'CBS This Morning' Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary On-Air
By Andi Rocco
Congratulations, CBS This Morning!
The morning show celebrated its five-year anniversary during Monday's broadcast, with co-anchors Gayle King, Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell reflecting on the program's most memorable moments.
"You know, they say time flies when you're having fun," King said. "And I certainly feel that." In honor of the occasion, King wore her yellow "anniversary dress," which she only wears once a year for the annual celebration.
Looking back on the show's journey, the three anchors shared their fondest memories including a recent "lap dance" Rose received for his 75th birthday from actress Rita Moreno, who sang Marilyn Monroe's infamous rendition of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to Rose.
We can't forget about that time Shaquille O'Neal picked up O'Donnell -- and Rose!
"Shaquille O'Neal came in and said, 'Can I pick you up?'" O'Donnell recalled. "And then picked me up."
"Then after that he turned to Charlie and said, 'Can I pick you up?'" she added. "Charlie is about 6' 3" and is about 210 pounds, but he picked him up like he was a feather."
King remembered a less flattering moment on the show when falling on her bum with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant while promoting their movie, Florence Foster Jenkins.
"It's a bit of a blur what led up to the moment but I somehow managed to miss my chair as I was taking a seat," King explained. "Yep, that's right: I fell flat on my behind!"
"Meryl and Hugh were stunned -- as was I," King continued. "But Charlie jumped to help pick me up off the ground … nothing embarrassing about that!"
The show also shared its favorite interview with Robin Williams.
And the fun didn't stop there -- cake and a champagne toast were also part of the celebration.
"At the end of five years, we are celebrating not only the success of a television program, but the joy of friendship and the joy of respect," said Rose.