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  • 60 Minutes
    60 Minutes

    Sound investigative reporting, revealing interviews of public figures and an overall reflection of contemporary issues by its co-hosts, Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner (succeeded by Morley Safer), brought CBS’s 60 Minutes a special stature and an example of television’s potential fully realized.... read more

  • 60 Minutes
    60 Minutes

    Few television presentations pack more into an hour than 60 Minutes, produced by CBS News under the capable hand of executive producer Don Hewitt, who has been at the helm of the program since its inception in September 1968. What 60 Minutes proves is that there exists a substantial and important audience for quality television journalism in this country. Co-editors are the distinguished CBS News Correspondents Mike Wallace, Dan Rather, and Morley Safer, who seem to make 60... read more

  • 60 Minutes
    60 Minutes

    We are all too familiar with the proliferation of negative news and with the blurring of the line between information and entertainment on television. Therefore, it is critical to remind ourselves television news’ ability to promote positive values—including the value of an affirmative spirit, the value of industry and effort, and the importance of fighting the good fight in a good way. Such is the case with four particularly powerful episodes of 60 Minutes produced in 1997. In... read more

  • 60 Minutes II: Abuse at Abu Ghraib
    60 Minutes II: Abuse at Abu Ghraib

    The truism that television is a visual medium was confirmed in this report. But here the visual component consisted primarily of a set of still photographs that shocked viewers throughout the world and raised questions that are in many instances still open. Preparation of the report began long before it was aired. Details were checked. A court martial investigation was in process prior to the presentation of the report. 60 Minutes II became the first news organization to... read more

  • 60 Minutes II: Death by Denial
    60 Minutes II: Death by Denial

    In this powerful five-month probe, 60 Minutes II: Death by Denial outlines the critical plight of 23 million Africans suffering from HIV and AIDS related illnesses. Correspondent Ed Bradley interviews patients, heads of state, government officials and members of grassroots organizations to bring one of the biggest international health stories of the past year to light. The complex AIDS crisis is made even more poignant by the poverty levels of African citizens, indifference of major drug companies, and... read more

  • 60 Minutes II: Memories of a Massacre
    60 Minutes II: Memories of a Massacre

    A Peabody goes to CBS’ 60 Minutes II: Memories of a Massacre. Co-produced by Gregory Vistica and Tom Anderson, this painfully honest segment investigates the actions of an American Navy SEAL unit under the command of former Senator Bob Kerrey, actions that took place in the village of Thanh Phong, Vietnam, in February 1969. There, civilian men, women and children, as well as enemy guerrilla fighters, were killed in bloody close combat. Kerrey’s personal recollections of the events... read more

  • 60 Minutes: “The Duke Rape Case”
    60 Minutes: “The Duke Rape Case”

    In one of his final 60 Minutes reports, correspondent Ed Bradley tackles the complex, racially charged case of three white Duke University lacrosse players accused of raping an African-American exotic dancer at a team party. Through exclusive interviews with the three players and with the other woman who danced at the party that night, Bradley and his producers unsnarl conflicting testimony and reveal botched police procedures and potentially unethical behavior by the district attorney of Durham, N.C. While... read more

  • 60 Minutes: A Crime Against Humanity
    60 Minutes: A Crime Against Humanity

    Nominee The devastation of chemical warfare is at the forefront of this Scott Pelley report on the August 21, 2013 sarin gas attacks that killed 1,429 civilians, including 426 children in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria.... read more

  • 60 Minutes: All in the Family
    60 Minutes: All in the Family

    Presented by 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft, All in the Family examines links between defense contractors and the federal government that deeply affect the Pentagon’s military contracting process. When the Army Corps of Engineers revealed that the Halliburton Corporation received a $7 billion no-bid contract to extinguish oil well fires in Iraq, there was public speculation that Vice President Cheney steered the lucrative deal to his former company. The government insisted Halliburton won the deal because it was... read more

  • 60 Minutes: Friendly Fire
    60 Minutes: Friendly Fire

    In the best tradition of 60 Minutes, reporter Steve Kroft and producer Harry A. Radliffe II convey in microcosm the tactics, emotions and implications of the events of the Persian Gulf War. As technological warfare becomes ever more precise human error is not eliminated, but instead can be magnified with terrible and tragic results. For the first time in American history a friendly fire accident was taken all the way into the public domain and the individual responsible... read more

