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Marion Goldin papers

Identifier: camh-arc-004192

Scope and Contents

The Marion Goldin papers, 1959-2014, consist of the professional papers and video tapes of the television news producer's work at the award-winning programs 60 Minutes, 20/20, and Frontline, including investigative journalism in a number of social and political topics. Also included are correspondence and working notes for projected stories and programs. Materials include a variety of formats such as U-Matic, VHS, U-Matic S, and Betamax tapes.


  • Creation: 1959 - 2014


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Biographical Note

Marion Goldin (1940-2017) graduated from Barnard College in 1962 with a B.A. in government; she received a master’s degree in history from Harvard University in 1963. Goldin started at CBS as a research assistant for national correspondent Eric Sevareid from 1963-1969 before becoming an associate producer of the CBS Morning News, 1969-1972.

In 1972, Goldin joined 60 Minutes for 14 seasons (1972-1981 and again from 1984 to1988). She produced 66 shows, including many top rated stories, for example, “DMSO” on the “miracle drug”; and “The Most Bitter Pill” on elderly and terminally ill patients who tried to get drugs in Mexico to end their lives. She worked on memorable interviews with newsmakers including Leon Bernstein, the Reagan family, and officials implicated in the Watergate scandal: John Ehrlichman, Egil “Bud” Krogh, Donald Segretti, Charles Colson, Gordon Liddy, and special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. With 60 Minutes, Goldin won two Emmys for “The Rating Games,” an examination television network programming; and for “The Last Mafioso,” a profile of Mafia boss Jimmy Fratianno.

From 1982 to 1984, Goldin worked as a senior producer, program development, for ABC News and senior producer and assistant to the executive producer of the program 20/20. She created “Talk back to 20/20,” a segment that gave viewers the opportunity to respond to 20/20 pieces. Goldin continued producing investigative pieces and award winning interviews such as “There but for the Grace of God,” the Barbara Walters’ exclusive interview/profile of the parents of John Hinckley, Jr. For that program, she was awarded an Emmy and the Front Page award for distinguished journalism by the New York Newswoman’s Club.

After 1992, Goldin produced and television news and documentary programs such as “Other People’s Money,” the PBS documentary on the savings and loan crisis, which earned her another Emmy nomination. She also produced a broadcast on the 1988 Presidential campaign for Children’s Express than won both a Peabody and an Emmy Award. She produced and served as on-air reporter for a “people on TV” investigative report on “Underground Railroad,” a refuge for abused children.

Goldin died in 2017, at age 76, in her home in Palm Springs, California.


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Accession Number(s)

2014-243; 2017-290

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Christelle Le Faucheur, 2015, and Colleen Hobbs, February 2020.


Marion Goldin Papers, 1959-2014
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