60 Minutes Stopwatch

image for 60 Minutes Stopwatch
Description
The most-watched news program in American history, 60 Minutes (CBS, 1968- ) revolutionized television journalism with its pioneering newsmagazine format. As conceived by producer Don Hewitt, the show includes a mix of breaking news, investigative reports, interviews, and commentary. The famous opening logo, a ticking stopwatch, also marks time between segments. This watch was used on the program until the late 1990s, when it was replaced by a computer graphic.
Location
Currently not on view
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
National Treasures exhibit
Popular Entertainment
1960s-1970s
ID Number
1998.0265.01
accession number
1998.0265
catalog number
1998.0265.01
CBS News, "60 Minutes"
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
subject
Television
Television
Physical Description
paper; synthetic fibers; paper (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 cm x 2.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 3 9/16 in x in x 2 15/16 in
overall: 3 3/4 in x 3 in x 3 1/2 in; 9.525 cm x 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
watch