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A big honor this afternoon for CBS News “Sunday Morning” correspondent Bill Geist. He got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His son, MSNBC anchor Willie Geist spoke at the dedication ceremony. (The honor was mentioned this morning on “Way Too Early,” with Peter Alexander filling in.)
Bill Geist is being honored for his 25 years of entertaining and informing TV viewers.
In addition to Willie Geist, his sister Libby Geist, a two-time Peabody-award winning producer (take that Willie!) at ESPN Films was also there; also Geist’s CBS colleagues EVP and Chief Communications Officer Gil Schwartz, Geist’s producer Amy Rosner and “Sunday Morning” EP Rand Morrison. Geist’s CBS colleagues back in New York are able to watch the ceremony on an in-house channel.
“I wasn’t sure how I felt about getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said Geist after the ceremony. “It’s really cool!”
Willie Geist added, “We’re all thrilled for my dad. He’s always viewed himself as the Clark Gable of off-beat news. Now it’s official. He’s a star.”