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Award-Winning CBS Newsman Harold Dow Dies

The ’48 Hours on Crack Street’ reporter died Saturday at age 62

Harold Dow, the award-winning CBS newsman perhaps best known for his 1986 report "48 Hours on Crack Street," has died, the network said. He was 62.

Dow died Saturday at his home in Hackensack, N.J., the same town where he was born, according to the CBS website. No cause of death was given.

The five-time Emmy winner and George Foster Peabody honoree was one of CBS's most senior correspondents, and had appeared on "48 Hours" since it began in 1990. The single-topic news program sprang from "48 Hours on Crack Street," the critically acclaimed special to which Dow contributed significant reporting.

Dow was also a staple on "CBS Sunday Morning," and contributed reporting across the entire family of CBS' on-air news programming. 

A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Dow began his journalism career as an anchor and freelance reporter at cable and local stations in Southern California.

Harold Dow was married to Kathy Dow, with whom he had three children: Danica, Joelle, and David.