Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Charlie Gibson Leaves "GMA"
I've always been a fan of the lowkey Charlie Gibson. It's a shame to see him leave "Good Morning America" right now because when Katie Couric left "Today," it provided the best chance for him and Diane Sawyer to catch up with the NBC monster hit. Gibson has been with "GMA" since 1987 -- minus a nine month break when he thought he'd retired. He's so old school, Gibson still thinks the evening news is important, which is quaint and nice and not true -- though the three networks may enjoy a brief respite in declining ratings thanks to all the new faces. It was a classy, casual goodbye, just like the last one he took in 1998. My favorite moment? When Brian Williams of NBC -- his future competitor --wished Gibson "Good luck. With limits."