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

Comments

This model used on '60 Minutes' is an Aristo analog stopwatch. The logo was removed to avoid it appearing to be an endorsement. It was donated to the Smithsonian in 1998. Watson, P. (2003, March 16). '60 Minutes' Watch Actually 3rd One Used. Retrieved April 28, 2018, from https://web.archive.org/web/20170428121230/http://articles.dailypress.com/2003-03-16/features/0303160224_1_aristo-stopwatch-cbs-television-show

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