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July 20, 2008  Guest Charles Osgood
Program:  Blessed Deadlines

Broadcast journalist. Born Charles Osgood Wood on January 8, 1933 in New York. After graduating from Fordham University, Osgood landed a job at ABC News in Manhattan, where he dropped his surname because the network already had a newsman named Charles Woods. He spent four years reporting for ABC radio and television.

In 1967, he became a reporter for CBS' Newsradio 88. After being called in as a last-minute weekend anchor replacement, Osgood joined the CBS network in 1971. There, he co-anchored the CBS Morning News and contributed to the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. He was a reporter for the CBS science broadcast Walter Cronkite's Universe and, from 1981 to 1987, anchored the Sunday Night News. In 1994, he became anchor of Sunday Morning, for which he earned one Peabody and three Emmy Awards.

Osgood currently hosts The Osgood File, a three-minute show that is broadcast each weekday morning on over 400 radio stations nationwide. With topics ranging from breaking news to human interest vignettes (earning him the title of CBS Poet in Residence), he has become a drive time staple. During his more than 25-year tenure, Osgood's radio program has won two Peabody Awards and the Edward R. Murrow Award.

Osgood has written five books, including Nothing Could be Finer Than a Crisis That is Minor in the Morning (1979), The Osgood File (1991) and See You On The Radio (1999).


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