Hewitt, Don

Hewitt, (Donald S.) Don

(1922–  ) producer; born in New York City. After writing for Stars and Stripes during World War II, he became United Press photo editor in 1947. At CBS, he directed Douglas Edwards with the News (1948–62), making the news more visually exciting, then became executive director for the Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1963–64). Fired by Fred Friendly, he produced CBS documentaries, then created 60 Minutes (1968), the first and still most successful television magazine news show.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Readers will also find that other staples of the Canadian espionage canon, such as the Soviet use of our passports, the transmission of Soviet funds to allied parties, the question of the military value to the USSR of the formula for the explosive RDX, the possible roles of MI5'S Stewart Menzies and Roger Hollis in the Gouzenko events, and the significance of the Gouzenko revelations themselves, are better told by authors such as Steve Hewitt, Don Avery, Mark Kristmanson, and Amy Knight.