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60 Minutes TV show Format
The core of the program is a series of three reports each, which cover publications in supranational newspapers and briefly summarize them. With the help of research by the 60 Minutes editors, the topics are comprehensively presented. The selection of topics focuses on corruption and other misconduct of companies, politicians and public officials. A special feature is the handling of interviews, which are broadcast without being directly commented or summarized. The viewer should thus be able to form his own opinion.
In a loose sequence, people from public life who are involved in non-profit organizations, for example, are presented. 60 Minutes takes care that these contributions do not remain a superficial self-presentation. The person is portrayed as extensively as possible and, if necessary, critically questioned.
The screening is a mixture of investigative journalism and personality personality. The investigative section is based on the 1950s CBS documentary and news program See It Now with Edward R. Murrow, whose first years Donald Hewitt was a director. The second format is reminiscent of Person to Person, a personality show moderated by Edward R. Murrow. Because of this unusual format, Donald Hewitt described 60 minutes as a mixture of the two extremes of the Murrow shows: "... a blend of high Murrow and low Murrow".
With the format Point / Counterpoint in 1971 a series of television debuts, in which a liberal and a conservative commentator opposed each other. The first two opponents were James J. Kilpatrick as a representative of the conservative side and Nicholas of Hoffman for the Liberals. It was almost a live version of competing editorials and represented an innovative TV concept. After the death of Hoffmann, Shana Alexander took over his part.
Point / Counterpoint was periodically parodied. In the NBC comedy series Saturday Night Live, Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd were featured as a commentator. Aykroyd started a debate typically with the phrase "Jane, you ignorant slut". In the Motion Picture feature film The incredible journey in a crazy airplane is a scene in the style of the show, which is about the pros and cons of a crash. Due to a lack of audience interest, Point / Counterpoint was discontinued in 1979.
In March 2003 the concept Point / Counterpoint with Bob Dole and Bill Clinton (former opponents in the US presidential election campaign of 1996) was taken up again. The pre-produced ten episodes of Clinton / Dole and Dole / Clinton were not broadcasted, however, because they were too friendly and ruthless to deal with each other from the perspective of the audience. In September 2008 the show celebrated its 40th anniversary and thus the record of the longest broadcast broadcast on US television.
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60 Minutes is an investigative American news magazine, which has been broadcast by the TV channel CBS News since 1968. The format developed by Don Hewitt has won more Emmy Awards over the course of its history than any other Prime Time show in the US. Over the years, 60 minutes was involved in some controversy that caused public attention.