The most watched broadcast in television history is 60 Minutes. The CBS News magazine, which offers incisive investigative investigations, interviews, feature segments, and profiles of people in the news, has held the top spot a record five times. Additionally, it made Nielsen’s annual top-10 list for 23 straight seasons, a feat that no other program has ever even come close to matching.
DOMINION – After Dominion Voting Systems, an American firm, filed eight lawsuits against FOX and other conservative news networks and people, demanding more than $10 billion, 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper conducted a rare interview with Dominion Voting Systems CEO John Poulos. Poulos and Cooper discuss the devastation done to his business and employees as well as the unfounded allegations that his firm manipulated the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden. Sarah Koch is the Producer.
AMERICAN PRAIRIE – sixty minutes Traveling over the enormous expanses of the American prairie, Bill Whitaker visits a massive grassland that a nonprofit organization hopes to turn into the largest nature reserve in the lower 48 states—larger than the combined size of Yellowstone and Glacier national parks. Native American neighbors support the concept of reviving a wildlife ecosystem that once teemed with buffalo and other native species, but many cattle farmers in the area are dubious. The producer is Rome Hartman.
INA GARTEN –Ina Garten, the “Barefoot Contessa,” is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author. Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi visits Garten at home and chronicles Garten’s life, from her early days working at the White House to her success as a businesswoman, Food Network TV host, and one of America’s most renowned chefs. Garten shares tips for home cooking and discusses how the pandemic influenced her most recent cookbook in her interview with Alfonsi. The producer is Michael Karzis.
In comparison to other primetime broadcasts, this one has earned more Emmys, including a special Lifetime Achievement Emmy. Additionally, it has received nearly every other broadcast journalism honor, in addition to 15 Peabody Awards for outstanding television broadcasting. In 1968, Don Hewitt invented 60 Minutes, which made its CBS debut on September 24 of the same year.