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The 60 Minutes Segment One Of The Show's Reporters Had To Apologize For More Than Once

CBS' venerable newsmagazine broadcast "60 Minutes" wields considerable power over its viewers, to the point that a single episode can leave audiences in tears. Of course, the downside of such power is that when the viewers don't agree with the show's approach, they can be quick to make their displeasure known by sending in complaint letters. As a 2005 Tom Cruise interview with the Australian version of "60 Minutes" showed in July 2022, even old segments from different versions of the show can re-enter the limelight years after they originally came out. 

Luckily, "60 Minutes" has been known to apologize when it gets a segment extremely wrong. In fact, there's one particular episode of the broadcast that was so wrong, they felt the need to issue more than one apology. What was this "60 Minutes" segment that was so controversial, one of the show's reporters had to apologize for it multiple times? Let's find out!

Lara Logan issued two apologies for the show's 2013 Benghazi segment

On October 27, 2013, "60 Minutes" aired a report about the 2012 Benghazi attack (via The Washington Post). While the terror attack was a real incident that created problems for the Obama administration, the show presented a version of the events that relied heavily on a man called Dylan Davies. Unfortunately for "60 Minutes," Davies' credibility was soon called into question, and as a result, the show had to redact the story.

To address the situation, correspondent Lara Logan appeared in "CBS This Morning" on November 8, 2013 and apologized for the erroneous report (via The Hollywood Reporter). ""We made a mistake," she said. "Nobody likes to admit that they made a mistake, but if you do, you have to stand up and take responsibility and you have to say that you were wrong. And, in this case, we were wrong."

Just two days later on November 10, Logan issued a second apology — this time on "60 Minutes" itself, per The Hollywood Reporter. "The most important thing to every person at '60 Minutes' is the truth, and the truth is we made a mistake," she said. Per CBS News, CBS also requested her and her producer Max McClellan to take a leave in the aftermath of the incident.