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Goodbye Charlie Gibson!

This is Charlie Gibson’s last day at ABC News.  Between World News and Good Morning America, his career has been simply astounding.  For several years, I had the job of producing his live, 5pm network radio newscast.  Charlie is such a pro that he didn’t really need to be produced all that much.  He’d go over the copy, ask a few questions, usually to ensure the facts were right.  You never heard it, but the pre-newscast banter between Charlie and the correspondents ready to go live was always lively and often hilarious.

He’d take out his trusty analog stop-watch and when the trumpets sounded with the ABC News theme, ol’ Charlie would launch into that smooth-as-silk, friendly delivery of his and land it like a pro, hitting the 2-minute break, to-the-second, every time. 

If you’ve ever wondered if these people you see on TV are anything like the image they portray- some of them are real, some of them aren’t.  But with Charlie- always- what you see is what you get.  Humble, gracious, smart, kind, curious.  There will never be another like him.

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