Sunday mornings won't be quite the same, now that Charles Osgood has hosted his last weekly show on TV. He's been a fixture -- a sense of calm and sensibility and dignity in a world that has been filled with too much crazy news.
For 22 years, he's been a friendly face who somehow has helped assure us that despite the too often bad news, we'll somehow get through it together as life goes on.
I had the good fortune of meeting Charles Osgood a few times, when he presented or received honors at the annual Christopher Awards, which I've represented for nearly 20 years. Having the chance to chat with him briefly in the green room before the ceremonies began or afterwards during the reception, he was always charming, friendly and totally down-to-earth.
Although retiring from TV, we'll still be able to hear his voice and get his insights and commentary on CBS Radio. So until then, Charles, thanks for all the great work and see you on the radio.