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Listen: LATimes’ Matea Gold on ’60 Minutes:’ ‘A Historically Cut-Throat Place’

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 glass-walled rooms facing the Hudson River, were sacrosanct, with the biggest space next to the executive producer belonging to Mike Wallace. But Wallace’s office has been largely empty since the 91-year-old became correspondent emeritus three years ago. Last month, executive producer Jeff Fager quietly decided that it was time for Steve Kroft, the longest serving of the full-time correspondents, to inherit the space.

“This is hallowed ground,” said Kroft on a recent afternoon, still surrounded by boxes, the walls empty save for a row of gleaming Emmys lining a high shelf.

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