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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

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