Hugh Downs, Genial Presence on TV News and Game Shows, Dies

“The Guinness Book of World Records” recognized Downs as having logged more hours in front of the camera than any television personality until Regis Philbin passed him in 2004.

  • Published 2 July 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Downs, the genial, versatile broadcaster who became one of television’s most familiar and welcome faces with more than 15,000 hours on news, game and talk shows, has died at age 99. Downs died of natural causes at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Wednesday, said his great-niece, Molly Shaheen. “The Guinness Book of World Records” recognized Downs as having logged more hours in front of the camera than any television… Read at AP News