Monday, June 17, 2024

Charles Osgood, 84, Will Sign Off “CBS Sunday Morning” on September 25th


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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