Candy Crowley left CNN in style Sunday, getting a star-studded farewell from top journalists and entertainment figures.
“You’ve always been one of the journalists that I really admire,” Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace said.
“This is not just CNN’s loss, but all of ours,” CBS’ “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer said. “Your insights, your political instincts, your writing, reporting, are just the best.”
“The work you put in to day-to-day political reporting, I don’t know anyone who knows as much about the ins and outs of politics, and you’ve shown it,” ABC “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos said.
The loving montage continued, with shout-outs from “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, and CNN political correspondent Dana Bash.
And then things pivoted a little outside-the-box:
“I’m going to miss you so bad, but the truth of the matter is, you’re not going to be far away from me, you’re always very close to me, because over my shoulder, here you are, I have you at all times,” Andy Cohen said, picking up his handy Candy Crowley cut out behind him on the set of “Watch What Happens Live.”
The next curveball came from CBS “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson, speaking to a skeleton version of “Geoff.”
“So Candy, Geoff and I are distraught to hear that you’re retiring,” Ferguson said. “We would like to bid you adieu Candy…television will be shit without you.”
“And adieu to you too,” Crowley cheerfully responded coming out of the montage video. She went on to thank her viewers, her staff, and emphasize TV news is about teams, not individuals.
“To my CNN colleagues, current and former, who made it happen, I hope I’ve stopped to thank you over the years over the craziness for the many many things you’ve done for me and for the love of news.”
Watch the video.