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July 5, 1990 | From Times wire services
Hugh Downs, who served as sidekick to Jack Paar during his five years as host of "The Tonight Show," said he considers Paar his special television hero. Downs, co-host of the ABC's "20/20," says in Sunday's Parade magazine that he also admires Barbara Walters and Jane Pauley. Of Paar, Downs said: "I owe him a debt. He was always upfront, always showing his emotions. And never devious.' He paused, then added, 'A bit strange, perhaps."
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October 8, 2007 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
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.
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January 14, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Happy Anniversary 'Today': Gene Shalit, Bryant Gumbel, Faith Daniels, Barbara Walters, Hugh Downs, Jane Pauley, Willard Scott and Tom Brokaw toasted the "Today" show during the taping of "Today at 40," the anniversary celebration of the morning show that airs tonight at 10 on NBC. The "Today" gang past and present will recount their favorite moments and highlights.
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November 8, 1997 | Washington Post
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."
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November 8, 1997 | Washington Post
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."
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October 8, 2007 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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
NEWS
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
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January 11, 1992
Martin Goodman, 77, a producer and personal manager for such entertainers as Milton Berle, Orson Welles, Hugh Downs, Jonathan Winters and many others. He was an attorney for the William Morris Agency and Music Corp. of America before forming his own production agency in 1954. He produced two Broadway plays, "The Trial of Mary Dugan" and "Deadfall" before retiring to Palm Desert in 1972. He died there Sunday of undetermined causes.
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January 14, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Happy Anniversary 'Today': Gene Shalit, Bryant Gumbel, Faith Daniels, Barbara Walters, Hugh Downs, Jane Pauley, Willard Scott and Tom Brokaw toasted the "Today" show during the taping of "Today at 40," the anniversary celebration of the morning show that airs tonight at 10 on NBC. The "Today" gang past and present will recount their favorite moments and highlights.
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July 5, 1990 | From Times wire services
Hugh Downs, who served as sidekick to Jack Paar during his five years as host of "The Tonight Show," said he considers Paar his special television hero. Downs, co-host of the ABC's "20/20," says in Sunday's Parade magazine that he also admires Barbara Walters and Jane Pauley. Of Paar, Downs said: "I owe him a debt. He was always upfront, always showing his emotions. And never devious.' He paused, then added, 'A bit strange, perhaps."
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January 31, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Back to Israel: Conductor Zubin Mehta, who traveled to Israel when the Persian Gulf War began, is planning to return for a concert next month. "Hopefully by then we can do the concerts. At the moment, no public assembly is allowed. Everybody is hungry for music," he said Tuesday at a New York Philharmonic luncheon honoring him. Isaac Stern, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Hugh Downs, Walter Cronkite and Itzhak Perlman attended the lunch.
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