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60 Minutes in 60 Seconds

An index to David Blum's Tick…Tick…Tick… The Long Life & Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes 10/10/2004 08:00:00 PM Eastern

As a service to readers who may be suffering from 60 Minutes/Dan Rather overload lately, we've boiled down David Blum's history of the newsmagazine to its most savory bits. Apologies to the impressively tressed author, but we're waiting for the Mary Mapes memoir, "Did I Mention the 'Bush Strafed El Paso' Documents?"

Bradley, Ed

married briefly to Rita Coolidge's sister, Priscilla...127
friends with Hunter Thompson...126, 201

Caller from Birmingham,
Michigan

talks to Larry King Live
guest Don Hewitt...244

Chronology, impossible

low-rated biweekly 60 Minutes
in 1970 posited as not hurting ratings for M*A*S*H
and All in the Family, CBS shows that don't exist yet....50

Dan, Gunga

see: Rather, Dan

Hewitt, Don

bitch, son of; called by Kennedy, Robert...20
kill you, I ought to; told by Sinatra, Frank...27
hits on Quinn, Sally74
tells Quinn, "Well if you won't sleep with me,"
then will sleep with Walters, Barbara...75

Kroft, Steve

difficult...181
extra-large head...187
butcher-block face...254

Rather, Dan

handsome...84
handsome...85
wardrobe in Afghanistan critiqued by Shales, Tom, as being worthy of Redgrave, Vanessa...133

Reasoner, Harry

writes novel Tell Me About Women...34
dates Dickinson, Angie...34

Rooney, Andy

Walter Cronkite knows he's not a racist...182

Sawyer, Diane

Junior Miss, 1963...155
dates Holbrooke, Richard...156
as new employee, not told
where bathrooms are...160
poses for Vanity Fair...175

60 Minutes

hallways, "F___ you!" heard often in...55

Stahl, Leslie

aggressive...193
smart...193
appealing...193
one of the most beautiful women in television news...194
household name...194

Unidentified female 60 Minutes

employee
throat, Hewitt "stuck his tongue down my"...75

Vieira, Meredith

wears jeans to the office...187
brings child to office...187-188, 190-191
remember any Meredith Vieira stories; Hewitt asks "do you?"...190

Wallace, Mike

admits snapping female co-workers' bras...76
says, "I'm tired. I can't keep up this pace much longer" in 1976...112
gets pacemaker...196
suffers from gastric reflux...266

Zilch

about the scandal over dubious Bush/National Guard documents (drat those publishing-industry deadlines. Maybe for the paperback?)...1-295

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