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DON HEWITT: 90 MINUTES ON 60 MINUTES, AN AMERICAN MASTERS SPECIAL


Friday, August 28 at 10 p.m.

Don HewittIn 1968, CBS News forever changed the face of broadcast journalism with the premiere of 60 MINUTES.Using multiple anchors, each concentrating on a separate story, the program worked to provide in-depth coverage on a number of different topics. It was a revolution in television programming created by veteran newsman Don Hewitt. 60 MINUTES was the first news program to break into the Neilsen’s Top ten, and has been the highest rated public news program for more than thirty years. His tireless pursuit of fair and effective reporting has led him into continued experimentation with the forms of broadcast news.Hewitt's innovations have had countless effects on how the news is both reported and viewed.

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