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Longest Top 10 Streak in 6 Years for '60 Minutes' - Posted December 9, 2014
For the 7th week in a row, "60 Minutes" made the Top 10 list of most-watched broadcast programs. Sunday's show was watched by 11.5 million viewers, good enough for 6th place. And that came against stiff competion from FOX's broadcast of the Seahawks-Eagles game. This is the longest streak on the... [TVNewser]

Syracuse Cuts Ribbon on Upgrades At S.I. Newhouse School - Posted September 29, 2014
CBS News VP Chris Licht now has a TV news control room named for him. It's one of the new control rooms at Syracuse University's new Dick Clark Studios and Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation. The $18 million upgrade at the S.I. Newhou... [TVNewser]

The Morning Ticker: Kroft, Williams, Romano - Posted September 26, 2014
CBS's Steve Kroft sits down with President Obama at the White House today for an interview airing Sunday on "60 Minutes." NBC's Brian Williams will be honored today with the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award b... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Has Best Debut in 17 Years - Posted September 23, 2014
"60 Minutes" was the No. 2 show of the week, only behind "Sunday Night Football" on NBC. Sunday's season debut drew 17.88 million viewers, its biggest premiere audience since 1997. The show got a boost from the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seakawks game. A Super Bowl rematch which went into overtime. Sunday's show, which... [TVNewser]

Sunday's '60 Minutes' Now Available Monday, on Your Mobile Device - Posted September 17, 2014
"60 Minutes" begins its 47th season Sunday night. And for the first time, you'll be able to see Sunday's stories on your mobile device the following week, without having to purchase the $4.99 app. Last season,"60 Minutes" averaged 12.2 million viewers each Sunday, finishing most weeks in the Top 1... [TVNewser]

The Ticker: Roberts, Kroft, Barry - Posted June 25, 2014
Broadcasting and Cable has named "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts to its Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The 24th Annual Hall of Fame will be celebrated at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20. Steve Kroft took home his third ... [TVNewser]

These Minutes, Stahl and Kroft Would Like to Have Back - Posted April 9, 2014
Steve Kroft was initially scheduled to close out the 2013-14 season of Guilford College's Bryan Series in Greensboro, NC alongside ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

These Minutes, Stahl and Kroft Would Like to Have Back - Posted April 9, 2014
Steve Kroft was initially scheduled to close out the 2013-14 season of Guilford College's Bryan Series in Greensboro, NC alongside ... [FishbowlNY]

David Remnick is Syracuse University's 160th Commencement Speaker - Posted April 2, 2014
Over the years, a number of top-rank journalists have delivered the keynote at Syracuse University's commencement. This group includes "First Lady of American Journalism" Dorothy Thompson Lewis (1937), Walter Cronkite (1968), Dan Rather... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Remnick is Syracuse University's 160th Commencement Speaker - Posted April 2, 2014
Over the years, a number of top-rank journalists have delivered the keynote at Syracuse University's commencement. This group includes "First Lady of American Journalism" Dorothy Thompson Lewis (1937), Walter Cronkite (1968), Dan Rather... [FishbowlNY]

Franken Says Merged Comcast, Time Warner Cable 'Will Be Bad for Consumers' - Posted March 10, 2014
Having done two stints as a writer and performer on "Saturday Night Live," Sen. Al Franken knows a thing or two about NBC. This morning on CBS, the Minnesota democrat said NBC parent company Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable "will be bad for consumers of TV, of cable TV and... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Philip Seymour Hoffman Interview: 'I Got Panicked for My Life' - Posted February 8, 2014
Tomorrow night "60 Minutes" will rebroadcast a 2006 interview with Philip Seymour Hoffman in which the actor discusses his problems with addiction. The Steve Kroft... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' #2 For the Week With 14M Viewers - Posted January 28, 2014
Even with no NFL lead-in, "60 Minutes" was the second most-watched show -- behind only The Grammys -- last week. The broadcast, which featured ... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno Gives Jimmy Fallon a Couple of Great Pointers - Posted January 27, 2014
When Howard Stern recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, he warned that there needs to be a very different kind of opening monologue once the talk show host takes over The Tonight Show. Via The Hollywood Reporter, in a second interview to go along with this weekend's ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jay Leno Gives Jimmy Fallon a Couple of Great Pointers - Posted January 27, 2014
When Howard Stern recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, he warned that there needs to be a very different kind of opening monologue once the talk show host takes over The Tonight Show. Via The Hollywood Reporter, in a second interview to go along with this weekend's ... [FishbowlNY]

Kroft on Leno: 'They're Forcing Him Out While He's a Solid No. 1' - Posted January 27, 2014
Steve Kroft's interview with Jay Leno for "60 Minutes" last night comes 22 years after Kroft's first interview with the NBC late night host, when Leno took over "The Tonight Show" from Johnny Carson. What's changed in those 22 years? "[H]is life has changed very little," ... [TVNewser]

Jay Leno Explains Himself Via 60 Minutes - Posted January 23, 2014
Late night TV industry watchers have applauded Jimmy Fallon for choosing, from the very beginning of his transition to The Tonight Show, to keep in regular, friendly contact with the man he is succeeding, Jay Leno. That politically astute methodology will ring even 20/20 wiser once the masses have had a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jay Leno Explains Himself Via 60 Minutes - Posted January 23, 2014
Late night TV industry watchers have applauded Jimmy Fallon for choosing, from the very beginning of his transition to The Tonight Show, to keep in regular, friendly contact with the man he is succeeding, Jay Leno. That politically astute methodology will ring even 20/20 wiser once the masses have had a... [FishbowlNY]