  • 60 Minutes: Lenell Geter’s in Jail
    60 Minutes: Lenell Geter’s in Jail

    In 1982, Lenell Geter, a black engineer, was convicted for the armed robbery of a fast-food restaurant near Dallas, Texas, and sentenced to life imprisonment. This occurred despite conflicts in eyewitness testimony, co-workers’ claims that he was at work at the time of the robbery, and his lack of a prior criminal record. Devoting half of its broadcast to the case, the 60 Minutes team, including executive producer Don Hewitt, producer Suzanne St. Pierre, and correspondent Morley Safer,... read more

  • 60 Minutes: Lifeline
    60 Minutes: Lifeline

    The phrase “health care crisis in America” is repeated so often, analyzed from so many perspectives, that it begins to lose meaning and significance. 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley and his crew cut through the clutter and shatter the abstractions in Lifeline, a report about Remote Area Medical (RAM). Stan Brock designed the project to provide medical assistance in the Amazon regions of South America, but he subsequently discovered a parallel need in the United States. With volunteer... read more

  • 60 Minutes: Mr. Snow Goes to Washington
    60 Minutes: Mr. Snow Goes to Washington

    60 Minutes: Mr. Snow Goes To Washington is an exceptional example of what can be achieved when a dedicated person who will not take “no” for an answer is joined by a national news team fully capable of highlighting and reporting the most important facets of a campaign for increased child safety. This 60 Minutes report achieved two significant ends: it created a heightened sense of public awareness about the dangers of metallic darts (particularly to children) and... read more

  • 60 Minutes: Sabotaging the System
    60 Minutes: Sabotaging the System

    While we all shudder at the prospect of terrorists obtaining a tiny amount of weapons-grade plutonium, this startling 60 Minutes report brought home the very real harm a savvy hacker can do using nothing more exotic than a laptop. Using two cyber attacks that crippled electrical utilities in Brazil as a reference point, correspondent Steve Kroft and his producing team examined the implications of cyber terrorism for the United States. The worst-case scenarios, described to Kroft by some... read more

  • 60 Minutes: The CIA’s Cocaine
    60 Minutes: The CIA’s Cocaine

    For more than two decades, the underground press has claimed CIA involvement in drug trafficking. It took the investigative skills and the exceptional interviewing abilities of senior correspondent Mike Wallace to finally make the allegations stick. In this investigative report, 60 Minutes once again demonstrates why it is a landmark series in American television history. By revealing the story of a covert CIA operation in Venezuela that led to an unabated flood of cocaine into this country. 60... read more

  • 60 Minutes: The Co$t of Dying
    60 Minutes: The Co$t of Dying

    Misconception and misinformation, including dire warnings of “death panels,” swirled around the health-care reform bill that finally passed in March 2010. In that context, serious, sober information about the costly realities of the United States’ unsustainable system was frequently lost. 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft, however, with producer Andy Cort and associate producer Maria Gavrilovic, found much needed information. The Co$t of Dying, a brave, stunning report presented November 22, 2009, meticulously documented the huge percentage of spending... read more

  • 60 Minutes: The Death Penalty in America
    60 Minutes: The Death Penalty in America

    Nominee Two-part series examining the death penalty in America exposes flaws in the legal system that led to innocent people being on death row, and delves into the shady world behind the banned drugs used to carry out the death penalty.... read more

  • 60 Minutes: The Killings in Haditha
    60 Minutes: The Killings in Haditha

    The war in Iraq, like all wars, is fraught with confusion and complexity, with terrible events that leave some dead, some wounded, some scarred with memory and regret. The Killings in Haditha is an investigation of such an event. In November 2005, a squad of U.S. Marines killed 24 civilians, among them women, children and elderly townspeople. The worst single killing of civilians by American troops since Vietnam, it was clearly a massacre to some observers, to others... read more

  • About Race
    About Race

    Rising above stereotypes and sensationalism, the five-part news series About Race is a refreshing inquiry into racial understanding. An eight-month effort produced exceptional results, both in viewer responses and in community involvement. For example, to date more than 100 area schools have requested copies of the program. The effort commenced with a 13-minute news segment in its first installment, and totaled nearly 60 minutes total in the first week. The station’s diligence was further demonstrated by a successful... read more

  • CBS News for Coverage of the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
    CBS News for Coverage of the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

