My favorite 60 Minutes story

Producers, editors, and cameramen choose a favorite piece from the 45-year archive of 60 Minutes and share their personal stories of reporting and shooting in the field

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Nicole Young

Who would've guessed that a story about recycling would result in Chinese gangsters chasing after Scott Pelley and producer Nicole Young?

Andy Court

When a death-row inmate claims innocence, a young 60 Minutes producer gets drawn into a complicated tale worthy of any detective novel.

Matt Richman

Matt Richman, a 60 Minutes editor, talks about the sad task of editing stories about family loss and the destruction of homes.

Harry Radliffe

It took 60 Minutes producer Harry Radliffe not months, but YEARS, to convince the monks of Mt. Athos to allow 60 Minutes cameras in. And that was just the beginning.

Joel Bernstein

How producer Joel Bernstein turned a seemingly dull story about a dictionary into a reason to order a tray full of pastrami sandwiches.

Shari Finkelstein

In Italy, professional men in their 30s and 40s live with their mothers and love it. Can you blame them? Producer Shari Finkelstein remembers her favorite story.

Ruth Streeter

Howard Stern didn't want to do the interview and neither did Ed Bradley. But something surprising happened when the two men met. Producer Ruth Streeter remembers.

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson

Producer Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson on an unforgettable interview moment: the president of France loses his temper and storms away from his 60 Minutes interview.

Draggan Mihailovich

Producer Draggan Mihailovich went to Vietnam with Tracy Tragos, who struggled to get to know her father more than 30 years after his death.

Richard Buddenhagen

When you're an editor at 60 Minutes, the footage doesn't often crack you up. Richard Buddenhagen remembers his funniest assignment.

Claudia Weinstein

60 Minutes story editor Claudia Weinstein was there in El Salvador when an American teen was reunited with her long-lost birth parents.

Frank Devine

Robert Gardiner, an 88-year-old aristocrat in the Hamptons, was one of the most eccentric people ever to appear on 60 Minutes. Producer Frank Devine looks back.

Phil Scheffler

The 1971 story "After Attica" is trademark 60 Minutes, says producer "emeritus" Phil Scheffler.

Jeff Fager

Before Jeff Fager became executive producer of 60 Minutes, he produced stories for the broadcast. Here's one of his all-time favorites: a story about Boston's Billy Bulger. This segment was originally published on Dec. 26, 2010.

Editor's Note: Billy Bulger's brother James "Whitey" Bulger, who was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for his alleged role in 19 murders, was captured in June 2011 near Los Angeles after living on the run for 16 years.

Bill Owens

60 Minutes Executive Editor Bill Owens looks back at a favorite story about an extraordinary boy. This segment was originally published on Dec. 26, 2010.









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