'60 Minutes' Brand Coming to Cable With Sports Newsmagazine TVWeek
"For the first time, original '60 Minutes' segments will appear on a cable network under a new agreement between '60 Minutes' and Showtime Sports. '60 Minutes of Sports,' a new sports newsmagazine show from the producers of the iconic news program, will debut in November on Showtime, the CBS-owned premium television network. The unique programming partnership was announced today by CBS News Chairman and '60 Minutes' executive producer Jeff Fager and Stephen Espinoza, the executive vice president and general manager, Showtime Sports."
So reads a joint press release today, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, form CBS News and Showtime.
The announcement adds that the new show will be co-executive produced by Fager and Bill Owens, the executive editor of "60 Minutes."
The announcement adds: "The new program will utilize the reporting skills of on-air talent from '60 Minutes' [and] CBS Sports. ... A dedicated unit of '60 Minutes' producers reporting to Fager and Owens will prepare the stories for each monthly broadcast of '60 Minutes of Sports.'
"Each month, the sports magazine will feature two original segments and one updated '60 Minutes' classic sports story from the newsmagazine’s archive. In addition, each broadcast will contain a timely, studio-based interview with a sports newsmaker."