Charles Osgood To Retire From CBS' 'Sunday Morning,' But Radio 'Osgood Files' To Continue
August 29, 2016 at 4:01 AM (PT)
CHARLES OSGOOD told viewers of CBS NEWS "SUNDAY MORNING" this week (8/28) that he is retiring from the show, with his last episode, a 90-minute special edition, to air SEPTEMBER 25th.
“Some of you may have heard rumors lately that I won’t be hosting these ‘SUNDAY MORNING’ broadcasts very much longer," OSGOOD said. "Well, I’m here to tell you that the rumors are true. For years now people -- even friends and family -- have been asking me why I keep doing this considering my age. I am pushing 84. It’s just that it’s been a joy doing it! Who wouldn’t want to be the one who gets to introduce these terrific storytellers and the producers and writers and others who put this wonderful show together? I want to thank all of them, and all you in our still-growing audience, for your support and encouragement. It’s been a great run, but after nearly 50 years at CBS -- including the last 22 years here on ‘SUNDAY MORNING’ -- the time has come: and a date is set for me to do my farewell ‘SUNDAY MORNING.’”
OSGOOD will continue to host his radio feature "THE OSGOOD FILES" for WESTWOOD ONE. EVP News and Talk 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 WESTWOOD ONE. Now all his fans will continue to see him on the radio."
"SUNDAY MORNING" Executive Producer RAND MORRISON added, “CHARLIE is not just beloved by our viewers. He’s beloved by all of us who work each week crafting the stories we put on the program. Working with him truly has been an honor, a privilege and a joy. We look forward to paying tribute to him and his legendary career in SEPTEMBER -- and, of course, seeing him on the radio!”
“CHARLES OSGOOD has one of the most distinctive voices in broadcasting, guiding each broadcast, making sure the words were just right, and being a calming, reassuring presence to our viewers,” said CBS NEWS President DAVID RHODES. “His impeccable commitment to quality inspires all of us at CBS NEWS.”