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Former ABC President Dies



Vero Beach, Fl--



ABC News President Ben Sherwood released a statement saying  former ABV President Elmer  Lower died Tuesday morning in Vero Beach, FL at the age of 98.

Lower served as president of ABC News from 1963 to 1974. In that time, the news division grew from 250 to 750 employees, and the evening news expanded from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Lower also was behind the network's hiring of broadcasting greats such as Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Frank Reynolds and Sam Donaldson.

Lower was honored with a lifetime achievement Emmy award in 1975.

Lower retired from news in 1978. He then went on to educate young journalists for more than two decades.


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