Even without listening, US lives in Limbaugh’s media world
Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism, has died. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)NEW YORK – You didn't have to like or even listen to Rush Limbaugh to be affected by what he did. Bumper stickers proclaimed, “Rush is Right.”“There is no talk radio as we know it without Rush Limbaugh. As Limbaugh's political strength became evident, many Republican politicians felt they couldn't cross him, or run the risk of alienating his millions of listeners, Hemmer said. “Many of these listeners didn't care if Rush Limbaugh crossed the line (of propriety),” she said.
Rush Limbaugh, conservative oracle or opportunist?
Rush Limbaugh, the conservative icon who entrenched himself in the political discourse heard on American radio waves for over 30 years, died this morning from complications related to lung cancer. The nation's highest civilian honor came one day after the conservative radio host informed his listeners he was battling advanced-stage lung cancer. First Lady Melania Trump presents conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the 2020 State of the Union. In 2012, Limbaugh called Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" following her congressional testimony about access to female contraceptives on certain college campuses. The comments prompted some advertisers to end their affiliation with "The Rush Limbaugh Show."cbsnews.com
Super Bowl 2021: Looking back at Tom Brady in 2005
At the Super Bowl this Sunday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback Tom Brady will try to win his seventh championship ring. It will be the tenth time the 43-year-old has played in the Super Bowl. 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft spoke with Brady in 2005, when he was just 27 years old. At the time, Brady already had three Super Bowl wins to his name—and told Kroft he wondered what else life had in store. What scouts missed when they initially saw BradyBrady's favorite Super Bowl ring?cbsnews.com
60 Minutes producer favorite: 1990's "Cream Puff"
The most prolific producer in 60 Minutes history, Bob Anderson led an incredible career during his 30 years at the broadcast. As he now heads into retirement, his prolific body of work at 60 Minutes is a record that could very well stand the test of time. When he sat down with 60 Minutes Overtime to discuss his favorite story, he chose "Cream Puff," one of the first pieces he ever helped put on the broadcast. It's a cream puff," Anderson told Overtime. Retiring 60 Minutes Producer Bob Anderson explained that "Cream Puff" was one of his favorite stories because, "we unearthed evil, and did it in a humorous way."cbsnews.com
President Obama on 60 Minutes from 2012-2017
As 60 Minutes interviews the two major-party candidates for the 2012 presidential election, correspondent Steve Kroft speaks with Democratic nominee and incumbent President Barack Obama about a series of wide-ranging topics in the video above. In an interview that Steve Kroft "never expected to be doing," the 60 Minutes correspondent sits down with then-President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to discuss their long-standing relationship, which started from a bitter rivalry during the 2008 Democratic primaries. In the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in September of 2014, President Barack Obama joins 60 Minutes once again and updates the American public on his presidency. In this double-length segment, 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft speaks with President Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House and first, discusses international issues such as Russia's military mission in Syria, terrorist organizations in the Middle East and al Qaeda. President Barack Obama sits for his last presidential interview on network television with 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft.cbsnews.com
President Obama on 60 Minutes from 2007-2012
In the video above, 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft begins his first of many interviews with then-Senator Barack Obama in 2007. In their first interview as running mates, Senator Barack Obama and Senator Joe Biden talk with Steve Kroft in 2008 to discuss the upcoming election. In his first post-election interview, President-elect Barack Obama and 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft discuss the economy, the government's $700 billion bank bailout program and Mr. Obama's goals as the nation's next commander in chief. President Obama talks again with 60 Minutes in the Oval Office in November 2010, to discuss some challenges his presidency has faced. 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft presses the president on Democratic losses in 2010 midterm elections, rising levels of unemployment, and the political cost of health care, as the issue widens the gap between Democrats and Republicans.cbsnews.com
Barack Obama returns to 60 Minutes on Sunday
It was a sub-zero Super Bowl Sunday in Chicago in 2007 when then-Senator Barack Obama, clad in jeans and a White Sox cap, introduced 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft to the city's South Side. Mr. Obama's rise was meteoric and 60 Minutes was there to document and report on the challenges and triumphs of America's 44th president. Our broadcast interviewed Mr. Obama more than 12 times after he won the presidency until he left office in 2017. In total, he has appeared on 60 Minutes more than 20 times. Pelley's interview with Mr. Obama airs Sunday, following football on the East Coast and at 7 p.m. PT in the West.cbsnews.com
Audiobook compiles '60 Minutes' interviews with Barack Obama
NEW YORK More than a dozen 60 Minutes interviews with former President Barack Obama, beginning when he was a U.S. Simon & Schuster Audio announced Thursday that Barack Obama: The 60 Minutes Interviews will come out Oct. 13. The audiobook features CBS News journalist Steve Kroft, who first met with Obama in January 2007 and spoke with him throughout his presidency, culminating in a discussion shortly before Obama left office in 2017. Over the span of just a few years, Barack Obama evolved from inexperienced freshman senator into one of the most powerful people in the world, Kroft said in a statement. This audiobook collection allows listeners to hear that remarkable transformation in Obamas own voice and words, as it is unfolding.The audiobook also includes joint interviews with Obama and his wife, Michelle, and former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Bloomberg in 2017: "People know where I stand"
This Sunday on 60 Minutes, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks with Scott Pelley about his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. Bloomberg was previously profiled on the broadcast in 2017. "I was mayor for a long time," Bloomberg told Kroft. "I started watching and listening to the candidates," Bloomberg tells Pelley on this week's broadcast. Watch the 2017 interview with Bloomberg in full here:cbsnews.com
Rush Limbaugh, conservative oracle or opportunist?
