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What Makes You Tick? by Douglas E. Schoen, Michael J. Berland

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CHAPTER 10

Don Hewitt

CREATOR AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (1968–2004), CBS NEWS’ 60 MINUTES

Television pioneer Don Hewitt is best known and most respected for creating the groundbreaking CBS News program 60 Minutes, considered the most successful broadcast in television history.

Hewitt began his journalism career in 1942 as head copyboy for the New York Herald Tribune. During World War II, he served as a correspondent in the European and Pacific theaters. He began his career with CBS News in 1948 as an associate director of Douglas Edwards with the News, then served as producer-director of the broadcast for fourteen years. He later became executive producer of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.

In the 1950s, Hewitt directed one of Edward ...

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