How Egypt tried to kill a '60 Minutes' interview

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Egyptian officials tried to stop "60 Minutes" from airing a tough interview with President Sisi. Producers tell the backstory.

"60 Minutes," the most successful television broadcast in history. Offering hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news, the broadcast began in 1968 and is still a hit, over 50 seasons later, regularly making Nielsen's Top 10. "60 Minutes" has won more Emmy Awards than any other primetime broadcast, including a special Lifetime Achievement Emmy. It has also won every major broadcast journalism award over its tenure, including 24 Peabody and 18 DuPont Columbia University awards for excellence in television broadcasting. Other distinguished awards won multiple times include the George Polk, RTNDA Edward R. Murrow, Investigative Reporters and Editors, RFK Journalism, Sigma Delta Chi and Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Reporting. "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS Sept. 24, 1968. The correspondents and contributors of "60 Minutes" are Bill Whitaker, Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, Anderson Cooper, Sharyn Alfonsi, Jon Wertheim and Norah O'Donnell. "60 Minutes" airs Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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interviewer interviewing an interviewer about an interview.

Author — DBentTV _


Finally 60 minutes didn't disable the comments.

Author — Central Intelligence Agency


60 Minutes will never ask these questions to Saudi arabia or israel

Author — Dorset Deb


The west are the ones who brought him to power, keeps him in power and accuse him of dictatorship! Strange time we live.

Author — Hashim Awad


this guy has the perfect reporter voice

Author — rob jones


Now compare this with the interview 60 minutes had with Benjamin Nethanyahu. Zero critical questions asked.

Author — K 55


Knowing all that about Egypt 🇪🇬 all the westerners gives him Billions n weapons. That’s why u never trust the westerns . Pure Hippocrates

Author — TheRasta25


"I hope to see you in Egypt."
Sisi: "Me too habibi.. me too." *Puts on a sneaky smile

Author — BilimBilin


Why does he think he’s allowed to hold a coffee cup

Author — Jesse Myers


let’s keep this same energy with the saudi prince

Author — Renzo


This shows the importance of journalists being in the watchdog role.

Author — Max


The interviewer talks like the dude from the battlefield 3 campaign

Author — king dom


It’s funny how Sisi (the president) talks in the original formal arabic language in the beginning of the interview, and when the interviewer asked the question about the political arrests, he quickly outbursts into a heavy Egyptian accent 😂😂😂

Author — Zaid Asfour


فضحتنا يا بلحه ربنا يفضحك كان لازم تعرق يعني في الشتاء كمان

Author — تحيا مصر


This guy is one of the biggest tyrants on earth.

Author — Koyas Uddin


The deep voice of the interviewer made Sisi sweat a lot .

Author — Hosny Shakur


The president did look like he was sweating during the interview hehe

Author — Saladin CFC


Please interview natanyahu and Monster Bone Saw mbs in the same style...

Author — Saabi Quuna


I respect 60 Minutes for not being bullied and keeping their honest integrity.

Author — Im Rosin


The questions that the reporter asked could never be asked by any reporter in Egypt. Good job.
Al Sisi was sweating because he never thought someone would ever ask him those questions; which he clearly failed to answer.

Author — THEGR8143VER