60 Minutes

60 Minutes

  • TV-PG
  • 1950
  • 53 Seasons
  • 7.4  (3,139)

60 Minutes is a weekly news program that has aired on American television since 1968. Its success has resulted in multiple international spin offs, although the American edition remains the most well-known. It is generally considered to be high-quality and balanced reporting, for which it has garnered multiple Emmy and Peabody Awards. A wide variety of respected media figures have been involved with the show over the years, including Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, Sanjay Gupta, and Anderson Cooper. 60 Minutes is known for its employment of investigative journalism, which blends independent investigation with the examination of investigations started by other media outlets and organizations. This tactic has frequently resulted in the coverage of controversial topics, such as police brutality and racism in the United States. Each episode typically focuses on three stories. These range in content, although recurring themes include politics, technology, justice, corporate investigation, and character profiles. 60 Minutes additionally featured a closing commentary from Andy Rooney, in which he would ruminate on a given topic in a cynical and humorous manner. The segment ran from 1978 until Rooney's death in October, 2011. Despite the general acclaim awarded to the program, it has occasionally been on the receiving end of negative controversy. Two particularly notable incidents occurred in 1997 and 2000. The first was an investigation into drug smuggling that provided unfounded evidence accusing the US Customs Agency of being actively involved in promoting drug smuggling across southern borders. 60 Minutes later retracted the accusations. In 2000, the program interviewed Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, and allowed him free reign to criticize the government of the United States in an attempt to justify his actions. Following the story, media access to in-person interviews with death row inmates was prohibited. Despite incidents such as these, the overall quality of 60 Minutes remains high, and the show is a well-respected fixture of American news. 60 Minutes airs on Sunday nights at 7 pm Eastern Time.

