Broadcast Track: 50 Years of 60 Minutes (Sponsored by National Association of Broadcasters)

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Phil Williams of WTVF-Nashville; Sam Hornblower of 60 Minutes; Tanya Simon of CBS News 60 Minutes; Bill Whitaker of CBS News 60 Minutes; Oriana Zill de Granados of CBS News 60 Minutes
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 16 at 10:15am
  • Location: Crystal C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Members of the 60 Minutes team reflect on the legacy of the iconic newsmagazine and its future during a time of upheaval in the media landscape.

Speaker Bios

  • Sam Hornblower joined 60 Minutes in 2006 and has won three Peabody awards and two Emmy awards for outstanding investigative journalism. He has done stories on stem cell therapy charlatans in “21st Century Snake Oil,” fabricated clinical data in “Deception at Duke,” fraudulent hospital billing in “The Cost of Admission,” and excess formaldehyde in flooring in “Lumber Liquidators.” For the past two seasons, he has been doing a series on the opioid epidemic. @samhornblower

  • In her 18 years at 60 MINUTES, the last 3 as a senior producer, Tanya Simon has been involved in many of the newsmagazine’s biggest headline-making stories, including a series of investigative reports into the infamous Duke rape case, which brought to light the flaws in the evidence against three Duke University lacrosse players, and won Peabody, Murrow and Emmy awards. @txsimon

  • Bill Whitaker is an award-winning correspondent for 60 Minutes, who has covered major news stories domestically and abroad for the past four decades. Whitaker’s recent investigation into the opioid epidemic is credited with forcing a congressman to withdraw his nomination for the Trump Administration's drug czar. Before joining 60 Minutes, Whitaker reported regularly for the CBS Evening News and other CBS News broadcasts. @BillWhitakerCBS

  • Phil Williams is chief investigative reporter for WTVF-TV in Nashville, specializing in government corruption. He is a three-time recipient of both the George Foster Peabody Award and the duPont Award. Other honors include a George Polk Award, an IRE Medal, the Hillman Prize, a national Emmy Award and numerous regional Emmys. A former print reporter, Phil was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Services. He is a former IRE Board member.

  • Oriana Zill de Granados is an award-winning producer at CBS News, 60 Minutes, working on investigative stories.  She has produced stories about problematic medical devices, cracks in the mental health system for young people, weakness in the US Security Clearance system, problems with government-backed flood insurance during Hurricane Sandy, and Lance Armstrong's use of performance enhancing drugs, among others.

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