We believe doing a proper newscast and telling the story correctly, great storytelling in the tradition of 60 Minutes, are the kind of things that are going to bring in a wide, wide section of the public. Every single day we get together and ask, ‘What are the most important things that happened in the world today? How can we cover them? How can we tell the story and give it a unique insight?’ Those are the standards we use. We do not sit around asking ourselves, ‘Is this going to appeal to a 19-year-old?’ or, ‘Is that going to appeal to a woman?’ We are covering the news.
Scott Pelley, CBS News, Journalism holds up a mirror, tells us the facts
The newest addition to the CBS evening news offers his opinion of how the news should be. While other networks gravitates toward opposing extremes, Pelley aims for the middle where objectivity, fairness and accuracy lie.
There was no doubt in my mind that I was in the process of dying. I thought not only am I going to die, but it’s going to be just a torturous death that’s going to go on forever.
Lara Logan, CBS Correspondent, describing the assault she suffered while covering protests in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. The interview will appear this Sunday on CBS’ 60 Minutes.
Emily Wax, Washington Post. On ‘60 Minutes,’ Logan describes assault in Cairo.
No one wanted to hire me. No newspaper, television station, television network that I worked for ever wanted to hire me.
Scott Pelley, 60 Minutes Correspondent, in a commencement address to his alma mater, Texas Tech University.
Pelley is rumored to be Katie Couric’s successor as the anchor for the CBS Evening News.