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Don Hewitt

1922 - 2009

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Donald Shepard Hewitt (December 14, 1922 – August 19, 2009) was an American television news producer and executive, best known for creating the CBS television news magazine 60 Minutes in 1968, which at the time of his death was the longest-running prime-time broadcast on American television. Under Hewitt's leadership, 60 Minutes was the only news program ever rated as the nation's top-ranked television program, an achievement it accomplished five times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Hewitt has received more than 329,857 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Don Hewitt is the 95th most popular producer, the 14,046th most popular biography from United States and the 64th most popular American Producer.

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  • 330k

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  • 34.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 15

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.33

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among producers, Don Hewitt ranks 95 out of 89Before him are Peter Del Vecho, Don Hahn, Jane Rosenthal, Rick McCallum, Yash Johar, and Glen Morgan. After him are Eric Fellner, Ehren Kruger, Dede Gardner, Marc Platt, Donna Gigliotti, and Michael De Luca.

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Among people born in 1922, Don Hewitt ranks 411Before him are Gale Storm, Bernard Bailyn, Benedicto Kiwanuka, Paul Laxalt, Grayson Hall, and Dina Pathak. After him are Fritz Hollings and Mark Hatfield. Among people deceased in 2009, Don Hewitt ranks 362Before him are Baitullah Mehsud, Bina Rai, Said Seyam, Valeri Broshin, Jane Bryan, and Leo Rwabwogo. After him are Jocelyn Quivrin, Anastasia Baburova, Antonio de Nigris, Cahal Daly, Vic Chesnutt, and Paula Hawkins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Hewitt ranks 14,046 out of 18,182Before him are Debra Granik (1963), Big Boi (1975), Nancy Kassebaum (1932), BT (1971), Bill Kristol (1952), and Jim Wetherbee (1952). After him are Robert S. Kimbrough (1967), Tom Price (1954), Jerry M. Linenger (1955), Susana Martinez (1959), Craig McCracken (1971), and Bray Wyatt (1987).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Don Hewitt ranks 64Before him are Jason Blum (1969), Bryan Burk (1968), Peter Del Vecho (1958), Don Hahn (1955), Jane Rosenthal (1956), and Glen Morgan (1947). After him are Ehren Kruger (1972), Dede Gardner (1967), Marc Platt (1957), Donna Gigliotti (1955), Michael De Luca (1965), and Maurissa Tancharoen (1975).