For a record 46th time, television's longest-running primetime program will make its season debut. 60 Minutes' timely lineup features an interview with Secretary of State John Kerry as he deals with terrorism, chemical weapons in Syria and a potential relationship with a new Iranian president; Steve Kroft's report on schizophrenia, the confounding and sometimes violent illness that the Washington Navy Yard shooter showed symptoms of; and a Norah O'Donnell interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly about "Killing Jesus," his latest bid for another blockbuster book. The 46th season premiere of 60 Minutes will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Online, 60 Minutes Overtime will offer new, original web exclusives that take viewers behind the scenes of these three premiere stories. All season, 60MinutesOvertime.com will feature moments and footage not seen on the broadcast and shares the perspectives of correspondents and producers, inviting viewers backstage each week.
The award-winning 60 Minutes app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch has been completely redesigned this season. One of the top-rated news apps in the iTunes App Store, it offers all of the video segments and stories from each week's program along with an extensive video archive and 60 Minutes Overtime content. New features will include:
- Another 50+ "Classic" 60 Minutes segments reprising newsmakers and events from the show's 45 years, plus entertainers Jonathan Winters, Robin Williams, Howard Stern
- New "Browse by Decade" section for previous stories
- Bookmarking feature allowing segments to be easily retrieved for future viewing
Last season, 60 Minutes drew an average of over 12.4 million viewers each Sunday and was the most-watched news program on television, regularly making Nielsen's Top 10 list. The broadcast was awarded five Emmy and two Peabody awards.