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Sunday’s ’60 Minutes’ Now Available Monday, on Your Mobile Device

60_minutes_carousel_370x278“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 10. But the program suffered a black eye in November when correspondent Lara Logan was forced to apologize for her report on the 9/11/12 consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya. A CBS News internal review found the story “deficient in several respects.” Logan and producer Max McClellan took extended leaves of absence from the network. Logan returned earlier this year, and made her first appearance on air on “Face the Nation” in June.

This week’s premiere episode includes a 2-part report from Scott Pelley who traveled to Iraq earlier this month reporting on the terror group ISIS, and a Steve Kroft story on criminals who use stolen social security numbers to get fraudulent tax refunds, to the tune of billions of dollars.

While new stories will be free the week following the broadcast, the “60 Minutes” app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch has expanded its archive to more than 300 stories, including the first episode in 1968.

The new season also includes some new faces: Bill Whitaker is now a correspondent for the show and former “CBS Evening News” EP Patricia Shevlin is a producer.

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Pat Shevlin Leaving ‘CBS Evening News’ for ’60 Minutes’

Patricia Shevlin produced her final “CBS Evening News” tonight and she’s moving across the street, to CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Shevlin got the final credit on tonight’s show, as well as applause in the newsroom and control room. Following the broadcast, Shevlin tweeted, “I’m looking forward to spending more time working w/ @ScottPelley on the greatest news program of our time.”

Shevlin joined “Evening News” in May 2011 from the weekend edition of the program, where she had been EP since 2000. Shevlin has been with CBS News since 1973.

 

Scott Pelley Marks One Year Anchoring ‘Evening News’: ‘We’re Going to Bring This Broadcast to No. 1′

It was one year ago today that Scott Pelley anchored his first “CBS Evening News.” The Pelley era has seen some ratings growth, with the broadcast up in both Total Viewers and A25-54 viewers compared to last year.  “I’ve got a lot of confidence that we’re going to bring this broadcast to No. 1,” Pelley told David Bauder of the Associated Press:

Pelley said his first priority was to set a new tone for the newscast, wanting it to be a place where a viewer could tune in and feel connected to the most important stories in the world each day. It has concentrated heavily on jobs and the economy, and now the European economic crisis, said Patricia Shevlin, the broadcast’s executive producer. One example this week was a story by reporter Clarissa Ward this week on economic problems in Spain. Pelley believes the broadcast has improved in all facets and tapped into a reservoir of talent at CBS News.

“These folks needed a little bit of direction,” Pelley said. “They needed to know where we were headed and once we communicated that to them, they have performed magnificently.”

The Texas native celebrated with the “Evening News” staffers at a Texas-style BBQ in the newsroom today:

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Sequined Bob Schieffer Leads CBS Newsers At Holiday Party

CBS News held its holiday party Thursday night at the nearby Terminal 5 event space on New York’s West Side. Attendees were welcomed with the CBS News logo and “eye” on the building across 56th Street.

Bob Schieffer (far left), host of “Face the Nation” adorned himself in a red sequined shirt and a black cowboy hat as he crooned for the crowd with his band, “Honky Tonk Confidential.” CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager took the microphone to pay tribute to retiring CBS News executive Jim McKenna (center left), the longtime Vice President Finance, Administration and Business Affairs. CBS News President David Rhodes (far right) also addressed the crowd, congratulating CBSers on a great year.

Schieffer invited CBS News staffers to join him on stage — including “48 Hours” EP Susan Zirinsky and CBS’s Northeast Bureau chief Terri Stewart sang and danced onstage.

New CBS Newser Gayle King introduced herself to her new colleagues. After their remarks, Fager and Rhodes could be found on the dance floor with National Editor Bill Felling, Evening News EP Patricia Shevlin, and Weekend Evening News EP Jennifer Siebens and many others.

Anyone want to forward along pictures from the photo booth?

Patricia Shevlin named EP of the ‘CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley’

A day after Rick Kaplan announced he was leaving the broadcast, CBS News veteran Patricia Shevlin, has been named EP of the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.

Shevlin, who currently is the executive producer of the CBS Evening News Weekend Editions, joins Pelley’s show when it debuts June 6.

“Pat has a wealth of experience and has shown tremendous dedication to CBS News,” said CBS News president David Rhodes in a news release. “I know she will inspire the team that puts together Scott’s broadcast each day. We’re looking forward to making the ‘Evening News’ more competitive than ever.”

Shevlin, who has been with CBS News since 1973 has been the executive producer of the weekend newscasts since January 2000.

From 1975 to 1982, Shevlin was an associate producer for several CBS News broadcasts, including “In the News.” In 1982, she joined the CBS Morning News, and from 1989 to 2000 was a producer and later Senior Producer on the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.”

Update: Hartman Return to CBS News not Happening

Update: CBS News president David Rhodes denies all facts of the story. “It’s not happening, it’s not going to happen,” he tells us. “This story is just wrong.”

Rome Hartman tells TVNewser, “Your report this morning is untrue. Flat wrong. Unfair to me, and unfair to CBS. I’m fully engaged in and excited about my job with BBC News.

Earlier: TVNewser had reported that former CBS Evening News EP Rome Hartman was to return to CBS News and that Patricia Shevlin, long-time EP of the weekend “Evening News,” was expected to replace David Friedman as e.p. of the “Early Show.”

Black Eye: Ex-CBS Newser To File $50M Lawsuit Against Network

Richard Jefferson, a former CBS News producer brutally attacked while vacationing in St. Martin last year, is set to file a $50 million sexual-orientation discrimination lawsuit against CBS News, FishbowlNY has learned.

Jefferson alleges that senior vice president Linda Mason tried to control his public comments in the wake of the attack, and wound up terminating him.

CBS plans to “vigorously and aggressively” defend itself saying Jefferson’s suit “reveals a stunningly selective recall of the ‘facts.’

The suit also names Patricia Shevlin, executive producer of CBS News Weekend. Jefferson alleges that CBS required him to ask for permission to testify in open court against his attackers.

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