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hammer & feather
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posted 05-16-2006 10:21 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
60 Minutes: First Man (November 6, 2005)
Format: NTSC
Availability: This item is currently not available
DVD Release Date: June 15, 2006
This must be the TV Show "60 Minutes" and approximately 20 minutes dealing with Neil Armstrong's life. Anybody know for sure? Would be great if this is the full interview.

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posted 05-16-2006 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SCE to AUX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not sure where that text came from but I just emailed a producer/friend at CBS in NYC. The response was that 60 Minutes does not sell segments on DVD in retail?

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posted 05-16-2006 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacecraft films   Click Here to Email spacecraft films     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like that is about to change.

If you just do a search on Amazon for 60 Minutes, you'll see pretty much all of last year's stories come up as individual DVDs. And all with a release date of 6/15.

Looks as though they are DVD-Rs as a way to make available the previous year's stories on DVD.

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posted 05-17-2006 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paul.i.w   Click Here to Email paul.i.w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Being in the UK I have never heard of 60 Minutes. Can you tell me more about the programme, format, etc?

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posted 05-17-2006 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SCE to AUX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
60 Minutes is a long running news magazine type of show, probably the first on American Television. It usually has 3-4 feature stories and has aired on CBS on Sunday evenings for as long as I can remember (at least through the 60's). Some "on-air" names associated with show over the years include; Dan Rather, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley and of course Andy Rooney.

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posted 05-19-2006 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SCE to AUX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by hammer&feather:
Anybody knows for sure?
After further review, it is true! 60 minutes are releasing previously aired segments for retail sale, including their piece on Armstrong with extra footage. Mark, you were right and this apparently was news to the newsroom!

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posted 05-30-2006 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SCE to AUX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got a copy over the weekend. It is indeed a DVD-R. The disc contains the entire show, not just the Armstrong segment. In this case it works out because the other 2 segments are pretty good. One bummer though, it dips to black for minutes at a time during the commercial inserts, not sure if why they didn't edit these out. Also, no chapter breaks. enjoy!

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posted 05-30-2006 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blackarrow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where did you get it? If it's only available from 15th June, how did you get it? Is there a web-site where it can be ordered? (I have just spent 15 frustrating minutes checking the 60 Minutes site. Absolutely nothing remotely connected to Neil Armstrong. Mind you, I'm using dial-up.

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posted 05-31-2006 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for freshspot   Click Here to Email freshspot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon.com still shows the release date as June 15 and no ability to pre-order before that.

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posted 05-31-2006 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure if its one and the same, but the CBS store offers 60 Minutes "videos" (with no details as to the format) with the "First Man" episode listed for $29.95.

(The above link takes you to the catalog for November 2005 episodes, you then must use the drop down menu and scroll to November 6, select the episode and click on 'add to cart'.)

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posted 05-31-2006 06:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SCE to AUX     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Where did you get it?
I got my copy from a friend who is a producer for 60 Minutes II. After reading Robert's post and looking at the 60 Minutes' store, I think the copy I have may not be the retail version. It looks like they have broken them out by segments for $29. The first four in that drop-down are from one show (First Man, Airport Road, The Winner, Rooney Milk) but some are unavailable. I am now as confused as everyone. I guess we will see on the 15th.

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posted 06-02-2006 07:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacecraft films   Click Here to Email spacecraft films     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know if this is the reason... but...

They may not be available for pre-order because Amazon has a service (that we don't use) where you don't have to keep stock - they run off DVD-R copies as they are ordered, so they fulfill orders from a master you supply, and the seller doesn't have to maintain inventory. Sometimes Amazon's system does strange things with inventory issues.

As I said, I'm not sure that the 60 Minutes stuff is connected to this service, but since they are DVD-Rs, then they are run through a similar arrangement, if not through Amazon.

If you purchase a DVD-R (or +R for that matter) I'd make a few backups (if you are able) as there have been some issues with both compatibility and longevity.

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posted 06-26-2006 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for john ffoulkes   Click Here to Email john ffoulkes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
60 Minutes - First Man is now available to be purchased from Amazon. Region 1 only.

