Don Hewitt

Don Hewitt

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Don Hewitt

Donald Shepard "Don" Hewitt (December 14, 1922 – August 19, 2009) was an American television news producer and executive, best known for creating 60 Minutes, the CBS television news magazine, in 1968, which at the time of his death, was the longest-running prime-time broadcast on American television. Under Hewitt's leadership, 60 Minutes was the only news program ever rated the nation's top-ranked television program, an achievement it accomplished five times. Hewitt produced the first televised presidential debate in 1960.

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Full name at birth
Donald S. Hewitt
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60 Minutes
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Date of birth
14 December 1922
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New York City, New York
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19 August 2009
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Bridgehampton, New York
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Pancreatic cancer
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Television producer
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