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Steve Kroft

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  • 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...
  • Grammy Viewership Up Slightly, 2nd Largest Since 1993

    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...
  • In '60 Minutes' segment, Sheriff Dart calls jails 'the new insane asylums'

     In '60 Minutes' segment, Sheriff Dart calls jails 'the new insane asylums'
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart warned about the dangers of sending mentally ill people to jail in a nationally televised Sunday interview. Dart, appearing on the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," called jails and prisons "the new insane asylums" and said...
  • '60 Minutes'' missed opportunity

    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...
  • Great Upcoming Fall Arts Shows in Fairfield County

    Great Upcoming Fall Arts Shows in Fairfield County
    The Bijou Theatre 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. (203) 332-3228. thebijoutheatre.com Sept. 12: The Paper Chase (film) Sept. 13: The Phantom Pluckers and Wendy May, Tracy James and Jerry Vigorito (music) Sept. 14: Mia Fanali (music) Sept. 20:...
  • ‘American Idol,’ ‘60 Minutes’ top weekly ratings

     
    “American Idol” and “60 Minutes,” two long-running series with different fan bases, topped the weekly ratings in Central Florida. “American Idol” featured squabbling judges while “60 Minutes” offered a love-...
  • ‘60 Minutes’: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton give joint interview

     
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. John McCain joke Thursday on Capitol Hill. Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The most-discussed news magazine this weekend will be “60 Minutes.” CBS News has...
  • Grammys, ‘Walking Dead’ top Sunday ratings

     
    Carrie Underwood's dress became a star on the Grammys. Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: In recent years, the Grammys have been moreĀ a concert than an awards show. This year's Grammys will be remembered as a...
  • Maggie Smith tells ‘60 Minutes’: I’ve never watched ‘Downton Abbey’

     
    Dame Maggie Smith is giving a rare interview to CBS' “60 Minutes” this weekend. The big revelation: The 78-year-old Oscar-winner has never watched “Downton Abbey,” perhaps the biggest hit of her career. The PBS drama offers its...
  • ‘60 Minutes,’ NBC football top Sunday rankings

     
    CBS' “60 Minutes,” the longest-running show in prime time, was the top show Sunday night in Orlando. It was also the top show in early national ratings. We'll have the updated numbersĀ  Tuesday. According to the early rankings, “60...
  • Mike Wallace dies at 93; '60 Minutes' pioneer

    Mike Wallace dies at 93; '60 Minutes' pioneer
    As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program. Beginning in 1968, as one of...
  • Best-selling 'Three Cups of Tea' Author Fights Claims He Lied

    Best-selling 'Three Cups of Tea' Author Fights Claims He Lied
    NEW YORK -- Greg Mortenson, the high-profile advocate of girls' education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been forced to defend his best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations ... One School at a Time,"...