CBS ’60 Minutes’ Episode Guide (Jan. 21): 50 Years of ’60 Minutes’; San Francisco’s Millennium Tower

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CBS ’60 Minutes’ Episode Guide (Jan. 21): 50 Years of ’60 Minutes’; San Francisco’s Millennium Tower

“60 Minutes” (01/21/18; 7:00-8:00PM) – The hour relives the big moments, the famous people and the faraway places from five decades of America’s favorite newsmagazine, and features insights from executive producer Jeff Fager and the “60 Minutes” correspondents. The hour is produced by David Browning, Warren Lustig and Michelle St John.

“60 Minutes” (01/21/18; 8:00-9:00PM) – One of the San Francisco’s most expensive residential high-rises has become the talk of the town because the 645-foot tower is sinking and leaning to one side. Jon Wertheim reports on the Millennium Tower. Nathalie Sommer is the producer.

Then, in a double-length segment, John le Carré is the pen name of David Cornwell, an ex-spy for Britain’s famed M16, whose page-turner spy thrillers have been best-sellers and popular films. In a rare television interview, Cornwell takes Steve Kroft through his life, work and a writing process that has made him one of the most successful authors of the past 60 years. Michael H. Gavshon and David M. Levine are the producers.

“60 Minutes,” the most successful television broadcast in history, began its 50th season in September 2017. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast begun in 1968 is still a hit in 2017, making Nielsen’s Top 10 nearly every week.

Over the 2015-2016 season, “60 Minutes” continued its dominance as the number-one news program, drawing an average of 12.3 million viewers per week – almost twice the audience of its nearest network news magazine competitor and three million viewers ahead of the most-watched daily network evening news broadcast. The average audience for a “60 Minutes” broadcast still dwarfs the biggest audiences drawn by cable news programs.

Anderson Cooper, Steve Kroft, Lara Logan, Scott Pelley, Charlie Rose, Lesley Stahl and Bill Whitaker all serve as correspondents and contributing correspondents.

The above press release was issued by CBS News.

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