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Charles Osgood Leaving CBS Sunday Morning

August 29, 2016

It seems the voice of Charles Osgood has always been a part of the world we live in.   From his comments on radio (WBBM is where I hear him) to Sunday mornings on CBS.  But now after 22 years as anchor of CBS Sunday Morning, Osgood has announced that his final broadcast will be Sunday, Sept. 25th .  No successor has been announced. The final show in September will be a special 90-minute tribute to the man that many simply summed up, love.

CBS Sunday Morning is far and away the highest-rated Sunday morning news program on TV.  It should be noted that his show was growing at a time when many other shows have been shrinking. CBS News said he will continue to make occasional appearances on the program, however. And Osgood will continue to host his daily news commentaries for CBS Radio.  (Of which I am very pleased to know.)

Since its inception in 1979 CBS Sunday Morning has had only two perennial hosts.  Osgood and Charles Kuralt, the reporter-anchor also known for criss-crossing the United States for his “On the Road” segments. Upon taking over for Kuralt in 1994, Osgood kept many of the show’s traditions intact, including its long-form feature stories and idyllic shots of nature that conclude every broadcast

With Osgood in the anchor chair, the program won three daytime Emmys for outstanding morning program. Since he joined the network in 1971 Osgood had been a reporter and anchor for every broadcast on CBS.  That is simply one of the most amazing facts I found for this post.

Many will miss him, but the tone of his voice and his unique way of delivering his words and thoughts will always remain.

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