'60 Minutes' Boss Don Hewitt Dies At 86
August 19, 2009 at 11:34 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of longtime CBS NEWS producer and "60 MINUTES" creator DON HEWITT, who died TODAY of pancreatic cancer in BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY at 86.
HEWITT worked at CBS NEWS starting in the early days of the network's TV news operations in 1948 as Associate Director of the network's evening news, remaining active through 2004, when he inked a 10-year deal as a producer-at-large. He oversaw "60 MINUTES" from its 1968 inception; the show's audio airs on some CBS radio affiliates.