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Obama on '60 Minutes': Some of Least Ethical Behavior on Wall Street Was Legal (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 12th 2011 6:00AM
President Barack Obama, '60 Minutes'President Barack Obama sat down with Steve Kroft on '60 Minutes' (Sun., 7PM ET on CBS), where he was asked about the government's handling of the current financial situation. Kroft said that 42 percent of Americans believe Obama's policies favor Wall Street, while only 35 percent said they favor average citizens.

While Obama said that he couldn't talk specifics in regards to the lack of prosecutions on Wall Street, as that's controlled by the Justice Department, he did offer one key observation.

"I can tell you ... some of the least ethical behavior on Wall Street, was indeed legal," Obama said. "That's exactly why we had to change the laws. And that's why we've put in place the toughest financial reform package since FDR and the Great Depression."

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Andy Rooney's Son Brian Remembers His Father on 'Early' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 7th 2011 1:00PM
Andy Rooney passed away on Friday, nearly two months after stepping away from his post at '60 Minutes.' Rooney's son Brian stopped by 'Early' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS) to talk about his father's final days in television, and what the lovable curmudgeon was like off-camera.

"I always tell people it's the same act that ran on the other end of the dinner table ... he was amazingly in character for his entire life," Brian said. "He was himself whether at home or in front of the television camera."

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Steve Jobs May Have Waited Too Long For Surgery, His Biographer Tells '60 Minutes' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 24th 2011 2:15AM
Walter Isaacson, '60 Minutes'According to biographer Walter Isaacson on '60 Minutes' (Sun., 7PM ET on CBS), Steve Jobs reluctance to be cut open earlier in his struggle with cancer may have cost him that battle. "He regretted it, some of the decisions he made," Isaacson said. "And certainly I think he felt he should have been operated on sooner."

Instead, Jobs went with spiritual treatments and changes to his diet. It took nine months of prodding from those closest to him to convince Jobs to go in for the surgery, but by then it was too late for the procedure to save him.

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Andy Rooney Gives His Final 'Few Minutes' to '60 Minutes' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 3rd 2011 1:45AM
Andy Rooney, '60 Minutes''60 Minutes' (Sun., 7PM ET on CBS) is going to probably start sounding a lot less grouchy in the coming weeks. For more than 30 years, Andy Rooney has brought his signature crabbiness to the tail-end of many '60 Minutes' broadcast, but he's filed his final complaint.

At 92-years old, the journalist and writer promises he's not retiring, but he will be leaving the airwaves and signing off for the last time. But while he was heartfelt, gracious and appreciative of all the success he's found in his life and career, it wouldn't be Andy Rooney if he didn't offer a few complaints.

He hates it when people shout 'Hey Andy!' in the streets, and after saying thank you to all his fans, he left them with one piece of advice. "If you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner."

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Andy Rooney's Endearing Grumpiness Remembered by CBS (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 28th 2011 12:40PM
Andy Rooney has been providing endearingly grumpy commentary on '60 Minutes' for over 30 years. In the wake of yesterday's announcement that the 92-year-old newsman would be stepping away from his post following this Sunday's show, 'Early' (weekdays, 9AM ET on CBS) payed tribute to Rooney with a montage that was filled with his patented observational gripes.

In the clip, Rooney laments the need for warnings not to eat detergent and crusades against the cotton balls that come packaged in pill bottles. He proudly states that he'll never trim his eyebrows and wonders just how varied mix nuts are. All in all, it's a great reminder of what made Andy Rooney America's slightly perturbed next-door neighbor.

"I've tried to correct what's wrong with the world over the years, and it's discouraging to note what little effect I've had," Rooney observes. "They're still putting cotton in pill bottles."

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Marilu Henner Can Remember Everyday of Her Life (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 20th 2010 12:40PM
Actress Marilu Henner is one of six people in the world who is recognized with having superior autobiographical memory, which means she has the ability to quickly recall almost every moment that she has experienced since about the age of six.

She talked about her amazing talent with Leslie Stahl on "60 Minutes" (Sunday 7 PM ET on CBS.)

"It's like putting in DVD and it ques up to certain place. I'm there again. I'm looking out from my eyes, and seeing things visually as I would have that day," Henner explained.

Stahl then tried to stump Henner by bringing up dates and events from her distant past, which Henner was able to explain in great detail.

We're just jealous that the former star of "Taxi" and "Evening Shade" has never had to deal with the frustration of misplacing her keys.