CBS News Vet Adapts 9/11 Experiences for the Stage - Posted January 22, 2014
Previews of Bikeman: The 9/11 Theatrical Experience begin Sunday January 26 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, with 7.5% of every ticket after mandated deductions going to the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CBS News Vet Adapts 9/11 Experiences for the Stage - Posted January 22, 2014
Previews of Bikeman: The 9/11 Theatrical Experience begin Sunday January 26 at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, with 7.5% of every ticket after mandated deductions going to the ... [FishbowlNY]

'60 Minutes' #8 For the Week - Posted December 24, 2013
"60 Minutes" had 11.97 million viewers December 22, making it the eighth most-watched program in America for the week. The show also finished eighth in households last week, posting a 7.4/12. The show featured Lesley Stahl's interview wi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

'60 Minutes' #8 For the Week - Posted December 24, 2013
"60 Minutes" had 11.97 million viewers December 22, making it the eighth most-watched program in America for the week. The show also finished eighth in households last week, posting a 7.4/12. The show featured Lesley Stahl's interview wi... [FishbowlNY]

'60 Minutes' #8 For the Week - Posted December 24, 2013
"60 Minutes" had 11.97 million viewers December 22, making it the eighth most-watched program in America for the week. The show also finished eighth in households last week, posting a 7.4/12. The show featured Lesley Stahl's interview wi... [TVNewser]

David Zurawik Has 'Lost Faith' in '60 Minutes' and CNN - Posted December 23, 2013
Baltimore Sun television critic David Zurawik delivers blistering commentary on the state of the news media in his latest column. "After decades of writing about ... [TVNewser]

A Full Week of James 'Whitey' Bulger - Posted December 2, 2013
On Sunday November 24, 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft revisited the Boston gangster's undercover life and capture in Santa Monica, although his report very strangely skipped over any specific mention of Anna Bjornsdottir (a.k.a. Anna Bjorn), the former Miss Iceland (1974) whose ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

A Full Week of James 'Whitey' Bulger - Posted December 2, 2013
On Sunday November 24, 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft revisited the Boston gangster's undercover life and capture in Santa Monica, although his report very strangely skipped over any specific mention of Anna Bjornsdottir (a.k.a. Anna Bjorn), the former Miss Iceland (1974) whose ... [FishbowlNY]

'60 Minutes' is 6th for the Week - Posted October 22, 2013
A close Chiefs-Texans game -- a one-point win for Kansas City -- helped make "60 Minutes" the sixth most-watched show of the week. "60" drew 14.95 million viewers with a 9.4 rating / 15 share, good enough for the No. 5 spot in Households. Sunday's show featured Dr. Sanjay Gupta's interview... [TVNewser]

John Catsimatidis and the Next Stop on Dave Zinczenko's World-Domination Tour - Posted October 9, 2013
We've met plenty of driven, multitasking folks in Michael's dining room over the years -- like this week's man of the hour David Zinczenko, who continues his quest for (media) world domination with his new book (read on). He was front a... [GalleyCat]

John Catsimatidis and the Next Stop on Dave Zinczenko's World-Domination Tour - Posted October 9, 2013
We've met plenty of driven, multitasking folks in Michael's dining room over the years -- like this week's man of the hour David Zinczenko, who continues his quest for (media) world domination with his new book (read on). He was front a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

John Catsimatidis and the Next Stop on Dave Zinczenko's World-Domination Tour - Posted October 9, 2013
We've met plenty of driven, multitasking folks in Michael's dining room over the years -- like this week's man of the hour David Zinczenko, who continues his quest for (media) world domination with his new book (read on). He was front a... [FishbowlNY]

'60 Minutes' Has Most-Watched Show Since December - Posted October 8, 2013
Thanks to a thrilling, high scoring, last second NFL game as its lead-in, "60 Minutes" had its best showing since last December. The Broncos/Cowboys game propelled "60 Minutes" to the No. 1 show Sunday night and the No. 3 primetime show of the week. The broadcast drew 18 million viewers and... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft Celebrates 25 Years At '60 Minutes' - Posted October 7, 2013
Back in 1989, a young reporter named Steve Kroft joined a young producer named Jeff Fager on "60 Minutes," where they were nervous about impressing the show's EP Don Hewitt. In a "60 minutes Overtime" piece, Kroft and Fager (now chairman of CBS News and EP of "60 Minutes") recall the correspondent's... [TVNewser]

'Why can't you put Marilyn Monroe in the same broadcast as an interview with the president' - Posted September 26, 2013
On Tuesday "60 Minutes" celebrated its 45th birthday. The show debuted on CBS Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1968. Its success over the years brought on many imitators and even led Rupert Murdoch to once inquire ... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: Smiley, Kroft, Curry - Posted May 23, 2013
PBS host Tavis Smiley celebrates his 2,000th show tomorrow. Smiley's diverse guest list, from musicians to presidents, authors, actors, and activists, will be highlighted in a clip reel... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The Evening Ticker: Smiley, Kroft, Curry - Posted May 23, 2013
PBS host Tavis Smiley celebrates his 2,000th show tomorrow. Smiley's diverse guest list, from musicians to presidents, authors, actors, and activists, will be highlighted in a clip reel... [FishbowlNY]

