Friday, December 18, 2009

Goodbye Charlie

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ABC World News Tonight anchor Charles Gibson one last time will signoff tonight by telling viewers: "I hope you had a good day."

Gibson, who has been an ABC stalwart for 34 years, departs from the anchor desk he has manned since July 2006.  The Evanston, Ill., native and Princeton grad began his news media career with the RKO Radio Network in 1966. Since joining ABC News in 1975, Gibson has been White House correspondent, and served long stints as a co-anchor of "Good Morning America" and "Primetime Thursday," Following the death of long-time World News Anchor Peter Jennings in 2005 and the brief pairing of Bob Woodruff and Elizabeth Vargas, Gibson took the helm after Woodruff was seriously injured while on assignment in Iraq and Vargas endured a difficult pregnancy.

Viewers who enjoyed a smooth Gibson straight-up may hope for successor Diane Sawyer (who takes over Monday) on the rocks.
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