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TELEVISION PIONEER HAS DIED AT 99

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Hugh Malcolm Downs (February 14, 1921 – July 1, 2020) 

Broadcaster, television host, news anchor, TV producer, author, game
show host, and music composer. A regular television presence from
the 1940s through the 1990s, he had several successful roles on
morning television, prime time television, and late night television.

Downs served as announcer/sidekick for Tonight Starring Jack Paar
from 1957 to 1962, co-host of the
NBC News program Today from
1962 to 1971, host of the Concentration game show from 1958 to
1969, and anchor of the
ABC News magazine 20/20 from 1978 to
1999. Downs died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Legendary newsman Hugh Downs dies at 99

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Actor, comedian and filmmaker Robert (Rob) Reiner
First came to national prominence with the role of
Michael Stivic on the CBS sitcom All in the Family
(1971-1979). Rob is 73 years old today.

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AMONG EARLY TV NEWS COMMENTATORS

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Douglas Edwards (July 14, 1917 – October 13, 1990)


Edwards anchored
CBS‘s first network nightly television news broadcast from
1947– 1962, which was later to be titled CBS Evening News.

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John Cameron Swayze (April 4, 1906 – August 15, 1995)

Swayze was chosen in 1949 to host NBC’s first television newscast, the 15-
minute Camel News Caravan.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1968, "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS-TV.

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Harry Reasoner (left) and Mike Wallace co-host the first broadcast.

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On this day in 1956, The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field (above).

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Ebbets Field – last game between Brooklyn Dodgers & Giants – Willie Mays is shown coming to bat. The Dodgers won.

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SHOWS DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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Today was the first program of its genre when it premiered on NBC-
TV with original host
Dave Garroway (above).

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