CBS newsmag 60 Minutes will broadcast previously unaired excerpts from a never-completed profile of David Bowie at the end of a special edition this Sunday. Bowie, who died in New York on January 10 at age 69, was interviewed in 2003 during three short studio sessions meant to be a part of a larger profile. The segment never aired because of “scheduling conflicts and illnesses,” CBS News said today. The first of those sessions happened on May 12, ’03 in Woodstock, NY. The newsmag planned to peg its Bowie profile on a 2003-04 tour, but Bowie scuttled the tour after suffering an onstage heart attack.
In 2003, Bowie told the segment’s producer-editor Robert Zimet, “I’ve a great, wonderful domestic life. My public life – songwriting, the recording, performances and all that, side of it – are really enjoyable. They’ve never been so enjoyable. So, I consider myself really a very lucky guy. I really do.”