“60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl recalls at Wowowow.com how her old boss, TV legend Don Hewitt, who died last week, was worried about confronting her soon after Stahl had joined the show.
“ ‘We’re getting along so well,’ he said (and we were), ‘but I feel I have to say something that I fear is going to ruin everything.’
‘What is it?’ I asked.
He paused, and squirmed. He said the last thing he wanted was to upset me.
‘Well, just go for it,’ I said.
So he blurted it out: ‘I hate your hair …’
I gulped. [But I had heard it before. From my mother.]
‘And your clothes.’
I think if I had been younger, I would’ve taken offense. But for some reason, I laughed. He laughed. And then he sent me off for a new hairdo and a new wardrobe. And – he paid!"