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Farewell Harold Dow

Written by: on 22nd August 2010 |
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Farewell Harold Dow – Veteran CBS News correspondent and investigative reporter Harold Dow passed away Saturday Morning. Dow was 62 years old. The immediate cause of his demise was not immediately released.

Harold Dow was a five-time Emmy Awards winner. His best work which made him popular was with the show 48 hours. In this show he had contributed great content since the program started in January 1988. Dow also contributed to the e critically acclaimed 1986 documentary, 48 Hours on Crack Street, which led to the creation of the weekly news magazine.

Here is the official statement of CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus regarding the passing away of Harold Dow.

“CBS News is deeply saddened by this sudden loss. The CBS News family has lost one of its oldest and most talented members, whose absence will be felt by many and whose on-air presence and reporting skills touched nearly all of our broadcasts. We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Kathy and their children Joelle, Danica and David.”

Harold Dow will indeed be missed. Besides winning five Emmy Awards, he was also given a Peabody Award for his 48 Hours report on runaways and a Robert F. Kennedy Award for a report on public housing. Dow had also been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists for his report about civil rights activist Medgar Evers, which was featured in a CBS News special about the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Watch the video below as Harold Dow connects Medgar Evers’ legacy to President Obama’s path to the White House.

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