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Monday, August 29, 2016
Charles Osgood Stepping Down
He's been doing his CBS show for 22 years, but in about a month he will sign off for good. From this morning's NOW column...
Charles Osgood soon won’t be saying “See you on the radio,” as he cheerily signs off his weekly “Sunday Morning” show” on CBS-TV. The New York Post says the perennially bow-tied and witty Mr. Osgood will host his final “Sunday Morning” TV show on September 25. He’s 83 and says it’s time to let the weekend gig go, though he says “it’s been such a joy doing it” for the past 22 years. Osgood succeeded “Sunday Morning” originator Charles Kuralt – and CBS isn’t saying who might succeed Charles. He continues to contribute the morning drive “Osgood File” to radio’s morning drive via CBS Radio Network, and yesterday Westwood EVP Bart Tessler said “We congratulate Charlie on his amazing career at CBS News and Sunday Morning, and couldn’t be more honored that he will continue The Osgood File on [CBS Radio Network distributor] Westwood One.” Charles first joined CBS in 1967, and among his output are books like “How to Think on Your Feet Without Falling on Your Face.”