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The New ‘60 Minutes’ Book
Has a Troubled History

New York Times, by John Koblin, Michael M. Grynbaum

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Posted By:Drive, 12/6/2017 7:03:50 AM

Jeff Fager, the executive producer of “60 Minutes,” took over the writing of a book on the CBS show’s 50-year history after objecting to the direction of the original author’s research, according to three people familiar with how the book came to be. The assignment originally went to Richard Zoglin, a former editor at Time magazine and the author of a 2014 biography of Bob Hope. After having completed roughly a dozen interviews in 2015, however, Mr. Zoglin was summoned to meet with Mr. Fager, who told the writer that he was focusing too much on the negative. Specifically, Mr. Fager expressed concern that Mr. Zoglin had asked

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 12/6/2017 8:02:19 AM     (No. 11472027)

Aren’t these the same folks who plant charges in cars, blow them up and then do a story about how dangerous these cars are. Original fake news.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche, 12/6/2017 8:18:16 AM     (No. 11472041)

I believe that was ABC´s clone news show, #1.

It´s not like ´60 Minutes´ doesn´t have plenty of its own baggage. I may have to get this book to catch up on the show, I stopped watching in the mid-70´s.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/6/2017 10:22:29 AM     (No. 11472186)

I quit watching the left wing 60 minutes 25 years ago.

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