Don Hewitt, 86: The wizard of 60 Minutes

by:COSCO     2019-08-11
New york-CBS journalist Don Hewitt, who died yesterday, invented 60 minutes to produce a 36-year-old popular news magazine. He was 86.
CBS says he died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Bridgehampton.
His death came a month after the death of CBS legend Walter Cronkite.
Hewitt joined CBS News in 1948 and produced the first presidential debate on television in 1960.
When CBS agreed to try his ideas in the 1960 s, he was successful --
Hours of Radio, mixed hard news and feature coverage.
Television news magazine was born in Singapore.
When the 60 minute stopwatch starts ticking, 1968.
He dreams of having a TV version of life, the dominant magazine in the medium term
In the 20 th century, a program to interview artists can cooperate
Along with the investigation to expose the company\'s malpractices.
\"The formula is simple, and every child in the world knows four words: \'tell me a story.
\"It\'s too easy,\" he wrote in his 2001 memoir . \"
As executive producer, Hewitt is responsible for deciding which stories to broadcast every week.
Reporters and producers will wait nervously in the screening room for his verdict on their work. Hard-
Hewitt\'s first employee, Mike Wallace, became a journalist who the authorities did not want.
Harry, who is safer in Molly, Canada, editor Bradley, Diane Sawyer and rather also reported the show.
Guided by Hewitt, 60 Minutes won 73 Emmy Awards, 13 DuPont/Columbia University Awards and 9 Peabodys awards, which ended on 2004.
After Cronkite\'s 92-year-old death in July 17, Hewitt said, \"How many news organizations have had the opportunity to bask in the sun for half a month?
The century of Edward R.
Murrow followed by a half.
The century of Walter Cronkite?
Hewitt often said that 60 minutes ago, television journalists recognized the wisdom of turning words into pictures.
He thinks it is backward.
On Sunday night, 60 Minutes is the climax of the TV show.
The most recent was in 1992 and four was rated as a show. 93.
Although Hewitt is no longer a regular of the top 10 in his later years, it is still the most popular news magazine on TV.
\"Most people think Tang is the creator of 60 minutes, and in fact he is one of the inventors of the broadcasting journalism industry,\" said program reporter Steve Croft . \".
\"There is no news show on TV that does not have Hewitt DNA.
\"If he wasn\'t a TV news producer, I think he would be the main player in the circus,\" said Bob Hever, host of CBS News for the nation.
\"Don Hewitt understands that in order to tell people what they need to know, you have to get them into the tent.
\"You \'ve heard a lot of stories about his publicity and acting, but he\'s a good news editor first,\" says Jeff Fager, the current executive producer for 60 minutes
\"He always has the ability to make the story better.
At the 60-minute press conference, Hewitt recalled that Bill Leonard, the press director, told him to \"make us proud \".
\"It\'s probably the last time someone said \'make us proud \'to someone else on TV,\" he wrote \'. \".
\"Because Leonard said, \'Make us proud, \'rather than \'make us make money,\' we can do both.
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