October 18, 2018–April 6, 2019
Briscoe Center for American History, Austin, Texas
The Briscoe Center proudly presented The Pioneers Who Changed TV News, an exhibit on the evolution of news media that focused on the groundbreaking show 60 Minutes. Currently holding the record for the longest continuously running program of any genre scheduled during American network prime time, 60 Minutes has had its share of controversies as well as praise, winning more awards than any other television show.
“The exhibit draws from the archives of the show’s producers and correspondents, many of which are housed at the center. While they give visitors a backstage pass to the show’s inner workings, the primary value of these archives lies in what they reveal about American history,” said Don Carleton, executive director of the Briscoe Center. “They allow us to track the events, personalities, and trends of the past through the critical eyes of the professionals who documented and researched them at the time.”