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Sam Donaldson to Retire

Feb 17, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Sam Donaldson will retire from full-time work next week after 41 years at ABC News, saying he wants to leave without feeling he’d stayed too long, the Washington Post reports. “Some people leave the business bitter, feeling they’ve been cast out, or they hang on too long. And I don’t ever want to get in that position,” he tells the newspaper.
—Aimee Picchi

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  1. Well, this is a change to consider ABC News without our Sam.
    Damn. Has it been that long? Sam has not always pleased me with his observations, but he has been absolutely true to his feelings based on his experience and knowledge. He has challenged my own summations and frequently won me over to another point of view.
    Perspective comes from being around long enough to make comparisons between A and B. Sam has been great at doing that.
    He was an interesting counter part to Brinkley’s tongue-in-cheek looks at life inside the Beltway on many a Sunday morning.
    Personal note:
    Sam, don’t go-a-way completely. Your factual memory of recent history and the impact of it on today’s news for our ever evolving American Story are powerful stuff that’s wanted and needed.
    Thank you for your many contributions, your honesty and willingness to say it as you saw it.
    Peter Bright

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