It’s Harry Reasoner


The Internet is a wonderful tool. Among other things, it’s a time machine where you can go back and watch news stories from decades ago. Like this piece we found on It’s part of a new series launched today called Marijuana Nation: The New War over Weed. The special report includes this story from “60 Minutes” correspondent Harry Reasoner.

Reasoner, who was at the CBS anchor desk when Lee Harvey Oswald was shot, and who anchored the ABC Evening News through most of the 1970s before returning to CBS and “60 Minutes” until his death in 1991, wasn’t alive to see the Internet.

Maybe that’s a good thing. Because whoever wrote the caption on his story got his last name wrong, calling him Harry Weiner.