Go behind the scenes into the exciting world of America’s leading news magazine, 60 Minutes. The correspondents at 60 Minutes, the most successful television broadcast in history, have been providing audiences hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news for over 40 years. This moderated panel* of 60 Minutes favorites will offer audiences insight into producing their segments, meeting world leaders, being on the ground in wartime and of course the camaraderie among the 60 Minutes family.
Lesley Stahl is a 21-year veteran host of 60 Minutes and a former CBS White House correspondent during the Carter, Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidencies. She has covered a range of major stories since joining CBS News in 1972 from Watergate through first Gulf War. Stahl has a collection of Emmy Awards including a Lifetime Achievement Emmy given in September 2003.
Steve Kroft was named a correspondent of 60 Minutes in May 1989. Throughout his career he’s covered wars on five continents, TWA hijacking in Beirut and the assassination of Indira Gandhi to name a few. In 2008, he landed what was arguably the biggest interview of the year: the first post-election sit-down with Barack and Michelle Obama, broadcast to over 25 million viewers, the largest primetime television audience of the season to that point. He is a recipient of two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University silver batons, five George Foster Peabody Awards and 11 Emmy awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Emmy for his body of work.
Bob Simon, the most honored journalist in international reporting, has been contributing regularly to 60 Minutes for over 16 years, and reporting for CBS News since 1967. As a veteran foreign correspondent, he has seen more than his share of war and conflict including Vietnam, Sarajevo, Tiananmen Square and was captured by Iraqi forces near the Saudi-Kuwaiti border during the opening days of the Gulf War in January 1991. He’s earned scores of major awards including 24 Emmys, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.
Lara Logan’s bold reporting from war zones for more than two decades has earned her a prominent spot among the world’s best foreign correspondents. Her reporting has brought her face to face with the day’s most diverse, relevant and intriguing issues, from gripping 60 Minutes interviews with Jane Goodall and Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, the first living soldier to win the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, to her coverage of the war on terror. She is the recipient of two Emmy awards, the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from RTDNA, the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, and twice received the RTDNA/Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
*The correspondents are available for either a full panel discussion, individual programs or any varying combination of the like. This program has been created in partnership with the individual correspondents of 60 Minutes and is not sanctioned by CBS or 60 Minutes. Any promotions created in association with this program may not use the 60 Minutes logo or stopwatch icon.