Rose also gave viewers an update in regard to his health. "The interesting thing is that the surgeons say to me, 'Everything, everything that we wanted to do came out even better than we expected,'" he said. "'So we're very excited about what it's going to be in terms of how you can perform.'"
"It's always good when you come back and people are happy to see you, as opposed to, 'Oh, he's back,'" King quipped. "We're very happy!"
Rose chimed in, "Or he looks like a corpse!"
Face the Nation's John Dickerson also joined the co-anchors on CBS This Morning, and was thrilled to see Rose back on the show. "The king has returned," he declared. "And his court is in session!”
Rose colleagues weren't the only ones to welcome him back to TV. In a series of pre-recorded messages, everyone from Derek Jeter to President Donald Trump greeted the 75-year-old newsman. "Charlie, welcome back. We all missed you," Trump said.
After seeing the president's video message, Rose joked, "Are you sure he's talking about me?"
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