60 Minutes is an American investigative television news program, which has run on CBS since 1968. The program was created by long time producer Don Hewitt who set it apart by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation.It is considered by many to be the preeminent investigative television program in the United States.
Over the 2008-'09 season, 60 Minutes grew its audience by 10 percent, averaging 14.29 million viewers, defying the industry trend and making it the number-one news program and the 13th most-watched broadcast among all television programs according to Nielsen.
The correspondents and contributors of 60 Minutes are Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Steve Kroft, Lara Logan, Scott Pelley, Byron Pitts, Charlie Rose, Morley Safer, Bob Simon and Lesley Stahl. Andy Rooney, the broadcast's commentator, began his regular on-air segment, "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" in 1978.