CBS News Broadcasting Legend Charles Osgood Dies At 91

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On Tuesday, it was announced that former CBS News anchor Charles Osgood died.

He was 91-years-old.

CBS News reported that he died at his home in New Jersey, where he had tragically suffered from dementia.

Osgood was the host of CBS Sunday Morning for 22 years.

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A CBS News Legend

Osgood definitely left an imprint at CBS and in American journalism.

CBS News reports, “Osgood, a gifted news writer, poet and author, spent 45 years at CBS News before retiring in September 2016. Osgood began anchoring ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ in 1994. During his run on the show it reached its highest ratings levels in three decades, and three times earned the Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Morning Program.”

The story continued:

“For years now people — even friends and family — have been asking me why I keep doing this considering my age,” Osgood said when he retired in 2016 at 84. “It’s just that it’s been such 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.”

Osgood said then it has “been a great run…”

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‘He Was One of a Kind – in Every Sense’

Broadcasting legend Charles Kuralt called Osgood “one of the last great broadcast writers.”

Sunday Morning executive producer Rand Morrison said, “To say there’s no one like Charles Osgood is an understatement. He embodied the heart and soul of ‘Sunday Morning.’ His signature bow tie, his poetry … just his presence was special for the audience, and for those of us who worked with him.

“Truly, he was one of a kind – in every sense.” 

Veteran broadcaster Jane Pauley, who succeeded Osgood as host of Sunday Morning in 2016, said, “Watching him at work was a masterclass in communicating. I’ll still think to myself, ‘How would Charlie say it?’, trying to capture the elusive warmth and intelligence of his voice and delivery. I expect I’ll go on trying.”

“He was one of the best broadcast stylists and one of the last,” Pauley said.

RIP to an all-time great.

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