CBS News Legend Don Hewitt Dies at 86
Don Hewitt, the CBS News legend who created many of the hallmarks of television news, including its most successful show, 60 Minutes, has died, CBS News reported Tuesday. He was 86.
Over a career lasting more than six decades, Hewitt directed Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, the most influential newsmen of their era, and helped shape coverage of moments historic both for television and the country, including the first presidential debate, between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, in 1960.
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