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Don Hewitt
Born Donald Shepard Hewitt
December 14, 1922(1922-12-14)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died August 19, 2009(2009-08-19) (aged 86)
Bridgehampton, New York, U.S.
Cause of death Pancreatic cancer
Residence Bridgehampton, New York
Nationality American
Other names Donald Hewiit,
Donald S. Hewitt
Citizenship United States
Education Rochelle High School
Alma mater New York University (withdrew for military service)
Occupation Television producer
Years active 1942-2009
Employer CBS News (1948–2009)
Known for Creator of 60 Minutes
Home town New York City, New York
Religion Judaism
Spouse Mary Weaver
Frankie Hewitt
Marilyn Berger
Children Jeffrey Hewitt, Steven Hewitt, Jilian Hewitt (adopted), Lisa Hewitt-Cassara
Parents Frieda (nee Pike) Hewitt, Ely S. Hewitt
Awards Edward R. Murrow Award, Emmy, Peabody Award, Producers Guild of America Award, Television Hall of Fame

Donald Shepard "Don" Hewitt (December 14, 1922 – August 19, 2009) was an American television producer who is known for creating 60 Minutes. He also produced the first televised presidential debate in 1960.[1]

Hewitt was born on December 14, 1922 in New York City, New York. He was raised in New York, New York. He studied at Rochelle High School and New York University.

He was married to Mary Weaver from 1945 until they divorced in 1963. Then he was married to Frankie Hewitt from 1963 until they divorced in 1974. Then he was married to Mariyln Berger from 1979 until his death in 2009. They have three children and one is adopted.

Hewitt died on August 19, 2009 from pancreatic cancer in his home in Bridgehampton, New York, aged 86.[2]


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