60 Minutes

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  • TV-PG
  • 1950
  • 54 Seasons
  • 7.4  (3,463)

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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10/24/2021: Prince v. Spy, Running Dry, Michael Keaton
6. 10/24/2021: Prince v. Spy, Running Dry, Michael Keaton
October 24, 2021
A former Saudi official's warning about MBS; The Colorado River Basin, ravaged by drought, plans for a drier future; And, Michael Keaton on his career, the characters he's played and suiting back up as Batman.
10/17/2021: Robert Gates, The Green River Drift, Whither Ye Olde English Pub
5. 10/17/2021: Robert Gates, The Green River Drift, Whither Ye Olde English Pub
October 17, 2021
Robert Gates on Afghanistan, his disagreements with President Biden and polarization in the U.S.; Riding along on the Green River Drift, the longest-running cattle drive left in America; Inside the English pub's comeback from COVID.
10/10/2021: Deep Springs College / Migrant children still separated from parents
4. 10/10/2021: Deep Springs College / Migrant children still separated from parents
October 10, 2021
One of America's most selective colleges requires hard labor, forbids drinking and sits isolated in the California desert. A Biden administration task force has reunited just 52 families in seven months. Sunday, Sharyn Alfonsi speaks to the head of the task force and a family separated four years ago.
10/3/2021: The Facebook Whistleblower; Unforgiven; The Final Act
3. 10/3/2021: The Facebook Whistleblower; Unforgiven; The Final Act
October 3, 2021
A former Facebook employee says tens of thousands of pages of internal company research she has provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission and investors prove Facebook is lying to the public and investors about the effectiveness of its campaigns to eradicate hate, violence, and misinformation from its platforms.
9/26/2021: Take the Fight to the Night, Rep. Liz Cheney, King of the Deep
2. 9/26/2021: Take the Fight to the Night, Rep. Liz Cheney, King of the Deep
September 26, 2021
Bill Whitaker reports on the largest helicopter to ever fight fires at night; Liz Cheney tells Lesley Stahl about running for re-election as an anti-Trump Republican in Wyoming; Sharyn Alfonsi talks to Alexey Molchanov about reaching the top of his sport by diving hundreds of feet into the ocean with just one deep breath.
60 Minutes remembers 9.11: The FDNY
1. 60 Minutes remembers 9.11: The FDNY
September 12, 2021
While the nation remembers the terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans 20 years ago, New York City firefighters, sent to rescue victims at the World Trade Center who survived, will relive a life-changing experience that's now a part of who they are. "It's a day that will never leave you," Fire Department of New York Commissioner Dan Nigro tells Scott Pelley. Nigro and other firefighters at Ground Zero, many of whom fill the top ranks of the FDNY, recall the men, their sacrifices, and the tragedy of losing 343 of their colleagues on the 54th Season Premiere of 60 MINUTES. This one segment runs the full hour.
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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 54 seasons (1135 episodes). The series first aired on September 19, 1950.

Where to Watch 60 Minutes

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+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu and FuboTV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 19, 1950
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (3,463)