03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated 4 days ago

Charlie Gibson's "World News" & ABC News Career Remembered (VIDEO)

Charlie Gibson, who retires tonight from ABC's "World News" after 34 years with the network, has spent this week looking back on his ABC career.

Thursday night at New York's Lincoln Center, Gibson was toasted by friends, family, and colleagues in a sendoff honoring what Disney-ABC Television President Anne Sweeney called his "remarkable career."

"It has been an honor to work with all of you, truly an honor," Gibson told guests. "I have loved every damn day of it. Thank you."

On Monday, Gibson apologized to viewers for a retrospective he called "a little self-indulgent," a look back on his 34 years covering politics for ABC:

On Tuesday, Gibson looked back on some of his most memorable stories at ABC News:

On Wednesday, he recalled two of his most memorable interviews, looking back on interviews with "unforgettable characters": Bob Barron, a CIA disguise specialist, and Kate ter Horst, a Dutch woman who aided British soldiers during World War II:

Diane Sawyer becomes anchor of "World News" beginning with Monday's program.