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60 Minutes is an American newsmagazine television program broadcast on the CBS television network. Debuting in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt, who chose to set it apart from other news programs by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation. In 2002, 60 Minutes was ranked #6 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and in 2013, it was ranked #24 on TV Guide's 60 Best Series of All Time. The New York Times has called it "one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television".

60 Minutes
The phrase "60 MINUTES" in Eurostile Extended typeface above a stopwatch showing a hand pointing to the number 60.
Opening sequence (2006–present)
Genre Newsmagazine
Created by Don Hewitt
Presented by Steve Kroft
Lara Logan
Scott Pelley
Lesley Stahl
Bill Whitaker
See Correspondents below
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 48
Production
Executive producer(s) Don Hewitt (1968–2004)
Jeff Fager (2004–present)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) CBS News Productions
CBS Productions
Release
Original network CBS
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)

720p (4:3 HDTV)

1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release September 24, 1968 (1968-09-24) – present
Chronology
Related shows 48 Hours
Face the Nation
Up to the Minute
External links
Website

60 Minutes is an American newsmagazine television program broadcast on the CBS television network. Debuting in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt, who chose to set it apart from other news programs by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation. In 2002, 60 Minutes was ranked #6 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and in 2013, it was ranked #24 on TV Guide's 60 Best Series of All Time. The New York Times has called it "one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television".

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