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’60 Minutes’ Creator Don Hewitt Dead at 86

Aug 19, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Don Hewitt, the man who created CBS’s definitive magazine show, "60 Minutes," has succumbed to cancer at age 86, TVWeek reports.

Hewitt’s death comes just weeks after CBS lost another news giant, the late anchorman Walter Cronkite.

To see a PBS video that Hewitt made last fall about his career, click here.

–Allison J. Waldman

 

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