Peabody award-winning producer of 60 Minutes to share behind-the-scenes insights

by | May 4, 2023 | What’s Happening

Wednesday, May 17, 12 pm, Sandler Family Campus, $12

Ira Rosen, the acclaimed 60 Minutes producer and author of Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes, will be the featured speaker at a lunch-time event at the Simon Family JCC.

Rosen is a renowned journalist, producer, and author who has worked on some of the most significant stories in modern history. During his time at CBS News, he played an essential role in covering events such as the Gulf War, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

His latest book, Ticking Clock, is an inside look at 60 Minutes, a staple of American television for more than 50 years. In the book, Rosen shares stories from his time working on the groundbreaking news program and offers insights into the personalities and events that have made at it such a beloved institution.

The event will offer a behind-the-scenes look into American journalism and broadcast news and the personalities from behind television screens. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Rosen speak about his experiences, ask questions, and get copies of his book signed.

Tickets are $12 ($6 for those 55 years old or older) and include lunch. Bundle tickets, including lunch and a copy of Ticking Clock, are available for $27 through May 10.

For tickets or information about other upcoming events, visit, or contact Hunter Thomas, director of Arts + Ideas at UJFT, at

This event is presented as part of the Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival, which is held in coordination with the Jewish Book Council, the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of Jewish literature.

-Hunter Thomas