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

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Thorndike Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 405 pages
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Don Hewitt is the most successful producer in the history of television news and has been responsible for many of the greatest moments in television history, including the first broadcasts of political conventions, the Kennedy-Nixon debates, and, most spectacularly, 60 Minutes. In Tell Me a Story, Hewitt presents his own remarkable story, from his time as a reporter for Stars & Stripes, to the heady exhilaration of the early days of television, to the triumphs and controversies of 60 Minutes. He speaks bluntly, with affection and humor, about the promise and the shortcomings of television news, and offers some surprising perspective on its continued power and potential. "I may not know a lot," Hewitt is fond of saying, "but I know how to tell a story."

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Hewitt, born in 1922, entered journalism during World War II, then entered television news at its dawn in 1948, covering events from all over the world. Soon thereafter, he found his genius off camera ... Read full review

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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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