Another Sunday, Another Interview with Pres. Obama on CBS - Posted February 3, 2013
Today's pre-Super Bowl interview by Scott Pelley made more news in less time than last week's interview by Steve Kroft on "60 Minutes." Pelley's 8-minute i... [FishbowlLA]

Another Sunday, Another Interview with Pres. Obama on CBS - Posted February 3, 2013
Today's pre-Super Bowl interview by Scott Pelley made more news in less time than last week's interview by Steve Kroft on "60 Minutes." Pelley's 8-minute i... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Obama/Clinton Interview, Though Criticized, Is A Ratings Draw - Posted January 29, 2013
The Atlantic says Steve Kroft's "softball" interview with President Obama and ... [TVNewser]

Barack Obama: Media Critic - Posted January 28, 2013
President Obama has granted a pair of interviews to media outlets to kick off his second term. The f... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Secures First Joint Interview With President Obama And Secretary Clinton - Posted January 25, 2013
President is beginning his second term, and Secretary of State Clinton is preparing to leave her role to make way for John Kerry. To mark the moment, the pair are sitting down for their first joint interview, with CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes." The program says it is the first time that the... [TVNewser]

16 Million Watch '60 Minutes' Making it #6 Show of the Week - Posted December 4, 2012
A last second Steelers win over the Ravens helped propel "60 Minutes" into the Top 10 last week. 16.15 million viewers made "60" the 6th most-watched program of the week. Sunday's show featured Steve Kroft's investigation of for-profit h... [TVNewser]

Bill Owens Readies To Step Up To '60 Minutes Sports' Plate - Posted November 14, 2012
CBS News "60 Minutes" executive editor Bill Owens will be adding to his duties as the co-EP of "60 Minutes Sports," which will debut on pay-cabler Showtime in January. Owens ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' #3 Show for the Week with 16M Viewers - Posted November 6, 2012
Sunday's "60 Minutes" had its largest audience since January, drawing 16.3 million viewers to finish at # 3 for the week. The show, with the New York Giants - Pittsburgh Steelers lead-in finished at #3 in households with a 10.2/15 in that measurement. It was the program's best delivery in viewers... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft on his Interview with Senate Leaders: 'They Didn't Answer Almost Any Questions' - Posted November 4, 2012
Who had the harder interview tonight on "60 Minutes?" Scott Pelley during his profile of NFL MVP Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers -- we learned he's quite sensitive about his height, and doesn't want to talk much about the bounty scandal -- or Steve ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' #2 for the Week - Posted October 23, 2012
The overtime New York Jets - New England Patriots game Sunday afternoon which drew 23 million viewers in its final hour helped propel "60 Minutes" to the #2 show of the week. The broadcast drew 15.86 million viewers, the CBS News magazine's highest weekly ranking since December 18, 2011. Sunday's broadcast featured ... [TVNewser]

For Second Year in a Row, Broncos-Patriots Give Boost to '60 Minutes' - Posted October 9, 2012
Drawing nearly 16 million viewers, CBS's "60 Minutes" was the #3 show of the week -- its highest weekly ranking since December 18, 2011, when the show was #2 for the week and had a New England Patriots / Denver Broncos lead-in. It just so... [TVNewser]

Despite NFL and Emmy Competition, '60 Minutes' Powers To Number Six For Week - Posted September 25, 2012
Sunday could have been a tough night in the ratings for CBS' "60 Minutes." Despite interviews with President Obama and Mitt Romney, as well as a huge NFL lead-in, the newsmagazine was up against a big NFL game on NBC, and the Emmys on ABC. Despite the tough competition (and likely thanks t... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Takes Heat For Standard Practice: Trimming An Interview For Time - Posted September 24, 2012
Some blogs and news outlets are criticizing CBS News for cutting out of last night's "60 Minutes" a statement by President Obama regarding some of his campaign ads. Obama said that some of the ads "go overboard," and may contain statements that aren't true. WATCH: ... [TVNewser]

Mitt Romney, President Obama In Dueling Interviews on CBS '60 Minutes' Sunday - Posted September 19, 2012
CBS newsmagzine "60 Minutes" has finally scheduled the interview it conducted with President Obama. As expected, it will be paired with an interview with his competitor, GOP candidate ... [TVNewser]

President Obama Grants Interviews To CBS News, Telemundo - Posted September 12, 2012
President Obama has granted interviews to two U.S. TV outlets, CBS News newsmagazine "60 Minutes" and Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo. CBS broke in with a special report at 4 PM with a very brief clip from the interview, which had President Obama responding to Mitt Romney's statement on the sit... [TVNewser]

CNN Report Results In Congressional Stock Trade Loophole Being Closed - Posted August 3, 2012
Thanks to a CNN report, a loophole that allowed family members of politicians to theoretically benefit from insider information when making stock trades. CNN's Dana Bash and Deirdre Walsh revealed the loophole in mid-July during this report: ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 11, 2012
Quotes of the Day Created by Morgan Howlan, age 5. Appeared in New Times. Marc Ambinder not keen on 'poking' David Brooks "I do not know why Facebook suggests that I... [FishbowlDC]

CBS's Clarissa Ward, BBC's Paul Wood Honored for Syria Reports at RTCA Dinner - Posted June 9, 2012
CBS News correspondent Clarissa Ward and BBC News correspondent Paul Wood are the co-recipients of the David Bloom award for their intrepid r... [TVNewser]

