| Jan 19, 2014
| 9:45 AM
If you hate the extreme polarization of American life today, with more and more people talking to and living alongside only people who share their world view, blame Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News.
If you are angry about the loss of civility, the...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:49 AM
This is a column I have put off for weeks, because it makes me sad to write it. And ultimately, it begs an answer, which I am not sure I have.
But with the year ending, I can no longer avoid it. After decades of writing about television and media, this...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:08 PM
U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger will be included in a "60 Minutes" piece Sunday looking at Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, that members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence see as a threat to national security....
| Jan 28, 2013
| 6:44 AM
The joint appearance by President Obama and Hillary Clinton on “60 Minutes” wasn’t about the Democratic nomination in 2016, as some analysts have insisted this weekend.
Watching the actual interview Sunday night, I am certain it was...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In the days of the late Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes" was known for hard-hitting, aggressive journalism that asked the questions viewers wanted answered and held the powerful accountable.
The Jan. 27 program on which Steve Kroft interviewed President Obama...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 9:22 AM
Andy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced.
A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney...
| Dec 17, 2011
President Barack Obama doesn't suffer from amnesia, but apparently he hopes the public does.
In his latest in a series of interviews on "60 Minutes" this week, the president took positions that are the polar opposite of what he was saying as recently as...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:52 AM
The Sochi Olympics will dominate the TV schedule for the next 17 nights. Whether the Games will dominate the ratings isn't clear.
These Games start with concerns about security, the event's expense, the selected locale, Sochi's readiness and Russian...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Jay Leno will step down from "The Tonight Show" on Feb. 6. But to hear him talk to "60 Minutes'" Steve Kroft, he's about as ready to leave this time as he was when he left the show in 2009.
The CBS newsmagazine will be profiling Leno on Sunday, and...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Having earned hundreds of millions of dollars for hosting "The Tonight Show" over the past twentyÂÂsomething years, Jay Leno might not look like a working-class hero. Yet there's something people can identify with in his relationship with NBC, where...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Grammy Awards telecast remains second only to the Academy Awards in terms of popularity, with Sunday's show on CBS drawing a big 28.5 million viewers -- up slightly from last year and the second largest audience in the last 21 years.
Since 1993, only...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:08 PM
In a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday, Jay Leno was adamant that he won't host another late-night show after leaving "The Tonight Show" on Feb. 6.
"I don't know what I'll do. Will I do another late-night show to go against any of these people? No," he told...