Don Shelby’s Last Week At WCCO

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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Don Shelby and Pat Miles on the set on Monday night. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Don Shelby was reunited with former co-anchor Pat Miles to read the headlines (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Pat wasn’t just here to reminisce. She was here to do the job she used to do all the time at WCCO (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Lights, cameras, action! (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Don and Pat started anchoring together back in 1978. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Pat and Don had Project Quit back when they anchored together. They were both compulsive smokers at the time and quit together. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Time for a microphone check. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement A look back in the past. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Finally, Pat shared a few touching words from the heart in tribute of Don. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Tuesday was another trip back in time as Don was reunited with former co-anchor Colleen Needles. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Don has been in the news business for more than 45 years. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement All smiles before the show. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement A trip down memory lane. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement A look at the news script. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Colleen was overcome by respect for her former colleague, and shared a few final thoughts for Don as he gets ready to embark on the next chapter. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Colleen talked about how she had to fill Pat Miles’ shoes, and compared the experience to Don’s situation, taking the place of the venerable Dave Moore. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement It has been more than a decade since Don and Colleen last read together. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement On Wednesday, Paul Douglas popped in to do a little weather with Don. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement WCCO meterologist Chris Shaffer shows Douglas the new graphics system before the show. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Chris was kind enough to step away from the weather center and let Paul appear on WCCO one last time with Don. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Don and Chris on the set. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Paul and Don talked about climate change, make-up artists, their pseudo-brotherly relationship. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Don and Paul’s acerbic repartee with each other is legendary, but the two opened the show on a relatively serious note. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement Check out the green screen and what it looks like for viewers watching at home. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement In the newsroom, Paul is known for going over the time slotted for the forecast. Don checks hiswatch. (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement All together on the set... (credit: CBS)
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Don Shelby's Last Week Before Retirement ... and with Chris too! (credit: CBS)
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One Comment

  1. Gary & Stephanie Gustafson says:

    Please forward to Don Shelby:
    We have watched you on WCCO virtually the entire time you were there. Your retirement was handled beautifully and with the same care you brought to all of the stories you reported. You gave co-workers, colleagues AND viewers time to adjust to this change. Thanks for everything you did on our behalf. We hope you enjoy the next phase of your life. You deserve it!

  2. B M K says:

    Don was like an old friend a familiar voice ….He was so welcomed into my home everyday…I wish him and his family many many blessings . Happy retirement Don!

  3. Don Skinner says:

    Minnesota Nice
    From the lakes and woods to the north
    Over to the fertle prairies in the west
    Across to O’Man River and valleyes in the east
    Down to the farmlands in the south
    There is where you will find Minesota nice
    And there is where you will find Don Shelby
    Who is the PRINCE of Minnesota nice.

  4. Neal De Jesus says:

    Don will reunite with Pat Miles,Colleen Needles and Paul Douglas on his last retirement at WCCO-TV leaving Amelia,Frank,Chris and Mark behind until a new anchor replaces Don Shelby in 2011.

  5. Gordon Hart says:

    Don you were a good guy to listen to and my family will miss you

  6. Dan Sheridan says:

    Spur of the moment poem made up by Don Shelby while hosting an afternoon talk show in Cahrleston, SC 1973.
    “Reflections are made across the land,
    held in honor of our fallen fighting man,
    aound America’s dinner tables families say,
    Look out Jack it Memorial Day!”
    I laughed until I cried. Your cousin Danny Sheridan

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