Use in ancient cultures[ edit ] Aztec women are handed flowers and smoking tubes before eating at a banquet, Florentine Codex16th century.
Reddit Flipboard Looking back at 50 years of 60 Minutes, it's worth noting that the longest running broadcast in prime time television history was created by a man with a notoriously short attention span.
Don Hewitt was bored by hour-long documentaries and thought any story worth telling could be done in ten or 15 minutes.
So he dreamed up this broadcast: A half a century later, we're here to celebrate Don's very big -- and very successful idea. We'll be profiling 60 Minutes itself: From the archives, we'll have some outtakes and backstage footage you've never seen before. And interviews we've done over the years with the 60 Minutes pioneers who are gone now, but whose stamp on the broadcast is still on display, every Sunday night.
The formula for a good 60 Minutes story: Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. We surveyed the damage with the island's governor, Ricardo Rossello. There was no safe haven. Just a few weeks earlier, it had been Houston's turn.
Scott Pelley found widespread dismay that the city's flood control system was no match for Hurricane Harvey. It's gonna rain, we're gonna have hurricanes and tropical storms, so by golly, do something to protect your people from it.
Lesley Stahl with John McCain. I had to ask him about cancer, he didn't want to go there and I was pushing him there. I have feelings sometimes of fear of what happens. But as soon as I get that, I say wait a minute.
You've been around a long time old man. You've had a great life.
Bill Whitaker's recent story with producer Ira Rosen about the opioid crisis got Washington's attention. This is an industry that's out of control. If they don't follow the law in drug supply, people die.
Joe Rannazzisi once ran the DEA's war on the illicit sale of prescription drugs. A war undermined - on Capitol Hill. An investigation by 60 Minutes and the Washington Post found that under heavy lobbying by the drug industry, lawmakers quietly passed a bill in making it more difficult to stop the sale of addictive pain pills to shady pharmacies and doctors.
Congressman Tom Marino, who pushed this legislation through Congress, was tapped by the Trump Administration to be the new drug czar.
And two days after the story ran -- Congressman Marino withdraws his name from being considered. And I would like to think that our story had something to do with that. We want to be relevant we want to be current we want to be about today's news.
Jeff Fager succeeded Don Hewitt in as executive producer of 60 Minutes. And when we cover a story and report it on Sunday night and it has impact on Monday morning, that's what you hope for.
Over the years we've landed timely interviews with world leaders.
Saddam Hussein, with Dan Rather in The Iraqi leader denied having weapons of mass destruction, a key justification for the impending American invasion.
I think America and the world also knows that Iraq no longer has the weapons.Oct 05, · Moore, who’s 65, served as Mississippi’s attorney general from to In , using an untested and widely derided legal strategy, he became the first state AG to sue tobacco companies.
The charge against the tobacco industry received a boost when the American chemist and whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand (The Insider) came to the Netherlands. Wigand, a former employee in the tobacco industry but a staunch opponent of it since , revealed the practices used in the industry.
Tobacco smoking is the practice of smoking tobacco and inhaling tobacco smoke (consisting of particle and gaseous phases). (A more broad definition may include simply taking tobacco smoke into the mouth, and then releasing it, as is done by some with tobacco pipes and cigars.)The practice is believed to have begun as early as – BC in Mesoamerica and South America.
Looking back at 50 years of 60 Minutes, it's worth noting that the longest running broadcast in prime time television history was created by a man with a notoriously short attention span. Stephen Barrett and Medical McCarthyism By S.L & R.A Progressive Radio Network.
The evidence for genetically modified organism (GMOs) safety for human consumption and its environmental risks remains one of the nation’s most contentious, controversial and debated subjects.
Jeffrey Wigand became famous in the s when he took public his knowledge that cigarette companies had tried to conceal the dangers of smoking.
Born in New York City in , former Brown and.