Former 60 Minutes (1993) producer whose role in one of the biggest corporate scandals in American history was dramatized by actor Al Pacino in the film The Insider (1999). Bergman had contacted Jeffrey Wigand (who had served as vice president for research and development at the Brown & Williamson tobacco company until he was fired in 1993) for an interview when Bergman was preparing a story about cigarettes. Bergman got his interview, but CBS executives decided not to run the story for fear of financial repercussions. The story was exposed by the New York Times in 1995. Berman left "60 Minutes" to teach at the University of California at Berkeley and to work on freelance investigative projects for television. In 1977 he co-founded the Center for Investigative Journalism in San Francisco.