Charles Osgood (born Charles Osgood Wood, III on January 8, 1933) is a radio and television commentator in the United States, and a writer. His daily program, The Osgood File, has been broadcast on the CBS Radio Network since 1971. Osgood hosts CBS News Sunday Morning.
In the 1960s he collaborated with composer John Cacavas; their work in US Senator Everett Dirksen's recording of Gallant Men, won a Grammy Award for spoken word performance. He is also known for being the voice of the narrator of Horton Hears a Who!, an animated film released in 2008, based on the book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. He published a memoir of his boyhood in 2004.
Osgood was born in the Bronx, New York City in 1933. As a child, he moved with his family to the Liberty Heights neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic school. His memoir about growing up in Baltimore during World War II is called Defending Baltimore Against Enemy Attack (2004) and he recounts his perspective from age nine...
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