50 years of 60 Minutes moments

This season, 60 Minutes celebrates its 50th season on the air by taking a spin through its archives to find memorable moments from past years. Each week this season 60 Minutes ends with a short clip from a classic 60 Minutes story.

Senior producer Frank Devine, who has been with the broadcast for 28 years, finds these weekly moments.  

"What makes the assignment particularly enjoyable is having the opportunity to return Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, Ed Bradley, Morley Safer, Bob Simon and occasionally Andy Rooney to our Sunday broadcasts for this 50th season," he says.

September 24, 1968: Our first broadcast

 

September 24, 1968: The first 60 Minutes

October 5, 2008: Explaining the financial crisis

 

October 5, 2008: Wall Street's financial crisis

October 8, 1968: Nixon runs for office

 

October 8, 1968: Presidential candidate Richard Nixon

October 23, 1983: Rainman's inspiration

 

October 23, 1983: the savant who calculated dates

October 28, 1984: The Great One

 

October 28, 1984: playing pool with The Great One

November 6, 1988: Hanging out with George Burns

 

November 6, 1988: a music lesson from George Burns

November 13, 1994: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll

 

November 13, 1994: on tour with the Rolling Stones

November 23, 2008: Don't rush Christmas

 

November 23, 2008: Andy Rooney on Thanksgiving

November 23, 2008: An extraordinary talent

 

November 23, 2008: a musical savant named Rex

December 14, 1986: Will Oprah be successful?

 

December 14, 1986: Mike Wallace interviews Oprah

December 20, 1981: Nancy Reagan redecorates the White House

 

December 20, 1981: Nancy Reagan talks about her critics

December 23, 2007: Christmas with Andy Rooney

 

December 23, 2007: Rooney recalls Christmas pieces past

January 5, 2014: Venturing to a volcano's edge

 

January 5, 2014: Iceland's explosive volcano

January 14, 1979: Katharine Hepburn doesn't feel like a legend

 

January 14, 1979: Safer and Katharine Hepburn

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