Tell Me a Story: Fifty Years and 60 Minutes in Television

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Public Affairs, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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"Don Hewitt is the most successful producer in the history of television news. In more than a half century with CBS News, he bas been responsible for many of America's greatest television moments, including the first broadcasts of political conventions in 1948; the first Kennedy-Nixon debate in 1960; and, most spectacularly, for the past thirty-three years, 60 Minutes, for which he has been the creator, executive producer, and driving force of the news program that has redefined television journalism." "In Tell Me a Story, Hewitt recounts the tale of his own life, from his time as a reporter for Stars & Stripes during the Second World War (including dramatic letters he wrote describing his experiences in England before and during the D-Day invasion), to the heady exhilaration of the early days of television, to the triumphs and controversies of 60 Minutes. Hewitt has been at the center of events, and his book is populated by the leading cultural and political figures of our time - Charles Lindbergh, Frank Sinatra, William S. Paley, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and many others - as well as the all-star roster of journalists with whom he has worked, from Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite to Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Dan Rather, Ed Bradley, Diane Sawyer, Steve Kroft, Lesley Stahl, Bob Simon, Christiane Amanpour and the award-winning producers on the 60 Minutes team."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Cynthia Johnson - Goodreads

I really enjoyed Don Hewitt's "Tell me a Story." A word of warning thought, if you're not interested in television news and it's inner mechanisms, you probably won't find it nearly as fascinating as I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Great on the early history of TV, and even before that to his experiences in London during WWII - the fact that even then Americans behaved as the "ugly American" and the Brits couldn't wait for us to ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Don Hewitt was executive producer of 60 Minutes. He joined CBS in 1948 and was the producer-director of Douglas Edwards with the News and the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite before creating 60 Minutes in 1968.

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