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Kevin Cullen

Chet Curtis was an anchor of a golden era

Chet Curtis, the TV newsman, was too nice a guy to go out the way he did, trapped in an extended death grip by pancreatic cancer. But, then, he was never much of a complainer.

When his marriage to Natalie Jacobson ended in 1999, so, too, did the anchor desk dream team at WCVB (Channel 5). As a couple, they had a chemistry. But, after they split, some viewers shifted uncomfortably at seeing something of a Harold Pinter play, so the station extended the split, keeping Nat on the 6 o’clock news, shunting Chet off to Sundays.

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