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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Scheffler (Philip) Papers, 1955-2004



Descriptive Summary

Creator Scheffler, Philip
Title Scheffler (Philip) Papers
Dates: 1995-2004
Abstract: The Philip Scheffler Papers span 1955-2004, and contain research and editing records, such as interview transcripts, show scripts, expense itemizations, and professional correspondence for news broadcasts and documentaries Scheffler produced for the CBS Corporation.
Extent 33 ft., 9 in.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Philip Scheffler was born in New York City in 1930, and graduated from the City College of New York in 1950. After that, he attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Scheffler began working for the CBS Corporation, first as a copy boy for a news program, and then for "CBS Evening News", as a writer, reporter, and editor, in 1951. In 1964, Scheffler began to produce documentaries and special news broadcasts. He was appointed producer of "60 Minutes" in 1971, and later promoted to senior producer in 1980.

The newscasts Scheffler produced have received several awards, including the Emmy, Peabody, and Columbia-duPont awards. Individually, Scheffler has received the Alumni Award from Columiba University Graduate School of Journalism (1981) and the Townshend Harris Medal, awarded by the City College of New York (1997) for post-graduate achievement. Scheffler retired in 2003, after over fifty years of working with the CBS Corporation. He is married to Dr. Linda Weingarten Scheffler.

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Scope and Contents

The Philip Scheffler Papers span 1955-2004, and contain research and editing records, interview transcripts, show scripts, expense itemizations, speeches, and professional correspondence for news broadcasts and documentaries Scheffler produced for the CBS Corporation. The records include Scheffler's work on the popular news program "60 Minutes" from 1971-2003 and are from shows Scheffler personally produced. Other "60 Minutes" related records include legal correspondence and memoranda from 1997-2002 and show logs from 1968-1999. Also included are files relating to unaired programs about the tobacco industry. The files span 1989-1996 and include research materials and interview transcript for a story about Jeffrey Wigand, the former vice president of Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company who exposed the company's practice of not disclosing the health risks of cigarettes. The Scheffler papers also contain a small amount of personal correspondence, some professional memos, and audiovisial materials from selected CBS news pieces.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Scheffler, Philip
Subjects
Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc.
60 Minutes (television program)
Broadcast journalism -- United States
CBS Evening News (television program)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Scheffler (Philip) Papers, 1955-2004, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2M449 Strategic Petroleum Oil Reserve, 1980
John B. Connally, 1979
Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP), 1980
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2M450 Lawrence Burton, 1979-1980
"Petro Pesos" - Mexican Oil, 1979
"In the Mainstream" (education for handicapped children and the Bady family), 1978-1979
Backgammon, 1978
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2M451 Farm for Sale, 1978
General Accounting Office (GAO), 1979
Barbara Jordan #2, 1979
You Bet - Gambling, 1978
Charge Debt, 1971
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2M452 Laetrile drug update, 1977
America's Cup, 1977
"No Kids Allowed" (discrimination against families with children in rental housing), 1978
Cliff Alexander, volunteer army (unused), 1977
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2M453 "Now Hear This" (navy hospitals), 1977
"Treasure Hunt" (White Sands gold), 1977
Barbara Jordan, 1976
Azores, 1976
CBS reports - Cuba postscript, 1976
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2M454 Robert L.F. Sikes, House of Representatives, 1975-1976
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2M455 Cancer cure, 1973
Steel workers, 1976
"None of Your Damned Business" (Privacy Act), 1977
"Juvenile Judge" (juvenile delinquency), 1977
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2M456 Real "Miss Jane Pittman" (Lulu Sandler Craig), 1974
Reverend Sun Myung Moon, 1974
Ford, Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Cars, 1972
Cubans, 1974
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2M457 Social security, 1975
Backache, 1975
Heroin in New York City, 1972
"Vox Pop" (Rockefeller town meeting), 1972
Food additives, 1972-1973
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2M458 Privacy Act - responses ("None of Your Damned Business"), 1976-1977
