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Emmett Till

Witness To Emmett Till Murder Dies At Age 76

Willie Louis was considered an unsung hero of the civil rights movement for testifying against the two white men charged with killing Till.

07/24/2013

Scott Pelley of "60 Minutes" (image courtesy of CBS News)

Getting The Unemployed Back To Work: A 60 Minutes Special Report

Is long-term unemployment a hinderance to finding a job?

01/28/2013

Anita Alvarez

Alvarez Calls ’60 Minutes’ Story Incomplete

Cook County States Attorney Anita Alvarez has sent a letter to CBS News, complaining about the way she was portrayed in a “60 Minutes” segment last Sunday.

12/14/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Defends Police Department’s Steps To Prevent False Confessions

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Wednesday he wants to set the record straight, following a “60 Minutes” report about suspects who were pressured to confess to crimes they didn’t commit.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2012

Terrill Swift speaks to CBS News correspondent Byron Pitts about his wrongful conviction for the 1994 rape and murder of a prostitute. Swift, 17 at the time he was interrogated by police, says he was coerced into confessing with a promise he'd be able to go home if he admitted he did it. (Credit: CBS)

’60 Minutes’ Report: Feds Probing Chicago Police Interrogation Tactics

The U.S. Justice Department has been conducting an investigation into the interrogation practices at the Chicago Police Department, and “60 Minutes” is about to break the story wide open.

CBS 2–12/07/2012

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Criticism Of Obama Is Misguided And Ignores The Facts

In seeking to define President Obama as a foreign policy failure, sympathetic to Muslim protesters, Mitt Romney ignored the fact that Americans were killed and under threat overseas.

09/13/2012

CBS News anchor Mike Wallace (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Mike Wallace Remembered As TV News Pioneer

Veteran CBS News and “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace, who started his career in Chicago, has passed away at the age of 93.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2012

Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason talks to correspondent Lesley Stahl on CBS's "60 Minutes." (Credit: CBS)

Groupon CEO Talks To ’60 Minutes’

Just a few short years ago, Chicago-based Groupon burst onto the Internet. Now, CEO Andrew Mason is talking to CBS’s 60 Minutes about his company’s success.

CBS 2–01/11/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Farewell, Mr. Rooney

CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson pays tribute to “60 Minutes” stalwart Andy Rooney, who steps down this weekend as commentator.

09/29/2011

Lance Armstrong

Hamilton’s Attorney Talks To Feds About Armstrong

Following a brief conversation between Tyler Hamilton and Lance Armstrong, that occurred over the weekend at a Colorado restaurant, Hamilton’s attorney felt compelled to bring federal authorities up to date.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

Lance Armstrong

Armstrong’s Lawyer Wants Apology From ’60 Minutes’

Attorneys for Lance Armstrong have demanded an on-air apology from “60 Minutes” after the head of Switzerland’s anti-doping laboratory denied allegations the seven-time Tour de France winner tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs at the 2001 Tour de Suisse.

06/01/2011

This frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden gesturing an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC 17 April 2002. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Reacts: Bin Laden Photos Won’t Be Released

Chicagoans are reacting to the decision by President Barack Obama not to make public the gruesome death photos of Osama bin Laden.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011