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 the age of 86. Late, great 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace
passed away 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..
Written by Linnea Crowther