Presented by familiar face Alistair Wilkinson, 60 Minutes is back for 2016 packed with the latest current affairs from around the world.
Runtime: 55 minutes
60 Minutes - 60 Minutes II - Netflix
60 Minutes II (also known as 60 Minutes Wednesday and 60 Minutes) was an American weekly primetime news magazine television program that was intended to replicate the “signature style, journalistic quality and integrity” of the original 60 Minutes series. It aired on CBS on Wednesdays, then later moved to Fridays at 8 p.m. The original 60 Minutes continued airing on Sunday nights throughout the run of 60 Minutes II. The first edition of 60 Minutes II ran on January 13, 1999. Its final airing was September 2, 2005. 60 Minutes II was renamed 60 Minutes by CBS for the fall of 2004. CBS News president Andrew Heyward stated at the time, “The Roman numeral II created some confusion on the part of the viewers and suggested a watered-down version.” The show was later renamed 60 Minutes Wednesday to differentiate it from the original 60 Minutes Sunday edition, but reverted to its original title on July 8, 2005, when the show moved to the 8 p.m. Friday timeslot, where it completed its run.
60 Minutes - Correspondents - Netflix
The broadcast included original reporting from its team of correspondents and from other CBS News journalists. The program also featured updated reports on classic 60 Minutes stories. Credited cast on 60 Minutes II included the following CBS correspondents: Dan Rather, Bob Simon, Charlie Rose, Vicki Mabrey, Scott Pelley and Lara Logan. The following correspondents also worked on segments for the program: Christiane Amanpour, Ed Gordon, Charles Grodin, Carol Marin and Jimmy Tingle. The correspondents from 60 Minutes have reported several stories on 60 Minutes II, Ed Bradley also reported several one-hour special stories as well. Grodin, Tingle, and Bill Geist contributed semi-humorous commentaries, paralleling the sister program's Andy Rooney.
60 Minutes - References - Netflix