This is Charles Gibson’s last day at ABC News. His exit as a nightly news anchor has been relatively unnoticed in comparison to the retirements of some of his contemporaries like Tom Brokaw. That’s probably a good commentary on the declining influence of the the “Big Three” nightly newscast.
Still, his exit is worth noting. Gibson was one of the few national TV anchors who came out of his tent or trailer to talk to the locals regularly during his coverage of the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. “Decent” is a good word to describe him in an ego-driven business.
His recollections of his career this week are also a reminder that it’s a heck of a world out there…
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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