Sunday, August 22, 2010

CBS News loses another black star

CBS News has lost another of its prominent African American stars with the death this weekend of 48 Hours reporter Harold Dow. Dow reportedly died unexpectedly yesterday at 62. He'd gotten his start in television in Santa Monica, and had been based in New York since 1982, when we worked with him at the CBS Nightwatch overnight show. He was a hardworking, genial colleague.

Dow's death makes him the second African American star of CBS News to died in his prime since Katie Couric took over as chief newsreader in September 2006. Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes fame died at 65 in 2006.

Both men were known to sport earrings.

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