Morley Safer was in New Orleans in September, working on a “60 Minutes” piece about the Times-Picayune reducing its print publication schedule. He interviewed editor Jim Amoss and former T-P columnist Lolis Eric Elie, among others.
“60 Minutes” spokesman Kevin Tedesco tells me this morning that the segment, called “The Paper,” will air Sunday.
UPDATE: Tedesco sends this segment promo —
It’s a sure sign of the digital times when the New Orleans Times-Picayune, published every day for 175 years, goes to a three-day-a-week publishing schedule. As Morley Safer reports, it’s a fate many more newspapers face as the Internet becomes the source of almost instantaneous news. What does the Mayor of New Orleans think about this? Safer’s story will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, Jan. 6 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.