Don Hewitt, legendary news man, CBS executive, and creator of the show 60 Minutes, has passed away today at the age of 68. Hewitt had been battling pancreatic cancer.Besides introducing the world to 60 Minutes, Hewitt also revolutionized the world of politics by producing the first televised presidential debates. The 1960 debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon was seen as a watershed moment in politics, with a sickly and sweaty Nixon losing the debate to a tanned and relaxed Kennedy...Read Full Story
Don Hewitt was news executive at CBS, and the creator of the show '60 Minutes.' He passed away on August 19, 2009, at the age of 86. Find more Don Hewitt news and information here.