60 Minutes is an American newsmagazine television program broadcast on the CBS television network. Debuting in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt, who chose to set it apart from other news programs by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation. In 2002, 60 Minutes was ranked #6 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and in 2013, it was ranked #24 on TV Guide's 60 Best Series of All Time. The New York Times has called it "one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television."
Adele was interviewed by Anderson Cooper in an episode of the program that aired on February 12, 2012, prior to the Grammy Awards. The interview was Adele's first televised appearance since undergoing vocal surgery. During the interview, she also sang portions of "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You" acapella; this marked the first time that she had performed publicly since her surgery.