60 Minutes launches iPad app


60 Minutes is now available on iPad and is the first primetime news magazine to have its own stand-alone app for the hand-held device. The app delivers high-quality video and text versions of program content, including weekly previews, segments, web extras and clips.  It also features new original content from the 60 Minutes online series 60MinutesOvertime.com, where users can experience a behind-the-scenes look at the production of stories and view archival segments directly related to the week’s headlines.

iPad users of the app will also be able to search the show’s archive for stories from the present or past seasons and be able to browse segments by categories such as Newsmakers, Politics, Health & Science, Business, Sports, and Entertainment.  The content is also searchable by correspondent name.

It’s now available for $4.99 from the App Store or at www.itunes.com/appstore.