Don Hewitt

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Television Producer(1922–2009)
Don Hewitt was a television producer who created the long-running news show 60 Minutes.

Synopsis

After writing for Stars and Stripes during WWII, he became United Press photo editor in 1947. At CBS, he directed Douglas Edwards with the News, making the news more visually exciting, then became executive director for the Evening News with Walter Cronkite. He then produced CBS documentaries before creating 60 Minutes (1968), the first and still most successful television magazine news show.

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Producer, born on December 14, 1922 in New York City, New York, USA. After writing for Stars and Stripes during World War 2, he became United Press photo editor in 1947.

At CBS, he directed Douglas Edwards with the News (1948??62), making the news more visually exciting, then became executive director for the Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1963??4). Dismissed by Fred Friendly, he produced CBS documentaries, then created 60 Minutes (1968), the first and still most successful television magazine news show.

Hewitt passed away on August 19, 2009.

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