Wednesday, April 02, 2008

TVNewser; 5 Questions for Hugh Downs TVNewser: "Longtime newsman Hugh Downs is the namesake of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University, where he lectures and takes classes. Retired from television news since 1999, Downs also gives speeches and travels extensively with his wife, Ruth.

87-year-old Downs began his 60-year broadcasting career in radio, at age 18. He moved to television in 1945, eventually becoming the announcer for Sid Caesar's Caesar's Hour and The Tonight Show with Jack Paar, and host of the game show Concentration. Downs went on to host NBC's Today for nine years and to anchor ABC's 20/20 for 21 years."


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