Death is not easy on the loved ones left behind regardless of the situation. When a loved one passes unexpectedly, the process just seems to magnify in intensity. A veteran CBS news correspondent died on Saturday at 62 leaving behind his wife and three children. Harold Dow had been part of the CBS team for almost 40 years.
During his time as a CBS reporter, he managed to win 5 Emmy’s covering everything from the kidnapping of Patty Hearst to American involvement in Bosnia. The reporter also was a correspondent for the show 48 hours since it began. Along with his other big projects, he was the first reporter to interview O.J. Simpson after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Harold Dow was also one of the reporters at ground zero on September 11th and barely escaped the falling of one of the towers.
He was one of the most prominent figures as a black journalist, but it wasn’t easy. He was hired by The Record and was the first African American reporter in Omaha, Nebraska. After wards he and the news director who hired him received death threats. This wasn’t a reporter who simply managed to get his stories as a fluke of nature, he ran the beat to get OJ and Mike Tyson in the chair for interviews. For now, CBS has not indicated the cause of Harold Dow’s death, hopefully more information will be released later.