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Don Hewitt

  • Highest Rated: 100% Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)
  • Lowest Rated: 44% The Box (2009)
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  • His interest in reporting began when he was a boy and, in the seventh grade, he won a Best Editorial contest in an issue of Junior Scholastic. Wrote a sports column for his school newspaper called Athlete's Footnotes. In 1942, began his career by reporting for the Pelham Sun during the day and moonlighting as head copyboy for the New York Herald Tribune. Met reporter Andy Rooney while in London as a merchant-marine correspondent during World War II. Directed the first televised network newscast for CBS on May 3, 1948. Produced the first 1960 Presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Produced and directed news programs featuring Douglas Edwards, Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite. Devised the use of cue cards for newscasters. Was the executive producer and creator of the revolutionary newsmagazine 60 Minutes, which launched on September 24, 1968. Was the subject of the 1999 movie The Insider, about his decision to not air a controversial whistle-blowing report on the tobacco industry. Author of Minute by Minute (1985) and Tell Me a Story: 50 Years and 60 Minutes in Television (2001). Stepped down from 60 Minutes in 2004; during his tenure the show won more than 70 Emmys and nine Peabody Awards.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

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44% The Box Employee $114.9M 2009
100% Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? Executive Producer 2006
No Score Yet Where's Molly Executive Producer 2006

TV

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No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1993
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • 1998

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