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...Harrell of 3 Doors Down is 33. MC Natalie Stewart of Floetry is 26. Actress Mena Suvari is 26. Feb. 14: TV personality Hugh Downs is 84. Actress Florence Henderson is 71. TV host Pat O'Brien is 57. Magician Teller of Penn and Teller is 57. Actor...
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Broadway star will emcee Lincoln Center series

...Lincoln Center is in its 37th broadcast season. In recent years, artists and actors including Yo-Yo Ma and Alec Baldwin have filled the host's job that previously saw long tenures by famed opera singer Sills and TV personality Hugh Downs.
Barbara Walters to step down as co-host of '20/20'

...we did much better in the ratings with Courteney Cox and David Arquette." Walters was co-host of "20/20" with Hugh Downs until his retirement in 1999. Downs was replaced by John Miller, and Stossel took over when Miller left ABC News...
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...spiritual seekers, the site is the Internet's answer to Mall of America. BIRTHDAYS TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: TV personality Hugh Downs (20-20) is 81. Actress Florence Henderson is 68. Actor-dancer Gregory Hines is 56. Access Hollywood host Pat...
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TV notes: WB midseason ... virtual ads ... etc.

...joined by a new co-anchor, ABC reporter John Miller. Walters has hosted "20/20" solo since the retirement of Hugh Downs in September 1999. "I like working with someone else," Walters said. "When Hugh left, the big question was who...
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Weekday edition of '60 Minutes' put on hold -- for now

...20 has just swallowed PrimeTime Live, creating a three-night-a-week hybrid that will feature Barbara Walters, Hugh Downs, Diane Sawyer, Sam Donaldson, Connie Chung and Charles Gibson. Such shows, which are cheaper to produce than Hollywood...
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CBS's Dan Rather guest host on CNN's `Larry King Live'

...Brokaw was a guest host of King's program in 1995, before NBC started the competing MSNBC cable news network. ABC's Hugh Downs and Jeff Greenfield both were hosts before that network established a policy banning such a practice. "We're not...
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Here `Today,' gone tomorrow

...of confidence that the young black sportscaster could fill the giant shoes of Today predecessors like Dave Garroway, Hugh Downs and Tom Brokaw, Mr. Friedman fires back with ``100 percent!'' ``I didn't see anybody in live television who...
Mr. Television is still going

...former Golden Girl Bea Arthur, even-older-than-Berle funnyman Henny Youngman and who-knew-he-was-funny Hugh Downs, who made special mention of Mr. Berle's generosity. "Earlier this year, I had surgery for double-knee replacements...
Business calendar Donny Gray at 364-4729 or go to and click on "Classes." Tuesday: Retiree expert Hugh Downs with a broadcast discussion on how you can have a more active, involved and fulfilling retirement; presented by Edward...