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60 Minutes dropped the original author of its official 50th-anniversary book after he kept asking about the show’s treatment of women

  • Richard Zoglin was tasked with writing an authorized retrospective of the legendary newsmagazine, but 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager became concerned that he was focusing too much on the negative, The New York Times reports. According to The Times, “specifically, Mr. Fager expressed concern that Mr. Zoglin had asked his interview subjects about the treatment of women in the 60 Minutes workplace, according to three people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe sensitive internal matters. Mr. Fager also asked Mr. Zoglin why he had brought up the rocky tenure of Katie Couric, a onetime correspondent for the show and former CBS News anchor who left the network on bad terms.” The book was published this fall under Fager's name.

    TOPICS: CBS, 60 Minutes, Jeff Fager, Richard Zoglin, CBS News, TV Books