Lesley Stahl
American journalist
Lesley Stahl
Lesley Rene Stahl is an American television journalist. Since 1991, she has reported for CBS on 60 Minutes.
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ISIS victim's parents speak to "60 Minutes" about son's death
CBS News - about 1 month
The parents of a journalist killed by ISIS are speaking about their son's death in their first TV interview. Steven Sotloff was the second American killed by the extremist group. He was kidnapped in August 2013, shortly after entering Syria. In an interview with Lesley Stahl for "60 Minutes," Sotloff's family discussed their frustrations with the U.S. government's "no ransom" policy.
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Should the U.S. government pay ransom money?
CBS News - about 1 month
Lesley Stahl speaks to a counterterrorism adviser who admits U.S. failures in dealing with hostages, and to the parents of Steven Sotloff, a journalist who was kidnapped and killed by ISIS
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Parents of journalist killed by ISIS speak to "60 Minutes"
CBS News - about 1 month
Lesley Stahl joins "CBS This Morning" to preview her "60 Minutes" conversation with Steven Sotloff's family
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There's Been An 'Outbreak' Of Nearly 900 Hate Incidents Since Trump's Win
Huffington Post - 3 months
Black children being told by classmates to sit in the back of school buses. Muslims called “terrorist” and told to go back to “your country with ISIS.” Swastikas drawn on a synagogue, schools, cars and driveways. A gay man being beaten by an assailant who said the “president says we can kill all you faggots now.” Plus “Trump Nation” and “Whites Only” spray-painted on a church attended largely by immigrants. Those are some of the nearly 900 hate incidents across the U.S. in the 10 days immediately following President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory earlier this month, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Blacks, immigrants, Jews, Muslims, LGBTQ people, women and other groups were all targeted, according to the report, which attributes this “outbreak” of hate to Trump’s win. “Both the harassment since the election and the energy on the radical right are the predictable results of the campaign that Trump waged for the presidency — a campaign m ...
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13 Times Apparent Trump Supporters Attacked, Harassed Or Plotted To Kill Muslims
Huffington Post - 3 months
In a 60 Minutes interview earlier this month, Donald Trump claimed he wasn’t aware of the wave of hate that had followed on the heels of his presidential election victory. “I’m so saddened to hear that,” he told CBS’ Lesley Stahl. “And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it ― if it helps, I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: ‘Stop it.’” At least one apparent Trump supporter didn’t heed the president-elect’s advice. On Thursday, a Moroccan Uber driver in Queens, New York, filmed a man in a white SUV harass him and call him a “terrorist” in a profanity-laced tirade. Note: This article and the footage below contain explicit language that may not be appropriate for all readers. “Trump is president, asshole, so you can kiss your fuckin’ visa goodbye, scumbag,” the man in the SUV yells. “We’ll deport you soon, don’t worry, you fuckin’ terrorist.” The Uber driver, identified only as Mohammad in press reports, later showed the video to a passenger named Chris ...
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Why Donald Trump Was Lying When He Claimed Marriage Equality Is 'Settled'
Huffington Post - 3 months
Many media reports claimed Donald Trump affirmed support for LGBTQ equality in his “60 Minutes” interview the other night. There were headlines that claimed he is now an “ally” of LGBTQ people and others that blared Trump said he is “fine” with same-sex marriage and changed a prior position. He in fact did nothing of the kind. Let’s clear up some of the confusion and misinformation about what Donald Trump said to Leslie Stahl about his position on marriage equality and the Supreme Court’s historic Obergefell decision, which brought marriage equality to the entire nation. Before we get into what else was said in the interview, however, let’s focus in on the key question and the key answer: Stahl: …Do you support marriage equality? Trump: “It’s irrelevant…” So, in answer to a direct question, Donald Trump didn’t say he supports marriage equality – which he has opposed consistently in interviews since 2000 – but actually said his position is “irrelevant.” That’s not a ...
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Not Normal: A Dozen Things Donald Trump Told Lesley Stahl On '60 Minutes'
Huffington Post - 3 months
During his frightening “60 Minutes” interview Sunday night, November 13 — his first press interview since he became president-elect of the United States of America — Donald Trump: Refused to rule out attempting to prosecute Hillary Clinton but said that he didn’t want to “hurt” her or her husband. Exhorted his supporters to stop attacking and harassing Latinos and Muslims. Assured the American people that they have no reason to fear him and blamed “professional protestors” for the demonstrations against him in the street outside his Trump Tower apartment. Promised he’d only deport 2 or 3 million “criminal” immigrants to start. Said that women will always be able to get abortions by traveling to another state after Roe v. Wade is overturned. Allowed that it would be OK if part of the wall he will build on the Mexican border is only a fence. Noted that leaders the world over had acknowledged how powerful he is now by calling to congratulate him on winning the el ...
