Scott Pelley aims for '60 Minutes' magic

Politico.com - “No one ever sat me down and explained to me that my dreams were unreasonable and impossible,” he told graduates at a commencement speech at his alma mater, Texas Tech.. “No one explained to me that even though I had been interested in ‘60 Minutes’ since I was 16 years old, that there was no way I could work there.”

On the day of the royal wedding, Scott Pelley was working on a story about Iraq.

Less than a week later, he was named anchor and managing editor of “CBS Evening News,” replacing Katie Couric, who had flown to London to report on the nuptials.

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“No one ever sat me down and explained to me that my dreams were unreasonable and impossible,” he told graduates at a commencement speech at his alma mater, Texas Tech.. “No one explained to me that even though I had been interested in ‘60 Minutes’ since I was 16 years old, that there was no way I could work there.”

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