(CBS Native)– For over 50 years, “60 Minutes” has been the gold customary in newsmagazine tv.
Whereas “60 Minutes” continues to be a staple of CBS Information’ Sunday evening lineup, the legacy of the model was just lately prolonged to the mobile-streaming platform Quibi within the type of a brand new enterprise known as “60 in 6.”
Correspondents Seth Doane, Wesley Lowery, Laurie Segall and Enrique Acevedo create options, profiles and investigative experiences in 6-10 minute clips which can be solely accessible on Quibi. Whereas Doane has been with CBS for over a decade, working with the 60 Minutes crew has been an enchanting expertise for him.
“Even after working for CBS for 12 or 13 years, it’s nonetheless an adjustment to work with 60 Minutes,” mentioned Doane in an interview with CBS Native’s DJ Sixsmith. “It’s one other stage of all the things. It’s one other stage of scrutiny, storytelling, excellence and technical prowess. It’s unbelievable to stroll in with a 60 Minutes crew. It’s one other world.
“I perceive that to battle the virus, you should isolate it,” mentioned an Italian governor concerning the resolution to lock down a small city in Northern Italy after a demise from COVID-19. @sethdoane experiences for 60 in 6, accessible now on @Quibi: https://t.co/xg1JaS3aS3 pic.twitter.com/iQ4mHUVExN
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Whereas Doane is a CBS veteran, the Pulitzer Prize winner Lowery is new to the ViacomCBS household. Lowery was on the Washington Submit earlier than CBS and he’s excited to inform tales by way of tv for the primary time.
“A lot of my work beforehand had been in a written house,” mentioned Lowery. “So, there was an adjustment already to doing a few of this work on digicam and all the things that comes with that. Clearly working with the groups at 60 Minutes, these are the most effective newsmagazine and information documentary journalists within the nation.”
In the meantime, Acevedo determined to affix the “60 in 6” crew as a result of he wished to inform tales about day-after-day folks.
“I feel transparency and accountability have change into essential,” mentioned Acevedo. “I’ve advanced too by way of the years and a part of that evolution has to do with the truth that at first, I aspired to have the large interview with the large personalities and hoped that will mark my profession. I began realizing that the largest privilege and the actual service we offer as journalists shouldn’t be a lot the entry to public figures, however giving a voice to people who find themselves not normally represented in our nationwide dialog.”
Rounding out the “60 in 6” crew is Segall, who involves CBS Information with a wealth of expertise within the tech journalism house as a reporter for CNN. One in every of Segall’s most up-to-date options focuses on the way forward for intercourse within the age of COVID-19.
“I feel on this format and at the moment is such an enchanting second,” mentioned Segall. “I’ve at all times been fascinated by the intersection of tech and humanity and now we’re actually ravenous for humanity by way of the lens of know-how. It’s our lifeline proper now and it’s how we join. We had a bit drop on what’s secure intercourse within the period of COVID-19. I wish to have conversations in a sensible means.”
Watch “60 in 6” on Quibi.