My favorite news anchor

Charles Osgood.  Hands down.  Kelly and I have been spending a relaxing 90 minutes each Sunday morning watching Charles Osgood’s Sunday Morning program on CBS.  I think it’s probably the best news program out there, and for my money, the only one worth watching.

When I lived in L.A., I used to listen to The Osgood File on the radio driving into work.  It was Charles Osgood’s recitation of Walt Whitman’s "When I Heard the Learned Astronomer" that ultimately lead me to write my first professional science fiction story, "When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer".

Watching Charles Osgood makes Sunday mornings that much more pleasant.  He’s a good news anchor; he seems genuine.  He has wit and humor and charm.  He is a model for other news anchors to imitate.