    CBS News’ comprehensive and accurate coverage of the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel on November 4, 1995, reflected its long-term commitment to excellence in broadcast journalism. CBS News Radio was on the air within minutes of the assassination with actuality reports and stayed with the events for nearly five hours. The CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer aired within hours of the assassination and presented a powerful account of the life and death or Mr.... read more

  • Deception at Duke
    Deception at Duke

    In 2007, Duke University trumpeted its discovery of the “holy grail” of cancer research: a technique for matching chemotherapy with each patient’s unique genetic makeup. The treatment turned out to be not only a failure but also, as a seven-month 60 Minutes investigation found, one of the biggest medical-research frauds ever perpetrated. Duke was so certain of Dr. Anil Potti’s research, the university featured him in TV commercials touting his breakthrough (“Genomics will revolutionize cancer therapy”). But as... read more

  • Institutional Award: 60 Minutes
    Institutional Award: 60 Minutes

    When 60 Minutes first aired in 1968 as a “magazine for television”—featuring co-hosts Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner—it was met with inattention from critics, indifference from audiences, and skepticism from journalists. One prominent national newspaper editor dismissed the show as “entertainment, not journalism.” Fifty years later, when the ticking of that Aristo stopwatch pops up on millions of American television screens every Sunday night, it signals that serious journalism is about to be committed, and it may... read more

  • Joy in the Congo
    Joy in the Congo

    This ebullient 60 Minutes segment is an ode to joy in an African republic known mainly for its catastrophic civil war and entrenched poverty. It’s also an ode to ingenuity, perseverance and the power of music. At its center is Armand Diangienda, a Congolese man who taught himself to read music and play piano, trombone and cello while recruiting potential oboists and trumpeters with even less experience than he had. Now encompassing 200 musicians and singers, his Kinshasa-based... read more

  • Personal Award: Bob Simon for International Reporting for CBS News
    Personal Award: Bob Simon for International Reporting for CBS News

    In an age when neophytes with cell phones, websites and mini-cams claim to be “journalists” and when the debate on critical global issues often takes on a shrill tone amplified by thousands of extremist voices, Bob Simon’s reports for 60 Minutes II and 60 Minutes ring with reason, truth and informed insight. A previous recipient of the Peabody Award as part of CBS News’ coverage of the assassination of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, Mr. Simon... read more

  • Personal Award: Christiane Amanpour for International Reporting on Cable News Network and “CBS News: 60 Minutes”
    Personal Award: Christiane Amanpour for International Reporting on Cable News Network and “CBS News: 60 Minutes”

    This past year has seen an abundance of criticism of television news, much of it deserved. By now, we’ve witnessed many of the excesses and heard most of the reasons: competition, fragmented audiences, the blurring line between entertainment and information, and on and on. Against this backdrop of hype, exaggeration, tabloidization and increasing irrelevancy, the international news reporting by Christiane Amanpour stands out. Reporting from the scene of virtually ever source of global conflict for Cable News Network... read more

  • Personal Award: Don Hewitt
    Personal Award: Don Hewitt

    Every so often, a person comes along whose accomplishments touch the lives of just about every American. Typically, this person is one whose face and name are instantly recognizable to the public. While it is true that CBS News executive producer Don Hewitt’s accomplishments have impacted on the lives of people the world over, the nature of his profession has kept him largely out of the limelight. The production and direction of nearly every major news event that... read more

  • Personal Award: Paul and Holly Fine
    Personal Award: Paul and Holly Fine

    At its best, 60 Minutes brings topics of critical importance to its vast weekly audience with a sense of urgency, immediacy and personal impact. It is more than coincidental that many of these moments, have been produced by the team of Paul and Holly Fine. Beginning in local television in Washington D.C., now a long-time member of the CBS News organization, the Fines have infused their work with honesty, integrity and humanity. Somehow, Paul and Holly Fine have... read more

  • The Whistleblower
    The Whistleblower

    In an example of sophisticated business reporting, 60 Minutes and The Washington Post collaborated on this far-reaching investigation into how the Drug Enforcement Administration was hobbled in its attempts to hold Big Pharma accountable for fueling the opioid epidemic. While other news coverage of the crisis deals primarily with the devastating impact of addiction and its repercussions on communities across the country, “The Whistleblower” goes to the source of the matter and a man who knew the system... read more