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60 Minutes Under Fire Over Story on DeSantis
60 Minutes
Sees Backlash
Over Story
on DeSantis
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60 Minutes Sees Backlash Over Story on DeSantis

Florida Democrats join those saying negative piece about vaccine distribution is off base

(Newser) - 60 Minutes aired a damning story about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sunday, and it continues to reverberate. But this time, the backlash seems to be more against 60 Minutes instead of its target. Even Democrats in the state are coming to the defense of the Republican governor. Coverage:
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60 Minutes Confronts DeSantis on Publix Vaccine Deal

Fla. governor denies 'pay to play' deal for chain after $100K campaign donation

(Newser) - Florida's reservoir emergency isn't the only reason the state's governor is finding himself in headlines again. Sunday night's episode of 60 Minutes featured a report by Sharyn Alfonsi, which criticized vaccine rollouts in the Sunshine State under Ron DeSantis, per the Hill . The report specifically looked...

DOJ Investigating Prosecutor After 60 Minutes Interview on Riot

US District Judge Amit Mehta says Michael Sherwin's interview 'surprised' him

(Newser) - A high-profile 60 Minutes interview on the Capitol riot has jump-started an internal Justice Department probe into the prosecutor who gave it. The piece that aired Sunday featured Michael Sherwin , the former US Attorney in DC who revealed he'd witnessed firsthand the chaos on Jan. 6, and that he...

Top Prosecutor Put on Running Clothes to See Riot Firsthand

Michael Sherwin, US attorney for DC, recounts how the day turned violent

(Newser) - At least some of the 400 people arrested so far in the Capitol riot might face the rare charge of sedition —or essentially trying to overthrow the government. Michael Sherwin, who led the Justice Department's initial investigation into the riot as acting US attorney for DC, spoke about...

See the Moment Trump Ends 60 Minutes Interview

He accuses the show of 'bias' and 'hatred' in releasing the full video

(Newser) - President Trump has released the full video of his interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes, the one he cut short and has derided as unfair. "Look at the bias, hatred and rudeness on behalf of 60 Minutes and CBS," Trump wrote in his caption for the video....

Biden Has His Court-Packing Answer
Biden Has His
Court-Packing Answer

Biden Has His Court-Packing Answer

He tells '60 Minutes' he'll create a bipartisan committee to weigh in

(Newser) - In Thursday night's final debate , Joe Biden is expected to be grilled on whether he would try to add more justices to the Supreme Court as president. In an excerpt of a 60 Minutes interview released by CBS News , Biden appears to have settled on his answer: Instead of...

Trump Cuts 60 Minutes Interview Short, Calls It 'FAKE'

President threatens to leak the sit-down before it airs

(Newser) - President Trump was interviewed for 60 Minutes on Tuesday, for a segment airing this coming Sunday, and after multiple outlets reported the POTUS had abruptly cut the sit-down short, Trump offered his take on things. "I am pleased to inform you that, for the sake of accuracy in reporting,...

In 3 Tweets, Trump Responds to Whistleblower on 60 Minutes

President isn't happy with 'disgruntled' Rick Bright, or with '60 Minutes' for airing Bright interview

(Newser) - Vaccine expert Rick Bright, the former head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority who was ousted by the Trump administration in April, testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday that if a cohesive national response isn't set up soon to address the coronavirus pandemic, things could get "...

60 Minutes Reveals Cell Note From Epstein

It's a short list of complaints, not a suicide note; show also obtains autopsy photos

(Newser) - 60 Minutes took an investigative look into the death of Jeffrey Epstein on Sunday night—including the airing of graphic photos from his cell and autopsy—and the program won't exactly be ending conspiracy theories that Epstein was murdered. To be clear, the show did not turn up...

TV Host Slammed for 'Scathing' Segment on Meghan Markle

Australia's '60 Minutes' did not paint a flattering picture of Prince Harry's wife

(Newser) - Elton John recently begged the public to lay off Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but what USA Today calls a "scathing piece" from Down Under shows not everyone is heeding his words. Australia's 60 Minutes aired a special Sunday hosted by Karl Stefanovic in which he and others...

