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.
Written by Linnea Crowther. Find her on Google+.