Hugh Downs will be missed.

Posted by admin On July - 6 - 2020

The loss of TV personality Hugh Downs saddens me deeply.  He had a generous and quiet heart and was one of the legendary greats in broadcasting.  From the Today Show to late night television, I had many wonderful appearances with him.  No, I did not have the opportunity to appear on his quiz shows, but it is remarkable the area and range of television that he became involved in.  He was always concerned about the integrity of his programming, and what fascinated me was the incredible background he had on so many subjects that were in the news.  The bottom line is he was a tremendously avid reader.  I remember quiet conversation I had with him, including a flight that I was on when I was appearing on a tv series in England, and he was planning a program somewhere in the British Isles.  There was a quiet knowledgeable integrity about his work, and to be very honest with you, you don’t often see on television today.  

Memorial Reflection on Hugh Downs

February 14, 1921 – July 1, 2020

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