Remembering Bill Beutel (from 2006)

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Bill Beutel's signoff "Good luck and be well" closed WABC's Eyewitness News for more than 30 years.

WATCH: One of Bill Beutel's final thoughts - three days after the 9/11 terror attacks.
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Bill Beutel's final thoughts, three days after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Beutel was also host of the show that eventually became ABC's "Good Morning America" - "AM America."

Beutel won several Emmy awards and a Peabody award. He began as a radio reporter in his hometown of Cleveland, switching to television in 1962, appearing as a reporter for ABC national news and anchor of WABC's local newscast at the time, Report to New York.

He joined Eyewitness News as co-anchor with Roger Grimsby in 1970. They shared the anchor desk for 16 years.

Beutel stepped down as a news anchor in 2001, although he remained an occasional contributor for two more years. He passed away in 2006 at the age of 75.
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