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Donald Trump Dismisses Power Of The Press In First Post-Election TV Interview
Huffington Post - 3 months
President-elect Donald Trump, who demonstrated unprecedented hostility toward the press throughout the 2016 campaign, now feels emboldened in victory.  “I think the press has shown that it’s much weaker than people thought,” Trump told “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl. “Nobody has ever been hit by press like I have and I’m here.” Trump’s remarks appeared in a “60 Minutes” digital segment that included footage which didn’t air during Sunday night’s broadcast. The president-elect’s takeaway is not without merit: as The Huffington Post noted Tuesday night, his victory challenged the power of the press. Despite major media failings, especially early on, news organizations scrutinized Trump’s many false claims, investigated his shady business dealings and charity, and highlighted examples of bigotry and misogyny. Many news outlets editorialized against Trump as being uniquely unqualified for office and a danger to democracy. And yet he won.  Still, Trump’s dismissal of ...
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"60 Minutes" interview: President-elect Trump
CBS News - 3 months
What can we expect from a Trump presidency? Lesley Stahl finds out
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Trump open to amending Obamacare
CBS News - 3 months
Trump talked about the parts of Obamacare he likes in two interviews, including one with CBS News' "60 Minutes." He also talked with Lesley Stahl about his conversations with Bill and Hillary Clinton
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More accessible Arctic reveals competition for region's riches
CBS News - 5 months
Melting sea ice in the Arctic is changing the face of our planet. In our lifetime, we could see a phenomenon that has not happened since the end of the last ice age: the opening of an ocean. Lesley Stahl joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her "60 Minutes" report, and what the evolving landscape could mean for mankind.
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Preview: The Arctic Frontier
CBS News - 5 months
Lesley Stahl goes to the top of the world where the next battle over oil and mineral resources is shaping up as the region becomes more accessible due to climate change.Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT
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Fintech: Shaking up the financial history
CBS News - 6 months
It's being called the financial technology, or fintech, revolution. Lesley Stahl meets some of the fintechies challenging the establishment
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Lesley Stahl Reports on Grandparenting
Wall Street Journal - 10 months
The ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent has a new book, ‘Becoming Grandma.’
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Not My Job: Journalist Lesley Stahl Gets Quizzed On 'Star Trek'
NPR - 10 months
This year is the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek. To mark the occasion, we've invited Stahl to answer three questions about the show.
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What's it like when your daughter becomes your son?
CBS News - 10 months
Lesley Stahl tells 60 Minutes Overtime what she learned from the parents of transgender swimmer Schuyler Bailar
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Lesley Stahl on how becoming a grandmother "jolted" her
CBS News - 11 months
In this snippet of her new book, "Becoming Grandma," the "60 Minutes" correspondent chronicles the life-changing moment her first grandchild was born
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lesley Stahl
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 66
    She received a Doctorate of Humane Letters honoris causa from Colgate University in 2008 and a Doctorate of Humane Letters honoris causa from Loyola College in Maryland in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Lesley Stahl is one of the founding members, along with Liz Smith, Mary Wells Lawrence, and Joni Evans, of wowOwow.com, a website for women to talk about culture, politics, and gossip. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • 2007
    Age 65
    In October 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, stood up and walked away from an interview with Stahl, because she asked him about his relationship with his soon-to-be estranged spouse.
    More Details Hide Details In 1998, she appeared in an episode of Frasier, playing herself in the episode "Desperately Seeking Closure". She has written one book, Reporting Live, which was published in 1999.
  • 2002
    Age 60
    In 2002, Stahl made headlines when Al Gore appeared on 60 Minutes and revealed for the first time that he would not run for president again in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details When Katie Couric was hired, CBS News asked Stahl to reduce her salary by $500,000 to accommodate Couric's salary, bringing her salary down to $1.8 million.
    In addition, from 2002–2004, she hosted 48 Hours Investigates.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 41
    Stahl was the moderator of Face the Nation between September 1983 and May 1991.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 35
    Stahl was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, of Jewish heritage, the daughter of Dorothy J. (née Tishler), and Louis E. Stahl, a food company executive. In 1977, Stahl married author Aaron Latham.
    More Details Hide Details They have one child, Taylor Stahl Latham. The couple currently lives in New York. A graduate of Wheaton College, her career received a running start from her coverage of the Watergate affair. Stahl went on to become White House correspondent during the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1941
    Born
    Born on December 16, 1941.
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