He has been the CBS correspondent for almost 40 years. A five-time Emmy winner and 48 Hours correspondent since the program’s inception, Dow covered everything from the kidnapping of Patty Hearst to American involvement in Bosnia.
A Peabody and Edward R. Murrow Award winner, Dow was the first network news reporter to interview O.J. Simpson after the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. According to the CBS press release announcing Dow’s passing, the reporter narrowly escaped one of the falling twin towers during his coverage of the September 11 terror attacks.
When 48 Hours premiered as a television news series on CBS in 1988, it took its name from the 1986 documentary 48 Hours On Crack Street.
Dow’s work was featured in the documentary and he has been a part of the series since its debut.