The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees a free press. For the past ten seasons, print and broadcast journalists have made their way to the Overheard stage to discuss with Evan the trajectory of their careers, the state of journalism, and their hopes and fears for the future of their industry and our country. This episode of Overheard brings some of those important conversations in this look back.
“60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley discusses his memoir, “Truth Worth Telling.”
Scott Pelley has been a journalist for nearly five decades. He is the most awarded correspondent in the history of “60 Minutes,” and he is the former anchor of the “CBS Evening News.” His work has been recognized with three duPont-Columbia Awards, three Peabody Awards, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism and 37 Emmy Awards.
In his memoir, “Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter’s Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Time,” Pelley recounts the best and worst of his career – stories from 9/11 as he encounters extraordinary heroism, insight to the military fighting in the Middle East and the families they left behind and the grieving mothers and fathers of Sandy Hook. He gives behind-the-scenes looks at interviews with world-famous people, from Bruce Springsteen to Donald Trump, and examines both the impulse to serve and the arrogance that can sully a leader’s ethical perspective.