30 Minutes is an American educational newsmagazine television program that aired on CBS on Saturdays from 1978 to 1982 following its Saturday-morning cartoon lineup. Patterned after 60 Minutes, its topics ranged from acne and rock bands to the Ku Klux Klan and juvenile defendants.[1]

The show was hosted by Christopher Glenn, Betsy Aaron (1978-1980) and Betty Ann Bowser (1980-1981).[2]


The program featured interviews with upcoming celebrities such as Stockard Channing, and music groups like The Police.



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  2. ^ Woolery, George W. (1985). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981, Part II: Live, Film, and Tape Series. The Scarecrow Press. pp. 505–506. ISBN 0-8108-1651-2.
  3. ^ "Madeline Amgott Dead: Pioneering Female TV News Producer Dies at 92". Variety. 2014-07-22. Retrieved 2014-08-14.