years ago, Lesley Stahl’s first story about “memory wizards,” people
who remember almost every day of their lives in graphic detail, aired on
the 60 Minutes broadcast. The Monday
after the story aired, phones were ringing off the hook at the offices
of the California-based scientists who study HSAM (Highly Superior
Autobiographical Memory). Nearby, phones were also ringing in the office
of two Hollywood producers.
Soon, actress Poppy Montgomery was cast in the lead role of “Carrie,” and CBS debuted the show the following year. In the above video player, Redlich, Bellucci and actress Poppy Montgomery take 60 Minutes behind-the-scenes on the set of “Unforgettable.”
“Unforgettable” is expected to return for a third season this summer on CBS.
Sarah Huisenga contributed to the reporting of this 60 Minutes Overtime feature.
Credit: Footage from the CBS program “Unforgettable” courtesy of Sony Pictures Television