'60 Minutes' will have streaming spinoff on Paramount Plus
CBS News says it is launching a streaming version of "60 Minutes" on the new Paramount Plus service, starting next week. The “60 Minutes Plus” program will debut March 4 with three separate episodes, the network announced Wednesday. For “60 Minutes Plus,” CBS is repurposing a team put together last year for a similar program, “60 in 6,” on the ill-fated Quibi platform. AdWhile “60 in 6” had shorter stories than the TV version of “60 Minutes,” the Paramount version will go longer. The stories and topics on the new streaming show will be geared to a younger, more diverse diverse audience.
'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers
FILE - "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl poses for a photo in her office at the "60 Minutes" offices, in New York on Sept. 12, 2017. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. After executive producer Bill Owens turned the show primarily over to COVID-19 coverage last spring, “60 Minutes” has returned to its traditional format while being focused on being timely. “60 Minutes” this fall has featured interviews with fired government cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs, former President Barack Obama and poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Original executive producer Don Hewitt often ran “60 Minutes” as an island unto itself.
Virus tests Lesley Stahl and CBS' '60 Minutes' on, off air
This image released by CBS News shows "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl. At the same time, “60 Minutes” has dove into a breaking news story in ways that it seldom has before. She wasn't alone with coronavirus at “60 Minutes.” Owens declined to say how many others had it, but said everyone was well now. “60 Minutes” is no stranger to news, and became more topical when Jeff Fager replaced original producer Don Hewitt. Traditionally, “60 Minutes” essentially shuts down at the end of May for vacations and to prepare for next season's stories.
The life and times of foreign correspondent Bob Simon
60 Minutes celebrates the great Bob Simon this week. "Bob Simon had an inimitable style and voice that made him the perfect 60 Minutes correspondent. In 2013, 60 Minutes Overtime interviewed Bob about the 40 years he spent covering the Middle East, first as a foreign correspondent for CBS News and later as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. A short history of the "stand-up"A short history of the "stand-up" with Bob SimonSimon was a master of the "correspondent stand-up" in his news reports and 60 Minutes stories. Thank you, BobThank you, BobBob Simon never said no to an interview with 60 Minutes Overtime.cbsnews.com