ABCNewsCharlesGibsonEarlyPoliticalReporting.jpgWith Charlie Gibson‘s final day as anchor of ABC News’ World News with Charles Gibson approaching Friday, ABCNews.com compiled a special tribute package to commemorate Gibson’s 35-year career at the network.

The Web package contains videos, photos and stories from throughout Gibson’s tenure at ABC News, including a look at his early political reporting, his interview with former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and the full text of his email to World News staff announcing that he would step down.

Diane Sawyer will assume the post of World News anchor Dec. 21.