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Originally posted 03/12/2014 06:30AM
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Originally posted 02/28/2014 10:00AM
Liam Neeson recently opened up to 60 Minutes about the sudden death of his wife, Natasha Richardson in 2009, but now the actor is saying the edited version of the interview left out one important detail.
Originally posted 01/25/2014 02:50PM
Still bearing the scars on his face, Sen. Creigh Deeds is speaking for the first time about being stabbed by his son in an emotional interview on 60 Minutes airing Sunday.
Originally posted 12/02/2013 08:35AM
Originally posted 11/05/2011 07:30AM
Andy Rooney, the wry observer of current events for 33 years on 60 Minutes, died Friday night in a New York City hospital, CBS News reports.
The TV journalist was 92 and had undergone minor surgery during the third week of October, only to suffer what were termed "serious complications."
Rooney, a widower since 2004, is survived by his four children.
A mere two weeks before his hospitalization, on Oct. 2, Rooney signed off a final time from the CBS Sunday-night weekly newsmagazine that made him a household name – thanks to 1,097 essays on topics ranging from religion to his messy office.
Originally posted 10/25/2011 06:00PM
Andy Rooney, who signed off from 60 Minutes this month after 33 years, has been hospitalized in stable condition.
The 92-year-old commentator "suffered serious complications" from minor surgery he underwent last week, CBS announced Tuesday.
The reason for the surgery and the nature of the complications were not disclosed.
Originally posted 10/03/2011 07:50AM
After 33 years and 1,097 essays, Andy Rooney signed off 60 Minutes for the last time Sunday night with a simple message to his loyal viewers who have tuned in week after week to listen to his words of wisdom.
If you see him out and about, just let him be. "Please, just let me eat my dinner," the veteran TV personality, 92, said as he signed off, as he discussed the setbacks of the fame he acquired on the show.
CBS announced last week that Rooney was retiring from the news-magazine program, where he has read his self-penned essays on-camera since 1978.
"I wish I could do this forever," he said during Sunday's final essay. "I can't, though."
Originally posted 09/28/2011 08:15AM
Andy Rooney, whose wry and acerbic essays about the foibles of everyday life have been a mainstay on 60 Minutes since 1978, will retire from the CBS news-magazine program this Sunday after his 1,097th original essay.
"There's nobody like Andy, and there never will be. He'll hate hearing this, but he's an American original," Jeff Fager, the executive producer of 60 Minutes, told CBS News. "His contributions to 60 Minutes are immeasurable; he's also a great friend. It's harder for him to do it every week, but he will always have the ability to speak his mind on 60 Minutes when the urge hits him."
Rooney, 92, will look back on his career in an interview with Morley Safer during Sunday's program, then announce his retirement in his essay.
– Tim Nudd
Originally posted 02/16/2011 10:20AM
Anderson Cooper, who escaped serious injury while he was covering the unrest in Egypt, has reached out to 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan, who on Feb. 11, it was announced Tuesday, was brutally assaulted by a mob of men in Tahrir Square while she was carrying out her job.
"Sickened and saddened by the attack on Lara Logan," the CNN anchor, 43, Tweeted. "She is in all of our thoughts and prayers.”
Logan, 39, a native of South Africa, has covered battlefields for nearly 20 years. During the Feb. 11 incident, she was separated from her crew and was eventually rescued by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers, according to a CBS statement.
Originally posted 08/19/2009 12:45PM
Don Hewitt, who helped shape TV news and in 1968 created the feature-magazine program 60 Minutes, died Wednesday at his Bridgehampton, N.Y., home, CBS announced on its Web site. He was 86 and reportedly had been battling pancreatic cancer.
Hewitt started at CBS News in 1948 and went on to oversee the network's nightly 30-minute broadcast with Walter Cronkite starting in 1963. In 1960, he directed the decisive first televised debate between presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon.
He was portrayed by the actor Philip Baker Hall in the 1999 movie The Insider, about 60 Minutes' exposé of the tobacco industry, and he stepped down from the top-rated Sunday night program in 2004 – involuntarily, it was said.
According to CBS, Hewitt "is survived by his wife of 30 years, Marilyn Berger; two sons, Steven and Jeffrey by his first wife, Mary Weaver, who predeceased him; a daughter Lisa Cassara, by his second wife, Frankie Hewitt, née Teague, who died in 2003; and Jilian Childers Hewitt, Frankie Hewitt's daughter by her first husband Bob Childers, whom Hewitt adopted."
– Stephen M. Silverman
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