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Donald Shepard "Don" Hewitt 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. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Don Hewitt has 18 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1987 Speech as an Executive Producer for the 60 Minutes of CBS. The year with the most videos was 1995 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2000 with an average of 675 views per program. Most appearances with Ed Bradley (3), Brian Lamb (2), Lesley Stahl (2). Most common tags: Television Journalism, American Perspectives, Broadcast Television.

Appearances by Title:c. July 1, 2004 - Present Executive Producer, News, CBS Videos: 3


Executive Producer, 60 Minutes, CBS c. April 12, 1989 - c. June 30, 2004 Videos: 15

Recent Appearances

  • Panel Discussion: Inside the Presidential Debates

    Panel Discussion: Inside the Presidential Debates

    Newton Minow is the vice chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates as well as the co-chair for the 1976 and 1980…

  • Ed Bradley Memorial Service

    Ed Bradley Memorial Service

    Dignitaries, journalists, and family paid tribute to the life and career of Ed Bradley at his memorial service at Riverside Church in…

  • State of Journalism

    State of Journalism

    Ms. White moderated a discussion on the state of journalism. Among the topics addressed were accuracy in reporting, the…

  • Al Neuharth Award Dinner

    Al Neuharth Award Dinner

    Mr. Hewitt received the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism. He spoke about his career in journalism, his experiences as…

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