To some, Gore Vidal will be remembered as a superlative writer, essayist, playwright and critic, but to others, he will be known as "an intellectual vaudevillian."
That's how Mike Wallace put it back in 1975 after interviewing Vidal for a provocative 60 Minutes profile. The piece is Wallace and Vidal at their best, going head to head on everything from sex to politics to celebrity.Continue Reading »
Four years ago, Anderson Cooper challenged Olympic champion Michael Phelps to a one-lap race. Anyone want to guess how that went? (Imagine competing against a dolphin.)Continue Reading »
They are the darlings of any Summer Olympic games: the female gymnasts. Of the dozens of athletes and dozens of competitions, more often than not, these are the ones more people watch and the names more people remember, sometimes for a lifetime.Continue Reading »
"Guess what? It's getting worse."
Those were words that CBS News producer Nicole Young didn't expect to hear about poverty in central Florida. After all, last year Nicole worked with Scott Pelley on a 60 Minutes piece about families in that region who had lost their jobs, lost their homes, and moved into highway motels.Continue Reading »
College student Reed Jobs decided to study oncology after seeing his father, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, battle cancer. Reed's younger sister Eve is a great horseback rider, and their sister Erin has her father's great sense for design. And the eldest, Lisa, who was estranged from her father when she was young, became very close with him in recent years.
"They just don't get it." That's how Steve Jobs described his digital rivals Microsoft and Google in an interview with his biographer Walter Isaacson.Continue Reading »
The Olympic Games really do have it all: excitement, history, a grand stage. Dozens of countries represented by hundreds of athletes giving their all in the simple quest to win.Continue Reading »
Who is Michael Morton?
"He was just an ordinary, law-abiding citizen, who got clobbered for no good reason," says 60 Minutes producer Andy Court, who co-produced this week's story about Morton's wrongful murder conviction and 25 years in prison.Continue Reading »
In the world of autism, few voices are more important than Temple Grandin's.Continue Reading »