Now & Then
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A Half-Century with Rolex Keeping the Time Of His Life
Hugh Downs is probably best known for being one of the founding reporters with Barbara Walters on 20/20. Hugh starred on 20/20 from 1978 to 1999!!!
Hugh Downs is also famous for being a pioneering game show host on the TV show named Concentration (from 1958 to 1969), as well as being a regular on the Today Show from 1962 to 1971. Hugh Downs was also the announcer and sidekick for on the Tonight Show Starring Jack Paar.
Hugh Downs 1961
The photo above was taken in 1961 on the set of the TV show, Concentration. In this next photo, we see Hugh Downs in 1979 in a publicity photo when he was the Chairman of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF, and he hosted a two hour TV special named Celebrate The Children, which was a celebration of hope for children of the world.
Hugh Downs 1979
In the next photo below we see Hugh Downs in 1989 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of his career in broadcasting, on the set of 20/20. His career began in May of 1939 as a radio announcer in Ohio.
Hugh Downs 1989
In the more recent photo below from 20/20 we see Hugh Downs sporting his Coke GMT Master. Notice his pose with his Rolex sticking out of his cuff is almost identical.
Hugh Downs 2001
In the two recent photos below, we see Hugh Downs pictured on the right, with NASA Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Notice Hugh Downs is wearing his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date. Basically, as these photos stand testament to, Hugh Downs has been wearing Rolex watches for at least a half-century!!! Hugh Downs was born in 1921, and is 90 years old today!!!