CBS weekly television news program 60 Minutes announced plans to launch a weekly web show “that begins where the television broadcast ends”—it’s called 60 Minutes Overtime, and is scheduled to launch Sunday, September 26, 2010, the same evening as the 43rd season premiere of 60 Minutes.
“So much goes into the reporting of a 60 Minutes story and often there’s more original material that doesn’t make the broadcast, or interesting back stories we don’t get to share with the viewer. Now we have a place to do that,” said Executive Producer Jeff Fager.
Each week 60 Minutes Overtime will produce three original stories based on the broadcast’s weekly television segments and pulled from its vast archive. Perhaps taking some cues from the raw journalism style of online reporting, Overtime will take audiences behind the scenes to reveal the process of producing stories and share the perspective of correspondents and staffers. “60 Minutes Overtime is going to be the only place where people can see a different side of 60 Minutes,” said Mark Larkin, Vice President, CBSNews.com. “The correspondents telling stories about their stories is the kind of thing that people are looking for on the web.”
60 Minutes Executive Editor Bill Owens will oversee the programming of the site.