'60 Minutes' will have streaming spinoff on Paramount+
CBS News says it is launching a streaming version of "60 Minutes" on the new Paramount Plus service, starting next week. (CBS News via AP)NEW YORK – CBS News is launching a streaming version of “60 Minutes” on the new Paramount+ service, hoping to expose the durable brand to a younger and more diverse audience. The “60 Minutes+” program will debut March 4 with three separate episodes, the network announced Wednesday. For “60 Minutes+,” CBS is repurposing a team put together last year for a similar program, “60 in 6,” on the ill-fated Quibi platform. AdWhile “60 in 6” had shorter stories than the TV version of “60 Minutes,” the Paramount version will go longer.
'60 Minutes' keeps on the news and is rewarded by viewers
FILE - "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl poses for a photo in her office at the "60 Minutes" offices, in New York on Sept. 12, 2017. It's not the first time that's been said about “60 Minutes” since its 1968 debut. After executive producer Bill Owens turned the show primarily over to COVID-19 coverage last spring, “60 Minutes” has returned to its traditional format while being focused on being timely. “60 Minutes” this fall has featured interviews with fired government cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs, former President Barack Obama and poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Original executive producer Don Hewitt often ran “60 Minutes” as an island unto itself.