Former ABC News Chief Elmer Lower Dies

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. He was 98.