60 Minutes Rewind: Neil Armstrong on visiting the Moon
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon. 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley was there to listen while Armstrong recounted his thoughts and feelings from the day he launched into space. While taking in the view of the beach below, Bradley asked Armstrong if he had fears of becoming stranded on the moon. Nearly fifty years later, NASA is planning to launch a new moon program. Elon Musk's SpaceX and Boeing's Space Launch System are both on board for the ride and will be providing significant assistance to NASA.cbsnews.com
'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers
FILE - "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl poses for a photo in her office at the "60 Minutes" offices, in New York on Sept. 12, 2017. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. After executive producer Bill Owens turned the show primarily over to COVID-19 coverage last spring, “60 Minutes” has returned to its traditional format while being focused on being timely. “60 Minutes” this fall has featured interviews with fired government cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs, former President Barack Obama and poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Original executive producer Don Hewitt often ran “60 Minutes” as an island unto itself.
From the 60 Minutes archive: August Wilson
Ed Bradley said in 2002 about August Wilson, "He's one of the most acclaimed playwrights of our time, as well as one of the most popular. This week on 60 Minutes, Viola Davis speaks with Jon Wertheim about playing the title role in the Netflix film adaptation of Wilson's play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." Bradley reported that the play established Wilson as a major new voice in the American theater. She was dying at the time, but she came--she came and saw the play," Wilson told Bradley. You can see Bradley's interview with Wilson above and see Wertheim's interview with Davis, Sunday night.cbsnews.com
The only debate moderator to return, Fox's Wallace preps
NEW YORK – Four years ago when he first moderated a general election presidential debate, Chris Wallace was firm and funny in trying to get Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to stop talking simultaneously. Wallace declined an interview request through Fox but his work offers clues about how he will approach the assignment. Trump has tweeted, more than once, that Chris will “never be his father.”Mike Wallace, it should be noted, never moderated a presidential debate. During interviews with Trump this summer, Wallace and Jonathan Swan of Axios proved particularly adept at challenging presidential misstatements. “I do not believe it is my job to be a truth squad,” Wallace told a Fox News colleague before the 2016 debate.
William Small, 'hero to journalism' at CBS, NBC, dies at 93
Small, who led CBS News' Washington coverage during the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and Watergate and was later president of NBC News and United Press International, died Sunday, CBS News said. Impressed by Small's work in Louisville, CBS executives hired him in 1962 to be assistant news director of the network's Washington bureau. Small didn't leave the bureau for four days, from the shooting to the burial, he told The Associated Press in 2013. Small defected to NBC in 1979, becoming president of the network's news division and hiring away several CBS reporters, including Mudd and Marvin Kalb. In 2014, the organization honored Small with its lifetime achievement award.
The 1992 Olympic golf match Michael Jordan never forgot
In the summer of 1992, the United States sent 11 future members of the NBA Hall of Fame to represent the nation at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. A month earlier, the reigning back-to-back NBA Most Valuable Player had led the Chicago Bulls to their second consecutive championship. As a member of the 1992 Olympic "Dream Team," Jordan was coached by Chuck Daly, who also manned the bench for the Detroit Pistons. Daly's Pistons eliminated Jordan's Chicago Bulls from the NBA playoffs three straight times from 1988 to 1990. In this never-before-seen footage, Bradley asked both player and coach about a game of golf at the 1992 Olympics.cbsnews.com
Remembering the Oklahoma City bombing
At 9:02 in the morning, on Wednesday April 19, 1995, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City was bombed by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more. In 2001, the late Ed Bradley accompanied survivors and family members of victims to the Oklahoma City National Memorial. A once chaotic and devastating scene had been transformed into a memorial to the victims, families, and survivors of the bombing. The previous year, in March of 2000, Bradley conducted the only televised interview with Timothy McVeigh at the U.S. penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. At the time of the interview, McVeigh was on death row, awaiting his execution.cbsnews.com
From the 60 Minutes archives: The true story behind “Just Mercy”
From the 60 Minutes archives: The true story behind “Just Mercy” In 1992, Ed Bradley reported that the wrong man might have been sitting on Alabama’s death row. "Just Mercy," a movie about the case, opens in theaters this weekcbsnews.com
From the 60 Minutes archives: The true story behind "Just Mercy"
In November 1992, an Alabama man who had been on death row for almost six years told 60 Minutes the state was preparing to execute the wrong person. Convicted of robbing and murdering the clerk of a dry cleaning shop in Monroeville, Walter McMillian told correspondent Ed Bradley he have never even been to the Alabama town. That one person had lied on the stand, which Stevenson proved to the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals in the months after the 60 Minutes report aired. The court overturned the conviction, and on March 2, 1993, Johnny D. left the courtroom as a free man. Michael B. Jordan plays the idealistic defense attorney, and Jamie Foxx plays Johnny D. The film opens in theaters nationwide on Friday.cbsnews.com
The Island In his emotional debut on 60 Minutes, Ed Bradley walks straight into the waters off Malaysia to help the "boat people," an exodus of Vietnamese refugees, as they stagger onto the beach of a Pulau Bidong, a remote island where thousands of desperate families are stranded.cbsnews.com
1975 Flashback: Evacuation of Saigon
"There were desperate scenes of families separated and crying out for help, pleading not to be left behind," reported former CBS News correspondent Ed Bradley, as the city of Saigon was evacuated ahead of its fall on April 30, 1975. Bradley's intrepid reporting, detailing the dramatic events of the day the Vietnam War ended, originally aired on the "CBS Evening News."cbsnews.com
60 Minutes Overtime 03.16.14
60 Minutes Overtime 03.16.14 Jon Stewart talks with 60 Minutes about Bassem Youssef, a comedian in Cairo whose TV show has landed him in trouble with the Egyptian government; then, Sanjay Gupta travels "back in time" to the Tabasco company's private island in the bayous of Louisiana; and, In 1992, Anita Hill told Ed Bradley why she brought a sexual harassment charge against Clarence Thomas.cbsnews.com