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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-26-2006 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From CBS News:
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60 Minutes, the news magazine that features a blend of hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, won four Emmys at the 27th annual news and documentary awards ceremony.

60 Minutes won the most awards for a single program, which were presented Monday, Sept. 25, 2006.

The awards were for the following reports...

Outstanding Interview in a News Magazine: "First Man" Ed Bradley speaks to Neil Armstrong in a rare interview with the first man on the moon. Mitch Weitzner, Kara MacMahon, producers; Matthew Danowski, editor.


For more about this segment: Neil Armstrong on 60 Minutes and First Man on DVD

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posted 09-26-2006 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes I see that certain 60 Minutes interviews get extended airings on cable networks, showing more footage than was originally broadcast. Now that the Armstrong interview has earned an Emmy, I wonder if we'll eventually see an extended version.

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posted 09-27-2006 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SVaughan   Click Here to Email SVaughan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm...I can't help but wonder if the fact that it was an interview with the reclusive Neil Armstrong won the Emmy, rather than the interview itself. I didn't find the interview particularly insightful or revealing and was in fact quite disappointed with it given that we may never see another one. Then again, maybe my opinion is swayed because I am quite familiar with Mr Armstrong's life and was hoping for more. It certainly didn't strike me as award-winning journalism however.

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posted 10-02-2006 10:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fabfivefreddy   Click Here to Email fabfivefreddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just imagine if Robert Pearlman got the interview- now that would be award winning!

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posted 10-03-2006 05:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All kidding aside.......that would have been one heck of an interview.

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posted 10-03-2006 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SVaughan:
Hmmm...I can't help but wonder if the fact that it was an interview with the reclusive Neil Armstrong won the Emmy, rather than the interview itself. I didn't find the interview particularly insightful or revealing and was in fact quite disappointed with it given that we may never see another one.

I think the award might have been somewhat based on the fact the interview was with a "reclusive" personality. While the interview didn't tell space enthusiasts very much that they didn't already know, it was probably more interesting to the average person.

Neil has a reputation for a very private person and, for many people, this is the first time they saw him in the spotlight since Apollo 11 (other than maybe a car commercial). Or, at least, it's the first really good look that most people have had of Neil in decades. The interview dispelled some myths about Armstrong being an eccentric who locks himself away in his home. It showed a guy who is quite normal (and humble) and just has a desire to live his life out of the spotlight.


I suspect those of us here would be more interested in the interview bits that didn't make it onto the program. There is probably a lot on the cutting room floor that we would find interesting. With any luck, longer segments from the interview will eventually be seen. The fact it won the award increases those odds.

[Edited by mjanovec (October 03, 2006).]

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posted 10-03-2006 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AND he didn't even pass out....imagine that!

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posted 10-03-2006 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if Neil had a haircut before the interview?

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per CNN "-- CBS "60 Minutes" correspondent Ed Bradley has died from leukemia at the age of 65."

Mike Isbell
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posted 11-09-2006 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I first remember watching Mr. Bradley when he anchored the CBS Sunday night news in the late 1960's. During the Vietnam war, Mr. Bradley was wounded while serving as a news correspondant. In the early morning hours, following the 2004 election, Mr. Bradley repeatably suggested to Dan Rather that the contest was over in the state of Ohio while Mr. Rather continued to state that he would rather be the last network to make a projection as oppossed to making an error. Perhaps my favorite memory of Mr. Bradley came in the early 1990's when he made a guest appearence on a music show, the name of which I can no longer remember, and the band sang their then new song 'Sixty Minute Man' in his honor. Sadley on this day it is time to say goodbye to a 60 minute man.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bradley on a flight once and spoke with him for a few minutes...a class act! He will be missed.

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posted 11-09-2006 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yet another icon of our time gone. He always seemed to have a wonderful dignity about him. Rest in peace, sir.

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posted 11-10-2006 05:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember seeing a snippet of Mr. Bradley on stage with the Neville Brothers singing "Sixty Minute Man" (a hit for The Dominoes in the early 1950s, and I think you can find it on the "Pleasantville" soundtrack -- it's a favorite song of mine). I imagine in the coming days, with the tributes that will air, we'll get to see that clip again. Ed Bradley was very close to the Nevilles, so much so that they considered him "the fifth Neville brother." Aaron Neville performed a very sweet musical tribute to Bradley at the end of "Larry King" last night.

As for the Armstrong interview, I think it was somehow appropriate that Ed Bradley did the interview with Neil Armstrong. They're both very understated people, sort of "cool" personalities, and the more I think about it, the more appropriate it was. It was an interview with a man with a lot of class, conducted by another man who was a class act himself.

Ed Bradley's gonna be missed, for sure.

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I was reminded by the tape last night. I saw Mr. Bradley go into the water to help the Vietnamese Boart People ashore. It spoke to his belief that everyone has a responsibility to make the world a better place. No matter with large or small gestures - do something positive.

Thank you Mr. Bradley for your body of work, your mentoring of young people and for your humanity. You will be missed.

Last night at the close of a video tribute, Mr. Bradley comes on the screen and says "When I'm standing at the pearly gates and St Peter asks what have you done to deserve entrance? I'll reply did you see my interview with Lena Horne?"

Tim

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