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4/18/2021:
32. 4/18/2021:
April 18, 2021
The granddaddy (and the Rolls-Royce) of newsmagazines, it set the standard for all that followed, and has kept on ticking on CBS since Sept. 24, 1968, with its familiar format of three stories (most of them hard news) and a commentary or two.
4/11/2021: Chairman Powell | The Last Pandemic | Prince and the Revelation
31. 4/11/2021: Chairman Powell | The Last Pandemic | Prince and the Revelation
April 11, 2021
Songs from Prince's "Welcome 2 America," an album written and recorded before a 2010 tour, but never made public, will be heard for the first time Sunday night on 60 Minutes. Bill Whitaker reports on some of the innovations being developed to try to prevent the next pandemic.
4/4/2021: A Fair Shot, Darren Walker, Survival
30. 4/4/2021: A Fair Shot, Darren Walker, Survival
April 4, 2021
Inside Florida's chaotic vaccine rollout; How Darren Walker, the head of the Ford Foundation, wants to change philanthropy; And, survivors recount being stranded on an island as teens 50 years ago.
3/28/2021: What Happened in Wuhan?, Dynamic Robots, Kindred in the Bleachers
29. 3/28/2021: What Happened in Wuhan?, Dynamic Robots, Kindred in the Bleachers
March 28, 2021
Finding the origin of the coronavirus; Then, robots of the future at Boston Dynamics; And, Dave Kindred goes back on the beat to cover high school girls basketball.
3/21/2021: Prosecuting the Riot, Race in the Ranks
28. 3/21/2021: Prosecuting the Riot, Race in the Ranks
March 21, 2021
Detailing the charges facing the Capitol rioters; Then, changing how the military handles racial bias in the ranks; And, studying coronavirus spread in one Georgia school system.
3/14/2021: Variants, The Prosecutor, Best Band in the Land
27. 3/14/2021: Variants, The Prosecutor, Best Band in the Land
March 14, 2021
An in-depth look at coronavirus variants; Then, Prosecutor Kim Gardner's fight to reform the St. Louis justice system; And, the story of New Orleans' St. Augustine High School Marching Band.
3/7/2021: Low-wage workers bearing the brunt of the COVID recession/antidepressant became a possible candidate for early treatment of COVID
26. 3/7/2021: Low-wage workers bearing the brunt of the COVID recession/antidepressant became a possible candidate for early treatment of COVID
March 7, 2021
Scott Pelley goes to Ohio and reports on the people who have lost their income and homes. Sharyn Alfonsi reports on how COVID, a California horse track and an antidepressant are connected. Bill Whitaker speaks with Jody Singer and Charlie Blackwell-Thompson for a 60 Minutes report on NASA's Artemis Program, Sunday.
2/28/2021: Survivors describe Iranian missile attack on Al Asad Airbase/Colson Whitehead on the
25. 2/28/2021: Survivors describe Iranian missile attack on Al Asad Airbase/Colson Whitehead on the "existential terror" of being descended from slaves
February 28, 2021
David Martin reports on the attack that nearly caused war between the U.S. and Iran.John Dickerson interviews the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist.
2/21/2021: Attack on the Judiciary | Handcuffed to the Truth | QAnon
24. 2/21/2021: Attack on the Judiciary | Handcuffed to the Truth | QAnon
February 21, 2021
Judges say it's time for more security in the face of mounting violence; Then, Holding Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime accountable for war crimes; And, QAnon's corrosive impact on the U.S.
2/14/2021: SolarWinds, Bill Gates 3.0, Simone Biles
23. 2/14/2021: SolarWinds, Bill Gates 3.0, Simone Biles
February 14, 2021
Investigators believe Russia is behind a massive cyber hack that hit several federal agencies, including the Treasury, Commerce, and Justice Departments. "The amount of change, new ideas. It's way greater than the pandemic. And it needs a level of cooperation that would be unprecedented," Gates tells Anderson Cooper. "I just sat there and I was like, 'I really don't know how I'm going to do this,'" Biles says. Sharyn Alfonsi speaks with the Olympian.
1/31/2021: Left Behind, The Biodata Race, DNA For Sale
22. 1/31/2021: Left Behind, The Biodata Race, DNA For Sale
January 31, 2021
Families remember loved ones lost to COVID-19; Then, How China is racing to collect Americans' DNA; And, The big money market for your DNA.
1/17/2021: Against All Enemies, The Threat, The Comeback
20. 1/17/2021: Against All Enemies, The Threat, The Comeback
January 17, 2021
How Washington is bolstering security for the inauguration; Then, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund's account of the Capitol assault; And, Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith's comeback from nearly losing his leg
1/10/2021: January 6th, 11,780 Votes, American Independent
19. 1/10/2021: January 6th, 11,780 Votes, American Independent
January 10, 2021
Nancy Pelosi speaks to 60 Minutes about the Capitol riot; Then, President Trump's phone call with Georgia's top election official; And, Angus King: The 60 Minutes Interview
Fighting back against internet lies, The case against Curtis Flowers, 60 Minutes profiles ascendant pianist Igor Levit
18. Fighting back against internet lies, The case against Curtis Flowers, 60 Minutes profiles ascendant pianist Igor Levit
January 3, 2021
Scott Pelley reports on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which protects internet platforms from liability for what users post on their sites. 60 Minutes reports on how Curtis Flowers, tried six times for the same crime, was freed from death row with help from a podcast. When his need for an audience was dashed by pandemic restrictions, this soloist went social.
Home for the Holidays
17. Home for the Holidays
December 27, 2020
Singer Shakira; Japan's Kabuki theater; jazz pianist Matthew Whitaker.
12/20
16. 12/20
December 20, 2020
Pfizer vaccine research chief says fight against COVID-19 is personal, The organization teaching law to imprisoned men and women in Africa
Saudi Fugitives, The High Cost of Healing, Excited Delirium
15. Saudi Fugitives, The High Cost of Healing, Excited Delirium
December 13, 2020
Saudi citizens accused of crimes in U.S. escaping justice; Then, investigating practices by Sutter Health that led to higher California health care costs; And, how a questionable syndrome, ‘excited delirium,’ could be protecting police officers from misconduct charges.
Peddling PPE, Secondary Sports, Viola Davis
14. Peddling PPE, Secondary Sports, Viola Davis
December 6, 2020
John Thomas was a Republican strategist with no experience importing medical supplies when he and a Republican fundraiser started a PPE supply company as the pandemic hit. The dreams of athletes in "secondary sports" are being sacrificed while schools are going to extreme lengths to keep sports like football and basketball going. The actress tells Jon Wertheim about playing the title character in the film and acting alongside Chadwick Boseman in what would be his final performance.
Chris Krebs, Enslaved Africans to America, James Corden
13. Chris Krebs, Enslaved Africans to America, James Corden
