"60 MINUTES" TO BROADCAST RETROSPECTIVE ON THE CAREER OF CORRESPONDENT STEVE KROFT SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 ON CBS
60 MINUTES looks back on the career of Steve Kroft in an hour-long edition dedicated to its former correspondent Sunday, Sept. 8 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Kroft, who announced his retirement in May, appears in an interview with his colleague Lesley Stahl for the broadcast.
The tribute show surveys 50 years of Kroft's work as a journalist, focusing mostly on his 30 years at 60 MINUTES. Highlights of that work will illustrate the profile conducted by Stahl. The rest of the hour includes two classic Kroft stories from the archives.
Kroft reported nearly 500 60 MINUTES segments. Some of the biggest moments from that body of work will be included, among them the 1992 interview of Bill and Hilary Clinton, the historic post-election interview with Barack and Michelle Obama, and Kroft's memorable face-off with Clint Eastwood.
Five Peabody Awards and two DuPont Columbia University Silver Batons top a list of honors earned by Kroft, one of the most distinguished journalists of his generation. He has also won the Investigative Editors and Reporters Award (IRE), the George Polk and RFK Journalism Awards and a dozen Emmys. He's also been honored with the industry's major lifetime achievement awards: the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award, the Paul White Award from the RTDNA, and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.
The Kroft hour was produced by senior producer L. Franklin Devine and edited by Warren Lustig. Bill Owens is the executive producer of 60 MINUTES, America's most-watched news program.
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