Charles Gibson Biography
Charles Gibson ( Charles deWolf “Charlie” Gibson ) is a retired American broadcast television anchor and journalist born on March 9, 1943. Gibson hosted Good Morning America from 1987 to 2006, and from 2006 to 2009 the World News with Charles Gibson .
Charles Gibson Age
Born on 9th March 1943 Charles is 75 years old as of 2018.
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He is married to Arlene Gibson
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He has two children, Jessica Gibson and Katherine Gibson.
Charles Gibson Career
In 1966, Gibson joined the RKO General as a producer and later worked as a reporter and anchor for WLVA (now WSET) television in Lynchburg, Virginia. Later in 1970, he moved to WMAL-TV (now WJLA) television, the ABC network affiliate in Washington, D.C. Gibson joined the syndicated news service Television News, Inc. (TVN) in 1974. He covered the Watergate scandal investigations , and the resignation of President Richard Nixon for TVN.
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In 1975, Gibson joined ABC News , where he worked as its White House correspondent from 1976 to 1977, a general assignment reporter from 1977 to 1981, and House of Representatives correspondent from 1981 to 1987. He also worked as a correspondent and fill in anchor for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings anchored ABC World News Saturday and substitute anchor on the late-night hard and soft news program Nightline and World News This Morning.
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Gibson first became a co-anchor of Good Morning America, on February 23, 1987, alongside Joan Lunden. Good Morning America was the most-watched morning show on American television from 1985 to 1995.
Gibson in 1990 hosted and narrated the Maryland Public Television documentary Lucky Number, a program about problem gambling .
Vice President Dan Quayle used part of an interview between Gibson and Reform Party candidate Ross Perot during the 1992 presidential campaign, to claim that Perot displayed contempt towards the United States Constitution. Gibson asked Perot what Perot would advise President George H. W. Bush to do to “jump-start the economy” on the October 22, 1991, edition of Good Morning America . Perot stated that the U.S. helped Germany and Japan write their respective nations’ constitutions: “This was at a time when the industrial revolution had occurred.
Our Constitution was written 200 years ago, before it occurred.” He added that those nations “have an intelligent relationship between business and government.” Vice President Quayle responded: “Mr. Perot, we do not need a new constitution. Our Constitution has served us well.”
On June 28, 1992, when Gibson interviewed Democratic presidential candidate and then-Governor of Arkansas Bill Clinton , The New York Times noted that Gibson repeatedly pressed Clinton to name his vice presidential candidate. On October 9 1992, Gibson interviewed President Bush ; Bush stated that he questioned Clinton’s judgment, not patriotism, in traveling to the Soviet Union in 1969.
Gibson left the program and ABC replaced him with Kevin Newman. Newman began hosting Good Morning America on May 4, 1998. Good Morning America then began losing viewers to NBC’s Today show. In May 1996, Good Morning averaged 4.17 million viewers daily, and Today averaged 4.43 million; that gap expanded to 3.12 for Good Morning and 5.26 for Today. ABC reinstated Gibson to Good Morning America on January 18, 1999 with Diane Sawyer as co-host. He remained as co-anchor until June 28, 2006 when he left to anchor World News Tonight, after having spent 19 years with the morning program. In 1998 and 1999, he was a co-anchor, with Connie Chung, on the Monday edition of the ABC newsmagazine program 20/20.
Gibson moderated the second presidential debate in St. Louis, Missouri, between the two nominee candidates – Republican incumbent U.S. President George W. Bush and Democratic U.S. Senator John Kerry, during the 2004 U.S. presidential-election campaign. That debate was held on October 8, 2004.
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He became the substitute anchor for World News Tonight in 2005, as the Peter Jennings, the regular host of the program, died due to lung cancer. Later in 2006, the title of the show was changed to World News with Charles Gibson. He ran the program till 2009 when he decided to retire as an anchor.
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He currently gives motivational speeches at different events and schools
Charles Gibson Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of 3.5 million dollars.
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Former Anchor Charles Gibson Slams Those Who ‘Sow the Seeds of Disbelief’ in Media
Former ABC News anchorman Charles Gibson gave a speech at Princeton’s Alumni Day on Saturday, decrying attacks on the media. The role of journalists in our political debates are somehow “not up for debate.” To “sow the seeds of disbelief on what they report” is to remove a check on “despotic government.”
“We can have honest debate about the president’s policies. … We can debate immigration policy, monetary policy, gun control, health care policy,” Gibson said. “But what are not up for debate are American ideals and institutions that have served the country well for almost two-and-half centuries. And among the most important of those ideals … is a free, independent, vigorous press charged with an oversight-of-government function.”
Gibson continued: “Right now there is a concerted effort to delegitimize the press, to stigmatize it and to undermine its oversight role. And if you discredit the press … and sow the seeds of disbelief on what they report, then what is to stop a despotic government?”
Liberals like Gibson never understand how this argument sounds strange to conservatives, because it seems like the media elites are constantly advocating for more and more government intervention into everything…except the press corps. They are no check on statism.
He also can’t understand people snickering when he claims he and his colleagues have demonstrated themselves to be “independent” and persistently “vigorous” in checking government. They never seemed “independent” from Barack Obama. No one stood up at Gibson’s event and asked if ABC seemed independent when their reporters suggested “even the seagulls” swooned at the Obama inauguration and Obama, like George Washington was “stepping down” into the White House.
Journalists are pretending that critics of press performance are somehow advocating an end to freedom of the press. To “sow the seeds of disbelief” is equivalent to believing in a repeal of the First Amendment? What these liberal lectures imply is that freedom of speech doesn’t extend to people advocating “disbelief” in an ideologically committed press corps. Or that a “free press” includes talk radio hosts and bloggers who offer a check and balance on the liberal media.
Gibson did offer some critique of television news: “I worry in an age of hyper-competitiveness that many of my brethren do sensationalize. Viewers don’t need countdown clocks. They don’t need the word ‘exclusive’ slathered all over the screen. They don’t need to be told every other minute that something is ‘breaking news.’”
Gibson concluded by repeating his primary critique, imploring all Americans — no matter what their political affiliations — to become alarmed by current attacks on the media, calling a free press one of America’s “most fundamental underpinnings.” This prompted a standing ovation from the Ivy League audience.
Everyone should stand and applaud for a free press, but Princeton probably wouldn’t leap to its feet if the election had turned out differently, and a Fox News anchor insisted it was essential for the press to be an “independent” and “vigorous” check and balance on the first female president.