Harold Dow Remembered as Broadcasting Pioneer

By Andrew Gauthier 

KETV

A broadcasting pioneer who helped break the racial barrier in Nebraska television has died. Harold Dow started his career at KETV and was the first African-American on the air in the state.

Dow, who was 62, spent 40 years in television and finished his career by working for CBS News and “48 Hours.”

CBS News said Dow died of an apparent asthma attack in New Jersey. He had just recently retired.

In the late 1960s, with racial tension in the city of Omaha and across the country at it’s peak, Dow wanted to be a journalist. More…

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