Harold Dow, of CBS News and '48 Hours,' dead at 62
Dow died abruptly Saturday morning, Aug. 21, reports CBS News. Thus far, the cause of death has not been announced.
Dow was a correspondent for "48 Hours" since 1990 and also reported for "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" and "CBS News Sunday Morning." Over the course of his career, he won a Peabody Awards for a story on runaways. He's also racked up five Emmys for coverage that inlcudes the Lockerbie bombing and American troops in Bosnia.
He's also covered the Sept. 11 attacks and the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst.
"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," says "48 Hours Mystery" Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky. "It was his humanity, which was felt by everyone he encountered, even in his toughest interviews, that truly defined the greatness of his work. He was the most selfless man I have known. It is a tremendous loss for '48 Hours,' CBS News and the world of journalism. I deeply miss him already."