November 8, 1997 |
Hugh Downs simply drew the line at Marv Albert. In an exceedingly rare public protest by a top television personality, the veteran "20/20" anchor refused to appear on the ABC program Friday, disassociating himself from the interview with the fallen sportscaster by co-anchor Barbara Walters. Downs had declared on "Larry King Live" last month that he would not interview Albert and, what's more, that "Barbara wouldn't do it."
October 8, 2007 |
NEW YORK -- They'll have today, at least. In the wacky world of the New York Yankees, where crisis is the house specialty, the day began with the team on the verge of elimination and the owner threatening to fire the manager. Then the game began, and the Hall of Fame starting pitcher limped off the field. But, thanks to a kid from Orange County and a leadoff batter that impersonated one of the big guys, Joe Torre and his Yankees will play again today.
July 6, 1986 |
On the face of it--and the closer you get to him--Johnny Carson seems not very different from other people. He has one best friend he trusts implicitly. He has a beautiful girlfriend he met on the beach. He drives himself to work, to the same job he's had for 24 years. He has three sons and three divorces. He works out regularly, yet smokes excessively. He's dallied with alcohol, but not on the job. He can be mischievous.
October 2, 1988
ABC should be commended for its informative documentary about the "Poisoning of America" with Hugh Downs. Environmental preservation is a very important issue. We all need to be more aware of these problems and to take actions toward cleaning up our beautiful country. M. E. Lansky, Encino
September 23, 1988
Golly! With Hugh Downs, Gregory Peck, Lily Tomlin and Johnny Carson endorsing Mars exploration, nothing can stop us now ("The Red-Hot Planet" by Paul Ciotti, Sept. 15). If only Moe, Larry and Curly were alive to lend their support to space exploration . . . alas. DAVID KOLPACOFF El Cajon
August 23, 1985
Actress Cicely Tyson has been named to head the 35th annual Halloween "trick or treat" campaign on behalf of the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF).. The announcement was made at a U.N. news conference by television personality Hugh Downs, chairman of the board of the United States Committee for UNICEF.