OPEN MIND, THE: 60 MINUTES . . . WITH DON HEWITT {PART 2 OF 2} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of interview programs hosted by Richard D. Heffner. Part two of two. In this program, Heffner's guest is Don Hewitt, creator and executive producer of "60 Minutes." Topics discussed include the following: his belief that if people do not get upset about issues raised on "60 Minutes," then he is not doing his job properly; whether the journalistic community needs a "watchdog" to monitor its behavior; who the public seems to trust the most when receiving information; the problem with the Federal Communications Commission; the public's loss of faith in elected officials, and events that would have to occur to indicate it was being restored; the person he appreciates most in the news industry; the real situation behind Edward R. Murrow's departure from the CBS network; the extent to which money becomes an issue when producing news programs; and his plans for the future.

(Network and series run vary.)

Cataloging of this program was made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1997.


Details

  • NETWORK: PBS WNET New York, NY
  • DATE: January 9, 1993 Saturday 11:30 AM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:07:27
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:36116
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Mass media
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1980-
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Credits

  • Richard D. Heffner … Producer, Host
  • Kelly Cahill … Associate Producer
  • David Sammz … Director
  • Don Hewitt … Guest
  • Edward R. Murrow