60 Minutes is paying tribute to CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante. Plante is retiring after more than 50 years with the network. He is known for his coverage of the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama and of the Vietnam War during the fall of Saigon. Plante later anchored CBS Sunday Night News for seven years, from 1988 to 1995, before becoming Senior White House Correspondent for the network.
At his retirement party in November, Plante said: “Fifty years plus, I have had a wonderful window, a closeup, on the human condition, telling the stories of civil rights and of the wastes of war and the politics of power. Through it all, you come to see how human nature is universal. People continue to behave in both altruistic and destructive ways. So that’s why what we do continues to be so important.” 60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7pm on CBS.