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John Boehner Cries While Explaining Why He Cried on Election Night (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 13th 2010 1:50PM
After the Republicans captured the House of Representatives in the mid-term election last month, Speaker of the House to-be John Boehner teared up while recounting his long personal journey to the third-highest office in the land.

On '60 Minutes' (Sunday 7 PM ET on CBS) Lelsie Stahl asked Boehner why the occasion had moved him to tears. Boehner explained that there are certain things he finds hard to talk about, and mentioned that he can no longer visit schools, which he used to do often.

Why?" Stahl wondered.

"Making sure these kids have a shot at the American dream," Boehner explained, as he started to get choked up. "It's important," he added, before losing it completely.

"What you see is what you get," Boehner said, after composing himself. "I know who I am. I'm comfortable in my own skin, and everybody who knows me knows that I get emotional about certain things."

John Boehner: Our first openly "Emo" Speaker of the House.

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Questions We'd Ask Conan O'Brien on '60 Minutes'

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 1st 2010 1:27PM
Conan O'BrienFinally after being bound and gagged by the confines of an NBC contract, Coco will be able to remove that ball gag that Jeff Zucker finds so fetching and speak his mind.

He'll be sitting down with '60 Minutes'' Steve Kroft this Sunday for an exclusive interview on everything that's happened since he gave 'The Tonight Show' back to Jay Leno, just a day shy of his interview contract deadline.

This isn't intended to question Kroft's journalistic ability or choice of questions, but he has a position that most TV fans would sacrifice a live goat to have. Ever since the "s" hit the "f" during NBC's "Late Night-Gate," people have been dying to ask Coco questions that could cost him money, legal fees and quite possibly a finger if he answered them before his contract expired. Here are the questions that inquiring minds want to know.

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What's On Tonight: 'Simpsons,' 'Celebrity Apprentice,' 'Army Wives'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 18th 2010 12:30PM
A new 'Kristie Alley's Big Life' airs at 10:00 on A&EHere's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern). All shows listed are new, unless otherwise noted.

7:00 to 8:00
CBS: '60 Minutes' -- Stories on Al Pacino and con men who tell dying patients they can be cured
FOX: 'Til Death'
NBC: 'Dateline NBC'
Animal Planet: 'Wild Kingdom'

8:00 to 9:00
CBS: 'The 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards' -- Three hours
FOX: 'The Simpsons'
NBC: 'Minute to Win It'
BET: 'Sunday Best'
Discovery: 'Life' -- Plants
Disney: 'Sonny With a Chance' and 'Good Luck Charlie'
Food Network: 'Food Network Challenge'
Nickelodeon: 'Victorious' and 'Nick News Special Edition' -- On 'Nick News', a discussion of safe drinking water
Style: 'Ruby'
TLC: 'Accidental Fortune'
The Weather Channel: 'Storm Stories' -- Two 30-minute episodes

9:00 to 10:00
ABC: 'Desperate Housewives'
FOX: 'American Dad' -- Starts at 9:30
NBC: 'The Celebrity Apprentice' -- Two hours
A&E: 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' -- Starts at 9:30
Discovery: 'Life' -- Primates
Food Network: 'Ultimate Recipe Showdown'
HBO: 'The Pacific'
Showtime: 'The Tudors'
Style: 'Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane'
Travel: 'David Blaine: What is Magic?'

10:00 to 11:00
ABC: 'Brothers & Sisters'
A&E: 'Kirstie Alley's Big Life'
AMC: 'Breaking Bad'
Discovery: 'Life' -- Making of Life
E!: 'Kendra' and 'Pretty Wild'
Food Network: 'Chef vs. City'
HBO: 'Treme'
History: 'Ax Men'
Lifetime: 'Army Wives'
Style: 'Jerseylicious'
TLC: 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

11:00 and Beyond
Cartoon Network (Adult Swim): 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' and 'Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job' -- midnight and 12:30

Check your local TV listings for more information.

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Chelsea Handler Talks About Her Favorite TV Shows (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 1st 2010 1:25PM
Chelsea HandlerAfter spending a lot of her time talking about Lindsay Lohan and other tabloid celebrities, Chelsea Handler said she likes to unwind with a nice glass of -- wait, she doesn't want to drink, she wants to watch '60 Minutes.'

Yes, the comedian is a fan of shows such as 'Rock of Love' and 'Tool Academy,' but when Handler stopped by 'The Rachael Ray Show' (weekdays, syndicated), she revealed her love for the serious side of TV. "I like '60 Minutes' and boring stuff like that ... my job is constantly talking about Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton and it's like you want to shoot yourself ... so you want to kind of like train your brain to try and remember something and work on your IQ a little bit," Handler said.

