15 Facts About 60 Minutes

1. In 2002, 60 Minutes was ranked number six on TV Guides list of the "50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time", and in 2013, it was ranked number 24 on the magazine's list of the "60 Best Series of All Time".

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2. The logo was in Helvetica type with the word "60 Minutes" spelled in all lower-case letters; the logo most associated with the show did not appear until about 1974.

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3. Changes to 60 Minutes came fairly early in the program's history.

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4. Video from 60 Minutes is made available for streaming several hours after the program's initial broadcast on CBSNews.

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5. Rooney retired from 60 Minutes, delivering his final commentary on October 2, 2011; it was his 1,097th commentary over his 34-year career on the program.

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6. On November 13, 2011, 60 Minutes featured an hour-long tribute to Rooney and his career, and included a rebroadcast of his final commentary segment.

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7. On November 23, 1986, 60 Minutes aired a segment greenlit by Hewitt, concerning the Audi 5000 automobile, a popular German luxury car.

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8. In February 1989, 60 Minutes aired a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council claiming that the use of daminozide on apples presented an unacceptably high health risk to consumers.

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9. On March 12, 2000, 60 Minutes aired an interview with Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

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10. Subsequent to the 2012 Benghazi attack, 60 Minutes aired a report by correspondent Lara Logan on October 27, 2013, in which British military contractor Dylan Davies, identified by CBS under the pseudonym "Morgan Jones", described racing to the Benghazi compound several hours after the main assault was over, scaling a 12-foot wall and knocking out a lone fighter with the butt of a rifle.

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11. On December 15, 2013, 60 Minutes aired a report on the National Security Agency that was widely criticized as false and a "puff piece".

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12. On March 30, 2014, 60 Minutes presented a story on the Tesla Model S luxury electric automobile, with Scott Pelley conducting an interview with CEO Elon Musk concerning the car brand as well as his company SpaceX.

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13. In 1999, a second edition of 60 Minutes was started in the United States, titled 60 Minutes II.

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14. Australian version of 60 Minutes premiered on February 11, 1979.

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15. In 1981, 60 Minutes won a Logie Award for their investigation of lethal abuses at the Chelmsford psychiatric hospital in Sydney.

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