He spoke to David Zurawik, TV critic for The Baltimore Sun about why he’s leaving, viewer reaction to the news and what his final words on-air are going to be.
Q. I have seen different numbers on your run at WJZ. Can we nail it down? Is it actually 40 years??
A. My 40th anniversary was this past Monday. I’m going out Friday at 40 years and 4 days.
Q. Now this isn’t a mandatory-at-65 retirement, is it? I know some media companies once had that rule. But that’s not the deal at CBS, is it? You’re choosing to step down, right?
A. I am choosing… It’s my choice. My contract was up at the end of May. So, during contract negotiations, I just decided I didn’t want to do this any more. Read more