Titans, Moguls and a Presidential Candidate Pay Respects to Mike Wallace - Posted May 1, 2012
If the news business was like football, Mike Wallace would be its MVP. But if news was a beauty contest, Wallace would never have been Mr. Congeniality. That's what hundreds of Mike Wallace's friends, colleagues and family -- four gen... [TVNewser]

Mitt Romney Attends Memorial Service for Mike Wallace - Posted May 1, 2012
Ann And Mitt Romney were among the guests at this morning's memorial service for Mike Wallace held at the Rose Hall at Time Warner Center. Seated next to Romney is CBS News President David Rhodes... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' is #6 Show For the Week - Posted April 24, 2012
Venerable CBS News magazine "60 Minutes" was the sixth most-watched TV show of the week last week. Topped only by singing shows, dancing shows and "NCIS," "60" drew almost 13 million viewers and was Sunday's #1 show households and viewers. The broadcast drew 12.96 million viewers and scored a household 8.3 rating/14... [TVNewser]

Vanity Fair Memorializes Christopher Hitchens - Posted April 23, 2012
On Friday afternoon, Vanity Fair and a slew of guests gathered to celebrate the late and great Christopher Hitchens. According to WWD, a few of those in attendan... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Vanity Fair Memorializes Christopher Hitchens - Posted April 23, 2012
On Friday afternoon, Vanity Fair and a slew of guests gathered to celebrate the late and great Christopher Hitchens. According to WWD, a few of those in attendan... [FishbowlNY]

Fox 'Mole' Joe Muto Booked For CNN's 'Reliable Sources' - Posted April 14, 2012
Former Fox News producer Joe Muto will be an "exclusive" guest on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. Muto is the FNC staffer who leaked reports from inside the network to Gawker this week. A preview: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fox 'Mole' Joe Muto Booked For CNN's 'Reliable Sources' - Posted April 14, 2012
Former Fox News producer Joe Muto will be an "exclusive" guest on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. Muto is the FNC staffer who leaked reports from inside the network to Gawker this week. A preview: ... [FishbowlNY]

Fox 'Mole' Joe Muto Booked For CNN's 'Reliable Sources' - Posted April 14, 2012
Former Fox News producer Joe Muto will be an "exclusive" guest on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. Muto is the FNC staffer who leaked reports from inside the network to Gawker this week. A preview: ... [TVNewser]

Hollywood Reporter's 'New York Issue' Lists 35 Most Powerful People in Media - Posted April 11, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter is getting its New York fix with its Spring issue. Inside, the magazine lists the "35 Most Powerful People in The Media," which i... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hollywood Reporter's 'New York Issue' Lists 35 Most Powerful People in Media - Posted April 11, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter is getting its New York fix with its Spring issue. Inside, the magazine lists the "35 Most Powerful People in The Media," which i... [FishbowlNY]

What 'Haunted' the 'Irascible, Competitive' Mike Wallace - Posted April 9, 2012
This morning the network news shows paid tribute to Mike Wallace, who died Saturday night at age 93. On "CBS This Morning" Wallace's "60 Minutes" colleagues Morley Safer and ... [TVNewser]

Dan Rather, Steve Kroft and An Encore Appearance by John Legend - Posted February 29, 2012
I got several emails last week when I was on vacation alerting me to John Legend's presence in the dining room. "You're missing him!" texted one faithful "Lunch" reader. "Oh well," I thought, "next time." Imagine my surprise when the singer magically appeared in the dining room today and even shot... [FishbowlLA]

A Few More Minutes with Andy Rooney - Posted January 12, 2012
Friends and colleagues from across the TV spectrum joined Andy Rooney's four children this morning at Rose Hall, bidding farewell to the CBS News essayist, who died Nove... [TVNewser]

Diane Sawyer, Steve Kroft and Matt Lauer are The Interviewers on TV News Today - Posted December 21, 2011
In their 2011 "Rulebreakers" issue, The Hollywood Reporter looks at The Rebels, The Opportunists, The Cinderella Stories and more from the world of TV and movies. Marisa Guthrie pens a page on ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' makes the Top 10 - Posted November 22, 2011
For the second straight week, "60 Minutes" lands on the list of Nielsen's Top 10 most-watched primetime shows. With a lift from an overrun of the Tennessee Titans - Atlanta Falcons game, the show drew 14.47 million Total Viewers, making it #9 for the week. Sunday's show featured ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' in Top 10 with Congressional Expose - Posted November 15, 2011
"60 Minutes" -- without the help of an NFL lead-in and up against the final minutes of the Giants-49ers game on FOX - finished as the 10th most-watched primetime show last week. 13.07 million Total Viewers watched Steve Kroft's expose on insider t... [TVNewser]

CBS News Remembers Andy Rooney: 'The Oracle of West 57th St... Apparently, God needed a writer' - Posted November 5, 2011
Words of condolence following the passing of Andy Rooney, from his CBS colleagues. Leslie Moon... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' To Feature Steve Jobs Audio In Interview with Biographer - Posted October 20, 2011
On "60 Minutes" this Sunday, Steve Kroft speaks to Walter Isaacson, the former CNN chairman and Time managing editor, who is releasing the only authorized biography of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. More information on the biography, which ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' with Pres. Obama is 7th Most-Watched show of the Week - Posted May 10, 2011
While the real drama took place the prior Sunday, "60 Minutes" devoted its entire show (plus a few minutes with Andy Rooney) this past Sunday to Steve Kroft's interview with Pres. Obama... [TVNewser]

