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2011.07.18 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Harold Dow Two-Part Series to Air This Month

Omaha - To America, he was a television news correspondent, journalist and investigative reporter. To his friends and family, Harold Dow was much more.

In honor of Dow's groundbreaking professional contributions and personal legacy, UNO Television will present a two-part program titled "The Life of Harold Dow: A Consider This ... Special," airing statewide on Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) and locally on The Knowledge Network (TKN), on the following dates and times:

"The Life of Harold Dow: A Consider This... Special," Part I
- NET 1 broadcasts Thursday, July 28 at 11 p.m. CT and Sunday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m. CT.
- NET 2 telecasts Friday, July 29 at 12:30 p.m. CT and Tuesday, August 2 at 12:30 p.m. CT.

"The Life of Harold Dow: A Consider This... Special," Part II
- NET 1 broadcast Thursday, August 4 at 11 p.m. CT.
- NET 2 telecasts Friday, August 5 at 12:30 p.m. CT and Tuesday, August 9 at 12:30 p.m CT.

TKN telecasts on Cox 17 and CenturyLink 79 in the greater Omaha area, and program guides are available at www.tknomaha.org.

"After viewing a variety of videos and listening to other broadcast professionals, it was apparent that as a journalist Harold Dow had the ability to tell a story that got the viewer's attention. People could feel that Harold Dow cared about the people he was interviewing, that he could reach people both in front of and behind the camera, and he could touch them as few broadcast personalities could,” said James Adams, assistant general manager of UNO Television "Hearing Harold Dow’s friends from a large variety of professions in Omaha speak about him, it was crystal clear that all thought he would have a successful life. His wife and family are as proud of him as much as they were shocked at his passing."

Part one of the series will focus on Dow's public journey, a broadcast career that began in Omaha and eventually led to a correspondent position on the CBS News magazine program, "48 Hours." Part two will feature testimonials from his family and friends, and highlight relationships he established and cultivated in Omaha. The program promises to be a timely and appropriate tribute to a television news innovator, a devoted family man, and a dear friend.

"Mr. Dow's life story is compelling and inspiring," said Robert Franklin, UNO Television and KVNO Radio general operations director. "He was a pioneer and a trailblazer as a broadcast journalist."

Franklin added that this special two-part "Consider This ... " production is made possible by the UNO School of Communication, UNO Television sponsor "From the Top," a group of community supporters, Harold Dow's family, CBS News and the University of Nebraska Foundation.

UNO Television serves and enriches the community through television programming that educates, entertains and informs. As an integral part of the university, it provides unique educational opportunities to students through training and employment in a professional environment. Professional staff responds to the varying needs of the UNO community and viewers through distinctive, high quality programs and the innovative application of technology.

UNO Television is committed to providing the very best programs and services to a growing number of satisfied users. For more information, visit unotv.unomaha.edu or contact James Adams at (402) 554-2516.

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