Philip Scheffler papers
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The Philip Scheffler Papers span 1955-2004, and contain research and editing records, interview transcripts, show scripts, expense itemizations, speeches, and professional correspondence for news broadcasts and documentaries Scheffler produced for the CBS Corporation. The records include Scheffler's work on the popular news program "60 Minutes" from 1971-2003 and are from shows Scheffler personally produced. Other "60 Minutes" related records include legal correspondence and memoranda from 1997-2002 and show logs from 1968-1999. Also included are files relating to unaired programs about the tobacco industry. The files span 1989-1996 and include research materials and interview transcript for a story about Jeffrey Wigand, the former vice president of Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company who exposed the company's practice of not disclosing the health risks of cigarettes. The Scheffler papers also contain a small amount of personal correspondence, some professional memos, and audiovisial materials from selected CBS news pieces.
- Creation: 1995 - 2004
- Scheffler, Philip (Person)
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Philip Scheffler (1930-2016) was born in New York City in 1930, and graduated from the City College of New York in 1950. After that, he attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Scheffler began working for the CBS Corporation, first as a copy boy for a news program, and then for "CBS Evening News", as a writer, reporter, and editor, in 1951. In 1964, Scheffler began to produce documentaries and special news broadcasts. He was appointed producer of "60 Minutes" in 1971, and later promoted to senior producer in 1980.
The newscasts Scheffler produced received several awards, including the Emmy, Peabody, and Columbia-duPont awards. Individually, Scheffler received the Alumni Award from Columiba University Graduate School of Journalism (1981) and the Townshend Harris Medal, awarded by the City College of New York (1997) for post-graduate achievement. Scheffler retired in 2003, after over fifty years of working with the CBS Corporation. He was married to Dr. Linda Weingarten Scheffler.
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The Philip Scheffler Papers span 1955-2004, and contain research and editing records, such as interview transcripts, show scripts, expense itemizations, and professional correspondence for news broadcasts and documentaries Scheffler produced for the CBS Corporation.
- Philip Scheffler Papers, 1955-2004
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