’48 Hours’ Correspondent Harold Dow Dies at 62

NEW YORK — Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent Harold Dow, who helped shape the documentary program ‘48 Hours‘ and covered the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst and the Sept. 11 attacks, has died. He was 62. Dow died suddenly Saturday morning in New Jersey, network spokeswoman Louise Bashi said. He lived in Upper Saddle River, N.J., but […]

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CBS Producer Who Blackmailed Letterman Up for Emmy

NEW YORK – The former CBS News producer jailed for trying to blackmail David Letterman is up for an Emmy award. Robert ‘Joe’ Halderman was nominated Thursday for a News and Documentary Emmy award for his participation in an April 2009 ‘48 Hours‘ story about an American exchange student charged with murder in Italy. He […]

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TV Producer Given Six-Month Jail Sentence For Letterman Plot

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press Writer NEW YORK — The former CBS television producer who tried to shake down David Letterman over the comic icon’s office affairs started a six-month jail term Tuesday, closing a case that opened Letterman’s behind-the-scenes behavior to public scrutiny. Robert “Joe” Halderman, 52, didn’t speak before he was led from […]

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Johnny Depp Defends Convicted Murderers on ’48 Hours’

Johnny Depp has worn many hats — a drunken journalist in ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,’ a swashbuckling scalawag in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and a mad hatter in ‘Alice in Wonderland’ — but his latest role might give some fans pause. Sunday’s ‘48 Hours Mystery‘ features Depp voicing support for a gang of […]

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CBS News Admits to Paying for Trip in Adoption Story

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – CBS News helped pay for a Wisconsin family’s trip to Samoa and an emotional meeting that was a key moment in Saturday’s “48 Hours” special on an adoption scam involving children taken from their South Pacific homes under false pretenses. While the network defended its involvement, the payment raises […]

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