Date: 8th September 2000

60 Minutes Producer To Tell His Story

60 Minutes exec producer Don Hewitt has signed a deal with publishers PublicAffairs for his autobiography, titled Tell Me a Story due out next spring, the New York Daily News reported today (Friday). It will contain Hewitt's version of what actually occurred at the network in 1995 when an interview with tobacco industry whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand was deleted from a 60 Minutes report, a circumstance that eventually was described in the movie, The Insider. "I wanted to write a book that would be totally honest -- a book with no bull," Hewitt told the Daily News. "One of the things I say in the book is that the last decade ain't been too great for journalism, but it sure has been great for journalists. The day of the ink-stained wretch is over, especially in broadcasting, where we're living well and have nothing to complain about."

Source: Studio Briefing