Tributes pour in for renowned CBS broadcaster Charles Osgood who died aged 91

Tributes pour in for renowned CBS broadcaster Charles Osgood who died aged 91

Renowned CBS broadcaster Charles Osgood, a stalwart in the field, has passed away at the age of 91, as announced by his family.

With an illustrious career spanning 45 years at CBS News, Osgood anchored CBS Sunday Morning for an impressive 22 years and was the beloved host of the enduring radio show, The Osgood File.

His dedication to journalism and broadcasting left an indelible mark, earning him a place of honor in the industry.

Endearing Legacy at CBS

Charles Osgood retired in September 2016, leaving behind a legacy defined by his warm and distinctive presence on CBS Sunday Morning.

Reflecting on his remarkable tenure, Osgood once shared, ‘For years now, people – even friends and family – have been asking me why I keep doing this considering my age.

It’s just that it’s been such a joy doing it!’ His enthusiasm and joy for his work resonated with audiences, and his unique ability to introduce compelling stories and showcase talented storytellers set him apart.

Tributes to a Broadcast Luminary

Acknowledged as ‘one of the last great broadcast writers’ by Charles Kuralt, Osgood succeeded Kuralt as the host of the Sunday morning magazine program in 1994.

Executive producer Rand Morrison highlighted Osgood’s irreplaceable role, stating, ‘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.’

A Multifaceted Talent

Beyond his broadcasting prowess, Charles Osgood was a gifted poet, author, and musician. He often showcased his musical talents, playing the piano during his Sunday Morning show, particularly during the holidays.

Osgood’s proficiency extended to various instruments, including the organ, banjo, and violin.

A versatile artist, he was also recognized as an accomplished composer and lyricist, occasionally performing with professional orchestras such as The New York Pops, The Boston Pops, and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

As we bid farewell to Charles Osgood, we remember not only a broadcasting icon but a multifaceted talent whose contributions enriched the world of journalism, music, and storytelling.

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