Tough Tactics Erupt at CBS News Over Top ’60 Minutes’ Post

Staffers at CBS News are growing anxious over which of two internal candidates is most likely to win the top post at “60 Minutes” – and it’s making some people more cranky than Andy Rooney delivering one of his famous monologues…

Staffers at CBS News are growing anxious over which of two internal candidates is most likely to win the top post at “60 Minutes” – and it’s making some people more cranky than Andy Rooney delivering one of his famous monologues for the show. The executive producer slot at “60 Minutes” has been open since […]

In Era of Change, ’60 Minutes’ Focuses on Hard News

You might think Lesley Stahl would be rested. Her show, “60 Minutes,” broadcasts on Sundays. And she snared the big interview for her story last Thursday. “If I sound tired, I am,” the veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent told Variety in an i…

You might think Lesley Stahl would be rested. Her show, “60 Minutes,” broadcasts on Sundays. And she snared the big interview for her story last Thursday. “If I sound tired, I am,” the veteran “60 Minutes” correspondent told Variety in an interview, just hours before getting on a plane to Africa to pursue another report. […]

’60 Minutes’ Must Tick Forward, Even Without New Chief

They’re getting ready to start the stopwatch again at CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Over the course of its more than half-century of life, the venerable CBS newsmagazine has had only two chiefs, Jeff Fager and Don Hewitt.  Now it has none….

They’re getting ready to start the stopwatch again at CBS’ “60 Minutes.” Over the course of its more than half-century of life, the venerable CBS newsmagazine has had only two chiefs, Jeff Fager and Don Hewitt.  Now it has none. That won’t keep the show off the air. “60 Minutes” will kick off its 51st […]

A CBS Producer Known as ‘Z’ Could Be Next ’60 Minutes’ Chief

There could be an A+ job in the news business waiting for the CBS producer known to many, simply, as “Z.” Susan Zirinsky, often referred to by the first letter of her last name. has been at CBS News since 1972, but it’s what she might do in 2018 and go…

There could be an A+ job in the news business waiting for the CBS producer known to many, simply, as “Z.” Susan Zirinsky, often referred to by the first letter of her last name. has been at CBS News since 1972, but it’s what she might do in 2018 and going forward that could be […]

CBS News Must Mull Succession at ’60 Minutes’

CBS News has big shoes to fill at “60 Minutes,” now that it has ousted the show’s longtime executive producer, Jeff Fager. The CBS unit faces a big question: Should it hire someone for the job who hasn’t recently trod the halls …

CBS News has big shoes to fill at “60 Minutes,” now that it has ousted the show’s longtime executive producer, Jeff Fager. The CBS unit faces a big question: Should it hire someone for the job who hasn’t recently trod the halls at the show’s West 57th Street headquarters? The list of people who have […]