Bin Laden Killed: Pres. Obama tells CBS's Steve Kroft he won't Release Death Images - Posted May 4, 2011
Steve Kroft is at the White House right now interviewing Pres. Obama for Sunday's "60 Minutes." But CBS News has released a piece of news -- which has already been reported out and aired on the cable networks: the President won't release images ... [TVNewser]

Speaking Words of Wisdom - Posted May 1, 2011
'Tis the graduation season once again. And that means numerous commencement speeches from TV journos and analysts. Here now, then, is TVNewser's fourth annual list of who's-speaking-where-and-when (in alphabetical order): CNBC's Maria Bartirom... [TVNewser]

Julian Assange on 60 Minutes - Posted January 31, 2011
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'60 Minutes' Draws Biggest Audience in 2 Years - Posted December 21, 2010
"60 Minutes" drew another huge audience Sunday night -- its largest in more than two years -- making it the #3 show for the week. The show, which had the lead-in of the New York Jets-Pittsburgh Steelers game, drew 18.7 million Total Viewers -- "60's" best deliveries in households, Total Viewers and... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' #3 Show for the Week - Posted December 14, 2010
Thanks to a huge football lead-in -- in fact the highest rated broadcast of the NFL season, CBS' "60 Minutes" was the third most-watched primetime show on TV last week. 17.59 million viewers watched a weepy Rep. ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Notches Best Ratings in Nearly Two Years - Posted November 23, 2010
Television's most watched news program had an exceptional night Sunday, November 21. CBS' "60 Minutes" drew 17.7 million total viewers, its best performance since December, 2008. "60 Minutes" was the fourth most-watched program on all of television for the week, its highest spot on that ranker in nearly a year. It was... [TVNewser]

Obama Will Risk Overexposure to Reach the People - Posted November 8, 2010
Over the weekend, we gave you a sneak preview of President Obama's visit to ... [PRNewser]

President Obama on '60 Minutes': 'I'm willing to take the risks of overexposure' - Posted November 8, 2010
At the end of President Barack Obama's interview on "60 Minutes," CBS correspondent Steve Kroft took out The Daily News cartoon (right) for one more question about Obama's overwhelming media presence. Kroft points ou... [TVNewser]

Obama Explains Communications Failure on '60 Minutes' - Posted November 7, 2010
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CBS Promoting '60 Minutes' Obama Interview In Advance of Sunday - Posted November 5, 2010
As we reported yesterday, CBS News has secured the first post-election sit-down interview with President Obama on "60 Minutes" Sunday. Correspondent Steve Kroft recorded the interview yesterday, and now the network is using its platforms to promote it. The fi... [TVNewser]

CBS News' '60 Minutes' Snags First Post-Election Interview with President Obama - Posted November 4, 2010
CBS Newsmagazine "60 Minutes" has secured the first post-election sit-down interview with President Obama. The interview will be conducted by correspondent Steve Kroft later today in the Oval Office. The interview will air on "60 Minutes" this Sunday, November 7. Kroft also got the first post-2008 election interview with... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes,' with Help from Football, Draws Largest Audience in 10 months - Posted October 27, 2010
"60 Minutes" saw its best ratings in 10 months last week, which put the show in the top ten for the third time in five weeks. The CBS news program had 15.79 million viewers on Sunday, its largest audience since Dec. 12, 2009, to rank #6 for the week. Sunday's show... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' 6th for the Week - Posted October 12, 2010
•CBS' "60 Minutes" was the sixth most-watched show on TV last week. Sunday's program, with an assist from the Titans-Cowboys game, drew 15.02 million Total Viewers and had its best A25-54 (4.7/12) and A18-49 (3.7/10) delivery since January. The show featured Steve Kroft's report on high frequency stock trading, a ... [TVNewser]

Florida Runs Your News - Posted September 10, 2010
Growing up in South Florida, I should have known I would someday end up somehow involved in TV news. For better or worse, the state of Florida -- and in particular the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale market -- has had maybe the biggest impact on the television news industry outside New York... [TVNewser]

Letterman Extortionist Nominated for News & Doc Emmy - Posted July 15, 2010
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations this morning for the 31st News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and, yes, David Letterman ... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes' 'Built-In Audience' - Posted May 17, 2010
CBS News' Steve Kroft and "60 Minutes" were honored this afternoon with two Peabody Awards for reports Kroft filed for the newsmagazine. We caught up with Kroft at the ceremony and asked him how the program has been able to succeed as the general broadcast news audience is on the declin... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes,' ABC News Celebrated at Peabody Awards - Posted May 17, 2010
"Quality can conquer and this is the big proof today," "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer said as she began her hosting duties at the 2010 Peabody Awards in Manhattan. Journalists, documentary-filmmakers, and entertainers gathered for the 69th iteration of the event, which seeks to recognize "distinguished achievement and meritorious... [TVNewser]

Conan Helps Push '60 Minutes' into Top 10 - Posted May 4, 2010
CBS' "60 Minutes," which drew 13.5 million viewers on Sunday evening, finished the week as the #8 most-watched program in television. This Sunday's broadcast featured Steve Kroft's anticipated sit-down with former NBC "Tonight" show host ... [TVNewser]

