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60 Minutes 

The classic long-running prime time TV investigative news magazine.

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Lesley Stahl ...  Herself - Host / ... 659 episodes, 1994-2020
Andrew Rooney ...  Himself - Commentator (segment "Andy Rooney") / ... 654 episodes, 1969-2018
Steve Kroft ...  Himself - Host / ... 600 episodes, 1990-2019
Morley Safer ...  Himself - Host / ... 535 episodes, 1968-2017
Scott Pelley ...  Himself - Host / ... 451 episodes, 2002-2019
Mike Wallace ...  Himself - Host / ... 448 episodes, 1968-2018
Ed Bradley ...  Himself - Host / ... 352 episodes, 1973-2016
Bob Simon ...  Himself - Host / ... 272 episodes, 1997-2018
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This series set the pattern for the TV news magazine. Each episode consists of several stories, each presented by a different reporter. Stories have included investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, background pieces on current events, and general human interest stories. The series has also featured "Point-Counterpoint" debates and humorous commentaries by Andy Rooney. Written by Eric Sorensen

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24 September 1968 (USA) See more »

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In Andy Rooney's segment of 30 November 2008, the location of his seat in Giants Stadium was digitally blurred at the top of his season ticket - though the blurred region shifted enough to reveal most of the information - but all for naught as the same information was left unobstructed and even pointed to by Mr. Rooney at the bottom of the ticket, as well as the ticket's bar code and accompanying number. See more »

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Might even be better with only Andy Rooney.
22 August 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I watch "60 Minutes" every week, but it's probably better now that Mike Wallace has retired. He always seemed too self-righteous and biased (maybe even sort of creepy); Lesley Stahl wasn't much better. Morley Safer, Steve Kroft and Ed Bradley are OK, but Andy Rooney...he's truly the show's highlight (I really like that he recently called for a massive reduction in military spending).

I wish to assert that some of their most important stories aired right after September 11, 2001. An example was an interview with Iraqi politician Tariq Aziz, who affirmed that Saddam Hussein's regime would never harbor Osama bin Laden (unfortunately, the Bush administration got many people to think otherwise). Another example was a look at Kuwait ten years after the Gulf War, and how the US was no longer very popular there. But also, their interviews with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were really insightful.

All in all, "60 Minutes" is a news magazine that I recommend. Just as long as you understand their occasional biases.


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