"City of the Future" (Mexico City, Mexico), 1982
Transsexuals (not produced), 1979
WWMCCS ("Wimex"), World Wide Military Command and Control System, 1979
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2M459 Jack Anderson, 1972
Nixon in China, 1972
Microwaves, 1971
Homosexuals, 1971-1973
Vietnam, 1966-1971
ARVN, Army of the Republic of Vietnam, 1961, 1965, 1972
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2M460 Agriculture, 1971-1972
Alabama, 1965-1966
"Who Pays for Politics?" (campaign finance), 1966
Warren RPT. (total pieces received) show letters, 1967
Robert F. Kennedy project (biographical report), 1968-1969
Vietnam, 1967-1974
Wall Street, 1968
Welfare, 1971
William Manchester book (Death of a President), 1966
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2M46 Youth (teenagers), 1965
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2M460 Zapruder film (Life magazine), 1967
Album (year-end review of important events in 1968), 1968
California governor race (Ronald Regan), 1966
CUSJI (Columbia University School of Journalism) newsletter, 1965
Czech special (materials for a broadcast on Czechoslovakia), 1968
Hughes Rudd Moscow, 1966
Robert F. Kennedy exiles (loyal opposition within the Democratic party during the Johnson administration), 1966
MJQ (Modern Jazz Quartet), 1971
Negro GI's (African-American soldiers in Vietnam), 1967
Nixon transition, 1968
Olympics, 1972
Powers, Francis, 1969-1970
Redistricting, 1971
Reserves and the National Guard, 1967
Rock 'n' Roll (Alice Cooper and Three Dog Night), 1971-1972
Russians in Eastern Europe, 1968
Russians in the Mediterranean, 1967-1968
School tax, 1971
Sukarno, 1965-1966
Thailand, 1965
Tonkin Gulf, 1967
Unions, 1966
Product liability, 1976-1977
Product liability: my report, 1976
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2M461 Philip Scheffler
Business correspondence, 1996-2004
Phil /Walt/Frank Needles, 2001
Legal, 2002
Internet seminar, 2000
Personal, 2002
Producers' correspondence, 2001
Retirement, 2003
Seattle unemployment, 1972
"After Attica" (Attica Correctional Facility), 1971
India-Pakistan, 1971
POW (prisoners of war, I and II), 1971-1972
B-52, 1972
Oakland police department, 1971
Hanoi, 1972
Propaganda war, 1973
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2M462 Show log volumes
Volumes 1-15, 1968-1983
Volumes 16-31, 1968-1999
"The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy as broadcast over the CBS television network" (3 copies), November 22, 1963
Earl Lauer Butz, 1971
California prisons, 1971
Cambodia
CBS library, 1970
Novik film, 1973
Refugees, 1971
CBS news survey (graphics), Nixon-Wallace-Humphrey
Clifford Irving, 1972
CIA, 1966
Dallas police, 1970-1971
East-west Berlin, 1979
EMK (Edward Moore Kennedy), 1972
Gems (theft of the Star of India and the Delong ruby), 1964-1965
Gold and international exchange, 1968
Guam, 1967
High schools, 1965
Japan, 1971
Jay Rockefeller, 1972
Jews and negroes (B'nai B'rith Anti-Defammation League)
John Birch society, 1965
LSD, 1966
Mars, 1971
Metric (proposed adoption of the metric system in the U.S.), 1971
Mexico voting, 1972
Tobacco, 1995-1996
Passing the Torch, 1981
Setting the Stage, 1981
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4Aa56 Jeffrey Wigand story files
Confidential agreement, etc., 1989-1994
Fire safe cigarette, 1994
Nicotine patches delivery services
Merell Williams, 1995
Business cards, n.d.
Brown and Williamson letters to Jeffrey Wigand, 1995
American Council on Science and Health pamphlet, 1992
Kendrick Wells documents, 1978-1995
FOIA request, 1994
Heard, 1995
Chairman of Committee, re: Wigand, 1995
Brown and Williamson interview, Mike notes, n.d.
Brown and Williamson , guinea pig, 1993-1995?
Brown and Williamson and Associated Film Promotions, n.d.
Jeffret Wigand misconduct, 1996
Miscellaneous notes, 1996
Scanlon info notes, n.d.
Pulls, Lecretia, n.d.
CBS Evening News tobacco file, 1992-1996
Death threat, 1996
Sandefur additives, 1996
Leaf blenders handbook, 1991
Transcript of pretrial deposition of Jeffrey Wigand, 1996
Clips before November 1995, 1994-1995
Department of Justice depositon of Jeffrey Wigand, 1996
Performance appraisals, 1989-1991
Clips, 1995-1996
CBS Evening News transcript, 1996
Acrolein, n.d.
Impact boosting, 1994
Wigand resumes to Lowell Bergman, 1994
Brown and Williamson letter (J. Fox DeMoisey), 1995
New Orleans, 1996
Brown and Williamson vs. Jeffrey Wigand, 1995
Brown and Williamson vs. Jeffrey Wigand, 1993
Tobacco Litigation: A Guide to the Players 1996
News articles, 1995-1996
"Reconstituted ('Sheet') Tobaccos: A Review of Processes, Product Properties and Future Potential", February 1993
Index, n.d.
Philip Morris Companies, Inc. vs. American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., 1994-1995
Kendrick Wells documents, 1996
Coumain documents, 1984-1996
CD-ROM, 1995
Interview transcripts, n.d.
