Jack Bowden and Susan White-Bowden


February 10, 2007|By Jacques Kelly

When you call the Finksburg home of former television personalities Jack Bowden and Susan White-Bowden, chances are he will answer the upstairs phone and she'll pick up downstairs.

Since their departures from WMAR-TV in 1988 and 1989, they have been busy at her family's farm, the Hedges, which Susan's grandfather bought in 1931.

Jack, 74, does free-lance work and appears on short filmed pieces made for business. He has joined the Screen Actors Guild and recently appeared in a video for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. He also works out a lot at his home gym - and has not gained a pound since he left WMAR.

Susan, 67, likes to work outdoors - she cuts the lawn and mends fences. She recently had a swimming pool bulldozed, and in its place she added a garden, which she designed and installed.

Together they have eight grandchildren and a great-grandson.

The only exception to their Carroll County routine arrives in the fall, when they rent a house near Silver Lake, adjacent to Rehoboth Beach, Del. They bicycle and meet up with old friends for dinner. Susan says she likes watching the sun come up over the ocean.

"Neither one of us is bored. I don't miss television, but I do miss the people I did the stories about. They were inspirations. They got me through the tragedies of my life," she said. "It was deadlines and pressure."

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