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If you watched any TV news in Boston in the 70s, 80s and 90s, it's likely you saw Chet Curtis deliver the nightly news.
The Emmy award-winning anchor established a notably intimate relationship with his viewers, one that warranted strangers approaching him on the street to say, "Hi, Chet."
Curtis moved from WCVB-TV to New England Cable News in 2001, where he remained a lauded figure in broadcast journalism.
Curtis passed away late Wednesday night after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74 years old.
WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti sat down with former NECN evening anchor and Boston University College of Communication professor R.D. Sahl to reflect on Curtis' life and career.
This segment aired on January 23, 2014.