60 MInutes Stopwatch

Description
The most-watched news program in American history, 60 Minutes (CBS, 1968- ) revolutionized television journalism with its pioneering newsmagazine format. As conceived by producer Don Hewitt, the show includes a mix of breaking news, investigative reports, interviews, and commentary. The famous opening logo, a ticking stopwatch, also marks time between segments. This watch was used on the program until the late 1990s, when it was replaced by a computer graphic.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1960s-1970s
user
CBS News, "60 Minutes"
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 cm x 2.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 3 9/16 in x in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
1998.0265.01
accession number
1998.0265
catalog number
1998.0265.01
subject
Television
Television
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
National Treasures exhibit
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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