2 items from 2016
Charles Osgood is prepping to step down from his longterm perch as anchor of CBS Sunday Morning. As the 83-year-old readies himself for knee surgery next month, CBS execs are in the early stages of considering Sunday mornings without the steady, welcoming presence of the avuncular host. A spokesman for CBS News declined comment, but sources say that conversations within the news division have begun. Though nothing’s reached the negotiation point, Jane Pauley, who’s… »
For many Sunday-morning TV viewers, Charles Osgood has become a habit so ingrained that missing his “CBS Sunday Morning” would be like forgoing eggs and coffee. At some point in the not-too-distant future, however, the ritual of watching the veteran may come to a close.
CBS News and Osgood have begun discussing when he might leave the show, according to a person familiar with the situation. There is no set date when the newsman might step down, this person cautioned, though he is scheduled to be absent from the program for a few weeks due to knee surgery. Osgood’s negotiations were previously reported by the New York Daily News.
CBS declined to make executives available for comment.
Among the pool of potential successors would be Jane Pauley, the former “Today” anchor who joined the Sunday program as a contributor in 2014. No one has been signed as a new host of the program, »
- Brian Steinberg
2 items from 2016
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