'60 MINUTES' CREATOR DON HEWITT DIES
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Don Hewitt, the creator of "60 Minutes," has died. Hewitt's career in journalism spanned over 60 years. He directed the first network newscast featuring Douglas Edwards on May 3, 1948. He also produced the first televised presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960. The "60 Minutes" watch began ticking on September 14, 1968. Hewitt stayed with the show until 2004. While he was at the helm, "60 Minutes" won 73 Emmy awards and nine Peabody awards. Don Hewitt died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Bridgehampton, NY. He leaves behind a wife of 30 years. Don Hewitt was 86 years old.
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