Legendary 60 Minutes producer Don Hewitt is going local.
Hewitt, who retired earlier this year from the CBS news magazine he pioneered, is taking a page from the late CBS correspondent Charles Kurault and taking his show, or at least the format, on the road. The result: 30 Minutes, a locally branded, half-hour news magazine to be produced at various CBS stations.
His first stop is San Francisco, where CBS O&O KPIX will air 30 Bay Area Minutes Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. PT.
The premiere episode will feature three stories: "Broken Promises," about Ford Motor Company’s environmental efforts with the city of San Francisco; "Grow Your Own Facelift," about a tissue engineering drug that can reproduce facial tissue; and "Investment of Champions" about HRJ Capital, an investment company backed by former San Francisco 49ers football players.
Hewitt plans to do four shows a year.