’60 Minutes’ makes time for nominees

CBS devotes show to McCain, Obama

In what it’s billing as a pre-season premiere, CBS newsmag “60 Minutes” will devote this week’s edition to interviews with presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain.

The broadcast represents a couple of other signposts for the Eye’s Nielsen-topping warhorse.

It will also serve as a 40th anniversary celebration. The Don Hewitt-produced skein debuted on Sept. 24, 1968 and featured chats with then-presidential nominees Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey. On this Sunday’s installment, Steve Kroft will sit down with Obama, while Scott Pelley will handle McCain.

Sunday’s episode will be the show’s first in high definition, which will be the standard going forward.

More TV

  • 'Homicide: Life on the Street' Cast

    'Homicide: Life on the Street' Cast Reunites at Paley Center

    In what it’s billing as a pre-season premiere, CBS newsmag “60 Minutes” will devote this week’s edition to interviews with presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain. The broadcast represents a couple of other signposts for the Eye’s Nielsen-topping warhorse. It will also serve as a 40th anniversary celebration. The Don Hewitt-produced skein debuted on […]

  • Jason Bateman Jeffrey Tambor Arrested Development

    Emmy Season Faces #MeToo for the First Time

    In what it’s billing as a pre-season premiere, CBS newsmag “60 Minutes” will devote this week’s edition to interviews with presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain. The broadcast represents a couple of other signposts for the Eye’s Nielsen-topping warhorse. It will also serve as a 40th anniversary celebration. The Don Hewitt-produced skein debuted on […]

  • David Cross Arrested Development

    David Cross Addresses 'Arrested Development' Cast Interview: 'I Will Apologize to Jessica'

    In what it’s billing as a pre-season premiere, CBS newsmag “60 Minutes” will devote this week’s edition to interviews with presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain. The broadcast represents a couple of other signposts for the Eye’s Nielsen-topping warhorse. It will also serve as a 40th anniversary celebration. The Don Hewitt-produced skein debuted on […]

  • Queer Eye Netflix

    TV News Roundup: 'Queer Eye' Season 2 Sets Netflix Premiere Date

    In what it’s billing as a pre-season premiere, CBS newsmag “60 Minutes” will devote this week’s edition to interviews with presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain. The broadcast represents a couple of other signposts for the Eye’s Nielsen-topping warhorse. It will also serve as a 40th anniversary celebration. The Don Hewitt-produced skein debuted on […]

  • Hair

    'Hair' Set as NBC's Next Live Musical

    In what it’s billing as a pre-season premiere, CBS newsmag “60 Minutes” will devote this week’s edition to interviews with presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain. The broadcast represents a couple of other signposts for the Eye’s Nielsen-topping warhorse. It will also serve as a 40th anniversary celebration. The Don Hewitt-produced skein debuted on […]

  • Mark Hamill; DreamWorks Animation; Netflix; Trollhunters;

    Mark Hamill on Working With Guillermo del Toro on Animated Series 'Trollhunters'

    In what it’s billing as a pre-season premiere, CBS newsmag “60 Minutes” will devote this week’s edition to interviews with presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain. The broadcast represents a couple of other signposts for the Eye’s Nielsen-topping warhorse. It will also serve as a 40th anniversary celebration. The Don Hewitt-produced skein debuted on […]

  • Jon Feltheimer Lionsgate

    Lionsgate Teams With Amazon on Starz's Expansion in Europe

    In what it’s billing as a pre-season premiere, CBS newsmag “60 Minutes” will devote this week’s edition to interviews with presidential nominees Barack Obama and John McCain. The broadcast represents a couple of other signposts for the Eye’s Nielsen-topping warhorse. It will also serve as a 40th anniversary celebration. The Don Hewitt-produced skein debuted on […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content