"Reconstituted ('Sheet') Tobacco: A Review of Process, Product, Properties and Future Potential", February 1993
JeffreyWigand Brown and Williamson evaluation highlights, 1991
Kearney vs. Philip Morris, Inc. Affidavit of Jeffrey Wigand, 1989-1994
Brown and Williamson, Wigand notes, n.d.
Wigand transcript, documents regarding transdermal nicotine patches, laboratory notes, n.d.
Philip Morris, Inc. vs. ABC, Inc., Brown and Williamson memoranda, 1991-1996
Transcript of Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health and the Enviroment, Subject: Nicotine and Cigarettes, 1994
CBS memoranda, 1995
"The Nation", January 1996
Correspondence, 1995
"60 Minutes" bluesheet, documents regarding Jeffrey Wigand, 1991-1996
Research documents regarding cigarettes and fires, 1992-1994
Newsclippings, 1995-1996
"Hillstreet News", 1989
Brown and Williamson Annual Review, 1992
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4Aa57 Personal address and note books, n.d.
Calendars, 1957-1997
Expense Reports
August 21, 1959-February 1960
June 22, 1960 - July 20, 1961
September 6, 1961 - March 22, 1963
March 22, 1963 - January 9, 1964
January 10, 1964 - February 1, 1965
February 2, 1965 - October 26, 1965
November 3, 1965 - November 19, 1969
December 4, 1969 - June 21, 1971
September 14, 1971 - December 1, 1972
To February 14, 1974
February 5, 1974 - October 31, 1974
November 1, 1974 - February 14, 1975
February 18, 1975 - June 30, 1975
September 10, 1975 - January 28, 1976
To May 6, 1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1988
1998
1999
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4Aa58 Philip Scheffler
1960-1962
1963-1964
1965-1966
Philip Scheffler story notebooks, 1969-1987, n.d.
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4Aa59 CBS memoranda and correspondence, 1968, 1987
Personal correspondence, 1999-2001
CBS memoranda and correspondence, 1986-1987
CBS legal department internal correspondence, 1999-2001
CBS correspondence, 1999
CBS internatl correspondence, 2000
Outside legal correspondence, 1999-2000
Scheffler work files
1993
1994
1995
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4Aa60 Philip Scheffler broadcast transcripts, 1967
Pond, 1994
Sirhan, 1994
SIDS, 1995
Scheffler work files
1995
1996
1997
1998
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4Aa61 Scheffler correspondence, 1969-1970
Scheffler memos from Leiser, 1969
Scheffler memos-in (general), 1969
Scheffler memos-out (from Scheffler), 1969
Scheffler miscellaneous
1970
Boat charters, 1969
Scheffler personal,
CBS benefits, 1970
Scheffler memos-in, 1971
Scheffler personal,
Contacts, n.d.
Elections, 1972
Scheffler correspondence, 1971
Scheffler expense reports, 1969-1970
Scheffler petty cash, 1969-1970
Personal CBS benefits, 1972
Scheffler camera equipment, 1972
Philip Scheffler Saigon expenses, 1970
Passport, 1971
Scheffler memos-in, 1971
Scheffler expense reports, 1971
Correspondence, 1972-1975
Petty cash, 1972-1973
Expense reports, 1972-1973
Memos-out, 1972-1973
Memos-in, 1972-1973
Telegrams, 1972-1973
Scheffler work files,
1984
1985
1985-1986
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4Aa62 Scheffler Correspondence
1973
1980
1981
Council of Bishops Speech, 1981
1982
1983
Scheffler work files
1991
1992
1993
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4Aa63 Scheffler legal file, 1985-1995
Scheffler broadcast transcripts, 1968
Scheffler work files, 1995
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4Aa64 Scheffler, "60 Minutes" legal files, 1980-1988
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2.325/F89a KGB, CIA, Warrne Commission, Garrison Report, 1967-2000
Expense account
Reports, 1987-1996
Paris, November 1990
London, 1990
Sindoma, 1978-1982
Subotink article, 1990
Hamas project, 1994-1995
Speech, 1991
Photographic material, 1979?
Emmy, 2003
Dan Rather remarks, Radio and Television News Director Association, 1993 1993
Essex Yacht Club speech, October 1, 1993
Sundsvall speech, 1992
Norway, 1992-1993
Foundation for American Communication speech, 1982-1983
Nayirah, 1992
Essex Library, 1985
CBS News Standards, 1999
House Report No. 94-1364. In the matter of a complain against Representative Robert L.F.. Sikes, Report by the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct together with Minority Views, 1976
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2.325/F89b Observation Post, April 18, 1950
Awards, 1972-1980
Mule, 1998
Alzheimer's Disease, Steve Sheppard, 1996
Saddam, 19963
AVIS,
Martin Luther King, 1994-1995
Nutrasweet, 1996
CBS-Viacom merger information, 2000
Biographies, 2000-2003
Freelanders and $, 2001
Les Midgley, n.d.
