60 Minutes creator passes


Dan Hewitt not only created iconin CBS offering “60 Minutes,” he produced it for 36 years. The 86-year-old had cancer. Hewitt started with CBS in 1948 and introduced his signature program 20 years later. “The accolades and awards Don Hewitt received over his long and influential career really only begin to tell the tale of his genius,” commented RTNDA Chairman Stacey Woelfel. “To say Don was a pioneer in the field really doesn’t do his legacy justice. He was an innovator, a trailblazer and a great mind. He will certainly be missed.”