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2009-08-19 12:28:05

Award-winning U.S. news producer and 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt died Wednesday, CBS said. He was 86. Marilyn Berger, his wife of 30 years, told The New York Times he died of cancer at his home in Bridgehampton, N.Y. Hewitt's journalism career spanned more than six decades and took place mainly at CBS where he helped usher in the age of television journalism and directed newsmen such as Edward R. Murrow, Mike Wallace and Walter Cronkite. Hewitt, who was born in New York and raised in the...

2009-08-13 08:00:00

CARDIFF, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jedi Mind, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JEDM) (http://www.jedimindinc.com) announced today that a "60 Minutes" article aired this last weekend gives a great deal more credibility to "mind control" software and hardware applications. During the "60 Minutes" article, the Brain Computer Interface or BCI was detailed which is basically an EEG cap that reads signals from the brain. Scott Pelley reporting for "60 Minutes" was able to create a word that...

2009-08-03 10:38:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran broadcaster Harry Porterfield is returning to CBS 2 Chicago where he began his television news career in 1964. Porterfield will reintroduce himself to CBS 2 viewers when he appears on today's 11:00 AM newscast. And, beginning Monday, August 10, he will co-anchor CBS 2 News at 11:00 AM and serve as a news reporter for station broadcasts. Described as a gentleman-journalist by his peers, Porterfield has earned the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia...

2009-06-16 08:16:00

Redesign Sponsored by Sprint, BluePhone and Gateway Redesign Makes it Easier Than Ever to Access Breaking News and Video from CBS News New Look and Feel, Plus More Original and Exclusive Content from CBS News, Columnists and Content Partners, Including: WASHINGTON UNPLUGGED Web Series with Bob Schieffer Moving to Daily Format and Introducing 48 HOURS CRIMESIDER Blog from 48 HOURS MYSTERY NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS News today unveiled the next generation of CBSNews.com...

2009-06-08 08:00:00

www.moneywatch.com SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS MoneyWatch.com (www.moneywatch.com/), a new cross-platform property from CBS Corporation, announced today it has launched out of beta with new features and content. CBS MoneyWatch.com, an extension of CBS Interactive's Top 10 business site, BNET, is a new personal finance Web site designed to help people make smarter decisions about managing and investing their money throughout the course of their lives. "During the beta...

2009-05-20 14:21:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Morley Safer, the "60 Minutes" correspondent, expressed concern Wednesday about the future of journalism as the newspaper industry continues to shrink. "The death or disintegration of local newspapers threatens all of journalism and by extension the public's right to know," said Safer, who received the 2009 Fred Friendly First Amendment Award from Quinnipiac University Wednesday. About 120 broadcast journalists and network executives attended the...

2009-05-04 09:01:00

CBS TELEVISION NETWORK LAUNCHES NATIONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN ACROSS ALL CBS CORPORATION PLATFORMS IN ADVANCE OF UPFRONT ADVERTISING MARKET Ads Roll Out On-Air, Online, On Radio, Outdoor and in National Print Media Promoting the Network's Unique Position As the Only Broadcast Network To Grow Its Audience in All Key Ratings Categories NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- More than two weeks in advance of its formal Upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall on May 20, The CBS Television Network...

2009-01-31 13:44:00

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent episode of 60 Minutes, newsman Morley Safer was mistakenly led by researchers to believe the only current way to add more healthy years to one's lifespan is to drink impossible amounts of red wine (1000 bottles a day) or wait for a drug company to invent a magic pill based on resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of grapes and concentrated in red wine. What 60 Minutes viewers weren't told was that Longevinex(R), a leading dietary...

2009-01-28 10:01:00

First Personal Finance Property to Launch Since Economic Crisis Focuses on Helping People Take Control of Their Financial Well-Being MoneyWatch.com Brand To Be Featured and Promoted Across all CBS Platforms; Editorial Experts to be Featured on CBS News broadcasts THE EARLY SHOW and the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC, and Local CBS-owned TV and Radio Stations SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CBS Corporation today announced MoneyWatch.com, a new cross-platform property...

2009-01-26 14:21:00

'60 Minutes' shows expanding settlements, evictions, humiliating checkpoints, 'Apartheid' roads and wall, families imprisoned in their own homes WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today thanked CBS for last night's "60 Minutes" program that outlined in detail the injustices suffered by the Palestinian people at the hands of the Israelis. The 13-minute report by journalist Bob Simon showed the damage to the cause of peace caused by...


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