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60 Minutes, the most successful television broadcast in history, offers hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news. The broadcast begun in 1968 and is still a hit in 2015, regularly making Nielsen’s Top 10.
60 Minutes has won more Emmy Awards than any other primetime broadcast, including a special Lifetime Achievement Emmy. It has also won every major broadcast journalism award over its tenure, including 18 Peabody and 14 DuPont Columbia University awards for excellence in television broadcasting. Other distinguished awards won multiple times include the George Polk, RTNDA Edward R. Murrow , Investigative Reporters and Editors, RFK Journalism, Sigma Delta Chi and Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Reporting.
60 Minutes was created by the late Don Hewitt and premiered on CBS September 24, 1968. CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager is the program’s executive producer. The correspondents and contributors of 60 Minutes are Anderson Cooper, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Steve Kroft, Lara Logan, Scott Pelley, Byron Pitts, and Lesley Stahl.