Legendary newsman Hugh Downs dies at 99

NEW YORK – Hugh Downs, the genial, adaptable broadcaster who became a single of television’s most acquainted and welcome faces with extra than fifteen,000 hrs on information, match and talk exhibits, has died at age ninety nine.

Downs died of organic results in at his dwelling in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday, explained his terrific-niece, Molly Shaheen.

“The Guinness Guide of Planet Records” recognized Downs as having logged extra hrs in entrance of the camera than any television persona right until Regis Philbin passed him in 2004.

He labored on NBC’s “Today” and “Tonight” exhibits, the match present “Concentration,” co-hosted the ABC journal present “20/20” with Barbara Walters and the PBS series “Over Easy” and “Live From Lincoln Center.”

His signature indicator-off at the end of “20/20” told viewers: “We’re in touch, so you be in touch.”

“I’ve labored on so several various exhibits and accomplished so several exhibits at the

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