Tell Us About Don Hewitt's Legacy
"60 Minutes" creator Don Hewitt died today in New York. Though many associate him with that show, and rightly so, he was a huge force in journalism for 15 years before starting the "newsmagazine" format in 1968.
He created many of the techniques of modern TV newscasts, made huge advances in how presidential conventions are covered and, perhaps mostly importantly, produced the first televised presidential debate, the 1960 encounters between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon.
An interview with Don Hewitt, from the Archive of American Television
(Sorry, they won't let us embed the video).
He's had a long career in television news, but is best known for 60 Minutes. So tell us what your favorite 60 Minutes story was over the years.
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