CBS To Offer Podcasts Of Complete '60 Minutes' Episodes
September 20, 2007 at 8:18 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO NEWS is now offering audio of entire episodes of CBS TV's "60 MINUTES" as podcasts available through iTUNES, CBSNEWS,COM and CBS RADIO NEWS affiliate websites. CBS already offers excerpts and segments from the show online, but the new initiative is the first time entire episodes will be made available. The shows will be available SUNDAYS as of 11p ET, starting this SUNDAY with the 40th season premiere.
"60 MINUTES is perfect for this kind of audio podcasting. Our broadcast has always been built on solid story telling, with or without the pictures," said "60 MINUTES" executive producer JEFF FAGER. "We’ve been broadcasting an audio-only version of 60 MINUTES on CBS NEWS RADIO for years with great success."
CBS NEWS VP/Radio HARVEY NAGLER added, "60 MINUTES ON THE RADIO is very popular, and so are the segments we make available online. But there’s been a huge demand for a podcast of the whole show. It just makes sense to give users what they want."