60 Minutes Stopwatch
- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- CBS News, "60 Minutes"
- date made
- 1960s - 1970s
- Credit Line
- Gift of CBS News, "60 Minutes"
- Physical Description
- paper (overall material)
- synthetic fibers (overall material)
- metal (overall material)
- glass (overall material)
- 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
- weighted panel: 4 in x 3 in x 3 1/2 in; 10.16 cm x 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm
- Object Name