In September ABC announced that long time journalist Charlie Gibson would retire. Tonight as throngs of family and friends and dignitaries honored him, Charlie Gibson signed off World News for the last time with the following words:
As has been mentioned a time or six over the past week — this is my last broadcast in this chair. And it’s hard to walk away from what I honestly think is the best job in the world — but my parents taught me you should understay — not overstay your welcome. And there is so much to do. In the years I have left, I don’t want to miss any of it.