Fifty Years of 60 Minutes with Jeff Fager

Fifty Years of 60 Minutes with Jeff Fager

Fifty Years of 60 Minutes with Jeff Fager

Jill on Money with Jill Schlesinger - December 28, 2017 - 19:52

‘Twas the week between Christmas and New Year’s, and not a soul was paying attention to their finances…except everyone scrambling to make year-end tax moves! Even with the tax bill looming, this is also the week when you should unplug (except from this podcast!), relax, eat, have a glass of wine, forget about all your worries and recharge for 2018. That’s why we’re keeping it short and sweet this week with Jeff Fager, executive producer of 60 Minutes and author of the new book, Fifty Years of 60 Minutes: The Inside Story of Television’s Most Influential News Broadcast. When you think about it, the Sunday staple of 60 Minutes has tracked and shaped the biggest moments in post-war American history. The show has profiled every major leader, artist, and movement of the past five decades, perfecting the news-making interview and inventing the groundbreaking TV expose. From recent profiles of Michael Bloomberg and the CEO of Chobani to the investigation of the multibillion dollar industry that collects, analyzes and sells the personal information of millions of Americans with virtually no oversight, financial themed stories have played a large role throughout the history of the show. It was a lot of fun chatting with Jeff and learning about what it takes to make a 60 Minutes worthy story. In the world of “fake news” that we currently we live in, it’s reassuring to know that shows like 60 Minutes are still being produced. “Better Off” is sponsored by Betterment. We love feedback so please leave us a rating or review in iTunes. "Better Off" theme music is by Joel Goodman, For a recap of every episode, visit Connect with me at these places for all my content:

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