Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes with Ira Rosen

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:45 p.m., Jewish Literary Voices: A Jewish Federation of the Berkshires Series in Collaboration with The Jewish Book Council welcomes two-time Peabody Award-winning writer and producer Ira Rosen.
 
His book "Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes," is a 60 Minutes story on 60 Minutes itself from the late 1970s to the present day.
 
This free Jewish Federation of the Berkshires program will be presented via Zoom. Visit the calendar of events at jewishberkshires.org for links to programs.
 
According to a press release: For nearly 25 years, Ira Rosen has produced some of the most important, memorable, and groundbreaking stories for 60 Minutes. He has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including 24 national Emmy Awards, placing him in the top ten all-time news Emmy winners in broadcast history. His report on who is responsible for the opioid epidemic won more awards for 60 Minutes than any segment in the show's 52-year history. A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Rosen was the senior producer and one of the creators of Prime Time Live at ABC, a show hosted by Diane Sawyer and Sam Donaldson.

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Owner of Abandoned Cats Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A woman accused of abandoning more than a dozen cats during snowstorm a year ago has pleaded guilty. 
 
Kelly Hathaway of Pittsfield pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of animal cruelty in Central Berkshire District Court as part of a plea agreement. Following the plea agreement, she was ordered to have a mental health evaluation and follow any after care as instructed by the court.
 
She was placed on two years probation and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. She is not allowed to possess any animals and was ordered to surrender any she has in her care. She is also prohibited from volunteering with any animal groups.
 
Hathaway and another defendant were charged last March with abandoning 15 cats on back roads in Richmond and Lanesborough after an investigation by Lanesborough Police, Lanesborough Animal Control and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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