Check out the video after the jump.

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'Modern Family,' 'Glee' Pick Up Peabody Awards

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 31st 2010 7:30PM
The Peabody AwardsThe Peabody Award winners were announced today and they included their usual mix of enlightening documentaries and popular favorites, both of which are equally worthy of recognition.

This year's list didn't have many fictional shows, but the one's they picked more than made up for their absence. ABC's 'Modern Family' and Fox's 'Glee' both picked up awards, the only two sitcoms on the list. HBO's 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' and 'In Treatment' were also the only dramas on the list.

Other notable winners include 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' for his sit-down with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, HBO's documentary 'Thrilla in Manila,' PBS' 'Frontline' for their stirring report on Bernie Madoff and '60 Minutes'' expose on "The Cost of Dying."

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New TV DVDs for Feb. 16: '60 Minutes,' 'Small Wonder' and More

by Scott Harris, posted Feb 16th 2010 12:00PM
In today's crowded marketplace, studios looking to find traction for their latest releases are faced with increasingly stiff competition. Just consider the dilemma faced by Shout! Factory as they try to figure out the best opportunity to get episodes of 'Small Wonder' into the hands of the fans who have been waiting decades for the series to be released on DVD. Sure, the story of a little girl who is actually a robot continues to resonate today. But how do you keep it from being overshadowed by bigger, flashier releases like, say, the complete works of 'Punky Brewster?'

Well, luckily for Shout! Factory, it has decided to release 'Small Wonder: The Complete First Season' this week, where there is surprisingly little competition. Perhaps studios assume everyone will be busy watching the Olympics, but whatever the reason, 'Small Wonder' is the beneficiary of a relatively weak field of releases. Score one for the good guys.

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What's On Tonight: 60 Minutes, The Sound of Music, Pawn Stars

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 27th 2009 12:20PM
  • Sunday Night FootballDiscovery has a marathon of new Everest: Beyond the Limit episodes all night.
  • Bravo has a Law and Order: Criminal Intent marathon all night.
  • At 7, ABC has The Sound of Music.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Cowboys vs. the Redskins.
  • FOX has two new episodes of Brothers at 7.
  • Nickelodeon has a new Nick News at 8.
  • TNT has The Wizard of Oz at 8.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl, Clemson vs. Kentucky.
  • At 9, Retro TV has two episodes of the 1950s Mike Hammer.
  • Animal Planet has two new episodes of Untamed and Uncut starting at 9.
  • At 10, History Channel has two new episodes of Pawn Stars.
  • Food Network has Cupcake Wars at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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PGA Awards: Showtime Leads With Noms for 'Dexter,' 'Weeds'

by Sharon Knolle, posted Nov 30th 2009 6:02PM
Showtime got the most love today from the Producers Guild of America (PGA), as the guild announced nominations for television series (scripted and non-fiction). Showtime leads with four nominations ('Dexter,' 'Californication,' 'Weeds,' and the non-fiction 'This American Life.' AMC, Bravo, CBS, NBC and HBO each netted two nominations.

The nominated shows are listed below in alphabetical order by category:

Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Comedy
'30 Rock' (NBC)
'Californication' (Showtime)
'Entourage' (HBO)
'The Office' (NBC)
'Weeds' (Showtime)

Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Drama
'Breaking Bad' (AMC)
'Dexter' (Showtime)
'Lost' (ABC)
'Mad Men' (AMC)
'True Blood' (HBO)

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'60 Minutes': Andre Agassi Talks Hating Tennis, Hair Plugs, Crystal Meth (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 9th 2009 11:14AM
In an interview given to Katie Couric on '60 Minutes,' Andre Agassi comes clean on his hatred of tennis due to an overbearing father who wanted to groom him as an athlete from a very young age, a poor self image inspired by the loss of his trademark hair, and the depression that drove him to use crystal meth.

Agassi's father reportedly taped Ping-Pong paddles to his hands when he was a toddler and, at age 7, forced him to practice in front of a specially modified ball machine that lobbed tennis balls at 110 miles per hour. "I think he drove me hard because he drove himself hard," said Agassi. "Tennis was a passion that he had from when he was a little boy himself. He saw it as the quickest road to the American dream for his kid, something that he wanted for his family."

Watch the interview on SlashControl after the jump.

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