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Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:36PM EST
60 Minutes dropped the original author of its official 50th-anniversary book after he kept asking about the show’s treatment of women
Richard Zoglin was tasked with writing an authorized retrospective of the legendary newsmagazine, but 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager became concerned that he was focusing too much on the negative, The New York Times reports. According to The Times, “specifically, Mr. Fager expressed concern that Mr. Zoglin had asked his interview subjects about the treatment of women in the 60 Minutes workplace, according to three people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive internal matters. Mr. Fager also asked Mr. Zoglin why he had brought up the rocky tenure of Katie Couric, a onetime correspondent for the show and former CBS News anchor who left the network on bad terms.” The book was published this fall under Fager's name.
Posted Wednesday 11/22/17 at 2:00PM EST
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission dismissed a former 60 Minutes producer’s sexual harassment complaint
In a case that has nothing to do with Charlie Rose, a former producer accused her CBS News supervisors of sexual harassment, ethics violations and retaliation in a complaint filed in August 2016. After the EEOC dismissed her case, the unidentified producer had 90 days to file a lawsuit. CBS says it was never sued and never settled with the woman.
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 12:35PM EST
CBS fires Charlie Rose, citing his “extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior”
"A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately," CBS News president David Rhodes announced today of Rose, who co-hosted CBS This Morning and contributed to 60 Minutes. "This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program. Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace—a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place. I’ve often heard that things used to be different. And no one may be able to correct the past. But what may once have been accepted should not ever have been acceptable."
Posted Friday 11/10/17 at 1:46PM EST
Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman reveals on 60 Minutes that she was sexually abused
The six-time Olympic medal winner is the latest gymnast to accuse former U.S women’s gymnastics team doctor Dr. Larry Nassar of sexual abuse.
Posted Monday 9/25/17 at 1:24PM EDT
In her 60 Minutes debut, Oprah fails to bridge the gap between pro-Trump and anti-Trump Americans
Turns out that not even Oprah Winfrey can heal the country -- not through a focus group, at least.
Posted Thursday 9/14/17 at 2:43PM EDT
Oprah's 60 Minutes debut is set for the Season 50 premiere
Oprah Winfrey’s first story -- on America’s political divisions -- airs Sept. 24. PLUS: Donald Trump is in talks to do a 60 Minutes interview, likely later this fall.
Posted Monday 9/11/17 at 9:26PM EDT
60 Minutes calls an allegation it altered Steve Bannon’s appearance “nonsense”
The CBS News show was responding to a claim from a YouTuber that the former Trump aide was made to look “like a bleary-eyed drunk.”
Posted Monday 9/11/17 at 3:14PM EDT
Steve Bannon couldn’t care less that SNL portrayed him as the Grim Reaper
“I don't need the affirmation of the mainstream media,” the former Trump advisor said on 60 Minutes when asked about the SNL sketches. “I don't care what they say. They can call me an anti-Semite. They can call me racist. They call me nativist. You can call me anything you want. OK? As long as we're driving this agenda for the working men and women of this country, I'm happy."
Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 3:21PM EDT
Hillary Clinton will give her first TV interview promoting her new book to CBS Sunday Morning
She’ll discuss "What Happened" with Jane Pauley this weekend. PLUS: Ex-Trump advisor Steve Bannon sits down with 60 Minutes.
Posted Monday 8/21/17 at 9:23PM EDT
If there was a hall of fame for TV sounds, Law & Order’s chung-chung would go in it
Neil Genzlinger opines that it's the most successful sound in TV history. The hypothetical hall of fame would include the intro to The Twilight Zone, the ticking time peace of 60 Minutes and the shutter click of NCIS.