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Jane Pauley Replacing a Legend at CBS

Network names her as Charles Osgood's successor at 'Sunday Morning'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 25, 2016 9:43 AM CDT
Jane Pauley Replacing a Legend at CBS
Award-winning journalist Jane Pauley and Senator Bob Kerrey discuss baby boomer longevity, Social Security and Medicare benefits and innovation in old age during the "End of Old" event at Lincoln Center, Feb. 18, 2014, in New York.   (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

(Newser) – CBS is capping off its tribute to Charles Osgood as Sunday Morning host by naming Jane Pauley as his successor, reports the AP. Pauley worked 13 years as Today show anchor ending in 1989. She becomes only the third host of Sunday Morning since its inception in 1979. Osgood, who retired Sunday after 22 years, replaced original host Charles Kuralt.

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Leisurely paced and laden with features, Sunday Morning draws nearly 6 million viewers a week. Ratings have climbed for four straight years and this season was the most-watched one in Osgood's career. Pauley has been a contributor to the show since 2014. CBS said Sunday she was asked to join after the show did a feature on a book she had written about changing careers after age 50. (Read more Sunday morning talk shows stories.)

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