CBS has loaded tonight's 60 Minutes segment onto its website. Additionally, some footage that did not make the final cut, including film footage of Balanchine, is on the website as Correspondent Candids.
As fluff promo pieces, these were great. And thank you CBS for mentioning that the dancers are homegrown. But as 60 Minutes pieces, it would have been nice to see something a little more objective in certain areas which were overstated. When in the Correspondent Candids Daniel Ulbricht demonstrated NYCB style jumps in first position, any journalist who had done his research would have challenged Martins on the controversy of jumping without putting down the heels and how that increases the probability of injury. Also, the business of "how they bow everywhere else in the world versus how we bow" is old Martins schtick where he encourages his dancers to demonstrate a caricature of the classical ballet bow.
Again, nice fluffy promo pieces, and it is absolutely wonderful that NYCB got these opportunities on 60 Minutes and on the CBS website, but the journalism should have been a lot better.