Emmy-Winning CBS News Correspondent for ’48 Hours’ Dies at 62

Aug 23, 2010  •  Post A Comment

An Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent for "48 Hours," died unexpectedly on Saturday morning in New Jersey, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Harold Dow was 62. It’s believed that he suffered an asthma attack, reports TVNewser.com. Dow’s family issued a statement saying, he had been suffering from adult onset asthma and that the Hackensack Police Department found an inhaler on the floor of his vehicle. "Therefore, it is believed at this time that Harold succumbed to an asthma attack while behind the wheel," the statement says.

Dow, who had worked for "48 Hours" since 1990, won a George Foster Peabody Award for a report on runaways and he had won five Emmys for coverage including the 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, the Los Angeles Times reports. Dow had the first network interview with O.J. Simpson after the 1994 murder of his ex-wife, and he also had an exclusive interview with Patty Hearst after her kidnapping, the story says.


  1. I am sad to note the passing of my former CBS News colleague. Harold had a down to earth quality about him that served him well when conducting interviews. His interview subjects found it easy to relax and open up to him. His awards speak to some of his many accomplishments.
    Peter Bright

  2. Great reporter and a real broadcast pioneer.

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