Downs to Leave '20/20'

Low-key broadcaster Hugh Downs, who has been a host of ABC’s “20/20” since its second week in 1978, announced on Wednesday that he’s leaving the show in September. True to form for someone who studied gerontology and launched a side business on keeping people active in their later years, the 78-year-old Downs didn’t mention retirement. Rather, he said he wants to pursue opportunities in new media.

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