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2009-08-19 12:28:05

Award-winning U.S. news producer and 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt died Wednesday, CBS said. He was 86. Marilyn Berger, his wife of 30 years, told The New York Times he died of cancer at his home in Bridgehampton, N.Y. Hewitt's journalism career spanned more than six decades and took place mainly at CBS where he helped usher in the age of television journalism and directed newsmen such as Edward R. Murrow, Mike Wallace and Walter Cronkite. Hewitt, who was born in New York and raised in the...

2006-01-05 05:29:42

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - A little more than a month after retiring from a 42-year career at ABC News, Ted Koppel is diving back into journalism with a multiyear agreement to produce longform work for Discovery Network. Terms of the deal -- which includes the former "Nightline" host, his executive producer and friend Tom Bettag and eight other staff members -- weren't announced, but it defied conventional wisdom that had Koppel and company signing with HBO....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'