Conan O'Brien: 'I don't know how thought-out this whole thing was' - Posted May 3, 2010
On CBS' "60 Minutes," former NBC "Tonight" show host Conan O'Brien sat down with Steve Kroft for his first full interview to since leaving the network and being replaced by his predecessor, Jay Leno. When Kroft asked if he thought Leno had "acted hon... [TVNewser]

Conan O'Brien on his Final NBC Days: 'I think this relationship is going be toxic and maybe we just need to go our separate ways' - Posted April 29, 2010
Conan O'Brien in his Los Angeles home last week talking to Steve Kroft in his first interview since leaving The Tonight Show. TBS's Conan O'Brien tells "60 Minutes'" ... [TVNewser]

Conan O'Brien on '60 Minutes' Sunday - Posted April 27, 2010
Soon-to-be host of his own late-night show on TBS Conan O'Brien will speak for the first time since losing his short-lived stint on NBC's "Tonight Show." O'Brien talks with "60 Minutes'" Steve Kroft in an interview airing this Sunday. Earlier this month at the RTDNA conference, Kroft ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' is the Week's #7 Show - Posted April 13, 2010
For the third time in four weeks, 60 Minutes ranked in the top ten network prime time shows. Sunday's program drew a 9.7 rating and an 18 share. That makes it the seventh most popular show for the past week. 15.03 million viewers watched Steve Kroft's interview of John Gotti, Jr.... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft Wanted to be Don Draper - Posted April 12, 2010
Reporting from the NAB/RTDNA conference in Las Vegas Tonight he'll accept the Paul White lifetime achievement award from the RTNDA, but this afternoon "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft took some time to talk about his career with a crowd that was mostly made up of the ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Correspondent Steve Kroft: 'We're Not Going To Be Pushed Around By Publicists Any More' - Posted April 9, 2010
In his many years with CBS' "60 Minutes," correspondent Steve Kroft has learned not to play ball with PR handlers, he says. Now, the show and its producers are taking a stand. Says Kroft in an ... [PRNewser]

"60 Minutes," BBC, ABC Awarded Peabodys - Posted March 31, 2010
Diane Sawyer talks with 11-year-old Erica in the Peabody award-winning ABC News documentary "A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains." The CBS News program "60 Minutes" and BBC World News America have each won two prestigious Peabody awards. In addition, the ... [TVNewser]

"60" Finishes 5th for the Week - Posted March 30, 2010
Basketball and sharks helped make "60 Minutes" the 5th most-watched show of the week last week. The program brought in 14.49M Total Viewers -- its best since January 17. Sunday's show, which had the Duke-Baylor game as its lead-in, included Steve Kroft's profile of Russian ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Wins Polk Award - Posted February 16, 2010
•For the second year in a row, CBS News' "60 Minutes" is being awarded a George Polk Award in Journalism. The program is being honored with the television reporting prize for Steve Kroft's January 2009 segment titled "The Price of Oil." ... [TVNewser]

Simons Help Keep '60 Minutes' in Top 10 - Posted February 2, 2010
There was no NFL lead-in this week, but CBS' "60 Minutes" drew 12.33 million total viewers this Sunday and finished at #8 among television programs for the week. Lara Logan reported on Green Berets in Afghanistan and ... [TVNewser]

'60 Minutes' Finishes as #2 Program Last Week - Posted December 29, 2009
CBS' "60 Minutes" was the second most watched program on television last week, its best weekly ranking since November of 2008. Again assisted by the NFL lead-in -- this time it was Jets-Colts and a last-second field goal which gave the Eagles a win over the Broncos -- "60" made the top... [TVNewser]

Viewers Continue to Tune in for Obama - Posted December 15, 2009
Both ABC and CBS had sit-downs with President Obama Sunday evening, and the ratings show he still pulls in the viewers a year after being elected. CBS' "60 Minutes," which was assisted by an NFL lead-in, drew a season high 16.24 million total viewers Sunday night, when the program's interview with ... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft to Interview Pres. Obama for '60 Minutes' - Posted December 9, 2009
•Steve Kroft interviews Pres. Obama for Sunday's "60 Minutes." It's Pres. Obama's first extensive interview since announcing the troop build-up in Afghanistan. Kroft will also ask about the economy, job creation and the security breach at his first state dinner. ... [TVNewser]

5th Most Watched Program Last Week: '60 Minutes' - Posted November 24, 2009
CBS' "60 Minutes" was the fifth most watched television program last week, its highest in-season weekly rank since March 22nd. The program drew 15.98 million Total Viewers and benefited from a Patriots vs. Jets lead-in, which averaged 20.61M viewers in the 7-7:30pmET hour, according to ... [TVNewser]

Recognizing Veterans in TV News - Posted November 11, 2009
In honor of Veterans Day, TVNewser would like to take a moment to recognize the following TV news anchors, reporters, and technicians who've served in the U.S. armed forces. We apologize for those missing, of which there are likely many, but here is a brief list: Bob Sch... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft To Receive Paul White Award - Posted November 9, 2009
CBS's Steve Kroft has been named the 2010 Paul White Award winner by The Radio Television Digital News Association (formerly The Radio and Television News Directors Association). Kroft will receive the award April 12 in Las Vegas, during the RTDNA annual convention. "Steve Kroft's prac... [TVNewser]

