Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, August 27, 2017

60 MINUTES, the most successful television broadcast in history, began its 49th season in September 2016. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast begun in 1968 is still a hit in 2016, making Nielsen’s Top 10 nearly every week.

Over the 2015-2016 season, 60 MINUTES continued its dominance as the number-one news program, drawing an average of 12.3 million viewers per week – almost twice the audience of its nearest network news magazine competitor and three million viewers ahead of the most-watched daily network evening news broadcast. The average audience for a 60 MINUTES broadcast still dwarfs the biggest audiences drawn by cable news programs.


BLOOMBERG – Steve Kroft profiles the billionaire media mogul and three-term mayor of New York who was considered presidential timber. Maria Gavrilovic is the producer.

COOK COUNTY JAIL – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart runs one of the largest jails in the country, located in Chicago, where the murder rate is one of the highest. But it’s his unconventional and controversial style that puts him in the spotlight. Lesley Stahl reports. Deirdre Cohen is the producer.

THE KING OF CROSSFIT -- Sharyn Alfonsi profiles Greg Glassman, a brash former gymnast who created the CrossFit workout, now the basis for a chain of gyms that has become the largest in history and a powerful athletic brand known around the world. Keith Sharman is the producer

These previously broadcast stories have been updated for this summer edition of 60 MINUTES.

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