Scott Pelley - 10:00AM in Ida Sutton Williams Headliner Tent
Scott Pelley is among the most experienced reporters in American journalism. He has been a correspondent for 60 Minutes since 1999. From 2011 to 2017, Pelley also served as Anchor and Managing Editor of The CBS Evening News. In almost 30 years at CBS News, Pelley has covered the major stories of our times and interviewed the news makers who have changed our world.
In 2016, in accepting the Walter Cronkite Award, Pelley said, “I receive too much credit for the work of others. I have never accomplished anything in journalism without photographers, producers and editors. Hundreds of people at CBS News have given me my career, but one person has given me a life, my lovely wife, Jane.”
The Pelley’s have been married 36 years and have a son, Reece, and daughter, Blair.
About Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times
An inspiring memoir from the frontlines of history by the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent.
Don’t ask the meaning of life. Life is asking, what’s the meaning of you?
With this provocative question, Truth Worth Telling introduces us to unforgettable people who discovered the meaning of their lives in the historic events of our times.
A 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley writes as a witness to events that changed our world. In moving, detailed prose, he stands with firefighters at the collapsing World Trade Center on 9/11, advances with American troops in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reveals private moments with presidents (and would-be presidents) he’s known for decades. Pelley also offers a resounding defense of free speech and a free press as the rights that guarantee all others.
Above all, Truth Worth Telling offers a collection of inspiring tales that reminds us of the importance of values in uncertain times. For readers who believe that values matter and that truth is worth telling, Pelley writes, “I have written this book for you.”