Hugh Malcolm Downs is a retired American broadcaster, television host, producer, and author. He served as host of ‘The Today Show’, and co-host of the PBS talk show ‘Not for Women Only’ with Barbara Walters. He was probably best known as the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor (again paired with Walters) of the ABC news TV show ‘20/20’, a primetime news magazine program.
In 1985, Downs was certified by the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ as holding the record for the greatest number of hours on network commercial television. A published composer himself, Downs hosted the PBS showcase for classical music, ‘Live from Lincoln Center’ from 1990 to 1996. He appeared in the films ‘Survival of Spaceship Earth’ and ‘Nothing by Chance’. He was a special consultant to the United Nations for refugee problems and served as Chairman of the Board of the United States Committee for UNICEF.
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