Overtime editor Ann Silvio has a frank discussion about the N-word with correspondent Byron Pitts, whose report on "60 Minutes" this week is about a new edition of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" that omits the racial epithet and replaces it with the word "slave."Continue Reading »
How seriously did Lady Gaga take her 12 and a half minute profile in the "60 Minutes" broadcast? Despite the bejeweled saw she brought with her to an interview, we would argue she took it very seriously. "Once she was in," says producer John Hamlin, "she was all in."Continue Reading »
This week on "Overtime" we have the first in a summer series of "Correspondent Favorites." We begin with Scott Pelley, as he prepares to take over the anchor chair at "The CBS Evening News." When we asked him to choose a personal favorite from the "60 Minutes" archives, Scott decided on his 2008 investigation of "e-waste," or electronic waste. His team's investigation followed the surprising path of recycled computer parts from Denver, Colorado all the way to a toxic dump in China.Continue Reading »
CNN's Anderson Cooper sits down with "60 Minutes Overtime" editor Ann Silvio to share more revealing moments from his series of in-depth interviews with Lady Gaga. Our favorite moment happens when Gaga shows Anderson how she prepares her coffee. Most people add sugar and cream, but Gaga has a special ingredient...Continue Reading »
Of all the interviews he conducted for "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace often said none had a greater impact than this one.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian had long been a public advocate of assisted suicide for the terminally ill. From 1990 to 1998, he claimed to have helped end the lives of some 130 willing subjects. In September of 1998, Dr. Jack Kevorkian videotaped himself injecting Thomas Youk, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease, with a dose of lethal drugs.Continue Reading »
It's no accident that "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan took now-retired CBS News cameraman R.A. Bribiesca on her trip to Afghanistan last summer. "Ray B." has not only been covering wars for decades -- he is also a Vietnam vet.
In this video, you'll see how "60 Minutes" got such riveting combat footage from the Afghan-Pakistan border: Ray B. risked his life to capture what he calls "crazy shots" when Lara and the military unit she was traveling with were ambushed by foreign fighters.Continue Reading »
In 1970, five years after the troop buildup in the Vietnam War began, American servicemen were still being drafted and shipped to war at the rate of about 12 planeloads a week. At the time, the entire country was gnarled in a great debate over the war and whether the sacrifice of these young Americans was worth the fight. So, Mike Wallace boarded a commercial Super DC-8, chartered by the military and bound for Bien Hoa airport near what was then called Saigon, to ask the freshly drafted soldiers what they thought of this war they were told to fight.Continue Reading »
Officially, women aren't allowed to serve in combat under current Pentagon rules, but try telling that to the families of the 140 U.S. servicewomen who have died and the 760 servicewomen who have been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.Continue Reading »
"60 Minutes" was there when 34-year-old Capt. Patrick "Frenchy" Rapicault joined the list of more than 4,000 U.S. servicemen and women who have died in Iraq since the war began. With an accent that was part France and part Mississippi, "Frenchy" was an unusual Marine -- and a memorable character for the "60 Minutes" crew reporting in Iraq back in 2004.Continue Reading »
For Andy Rooney, Memorial Day isn't just another day off. It's the day he remembers Obie Slingerland and Bob O'Conner and Charley Wood. They were good friends of his, boys who died in World War II. But if Andy had his way, Memorial Day wouldn't just be about remembering the dead.Continue Reading »