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Tue Dec 17, 2013, 08:33 PM

'Itís Time For 60 Minutes to Die'

Source: Gawker

60 Minutes, CBS Newsí hour-long Sunday newsmagazine, had a good run during its 45 year history, during which its target cohort had kids and retired to Florida. But as the last month indicatesóBenghazi! Amazon drones! NSA!óitís time for the glossy production to clean house. Or, more likely, die.

... 60 Minutes is a strange show in todayís media market. Itís the most-watched show in the history of television, yet is subsidized almost entirely by advertising aimed at retirees. And despite its archive of high-profile snafus, it enjoys a permanent Important Organ of Journalism status. Itís an even stranger show within the confines of CBS, where 60 Minutes producers have long operated out of their own special silo, away from the rest of CBS News. They even have their own Midtown studio, across the street from the news divisionís headquarters.

... 60 Minutes has produced fantastic journalism, won hundreds of well-deserved awards, and otherwise worked very hard to create a space for serious journalism in a medium that rewards maximum vapidness. But those accomplishments can only be described in the past tense. Nothing is forever. Itís time to tear it down and build something new.

Read more: http://gawker.com/it-s-time-for-60-minutes-to-die-1485113450

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2013, 12:32 PM

1. Or re-name it "45 Minutes" -- because 15 of them are up

n/t

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Wed Dec 18, 2013, 12:47 PM

2. 60 Minutes is now a NSA and GOP propaganda outlet

 

Sad to see, all the great reporters are gone, it was once a great tv in depth news investigation show. It was a show you couldn't miss on Sundays.

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Wed Dec 18, 2013, 02:26 PM

3. I dunno...What's wrong with just FIRING the current news director and

hiring one who knows what he/she is doing??

Because if 60 Minutes deserves to "die", then Fox News deserves to have their broadcasting license revoked permanently....

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