Love him or hate him, Rush Limbaugh has entrenched himself in the political discourse heard on American radio waves for over 30 years. The nation's highest civilian honor comes one day after the conservative radio host informed his listeners he is battling advanced-stage lung cancer. First Lady Melania Trump presents conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the 2020 State of the Union. In 2012, Limbaugh called Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" following her congressional testimony about access to female contraceptives on certain college campuses. The comments prompted some advertisers to end their affiliation with "The Rush Limbaugh Show."cbsnews.com
Unaired 60 Minutes Super Bowl stories
60 Minutes knows something about Super Bowl stars. Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers each came with unique stories about their Super Bowl experience, stories unseen on 60 Minutes until now. Tom BradyThe New England Patriots' 11 Super Bowl appearances are more than any other NFL team. Drew BreesDrew Brees on the Saints' Super Bowl onside kickDrew Brees won his first and only Super Bowl in 2010 when the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. Aaron RodgersAaron Rodgers and the Super Bowl ringAaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.cbsnews.com
Federal appeals court dismisses young people's climate lawsuit
A federal appeals court last Friday dismissed a landmark climate change lawsuit brought by 21 young Americans against the federal government. Two of the three judges on the Ninth Circuit panel argued that the courts are not the place to resolve the climate crisis. He spoke with Oregon lawyer Julia Olson, who recruited the "climate kids" from environmental groups around the country. Olson told Kroft that a trove of documents she has collected proves every president since Lyndon B. Johnson has known about the potentially catastrophic effects of fossil fuels. U.S. District Court Judge Josephine L. Staton wrote a scathing dissent, rebuking the notion that the courts can play no role.cbsnews.com
"You gave the show a dimension we hadn't had before": Lesley Stahl interviews retiring Steve Kroft
"You gave the show a dimension we hadn't had before": Lesley Stahl interviews retiring Steve Kroft After 30 years and 500 stories, Steve Kroft is retiring from "60 Minutes." Lesley Stahl interviews her longtime colleague, Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.cbsnews.com
Kroft: Prison lawyer is "one of the best characters" in decades of reporting
That's no small statement from Kroft, who covered hundreds of stories since his tenure at 60 Minutes began in 1989. Kroft's story is titled "Redemption," but he says Hopwood's life isn't "your typical redemption story." "The facts are what really make it interesting," Kroft says, "and the progression of events. "Lawyers had made really bad mistakes, and it really cost their clients sometimes, you know, a decade or two in federal prison," he says. Shon Hopwood's life may be an inspiring story, but he says it would be wrong to think federal prison is what helped him turn his life around.cbsnews.com
"60 Minutes" archives: What goes through Tom Brady's mind during a game?
"60 Minutes" archives: What goes through Tom Brady's mind during a game? In 2005, the New England quarterback told Steve Kroft, "You don't hear the crowd... You don't feel the cold... You just see what you need to do."cbsnews.com
Flying under the radar, Closing the gender pay gap
Flying under the radar, Closing the gender pay gap Steve Kroft investigates Allegiant Air, a discount carrier known more for its ultra-low fares than its high record of in-flight breakdowns; and, leading by example to close the gender pay gap.cbsnews.com
The White Helmets, Passports for Sale, Chess Country
The White Helmets, Passports for Sale, Chess Country Fighting for life in Syria's vicious civil war; then, Steve Kroft reports on how cash-starved countries offer citizenship for a price; and, chess instills new dreams in kids from rural Mississippi county.cbsnews.com
The Attack on Sony, Cardinal Seán, Mindfulness
The Attack on Sony, Cardinal Seán, Mindfulness Steve Kroft investigates North Korea's cyberattack on Sony Pictures; then, Norah O'Donnell interviews the archbishop of Boston; and, Anderson Cooper discovers what it's like to be "in the moment."cbsnews.com
Security expert: U.S. is a "glass house" in cyberspace
It doesn't take a superpower to take down the U.S. in a brutal cyber attack. That's part of the message uncovered in Sunday night's "60 Minutes," where Steve Kroft investigated the devastating attack on Sony Pictures. Kroft asked cyber security expert and FireEye COO Kevin Mandia about future threats to American companies.cbsnews.com