60 MINUTES: 1997-2014 | Alexander Street

60 MINUTES: 1997-2014

For the first time ever, nearly two decades of television’s most preeminent program are available online in one expansive streaming video resource. The 60 MINUTES: 1997–2014 collection from Alexander Street grants unprecedented access to the CBS News archives from this period, including many episodes not widely seen since their original broadcast. This entire collection is only available from Alexander Street for the library market.

60 MINUTES is one of the most successful television programs in American history. On top of more than 100 Emmy wins and 20 Peabody Awards, it holds the record for the longest continuously running primetime program in the history of television. With as many as 25 million viewers tuning in for its Sunday night broadcasts, 60 MINUTES remains among the most respected, influential TV journalism programs in the world.

About the collection

This online collection provides almost 500 hours of video from 18 years of broadcasts, including hundreds of segments not available anywhere else in the world. True to 60 MINUTES’ iconic style, each news segment within the collection serves as a standalone short documentary on a specific news topic. In addition, segments are included from the popular CBS News program Sunday Morning, whose timely news pieces, cultural features, and newsmaker profiles form an ideal complement to 60 MINUTES content.
The broad range of content offers boundless applications for students and researchers. Some of the greatest disciplinary strengths of 60 MINUTES include:
  • History
  • Business & Economics
  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • International Affairs
  • Psychology
  • Society & Culture
  • Performing Arts
  • Women's Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Politics
  • Plus many more

The collection delivers the highest caliber reporting from acclaimed journalists including Mike Wallace, Ed Bradley, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper, Lesley Stahl, Morley Safer, Lara Logan, Steve Kroft, Bob Simon, and others. Reports cover a broad swath of contemporary topics and issues, with segments including:

  • "The Islamic State"
  • “Inside the NSA”
  • “Sheryl Sandberg”
  • “Killing Bin Laden”
  • “Treating Depression”
  • “Steve Jobs”
  • “Brazil”
  • “130 Million Tons of Waste”
  • "Patented Genes”
  • “Watching the Border”
  • “Screening the TSA”
  • “401K Recession”
  • “War Against Women”
  • “Deepwater”
  • “Justice at Guantanamo”
  • “Identities For Sale”

Tools for patrons and libraries

60 MINUTES: 1997–2014 comes equipped with dozens of online tools that enhance the teaching, learning, and scholarship experience:
  • Semantic facet browsing and discipline landing pages with editor highlights mean users across all fields can discover new materials or dive straight into what they’re looking for.
  • Playlist-building functionality lets professors choose their favorite clips and easily slide them into the syllabus or LMS.
  • Synchronous scrolling transcripts ensure you never miss a word.
  • Instant citation exporter empowers scholars to share what they’ve discovered.
The 60 MINUTES: 1997–2014 collection is available to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide via subscription or perpetual license exclusively from Alexander Street. No special setup or software is required—all you need is an Internet browser.
Rarity of source material means that there will be some gaps in the collection.

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[The 60 MINUTES: 1997 - 2014 collection] is structured in a way to make research and educational use easy. Each video includes full documentation of the show's production and broadcast. The transcripts are also available and searchable, making it a snap to quote and cite interviews or editorials accurately. The transcript search feature also automatically forwards the video to the segment.

Joseph E. Taylor, III, Dept. of History, Simon Fraser University American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)