**60 Minutes** has been on the air since 1968, beginning on a Tuesday,
but spending most of its time on Sundays, where it remains today. This
popular news magazine provides both hard hitting investigations,
interviews and features, along with people in the news and current
events. 60 Minutes has set unprecedented records in the Nielsen's
ratings with a number 1 rating, five times, making it among the most
successful TV programs in all of television history. This series has won
more Emmy awards than any other news program and in 2003, Don Hewitt,
the creator (back in 1968), was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy,
along with the 60 Minute correspondents. Added to the 11 Peabody awards,
this phenomenally long-lived series has collected 78 awards up to the
2005 season and remains among the viewers top choice for news magazine
features.

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1968-09-24

## 60 Minutes - Sexagesimal - Netflix

Sexagesimal (base 60) is a numeral system with sixty as its base. It originated with the ancient Sumerians in the 3rd millennium BC, was passed down to the ancient Babylonians, and is still used—in a modified form—for measuring time, angles, and geographic coordinates. The number 60, a superior highly composite number, has twelve factors, namely 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, and 60, of which 2, 3, and 5 are prime numbers. With so many factors, many fractions involving sexagesimal numbers are simplified. For example, one hour can be divided evenly into sections of 30 minutes, 20 minutes, 15 minutes, 12 minutes, 10 minutes, 6 minutes, 5 minutes, 4 minutes, 3 minutes, 2 minutes, and 1 minute. 60 is the smallest number that is divisible by every number from 1 to 6; that is, it is the lowest common multiple of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. In this article, all sexagesimal digits are represented as decimal numbers, except where otherwise noted. For example, 10 means ten and 60 means sixty.

## 60 Minutes - Modern usage - Netflix

Unlike most other numeral systems, sexagesimal is not used so much in modern times as a means for general computations, or in logic, but rather, it is used in measuring angles, geographic coordinates, electronic navigation, and time. One hour of time is divided into 60 minutes, and one minute is divided into 60 seconds. Thus, a measurement of time such as 3:23:17 (three hours, 23 minutes, and 17 seconds) can be interpreted as a sexagesimal number, meaning 3 × 602 + 23 × 601 + 17 × 600 seconds. As with the ancient Babylonian sexagesimal system, however, each of the three sexagesimal digits in this number (3, 23, and 17) is written using the decimal system. Similarly, the practical unit of angular measure is the degree, of which there are 360 (six sixties) in a circle. There are 60 minutes of arc in a degree, and 60 arcseconds in a minute. In some usage systems, each position past the sexagesimal point was numbered, using Latin or French roots: prime or primus, seconde or secundus, tierce, quatre, quinte, etc. To this day we call the second-order part of an hour or of a degree a “second”. Until at least the 18th century, 1/60 of a second was called a “tierce” or “third”.

## 60 Minutes - References - Netflix

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