November 29, 2020
Former Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Chris Krebs; descendants of those transported aboard the last known ship to bring enslaved Africans to America; TV host James Corden.
COVID's Long Haulers | Where Did They Go? | 90+
12. COVID's Long Haulers | Where Did They Go? | 90+
November 22, 2020
COVID's Long Haulers
Obama says Trump's baseless election fraud claims put democracy on a
11. Obama says Trump's baseless election fraud claims put democracy on a "dangerous path"
November 15, 2020
In a new interview with 60 Minutes, former President Barack Obama is commenting on President Donald Trump's unfounded claims of voter fraud. "They appear to be motivated, in part, because the president doesn't like to lose and never admits loss," Mr. Obama told Scott Pelley in a clip from the interview that aired on "CBS Evening News." Moreover, the former president says members of the president's party who "go along with" his unfounded claims of election fraud put democracy on a dangerous path.
11/8:
10. 11/8:
November 8, 2020
The presidential election vote count and the legal challenges the Trump Campaign has raised; the government's mission to produce and deliver enough vaccine doses to inoculate all Americans against the coronavirus; filmmaker Ken Burns.
60 Minutes - 5309
9. 60 Minutes - 5309
November 1, 2020
Ohio voters on who they're backing in 2020; Then, Arizona's move from Republican stronghold to swing state in play for Democrats; And, Inside the country's first COVID-19 outbreak.
10/25: 60 Minutes
8. 10/25: 60 Minutes
October 25, 2020
Interviews with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).
10/18/2020: Putin's Public Enemy, Dr. Fauci, Hell Flight
7. 10/18/2020: Putin's Public Enemy, Dr. Fauci, Hell Flight
October 18, 2020
Alexey Navalny describes being poisoned; Then, Dr. Anthony Fauci on his media restrictions, Trump contracting COVID, masks, voting and more; And, the COVID flight from Hell.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 11, 2020
Could gene therapy cure sickle cell anemia? Then, Sesame and the IRC join forces to help Syrian refugee children. And, 60 Minutes profiles blind musical prodigy Matthew Whitaker.
Treating COVID-19 Today | The Lincoln Project | Grizzlies
5. Treating COVID-19 Today | The Lincoln Project | Grizzlies
October 11, 2020
Treating COVID-19 Today
60 Minutes 8:30
4. 60 Minutes 8:30
October 4, 2020
A Yazidi woman who survived a genocide, then went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize; an architect who found a way to keep working after losing his sight; a Utah family with nine professional cowboys who live a lifestyle straight out of the old west.
10/4: 60 Minutes
3. 10/4: 60 Minutes
October 4, 2020
Climate scientists on 2020's wildfires and storms; Then, companies seek out potential employees with autism; And, Jerry Seinfeld: The 2020 60 Minutes Interview.
Florida's Amendment 4 | The Wall | Sir David
2. Florida's Amendment 4 | The Wall | Sir David
September 27, 2020
Florida's Amendment 4
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 20, 2020
9/20/2020 - 60 Minutes - 5301 - The television magazine series covers a broad spectrum of modern life.
QAnon Shaman Speaks from Jail
101. QAnon Shaman Speaks from Jail
March 3, 2021
Laurie Segall interviews the QAnon Shaman for his first on camera interview from jail. We also visit his mom in Arizona and explore the crossroads of the current Q movement.
J Balvin: The Prince of Reggaeton
102. J Balvin: The Prince of Reggaeton
March 3, 2021
With hit music streamed by the billions, J Balvin has been called the "Prince of Reggaeton". Enrique Acevedo sat down with Balvin to talk about his early life, paving a new path for Latin artists, and his triumphs and struggles during the pandemic.
Massive Melt: The World's Glaciers
103. Massive Melt: The World's Glaciers
March 3, 2021
Our planet is losing 400 billion tons of glacial ice per year, putting coastlines around the world at risk of flooding and storm surge. 60 Minutes+ travels to the Italian Alps where glaciers are vanishing. Seth Doane explores one community's desperate attempt to slow down the inevitable.
White Supremacy: A Firsthand Account
104. White Supremacy: A Firsthand Account
March 7, 2021
White Supremacists are the FBI's top concern for violent domestic extremism. 60 Minutes+ investigates how young people are being trained to hate.
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60 Minutes is a weekly news program that has aired on American television since 1968. Its success has resulted in multiple international spin offs, although the American edition remains the most well-known. It is generally considered to be high-quality and balanced reporting, for which it has garnered multiple Emmy and Peabody Awards. A wide variety of respected media figures have been involved with the show over the years, including Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, Sanjay Gupta, and Anderson Cooper. 60 Minutes is known for its employment of investigative journalism, which blends independent investigation with the examination of investigations started by other media outlets and organizations. This tactic has frequently resulted in the coverage of controversial topics, such as police brutality and racism in the United States. Each episode typically focuses on three stories. These range in content, although recurring themes include politics, technology, justice, corporate investigation, and character profiles. 60 Minutes additionally featured a closing commentary from Andy Rooney, in which he would ruminate on a given topic in a cynical and humorous manner. The segment ran from 1978 until Rooney's death in October, 2011.

Despite the general acclaim awarded to the program, it has occasionally been on the receiving end of negative controversy. Two particularly notable incidents occurred in 1997 and 2000. The first was an investigation into drug smuggling that provided unfounded evidence accusing the US Customs Agency of being actively involved in promoting drug smuggling across southern borders. 60 Minutes later retracted the accusations. In 2000, the program interviewed Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, and allowed him free reign to criticize the government of the United States in an attempt to justify his actions. Following the story, media access to in-person interviews with death row inmates was prohibited. Despite incidents such as these, the overall quality of 60 Minutes remains high, and the show is a well-respected fixture of American news. 60 Minutes airs on Sunday nights at 7 pm Eastern Time.60 Minutes is a series that is currently running and has 53 seasons (1110 episodes). The series first aired on September 19, 1950.

60 Minutes is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 60 Minutes on demand at Apple TV+ and Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, FuboTV and Paramount+.

  • Premiere Date
    September 19, 1950
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (3,139)