The Latest: Peyton Manning gets Hall call
Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Jared Allen and Calvin Johnson are first-year eligible players to make the list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fames class of 2021. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)TAMPA, Fla. – The Latest on the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class announced Saturday during the NFL Honors TV show (All times EST):___10:49 p.m.Peyton Manning is heading to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an all-but-preordained honor for a quarterback who helped redefine offense in the 21st century. Manning spent his first 14 years in Indianapolis, where he won his first Super Bowl. ___10:08 p.m.Alan Faneca, the sturdy guard who spent years opening holes open for Jerome Bettis and protecting Ben Roethlisberger, is going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ___9:33 p.m.Calvin Johnson, the receiver better known as “Megatron,” has been named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
Christopher Plummer got a third act worth singing about
FILE - Christopher Plummer arrives at the Oscars on March 4, 2018, in Los Angeles. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)It’s one of the great Hollywood ironies that Christopher Plummer didn’t like the film that made him a legend. Please.”Born in Toronto in 1929, Plummer was the great grandson of Canadian Prime Minister John Abbott and fell for the theater at a young age.
Oscar winner, ‘Sound of Music’ star Christopher Plummer dies
FILE - Christopher Plummer poses for a portrait on July 25, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Plummer, the dashing award-winning actor who played Captain von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music and at 82 became the oldest Academy Award winner in history, has died. Plummer died Friday morning at his home in Connecticut with his wife, Elaine Taylor, by his side, said Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager. The role catapulted Plummer to stardom, but he never took to leading men parts, despite his silver hair, good looks and ever-so-slight English accent. That choice that was officially validated in the best possible way for the film — a supporting Oscar nomination for Plummer, his third. Plummer married his third wife, dancer Taylor, in 1970, and credited her with helping him overcome a drinking problem.
'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers
FILE - "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl poses for a photo in her office at the "60 Minutes" offices, in New York on Sept. 12, 2017. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. After executive producer Bill Owens turned the show primarily over to COVID-19 coverage last spring, “60 Minutes” has returned to its traditional format while being focused on being timely. “60 Minutes” this fall has featured interviews with fired government cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs, former President Barack Obama and poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Original executive producer Don Hewitt often ran “60 Minutes” as an island unto itself.
60 Minutes' most prolific producer retires
Bob Anderson joined 60 Minutes as a producer in 1990. In 1990, he joined 60 Minutes, where he worked with several of the broadcast's most familiar correspondents. Here are some of the memorable stories Anderson produced for 60 Minutes. BUYING FENTANYL ONLINEIn all of his three decades at 60 Minutes, Bob Anderson was a hands-on producer. ALMA, A BRITISH MUSIC PRODIGYOne aspect of Anderson's producing that made him so integral to 60 Minutes was his seemingly limitless range.cbsnews.com
60 Minutes Archives: An interview with China's Jiang Zemin
60 Minutes Archives: An interview with China's Jiang Zemin Bob Anderson produced this rare interview with then-Chinese President Jiang Zemin. Mike Wallace asked about the Tiananmen Square massacre, Falun Gong, and the relationship between China and the U.S.cbsnews.com
The only debate moderator to return, Fox's Wallace preps
NEW YORK – Four years ago when he first moderated a general election presidential debate, Chris Wallace was firm and funny in trying to get Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to stop talking simultaneously. Wallace declined an interview request through Fox but his work offers clues about how he will approach the assignment. Trump has tweeted, more than once, that Chris will “never be his father.”Mike Wallace, it should be noted, never moderated a presidential debate. During interviews with Trump this summer, Wallace and Jonathan Swan of Axios proved particularly adept at challenging presidential misstatements. “I do not believe it is my job to be a truth squad,” Wallace told a Fox News colleague before the 2016 debate.
Kirk Douglas on 60 Minutes
America's one-time leading man, Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103. 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace first interviewed Kirk Douglas for the broadcast in 1992. The duo met again in 2003, joined by son Michael and grandson Cameron. Douglas appeared in more than 80 movies. He received an honorary Oscar in 1996 for his contribution to the motion picture community.cbsnews.com
From the archives: At home with Pavarotti
This week, 60 Minutes profiles the "Pavarotti of Pasta," Massimo Bottura. He's the owner of Osteria Francescana, a small Italian restaurant that was ranked as the best in the world in 2018. In 1993, the broadcast put another son of Modena in the spotlight: Luciano Pavarotti himself. At the time, Pavarotti was set to perform at New York's Metropolitan Opera with the other most celebrated tenor, Placido Domingo. But before he took the stage, he first took correspondent Mike Wallace on a moped ride through an Italian beachside town.cbsnews.com
From Clinton to Trump: Scott Pelley reflects on covering two impeachment debates
The first time Scott Pelley appeared on "60 Minutes," he was part of a roundtable discussion led by correspondent Mike Wallace. In 1998, the president was Bill Clinton, and Pelley was the chief White House correspondent for CBS News. Pelley said President Clinton had another tactic at this point in the impeachment process: say as little as possible. After President Clinton emphasized his administration's various initiatives, Pelley listed all the questions regarding Lewinsky that Clinton hadn't yet answered. To watch Scott Pelley's "60 Minutes" reporting on the impeachment debate about President Trump, click here and here.cbsnews.com
He Was Just Relentless: Director Avi Belkin On Mike Wallace Is Here Documentary
(CBS Local) Mike Wallace is one of the most iconic personalities in television history. Wallaces story is being told in a new documentary from filmmaker Avi Belkin called Mike Wallace Is Here. Belkin had the opportunity to look through hundreds of hours of Wallaces work with CBS and he quickly learned what made Wallace so great on television. I watched interviews for months and wrote down notes of little ideas that I had, said Belkin in an interview with CBS Locals DJ Sixsmith. That moment where Mike asks Putin if Russia is a democracy this is what you dream of an interviewer asking Putin. It was just a reminder of how good he [Mike] was.Mike Wallace Is Here hits theaters Friday, July 26.detroit.cbslocal.com
Dr. Jack Kevorkian's "60 Minutes" interview
Of all the interviews he conducted for "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace often said none had a greater impact than this one. Dr. Jack Kevorkian had long been a public advocate of assisted suicide for the terminally ill. From 1990 to 1998, he claimed to have helped end the lives of some 130 willing subjects. In September of 1998, Dr. Jack Kevorkian videotaped himself injecting Thomas Youk, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease, with a dose of lethal drugs. Two months later, that videotape, along with Wallace's interview with Kevorkian, aired on "60 Minutes," sparking a national outcry. Dr. Jack Kevorkian was 83 when he died.cbsnews.com
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That (Expletive Deleted) Newspaper In this 1974 behind-the-scenes visit to Richard Nixon's least favorite newspaper, The Washington Post, Mike Wallace interviews legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, publisher Katherine Graham, and reporter Bob Woodward.cbsnews.com