CBS newsman Don Hewitt has died from pancreatic cancer.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – News producer and executive Don Hewitt has died at the age of 86. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Hewitt passed away Wednesday from pancreatic cancer at his home in Bridgehampton.
Hewitt is most noted for creating the long running CBS program “60 Minutes.” The show’s current executive producer, Jeff Fager, is quoted in the report as stating of Hewitt, “You hear a lot of stories about him being flamboyant and being a showman, but he really was a great news editor, first and foremost…He always had the ability to make a story better. I learned everything from him.”
As noted by the AP, Hewitt’s death comes weeks after the death of fellow CBS newsman Walter Cronkite. Hewitt is quoted as having stated in July of Cronkite after his death, “How many news organizations get the chance to bask in the sunshine of a half-century of Edward R. Murrow followed by a half-century of Walter Cronkite?”
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