60 Minutes

About the Show

Begins its 45th season on the CBS Television Network in the fall

 

ON AIR:  Sundays (7:00-8:00 PM, ET)

FORMAT:   "60 Minutes," the most successful television broadcast in history, began its 44th season on Sept. 25, 2011. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast begun in 1968 is still a hit in 2011, regularly making Nielsen's Top 10. Over the 2010-2011 season, "60 Minutes" continued its dominance as the number-one news program, drawing an average of 13.36 million viewers per week – a 1 percent increase over last season, more than twice the audiences of its network news magazine competitors and more than five million viewers ahead of the most-watched daily network evening news broadcast. The average audience for a "60 Minutes" broadcast still dwarfs the biggest audiences drawn by cable news programs.

 

PREMIERE:  Sept. 24, 1968

 

CORRESPONDENTS AND CONTRIBUTING CORRESPONDENTS: Anderson Cooper, Steve Kroft, Sanjay Gupta; Lara Logan, Scott Pelley, Morley Safer, Bob Simon and Lesley Stahl

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER:  Jeff Fager

EXECUTIVE EDITOR:  Bill Owens

SENIOR PRODUCERS:  Michael Radutzky and Debbie DeLuca-Sheh

STORY EDITOR:  Claudia Weinstein

EXECUTIVE STORY EDITOR:  Victoria Gordon

ONLINE EDITOR:  Ann Silvio

PRODUCERS:  Robert Anderson, Tom Anderson, Shachar Bar-On, Richard Bonin, David Browning, Denise Cetta,  Reid Collins, Andy Court, Kyra Darnton, L. Katharine Davis, Franklin Devine, Shari Finkelstein, Michael Gavshon, John Hamlin, Graham Messick, Draggan  Mihailovich, Deirdre Naphin,  Harry A. Radliffe II, Howard L. Rosenberg; Ira Rosen, David Schneider, Henry Schuster, Tanya Simon, Ruth Streeter, Karen Sughrue and Clem Taylor 

DIRECTORS:   Robert Klug and Alicia Tanz Flaum

 

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Press Contact:   Kevin Tedesco            212-975-2329             kev@cbsnews.com

Press:

Kevin Tedesco
212-975-2329
kev@cbsnews.com

Heather Wines
212-975-1079
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