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. Barack Obama and Scott Pelley interviews Sen. John McCain.

Update: Dennis O’Brien, EP of news and documentaries for HDNet, emails TVNewser: “While taking nothing away from the venerable 60 Minutes…I WILL point out that HDNet World Report and Dan Rather Reports have ALWAYS been shot in full, 1080i HD. For years. Every week!”

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