60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt will step down as the show's exec producer next year, CBS announced today. Hewitt will continue to oversee the program until June 2004, at which point he will relinquish his post to Jeff Fager, who currently oversees 60 Minutes II. Rumors have swirled for months that CBS was looking to replace the 80-year-old at the helm, but Hewitt has said, "I want to die at my desk." He may still get his wish: After exiting 60 Minutes, Hewitt will continue on at CBS News developing new projects and offering advice to his successor. In other words, the network will pay him to sit around and reminisce about the good ol' days.