpse. In the clip Zuckerberg is described ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2010

    Spike Jonze and Vice Founder Bribe Their Way Out of Jail in Yemen

    ​An interesting and surprisingly hip item out of Saturday's Page Six: director Spike Jonze (Adaptation., the new Arcade Fire video) and Shane Smith, the founder of the once-coke-fueled Vice magazine who isn't Gavin McInnes, were detained in Yemen while searching for al Qaeda during the filming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Harlem Children's Zone, Is It Working?

    Geoffrey Canada's charter-based educational organization, Harlem Children's Zone, has won awards from just about everyone, including fawning portrayals on 60 Minutes, and in the recent documentary, "Waiting for Superman." All of those plaudits have generated large donations to Canda's network of sch ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2010

    LONG LIVE COCO!

    Off from NBC, but always in our hearts

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2010

    STORY TIME

    Laugh along with Mike Birbiglia

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Jose Andres Gets Anderson Cooper Tipsy on 60 Minutes

    If you happened to catch Jose Andres on 60 Minutes last night, you might have noticed Anderson Cooper's straight-man façade (ahem) starting to crack under the pressure of tasting so many molecular cocktails. This extra clip of him sampling an aquatically inspired gin and tonic might explain that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Johnny Zs Pounds Milk & Cookies

    Alice Waters' 60 Minutes appearance left us hungry for more fooderati coverage, which we got in the form of dessert virtuoso Johnny Iuzzini being featured on Nightline's Platelist segment Friday night. The pastry hunk says the journey to sweets success began in his childhood when he would come home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Vegetable Gardens on 60 Minutes

    Last week, Alice Waters was on 60 Minutes talking about the local/organic food movement and urging President Obama to plant a garden on the White House grounds. This week, President Obama took his turn on the show, and told correspondant Steve Kroft all about the vegetable garden on which Michelle O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Commenting on Alice Waters

    There's a really good commenters' thread going over at Serious Eats on the 60 Minutes Alice Waters interview. Reactions range from this:I appreciate her message, her commitment, etc. But one of the things that bugs me about her, whenever she addresses the cost- and time-prohibitive nature of living ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Deep Waters: Slow Food Maven on 60 Minutes

    The mother of the slow food movement in the U.S., Alice Waters, was featured on 60 Minutes yesterday in what was a somewhat bland piece on her legacy and vision for an America that eats and cooks local, organic and sustainable food. "Say 'frozen' and Alice Waters shudders," pronounces correspondent ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2009

    The Joys of DIY Disco, Courtesy of Revenge of the Nerds

    A New York label offers twisted edits in stunning, anarchic packages

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Who Are the Smartest Celebrities?

    Not all bold-face names are celebutards who need an hour and a half to watch 60 Minutes. Some of them are actually quite brainy, as I--who push tape recorders in their faces on a regular basis--should know. The smartest famous people I've ever interviewed are:

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    Obamas on "60 Minutes"; Press Plays Nice

    The Obamas were on "60 Minutes" last night, and their performance was low-key and mostly anodyne, with the President-Elect showing the requisite concern for national security ("I think it’s important to get a national security team in place because transition periods are potentially times of vulne ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 8, 2008

    IT'S YOUR CHOICE

    A pupu platter of punditry

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2007

    Welcome to HewTube: '60 Minutes' Creator Takes on Web

    (From CBS News) Don Hewitt has an idea for a show. That's right, the 84-year-old creator of 60 Minutes, who was put out to a spacious and Emmy-filled version of pasture three years ago directly beneath the CBS offices where he once routinely made television history, is plotting his next news maga ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2006
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2005
  • News

    April 19, 2005

    The Silencing of Sibel Edmonds

    Court won't let public hear what FBI whistleblower has to say

  • News

    March 8, 2005

    Prisoner of War

    Flashback to Abu Ghraib, where a soldier's day only feels like a year

  • News

    January 11, 2005

    No News Here

    How the CBS memos helped re-elect george W. Bush; cataclysm foretold in the Atlantic

  • News

    May 4, 2004

    Torturegate

    The first press-generated scandal since that two-bit burglary at the Watergate

  • News

    April 20, 2004

    Mike Wallace, the Redeemer

    CBS's 60 Minutes takes the case, and judge Charles Pickering gets his reputation back

  • News

    March 23, 2004

    I, Vermin From Under Rock

    Once I dared criticize Richard Clarke. Now I live in infamy.

  • News

    March 16, 2004
  • News

    March 25, 2003

    The Itch

    Why a Reporter Is Drawn to War

  • News

    November 19, 2002

    Smoke Signals

    Koppel Says Yes to Military Censorship in Iraq

  • News

    July 30, 2002

    A Reporter as Prosecutor

    Managing News at 'The New Yorker'

  • News

    May 29, 2001

    The Americans Who Stopped My Lai

    ‘I Wasn’t Taught to Murder and Kill’

  • News

    May 22, 2001

    Who Made Bob Kerrey Do It?

    Gerhard Klann: ‘We Just Slaughtered Them’

  • News

    March 20, 2001

    The Wrong Man

    Louima Could Not Identify Charles Schwarz

  • Specials

    February 20, 2001
  • Long Island Voice

    November 9, 1999
  • News

    November 2, 1999

    Serpico: 'Nothing Has Changed'

    Cops in Danger from Other Cops

  • Film

    November 2, 1999
  • NYC Life

    December 8, 1998

    Dead Reckoning

    60 Minutes Starring Jack Kevorkian

  • News

    May 19, 1998
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