Harold Dow CBS 48 Hours Reporter Dead – “48 Hours” correspondent Harold Dow has died at the age of 62. The Emmy—Award winning CBS news correspondent helped create the documentary program that he starred on, and was most known for covering the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst as well as the September 111th attacks. He was 62 when he died.
He died suddenly on Saturday morning in New Jersey. A spokeswoman for him confirmed the report. He lived in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, but it wasn’t immediately clear if he was at home at the time of his passing.
He has worked on “48 Hours” since 1990. He has spent nearly 40 years with the network and also reported for “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.” His report on runaways earned him the George Foster Peabody Award. He also won five Emmys for his work covering a number of different topics including the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland.
“Insatiably curious, he was happiest when he was on the road deep into a story,” Susan Zirinsky, executive producer of “48 Hours Mystery,” “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 was ultimately the creation of his documentary, “48 Hours on Crack Street,” in 1986 that led to the creation of a permanent “48 Hours” program. He is survived by his wife and their three children.