Howard Stringer tribute, n.d.
Grand Valley College, 1974
Scheffler, bio, lectures, 1981
"60 Minutes", 1971
Future pgm ideas, 1969-1970
Mexico City fiasco, 1960
Personal stuff, 1955-1960
Matusow, 1955-1960
The Far East American, June 8, 1962
World News Roundup general, 1956
"60 Minutes", 1968-1998
"60 Minutes" blue sheets, 1996-1997
"Death in Peshawar" by Leslie Cockburn, "60 Minutes" (death of Carlos Mavroleon), 1998
"CBS News Coverage of Election Night: 2000: Investigaion, Analysis, Recommendations", January 2001
Lisa Marantos, 1998
Fred W. Friendly Professor of Media and Society [application correspondence], 1998
Mississippi, NAACP report on military mistreatment in the Army, 1999
Council on Foreign Relations, 1997-2000
Ralph Edward Grizzle, 1997-1999
Westinghouse, 1995-1997
London, Botero Project, 1999
Charles Lewis, 1996-1999
Marecek, 1999
Duke, 1999
Washington, D.C., 2000
Sig Mickelson, 1999-2001
Barcelona, 1993
LA- Mexico, 2003
London - Rome, 2000
London, 2002
Ethics, 1980-1981
Essex, April 16, 1985
Italy Articles, 1994
Duke conference, 1992
Times, op-ed, Teddy White, 1986
Victorio Peak, 1990
Davies project, 1988
Yamashita's Gold, 1991
Speeches, 1983-1991
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3W104 VHS
"60 Minutes"
America's Cup, n.d.
Heroin, 1972
Car Talk, n.d.
Prisons, n.d.
"Tobaccos I & II", 1996
"None of Your Damned Business", n.d.
"Women in the Army", n.d.
"A Matter of Ethics", March 28, 1976
End Piece, November 12, 1995
"Eyewitness"
1962-1963
"Crisis in Korea", n.d.
"Eyewitness to History, Bossa Nova", December 28, 1962
"The New Beat, Bossa Nova", December 28, 1962
News and Documentary Emmy Night, "60 Minutes" Lifetime Achievement, September 3, 2003
"Cronkite Remembers", n.d.
Randolph, Texas, 1957
CBS Reports," Robert F. Kennedy", n.d.
ABC: Kennedy, n.d.
CBS News, 3 pieces, Phil Scheffler interviewing, 1955
Adam Scheffler resume tape, n.d.
"CBS News 50th Anniversary Special", n.d.
"Sig Michelson Memorial", n.d.
"CBS Sunday Morning: A Tribute to Charles Juralt", July 6, 1997
"Algeria On Its Own", n.d.
[Unidentified VHS tape], n.d.
Betamax
"Eyewitness to History, Bassa Nova", December 28, 1962
"Veteran's Day Plus 20 Years", May 8, 1965
"Straight Talk", June 21, 1984
U-matic
"60 Mintues"
"Behind the Scenes with 60 Minutes", n.d.
"The Establishment vs. Dr. Burns", May 1m 1985
"Big John", December 30, 1979
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3U41 Photographs
Vietnam
1967-1971
1967-1971
n.d.
Philip Scheffler, Dan Ratehr and Elmer Staats, Government Accountability Office, 1979
Jerusalem, 1984
Various proof sheets and loose negs, n.d.
1972 or 1976 convention
America's Cup, Newport, Rhode Island, 1977
"Uncle Sam Wants You", 1975
Lifetime Achievement Emmy, [2003]
Inaugural Ball, 1961
National School Bell Award to Scheffler, 1965
"Cubans in Miami", "60 Minutes", n.d.
John F. Kennedy, color prints, n.d.
Dan Rather/Philip Scheffler, Mexico, 1975-1980
Barbara Jordan in Congress, 1976
Nixon resigns, Ford sworn in, 1974
Party, undated
Korea, 1963
Toyko, Youth International, ca. 1962
Korea and Japan, ca. 1962-1963
Assorted photographs, 1976, undated
Photos, undated [2 folders]
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3S310 Photographic Materials/Photoslides
Japan, GG[?] Youth International, ca. 1962
Fred Harris, [1973], n.d.
Memorial Hospital, 1973
Ruckelshaus, 1973
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3So100 Photographic prints, n.d.
Award certificate, 1964
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2.325/M98-100 Manuscript material, books, film, videotape (unprocessed) [2006-008]
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3P285 Manuscript material (unprocessed) [2006-190]
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3P287 Manuscript material (unprocessed) [2006-190]
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3P288 Manuscript material (unprocessed) [2006-190]

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