This series set the pattern for the TV news magazine. Each episode consists of several stories, each presented by a different reporter. Stories have included investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, background pieces on current events, and general human interest stories. The series has also featured "Point-Counterpoint" debates and humorous commentaries by Andy Rooney.
When insurance companies deny the mentally ill the treatment their doctors prescribe, seriously ill people are often discharged, and can be a danger to themselves or others. Scott Pelley reports. Then, Bob Simon reports on the cruel realities of the
CBS Tells Lara Logan To Leave
CBS asks Lara Logan and her producer to leave after a faulty interview about the Benghazi raid. The witness's story could not be verified, which raised many questions on whether or not the story was true.
Stopwatches used: Minerva: starting with the third show and for several shows after Heuer: late 1968 to the late 1970s Aristo: late 1970s to present No stopwatch was in the first two shows of… [show]Stopwatches used: Minerva: starting with the third show and for several shows after Heuer: late 1968 to the late 1970s Aristo: late 1970s to present No stopwatch was in the first two shows of October 8th and 15th, 1968 [hide]
Voted #6 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
Don Hewitt envisioned this program as a TV version of Life magazine.