Don Hewitt


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Lowell Bergman

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Lowell Bergman on producing the 60 Minutes story "Three Days in Beirut"
08:25
Lowell Bergman on the decision to kill his 60 Minutes  piece on Brown & Williamson tobacco
09:29
Lowell Bergman on CBS' decision to finally air the 60 Minutes  piece on Brown & Williamson tobacco
06:09

Wade Bingham

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Wade Bingham on 60 Minutes executive producer Don Hewitt
02:46

Mili Lerner Bonsignori

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Mili Lerner Bonsignori on Don Hewitt asking her to edit the pilot of 60 Minutes
04:04

Ed Bradley

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Ed Bradley on meeting Don Hewitt at the Democratic and Republican Conventions in 1976
01:17
Ed Bradley on the powerful, but publicly unseen presence of Don Hewitt on 60 Minutes
01:08
Ed Bradley on Don Hewitt's ability to make 60 Minutes correspondents' stories better, and his "seat of the pants editorial style"
02:29
Ed Bradley on initial resistance from Don Hewitt to his Little Richard interview on 60 Minutes
01:41
Ed Bradley on recognizing the reach of 60 Minutes after Don Hewitt excerpted a segment from CBS Reports and adapted it for 60 Minutes
02:32
Ed Bradley on Don Hewitt, after being swept away by Hewitt during Bradley's interview to record a "tease" for 60 Minutes
01:02

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on changes at CBS when Laurence Tisch became CEO in 1986 and how they affected 60 Minutes and the show's creator, Don Hewitt
03:26
Jeff Fager on a conflict between then-CEO of CBS Laurence Tisch and 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt over the story of tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey Winger, who alleged that the tobacco industry knew the addictive and deadly nature of cigarettes
04:02
Jeff Fager on why he was excited by working at 60 Minutes and how Don Hewitt's philosophy informed the program: "He couldn't stand being involved in television that was boring."
03:02
Jeff Fager on how Don Hewitt's philosophy of news influenced him as producer of 60 Minutes
02:36
Jeff Fager on producing Steve Kroft's first story for 60 Minutes and producing a story that Don Hewitt hated
03:18
Jeff Fager on becoming executive producer of 60 Minutes, a position which he took over from the show's founder, Don Hewitt
02:16
Jeff Fager on the best advice he received on producing a story, from Don Hewitt
01:42

John Frankenheimer

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John Frankenheimer on working on Douglas Edwards and the News
01:08

Steve Kroft

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Steve Kroft on his working relationship with Don Hewitt on 60 Minutes
04:06

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on Don Hewitt's role during CBS News' coverage of the 1952 political conventions
02:29

John Moffitt

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John Moffitt on meeting the people at CBS News
01:57

Sheila Nevins

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Sheila Nevins on being offered a job by Don Hewitt
00:26
Sheila Nevins on being asked to produce 60 Minutes
01:33

Maury Povich

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Maury Povich on Don Hewitt of 60 Minutes being a fan of A Current Affair
00:47

Dan Rather

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Dan Rather on 60 Minutes and Don Hewitt
01:52
Dan Rather on working with Don Hewitt on 60 Minutes
02:13

Andy Rooney

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Andy Rooney on his workweek on 60 Minutes, and on working with executive producer Don Hewitt
08:37

Morley Safer

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Morley Safer on Don Hewitt's role in conceiving the idea for 60 Minutes
05:09
Morley Safer on Don Hewitt's role in approving stories for 60 Minutes
02:38

Howard K. Smith

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Howard K. Smith on his thoughts on Don Hewitt
00:24

Sanford Socolow

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Sanford Socolow on Douglas Edwards' news broadcasts (produced by Don Hewitt)
02:06
Sanford Socolow on Don Hewitt's opinions on Eric Sevareid and Harry Reasoner's contributions to CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite
02:48
Sanford Socolow on the decision to replace Douglas Edwards with Walter Cronkite, and Cronkite getting the title Managing Editor on the CBS Evening News because he didn't trust Don Hewitt
00:38
Sanford Socolow on Walter Cronkite interviewing Frank Sinatra and asking about Sinatra's alleged mafia ties and Sinatra pulling Don Hewitt into another room
01:20
Sanford Socolow on his role and Don Hewitt's role as producers of CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite
02:59
Sanford Socolow on working with Don Hewitt on CBS' coverage of the Vietnam War
03:55

William Tankersley

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William Tankersley on CBS Standards & Practices' interactions with news programs 
02:12

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on hosting the CBS News series Presidential Timber  and working with Don Hewitt
03:54

Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace on joining 60 Minutes; on detailing the concept of the program
19:16

Joseph Wershba

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Joseph Wershba on his work on 60 Minutes
27:35

Av Westin

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Av Westin on the early format of CBS News
03:40
Av Westin on Don Hewitt's role in creating television news
01:26
Av Westin on various people with whom he worked at CBS News
04:00
Av Westin on working with Mike Wallace
00:57

Perry Wolff

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Perry Wolff on 60 Minutes producer Don Hewitt 
01:23

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