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'Nightly Business Report' Anchor Paul Kangas Dies at 79

'Nightly Business Report' Anchor Paul Kangas Dies at 79

Paul Kangas (Credit Nightly Business Report)

By    |   Thursday, 02 March 2017 11:44 PM

Paul Kangas, a stockbroker who helped pioneer television’s first daily business news show, died on Tuesday in Miami, the New York Times reported.

He was 79.

Kangas was the Miami-based co-anchor of the PBS television program “Nightly Business Report,” a role he held from 1979, when the show was a local PBS program in Miami, through December 31, 2009.

He was best known for signing off each NBR broadcast with "I'm Paul Kangas, wishing all of you the best of good buys!" (a pun on "the best of goodbyes").

Kangas built a sizable national audience for the economic news program and helped earn “Nightly Business Report” its only Emmy, for coverage of emerging trends in China, the Miami Herald reported.

Kangas joined the new “Nightly Business Report” as a stock commentator on a South Florida public television station, WPBT, in 1979. “Nightly Business Report,” which eventually spread to 250 public television stations, was at one point the most-watched evening business news program in the country. Kangas became a co-anchor in 1990.

“He started broadcasting the stock market at a time when you had to wait until the next morning to get a stock price unless you were a broker, and stock prices were reported in fractions, not decimals,” Tom Hudson, who became the program’s anchor after Kangas retired in 2009, told the Times. 

 


 

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