Notable TV exits through the years

Published On: Apr 06 2012 01:42:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2014 11:11:19 AM EDT

Diane Sawyer officially stepped down as anchor of ABC's "World News" last night, but will focus on primetime specials and big interviews for the network. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

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Journalist Dan Rather departed CBS in June 2006, ending a 44-year career with the network. He was the news anchor for "CBS Evening News" for 24 years before losing his job in March 9, 2005 amid controversy over story on story about President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard. He is now managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine "Dan Rather Reports" on the cable channel HDNet.

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