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posted 07-16-2006 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the press release behind 60 Minutes availability...
CustomFlix and Amazon.com to Distribute CBS News' "60 Minutes" Broadcasts as Customized DVDs

60 Minutes viewers can now order DVD versions of many of their favorite stories from the broadcast at www.Amazon.com/60minutes

And soon CBS News archive, one of the great treasures of news content in the world, will make selected segments available on customized DVDs through a unique agreement CBS News has signed with Amazon.com and its subsidiary, CustomFlix. The deal was announced July 14, 2006, by Sean McManus, president of CBS News and Sports.

Containing millions of feet of film and over 2 million videocassettes, the CBS News archive is one of the world's largest repositories of news content and historical footage.

A virtual video history of the world from the mid-20th Century on, the archive includes some of the best reporting and footage from World War II, the Cold War, the Kennedy assassinations, the Civil Rights movement, the space program -- including the 1969 moon landing -- the Vietnam War, Middle East conflicts, the 9/11 attacks and every important news event in between.

The archive also contains news segments produced by 60 Minutes -- the most watched and respected television news magazine in history.

"This arrangement provides us a way to make thousands of hours of CBS News content accessible to millions of Amazon.com customers on DVD," McManus said. "The service is another way to fulfill our goal of making CBS News content easily accessible to the public."

"CBS News programming is a natural fit for the CustomFlix Create Your Own DVD service," said Dana LoPiccolo-Giles, co-founder and managing director of CustomFlix. "We understand that many customers want the flexibility of picking and choosing CBS News content in a collectible format and customized DVDs are a perfect solution. Through the CustomFlix Create Your Own DVD service, customers can select the specific news they want and then CustomFlix builds a customized DVD containing just that content."

Amazon.com customers can order segments of daily or weekly news broadcasts and compilations on Amazon.com, or choose to assemble their own compilations from thousands of news segments through the CustomFlix Create Your Own DVD service. Customers can also order single reports or customized discs of CBS News programming on CBSNews.com.

CBS News programming now available for purchase includes:

  • 60 Minutes -- Content from the most successful news broadcast in television history, from hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews and feature segments to profiles of the people who have helped change our world.

  • CBS Evening News -- Classic and current news segments from the CBS Network's daily newscasts' weekday and weekend editions.

  • CBS News Sunday Morning -- Content from the number one Sunday morning news program, from newsmaker and celebrity profiles to compelling feature segments.

  • CBS Long-Form Documentaries -- Numerous single-topic documentaries produced by CBS News Productions during the past 10 years.
The DVDs created by the CustomFlix Create Your Own DVD system have uniquely customized artwork, are professionally packaged with full-color DVD faces and covers in over-wrapped amaray-style cases, and can contain up to 10 news segments or 90 minutes of video.

CBS News content can be purchased on amazon.com/60minutes or CustomFlix.com/60minutes beginning July 14.

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posted 07-17-2006 04:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for freshspot   Click Here to Email freshspot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Note to anybody who pre-ordered this item on Amazon before now. It was originally offered at full price of $17.95. Now it is on offer at 30% off or $12.56. I just went into Amazon and cancelled my exiting order and placed a new one. Hey, it's five bucks!

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posted 07-22-2006 05:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for freshspot   Click Here to Email freshspot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received an email from Amazon today that the DVD has shipped.

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I just browsed around Amazon and this DVD 60 Minutes - First Man (DVD - 2006) is still being offered as a very bad DVD-R with an edited 14 Minutes segment of an Neil Armstrong interview. How can this be that we all are denied the full uncut interview of the first man on the moon?

To top it of I believe the owner of Amazon is a space freak and entrepreneur. How can he still sell this 10 cents DVD-R for this outlandish price. The reviews tell the story some people cannot even get it to play. That's really sad.

Who can we contact to demand the full uncut interview on a "normal" DVD format? It's about time!

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Originally posted by Playalinda:
Who can we all contact to demand the full uncut interview on a "normal" DVD format?
The interview belongs to CBS, they are under no obligation to ever release it, in any format. Attempts to have them release it at the time of the broadcast were met with resistance, as intellectual property is considered valuable in the media trade.

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posted 02-04-2010 11:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Playalinda   Click Here to Email Playalinda     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't see CBS trading it anywhere. So where is their gain? The interview is in the TV vault and nobody makes a buck. CBS would make a killing selling the unedited full interview on proper DVD. True?

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