At the time of his death last month, "48 Hours Mystery" correspondent Harold Dow was working on an hourlong report about a serial killer, Rodney Alcala, reports the New York Times’ ArtsBeat.
On Saturday, after receiving the help of Dow’s nephew, Jay Dow, the CBS news magazine will air the finished report for the show’s season debut. Jay Dow, a correspondent for CBS’ station in New York, was asked by the show’s producers after they heard him speak at his uncle’s service, the story says. When Dow died on Aug. 21 of an apparent asthma attack, the report still needed the episode introduction and some of the ending, and Jay Dow provided those missing segments, the story says.
"We decided it would be a touching tribute,” says Susan Zirinsky, the show’s executive producer, according to the article.