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Charlie Gibson Greets WNT Viewers

gibsonmay30.jpgCharliees Gibson said hello to World News Tonight viewers on Tuesday’s broadcast:

“I’d like to add a personal word tonight.

I don’t know if I’m a new old face or an old new face on this broadcast.

I’ve been a part of ABC News for more than 30 years. And I’ve watched this broadcast every night for more than forty.

I have enormous faith in the hundreds and hundreds of ABC News employees around the world. Every one of them cares so much about what we do – these are more than just jobs for all of us. And we feel we share a bond of trust with those of you who watch each evening – trust that we have to earn every day by giving you a summary of important news – and by getting it right.

I follow in this job – Peter Jennings first and foremost, Frank Reynolds, Howard K. Smith, Harry Reasoner, Barbara Walters, Max Robinson, and most recently Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff. It is an honor to be part of that continuum. I’m going to be around every night. And I hope you will be too.

That’s our report for tonight. I’m Charles Gibson. For all of us at ABC News…Good night.”

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