The BEST episodes of 60 Minutes season 1

Every episode of 60 Minutes season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of 60 Minutes season 1!

60 Minutes has been on the air since 1968, beginning on a Tuesday, but spending most of its time on Sundays, where it remains today. This popular news magazine provides both hard hitting investigations, interviews and features, along with people in the news and current events. 60 Minutes has set unprecedented records in the Nielsen's ratings with a number 1 rating, five times, making it among the most successful TV programs in all of television history. This series has won more Emmy awards than any other news program and in 2003, Don Hewitt, the creator (back in 1968), was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy, along with the 60 Minute correspondents. Added to the 11 Peabody awards, this phenomenally long-lived series has collected 78 awards up to the 2005 season and remains among the viewers top choice for news magazine features.

Last Updated: 5/27/2024Network: CBSStatus: Continuing
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#1 - 24 Sep. 1968

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/24/1968

60 Minutes offers a beside-the-scenes look at presidential candidates Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey during their summer nomination conventions. It also interviews three prominent European thinkers about the elections and an interview with U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

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#2 - 8 Oct. 1968

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/1968

60 minutes offers an exclusive interview with Richard Nixon the Republcan Party candidate for president. It also looks at highlights an original musical comedy produced by Theatre Atlanta and examines U.S. Defense research into germ and gas warfare.

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#3 - 22 Oct. 1968

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/22/1968

60 Minutes offers an exclusive interview with Democratic Presidential Candidate and current Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. It also interviews controversial Independent Presidential Candidate George Wallace and offers the second part of an investigative story on U.S. germ and gas warfare research.

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#4 - 12 Nov. 1968

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/12/1968

60 Minutes looks back at last weeks election of Richard Nixon as President. It also offers a profile of NFL football star Joe Namath quarterback of the New York Jets and looks at some color sound footage of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia shot in Prague.

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#5 - 26 Nov. 1968

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/26/1968

60 Minutes interviews former nun and current president of Webster College Jacqueline Grennan who left the Roman Catholic Church challenging its stance on birth control. It also goes to the famous Laurent Restaurant with food critic Craig Claiborne and interviews recently re-elected Senator Edmund Muskie.

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#6 - 10 Dec. 1968

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/10/1968

60 Minutes investigates how assaults are becoming more common in U.S. prisons.

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#7 - 24 Dec. 1968

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/24/1968

60 Minutes goes to Atlanta, Georgia, to interview the family of the late activist Martin Luther King, Jr. during Christmas. It also interviews Ethel Kennedy the widow of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and offers an essay by Andy Rooney on what Jesus Christ looked like.

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#8 - 7 Jan. 1969

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/7/1969

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#9 - 14 Jan. 1969

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/14/1969

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#10 - 22 Apr. 1969

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/22/1969