Harold Dow, correspondent for CBS’ “48 hours,” died Saturday in New Jersey from an asthma attack. He was 62.
“We are all still stunned here at CBS News,” said Kim Godwin, senior producer for CBS. “For those of us who came to FAMU last October, this is especially tough.”
Dow was one of five black CBS network journalists who visited Tallahassee to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Florida A&M University School of Journalism and Graphic Communication. It was reported that Dow was a pioneer for black broadcasters as he was the first black TV reporter in Omaha, Neb.
A graduate of University of Nebraska, Dow has received five Emmys and a Peabody award for his work during his 38-year career with CBS. The National Association of Black Journalists has also recognized him.
“Little did we know, the FAMU event would be the last time we would all be in the same room at the same time. However, thank goodness it happened,” Godwin said. “It means even more to all of us now and should also mean so much more to the students and faculty who were there. We were all part of something special-something that can never again be duplicated.”
Dow’s wake will be held on Aug. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. The funeral will be held on Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. for more information, call (201) 489-6888.