Don Hewitt

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Birthday
14, 1922
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 19, 2009 (86)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1922
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Aug 19, 2009 (86)

About

60 Minutes executive producer for over thirty years. He also produced the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.

Before Fame

After graduating from New York University, he worked as a gofer for the New York Herald Tribune.

Trivia

In 1960, he produced the first-ever televised presidential debate (between Vice President Richard Nixon and Senator John F. Kennedy).

Family Life

He was married to Mary Weaver, then to theater producer Frankie Hewitt, and then to writer and journalist Marilyn Berger.

Associated With

He hired Morley Safer and many other legendary journalists for 60 Minutes.