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Tesla and 60 minutes

Discussion in 'North America -' started by RAM_Eh, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. RAM_Eh

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    60 minutes is doing a story on the model s this Sunday.
     
  2. Jess

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    Is it a positive piece?
     
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    Usually enjoy 60 minutes. I wonder what the angle will be. Hope it is insightful and positive. Elon is dynamic. You never know where 60 minutes goes. The stock price can also be impacted.
     
  5. MikeL

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    My first thought exactly.
     
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    60 minutes is a quality news program that takes their credibility seriously. Look what happened to Laura Logan and the producer of that piece on Benghazi. This should be really good and fair coverage about the company. Options buyers might want to pick up a few calls for the short term :)
     
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    My guess is they will be talking about the franchise laws, creating American jobs, and selling to other countries the best car in the world.
     
  8. Blaze

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    I would guess Tesla sales are going to skyrocket after thie airs... It is such a great car.
     
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    60 Minutes is not going to want to come across as an infomercial for Tesla Motors, so I would expect them to do balanced reporting and talk about the risks and shortcomings of the company/car (few and far between as we may feel they are). It will still be positive overall, IMO, but I'm cautiously optimistic. Tesla is production constrained for the near term anyway.
     
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    Ask Audi about 60 Minutes bona fides as a quality news program.

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    Maybe the segment will be positive. I doubt it will be the hatchet job that 60 Minutes did on the Audi 5000. But I wouldn't count on a "newsmagazine" to grasp any sort of technical nuance associated with automotive technology.
     
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    Laura was effected because of of a huge outcry. If Leslie Stahl does the report I will be reaching for some Zofran. 60 min has been anything but balanced lately.
     
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    60 Minutes has become a huge joke, with absolutely no journalistic integrity remaining. Just look at their NSA story, where they didn't bother to ask any hard questions, and they doted on some NSA employee who could solve a Rubik's Cube quickly. Pathetic.
     
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    Several of the top executives at CBS News are veterans of Fox News, so I am not optimistic about this upcoming 60 Minutes story on Tesla...
     
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    My bet is that 60 Minutes will do a follow-up of sorts. They did a show in October of 2008 entitled "Can't Afford the Tesla?" In which Elon discussed the yet unnamed Model S that would be less expensive than the Roadster and have swappable batteries.

    I'd guess that they'll used Leslie Stahl again and contrast Elon's plans with the ultimate reality of the MS. If I were 60 Minutes, I'd hit all of the points on styling, speed, tech, comfort, and eco-friendliness, but also touch on the controversies. (The photo below is just a picture - it isn't playable).

    Can't Afford The Tesla? - 60 Minutes Videos - CBS News

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  16. RAM_Eh

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    This was more about Elon than tesla. Commercials were misleading.
     
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    Actually for the uninitiated I think it was a great piece to spur interest. It would gave been nice if they touched on the dealer issue. It would have helped get the populace enraged.
     
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    I love the throaty growl of the engine on the opening sequence showing the Tesla zooming along! Wait....no...MY motor doesn't have a loud throaty growl. 60 minutes COULD NOT have dubbed that in, could they. OH THE HUMANITY!:scared:
     
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    Yeah - the engine shifting was a nice touch too.
     

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