How Lesley Stahl Became The ‘Grandma Badass’ of ’60 Minutes’

Even though she is on the cusp of turning 80, Lesley Stahl is still climbing mountains. She is proving her mettle in new ways as she reaches an age that most people see as a time to break away from any kind of career. She tangled with Pres. Donald Trump on four different occasions in recent years, and managed to walk away from a coronavirus infection. “Lesley does not stay still,” says Bill Owens, the executive producer of 60 Minutes.

Lesley Stahl’s Family Receives Death Threat

CBS’s Lesley Stahl now has around-the-clock security after she and her family received death threats following her controversial 60 Minutes interview with President Donald Trump. Broadcast on the network Sunday, that interview gained attention in the days leading up to its airing after the president walked out and criticized Stahl publicly on Twitter, stating that the interview was “fake and biased.”

’60 Minutes’ Will Run Trump Interview Sunday, Despite President’s Release Of Footage

Lesley Stahl’s interview with President Donald Trump will air Sunday on 60 Minutes, despite the White House’s decision to air unedited footage of it on Facebook, CBS News said Thursday.

Trump Posts Unedited ’60 Minutes’ Interview

The footage, posted by the president on Facebook ahead of its scheduled Sunday broadcast, shows Trump growing increasingly prickly as CBS anchor Lesley Stahl presses him on a host of topics, including his response to the coronavirus pandemic, his slipping support among suburban women, the lack of masks at his rallies, and the “Obamacare” replacement plan he has long promised but failed to unveil.

Trump Cuts Short ‘60 Minutes’ Appearance

President Donald Trump blasted 60 Minutes and correspondent Lesley Stahl after he abruptly cut short a planned series of appearances on the show. His latest tweets suggest that he did not think the interview went well. Trump wrote on Twitter, “I am pleased to inform you that, for the sake of accuracy in reporting, I am considering posting my interview with Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes, PRIOR TO AIRTIME! This will be done so that everybody can get a glimpse of what a FAKE and BIASED interview is all about…”

Virus Tests Lesley Stahl, ’60 Minutes’ On, Off Air

The CBS program’s longest-serving correspondent, Lesley Stahl, was hospitalized but recovered, others on the staff tested positive and — like many businesses — it has operated remotely for two months. At the same time, 60 Minutes has dove into a breaking news story in ways that it seldom has before.

Lesley Stahl Reveals She Fought Coronavirus

CBS News correspondent Lesley Stahl said Sunday she’s feeling well now, but was “really scared” after fighting pneumonia caused by the coronavirus for two weeks at home before going to the hospital for a week.

Lesley Stahl Talks ’60 Minutes’ Survival

After a year of scandal and change, the news show’s top female journalist opens up about her staying power, the “boys club” culture at her organization and the #MeToo reckoning.

’60 Minutes’ Lands Trump Interview

President Trumphas turned down all 60 Minutes interview requests …  until now. The president taped an interview withLesley Stahlon Thursday, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. The sit-down will air this Sunday. Trump’s last appearance on the program came in November 2016, days after winning the election.

WNYW’s Rosanna Scotto Meets Hero Leslie Stahl

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Sullivan: Stahl Flubbed Trump-Pence Interview

Margaret Sullivan says that Lesley Stahl blew an important chance to call Donald Trump out as a liar on his Iraq War position in her 60 Minutes interview Sunday. “Stahl — busy trying to herd the other rhetorical cats set loose in the interview — did not say what she should have,” she writes, kicking off what’s likely to be a healthy streak of meta-criticism on the media’s closer scrutiny (or lack thereof) of Trump’s claims.

RTDNA To Honor CBS’s Lesley Stahl

The news organization will present its 2015 Paul White Award, which recognizes a lifetime of achievement and service to the profession of electronic journalism to Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes. The award will be presented on Saturday, Sept. 19, at RTDNA’s Excellence in Journalism 2015 conference in Orlando, Fla.

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Sullivan: Stahl Flubbed Trump-Pence Interview

Margaret Sullivan says that Lesley Stahl blew an important chance to call Donald Trump out as a liar on his Iraq War position in her 60 Minutes interview Sunday. “Stahl — busy trying to herd the other rhetorical cats set loose in the interview — did not say what she should have,” she writes, kicking off what’s likely to be a healthy streak of meta-criticism on the media’s closer scrutiny (or lack thereof) of Trump’s claims.