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60 Minutes Biography

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“’60 Minutes,’ the most successful broadcast in television history, began its 42nd season on Sept. 27, 2009. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast begun in 1968 is still a hit in 2009.

Over the 2008-’09 season, ’60 Minutes’ grew its audience by 10 percent, averaging 14.29 million viewers, defying the industry trend and making it the number-one news program and the 13th most-watched broadcast among all television programs according to Nielsen.

It has won more Emmy Awards than any other primetime broadcast, including a special Lifetime Achievement Emmy. It has also won virtually every other broadcast journalism award, including back-to-back Peabody awards for excellence in television broadcasting in 2008 and 2009 to bring its total to 16…

’60 Minutes’ was created by Don Hewitt and premiered on CBS September 24, 1968.”

“About Us: Program Facts,” (accessed Apr. 20, 2010)


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