When Emmy, and Peabody Award winner Ira Rosen began his career at 60 Minutes, he was 26 years old becoming the youngest producer of the most popular show in America.
As producer for years for legendary newsman Mike Wallace, Rosen knows what was at the heart of the incredible success of CBS’ 60 Minutes and he reveals what made it work in his new book, TICKING CLOCK: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes, a master class in how successful TV news stories are made.
What were the interview secrets that made Wallace’s work legendary? What were his own investigative techniques that made for so many award-winning stories (revelations on Congress, the CIA, corporate malfeasance and his expose of the opioid epidemic) and what did it take to get them? What was it like to work with a veritable Hall of Fame group of network news personalities such as Mike Wallace, Diane Sawyer, Ed Bradley, Bob Simon, Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl, Bill Whitaker, and Charlie Rose?
Rosen pulls back the cloak to reveal what makes 60 Minutes really tick and tells us some of the behind the scenes stories that went into the stories but never made it to air. Join us for a 60 minutes story on 60 Minutes itself … the most popular show in America.
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