From: Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 10:45 AM
Subject: 60 Minutes to air a segment on the Armenian Genocide
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The Diocese wishes to alert the public that the long-running CBS news
program 60 Minutes will air a segment on the Armenian Genocide during its
broadcast of Sunday, February 28, at 7 p.m. (EST). (The scheduling information
comes via the official website of CBS News, www.cbsnews.com; please consult your
local listings for broadcast times.)
The segment will feature an interview with Prof. Peter Balakian, author of
Black Dog of Fate and The Burning Tigris, and co-translator/editor of Armenian
Golgotha. Reporting the story is senior correspondent Bob Simon, whose recent 60
Minutes work includes a segment on the Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch of
A description of the Armenian Genocide segment, posted on the CBS News
website, reads: "The Armenians call it their holocaust - the 1915 forced
deportation and massacre of more than a million Armenians by the Turks. But the
Turks and our own government have refused to call it genocide."
Watch a brief preview clip of the program segment by clicking here.
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