Inside the nuclear fusion breakthrough that could be a step to unlimited clean energy in the distant future
On December 5th, scientists at the National Ignition Facility reached a breakthrough in nuclear fusion by producing a reaction with an energy gain. It could be a step toward a world in the distant future where fusion is a source of power.cbsnews.com
By declaring the pandemic 'over,' Biden only stated the obvious, White House says
"The pandemic is over," President Biden told 60 Minutes in an interview on Sunday, as he walked the otherwise empty floor of the Detroit Auto Show with interviewer Scott Pelley. “If you notice, no one’s wearing masks,” Biden told Pelley. “Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape.”Some in the White House believe that Biden’s statement was far from the controversial declaration of victory described – and lamented – in some media reports. We can acknowledge that, and we should,” a White House official told Yahoo News, requesting anonymity in order to speak frankly about the situation. The White House used his relative lack of symptoms as a kind of lesson in how far COVID-19 care had advanced.wftv.com
Biden talks inflation, Russia in '60 Minutes' interview
WASHINGTON — (AP) — President Joe Biden sat down this week for his first interview of his presidency with the news magazine show "60 Minutes." CBS said on Thursday that Biden gave the interview to correspondent Scott Pelley while visiting Detroit on Wednesday, and that the two-part interview will air Sunday as part of the premiere of the program's 55th season. Biden discussed inflation, Russia’s war on Ukraine, U.S.-China tensions, the midterm elections and more, according to CBS. The network plans to air a preview on Friday of Pelly's interview on “CBS Mornings.”Biden has done fewer television interviews and press conferences than his recent White House predecessors in the early going of his presidency. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
60 Minutes remembers 9.11: The FDNY
On September 11, 2001, 343 members of the Fire Department of New York perished while trying to rescue people trapped in the World Trade Center. Scott Pelley speaks with firefighters who were there that day and the loved ones of those who never made it home.cbsnews.com
'60 Minutes' will have streaming spinoff on Paramount+
CBS News says it is launching a streaming version of "60 Minutes" on the new Paramount Plus service, starting next week. (CBS News via AP)NEW YORK – CBS News is launching a streaming version of “60 Minutes” on the new Paramount+ service, hoping to expose the durable brand to a younger and more diverse audience. The “60 Minutes+” program will debut March 4 with three separate episodes, the network announced Wednesday. For “60 Minutes+,” CBS is repurposing a team put together last year for a similar program, “60 in 6,” on the ill-fated Quibi platform. AdWhile “60 in 6” had shorter stories than the TV version of “60 Minutes,” the Paramount version will go longer.
'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.