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Charles Gibson




Charles followed the Tom Brokaw track into the Village, rising from morning entertainment show host to highly-respected news anchor. He also helped popularize the eyeglasses-on-the-end-of-the-nose technique to add intellectual heft to TV interviewers. Though retired now, Charles is still available to discuss national elections and other important media matters.

Resumé: Host, Good Morning, America (GMA) ; anchor, World News with Charles Gibson.

Member Since: 2002

Specialties: Anointing national political figures. Defending the Village against outside criticism.

Achievements: Earned "A" grade from David Brooks for performance moderating a Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama debate in 2008, during which Obama was asked about his apparent reluctance to wear an American flag pin on his lapel. Scored exit interview with President Bush and entrance interview with President-elect Obama. Helped marginalize Sarah Palin. Undermined his successor, Diane Sawyer. Bungee-jumped off bridge on GMA.

Sample quote: “I think the questions were asked. It was just a drumbeat of support from the administration. It is not our job to debate them. It is our job to ask the questions.”

-On the media's role in selling the Iraq War, Today show, 5/28/08