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Hugh Downs dies at 99, hosted Concentration

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:53 pm
by floridagator
https://abcnews.go.com/US/hugh-downs-br ... dlines_hed

Honestly, he's been gone from TV for so long that I thought he was already dead. You might not know that he did an album as a folk singer for Epic around 1962.

I guess I first knew him as host of 20/20 and he seemed old even then. I mean, really, when you consider he'd been semi-retired from TV for almost 10 years when he started 20 20.

Re: Hugh Downs dies at 99, hosted Concentration

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:12 pm
by Bamaman
He was 57 when he joined 20/20.

Re: Hugh Downs dies at 99, hosted Concentration

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:41 pm
by georgespelvin
Concentration with Hugh Downs was the first game show I remember watching.

Re: Hugh Downs dies at 99, hosted Concentration

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:22 pm
by kablamfan11
He was really good.

Re: Hugh Downs dies at 99, hosted Concentration

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:59 pm
by Bamaman
georgespelvin wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:41 pm
Concentration with Hugh Downs was the first game show I remember watching.
We would watch after dinner when I was little. I was too young to follow along the matches but I enjoyed solving the rebuses.