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Steve Kroft

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  • Exits: 'Good Wife,' 'SNL,' Barbara Walters

    Exits: 'Good Wife,' 'SNL,' Barbara Walters
    The final weekend of the 2013-14 TV season brings finales and farewells. A few things to expect: "The Good Wife" concludes its best season so far with an episode called "A Weird Year" at 9 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) continues...
  • A Farewell to Jay Leno in Late Night

    Having earned hundreds of millions of dollars for hosting "The Tonight Show" over the past twenty­­something years, Jay Leno might not look like a working-class hero. Yet there's something people can identify with in his relationship with NBC, where...
  • Jay Leno says leaving 'Tonight Show' is 'not my decision'

    Jay Leno says leaving 'Tonight Show' is 'not my decision'
    Jay Leno will step down from "The Tonight Show" on Feb. 6. But to hear him talk to "60 Minutes'" Steve Kroft, he's about as ready to leave this time as he was when he left the show in 2009. The CBS newsmagazine will be profiling Leno on Sunday, and...
  • After decades of belief, this is the year I lost faith in '60 Minutes,' CNN

    This is a column I have put off for weeks, because it makes me sad to write it. And ultimately, it begs an answer, which I am not sure I have. But with the year ending, I can no longer avoid it. After decades of writing about television and media, this...
  • 'Loudest Voice' - Judging Roger Ailes with no sense of history

    'Loudest Voice' - Judging Roger Ailes with no sense of history
    If you hate the extreme polarization of American life today, with more and more people talking to and living alongside only people who share their world view, blame Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News. If you are angry about the loss of civility, the...
  • Jay Leno on Being Replaced by Jimmy Fallon: 'Makes Perfect Sense to Me'

    Jay Leno says he would have been hurt and offended if NBC had fired him with no plan in mind, but with Jimmy Fallon the one stepping into his shoes, Leno says the move makes "perfect sense." In an interview set to air this Sunday on CBS' "60 Minutes,"...
  • Jay Leno Tells '60 Minutes' He'd Prefer To Keep 'Tonight' Roost

    All things considered, Jay Leno would rather stay behind the desk of NBC's venerable "Tonight Show." In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that could serve to undermine some of the hoopla surrounding NBC's promotional efforts to launch Jimmy Fallon as...
  • Grammy Viewership Up Slightly, 2nd Largest Since 1993

    The Grammy Awards telecast remains second only to the Academy Awards in terms of popularity, with Sunday's show on CBS drawing a big 28.5 million viewers -- up slightly from last year and the second largest audience in the last 21 years. Since 1993, only...
  • Great Upcoming Fall Arts Shows in Fairfield County

    Great Upcoming Fall Arts Shows in Fairfield County
    The Bijou Theatre 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. (203) 332-3228. thebijoutheatre.com Sept. 12: The Paper Chase (film) Sept. 13: The Phantom Pluckers and Wendy May, Tracy James and Jerry Vigorito (music) Sept. 14: Mia Fanali (music) Sept. 20:...
  • '60 Minutes'' missed opportunity

    In the days of the late Mike Wallace, "60 Minutes" was known for hard-hitting, aggressive journalism that asked the questions viewers wanted answered and held the powerful accountable. The Jan. 27 program on which Steve Kroft interviewed President...
  • In '60 Minutes' segment, Sheriff Dart calls jails 'the new insane asylums'

     In '60 Minutes' segment, Sheriff Dart calls jails 'the new insane asylums'
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart warned about the dangers of sending mentally ill people to jail in a nationally televised Sunday interview. Dart, appearing on the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," called jails and prisons "the new insane asylums" and said...