Bill Carlson, a WCCO-TV anchor died Friday from prostate cancer.
According to The Pioneer Press, Carlson was 73, he reported the news for almost 50 years and was inducted in the Pavek Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame. "Work was extremely important to him," said Mark Rosen, sports director, anchor and reporter at WCCO-TV in the article. "He felt that was his place. That was his motivation."
He was diagnosed with cancer in 2001, said the article, and he decreased his work about a year ago.
He died at home Friday with his wife, Nancy Nelson, and their dogs, said the article.
According to the article, Carlson conducted hundreds of interviews with people like Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne. "He earned a degree in radio and television speech from the University of Minnesota," said the article.
WCCO honored Carlson at the beginning its Friday night newscast.