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Television lost a legend this week.
Don Hewitt recognized as the father of television news in the creator of the mediums most successful broadcast.
You -- a guy who left a lasting mark on television.
Died on Wednesday.
-- a lot of people say that he sort of broad.
Entertainment values to television news you agree.
I think so but he.
Can't see it at the -- was an appearance to journalists -- What he brought was.
What you realize was that personalities.
Told stories so he assembled a cast what he he was a big -- about.
So he called -- his you know all star Broadway cast Mike Wallace.
Morley Safer and Bradley.
It was a kind of journalism that intertwined the person telling the story with the story and it was imitated.
Ad -- and you know interestingly sixty minutes has stayed the same.
Her thirty years don't let me ask another big Broadway fans all around us -- autobiography was called tell -- -- story some say that for him.
The story mattered more than the facts.
I don't know look.
The thing about Don Hewitt was.
Yes there's inherent.
Show business in television it is a visual medium the print people are far more cerebral.
And so you've got to give people -- reason to watch but the thing I loved about Don Hewitt is that we got into show business as usual this was more Renee Fleming then Paris Hilton.
It was a higher class and he when he didn't -- in entertainment.
It made you want to watch it there's so many stories they did it -- fascinating in interstate.
But let's not forget -- wasn't the only pioneer we have some pretty good -- when I was at NBC to people like Ruben frank and Bob Kantor and -- -- -- these were all pioneers says Rubin wrote in his book out of thin air they were making it up as they went along.
Don -- making it up last that is -- is set for over three decades that's not.
That track and another one of the old timers we lost this week columnist Robert Novak talked about his contribution to colonel Robert Novak made everybody in America who read his column feel like an insider and he was fearless.
He was Smart and he was.
I I had the provision knowing -- reasonably well he was unbelievably hard working you go to a political event he'd be there because of his office he becoming I mean just like.
David Broder speaking of people been around for a long time they're still doing it at a pretty old age because they really love what they -- you're referring to me an analyst.
-- this is tough they're very.
You syndicated columnists -- can make it out there and Bob had at his peak I think 300 papers.
Or so working -- Raleigh Evans.
These guys were real reporters they they develop sources they just didn't sit there offices.
And right commentary about what other people -- done and that kind of shoe leather reporting is becoming an endangered species to the detriment of journalism.
And to the detriment of the public.
One of the contributors on the fox forum this week suggested that Robert Novak was always written up -- as a conservative columnist.
But no one ever applied the liberal label to Don Hewitt when many of his stories tended to lean that way do you -- Think it's a little harder -- probably -- And I think the difference is that Robert Novak considered himself conservative right I mean it's it's it you're sort of self identifying that way vs a person who says I'm you know.
There are certain journalists I think we all suspect maybe are Democrats that they say -- journalist endlessly self -- that way I think that's.
Long hard wait listen Judson -- are you saying.
That CBS news as liberal.
I'm just asking about.
But the polls the data show overwhelmingly.
That through most of the last 4050 years CBS is the most liberal networks with Dan rather and and and sixty minutes is a great show audited more than -- -- -- hit pieces.
On business and people they didn't like and -- on and it definitely hired style of sort of -- advocacy attacks but it was entertaining.
Hit piece of like -- like I got a businessman like -- -- every neighborhood -- people they.
Camera yeah -- people and so I admit it did you know it -- it's become accepted now but it onetime certain impolite not to the until somebody -- -- around since the beginning of journalists -- well look at the TV camera brought a new element to it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- There were probably on on balance more stories about big business bad that kind of thing on sixty minutes.
I when they were doing bad things I think -- -- -- some -- at a time tomorrow wasn't justified and in.
They brought out things like you know what was going on the tobacco businesses that nobody had any idea and enough.
These are revolutionaries like stories changed completely ladies have to backhand an industry I don't know there's anything unfair about it and I think -- if you think that lets you think there's a right let's hope unless you think it's appropriate.
He's not a right to smoke is about knowing what you finding secret memos of things that they were intentionally misleading consumers and and that's important information all right I feel another argument.
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