60 Minutes is a television news program that was created in 1968 by Don Hewitt. 60 Minutes is most notable for introducing many investigative journalism techniques such as re-editing of interviews, surprise visits, and the use of hidden cameras.
60 Minutes is an American television news program, which was created in 1968. The program was created by Don Hewitt who set it apart by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation. In 2002, 60 Minutes was ranked No. 6 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. The show pioneered many of the most important investigative journalism procedures and techniques, including re-editing interviews, hidden cameras, and 'gotcha' visits to the home or office of an investigative subject. Imitators sprang up in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom during the 1970s, as well as on local television news. Initially, 60 Minutes aired as a bi-weekly show hosted by Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace, debuting on September 24, 1968, and alternating weeks with other CBS News productions on Tuesday evenings at 10:00 p.m.