Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, December 10, 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.


THE CHALLENGER – Alexey Navalny is President Vladimir Putin’s most popular critic and has now taken on the Kremlin ruler in a bid for the Russian presidency. As Lesley Stahl reports, the challenges facing this 41-year-old anti-corruption activist are many. Alexandra Poolos is the producer.

DONALD SUTHERLAND – The tall Canadian actor has played a wide range of roles over the years, including leading men and all manner of misfits and villains. Anderson Cooper profiles the versatile veteran on the eve of his newest film. Michael Gavshon and David M. Levine are the producers.

THE GOVERNOR – California’s Gov. Jerry Brown stands in the twilight of a remarkable political career often played out in the national spotlight, including three runs for president. As he prepares to exit the stage, he talks to Bill Whitaker about his highest priority of weaning California off fossil fuels and getting the world to do the same.

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