Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

“60 Minutes”

On September 24, 1968, CBS aired the first episode of 60 Minutes, an American television news magazine broadcast on the CBS network. The New York Times has called it “one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television.”

60 Minutes hosts Morley Safer and Walter Cronkite were photographed by Karsh, in 1977 and 1979, respectively. In the video above, Safer talks to Karsh about Karsh’s constructive approach to making portraits. In another segment for the program, Safer and Karsh recreate the making of Karsh’s 1941 portrait of Winston Churchill.