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Steve Kroft

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  • After decades of belief, this is the year I lost faith in '60 Minutes,' CNN

    After decades of belief, this is the year I lost faith in '60 Minutes,' CNN
    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...
  • 'Loudest Voice' - Judging Roger Ailes with no sense of history

    'Loudest Voice' - Judging Roger Ailes with no sense of history
    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...
  • Obama, Hillary, Palin and prime-time TV writing first draft of history

    Obama, Hillary, Palin and prime-time TV writing first draft of history
    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...
  • 60 Minutes serves the president some softballs

    60 Minutes serves the president some softballs
    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...
  • Dutch Ruppersberger on '60 Minutes' Sunday talking about Chinese firm as threat

    Dutch Ruppersberger on '60 Minutes' Sunday talking about Chinese firm as threat
    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....
  • Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92

    Long-time CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney dead at 92
    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...
  • Hold Obama to his word

    Hold Obama to his word
    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...
  • Exits: 'Good Wife,' 'SNL,' Barbara Walters

    Exits: 'Good Wife,' 'SNL,' Barbara Walters
    The final weekend of the 2013-14 TV season brings finales and farewells. A few things to expect: "The Good Wife" concludes its best season so far with an episode called "A Weird Year" at 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) continues...
  • A Farewell to Jay Leno in Late Night

    Having earned hundreds of millions of dollars for hosting "The Tonight Show" over the past twenty­­something 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...
  • Jay Leno says leaving 'Tonight Show' is 'not my decision'

    Jay Leno says leaving 'Tonight Show' is 'not my decision'
    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...
  • Jay Leno on Being Replaced by Jimmy Fallon: 'Makes Perfect Sense to Me'

    Jay Leno says he would have been hurt and offended if NBC had fired him with no plan in mind, but with Jimmy Fallon the one stepping into his shoes, Leno says the move makes "perfect sense." In an interview set to air this Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes,"...
  • Jay Leno Tells '60 Minutes' He'd Prefer To Keep 'Tonight' Roost

    All things considered, Jay Leno would rather stay behind the desk of NBC's venerable "Tonight Show." In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that could serve to undermine some of the hoopla surrounding NBC's promotional efforts to launch Jimmy Fallon as...