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6 From 60 Minutes

Published: 12/16/2012

In 1968 Don Hewitt created a new kind of TV news program, in which he strove to present reporter-centered stories in a magazine-like format. Almost 45 years later, 60 Minutes is the longest-running prime-time program on television, and the many hosts and commentators it has introduced us to have become superstars of journalism.

Don Hewitt would have turned 90 today; he died just over three years ago at 86. Late, great 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace died earlier this year; award-winning reporter Ed Bradley six years ago. Legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite died in 2009; original 60 Minutes host Harry Reasoner in 1991. Their stories and Andy Rooney, today on Legends and Legacies.

Don Hewitt

Andy Rooney

Ed Bradley

Mike Wallace

Harry Reasoner

Walter Cronkite

Written by Linnea Crowther. Find her on Google+.

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