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CBS News pioneer Don Hewitt dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) - CBS News says Don Hewitt, the newsman who invented "60 Minutes" and produced the popular newsmagazine for 36 years, has died. He was 86.

CBS announced his death on its Web site but did not give any details. Hewitt joined CBS News in television's infancy in 1948, and produced the first televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960.

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