Longtime MPR News host Gary Eichten retires from the airwaves as of Jan. 20, 2012. Here are some reflections on his distinguished career.
Photos: Gary Eichten retires Gary Eichten is wrapping up more than four decades behind the microphone with Minnesota Public Radio. Here are some of the moments from his last week at work.January 20, 2012
Video: Walter Mondale salutes Gary Eichten Former Vice President Walter Mondale saluted MPR News host Gary Eichten at a special "Midday at Night" program at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn., on Jan. 19, 2012, which was held to commemorate Eichten's retirement on Jan. 20.January 20, 2012
Video: Eichten reflects on his career Longtime Minnesota Public Radio Midday host Gary Eichten talks with MPR president Jon McTaggart and offers advice for young journalists as he reflects on his career in radio.January 20, 2012
Gov. declares 'Gary Eichten Day' in Minn. Gov. Mark Dayton has declared tomorrow "Gary Eichten Day" in Minnesota, to honor Eichten as he retires from Minnesota Public Radio after a 45-year career. Dayton presented Eichten with the proclamation during an appearance on the Midday program today.January 19, 2012