"60" Finishes 7th For the Week - Posted October 13, 2009
Sunday's "60 Minutes," with an assist from the Patriots-Broncos overtime game, was the seventh most-watched show on TV last week. "60" drew 14.54 million Total Viewers winning its timeslot in all key demos with a 4.4/11 in A25-54 and a 3.5/09 ... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft, Matt Lauer Honored - Posted October 1, 2009
• CBS's Steve Kroft has been named a Trumpeter Award winner by the National Consumers League. The award will be bestowed tonight in Washington, D.C. to Kroft and to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. The Trumpeter Award is the League's "highest honor, given to leaders who are not... [TVNewser]

News Notes: Kroft, Most Stylish & "Poliwood" - Posted October 1, 2009
• CBS "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft will be honored with the Trumpeter Award at the National Consumer League's annual gala at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill tonight. • Washingtonian's 18 "Most Stylish"- including DC media types Michelle Jaconi, ... [FishbowlDC]

'60 Minutes' Has Best Season Premiere in Four Years - Posted September 29, 2009
The 42nd season premiere of "60 Minutes" was its best fall debut since 2005. The show, which had a strong lead-in from the San Diego Chargers - Miami Dolphins game, drew more than 14.88 million Total Viewers earning a 4.2/11 in A25-54 and a 3.2/09 in A18-49. "60 Minutes" was up... [TVNewser]

On The Menu: Assessing "60 Minutes" - Posted September 28, 2009
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On The Menu: Assessing "60 Minutes" - Posted September 28, 2009
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Listen: LATimes' Matea Gold on '60 Minutes:' 'A Historically Cut-Throat Place' - Posted September 28, 2009
This morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu, Matt and Jason talked with the LATimes' Matea Gold about her Sunday piece on the generational shift occurring at CBS' venerable "60 Minutes," which may be best exemplified by a rare office move. For decades, the office assignments on Correspondent's Row, a bank of... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Notes: CNN in HD, Norah for Chris, Ratings, and George - Posted September 14, 2009
• CNN's "State of the Union with John King" debuted a new open in HD yesterday. • MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell filled in for Chris Matthews on his Sunday show for the first time yesterday. • Your Sunday show ratings for last week, co... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 09.14.09 - Posted September 14, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Congratulations to WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

"60 Minutes" Gets Another Obama Interview - Posted September 11, 2009
CBS' Steve Kroft is heading to the White House again today for a "60 Minutes" interview with President Obama. This will be the President's first interview since his joint Congress address Wednesday and is described by CBS as coming "at an important moment in his presidency." This is Kroft's third "60" interview... [FishbowlDC]

Obama to Give '60 Minutes' Interview - Posted September 10, 2009
President Obama will speak to CBS' Steve Kroft tomorrow in Washington for an interview that will air Sunday night at 7pmET on "60 Minutes." The interview will be his first since last night's address and is described by CBS as coming "at an important moment in... [TVNewser]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted August 21, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and a roundtable with PBS' Tavis Smiley and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough CBS' Face the Nation: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Kent Co... [FishbowlDC]

Gathering for the Funeral of Walter Cronkite - Posted July 23, 2009
Les Moonves, Katie Couric and Sean McManus at St. Bartholomew church for the funeral for Walter Cronkite. We're keeping our eye on CBSNews.com and the funeral service for Walter Cronkite which will begin at 2pmET. Already at St. Bartholomew... [TVNewser]

Obama & The Press: A Match Made In Ratings Heaven? - Posted July 6, 2009
"Obama should change his middle name from Hussein to Nielsen," said Gail Shister, a writing instructor at the University of Pennsylvania (and TVNewser columnist) to AP's David Bauder for a piece on President Obama's relationship wit... [FishbowlDC]

60 Minutes Honored With Two Gerald Loeb Awards - Posted July 3, 2009
60 Minutes was honored with two Gerald Loeb Awards at a New York ceremony earlier this week. The program won both of the Loeb television prizes: • The Television Breaking News award was given... [TVNewser]

What Does The Future Hold For Investigative TV Reporting? - Posted June 10, 2009
Alissa Krinsky TVNewser Contributor "It's overblown," says CNN Special Investigations Unit correspondent Drew Griffin, responding to those who forecast doom and gloom for investigative TV jo... [TVNewser]

"60 Minutes" Up Double Digits, Finishes As 13th Most-Watched Show, Best in Nine Years - Posted May 28, 2009
Venerable "60 Minutes" has just wrapped up its best season in seven years averaging 14.29 million Total Viewers -- good enough to rank as the 13th most-watched broadcast show of the 2008-09 season, its best ranking since the 1999-'00 season. The last time "60" had as many viewers was the 2001-'02... [TVNewser]

The After-Parties: Vanity Fair & Bloomberg - Posted May 10, 2009
So just who made the cut at the highly exclusive Vanity Fair/Bloomberg after-party at the gorgeous residence of French Ambassador Pierre Vimont? It was impossible to get in if you weren't on the list- Gossip Girl's Chace Crawford got turned away at first, but we saw him inside shortly after. No pics... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Garrett, Harris, LeBron... - Posted March 26, 2009
> President Barack Obama has taken a page from his predecessor and assigned his first nickname. Paul Bedard's Washington Whispers column reports on the President referring to FN... [TVNewser]

