Bill Carlson dead at 73


WCCO-TV (Ch. 4, CBS) Minneapolis-St. Paul reports that long-time anchor Bill Carlson died Friday evening at home, surrounded by his friends and family. He was 73. Carlson had been fighting prostate cancer, and in recent days, the cancer had spread to his liver. Carlson had worked at WCCO for nearly 50 years, primarily covering the Arts and Entertainment beat. But he did just about everything over the years, including anchoring the news, reporting the weather, hosting game shows, movies, events and even did the sports.