Veteran Newscaster Hugh Downs dies at 99

Veteran Broadcaster Hugh Downs died overnight at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona at 99 years old.

His death was announced in a statement by his family this morning. A spokesman said he did not have COVID-19.

Down’s career spanned more than 60 years, including work on “20/20,” the “Today Show,” “Concentration” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar.”

You can see his infamous 20/20 show open with Barbara Walters below.

I always watched it when I was a kid because it came on right after TGIF. RIP Hugh Downs!

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