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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.

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


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


  • Madeline Amgott, awarded three Daytime Emmys for her work on 30 Minutes
  • Catherine Olian
  • Martin Smith
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