Donald Shepard "Don" Hewitt (December 14, 1922 – August 19, 2009) was an American television producer. He was known for creating 60 Minutes. He also produced the first televised presidential debate in 1960.
Donald Shepard Hewitt
December 14, 1922
|Died||August 19, 2009 (aged 86)|
Bridgehampton, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Pancreatic cancer|
|Residence||Bridgehampton, New York|
|Other names||Donald Hewiit,|
Donald S. Hewitt
|Education||Rochelle High School|
|Alma mater||New York University (withdrew for military service)|
|Employer||CBS News (1948–2009)|
|Known for||Creator of 60 Minutes|
|Home town||New York City, New York|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Weaver |
|Children||Jeffrey Hewitt, Steven Hewitt, Jilian Hewitt (adopted), Lisa Hewitt-Cassara|
|Parent(s)||Frieda (nee Pike) Hewitt, Ely S. Hewitt|
|Awards||Edward R. Murrow Award, Emmy, Peabody Award, Producers Guild of America Award, Television Hall of Fame|
He was married to Mary Weaver from 1945 until they divorced in 1963. Then he was married to Frankie Hewitt from 1963 until they divorced in 1974. Then he was married to Mariyln Berger from 1979 until his death in 2009. They have three children and one is adopted.
- Steinberg, Jacques (August 20, 2009). "Don Hewitt, Creator of '60 Minutes,' Dies at 86". The New York Times.
- Bauder, David (August 19, 2009). "CBS News pioneer Don Hewitt, who invented '60s Minutes' dies at 86". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 19, 2009.