RIP: Hugh Downs

Veteran ‘Today’ show, ’20/20′ newscaster Hugh Downs dies at 99: reports

Bruce SchwartzUSA TODAY

Hugh Downs is seen here in 1993, when he was anchoring "20/20."

Hugh Downs, whose smooth delivery and warm demeanor led to a seven-decade career in television news and talk, died Wednesday at the age of 99, according to reports from the Washington Post and the New York Times.

USA TODAY has reached out to reps for Downs.

From morning to night, Downs became one of TV’s most familiar faces, at one point holding the record for most hours – 10,000 – in front of a television camera (a record later broken by Regis Philbin).

He co-anchored NBC’s “Today” show from 1962 to 1971, but is probably most remembered for his 21 years as co-host of ABC evening newsmagazine “20/20” (both alongside Barbara Walters), and his signature sign-off: “We’re in touch, so you be in touch.”

Published by ddandivine

Content Writer, editor, and longtime political progressive with opinions from the lens of a retired corporate executive, entrepreneur, and rabble-rouser.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

The Rum Ration

Your dedicated source of all things rum. Reviews, ramblings and obscure folkflore guranteed.

The Wickeds

Wicked Good Mysteries

Bournemouth Girl

Planning the life you want

Surreally Jibberish!

so what? not everything has to make sense!

The writer's blogk

A NEW AUTHOR'S TURBULENT RIDE

BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!

DEDICATED TO SAVING BLACKNESS WORLDWIDE!

shobhnawadhwa.wordpress.com/

Creating Space In A Busy Life

Sky Dancing

a place to discuss real issues

Tent of Abraham

For the sake of ten I will not destroy it

America's Watchtower

I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights (Isaiah 21:8 KJV)

%d bloggers like this: