Charles Osgood is retiring from CBS News at least on TV. He just announced that he will step down from “CBS Sunday Morning” on September 25th. He’s 84 years old. Osgood looks fragile but he’s been plucky about sticking the show out. He’s often replaced by Jane Pauley, who does a great job and could easily take over. But CBS may want Anthony Mason, who’s proven to be a MVP in all departments.
Osgood, one of the last of the great CBS broadcasters (along with Bob Schieffer and Dan Rather) started hosting “CBS Sunday Morning” in 1994. He took over for the great Charles Kuralt. Osgood has always been a fixture on CBS Radio, with the Osgood File, and indicated today that he’s not finished there. I hope not.