Charles Osgood from CBS would be an excellent replacement for Garrison Keilor when Keilor retires in 2013.
Now I am not privy to whether Mr. Osgood would want to give up his gig at CBS, but its food for thought.
I've not heard Osgood sing. Then again, most folks thought Garrison was only a writer when he launched this show many years ago.
Osgood's getting to retirement age himself and I don't see him making the commute to St. Paul on Friday and the red eye back to New York on Saturday night to do "Sunday Morning."
I've been assuming that in the end Tim Russell and Sue Scott will end up as co-hosts as the music lineup becomes more AAA.--and probably with MPR's Classical service not simulcasting with News/Info and the Current picking up the simulcast. Perhaps Russell by himself. No pubradio people are going to be asked to guest host, I suspect, and I don't know if there are musicians out there who can do comedy besides Jack Black and Flight of the Conchords, neither of which I suspect would be up to host. (Yeah, Steve Martin, but do you see *him* commuting to St. Paul every week?)