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RIP Don Hewitt

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PCLoadLetter, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Creator of "60 Minutes" died this morning.

    Hasn't hit the wire yet, but it will.

    Hell of an influence on the news business.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Did watching the Michael Vick interview kill him?

    Sorry, couldn't resist...

    RIP to one of the greats...
  3. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Just checked my Twitter and found out before coming over here to see if it was posted (thanks PC). Wow.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Oof. And just a month after Cronkite. Tough times for CBS News.
  5. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    AP Newsalert has it.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick ....

  7. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    It took Wikipedia about 5 minutes to post his death on his bio.

  8. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    Predeceased by the ethics he instilled in 60 Minutes. (e.g. flogging books by authors with ties to the CBS mothership, promotion for networks stars and shows, ever-lowering of anchors' weight classes)

    Second marriage to 60 Minutes II ended in a nasty divorce.

  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Who from CBS is next?
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    Gotta think Andy Rooney isn't buying green bananas.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Hewitt pioneered the format, the storytelling, the character-driven narratives. RIP Don, I'm sure Walter, Ed, and Harry will take care of the first round.
    It was 60 Minutes as much as anything that showed that news orgs could be profitable. Probably wrecked it when the bean counters showed up.
  12. Not to mention Mike Wallace and Morley Safer are both in their mid- to late-80s at the very least (if they haven't reached 90 already).
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