White House Tells Members of Press Corps They May Be Called On - Posted March 25, 2009
On C-Span's "Washington Journal" this morning, CBS's White House Correspondent Chip Reid said he didn't get advance word that he might be called on at Pres. Obama's news conference last night (he was). But Reid was made aware before Pres. Obama's last prime time news conference. The clip is below has suddenly... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.25.09 - Posted March 25, 2009
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Obama Gives 60 Minutes Best Ratings of '09 - Posted March 24, 2009
Steve Kroft's interview with President Barack Obama gave 60 Minutes its best ratings since December 14. The program, also helped by a lead-in of NCAA basketball, averaged 17.04 million Tota... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 03.23.09 - Posted March 23, 2009
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Sunday Show Preview - Posted March 20, 2009
NBC's Meet the Press: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) and a roundtable with NBC's Tom Brokaw and CNBC's Erin Burnett CBS' Face the Nation: White House Council of Economic Advisors' Austan Goolsbee, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Slate's ... [FishbowlDC]

Steve Kroft To Interview Pres. Obama for 60 Minutes - Posted March 18, 2009
CBS News' Steve Kroft will interview President Barack Obama in the Oval Office this Friday for a segment (or two) to air on 60 Minutes this Sunday. Kroft landed the first post-election interview with Ob... [TVNewser]

"60" in Top 10 Again - Posted March 3, 2009
Sunday's "60 Minutes" was the 7th most-watched TV show last week, according to Nielsen. 14.23 million viewers watched Steve Kroft's interview with Bernard Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos, ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 02.18.09 - Posted February 18, 2009
Good Morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

Barbara Walters' Evening News Prediction - Posted February 17, 2009
The first woman to anchor both a morning and an evening network newscast is betting on the mornings. ABC's Barbara Walters and 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft were part of a S.I. ... [TVNewser]

60 Minutes Devotes Upcoming Hour to Barack Obama - Posted December 19, 2008
60 Minutes is devoting its entire hour on Dec. 28 to Barack Obama and his journey to the White House. 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft has been chronicling Obama's story for ... [TVNewser]

With Layoffs Abound, CBS Finds Time to Celebrate - Posted December 11, 2008
TVNewser attended one of the few holiday parties still on the calendar. Producers, anchors and executives from CBS News and CBS Radio, and those of us who cover them, packed the 35th floor of CBS's Black Rock headquarters last night. We talked with The Early Show's Julie Chen as she arrive... [TVNewser]

60 Minutes is the Week's #3 Show - Posted December 2, 2008
For the sixth time in 10 weeks, 60 Minutes cracked the top 10 network prime time shows. Last Sunday it was #3. 18.64 million viewers watched a joint investigation with The Washington Post in which Steve Kroft exposed cheating in the online gambling industry as well as a p... [TVNewser]

Barack Obama on Meet the Press Next Sunday - Posted November 30, 2008
At the end of today's Meet the Press, Tom Brokaw announced Pres.-elect Barack Obama would be the guest next Sunday. This will be the third sitdown interview Obama has conducted since being el... [TVNewser]

Obamas Give 60 Minutes Best Night in Nine Years - Posted November 17, 2008
According to preliminary overnight ratings, 24.5 million viewers watched Steve Kroft's interview with President-elect Barack Obama and ... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 11.17.08 - Posted November 17, 2008
Good morning Washington. What D.C. coffee shop is featured in the above picture? Think you know? Drop us an email and we'll give you the correct answer (and list the correct guessers) in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the... [FishbowlDC]

Obama Gets Almost All of 60 Minutes - Posted November 16, 2008
In his first interview since being elected president, Barack Obama is getting all three segments of tonight's 60 Minutes. It's rare that a single topic gets more than one segment on the show — we're reminded that ... [TVNewser]

Steve Kroft On The Big Get: "We Were There First" - Posted November 14, 2008
Alissa Krinsky TVNewser Contributor In getting the big interview, being first helps — whether first in ratings or first at the door. "We went and started working on a profile before he declared his candidacy," says 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft... [TVNewser]

60 Minutes Gets First President-elect Obama Interview - Posted November 13, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama and First Lady-elect Michelle Obama, sit down for their first post-election interview with CBS' 60 Minutes. Steve Kroft conducts the interview tomorrow in Chicago. It will air Sunday at 7pm. 60 Minutes is coming of... [TVNewser]

60 Minutes Most-Watched Program Last Week - Posted November 11, 2008
Thanks to a number of factors, the top-rated program on all of television last week was 60 Minutes. The Sunday program averaged 18.47 million Total Viewers, the show's largest audience since the same week last year. One thing that helped the program was a strong lead-in from two tight NFL games, Indianapolis' win... [TVNewser]

60 Minutes Goes HD With Nominees - Posted September 17, 2008
On the 40th anniversary broadcast of 60 Minutes this Sunday, the program is moving to HD, for all field and studio cameras, becoming the first newsmagazine to broadcast entirely in the format. And to mark the occasion, the program will be entirely devoted to interviews with the presidential candidates. Steve Kroft interviews Sen.... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List, 09.14.07 - Posted September 14, 2007
Good morning Washington. Most of you open up new web pages in a new tab, as opposed to a new window. And most of you are sorta geeky too. A NBC release announced, "According to Nielsen Media Research data, 'Meet the Press with Tim Russert' was the No.... [FishbowlDC]

Loeb Awards: Chris Anderson Wins Best Book - Posted June 26, 2007
The Loeb Awards--the Pulitzers of the business journalism world--were handed out last night by the dean of UCLA's Anderson School of Management at a dinner in New York. The West Coast winner is ... [FishbowlLA]

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