A CBS News fixture who covered five presidents during a 52-year career with the network is retiring. TVNewser reports that Bill Plante, who has covered every presidential race since 1968, will step away from the microphone.
Plante joined CBS in 1964, and interviewed Dr. Martin Luther King on the march from Selma in 1965. Plante, who has been serving as the network’s senior White House correspondent, returned to Selma last year for the 50th anniversary of the event.
His reporting has been a staple on “CBS This Morning,” “The CBS Evening News” and other CBS programs. He covered the Vietnam War up to the Fall of Saigon in 1975, and from 1988 to 1995, anchored “CBS Sunday Night News.”
The CBS News shows “Face the Nation” and “CBS Weekend News” said their farewells to Plante over the weekend.