Downs to Earth

in Hits & Misses by
“Remember when the news was
objective, unbiased, and educational?
[sniff] Me too,”

Hugh Downs
Broadcaster, 20/20 anchor, stoner.
February 14, 1921 – July 1, 2020.
Aged 99 years.

Most recognized for: Morning, primetime, late-night… game shows, talk shows, news shows… NBC, ABC, PBS… it seemed like you couldn’t escape him no matter how many times you changed the channel. At one point, Hugh had the Guinness World Record for the most hours on commercial network TV, before being surpassed by that camera whore Regis Philbin.

Selected by: Mpoweleit 1