As of 2013, there have only been two permanent hosts for the show, both named Charles, firstly Charles Kuralt (January 28, 1979 - April 3, 1994), and secondly Charles Osgood (April 10, 1994 - present/2013).
One of several trademarks for the program is the Sunday Morning "Moment of Nature," which is a one to two minute video of a natural setting, and often featuring live animals native to that setting, usually from one of the US National Parks. The segment is the close out for each program.
Vladimir Horowitz's highly acclaimed 1986 Moscow recital, now known as "Horowitz in Moscow", was first televised live, on 23 April 1986, as an episode of this long-running series. It won such acclaim that it was repeated two months later.
The principle substitute host for the program, when Charles Osgood is ill, on vacation, or otherwise unavailable, is Anthony Mason, who is also CBS News senior business correspondent, and Co-Anchor of CBS This Morning: Saturday (2012).