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’60 Minutes’ #8 For the Week

60 minutes 12-22“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 with national security advisor Susan Rice, Steve Kroft‘s report on the marijuana industry in Colorado and Morley Safer‘s story on a quarterback coach who trains teens hoping to make it in the NFL.

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’60 Minutes’ Gets Rare Access to Gitmo

Guantanamo“60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl and producer Rich Bonin reported on the detention camps in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for Sunday’s “60 Minutes.”

Stahl and Bonin were granted rare access to courtrooms, interrogation rooms, and current and original prison cells from the controversial prison opened after 9/11.

“Limbo is on the border of hell, and Guantanamo Bay in many ways feels like the border of hell,” says Bonin in a “60 Minutes” Overtime report.

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Norah O’Donnell, Mika Brzezinski Attend Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

This week was the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. Among the participants: Disney-ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney; Judy Woodruff of PBS; Norah O’Donnell and Lesley Stahl of CBS News; Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC; Chelsea Clinton and Dr. Nancy Snyderman of NBC News; Becky Quick of CNBC; Fox News panelist Nina Easton and CNN political consultant Hilary Rosen.

Lee Thornton, First African American Woman to Cover the White House for TV, Has Died

LeeThorntonLee Thornton, a former CNN and CBS correspondent, has died.

Thornton, who died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer, was the first African American woman to cover a regular White House beat for one of the big three broadcast networks, at CBS News. Thornton joined CBS in New York in 1974, before moving to Washington where she worked alongside Lesley Stahl and Ed Bradley. She was named White House correspondent in 1977 where she would remain for four years.

In 1982 she moved to NPR where she was the first African American woman to host the weekend edition of “All Things Considered.” She returned to TV joining CNN in 1992.

In 1997, following her years as a journalist, Thornton turned to teaching a new generation of reporters, anchors, producers and writers. She joined the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland where she also produced several programs for the college. Thornton (above, center) was interim dean of the college in 2008-09. Recently, she had been serving as Interim Associate Provost for Equity and Diversity for the university. In 2011 she was named the University of Maryland’s “Outstanding Woman of the Year.”

(Photo: University of Maryland)

The Morning Ticker: Stahl, Zakaria, Amanpour

  • “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl will host this year’s Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame induction ceremony Oct. 28. Among the inductees, Univision CEO Randy Falco, TIVO CEO Tom Rogers and Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.

  • The Clinton Global Initiative returns to New York next week. Ahead of the annual gathering, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria sits down with Pres. Clinton to talk Syria, the budget and his wife’s 2016 presidential ambitions. The interview airs on “Fareed Zakaria GPS” Sunday at 10amET.

  • Next week is also the gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. ABC/CNN’s Christiane Amanpour is getting the first interview with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his trip to New York.

The P.M. Ticker: BBC, Success, Sandy

  • BBC News correspondent Ian Pannell and cameraman Darren Conway were awarded the David Bloom Award at last night’s Radio/Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Pannell and Conway were recognized for their reporting from Syria.

  • Savannah Guthrie was among 500 volunteers helping restore the working-class Brooklyn neighborhood of Gerritsen Beach today. Meredith Corporation and Lowe’s partnered with Rebuilding Together to help bring long-term recovery following Hurricane Sandy.

Women in the World, Brought to you by Women in TV News

NBC News special correspondent Chelsea Clinton was among the tvnewsers leading panels at today’s Women in the World conference. But it was her mother who got a thunderous applause and shouts of “2016!” when she took the stage at the fourth annual event. Hillary Clinton called women’s rights “a core imperative for every society.”

Clinton’s speech kicked off the day’s events, which featured an impressive roster of women from the television news industry: ABC’s Cynthia McFadden, Deborah Roberts and JuJu Chang and CBS’s Norah O’Donnell all moderated panel discussions on topics ranging from women in the tech industry to fostering female leaders.

Before moderating a spirited panel discussion about the epidemic of sexual abuse in India, McFadden (pictured above) talked with an Indian woman who was the victim of a rape. She sat with her back to the audience in order to conceal her identity. The woman, whose case is still pending in the Indian high court, described how she was raped by a male friend of hers four

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TVNewsers at Women in the World Conference

TVNewser editor Merrill Knox is at the Women in the World conference at Lincoln Center New York today where the likes of CBS’s Lesley Stahl and Norah O’Donnell, ABC’s Cynthia McFadden, and Campbell Brown are all taking part in moderating sessions on global women’s issues. Speakers include Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Angelina Jolie.

Last night, mediabistro was at the opening session where ABC’s Barbara Walters, CNN/ABC’s Christiane Amanpour and CBS’s Charlie Rose took part. FishbowlNY has the details. And look for Merrill’s stories this afternoon.

Anderson Cooper, Crocodile Hunter, Scores for ’60 Minutes’

“60 Minutes” made the Nielsen Top 10 for the third time in four weeks, finishing at #9. The broadcast, with a lead-in and delayed in half the country by the NCAA Tournament, drew 10.5 million viewers. Sunday’s show featured Lesley Stahl’s report on Russian punk band Pussy Riot, James Brown’s story about a man’s quest to play in the NFL after being exonerated of rape charges and Anderson Cooper diving with Nile crocodiles in Botswana.

’60 Minutes’ (at just 35 Minutes) Has Biggest Audience in 4 Years

“60 Minutes” — which wasn’t quite 60 minutes — made Nielsen’s Top 10 list for the third consecutive week, landing at #2 with 19.63 million total viewers, its largest audience in four years. The show got a boost from the overtime Dallas Cowboys – Pittsburgh Steelers game and was shortened to about 35 minutes in half the country due to live coverage of Pres. Obama’s address at a memorial service in Newtown, CT which began at 8:35pmET

The show featured Scott Pelley’s report on the massacre in Newtown and Lesley Stahl’s story on the largest marine salvage operation ever undertaken to float the wreck of the Costa Concordia.

The CBS News magazine also finished at #2 for the week in households and in Adults 25-54 (6.7/15).

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