Steve Kroft to Retire From 60 Minutes
60 Minutes Is Losing
a Long-Timer

60 Minutes Is Losing a Long-Timer

Steve Kroft retiring after Sunday's show

(Newser) - After 30 seasons and nearly 500 stories, Steve Kroft will announce his retirement from 60 Minutes at the end of Sunday's broadcast. The program will air a segment on the career of Kroft, 73, in September, per the Hollywood Reporter . Lesley Stahl, 77, who joined the program in 1991,...

Oprah Was 'Too Emotional' for 60 Minutes

Former talk show host talks exit, Pete Buttigieg with 'THR'

(Newser) - During her short stint at 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey "did seven takes on just my name." It was a sign that the show "was not the best format for me," the former talk show host tells the Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Tuesday. She says...

Pelosi Disses Trump, and He Fires Back

President criticizes 60 Minutes 'puff piece,' escalates criticism of Pelosi's defense of Omar

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night, and she didn't have much good to say about President Trump. Among her lines: "There's nobody in the country who knows better that he should not be president of the United States than Donald Trump," she told Lesley...

McCabe: I Moved Fast on Russia in Case I Was Fired
McCabe: Yes, We Talked About
Removing Trump From Office
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McCabe: Yes, We Talked About Removing Trump From Office

Former acting FBI chief says Justice Department considered using 25th Amendment

(Newser) - Andrew McCabe is having his say. McCabe has been out of the headlines for a while, but he became acting director of the FBI after President Trump fired James Comey—only to be fired himself under heavy criticism from the president. While acting FBI chief, McCabe ramped up the investigations...

Trump: Climate Change 'Not a Hoax,' But It'll 'Change Back'
Trump: Climate Will
'Change Back Again'
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Trump: Climate Will 'Change Back Again'

'I don't think it's a hoax,' he tells 60 Minutes

(Newser) - President Trump apparently no longer believes that climate change is a "hoax"—but he does believe it will somehow change back, and he doesn't want to spend too much money dealing with it, despite dire warnings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change . "I think something'...

CBS Reporter Reveals Text That Got Fager Fired

'There are people who lost their jobs trying to harm me,' he warned her

(Newser) - Jeff Fager complained Wednesday that CBS fired him after 36 years because of a single text message . The 60 Minutes executive producer didn't mention that the message warned a CBS reporter that she could lose her job for reporting on the sexual harassment allegations against him. "If you...

Another Head Rolls at CBS
Another Head Rolls at CBS

Another Head Rolls at CBS

'60 Minutes' chief Jeff Fager is out amid harassment allegations

(Newser) - Another CBS bigwig is out following the bombshell New Yorker article that led to Les Moonves' departure from the network. Jeff Fager, longtime executive producer of 60 Minutes, was also named in the article , with women accusing him of allowing a culture of harassment in his division as well as...

Stormy Daniels' Strategy Is Downright 'Trumpian'
Stormy Daniels' Strategy
Is Downright 'Trumpian'
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Stormy Daniels' Strategy Is Downright 'Trumpian'

For one thing, she is unapologetic and won't be cowed

(Newser) - One thing seems clear in the wake of the Stormy Daniels interview on 60 Minutes: People were interested. Preliminary ratings suggest the show earned its highest ratings in 10 years, reports Deadline . The overnight Nielsen share of 16.3 translates to more than 20 million households, notes media writer Brian...

What We Learned From the Stormy Daniels Interview
What We Learned From
the Stormy Daniels Interview
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What We Learned From the Stormy Daniels Interview

She won't say whether she has photos, messages

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels' spoke out about her alleged affair with President Trump in a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night—an interview that the Hill predicts will become "watercooler news" in offices around the country, and a major embarrassment for Trump. The biggest revelation in the interview with Anderson...

DeVos' 60 Minutes Interview Is Not Going Over Well

Critics pile on education secretary, and she says her views are misunderstood

(Newser) - Education secretary Betsy DeVos appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night, and she's taking much criticism Monday over her answers to questions from Leslie Stahl. In the intro—you can read the interview and see the video via this CBS News link—Stahl notes that DeVos "is dedicated to...

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