I am late posting….this is a sad story. R.I.P.:
Dow had been a contributor to CBS’s news magazine show 48 Hours since it began in 1988 and a correspondent since 1990. He was a five-time Emmy Award-winner and also the recipient of a RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, an Operation Push Excellence in Journalism Award, and a George Foster Peabody Award. From CBS:
He has covered many of the most important stories of our times, including 9/11, where he barely escaped one of the falling Twin Towers; the return of POW’s from Vietnam; the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst, with whom he had an exclusive interview in December 1976; the movement of American troops into Bosnia and the Pan Am Flight 103 disaster. He also conducted the first network interview with O. J. Simpson following the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
“Harold Dow was a reporter for the ages. Insatiably curious, he was happiest when he was on the road deep into a story. He took pride in every story he did,” said “48 Hours Mystery” Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky.
Said CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus: “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.”
CBS has put together a photo essay here.