NEW YORK ( —   CBS News will honor the career of Charles Osgood with a special 90-minute “celebrating Charlie” episode of “CBS Sunday Morning” this Sunday.

Osgood will be the focus of the broadcast, which will look at his life and career as he prepares to step away from the acclaimed magazine show after 22 years as anchor and nearly 50 years as a member of the CBS family.

After the final broadcast, Osgood’s bow tie will be donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where it will become part of its permanent collection.

Sunday’s broadcast will feature stories exploring Osgood’s early years, as well as his career highlights on television and on the radio.

Martha Teichner will look at Osgood’s love of poetry; Anthony Mason will report on Osgood’s career in music; Tracy Smith looks back at his childhood; Mo Rocca gets the story behind his bow tie collection; Serena Altschul recalls some of Osgood’s favorite TV reports; Lee Cowan travels to France to visit with the Osgood family at their seaside retreat; and Rita Braver dives into his news and radio career.

The broadcast will also feature well-wishes from fellow journalists and celebrities.

Osgood will continue as the anchor of “The Osgood File,” his daily news commentaries on the CBS Radio Network and stations around the country. He will also make occasional appearances on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

Osgood has been anchor of “CBS Sunday Morning” since 1994. He joined CBS in 1971.



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