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Donald Shepard Hewitt
December 14, 1922
|Died||August 19, 2009
Bridgehampton, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Pancreatic cancer|
|Other names||Donald Hewiit,
Donald S. Hewitt
|Education||Rochelle High School|
|Alma mater||New York University (withdrew for military service)|
|Employer||CBS News (1948–2009)|
|Known for||Creator of 60 Minutes|
|Home town||New York City, New York|
|Children||Jeffrey Hewitt, Steven Hewitt, Jilian Hewitt (adopted), Lisa Hewitt-Cassara|
|Parent(s)||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. He was known for creating 60 Minutes. He also produced the first televised presidential debate in 1960.
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.
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